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Love Llamas, Country Living? Indulge Yourself at Tender Mercy Retreat

Waynesville, NC, USA
  • Cottage1430 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps5
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

We live on this property in a separate house and have a small 7 acre farm. We raise llamas, and fruit and vegetables. We also have 2 horses, 8 laying hens, 2 dogs, 4 cats, ducks and fish in the pond. This is a lovely rural community that is close enough to town to give you the best of both worlds.

The 'cottage' is a 1400 sq. ft. home built on a small hill with garage underneath it. Access to the home can be up the front stairs, up the inside stairway, or drive to the back door and enter up 2 steps.


Tony and Linda Sexton

Member Since 2006
Response rate:
Response time:
within one day
english, llama
Calendar last updated:
Apr 01, 2018
About Tony and Linda Sexton

We love the mountains of Western North Carolina and the lifestyle of living on a small farm, yet being close to the town of Waynesville and the city of Asheville. We feel that we have a responsibility to care for all of our animals and the land in a respectful manner. We make everyone welcome who visits here. We want them to love it as we do. Our mailing address is Sexton 383 Heath Retreat Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786

Tony and Linda Sexton purchased this Cottage in 2005

Why Tony and Linda Sexton chose Pigeon

It just happened, as we wanted this property to live on, and the second house was a bonus.

What makes this Cottage unique

We are close to many recreation areas. Motorcycle riders enjoy the location being close to some of their favorite mountain roads. Fisherman enjoy casting in our pond, and taking a short ride to fish the Pigeon River for trout fishing. Birders can enjoy looking for the many different species of birds that migrate through our area. Folks who want peace and time to relax can lay in the hammock and read or sleep. Commune with the many animals here, horses, llamas, a donkey, chickens, dogs & cats. Deer and turkey often come down from the woods. Hoot owls can be heard every night. Hikers can walk the property, or head out to the Appalachian Trail near by. Almost anything you might want to do, you can find here, or very close by.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
        • King size beds (1) In Master Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) In second bedroom., Child Beds (1) Cot available, Portable Crib, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 12 foot sofa in living room great for sleeping.


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • If you require bath aids such a shower chair, we have one we can put in the shower for you. Both baths have grab bars. Master bath has shower only, main bath has tub/shower.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Nestled in a small cove. From trails you can see row after row of mountains and the side of the famous Cold Mountain.
            • Water View
              View of our pond.


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Living Room
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Wall unit in dining/living and in master bedroom.
                        • Elevator
                          electric stair chair
                        • Garage
                          Available in winter only if needed
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Monitor heater and baseboard electric heat.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          Yes, but please leave the laundering of linens to us.
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Mobile Phone
                          Very good cell reception.
                        • Parking
                          Please park on right side of driveway to allow us to back out of our carport.
                        • Parking Off Street
                        • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet
                          WiFi connection for your portable devices.


                            • Microwave
                            • Coffee Maker
                              Always have some coffee here, regular and decaf.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Service for 12.
                            • Dishwasher
                              Does a good job, but needs dishes rinsed, no pots and pans. Please hand wash pots and pans.
                            • Ice Maker
                            • Kitchen
                              With enough dishes and silverware to serve 12 people.
                            • Cooking Utensils
                              Cuisinart Food Processor
                            • Oven
                              toaster oven also
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                              New 2016
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  highchair available.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                      Puzzles and cards.
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Direct TV
                                    • Television
                                      32" HD Direct TV
                                    • Toys
                                      Some for young child.
                                    • VCR
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Balcony
                                          Large screened in front porch.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Small covered patio outside of second bedroom.
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          one ocean kayak for pond
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Use of grill available. Please ask us for directions for lighting.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              Wheelchairs fit through all doorways.


                                                • library
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Good cell phone reception(Verizon), great drinking water from our well (filtered), screened in porch in front, second porch at back door, stairway electric chair on inside stairwell for mobility challenged.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  35 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect location!

                                                                  James K.

                                                                  The house was perfect! The property is beautiful and we really enjoyed the animals. The house was very well stocked with everything we needed and more. This is a great location with quick access to hiking trails and the blue ridge parkway. We really enjoyed Waynesville shopping and dinning!


                                                                  amy m.

                                                                  Our stay was absolutely perfect! Tony and Linda are super sweet - their hospitality is superb! The cottage has everything you need and was super cozy on the cold winter days. It was a perfect place to unwind and relax with peaceful and beautiful views. The llamas and the horses kept our kiddos entertained and outdoors! We hope to be back soon!

                                                                  Wonderful and relaxing stay

                                                                  Rachel M.

                                                                  We had an amazing time on the farm. Close enough to town to make dinner plans easier and secluded enough to give us the relaxation we wanted, this place was perfect. Our 2 year old LOVED it here. It had the best animals to him (he loves Poppy) and it was the right amount of land for him to walk. Tony and Linda are very hospitable and are respectful of space. It was wonderful. Thank you!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are always happy when folks enjoy the farm just as Tony and I do. Thank you for your kind comments.

                                                                  Great time!

                                                                  Marie G.

                                                                  Beautiful place, very peaceful and quiet.

                                                                  Comfortable, clean and fun. The owners were very respectful of our privacy.

                                                                  Kathryn W.

                                                                  Beautiful setting and fun being around the animals. We plan to return.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you and happy that you enjoyed you stay. Look forward to seeing you again!

                                                                  Relaxing vacation.

                                                                  Dana R.Buffalo, SC

                                                                  We had a wonderful time on the farm. Mr and Mrs. Sexton were very nice and helpful with anything we asked about. My son loves Charlie Brown - Linda's horse.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are glad that you had a good vacation. Charlie Brown has been asking for peppermints ever since your departure! Happy memories made.


                                                                  Waynesville, NC, USA

                                                                  Please park on right of driveway to allow owner to back out of carport. Enjoy fishing on site, animal husbandry on site, gathering eggs from hen house and hiking adjoining 30 acres. Nearby favorite motorcycle riding roads. Short drive to access to Pigeon River for water play, & fishing with liscense. 30 minutes to Asheville with the Biltmore House, Riding Stables, French Broad River activities, and River District Art Lofts. Many shopping opportunities at Waynesville, and Asheville including many antique dealers.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  11.5% taxes are due unless stay is > 90 days.

                                                                  35 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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