Excellent

3 reviews

1 / 34 Your front door and deck.

Map
Map

Overview

Bedrooms:
2
Bathrooms:
1
Sleeps:
5
Type:
Cottage
Pets allowed:
No
Wi-Fi available:
Yes

Description from owner

REFOCUS COTTAGE is over the meadow and through the woods, but this is no grandma's house and it is LESS THAN 5 MILES to downtown Asheville!

An elegant, uncluttered contemporary studio-style get-away on SPECTACULARLY LANDSCAPED GROUNDS and ample levels of hardwood decking invite you to gaze over it in style Whether you are a city mouse or country mouse, an executive, teacher, doctor, writer, artist, dreamer, mountain lover, fly-fisherman or culture vulture this art-filled cottage is an inspired and inspiring retreat. Ideal for one person or a couple but suitable for four or more with a queen futon sofa/bed (mattress quality), a convertible and very comfortable chair bed and a blow up mattress option PLUS another sofa bed above, in a SECOND BEDROOM privately accessed from the outside decking with a lovely view of its own.

Please call if you'd like to use the property for an EVENT such as a birthday, small outdoor wedding, anniversary, reunion...

Chic and sophisticated, here is a clapboard cottage that is comfortable and cozy without being cluttered with cute. Its open floor plan features a cathedral ceiling and large windows framing woods, sky and meadow.

Come for a season. Stay for a year.

NEED AN EVENT VENUE? - think about our FOUR ACRES, our meadow, creek, promenade of pines, glen, pavilion and large fire pit, boccie ball, horse shoes... ideal and full of photo ops.

Write a best seller here. Compose a modern symphony. Or just drive 6 minutes to downtown Asheville for GREAT FOOD - Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, South American, Mexican, Thai, Spanish tapas, French, Continental, vegan... Within 2 miles of your cottage is AMBROZIA - fantastic new local Bar + Bistro (chef originally from Albuquerque New Mexico) with an ever-changing southern influenced menu of creative small plates and magnificent farm to table meals. For great pizza, calzones and local beer... Marcos is also in the neighborhood. We have GREAT, often daring THEATER at NC Stage Company and several larger venues with popular presentations. Tour the largest privately owned home in America, the famed French Chateau the BILTMORE ESTATE built by the Vanderbilts on grounds of unparalleled beauty any time of year. When the LEAVES are changing or the rhododendrons and azaleas BLOOMING our vistas are breathtaking.

WANT TO SHOP? Only a short drive to downtown provides a walk-able shopping experience, an alternative to the mall (which of course we also have). There are too many to mention, but our galleries, The Blue Spiral, Haen Gallery, The New Morning Gallery exhibit brilliance and originality. The Highland Craft Guild and the Folk Art Center display the best Appalachian crafts. WANT ART WITH YOUR BEER? Repeatedly named BEER CITY USA, Asheville boasts 20+ craft breweries and at the RIVER ARTS DISTRICT fine art meets fine beers while you stroll in and out of working artists studios, meeting the artists while they are creating unique pottery and paintings.

WANT TO DRESS UP? The Grove Park Inn hosts events worthy of your finest and it is ONLY A FIVE MINUTE DRIVE from your cottage! It's Ballroom Dance contest draws international visitors. WANT TO DRESS UP DIFFERENTLY? Attend a festival or bar hop. Our MUSIC VENUE'S are varied and fun. Rolling Stone has named THE ORANGE PEEL one of the top five music venues in AMERICA, just to mention one. I recently attended the symphony and found it exhilarating, particularly followed by some late night local blues, jazz or fusion...

WANT TO LAUGH? There are funny people everywhere, but particularly on the La Zoom Comedy bus tour.

WANT EXERCISE? Hiking, biking, fly-fishing, kayaking, white water rafting, horseback riding, zip-lining... golf. Donald Ross designed four of our GOLF COURSES. Grove Park Inn's Links is only 5 minutes away which houses a FIVE STAR SPA for relaxing in style afterwards. A short drive to SHOJI JAPANESE SPA provides a more remote-feeling to your soak. Here you can get a massage and then enjoy breathtaking vistas from private tubs over-looking the Smoky Mountains.

Back to BEER... take the BREWS CRUISE on a pedal assist electric bike. If wine is your beverage of choice, visit the Battery Park Book Exchange and Champagne Bar - a library filled with books old and new, where wine is poured in intimate lounges among the stacks.

TIRED OF RUNNING AROUND ON VACATION? Your kitchen is fully loaded with granite counter tops and herbs right outside your door. Let the birds wake you or the insects sing you to sleep. STAR GAZE through the generous breadth of windows and sky light. Stars here don't compete with street lights. Roast marshmallows in the meadow's fire-pit. Grill outside beneath the sky. Enjoy boccie ball and horseshoes or waste some time reading and sunning on the deck.

