I am artist, adventurer, and NC native who has lived in all four corner of the US. I lived in Manhattan in my late teen years, and then moved to Phoenix to spend the next 3 years of my life wintering in the Southwest and summering on the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. I have sailed the Atlantic in a 26 ft sailboat, taught English to Chinese high school English teachers in mainland China. I have travelled in Spain, Italy, and Hungary and now reside in Garner NC with my husband and 2 children ages 11 and 13. I am currently a worker bee in the Stone Supply industry after being out of the business for over 15 years. My passions include getting people of all ages back to the woods and away from electronics. It is such a disease that we can not disconnect from electronics and reconnect with nature. This disconnect without distractions is what grounds us and points us to self discovery. When we are fully aware we are better people to not only ourselves but to those around us. In my personal life shutting out distractions and focusing on the Divine is where I truly grow. I am currently giving thanks for all things both good and bad in my life and learning where the lesson was to be found. It is my pleasure to be able to open my house to you. Come and experience what words can not describe. I look forward to sharing my special space with you.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Owner chose Independence
My husband and I own property in Ashe County NC. We love the area as we have been taking our 2 children to Grayson Highlands State Park in VA camping since they were 2 years old. After my father passed suddenly from complications of T-Cell Lymphoma I felt the call to purchase more land in the area. My goal was to have a place to get children of all ages away from electronics and back to nature. Having lost out on 2 large land purchases due to reasons beyond my control I was forced to look outside of Ashe County as it was not offering me anything new. The first day of searching and a couple of clicks landed me on 5220 Peach Bottom in Independence VA. I live in Raleigh NC and at 9:30 AM the following day I called out from work and was entering the property. I made an offer 2 hours later and the rest is history. It was truly meant to be mine. Both my father and the previous owner died of cancer a few months apart. Both of them were very special people who were born the same year 1947. The prior owner was a writer and playwright while my father was a voracious reader. You will definitely feel the peace and inspiration flow into you as you settle into a chair on the deck.
What makes this Cottage unique
I fell in love with the property the minute I saw it for sale. The rustic nature of it's setting, the attention to detail in it's artistry. It lends itself perfectly into it's surroundings taking care to not overpower the landscape. From the moment I drove up to the cattle gate and saw the jack fence and lush green surroundings I felt as though I was entering a beautiful state park. As I crossed the stone bridge to get to the front porch I admired how perfectly everything was placed in relationship to the waterfall. I knew the property was for me the minute I saw the hammered bronze oversized door knob. Sometimes pictures on line can make a mediocre place look good. Sometimes they can hint to a super amazing place without giving away it's essence. The sound of the falls and the structure together unite in such a way that EVERYONE who goes there will feel as though they have been a part of something special. I know that the minute I leave my heart is calling me back to the sound of the Falls.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Our two-day stay at Healing Waters cabin was delightful! The cabin is gorgeous, well-appointed and situated close to the relaxing waterfall. So cool!
From the moment we arrived we felt a physically and emotionally lighter. After meeting Caroline and talking with her wee knew we were kindred spirits. Even though it rained we enjoyed just being in such a calming atmosphere. The falls are mesmerizing. The sound of the falls and the lush green surroundings are a pause in time for relaxation and introspection. We left with plans to return.
We Found Paradise
Everything about this location is perfect! The scenic drive to Independence, the people we met along the way, & finally the cottage. Usually, we vacation at the beach or other fast-paced locations and it felt amazing to take the time to slow down and recharge.
Thank you so much for allowing us to vacation at your home. The pictures are amazing, but being there in the flesh is breathtaking.
I hope that we are able to return to the Falls next year. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thanks again!
This place is truly a paradise!
Thanks Ana! Thanks for booking with me next year also!
An amazing and unique experience
I have been so blessed coming across this wonderful property. Like many others, I’m reluctant to share because I’m afraid it will become so popular, I’ll never have a chance to get back! The uniqueness of the cabin is the view, the style of it, and the soaking tub. From most places in the cabin, you can see the gorgeous waterfall flowing down the rocks. It’s close enough to lull you to sleep if it has a good flow going. If you leave the blinds up, you can wake up to that same view, right from your bed (which is totally amazing btw.) The Asian flare of the cabin is simply beautiful and rare. Each beam on the ceiling and other fixtures there have their own story. The soaking tub is amazing and the way the room juts out from the cabin, you have a 180 degree view of nature during your soak. I can’t say enough about this amazing find and Caroline is an awesome hostess. I will be back again!
An amazing and incredible space
After six stressful months of new jobs and new business opportunities, my partner and I were looking at a long overdue weekend away to relax and reconnect.
And this space was exactly what we needed. It is one of those rare spaces that the pictures and the description absolutely don't do the whole experience justice, you just have to take this (and every review) at face value and experience for yourself.
The sound of the water and the birds and the wind carry away with them the stress and hustle of the world outside the mountain, and time itself seems suspended while there.
Each of the details that Caroline has take care of make it just that more inviting and welcome. Take time to read the notes left by Caroline and your fellow travelers in the journal as well!
My partner and I both would highly recommend this space, and appreciate so very much that Carolina has chosen to share it with those who seek it. We very much hope to have the opportunity to come back again.
Located about 45 min from Grayson Highlands State Park which has some of the best hiking trails around. Visit Mt. Vale Vineyards about 5 miles away. Close to Foxwood Farms trout farm where you can fish for dinner. T -Price Fine Art Gallery and Studio is close by. The New River is 3 miles away as is the Blue Ridge parkway. Minutes from downtown Galax and Independence. About 40 minutes from the shopping and restaurant area of West Jefferson NC. About 45 min to Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain State Parks.