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Modern Farmhouse Apartment. Gorgeous & Spotless. Sleeps 5 +. 20 mins from town.

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The ultimate in secluded, safe accommodations on an Country Estate Property.

A little bit industrial loft, a little bit rustic retreat, a little bit country cottage -- our guest apartment is perfect for one or two couples, with or without children in tow (or a girls' weekend). We are family owned and operated.

Open-concept living/dining/kitchen with polished concrete floors and tall, wood-beamed ceilings. Immaculate. Beautifully finished and furnished, down to luxurious 600TC 100% cotton linens and towels. We are 100% legal and carry full commercial liability insurance!

On ten acres in a truly pastoral area just south of Asheville. Secluded and nestled in the woods, yet flooded with natural light. Completely private, fenced rose and boxwood garden provides outdoor lounging, dining and fire-siding (firewood and fire starters are provide for all of our guests). Hot water tap in the garden for hillbilly hot-tubbing (kids only!).

Green & allergen-free. No-VOC paints used throughout. Organic, unscented cleaning and laundry products used exclusively. Natural fiber rugs, upholstery and window treatments. Slip-covered upholstery, frequently laundered. No pets of any kind ever inside the home.

COMPLETELY TOBACCO & PET FREE, we also ask that our guests go without aerosols, perfumes, and other scented products during their stay. AC with top-of-the-line filter. Fresh organic and/or local treats only stocked for your enjoyment. DirecTV package includes ESPN.

Family is on the property, out-of-site, but close enough if you need a restaurant recommendation! Our guests' serenity and privacy is our number one priority. The guesthouse is a legal, permitted apartment -- with wired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire dampers, and commercial insurance.

Access: 15-20 minutes to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. Ten minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway hiking trailheads. Renowned road and mountain biking literally right out your door.

Traveling with young kid(s): We've got a roll-out bed for the little one, plus indoor and outdoor toys for all ages. Drop us a line and we'll prepare for his or her arrival. Kids on the spectrum are especially welcome!

Traveling with a baby or toddler: We are baby/toddler ready! We set up a pack-n-play (purchased new annually) with organic bedding for sleeping. Plus, we've got an infant-to-toddler tub that sits right in the shower, baby's own hooded towel, a high chair and/or toddler seat, and a swing for our littlest travelers.

More Details

Johanna Carr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, poco espanol
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Johanna Carr

Full time Mom to three part-time geniuses - ages 13, 11, and 8. Full time interior architect and designer. Full-time owner, cleaner & manager. Part-time wife.

The property is our ongoing, 20 year project. Chickens were added in 2014 (guests are welcome to their free-range, organic eggs), and goats in 2015. We're planning for a new, larger vegetable garden one of these Springs!

We value our guests' privacy and comfort above all. Please don't hesitate to ask for anything you need to make your stay more enjoyable.

Johanna Carr purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Johanna Carr chose Asheville Area

The property offers the ideal mountain experience: Gorgeous views, without the falling-over-a-cliff landscape which usually accompanies it! Secluded, rolling hills dotted with cows, yet close to downtown. Farmland punctuated by mountain and equestrian homes. We've never had a visitor who hasn't commented on the serenity and the beauty of our property.

What makes this cottage unique

Women traveling alone, or with little ones, can enjoy complete privacy while feeling 100% safe.

Families with babies can rest-assured that no infant cries have ever penetrated the sound-proof ceiling!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

My wife and I visited Asheville for our anniversary, and we were hoping for a peaceful get-away, with plenty of design esthetic that was still close enough to the city & sights for us to take it all in. This cottage was that dream come true. Every single detail of this home is so perfectly thought out! We couldn't have asked for a better experience.

The home was immaculate when we arrived. There was a thoughtful welcome packet to help us feel at home, and familiarize us with the area. She had a fire-pit prepared for arrival - so on our first night, we sliced the delicious pound cake she left us, made some hot chocolate with the packets and local cream she left and started a cozy fire on the porch to cuddle up next to. It was the perfect way to start our trip!

We experienced everything you'd hope for when you rent a home. Perfectly clean, absolutely comfortable, great design elements, with complete privacy. Not to mention the perfect natural light that all of the windows gather up for you.

Johanna was very responsive when we had any questions or requests, including graciously providing plenty of suggestions for restaurants, shops and sights. If we make it out to Asheville again, there's no question where we're staying.
Nov 2014
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Fletcher Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Baby/toddler tub provided. Hillbilly hot tub outside too!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 baby crib , Queen & Twin (Murphy) beds in GR. Rollaway cot for tots.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Modern Farmhouse Apartment. Gorgeous & Spotless. Sleeps 5 +. 20 mins from town.
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 95 reviews

Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have always preferred staying in vacation rentals while traveling, but now that we have a baby, a clean, comfortable, spacious rental is a must. This rental is absolutely immaculate! From the polished concrete floors to the beautiful counters in the kitchen and the sparkling white bathroom, I had no reservations about letting my 9 month old crawl all over the place and explore his temporary home.

