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Quaint Mountain Cottage 5 Minutes From Downtown Waynesville

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,457 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom/3 Bath Mountain View Cottage, Expansive Porch, One Level Living

An absolutely charming mountain cottage style home with one of the best views in Haywood County! A single level plan with an open living area highlighted by exposed beams, vaulted ceilings and skylights. A split floor plan with large master suite on one side and 2 guests rooms and 2 bathrooms on the opposite side of the house gives everyone privacy. You will have wonderful long-range views of the Balsams at an elevation of 3000’ yet you are only 1.5 miles from downtown Waynesville with all the quaint shops and outstanding restaurants.

The 27 hole Waynesville Golf course designed by Donald Ross is a mere 4/10 mile from your door to the Pro Shop to sign in for tee times. If a little pampering is your desire, the Balsam Spa is located at the same resort. The Roost is the midpoint between Asheville and the Cherokee Indian Reservation (Harrah’s Casino) so great for day trips with major highways easily accessible. When the snow arrives, hitting the slopes will be another fun activity since it is only 15 miles to Cataloochee Ski Resort or opt for snow tubing in Maggie Valley.

An incredibly well equipped kitchen with new appliances including gas stove, quartz counter tops and an abundance of dishes and cookware will make family mealtime easy. Games, cards, books, and DVDs are available to enjoy during your stay. There are flat screen HD TVs and Blue Ray players in the living room & master bedroom but we doubt you will need them with the covered porch and rockers at sunrise and sunset calling your name.

Please note – pets and smoking are not permitted at The Roost. Thank you for honoring this request and our Grandchild with allergies especially thanks you!

2 night stay option if reserving less than 2 weeks from arrival date. Cleaning is additional for stays of less than 3 nights.

Free - Wifi

More Details

Property Manager
S. Linthicum
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:
April 21, 2018

About S. Linthicum

We live in Fayetteville, NC and hope to retire to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina in a few more years. We began our search for a vacation home near Asheville so we could start to learn more about the area and be close to family that lives in Asheville...especially the latest addition to our wonderful family... our 3rd granddaughter!

S. Linthicum purchased this cottage in 2014

Why S. Linthicum chose Waynesville

Initially, we were looking in the Asheville/Hendersonville area, wanting to be as close to our Asheville family as we could. We spotted THE ROOST on the internet & loved the cottage look and told our real estate agent if she would drive us over we'd buy her lunch since we were certain we would buy in the Asheville area :-) We wanted her to see the style house that really caught our attention. The 30 minute drive over from Asheville was easy, the lovely neighborhood so close to the center of town, and the amazing rock retaining walls leading up to the house were all wonderful. All it took however was for us to step on the porch and look at the view of the Balsam Range of the Smokey Mountains from 3000' to know this house was the perfect home for us- you just know when you get goose bumps it's something special! And we had not even stepped inside the house yet! Once inside, it was all over - we knew this was the one! Not surprising - our guests now say the same thing :-)

What makes this cottage unique

So close to downtown yet with killer views! We are so centrally located to enjoy Western North Carolina outdoor activities, festivals and tons of great restaurants. Waynesville is one of the best kept secrets around!

Guestbook comments from the manager

This lovely couple from St. Petersburg, a retired architect and law professor/attorney have stayed at THE ROOST for 6 weeks for the past 2 summers and have booked their 3rd stay for 2017! We love that an architect notes the interior of our home is well-designed and outfitted :-)

Comments written by our repeat guest from Florida:

This was our second time at The Roost, and we're coming back next year! We cook a lot, and this kitchen is very well kitted. The location is perfect for a walk into town or to play golf at the bottom of the hill. The Owners have made improvements that have enhanced the experience at the Roost.

We have rented many vacation homes and this, by far, is the absolute best one ever! Incredible porch-large enough to live on, with extraordinary views. Well-designed, and outfitted, interior. Everything you could possibly ever need. We can't wait to go back.

