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Perfect Location/Base Camp

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Mills River Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8-10 Sleeps

Experience treetop living in our mountain cottage just off the highway connecting Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard! It is the ideal Base Camp to explore the mountains, the trails as well as Asheville and the Biltmore Estate twenty minutes away. In the summer you can fly fish, mountain bike and hike in Pisgah National Forest or hear classical music at Brevard Music Center. Try the brews at Sierra Nevada Brewery or Oskar Blues.

A three night minimum stay is required.

This four bedroom two bath cottage is nestled in the deep woods at an elevation of 2900 feet. A well-maintained gravel road leads to the house. It sleeps eight comfortably - more if you use a sofa bed. The main level includes a living room, kitchen, shared bathroom, two bedrooms, den and porch.

The two master suite are downstairs and each features a king-sized bed. A small room at the base of the stairs could be just right for a card game. The washer and dryer are located on the lower level.

Enjoy your meals inside at a table seating four or dine outside at a large table on the fabulous 55 x 15 foot covered porch. Twinkle lights along the railing makes for a magical dinner party.

No wifi but there is basic cable. There is plenty of parking space for cars, bikes and gear. Feel free to use the portable fire pit outside to roast marshmallows. Owner has a supply of firewood and starter logs for you to use.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Pilar Garcia-Spira
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Pilar Garcia-Spira

The owners live in Miami.

Pilar Garcia-Spira purchased this cottage in 2007


based on 16 traveler reviews

Perfect Location/Base Camp
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews

Loved it, didn't stay long enough

  • 5 of 5

Great place to spend time with family and friends, felt like home

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nice cabin near national forest.

  • 4 of 5

The pictures don't do this home justice. It was more spacious than we had expected. The steep gravel drive way up to the house was a little intimidating when we arrived in the dark, and might be tough to navigate if there was significant rain without 4wheel drive. It feels very quite and secluded which was nice.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Property was very clean and well kept.

  • 4 of 5

Owner was very quick to respond! Also seemed to be extremely nice. House was very clean and deck was beautiful! Wish we could have spent more time there.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time in the Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation to the Asheville area was fantastic at this quiet Mills River location. This house is a four bedroom, two bath cottage with a great view of the mountains from it.. There were 7 of us in all and there was more then enough space for everyone.The property had a lot of acreage for the kids to run and explore.

The kitchen was nice and it was stocked with everything that we needed for help with making our meals. All the rooms are very well maintained and very clean.

There was also a really nice bench on the second floor outside the kitchen to sit and have your meals outside looking at the woods and the mountains. We did this for practically every meal and was very relaxing and peaceful.

In addition, the owner was very responsive to questions that we had about the property. We highly recommend this property to those who want to visit the mountains and get away from it all. We can't wait till we can go back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious home, classic southern charm. Great location between Asheville and Brevard; only a short drive to the Davidson River.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Roomy, clean and welcoming.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful family get away at Base Camp. It truly was a base camp for our family to enjoy Asheville and the Biltmore House. We also enjoyed some family time on the back deck. The house was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Sierra Nevada Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Etowah Valley Country Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sierra Nevada Restaurant and Falls Landing
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Attend an outdoor concert at Brevard Music Center.

* Sip a drink on Sunset Terrace at the Grove Park Inn.

* Attend the Drum Circle on Friday nights in Asheville.

* Take the Brews Cruise.

* Attend an Asheville Tourists' game.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hike to Mount Pisgah.

* Picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

* Slide down Sliding Rock in Pisgah Forest.

* Kayak the French Broad River.

* Visit the Carl Sandburg Home in Flat Rock.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* See the "Talking Trees" at Holmes State Forest.

* Attend the White Squirrel Festival May in Brevard.

* Go to Dolly's Ice Cream in Brevard.

* Tube the Davidson River.

* Hike to a waterfall in Dupont Forest.

Mountain biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, golf, zip-lining, Biltmore Estate, Sierra Nevada Brewery tours and Tasting Room, Oskar Blues Brewery tours and tasting room, Drum Circle on Friday nights in downtown Asheville, art galleries, tailgate markets, Brevard Music Center concert series each summer, Brevard Little Theater, Flat Rock Playhouse, the Asheville Arboretum and the great outdoors for your enjoyment.


Rates & Availability

Mills River Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Renters Damage Insurance $50
cleaning fee up to 8 $100
Tax Rate 5.0%


3 night high season stay is $590.00 (includes taxes, cleaning and renters damage insurance).
7 night high season stay is $1,178.00 (includes taxes, cleaning and renters damage insurance).

Damage Fee of $50.00 is non-refundable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Mills River Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedrooms one and two share this large bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master bath is downstairs with one vanity, washer & dryer
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa is in game room adjacent to master.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
  • Bed:King
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Mushroom Farming Farm Tours, Workshops, Classes & Services located across from our cottage at 70 Deep Woods Road. 828.243.3589 . Please visit his website Greg Carter offer regularly scheduled public farm tours, bi-monthly mushroom hunts and occasional workshops and classes from March-October. For groups of ten or more we offer farm tours & mushroom hunts accompanied by a wood-fired pizza lunch or dinner.

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