|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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)
Me and my gf had a great time while staying at the coexist cabin. Everything was neat and in order. It's a sweet cozy cabin. If you want a private retreat this is the place.
Beautifully restored Church converted into a mountain cabin with old time charm and décor. Beautiful hardwood floors, fully stocked modern granite kitchen and bathrooms, cozy fireplace and front and rear porches. Our family spent a whole week encompassing New Years Eve. Got some snow and used the GPS to get to Beech Mountain Resort to do some sledding. Was only 5 miles away (don't take Pinnacle Rd - use Pine Ridge Rd.) Did some hiking on trails nearby, but mostly relaxed by the fire and on the porch and eating home cooked meals. So much better than staying in a modern condo or hotel. Restored the soul and body. Was sad to leave, could have stayed a month or more. Felt like home sweet home. If your looking for a mountain retreat with charm and character this is the place.
We Got married on 10/21/16. We stayed the first 2 days of our honeymoon in the cabin and it was even better than we anticipated.
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!
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
|Admin||$50 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$35 + Tax|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.