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Peaceful Linville River Cottage all the comforts of home in the B.R. Mountains

Bedrooms Studio
Space 410 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Nature has its Way of Drawing people to this area with its Scenery and Weather

The Cottages sit on the bank of the Linville River. I own two. I added the second one in July of 2016.

Linville River Cottages are located off the Linville Hwy. 221& Camp Creek Rd. 3 m. N. of the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Elevation approx. 3600 In the Altamont area. North of Linville Falls. South of Crossnore. Approximately 60 miles north of Asheville and 20 miles south of Boone.

Centrally located for convenient access to surrounding towns. Most week-ends the area fills up with activities year round. Some of these towns are Boone, Home of Appalachian State University, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Crossnore, Grandfather, Newland, Sugar Mountain, Linville, Little Switzerland, Spruce Pines and more.

We are also right in the middle of where thousands of Christmas Trees are grown. People come as a tradition each year to select the perfect Christmas tree for their family.

The Community is Linville River Fish Camp. Previously part of Linville River Farms.

This Cottage sits right on the bank of the Linville River. You can hear the soothing sound of water flowing by 24/7.

Each Floor plan is a Southern Living design. Studio set up.

They come with all the comforts of home. Efficiently equipped with a full kitchen, Refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, toaster, tea kettle, all dishes, utensils, pots and pans. Everything you need to prepare a meal. There is a washer & dryer. Bathroom includes a pedestal sink, mirror, hairdryer, Shower stall, bath linens, and it's own space heater for those cold winter mornings. Iron and Ironing board are provided. You will rest in a comfortable Full size bed (linens provided) where it is possible to view the Television and Fireplace with the open floor plan. In the living area there is a Sofa bed. Each unit

Sleeps 4 +. A Blow up mattress may be available upon request ahead of time.

In the Living area there is television with a DVD player, Direct TV, Internet, a floor to ceiling Real Wood Burning fireplace, wood provided. We have gone to great lengths to see you have All you need for a comfortable stay.

You can enjoy Sitting on the covered porches. Listening to the River. Daydreaming. Reading. Birdwatching. Relaxing.

Take a walk 1.1 miles down Camp Creek Road, Over the Bridge through the woods to the Blue Ridge Nat'l Park .

For those who like to Hike or Run you can keep going through the Park to Linville Falls and back. It is about an 8 mile track.

Our common area has a Camp fire pit & Barbecue grills.

So many things in the area to do.

During the Winter:

Hawksnest Snow Tubing 19 miles

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort 15 miles

Beech Mountain Resort 24 miles

Appalachian Ski Mountain 29 miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Year Round there is too much to List

The Linville Winery is 2.1 m., Linville Falls 3.4 m., Linville Gorge 6.7 m.

Linville Caverns 6.6 m., Grandfather Mountain is 12.2 m.

The Cottages are set up to be a place where you can just come Relax and Be at Peace. Sitting here on the Back porch is an adventure all to its own.

Cottage 14 is called The Guest House.

Feel free to email, call or text me for availability.

There are several properties here that do vacation rentals. If mine are not available, I am happy to provide information for those other Cottages as well.

Once you have visited you will understand. You will want to come back again. Every person I have had visit has wanted to stay. What I am trying to provide is an experience of Peace, Relaxation and Serenity. A place to wind down and just be. Life gets so busy. There is just something about the Nature here. The sound of the River flowing by. The Birds. Occasional Ducks, Geese, Blue Crane. In the evening we've seen Beaver in the water. Deer coming from the woods for a drink. Rabbits, Chipmunks, Squirrels, and Raccoons. Lighting Bugs put on quite a show in June. The smell of fresh air is almost sweet at times. It all soothes the soul.

Reserve some time to spend here. You will not be disappointed It truly is my Sanctuary.

I feel very Blessed to have these Cottages and I am so happy to share the experience of staying here with you!

More Details

Mary Wood
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Mary Wood

I have been in the Real Estate Business for 22 years. This is my first adventure in to the world of Vacation Rentals. My family vacationed in this area when I was a child. Adventures to places like Grandfather Mountain &, Tweetsie Railroad are some of my favorite childhood memories. I feel Blessed to be able to call North Carolina my home for 6 or more months a year. Doubly Blessed to have a Guest house to share with You.

