Located in beautiful Madison County, NC, home of the Appalachian Trail, the historic French Broad River and the haunting sounds of old time ballad singing, is your ideal vacation retreat. If your pleasure is river rafting, tubing,kayaking, zip lining, snow skiing,horseback riding, hiking the AT or biking, these activities are only minutes away from your mountain rental. However, if solitude, nature walks or engaging in a much sought after art/craft workshop at The Penland School is more appealing, you have found the "sweet spot". The "Hive", this two story private guest home on 12 acres of wooded land boasts 2,000 square feet of an open floor plan that includes one bedroom with queen bed, large bath, living room, dining room, study and well appointed kitchen with pantry on the main level. The covered deck on this level is an outdoor living pleasure with rocking chairs, chaise lounge and a dining table. The second floor is an open 1,000 square foot space with two double beds, living area with a 55" large screen TV and a deck equipped for outdoor dining and sunbathing not to mention the spectacular views from this elevation.
You cannot help but notice this guest cottage is also the home of GYPSY BEE NATURAL SOAP COMPANY where all natural artisanal soap and bath products are produced showcasing the pure honey from the hives on the property. Immerse yourself in the pleasures of life on a small working farm so depending on the season you may enjoy blueberries, raspberries or apples that abound on the property. Beekeeping has been a tradition on this land for the past 18 years so honeybees are bountiful and we are grateful.
Our spot of paradise is a short 25 minute drive from Asheville....just near enough. The towns of Madison County; Hot Springs, Marshall and Mars Hill, offer a diverse abundance of cultural, culinary and recreational activities. You cannot pass the chance to enjoy a 5 star dining experience at Star Diner in Marshall housed just above the French Broad River!
Gypsy Bee Cottage is comfort and convenience with classic simplicity and charm for a memory filled experience.