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Oak Tree Cottage Restored with Mountain Charm

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Three bedroom, two bath cottage with mountain views and a very large deck

This original 1947 home has been meticulously restored and remodeled to provide an experience that is unmatched in this beautiful mountain setting. Combining authenticity with a wealth of modern amenities, you and your guests can enjoy southern mountain charm without straying from upgraded comforts. Original hardwood maple floors have been refinished throughout, and the plaster walls, also original, hold a historic beauty without a single crack. Original glass knobs adorn the doors as you pass from room to room, and the TV cabinet, vanities and headboards were handcrafted by a local artisan to blend perfectly with the vintage appeal of the cottage. Kitchen and bath surfaces are granite for appeal and durability. The expansive deck is a perfect setting for entertaining guests, enjoying the sweeping mountain view, or simply relaxing as the sun makes way in the evening for the stars overhead. Truly an excape for any season, the original, restored mantel frames beauty and warmth with the modern convenience of gas logs.

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.

More Details

Karen Groves
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 2017

About Karen Groves

This is the house where I grew up. It was the only place I lived until I went to college. I now live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but love to spend time here. I have traveled all over the world and seen amazing things but the Blue Ridge Mountains are some of the most beautiful. I am a certified financial planner and live with seven cats.

Karen Groves purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Karen Groves chose Blue Ridge Mountains

My uncle built this house in 1947 with wood that came from the family logging business. The structure of the house is wormy chestnut that is no longer available. My parents bought the house just before I was born. My mother played under the oak tree when she was little. The massive tree is over 100 years old.

What makes this cottage unique

The house next door (#426913) was my grandmother's house. The two houses together provide a great retreat for extended family or friends. The two houses sit on an acre of land with lots of trees, shrubs and wildlife. You will see birds, butterflies, squirrels, rabbits and possibly bears. The home is close to I-40.


Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms 1 and 2 are on the first floor. Bedroom 3 is upstairs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
A full array of picnic supplies is provided including coolers, picnic basket and eating utensils.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Oak Tree Cottage Restored with Mountain Charm
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews
Greensboro, NC

Nice place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Well maintained, with recent updates. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Richmond Hill, GA (near Savannah)

Beautiful cottage that made us feel right at home!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, lab and myself spent Thanksgivjng in The Oak Tree Cottage. From the moment we walked in the front door we felt right at home! The restoration has been beautifully done. The place was very clean and comfortable (2 must haves in my opinion). The weather was beautiful on Thanksgiving Day so we enjoyed wine and cheese on the outdoor deck before we went into Asheville for dinner. We used the gas fire place every night during our visit. I also enjoyed walking my dog on the spacious yard and around the neighborhood. There were numerous restaurants to choose from right in Black Mountain. Our favorite was The Blue Ridge Biscuit Company for breakfast. Karen was very responsive and gracious to all my inquiries and telephone calls. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review!
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  • 5 of 5

The house is convenient to all the local attractions. The property is very clean and well maintained. Also the apartment is stocked will all basic necessities. I strongly recommend this place to anybody visiting Asheville.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your review and would love to have you back.
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Enjoyed our stay! Cute and very quaint home! Felt like I went back in time.

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Found a great little cafe and store less than a mile away called " Roots and Fruits" it's a must to visit and their breakfast was amazing!

Home was Very clean! however I think the couch could use a steaming cleaning it seemed to have a dusty/ musty smell. And found it odd there was food in the frig.Other than that the place was spotless.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I leave stables for guests to use This is listed in the description on the website.
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Awesome place! No real need to leave Black Mountain!

  • 5 of 5

A brewery and shops within walking distance! All of the locals we chatted with were extremely nice and hospitable. Going back in the springtime.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Always a pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this owner's 2 properties multiple times over the past several years. Both homes are well-kept and well-appointed. She is also very responsive via phone and email. Her local caretaker is also available, should the need arise.

We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Black Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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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 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Pet fee is for only one small pet.
Cleaning fee includes three guests. Additional guests are $25 each.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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