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Newfound Cottage ~ Hot Tub/Onsite Hiking/Outdoor Fireplace/Swimming Pool!!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

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.... We have processed credit cards for our business for 13 years with no problems. The same as other owners who have been processing credit cards since the original creaters of VRBO partnered with their first credit card processing company.

■■ WINTER RESERVATIONS - Dec., Jan., Feb., March - Because the cottage is located 1/2 mile up on the side of a mtn., four-wheel drive is suggested pending/anticipating snow, but isn't required to rent.

.... please understand it's to your benefit to be realistic about the fact that winter brings snow and cold temperatures and therefore no one can guarantee the weather on your dates will be without either!!!!!!!

■■ Newfound Cottage's cancellation policies can be found on this page. We do not subscribe to Expedia's cancellation policies.



2 Guests

3+ Guests staying 3+ nights

... Because my rates cover up to 6 people, and all other amenities and supplies are provided, there's no discount for not supplying sheets or towels.

● Pool is open Memorial day - Labor day


.... unlike staying at a hotel or going to a community pool, you have our pool all to yourselves. We do not use the pool when occupied by our guests. And we have found that our guests and my family are able to use it privately at different times of the day.

Newfound Cottage is located west of Asheville in Leicester in the community of Newfound on Newfound Rd. Once you take Newfound Road exit and start your 5.7 miles to our driveway, you can easily see the incredible valley created by the mountains as you come down Newfound Mtn. There's no other area in WNC that presents such a view upon entrance as the area of Newfound. And houses in our community are acres apart, not 20' from each other. Newfound Cottage is only 8.7 miles from the Asheville City Limits [via in-town roads] and only 20 minutes to downtown Asheville [via in-town roads]. This particular piece of mountainside is a 136 acre privately owned family farm, owned by my family for 30+ years. So we own all the property you see around you at the cottage. The drive up to the cottage is 1/2 a mile long, so you can't see the cottage from the main road. We, the owners, live on this mountainside as well. Our private residence is 2 acres from the cottage. We're here to be helpful, keep up our cottage and property to our high standards, but you have complete privacy. We don't boast a grand view from the cottage, because it's setting offers peace 'n quiet and mountain wilderness. There's complete seclusion on the back deck of the cottage with the hot tub and outdoor fireplace. Then the onsite hiking is available if you'd like to get out, stretch your legs, and see exactly what you have heard other visitors to this area say about being in the mountains. Visiting us in Summer means you also have a swimming pool only 330' down from the cottage. Just because the pool isn't physically attached to the cottage doesn't mean you won't be able to use it privately. We have found it very easy for our guests and our family to use the pool at completely different times of day so everyone gets to use the pool privately. Besides the onsite hiking, hot tub, outdoor fireplace and swimming pool, the cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with 2 of those being suites - one is on the main the other upstairs. The 3rd upstairs bedroom - [not the upstairs m. suite] - is open to the downstairs which can be seen in the photo of that bedroom [you can see the half-wall behind the headboard of the bed], but we've never had guests complain or have any problems with that architectural detail of the cottage. We have had guests with aging parents, small children as well as teenagers, find the accommodations at Newfound Cottage to be great due to the comfortable main floor accommodations and private upstairs, while the main floor has an open concept where everyone can socialize. While offering onsite hiking, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and swimming pool, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the nightly rates reflect the 1400 sq. ft. size of the house. We offer the high-end amenities some other more expensive vacation rentals do, but at much lower rates taking into consideration the size of the house. Come stay at the best vacation rental with the best amenities with the most reasonable rates in the mountains of western North Carolina .... Newfound Cottage!!

● Distances/Times ........................

* 8.7 miles Asheville City Limits

* 5.7 miles off of I-40

* 10 minutes to The Crest Center

* 10 minutes to Sonic, Pizza Hut Express, Zaxby's, McDonald's, Arby's, locally owned Papa's Pizza, locally owned Asian Wok, locally owned Stoneroad restaurant & pub

* 15 minutes miniature golf [open in spring & summer]

* 20 minutes downtown Asheville

* 20 minutes to Applebee's, IHOP, Cracker Barrell, Fatz Cafe, Wendy's

* 25 minutes Biltmore Estate

* 25 minutes to Asheville Municipal Golf Course

* 25 minutes to Southern Waterways rafting/kayaking

* 30 minutes Blue Ridge Parkway

* 45 minutes to Wolf Laurel Ski Resort [north of Asheville]

* 45 minutes to Asheville Regional Airport [south of Asheville]

Provisions ........................................


2 Guests

3+ Guests 3+ nights

[1 per guest] ... washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, beach towel for hot tub and pool use.

