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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

You will be enchanted by the Clearfield Cottage which was just featured out of hundreds of properties in the area on ABC TV's reality show, 'Sweet Retreats.' Click on the video and watch the beautiful footage from the Sweet Retreats episode about the Clearfield Cottage. A word about reality shows; it's ironic, but reality shows aren't all reality. When they filmed the cottage the host explained to us that each episode has a plot, an outcome, and the dialogue between the guests set up the outcome of their decision of which property they would ultimately choose. In the complete show they chose a loft in town but both the guests and the host said that in reality, they would have selected the cottage. So the dialogue about the drive was part of the plot thickening. Actually it's only a 1/2 hr drive to town and except for the strip malls in the last 15 minutes near Asheville it’s a really pretty countryside drive. The cottage is nestled in the Smokies with a spectacular view of Mount Mitchell and surrounding mountains but only ½ hour from Asheville’s world-class restaurants, entertainment, and the famous Biltmore Estate. This two story, romantic cottage is entirely new, fresh, green built, green furnished and eco-friendly. The unique interiors feature original artwork and mosaics by owner and internationally renowned artist, Rachel Clearfield. The downstairs kitchen, dining and living area has a stunning mosaic floor, named 'Stepping Stones in a Flower Garden' made of Brazilian polished granite. Upstairs is the amazingly intricate, mosaic bathroom shower, called 'Magnolia Trees,” made of European marble and colorful stones. The kitchen has all granite countertops. The upstairs bedroom has a beautifully finished 100-year-old maple floor and a sumptuously comfortable queen size futon bed with luxurious linens.

Outside the cottage there is a peaceful shade garden with a rose covered gazebo in which you can swing, listen to the creek and watch the birds and butterflies. Guests are welcome to enjoy and roam through the beautiful flower gardens. You also have a lovely outdoor sitting area right by your back door, perfect for enjoying your morning coffee or sipping a glass of evening Chardonnay and stargazing the sequined night sky without light pollution. There's also a wonderful barbecue, camp fire and chiminea area right by your own private creek.

This cottage is a perfect getaway for a romantic weekend, soulful retreat, girl’s time together or just a quiet, peaceful place to let go of the challenges of one’s life and return to the simple joys of existence and beauty. The owners, who live on the property, are recording artist, cellist and conductor, Ron Clearfield, and his wife, fine artist Rachel Clearfield. There is an abundance of creative energy on this property for anyone who needs a place to find that seed of inspiration for their next book, album or painting. Without a doubt, this is a paradise for painters, photographers and nature lovers or just anyone who is looking for a beautiful, fulfilling time in the mountains.

Keywords: Fine art interiors, esthetic, peaceful, meditative, rural beauty, gorgeous views, organic flower gardens, green built, original artwork, wonderful hiking, owner managed.

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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Owner's Ron and Rachel Clearfield are musicians and artists. We've practiced meditation, sustainable living and the joys of life for many decades. The beauty of nature, art, music and healthy lifestyles are foremost in our beliefs.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2012

We actually built this guest cottage just this year (2012.) A labor of love, situated on our beautiful land; a place to share with others who are looking for something unique. We chose nearby Asheville because Asheville rocks! Incredible restaurants, entertainment and always fun things to do and people to see. They don't call it the 'Paris' of the south for nothing!

We've personally stayed many times in the cottage and have always been impressed with how peaceful, esthetically inspiring, quiet and restful our stay was.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385060vb
828 683-4425
Asheville Asheville Area
Chicago
5

Missing our little cottage...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
I know it's not "ours" technically but it felt like home. We loved waking up to beautiful, peaceful sunrises in this cozy place. We needed to escape city living for a while and this was the perfect place. We hiked, we cooked, we slept (very well I might add). I wish we could have stayed longer. Rachel and Ron were wonderful hosts (Sparky, our hooved friends and kitty cat were great companions). We are looking forward to our next visit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Aisha for your kind review! We're so glad the cottage offered a wonderful respite for you and your husband. We get quite a lot of people from the big city of Chicago and we're honored that the cottage is your home away from home!
Best wishes,
Ron and Rachel
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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
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828 683-4425
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Peaceful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Having lived most of our lives near mountains, we are currently living in flat southern Alabama. Our first glimpse of the foothills of the Appalachians on our drive up brought an unanticipated sigh of relief. My husband and I, along with our 3 young daughters rested here for 3 nights between work and a rather long Christmas road-trip. Ron and Rachel were very helpful via email even before we arrived. I won't detail all the ways that they went above and beyond the call of hospitality (for fear they feel pressured to repeat it all on every occasion!); suffice it to say, they welcomed us with open hearts and took an interest in our girls.
The girls, who all squeezed onto the sleeper couch at night, played outside all day, despite the rain, swinging in the hammock, climbing trees, picking herbs from the garden and grooming/riding/leading the pony, Princess.
The photos give a good idea of the uniqueness of the cottage, but cannot show the wonderful details. The attention to detail and creativity is refreshing and astounding. The cottage was clean and well-maintained. We would recommend it whole-heartedly to anyone seeking a patch of peace and some solace in the mountains.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Ruth,
It was so wonderful to have you, your husband and those three sweet daughters of yours stay in the cottage. It was really fun watching them groom and play with little princess our Shetland pony. We're just so glad you found the cottage to feel like your home. You and your family will always be part of the family here.
Warm regards,
Ron and Rachel
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385060vb
828 683-4425
Asheville Asheville Area
5

