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17 miles from Asheville, Nature Lover's Paradise

15 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This cottage provides you with the perfect space to rest or explore. Tucked in Hickory Nut Forest, this cottage secludes you from every day noise and fills it with rushing waterfalls outside the private back porch. To fully enjoy this back porch, we suggest having a cup of coffee in hand. Once the caffeine has kicked in, hiking trails are a short walk away and the exploring can begin. We encourage you to not only take advantage of the miles of hiking trails but also to take a dip in the swimming hole upstream from the cottage. It is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls. Our retreat center, Laughing Waters is located next door. This can be rented separately by other guests. Rest assured the two properties are private from each other and there is a private parking for both. Let the Cottage s...This cottage provides you with the perfect space to rest or explore. Tucked in Hickory Nut Forest, this cottage secludes you from every day noise and fills it with rushing waterfalls outside the private back porch. To fully enjoy this back porch, we suggest having a cup of coffee in hand. Once the caffeine has kicked in, hiking trails are a short walk away and the exploring can begin. We encourage you to not only take advantage of the miles of hiking trails but also to take a dip in the swimming hole upstream from the cottage. It is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls. Our retreat center, Laughing Waters is located next door. This can be rented separately by other guests. Rest assured the two properties are private from each other and there is a private parking for both. Let the Cottage stop time and start your getaway.More
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About the Owner
John and Jane ( Heidi Ladlee Property Manager ) M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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It is a self check in process. We are available if you should need us
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Reviewed 18 February 2019 via mobile

This is our second time booking the laughing water creekside cottage. We feel head over heels with the area and the coziness of the cottage. We plan on making this location our vacation spot. Thanks for so much for having us.

Date of stay: December 2018
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Happiness479006, VR Owner at 17 miles from Asheville, Nature Lover's Paradise, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2019

I am so glad you have come back and enjoyed your stay as much as you did the first time! We are delighted to hear that this is your home away from home! Happy to hear that it's cozy! Thanks for being such wonderful guests!

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The cabin was lovely and in a beautiful setting with the waterfalls providing a restful and peaceful atmosphere.

Date of stay: August 2018
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Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thank you so much for your warm and kind review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and we would welcome you back anytime!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

My fiance and I had the best time here! We both agree that this could be our best vacation we have ever been on. The cabin and the beautiful landscape surrounding us was just perfect, we stayed four nights and didn't not want to leave....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank amandaott45
Management response:Responded 9 July 2018

Wow! thank you so much for your kind and warm words! What a wonderful review! thank you! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay! thank you for taking such beautiful care of the property and we welcome you back anytime!

Reviewed 16 April 2018

My husband and I stayed here on our trip to Asheville. It is a great location for those wanting to explore hiking trails and also what downtown Asheville has to offer. It was about 25 minutes to downtown and about 10 minutes to Chimney Rock....More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Anna S
Management response:Responded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much for your warm and kind review! It makes us so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here! Thank you for taking care of the property and please know we welcome you back anytime!

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

The cabin was truly beautiful and comforting. The view was awesome! We really enjoyed the hiking trails behind the cabin! We look forward to staying again sometime soon!

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Christopher M
Management response:Responded 28 November 2017

Christopher thank you so much for your kind review! We certainly enjoyed having you as our guests and we thank you for taking such great care of the property! We hope that you come back to visit us again!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Water Views
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Freezer
Private Garden
Ceiling Fans
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Deck
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Would you describe this holiday rental as cozy?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
We are located only a short 25 minutes drive from downtown Asheville in the heart of the Hickory Nut Gorge. This deep valley is carved between high ridgelines from the continental divide down to Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure. From your cottage overlooking two beautiful waterfalls, you can hike up to the top of Little Bearwallow Mountain through 200 acres of natural forest with amazing views. The cottage is part of the Laughing Waters Retreat Center in Hickory Nut Forest. This sustainable eco-community includes organic gardens and apple orchard, conserved lands, renewable energy, and solar-green homes. Guests are welcome to hike, swim, enjoy the gardens, or just relax on the deck and listen to the sound of the rushing water. Enjoy dining in Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Asheville or mak...
How to get there
The entrance has a split rail fence at the top of the gated entrance. There is also an unoccupied cabin that sits at the top of the road too. You will go down the driveway until you almost get to the end, and you will see a sign that says cottage. There is a little private parking area here that takes you up to the cottage. It is dark at night, so if arriving after dark, please bring a flashlight to see your way to the door. We will have the front porch light on for you to help as well as solar lighting.
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