|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Newly constructed one bedroom home in the heart of Madison county. Located twenty five minutes from either Asheville or Hot Springs, this eclectically designed modern home is a calming retreat.
Enjoy mornings on the porch overlooking Little Pine valley and enjoy your favorite beverage listening to the frogs in the pond in the evening (or around the fire pit!). This home is located on 52 private acres with rolling hay fields, hiking trails with beautiful mountain views, and is home to a civil war cemetary for you to explore.
If you choose to dine out there are many accessible restaurants whether you explore historic downtown Marshall, Hot Springs, or downtown Asheville.
The property is located within minutes from white water rafting, hiking, and zip lining as well as a 500 acre horseback trail riding farm . . . And you may find a garnet or ruby near the old mines!
The bedroom has a king bed with Egyptian Cotton sheets and big fluffy goose down pillows. The living room has a quality queen pull out and an additional air-mattress for extra comfort. Lots of extra pillows, and blankets, quilts and comforters.
The Kitchen was designed by the owner-chef-catererand is fully equipped with cooking utensils, cutlery, pots & pans, glass and stemware, serving pieces, Blue Willow China, antique silver flatware and linen napkins. The dining area seats 8 comfortably but can accommodate 10 plus 3 at the bar. The very spacious living, dining and kitchen area excluding the vaulted ceiling and porch is 750 sq ft which is great for entertaining. The porch has great view of the valley and distant mountains, rolling hayfields waving in the wind (see video) also please note there are no other house's in view.
Let me start out by saying this place was everything I hope that it would be. It is definitely a house in the holler. The house itself had its own charm. The kitchen was great, it had everything that you could possible need to cook and 4 course meal. The openness of the house made it feel like everybody was still together whether you were in the kitchen or listening to CD's in the living area. The house was very clean, the kingsize bed was awesome and very comfortable. It made getting to sleep very easy. I loved the balcony!! Every morning we could go out on the balcony and watch the deer as they grazed down in the holler or up on the side of the mountain. It truly made my time off well worth it. I would most DEFINITELY give this place 5 ***** stars. Not to mention the owner McRae is one of akind. He is the most sweet guy, he went out of his way to make sure that we had everything that we could possible need. So if you are looking for a place to just Get Away, I highly recommend the House in the Hollar!!!!!!!! And McRae we will definitely see you again :)
The little house was great. Clean, nicely decorated for Christmas and homey. We brought our puppies with us and they loved walking over the hills.
Why are you still reading reviews? Book McRae's lovely home at once! It's comfortably and stylishly designed and decorated - a great place to live and rest and lounge and play for as long as you're able! The kitchen is fabulously appointed, and the open design allows for entertaining and being together. The property is beautiful, and wonderfully isolated - at least 1/4 mile off of a gravel road, and then another good ways to a paved road. We were grateful to just be able to open the door and let our dog roam! Asheville is only a scenic 30 minute drive away, and there are tons of great hikes in the area, including local timber roads which your host will guide you toward. McRae is a kick - warm and welcoming, and thoughtful to the nth degree... He had English Muffins and other foodie odds-and-ends waiting for us upon arrival, and he provided additional sheets and blankets, candles, flowers out of his own garden, and even a turkey roasting pan for our Thanksgiving meal! Ask him for all the local dish - he's happy to provide! We'll absolutely return next time we need a peaceful stay in the greater Asheville area. Thanks McRae!
Great house and experience. Would rent again.
McRae was Great. He welcomed us when we arrived, made sure we had everything that we needed and gave us a quick tour of the wonderful property. He has thought of every detail ( fresh flowers, toilet paper, shampoo etc were provided). McRae has spent his life in the hospitality industry and it shows. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and relax this is it. 25 minutes from downtown Asheville's great food, music, and shopping. Can't say enough good things about our weekend at the house or McRae. Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
We picked this location because we wanted to get away yet be within close proximity to Asheville. We had so much fun hiking and checking out the local towns, we never did get into Asheville - nor did we miss it. The area is centrally located for easy drives to Burnsville, Little Switzerland, Black Mountain, Weaverille, and of course, Marshall. The town of Marshall is a cute little gem that upon first inspection seems lacking, but take a walk and go into the shops and you'll find friendly people, lovely crafts from local artisans & great food (even a pot-pie shop). Zuma on Thursday night hosts a jam session of local musicians. You never know who (or how many) will be there. The night we were there, we listened to Billy Hicks leading a team of fiddles, guitars, a bass, a banjo and one singing judge - Note: get there EARLY if you want to find a seat.
In regard to the rental, we were pleasantly pleased with our pick. The home is certainly in the 'holler', secluded and private, but just what we were looking for. McRae, our host was nearby if any issues arose and was a great source of information as to the local scenery. McRae was born in Marshall, and although he has traveled extensively, is now back to his roots. His family has been in Marshall for over 100 years so we weren't too surprised to find a 1912 building downtown with their name on it (as well as a few roads, and a mountain).
The home is very quaint with modern conveniences and lots of old charm. Furnishings are a mix of old and new with quite an eclectic appeal. Bedroom is comfy, kitchen is stocked, towels are plentiful, and the view from the deck is fabulous. At night you can view the stars and at daybreak you can see the sun rise and the fog settled on the mountains.... saw lots of rabbits, but never did see the deer.
All in all, a great stay. We hope to get back soon.
Marshall is a quiet little town. There are two coffeeshops-Zuma serves breakfast and lunch and the other, Sweet Monkey is open for dinner, too. They are closed on Tuesdays.
This part of the world is renown for its artists and craftsmen and there are regularly studio strolls at Marshall High Studios on Blanahassett Island, in Marshall. There are also regular concerts at the Madison County Arts Council and Zuma hosts a regular Thursday night bluegrass jam which is overseen by Grammy-award winning fiddler and local legend, Bobby Hicks. The Depot is another haven for bluegrass music lovers.
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Well behaved dogs are more than welcome, there is plenty of space for them to run free. The deposit is just in case of chewers and unpotty trained puppies. I do live less than a mile away, so if any problem did arise I am easily accessible. The property is located in a rural area surrounded by neighboring farms off of well maintained gravel roads, so having a car is necessary.