|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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A little bit industrial loft, a little bit rustic retreat, a little bit country cottage -- our guesthouse is perfect for one or two couples, with or without children in tow (or a girls' weekend). Open-concept living/dining/kitchen with polished concrete floors and tall, wood-beamed ceilings. Immaculate. Beautifully finished and furnished, down to luxurious 600TC 100% cotton linens and towels. We are 100% legal and carry full commercial liability insurance!
On ten acres in a truly pastoral area just south of Asheville. Secluded and nestled in the woods, yet flooded with natural light. Completely private, fenced rose and boxwood garden provides outdoor lounging, dining and fire-siding (firewood and fire starters are provide for all of our guests). Hot water tap in the garden for hillbilly hot-tubbing (kids only!).
Green & allergen-free. No-VOC paints used throughout. Organic, unscented cleaning and laundry products used exclusively. Natural fiber rugs, upholstery and window treatments. Slip-covered upholstery, frequently laundered. No pets of any kind ever inside the home.
Completely tobacco-free, we also ask that our guests go without aerosols, perfumes, and other scented products during their stay. AC with top-of-the-line filter. Fresh organic and/or local treats only stocked for your enjoyment. DirecTV package includes ESPN.
Family is on the property, out-of-site, but close enough if you need a restaurant recommendation! Our guests' serenity and privacy is our number one priority. The guesthouse is a legal, permitted apartment -- with wired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire dampers, and commercial insurance.
Access: 15-20 minutes to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. Ten minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trailheads. Renowned road and mountain biking literally right out your door.
Traveling with young kid(s): We've got a roll-out bed for the little one, plus indoor and outdoor toys for all ages. Drop us a line and we'll prepare for his or her arrival. Kids on the spectrum are especially welcome!
Traveling with a baby or toddler: We are baby/toddler ready! We set up a pack-n-play (purchased new annually) with organic bedding for sleeping. Plus, we've got an infant-to-toddler tub that sits right in the shower, baby's own hooded towel, a high chair and/or toddler seat, and a swing for our littlest travelers.
Full time Mom to three geniuses - ages 13, 11, and 8. Part time interior architect and designer. Part time wife.
The property is our ongoing, 20 year project. Chickens were added in 2014 (guests are welcome to their free-range, organic eggs), and goats in 2015. We're planning for a new, larger vegetable garden one of these Springs!
We value our guests' privacy and comfort above all. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable.
Johanna Carr purchased this cottage in 2006
The property offers the ideal mountain experience: Gorgeous views, without the falling-over-a-cliff landscape which usually accompanies it! Secluded, rolling hills dotted with cows, yet close to downtown. Farmland punctuated by mountain and equestrian homes. We've never had a visitor who hasn't commented on the serenity and the beauty of our property.
My wife and I visited Asheville for our anniversary, and we were hoping for a peaceful get-away, with plenty of design esthetic that was still close enough to the city & sights for us to take it all in. This cottage was that dream come true. Every single detail of this home is so perfectly thought out! We couldn't have asked for a better experience.
The home was immaculate when we arrived. There was a thoughtful welcome packet to help us feel at home, and familiarize us with the area. She had a fire-pit prepared for arrival - so on our first night, we sliced the delicious pound cake she left us, made some hot chocolate with the packets and local cream she left and started a cozy fire on the porch to cuddle up next to. It was the perfect way to start our trip!
We experienced everything you'd hope for when you rent a home. Perfectly clean, absolutely comfortable, great design elements, with complete privacy. Not to mention the perfect natural light that all of the windows gather up for you.
Johanna was very responsive when we had any questions or requests, including graciously providing plenty of suggestions for restaurants, shops and sights. If we make it out to Asheville again, there's no question where we're staying.
My husband and I have always preferred staying in vacation rentals while traveling, but now that we have a baby, a clean, comfortable, spacious rental is a must. This rental is absolutely immaculate! From the polished concrete floors to the beautiful counters in the kitchen and the sparkling white bathroom, I had no reservations about letting my 9 month old crawl all over the place and explore his temporary home.
A vacation rental such as this far exceeds a hotel room when traveling with a baby. The exceptionally accommodating owner made sure we had all the comforts of home, including a brand new pack and play (with sheets), an infant bath tub, a high chair, and a changing table. Other thoughtful touches included a package of baby wipes in the changing table and several baby books displayed on the windowsill near the crib. It made traveling with a baby so easy! There were also locally made muffins and scones, yogurt, and even k-cups for the coffee maker (cream and sugar provided as well). It was so nice not to have to worry about running out in the morning to find a store and purchase these things on day one. The kitchen is well-equipped and we prepared several meals there.
The rental is spacious and beautiful. Having a separate bedroom where we could put our baby to sleep in the evenings so that my husband and I could enjoy the evening relaxing by the fire pit or watching tv, without having to tiptoe and whisper was wonderful. We were all so comfortable, we really didn't want to leave!
The owner and her family are fabulous people. They truly want their guests to feel at home. They are available if/when you need them, but completely respect your privacy otherwise. The rental is even nicer than the pictures demonstrate. The value of this place is incredible. My family and I love to travel and don't often visit the same place twice, but the beauty of Asheville and the comfort and ease of travel the farmhouse provides has convinced us to return this summer. Thanks Johanna and family!
This is our second time staying in this property and we loved it, It is beautifully decorated and stocked with everything you need to make is your home away from home. We have two boys and they loved it, especially the dog and goats. It is also close to everything, We visited downtown Asheville, and went to several waterfalls and the kids spent one day skiing in Maggie Valley and it was all a short distance from the home. The homeowners were also on the property when we stayed and they were extremely nice and accommodating.
There are also great restaurants near by, our favorite for breakfast was The Local Joint, and you have to try 12 Bones for great Bar B Q. We will definitely be back and highly recommend it to anyone visiting this area.
I recently visited the Farmhouse for a girls trip with friends from college. It was the perfect space for us and we loved the decor. Our host was wonderful and made sure we had everything we needed and then some. Follow up after our visit was great as well, as we had mistakenly left a few items. The communication to get the items returned was more than I would have expected. I very highly recommend this property and owner and look forward to returning in the future.
Truly enjoyed our stay here. Everything was clean and very inviting. The location was the perfect distance away from all the places we wanted to visit (mostly in Asheville). We felt very comfortable in the house and the guest area was private enough. The decor was perhaps my favorite...very inspired! We would highly recommend staying here.
Our stay was was so relaxing and peaceful. Everything was clean and comfortable. Loved the decor.
We loved our stay at the big White House! Adorable interior, charming property with goats and chickens! Johanna made sure we had everything we needed, it was perfect in every single way! We hope to come back!
15 minutes to Biltmore Estate.
20 minutes to downtown Asheville.
10 minutes to nearest supermarket (Ingles).
13 minutes to the nearest organic market (Earthfare).
10 minutes to a truly great latte.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
A $25 per night additional guest fee applies to all travelers 12 years and older, after the first three travelers. We can accommodate five "adults". Additional fees may also be applied, regardless of the age of the traveler, after the five adult traveler limit has been reached.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.