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Cozy Flat Rock Cottage on Pond, 2 Miles to Everything!...Read Our 5 Star Reviews

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Gardener's Cottage in Historic Flat Rock


Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)


Note on RATES:
2 night/ $150/night
Each add'l night at $125./night

2 night /min at $160/night
(applies to Fall Foliage, Sept.22 through Nov.30)
Each add'l night at $125/night

NO extra charge for holidays,
standard rate applies
but 3 night minimum may apply

Our Guests say it better than we can!

'Gardener's Cottage' is located in Historic Flat Rock on the Beckon Ridge Estate. Overlooking a picture perfect pond, you will feel the stress drain from your soul as you listen to the sound of water running downstream and watch the fish swim casually about. How can this special place be so close to town?

Inside you will find the 1 BR & 1 bath cottage comfortable and cozy. Downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area overlooking the pond & living room with 32 inch flat screen TV. The furniture is comfortable and practical.

Up the spiral stair (or the exterior steps) is the lovely bedroom with queen sized bed and bathroom with stall shower and laundry area. The cottage has central air and heat and is bright and airy.

Sit outside the bedroom on the small covered balcony to enjoy your morning coffee, evening cocktail or to read a book. It is a lovely private space overlooking the pond, dam and grounds.

While walking along the stream & around the pond (you may stay on the paved drive if you prefer), remember to stop for a bit to sit on a bench or one of the landscape walls and notice how nature surrounds you. The wonderful wildlife and foliage is not to be missed.

If you come by motorcycle, you probably know that this whole area is a Bikers Bonanza with great rides in all directions! Cruise Little River Rd, to Crab Creek to Dupont Forest or to Pisgah Forest and the ultimate...the Blue Ridge Parkway. (For your convenience, covered bike parking is gladly provided at the main house.)

All that Historic Flat Rock has to offer, the shops at Little Rainbow Row, Carl Sandburgs Connemara Farm, the goats, the Playhouse are all less than 2 miles away...and Hendersonville's historic Main Street is only 3 miles away, with many excellent restaurants, shops, and exhibits...and Saluda, The Green River Gorge with kayaking, tubing, waterfalls fishing and - ZIP LINES OVER THE TREES- all within a half hours drive. Breweries and Wineries abound!

You know, when the Gardener ran off with the Maid, we were concerned... But The Maids Quarters have been rented, and the Gardeners Cottage is ready for your arrival; so give us a call. OUR CALENDAR IS KEPT UP TO DATE - BOOK NOW!

*The owners live in the main house. They enjoy their privacy and they will respect yours.

(Be sure to click on 'My Insider Guide' and OTHER ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES' section for additional information…)
Balsam Range is the lead bluegrass act for the first Apple Country Cider Jam, a hard cider festival expected to draw several hundred tasters to downtown Hendersonville on Saturday, April 22.
The festival, from 1 to 6 p.m., will be a ticketed event with cider tasting, bluegrass and food trucks

.FOR 2017: AGAIN, we are proud to partner with our neighbors, the renowned Flat Rock Playhouse to offer our Stay and Play Special . When making your reservation, mention the Stay & Play Special to guarantee best seating available. The Mainstage Flat Rock Playhouse is just a mile or so from The Cottage!
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Gardener's Cottage is very close to the pond! Enough said....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    A small, well managed dog will be considered...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • The small fire pit in the woods is a great spot... or the Chiminea on the patio...Don't forget the marshmallows! Gardener's Cottage is equipped with smoke and CO2 detectors and a fire extinguisher. Your hosts will be happy to provide any additional info needed to make your vacation unforgettable! Just ask. It is our goal to EXCEED your vacation expectation....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV Clock radio with ipod charger/player...moreless

  • Television:

    32 inch flat screen in LR...moreless


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Lakefront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountaineering
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C and Heat...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    For Bikers,you may park your Scooter (next to ours) at the main house garage if it looks like rain...moreless

  • Fireplace:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All needed bedding is provided...moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Reception is generally good at Gardeners Cottage...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer upstairs, detergent tabs provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    pots, pans, glassware, all necessary utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stove, Refrig, coffee maker, toaster,microwave,blender are all provided...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony:

    Small Covered Bedroom Balcony - ideal spot for an evening cocktail...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small patio - great place to read the paper with morning coffee. Chiminea ....moreless



Write a review 5
from 55 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Foliage
Sep 22 - Nov 30, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
  • Cleaning fee $55 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11.75%


INSTANT QUOTE NOT accurate. Rate DROPS to $125. after minimum stay.

No extra charge for holidays but 3 night min. may apply.

