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Newfound Cottage ~ Swimming pool/hot tub/outdoor fireplace/onsite hiking!!

Leicester, NC, USA
  • Cottage1400 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Thank you for visiting the listing of Newfound Cottage!!

●● Wedding venues ●●

• Claxton Farm ... 34 minutes

• Lodge at Bear River ... 48 minutes

• Yesterday Spaces ... 15 minutes


.... Four-wheel drive is suggested pending/anticipating snow but is not required to rent.

.... Because the cottage is located 1/2 mile on the side of a mtn., we suggest winter guests check our zip code [28748] no more than 3-4 days prior to arrival to check for predictions and/or accummulation of snow. And if there are, drive a four-wheel drive, bring food with them, and plan to stsy at the cottage for their own safety.


... Because my rates cover up to 6 people, and all other amenities [hot tub, fireplace] and supplies [propane for grill and gas log stove, wood, etc., for fireplace, and loads other provisions] are provided, there's no discount for not supplying sheets or towels.


■ Pool is open Memorial day - Labor day


.... unlike staying at a hotel or going to a community pool, you have our pool all to yourselves. We do not use the pool when occupied by our guests. And we have found that our guests and my family are able to use it privately at different times of the day. The pool is located at our house for ease of upkeep and because it had to be a certain distance from the cottage's septic field.


Newfound Cottage is located west of Asheville in Leicester in the community of Newfound on Newfound Rd. Once you take the Newfound Road exit and start your 5.7 miles to our driveway, you can easily see the incredible valley as you come down Newfound Mtn. There's no other area in WNC that presents such a view upon entrance as the area of Newfound. And houses in our community are acres apart, not 20' from each other. Newfound Cottage is only 8.7 miles from the Asheville City Limits [via in-town roads] and only 20 minutes to downtown Asheville [via in-town roads]. This particular piece of mountainside is a 136 acre privately owned family farm, owned by my family for 45 years. The drive up to the cottage is 1/2 a mile long, so you can't see the cottage from the main road. We, the owners, live on this mountainside as well. Our private residence is 2 acres from the cottage. We're here to be helpful, keep up our cottage and property to our high standards, but you have complete privacy. We don't boast a grand view from the cottage, because it's setting offers the peace 'n quiet afforded by mountain wilderness. The cottage is the last structure on our mountain, so there's complete seclusion on the back deck of the cottage with the hot tub and outdoor fireplace. Then the onsite hiking is available if you'd like to get out, stretch your legs, and see exactly what you have heard other visitors to this area say about being in the mountains. Visiting us in Summer means you also have a swimming pool only 330' down from the cottage. Just because the pool isn't physically attached to the cottage doesn't mean you won't be able to use it privately. We have found it very easy for our guests and our family to use the pool at completely different times of day so everyone gets to use the pool privately. Besides the onsite hiking, hot tub, outdoor fireplace and swimming pool, the cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with 2 of those being suites - one is on the main, the other upstairs. The 3rd bedroom upstairs has one half wall behind the headboard of the bed making an open space allowing the heat and air-conditioning to enter the space [see photo of 3rd bedroom] - we've never had guests have any problems with that architectural detail of the cottage. We have had guests with aging parents, small children as well as teenagers, find the accommodations at Newfound Cottage to be great due to the comfortable main floor accommodations and private upstairs, while the main floor has an open concept where everyone can socialize. While offering onsite hiking, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and swimming pool, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the nightly rates reflect the 1400 sq. ft. size of the house. We offer the high-end amenities some other more expensive vacation rentals do, but at much lower rates taking into consideration the size of the house. Come stay at the best vacation rental with the best amenities with the most reasonable rates in the mountains of western North Carolina .... Newfound Cottage!!

■■ Distances/Times ■■

▪ 8.7 miles Asheville City Limits

▪ 5.7 miles off of I-40

▪ 10 minutes to Ingles grocery store

▪ 10 minutes to The Crest Center

▪ 10 minutes to Sonic, Pizza Hut Express, Zaxby's, McDonald's, Arby's, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, [locally owned] Papa's Pizza, [locally owned] Asian Wok

▪ 15 minutes to Burger King, Firehouse subs [Patton Ave.]

▪ 15 minutes miniature golf [open in spring & summer - Patton Ave.]

▪ 20 minutes downtown Asheville

▪ 20 minutes to Applebee's, IHOP, Cracker Barrell, Arby's, Fatz Cafe, Wendy's, (another) Burger King [Smokey Park Hwy.]

