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Enjoy Panoramic Mountain Views, located between Hendersonville and Brevard

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms / 2.5 Bath,1500 porches. Private with mountain view.

Mountain Ridge Cottage is a comfortable, updated home nestled among trees on a knoll near Pisgah National Forest. Cozy and quaint with a light and airy feel describes this home as it provides a mountain view from almost every room. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and can easily accommodate 6-7 people yet can be intimate enough for one or two couples. An open floor plan facilitates the gathering of family and friends. The master bedroom offers a kingsize tempurpedic mattress and opens to the back deck. The downstairs bedroom and bath is an added bonus of privacy from the upstairs bedrooms and living area. Outdoor living space includes a front porch complete with rocking chairs and a large deck that expands the length of the house. The location provides an opportunity to experience quiet, country living or an adventurous day of exploring the outstanding natural resources and outdoor recreation. Surrounded by native trees with a majestic mountain view makes this private but not secluded home a desirable vacation spot.

There are many attractions in the mountains of western North Carolina and some are a short day trip away. Attractions close by include: downtown Hendersonville (11 miles), downtown Brevard (14 miles), Dupont State Forest, (12 miles), Chimney Rock, Biltmore House, Lake Lure, Pisgah National Forest, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Brevard Music Center, Flatrock Playhouse, and downtown Asheville (25 miles). Transylvania County is known as 'the land of waterfalls' and each offers a unique experience. Within a few miles are excellent golf courses including Cummings Cove and Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort which is rated by Golf Digest. Mountain Ridge Cottage has a stunning long-range mountain view including Mt. Pisgah, Blue Ridge Mountains, Pisgah National Forest and the French Broad River Valley. Henderson and Transylvania counties boast a multitude of festivals, music venues and farmers markets which are ingrained in the mountain culture.

Mountain Ridge Cottage sits on 5 acres of wooded privacy at approximately 2900 ft. altitude. You can enjoy the secure feeling afforded by this small subdivision of nice homes and great neighbors. Sit on the front porch in the morning and enjoy the sounds of a new day dawning or sit on the back deck in the evening and view the night stars. It is a choice place for a week-end getaway with family or friends or even for a long term stay.

If you need a place to renew, restore, and reconnect with the things you value, Mountain Ridge Cottage can be your opportunity to re-create.

Due to stairs and high decks, Mountain Ridge Cottage may not be suitable for very young children or disabled.

More Details

Judson and Hilda Rives
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Judson and Hilda Rives

We are a retired couple with a long work history in law enforcement, education and health care. We have enjoyed vacations in the mountains of western North Carolina for many years and often thought it would be a great place to retire. After 2 years of looking for just the right place that we both could be satisfied with, our Realtor helped us discover Mountain Ridge Cottage on Turkey Creek. Now we enjoy an active life in Louisiana and can also retreat to a slower pace and cooler place in the mountains.It has been a real reprieve for us. The glory of the Lord abounds in these mountains and is time well spent. We hope to share our mountain home with others who desire to slow down and reconnect with what is important.

Judson and Hilda Rives purchased this house in 2013

Why Judson and Hilda Rives chose Smoky Mountains

Hendersonville and Brevard are both small towns that offer a quality of life we find appealing. The people are friendly and there is a wide variety of places to explore and experience. Our desire was to own a mountain retreat we could enjoy with our children and grandchildren. We felt at home from the moment we drove up to the property on Turkey Creek Drive. The stunning mountain view from the deck was the real draw. The Turkey Creek Drive community is a safe place that offers an opportunity for both of us to enjoy and pursue our interest. Our home is private yet not secluded as we can be at the grocery store in 5 minutes or the Asheville Airport in 20 minutes.

What makes this house unique

Mountain Ridge Cottage offers an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the quiet , simple peace of country living yet with all the amenities of home. It is our intent to offer families and friends a place to gather and enjoy each other at an affordable price so that they may return. We hope that each person who stays at Mountain Ridge Cottage feels renewed and re-energized when they leave. The Cottage offers a cheerful, warm, feeling from the moment you drive up. The cottage has been updated with new appliances, beautiful hardwood and porcelain flooring throughout, Sony flat screen TV, and access to a complete laundry room downstairs. The kitchen is fully equipped for short or long term stays. Cooking in or eating out will be your preference. The beds are comfortable and the king size bed has a Tempurpedic mattress....oh so restful. The cottage is in a safe area and is apart from traffic and noise. The house and grounds are clean and well-kept as a cleaning service is used after each guest departs. Outdoor living space is available facing the east in the morning and the west in the afternoon. It is the best mountain view you will find in a vacation rental this affordable. The cottage is conveniently located to those things that attract the most sight-seeing and outdoor adventure offered in western North Carolina. A short drive will take you to shopping, dining, music festivals, theater, fine arts, local crafts, national and state parks, abundant waterfalls, scenic drives and so much more open for your exploration. The drive up, off of Hwy 64 West is winding and beautiful so take it slow. Turkey Creek Drive is a short, gravel, winding, one way road. The challenging drive is worth the effort to experience the beautiful mountain view. You can't look down and out unless you make the trip up! Well worth it.


Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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 Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 2 full bathrooms with shower/tub combo. Extra half bath upstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , downstairs and has full bath
  • Two bedrooms upstairs. One with king size Tempurpedic mattress and adjoining bathroom. 2nd bedroom has queen size bed. Accessible half bath. Downstairs bedroom has queen size bed and adjoining full bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
5 acres of forested privacy. Private but not secluded. Amazing panoramic, layered view of Blue Ridge mountains and Mt. Pisgah. Perfect location for retreating or variety of activities. Cottage is cozy and updated. Upscale, safe neighborhood. Access via gravel road. No land line but cell phones work nicely.


