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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore Estates

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

Call or email for Special Rates - The Firelight cottage is a charming turn of the century built home that has been updated and remodeled and is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. It has a covered rocking chair front porch with seasonal mountain views along with a wrap around deck. It sits in a small mountain neighborhood. It has two king bedrooms. Bunks in the third bedroom,sleeper sofa in the living room. King size bedrooms also have their own private entrance onto the covered wrap around deck. After a day of shopping and browsing the many galleries and stores in the area, hiking and enjoying water activities, attending a festival, concert, or play; or visiting the spectacular Biltmore Estate in the Asheville area you can relax in front of the quaint gas log fireplace, watch TV or a DVD from the video library on flat screen TVs, pay a family game or use your laptop to surf the web with high speed WIFI access. Relaxing in the comfortable multiple jet setting Hot Springs spa on the two tiered deck is also a definite option. You can also cook in the kitchen or use the grill out on the private deck. If you’re in the mood for a quick supper out you can enjoy quality restaurants about 3 minutes away in the charming hamlet of Black Mountain.

Peaceful and relaxing, Firelight cottage is a quick 15 minutes away from the center of Asheville with its many world class restaurants, year-round live entertainment, museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and large exhibitions at the Civic Center. The quaint downtown of Black Mountain is only three minutes away from the cottage, with the beautiful Lake Tomahawk only a short five minute drive(see picture. There is a trail around the lake along with a huge twenty five yard pool that can easily accommodate lap swimmers. Access to the Blue Ridge parkway is a quick and easy 10 minutes away. Lake Lure and the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park is a scenic and relaxing 30 minute drive. Mt. Mitchell, highest mountain in the Eastern U.S., is a 45 minute drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. For those interested participating in workshops and gatherings, the cottage is only a 2 minute drive away from the Ridgecrest Conference Center.

During the spring, summer and fall seasons there are festivals occurring all over the area with the Biltmore Estates Festival of Flowers occurring every April and the L.E.A.F. Festival taking place twice a year in May and October. Asheville is also an antique hunter’s paradise, and the River Arts District (more than 80 artists’ studios) produces some of the best art in America. Shoppers will love the boutiques and specialty shops.

The cottage is also only 2 minutes away from the Ridgecrest Conference Center and a short five minute drive to the beautiful Lake Tomahawk trail and swimming areas.

For those guests needing more sleeping accommodations check out VRBO Listing 276176. It is a mother-in-law cottage sitting next to this cottage and has 2 bedrroms and 1 bath; sleeps up to 6.

Please note that winter road conditions in the mountains can often be unpredictable. While the cottage is close to a main road about (500 feet), the road grade leading up the cottage while small, is still steep enough that a 4 wheel drive vehicle might be required if there is more than a few inches of snow on the ground. In more severe weather ( 3+ inches of snow or ice) guests may have to park at the bottom of the road and walk up to the cottage. Guests should keep abreast of weather conditions several days before their arrival and we also encourage them to call us as well for updated information on weather and road conditions. We highly recommend that guests consider purchasing travel insurance if your stay is in the winter months.

There are a number of steps throughout the house reflecting how rooms were added on throughout its history. This can make the cottage potentially difficult to traverse for elderly or disabled guests. Please call us for more information regarding any questions you might have about this.

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More Details

Owner
Marilyn
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Marilyn

Bill and I are seniors who are working. We have been people helpers all our life and made careers out of it. I am a retired social worker. We love the area of Asheville and found it to be very enjoyable and thought that others would want to come and visit but not everyone can afford to pay the high prices of vacation rentals. So we decided to get into the vacation rental business. Bill works full time and I manage the cottage.

Marilyn purchased this house in 2009

Why Marilyn chose Blue Ridge Mountains

We found two cottages that needed TLC. We wanted to buy something old but unique to the area and we surely did find that in Firelight Cottage. We fell in love with the old fashioned porch and the size and quirkyness of the home. We were told that this was a hand built house and that the lumber was milled from timber on the property at a nearby mill. Redoing the plumbing and electricity was quite the comedy as each of the previous owners had done the work themselves. Then we had old fahsioned sewer and water lines as well to address which turned out to be quite the lesson on how to detect underground leaks and find sewer lines. We have laughed and cried over this property and have come to appreciate it's enduring charm. We are glad that we have kept this piece of mountain history alive and renewed its vitality. It has been and continues to be a journey. Each year we are able to do more and more improvements.

