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Montreat is as Close to Heaven as You Can Get!

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Black Mountain Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14-16)

Nestled up against Greybeard Mountain, in historic Montreat is this deluxe mountain cottage where you can feel the cool mountain breezes in the hot North Carolina summers. This house, built in 1997 was designed to easily accommodate two large families. Sit and enjoy a family meal at the dining table that seats 14. Listen to the night noises of a screech owl or cicada as you relax in the evening on the spacious screened porch. A fully equipped kitchen has everything you have at home and more, and a new home theatre system and wireless broadband internet provides connection to the outside world (if you desire it).

Kids enjoy foosball, hiking, rock hoping in the streams, playing basketball, tennis, or the Montreat clubs for kids. During the summer, enjoy throwing a pot on a potter's wheel at the Sally Jones Craft center or take a paddle boat ride on Lake Susan. Montreat Conference Center hosts a variety of conferences for all ages sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Hear a sermon preached at Anderson Auditorium by one of America's finest preachers. Bushwack up behind the house and catch the gray blaze trail that will take you all the way up to the Lookout Mountain summit.

Asheville (the Biltmore Estate, the Grove Park Inn and Resort) are 20 minutes. Lake Lure is 25 minutes. Enjoy white water on either the French Broad or the Nanahala. Skiing is available 75 minutes away. Drive 1 hour to the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain on the East Coast. Drive 1 hour to the Occunaluftee village in Cherokee. See live Shakespeare performed at the Asheville Center Stage.

Keywords: Mountain Cottage

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

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Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About The Owner

We are missionaries with Young Life in Nicaragua and enjoy the mountains of North Carolina when we return to visit the states.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1997


based on 19 traveler reviews

Montreat is as Close to Heaven as You Can Get!
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Nice place for large groups

  • 4 of 5

This place was great for a reunion weekend with old college friends. Very spacious, good layout, well-equipped kitchen. We enjoyed the proximity to Black Mountain, a nice quaint town with good restaurants. The large kitchen table was very nice, but even better was the spacious and scenic screened in porch. I will say that we overlooked the detail about this cabin not having central a/c -- an important detail to consider if you're visiting in the summer months, but the whole house fan worked well and the shady location helped -- we spent most of our time on the screened in porch and found it very cool and pleasant out there throughout our stay. We'd stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Group of friends stayed as this wonderful cottage over the memorial weekend while hiking and exploring the Asheville area. It had everything that we needed and was very spacious (there was 13 of us). The owner was very accommodating and was available to answer our calls before and during our stay. I highly recommend this place for large group trips and also hope to stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ladies Church Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had our Ladies Church Retreat at "Montreat Is As Close To Heaven As You Can Get". The name seemed appropriate. It was easy once we chose our dates. Diane, the property manager was very accommodating and made it easy for us to secure the house for the weekend. I had a lot of questions and because Diane had stayed at the house she had the answers I needed. There were 12 of us and It was perfect for our weekend. The had everything we needed. The kitchen had lots of dishes, pots and pans; that made our weekend easier because we didn't have to bring any of those items. It was alittle rainy that weekend but many of us still spent time on the screened-in porch. There were a couple of tables and rocking chairs, it was very relaxing. It had a DVD and we used that for our series we are studying of Beth Moore. We did go over to the college and visited the painting of the "Prodigal". It was minutes from the house and it was one of the highlight's of the weekend. We were very fortunate that one of the volunteers was working that day and she spent at least 30 minutes explaining the painting to us. A must see! When we started our search we wanted to be about an hour away. This house was and it was so perfect for us. One of the many highlights of the house was the BIG table, there were enough seats for all of us to sit at the table at the same time and share our meals and lots of conversations. At the end of the retreat we really did feel that we had been very close to heaven.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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exceptional place for family reunion

  • 5 of 5

our family has not been together for many years since we live on three continents! The opportunity to all be together in Montreat, a place of treasured memories, was excellent. There were places for all to be together as well as the secret hiding room and passages for childrens delight, and comfortable lounging and talking areas. we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for three day family reunion

  • 5 of 5

It was incredible how everything worked together for good in this house to enable family interaction for the twelve (8 adults and 4 children) of us who stayed there and the other twelve who came in for sharing times (but stayed in Assembly Inn and Black Mountain). The bedrooms, kitchen, living room, screened porch, bathrooms, etc were more than adequate. Although there was a new extra-large flat screen TV/DVD setup, I don't think anyone turned it on the entire time. We are very thankful to God, to the owners, and to VRBO for a taste of Heaven in this beautiful five bedroom house in mountain woods!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six adults and five children thoroughly enjoyed our Spring Break stay at this home. It was conveniently close to Asheville and Biltmore Estate. Montreat is a quaint little town with lots of charm. We would love to visit again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day through Novembe
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving week
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $120

Sheets and towels sufficient for 14 people can be made available for an additional $125.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1) Master bedroom upstairs, Queen size Beds (2) downstairs: 1 bedroom downstairs with one (1) queen bed 1 bedroom downstairs with one (1) queen bed and one (1) bunk bed 1 bedroom downstairs with two (2) single beds 1 bedroom downstairs with (1) bunk bed and 1 trundle bed (the trundle has a single bed under a single bed and can be pulled out to 2 singles or 1 king Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size pull out sofa bed in living room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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