Peaceful Riverfront Retreat Near Asheville Dining, Nightlife and Activities(63 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Riverfront cottage with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, den sleeps additional 2
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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Member since: 2013
- 1400 sq. ft.
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wood Stove:
- Coffee Maker:
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- Deck / Patio:
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- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $75
- Tax Rate 6.75%
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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This retreat is located 20 minutes from Asheville 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. Downtown Asheville area restaurants are 20 minutes, Biltmore Estate is 30 minutes away.
Also, charming towns of Mars Hill and Weaverville have wonderful shops and restaurants and only 10 and 15 minutes away.
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.
Why the Owner Chose Mars Hill, NC, USA:
I have always wanted to live on a river and this part of the river is exceptionally beautiful with a rock gorge across the river. It is quiet, private and peaceful...yet only 20 minutes from all Asheville has to offer and 10 minutes from some wonderful restaurants in Mars Hill and 15 minutes from the charming town of Weaverville. We have hosted many family vacations here as well as women's retreats.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
This land is quiet and peaceful and the sound of the river provides a scenic and harmonic background yet it is only 20 minutes from all Asheville has to offer. Great restaurants and shopping are only 10 minutes away in Mars Hill and 12 minutes from the charming town of Weaverville. Families with children will enjoy playing in the river, walking wooded paths and playing board games together on the window seat overlooking the river. Nearby is white water rafting, hiking and horse back riding. Biltmore Estate is 30 minutes away.
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Three decks overlook the Ivy River with panoramic windows off living areas
Looking down to lower deck from upper dining deck
Looking across two decks from dining area
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
Front of house at dusk during the summer
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
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
Front of house early spring with guest
New double sleep sofa in den with DVD player; wall of windows overlooks river
Large lower deck over the river with seating for 6 including hammock, upper
Outside dining area on top deck seats six
Middle deck with handmade Adirondack chairs and picnic table
Steps from middle deck to camp fire area--steps lead to river below
Outside back door with complete privacy across the river
Spring in bloom; river to the left
Luxury linens, attached bathroom with tub and separate toilet room, sink area
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
Living room seating; couch with cozy down fill, rocker, recliner (not shown)
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
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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