COZY MOUNTAIN SETTING 15 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE AND BILTMORE

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COZY MOUNTAIN SETTING 15 MINUTES TO ASHEVILLE AND BILTMORE

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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:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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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Marilyn

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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

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.

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.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Cozy Mountain Setting 15 Minutes to Asheville and Biltmore
average rating of 4.3428574 based on 35 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.
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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
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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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
Colorado Springs, CO
5

Perfect Place for a Family Reunion.

  • 5 of 5
This was such a great place for a family vacation! We had two families getting together for a reunion and your cottage was the perfect place to meet. The kids enjoyed the hot tub, miniature pool table, swimming in Black Mountain and playing miniature golf. All of the rest of us liked hanging out on the front porch in the rocking chairs talking and relaxing. The beds were comfy and my wife said this was the best she slept in months. We also spent some time exploring Asheville and Chimney Rock which were all in close driving distance. Thanks for having us and we hope to be back next year!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. This cottage is great for 2 or more couples and family/friends get-togethers. The rustic charm of the cottage, the location along with the price make it ideal for families and groups to come and make a lot fun memories. It is warm, roomy, comfortable, clean and inviting. Summer season is always a busy time at Firelight and sitting on the porch watching the fireflies is one of my favorite things to do in the whole world.
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
Georgia, Georgia, USA
3

Plenty of room

  • 3 of 5
We were traveling with two families of 4. There were pro's and con's for this cottage. Pro's - Spacious, good seating (enough for 8), big comfy beds, plenty of rocking chairs on the front porch, little mini pool table for the children, hot tub was clean, close to Black Mountain and Asheville (grocery and food), nice grill. Con's - Noisy (from train at 3am, traffic, and the nearby Boys camp who has morning Reveille at 7:30am), neighboring homes are really close together, cottage is dated and just needs some upgrades. All in all it worked out for our families and was a good time while we were there.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Many guests really enjoy the front porch as it is unique in its size and ideal for sitting in rocking chairs. The beds are indeed very comfy and the house quite roomy even for 8. Lots of homes in the mountain area are very close to each other and are older homes as this one is. There are only 4 homes on this cul-de-sac. We do explain this in our description of the home on the website. Sometimes a train comes by early in the morning and noise from the boys camp is a June and July experience. For most folks neither has been an issue for the past 4 years. We think the house is a great value with the rates we are charging and we continue to upgrade as needed.
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
Evergreen Park, Il.
4

Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5
Great getaway for extended family vacation in the mountains. Quaint 100- year old cottage; claw foot tub/shower;bright/lots of light; large kitchen, all cooking utensils you needed; modern front load washer/dryer; Lots of room; 2 king sized beds; all 8 of us were able to be together at dining room table for meals, in living room. Housekeeper Donna friendly and helpful;but too many steps/ floors uneven for older people or toddlers. Truly enjoyed our stay!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. You are right about steps inside the cottage (3 steps down to both king bedrooms) and the uneven floor. The dining room was an add on from one of the previous owners and from kitchen to dining room there is one step down We put night lights and warnings about the steps and we do say our cottage is not handicap accessible as well as mention the steps inside the cottage on the web site. We do want our customers to know about this before they choose firelight. So thank you for mentioning it in your review too. I love the way you described the cottage and the roominess of it. You guys were wonderful guests and we hope you come back and see us again.
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Black Mountain House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 5 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
Labor Day Weekend - 3 Day Min.
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$161
$1,017
$3,048
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
$152
$962
$2,886
 
 
Thanksgiving 3 Day Min.
Nov 27 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$483
Flat fee
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$152
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 7.0%
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Amenities

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
  • Romantic
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • 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 bunk bed , 1 double , 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:
  • CD Player
  • Video Library
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
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