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Cozy Flat Rock Cottage on pond, 2 miles to everything!...Read our 5 star reviews

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)



Note on RATES:

2 night/ $150/night

Each add'l night at $125./night

2 night /min at $160/night

(applies to Fall Foliage, Sept.22 through Nov.30)

Each add'l night at $125/night

NO extra charge for holidays,

standard rate applies

but 3 night minimum may apply


Our Guests say it better than we can!

'Gardener's Cottage' is located in Historic Flat Rock on the Beckon Ridge Estate. Overlooking a picture perfect pond, you will feel the stress drain from your soul as you listen to the sound of water running downstream and watch the fish swim casually about. How can this special place be so close to town?

Inside you will find the 1 BR & 1 bath cottage comfortable and cozy. Downstairs is a fully equipped kitchen and dining area overlooking the pond & living room with 32 inch flat screen TV. The furniture is comfortable and practical.

Up the spiral stair (or the exterior steps) is the lovely bedroom with queen sized bed and bathroom with stall shower and laundry area. The cottage has central air and heat and is bright and airy.

Sit outside the bedroom on the small covered balcony to enjoy your morning coffee, evening cocktail or to read a book. It is a lovely private space overlooking the pond, dam and grounds.

While walking along the stream & around the pond (you may stay on the paved drive if you prefer), remember to stop for a bit to sit on a bench or one of the landscape walls and notice how nature surrounds you. The wonderful wildlife and foliage is not to be missed.

If you come by motorcycle, you probably know that this whole area is a Bikers Bonanza with great rides in all directions! Cruise Little River Rd, to Crab Creek to Dupont Forest or to Pisgah Forest and the ultimate...the Blue Ridge Parkway. (For your convenience, covered bike parking is gladly provided at the main house.)

All that Historic Flat Rock has to offer, the shops at Little Rainbow Row, Carl Sandburgs Connemara Farm, the goats, the Playhouse are all less than 2 miles away...and Hendersonville's historic Main Street is only 3 miles away, with many excellent restaurants, shops, and exhibits...and Saluda, The Green River Gorge with kayaking, tubing, waterfalls fishing and - ZIP LINES OVER THE TREES- all within a half hours drive. Breweries and Wineries abound!

You know, when the Gardener ran off with the Maid, we were concerned... But The Maids Quarters have been rented, and the Gardeners Cottage is ready for your arrival; so give us a call. OUR CALENDAR IS KEPT UP TO DATE - BOOK NOW!

*The owners live in the main house. They enjoy their privacy and they will respect yours.

(Be sure to click on 'My Insider Guide' and OTHER ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES' section for additional information…)


Balsam Range is the lead bluegrass act for the first Apple Country Cider Jam, a hard cider festival expected to draw several hundred tasters to downtown Hendersonville on Saturday, April 22.

The festival, from 1 to 6 p.m., will be a ticketed event with cider tasting, bluegrass and food trucks

.FOR 2017: AGAIN, we are proud to partner with our neighbors, the renowned Flat Rock Playhouse to offer our Stay and Play Special . When making your reservation, mention the Stay & Play Special to guarantee best seating available. The Mainstage Flat Rock Playhouse is just a mile or so from The Cottage!

More Details

Victor & Darlene
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2017

About Victor & Darlene

We are formerly from the Catskill Mountains and Long Island in NY. When the kids moved on, we did too! We are semi retired and from the mountains, so WNC was an easy transition. We are just loving it here and hope you will too. We manage our property without pesticides. We raise Honeybees and Free ranging, organically fed Chickens and have been planting fruit trees all around our 8+ acres. We have stepped it up by taking over the management of the Flat Rock Farmers Market for the FR Merchants Association. We hope you visit it while you are here at the Gardener's Cottage at Beckon Ridge. Memberships include: The Henderson County Beekeepers and The Hendersonville Hens as well as the Chamber and the Merchants Association.

Victor & Darlene purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Victor & Darlene chose Asheville Area

We fell in love with this home and with Flat Rock. We are pleased to offer Gardener's Cottage for your vacation stay.

What makes this cottage unique

The grounds, the pond, the stream, distance to town, watching the water over the dam. You too will love Gardener's Cottage.


Hendersonville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
The small fire pit in the woods is a great spot... or the Chiminea on the patio...Don't forget the marshmallows! Gardener's Cottage is equipped with smoke and CO2 detectors and a fire extinguisher. Your hosts will be happy to provide any additional info needed to make your vacation unforgettable! Just ask. It is our goal to EXCEED your vacation expectation.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Cozy Flat Rock Cottage on pond, 2 miles to everything!...Read our 5 star reviews
average rating of 4.981818 based on 55 reviews

Charming Cottage, Delightful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Cottage in Flat Rock over a long weekend, and we had a wonderful stay. The cottage itself is very private, clean and comfortable. The cottage is charming and tucked away on a picture-perfect pond. We were able to enjoy the chimea and relax outside. The cottage is close to great hiking trails and many terrific restaurants in Flat Rock and downtown Hendersonville. Victor and Darlene were wonderful hosts. They took the time to provide us with many personalized recommendations, tell us about the town and history of the town and the house, and even provided our dog with a special locally-made dog treat. We highly recommend the Flat Rock Cottage, and cannot wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, the Gardeners Cottage is a special place. We consider ourselves fortunate to be the "caretaker/owners" of Beckon Ridge. Sharing it with guests is very rewarding, It was great to have had you, please do come again!
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Beautiful, Cottage, Peaceful Location, Thoughtful Owners

