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Riverfront Solace for Personal or Family Retreats

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Three decks overlook the Ivy River with panoramic windows off living areas

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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Riverfront cottage with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, den sleeps additinal 2

This riverfront cottage on 2 plus acres opened in October 2014 and overlooks the Ivy River for exploring, fishing or just relaxing on one of three decks to enjoy the inspirational beauty. The cottage features continuous windows along the living room, dining room, window seat and den that bring nature and the river indoors. Beautifully and comfortably furnished, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings in living room and both bedrooms, den that doubles as 3rd bedroom has shed ceiling and floor to ceiling windows on the river. Peaceful, rural setting ideal for couples and families who want spectacular scenery and river right out your door. Three decks lead you down to the river and a side yard has fire ring area, comfortable seating and steps that lead you down to the river. This cottage has been inspired by and is in loving harmony with the extraordinary beauty of its surroundings. We are located 20 minutes north of Asheville & 10 minutes north of Weaverville five minutes from Mars Hill with easy access off the highway.


We invite you to read our five star reviews and hope they will provide information that will help you make an informed decision. The reviews were written by guests that included families, couples and even a women's retreat. We are proud to have earned these reviews by lovingly preparing the cottage for each guest...with an eye for detail, cleanliness and aesthetics.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is ideal for one couple or 2-3 couples or family with children. All decks are safe with railings and lights that illuminate steps. Lots of fun activities for children including tubing (when river is high enough), stone collecting, fishing and swimming. Walking trail up hill and through woods is about 3/4 mile long. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Attached bathroom, cathedral ceiling, large windows on river...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 double

    Vaulted ceiling, new firm mattress, luxury linens...moreless

  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Brand new sleep sofa in den with wall of windows on river...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are on the second floor and have high ceilings, luxury linens with down comforters and pillows; master bedroom has attached bathroom with shower/tub, toilet room and separate room with sink, huge windows overlooking the river that lets river sounds in. Second bedroom has large windows and high ceiling with brand new firm mattress. Third bedroom is a den on the first floor (off the living area) with futon couch that makes into a double bed--wall of windows overlooks the river. Other pillows available that are not down. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    First floor with window overlooking river, washer & dryer...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath 2nd floor, separate tub, toilet and sink areas...moreless

  • Both bathrooms have luxury towels; first floor bathroom has window that looks onto the river, upstairs master bath has two octagonal windows--one looks over river to wooded gorge ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    Built into flat screen TV and plays DVDs and streams videos using your I Pad, etc. ...moreless

  • Games:

    Fun old fashioned board games and cards ...moreless

  • Stereo:

    IPod or MP3 device friendly with supplied cable; built in CD player and radio; remote included ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Toy drawer for children with games, books crayons and coloring books, small table and bench for child to draw at...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Small owner's library with some children's DVDs ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    spectacular riverfront setting with privacy and lower deck hanging over the river. Gate off second deck leads to steps down to the river. ...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Lowest deck hangs over the river. Spectacular view and private riverfront setting. Gate off second deck leads to steps down to the river....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining room is the center of the living area with handmade pine table that seats 6 and French doors to decks that overlook the river...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window units do a good job cooling entire cottage...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Located on first floor in bathroom...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central propane heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    New luxury linens; feather pillows and feather comforters...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Living room has cathedral ceiling with balcony overhead and window seat with windows that overlook the decks and river, wood stove keeps the cottage toasty warm...moreless

  • Parking:

    Outdoor parking right in front of cottage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plush towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Located on first floor in bathroom...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    Wonderful, easy to start wood stove can heat entire cottage...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    New coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All dishes and utensils are provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Open kitchen with all amenities including coffee maker, tea pot, coffee and teas, condiments, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Gas Stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Three decks overlook the Ivy River...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$265
$1,600 $4,800

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Notes:

Check in: 4:00 p.m.

Check out: 10:00 a.m.

A full refund will made if notified 60 days from reservation; a 50% refund will be made within 30 days of reservation and no refund after 30 days from reservation date. We do not permit smoking or burning candles. Plenty of battery operated candles are in the Cottage. The river is spectacular; if going in the river you must use river shoes due to slippery and sharp objects below the surface. Always use caution when going in the river, which is at your own risk.

