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.