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GREAT LOCATION! Promo & off-season rates! Long-term stays are always 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 100 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 high speed internet and excellent cellphone coverage.

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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 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 our goal is to 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), Sourwood Festival as well as vahave 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 & 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: 8
  • Max. adults: 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 8
  • 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 ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • 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 to 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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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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Friendly cute town, great location, loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Love the Red Cottage! We loved sitting on the front porch every evening. It's in a great location to I40 which we took every day to a new town. Very easy access to everything. Loved Black Mountain, a lot of shops, we would definitely come back

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cathy, Karen, and your 2 fur-baby Shi-tzu's, Cookie and Cricket for being wonderful guests and also for providing us with a great review! It warms our hearts to know that you all had such a good time. The good new is The Red Cottage and our sweet town of Black Mountain are fabulous throughout the year! Stunning fall colors, mild winters and we cannot say enough about the beauty of springtime in the mountains! Come back at anytime, ya'll are always welcome!!
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The Red Cottage is Great

  • 5 of 5

Great accommodations, great location, great hosts add up to a great stay in The Red Cottage.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5-Star review. We were absolutely thrilled to serve as your hosts while you and your wife searched for the ideal house and neighborhood to relocate to. WNC is an amazing place to spend your retirement years and we are sure that you will find the perfect home. We appreciate you for taking such good care of The Red Cottage and would welcome ya'll back at anytime! Happy house hunting!!
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Wonderful hosts

  • 3 of 5

John and Monica were most responsive hosts and helpful for all of our needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The experience that Charlene and Paul had during their stay was compromised by circumstances beyond our immediate control. For this we are truly sorry and we appreciate their patience and understanding while we worked to correct the issues. If given the opportunity we would gladly have them back. They are a great couple and we highly recommend them to any vacation rental host!
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Red Cottage-The place you want to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great location, nice place, very comfortable. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hosting our guests and it was a pleasure to have Harley and his family (pup included) during their week long stay. All are absolutely welcome back at anytime! Come back often and take advantage of the 10% discount that we offer to our returning guests. In honor of Independence Day we would also like to extend our gratitude to this military family for their service in the armed forces! Thank you!!
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage very clean and spacious. We loved the big front porch with rockers. Black Mountain has a lot of shops and restaurants.This is a favorite place for usđź’•

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jerry and June for being such great guests and also for including The Red Cottage as a 'favorite' vacation rental home! What an honor!! It was a pleasure to serve as your hosts while you and your friends vacationed in Black Mountain. We were exceptionally glad that the rain stopped so that you all were able to shop, explore and enjoy our sweet town! Come back as often as you wish and take advantage of the 10% discount off our regular nightly rates. See ya soon!
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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 1 mile you arrive at the gates of Montreat -small towns that offer a host of big city attractions!

Checkout the Google Map link for the location, neighborhood and semi updated front view of The Red Cottage.

Unfortunately, the side view of our beautiful vacation rental home was taken prior to our ownership in 2013! Please know that the side/back view is very outdated and a total embarrassment to us!! What you see is NOT what you get ;-)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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


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.

$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 your reservation request to make sure that all of your information is correct (i.e. dates, traveling pets, number of guests, 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.

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