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Storybook Cottage W/ Designer Luxury Decor 2 Miles From Main Street

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Charming 3 Bed/3.5 Bath, Screened Porch W/ Fireplace, Private Dock-Lake Sequoyah

Attending a wedding at Old Edwards? Want to escape the summer heat? Looking for a Girls' Weekend Getaway? From the paved circular drive with plenty of parking to being walking distance from On the Verandah restaurant this home IS Convenient! We have lovingly decorated and improved our property to accommodate 8 people in stylish comfort and are just 4 minutes to Downtown Highlands. Upstairs, the Master Suite features a king bed, walk in shower, his and hers vanities, sitting area overlooking the lake and it's own coffee station. On the main floor, our queen guest room has a walk in shower on suite, and our twin guest has an on suite, tub w/Shower. The kitchen is fully stocked with everything to entertain your family, and is adjacent to the den where you can build a fire or watch television. In the great room, your family can enjoy a meal together or relax and play games while enjoying the beauty of nature out every window. Relax by an outdoor fire in our sceened in porch while you enjoy views of Lake Sequoyah. This is our family vacation home in our Happy Place! You can canoe right from our private dock on the lake or venture less than a mile down Highway 64 to see Bridal Veil Falls or Dry Falls. Or you can walk just down our hill to On the Verandah for a beautiful dining experience, or rent canoes at Highland Canoe Company. We LOVE the local hiking and waterfalls, but also enjoy the charm of downtown Main Street and its' wonderful restaurants and shops. We're certain that Roostica Cottage will become your Happy Place too!

Ruthann Ross
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Ruthann Ross

The Ross Family from Franklin, TN has been enjoying Highlands for the past 5 years and look for excuses to sneak away to the mountains. Eric is an Interior Designer and Ruthann runs his business. This home is an extension of their passions for hospitality, entertaining, decorating, and enjoying the beauty of nature. They are excited to share it with you.

Ruthann Ross purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Ruthann Ross chose Highlands

The ultimate luxury is time away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. Highlands is the quintessential story book town with a Main Street you would see in the movies. The shopping and restaurants are first class and the scenery is breathtaking around every corner. Our desire was to create an intimate home that we could share with family and friends as well as share the charms of Highlands.

What makes this cottage unique

What we love about our mountain cottage is the way it is tucked into the wooded landscape. Once you enter the home, a huge surprise is the sparkling view of Lake Sequoyah among the towering pine trees. Sleeping on the new screened in porch in the rain is bliss.


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
On the Verandah
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Highlands Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
On the Verandah
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Sapphire Valley, NC
Car: necessary

Located just 5 minutes from downtown Highlands, our guests can enjoy the Spa at the Old Edwards Inn, attend a Wedding, shop Main Street, visit one of many local Waterfalls, hike any number of trails, canoe from our dock, and finish the day dining at one of many fine dining restaurants.


Lake Sequoyah Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Twin Guest
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Queen Guest
  • 3 full baths on suite and one 1/2 bath in Basement
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Basement - 2 twin/ single , DayBed and Trundle
    King Master Suite - 1 king , Master
    Queen - 1 queen , Queen Guest
    Twin Guest - 2 twin/ single , Twin Guest
  • King Master, Queen Guest, Twin Guest w/Two Twins, and Basement with Twin Day Bed and Twin Trundle
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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(17 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Wonderful Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed at Roostica Cabin for 4 nights in early May. This home is beautifully decorated and met our needs perfectly. We enjoyed both eating out in Highlands and cooking in the well appointed kitchen. We had cooler weather with a little rain and loved sitting by the fire on the back porch. We also appreciated the high-quality bed linens and towels.

With 3 college-aged boys, we enjoyed the easy access to Lake Sequoyah and used the kayaks to fish and explore the lake. The property and landscaping around the house was beautiful.

