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Enjoy Asheville just minutes away then come back to relax in the **Zen Garden**

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bed 2 Bath Farm House with Au Natural Zen Garden. Onsite Massage Available.

At our farm cottage, once home to Penley Produce, you feel like time can stand still. This Great Depression Era farm house has been re-purposed to bring together lush green pastures, wide angle mountain views, and peaceful good living. The Penley family has owned this small farm and surrounding homes for many generations.

We are close to everything Asheville has to offer—Biltmore House, hiking, biking, shopping, tubing, running, the arts....the list is endless. Eclectic and funky West Asheville is just down the road offering a great collection of eateries, galleries and shops. Downtown Asheville is just minutes beyond that with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants, galleries and arts events, all infused with that unique Asheville laid back vibe. Just around the corner is the River Arts District where you can spend a day exploring one of the most active and accessible communities of working artists in the Southeast. If you get tired gallery hopping, you will find many great options for food and drink to rest a spell and rub shoulders with friendly locals who will be happy to tell you about the best local breweries.

GranLloyd’s House has been recently re-designed with eclectic country feel and Zen meditation in mind. Just renovated from top to bottom, GranLloyd’s House includes a huge kitchen with new appliances, granite countertops, and plenty of room for group dining.

The living room opens out to a rocking chair front deck that is perfect for your morning coffee and good book. The back deck is surrounded by a privacy fence with a grill and beautiful view of the pasture and Mt. Pisgah. A more complete description can be found below under Spa Retreat. The Master suite (Patsy/Sandra/Phyllis’ Room) comes with a queen size bed and a shower bathroom. The second Bedroom (Grannie Penley’s Room) a refurbished bathroom with old timey tub/shower, tile floors, and granite vanity. The third bedroom (Veronica’s Room) doubles as Massage Room with a Murphy Bed. Finally, there is a single bed sleep closet (Uncle Michael’s) room but it has no heat or air. The struggle was real.

Massage/yoga room (Veronica’s Room) has a professional massage table/towel heater/stone heater to be utilized by 'call-in' licensed therapist. Massage is available with advanced reservations in Yoga Room or outside in the private and peaceful Zen Garden.

Onsite Activities (*requires reservations)

Zen Garden Massage*

Zen Garden Private Yoga Class*

Hot Tub & Fire Pit

Mountain Biking & Jogging (.6 mile loop)

More Details

Property Manager
Michael Patton
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Michael Patton

Penley Produce is currently owned by Tony & Kathy Brown who is the grandson of Mr. Lloyd Adam Penley. However, the original farm was purchased at the turn of the century by the Penley's and divided amongst the family members. Lloyd & Laura Penley built the farm house in 1923. Over the years, Tony & Kathy have reassembled the almost 15 acres of original land and 8+ homes. Ultimately, the property will be turned to conservation land and be available for large weddings/events for over 250 guests.

Tony Brown, who was lived in the farm house for his first 3 years, is author of two little known books 'A Happy Guide to a Short Life' which is a response to Ms. Anna Quindlen's mulit-million selling 'A Short Guide to a Happy Life.' (2007) Mr. Brown also wrote a children's book entitled, 'Farmer Lloyd & Grannie's Big Farm in the Mountains' (1998).

Micheal Patton, Tony's Brother, is the Property Manager/Primary Contact for Penley Produce Spa Retreat & Gallery. He also grew up on the Penley Farm picking cukes, corn, beans, peppers, and squash. He is the Owner/President of Mountaineer Construction and is available to address any repairs or issues that might arise during your stay.

Phyllis Patton, Tony and Mike's Mom and the daughter of Lloyd & Laura Penley, is a professional real estate agent with Beverly Hanks & Associates. As a child, she grew up on the farm and was catch milking a cow by her future husband (Bud Patton) who had come calling. The rest is history ... as they say.

Michael Patton purchased this cottage in 1923

Why Michael Patton chose Candler

Penley Produce was an active farm from the early 1900's until 2010 when Mr. Lloyd Penley died at 102 years of age. Mr. Penley and his brother ER raised chickens, fruits, and vegetables through the Great Depression and retiring from the Enka Plant in 1973. During the 1960s-70s, the Penley Clan grew to over 50 family members who all lived within FIVE (5) miles of the family farm. The entire family attended Francis Asbury United Methodist Church and attended school in Buncombe County. More recently in 2000s, through the leadership of the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina, Fields of Hope at Penley Produce grew and distributed several tons of potato to Mana Food Bank.

Over the years, family and friends have celebrated weddings, holidays, and birthdays at 'GranLloyd & Grannie Laura's'. Most notably, Grannie Laura's 90th birthday was an all day gala with hot air ballons, blue grass band, carnival tent, BBQ, horse rides, square dancing/clogging, bike/motorcycle riding, volleyball games, frisbee toss, 90 red roses and wonderfully decorated picnic tables, and local fruits/vegetables. It is from this context of family, history, and community service that Penley Produce Spa Retreat & Gallery was born.

What makes this cottage unique

Penley Produce is the perfect for visitors looking for open space, au natural privacy, yet still within 15 minutes of Downtown Asheville. Whether you are a mountain biker wanting immediate access to WNC's finest trails, or a craft beer enthusiast who might enjoy BOTH a frosty mug at a farm-setting sunset and another round at one of Asheville's many micro-breweries/bars/resturants. Some folks will come on the Penley farm and never leave while others will use it as a point of departure for a full weekend of outdoor activities ... which might just include shopping!

