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Tŷ Nant Cottage: Relax & have a great adventure. Pet Friendly, River Access

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Stunning, cozy, 3 bed/3 bath with long range views. Pets and children welcome.

Nestled on a pretty hill above the French Broad river in Arden, near Asheville, Tŷ Nant Cottage (pronounced Tee Nant) is a beautifully converted horse barn, situated in 1½ acres of lush pet friendly gardens with stunning year-round long range views of meadows, woodland and Bear Wallow Mountain.

Relaxing on the wide wrap around deck, or the private master bedroom deck, surrounded by mature trees, makes you feel like you are miles from anywhere, yet you are only a 15 minute UBER ride into Downtown Asheville or a short drive to Biltmore Park Town Square or the small town of Arden. So whether you are vacationing for adventure, relaxation or simply to re-connect with friends and family, Tŷ Nant Cottage truly is in the most amazing location.

When our family visited Asheville in 2012 it was our first vacation to the mountains and we totally fell in love with Western North Carolina, which is why we purchased Tŷ Nant Cottage in 2016. We spend most of our time exploring waterfalls, hiking and indulging in the local food scene, and whether you’re with us for a long weekend, a full month, to relax or on the hunt for adventure, Tŷ Nant Cottage is wonderfully situated for you to make the most of your time on vacation. You can be hiking, exploring the Biltmore Estate, driving the Blue Ridge Park Way, mountain biking, zip lining, skiing or antiquing in just short drives from Tŷ Nant. And with the French Broad at the end of the driveway, fishing, swimming, tubing or kayaking are right at your fingertips. If snuggling up on the deck (or by a wood burning fire) with a good glass of wine, a great book and amazing views is more your idea of a vacation, well we have that covered too.

Tŷ Nant Cottage is beautifully appointed with luxurious comfort throughout. The cottage is 2,000+ square feet, sleeps 6 and can sleep 8 if you have a larger group. The master bedroom has a private deck to take in the amazing sunrises and enjoy your morning coffee. There are 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, a large sitting room (with fireplace), dining room, kitchen and games room. The Cottage provides board games, a well stocked book selection (for lazy days) and hook-ups for your Fire TV, Apple TV or Roku box. Quite unique to mountain vacation rentals in the area, Tŷ Nant also offers a large flat garden with a children’s play area, perfect for an impromptu game of family football or for exercising your pets. There is a fire pit with open views and plenty of outdoor seating, great for relaxing and fire fly spotting.

If you like to vacation with your horses, 2 properties over from Tŷ Nant (less than 1/4 mile) is a large, very friendly inexpensive boarding barn with really nice facilities. Let us know your requirements and we'll gladly help accommodate your horses. Tŷ Nant is only 25 minutes from the impressive Tryon Equestrian Center and makes a good base for competitors. There are plenty of equestrian trails in close proximity, including Bent Creek Recreational Area, only 7 minutes away, and DuPont State Forest which is only 25 minutes away.

The chef’s kitchen is excellently appointed to make your stay special. However, if cooking’s not on your vacation menu, then you can visit one of the fantastic restaurants located in Asheville, Biltmore Village, Biltmore Park or Arden. Some of the best restaurants in the US are situated in this small catchment, so foodies will take delight in the variety and quality of food on offer in the area.

If beer is more your thing, craft breweries are all the rage in Asheville and many of the craft breweries offer tours and events. You can actually reach the Sierra Nevada brewery on the French Broad river via Kayak or Canoe, directly from Tŷ Nant, where they have decks and pull-outs. The best bit is it’s only a short float back with the current!

Our family has made amazing memories on our vacations in the mountains and we know you will too at Tŷ Nant Cottage.

And in case you were wondering…Tŷ Nant is a Welsh phrase meaning 'house by a stream', and as our family has Welsh heritage and as the cottage sits between the French Broad River and Avery Creek, with access to both, it’s a perfect fit.

More Details

Daniel & Louise
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2018

About Daniel & Louise

Our family would be delighted if your chose to share your vacations with us at Tŷ Nant Cottage and we truly hope you'll have a wonderful time.

