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Craftsman Cottage, Peaceful Meadows & Views, 15 Minutes to Downtown Asheville

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Relax in the countryside. Direct view of Mount Pisgah, meadows, and pastures.

Charming craftsman style cottage with views of Mount Pisgah and surrounding mountains. Located on a working farm with pastoral views, seasonal flowers and a vegetable garden adjacent to back yard. (Check with your host for what is available for guests). Family and kid friendly. Two miles from I-40 on quiet country lane in Candler. Large, level grassy yard with swing set. Very private with no next door neighbors.

Three bedrooms ( sleeps 6 with 1 queen, 1 double, 2 twins), two baths with walk in shower, living room, dining area and kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and new counter tops. Hardwood floors, refinished in February 2017, in all areas except kitchen and baths which have new tile and laminate. Air conditioners for warm days. Outdoor sitting areas on spacious front porch with mountain views and charming back porch with lots of flowers and birds. Large grassy lawn, ideal for children to play. Croquet on back lawn as well as outdoor swing for relaxation. Satellite TV.

Large living area with two sofas, decorative fire place, antique roll top desk, board games, books and magazines. Bedrooms are separate from kitchen and living area for convenience of late sleepers and early risers. The cottage and its decor provide comfort and relaxation for guests. Furnishings include vintage pieces and furniture selected for the comfort of our guests and the craftsman style of the cottage. Most wall art work reflects the Blue Ridge Mountains and is by regional artists.

Fifteen minutes to downtown Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Arboretum, and Blue Ridge Parkway, 45 minutes to Cherokee and Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Five minutes to daily shopping needs. Convenient to Tyron International Equestrian Center, one hour or 50 miles via I-26.

Rare rural setting permits relaxation and restoration in a fully furnished guest cottage yet very convenient to Asheville all without the commercial and residential tussle. Angus cattle and horses graze on farm pastureland.

The property is Smoke Free inside and outside.

Pets are not permitted.

More Details

Mike and Betty Arnott
Member since: 2016
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 few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Mike and Betty Arnott

We are retired teachers: Betty taught middle school math and science and Mike, a professor of economics at WCU. We retired to Betty's family farm in Candler after careers in Atlanta. Our schools include Appalachian State University, UT and UGA. We have two married daughters and five grandkids in Nashville and Tuscaloosa.

Mike and Betty Arnott purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Mike and Betty Arnott chose Candler

The farm has been in the family for generations. We built our retirement home on the farm in 2002 and remodeled the home where Betty grew-up to become the Carolina guest cottage. We are ten minutes from the cottage. Our property is blessed with views that are often not found in coves and meadows.

What makes this cottage unique

Our farm and cottage are located in a pastoral cove in the Blue Ridge mountains with Asheville attractions 15 minutes away. The setting provides views of Mount Pisgah and meadows from the porch and yard. Much of the cove continues to have farms that have been passed down to family over the years. Cattle and horses peacefully graze in the pastureland.


Candler Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • bath rooms have walk in showers, organic soaps and large fluffy towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • roller blading
  • swimming
The cottage is on a farm with its focus on providing a fully furnished, nicely appointed, comfortable home away and quality relaxation and restoration. It is not suitable for large events. Some guests have liked using UBER for economical transportation to down town Asheville.


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Craftsman Cottage, Peaceful Meadows & Views, 15 Minutes to Downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.923077 based on 52 reviews

Exactly What We Wanted

  • 5 of 5

This place was beautiful and secluded. They had everything we needed to cook our food for the weekend and they provided the coffee. The beds were extremely comfortable and it felt very homey. If you're trying to go downtown you should expect to pay about $20 for an uber but it was really worth it for the views and coziness this place offered. Mike and Betty were great hosts and even gave us a box of pastries on our arrival. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thoroughly enjoyed meeting these nice young men. It was a pleasure having such congenital guests. Return any time, gentlemen 😊.
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Absolutely charming! Beautiful views and convenient to everything!!

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Mike and Ms. Betty were awesome! They even shared their horses with us to pet and love on! This quaint cottage was extremely clean and stocked with everything one needs for a relaxing and peaceful stay! My daughter's sweet 16th birthday was a hit!! We will be back!! Thank You!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend getaway for family time.

  • 5 of 5

The property is clean and charming. It was perfect for out family and the hosts are outstanding!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were great for 3 couples. The living room allowed us to sit before the fireplace and share stories about our friendships over 40+ years. While miles separated us, the closeness of our relatioship remained strong. This cozy country home, animals & vistas- created the ultimate home away from home.

Betty & Mike Arnott were very attentive to our needs, without being intrusive.

Would strongly recommend as a place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests enjoy their time here. These couples were great guests and would be welcome returning guests any time they would like to do so. 🤗?
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We really loved our stay between Christmas and New Years. The cottage is comfortable in every way. We particularly want to call out the well-appointed kitchen. We were able to cook a full Christmas meal (turkey and trimmings), just needing to buy a disposable roasting pan for the bird. And the hosts genuinely care about you - they called us one evening when there was black ice on the roads just to be sure we knew about it. Although located in the country on a working farm (ponies, sheep, goats can be seen out the window), it's close enough to Asheville to go in for a meal or a visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at this Asheville rental. The house had everything we needed. The location was great, close to Asheville and mountains trails. The farm setting was very relaxing. We also really enjoyed the apple fritters provided on our first day by Betty.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We would be happy to have you as our guest any time. 😊
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Mount Pisgah picnic areas are 30 minutes away, 5,000 feet elevation. Biltimore Village shopping and dining 15 minutes, WNC Farmers market 15 minutes and WNC Agricultural Center with horse shows in summer and Fair in September, 30 minutes, Tyron International Equestrian Center, one hour.

Sierra Nevada Brewery with tours and restaurant, 30 minutes, UNCA campus 15 minutes, Warren Wilson and Montreat Colleges 30 minutes, WCU 45 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

The cottage and surrounding property are nonsmoking areas.

Pets are not permitted on the property.

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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