  • 5 of 5

Our few days at the gardeners cottage was perfect. The location was quiet and very peaceful. The cottage had everything we needed and Victor and Darlene could not have been more accommodating. We look forward to our next visit to the cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you had a nice stay and plan to return. The fall and winter in Flat Rock is beautiful and the Gardener's Cottage is private but not isolated, it is a great place for a November -December or January escape. Please come back soon!
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great location, delightful cottage and wonderfully thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

this cozy cottage is immaculately clean and very well appointed with very nice towels and sheets. the carl sandburg house around the corner is a fantastic spot (recommended by victor) and also nearby are many great hiking areas. we had great meals both in flat rock and downtown hendersonville at places recommended by victor- they have loads of great information about the area in the cottage- and also cooked/grilled several great meals at the cottage and relaxed by the chimea fire. it was a perfect long weekend and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful short break at Gardeners Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful cottage in Flat Rock. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. Victor and Darlene had also provided special little touches such as freshly laid eggs and some local goodies which were much appreciated. The cottage is close to places to eat, supermarkets and the lovely town of Hendersonville . We also very much enjoyed the peaceful location Which allowed us to relax after a busy day out and about. There are plenty of things to do in the area, and a highlight for us was the view from the top of Chimney Rock, which was quite breathtaking. Unfortunately we were only in the area for 4 nights which was not enough, so we will definitely have to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you as guests all the way from Scotland to our 'little bonny cottage'... we hope to have you come again. The mountains of WNC (western North Carolina) and Flat Rock/Hendersonville in particular ARE very special...a great place to find adventure, history AND relaxation.
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Peace and Tranquility vacation

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfect, from the comfort and personal touches in the interior, to the beautiful grounds the cottage sits on. The owners added so many extra touches to make us feel right at home and the cottage had everything we could need. The owners provide much information about surrounding area activities, and great suggestions. The surrounding area of Flat Rock was a delightful town with wonderful restaurants and Asheville not far away for even more restaurants and shopping. Most importantly, my husband and I were able to relax and enjoy ourselves on this beautiful property. We hope to visit again soon. We were delighted.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Gardeners Cottage is really a special place. Thank you for considering us a "5 STAR" destination.
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Very beautiful retreat!

  • 4 of 5

We found the Flat Rock Cottage to be perfect for our stay with our 2 Chihauhaus. Everything was so clean and the kitchen was outfitted with all we needed. The hosts Victor and Darlene went above and beyond with welcome gifts of wine, Jan, honey,cookies and dog treats for our dogs. We felt like we were staying at an Inn with their attentiveness to our needs. We would definitely return in we have the opportunity.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the glowing review! Wow. So glad you noticed our attention to detail. Please do come again.
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"Great wine shop. Just a mile and a half from Gardener's Cottage at Beckon Ridge."
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"Unbelievable ! Waterfalls within a quarter mile of the parking lot...lots of hiking trails...."
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"Another great HVL restaurant. Located on West First Street, the menu is way more than pizza..."
"Not to be prepared for chocolate, ice cream, candy apples and more"
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"Nice Pizza Place, restaurant and bar...recommended"
Historic Johnson Farm
"Real interesting family, the Johnson Brothers...they passed on the family farm to the school..."
Hannah Flanagan's Pub
"Good Pub. Good grub."
Mikes On Main St
"Just your turn of the century drug store, soda fountain, luncheonette...look for the giant C..."
Mona Lisa
"Italian food! Good! "
Hubba Hubba Smokehouse
"Fun outside eatery, right in Flat Rock's "Little Rainbow Row" of shops and galleries."
South Rock Grill
"I like this place, looks can be deceiving...bikers, families , locals and tourists all hang ..."
Lime Leaf Thai Fusion
"My absolute favorite place. Lovely restaurant serving a mix of Thai and Chinese style food...."
Never Blue
"Good eatery, Very good Martinis!"
Flat Rock Wood Room
"Prize winning wood smoked BBQ. Nice place, good selection of beer on tap. Popular place."
Southern Appalachian Brewery
"Fun place. Microbrewery. Bar, music. "
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Mineral & Lapidary Museum
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
South Rock Grill, Hannah Flanagans, others
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Crooked Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 25, 26
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Flat Rock Wood Room,wood fired Pizza BBQ Beer Wine
Car: necessary

Gardeners Cottage is only 2 miles to The Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, the Flat Rock Playhouse, The Cinema, restaurants, golf, and Main Street Hendersonville with all its shops and nightlife.

Within a couple of miles you can patronize any number of good eating and drinking establishments, some with live entertainment on weekend nights. And you are only a few minutes from the supermarket or the food co-op for organic foods.

In addition to hiking trails and the House Tour, the Sandburg site, (aka Connemara Farm) is steeped in Civil War history. And be sure to see their nationally recognized goat herd. Of course the Dupont Forest, is just a short drive and The Green River Gorge with tube rentals and easy access for fishing and kayaking is just 30 minutes south. Zipline over the forest - AMAZING!

There is just so much to see and do around here in any season. The only problem is that once you find the hammock, you may not want to get up and go anywhere!

Private, but not isolated, Gardeners Cottage is right smack dab where you want to be!

****STAY AND PLAY! ****

Book for a 3 night stay, and add 2 tix to see a show at the Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage, just down the road, for an additional $40. (regular price $65.) Best available seats guaranteed!




Go to for show while good seats are available!

Flat Rock Playhouse MainStage is located 1.5 miles from Gardener's Cottage at Beckon Ridge, we are proud supporters of the FRP.


Rates & Availability

Hendersonville Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Foliage
Sep 22 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Cleaning fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

INSTANT QUOTE NOT accurate. Rate DROPS to $125. after minimum stay.
No extra charge for holidays but 3 night min. may apply.
(We will add $55. cleaning fee and 11.75% tax)
$100 security to be returned promptly post inspection.
Cancellation/Refund policy available upon request.
Small Pet Fee:$30. (length of stay)
Extra Person Fee (over 2): $30.(per night)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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