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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 8, 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.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.


1/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Walk to downtown Asheville's shops and restaurants, QUIET, family friendly
average rating of 1.0 based on 3 reviews


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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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