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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

New Renovation; 2BR + spare bedroom; 2 full bath; 3 HDTV's; Comfortably Sleeps 6

The Red Cottage 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 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.

For your outdoor relaxation a new Weber gas grill, marble-top table with 2 chairs and picnic table that seats 8. The spacious front porch has 4 Cracker Barrel rockers, a 5" glider, a child-sized rocking chair and a drop leaf table.

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

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Monica-Hisano Galloway
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

PERFECT LOCATION! -Best price of the year! Off Season rates thru April 1, 2017!
average rating of 4.93617 based on 54 reviews
Chesapeake, VA

Wonderful Stay

  • 4 of 5

We have rented vacation homes all over this country for the last 20 years, from Bar Harbor Maine to Lake Arrowhead CA and from the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, and we have never stayed in a home where the owner put so much thought into making the stay better for the renter. We marveled at all of the little things that were provided in case the renter needed it. What's more, we got to take our twos small dogs along--our first vacation with our pets. It was a pleasure to not have to hire a house sitter. The dogs seemed to enjoy our stay as much as we did. Having a fenced yard was very helpful. The home provides easy access to Black Mountain and the surrounding areas. It should be noted that it is located on one of Black Mountain's busier streets.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental had everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The house was spotless. Had everything you would need. This is the best stocked rental we have ever booked. Great neighborhood, street was a little busy but it was no problem. We had our coffee on the front porch every morning. First time in Black Mountain and really enjoyed the small town and local restaurants.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes us very happy to know that The Red Cottage continues to meet the standards that our guests have come to expect from us. Convenient location, premium comfort, hotel quality linens, fully stocked kitchen and bathrooms... We offer all of the features that you are accustomed to having on hand in your own home! The spacious yard and relaxing front porch are the favorites that our guests most rave about! Staying at The Red Cottage and visiting Black Mountain is an amazing vacation experience for guests of all ages! We highly recommend Valarie and her guests to any vacation rental host! They took excellent care of the property and we have absolutely no complaints, what-so-ever! 5-Stars for Valerie and her guests! Come back often and take advantage of the 10% discount that we offer to our returning guests. Happy travels!!
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Harrisburg, PA

Charming cottage with exceptional amenities in a great location

  • 5 of 5

The Red Cottage is the best equipped vacation home we have ever stayed in. Just about every imaginable item that we conceivably could have needed was already there. We appreciated the wine, cake and fresh coffee beans that we found on our arrival. Monica and John really strive to make their guests feel at home during their stay. The beds were comfortable; the kitchen appliances were top notch; there were several working TVs, including a large one in the living room; all of the rooms had excellent lighting; and the bathrooms were spotless and roomy. An added bonus was the Southern-style front porch with rocking chairs that was an enticing place to relax and open a book on a warm afternoon.

The location couldn't be better: less than five minutes to the shops and restaurants in Black Mountain and a couple of minutes more to get on the interstate that took us to Asheville in about 15 minutes. This is a perfect spot, no matter what one would like to do: see the sights in the city, hike in the surrounding mountains, or just "veg out" in a quaint town. We especially loved our day driving a 50-mile section of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway to see the fall colors and going up to the summit of Mount Mitchell. We also loved our meals, both in Black Mountain and foodie-oriented Asheville, where we could select from a staggering number of fine restaurants representing just about every cuisine.

We had originally planned our trip to the Red Cottage for April, but had to cancel it at the last moment when one of us fell and was injured. Monica worked with us to make it possible for us to come later in the year. She was concerned for our well being and stayed in communication with us before, during and even after our stay. We want to thank her and feel lucky to have chosen this cottage from the many that are available. We enjoyed every minute of our time in western North Carolina and, if we return to the area, would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so happy that Jeff and Lyn were finally able to take their week long vacation with us, especially after one of them was seriously injured in April. The day before they were to check-in they had to cancel! Their statement that, "The Red Cottage is the best equipped vacation home we have ever stayed in" reaffirms to us that we are doing everything that we promise to our guests -to exceed your expectations and remain one of the top, affordable vacation rentals in the area!! Thank you Jeff and Lyn for your fabulous review of The Red Cottage AND the amazing sight-seeing treks, hiking, shops and of course, the outstanding restaurants that our area has to offer!! We cannot say enough about our interactions with Jeff and Lyn. They were very personable and easy to talk to. We were able to work out their cancellation without much difficulty and re-schedule at a later date that better suited their needs. Jeff and Lyn get a 5-Star rating and we would welcome them back at anytime with open arms!! The property was well taken care of and as guests, they went above and beyond what was expected of them! We highly recommend this couple to any vacation rental host!
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Delightful cottage, great location, charming town...

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Red Cottage for July, August, and September to escape the hot weather in FL where we live. The cottage was equipped with everything that one would ever want or need. The comfortable beds, bedding, and bath linens were in excellent condition. The open living area and kitchen worked well. One could view the large TV from any area. The computer was a nice touch as well as the sound system. The kitchen was unbelievable! Every small appliance available: microwave, coffee pot, coffee grinder, toaster oven, toaster, crock pot, great pots and pans, blender, electric hot water for tea, etc....and I loved the gas range and oven. The gas grill was great. Our most favorite part of the house was the rocking chairs on the front porch. We would rock every day! Being older and retired there were some days when we did not even venture out.

The location was excellent - walk to town and Lake Tomahawk. My husband walked around town for 3-4 miles everyday. I browsed the delighful shops. We lunched out at great restaurants at least twice a week. Easy drive to Asheville for our Trader Joe, Fresh Market and great restaurants "fix". Wonderful places to visit for day trips when we had company.

Monica was a delightful hostess and most attentive. We could call her day or night and she would answer immediately if we had any questions. Thanks, Monika for making our 2016 summer vacation so enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We cannot say enough about how thrilled we were to have Debbie and Gordon spend the summer with us! Since they first initiated their reservation in Oct. 2015 they stayed in close contact, communicated their needs clearly and were an absolute delight to host! In the 3 months that Debbie and Gordon stayed with us we had nothing but positive interactions with them! We knew from the very start that they were responsible guests and The Red Cottage would be in good hands!! The housekeepers where amazed at how clean the property was after they checked-out! If it were possible, we would give Debbie and Gordon a 6-Star rating! Needless to say, we highly recommend this Florida couple to any vacation rental host! You will not be disappointed!!
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Location is great!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I take an annual trip to Black Mountain to just relax and enjoy the laid back vibe of the town. This was our first year to take our infant son and to stay at the Red Cottage. We had a wonderful time! We were close to town so that we were able to spend time strolling and eating and then could head back to the house within just a few minutes for our son to take a nap. The location is wonderful! The house was very clean and had everything that we needed. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the Black Mountain or Asheville area.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a treat for us to host this young family during Mandy's birthday celebration and also their new baby son's first trip to Black Mountain! We were very happy that there were fun times for all and that everyone was able to get some rest & relaxation in-between their visits to town! We highly recommend Mandy and her family to any vacation rental host! They were very friendly and The Red Cottage was in great shape at check-out! We hope to see them again next year, the year after and many years to come!
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see below

  • 5 of 5

I have already written a review. last week.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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: recommended

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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Off Season Discount
Jan 4 2017 - Apr 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Lake Eden Arts Festival (ARTS)
May 10 2017 - May 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF)
Oct 18 2017 - Oct 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
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

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
short term -cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%


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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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
  • 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
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • 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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