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GREAT LOCATION -Lowered Off-Season Rates thru March! Long-term stays are welcome

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


About the property

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

NEWS FLASH! The Red Cottage has been listed by VRBO as one of the top 50 vacation rental cottages in the Black Mountain area! Much gratitude and appreciation 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!

Our town is very pet friendly! If you are traveling with K9 companion(s) the website only records 1 pet. Your rate quote will need to be adjusted if bringing 2 pups. Our Pet Policy will be sent for your review after your initial inquiry has been received.

The Red Cottage is equally located between downtown Black Mountain and the gates of Montreat! Asheville is only 15 miles away with easy access on/off I-40.

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, a full sized memory foam sleeper couch, Lazy Boy recliner, antique rocker, large accent rugs 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!

More Details

Monica-Hisano Galloway
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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-three years later our daughter has completed graduate school at UNC -Chapel Hill 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 Black Mountain

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 biking trails, rock climbing and skiing. Nearby ziplines, paddling, camping, fishing, WNC Nature Center... The list goes on and on! We will have lots of information and brochures available to you when you check-in for your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your cottage was an absolute delight. I've been using Airbnb for almost 10 years now and our stay at your home was among the top experiences I've had. Thank you for the thoughtfulness you put into the amenities - it felt like there wasn't a single detail you missed. And your communication was greatly appreciated. Thank you - we absolutely hope to return in the coming years!"
Nov 2017
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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please note... Pets (regardless of size) or added guests (including children) are not permitted without prior approval.
  • No smoking allowed inside! When smoking outside be mindful of disposing of cigarette butts. Please do not throw them in the yard or in our streets.
  • Understandably, accidents do happen! If it breaks, gets lost or goes home with you, please let us know so that it can quickly be repaired or replaced.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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 , shower , convertible shower head, grab bar, complimentary toiletries
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , convertible shower head; hair dryer; shower chair, if needed
  • Bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers, body soaps, shampoo, hair conditioner, various lotions & potions, candles, first aid kit, flash lights... As a courtesy we have available complimentary toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, nail polish remover, baby diapers...). Both full bathrooms have high commodes with elongate seats and there is a grab bar in bathroom #1. Please note that we can provide a shower seat upon request. Need additional items? There are two drug stores conveniently located within 3 miles of The Red Cottage and a convenient store ~1/4 mile down the road.
  • 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 quilts
    Sleeper couch - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full size; very comfy memory foam mattress with luxury linen
  • Guests sleep comfortably on premium pillow top mattresses, hotel quality sheets, down and synthetic fiber pillows. Beds are adorned with designer 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 the spare room are equipped with wall mounted 40' Samsung HDTV's and have an adjoining full bathroom. All sleeping areas have accent rugs, antique dressers, Tiffany style lamps, bedside tables and ceiling fans.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 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 appreciate you and your guests for visiting with us in our beautiful town of Black Mountain, The Front Porch of WNC and would be delighted to have you stay as our guests at The Red Cottage. Our goals are to exceed your expectations and provide you and your guests with the perfect vacation rental home! In celebration of our 4th outstanding year we offer you and your party a special welcome gift when you arrive. Maybe a bottle of wine or champagne (non-alcoholic if you prefer), sweetbread, chocolates, a local merchant gift card... We love having guests return to us during their stays in Black Mountain! As a token of our deep appreciation we offer a 10% discount off our nightly rate for travelers that re-book with us (discount cannot be applied to our off-season or promotional rates). Thank you for considering The Red Cottage as your vacation home. Safe travels! Monica & John


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average rating of 4.953125 based on 72 reviews

