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GREAT LOCATION -Highly rated! Low weekday rates!! 1mile stroll to downtown!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Newly Renovated; 2BR + 1 spare; 2 full baths; 3 HDTV's; great porch; big yard

NEWS BREAK! VRBO has listed The Red Cottage as one of the top 50 vacation rental homes in the Black Mountain/Asheville area! Much gratitude to all of our guests for making our dream become a reality!

As your hosts, we do our best to anticipate your needs and our goal is to exceed your expectations! We have a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furnishings, tasteful decor, competitive rates and lots of added amenities. All that our guests need to bring is clothing, food and high expectations of having a good time!

The Red Cottage is equally located between downtown Black Mountain and the gates of Montreat! Asheville is only 15 minutes away!!

Our vacation home has been meticulously renovated with refinished heartpine floors throughout and tastefully decorated with works from local artists.

The large kitchen has all new Whirlpool stainless steel appliances and is fully equipped for all your cooking and dining needs. Mahogany dropleaf dining table and service setting for 8.

Sleeps 6 comfortably. Two bedrooms with queen size mattresses; a spare room daybed & pull out trundle with premium mattresses. All beds come with patchwork sewn quilts, comforters, blankets and hotel quality sheets (extra linen for our long term guests). Bedrooms and spare room have accent rugs, antique dressers, Tiffany style lamps, ceiling fans and bedside tables.

Two full bathrooms with toiletries and premium linens; washer, dryer and ironing board on the premises.

Master bedroom and spare room are equipped with wall mounted 40' Samsung HDTV's. The living room has a 50' Samsung HDTV with soundbar a small DVD library, extra deep Sherrill sofa, Lazy Boy recliner, large accent rug and coffee table.

Also available for our guests a Dell desktop computer, wireless internet and ethernet cable for your laptop.

Central heat and air with all new duct work, updated plumbing, thermal pane windows and a newly eco-friendly insulated attic.

For your outdoor relaxation a Weber gas grill, marble-top table with 2 chairs and picnic table that seats 8.

Our guests tell us that their favorite feature is the spacious front porch with ceiling fan. Features 4 adult and 1 child sized Cracker Barrel rockers; an Amish made 5' glider bench and a drop leaf table. Enjoy your favorite beverage and pastime!

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Monica-Hisano Galloway
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Monica-Hisano Galloway

Before moving to Black Mountain we spent many vacations and long weekends sightseeing, rock climbing, hiking and camping (a nudge for all you climbers, hikers and bikers). We loved the area so much that we decided to move from Augusta, Ga. to Black Mountain when our daughter started kindergarten.

Twenty years later our daughter is attending the MSW graduate program at WNC and we are still in awe with the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the seasonal climate, entertainment, special events and countless sightseeing attractions.

Monica-Hisano Galloway purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Monica-Hisano Galloway chose Blue Ridge Mountains

After months of searching for the perfect vacation rental property in Black Mountain we came across this beautiful 1920 red cedar siding cottage (hence, The Red Cottage). Its large front porch is set back from an old weeping-willow and a spectacular hickory nut shade tree. It was love at first sight!

The Red Cottage is a sweet vacation rental home and we feel certain that it will exceed your needs and expectations!

What makes this cottage unique

The Red Cottage is located equally between the towns of Black Mountain and Montreat. Less than 1 mile in either direction you will find many attractions that are normally featured in larger cities.

Downtown Black Mountain has outstanding gift shops, restaurants, taverns, a Farmers Market, sweets, coffee shops and much, much more. Within a short distance you will find the Black Mountain Golf Course and mini golf for kids of all ages. Lake Tomahawk has an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, croquet court, free concerts and a facility that can be rented for private events. Seasonal festivals, such as The Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) and Sourwood Festival have been vacation attractions for many years.

Montreat College is an independent, Christian based 4-year liberal arts school. The Montreat Conference Center hosts religious conferences throughout the year. Montreat also has a gift shop, great hiking trails, creeks and preserved woodland areas.

There are churches of various denominations just a short walk from The Red Cottage.