▪ 25 minutes Biltmore Estate [south of Asheville]

▪ 25 minutes to Asheville Municipal Golf Course [is the closest golf course - south of Asheville]

▪ 25 minutes to Southern Waterways rafting/kayaking [Amboy Road]

▪ 30 minutes Blue Ridge Parkway [entrance on Brevard Rd.]

▪ 45 minutes to Wolf Laurel Ski Resort [north of Asheville]

▪ The Lodge at Bear Creek River wedding venue [north of Asheville in Madison County]

▪ 45 minutes to WNC Agricultural Center [south of Asheville]

▪ 45 minutes to Asheville Regional Airport [south of Asheville]


[1 per guest] ... washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, beach towel [for use at hot tub and/or pool]

● starter paper products:

1 roll of toilet paper [per bathroom]

1 roll of paper towels [for kitchen]

● wood/kindling/butane torch/Firestarter

... for outdoor fireplace

● propane ... for gas grill

● propane ... to heat pool

● kitchen provisions:

dishcloths, dish towels, scrub sponge/brushes, coffee, filters, sugar, non-dairy creamer, tea bags, hot chocolate, salt, pepper and spices

● bathrooms provisions:

bath mats, hand held mirror, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryers, liquid hand soaps, first aid supplies/cotton balls/cotton swabs

● laundry detergent

● dishwashing detergent

● trash bags

● extra pillows

● movies for DVD player

● toys, games, books and magazines

● cleaning supplies if you need them to wipe up a spill



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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Tammy

My husband and I have been married since 1990 and have had both full time and vacation rentals since 1993. We're big DIYers. I am an artist by nature, so interior decorating comes natural to me. My husband has artistic skills too but prefers building things. We built our cottage with our own four hands over a 3 yr. period, every weekend, every holiday, and our own money. A vacation rental business suits me for being able to earn income from home while keeping myself available for my school-age son, having time for family/school activities, as well as being able to clean and maintain my vacation rental to my high standards.

Tammy purchased this Cottage in 2002

Why Tammy chose Leicester

The community of Newfound in Leicester is a farming community. Since we loved the area enough to build our dream home here, we knew our guests would appreciate a home-away-from-home in a true country setting. Perfect location being 5.7 miles from the interstate, 20 minutes from downtown via in-town roads and only 25 minutes to the Biltmore Estate [via in-town roads]. So you get to enjoy time "vacationing" instead of driving. It's the best of both worlds!

What makes this Cottage unique

Relaxing in the mountain setting with lightning bugs and tree frogs at night, song birds during the day, being in a well maintained clean house, beautifully decorated, minutes from major attractions, while having simple amenities like satellite TV, WiFi, magazines, board games and DVDs in case of less than favorable weather. But also having the high end amenities like a hot tub, outdoor fireplace, onsite hiking and swimming pool when there's nothing but perfect weather in sight!!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • Queen size in each bedroom.


        • 3 Bathrooms
          • • Main floor master suite offers full bath. including double sinks and private access to back deck. • Upstairs master suite offers a full bath. plus double sinks. • Downstairs bath. is a full bathroom with one sink.

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              20 minutes to downtown Asheville.
            • Mountain View
              Somewhat obscured, but the view over the treetops is of the mountains across the way.


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central air-conditioning [in addition to ceiling fans].
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas log stove in dining area. Outdoor fireplace on back deck.
                        • Gas Fireplace
                          Gas-log stove in the dining area [used during power outages because it puts off a lot of heat - not necessarily for ambience [see photos].
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                          HughesNet satelite service.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                          Linens provided .... EXCEPT .... 3 or more guests staying only 2 nights bring their own sheets and towels.
                        • Living Room
                          Seats 6 comfortably.
                        • Parking
                          Long private driveway to park on.
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                          Lots of space to park and turn RV/Boat/Trailer around.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Towels provided .... EXCEPT .... 3 or more guests staying only 2 nights bring their own sheets and towels.
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Basic drip coffee maker.
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              Gas range, microwave, basic coffee maker, refrigerator w/ice maker inside freezer, crock pot, blender, toaster oven, dishwasher.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Dinnerware, cookware, silverware, serveware, coffee mugs, and plasticware for use outside.
                            • Oven
                              Oversized oven large enough to cook a turkey.
                            • Pantry Items
                              Coffee, dry creamer, tea bags, hot chocolate, spices, sugar, salt, pepper.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Full-size w/ice maker inside freezer.
                            • Stove
                              Gas range - which works in power outages.
                            • Toaster
                              Toaster oven.


