A peaceful retreat easy on the eyes; art and nature are everywhere inside and out. Our place just North of Asheville, is in an entirely private and wooded setting. We are 6 miles from Asheville; well known for its art, beer, culture, outdoor playgrounds, and exceptional restaurants. Mountain Tea is a quiet respite from busy days of doing and seeing in the Asheville area. (4-night maximum stay.) We now have an outdoor shower! (Shower is winterized and not available during Dec, Jan & Feb).
We are 15 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and a quarter mile from the French Broad River; a favorite of kayakers and tubers. A popular place to put in, Ledges Whitewater Park, is about a mile from us.
My husband, Mark and I are visual artists. Included in the center of our long-planned dream studio is the private guest area that includes a gallery/living room area, private bedroom w/ queen size bed, and a full bathroom with footed tub and large outdoor shower.
The setting is tranquil and private. Suitable for couples, business travelers, and adventurers. You will have a private secure entrance to your space which opens to an extended deck and seating area.
You will stay in three private rooms, the gallery/living room, a separate bedroom and a full bathroom with footed tub. The living room area opens to a tree level deck with chairs. Parking is available next to the studio. The living room has a coffee maker, a microwave, toaster, and small refrigerator. Plates and utensils provided. The bedroom night table has a multi-plug for charging. Coffee and tea are provided.
Our studios are on either side of the guest quarters. We seldom work at night and will respect your privacy on the rare occasion when we need to be in the studio in the evening. We live in a log cabin on the property. The studio bathroom will be yours and private during your stay.
A small, private group of families live off this short dirt lane. We share the main road (Mountain Tea Lane) that is not two-way and is a dead end. Take care when leaving and returning to Mountain Tea Lane and please yield to oncoming cars when space permits.
You will need a car to get around. The dirt driveway is short but steep and winding. A four-wheel drive vehicle is best. Front wheel drive is a minimal must. Slow and steady will get you there. However, you do have the option to walk. There is a parking spot at the bottom of the driveway, and we are happy to pick you up.
Thank you for considering Mountain Tea for your upcoming trip.