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Charming Cozy Cottage with Mountain Views"""

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5) CALL to reserve-2 Night MIn

CALL TO RESERVE: 828-669-8520 or 828-273-3329

A true BY OWNER rental, no rental agencies involved -2 night minimum

Nestled in the scenic North Fork Valley of Black Mountain, North Carolina is the Azalea House. At this sweet cottage you can enjoy the babble of the creek while swinging on the front porch. You can also take in the stunning views of the Black Mountain Range and Blue Ridge Parkway while dining on the back deck. Your family will enjoy gathering around the fire pit to roast marshmallows under the stars.

You will have a carefree stay with the fully-appointed kitchen, two private bedrooms, two baths, and a day bed for extra guests in the sunroom.

Delight in a peaceful vacation in the countryside while having the convenience of being only 7 minutes from downtown Black Mountain. A quick 20 minute drive will take you to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.

Come experience our beautiful mountain valley!

No we do not have WI-FI. TALK to each other! READ a book! LIVE!!

***All e-mail inquires will receive an auto reply with instructions to CALL for info as the owner does not have a computer. Sorry for the confusion but VRBO requires an e-mail to be listed as a contact regardless of the owners access***

Keywords: Cottage, Mountain View, Black Mountain, Peaceful

More Details

Loraine Buckner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Loraine Buckner

The Azalea House is Loraine's childhood home. Her family has been in the North Fork Valley since the early 1800's. She and her husband Johnny raised their four children in the valley and continue to live there today.

Why Loraine Buckner chose Black Mountain

Love grows best in little houses and this little home has held a lot of love over the decades. It is wonderful to see it not sitting empty and to know that others are now getting to enjoy it's peaceful setting and charming atmosphere.

What makes this cottage unique

Cozy, Peaceful, Comfortable, Quiet, Charming, and Homey are the most frequently used words to describe the Azalea House. Guests comment most often on enjoying listening to or even playing in the stream and gathering around the firepit at night to roast marshmallows. The scenery and tranquility of the valley is spectacular anytime of the year.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Words cannot express the time I spent here with my daughter. The views were so amazing and all of the beautiful sounds of nature allowed us to enjoy each others long awaited company. N.C. and Black Mountain is a very special place to be! We will definitely be coming back this year and many more to come. I loved every moment of our stay.
Jun 2015
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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Sunroom - daybed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The stream, "creek" for mountain folk, that runs through the property can be heard from the front porch and is perfect for wading with the kids. Other amenities: Campfire Area, Horseshoe Pits, Boom Box with Radio, CD, ipod and MP3 Player, Blender, Hand Mixer


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Charming Cozy Cottage with Mountain Views
average rating of 4.857143 based on 50 reviews
Hawkinsville, GA

Peacefilled. . .Plug Free Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a weekend stay and miss the tranquility and simplicity of this beautiful mountain home a few miles from downtown Black Mountain, NC. From the moment we drove in on a rainy Friday evening, we felt like we were coming "home." Loraine left the lights on for us just like Mother and Daddy used to do and the cute, cozy peaceful home lived up to our expectations for a time away and much needed rest. But, we were close enough to Black Mountain to enjoy their Saturday Morning Market at the Baptist Church, then on to the Folk Art Center in Asheville tossed in with some thrifting and antiquing along the way. And the "sweet" little Ice Cream place just outside of town on Hwy 70 more than met these girlfriends idea of a good ending to a full day! Waking up to the mountain views, listening to the bubbling brook from the front porch swing to simply enjoying the beautiful "country" gardens around the home, put a smile on our faces each morning. We can't wait to plan another weekend or week away. . . Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. . .

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, specious, peaceful and safe!

  • 5 of 5

I had a great relaxing time in this house. Loraine has done a great job to make my stay comfortable and peaceful. The place is extremely clean with everything you need to make the stay stress free and plaesent. The house gives a great feeling of safety and love. Thank you Loraine for sharing your house and most of all your memories.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lorraine was a wonderful hostess.

  • 3 of 5

However, the cottage was decorated in early 50's. The sun room was the best place to take a nap, do your yoga, or curl up with a book. No cell phone reception or internet, but lots of books.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lawrenceville, GA

Beautiful views and plenty of privacy.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Azalea House. The kids enjoyed the outdoors, playing badminton, horse shoes and venturing to the creek. There was plenty of space for them to run and play. We built a fire ad made s'mores in the evenings. It seemed like we were worlds away from everything, however we could easily get to a store and restaurants.

