Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2)
Victor & Darlene
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 have raised Honeybees (but not this year due to Natures fury) and have Free-ranging, organically fed Chickens and have been planting fruit trees all around our 8+ acres. We are past managers 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.
Victor & Darlene purchased this Cottage in 2012
Why Victor & Darlene chose Hendersonville
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, Sandburg National Historic Site, Flat Rock Playhouse, and watching the water over the dam. Gardener's Cottage is located close to great eateries and all that WNC (western NC) has to offer. Located on the Beckon Ridge Estate, circa 1938, Gardener's Cottage is our guest house. When our family and friends are not visiting, we offer our place to you. We are confident that you too will love Gardener's Cottage.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had an amazing time. Victor made check in easy and personable and spent some time with us discussing the history of the property and making suggestions of things to do around the area. It is clear how serious the owners take their role in providing a pleasant getaway for their guests, from the cleanliness of the property and lodging, the book of suggestions for attractions and restaurants they provide, to the local sample goodies and fresh eggs from the property they left for us.
There was a ton to do in the area. We spent our first day exploring downtown Hendersonville which has a ton of shops, restaurants, breweries, and wine bars to visit. We spent our second day by eating at Honey and Salt for brunch (at Victor’s suggestion) which was great, then visited Person Falls ahead of checking out Sierra Nevada brewery and eventually winding up in downtown Hendersonville for dinner and drinks. We must have seen 5 different live bands that day. We spent our last day cooking the fresh eggs at the cabin and visiting nearby downtown Saluda on our way out. Can’t wait to come back and explore the hundred other things nearby we didn’t get a chance to visit.
Everything about this cottage and the property was beyond our expectations. You can tell that Victor & Darlene have put their hearts into this property......it shows. Not only that but they are the most gracious and hospitable host. The cottage and grounds are impeccable. The cottage is exceptionally clean with a most convenient layout. The thoughtful touches they add are above and beyond and greatly appreciated. We had a most wonderful experience and stay. You can sit and eat at the table from inside the cottage and watch turkey, guinea, deer and even a crane. You never know what wild life you might see. We would stay here again without hesitation.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5star review
And for the lovely text you sent after checking in
Its rewarding when guests notice and appreciate our effort.
Please do come back!
It was our 2nd time at Victor’s and Darlene’s cottage. Great hospitality from our hosts. Great accommodations and great location in a beautiful, peaceful setting. We will be back.
Wonderfully quiet and peaceful
Both rural and convenient. The property is beautiful and the immediate area is full history and very beautiful. The owner is great and full of hospitality. Will be back without hesitation.
Thank you for the nice review. Yes, Gardener's Cottage is in a great location. Flat Rock is a special place and we love it here. Look forward to seeing you return.
Awesome hosts, peaceful and beautiful, secluded but close to many attractions and conveniences!
This is an adorable cottage and the hosts are very thoughtful. I've stayed in plenty of homeaway properties and they take they cake in terms of making your stay relaxing and enjoyable. The location is perfect, secluded and beautiful. If you love nature , there's lots to see sitting by the pond... fish, deer, wild turkeys, toads, oppossum, the young family of geese, and the owners free range chickens and guinee hens.
We've stayed twice now and we will definitely be back!
Thank you Victor and Darlene for sharing your sweet little corner of the world!
Thank you for the glowing review! We love Gardener's Cottage and we too have stayed at many Homeaway properties. We have learned a lot.
I think what gives us the ability to offer up such a great experience is that Gardener's Cottage is the guest house and we live in the main house.
The Cottage has its own driveway and the house is barely visible but Beckon Ridge is our home. We personally care for the Cottage rather than allow a rental agent to prepare and inspect before each guest.
Our 9 acre spread is visited regularly by landscapers and we are proud of the appearance of our pond and stream -- maybe that's why the wildlife loves it so!
( and why our Guests keep coming back)
And we can't forget that Historic Flat Rock is the best kept secret in Western NC!
Wonderful restful cottage
Just returned from our stay. Absolutely enjoyed our visit. Cabin had everything and more that we could ask for. Owners was very accommodating... they even greeted us with local goodies, and did not exclude our 2 fur babies. If your looking for a place to stay that is clean, has everything, and close to town. Choose this place.
Thank you for staying with us! Gardener’s Cottage, Flat Rock and Hendersonville are a great place to stay and we would love to have you back!
I love that picture of Gardener’s Cottage with the stars!
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 $60. (regular price $100.) Best available seats guaranteed!
Go to Flatrockplayhouse.org for show info...book 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.