Aug 2016
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Waynesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1457 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double Sinks in Private Master Bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Private Bath for Queen Bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Bath in hallway for twin bedroom and guest use
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 is located on one side of the house with a private bath. Bedroom 2 with a private bath and Bedroom 3 with an adjoining bath in the hall are located on the other side of the house. There are linens for the couch in the living room that could be used by 1 person.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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(35 traveler reviews)

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Quaint Mountain Cottage 5 Minutes From Downtown Waynesville
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful cabin with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Home is beautifully and tastefully decorated. Owners take pride in their home and we were extremely pleased in the home’s ambiance. We will definitely be returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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lovely. comfy. cozy. pretty. scenic

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at this cabin for the weekend. The view is breathtaking. The house was super clean, had everything we needed, and decorated nicely. Very close to downtown Waynesville and also minutes from other part of town. No complaints or anything negative. It was the perfect cozy mountain getaway. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

Extremely clean and very nice place. Definitely not a average or rundown place. It's a place that you could absolutely move into and live in as your own.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a lovely Thanksgiving at the Roost and it was fabulous! This 3 bedroom, 3 bath cabin is perched high above Waynesville NC and it's like looking down at sparkling jewels in the evening.....beautiful scenery during the daylight hours, this cabin has everything you might need including a full kitchen. We prepared breakfast there before heading out to explore the surrounding area.......and there is s much to see and do! And shopping! Waynesville has a quaint downtown area that has many locally owned businesses to shop, which I love to do - Who needs a big box store? The pictures are great but are nothing like the real deal, simply wonderful!

The owners bent over backwards to make our stay the most enjoyable that I've ever had...don't know that I will ever book a hotel again, for sure -

We hope to come that way again and will definitely book the Roost again! THANKS so much for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home & Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. It's very comfortable, extremely well equipped, and convenient to downtown Waynesville. The owners have gone above and beyond in supplying information for guests, it has a great front porch with rocking chairs and a swing, and the view is amazing. I highly recommend this mountain home for a long weekend or longer stay. It's a great place.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Susan & Hal for coming with your friends to THE ROOST and for the wonderful review. Hope you will all return soon and hopeful that I will have a chance to meet you in person!
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Absolutely wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at The Roost was a magnificent experience from start to finish. Communication with the owner was quick, easy, and clear. Upon arrival we found the house immaculately clean and saw that they had even welcomed us with the makings for a mug of hot cocoa, tea, and coffee. The home is warm and inviting. The photos provided of the porch and the view are just as advertised - breathtaking. Whether it’s an early morning with a cup of coffee in a rocking chair or a late night star gazing with a blanket on the porch swing, the tranquility of that front porch is worth the rental alone. With downtown Waynesville only minutes away, The Roost is in close proximity to some very nice restaurants, boutique shops, and grocery stores. Do yourself a favor and look no further - stay here.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Michael for the great review. You found all the things we love so much about THE ROOST & Waynesville! We hope others will take your advice and look no further :-) Please do come again soon!
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Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
0.4 Miles
Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 276 N
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Cork & Cleaver at Waynesville Inn
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

The Roost is located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of NC, just minutes from downtown Waynesville and is the midpoint between Asheville and Cherokee. Easily accessible via major highways (I-40/I-26W/US-74W/US-19/US-276) it is a perfect location to take in all that Western North Carolina has to offer from The Biltmore House & Gardens & NC Arboretum in Asheville to Cherokee to rafting the Nantahala or French Broad Rivers.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance $59

Rental rate includes standard cleaning at departure for min. 3 night stay. Stays of < 3 nights can only be confirmed within 2 weeks of arrival & $100 cleaning fee is additional. Tax rate on total rental is 11% (7% state & county tax + 4% county occupancy tax) charged on the total rental fee. $250 damage deposit will be waived if a damage protection policy is returned with signed rental agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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