The driveway going into the cottage starts the setting for the peaceful magical stay you will have. Entering the cottage looking at Rachel's art work, it tells the story of the magic in and surrounding the cottage. Rachel's work is absolutely amazing! Listening to Ron's music featuring him playing the cello just ties the entire experience all together! Words cannot express how beautiful his music is! The greeting my son and I received from Ron and Rachel made us feel at home. Also, Adora visited us everyday sometimes twice a day wanting a good belly rub. She was adorable and my son looked for her everyday. The music, art work, horses, gardens, butterflies, views, and lightning bugs that lit up the night sky with the stars. It was an experience my son and I will remember for a lifetime! He already wants to go back and we will every year! Imagine your 12 year old not playing video games or watching tv. My son did not even watch 2 hours of Television in 6 days. Nor did he play video games. Did not even pull out the handheld system he brought with him. We had wifi at the cottage and television. We did not need it. My son spent his time outside, reading, and playing board games with me. We did get out and enjoyed a few of the many things to do in the area. Ron and Rachel we thank you so much!!! Please give Adora a hug from us both.
The location was close enough to enjoy the sights and sounds of Asheville but far away enough to be soothed by the fresh mountain air and the sound of the nearby creek. The cottage is filled with Rachel's art and it gives the place so much character. There is attention to detail in every space from the floors to the ceilings.
Rachel's artwork, jewelry and gardens are amazing and Ron's a true musical genus. It was a pleasure to meet both of them and they welcomed us with open arms. We left wishing we could have spent more time getting to know them and wishing our time didn't have to end!
I could never decide what I loved more about the place the wonderful mountain view, or the amazing art within the cottage. I also loved that it is an earth house. I had thought about building one for myself and after staying in one so comfy I definitely have my mind set to build one in a few years. This stay was just what my husband and I needed for our anniversary not to mention the relaxation we needed before our second baby comes along next month. We will definitely be back. I also have a friend wanting to come after sending her the beautiful pictures of this quaint cottage.
Our children loved all of the artistic touches in the cottage, as well as the beautiful grounds and landscape. They had so much fun playing in the gardens and creek. My older daughter even had the opportunity to ride the pony! The tranquil location of the cottage gave us the perfect opportunity for some family R & R, while it was close enough to town that we could pop into Asheville easily. We highly recommend the cottage!
We had a wonderful stay! Very peaceful and calming! Rachel and Ron were incredibly nice. Rachel even offered to let me take a book that she thought I would enjoy! We hope to return soon!
Asheville was a super fun city to visit, but it was tempting to stay in this adorable cottage the entire time. The views of the valley from the cottage are stunning, and are enriched by the beautiful mare and sweet Shetland pony grazing in the pasture right outside the cottage door. The cottage itself is truly a work of art. Laying in bed listening to the babbling creek right outside of the window was just what we needed to truly relax. The full kitchen is great, with solid appliances and a good coffee maker. We cooked several nights and had everything we needed to make a great meal and enjoy a bottle of wine in the peacefulness of the setting. The bathroom is lovely with intricate tile work and plenty of hot water for the shower. Ron and Rachel were wonderful hosts, allowing us plenty of privacy while remaining available enough for anything we needed, or to discuss Rachel's stunning artwork. We truly hope to return the next time we need to truly relax.