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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 744 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

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 Blue Ridge Mountains

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:
  • 744 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • 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
  • 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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Beautiful, relaxing getaway with adventure nearby!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and grounds are beautifully maintained and exceptionally clean. There was something for everyone here - relaxing screened porch and outside seating to enjoy the sounds and sights of nature (you might see hummingbirds, bunnies and deer like we did), ping-pong table and great movie selection for indoor fun and gorgeous hikes right on the property for a day of adventure (you can hike to a beautiful waterfall and also hike to a gorgeous overlook of the mountains). We enjoyed everything about our stay, especially the extra care the owners took to make our visit special. We also loved the location, which is close to rafting, ziplining and Asheville. This property is exceptional!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here. The cottage was very well stocked and Danny was very hospitable and helpful and even gave us a quick review of the surrounding property and area with a map- which we appreciated since we liked exploring around the nearby area. We really loved the screened porch and yard. We'll definitely rent this place again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage had everything we needed for a wonderful weekend, and our hosts were so gracious and hospitable!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely nothing missing.

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best places we have ever stayed. The cottage complete with everything you need. Danny and Ginny have been the perfect host and are now treasured friends. There are plenty of things to keep you occupied and really the perfect distance to everything. We are sure to be back again

Mike and Jane

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Exceptionally clean and everything we needed was available.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area, close to hiking trails and Hot Springs and Marshall. Peaceful and relaxing weekend. Listening to the creek while on the porch is amazing. Danny and Ginny's hospitality was spot on.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Secluded but very relaxing and beautiful

  • 4 of 5

This property is very relaxing 😎 and truly gives you the feeling of home.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
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.