Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
About Ron Clearfield
Owner's Ron and Rachel Clearfield are musicians and artists. We've practiced meditation, sustainable living and the joys of life for many decades. The beauty of nature, art, music and healthy lifestyles are foremost in our beliefs.
Ron Clearfield purchased this House in 2012
Why Ron Clearfield chose Leicester
We actually built this guest cottage just recently. A labor of love, situated on our beautiful land; a place to share with others who are looking for something unique. We chose nearby Asheville because Asheville rocks! Incredible restaurants, entertainment and always fun things to do and people to see. They don't call it the "Paris' of the South" for nothing!
What makes this House unique
We've personally stayed many times in the cottage and have always been impressed with how peaceful, esthetically inspiring, quiet and restful our stay was.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
1. CHECK-IN TIME IS 4 P.M. – 8 P.M. EST AND CHECKOUT IS 11 A.M. EST. When possible, we will do our best to accommodate early check-in and late checkout requests. 2. This is a NON SMOKING cottage.(ENFORCED)-If evidence of smoking in the cottage is found the entire security deposit will be forfeited.(See item 3e) 3. DAMAGE/SECURITY DEPOSIT- A damage/security deposit of $200 is required to rent the cottage. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent. Upon arrival $200 will be held against your credit card (much like when you rent a car) but the charge will not be processed as long as the following provisions are met: a. No damage is done to the cottage or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. b. All keys are left in the Clearfield Cottage. c. All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure. d. No linens are lost or damaged. e. If evidence of smoking in cottage is found the entire security deposit will be forfeited. 4. CARE OF LEASED PREMISES - Guests hereby agree that guests will not cause or permit any neglect or deliberate misuse of the leased premises, furnishings, appliances or fine art interiors including all paintings. In the event that tenant causes or permits any such neglect or deliberate misuse of the leased premises, furnishings, appliances or fine art interiors including all paintings, tenant agrees to and shall bear the expense of repairs or replacement on all damages resulting there from and said expense will be placed on your credit card. 5. CANCELLATIONS – Cancellations made up to 30 days prior to your expected arrival date will qualify for a refund less a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations made without 30 days notice prior to arrival date up until one week before will warrant only half of the total amount refunded. Cancelations less than 7 days in advance of arrival date will qualify for no refund. 6. MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests in the Clearfield Cottage is limited to four (4) persons. THIS PROPERTY REQUIRES A TWO (2) NIGHT MINIMUM STAY 7. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than two days, the guest will be charged the two-night rate. 8. NO DAILY MAID SERVICE – While linens and bath towels are included in the cabin, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the Clearfield Cottage. 9. RATE CHANGES – Rates subject to change without notice. 10. FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS – Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check in. 11. WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS – Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance. 12. PARKING – Parking is limited to two (2) vehicles. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees and is the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner. 13. STORM POLICY/ROAD CONDITIONS – No refunds will be given for storms. Mountain roads can be curvy. Gravel drives are well maintained, however we highly recommend four wheel drive and/or chains during the snow months. We do not refund due to road condition. 14. TRASH - Because we are located in a wooded setting, many animals abound. Therefore, under no circumstances should household refuse be left outside of the home. 15. DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR/FIREARMS – Guests use of premises shall not disturb or offend neighbors, residents or other Guests. Excessive noise and/or disruptive behavior, discharging of firearms, BB or pellet Guns, or fireworks, etc. will result in guest vacating the property immediately without refund. 16. INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS – All Guests and their invitees use the vacation property structures, premises and surrounding land at their own risk. Owners and nearby property owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises, its facilities and boarding land. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of guests. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises including walking/hiking on the premise and surrounding land. Hereby agree to forever hold-harmless and indemnify the Clearfield Cottage, it’s property owners Ron and Rachel Clearfield from any liability/responsibility arising therefrom.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Like staying inside a piece of art....
We loved staying in this beautiful setting. Ron and Rachel’s home is unparalleled.
