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Sequoia: A luxury cottage created by Black Mountain College

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 bath, sleeps 6

Built in 1944 and originally named the Jalowetz Cottage after the German music composer who lived there with his wife, this cottage was built as a Black Mountain College student project under the direction of Lawrence Kocher, a modern architect. He inspired his students to work with locally found materials, and to create space that was small in square footage yet felt spacious and inspiring. The cottage has been renovated and added onto over the years with a fantastic deck, master bedroom with jetted tub, gas fireplace, full kitchen and more. It is decorated with internationally themed original art and photographs.

The deck overlooks a meadow and stream that quietly babbles on its way to our private lake set on our 70+ acre property, surrounded by 360 degree mountain views.

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More Details

Property Manager
Leigh Maher
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The cottage is beautiful and we enjoyed the unique decor. The setting was perfect. We are sad to leave!

We have enjoyed our time in Black Mountain, and will be sure to send our friends your way.

Thanks again!
Feb 2013
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Black Mountain Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite - 1 queen , private bath
    Queen room - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master suite has an Italian Tiled Jacuzzi Spa Tub, French doors to the deck and a dvd/tv and stereo. Queen room has tv/dvd. 3rd bedroom has two day/trundle style beds
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • tennis
* Sleeps 2-6, 3 bed, 2 bath * Gas Indoor Fireplace / Gas Grill on deck * Full Kitchen with amazing views * Italian Tiled Jacuzzi Spa Tub * DVD, CD, Stereo * Internet * Linens & towels provided * Washer / Dryer * Great Deck & yard * Gazebo area with mountain & lake views * Just 5 minutes from downtown Black Mountain * Just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville


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Sequoia: A luxury cottage created by Black Mountain College
average rating of 3.75 based on 8 reviews

Lovely Cabin. We Will Be Back

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain views, easy to get to, and the staff was super helpful. My dog even made some new friends. Keep doing what you're doing guys.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful area. Very clean.

  • 4 of 5

Very good directions to get there. Very clean and just as promised on arrival. Good location and immediate area is wonderul if you bring your dog.

Not a five as kitchen could use a few more items although appliances worked well.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and comments. So glad you enjoyed your time at Lake Eden and its always nice to see guests making use of the property. It was certainly a beautiful weekend for it! We will definitely take a look at the items stocked in the kitchen. I you have any advice for cooking items you feel we are missing please pass along as we do try to make sure all the essentials can be found in each our units. Sometimes our groups that rent multiple lodgings onsite here at Lake Eden move items from one to the other so we will make sure and do an inventory.
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rodent's den

  • 1 of 5

Cooler weather made it an enjoyable visit. Great restaurants and many things to do around the area. Did not look forward to going back to the cabin and clean mice feces every day and being awaken by their noise in the middle of the night. There was a strong humid smell. The kids loved Rusty, the community dog.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear there was a problem and it is a shame that this guest chose not to contact our staff at any time during their stay with concerns and instead waited to write such a review. We do have a monthly account with Terminex to treat all of our lodgings at Lake Eden and cleanliness is of utmost concern. If a mouse had moved in (the property IS in the woods and unfortunately these things can happen) we would have had it taken care of it immediately upon notification! This guest did give a very difficult time about settling their final balance and I am afraid that may have played a role here in the negativity. Oddly we have had 3 more groups stay since then and their feedback was positive. In any case we will be contacting our pest control manager immediately to look into it to make sure our guests continue to enjoy their time on our property.
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The house was great and very inviting. the pictures online don't do it justice.

  • 5 of 5

The property was beautiful and we enjoyed being able to walk the grounds of Lake Eden and the camp. The house was great and we fully enjoyed the full deck out back. A+ with a massage table in the master bedroom. The only thing we wished was better was figuring out the finicky gas fire.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville / Hendorsonville
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 40
Car: recommended

Sequoia Cottage is nestled in a grove where the historic Black Mountain College once thrived during the '40s and '50s as one of the most important educational and artistic experiments. Buckminster Fuller built the first geodesic dome here on the property and Elbert Einstein taught here.

*Some of the tallest mountains east of the Rockies tower in the distance, mountain lakes and streams welcome you, and the beauty and spirit of this place is truly relaxing and magical. While you enjoy a feeling of being far away you have the luxury of being close to so many great experiences... Black Mountain (5 minutes), Asheville (20 min), Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, and outdoor adventures abound (hikes, rafting, mountain biking, climbing, picnics, etc).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

$40 per dog (up to 3 days) $60 weekly; 2 pet max - Dogs ONLY upon prior approval.

50% non-refundable deposit required upon reservation.

$25 Cleaning fee is for an additional midweek cleaning on longer stays if desired

4% room tax applied to all charges

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund