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Newly Remodeled Craftsman Cottage in Scenic Black Mountain

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cottage is .9 miles east of the center of Black Mountain.

This charming fully-remodeled cottage will lure you into a peaceful state to make your mountain stay a wonderful memory. Enjoy beautiful hardwood oak floors with furniture and cabinets that were hand-crafted by a local artisan. It has two bedrooms both with queen-sized beds. The master suite has an adjoining huge bathroom with a new washer and dryer. The second bath has a walk-in shower. The unique front porch and long deck along the back of the house will provide outdoor space for relaxing. The spacious kitchen has brand new energy-efficient appliances and is equipped for gourmet cooking including basic supplies. All countertops are high-quality granite.

Finding another area with so much authentic charm and convenience for activities would be very difficult. Resting just outside the hectic pace of the city, your cottage is still only 15 miles away from the Biltmore House in Asheville. The town of Black Mountain (.9 miles west) is full of interesting options for antiquing, gift shopping, and the small-town charm of a local ice cream and chocolate parlor, the old Hardware Store, and outstanding dining throughout the area. Summers offer free musical performances each Thursday evening at Lake Tomahawk sponsored by the town of Black Mountain, where families, children, and pets alike can visit and enjoy the evening. No trip to the Blue Ridge is complete without a picnic on the Parkway and day trips to Mt. Mitchell, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, Linville Falls and Blowing Rock, Lake James, Fontana Dam, Hendersonville, Waynesville, and many others.

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Karen Groves
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
July 17, 2017

About Karen Groves

This house was my grandmother's house that she built in 1952. I grew up in the house next door for all of the first 18 years of my life. So this is a special property for me. Black Mountain was a wonderful place to grow up. I live in Baton Rouge now and love to spend time in the mountains especially in the summer. I am a certified financial planner and live with six cats. I have traveled all over the world and love cooking, gardening and wildlife.

Karen Groves purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Karen Groves chose Blue Ridge Mountains

The house was in very bad shape following my mother's death. The house has been gutted and totally remade and enlarged as the cottage it was destined to be. From my travel experiences I have tried to incorporate things into the house to make guests feel at home with modern conveniences but still give a flavor of western North Carolina hospitality. I know that you will enjoy your stay in this unique home. The house next door (#432810) where I grew up is also available to rent making this property ideal for extended family or friends.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy the large deck that spans the entire back of the house as well as an incredible front porch. Have coffee on the porch in the morning sun and dinner from grill on the deck in evening. Watch the wild young rabbits play in the mornings. See the fireflies at night with their twinkling lights. The large modern kitchen is well-equipped to allow gourmet cooking. The house is located in a nice family neighborhood.


Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The master bedroom has French doors to the deck, a sitting area and its own private bath.
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • limited accessibility
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Newly Remodeled Craftsman Cottage in Scenic Black Mountain
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 42 reviews

Super neat craftsman house in beautiful Black Mountain.

  • 5 of 5

Karen owner and Darlene, grounds/housekeeper are Super to work with on renting and checking in.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazingly clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely wonderful. I would recommend this property with five stars. So close to Black Mountain and Ashville but was still far enough away. We really enjoyed just sitting on the front and back porch watching the light bugs. Don't forget to say hi to Darlene the extremely nice neighbor. Wonderful stay and will do it again!☺

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Having time to sit and enjoy the cool mountain evenings is one of the great benefits of a vacation.
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Very clean and updated.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house. We couldn't fine one negative to say. I wish there would have been more of an unobstructed view, but that's all.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely craftsman cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I throughly enjoyed Karen's home during our short stay to visit our daughter at Montreat College. The house is a wonderful combination of the character of a craftsman cottage and modern updates. The bedrooms were spacious with large closets. The kitchen had everything you need to cook meals or you can drive to Black Mountain in just a few short minutes. The kitchen and bathrooms were updated and the washer and dryer were a great bonus. The cottage is located in a quiet residential neighborhood less than a mile from downtown Black Mountain. Black Mountain is a wonderful mountain town with dining and shopping, and Asheville is about 15 minutes away. For the same price we would have spent on two cheap motel rooms, we were able to relax at this cottage with more space and peacefulness. Darlene, the neighbor, was very kind and helpful to answer any questions we had. Thanks, Karen, for sharing your cottage with my family. We will definitely rent your cottage again when we visit our daughter.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response!
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Great Cottage for Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage made us feel at home. It has been remodeled and it was well done. The kitchen was well equipped. The bedrooms were good size with comfy beds. Each morning we enjoyed the fat Robins and even saw Bluebirds. The trains going by now and then were not a problem for us. We enjoyed hearing them. Since we were going to the Biltmore, shopping in Black Mountain, Montreat, etc., this was a great location. Also, it was immaculate! One of the easiest check-ins and outs I have ever had. Thanks Karen and Darlene!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. There are many things to do in the area. Please come again.
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Warm our Winter

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was enjoyable as always. The house is close to our daughter and family which makes it so convenient. This makes our 3rd visit to Karen's rental house so you can now safely say we are very satisfied customers.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm always glad to have you!
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Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Leaf Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Over 3 Cleaning Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Only one small dog is permitted. Cleaning fee is $25 for each additional guest over three.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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