Visit during the fall and take your car, motorcycle or bicycle along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The spectacular views, waterfalls and brilliant colors of the falls leaves are sights that you wouldn't want to miss out on!

If you choose to venture out for the big city -historical Asheville is just 16 miles west on I-40!

Asheville also offers many attractions -The Arboretum, Biltmore House, Thomas Wolfe Center, Civic Center, River Arts District, museum, playhouses, shopping malls... The 'Drum Circle' and 'Friday-After-5' are annual family events in downtown Asheville during the late spring and summer months. Specialty shops and breweries are plentiful.

For outdoor adventures we have countless hiking and bike trails, rock climbing, and skiing. Nearby ziplines, paddling, camping, fishing, WNC Nature Center, hot air balloon rides...the list goes on! Check out

Information and brochures are available when you check-in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a great time at the Red Cottage. It was nice to see our for kids (11 through 17) spread out at the end of the day in such a comfortable space. The home was well-equipped, clean, and beautiful.

Beautiful space and we all especially loved the comfortable beds and blankets. The kids had a great time watching movies together at the end of the day. Excellent as is."

-copied from The Red Cottage guest ledger
Jan 2017
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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please... Absolutely no pets or added guests without prior approval.
  • No smoking inside the property! When smoking outside mindful of disposing of cigarette butts. Please do not throw them in the yard or in our streets.
  • Understandably, accidents happen! If it breaks, gets lost or goes home with you, please let us know so that we can have it repaired or replaced ASAP.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sets of linens for guests; hair dryer; comp. toiletries
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2 sets of linen for guests; hair dryer; comp. toiletries
  • Bathrooms have 100% cotton linens of various solid colors so that you won't get your towel confused with another guest linens. Hair dryers, body soaps, shampoo, conditioner and lotions are provided. As a courtesy we have available complimentary toiletries. If you need additional items there are two drug stores conveniently located within 3 miles and a convenient store ~1/4 mile from The Red Cottage.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Beautyrest posterpedic queen pillowtop & patchwork quilt
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , New Beautyrest posterpedic queen pillowtop & patchwork quilt
    Spare Room - 2 twin/ single , Daybed w/trundle; premium twin mattresses & patchwork quilt
    Crash pad - Sherrill deep seated sofa for an extra guest. Very comfy!
  • Bedroom 1 and spare room have an adjoining full bathroom; bedroom 2 does not have an adjoining bathroom. Guests sleep comfortably on new premium mattresses with hotel quality sheets and pillows. Beds come with patchwork sewn quilts, comforters, blankets (extra linen for our long term guests). A full bathroom is located between the Master bedroom and main entrance. Bedroom 1 and spare room are equipped with wall mounted 40' Samsung HDTV's. All sleeping areas have accent rugs, antique dressers, Tiffany style lamps, ceiling fans and bedside tables.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
We are delighted to have you stay as our guests at The Red Cottage. In celebration of our 3rd year as vacation rental hosts we are happy to offer you and your party a special welcome gift when you arrive. The gifts will vary and be from local merchants -a bottle of wine or champagne (non-alcoholic if you prefer), flowers, chocolates, a gift card... We appreciate you and your guests for visiting with us in Black Mountain, The Front Porch of WNC. We hope that you enjoy your stay. Come back often and take advantage of the 10% discount that we offer to our returning guests. Please note that this offer cannot be combined with off-season or promotional rates. Thank you for considering The Red Cottage as your vacation home. Best regards! Monica & John