(We will add $55. cleaning fee and 11.75% tax)

$100 security to be returned promptly post inspection.

Cancellation/Refund policy available upon request.


Small Pet Fee:$30. (length of stay)

Extra Person Fee (over 2): $30.(per night)

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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    "Flat Rock's very own. Excellent quality performances and "stay and play" packages available..."

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    "3 miles from Gardener's Cottage Downtown HVL is WHY we moved here...the best authentic Main ..."

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    "This historic village known as "Little Charleston in the Mountains" has been the place to be..."

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    "Great wine shop. Just a mile and a half from Gardener's Cottage at Beckon Ridge."

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    "Prize winning wood smoked BBQ. Nice place, good selection of beer on tap. Popular place."

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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
South Rock Grill, Hannah Flanagans, others
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Crooked Creek Golf Course
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 25, 26
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Flat Rock Wood Room,wood fired Pizza BBQ Beer Wine

Car: Necessary

Gardeners Cottage is only 2 miles to The Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, the Flat Rock Playhouse, The Cinema, restaurants, golf, and Main Street Hendersonville with all its shops and nightlife.

Within a couple of miles you can patronize any number of good eating and drinking establishments, some with live entertainment on weekend nights. And you are only a few minutes from the supermarket or the food co-op for organic foods.

In addition to hiking trails and the House Tour, the Sandburg site, (aka Connemara Farm) is steeped in Civil War history. And be sure to see their nationally recognized goat herd. Of course the Dupont Forest, is just a short drive and The Green River Gorge with tube rentals and easy access for fishing and kayaking is just 30 minutes south. Zipline over the forest - AMAZING!

There is just so much to see and do around here in any season. The only problem is that once you find the hammock, you may not want to get up and go anywhere!

Private, but not isolated, Gardeners Cottage is right smack dab where you want to be!

****STAY AND PLAY! ****

Book for a 3 night stay, and add 2 tix to see a show at the Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage, just down the road, for an additional $40. (regular price $65.) Best available seats guaranteed!




Go to for show while good seats are available!

Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage is located 1.5 miles from Gardener's Cottage at Beckon Ridge, we are proud supporters of the FRP.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We are formerly from the Catskill Mountains and Long Island in NY. When the kids moved on, we did too! We are semi retired and from the mountains, so WNC was an easy transition. We are just loving it here and hope you will too. We manage our property without pesticides. We raise Honeybees and Free ranging, organically fed Chickens and have been planting fruit trees all around our 8+ acres. We have stepped it up by taking over the management of the Flat Rock Farmers Market for the FR Merchants Association. We hope you visit it while you are here at the Gardener's Cottage at Beckon Ridge. Memberships include: The Henderson County Beekeepers and The Hendersonville Hens as well as the Chamber and the Merchants Association.

Why the Owner Chose Hendersonville, NC, USA:
We fell in love with this home and with Flat Rock. We are pleased to offer Gardener's Cottage for your vacation stay.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The grounds, the pond, the stream, distance to town, watching the water over the dam. You too will love Gardener's Cottage.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Send email

Links to more information:



  • Gardener's Cottage in Historic Flat Rock

    Gardener's Cottage in Historic Flat Rock

  • Gardeners Cottage on the Pond

    Gardeners Cottage on the Pond

  • Picture perfect!

    Picture perfect!

  • There's plenty of time for shopping

    There's plenty of time for shopping

  • Set a while...

    Set a while...

  • Looking out the door to the upstairs balcony...

    Looking out the door to the upstairs balcony...

  • Living Room from Kitchen; dining area overlooking the pond...

    Living Room from Kitchen; dining area overlooking the pond...

  • 'aerial view'

    'aerial view'

  • Upstairs...


  • Laundry and closet...

    Laundry and closet...

  • The Cottage is located in a lovely neighborhood...PRIVATE---NOT ISOLATED!

    The Cottage is located in a lovely neighborhood...PRIVATE---NOT ISOLATED!

  • Foot bridge to the hammock and firepit

    Foot bridge to the hammock and firepit

  • Overlook the pond from above or below...

    Overlook the pond from above or below...

  • A great spot to read a book

    A great spot to read a book

  • Postcard Perfect...

    Postcard Perfect...

  • Gardener's Cottage - Historic Flat Rock

    Gardener's Cottage - Historic Flat Rock

  • Kitchen, including dishwasher...

    Kitchen, including dishwasher...

  • Gardener's Cottage downstairs

    Gardener's Cottage downstairs

  • Bathroom, upstairs with stall shower

    Bathroom, upstairs with stall shower

  • Sleeping with the fishes...

    Sleeping with the fishes...

  • Patio for 2

    Patio for 2

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 20, 2017

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