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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:
September 17, 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.


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Oak Tree Cottage Restored with Mountain Charm
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Clean, quaint cozy home. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quaint Comfortable Cottage

  • 4 of 5

The house was remodeled and offered a comfortable vacation spot. The kitchen was well stocked with glassware, dishes and condiments.

The house sleeps 6, but the living room only offered seating for 5, but we were able to use a chair from the kitchen. I would recommend a larger garbage can in the kitchen, as it was filled after one meal.

There is a train that is close to the property, so it is a bit noisy, if your out on the porch having coffee. Darlene was quick to get back to us with requests.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Debary, FL

Plesant Surprise.

  • 5 of 5

Very easy check in and out. No body around to bug you (but very close if needed)

Very friendly and helpful. Will most likely be back if plans take me to the area. Nice quiet neighborhood and close enough to town.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible property for what you get!!!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this property in Black Mountain North Carolina and will most likely be coming back next year. Great location to everywhere you would want to be. House has been updated and put back together with impecable workmanship. Has incredible charm.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. I appreciate people who can see craftsmanship!
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  • 5 of 5

Great home away from home. Clean and neat. Yard kept beautifully. Darlene was very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Black Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Damage Deposit $200

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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