We would love to stay here on our next visit to Highlands.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much for this kind review and for taking the time to share with others what you loved about Roostica Cottage! We are thrilled that our home met your expectations and provided what you were looking for as far as convenience, luxury touches, and fun activities for everyone! Please come back and stay with us on your next trip back to Highlands!
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Pristine Professionally Decorated Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful cottage, very close to town and On The Veranda Restaurant, which I loved. I had the gas fireplace on every morning in the family room while I drank my coffee! Heaven! One night I built a fire in the fireplace on the screened-in porch!

The kitchen is exceptionally well stocked including some staples that everyone needs. The Master Bedroom is up a flight of small winding stairs, so be aware of that. Once you get up there, it's awesome....very spacious, with a large private bath, and a huge window that gives you a nice view of the lake. It also has its own window air conditioner. The rest of the house is on a thermostat downstairs. I had no trouble regulating the temperatures in the cottage, and I like to sleep in a cold room!!!

The large screened-in porch is a great place to just relax, but there is also a large table that easily seats 6, so eating out there can be really nice! There is a large gas grill, so you can grill steaks if you like.

The cottage is beautifully decorated. A lot of care has been taken to make sure the couches and chairs are comfortable to sit in. The large table in the family room easily seats 8. There are also bar stools with the counter in the kitchen so you can perch there if you just want to have a quick meal.

I think the only negative that I can think of is that the cottage is dark inside, as it sits down in the trees. It is well-lit inside, but still was a little dark for me even with all the drapes open. I am from Florida so I am used to lots of sun streaming in all my windows, so that was an adjustment for me. It is very cozy though, so I was fine.

The owners have left all kinds of helpful information for you about Highlands activities and restaurants. They are a joy to deal with, and will help you with anything you need.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. C - We are SO grateful for your gracious review and enjoyed our interactions before, during and after your stay and look forward to having you back with us again sometime in the future. Yes, the cozy den can be a little bit dark for some and we understand why you might say that. The great room is our favorite place to sit when feeling the need for the light streaming in the windows. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in our home and found it so well suited to your needs! All the best, and please return to visit again soon! The Ross Family
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Beautifully appointed mountain dream

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at the cottage. The home was fully stocked with anything we could need. The kids loved fishing from the dock and paddling in the lake in the kayaks. The beds were super soft and everything was decorated gorgeously. I will note that you do have to cross a road to get to the lake- which was a bit nervy for the 2 kids. This was a perfect location- close to many outdoor activities, shopping and restaurants. The weather was absolutely perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are SO thankful that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Roostica Cottage and very much appreciate your kind review! Yes, we don't love it either that we have to cross the road to access our piece of lake frontage and the dock, but we are glad that the children enjoyed their time in the kayaks provided. Hope they were able to find the secret cove and the waterfall and watermill house. It's a special little treasure on Lake Sequoyah. Thank you also for bearing with a few interruptions from our landscapers while we make improvements to our property that all future guests will enjoy. Please come and stay with us again soon!
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Beautifully decorated house, great screened porch!

  • 5 of 5

Four ladies had a wonderful time at this house!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and the house had everything that you would need. No issues.

Still wonder how you managed to get the master bedroom furniture up those stairs.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Storybook Cottage Is 100% Accurate!

  • 5 of 5

This home was everything we were hoping for & more for our first time staying in Highlands. We came to town in the off-season (late Feb) & spent 4 nights. This house is the epitome of cozy, quaint, well decorated, stocked, & the perfect distance to downtown. The upstairs master suite is incredible with great views of the lake! Four fireplaces - yes, four - & they're all amazing. Ruthann was wonderfully accommodating & answered any & all questions in a very timely manner. One of my favorite parts of the whole experience was the kayaks they have available under their lakeside dock that you can take out on the water. To say we were pleased would be an understatement. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a Delightful Guest and a Delightful Review! Thank you for appreciating all the love and effort that we have put into creating the perfect mountain getaway! It's always so nice to hear that renters appreciate that we've stocked our home with everything you will need to be comfortable. We are so glad you enjoyed the fireplaces (my favorite too) AND that you took advantage of the mild weather and enjoyed kayaking around our beautiful Lake Sequoyah. Please come back and see us again very soon!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $250
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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