What makes this house unique

We love the heavy old fashioned doors with the old fashioned door knobs. The King bedrooms are add ons from one of the previous owners and are charming especially the one we call the hobbit room as you have to bend down a little to go down to that room. We also thought the kitchen which once the porch was quaint with the bead boarding. The clawfoot iron tub is the original and in great shape. The one feature that made us laugh and sealed the deal was the fireplace which leans a little to the right. You just gotta love that....This cottage is kinda like Asheville...a little bit quirky but fun and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the uniqueness of this cottage. We loved the front porch seating and being able to rock in the rocking chairs. Black Mountain and Asheville are beautiful cities and we cant wait to visit again. Both of our families enjoyed being able to sit around, relax and just talk. Thanks for having us and we hope to back again.
Jul 2014
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Amenities

Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , With Flat Screen TV
  • King size beds (2) Two pillowtop king beds in two of the bedrooms. Three steps up to bathrooms. Double bed and Bunk Beds in third bedroom. Bunk Beds are seven feet long with upgraded mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

Reviews

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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore Estates
average rating of 4.4 based on 157 reviews
5

Cozy, quirky mountain cottage five minutes from downtown Black Mountain.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I made a quick trip up to check out Black Mountain for the first time, and were very happy with our stay at Firelight Cottage! More room than only two people needed; a family could easily stay here, but it was great for us, and would be great for a girlfriends weekend. The cottage was clean, fresh, fully equipped with great air conditioning and ceiling fans. Plenty of tvs if that important to you. The porch areas are great, with LOTS of rockers, an outdoor dining area, and a super nice, superclean hot tub. Cozy decorating touches include funny quotations here an there, and lovely garden flags used to screen the hot tub area.

If you have mobility issues this may not work for you because there ARE stairs up to the cottage, and indoors, the rooms are at multiple levels, but I found it charming and quirky. /

I would definitely reserve Firelight Cottage again.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Wonderful review. The location is just great too. Quick 5 minute trip to black mountain where you can shop,dine in cute restaurants, and stroll through the downtown enjoying all the local businesses.
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Cute and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here! The beds are super comfortable and there's plenty of room for our family to spread out. The wrap around porch with rocking chairs is fantastic and the hot tub is clean and fun. The appliances are modern and it was nice that we could adjust the temperature in each room to suit our individual preferences. We quickly adapted to the uneven floor levels and just considered them part of the charm. The location is great so we could easily hop on the highway to get to places quickly. The double bed could stand to be leveled a bit and the living room furniture updated. But other than that it was a very relaxing place to be and we will return if we come back to the area in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: it is a really cute cottage. This is the first I have heard about the double bed. We will check on that. We purposely decorated the cottage in sturdy furniture that is suitable for this rustic cottage in the woods. We hope you come back. Thanks for listing all the wonderful qualities this cottage has to offer.
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Wonderful quaint and quirky cottage with lots of space inside and out.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Peaceful setting and convenient to get into Asheville. Loved the big porch and hot tub area.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a wonderful cottage. I loved your description. It has its own beauty. We feel in love with its quirkiness and the covered porch. Charm from another era in time.
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

House was great, accommodating, friendly, clean. Everything you could need was provided. Would stay there again. Only problem was the advertised lake, it is nowhere near the cabin.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great location! Wonderful front porch and very comfortable house. Had a great time visiting the area.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review.
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5

Great place for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for a family of 7. We booked this cabin for a long weekend away for my husbands birthday. House was very clean and cozy. We loved the grill, the hot tubs and the beds were SOOO comfortable. We will definitely book again next time we are in the area. Marilyn was great to answer any questions we had. We loved that it is so close to black mountain and Asheville.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the great review.
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Map

Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Asheville - Hendersonville Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Black Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
$170
$1,130
$3,070
 
 
Fall
Aug 14 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
labor day weekend
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
Leaf Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,016
$3,048
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$152
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $40
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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