This place is everything the name says: Charming, Cozy and Peaceful! Great Stay at a Great Price. Thank you for opening your Azalea house to us.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, Georgia

Absolutely Charming and Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Came to Azalea House over President's Day weekend to meet with out-of-town family. Loraine, from the very beginning, was so hospitable, warm, and greeting. She made our stay so well cared-for!

The home is immaculately clean! The Azalea House is exactly like going to "Grandma's" with lots of trinkets around. Very cozy and comfortable...just like Grandma's!

Thank you for allowing us to stay at your home, Loraine. We are so sorry for John's mother's passing. She and your family are in our prayers! God bless!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN, USA

Slice of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

The Azalea House is VERY welcoming and cozy. Reminds me of my grandparents, aunts and uncles homes. The house was EXCEPTIONALLY clean and had EVERYTHING, and much more than, I could imagine needing on vacation. We were in the area for a family wedding at Lake Eden so we didn't get to spend the time we wanted at the Azalea House. Next time we will stop at the store on the way in and settle in for our stay. We didn't have the opportunity this trip but we would love to sit by the creek for hours and listen to the gurgling water or sit by the outdoor fire pit and enjoy the warmth and crackle of the fire while reminiscing and roasting wieners for dinner and marshmallows for smores. Our family still holds horse shoe tournaments and they have horseshoe pits at the Azalea House. We loved that! oh, and the stars. It has been years since we have seen so many stars in the sky! We hope next trip we can meet the owners and thank them in person for sharing such a special place. Also, to note , is town is 10 minutes away and has everything you need. Great shops, antique hardware, grocery, clothing, art and crafts, a variety of restaurants and Hey, Hey Cupcake (fabulous). And, there are many places to explore a short distance away such as Ashville, the Biltmore, Grove Park Inn, lakes and trails, etc.. My husband and I dream of owning a place like this (with the creek) to spend the rest of our lives. We hope to be back very soon and stay longer, not just for a weekend. Thanks to Lorraine and Johnny for checking in with us to make sure we made it ok and were satisfied with everything. It could not have been any better....just longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
25.65 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.37 Miles
White Horse Saloon
Nearest Golf
2.37 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3.71 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
3.44 Miles
Black Mountain Bistro
Nearest Ski
55.15 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Beach
24.34 Miles
Lake Lure Beach (mountain lake)
Car: necessary

Just a few of BLACK MOUNTAIN ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES: Shadowbrook Mini Golf, Lake Tomahawk Park, Black Mountain Golf Club, Black Mountain Pool, Montreat Pool, Creative Mountain Food Tours

Some of our endless LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway and Visitor Center, Folk Art Center, WNC Nature Center, North Carolina Arboretum, Botanical Gardens, Cradle of Forestry, Craggy Gardens, Mount Pisgah, Chimney Rock Park, The Beach at Lake Lure,

ENJOY FESTIVALS, FAIRS, and TRADE SHOWS: Crafts Fair of the Southern Highlands, Lake Eden Arts Festival , Herb Festival, Brewgrass Festival, Sourwood Festival, Folkmoot, Goombay Festival, Brevard Music Festival, Mountain Dance and Folk Festival.

EXPERIENCE THE LOCAL ARTS: Biltmore's Summer Evening Concerts, Asheville Symphony, Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville Ballet, Asheville Community Theatre, Flat Rock Playhouse, Montford Park Players, North Carolina Stage Company.

VISIT HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS, MUSEUMS AND EDUCATION CENTERS: Southern Highland Craft Guild, YMI Cultural Center, Asheville Art Museum, Folk Art Center, Colburn Earth Science Museum , Antique Car Museum, Mountain Farm Museum, Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center, Smith-McDowell House Museum, Swannanoa Valley Museum, Thomas Wolfe Memorial, Zebulon Vance Birthplace State Historic Site, Asheville Urban Trail, Asheville Historic Trolley Tours, Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, Carl Sandburg Home, Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville.

SHOP for LOCAL ANTIQUES, ARTS, and CRAFTS: Asheville, Historic Biltmore Village, and Black Mountain.

TAKE DAY TRIPS: Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and Falls, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad,

ATTEND NEARBY CONFERENCE CENTERS: Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, Montreat, Christmount, and Ridgecrest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 7.0%

A Deposit of $100 is required upon making reservations. Full amount due upon arrival. Cash or Checks accepted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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