Amenities

Candler Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Grannie Penley's Room - 1 queen , Excellent view of Mt. Pisgah from bed!
    GranLloyd & Grannie's Room - 1 queen , wheelchair accessible
    Aunt Veronica's Room (yoga/massage) - 1 murphy bed , This is the yoga/massage room with a queen-sized murphy bed
  • The farm house has 4 beds (3 queens, 1 queen air mattress). However, for an outdoor reunion there is plenty of room for RV/tent camping without any hookup services. Church youth groups, boy scouts, and star gazers have enjoyed sleeping out in the pasture. Please contact Micheal Patton to discuss this possibility of accommodating a larger group.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Enjoy Asheville just minutes away then come back to relax in the **Zen Garden**
average rating of 4.9102564 based on 78 reviews
5

The perfect place for our fall family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This charming little cottage was the perfect place for our family’s home base during our fall trip to Asheville...which we already want to be an annual occurrence! The house is cute with all of the comforts of home plus a fantastic setting. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Cute, clean, and completely perfect for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Can’t express how nice it was to have such a clean environment and cozy atmosphere for a weekend that meant so much to us. The attention to detail really showed! (All the way to providing laundry detergent!) Michael greeted us and was extremely helpful when our own hiking plans got derailed by Mother Nature - he gave us the best option (hiking up own our Mountain View in the distance) it was just the right amount of distance and time where it fit seemlessly into the rest of our plans! He always responded right away and made us feel like we could reach him for anything, but we didn’t need to once we arrived because he had everything ready! We all raved about how perfect this cottage was and how big it felt even with so many of us! The grocery store was nearby. The view was AMAZING. The hot tub was incredible under the stars! We utilized the massage room for a surprise and the ambiance made it feel private & relaxing! Outdoors in the zen garden was extremely peaceful. Really can’t say anything bad about this place! It was EXACTLY what we all needed to enjoy our stay! Thank you so much Michael for providing such a wonderful location & hope you rocked your race! We’ll be back! All the best - Last Bash In Ash Crew

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Great cozy get away !

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for a letting us rent your lovely house . Getting in the hot tub during this cold weekend was incredible . Was only a short uber to downtown Asheville for yummy food and tunes!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Fall Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved this charming old, yet updated farmhouse cottage! It was in the perfect location for the things we wanted to do, which mostly was to enjoy fall in the mountains. The cottage was very comfortable to come back to after a day of exploring. The kitchen was huge, and we enjoyed some meals there. We enjoyed watching football in the living room (and got way more channels on the TV than we were expecting). The beds were so comfortable that we slept better than we normally do at home (maybe the mountain air had something to do with that as well). And the hot tub got a lot of use!

We loved sitting in the rocking chairs on the back deck enjoying the view of the mountains. We were pleasantly surprised when that view included Hot Air Balloons on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Michael was very easy to work with, answering all our questions. We were able to meet him, and we were very fascinated to hear the history of his family and the farm house. Also wanted to say that the information he included on the Home Away app was very thorough and helpful.

We would definitely stay here again, and highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Wonderful Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

My guests and I loved staying at this adorable cottage. Plenty of space, very clean, and you cannot beat the mountain view. The owner was so accommodating, easy to contact and a great host. No hassle to get to and from downtown Asheville, so that was great as well. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to experience some beautiful scenery and relaxing atmospheres. I would stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & close to town

  • 5 of 5

Cute property that was perfect for a bachelorette trip. Really enjoyed staying here.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (KAVL)
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Holiday Inn, Applebees, Fatz, etc.
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Grande Plaza Hotel Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
US 40I-
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
J&S Cafeteria
Nearest Ski
32 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Powhatan
Car: recommended

We are close to everything Asheville/Western North Carolina has to offer—Biltmore House, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, snow boarding, golf, tennis, shopping, tubing, running, the arts....the list is endless. Eclectic and funky West Asheville is just down the road offering a great collection of eateries, galleries and shops. Downtown Asheville is just minutes beyond that with a dazzling array of shops, restaurants, galleries and arts events, all infused with that unique Asheville laid back vibe. Just around the corner is the River Arts District where you can spend a day exploring one of the most active and accessible communities of working artists in the Southeast. If you get tired gallery hopping, you will find many great options for food and drink to rest a spell and rub shoulders with friendly locals who will be happy to tell you about the best local breweries.

Once you have worn yourself out with all there is to do in and around Asheville, you come back to a comfortable family farm. The living room opens out to a rocking chair front deck that is perfect for your morning coffee and good book. The au natural back deck area is surrounded by a privacy fence with a grill and beautiful view of the pasture and Mt. Pisgah.

Penley Produce has been the site of numerous special events, birthday parties, and weddings. Whether for a wedding with 2 people or an outdoor family reunion of 1,0000, Penley Produce is the perfect setting with rolling green pastures, big blue sky, and mountain views. We can provide turn-key event planning which requires you only to get dress and prepare for a wonderful memory with friends and family.

Massage/yoga room (Veronica’s Room) has a professional massage table. Other features include a rock fire pit and hot tub in the Zen garden out back for late night s'mores or sipping wine under the stars.

Onsite Activities (*requires reservations/setup)

Zen Garden Massage*

Zen Garden Private Yoga Class*

Hot Tub & Fire Pit

Hot Air Balloon Rides from the Field*

Hit Golf Balls*

Play Golf Frisbee*

Mountain Biking & Jogging (.6 mile loop)

Pasture Tent Camping*

Horse Shoes*

Volleyball/badminton*

Once you are recharged and ready to go again, the Blue Ridge Parkway is minutes away and provides a scenic and easy 25 mile drive to Cherokee and other points of interest west. People come from all over the USA to enjoy the Great Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.0%

Manager'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.