Mary Wood purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Mary Wood chose North Carolina

I choose this area for several reasons. My love of the Mountains was the first motivation. That naturally creates elevation, which leads to the pleasant weather. For two years prior to my purchase I tracked temperatures in several areas all over the United States. I wanted to be someplace that provided all four seasons. With a winter that was not too drastic. That research lead me to this area. My family vacationed here during the summer when I was a child. A most memorable trip to Grandfather Mountain left a lasting lifetime impression. I wanted something slightly out of the way, yet accessible to all the amenities.We are surrounded by Farms.This area provided more than I have been able to do in the three summers I spent here. We are just enough out, that we do not get in the hustle and bustle the Tourism season sometimes brings. No traffic. The area is safe. Great neighbors. The surroundings are peaceful and serene. I feel blessed everyday just to be here.

What makes this cottage unique

The most Unique Benefit of the Cottage itself is the Peacefulness. This is my Guest House. I've set it up with the comforts of a home.

We are located close enough to participate in Events the area provides, yet not in a tourist area. Every week-end in any direction you go there is something going on. Auctions, Antiques, Bike Riding, Canoeing, Camping, Charity Events, Classes to choose from, Churches, Concerts of many different kinds, Distilleries, Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, Festivals, Farmers Markets, Fishing, Gem Mining, Golfing, Go Carts, Hiking, Home tours, Horse back Riding, Kayaking, Motorcycle Riding, Picnics, Many Great Restaurants, Skiing, Snow Tubing, Square Dancing, Soap making, Shopping, Swimming at Wildcat Lake, Thrift Shops, Tubing, Tweetsie Railroad, White Water Rafting, Wineries, Zip Lining, just to name a few.

In three years I have not managed to attended 1/3 of what is available to do.

Some things are seasonal, but every season has it's own uniqueness.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our two night stay at this lovely little cottage couldn't have been any nicer. Thank you so much for providing everything needed to be comfortable.
Aug 2015
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Altamont Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 410 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom with shower. Which has it's own individual heat source. Hair dryer. Bath linens provided. Full length mirror. Soap and Shampoo products available. Also includes washer and dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • You can view the Television and the Fireplace from the Bed. All Bed linens are provided. Studio set up. One big room. One Full size Bed. One Queen size Sleeper Sofa. An additional Blow up Mattress is also provided. Extra Blankets and Pillows also provided.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cottages are right on the Linville River. Sit on the Back Porch and listen to the sound of the water flowing by. There is nothing quite like it. Soothing to the Soul! We have tried to equip our Cottages with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. This is our Guest house. We want you to become part of the Linville Cottage family. Something you must experience before you understand!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Peaceful Linville River Cottage all the comforts of home in the B.R. Mountains
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 33 reviews

Enchanting Cottages

  • 5 of 5

Enchanting dainty cottages (I stayed in #14 and #16) both were well appointed with everything you could ask for. Both cottages were CLEAN and neat. Every morning I'd get up and sit on the back porch drink my coffee and listen to the birds and the sound of the river that runs right behind it. There was a full kitchen so I cooked most nights. Everything was in working order. There was extra bedding, a fully equipped kitchen and bath with soaps and lotions. Internet was available along with assorted movies and board games. I felt right at home, there was plenty of firewood including fire starter logs along with lighters, fresh coffee, popcorn, hot chocolate and even candy! There's a washer and dryer also, so don't worry about packing all those clothes. Kathy, the owner, was gracious and informative. She answered all my questions in a timely manner and directed me to so many wonderful places, here are a few not to miss: Sunday Brunch at Kate's Kitchen in Newland. The food was delicious, the service outstanding and the price was right! Nicks in Tynecastle Shopping Center is a good place to stop in for a cocktail or have a burger. Everyone there was friendly, the food was yummy and the price was good. If you like Italian and something a little more special take a ride to Sorrentos in Banner Elk, you won't be disappointed. I had the veal picatta, it melted in my mouth. Things close by, skiing on Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain. The Blue Ridge National Park is close by along with Linville Falls, Blowing Rock and Boone. There's plenty to do. For me it was a great get away! I'm already planning to come back this summer! Thank you Kathy. See you soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review. So happy you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to your next visit! Kathy Linville River Cottages
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We really love the cottage 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

We really love the stay the cottage was perfect nice and quite the cute decor we will definely come back

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Charming, quiet and the perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