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Enjoy Panoramic Mountain Views, located between Hendersonville and Brevard
average rating of 4.9387755 based on 49 reviews

Relaxing, beautiful, very clean, comprehensive supplies, broadcollection of games, books, entertainm

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. The photos on the site do not do the place justice! It was extremely clean and comfortable. They had so many extras provided. We took advantage of the many games, movies, roku, etc. They even had a fire pit and an abundance of sticks and wood laying around for the fire. There were even a few trails right from the house. It was on a lightly traveled road so we took the kids for walks and I went running in the morning. They had a living room in the lower level as well which was so nice. It would have been perfect to come with grandparents or another small family and they could have their own space. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are grateful you chose Mountain Ridge Cottage and could appreciate the surroundings. You are welcome to return!
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A wonderful home on top of a mountain!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time at this wonderful mountain home. It is warm and inviting. It has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable vacation with spectacular views of the mountains in the distance. I highly recommend this home and the owners are a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular views, very nice home, comfortable accommodations!!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of five took day trips on our motorcycles from Mountain View Cottage. No regrets, the scenery was beautiful, twisted mountain roads were a joy to ride, and the accommodations were nothing short of excellent. Our group made five trips up and down the one lane gravel to this home without incident, however the last half mile up the mountain could be a challenge for the inexperienced rider.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So thankful your group took on the challenge without incident. A sense of adventure is something to be admired.
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A wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great stay. The house is well stocked with everything we needed and the view is outstanding. When I enquired about the home Hilda was very accommodating regarding concerns I have with chemical sensitivity issues. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We were honored that you chose mountain ridge cottage and could appreciate the View of the mountains. Coming from Canada, you are surrounded by the beauty of creation every day. You are welcomed to return anytime!
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Beautiful home with gorgeous views! Perfect for two families!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect spot for us to spend a week in the NC mountains. The house is furnished with everything you need and then some! We spent most days out and then came back to relax and cook dinner. One night we barbecued and sat around the fire pit, then one night we stayed inside and played board games. There's so much to do in the area but also the home is so awesome we didn't want to stay gone too long! With two beds upstairs and a bed and a futon downstairs, this was perfect for two families and large enough for everyone to have their own space.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for spending quality time at Mountain Ridge Cottage. We are happy you enjoyed your time together and hope you do find the time to return.
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Renew your Spirit

  • 5 of 5

I have visited this property several times and it continues to draw me back. Home has everything you need and then some. The view is most spectacular upon waking for a new morning and for settling in to watch the awesome sunsets. The sounds of the birds chirping and the roosters crowing let you know your in a peaceful place. Spending time on the back porch looking down into the valley below and at the breathtaking mountains in the distance, gives you the feel of being on top of the world. Never far to have to travel to get to restaurants, grocery stores and shopping. Friendliest people you meet every where you go. Nothing better than to sightsee all day and return to Mountain Ridge to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax in a rocking chair and enjoy a great glass of wine. Spectacular place for a romantic weekend or a great time to spend a week with family. Once you visit, you'll never want to leave. Great place to sit in the peace and quiet and take it all in!!!! I guarantee that it will become a yearly vacation destination for all who visit. 👍�🏼�😊�Owners are o

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Marja, you described our vacation home better than I could. You did not miss a single detail including the birds chirping. I do hope you will be able to return to have your spirit renewed once again. Hilda
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cummings Cove and Etowah Valley Golf Resort
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Highway 64 W
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Blue Ridge Pizza Company
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Mountain Ridge Cottage is part of the Turkey Creek 'subdivision'. It sits on 5 acres on a knoll near Pisgah National Forest. The property is heavily wooded and the house is nestled among towering trees yet with a clear view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.The area is private but not secluded. Turkey Creek is located between Hendersonville and Brevard and is only 24 miles to downtown Asheville. The Cottage is part of the Turkey Creek 'subdivision' where all the home owners enjoy their sense of privacy and peace. Downtown Hendersonville is the official home of the North Carolina Apple Festival and was named the #1 place to retire by USA today. Historic Hendersonville has a vibrant mainstreet with unique shopping, music, heritage street dances, and a farmers market. One of the unique features is a 72-piece orchestra and the Flat Rock Playhouse (live theater). Brevard is 14 miles west and is also a unique small town offering Brevard College and the Brevard Music Center which presents a full range of concerts and operas with renouned artists June through August. The area is the perfect place for the outdoor enthusiast with opportunities for exploring, hiking, biking,camping and learning. There are over 200 waterfalls in the area and you can hike to most of them. Triple Falls of Dupont State Forest is a must see and is an easy hike. For those with a more metropolitan interest, downtown Asheville is an easy 25 mile drive away. There is so much to see and do in the area:the famous Biltmore Estate, Carl Sandburg Home, the NC Arboretum, Blue Ridge Parkway and Folk Art Center, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Cradle of Forestry, Sliding Rock, Craft Heritage Trails of WNC, Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Recreational Forest, Jump Off Rock Park and the Historic Johnson Farm....just to name a few. You will want to visit more than once. So much to do but if you prefer to slow down or just need a time of retreat from a busy life, Mountain Ridge Cottage is the perfect place to just 'sit a spell' and enjoy the blessings of the moment. Mountain Ridge Cottage sits at 2950 feet above sea level and can be a cool respite from the summer heat. You actually have an opportunity to enjoy all four seasons and the beauty that is offered.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night
Damage Deposit $100

This property does not accept pets. This policy protects our guest who may have pet allergies. No smoking on the premises. The house can comfortably accommodate 6 people. We will accept 7 but there is an extra charge of $20.00 per day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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