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The Clearfield Cottage nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

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Last updated: 12/02/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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, 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.' Click on the video and watch the beautiful footage from the Sweet Retreats episode about the Clearfield Cottage. The cottage is nestled in the Smokies 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 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 'Magnolia Trees,” 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 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, camp fire and chiminea area right by your own private creek.

This cottage is a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, soulful retreat, girl’s time together or just a quiet, peaceful place to let go of the challenges of one’s 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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Our cottage is definitely children friendly. We have three children and two grandchildren (both under three) who have stayed there. A reminder though, the cottage has an abundance of fine art and only you, the parents, know if a situation like that would be appropriate for your child....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Convertible bed(s)

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    very comfortable futon bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable Queen Sized Bed, Double Beds (1) Convertible Futon Couch into Comfortable Double Bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    italian marble with murals throughout...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Spectacular views, fabulous hiking, 1/2 hour from Asheville's world class dining, entertainment and the Biltmore Estate, fine art interiors, marble and granite mosaic floors, green built and original oil paintings by Rachel Clearfield....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Asheville is fabulous! Great restaurants, clubs, entertainment and more! It's now called the "Paris of the South."...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Gorgeous mountain views from the lower and upper levels of the cottage of a variety of many different mountains including Mt. Mitchell the highest peak in the Eastern continental United States....moreless

  • Rural:

    Beautiful rural location 1/2 hour from Asheville in rolling, European looking mountains and valleys....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 27, 2016
3 night min stay
$155
New Years
Dec 29 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
Valentines weekend
Feb 11 - Feb 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
Easter weekend
Apr 14 - Apr 17, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
Labor Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$155
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$150
$915 $2,950
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

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


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Location

40 Miles
Nearest Airport
AVL (Asheville)
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Turkey Creek Cafe
200 Miles
Nearest Beach
Charleston, SC

Car: Necessary

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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Leicester, NC, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/02/2016

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Photos

  • The Clearfield Cottage nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

    The Clearfield Cottage nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

  • Enjoy a cup of coffee on your patio with steps down to a private campfire area.

    Enjoy a cup of coffee on your patio with steps down to a private campfire area.

  • The view of Mt. Mitchell and the surrounding mountains from the cottage windows.

    The view of Mt. Mitchell and the surrounding mountains from the cottage windows.

  • Sit and swing peacefully in the gazebo by the stream in the soft sunlit garden.

    Sit and swing peacefully in the gazebo by the stream in the soft sunlit garden.

  • Dining area with a mosaic floor called "Stepping Stones through a Flower Garden.

    Dining area with a mosaic floor called "Stepping Stones through a Flower Garden.

  • A dining area fit for royalty. Look carefully and you might see a unicorn too!

    A dining area fit for royalty. Look carefully and you might see a unicorn too!

  • Lovely, comfortable window seats, yours to occupy as you seize the day!

    Lovely, comfortable window seats, yours to occupy as you seize the day!

  • Bedroom elegance! Painted clouds on the ceiling drift above you as you sleep.

    Bedroom elegance! Painted clouds on the ceiling drift above you as you sleep.

  • A bathroom so beautiful you won't want to leave! European, marble mosaic shower.

    A bathroom so beautiful you won't want to leave! European, marble mosaic shower.

  • What a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine while watching nature's TV!

    What a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine while watching nature's TV!

  • The sunrise from your bedroom window. What a reminder of the gift of a new day!

    The sunrise from your bedroom window. What a reminder of the gift of a new day!

  • And people say Western skies are the best. Please! The Appalachians have it all!

    And people say Western skies are the best. Please! The Appalachians have it all!

  • Spend some special time in your own private chalet in the mountains!

    Spend some special time in your own private chalet in the mountains!

  • The view below the cottage. Could it get any more beautiful?

    The view below the cottage. Could it get any more beautiful?

  • A pastural vision below the cottage for you to wander and fully appreciate.

    A pastural vision below the cottage for you to wander and fully appreciate.

  • Lower level of cottage with kitchen, dinning area and additional sleeping area.

    Lower level of cottage with kitchen, dinning area and additional sleeping area.

  • Beautiful kitchen with glorious granite countertops and faux marble cabinets.

    Beautiful kitchen with glorious granite countertops and faux marble cabinets.

  • Just bring food!! Hand crafted walking sticks are yours for the hiking trails.

    Just bring food!! Hand crafted walking sticks are yours for the hiking trails.

  • Your bedroom, a vision of comfort and beauty adorned with originals by Rachel.

    Your bedroom, a vision of comfort and beauty adorned with originals by Rachel.

  • Handmade wood armoire with entertainment center including Wi-Fi and Satellite TV

    Handmade wood armoire with entertainment center including Wi-Fi and Satellite TV

  • Bathroom with a view, exquisitely painted by acclaimed artist Rachel Clearfield.

    Bathroom with a view, exquisitely painted by acclaimed artist Rachel Clearfield.

  • Your friendly neighbors, Hakima and Princess the Arabian mare and Shetland pony.

    Your friendly neighbors, Hakima and Princess the Arabian mare and Shetland pony.

  • The magical morning mist rolling it's way towards you!!

    The magical morning mist rolling it's way towards you!!

  • The Clearfield Cottage is spectacular any time of the year!

    The Clearfield Cottage is spectacular any time of the year!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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