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Nancy Leitch

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Classic Montreat Cottage

6 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

Asheville Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms + Porch with bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7-9)

An historic old cottage built in 1914 is perfect for small groups (including youth groups) or families that want to be close to Lake Susan and the Montreat Conference Center. We continually try to make improvements while keeping the character of a 100 year old home. For example in 2015 we installed new floors in the kitchen and both baths that eliminate previous flaws and are easier to clean. In 2016 we enlarged the main bed with a new Queen size mattress and box spring and totally rewired to bring the electrical up modern specs and expectations.

The comfortable family room has a lovely wood burning stone fireplace and a dining table that easily seats 8. The spacious covered porch extends across the front of the house and is the space most enjoyed by all. Listen to the night noises of a screech owl or cicada as you relax in the swing, glider or one of the rocking chairs.

Downstairs there is one bedroom with a queen bed and one with a single. The bathroom has a lovely old claw foot tub (no shower). The upstairs has two bedrooms – both pretty open with only curtains for doors. Two twin beds in each room. The upstairs bath is a full bath (shower only).

Wireless broadband internet provides connection to the outside world (if you desire it). Or relax playing old fashioned board or card games. Many are left at the cottage for your enjoyment.

While we have the modern convenience of a high speed wireless internet connection, the cottage is rustic meaning, there is no AC, no heat, no washer, no dryer, no dishwasher and no TV. Most visitors take time to enjoy the beautiful mountains and eat many meals at the conference center or the many restaurants in Black Mountain.

Kids enjoy foosball, hiking, rock hopping in the streams, playing basketball, tennis, softball or the Montreat clubs for kids. During the summer, enjoy throwing a pot on a potter's wheel at the Currie Craft Center/Sally Jones Pottery or take a paddle boat or canoe ride on Lake Susan. Montreat Conference Center hosts a variety of conferences for all ages sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Hear a sermon at Anderson Auditorium (0.76 mi) by one of America's finest preachers. Enjoy the beautiful small children’s play area with a slow moving stream in the middle (0.67 mi) between us and Lake Susan. Take wonderful hikes on the more than 20 clearly blazed trails lasting from 45 minutes to all day.

Black Mountain is a charming town, with mountain craft stores and restaurants only 2 miles from the Montreat gate.

The Baptist Retreat Center at Ridgecrest (only 4.5 miles) and many other camps and retreat centers are up and down the nearby Swannanoa Valley.

Asheville—a delightful mountain city with shopping and restaurants—is only 20 minutes away. There you can find America’s largest mansion, the magnificent Biltmore House Estate and vineyards and the Grove Park Inn and Resort (The President and his family spent a weekend vacation there over Memorial Day 2010 before visiting Billy Graham at the other end of Mississippi Road.) See live Shakespeare performed at the Asheville Center Stage or spend a lovely evening at their minor league baseball park.

Lake Lure is only 1 hour. Enjoy white water on either the French Broad or the Nanahala River. The entrance to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is 13 miles west and the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell, is an hour’s drive or a day’s hike.

It is only 1.5 hours to the Historic Cherokee Village & Casino.

Bring your own linens including sheets, pillow cases, kitchen and bath towells. We provide plenty of regular blankets for cool evenings.

Keywords: Cottage, Classic, Rustic, Informal

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nancy Leitch (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Nancy Leitch

Built by my grandfather and grandmother in 1914 I have been coming here since childhood. The kitchen sink, set low so the two girls (my mother & aunt) could reach it to wash dishes, and the claw tub are original. The girls attended school in what is now the post office. In the 1930’s my uncle and his family lived in the cottage over the winter when they, as missionaries, were expelled from China. The stone fireplace draws as well as any fireplace I have ever seen. Not fancy but a treasure.

Nancy Leitch purchased this cottage in 1914

Reviews

4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

Classic Montreat Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Everything was clean. Everything as described. Plenty of dishes, etc. Neighbors were friendly. Crocheted and knitted on the front porch one night..played Dutch Blitz around the table the next. Would definitely stay there again. Very convenient. We loved the Veranda Cafe, My Fathers Pizza and Red Rocker Inn and of course the ice cream shop.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location, great price and everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with our cottage experience. We enjoyed the front porch and loved using the fireplace every evening we were there. The location was terrific - quick access to Montreat College campus and also downtown Black Mountain. We would rent again in a minute!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morganton, NC
5

Charming, Rustic Cabin from the Good Ole Days

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our week in this charming cabin. It was just the type of place we were looking for: a place to disconnect from the normal pressures of the busy world and re-connect with family, friends, and God. With all the fancy places with posh amenities offered these days, this place is not for everyone - but it is for us! We will be back - can't wait!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado
5

Historic Jewel

  • 5 of 5

This is a comfortable and cozy cottage. Most of the original features left in place which maintains the property's historic integrity. Nice place to gather your thoughts and relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL
4

We loved the charm of the rustic Montreat home.

  • 4 of 5

I have visited Montreat many times and was very pleased with this cottage. The owner does a great job in describing how rustic the home is, so it ws just as I expected. If you are doing a lot of walking to central Montreat I recommend the creek trail, blue diamonds, to the trail by the road. It is a much more pleasent walk and I didn't discover it until our last day.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perry
5

Nice Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Throughly enjoyed our visit. Loved the cottage, comes with evrything you need, wonderful place. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Map

My Father's Pizza
Veranda Cafe & Gifts
Ingles Markets Inc
Montreat Conference Center
Ten Thousand Villages
Merry Wine Market
Black Mountain Ale House
Black Mountain Tailgate Market
"Saturday only"
Veranda Cafe & Gifts
Biltmore House
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ashville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
I-40
Car: recommended

Zip line canopy tours

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Rates & Availability

Montreat Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2016 - May 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
$96
$578
 
 
Conference Season
May 29 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
$674
 
 
Fall
Sep 4 2016 - Oct 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$96
$578
 

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Cleaning $90

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Amenities

Asheville Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , downstairs between bedroom & kitchen
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • Downstairs bathroom has an old fashioned claw footed tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Sleeping Porch - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (5)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Beautiful front porch with rocking chairs across the entire width of the front of the house, a screened in sleeping porch, only a 15 minute walk to Lake Susan and the Montreat Conference Center, youth groups welcome

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