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Black Mountain

  • 5 of 5

My wife, our small dog and I stayed in the Red Cottage for the month of March. From the moment we walked in, we felt comfortable and "at home". The layout was perfect for us. Everything was labeled and easy to find. The kitchen was well stocked and there was a bottle of wine and chocolates on the table. The backyard is large and plenty of space to walk our dog. We used the outside Weber grill several times. Walking to the center of town is easy with sidewalks all the way. Black Mountain has much to offer with great restaurants, walking trails, Lake Tomahawk and antiquing. It was a great time of year to fly fish on the Davidson River in Brevard and Catawba River in Marion.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were absolutely thrilled to have Mark, Barbara and their sweet pup stay at The Red Cottage during the month of March! We do not always get the opportunity to meet our guests and we were very happy to get the opportunity to meet the Callahan's. It was fabulous to hear about all the fun that they had during their stay -did we mention fly fishing ;-) This sweet couple was very personable, communicated their needs prior to confirming their reservation and the property was spotless when they checked out! As vacation rental hosts we do our very best to provide our guests with all of the comforts of home. Receiving a 5-Star review from long-term guests is particularly rewarding for us. This indicates to us that as a temporary 'home' your needs were met and our goal was accomplished! We highly recommend the Callahan's to any vacation rental host and would gladly reserve with them again and again during their future visits to the Black Mountain/Asheville area!
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a wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the RED COTTAGE. It is a lovely house with all the necessities needed to make it a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect spot! Charming home.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, beautiful and comfortable!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space. Well stocked. Close to downtown. Everything was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We highly recommend Janet and her guests to any vacation rental host! They communicated their needs prior to confirming their reservation and took good care of The Red Cottage during their stay. We hope to have the opportunity to reserve with them again during any upcoming trips to the Black Mountain/Asheville area!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect home to relax in and watch the world go by. The front porch rocking chairs was our favorite place when not in town exploring the shops. There is nothing that this house lacks- Monica has thought of everything to make this home comfortable. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to host Peggy and her family during their weeklong stay at The Red Cottage. We do not always have the opportunity to greet our guests and it was a delight to be able to meet Peggy and her husband! Both were very personable and easy to talk to. This 5-Star couple communicated their needs prior to confirming their reservation and took excellent care of our vacation rental home! We look forward to the possibility of reserving with them again during their next trip to the Black Mountain/Asheville area!
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Wonderful cottage in Black Mountain!

  • 5 of 5

Our family genuinely loved the Red Cottage. We stayed for several days in June. The location is perfect - close to downtown Black Mountain and close to Asheville. The cottage is immaculate and very comfortable, with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Our hosts were very helpful, they really did think of everything! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very appreciative for the wonderful review and even more so that your and your family took such good care of the property during your stay! We highly recommend this group to any vacation rental host and would not hesitate to reserve with Roxanne and her family again and again!
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Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
White Horse Tavern Black Mountain
Nearest Golf
1.1 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Black Mountain Bistro
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

The Red Cottage is nestled on Montreat Rd, the main road that links Black Mountain to the town of Montreat. Turn right on Montreat Road and in less than 1 mile you will reach downtown Black Mountain 'The Front Porch of WNC' or turn left and in one mile you arrive at the gates of Montreat -small towns that offer a host of big city attractions!


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Off-Season Rates
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $200


Please note that VRBO/HomeAway began a new policy in 2016 of charging guests a service fee for all confirmed reservations. Our guests have complained to us about the new service fee charges that VRBO/HomeAway has initiated. Rest assured that we are listening and we are not happy with the added fee! As hosts, we have no control over the expense that have been imposed on our guests. We urge you to contact the vacation rental website if you have questions or concerns.

To defray the cost of the added service fee we do not charge our guests the newly enforced Occupancy Tax! Our guests will only be charged for 7% NC State and local tax. Please note that guests are NOT required to pay any taxes for reservations >90 days.

Cleaning fees -Short-term reservations $75; Long-term reservations $125 for 30-89 nights; $175 for 90+ days.

Please note that there is an added credit card processing fee of 2.9% when guests opt out of the free eCheck option when paying for reservations.

A monthly housecleaning service is provided free of charge for long-term reservations for 30+ nights.

Housekeeping service is available at cost to guests. Please ask hosts for details.

Guests will be charged $25 for bank reversals and NSF returns.

Pets are accepted with prior approval only, please! $50/pet (2 pet limit) and up to $250/pet for 30+ days.

Refundable deposit is $200.

Property Damage Protection Policy will be required for greater than 30+ nights.

Guests will be offered a choice by the website to purchase additional insurance for cancellation protection for emergencies. This is strictly voluntary.

Come back often to take advantage of a 10% discount for our returning guests. This offer cannot be applied to our off-season or special rates.

Thank you for considering The Red Cottage as your vacation home.
Happy travels!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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