This ASHEVILLE MOUNTAIN COTTAGE (3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms) in a wooded setting has picturesque old world charm that is reminiscent of an Italian Alpine cottage. A hot tub on the stone patio, cradled by massive rock walls, rests under a vine-draped pergola. The sunken garden has blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and fresh herbs to use in the gourmet kitchen, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows. From the deck, you can enjoy close mountain views as you dine or sit around a blazing fire in the chiminea. Golfing, rafting and horseback riding are among the local attractions, as well as the Grove Park Inn and the famed Biltmore Estate. Hiking, mountain biking and scenic drives await you along the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. Yet the fantastic restaurants and night life of Asheville are only a few minutes away. Here you can enjoy both town and country – truly the best of both worlds.
Vintage log cabin on the outskirts of Asheville : Red Gate Cottage is a vintage log cabin faced with locally quarried stone, situated on a knoll at the edge of Beaverdam Valley. Semiskilled craftsmen working over decades, using stone and antique brick, produced an absolutely marvelous effect that makes the cottage resemble an ancient stone house in the Alps. The original log walls inside have been restored and preserved. The original cast iron cook stove is still in place. The labyrinth which graces the front of the property contributes to the overall fairy tale effect.
Romance and Celebration : The luxury renovation by the Architect/Owner features high pine-faced cathedral ceilings throughout. The river stone fireplace is a focal point where people enjoy gathering to watch movies and cable HDTV or to just soak up the relaxing atmosphere. It's the perfect venue for romantic couples, friends and family groups to celebrate holidays and special occasions. High demand dates include the summer Belle Chere Festival and the fall leaf season (through mid-November), Thanksgiving, and the Christmas holidays. The candlelight 'Christmas at the Biltmore' festivities are from Nov. 7 through Jan 3.
Close to Nature : Outside, the sounds of the abundant wild life mingle with those of barnyard animals from nearby farms. You may have to slow down for flocks of wild turkeys crossing the road. Guests recently saw a total of eight black bears (including 4 cubs) during their 10-day stay. So bring the children, bring the dog. Here, you can get away from it all but still stay in touch by telephone (free long distance) and high speed wireless internet.
Red Gate Cottage is located in scenic Beaverdam Valley, which meanders past the country club golf course en route to the spectacular high mountains of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Peaceful and quiet, the cottage is within 10 minutes of the center of Asheville with its many world class restaurants, year-round live entertainment, museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and large exhibitions at the Civic Center. Asheville is an antique hunter’s paradise, and the River Arts District (more than 80 artists’ studios) produces some of the best art in America. Shoppers will love the boutiques and specialty shops. A 24-hour grocery store is only 5 minutes away, and there are many gourmet shops – the Greenlife Market is not to be missed! The NC University campus is just minutes away. Black Mountain is within 30 minutes, and Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort are all within 45 minutes. Mt. Mitchell, highest mountain in the Eastern U.S., is an hour’s drive up the Parkway.
Other Activities: golf, spas, YMCA, dancing, yoga, boating, live music, great shops, coffee houses, farmers market, NC University activities, nature center