family friendly cottage in the woods on a lake, near Hendersonville and Saluda
- english, french
About melinda way
We are a retired couple very familiar with the area and quite willing to help with suggestions or directions. We also respect our guests privacy.
melinda way purchased this Cottage in 1968
Why melinda way chose Saluda
This property was built by one of the original founders of the lake in 1923. My family has owned the property since 1968, and through the years we have come mainly during the summers. My husband and I moved here to retire a few years ago and really enjoy the seasonal changes. We changed very little of the personality of the property, but did add heat.
What makes this Cottage unique
Everyone who stays here finds it very soothing. It is generally a quiet and calm oasis where people can totally relax. You will see lots of birds, maybe a fox or a deer too. The lake is clear and cool and very refreshing. We are also close to restaurants, shops and grocery stores in case you feel like going into town. The tailgate markets in the area are wonderful. We enjoy hosting our guests in the "Nest".
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We wanted to get away for a few quiet days as a family. Hal and Melinda’s guest house was the prefect setting to do that, the lake and boat house is a short walk down a stone path. And being at the lake was out favorite thing to do. Our boys loved swimming and fishing! When not at the lake the house was a great place to relax and have coffee on the deck or cook a family supper. Thank you for opening your guest home.
Perfect for us !
The Nest was very clean, well stocked with everything in the description AND many nice, unexpected surprises.
Melinda and Hal were the perfect hosts. They went above and beyond for my family! I am sure many others have had similar experiences. :<)
We enjoyed the walks, the boathouse and all it had to offer, and the evening kayak trips.
Check in / out was very simple and easy.
Will definitely be back. Highly recommended !!
We enjoyed our stay at the nest so much! Melinda and Hal were so very kind and helpful. The property and area is beautiful and we had a great time at the lake. We look forward to our next visit.
Saluda / Lake Summit Gem
Great little getaway spot, not much too it but convenient to all area activities and boathouse access to Lake Summit. Hard to beat and owners are super nice. Would come back for sure.
Enjoyed our stay!
We had a wonderful time at the nest! It was very clean and a beautiful place. The gardens were absolutely gorgeous. Loved the boathouse and caught many fish including a 5 lb. Catfish and a 3 lb one as well. Our grandson caught a lot of brim which he was very excited about. Very close to a lot of activities and some good places to eat. Melinda and Hal were very helpful and accommodating and supplied everything we needed to have a great vacation.
So glad y'all caught fish...many have tried (including Hal!) Especially happy that your grandson caught some too.
My husband and I truly enjoyed everything about our stay at the Cottage. We will be back hopefully for a longer stay next time. Just the kind of get away we needed. Thanks for everything!!
Close to Saluda (10 min), Hendersonville (15 min), Tryon (20 min), Asheville (30 min), Brevard (40 min) in NC and Greenville, SC (30 min)
Convenient to Interstates 26, 40 and 85
20 minutes to Asheville airport, 45 minutes to Greenville Spartanburg airport
Lake Summit Nest is ideal for a couple, a family with 1 or 2 children(age 5 and up) or a single person. It is a large open space with twin beds partially separated from the living room and full kitchen. The sofa folds out to a double bed. Our boathouse is especially popular with guests as it is situated on a large, quiet cove of the beautiful clean lake.