● Starter paper products:

1 roll of toilet paper per bathroom

1 roll of paper towels

● wood, kindling and matches for outdoor fireplace

● propane for gas grill

● Kitchen:

coffee, filters, sugar, non-dairy creamer, tea bags, hot chocolate, salt, pepper and spices

● Bathrooms:

shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hair dryers, hand mirrors, cotton swabs, liquid hand soaps

● first aid supplies

● laundry detergent

● dishwashing detergent

● trash bags

● extra pillows

● blankets

● movies for DVD player

● toys, games, books and magazines

● cleaning supplies if you need them


No refunds for cancellations made 48 hrs./2 DATES prior to DATE of arrival. Cancellations made 30 days or more prior to the DATE of arrival are refunded less the cleaning fee, taxes and less a $75 cancellation fee [except no refunds for cancellations made 48 hrs./2 DATES prior to DATE of arrival]. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the DATE of arrival will forfeit 50% of the reservation payment less the cleaning fee, taxes and less a $75 cancellation fee [except no refunds for cancellations made 48 hrs./2 DATES prior to DATE of arrival]. Transferring a reservation is the same as a cancellation. No refunds due to inclement weather. No refund once you step inside Newfound Cottage. No refund due to family crisis/death. No refund due to lack of knowledge using the internet, logging onto the internet, internet service being inoperative, slow, or lagging. No refunds due to power outages. No refunds from Memorial day - Labor day.

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 2017

About Tammy

My husband and I have been married since 1990 and have had both full time and vacation rentals since 1993. We're big DIYers. I am an artist by nature, so interior decorating comes natural to me. My husband has artistic skills too but prefers building things. We built our cottage with our own four hands over a 3 yr. period, every weekend, every holiday, and our own money. A vacation rental business suits me for being able to earn income from home while keeping myself available for my school-age son, having time for family/school activities, as well as being able to clean and maintain my vacation rental to my high standards.

Tammy purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Tammy chose Asheville Area

The community of Newfound in Leicester is a farming community. Since we loved the area enough to build our dream home here, we knew our guests would appreciate a home-away-from-home in a true country setting. Perfect location being 5.7 miles from the interstate, 20 minutes from downtown via in-town roads and only 25 minutes to the Biltmore Estate [via in-town roads]. So you get to enjoy time "vacationing" instead of driving. It's the best of both worlds!

What makes this cottage unique

Relaxing in the mountain setting with lightning bugs and tree frogs at night, song birds during the day, being in a well maintained clean house, beautifully decorated, minutes from major attractions, while having simple amenities like satellite TV, WiFi, magazines, board games and DVDs in case of less than favorable weather. But also having the high end amenities like a hot tub, outdoor fireplace, onsite hiking and swimming pool when there's nothing but perfect weather in sight!!!


Leicester Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Main floor m. bath. offers double sinks [see photo], hair dryer, private access to back deck [see photo], shampoo/conditioner/body wash, tub/shower combo. Main floor second full bath. offers pedestal sink [see photo], separate cabinet storage [see photo], shampoo/conditioner/body wash, hair dryer, tub/shower combo. Second floor m. bath. offers double sinks [see photo], hair dryer, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, tub/shower combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Linens supplied for 2 guests, and 3+ guests renting 3+ night, Starter paper products, Coffee/coffee filters/dry creamer, Flavored teas, Hot chocolate, Salt/Pepper/Sugar/Splenda, spices, Laundry detergent/Dishwashing liquid, Shampoo/Conditioner/Body wash, Trash bags, Radio alarm clocks, Iron/Ironing board, Totes to carry stuff to pool, Directions to nearby fast food/casual dining/grocery store, Brochures for local and regional attrctns., Brochure for nearest medical services, City and state maps, Books and magazines, Phone Book.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Newfound Cottage ~ Hot Tub/Onsite Hiking/Outdoor Fireplace/Swimming Pool!!
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
upstate NY

Lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures truly do not do it justice! The cottage is beautiful and very roomy. We are a family of 5, three of whom are teenagers, and there was plenty of room for us all. The owners were very professional and easy to deal with. Earlier reviews mentioned it not being private enough because you can see their house from the front porch. We had no problem with that, as they were never obtrusive and we found it comforting to know others were still nearby in case any issues arose. We really enjoyed the back deck with it's wonderful hot tuband fantastic fireplace! We will definitely look to stay there again if we travel back to the area.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I would like to thank Matt and Tammy very much for allowing us to stay at such a beautiful place. I have rented many homes in the past and this one far exceeded my expectations. The others just felt like a rental property but this one felt like home.

What made this even more special was Thanksgiving and my whole family together again. My daughter lives in Asheville so I know the area pretty well. It is probably the most favorite place in the US to visit. It is a very easy ride from Newfound Cottage to downtown Asheville and every other attraction. I hope to be able to rent this place many more times as it is not easy to cramp the family in my daughters apartment.

