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Blue Ridge European art cottage--cleaning fee included

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


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located on half an acre two blocks up from lovely Lake Tomahawk in the charming mountain town of Black Mountain North Carolina, The Blue Ridge European Cottage is perfectly situated just off the beautiful NC Blue Ridge Parkway, only 10 miles east of Asheville North Carolina.

Looking for Black Mountain North Carolina Lodging? The Blue Ridge European Cottage is great not only for family fun, but the lovely, European decor and quiet surroundings are perfect for a couple's getaway. Marriage proposal in the works? Perfect, romantic atmosphere is yours for the asking. Want to hold a small wedding ceremony? Hold it on the 1000 square foot deck built around two large maple trees offering a 'ceiling' of green leaves in the spring and summer, and in the winter, the deck often takes on the look of a multi-tiered wedding cake with the soft, white snow 'icing.' Be sure to browse the lovely, seasonal pictures of the interior and exterior!

Your stay at the Blue Ridge Cottage will bring relaxation and exhilarating enjoyment of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. We're centered in the heart of the beautiful Black Mountain Range, just 15 minutes from Asheville's famous Biltmore Mansion, a short 30 minutes from the now famous Cold Mountain, 25 minutes from Chimney Rock Park, 10 minutes from the treasures of the Blue Ridge Parkway, and 45 minutes from excellent skiing and Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains. For an extraordinary experience, make The Blue Ridge Cottage your home away from home while exploring the wonders of Western North Carolina!

Keywords: perfect location, private, unique European art and decor, honeymooners, family, pet friendly, stereo room, grand piano.

More Details

Patrice Tappe'
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Patrice Tappe'

After having lived and worked 'all over the world,' I chose Black Mountain, NC for my permanent residence. It is reminiscent of Austria and Hawaii--green mountains from top to bottom in the summer, snow-capped in the winter. I was a well-known performer in Europe and visited Asheville in 1995 (the same year Prince Charles was guest at the Biltmore Estate). I am a collector of fine art and antiques, knowing many famous artists myself. Some of the collection is featured in the cottage and adds greatly to its artistic charm. I maintain close ties to Europe and still perform. My mother was a well-known French chef who taught me from a young age how to perform well in the kitchen. By special request I have catered for the Dalai Lama and for the State Department in Vienna, Austria. On occasion I cater for the cottage's guests.

Patrice Tappe' purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Patrice Tappe' chose Blue Ridge Mountains

The beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains area and nearby Asheville and Biltmore Estate is almost as remarkable as portions of Austria or Hawaii. Walking around Lake Tomahawk just down the street from the cottage reminds me, personally, of the walk around Lake Lucerne in Switzerland where I lived for one year. The water from our own reservoir here in Black Mountain is fresh and clean, the produce from the region's farmer markets meets the high standards of someone used to the best of European cuisine.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location! Ideally situated. Walk down to lovely Lake Tomahawk with its charming walking path, free summer concerts and tennis courts, brand new swimming pool. Enjoy downtown Black Mountain's famous regional restaurants (pizza!) and unique jewelry, craft and furniture and antique shops. Drive minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville. Beautiful all seasons, a true hidden gem. On a rainy day stay in the cottage and enjoy the peace and quiet. The New York Times called Black Mountain a 'Haven.'


Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Beautiful Yamaha upright piano perfectly tuned.


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Blue Ridge European art cottage--cleaning fee included
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, from the front yard garden, to the house filled with treasures and surprises, to the spacious deck to the mountain view beyond the back yard. Owners very kind and helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I would be delighted to see you both, and little Pumpkin, as well!
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North Shore of Long Island, New York

A month of calm, beauty and inspiration

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the European Art Cottage for the entire month of August, 2009. A friend of mine joined me for the month and my husband and one of my sisters visited. We all had a wonderful time. The house is filled with artwork, beautiful Tiffany style lighting, chandeliers and much more. The kitchen had everything we needed and I loved the convection oven. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom was amazingly comfortable and the backyard deck is a dream, including a great hot tub and magnificent sunsets. The living room is perfect for relaxing and catching some classic movies on TMC. Patrice was always exceptionally helpful and gave us recommendations for things to do and for restaurants.

The cottage is within easy walking distance to Lake Tomahawk and its trail around the lake. The Black Mountain golf course is very challenging (with one Par Six!) and is also minutes away. My husband loved the course. Black Mountain has excellent restaurants and interesting stores. The Seven Sisters Gallery should not be missed! Ashville is only a 20 minute ride and the Blue Ridge Parkway is easily accessible. We went to Chimney Rock State Park and the Arboretum, enjoyed the Black Mountain Sourwood Festival, and couldn't get enough of the inexpensive live music at the White Horse. We went to see a play at SART about Thomas Wolfe and toured the Thomas Wolfe home in Ashville. We went in search of the Black Mountain College, formed by Germans leaving Germany before World War II, and found it (the property is now a boys' camp in a sylvan setting). Although the college closed in the 1950s, it had a lasting effect on American art and dance throughout the country. Art is in the air in this part of the country.

Great place to stay, great location, so much to see and do in the midst of astounding natural beauty. I would recommend to friends and relatives and hope to return myself.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words.
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Very well equipped property.

  • 5 of 5

Close to the town center although you will still probably prefer to take a car rather walk to town. Beautiful back garden, we enjoyed sitting on the back deck or in the jacuzzi and watching the fireflies come out in the evening. The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood with very little street traffic or noise

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bridgewater, VA

Delightful Museum Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our week at European Art Cottage was a huge success because: the cottage was beautiful, very clean, comfortable, convenient to everything and well equipped in every room. The owner was so helpful with providing the best places to visit and any information we needed plus surprises and special attention to every detail making sure we were comfortable and enjoying our time in Black Mountain. Black Mountain is an interesting town with many delightful things to discover and enjoy no matter what your interest: art, music, hiking, browsing, shopping, dining, birding.

Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a delightful time.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank you so much for the wonderful review. You are a marvelous couple, so gracious and charming. I missed you when you left (the house seemed empty) and hope you will return so I can really spoil you! Again, thank you for your sweet gift of 'homegrown' peanuts. I shared them with my friend. We both thought they were the best we'd ever had. Best, Patrice
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for exploring both Black Mountain and Asheville. The cottage had everything we could need for a relaxing weekend. The hot tub, deck and backyard were amazing and exactly what we wanted after long days on the town!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The cottage is beautifully decorated--amazing art wherever you look. It's cozy but feels grand.

  • 5 of 5

We love staying here. It's just the right size for our family, and Patrice is the very best host there can be. She is gracious, thoughtful, creative, and kind. We love all the art in the house and in the garden. My daughter and I spend some of our stay walking around to see which paintings are new, which are our favorites. It's a unique space that provides everything you could need, and it's an easy walk to downtown Black Mountain.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: recommended

Lovely, brand new public swimming pool just off Lake Tomahawk, outdoor fountains free tennis courts, municipal golf course minutes away. Many restaurants are dog-friendly.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.