Walk down into the park-like meadow and sway in one of the hammocks under trees whispering alongside the CREEK. Bring your Nook or even a real book (these are like connected blogs typed onto bound paper). Enjoy the evening by the fire pit and walk the woods on the property. PROMENADE the pine corridor, amble in the glen or walk the wooded path above the cottage where nut hatches rustle in the fallen leaves and the woodpecker types away in Morse-code.

Rest on a stone bench in a contemplative spot of garden and shut off your phone to hear an old fashioned kind of twitter. Spin in the sky chair under a one hundred and fifty year old maple and feel like a kid again.

Soak in your claw foot bath tub after a bike ride or day hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains, then curl up under a down duvet on soft linens and turn on the heated mattress on your side. Hardwood floors. Spotlessly clean. Large HD flat screen, cable and high speed internet. Wi Fi.

This place offers the best of both worlds - On FOUR ACRES in a safe eclectic neighborhood provides a remote country retreat minutes to a cultural excursion in the PARIS OF THE SOUTH - Asheville.

Visitors to REFOCUS COTTAGE include lady bugs, chattering squirrels and chip monks, wild turkeys, a blue heron, crow, wood-peckers, jays, finches and an occasional furry fox, possum or raccoon. And of course, you. Bring your camera.

Keywords: Sophisticated contemporary cottage, pastoral, country, loft-like, open studio floor plan, mountain view, meadow, wooded, scenic romantic get away, inspired location, unique design, clean, comfortable artist or writer's retreat, accessable, close to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Grove Park Inn with its GINGER BREAD HOUSE display this time of year, the Biltmore Estate with its CANDLE LIGHT TOUR this time of year, biking, hiking, fly-fishing, great dining, scenic views, craft, micro-breweries, wine, crafts, Appalachian trail, lake walk nearby, bird watching, holiday destination, hand-made crafts, THE BEST SHOPPING, concerts, theater, entertainment variety, arboretum, river walks, studio crawls, art galleries, craft fairs, festivals, dance venues, conference destination, spas, health clubs, vegan options, locally grown food in restaurants, wine bars, winery, fall color, SPRING COLOR, mountain WALKS or HIKES or BIKE RIDES, fully stocked kitchen for dining in, cathedral ceiling, light, airy generous windows, new appliances, soft cotton linens, new heated bed, down duvet comforter, sleeps 2-4, soaking tub, rain head shower, Wi-Fi.

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

TripAdvisor Property ID: 5383594

About the area

Nearest Airport : Asheville Airport at 21 Miles Nearest Barpub : Marcos. Avenue M, Ambrosia at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Grove Park Inn at 3.7 Miles Nearest Motorway : 240 at 4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Marco's Pizza, Ambrozia, Avenue M at 2 Miles Nearest Ski : Wolf Ridge- Mars Hill,Cataloochee in Maggie Valley at 30 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Lure at 43 Miles GREAT park like property with woods, meadow and creek and minutes to the best hiking in the country - the Appalachian Trail in the Smoky Blue Ridge Mountains. Just FOUR MILES to downtown Asheville and TWO MILES to the GROVE PARK INN. SHOPPING downtown or at the FOLK ART CENTER, the RIVER DISTRICT and BILTMORE VILLAGE is a delight because of our unique opportunities from Appalachian crafts and antiques to Urban custom-designed furniture and boutique clothing, local JEWELERS, CRAFTERS, POTTERS... CRAFT BREWERIES are sprinkled around to fuel your purchases. Nothing is far away. Minutes to THE BILTMORE ESTATE, UNCA campus walking trails and nature center, theater, library and medical facilities. BEAVERLAKE, a small beautiful lake in a bird sanctuary with a walking trail is less than 5 minutes away. A renowned arboretum is around a 20 minutes drive. Wildlife abounds year round on the grounds of REFOCUS COTTAGE with spectacular seasonal beauty in one of the ten finest micro-climates in the world. Horse shoes and corn hole toss right here on the grounds. A walk in the woods, meadow to run in, hammocks creek side to rest in, a sky chair to swing in... all RIGHT HERE AT HOME. Asheville is a destination for musicians, artists, writer's, campers, bikers, kayakers, zip-liners, fly- fishermen and spa soakers. There is GREAT DINING on farm-to-table locally grown and raised produce and meats. It is a VEGAN PARADISE. FESTIVALS all the time. We've hosted visitors from Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and most of the states in the US! Come and add yourselves to our guest list.