Now for the house, words cannot explain but I will try. The view was beautiful from every window. The decor was beautiful. The house was fully stocked (plates, cups, spices, etc). We were able to cook a full Thanksgiving dinner without worrying about bringing any pots, pans, dishes, etc. The beds were comfortable. The house was very spacious. We were able to enjoy the hot tub and outdoor fireplace. I would really love to see this place during all 4 seasons to get the full treatment.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely mountain cottage

  • 4 of 5

Newfound Cottage is a beautiful retreat near Asheville. Full of thoughtful details like coffee and hot chocolate, an extensive DVD collection, toys and games for children, and the list could go on and on. The outdoor fireplace and hot tub were fantastic on a chilly autumn evening, especially after taking a long hike on the property (prepare for lots of uphill climbing). This is a place I'd highly recommend for people looking for a mountain cottage within an easy drive (15-20 min) to Asheville. One detail that is not mentioned in the description is that the 3rd bedroom is open to the floor below so light and noise from the kitchen and dining area are easily heard while in the bedroom.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NC wonderful house outside Asheville

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at Newfound Cottage NC! The house was beautiful and the hot tub...yes! The kitchen had everything you need and extras!! Towels for use were lovely and they even supplied a pool towel for each guest! Each room was a good size for vacation and easy to get to Asheville and area for some great fun.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this "cottage". The house was lovely and much better than the pictures show! We enjoyed the hot tub and the outdoor fireplace so much! My sons and daughter-in-law also enjoyed their hike up the mountain behind the house. The driveway is extremely steep - but we made it ok! Would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in the Asheville area! Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Everyone!!!

  • 5 of 5

Newfound cottage was a perfect holiday getaway for all. Our group had varied interests and holiday expectations. This wonderful cottage is situated in an area with something for everyone. We enjoyed both leisurely and challenging hikes and climbs up the mountain without having to leave the family owned property. Day trips into Asheville were a short car ride through the most beautiful mountain roads. Everyone was able to enjoy the local restaurants, museums and night life. The cottage was spacious yet cozy, immaculate, and well stocked with everything we needed. We were able to prepare everything in the kitchen from lobster and steak to a five course breakfast. It was obvious that the owners care so much about their home and the needs of their guests. Every effort was made for our comfort. They went the extra mile to make sure we had all the information we would need to enjoy the area. Best for last, we loved, loved the back deck with the awesome hot tub and adjacent brand new outdoor fireplace. The whole family spent evenings by the fire watching sunsets. We would definitely return and recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Country Food Store
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Ingles Grocery Store
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Ingles Grocery Store
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EarthFare health food store
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River Arts District
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Blue Ridge Parkway
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Mission Hospital
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Mission Hospital
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Historic Biltmore Village
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(Entrance to) Biltmore Estate
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WNC Agricultural Center
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Asheville's Visitor Center
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Pack Place Education, Arts & Science Center
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial
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Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
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Canton Park
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Harrah's Cherokee Casino
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convenience/gas station
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Tropical Gardens Mini Golf
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Tastee Freez
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Fun Depot
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Estes-Winn Antique Car Museum
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WNC Nature Center
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Southern Waterways
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion Skate Park
Nearest Point of Interest
North Carolina Arboretum
Car: necessary

[VRBO asks owners check only those activities that are only 15 minutes from their rental]. The following are either onsite or a maximum of 30 minutes from Newfound Cottage. Onsite hiking, 10 minutes to the Crest Center, 15 minutes to miniature golf, 15 minutes Tastee Freeze ice cream parlor (open in summer), 20 minutes downtown Asheville, 20 minutes to rafting, 20 minutes to Canton Park/playground, 25 minutes WNC Nature Center, 25 minutes to Asheville municipal golf course, 25 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 30 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway.


Rates & Availability

Leicester Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 3 - Feb 28 ● 2 nt min
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
March 1 - May 25 ● 3 nt min
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 - Aug 17 ● 5 nt min
May 26 2017 - Aug 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug 18 - Sept 5 ● 3 nt min
Aug 18 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept 6 - Oct 12 ● 3 nt min
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 13 - Oct 31 ● 5 nt min
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Nov 1 - Nov 16 ● 3 nt min
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 - Nov 24 ● 7 nt min
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov. 25 - Nov. 30 ● 3 nt min
Nov 25 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 1 - Dec 21 ● 3 nt min
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 - Dec 29 ● 7 nt min
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30 - Jan. 2 ● 3 nt min
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

* Rates do not include cleaning fee or taxes.
* RATES NOT NEGOTIABLE FOR ... minimum night stays, maximum number of guests, holidays, weekends, and when the swimming pool is open.
* Rates for federal holidays cover double occupancy - $10/guest/nt added above double occupancy.
* 7 night minimum Thanksgiving and Christmas ... with arrival the closest weekend to the holiday with departure the weekend after ... because I rent/clean/do laundry for my cottage, this will allow my family a holiday too!

No deposit. Your time is supplied in full, payment is charged in full. Unlike hotels that rent hundreds of rooms to a lot of travelers and make profit through volume deposits, I have only one house to rent and can rent to only one family at a time. This is my only income.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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