Thank you for visiting the listing of Newfound Cottage!!
● PLEASE DO NOT CALL VRBO FOR AN ADDRESS TO NEWFOUND COTTAGE:
... MapQuest/GPS will not direct you to the cottage, but directions we send provide crucial physical markers that will.
...... WE ALSO GIVE DIRECTIONS TO GROCERY STORES BEFORE AND AFTER ARRIVAL, PARKING AT OUR COTTAGE ... AND A FEW OTHER THINGS ... YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE THAN JUST THE ADDRESS.
■ Answers to frequently asked questions:
•• internet at the cottage is slower than hard-wired service since it's satellite
•• distances/timing to attractions listed below
•• drip coffee maker
•• YES THERE IS A [GAS] GRILL
•• hot tub is operational 24/7/365
•• if sheets are supplied the beds are already made
•• NO YOU CANNOT CHECK-IN EARLY
•• If there's accummulation of snow, THEN you need a four-wheel drive [in winter]
•• pool is open only in the summer ... thus why summer rates are higher and ... it's too dang cold to swim here any other time!!!
■■ WINTER RESERVATIONS:
.... Dec., Jan., Feb., March
.... Four-wheel drive is suggested pending/anticipating snow but is not required to rent.
.... Because the cottage is located 1/2 mile on the side of a mtn. with 100' of that being a 20° gravel incline, we suggest winter guests check our zip code  no more than 3-4 days prior to arrival to check for predictions and/or accummulation of snow. If a significant accummulation is predicted, guests should drive a four-wheel drive vehicle, bring food with them, and plan to stay at the cottage for their own safety. We do not give refunds because it's snowing.
■■ SHEETS AND TOWELS ARE NOT PROVIDED TO GROUPS OF 3 OR MORE STAYING ONLY 2 NIGHTS:
... Because my rates cover 6 people, and everything else is still provided at no extra charge, there's no discount for not supplying sheets or towels.
■ Pool is open Memorial day - Labor day
■ POOL IS 330' DOWN FROM THE COTTAGE
.... unlike staying at a hotel or going to a community pool, you have our pool all to yourselves.
... We never use the pool when occupied by our guests.
... My family uses the pool at night.
... The pool is located at our house for ease of maintenance - because we live on the property we can check the pool every day - and it had to be a certain distance from the cottage's septic field.
... For any inconvenience walking 330' to the pool may pose we have kept our rates extremely low compared to other rentals offering pools physically connected to the house.
■■ DESCRIPTIVE PARAGRAPH ■■
Newfound Cottage is located west of Asheville in Leicester in the community of Newfound on Newfound Rd. Once you take the Newfound Road exit and start your 5.7 mile drive to our road, you can easily see the incredible valley as you come down Newfound Mtn. There's no other area in WNC that presents such a view upon entrance as the area of Newfound! And this area being a farming community, houses are acres apart, not 20' from each other. Newfound Cottage is only 8.7 miles from the Asheville City Limits [via in-town roads] and only 20 minutes to downtown Asheville [via in-town roads]. This particular piece of mountainside is a 136 acre privately owned family farm, owned by my parents since the 1970s. The drive up to the cottage is 1/2 a mile long, so you can't see the cottage from the main road. We, the owners, live 2 acres from the cottage ■[see photo taken from front deck if cottage]. We're here to be helpful, keep up our cottage, amenities and property to our high standards, but you have complete privacy. We don't boast a grand view from the cottage, because it's setting offers the peace 'n quiet afforded by mountain wilderness. The slight view from the cottage's front deck is of the mtn. tops across the way ■[see photo]. The cottage is the last structure on our mountain, so there's complete seclusion on the back deck of the cottage with the hot tub and outdoor fireplace. Onsite hiking is available if you'd like to get out, stretch your legs, and see exactly what you have heard other visitors to this area say about being in the mountains. Visiting us in Summer means you also have a swimming pool only 330' down from the cottage ■[see photo]. The pool not being physically attached to the cottage doesn't mean you won't be able to use it privately. We do not use the pool when occupied by our guests. And we have found it very easy for our guests and our family to use the pool at completely different times of day. Besides the onsite hiking, hot tub, outdoor fireplace and swimming pool, the cottage offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with 2 bedrooms being suites - one is on the main, the other upstairs. The 3rd bedroom upstairs has one half wall [3 1/2 ft. high] behind the headboard of the bed making an open space allowing the heat and air-conditioning to circulate ■[see photo of 3rd bedroom] - we've never had guests have any problems with that architectural detail of the cottage - it's been that way since we starting renting in 2002. When waking at Newfound Cottage you don't get excruciatingly bright sun light through bedroom because of the wooded surroundings and upstairs bedroom windows face north, downstairs west. We have had guests with aging parents, small children as well as teenagers, find the accommodations at Newfound Cottage to live bigger than pictures let on. The inside offers a spacious living room and private upstairs, while the main floor has an open concept where everyone can socialize ■[see photo]. While offering onsite hiking, hot tub, outdoor fireplace, and swimming pool, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the nightly rates reflect the 1400 sq. ft. size of the house as well as not having a formal dining room. We offer the high-end amenities some other more expensive vacation rentals do, but at much lower rates taking into consideration the size of the house. Come stay at the best vacation rental with the best amenities with the most reasonable rates in the mountains of western North Carolina .... Newfound Cottage!!
