|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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Once a former Baptist Church, this property has been lovingly restored to a mountain cottage. Buckeye Creek Baptist Church was started in the early 1950's by preacher Charlie Stines. When he wasn't able to preach anymore, Finley Estep started preaching there. The church closed down in the 1980's due to several of the members not wanting to hold up to the churches beliefs. It was a strict Baptist Church who members were not allowed to watch TV, listen to radio, or dance. Members of this old church still reside in the Beech Mountain Community.
The cottage coexists within nature and the beautiful mountain landscape. It transports you back to a by-gone time. This former country church will soothe your soul, refresh your senses, and offers a cool eclectic vibe with various decor from local mountain artisans. The cottage is decorated in local Appalachian folk art including quilts, photography, paintings, and pottery. It is conveniently located to many of the High Country attractions, festivals, hiking trails, lakes, rivers and activities. The cottage is situated on 2.5 acres that has an old fashion herb garden, (lemon balm, oregano, lamb's ear, mint, mullein and wild flowers) plenty of wildlife, and wonderful mountain views. Relax on the rear deck and listen to the relaxing sounds from the babbling creek that borders the property. Some of the original features of the former Church includes the Church bell which is still operational! In the backyard, there are His & Her outhouses! And lastly, one original pew remains. Get back to a simpler existence and coexist with an authentic mountain spiritual retreat. Peace Out!
We live and work in the High Country. John is a local from Boone and is a PGA Golf Pro. Jane is a transplant who loves the mountains, her horses, animals, nature, hiking, and living in such a beautiful area of the country. Jane is a licensed broker in both North Carolina and Tennessee and owner of Alternative Realty.
Jane Werner purchased this cottage in 2011
Great mountain location and its peaceful vibe!
An authentic nature and spiritual retreat ~ away from it all.
The listing for the cottage was very accurate. Excellent proximity to hiking trails but a bit of a drive for supplies. Took a small motorcycle trailer for which the cottage access was very well suited. Paved driveway (near flat) attached to the hardtop road which was lightly travelled, since it was not the primary road through the area. Took a family of four with dogs and had a lovely and cozy stay. One bedroom with a pullout sofa in the main room worked well. Cottage had obvious upgrades in certain areas and was presented very clean. Easy instructions on how to find and enter the cabin with a nice hand-written note on the chalkboard coffee table. Also a printed page of helpful information was provided which covered some cottage details as well as local information. We arrived after dark on the first day to a well lit cottage with easy to locate items. Bed sleep well and area was peaceful and quiet. If you have a dog - check out Bark Park. Really friendly people and dogs with great mountain views (including a nearby ski slope)
My husband and I loved staying at the Coexist Cottage! The cabin was easy to find and very clean and is located within a reasonable driving distance to many local attractions (hiking, skiing, etc). It was so wonderful returning to the warm cabin after a long day of hiking. Our dog especially enjoyed the creek behind the cabin and his own personal bed inside. The closest Walmart-type store is about 30-35 minutes away, so be sure to grab all your groceries on your way in (there are smaller country stores nearby).
Overall, we would highly recommend this cabin to any friend. Reservations, access, and check-out were all so easy and pain-free!
Cottage was very clean and well equipped, as promised, in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. Nice front porch and back deck. Plenty of wood for the fireplace but we did not use the fireplace. Probably should have since it snowed (just showers) the second day we were there. Owners made it easy to rent and follow up with instructions on getting to the cottage and unlocking the door.
My wife and I had the best time staying at Coexist Cottage. The place was immaculate and more charming than described online. We enjoyed nestling around the fire in the evenings and listening to the brook sing in the mornings. The front porch was wonderful......we loved it....we'll be back!
We could not have asked for a more perfect mountain getaway. Centrally located between Boone and Beech Mountain, it was a great spot to kick our boots off at night and snuggle in by the fire. Had all the luxuries of home with all the excitement of vacation. This will be a consistent go to spot for all of our future mountain vacations.
A lot of thought and attention to detail went into the decorations at Coexist Cottage! What a beautiful place! We had a great time playing in the snow, watching the stars at night and walking along the stream. Thanks also for the directions to Zudy's Country Store. They were great, and we didn't even know we'd crossed into Tennessee! The whole stay was such a great adventure, and your cottage was the perfect place to come home to!
The best part of staying at Coexist was being so far out in the mountains, yet still relatively close to all the activities at Beech Mountain, Boone, and other favorite destinations.
Our dog, Moose, was made to feel welcome. When we arrived, there was a dog bed set up in the bedroom, and a jar of treats was waiting just for him! It was nice to be able to bring our WHOLE family with us on this vacation!
On a more detailed note, there was access to a complete laundry room. There were snow shovels and a bag of salt in case it got icy. We also had all kinds of extra blankets and linens in the large closet in the bedroom. The addition of extra space heaters was really nice! But, we didn't really need them with a nice fire going in the fireplace!
My husband and I loved our second stay at Coexist! It is so cozy and clean! The view from the deck is stunning! We loved the little touches that awaited us like a supply of firewood-we built 3 fires during our 3 night stay. The whole experience is enchanting! It's a fantastic get-a-way!
Buckeye Creek Baptist Church (now the Coexist Cottage) was started in the early 1950's by preacher Charlie Stines. When he wasn't able to preach anymore, Finley Estep started preaching there. The church closed down in the 1980's due to several of the members not wanting to hold up to the churches beliefs. It was a strict Baptist Church who members were not allowed to watch TV, listen to radio, or dance. Parishioners of this old church still reside in the Beech Mountain Community. The history of Beech Mountain Community can be traced back to when the Cherokee Indians traveled through the area in search of its many elk, bear, and deer. Historians believe that the area was once a part of the Great Trading Path which stretched all the way from Virginia to Georgia, and which Indians as well as white men used. Arrowheads and other Indian artifacts have been discovered which verify this, along with a tree thought to have been marked by Indians traveling on the path. It is thought that this marked tree helped the first white settlers discover and settle in the Beech Mountain area.
As more and more people moved into the settlements, communities began to form around the churches which the earlier settlers had begun. These churches became the center point of people's lives, serving various functions such as schools, community meeting places, and the center of social life, with families walking back and forth to them with lanterns. Even today, Beech Mountain Community itself consists of five smaller communities -- Mt. Gilead, Fall Creek, Flat Springs, Beech Valley, and Beech Mountain -- all of which formed around churches of the same name which make up their center.
The Township of Beech Mountain (aka The Beech Mountain Community) is not within city limits, but located in the rural portion of the community. This part of Beech Mountain is still close to skiing, Buckeye lake, a network of hiking trails, Watauga Lake, 25 minutes to Boone, 1.5 mile to Beech Mountain Trail System (Westerly Hills Trail), 20 minutes to Mast General Store in Valle Crucis, less than 10 minutes to Watauga River & Trash Can Falls. There is so much outdoor activities to do from Hiking, Mountain Biking, Skiing, Fishing, Boating, and so much more.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$35 + Tax|
|Admin||$35 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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