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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Vintage cottage in Hot Springs and a close walk to town and all Hot Springs attractions. Three bedroom, two full baths, washer/dryer, wi-fi, gas grill, covered back porch with mountain views. Features include ramp to back entrance and wide doors. Original kitchen with all modern conveniences. Swing your cares away on the covered, shaded front porch. Queen bed in two of the bedrooms and a queen futon sleeper in the third bedroom. Two full bathrooms. Large dining table for that romantic dinner or family game time. Furnished with vintage furniture suiting the era of the cottage.

Property Manager
Melanie Prater
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017


Very Good! 4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This home is located conveniently near everything in town. It was nice having access to wifi!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic Cottage and Location

  • 4 of 5

Truly, a peaceful property within easy walking distance of downtown Hot Springs. The lovely back porch and yard provided a quiet and beautiful view, offering inspiration as I dabbled with my paints. I enjoyed the kitchen, brought my own pans but didn't need them! Everything was there and I love to cook. It was also nice to walk to dinner, walk to shop, walk to the trail and to the Hot Springs Spa...if you love to walk, this is the place for you! Wish I could have stayed longer.

Melanie was wonderful, easily accessible and helpful! The house was clean and well maintained. This property is easy to find and close to perfection. I'd suggest a couple of things. For me it wasn't an issue, but some people do enjoy television and don't bring their laptops on vacation. You might consider adding to the property description that a flat screen and HDMI cable are provided, for those interested in using their own subscription entertainment services to view television programming or movies. Also, a mattress upgrade would be nice. :)

Most people visiting Hot Springs spend more time outdoors, and if that's you, this is a wonderful get-away. I can't emphasize peace and quiet enough! It's nice to spend time with local shop owners, an outfitter is nearby with provisions for those spending time on the Appalachian Trail. I picked up a few things there and truly enjoyed shopping with a local gallery. Price points were wonderful!

I didn't cook evening meals, ate out. The Smoky Mountain Diner offers true, southern comfort food and their in-house meatloaf will not disappoint. Tried the veggie specialties at The Iron Horse, The Spring Creek Grill's pizza and locally sourced music was a blast. Loved the patio, it IS smoking, just so you're aware. Lots of breezes, wasn't an issue for me.

You'll want to make reservations with the Hot Spring Spa, for a late night soak! They also offer massage. The nightly soaks certainly help with sleep, I highly recommend them!

Occasionally, my mind would begin arranging furniture and imagine spending my retirement years in this house! As you can see, I would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, organized, a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house is within walking distance to anything in town, the French Broad River, and the Appalachain Trail. It is very clean, organized, and charming. The front porch is delightful with a swing and ceiling fan. The street is very quiet. There is a lovely view of the mountain from the back patio and a fire pit. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Vonda Loomis

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice cottage in a rustic town

  • 4 of 5

The house was charming and conveniently located. It was clean and well appointed. The wifi didn't work for the duration of our trip, which was an inconvenience because there is minimal cell service and internet in the immediate area. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had the time of our lives and will be coming back next year!!!!

  • 4 of 5

I took my girlfriend for Valentine's Day to the hot springs. Found this cottage that is literally 1 minute walking drive from anywhere you want to go. We had the time of our lives. The house itself is very comfy. Nice size living room and dining room. Bedrooms were very nice also. The fire pit in the back yard was the best. I would give this a 5 star but the only thing that we didn't like was the fireplace inside didn't work. But their suppose to be fixing it up. Other than that it was a perfect getaway and like I said we will be coming back for sure. Oh also Melanie is the nicest person you will ever speak to. She was great and made sure we had a perfect time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful comments and rating of Walnut Cottage. So glad you enjoyed the well appointed property and the special feature of walking to town. Return soon!
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Walnut cottage

  • 1 of 5

The beds were very uncomfortable, only one had a real mattress. The others were futons. The landlady also had her spy's lurking around, and it was creepy and stressful. It was a shame, a relaxing weekend that turned into a ridiculous uncomfortable mess for less money you can get a suite at the spa with a mineral hot tub in your room. I recommend that as an alternative to a bad night sleep and extra charges despite careful cleaning and respectful use of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Readers of this one star review; Jessica P and her three friends left this lovely comment in the guest book at Walnut Cottage at the end of thier stay: " What a cute little landing spot in Hot Springs! We had a lovely weekend and we stayed cozy and warm here in this space. Thanks, and see you next time!' Tracey, Melissa, Jessica and Mindy Our beautiful town of Hot Springs is surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. The wonderful visit these guests had at Walnut Cottage is in our historic district. *A close neighbor called me very, very concerned as these guests had left a blazing fire in the firepit on an extremly windy day. The car was gone and so were the guests. I instructed the neighbor to douse the fire completely. I texted the guests and let them know. So, if they consider this in invasion of privacy with spying, on behalf of all us residents living in this beautiful corner of the world, I'm so grateful to the observant neighbor! *guest booked and confirmed 2 guests, there were 4 guests that stayed and all three bedrooms/2 full baths were utilized, this is the reason for rates based on 2 guests and minimum charges per person over base rate, standard for vacation rentals. This reviewer became nasty only after I requested the additional rent money, for the 2 guests over base rental rate, and she warned me she would write a nasty review and not pay the $40. due. Our rental rate is value packaged to include booking fees and taxes and very much in line with a 3 br/2bath rental with all amenities. Walnut Cottage is a newly listed vacation rental and well appointed with three bedrooms and two full baths, large dining room, living room, full kitchen, washer/dryer, wi-fi, located on the Appalachian Trail and within walking distance to all Hot Springs attractions.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville NC
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Spring Creek Tavern, Iron Horse Station
Nearest Golf
40 Miles
Asheville,Greenville TN, Maggie Valley
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Smoky Mt Diner, Iron Horse Station,Spring Creek
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort

Step outside your cozy cottage and you are hiking the Appalachain Trail where the French Broad River meets the trail. Hot Springs was listed as 'Best small mountain town in the South' by Blue Ridge magazine. Many hiking trails, natural mineral baths, downhome restaurants, local music and arts, seasonal festivals and friendly folks.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hot Springs, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter Holiday
14 Apr 2017 - 18 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Holiday
1 Sep 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving Holiday
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Cleaning fee per reserva £36
Tax Rate 6.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hot Springs in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , queen futon sleeper/sofa
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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