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FEATURED ON ABC TV SWEET RETREATS! STUNNING VIEWS FINE ART INTERIORS GREEN BUILT

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Speaks: english
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014
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FEATURED ON ABC TV SWEET RETREATS! STUNNING VIEWS FINE ART INTERIORS GREEN BUILT

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

Overview

Asheville Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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 rentals 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. 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 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 15, 2014

About The Owner

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

Why The Owner chose Asheville

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!

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 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
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at the cottage the first week of October had a very relaxing time, the trees were just starting to turn. The owners are very nice and helpful. The cottage was well decorated and the bed and linens were very nice. We went up there with our four and half year old son and we all had fun hiking around the property. The doggie was very friendly and great around our son. He enjoyed petting and feeding the pony. Thank you for the wonderful stay and your hospitality.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi John,

It was really wonderful having you and your wife stay in the cottage with your sweet son. We always welcome families with children and the amenities here like having a gentle pony, easy but beautiful hiking paths, a private campfire, barbecue, chiminea and safe hammock area right by a stream contribute to a beautiful and fun stay in a charming cottage located in the gorgeous countryside near the great city of Asheville.

Best wishes,

Ron and Rachel
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-828 683-4425
Asheville Asheville Area
Orlando, Fl, USA
5

Divine!

  • 5 of 5
Four of the most wonderful vacation days we've ever had! Not only in terms of aesthetics, as the cottage is nestled in the mountains with exceptional views, but also because of our hosts, who were as warm, generous and respectful as one could ask. The cottage itself is a masterpiece, unique by the abundance of authentic art, from the beautiful paintings to the detailed floors and shower, even the large window views are spectacular, absolutely amazing. There's access to incredible hiking right outside your door, as well as a beautiful garden maintained by the owners, and a horse and pony to boot! We even strolled into town, which is picturesque, the people are incredibly friendly, just don't forget to wave! Asheville is about a half hour drive, and it's a magnificent trek through some of the most beautiful countryside I've ever seen. I could go on and on. I'm looking forward to planning another trip, I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Kurt and Mary,
You were such special guests to have stay in the cottage. Both Rachel's and my heart were deeply touched when we read your beautiful review. As far as describing what the cottage and countryside around us is like, YOU GOT IT!! We try to be as kind and hospitable to all the guests that stay here but without ever being intrusive to anyone's privacy. In all sincerity, we hope to see you again soon.
Warm regards,
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
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4

Great Getaway

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed our stay in your Sweet Retreat. Would recommend for people looking to escape. Beautiful countryside.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thanks for your kind review. We appreciated you using the words "Sweet Retreat" to describe the cottage referring to the ABC TV reality show by the same name which featured the Clearfield Cottage out of the many hundreds of rentals in this area. Readers can watch the episode by clicking the video button on VRBO or on HomeAway by clicking one of the thumbnail images in the the photo area and scroll to the very end to find the video.
Best wishes,
Ron and Rachel
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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 Great Vacation Rental of Historic Artistic Significance, that also bears an Old World Charm :)

  • 5 of 5
Best welcome we've ever had from a vacation rental. Very helpful and nice. Stayed here 2 nights with my family.

The room was clean and inviting. It felt very comfortable. It was a 1 bedroom suite, so kids can stay in the lower floor, and parents can stay in the master bedroom on the upper floor. Great bedding and design. The sheets, pillow cases and even the ceiling fan, bore hand-painted butterflies, thereby adding a unique character to the rooms. The room has a historic quality to it with walls featuring over 65 years of original oil paintings and giclee reproductions, and floors and ceilings featuring original hand-painted murals, and hand-crafted mosaics. The windows were decked with hand-made silk and cotton patch-work curtains.

We brought some great handmade earrings, giclees and spell-minding music from this place. We also attended the Laff festival with its many exhibitions, fire shows and music concerts in downtown Asheville, just a 20-minute drive from the vacation rental.

Perfectly located with a wall of greenery affording privacy, with large glass windows on the upper and lower floor giving a panoramic view of the mountains. Can't wait to return soon.
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear Arrnica,
It was a pleasure having you and your husband stay in the cottage and thank you for such a descriptive account of your visit and the cottage itself.
We hope you return soon!
Ron and Rachel
business
Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
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-828 683-4425
Asheville Asheville Area
Gaithersburg, MD
5

Amazing, beautiful, comfy, special cottage

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I arrived at this cottage expecting it to be beautiful and already amazing from all the wonderful pictures we looked at ahead of time. When we got there it was so much more then we expected. I do not know what word surpasses amazing but this cottage was that word. It is beautiful inside with so much detail and artwork everywhere you look. The beauty and the peace that this place is filled with is outstanding and unbelievable. Everywhere you look there is something beautiful to see whether inside the cottage or outside. The hosts were so nice and friendly and always making sure that we had everything we needed to make our stay the most enjoyable. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that wants a nice break from the real world because it is hard to feel as if this is reality when you are staying in the wonderful Clearfield Cottage. In addition it is only 35 minutes from downtown Asheville! If you are an outdoors person this is definitely the place for you and you will not regret it one bit! Everything was clean and perfectly organized when we got there. We would have been completely fine hanging out inside the cottage our whole trip that is how nice and relaxing the place is! There are plenty of hiking trails, mountains, and waterfalls to see that are not too far from this awesome place!! We will be coming back as soon as possible!!!!!! Also, on top of everything the hosts dog, Sparky, was so friendly and nice! Stay at this cottage whenever you have the chance it is soooo worth it!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hi Lia,
What a wonderful review! You and your boyfriend really took advantage of all the fun and beauty in the cottage, the countryside around it and the nearby great city of Asheville. Thanks for your kind words!

Best, Ron and Rachel
business
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
NC
5

Outstanding Home Away from Home in the Mountains!

  • 5 of 5
It was very refreshing walking into the gardens of the property, and standing amid a cozy gazebo, cushioned with comfortable pillows, and a small bridge over-looking a clear, musical stream from the mountains. It felt even more warm, inviting and relaxing, being greeted by the owners of The Cottage. There is a comfortable sitting area outside the backdoor of the cottage, overlooking streams and meadows. Here a downward stairway leads to a clearing right next to the pure mountain stream, where there is an arrangement of grilling for family get-togethers or celebrations with barbecues. In the Cottage, both the living room downstairs, and the bedroom upstairs, feature spell-binding masterpieces - original paintings, as well as giclées. The kitchenette includes a full-size refrigerator; eat in dinner table, crockery and all necessary kitchen-room equipment required for a short stay. The bedroom is equipped with an armoire, TV, and queen-sized bed. The walls and floors of the bedroom and shower show-case, original, hand-painted murals, and hand-crafted mosaics. The lighting in both the living room and the bedroom is excellent!!. This roomy place can easily accommodate a family of four. The living room is equipped with an amazing library of books and magazines for all age-groups. This place is a convenient distance away from nearby hiking trails, scenic view points from the mountains, nearby eateries and restaurants. We are definitely coming back here soon :)
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello Raphael,
Thanks for your extremely detailed description of the amenities and beauty of the cottage. As you said, it really is a great getaway place with all the artistic and esthetic qualities of the cottage, property, nearby countryside and the rockin' city of Asheville!
Thanks for visiting and come again!
Ron and Rachel

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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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Rates & Availability

From $145 Per night

Asheville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2014 - Dec 27 2014
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Valentines weekend
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Easter weekend
Apr 3 2015 - Apr 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$915
$2,950
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + 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

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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
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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