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Victor & Darlene

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

49 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Asheville Area Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)



Note on RATES:

2 night/ $150/night

Each add'l night at $125./night

3 night/min. at $170/night

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

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…)

FOR 2016: 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!

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets considered
Victor & Darlene (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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 a bit this year 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.


based on 49 traveler reviews

Cozy Flat Rock Cottage on pond, 2 miles to everything!...Read our 5 star reviews
average rating of 5.0 based on 49 reviews

Charming cottage, beautiful property, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was incredibly charming and cozy, and Victor and Darlene were extremely helpful and hospitable. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the 5 stars! I hope you come back soon and stay a bit longer.
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Little Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I could not have asked for more. The property was fantastic and so relaxing. Victor and Darlene really went out of their way to make me feel welcome with many personal touches ( I don't want to go into detail because I want the next guest to be as surprised as I was). I will be back for sure!!!!!

Michelle Charlotte, NC

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for taking time to review. Only you, our Guests can describe us. And you said it so well! "Little Paradise" I love it...thats how we feel too!!!
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The cottage is situated perfectly on a beautiful piece of property.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage. It was as wonderful as the first. Attention to detail was perfect. Nature at it's best. The location is perfect for dining or excursions in all directions and most are nearby. The owners were superb. We will be returning again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a nice review. You have been great guests!
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Peaceful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is extremely comfortable. Offers several places to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Many amenities provided. Can't think of a better host than Victor! We were greeted with many delightful treats - wine, preserves, bakery goodies, and fresh organic eggs. Walked the Carl Sandburg trail with our little schnauzer and grilled steaks on the grill. A relaxing visit...looking forward to visiting again. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely place with beautiful surroundings! We felt right at home. The hospitality of the owners made the stay even that more special. I would definitely recommend to friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are right. "Peaceful" describes Gardener's Cottage exactly. When there are no guests, we spend most of our free time down there, by the pond, in the Hammock, or just walking around the woods enjoying nature. We are very fortunate.
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Return Trip to the Gardener's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had another great stay at the cottage and enjoyed meeting the hosts again. All the details were handled from check-in to check-out. It was nice to walk into the cottage to pleasant music and enjoying a welcoming gift basket. The cottage is very well equipped and is immaculately clean. While we enjoyed the quiet of the cottage, we also enjoyed exploring the area. Exploring the waterfalls of DuPont State Park is one of our favorite activities. Only wish we could have spent more time on this trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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! ****

7/14-7/17 Book for a 3 night stay, and add 2 tix to see "Babs" for an additional $40. (regular price $65.)

Fresh off of her triumphant 2015 appearance in Barbra and Frank: The Christmas Concert That Never Was, Sharon Owens returns to Flat Rock Playhouse in her one woman show featuring the music of the legendary Barbra Streisand.

One weekend only!

July 14 - 17

Go to for show while good seats are available!

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


Rates & Availability

Flat Rock Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Foliage
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

INSTANT QUOTE NOT accurate. Rate DROPS to $125. after minimum stay.
$150 or $170/night for 2 or 3 nights (minimum). Only $125./night for each additional.
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: $20.(per night)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Asheville Area Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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