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17 Acre Private Horse Farm~Fireplace~Hot Tub~Quiet~Secluded

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

A Cottage at Willow Pond Stables awaits you in a tranquil setting on a 17 acre farm where you can rest, relax and enjoy the majestic beauty of horses just out the front door. Also tour Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, and experience all the activities and scenery Western North Carolina has to offer. Have lunch at the Picnic Table, relax in the 6 person hot tub, swing in the hammock under a shade tree, watch the water rippling on the pond while sitting in Gazebo, observe horses grazing....That’s right….you will experience nature from the leisure of this cozy cottage. Bring your fishing pole and try your luck at catching a fish.

Pamper yourself in the privacy of this fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 full bathrooms cottage with one level living space of 1200 sq. foot. Comfortable & luxurious king and queen beds await you dressed with fine linens. Throw something on the BBQ grill, take advantage of your fully equipped kitchen for those home cooked meals or take a 5 minute drive to the areas many restaurants and Movie Theater! Your kitchen includes a refrigerator with ice maker, electric cook-top with oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven and all the cooking utensils you may desire.

Be mesmerized by the crackling of your wood burning fireplace. Just relax ….listen to your favorite tunes or enjoy a game or puzzle on your warm hardwood floors. When all is quiet grab a book and head to the rocking chairs on your covered front porch & enjoy the sunrise or set. Don’t forget to look up every now and then to enjoy the horses romping in the distance.

Conveniently located: 2 miles from I-26 Exit 37 at Biltmore Park~6 miles from I-40~ 4 miles to the Asheville Airport & WNC Agriculture Center~12 minutes to Biltmore Estate~15 minutes to downtown Asheville & Hendersonville~12 minutes to Fun Depot!

Keywords: Cottage, one level, 2 Bedroomm 2 Bath, Covered Porch, Enclosed Porch

More Details

Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Terri

Growing up on the original 103 acre farm, Terri has a true passion for what she and her husband of 28 years have ventured into.  Though the farm has dwindled in size, Clay and Terri Vick still maintain and operate 17 acres as a horse boarding facility, keeping their own horses as well.  Realizing horses were going to be a huge part of our lives we created Willow Pond Stables 19 years ago.  Now we are excited to offer A Cottage at Willow Pond for others to share our joy in this wonderful place we live.

Terri purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Terri chose Arden

The house has been part of the family for 50 + years.  Terri's grandfather raised a large family on this farm.  It was his wish to continue to have horses and family here.  He would be pleased to know people can come enjoy what he started.

What makes this cottage unique

Off the beaten path, yet so close to all conveniences.  Nestled in a beautiful valley, horses all around the property.  Enjoy nature at its finest, fox, deer, frogs, fish, and occasionally a duck in the pond.  Sounds of horses grazing just outside the front door.  Goats, chickens and miniature horses are on the property too! Only 5 minutes to restaurants, gas, movies, grocery and shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful time. We enjoyed your cottage very much. It was nice to be close to Asheville but able to enjoy the countryside .
Apr 2014
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Arden Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 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
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Large main bathroom with walk in shower. Second bathroom tub/shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.910569 based on 149 reviews

Tranquil setting but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a very nice stay at the cottage. We probably could have wasted the day away drinking coffee and just taking in the relaxing setting. The cottage was well appointed with the basic necessities and if we were missing anything shops and restaurants were only a few miles away. It was the perfect place to hang out after our daily trips exploring Asheville. We didnt catch any fish but we had fun trying.. Would book again for a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deserves 10 stars!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything as it was described by the owner and more. It is an older home filled with love and every amenity you could want. It was immaculately clean. We were so pleased to find a fully functioning kitchen, a great fireplace, 2 bathrooms with good showers, comfortable beds and everything else we needed. The home is so well thought out.

And I have not yet described the grounds! We sat on the front porch every morning sipping coffee and listening to the birds as the horses grazed in the pasture. We walked up to the barn. This was the most relaxing home. It is also very close to Biltmore Park with an amazing movie theater and good restaurants. We particularly like 131 Main and the Thirsty Monk. This is the perfect location between Asheville and Hendersonville both are just 15 minutes away.

The house is decorated with horse memorabilia which our daughter particularly enjoyed. We did a lot of cooking and brought many of our own supplies. This was not really necessary for normal use but we did some holiday cooking. The owners were outstanding and responded to our one small request "where can we find the kettle?" immediately.

We can not wait to go back. Do not hesitate to book this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Awesome place to stay. Very peaceful and relaxing. We loved being able to enjoy watching the horsess. Cottage was very convent to Biltmore. Hope to stay again

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love this place.

  • 5 of 5

Second year at the cottage and we love it. Got snow this year which made the hot tub great. House is very cozy and we love hanging by the fire. One weekend just isnt enough. Close enough to Asheville to enjoy town without the city hussle.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well-run, clean and with a view that is just delicious!

  • 5 of 5

Imagine waking up each morning and seeing the horses (yes, this is a horse-farm!) outside the kitchen window. A rooster crows. The occasional bark of a dog. Morning in the country has begun. This cottage was roomy with 4 adults. It is close to the well-known sites. And the hosts are very friendly. I hope we can come back for another visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry! You all were great guests. We would enjoy having you come visit again.
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Close to town

  • 4 of 5

The farm and horses were beautiful to wake up to, organic farm fresh eggs we're a lovely touch. We enjoyed our visit very much however the NO EXCEPTION 10am checkout is unacceptable. I have a small child and had not one second to enjoy our final day as we were so very rushed to be out by ten to avoid the 125.00 fee we would receive if any one of our party was there past 10am. We also didn't mind cleaning up after ourselves but since we're paying a hefty enough cleaning fee for each adult and my 1.5 year old? I found a few things a little annoying. Other than those few things it was a good stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Tupelo Honey Cafe South
Biltmore Estate
12 Bones Smokehouse
P.F. Chang's
Fletcher Community Park
Thirsty Monk South -- CLOSED
131 Main Restaurant
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Mosaic Cafe
Highland Brewing
Smoky Park Supper Club
Acropolis Pizza
Hickory Tavern
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Texas Roadhouse
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hickory Tavern
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
High Vista
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
131 Main
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Asheville
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Hendersonville
Nearest Point of Interest
Biltmore House and Shopping Village
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway and Arboretum
Nearest Point of Interest
Biltmore Park-restaurants, movies and shopping
Car: necessary

Biltmore Park 2 Miles Shopping, Dining, Entertainment.

Sierra Nevada brewery 4 miles away. Close to Blue Ridge Parkway.

Biltmore House and Biltmore Village 6 miles away.

Asheville Fun Depot~Near Hot Springs~5 Minutes to Ag Center~

Asheville offers many outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, white water rafting, kayaking, hot air balloon rides, zip lining and much more!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $80
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.