25 minutes (16 miles) from downtown Asheville, our secluded cottage on Bearwallow Mountain sits on 10 acres and backs up to 800 acres of private, conservation land with a dedicated trail system accessible from the cottage. Located in Gerton, NC, along a scenic highway, it has breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from spacious front porch. Outdoor fire pit (fire wood provided) and indoor fireplace/woodstove. Newly upgraded kitchen and bathrooms; newly painted and redecorated interior; hiking trails surround property.
Open, light-filled interior with bedrooms downstairs and ample loft space upstairs. Inviting, spacious front porch with breath-taking views ideal for lounging, bird watching, dining, dancing and truly getting away from it all. Cottage is nestled in mountains and is made for people who love mountains and nature!
The first thing you'll fall in love with is the gently upward sloping driveway toward the house. A carefully landscaped grove of trees appears on the left, and up ahead Bearwallow Cottage gradually comes into view. It's an adorable home reminiscent of fairy tale cottages, well-proportioned and beautifully shingled. The driveway is circular and very conveniently placed beside the house--on the same level as and just a few steps from the kitchen door for easy access (a rare quality in homes at high elevation!). Lots of space for parking--can fit 8-10 vehicles easily. As you walk from the driveway, you will most likely bypass the kitchen door and be drawn another few steps to the enormous front porch. The view from this porch is so striking most people fall silent, gazing at the dramatic, sweeping mountain vista. Even if you're not an out-door person, you'll want to spend your entire stay on this porch, reading, conversing, or just silently taking in the great majesty of the mountains in front of you. Going inside, you'll be charmed by the open, light-filled interior, newly appointed kitchen and large comfy living room with TV (DISH satellite) and radio receiver. Two large bedrooms lead from this first floor, the master bedroom and one of the guest rooms, both with private baths. A staircase leads up to a generously proportioned loft space where another guest room and full bath are at one end of the loft, and a set of 4 twin beds plus entertainment center are at the other. The house is ideal for entertaining with a perfect mix of common and private areas to mingle and quietly relax. The porch itself is long enough to accommodate people who want to sit together, and at the other end, a quiet and slightly removed seating area, the entirety of which looks out onto the truly breathtaking surrounding mountains.