Classic Montreat Cottage

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

An historic old cottage built in 1914 is perfect for small groups (including youth groups) or families that want to be close to Lake Susan and the Montreat Conference Center. We continually try to make improvements while keeping the character of a 100 year old home. For example in 2015 we installed new floors in the kitchen and both baths that eliminate previous flaws and are easier to clean. In 2016 we enlarged the main bed with a new Queen size mattress and box spring and totally rewired to bring the electrical up modern specs and expectations.

The comfortable family room has a lovely wood burning stone fireplace and a dining table that easily seats 8. The spacious covered porch extends across the front of the house and is the space most enjoyed by all. Listen to the night noises of a screech owl or cicada as you relax in the swing, glider or one of the rocking chairs.

Downstairs there is one bedroom with a queen bed and one with a single. The bathroom has a lovely old claw foot tub (no shower). The upstairs has two bedrooms – both pretty open with only curtains for doors. Two twin beds in each room. The upstairs bath is a full bath (shower only).

Wireless broadband internet provides connection to the outside world (if you desire it). Or relax playing old fashioned board or card games. Many are left at the cottage for your enjoyment.

While we have the modern convenience of a high speed wireless internet connection, the cottage is rustic meaning, there is no AC, no heat, no washer, no dryer, no dishwasher and no TV. Most visitors take time to enjoy the beautiful mountains and eat many meals at the conference center or the many restaurants in Black Mountain.

Kids enjoy foosball, hiking, rock hopping in the streams, playing basketball, tennis, softball or the Montreat clubs for kids. During the summer, enjoy throwing a pot on a potter's wheel at the Currie Craft Center/Sally Jones Pottery or take a paddle boat or canoe ride on Lake Susan. Montreat Conference Center hosts a variety of conferences for all ages sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Hear a sermon at Anderson Auditorium (0.76 mi) by one of America's finest preachers. Enjoy the beautiful small children’s play area with a slow moving stream in the middle (0.67 mi) between us and Lake Susan. Take wonderful hikes on the more than 20 clearly blazed trails lasting from 45 minutes to all day.

Black Mountain is a charming town, with mountain craft stores and restaurants only 2 miles from the Montreat gate.

The Baptist Retreat Center at Ridgecrest (only 4.5 miles) and many other camps and retreat centers are up and down the nearby Swannanoa Valley.

Asheville—a delightful mountain city with shopping and restaurants—is only 20 minutes away. There you can find America’s largest mansion, the magnificent Biltmore House Estate and vineyards and the Grove Park Inn and Resort (The President and his family spent a weekend vacation there over Memorial Day 2010 before visiting Billy Graham at the other end of Mississippi Road.) See live Shakespeare performed at the Asheville Center Stage or spend a lovely evening at their minor league baseball park.

Lake Lure is only 1 hour. Enjoy white water on either the French Broad or the Nanahala River. The entrance to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is 13 miles west and the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell, is an hour’s drive or a day’s hike.

It is only 1.5 hours to the Historic Cherokee Village & Casino.

Bring your own linens including sheets, pillow cases, kitchen and bath towells. We provide plenty of regular blankets for cool evenings.

Keywords: Cottage, Classic, Rustic, Informal

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    downstairs between bedroom & kitchen...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


  • Downstairs bathroom has an old fashioned claw footed tub.

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful front porch with rocking chairs across the entire width of the front of the house, a screened in sleeping porch, only a 15 minute walk to Lake Susan and the Montreat Conference Center, youth groups welcome...moreless


  • Books:

    Most books are for adults. Feel free to take one and leave one of similar type and value. (Except don't take any books from the barrister bookcase, nature books or historical books.)...moreless

  • Games:

    Board and card games appropriate for all ages available....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Arboretum
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    We often eat on the porch at a glass topped table or from our laps while sitting on the chairs or glider....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Broadband Access:

    ATT DSL high speed internet...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wireless ATT DSL. No computer provided...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room:

    Sofa, dining room table and chairs, fireplace and reading lamps. ...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Excellent cell phone reception - better than ours at home....moreless

  • Parking:

    Two gravel driveways for off street parking. There is enough room for an RV and trailer. On street parking also available. Parking spaces across the street may be used if that home is not occupied...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Two gravel driveways....moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line: 828-669-9287. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password is on the mirror in the back downstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    One wonderful stone wood burning fireplace in the living area. Best drawing fireplace I have ever seen....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    located on sceen porch about 6 feet from the kitchen...moreless

  • Stove:

    full size. 4 burners....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster and Toaster Oven ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Covered front porch all across the front with porch swing, rocking chairs, glider, table for meals, other small tables and chairs....moreless

  • Golf:

    Black Mountain has a nice public golf course....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    The town of Montreat has a public pool about 2 miles away....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.9
from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Conference Season
May 29 - Sep 3, 2016
7 night min stay

Sep 4 - Oct 22, 2016
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $90

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 07/12/2016
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
Ashville Regional Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Recommended

Zip line canopy tours

The number of breweries and wineries has exploded in recent years. There are at least 18 of each available for touring & tasting.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1914

About the owner: Built by my grandfather and grandmother in 1914 I have been coming here since childhood. The kitchen sink, set low so the two girls (my mother & aunt) could reach it to wash dishes, and the claw tub are original. The girls attended school in what is now the post office. In the 1930’s my uncle and his family lived in the cottage over the winter when they, as missionaries, were expelled from China. The stone fireplace draws as well as any fireplace I have ever seen. Not fancy but a treasure.

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Speaks: english

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  • From Mississippi Road

    From Mississippi Road

  • From the driveway

    From the driveway

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Living - dining area

    Living - dining area

  • Upstairs front Bedroom

    Upstairs front Bedroom

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Historic Kitchen sink etc.

    Historic Kitchen sink etc.

  • Screened Side Porch

    Screened Side Porch

  • Upstairs bathroom with shower

    Upstairs bathroom with shower

  • Upstairs back bedroom

    Upstairs back bedroom

  • Historic Designation

    Historic Designation

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Fireplace in living - dining room

    Fireplace in living - dining room

  • Downstairs Bath

    Downstairs Bath

  • Downstairs small bedroom

    Downstairs small bedroom

  • Kitchen stove, toaster, toaster oven, microwave & coffee maker.

    Kitchen stove, toaster, toaster oven, microwave & coffee maker.

  • Double bed on screened porch

    Double bed on screened porch

  • Upstairs front bedroom

    Upstairs front bedroom

  • View from Front Porch

    View from Front Porch

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Friday, July 29, 2016

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Classic Montreat Cottage

Black Mountain, NC, USA #312680

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