This was absolutely the perfect place for our weekend visit to the mountains of North Carolina! Less than 20 minute drive to Sugar Mountain, it was the right location for access to the slopes, while providing an ambiance of serenity. For us, the highlights of the cottage included the fireplace with a well stocked pile of wood, full clean kitchen, washer and dryer, and the back porch for a quiet morning breakfast. The home was well maintained and Kathy was very prompt in any questions we had prior to arrival and during the stay. My girlfriend was sold on it before we even arrived, and I was some what skeptical because of the size. But in all honesty, once I stepped foot inside, i just felt this overwhelming feeling of comfort and tranquility. The size was not even a factor and everything in the cottage gave me the peace of mind that we chose the right place. Normally when you go to places, the way things are laid out scream "temporary". There is no doubt we will return because everything about this cottage screamed "home" to us. We felt right at home the entire weekend as the cottage provided everything, and alleviated any doubts or worries I had about forgetting something. As avid outdoorsmen, we really enjoyed the mix of simplicity and character throughout the house. Originally we looked at some of the condos closer to the ski resorts, but looking back, the sacrifice for a few miles away was well worth it. All in all, this place was everything and then some, and we are excited to come back and stay here for the next trip. Thank you Kathy for your dedication to making this home incredibly delightful and warm.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brian, Thank you so much for such a nice review. Every now and then I have a guest who really gets what I am trying to provide at my Cottages. It is rewarding to me to know You got It! Come back any time! Kathy
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Perfect, my family felt right at home. It was clean, neat and the owner was always available

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this cottage to experience Christmas in the mountains and it was wonderful. Me and my boyfriend were able to go tubing at sugar mountain while our son was in daycare with and excellent caretaker. We had all the kitchen supplies, bathroom supplies and cleaning supplies needed to feel at home. Not to mention tons of blankets. Which is always a plus, but we didn't need them because the fireplace kept us pretty warm. The sound of the river right behind the cottage was so relaxing and a great sight for a 1year old. If you need a getaway whether it's a weekend or a week this place will really give you the peace of mind you need.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had a nice visit. My goal is to provide you with the comfort of being home. So your words were special to me. Thanks for taking time to write a review. Come back again! Kathy
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Perfect Mountain Get-Away

  • 5 of 5

Kathy's cottage was just perfect for our family of four, plus our 4-legged ,furry child. The cottage itself is comfortable, extremely clean and a great location. Kathy has thought of everything to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The décor of the cottage is straight from HGTV. She has thought of everything from paper towels, to dish soap to a charger for all our electronic needs. We watched chipmunks, beaver, and raccoon's from the back porch. The location allowed us to visit Boone, hike to Linville Falls and discover a new favorite hike " Table Top". My favorite spot was the back porch, where my husband and I enjoyed drinking coffee, reading and doing absolutely nothing (what a treat that was). Our only regret is not being able to stay longer.

The Dinsmore Family

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jamie, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I am glad the family enjoyed your stay. It really is a neat area. I love when others visit and experience the peacefulness so readily available by just being at the cottage. Hope you get to visit again! Kathy
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Linville River Cottage- Perfect & charming getaway !

  • 5 of 5

Kathy provides the perfect cozy little cottage and it is a wonderful getaway. It's is always very clean, and well kept. It's adorable and a very peaceful place to stay. We have been several times and look forward to many more trips !

Thanks for sharing your Cottage with us. It gives us something to look forward to and we look forward to coming back.

Christina & Eric

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
15.3 Miles
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Car: necessary

Right off the Blueridge Parkway, 3 miles north.

Our closest Natural attractions would be Linville Falls 3.4 m. The Linville Gorge 6.7 m. Linville Caverns, Grandfather Mountain 12 m .

Blowing Rock, Festivals take place almost ever weekend such as The Rhododendron Festival on Roan Mountain, The Highland Games, The Wooly Worm Festival, Local Art Jewelry and Craft Fairs. Boone NC is the home of Appalachian State University. Always a lot going on around the college town.

In the winter we have three Ski Areas. Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Appalachian Ski Run


Rates & Availability

Altamont Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100

Due to our location being in the Mountains, cell phone service and internet are slow compared to what it may be in the city. However they are available.

I have this Guest house and my Personal Cottage which I do rent out from time to time. If you may be needing a second home pls. feel free to inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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