■■ Distances/Times to some places ■■
▪ 8.7 miles Asheville City Limits
▪ 5.7 miles off of I-40
▪ 10 minutes to Ingles grocery store
▪ 10 minutes Starbucks Coffee shop [inside Ingles]
▪ 10 minutes to The Crest Center
▪ 10 minutes to Starbucks [inside Ingles grocery store], Sonic, Ole's Guacamole Express [locally owned], Pizza Hut Express, Zaxby's, McDonald's, Arby's, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, [locally owned] Papa's Pizza, [locally owned] Asian Wok, [locally owned] Twisted Laurel restaurant
▪ 15 minutes to Burger King, Firehouse subs, [locally owned] Happy Hill Restaurant [all on Patton Ave.]
▪ Tastee Freeze ice cream [locally owned; Patton Ave.;open in summer]
▪ 15 minutes miniature golf [open in spring & summer;Patton Ave.]
▪ 20 minutes downtown Asheville
▪ 20 minutes to Applebee's, IHOP, Cracker Barrell, Arby's, Fatz Cafe, Wendy's, (another) Burger King [Smokey Park Hwy.]
▪ 25 minutes Biltmore Estate [south of Asheville]
▪ 25 minutes to Asheville Municipal Golf Course [is the closest golf course - south of Asheville]
▪ 25 minutes to Cheddar's restaurant [Bleachery Dr.]
▪ 25 minutes to Southern Waterways rafting/kayaking [Amboy Road]
▪ 30 minutes to Zen Tubing [Brevard Rd.]
▪ 30 minutes Blue Ridge Parkway [entrance on Brevard Rd.]
▪ 45 minutes to Wolf Laurel Ski Resort [north of Asheville]
▪ 45 minutes to WNC Agricultural Center [south of Asheville]
▪ 45 minutes to Asheville Regional Airport [south of Asheville]
■■ LIST OF PROVISIONS: ■■
● Linens and towels provided:
□ 2 Guests will be provided linens and towels regardless of time rented.
□ 3+ guests staying 3+ nights will be provided linens and towels.
□ 3+ guests staying only 2 nights will not be provided linens or towels.
□ [1 ea. per guest] washcloth, hand towel, bath towel, beach towel [for use at hot tub and/or pool]
● [STARTER] PAPER PRODUCTS provided:
1 roll of toilet paper [per bathroom]
1 roll of paper towels [for kitchen]
● MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS :
□ wood/kindling/butane torch/Firestarter
□ propane ... for gas grill
□ KITCHEN: dishcloths, dish towels, scrub sponge/brushes, coffee, filters, sugar, non-dairy creamer, Splenda, Sweet 'n Low, tea bags, hot chocolate, salt, pepper, spices, cooking spray for grill, cooking spray for baking, dishwashing detergent, trash bags.
□ BATHROOMS: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bath mats, handheld mirror, hair dryers [every bathroom], fingernail polish remover, liquid hand soaps, bandaids, cotton balls, cotton swabs.
□ toys, board games
□ Frisbee, football
□ books, magazines
□ alarm clocks w/radios
□ extra pillows
□ laundry detergent
□ boxed tissue
□ trash bags
□ cleaning supplies to disinfect counters, etc.