Hi Susie! Thank you for that very sweet shout-out about your stay in our cottage!
All the best,
Ron and Rachel
Lovely Unique Cotttage
We really enjoyed our peaceful get away staying in this bright cheerful cottage. Would we go back? Absolutely!
Dear Bernie, it was truly a pleasure having you and Phyllis stay in our cottage. Rachel and I were very happy that you found the cottage peaceful and cheerful and isn't that something we all need living in our world today.
Ron and Rachel
Magic in the Mountains
This was our second visit to the incomparable Clearfield cottage. It just gets better.
We spent our mornings in the large window-seat overlooking what can only be described as paradise: a mosaic of English gardens, sweeping mountain vistas, whimsical storybook characters like the small horse who *loves* carrots and the frolicking sheepdog (aptly named after the word 'adorable').
By night, we enjoyed the galactic display of stars and lightening bugs glittering outside, listening to the stirring cello music on Ron's CDs and gazing at the art exhibited throughout the cottage walls and floors: Rachel Clearfield has not yet met a medium (cabinets, jewelry, canvas) she cannot make breathtakingly beautiful.
Of course, we availed ourselves of the nearby goings-on: hiking trails (highly recommend Craven Gap) Asheville beer tours, farmers markets, live music.
Clearfield cottage is what happens when artists find Earth. It is exquisite and we will be back very soon.
Dear Susan, This is one of the most poetic reviews we've ever received. Beautifully written, descriptive and so true. Thank you! It was our great pleasure to host you and Chelsea once again in our cottage. You are both such special people. Your quote, "Clearfield Cottage is what happens when artists find Earth" will be the haiku of our accomplishment with our beloved cottage.
Ron and Rachel
Its was a wonderful relaxing time
Rachel and Ron were wonderful host. They entertained our children with their ponies. My kids had a wonderful time. Me and my wife had a very nice relaxing weekend as well and we will definitely be back. Beautiful views..nice short hiking trail..away from the city...just a beautiful location...
Hi John, hey thanks for the lovely review! You and your family were great to have as guests. The photos of the children with the pony were so cute! So glad everyone had a great time!
Ron and Rachel
Beautiful setting and gracious hosts. Truly a five star experience!
Everything was perfect for our stay! We chose this romantic cottage for our elopement and photo session. We stayed for 4 days, so it was a mini honeymoon as well. Every detail of the cottage was beautiful. The amazing artwork by Rachel, inside and out, and the attention to even the smallest comfort and convenience made for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The day of our planned photo session was rained out but the photographer and Ron and Rachel were more than happy to accomdate us for the next day. We enjoyed walking on the farm and meeting the animals and relaxed while enjoying Ron’s music. Adora, their dog, was so sweet and friendly. The Clearfields have created the perfect, peaceful retreat. We will definitely return. We came for the views and fell in love with the place. Their attention to detail and expression of beauty through sharing their talents, made all the difference between this vacation rental and all others I have visited.
Dear Jennifer, Rachel and I were honored to have you and your husband stay in our cottage and have your beautiful wedding photo shoot and honeymoon on our property. Thank you for such and absolutely wonderful review for future interested guests to read! Your description of everything was very detailed and to the point. To see you both so elegantly dressed up and taking advantage of all the super photo-ops around the property for your wedding pictures made us so happy. Thank you again and hope to see you soon!
Ron and Rachel
We couldn't have imagined anything more perfect. The views are beautiful.The house is in a lovely setting. There is a trail to do a short hike to get even more spectacular views. Just stunning. And we appreciated the extra kindnesses. Thank you Rachael and Ron!
Dear Sharon and Butch,
Thank you for the lovely review! Rachel and I were honored that you chose to spend your 34th anniversary in our cottage. You are a wonderful couple and wonderful people!
Ron and Rachel
Painter's and gardener's paradise, great hiking, creative space, spiritually uplifting and inspiring ambiance, ultimate retreat, perfectly quiet for meditation/yoga, cook's access to organic vegetable and herb garden. The cottage is green built and hypoallergenic.