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GREAT LOCATION -1 mile stroll to downtown. Highly rated! Sept. rate special!!

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 was listed in August by VRBO as one of the top 50 vacation rental homes in the Black Mountain/Asheville 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!

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, 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
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 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
  • 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
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please... Absolutely no pets or added guests 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 goal is to exceed your expectations! 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. Maybe a bottle of wine or champagne (non-alcoholic if you prefer), sweetbread, chocolates, a local merchant gift card... Come back often and take advantage of the 10% discount that we offer to our returning guests (cannot be combined with off-season or promotional rates). Thank you again for considering The Red Cottage as your vacation home. Safe travels! Monica & John


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GREAT LOCATION -1 mile stroll to downtown. Highly rated! Sept. rate special!!
average rating of 4.948276 based on 65 reviews

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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Wedding Wonders

  • 5 of 5

Needed a place to stay for a mountain, destination wedding. Since I would be traveling with two brothers and a sister-in-law, we wanted to stay together and be comfortable. The answer was found in the Red Cottage. Owners have thought of everything when they set up the cottage. You walk in, unpack and enjoy all the comforts of home. Needless to say, if we are ever back in the area, we will look up our new home away from home. Thank you Monica & John.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: If you are a vacation rental hosts and allow pets you will be absolutely thrilled to have Barbara, her pup and her daughter as our guests! Barbara communicated her needs prior to finalizing her reservation confirmation and took outstanding care of The Red Cottage during her 13 day stay. The property was left in great shape and we would not hesitate to reserve with them again and again!
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Perfect spot! Charming home.

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, beautiful and comfortable!!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debbie and her family were in town to support their son and his friend during the 3rd Annual Asheville Spartan Super/Sprint obstacle course race (coincidence, this was also my 3rd year to enter into the Spartan Races). I was especially happy to be able to spend a few moments with them during their stay to discuss the past and present Spartan races, as well as other fun features and events in our area. Without a doubt we give Debbie and her family a 5-Star rating! We absolutely recommend this dynamic family to any vacation rental host and hope that they will return to us again and again. Especially for the annual Spartan Races and the added bonus of a 10% discount that we offer to our returning guests.
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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 and would not hesitate to reserve with them at anytime that they are in the area! They communicated their needs prior to confirming their reservation and took good care of The Red Cottage during their stay. We are always happy to know that our guests come here to enjoy our amazing hiking trails and beautiful mountains! We hope to have the opportunity to reserve with them again and 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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The Dripolator Coffeehouse
"Always available for our guests at The Red Cottage!"
Veranda Cafe & Gifts
Town of Black Mountain
Louise's Kitchen
Pisgah Brewing Company
Cherry St
Montreat Conference Center
Ten Thousand Villages
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
Lake Susan
Ridgecrest Conference Center
White Horse Black Mountain
Black Mountain
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

Cleaning Fee $75
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Pet Fee $50
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.

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.