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Luxurious Riverfront Mountain Home!!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8 adults)

The Laurel Cottage is one of only two cottages on Cold Mountain's 200 Riverfront Acres. This page features The Laurel, but if your dates are taken for the Laurel, please check the availability of VRBO Listing #325383 or simply email or call us. Please visit us on Facebook: The Cottages at Cold Mountain. Above all, watch the video. You'll be glad you did!

One of two cottages on Cold Mountain's 200 riverfront acres, the Laurel Cottage was designed by renowned architect Keith Summerour and the idea was to take the very finest elements of luxury homebuilding and scale them down to an enjoyable, sensible size of 2300 feet. In the indoors, we wanted guests to be able to enjoy the very best materials, craftsmanship and design--understated elegance. The exterior features locally harvested stone, cedar siding, and unbelievable Ludowici clay tile roofing. Guests will feel at once that they are stepping back in time to an era when craftsmanship and materials still mattered, and stepping forward into the future with flatscreens wired with digital cable, GoogleTV and unlimited on-demand Netflix. The Laurel's hidden, walk-in pantry is reminiscent of an English larder.

The kitchen, dining and living areas are fully integrated with an all-stone terrace timber-framed porch. The kitchen features plaster walls, beautiful views, a Wolf range, Subzero refrigerators and beautiful soapstone countertops and custom cabinets.

The Laurel Cottage is one of only two cottages located within the private, gated riverfront conservation community called Cold Mountain. The clear waters of the East Fork River run through the property, and our guests have access to 1/2 mile of it. The 200 acres features the river which is within 300 feet of the cottage and a stocked trout pond. The cottage is located in the heart of the meadow area of Cold Mountain and is within 100 feet of an historic dairy barn (no animals today). The Laurel Cottage fronts a beautiful activity field for soccer, volleyball or chasing fireflies and an apple orchard, small vineyard and raspberry and blackberry patches. (Great for the morning's cereal.) The upper 1/3 of Cold Mountain is very mountainous and guests can hike, mountain bike, ride horses, camp or picnic at 4,000 feet if they wish.

You will need to carefully consider the town that is close by. If you haven't discovered Waynesville, do yourself a favor and check it out. This year, no less a source than the L.A. Times called Waynesville 'the perfect blend of mountain charm and sophistication.' Art galleries, tailgate markets, and an incredible wine store (The Wineseller) all just 15 minutes away. Want to take advantage of something in Asheville? It's just 35 minutes away. We love Asheville, but the truth is it is a city, which is what we believe a lot of people are seeking to escape. Stay in the country, use Waynesville as your anchor town and cherry-pick the best of Asheville's offerings. Now, you're 35 minutes away from Asheville and 15 minutes from Waynesville, but that gives you the payoff of a spectacularly beautiful, riverfront setting. Plus, you are in the direction of something...Pisgah National Forest begins just 5 minutes south of the property and leads you into some of the most beautiful and iconic places in the Eastern US--Sliding Rock, Mount Pisgah Inn, Looking Glass Falls and many more are within 20 minutes for a truly unlimited amount of recreational potential. Finally, Springdale Golf Club (18 holes) is directly across the street for any family members wishing to keep a swing sharp.

We built and furnished the Willow and Laurel Cottages because we were generally disappointed with the quality of both the homes and properties available for vacation rental. Also, being flatlanders from Hilton Head, we had grown tired of those terribly steep properties that have nice views, but nothing to do. The Cottages at Cold Mountain are absolutely unique offerings in Western North Carolina with views, water and lots of room to roam...thank you for taking a moment to consider us. We look forward to hearing from you. We regret that the covenants of Cold Mountain do not permit weddings.

Keywords: 2010 Custom, Luxury, Cottage, 2 King Suites, 1 Queen Suite, and daybed with 2 twins in extra room, porch, green built, reclaimed oak and chestnut floors and doors, plaster walls, Wolf/Subzero appliances, soapstone countertops, Waterworks fixtures, Views to meadow and river from porch, teak outdoor dining table and porch gathering area, Professionally-Designed interior, riverfront, historic Farm, 11 Mi to Waynesville, 35 Mi to Asheville, 5 Mi to Pisgah National Forest (Sliding Rock, Pisgah Inn, Etc.), hiking trails onsite, Flyfishing onsite, riverside fire pit onsite, golf across the street.

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More Details

Owner
Melba Ballew
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 2017

About Melba Ballew

The Cottages are owned by three families, one from Hilton Head, another from Santa Fe, and a third from Hendersonville who came together to create a vacation offering that they had always sought, but seldom found: sufficient beauty, warmth and luxury to restore the adults, but lots of room-to-roam onsite in free pursuit of adventure for kids (and kids at-heart) so that they must be called-in from outside.

