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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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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2015
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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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member 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:
April 24, 2015

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
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Reviews

4.9
based on 47 traveler reviews

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Featured on ABC TV Sweet Retreats! Stunning Views Fine Art Interiors Green Built
average rating of 4.9148936 based on 47 reviews
5

Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I came here for a weekend getaway and loved it! The cottage and surroundings have a European feel to them. The artwork and the details in the cottage are gorgeous! Rachel and Ron obviously spend a lot of time in their gardens because they are amazing! We were greeted by their pup, Sparkie, and enjoyed watching their horses. Even the neighbor's donkey greeted us! It was about a 45 min drive to downtown Asheville where the artistic, laid back vibe can't be beat. We got the best of both worlds! Rachel came to meet us at the end of our trip and I know we will be back! Thank you for sharing your piece of Heaven with us!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lindsey, What a nice review! Yes, doesn't the cottage and the area have a real European feel? We agree too that staying in the cottage in this beautiful countryside and having the wonderful city of Asheville so close definitely gives you the best of both possible worlds. I do want to mention that I make that trip downtown very often and I honestly can make it in 30 minutes and stay within the speed limit (I don't want to meet one of Asheville's finest in the wrong way!) I think part of why it can take longer is that the scenery is just so stunning you don't want to rush! Anyway, thanks again and hope to see you both soon. Best wishes, Ron and Rachel
5

Very serene cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this cottage. Beautifully decorated, makes it feel like home. Already making plans to return in the summer!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, It was extremely nice to have you and your friend stay in the cottage. Even the surprise spring snow that appeared the first morning of your stay seemed to come as a blessing and a healing. The beautiful pink cherry blossoms looked even more gorgeous adorned in mountain snow. Hope to see you again in the summer! Loving best wishes, Ron and Rachel
Fort Lauderdale
5

Slice Of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Be warned! The mountainous twists and turns leading up to this slice of heaven, while a beautiful drive, can make even roller coaster lovers feel a bit queasy... not to mention few cell phones or GPS devices work in these parts, and most roads are void of signs. That said, follow Ron's directions and you'll arrive to the dreamland he and Rachel have created without much difficulty. Stop and load up all needed groceries beforehand! There's a well stocked "Ingles" in Marshall that's a convenient shopping stop before winding up into the mountains. Rather steep incline to the cottage, and then several steps up to arrive to front door. But don't be deterred! This cottage getaway is a one-of-a-kind rare treat to be remembered...from the loving, artistic couple who own it, to the beauty of the land, the adorable animals, and the artwork... we couldn't have made a better choice. Ron and Rachel are beyond helpful when called upon, and happy to give privacy when desired.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Renee, We love your review! We too used to live in South Florida and when we first arrived in Western North Carolina we had the same experience of schetchy cell phone reception (depending on your server), riding the twists and turns of these gorgeous mountains (believe me you ain't in Kansas anymore!) but when we finally arrived, OH MY GOD, what a beautiful place!! It's true nothing's flat here but all the roads to the cottage are very manageable. We have a little front wheel drive Ford Fusion and we have absolutely no problem. No need for 4 wheel drive! Thanks for the advice and as you said just follow our directions and you'll get here safe and sound, do some food shopping on the way and get ready for a really wonderful, magical and transforming time. You and your sons were special guests and we hope you return soon. Warm best wishes, Ron and Rachel
5

Magical Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Absolute paradise, with ultimate comfort and privacy. The owners make you feel comfortable and taken care of. Sincere, warm and welcoming, always smiling. The rooms are beautiful, well appointed, with gracious and thoughtfully placed artworks throughout the property. We were in another world. Outside the window, rare and random flocks of birds swarmed into the property and intermingled with exotic pets like a horse and a Shetland pony. The beautiful window layouts make the garden vistas and mountain views, a part of the entire experience. This is what a magical vacation is supposed to feel like! The rooms, owners, location...all perfection.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gosh, what a beautiful and succinct review! It reads like poetry. Thank you for staying and thank you for sharing your feelings about the Clearfield Cottage. Warm regards, Ron and Rachel
Snellville
5

Came for the city, stayed for the cottage

  • 5 of 5

To the adventure seekers, Earth lovers, art enthusiasts, outdoorsy types, indoors-y types (who am I missing?)—do NOT miss this cabin! We came to discover Asheville and do some hiking, and instead found we had to talk ourselves out of actually leaving the cottage! Between the inviting and lush textures, the fun presentation of design and color, the undeniable whimsy of the house’s architecture, and the rustling energy of the surrounding gardens and animals, you will think you’ve entered some magical dimension. Ron and Rachel have crafted something utterly spectacular and placed it in the middle of the sweeping countryside to create a getaway that is unmatched (truly there were times we weren’t sure if we wanted to stare outside at the picturesque landscape, or gaze upon the lovely, painted interpretations of said landscape that adorned the walls).

And to top, it off the cottage visionaries are two incredibly inspired individuals who have a wealth of talents that they share with generosity and warmth.

We managed to squeeze in hiking, local culture, and organic farming education into our 4 day getaway, and - still - none of it felt as good as being swept away into this cottage. Seriously: stay here. This cottage is an absolute knockout. We are sure to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chelsea, Love your review! So beautifully written and accurate. It was really a pleasure and honor having you and Susan stay. Thanks for all the wonderful details for our future guests to read. Hope to see you again soon! Warm best wishes, Ron and Rachel
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
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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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 $150 Per night

Asheville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Memorial Day
May 22 2015 - May 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Independence Day
Jul 3 2015 - Jul 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2015 - Dec 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
New Years
Dec 29 2015 - Jan 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$155
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$150
$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

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Asheville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , italian marble with murals throughout
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , very comfortable futon bed
  • 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:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
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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