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COZY MOUNTAIN SETTING 15 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE AND BILTMORE

Marilyn

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COZY MOUNTAIN SETTING 15 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE AND BILTMORE

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Black Mountain House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 2 Baths, (Sleeps up to 8)

The Firelight cottage is a charming turn of the century built home that has been updated and remodeled and is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. It has a covered rocking chair front porch with seasonal mountain views along with a wrap around deck. It sits in a small mountain neighborhood. It has two king bedrooms. Bunks in the third bedroom,sleeper sofa in the living room. King size bedrooms also have their own private entrance onto the covered wrap around deck. After a day of shopping and browsing the many galleries and stores in the area, hiking and enjoying water activities, attending a festival, concert, or play; or visiting the spectacular Biltmore Estate in the Asheville area you can relax in front of the quaint gas log fireplace, watch TV or a DVD from the video library on flat screen TVs, pay a family game or use your laptop to surf the web with high speed WIFI access. Relaxing in the comfortable multiple jet setting Hot Springs spa on the two tiered deck is also a definite option. You can also cook in the kitchen or use the grill out on the private deck. If you’re in the mood for a quick supper out you can enjoy quality restaurants about 3 minutes away in the charming hamlet of Black Mountain.

Peaceful and relaxing, Firelight cottage is a quick 15 minutes away from 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. The quaint downtown of Black Mountain is only three minutes away from the cottage, with the beautiful Lake Tomahawk only a short five minute drive(see picture. There is a trail around the lake along with a huge twenty five yard pool that can easily accommodate lap swimmers. Access to the Blue Ridge parkway is a quick and easy 10 minutes away. Lake Lure and the beautiful Chimney Rock State Park is a scenic and relaxing 30 minute drive. Mt. Mitchell, highest mountain in the Eastern U.S., is a 45 minute drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. For those interested participating in workshops and gatherings, the cottage is only a 2 minute drive away from the Ridgecrest Conference Center.

During the spring, summer and fall seasons there are festivals occurring all over the area with the Biltmore Estates Festival of Flowers occurring every April and the L.E.A.F. Festival taking place twice a year in May and October. Asheville is also 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.

The cottage is also only 2 minutes away from the Ridgecrest Conference Center and a short five minute drive to the beautiful Lake Tomahawk trail and swimming areas.

For those guests needing more sleeping accommodations check out VRBO Listing 276176. It is a mother-in-law cottage sitting next to this cottage and has 2 bedrroms and 1 bath; sleeps up to 6.

Please note that winter road conditions in the mountains can often be unpredictable. While the cottage is close to a main road about (500 feet), the road grade leading up the cottage while small, is still steep enough that a 4 wheel drive vehicle might be required if there is more than a few inches of snow on the ground. In more severe weather ( 3+ inches of snow or ice) guests may have to park at the bottom of the road and walk up to the cottage. Guests should keep abreast of weather conditions several days before their arrival and we also encourage them to call us as well for updated information on weather and road conditions.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marilyn (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english

About Marilyn

Bill and I are seniors who are working. We have been people helpers all our life and made careers out of it. I am a retired social worker. We love the area of Asheville and found it to be very enjoyable and thought that others would want to come and visit but not everyone can afford to pay the high prices of vacation rentals. So we decided to get into the vacation rental business. Bill works full time and I manage the cottage.

Marilyn purchased this house in 2009

Why Marilyn chose Black Mountain

We found two cottages that needed TLC. We wanted to buy something old but unique to the area and we surely did find that in Firelight Cottage. We fell in love with the old fashioned porch and the size and quirkyness of the home. We were told that this was a hand built house and that the lumber was milled from timber on the property at a nearby mill. Redoing the plumbing and electricity was quite the comedy as each of the previous owners had done the work themselves. Then we had old fahsioned sewer and water lines as well to address which turned out to be quite the lesson on how to detect underground leaks and find sewer lines. We have laughed and cried over this property and have come to appreciate it's enduring charm. We are glad that we have kept this piece of mountain history alive and renewed its vitality. It has been and continues to be a journey. Each year we are able to do more and more improvements.

What makes this house unique

We love the heavy old fashioned doors with the old fashioned door knobs. The King bedrooms are add ons from one of the previous owners and are charming especially the one we call the hobbit room as you have to bend down a little to go down to that room. We also thought the kitchen which once the porch was quaint with the bead boarding. The clawfoot iron tub is the original and in great shape. The one feature that made us laugh and sealed the deal was the fireplace which leans a little to the right. You just gotta love that....This cottage is kinda like Asheville...a little bit quirky but fun and comfortable.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We really enjoyed the uniqueness of this cottage. We loved the front porch seating and being able to rock in the rocking chairs. Black Mountain and Asheville are beautiful cities and we cant wait to visit again. Both of our families enjoyed being able to sit around, relax and just talk. Thanks for having us and we hope to back again.
Jul 2014
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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 38 traveler reviews

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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
average rating of 4.368421 based on 120 reviews
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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272656vb
-(828) 712-9113 (North Carolina, USA)
Black Mountain Asheville Area
New York
5

Firelight Cottage

  • 5 of 5
What a gift to visit Asheville while staying at this perfect 'home away from home'. Our stay was so beautiful and every amenity we could think of was at our fingertips. The cottage was clean, cozy, organized and convenient - allowing us to concentrate on all the wonders of Asheville. The location was great - close to all sorts of activities. (We loved Biltmore and simply wandering the streets downtown!). Clearly, a great deal of love and consideration went into this lovely accommodation which I highly recommend.
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. I am glad you mentioned how nice it is to just walk the streets of Asheville. It is like no other city. Asheville, like this cottage has its unique charm.
business
Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272656vb
-(828) 712-9113 (North Carolina, USA)
Black Mountain Asheville Area
5

