About the property
- House850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Asheville is only 1/2 hour away but you can enjoy the best of both possible worlds by staying in pristine countryside in a beautiful, stunning private cottage. You will be enchanted by the Clearfield Cottage which was just featured out of thousands of rentals in the area on ABC TV's reality show Sweet Retreats. The cottage is nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains with a spectacular view of Mount Mitchell and surrounding mountains but is only ½ hour from Asheville’s world-class restaurants, entertainment, and the famous Biltmore Estate. The cottage and grounds have become a destination paradise for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays and even intimate weddings. This entire two story, romantic cottage is entirely new, fresh, green built, green furnished and eco-friendly. The unique interiors feature original artwork and mosaics by owner and internationally renowned artist Rachel Clearfield. The downstairs kitchen, dining and living area has a stunning mosaic floor, named "Stepping Stones in a Flower Garden" made of Brazilian polished granite. Upstairs is the amazingly intricate, mosaic bathroom shower called "Trees of Beauty" made of European marble and colorful stones. The kitchen has all granite countertops. The upstairs bedroom has a beautifully finished 100-year-old maple floor and a sumptuously comfortable queen size futon bed with luxurious linens.
Outside the cottage there is a peaceful shade garden with a rose covered gazebo in which you can swing, listen to the creek and watch the birds and butterflies. Guests are welcome to enjoy and roam through the beautiful English style flower gardens. You also have a lovely outdoor sitting area right by your back door, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or sipping a glass of evening Chardonnay and stargazing the sequined night sky without light pollution. There's also a wonderful barbecue, chiminea and sitting area right by your own private creek.
This cottage is a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, birthdays, anniversaries, soulful retreats, girl’s time together or just a quiet, peaceful place to let go of the challenges and stresses in life and return to the simple joys of existence and beauty. The owners are recording artist, cellist and conductor Ron Clearfield and his wife, fine artist Rachel Clearfield. There is an abundance of creative energy on this property for anyone who needs a place to find that seed of inspiration for their next book, album or painting. Without a doubt, this is a paradise for painters, photographers and nature lovers or just anyone who is looking for a beautiful, fulfilling time in the mountains.
Keywords: Fine art interiors, esthetic, peaceful, meditative, rural beauty, gorgeous views, organic flower gardens, green built, original artwork, wonderful hiking, owner managed.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Ron Clearfield
Owner's Ron and Rachel Clearfield are musicians and artists. We've practiced meditation, sustainable living and the joys of life for many decades. The beauty of nature, art, music and healthy lifestyles are foremost in our beliefs.
Ron Clearfield purchased this House in 2012
Why Ron Clearfield chose Sandy Mush
We actually built this guest cottage just recently. A labor of love, situated on our beautiful land; a place to share with others who are looking for something unique. We chose nearby Asheville because Asheville rocks! Incredible restaurants, entertainment and always fun things to do and people to see. They don't call it the "Paris' of the South" for nothing!
What makes this House unique
We've personally stayed many times in the cottage and have always been impressed with how peaceful, esthetically inspiring, quiet and restful our stay was.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Need to relax? Book now!! This little cottage is absolutely perfect. It is full of amazing, beautiful art, and tranquility. You can step out the back door and literally hear water flowing. We went for a mini vacation and an already planned trip to the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate was a quick 40 minute drive, but the views made it seem shorter. Everything about the cottage exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed every minute spent in this little magical place and did not want to leave.. at all. The owners were very accommodating and we couldn't have asked for an easier process. We can not wait to go back!
Dear Kristina, thank you for the great review! You pointed out the best of the cottage and the cottage experience. It really is a very peaceful, beautiful and uplifting place. It was wonderful having you both stay!
All the best,
Ron and Rachel
Wonderful family escape
Our family had the pleasure of visiting the cottage over the New Year's holiday. It was a wonderful escape! My two daughters especially loved interacting with the horses and they still talk about Princess Pumpkin! The hosts of the property made us feel very welcomed and were prompt to respond to any need we might have. The cottage was clean, neat, and perfect for our family. The artwork was beautiful. We hope to stay here again soon!
Dear Jeremy, We really enjoyed your lovely family staying in our cottage. We especially had a lovely time getting out our tiny gentle Shetland pony Princess Pumpkin for your adorable little girls to see. We're so happy you got some special photo-ops when your oldest daughter sat on the pony. We love having kids stay here! We are also happy you enjoyed the paintings as I put my best work in the cottage. Glad you loved the mosaic floor, mosaic shower and the murals in the bedroom. We are looking forward to you all returning.Thank you so much for your appreciation of our little piece of heaven.
All the best! Rachel and Ron
One of the most incredible places! Every inch is tastefully decorated and the views spectacular .
The scenic drive into the area begins to prepare you for a truly unique and beautiful experience. Play Rons CDs as you take in Rachels beautiful tiling and art of the cottage and while you are having coffee overlooking the mountains and rolling hills. We hiked a small trail around the cottage and enjoyed watching the two ponies as well as following Ron’s recommendations for hiking the BRP and visiting surrounding towns. It is such a peaceful and beautiful retreat.
Dear Joy, Rachel and I were so grateful to have met you and Dave during your stay in our cottage. Your comments are marvelous! A truly perfect description of the cottage experience.
Warm regards, Ron and Rachel
Cozy and peaceful!
My husband and I had a wonderful visit to the Asheville area and the cottage was just perfect. Very quaint and unique, the cottage was equipped with everything we needed to unwind and relax. We would not have asked for a more perfect experience, thank you!
Dear Jennifer, it was our pleasure to have you and your husband stay in the cottage. Thank you for the wonderful review and Rachel and I really appreciate your appreciation for the cottage's uniqueness and beauty.
Best wishes, Ron and Rachel
Great hosts, awesome place
Loved every minute
Hi Spencer, thanks for the great shout-out! It was wonderful having you and yours stay for the birthday/anniversary getaway to our cottage. We're really happy you had a wonderful time!
All the best,
Ron and Rachel
Very clean, beautiful cottage. The ride up to the cottage off of the main road is breathtaking. The place is secluded and quiet with a beautiful landscape view outside of every window. The fire pit and creek make for a relaxing stay!
Dear Jada, it was wonderful having you and your friends stay in the cottage! Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again!
Ron and Rachel
Painter's and gardener's paradise, great hiking, creative space, spiritually uplifting and inspiring ambiance, ultimate retreat, perfectly quiet for meditation/yoga, cook's access to organic vegetable and herb garden. The cottage is green built and hypoallergenic.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
7% North Carolina Tax and $50 cleaning fee are required in addition to rental fee A $200 returnable security deposit placed on credit card upon arrival Deposit of 50% of total stay is required upon making reservation Full payment must be received 2 weeks prior to arrival Credit card payments accepted