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Cardinal Cottage-adjoining our10 wooded acres 5 miles to H'ville white squirrels

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Cardinal Cottage is a comfortable, roomy, 2bedroom, 1 bath cottage located in a small, established development. Our guest cottage is just 10 minutes from downtown Hendersonville and the Asheville Airport. The cottage is located on our property and through dense woods in a private setting.

The Cardinal is nestled in a forest of mature pines and oaks. The land surrounding the Cardinal is level and there are only three steps from the driveway into the cottage. The cottage is surrounded by large wooded tracts, creating a very quiet relaxing and private setting. The location is perfect for all your sightseeing adventures or relaxing on the porch. The cottage is close to Hendersonville and Mills River but a retreat all its own.

The Cardinal is nicely decorated and has a fully equipped and stocked kitchen. A large screened-in porch is accessed through double French doors off the living room. Enjoy relaxing on the porch while white squirrels scamper and birds land on the feeders. An occasional flock of turkeys or a deer might wander by. The porch boasts an old-fashioned wooden swing, 4- person dining table and 2 comfortable reading chairs.The living room is spacious with comfortable furniture and a game table for cards or computer work. There are 2 Smart HD tvs. The one in the living room is 4K.The other is in the twin bedroom. One bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. The twins can be converted to a king for 1week stays or longer. Both have large dressers and double-deep closet space. The bathroom offers a comfort height commode, 2 grab bars and a hand -held shower wand.

A high efficiency central air and heating system keeps you comfortable Year round. A washer- dryer is located in the garage which is also heated and air conditioned.

An attractive stone lined paved road leads you through the woods to the cottage. The yard is sunny and flat for you to enjoy a game of bocce or throwing a frisbee. A large gas grill and grilling utensils are available for cookouts.

Come relax and enjoy all the CC and the area has to offer.

Keywords: Cottage

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed our stay at Cardinal Cottage very much. The quiet and peacefulness of the area was fantastic. We both needed the R&R that we got at your cottage. We enjoyed watching the birds from the kitchen window and thanks for the flowers. We hope to stay with you again very soon.
Aug 2014
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Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Forest, Waterfalls, Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure, Historic Downtown Hendersonville, Flat Rock Playhouse, Carl Sandburg home, Folk Art Center, North Carolina Arboretum, Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Sliding Rock, Canoeing

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Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower tub combination Hand held shower wand Comfort height commode 8 sets of towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 full Bedroom 2 2 twins Twins can be converted to a king for stays longer than 1 week.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Central heat and Air Conditioning, 2 Smart hdtvs High Speed Internet (wireless/ethernet), Fully equipped kitchen, Cooking and Dining utensils provided, Linens and towels provided, Large screen-in porch with patio dining table and Old-fashioned Swing, No Pets. No smoking anywhere on the property


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  • 5 of 5

David and Lonnie were exceptional! The house was perfect for our family that stayed there for a wedding. They loved it so much ,they stayed an extra night. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Writer's retreat

  • 5 of 5

We rely on reviews because that's the only way you really know what you're getting into. This was a quick trip for us, just the weekend to catch the eclipse nearby. I came away thinking it's the kind of place you see in movies, quiet, in the middle of the woods, but close to city. It's the prefect place for long term stay. Views are private although there are homes nearby. Cozy home, awesome owners, would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

We spent two wonderful weeks at the Cardinal Cottage. The facility was immaculate, well-furnished, including a kitchen with every imaginable appliance and gadget. The cabin allows a central location that makes all of the western Carolina sites easily accessible. There are many landlords and landladies, but there is only one Lonnie Walters. She served as our hostess, including fresh flowers, tour guide and local mentor. We thoroughly enjoed our stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Charming hideaway in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent a relaxing week at Cardinal Cottage and we could not ask for a nicer cottage or hosts. The location is a wonderful base for hiking, rafting and visiting Hendersonville, Saluda, Asheville and the other nearby towns. The cottage's kitchen has everything you might need to cook any type of meal. The screened in porch is the ideal place to sit and watch the local wildlife or read. The Walters family are welcoming and attend to every detail. They can provide you with information about local points of interest, restaurants and activities. They truly want guests to enjoy all aspects of their stay. We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Will be back

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, cute house in central location, peaceful setting

  • 5 of 5

The Cardinal Cottage was perfect for our trip. We wanted something with easy access to all that Western North Carolina has to offer while staying somewhat close to town and amenities. Hendersonville is a great place to center yourself around, being close to Asheville, Brevard, BRP, etc., while offering its own charming downtown with great shops, restaurants, pubs, two breweries, music on Main St, vintage car shows, ice cream, and such nice people. The hosts are very hospitable and have thought of everything you need already, but they are nearby and easily reached for any needs. Lonnie even left magnolia sprigs at our door step one day, in addition to the fresh cut flowers and making sure the hummingbird feeder was full on the first day. We loved sitting in the screen room in the mornings, listening to the birds, watching the hummingbirds and cardinals at the feeders, sipping coffee and eating fresh local peaches for breakfast every day before heading out on our adventures. Each day ended with a peaceful sleep in comfy beds in this very quiet and pretty neighborhood. All in all, a wonderful place that we would recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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