I am artist, adventurer, and NC native who has lived in all four corner of the US. I lived in Manhattan in my late teen years, and then moved to Phoenix to spend the next 3 years of my life wintering in the Southwest and summering on the Columbia River Gorge in Hood River Oregon in the Pacific Northwest. I have sailed the Atlantic in a 26 ft sailboat, taught English to Chinese high school English teachers in mainland China. I have travelled in Spain, Italy, and Hungary and now reside in Garner NC with my husband and 2 children ages 11 and 13. I am currently a worker bee in the Stone Supply industry after being out of the business for over 15 years. My passions include getting people of all ages back to the woods and away from electronics. It is such a disease that we can not disconnect from electronics and reconnect with nature. This disconnect without distractions is what grounds us and points us to self discovery. When we are fully aware we are better people to not only ourselves but to those around us. In my personal life shutting out distractions and focusing on the Divine is where I truly grow. I am currently giving thanks for all things both good and bad in my life and learning where the lesson was to be found. It is my pleasure to be able to open my house to you. Come and experience what words can not describe. I look forward to sharing my special space with you.
Owner purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Owner chose Independence
My husband and I own property in Ashe County NC. We love the area as we have been taking our 2 children to Grayson Highlands State Park in VA camping since they were 2 years old. After my father passed suddenly from complications of T-Cell Lymphoma I felt the call to purchase more land in the area. My goal was to have a place to get children of all ages away from electronics and back to nature. Having lost out on 2 large land purchases due to reasons beyond my control I was forced to look outside of Ashe County as it was not offering me anything new. The first day of searching and a couple of clicks landed me on 5220 Peach Bottom in Independence VA. I live in Raleigh NC and at 9:30 AM the following day I called out from work and was entering the property. I made an offer 2 hours later and the rest is history. It was truly meant to be mine. Both my father and the previous owner died of cancer a few months apart. Both of them were very special people who were born the same year 1947. The prior owner was a writer and playwright while my father was a voracious reader. You will definitely feel the peace and inspiration flow into you as you settle into a chair on the deck.
What makes this Cottage unique
I fell in love with the property the minute I saw it for sale. The rustic nature of it's setting, the attention to detail in it's artistry. It lends itself perfectly into it's surroundings taking care to not overpower the landscape. From the moment I drove up to the cattle gate and saw the jack fence and lush green surroundings I felt as though I was entering a beautiful state park. As I crossed the stone bridge to get to the front porch I admired how perfectly everything was placed in relationship to the waterfall. I knew the property was for me the minute I saw the hammered bronze oversized door knob. Sometimes pictures on line can make a mediocre place look good. Sometimes they can hint to a super amazing place without giving away it's essence. The sound of the falls and the structure together unite in such a way that EVERYONE who goes there will feel as though they have been a part of something special. I know that the minute I leave my heart is calling me back to the sound of the Falls.
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Chilling by the Falls
Beautiful and serene, both inside and out .
Magical property. Will definitely be back.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,’’ Thoreau wrote. Allow this magnificent house and setting to ably serve as your Walden Pond, even if only for a couple of days. If you’re simply trying to stay alive in the workaday world, come here and simply…live. You’ll have the sight and sound of a waterfall off the deck, the colors of the forest, and a dwelling that meshes perfectly with the peaceful setting, while providing plenty of material amenities. Yes, everything you see in the photos is real, although when you awaken from your afternoon nap on the deck, you may feel that you’re still in a dream.
Thank you Barry! Waking up does feel like a dream. I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
Our two-day stay at Healing Waters cabin was delightful! The cabin is gorgeous, well-appointed and situated close to the relaxing waterfall. So cool!
Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed yourself!
The perfect getaway.
From the moment we arrived we felt a physically and emotionally lighter. After meeting Caroline and talking with her wee knew we were kindred spirits. Even though it rained we enjoyed just being in such a calming atmosphere. The falls are mesmerizing. The sound of the falls and the lush green surroundings are a pause in time for relaxation and introspection. We left with plans to return.
Located about 45 min from Grayson Highlands State Park which has some of the best hiking trails around. Visit Mt. Vale Vineyards about 5 miles away. Close to Foxwood Farms trout farm where you can fish for dinner. T -Price Fine Art Gallery and Studio is close by. The New River is 3 miles away as is the Blue Ridge parkway. Minutes from downtown Galax and Independence. About 40 minutes from the shopping and restaurant area of West Jefferson NC. About 45 min to Pilot Mountain and Stone Mountain State Parks.