Getting around

A short drive to everything, really. Uber is an option too.

Amenities

Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Twin bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds

Features

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Safe
  • Towels provided
  • Wheelchair users
  • Wi-Fi available

Appliances

  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player
  • Washing machine

Activities

  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (3)

Excellent – based on 3 reviews Excellent
3 reviews

“Serene”

Reviewed 9 Sep 2015

Beautiful, serene property. Wonderful stay with all the amenities. Owners were more than helpful with info about restaurants, the general area and places to see. Quiet, peaceful place to stay in Asheville. Location was perfect.

Owner's reply: So sweet of people to continue to share their appreciation. So nice to share our property. It brings me so much joy!

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Roshelle said...
Oct 29, 2014
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Relaxing getaway
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Arlene Cueman said...
Oct 22, 2014
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Ace of Asheville
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Sep 26, 2014
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Fabulous place to explore Asheville!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Margaret Relich said...
Sep 18, 2014
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Perfect retreat
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Aug 19, 2014
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Dreamy combination of art and nature!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Beverley Principal said...
Aug 27, 2014
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A wonderful retreat
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Debra Hassell said...
Aug 9, 2014
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Retreat Indeed!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Michael Dommermuth said...
Aug 12, 2014
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Wonderful Spot
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Stevie Flowers said...
Jul 23, 2014
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Beautiful Property
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Adam Berlet said...
Jun 19, 2014
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Exceptional Time
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)

Jerimy L. Capps said...
May 26, 2014
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Anniversary Weekend
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Gary Stuer said...
May 22, 2014
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Graduation Stay
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Candice Pinocci said...
Apr 14, 2014
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Week Getaway
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Marianne Frye said...
Mar 10, 2014
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A beautiful getaway and fantastic owners. Perfect for our anniversary!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Beth Piper said...
Apr 13, 2014
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Incredible stay at an incredible cottage
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Lesa Enchura said...
Mar 1, 2014
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Our family loved the cottage!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Kathryn Brennan said...
May 26, 2014
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Perfect Getaway
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Chuck Wallace said...
Nov 14, 2013
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Great Place To Relax and Take in all That Asheville Has to Offer!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Susan Overstreet said...
Oct 17, 2013
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Happy Visitor
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Aug 13, 2013
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Beyond Expectations
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 2

John Suler said...
Jul 31, 2013
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Wow! Lovely, chic, natural and fun!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Jan Reynolds said...
Jul 9, 2013
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Exceptional Get-Away
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Ryan Becker and Jill Sentenn said...
Sep 5, 2013
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MY GIRLFRIEND AND I...No Rating
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Justin Ryan Becker said...
Oct 8, 2013
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Mountain Getaway
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Sandy Dunn and Debbie Niehaus said...
Sep 5, 2013
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A PAIR OF FRIENDSNo Rating
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Sandy Dunn said...
Sep 5, 2013
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Beautiful scenery and adorable cottage made for a wonderful stay in Asheville!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Cynthia Monge-Eaton said...
May 15, 2013
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Fabulous Cottage and Grounds - A Must Stay ******
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Ryan and Christina said...
Sep 5, 2013
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COUPLE in VET SCHOOLNo Rating
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Ryan Bray said...
Apr 8, 2013
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Excellent choice
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
holly stabler said...
May 20, 2013
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Denver natives
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)

Fernando Dominguez said...
Mar 31, 2013
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6 STARS
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Justin said...
Feb 5, 2013
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Perfect Weekend
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Amy and Donald Harrington said...
Sep 5, 2013
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ANNIVERSARYNo Rating
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Anthony and Chastaney Rosario said...
Sep 5, 2013
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CHRISTMAS IN ASHEVILLENo Rating
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
John and Sharon McRae said...
Oct 19, 2012
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a wonderfully relaxing place to stay!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Marlene Canter said...
Aug 25, 2012
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Serene Retreat
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Donna Lowe said...
Aug 6, 2012
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A heavenly place!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
MTW said...
Aug 6, 2012
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A new Asheville!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Trudy and Mason Williams said...
Nov 8, 2012
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TBW & MW
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)

Marilyn Halpin said...
Mar 25, 2012
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Perfect Home away from Home
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Michael Thursam said...
Feb 20, 2012
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Weekend Escape
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Sabrina Sahib said...
Feb 9, 2012
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Great Getaway
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Tiara Davidson said...
Jan 3, 2012
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great mountain getaway!
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
Alison Dorsey said...
Dec 13, 2011
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The perfect break
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)
John Wright Stevens said...
Feb 10, 2012
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Early visitor saw great potential, stunning location.
8 Pinecroft Rd, Asheville, NC, 28804, United States (387785)