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Walk to downtown Asheville's shops and restaurants, QUIET, family friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 full baths, fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room (6)

This quaint 1899 Victorian Carriage house, listed on the National Historic Register of Historic Places and located in the Montford Historic District, is an ideal Asheville, North Carolina vacation rental.

The house is well-designed for a family, couples who are seeking private, comfortable surroundings, or for “Girlfriend Getaways” where you can reunite with long-time friends. Among the flower beds and garden patio is a picnic area, where late afternoon gatherings are often the main attraction.

The house consists of three bedrooms, two full baths, a living room, dining room, and galley kitchen. Amenities include two queen beds, one full bed, telephone, expanded cable, Plasma Flat Panel TV, and wireless Internet. Children of all ages welcome.

More Details

Bob or Barbara Gilmore
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

My two sisters and I spent four days in the Carriage House for a long girls weekend. I made the reservations four months in advance and communicated with the staff on a few occasions prior to our arrival. Each time I emailed or called I was dealt with in a professional and kind manner. The accommodations were comfortable & perfect for our stay and the location is close to the restaurants and shops. The weather was off and on rain so we drove instead of walking but walking would have been fine. The house is small and quaint. We had the privacy to have coffee in our PJ's each morning & late night talks without worrying about other guests. We only brought in snacks but could have prepared full meals & eaten at the dining table together. Each day they provided fresh fruit, croissants, yogurt, coffee bottled water & juice. Keep in mind that this home is historic, the floors creak and the stairs are narrow. That's part of the charm. We loved it and can't wait until our next visit.

NOTE: We were the next guests to stay after Patricia. We found everything to be just the opposite from her statements. As they say--some people are impossible to please.
May 2016
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Historic Montford Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Clawfoot soaking tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Standard tub shower combination
  • The second floor bathroom has a 'Claw foot' tub/shower combination and is shared by the two bedrooms on the second floor. The second bathroom is on the main floor and is used by the folks on that floor. It is accessible through the downstairs bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • The Master Bedroom is a nice sized second floor bedroom with a love seat reading area at the foot of the bed.The second bedroom,also on the second floor, is small but cozy and has a queen sized bed. These two bedrooms share the bath on the second floor. There is also another bedroom on the main floor. It has a 'Double' bed and looks over the side garden. There is a full bath in this bedroom
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking is allowed on the patio/outside areas of the cottage only.


3.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Walk to downtown Asheville's shops and restaurants, QUIET, family friendly
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 5 reviews
Nashville, TN

Cute Historical Place close to town!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our long weekend getaway. We had three couples fit comfortably. There was plenty of room and we had everything we needed. It's certainly a historic place, in a sweet historic spot of town. The River Arts district is super close to downtown and it is a great place if you want to go for a run or walk. There is a cute park just a block away. It's less than 2 miles from everything Downtown. Uber rides are cheap and great from the house as parking downtown is sparse. The kitchen area was a bit small, but worked well for us as we wanted to eat out at the local places anyway! Check in/out was quick and this place truly is a great deal! Don't let that first review fool you- this place is great. The retaining wall is a rather large drop, but I don't see why you would have your kids around that side of the house anyway. The patio and backyard on the other side are nice and quaint. The steps inside are fine, maybe a little steep, but this is a 100 year old house! We appreciated its history, and would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your extremely kind review. We are very glad that you and your family/friends had a great trip and found our Carriage House to be what you needed in an accommodation for everyone. It was very nice to meet and spend a little time with you. We sincerely hope that you will come see us again on your next trip to this area. Thanks again, Bob and Barbara Gilmore Owners / Innkeepers
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Perfect place for a girls trip!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to stay for a girls getaway weekend or a bachelorette! The house is super cute and in a great place for being able to take morning walks around a gorgeous neighborhood. It is also very close to downtown Asheville and extremely reasonable for the price! The only improvement I would suggest is to turn the heat down slightly because the upstairs was a little stuffy at night. Otherwise I would highly recommend this house! We had a great time staying here.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad you stayed with us. It was great to see all of you having such a great time and we hope you will come see us again the next time you are in Asheville. Bob & Barbara Gilmore Owners/Innkeepers
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  • 1 of 5

I was very disappointed that I was not told about the steps in the carriage house. We had 2toddlers and I asked if this rental was child friendly and I was told yes and it is not. There is a very steep set of steps from the first to second floor where there are 2bedrooms and a bath. My husband also had a very hard time with the very long, steep steps. There is also a steep embankment off of the front porch area which we could not take the children out there. There were used coffee grounds in the coffee pot upon our arrival. The woman who works there is very kind, nice and helpful but the man who opens the door and has the keys need inserviced on guest relations. Other than the coffee grounds it was fairly clean. Stay away if you have small children or adults who have difficulty with stairs.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish to issue my sincere apologies for any lack of clarity relating to your expectations of the Carriage House. This Cottage, as clearly pictured and depicted on the website, and in all descriptions is a two story building and there is a stairway (standard length, width and height) that takes you from the main to the second floor. Of the 1,754 different families that have stayed in the Carriage House since we joined Home Away, you are the first to be surprised by this. We even installed anti-skid strips on the stairway treads to prevent the little ones from slipping. I agree with you about the retaining wall which was built in 1899. I would like to add safety barriers at that one area but due to the restrictions placed on us by the many historical regulatory agencies, we are unable. That is why there are two chairs and a table placed in that area acting as a barrier to the edge. I only wish there had been a conversation with my management staff about your concerns PRIOR to the morning of check-out. You were here three nights and you chose to NOT advise us of any concerns until returning your keys at departure. Had we been aware of any concerns, we would have assisted in finding a property that more satisfied your requirements. As our past guests will agree, we do our very best to help and correct any areas of concern once they are brought to our attention. We do our best and will continue to be as clear, helpful and honest as humanly possible with every guest with the details and descriptions of our Carriage House / Cottage. That is why this is the first Negative review we have had in 6 years—we sincerely care!!!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 240 at exit 4C (Haywood Rd exit
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located in the Montford Historic District which is only 8/10 of a mile from the downtown area of Asheville.

Other Activities: Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate


Rates & Availability

Historic Montford Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.0%

50% of total taken at time of reservation and balance at arrival.

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