Girls weekend for my 35th

  • 5 of 5
This property was perfect for some of my closest girlfriends to come meet for a nice little girls weekend away. We found the home very welcoming and charming. It had modern amenities in a very rustic feel cottage. Such a perfect balance and great attention to detail. We found ourselves walking around reading all of the little sayings on the wall and laughing. The cottage was in a great location and really felt out of the way but was still close to things. We really enjoyed the charming town of Black Mountain and hiking at Catawba Falls. The beds were comfy as well. We really enjoyed the large living area with fireplace and large front porch.
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. It warms our heart that you and your friends had such a great time at firelight cottage. Your comments said to us that you appreciated the essence of Firelight's charm. The location is really great because of the ease to getting just about anywhere in 15 minutes and having the little town of Black Mountain 5 minutes away is fantastic. Come back any time you can.
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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272656vb
-(828) 712-9113 (North Carolina, USA)
Black Mountain Asheville Area
Richmond VA USA
5

Great Cottage!

  • 5 of 5
My family and children had a wonderful time at the cottage last month. We really enjoyed the great front porch and hot tub! The place was plenty big enough for all of us and the kids liked sleeping in the bunk beds. All the other beds were very comfortable as well. The cottage was clean and had everything we needed. The owners were also helpful in giving us some ideas about different day trips we could take. We did of course, see the Biltmore Home know that when we come back it will be for a longer stay.
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you all had a wonderful time and that our cottage was so comfortable for you. It is hard to beat the location for the price. It is very easy to get to just about anywhere in 15 minutes via interstate. This cottage is a glimpse of yesteryear with modern conveniences. Most people comment that the rustic cottage is clean, roomy and charming. We strive for customer satisfaction and value all our past customers for their comments, suggestions and stories of wonderful times at Firelight Cottage.
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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272656vb
-(828) 712-9113 (North Carolina, USA)
Black Mountain Asheville Area
Charlotte, NC
4

Great time at Firelight Cottage!

  • 4 of 5
We had a wonderful time at the cottage this summer! The property was very clean and furnished with everything we needed for the weekend. We would definitely return again!
Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: thank you for your very positive review. We strive for cleanliness, comfort and convenience. It is always great to hear we are meeting those goals. We do hope you come back for more fun and adventure at Firelight Cottage and the surrounding Asheville area.
business
Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272656vb
-(828) 712-9113 (North Carolina, USA)
Black Mountain Asheville Area
Washington, D.C.
3

Quirky mountain setting

  • 3 of 5
We thought we would be more isolated; it is in a cul-de-sac so houses are very close on both sides. There is also noise from the highway and trains come through every night. The property was clean; however we did experience mice infestation. The owner was very receptive and helpful in providing us information about the surrounding area. The town of Black Mountain is delightful. I would not recommend this property to a friend or relative.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very clear in our description of the cottage that it is in a small neighborhood and not isolated. One of the main advantages of the cottage is its easy access to Asheville and Black Mountain It is very difficult to find a location that Is both isolated and rural yet close to town. A train does come through occasionally at night with most guests finding this quaint and charming. This older home summer home will sometimes have a mouse find its way inside. It was one mouse, two months ago which was taken care of ASAP as can be seen in reviews since June. We are also enclosing the bottom of the cottage in the next couple of months that will totally eliminate this problem from occurring in the future. We only wish the guests had told use about this so we could have solved the problem much faster.
business
Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p272656vb
-(828) 712-9113 (North Carolina, USA)
Black Mountain Asheville Area
Columbia sc
5

Nice visit

  • 5 of 5
My wife, 2 sons and I had a short visit 7/12-7/14 2014. Everything was neat, nice, pleasant and comfortable. The owners were very helpful in suggesting local activities and restaurants. We had a great time and would stay there again if the opportunity arises
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments on our efforts to be helpful about things to do in the area and places to go to eat. We want our customers to have a wonderful vacation. This cottage is located within 5 minutes of downtown Black Mountain and 15 minutes to downtown Asheville. There are so many great restaurants, it is hard to choose where to go to eat. But we do have some favorites. We hope you come back sometime and spend more time at Firelight Cottage and the surrounding Asheville.

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Biltmore Estate
Blue Ridge Parkway
"You can access the Blue Ridge Parkway from the cottage by going down to exit 55. Turn right..."
Battery Park Book Exchange
"Very unique coffee house, wine bar and used bookstore. They carry many rare first editions a..."
Town of Black Mountain
"Charming and quaint downtown Black Mountain is two minutes from the cottage . Many unique sh..."
Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Asheville - Hendersonville Airport
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

From $152 Per night

Black Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2014 - Dec 26 2014
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
new years
Dec 30 2014 - Jan 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 - Jun 30
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
HIgh Season - July
Jul 1 - Aug 4
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,017
$3,048
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
Labor Day Weekend - 3 Day Min.
Sep 4 2015 - Sep 7 2015
4 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,017
$3,048
 
 
Winter
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
Thanksgiving 3 Day Min.
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$152
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%

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Amenities

Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With Flat Screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , With Flat Screen TV
  • King size beds (2) Two pillowtop king beds in two of the bedrooms. Three steps up to bathrooms. Double bed and Bunk Beds in third bedroom. Bunk Beds are seven feet long with upgraded mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming

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