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Carriage House Mountain Apt near Tryon Equestrian Center

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

In the mountains AND at the Lake

Enjoy the best of many different peace and quiet of a quaint mountain retreat, a pristine lake to enjoy, wonderful hiking, easy proximity to the world renown International Equestrian center, the use of private equestrian trails right outside your door, and quick proximity to the expressway for visiting all the great tourist spots nearby. If you like hiking, paddling, swimming, riding or just relaxing to the gentle mountain breezes, you won't have to go anywhere else!

This large, airy 2nd floor studio apartment is finished in all natural walls and gorgeous vaulted ceilings. No toxic finishes or materials were used and only non-toxic cleaning supplies are used. Breathe deep and breathe easy! There is a comfy queen sized bed, a cozy sitting area with a sleep sofa and leather recliner that faces a built in gas fireplace and satellite TV. A full but compact kitchen for making simple meals and a dining table and chairs complete the space. Through the door is a surprisingly large and airy bathroom with an oversized walk-in shower along with a large walk-in closet with room to hang your clothes or store them in the dresser. Downstairs on the entry level is a private laundry area and a full refrigerator and freezer that can be used. There's a small deck off the living area french doors with big mountain views, stunningly fresh air, and beautiful sunsets. Many miles of lovely hiking trails begin right out the back door and the lake and our boat dock is just across the street and down the hill.

You will receive a gift certificate that you can use at our farm-to-table restaurant that is just a few miles away. We even provide online ordering and delivery if you want to be completely relaxed and not have to go anywhere (see We will provide some yummy goodies for breakfast in the refrigerator for your convenience and enjoyment.

This apartment comes complete with all necessary linens & towels, cooking utensils, coffeemakers, microwave. The satellite TV has HBO and Starz. There is no landline telephone, so you'll need your own cell phone, and Verizon gets the best service in this area. If you are unable to find service in the apartment and need a phone, we will be happy to let you borrow one of ours. WiFi can also be sketchy, and we will also let you use our personal MiFi for a time period if you are in need of being connected. Welcome to rural living!

The owners live in a separate house across the courtyard, and are always available to help you with any details you might need. We are in the hospitality business and love doing everything we can to make your stay as comfortable, memorable and fun as possible. This is such a beautiful area to visit and we hope you will enjoy your stay!

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Mary Lyth
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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December 31, 2016


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(5 traveler reviews)

Carriage House Mountain Apt near Tryon Equestrian Center
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Anytime we are planning a trip to beautiful Mill Spring, we stay here. Easy distance to restaurants and grocery store, breath taking views everywhere you look! We enjoy a great morning walk each day too. The apartment is so comfortable with soft, fresh linens and a comfortable bed. There is a wonderful desk to organize your phone chargers and tablets. We enjoy breakfast and coffee right at the apartment because it has a table for 4 set and waiting. It is a private, quiet location that is so enjoyable. Thank you again for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location! Quiet and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House Mountain apartment is exactly as describe and so much more! We stayed for 1 week. Perfect directions were provided for the location. More spacious than the pictures. Spotless and clean in every way. A full closet/hangers, chest of drawers easily held all our clothes for the week. Huge shower and huge bathroom vanity. Plenty of soft bath and hand towels, washcloths and a fantastic hair dryer. Well stocked kitchen, we made breakfast every morning. There is a small refrigerator, 2 burner stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishes and pans for an omelet breakfast! The tap water is clean, crisp without any odor. We used it for tea, coffee and I wanted to bottle some up to bring home to wash my hair with because it was so silky and shiny from the water! The bed was so comfortable we woke up each morning finding we both had a great sleep. Beautiful big windows look down on the pretty landscaping and we watched deer and birds each morning. Very close to a wonderful grocery stores and restaurants in each nearby town of Lake Lure, Columbus, Tryon and Saluda, NC. There is a wonderful winery nearby too. We had a midsize rental car, but parking is easy and there is plenty of space to park a car or truck. I would absolutely make a reservation for the Carriage House apartment again!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful quiet retreat at the end of a day! Our girls loved the sleeping loft and termed the bathroom "cutest bathroom ever!" This was our first trip but definitely won't be our last. There were homenade cookies upon our arrival and every comfort you could need is available.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, Julie. It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and we are glad you were able to enjoy a quiet space from the hustle and bustle of the equestrian center. We hope you will contact us again when you and your girls come back to compete. Best wishes to you all! Mary
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Wonderful Stay !!! Very peaceful !!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful people, and beautiful place. Everything as described. We enjoyed the nice quiet setting and Looking forward to another visit.

Just one exit up and a very short drive from Tyron International Equestrain Center, made this a convenient stay for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fell in love with the carriage house!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt comfortable and at home. The carriage house is warm, cozy and with plenty privacy. Our host/hostess had goodies waiting and were very accommodating. I can't say enough wonderful things about this location. We will be returning!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim. It was a pleasure hosting you on your stay in the mountains. We love getting to know all the different aspects of the equestrian business, and we hope you will consider staying with us again next time you are here to visit TIEC. Thank you for leaving the space so neat and clean :-) Hope to see you again soon! Mary
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Mill Spring Apartment Rental Rates

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Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $65
Pet Fee $25

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Mill Spring Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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