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

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 744 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Danny Wyatt
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2017

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 Marshall

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Marshall in Madison County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 744 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Sleeper Sofa in living room. Double futon on porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Driveway is shared by owner. Owner's home is 400 feet on up the valley.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Wilderness retreat near Asheville, Myra's Cottage offers comfort & adventure
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5

Amazingly charming place, perfect for paddlers

  • 5 of 5

Danny was a good and gracious host, and his cabin (cottage) is exquisitely furnished and in a very beautiful and convenient location! It is especially convenient if you want to paddle the French Broad river as it is on the take-out road (Stackhouse)! We kayaked the river on a chilly fall day and enjoyed the hot showers and comfortable beds at this property afterward. The leaves around were beautiful! Highly recommend, we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had such an amazing stay at the cottage. The home had all of the basics that were needed for our visit. The cottage was set in the middle of the woods in such a peaceful, beautiful setting. There were deer in the yard at night. The sound of the creek that ran next to the home was so peaceful. We loved sitting on the porch for breakfast just so we could listen to the sound of the water. It truly is an amazing place to stay at if you are trying to get away from everything and just relax. We enjoyed the Hot Springs Spa, which was only a 10 minute drive away. The owners live right up the driveway and called as soon as we got there to see if we needed anything.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to unplug. Kids enjoyed the stream on the property. Enjoyed fire pit. Covered deck is an excellent place to meditate. The owner was extremely helpful and accommodating. Our expectations were exceeded & we will definitely book again. The home was stocked with everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Myra's Cottage is the greatest VRBO we have ever stayed at. From the moment we arrived until the day we left we felt so comfortable. Never have we had so many extra little things provided for us. The pride that the owner's take in Myra's Cottage is so obvious. It made us, as guests, feel welcome and want to leave everything in perfect condition. We highly recommend staying at Myra's Cottage. Thank you, Danny!!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Myra's cottage. So much to do without even leaving the property. Wonderful screened porch, fire pit, stream, hikes from the cottage or a short drive away. Max Patch is about an hour drive and well worth it for the 360 degree views of the mountains. Hot Springs is right up the road. Danny and Ginny have the place set up so you can just relax. So many little touches to make it really feel like a vacation. We hope to come back someday.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing getaway with adventure nearby!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage and grounds are beautifully maintained and exceptionally clean. There was something for everyone here - relaxing screened porch and outside seating to enjoy the sounds and sights of nature (you might see hummingbirds, bunnies and deer like we did), ping-pong table and great movie selection for indoor fun and gorgeous hikes right on the property for a day of adventure (you can hike to a beautiful waterfall and also hike to a gorgeous overlook of the mountains). We enjoyed everything about our stay, especially the extra care the owners took to make our visit special. We also loved the location, which is close to rafting, ziplining and Asheville. This property is exceptional!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I-26
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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Marshall, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
3 Nov 2017 - 15 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£68
From
£76
Fri,Sat
£423
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£177
for 2 nights
From
£77
From
£87
Fri,Sat
£469
£1,451
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £22.42 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £74.72
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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