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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Thank you for visiting the listing of Newfound Cottage!!


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




... 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 30+ years. So my family owns all the property. 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 [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 [all on 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]

▪ 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

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 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!!!


Leicester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • ●"Day of Departure Instructions" posted at the cottage must be followed●3+ guests staying only 2 nights are to provide their own sheets and towels.
  • ●No loud noises●No guns●Shower before using hot tub●Do not add anything to hot tub water●Do not drink alcoholic drinks while in the hot tub.
  • ●No food or alcoholic drinks @ pool●No diving, running, "horse-play" @ pool●TURN OUTSIDE LIGHTS OFF IN THE EVENING!!!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • • 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.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size in each bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
Linens supplied for 2 guests, and 3+ guests renting 3+ night, 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/matches 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.


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Newfound Cottage ~ Swimming pool/hot tub/outdoor fireplace/onsite hiking!!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the fireplace and hot tub. Great experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice! Loved the outdoor fireplace and hot tub. Perfect for early November.

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and amenities were great! Very clean and well equipped. Pretty setting in the country but convenient to Asheville. We would definitely stay at Newfound cottage again!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay near Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Newfound Cottage was by far one of the best places we have stayed in! When you walk into the Cottage you can tell the owners take a lot of pride in their property. There are nice little touches, like the complimentary toiletries in the bathroom, the attraction brochures hanging on the wall near the kitchen, and the vast array of dvds in the living room that make you feel welcome and like you are at home. Everything was very clean and neat, the beds were comfortable, and the place was nicely decorated. Our family decided to rent this property based on the availability of the pool. We were not disappointed! We used it frequently with no problems.An added bonus was the hot tub on the back deck area for the cooler summer nights. We also made use of the outdoor fireplace which was conveniently stocked with wood and fire starters. Newfound Cottage is located outside of Asheville but we never found it inconvenient to travel to any of our activities. There are grocery stores nearby, one even with a Starbucks in it. Our family thoroughly enjoyed the quietness of the location combined with the convenience of access to the city and surrounding areas. If we come back to Asheville, we will definitely be reserving Newfound Cottage again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property for a getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property to get away from it all. It's very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch and the back patio. The kitchen has everything you need. If you want to come and go from Asheville a lot it is probably not the most convenient location but it was fine for our two trips into town.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always so happy to hear our guests were able to relax. After all, that is what you're suppose to do it being called a "vacation", right? The front and back decks are amazing for taking in sunrises, dusk with tree frogs, and night fall with lightning bugs. The hot tub ... well ... that's just icing on the cake! We do always hope the future holds a return visit from those seeking again that respite from the stress or rut of daily life here at our little piece if paradise! Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Country Food Store
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Ingles Grocery Store
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Ingles Grocery Store
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EarthFare health food store
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River Arts District
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Blue Ridge Parkway
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Mission Hospital
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Mission Hospital
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Historic Biltmore Village
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(Entrance to) Biltmore Estate
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WNC Agricultural Center
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Asheville's Visitor Center
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Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial
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Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
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Canton Park
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Harrah's Cherokee Casino
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convenience/gas station
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Tropical Gardens Mini Golf
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Tastee Freez
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Fun Depot
Nearest Point of Interest
Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
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WNC Nature Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Southern Waterways
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion Skate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
North Carolina Arboretum
Car: necessary

[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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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