Melba Ballew purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Melba Ballew chose Smoky Mountains

We chose Cold Mountain and the Cruso Valley as the location for the Laurel Cottage because it is the perfect balance between country and city living. Any closer to Asheville, and we were not getting our “River Runs Through It” fix; any farther from Asheville felt a little too “Deliverance” or required traversing winding, nauseous roads. Also, our two owners from the popular tourist destinations of Hilton Head and Santa Fe wanted a mountain experience that felt like a genuine getaway, rather than a duplication of their country club environs back home or, worse, the contrived resort-town experience.

What makes this cottage unique

The stage is set for you to create your own experiences. Help a child catch a first fish in the pond. Work with a local chef for a catered dinner on the sunset knoll or pack pimento cheese sandwiches to eat riverside. Tube the river or read a novel start-to-finish in the hammock under the birches with the river flowing alongside. Risotto and your favorite red at The Chef’s Table in Waynesville, or hamburger, fries and a chocolate malt at Jukebox Junction in Cruso. The list goes on and on and we are available to give you as much help as you like in planning activities for a long-remembered mountain vacation.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved every second of spending time in this cottage! Our family has made so many memories and we look forward to coming back! We shared so many laughs with each other and it gave us a chance to relax.
Feb 2017
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Amenities

Canton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - Trundle bed
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Fishing rods for guest use, gorgeous riverside fire pit, 1/2 mile of the clear waters of the East Fork for fishing, tubing, relaxing, covered pavilion and recreation for cooking out, stocked trout pond, stocked catfish pond, miles of nice hiking trails, sunset knoll garden. Sorry, no weddings are allowed on the property. No four wheelers, mini-bikes or motor homes. We are the owners of the Laurel and Willow Cottages within Cold Mountain, a private, gated community. There are other lot owners who may visit the property to enjoy the wonderful amenities from time to time.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(62 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Riverfront Mountain Home!!
average rating of 4.983871 based on 133 reviews
Loveland
5

Epitome of rest and relaxation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Beautiful home, beautiful acreage, peace and quiet. We hope to come back someday!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Incredible house/property but far from city.

  • 4 of 5

This house and property are nothing short of incredible. Perfectly decorated, updated home, very clean, wonderful ponds and streams for walking, hiking, fishing. There is so much to do just on the property. However, I came here with two other couples and we have kids. We expected to go into Asheville quite a bit to explore and we did so much less than I would have wanted because of the distance. The listing says 35 minutes to Asheville. It is more like 50 minutes - and when you have toddlers, an almost 2 hour round trip to get into Asheville is a long car ride. So I wish I had known how far it was because I might have picked a home closer to Asheville. Other than that, I have absolutely only wonderful things to say about the property and our stay. Thanks for the great stay.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and your kind words on the property. We are careful not to present the property as convenient to Asheville, but do believe it convenient enough to experience 1 or 2 days of a 7 day vacation in Asheville which is what most of our guests want. As far as the drive time we are sorry you found it longer than expected, but note we base our 35 minute estimate not just on our own experience but on the Google Maps estimate from 200 Country Club Road (the golf course directly across from our bridge entrance) to the Grove Arcade which is the heart of downtown Asheville. Thanks again for the stay!
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Pittsburgh PA
5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, beautiful house and property, nice hiking. The house is perfect for families with small kids.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for the stay. Property was fantastic. House was beautiful. Great for kids. Great fishing/tubing/hiking.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house and surrounding land

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Very relaxing but just a short drive to lots of interesting places.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cozy perfection!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed a girls weekend at Laurel Cottage. The picturesque setting and beautifully decorated home, made our stay relaxing and restorative. We enjoyed cooking our meals in the well appointed chefs kitchen and evenings by the fire. I can't wait to return and bring my husband and kids! I give my highest recommendation for this property.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Springdale Golf Course
Nearest Ski
24.5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Since the cottage is located in a private setting, there can be some customization of the experience; clay pigeon shooting, camping along the river onsite and the like can be easily arranged.

We apologize but we do not allow weddings on the property.

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Rates & Availability

Canton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
May 26-Sept 5, 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
Sept 6-Sept 30, 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 
 
Oct 1-Oct 31, 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
Nov 1-Nov 22, 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 
 
Nov 23-Nov 27, 2017
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
Nov 28-Dec 21, 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$445
$2,959
 
 
Dec 22-Jan 2, 2018
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
Jan 3- May 24
Jan 3 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 
 
May 25- Sept 4
May 25 2018 - Sep 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
Sept 5- Sept 30
Sep 5 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 
 
October 1-Oct 31
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,284
 
 
Nov 1- Nov 20
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 
 
Nov 21- Nov 26
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
Nov 27- Dec 21
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 
 
Dec 22- Jan 2
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
3 night minimum stay
$575
$3,824
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$495
$3,292
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Sorry.....no weddings allowed on the property.
No pets.
There is a 3 night minimum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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