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Wilderness retreat near Asheville, Myra's Cottage offers comfort & adventure

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

In the heart of the French Broad River Gorge, Myra's Cottage is tucked in a mountain cove we call Owl Holler and borders Pisgah National Forest. Located near historic Stackhouse and just a mile above a main whitewater access point for the French Broad River, Myra’s Cottage offers serene comfort for retreat, recreation and renewal. Resting in a meadow surrounded by forested ridges and two creeks, the cottage provides privacy in a beautiful mountain setting. The cottage has access to many trails that are located on the surrounding 100 acre property including a mile hike to the knoll for exceptional views of Bluff Mountain.

The modern cottage includes two bedrooms (queen & double), fully equipped kitchen, dining nook, living room with sleeper sofa, bathroom with tub/shower, carport and a large screened porch that overlooks Barney’s Branch. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, ceiling fans, wood stove, window air conditioner, central heat, wireless internet, TV with DVD/VHS player and video library, and all necessary linens ensure convenience and comfort. The Ping Pong table on the porch challenges you to relive your summer camp days or offers an opportunity to learn a new sport.

Myra’s Cottage is located strategically for quick access to all major attractions. 31 miles (40-45 minutes) from Asheville, 10 miles from Marshall, 8 miles from Hot Springs, 4 miles from Appalachian Trail, 1 mile from French Broad River. Hiking, biking, paddling, and nature immersion options galore are at your doorstep.

Nearby Attractions:

Blue Heron Whitewater 8 miles

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines 5.5 miles

Nantahala Outdoor Center 5.5 miles

USA Rafting 2 miles

Hot Springs Resort and Spa 8 miles

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides 13 miles

The Rural Life Museum at Mars Hill University 18 miles

Myra's offers you the opportunity to "unplug". Cell phones don't work here. You can truly relax from the constant interruption of the usual total media immersion. Of course, you can drive down to the river or up to the highway to get reception if needed. And there is a local land line phone for emergencies.

More Details

Owner
Danny Wyatt
Member since: 2015
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 a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Danny Wyatt

The back to the land movement was the genesis of Myra’s Cottage. Ginny and Danny bought Owl Holler from Gilbert and Nita Stackhouse in 1978. Gilbert was the grandson of Amos Stackhouse who moved to Madison County after visiting Warm Springs (now Hot Springs) and falling in love with the mountains. Aiming to live simply, we embraced the mountain culture that honors the land. We learned to fix it, make do, or do without. We harvested Hemlock trees from our land and built our house. We planted trees and birthed a son. We developed organic, sustainable gardens. We continue to garden extensively and enjoy sharing vegetables, berries & flowers with our guests.

Danny Wyatt purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Danny Wyatt chose Marshall

Danny’s mother, Myra, joined us in 1986. She had become a Canadian after a three day romance with Louis Hildebrandt, her second marriage, and they lived near Calgary until his unexpected death. Danny built her a house down the holler where she lived until 2009. Myra was an amazing woman and we honor her memory by sharing her cottage with you.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful solitude in the midst of Mother Nature. Secluded yet within 12 minutes of Hot Springs or Marshall. Great one mile hikes to either the French Broad River or the knoll with spectacular views of Bluff Mountain and the Spring Creek watershed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An amazing private cottage in the middle of the forest with the perfect host who had a fire going when he greeted us at the late hour we arrived. Beautiful forest, creek and waterfalls at our fingertips. Would definitely recommend a weekend in the great outdoors here.
Dec 2015
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Amenities

Marshall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Sleeper Sofa in living room. Double futon on porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Driveway is shared by owner. Owner's home is 400 feet on up the valley.

Reviews

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Wilderness retreat near Asheville, Myra's Cottage offers comfort & adventure
average rating of 4.964286 based on 33 reviews
5

Great Location and fantastic hospitality

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was perfect for my family to get away for a few days. Very secluded but easy to get to. Danny was awesome! Very hospitable and yet we didn't know he was there. The cottage was clean and the screened in back porch was awesome. I hope to stay here again soon.

Carl & Starla Evans

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Quaint, spotless, wonderful touches like fresh flowers, chocolate, and fruit, excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was spotless, and Danny and Ginny provided everything we could have needed. They were very attentive hosts without being intrusive. The grounds were well-kept and lovely. They told us about the waterfall, which was just a short hike away. They even interacted with and let our kids pick fruit and vegetables from their garden! We wish that we could have stayed longer and will definitely come back. The hospitality was amazing!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful place! Very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We can't wait to come back! Danny and Ginny were so friendly. You are welcome to go walk wherever you like on the property including there amazing gardens. The cottage is the perfect size and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Favorite Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home. It was comfortable, well equipped, convenient, and very private. Danny, the owner, was very helpful and friendly. Venus, his collie, was my faithful companion. I would highly recommend this property and I am actually returning next month for an additional week!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful spot lovingly cared for

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful spot that is meticulously and lovingly cared for by a warm and generous couple!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Everything as expected, plus more. This is our third time staying here. Things are great as always and the personal touches are great. Thanks Danny and Ginny for an awesome weekend without family. See you again soon. The kids say they will be in touch with this place.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-26
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Smoky Mountain Diner
Car: necessary

Near historic Marshall, where you can explore the local shops downtown, including a coffee shop, artist studios, and local craft shops. Also near the town of Hot Springs, which was voted the "Best Mountain Town" in 2013 by Outdoor Magazine. Hot Springs has multiple restaurants, outdoor outfitters, numerous festivals, and a spa.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100

No cell phone reception at the cottage. There is a landline phone for local calls & emergencies. Cells work within a mile by driving up the mountain to the highway. There is internet and wireless service at the cottage.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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