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Marshall, NC, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Million dollar mountain views Spacious Accommodations Heart of the Blue Ridge

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.


Sherrye Perry

Member Since 2017
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Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Dec 14, 2017
About Sherrye Perry

Benson and I have a deep love and abiding respect for this place we call home…Madison County, NC. As stewards of 12 acres we diligently strive to maintain the integrity and improve the sustainability of our temporal home. We practice organic methods of gardening, farming and beekeeping to produce products that are good for the environment and good for consumption. We are employed full time in college and healthcare professions in Asheville so although our farming efforts are small by comparison our hopes for beneficial results are large. Benson is a rare find in many ways, one of which is a native of Madison Co. His family roots are embedded deep in this county for many generations and his love for Madison Co is genuine and pure. While my roots are firmly planted in Western North Carolina for the past 30 years I am proud of my Tennessee heritage that dates to the 1700's in Middle Tennessee (Williamson Co) and my birthplace of Nashville. Beekeeping has been a tradition on this land for the past 17 years and we are always learning more and realizing just how little we know about the pollinators of this world. Fascinated and humbled, we feel a great responsibility in their health and hope you will enjoy seeing them in their environment…at any distance you feel comfortable. Thank you for considering a stay at Gypsy Bee Cottage. Your chosen time here helps us continue our efforts of protecting and providing safe havens for the HONEYBEES!

Sherrye Perry purchased this House in 1997

Why Sherrye Perry chose Marshall

This spot of land spoke to me...seriously, in a small classified ad in the newspaper almost 20 years ago. As I drove to the described area I knew without a doubt that this place would become my home for how ever long I was blessed to live. It has been a labor of love with a few heartaches thrown in for a humbling amount of reality that has afforded me the pleasure of living and loving this place I call home. My hope is that you will feel the peace that is transmitted from land that has been home to generations of hard working mountain people.

What makes this House unique

On clear days the Elk Mountain range and the Blue Ridge parkway range are visible from both decks at Gypsy Bee Cottage. A quick hike to the crest of our 12 acres affords you even longer range views of the Blue Ridge which would include Craggy, Pisgah and others. Pure mountain air does wonders for the lungs and the soul and you can find that here as well. Walk and explore through our wooded path and don't be surprised if you are joined by members of our 4 legged family...Maddie, Mamie, Tyson and Bella, our loving and playful pups. You might even by followed by Lola and Gracie, our cats that have grown up with dogs and have perfected the art of "following"


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Pillowtop mattress. Ceiling fan.
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double
      • 1,000 square foot 3rd floor with deck. This area has sofa, love seat, chaise lounge with seating for 8. Additional dining area for 4. Double ceiling fans


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Tub with shower. Corian countertops Oak hardwood floors.


        • Adventure
        • Away From It All
        • Family
        • Historic
        • Romantic
        • Sports & Activities
        • Tourist Attractions


            • Guests provide their own meals


                • Air Conditioning
                  Central airconditioning
                • Hair Dryer
                • Heating
                  Central heating
                • Internet
                • Iron & Board
                • Linens Provided
                • Living Room
                  Living rooms on each floor
                • Parking
                  On property in dedicated area
                • Towels Provided
                  Robes for your use while a guest


                    • Coffee Maker
                    • Dishes & Utensils
                      Full china and drinkware for 8 All dining and serving utensils
                    • Kitchen
                      Full size kitchen with pantry and island. Granite coun
                    • Microwave
                      Built in
                    • Oven
                      Self cleaning oven
                    • Pantry Items
                      Limited spices Modest amount of paper towels/napkins/
                    • Refrigerator
                      Full size refrigerator with freezer on the bottom
                    • Stove
                      Glass top ceramic stove top
                    • Toaster


                        • Dining
                          Dining available at island bar in addition to dining table for 4
                        • Dining Area
                        • comfy seating for 6 people


                            • Books
                              Extensive library available for your pleasure while a guest
                            • DVD Player
                              Blu Ray
                            • Games
                            • Music Library
                            • Satellite / Cable
                            • Stereo
                            • Television
                            • Video Library


                                • Balcony
                                • Deck / Patio
                                  There are three decks one of which is a covered deck Two decks on the 2nd floor and one on the 3rd floor
                                • Lawn / Garden
                                  There is space to walk, hike and even observe the honeybees at work in the fields
                                • Outdoor Grill


                                    • wheelchair inaccessible


                                        • churches
                                        • festivals
                                        • library
                                        • live theater
                                        • museums
                                        • playground
                                        • restaurants
                                        • winery tours

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • outlet shopping
                                            • antiquing
                                            • boating
                                            • eco tourism
                                            • gambling casinos
                                            • horseback riding
                                            • horseshoes
                                            • miniature golf
                                            • bird watching
                                            • 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

                                                    • mountaineering
                                                    • cycling
                                                    • fly fishing
                                                    • freshwater fishing
                                                    • golf
                                                    • hiking
                                                    • hunting
                                                    • jet skiing
                                                    • kayaking
                                                    • mountain biking
                                                    • mountain climbing
                                                    • fishing
                                                    • rafting
                                                    • rock climbing
                                                    • roller blading
                                                    • sailing
                                                    • skiing
                                                    • snowboarding
                                                    • swimming
                                                    • tennis
                                                    • water tubing
                                                    • whitewater rafting

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      2 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Great place. Lovely owners

                                                      Pablo S.

                                                      Very close to Marshall, a charming town. Not far from Ashville.

                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                      We are so happy you had an opportunity to enjoy the charms of Marshall and Madison County. Thank you for choosing to stay at Gypsy Bee Cottage and we so hope you return and that our paths will cross again.


                                                      Our fall getaway!!

                                                      yancey t.

                                                      Anna and i had a wonderful stay at this mountain side home near marshall, n.c. All the comforts of our home were there.We had a very good experience with their lovely and friendly dogs. Very comfortable weather not to hot,not to cold.There was a very good place for mountain scenery in the fall.We also enjoyed learning about Sherrye's Gypsy Bee Soap making.The aromas of the room very so nice.The owners were very helpful and nice.we would like to come again in the spring to see all the new flowering plant life that is here to support Sherrye;s Bee keeping. Also there is a trail to venture out on. Anna really like the art work there.


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