A vacation rental such as this far exceeds a hotel room when traveling with a baby. The exceptionally accommodating owner made sure we had all the comforts of home, including a brand new pack and play (with sheets), an infant bath tub, a high chair, and a changing table. Other thoughtful touches included a package of baby wipes in the changing table and several baby books displayed on the windowsill near the crib. It made traveling with a baby so easy! There were also locally made muffins and scones, yogurt, and even k-cups for the coffee maker (cream and sugar provided as well). It was so nice not to have to worry about running out in the morning to find a store and purchase these things on day one. The kitchen is well-equipped and we prepared several meals there.

The rental is spacious and beautiful. Having a separate bedroom where we could put our baby to sleep in the evenings so that my husband and I could enjoy the evening relaxing by the fire pit or watching tv, without having to tiptoe and whisper was wonderful. We were all so comfortable, we really didn't want to leave!

The owner and her family are fabulous people. They truly want their guests to feel at home. They are available if/when you need them, but completely respect your privacy otherwise. The rental is even nicer than the pictures demonstrate. The value of this place is incredible. My family and I love to travel and don't often visit the same place twice, but the beauty of Asheville and the comfort and ease of travel the farmhouse provides has convinced us to return this summer. Thanks Johanna and family!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Erin! We had been waiting for the opportunity to outfit the guesthouse for infants and toddlers, and your family provided. We know from experience what a schlep traveling with baby stuff is. Not having to bring one's own pack-n-play, and having a changing table sounded like heaven to us; we're glad you agree! We look forward to seeing you in July.
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Great for a small family

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location (up the mountain but not too far up) and the views. The owners accommodated a toddler very well: high chair, bath, pack n play, puzzles, and books. We were able to prepare breakfast and dinner with no problem (both Asheville and Hendersonville are close enough for lunch with time to get back for naps), and it was very cozy. The fresh eggs were a definite plus!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully decorated...light and airy

  • 4 of 5

A beautiful cottage mountainside. A great get away from the world, close to Asheville. My kids loved the friendly dogs and goats. The space is decorated beautifully and is light and airy. Beds were very comfortable. We were never able to meet our host, but we did enjoy our time. The driveway is steep as mentioned in other reviews, but definitely doable. Please make sure you read the house description carefully. This home is very serious about their no scent policy. This goes beyond toxic smells and VOCs and includes essential oils and natural products as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. As you mentioned, we take our scent- and toxin-free policy quite seriously. Just to clarify, we do not prohibit scented toiletries or sundries -- such as shampoo, lotion, and soap -- or those with essential oils. Burning essential oils is not permitted, but otherwise we're big fans. (Our disinfectants rely on citrus oils actually.) The policy is intended to discourage the use of air-borne products that are extremely difficult to remove, so all of our travelers are comfortable. We hope to see you again.
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It's our third time and still incredible!

  • 5 of 5

We have brought our young children here three times and love it every time! Johanna and her family are welcoming and helpful. The house is decorated beautifully and the beds are so comfortable. It's not far from everything you would want to do. We plan on visiting every year!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of our favorites!

  • 5 of 5

This rental was absolutely wonderful! The amazing modern farmhouse decor and well thought out design, plus accessibility to so much nearby- we loved it! The layout of the rental is great- it is an open floor plan where we could always keep an eye on our little one as we prepped/ate dinner. We went on several hikes off of the Blue Ridge Highway and visited Asheville several times for lunch due to the close proximity to this house. The owner also made our stay that much easier as she included so many accommodations for our little 10 month old- baby bath tub, toys, changing table and even pack n play. It was the perfect home away from home for the entire week we stayed there. We will definitely stay there again when headed back that way!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse apartment. From the moment we stepped into the space to the minute we had to leave, we were impressed at the cleanliness and amenities provided.

The space itself was exceptionally well maintained. Excellent furnishings, linens, dishes, etc...

We felt very comfortable and at home right away. The view out of the bedroom window was so beautiful.

As others have said before the driveway is a bit of a challenge but after a few times driving on it, it was much easier to tackle.

While staying at the property, we were able to have a 15-20 minute drive to restaurants, grocery stores and lots of attractions around the area.

We would not hesitate to stay here again and would highly recommend this property to others.

Thank you Johanna for your attention to detail and for providing us with the lovliest little spot to stay during our family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
The Joint Nexdoor
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Local Joint
Car: necessary

15 minutes to Biltmore Estate.

20 minutes to downtown Asheville.

10 minutes to nearest supermarket (Ingles).

13 minutes to the nearest organic market (Earthfare).

10 minutes to a truly great latte.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.25%

A $25 per night additional guest fee applies to all travelers 12 years and older, after the first three travelers. We can accommodate five "adults". Additional fees may also be applied, regardless of the age of the traveler, after the five adult traveler limit has been reached.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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