                                • Dining
                                  Dining table seats 4. Bar seats 2.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      • One in living room • One built into TV upstairs m. bed.
                                    • Games
                                      Board games, deck of cards, puzzles.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      • 37'' flat screen Vizio TV located in living room • 26'' flat screen TV upstairs m. bed. only offers built-in DVD player.
                                    • Toys
                                      • Toys provided are geared toward early school-age children. • footballs and frisbees are provided for outdoor play as well.
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library
                                      Action/adventure, comefy, sci-fiberglass, Disney.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Front and back deck are covered so they can both be used in any weather and offer seating.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Big front and back yard for playing football [provided], playing tag, or throwing a frisbee [provided], etc.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill located on back deck.


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Heated Pool
                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  Available all year 'round and has a view of the outdoor fireplace.
                                                • Private Pool
                                                  Open Memorial day - Labor day. Owners and our guests can use the pool at different times of the day so everyone uses it privately. Owners family does not use the pool when occupied by guests.


                                                    • churches
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Starter paper products, Coffee/coffee filters/dry creamer, Flavored teas, Hot chocolate, Salt/Pepper/Sugar/Splenda, spices, Laundry detergent/Dishwashing liquid, Shampoo/Conditioner/Body wash, Trash bags, Radio alarm clocks, Iron/Ironing board, Wood/kindling/butane torch provided for outdoor fireplace, Totes to carry stuff to pool, Directions to nearby fast food/casual dining/grocery store, Brochures for local and regional attrctns., Brochure for nearest medical services, City and state maps, Books and magazines, Phone Book.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      30 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Great Getaway

                                                                      Shawn W.Charleston WV

                                                                      The Newfound Cottage was nicely tucked away at the end of the road on top the mountain. Everything in the cottage was well maintained and was great for a multiple couple stay. Enjoyed the hot tub and fireplace area and was very private. It was a short drive to Asheville and we were able to take Uber or Lyft (cel service was limited, Verizon worked bes,t but able to request ride share while using Wifi) to tour the multiple breweries in downtown for $20-$25 each way. Will definitely stay here again when we visit the Asheville area.

                                                                      Beautiful and relaxing

                                                                      Amanda W.

                                                                      We had a great time at Newfound Cottage. Spent most of our time on the back deck in the hot tub and by the beautiful out door fire place.

                                                                      The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. There were fresh towels, assortment of tea and coffee, and plenty of dishware in the kitchen.

                                                                      Wish we could have stayed longer!

                                                                      I’d highly recommend staying here

                                                                      Jennifer F.

                                                                      I decided to book this place for a girls weekend to celebrate my moms birthday. This place was perfect! It was close to Biltmore, which was a destination location for us, and it was convenient to get to downtown Asheville as well.

                                                                      The amenities were also fantastic. The house had way more “extras” than any other VRBO I’ve stayed at before. The laundry detergent, cooking spices, crockpot, movies and games were a nice touch. Also loved the fact that there was plenty of hot water. With six people taking showers I was worried we would run out of hot water, but we didn’t. The hot tub was perfect and we definitely took advantage of the beautiful fire place and gas grill with no problems.

                                                                      If you’re looking for a place to stay that is tucked away, want to see some chickens and horses, and expect a great time, this is the place for you!

                                                                      Newfound Cottage is a stunning property nestled on a private mountain outside of Asheville.

                                                                      Frances M.

                                                                      We had a fabulous time at Newfound Cottage! The cottage was exactly as described. The owners pay attention to every detail and go above and beyond and the property is stunning. Matt rescued us when our car was not able to make it all the way up the mountain to the cottage and even ran us to the grocery store to make sure we had provisions for the evening. That said, definitely heed the warning about bringing a four wheel drive in the winter. If you are looking for a nice mountain getaway close to Asheville and the Blue Ridge mountains this is the vacation rental for you.

                                                                      Very nice! Loved the outdoor fireplace and hot tub. Perfect for early November.

                                                                      Hope S.Dayton

                                                                      Lots of beautiful fall leaves. Close to everything. We really enjoyed our stay.

                                                                      Beautiful and Relaxing

                                                                      Enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub. Great experience!


                                                                      Leicester, NC, USA

                                                                      [VRBO asks owners check only those activities that are only 15 minutes from their rental]. The following are either onsite or a maximum of 30 minutes from Newfound Cottage. Onsite hiking, 10 minutes to the Crest Center, 15 minutes to miniature golf, 15 minutes Tastee Freeze ice cream parlor (open in summer), 20 minutes downtown Asheville, 20 minutes to rafting, 20 minutes to Canton Park/playground, 25 minutes WNC Nature Center, 25 minutes to Asheville municipal golf course, 25 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 30 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway.


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                                                                      30 Reviews
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