Daniel and Louise emigrated from the UK to Florida in 2006 to be near family and start their own family. A lot of years and 2 children later they discovered Asheville and fell in love with the area right away. They have vacationed In the area every year since.

Our family live and work full time in South Florida and visit Tŷ Nant Cottage as often as we can.

Daniel & Louise purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Daniel & Louise chose Arden

Our family has been vacationing in and around Asheville since 2012 and it’s the reason we purchased Tŷ Nant Cottage. We still vacation here annually and continue to find this area truly mesmerizing with tons of fun for the whole family! It’s amazing to us now that on our first trip we had no idea what we were going to do or find vacationing in the mountains, having always vacationed on a beach. Moving from England to Florida removed the need to see the beach on vacation, so off we drove to the mountains and the rest, as they say, is history.

Tŷ Nant Cottage was an amazing discovery for us as the location couldn't be better. We tend to spend our vacations hiking to waterfalls or playing around in the river and the cottage is ideal for this. My wife and I also like to get away without the kids and as a long weekend destination the cottage is a great base for weekend getaways.

We hope you & your family will make wonderful memories staying at Tŷ Nant Cottage.

What makes this cabin unique

Tŷ Nant Cottage provides a unique mix of natural serenity while being only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. Taking breakfast on the wide front porch is beautiful year round and gives you a real sense of being miles from anywhere. The fire pit is a great place to unwind after a days adventurous fun, especially when the fire flies come out to dance. Access to the French Broad River from the bottom of the drive provides a lot of family fun and has given us a lot of great memories.

Inside the cottage you get a real sense of warmth and cozy luxury. We've decorated and furnished the cottage to make you feel relaxed so you can let your day to day stresses melt away.


Arden Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Relax in the tub while star gazing through the skylight.
    Main level bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    En Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1. Master Bedroom (Moose Room) - 1 king , Private balcony with long range views.
    3. Bedroom (Fox Room) - 2 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed
    2. Bedroom (Bear Room) - 1 queen , En Suite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Tŷ Nant Cottage: Relax & have a great adventure. Pet Friendly, River Access
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Friends weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were in Asheville to celebrate our friend’s bachelor party. The house was awesome and a great place to hangout and relax after playing golf all day. We’ll be back. Thanks!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for a better weekend. House was equipped with everything you need. View was lovely. So relaxing! Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Perfect little getaway house!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was the perfect place to stay near Asheville! We had a group of 6 girls for a bachelorette party and enjoyed all this cabin had to offer. The cottage was clean, kitchen well stocked, views are amazing, beds are comfortable, should I keep going?!? The drive to Asheville is 25 minutes and about 15 minutes to Sierra Nevada, but the peacefulness of this cottage retreat is worth the drive. We will be back! Thank you for a great experience!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and cozy. We had an amazing and relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn’t ask for a better experience

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect, a quick drive to so many activities. The property was beautiful, great views and a fire pit. The house was very clean, updated, and comfortable. Our group was two families with children and the house was a perfect fit. The thoughtful recommended activity book was a great bonus and really saved us time on researching kid friendly hikes. Would stay here again and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous girls weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The Ty Nant Cottage was everything we had hoped it would be and more! The pictures don't do the size of the interior justice, as it was a lot bigger than we had expected - which was great since we had a group of seven girls for a weekend getaway. All seven of us slept comfortably (we don't mind sharing beds - and the pull out was exceptionally comfortable for a pull out sofa bed). Also - great bed linens. The place was clean and cozy and perfect for us. We loved having a beautiful view and space around the house (nice large porch included) so that there weren't neighbors right on top of us - it felt very private. We took full advantage of the fireplace and the hot tub which were awesome amenities for a chilly mountain weekend! We considered venturing into Asheville or to the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, but had everything we wanted instead by just staying at the cottage all weekend and soaking up the mountain air and each other's company. We brought meals to prepare for the weekend and the kitchen amenities were ample and efficient. No need to leave! So many laughs and memories that we will always have. Thanks for an amazing and affordable property!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Bent Creek Recreation Area
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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