About the property
- Cottage1300 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 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.
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Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The Red Cottage is cute and comfortable
This is a wonderful place for a getaway. Downtown Black Mountain is charming, lots of great shops and restaurants. Only about 15 minutes to Asheville and all it has to offer. The towels and sheets were of good quality, the beds were super comfy and the owner, Monica, was a pleasure to deal with.
Fresh local coffee is provided as well as a grinder, well stocked kitchen and a lovely front porch with rocking chairs. This is not a fancy place, but homey and welcoming!
Thank you for your review of The Red Cottage and for being such conscientious guests! We are so glad that you and your friend had a great time during your girls weekend getaway! There is always so much to see and fun things to do in Black Mountain and Asheville. Our goal is not be be fancy, but our hope is to give each and everyone of our guests the utmost in personal service and all the comforts of home. It was a pleasure to serve as your hosts. And likewise, the front porch is everyone's favorite spot to sit back, relax and reflect!
Perfect in every way
Perfect location, home, and owner! I planned this trip to visit Asheville and I fell in love with Black Mountain. This house is extremely cozy and has everything that you could possibly need. Monica is awesome - her recommendations allowed me to experience some really amazing restaurants and areas I would have overlooked. I cannot recommend it highly enough!!
Thanks Kathleen for posting such a great review of your stay! There are so many amazing restaurants, shops, entertainment events and sight-seeing areas to choose from and we are very happy to share our favorite hotspots with our guests.
It was so nice to be able to spend some time with you and your Mom during your mother/daughter vacation trek and we are glad that you chose Black Mountain as one of your destinations! There are literally hundreds of lovely vacation rentals in the area and we feel very fortunate that The Red Cottage stood out among them.
Thank you for being such wonderful guests! Welcome back at anytime!
Wonderful stay at The Red Cottage
Much thanks to the owner of this fabulous property! My family just experienced the most relaxing and enjoyable vacation at The Red Cottage. Everything about this mountain retreat was welcoming, and it felt like our home away from home. The four of us felt comfortable and welcome as soon as we turned the key and opened the door to our new digs. The home was absolutely pristine and equipped with everything we could possibly need. Flowers, wine and chocolates awaited us. Very beautiful and artfully decorated --upgraded bathrooms-- rich tiling and other furnishings, comfy beds, soft sheets, fluffy pillows, lots of closet space and shelves.
The owner was also very gracious and accommodating with any special requests we had. We all slept well in this quiet, peaceful setting and we love the morning songbirds. There were several shops and places to eat within walking distance. It was a memorable week and everyone fully enjoyed the comforts offered at this Black Mountain rental…we will definitely stay here again.
Highly Recommend the Red Cottage
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.
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!!
Fantastic home and location
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.
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.
A perfect reunion long weekend
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!!
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
WE ARE STRIVING TO KEEP OUR RATES LOW AND TERMS HASSEL-FREE! 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. Guests are responsible to pay the required 7.25% NC State, 2.75% county and 4% occupancy taxes. 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!!