A perfect reunion long weekend

  • 5 of 5

Six of us ladies all 60 years old graduated from high school together. We have started an annual tradition of getting together to catch up on each others' lives. We talk and laugh non stop for 4 days and then return to our individual homes in 4 different states. The Little Red Cottage provided the perfect location for this and John and Monica left nothing to chance. The house is so homey and everything you could ever need is there. This included two bottles of champagne to toast to our friendship!! The front porch was wonderful for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. The ladies were thrilled with the home and that adds so much to our get together to be so comfortable. Thank you Monica and John for providing such a wonderful location for our get-away!!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Beverly for your wonderful review! It was indeed a pleasure to serve as your hosts during the annual reunion with your high school friends. For the 6 of you to stay in such close contact with each other for the past 40+ years is very impressive! We are happy to know that The Red Cottage provided you ladies with all the comforts of home and also that you took such good care of our vacation rental home. You and your lady friends are welcome back at anytime. Don't forget about our 10% nightly rate discount that we offer to all of our returning guests (cannot be combined with our promotional or discounted rates). We look forward to reserving with you again!
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Highly Recommend the Red Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Red Cottage has everything you need, topped off with superb hospitality. Monica and John took care of everything one could ever need in a stay by the way they've set-up, organized and taken care of their home. The Red Cottage very much felt like our own home away from home as soon as we set foot in the door. Their attention to detail and their notebook of details and suggested things to do, visit, and to dine was very helpful. Thanks again for everything and upon our return trip to Montreat we will be looking to the Red Cottage and Monica/John as our first option to stay and relax.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Aaron for your outstanding review! Our goal is to provide our guests with exceptional comfort, convenience and hospitality -at a reasonable rate. We are very happy to know that our mission was accomplished! We enjoyed hosting your group for the College Conference in Montreat and would not hesitate to reserve with you all again and again. Don't forget about the 10% discount that we offer to our returning guests (cannot be combined with our off-season or promotional rates). We look forward to hearing from you soon! Happy New Year 2018!!
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Fantastic home and location

  • 5 of 5

Hostess was attentive, Home is clean, comfortable (great beds), lots of attention to detail. Close proximity to lovely downtown, Interstate 40 & Asheville. Easy entry - no steps. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to host Ellenora and Tina during their 4 night stay at The Red Cottage! Ellenora clearly communicated her needs, promptly responded to emails and took excellent care of the property! We highly recommend these two 5 -Star ladies to any vacation rental host.
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brother 60 b day

  • 5 of 5

loved the house and small town host very welcoming perfect highly recommand

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that The Red Cottage was all that you had hoped for during your brother's 60th birthday celebration. Black Mountain is truly an awesome town and we are happy that you all enjoyed your visit. A special thanks from the housekeeping service for taking such good care of the property! 5 -Star guests in every aspect!!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in Asheville and Black Mountain. My dog loved the yard, and we loved the charm of the place. Glad we came out!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to hosts the newly weds during Carly's birthday celebration, pup included! We recommend this young couple to nay vacation rental hosts. They communicated their needs promptly and took excellent care of our vacation rental home!
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Close to Perfection!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at a lot of different places, most very nice, but this is the best for me. It is hard to put into words, but the house is so comfortable, warm and inviting. Every detail was attended to and well thought out. The owner was very involved in making sure our every need was met and responded promptly. A perfect house for 3 high school friends. I plan to return with my husband--the only hesitation in giving this such a glowing review is I am afraid the Red Cottage will not have the available days when we want to come !

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Debby for such an awesome review! We could not have asked for a more caring and considerate group as yours. It was an absolute pleasure to have you and your high school friends to gather at The Red Cottage to reminisce and enjoy the area together! We are very much looking forward to your return trip with her husband -please book early! We love hosting our vacation rental home and reviews such as yours is the reason that we continue to do our best to remain listed as one of the highest ranked, reasonably price vacation rentals in the area! To other hosts. You are going to be in for a treat when you have Debby as a guest! She communicated promptly through emails and phone calls. She is a very conscientious guest and went above & beyond to insure that our vacation rental was taken care of and well kept during her stay. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
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The Dripolator Coffeehouse
Always available for our guests at The Red Cottage!
Veranda Cafe & Gifts
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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


VRBO/HomeAway began a new policy in 2016 of charging guests a service fee for all confirmed reservations. As your hosts, we have no control over this added expense. We urge you to contact the vacation rental website customer service department if you have questions or concerns.

To defray the cost of the added service fee we have decided not to charge our guests for 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.

Please note that when guests utilize 'Instant Book' or when guests opt-out of the free eCheck option to make payments guests will be responsible for paying the additional 2.9% credit card processing fee that VRBO charges.

$200 security deposit is refundable.

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

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

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

Housekeeping service during your stay is available for an additional cost. Please ask hosts for details.

Pets are accepted with prior approval only. Regardless of size or breed there is a $50/pet fee (2 pet limit) and up to $250/pet fee for long-term rentals.

Please note that added guests (including children) are NOT permitted to stay without prior approval from the owner. Maximum occupancy of 6, non-disclosure of guests or pet violations will result in rent forfeiture and immediate eviction of guests.

To insure that your trip is hassle-free please carefully review to make sure that all of your information is correct (i.e. dates, guests, pets, special needs...).

We love hosting our beautiful vacation rental home and hope that you will take a few moments to read our reviews from previous guests.

Safe travels!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.