FABULOUS LANDSCAPING-your own deck above, stairs to it for games, firepit, creek
About Gayle Wurthner
Since graduating from Carnegie Mellon - quite a few years ago as a painter, I have had many creative occupations including theater, film and teaching. A strong desire to share the property that my husband and I have sculpted together for 15 years has led to converting my free standing art studio to REFOCUS COTTAGE. We love to travel and recognize that this is our favorite destination. Home.
Gayle Wurthner purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Gayle Wurthner chose Asheville
Designed and built as an artist's studio, it has evolved to a guest house for our many visitors, seasonal guests or long term tenants.
What makes this Cottage unique
This is a calm, restorative, inspiring, unpretentious place. All who visit want to stay. Read in a hammock. Build a fire in the meadow or a dam in the creek. See stars you've forgotten from your skylights and many windows. Have a wine on the deck. Or a nap.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 3 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Experience the true beauty of Asheville
Have visited Asheville all times of the year and rented six different homes , most rented several times. This was our second stay at this location . We have found our spot in Asheville. It checks so many boxes . The setting is amazing to be so close to everything. The cottage is perfect in decor, living space (inside and outside) and the owner is a pleasure . All information , pictures, ect.., are accurate. In case you do find a box of yours that is not checked, step outside and sit on the deck for a while and be prepared to re-focus your priority at THE RE-FOCUS COTTAGE. This place lives up to its name.
The pictures don't lie -- this property is absolutely beautiful.
The living space and the property are beautiful and peaceful. It was as wonderful as the pictures promised. We wished we had more time to explore all the thoughtful and meditative nooks that are around each corner. The owner was incredibly welcoming and accommodating. We cannot wait to visit this property again.
No Detail Overlooked!
Perfectly appointed cottage in a beautiful setting. Highly recommended…Gayle and Rob have thought of everything. All the excellent reviews you have received are well deserved. Thank you for such wonderful hospitality, look forward to a return visit soon.
Perfect mountain retreat!
It was a treasured family retreat with our two college sons and we wanted something fun and comfortable to enjoy our weekend in Asheville. The cottage was immaculate and cozy with plenty of porches to drink coffee and enjoy the mountain views. We didn't take advantage of the fire pit, but it was there along with swings and hammock. A delightful 5 acres that we could call our own for the stay. Gayle was friendly and attentive, a California transplant whose art is sprinkled about the cottage and property. Ten minutes from downtown and twenty minutes up the mountain to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Will return.
Great place!! Very nice and clean, not to far from the city.... would definitely stay there again
Beautiful, peaceful cottage to relax and rejuvenate. Close to downtown. Perfection!
We just left this beautiful retreat. Gayle has created the perfect getaway...tranquil and comfortable. We loved the brightness and the contemporary furnishings this cottage has to offer. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Asheville.
GREAT park like property with woods, meadow and creek and minutes to the best hiking in the country - the Appalachian Trail in the Smoky Blue Ridge Mountains. Just FOUR MILES to downtown Asheville and TWO MILES to the GROVE PARK INN. SHOPPING downtown or at the FOLK ART CENTER, the RIVER DISTRICT and BILTMORE VILLAGE is a delight because of our unique opportunities from Appalachian crafts and antiques to Urban custom-designed furniture and boutique clothing, local JEWELERS, CRAFTERS, POTTERS... CRAFT BREWERIES are sprinkled around to fuel your purchases. Nothing is far away. Minutes to THE BILTMORE ESTATE, UNCA campus walking trails and nature center, theater, library and medical facilities. BEAVERLAKE, a small beautiful lake in a bird sanctuary with a walking trail is less than 5 minutes away. A renowned arboretum is around a 20 minutes drive. Wildlife abounds year round on the grounds of RACK FOCUS COTTAGE with spectacular seasonal beauty in one of the ten finest micro-climates in the world. Horse shoes and corn hole toss right here on the grounds. A walk in the woods, meadow to run in, hammocks creek side to rest in, a sky chair to swing in... all RIGHT HERE AT HOME. Asheville is a destination for musicians, artists, writer's, campers, bikers, kayakers, zip-liners, fly- fishermen and spa soakers. There is GREAT DINING on farm-to-table locally grown and raised produce and meats. It is a VEGAN PARADISE. FESTIVALS all the time. We've hosted visitors from Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and most of the states in the US! Come and add yourselves to our guest list.