A place I could live in

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a wonderful stay at Clearfied Cottage. Our hosts were respectful of our privacy and a pleasure to talk to. The accomodations are comfortable cozy and warm. The view wonderful and the sun streaming in the large windows during morning tea warmed the heart and soul.
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Greg,

Thanks for your kind review. It was very special having you and your wife stay for a visit in the cottage. Nice description of the cottage and land ambiance.

Best,

Ron and Rachel
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Asheville Asheville Area
Tallahassee, FL
5

We Will Be Back...

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We arrived near dinner time on a Saturday evening and after speaking to Ron via email, explaining that we would be grilling out-he had our grill already lit. By the way, the "we" consists of me and my 2 daughters, ages 19 and 17 and we arrived in a Mini Cooper-crazy, huh? We had been travelling around 8 hours, from Tallahassee, FL-we were ready for some cooler weather, some relaxing, some adventure and a change of scenery. We were able to achieve all of our goals with the help of Ron and Rachel. We woke up Sunday morning, rested and looking forward to checking out the property. I had brought enough grub for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast but figured we would head in to town for lunch. We weren't interested in leaving-if you saw this place, you would want to stay put too. Rachel showed us around her bountiful garden, still having plenty of flowering plants and enough food to contain us. With Rachel's assistance and education while doing so, we harvested plenty of food for our lunch and to add to other dinners while we were there: hardy squash of some name I can't remember, chard, green onions, beets, fresh herbs, blackberries and our favorite, beans of many colors. My eldest daughter was captured on camera, sitting in the window seat, while the horses grazed nearby, shelling beans of multiple varieties. You can't get that in college. My youngest daughter chose to use the varietal of herbs to make tea concoctions-I'm assuming they were all legal. It's not all about the food though, Asheville is incredible, with restaurants to fit your mood, live music on the street and shopping for funky stuff. We also filled our adventurous side one day, white water rafting and then flying through the trees on the zip-lining tour. I'm hesitant to refer you here because I want it available when we are ready to come back. One thing I would do differently, stay a month vs. a few days.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Robbyn,

Thank you for your lovely review. It was such a pleasure having you and your two wonderful daughters stay and so appreciate the cottage and land around us. We hope to see you again soon and thanks for sharing with others the magic and beautiful of the Clearfield Cottage.

Warm regards,

Ron and Rachel
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
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828 683-4425
Asheville Asheville Area
5

Inspiring, peaceful, charming

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My husband and I spent a weekend at the cottage for our anniversary. We were inspired by the artful creativity expressed in the design and décor of the cottage and gardens and we loved sitting in the window seat watching the horses and bees. It is close enough to Asheville to make a run for dinner, but far enough to have a country feel as well and we really felt like we were "getting away from it all." I would definitely recommend this place and hope to visit again.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Dawn,

It was wonderful having you stay at the cottage. You wrote a nice description and we really agree with you that the cottage offers the best of both possibilities; a beautiful and peaceful country setting and yet a short drive to Asheville the so called "Paris of the South" with great restaurants, entertainment and interesting people. Hope to see you again!

Ron and Rachel
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Painter's and gardener's paradise, great hiking, creative space, spiritually uplifting and inspiring ambiance, ultimate retreat, perfectly quiet for meditation/yoga, cook's access to organic vegetable and herb garden. The cottage is green built and hypoallergenic.

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Availability & Rates

Asheville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter weekend
Apr 18 2014 - Apr 21 2014
$150
2 nights
 
 
Memorial Day
May 23 2014 - May 27 2014
$150
2 nights
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$150
3 nights
 
 
Labor Day
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$150
2 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Dec 1 2014
$150
3 nights
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 27 2014
$150
3 nights
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 2 2015
$150
2 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$140
$915
$3,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes 7% North Carolina Tax and $50 cleaning fee are required in addition to rental fee
A $200 returnable security deposit placed on credit card upon arrival
Deposit of 50% of total stay is required upon making reservation
Full payment must be received 2 weeks prior to arrival
Credit card payments accepted

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Asheville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable Queen Sized Bed, Double Beds (1) Convertible Futon Couch into Comfortable Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Golf
  • Gazebo
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • boating
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • golf
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
Spectacular views, fabulous hiking, 1/2 hour from Asheville's world class dining, entertainment and the Biltmore Estate, fine art interiors, marble and granite mosaic floors, green built and original oil paintings by Rachel Clearfield.
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