The Ivy River Retreat is available monthly at a reduced rate from November through April. Please inquire for more details.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Last updated: 12/01/2016
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Location

35 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Wolf Laurel, Mars Hil
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-26
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mars Hill
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Laurel, Mars Hill

Car: Necessary

This retreat is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains with beautiful hikes, white water rafting, snow skiing, fishing, birding and the Blue Ridge Parkway just 30 minutes away. The Biltmore Estate is 30 minutes away.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We moved to the mountains of Madison County in Mars Hill 30 years ago and was drawn to this land and river in 1993. The cottage is on the land where we live, we call it One Heart. Inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds it, we added many unique features to this cottage such as window seat in the living room, pine paneled den with wall of windows on the river and cathedral ceilings in the bedrooms. Our intention was to create a space of comfort, beauty and solace. It's our hope that those who come here will experience the same rejuvenating effect that renews our heart and Spirit daily.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This land is quiet and peaceful and the sound of the river provides a scenic and harmonic background. It is a natural healing environment and provides an ideal setting for people who appreciate natural beauty or a setting to inspire creativity. This cottage attracts artists and writers and couples and families who want an exceptional setting to enjoy one another, relax and get away from it all.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Three decks overlook the Ivy River with panoramic windows off living areas

    Three decks overlook the Ivy River with panoramic windows off living areas

  • Lower deck over the river; seating for six and hammock for two

    Lower deck over the river; seating for six and hammock for two

  • Looking across two decks from dining area

    Looking across two decks from dining area

  • Same middle deck with Gate to camp fire area and steps down to river

    Same middle deck with Gate to camp fire area and steps down to river

  • Steps take you down to this river bank; lower deck downstream over the river

    Steps take you down to this river bank; lower deck downstream over the river

  • Front of house at dusk during the summer

    Front of house at dusk during the summer

  • Spring in bloom; river to the left

    Spring in bloom; river to the left

  • Luxury linens, attached bathroom with tub and separate toilet room, sink area

    Luxury linens, attached bathroom with tub and separate toilet room, sink area

  • Guest room has luxury linens, down bedding, vaulted ceiling, light and airy

    Guest room has luxury linens, down bedding, vaulted ceiling, light and airy

  • Window seat next to wood stove overlooks the river--perfect for reading, napping

    Window seat next to wood stove overlooks the river--perfect for reading, napping

  • Living room seating;  couch with cozy down fill, rocker, recliner (not shown)

    Living room seating; couch with cozy down fill, rocker, recliner (not shown)

  • New double sleep sofa in den with DVD player; wall of windows overlooks river

    New double sleep sofa in den with DVD player; wall of windows overlooks river

  • Looking down to lower deck from upper dining deck

    Looking down to lower deck from upper dining deck

  • Outside dining area on top deck seats six

    Outside dining area on top deck seats six

  • Middle deck with handmade Adirondack chairs and picnic table

    Middle deck with handmade Adirondack chairs and picnic table

  • Steps from middle deck to camp fire area--steps lead to river below

    Steps from middle deck to camp fire area--steps lead to river below

  • Outside back door with complete privacy across the river

    Outside back door with complete privacy across the river

  • Front of house early spring with guest

    Front of house early spring with guest

  • Master bedroom, cathedral ceiling, windows on river let the river sounds in

    Master bedroom, cathedral ceiling, windows on river let the river sounds in

  • Master bath with shower/tub, room with toilet back right, sink area front right

    Master bath with shower/tub, room with toilet back right, sink area front right

  • Living area with balcony and two bedrooms above and window seat off Living room

    Living area with balcony and two bedrooms above and window seat off Living room

  • Wall of windows overlook river & French doors lead to 3 decks; cozy wood stove

    Wall of windows overlook river & French doors lead to 3 decks; cozy wood stove

  • Dining room seats 6, den through doors to right and bathroom & kitchen to left.

    Dining room seats 6, den through doors to right and bathroom & kitchen to left.

  • Open kitchen with dishwasher looking toward dining area & doors to decks beyond

    Open kitchen with dishwasher looking toward dining area & doors to decks beyond

VRBO #487494

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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