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Wilderness retreat near Asheville, Myra's Cottage offers comfort & adventure

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Marshall - Myra's Cottage

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

In the heart of the French Broad River Gorge, Myra's Cottage is tucked in a mountain cove we call Owl Holler and borders Pisgah National Forest. Located near historic Stackhouse and just a mile above a main whitewater access point for the French Broad River, Myra’s Cottage offers serene comfort for retreat, recreation and renewal. Resting in a meadow surrounded by forested ridges and two creeks, the cottage provides privacy in a beautiful mountain setting. The cottage has access to many trails that are located on the surrounding 100 acre property including a mile hike to the knoll for exceptional views of Bluff Mountain.

The modern cottage includes two bedrooms (queen & double), fully equipped kitchen, dining nook, living room with sleeper sofa, bathroom with tub/shower, carport and a large screened porch that overlooks Barney’s Branch. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, ceiling fans, wood stove, window air conditioner, central heat, wireless internet, TV with DVD/VHS player and video library, and all necessary linens ensure convenience and comfort. The Ping Pong table on the porch challenges you to relive your summer camp days or offers an opportunity to learn a new sport.

Myra’s Cottage is located strategically for quick access to all major attractions. 31 miles (40-45 minutes) from Asheville, 10 miles from Marshall, 8 miles from Hot Springs, 4 miles from Appalachian Trail, 1 mile from French Broad River. Hiking, biking, paddling, and nature immersion options galore are at your doorstep.

Nearby Attractions:

Blue Heron Whitewater 8 miles

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines 5.5 miles

Nantahala Outdoor Center 5.5 miles

USA Rafting 2 miles

Hot Springs Resort and Spa 8 miles

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides 13 miles

The Rural Life Museum at Mars Hill University 18 miles

Myra's offers you the opportunity to "unplug". Cell phones don't work here. You can truly relax from the constant interruption of the usual total media immersion. Of course, you can drive down to the river or up to the highway to get reception if needed. And there is a local land line phone for emergencies.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Danny Wyatt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2016

About Danny Wyatt

The back to the land movement was the genesis of Myra’s Cottage. Ginny and Danny bought Owl Holler from Gilbert and Nita Stackhouse in 1978. Gilbert was the grandson of Amos Stackhouse who moved to Madison County after visiting Warm Springs (now Hot Springs) and falling in love with the mountains. Aiming to live simply, we embraced the mountain culture that honors the land. We learned to fix it, make do, or do without. We harvested Hemlock trees from our land and built our house. We planted trees and birthed a son. We developed organic, sustainable gardens. We continue to garden extensively and enjoy sharing vegetables, berries & flowers with our guests.

Danny Wyatt purchased this cottage in 1978

Why Danny Wyatt chose Asheville Area

Danny’s mother, Myra, joined us in 1986. She had become a Canadian after a three day romance with Louis Hildebrandt, her second marriage, and they lived near Calgary until his unexpected death. Danny built her a house down the holler where she lived until 2009. Myra was an amazing woman and we honor her memory by sharing her cottage with you.

What makes this cottage unique

Wonderful solitude in the midst of Mother Nature. Secluded yet within 12 minutes of Hot Springs or Marshall. Great one mile hikes to either the French Broad River or the knoll with spectacular views of Bluff Mountain and the Spring Creek watershed.

Guestbook comments from the owner

An amazing private cottage in the middle of the forest with the perfect host who had a fire going when he greeted us at the late hour we arrived. Beautiful forest, creek and waterfalls at our fingertips. Would definitely recommend a weekend in the great outdoors here.
Dec 2015
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based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

Wilderness retreat near Asheville, Myra's Cottage offers comfort & adventure
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Relaxing and so quiet

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED Myra's cottage! It was the perfect get away for our family of six. Ping pong table was a hit! Be prepared to make your meals as there are not too many options close by. We planned on making our meals anyway, but the cottage is stocked with essential food items, which was a great help. Our host was so gracious and provided us with fresh veggies and fruit from the garden. Hiking trails are nearby including some on the property. It's true there really is no cell reception, and wifi is not for streaming movies. But it really was no big deal!! Cottage has lots of DVDs for adults and teens. Thank you Mr. Danny for sharing your valley with us!

The Graber Family

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greer, SC

Great pace to relax and enjoy the beautiful mountain setting

  • 5 of 5

Danny was a wonderful host, providing fresh vegetables from the garden, and answering all of our questions. The cottage is fully equipped and feels just like home, but better. The surroundings, both on the adjacent property and the background of the mountains, river and small mountain towns also helped to make our stay very enjoyable. I only wish that may wife and I could have stayed a week instead of only 2 days.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and his wife were marvelous guests. We were very honored that they chose to celebrate their 35th anniversary us.
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Our Great Getaway at Myra's Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Myra's Cottage was a perfect place for my sister and I to stay for our annual hiking vacation. There are many hikes to choose from close to the cottage, including some options on the Appalachian Trail. The cottage is very clean, the kitchen was well-stocked, beds comfortable, lots of movies to choose from after a long day of hiking. Danny and Ginny were very helpful and accommodating. The property is very special, with two short walks on the property - one up to a bluff with a view and the other to a beautiful waterfalls. The cottage is very clean, and the large screen porch a great place to relax. We hope to be back there.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary and Sue were wonderful guests. Adventurous, curios, energetic, friendly. It was an honor to host them. We look forward to their return.
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2410 Stackhouse Road

Fun and friendly!

  • 5 of 5

My guests from Austria loved their stay in this lovely cottage by a stream. They opened it up to summer evening breezes although it has air conditioning. There are wonderful hikes on the property and white water river trips that could drop you off at the cottage when you are done or take you farther down the river to Hot Springs'naturally warm springs! And great neighbors on this secluded road like us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Smoky Mountain Diner
Car: necessary

Near historic Marshall, where you can explore the local shops downtown, including a coffee shop, artist studios, and local craft shops. Also near the town of Hot Springs, which was voted the "Best Mountain Town" in 2013 by Outdoor Magazine. Hot Springs has multiple restaurants, outdoor outfitters, numerous festivals, and a spa.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marshall, Asheville Area

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £82
Cleaning Fee £25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

No cell phone reception at the cottage. There is a landline phone for local calls & emergencies. Cells work within a mile by driving up the mountain to the highway. There is internet and wireless service at the cottage.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marshall in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 744 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Sleeper Sofa in living room. Double futon on porch.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Driveway is shared by owner. Owner's home is 400 feet on up the valley.

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