About This Listing
Appalachian get-a-way. Open-house and graduation lodging. Cape Cod house built by a coal operator during the World War II coal boom provides unobstructed views of the "hollers" of the Appalachian plateau and of Slate Creek. Deer feed on mountain beyond deck.
On the "Crooked Music Road" that takes you to area bluegrass music venues. Only 2 minutes from the law school, about 15 minutes from the pharmacy school, an hour from the Appalachian Trail, 35 minutes from the "Grand Canyon of the South," and an hour from Ralph Stanley's home place. YMCA and a hiking/biking trail only minutes away.
Room has a comfortable antique double-bed with firm mattress and nice linens, closet, 3-drawer dresser space, western sunlight that reflects off salmon-colored walls, and private sitting/TV/yoga studio. You will share with owner the 4-star hotel-style bathroom with marble floor and shower walls and marble topped vanity. Decorated in a BnB style with local antiques. Original art and crafts in all rooms. Hand sewn curtains and pillows.
Lovely shade garden always in bloom with something colorful. Four outdoor sitting areas. Access to gas grill and Internet. Gourmet coffee in the morning.
Three very good dogs, Lily, Boo Boo, and Maria, have the run of the place.
Entirety of house and yard. Parking in carport.
Enjoy conversations with guests. Gladly help them explore area.
Quiet. Convenient. Across from Slate Creek and the singing spring peepers. May see a deer.
Dog friendly. Handicap accessible, if given advance notice.
Just don't take anything. Or, smoke inside, please. You may pick the flowers.
Paula and her home were fantastic! The room was very comfortable- I slept like a baby- and the house was clean and filled with thoughtful details. I stayed here for a week while in the area working, so having a big private space was great and enjoyed her company when we were both around. Paula was such a help with the work I was doing and I really owe much of my productivity that week to her kindness and hospitality. Best airbnb host I've had! Thanks Paula!
Unruffled by my late arrival, my host welcomed me warmly, and I spent a quiet, restful night in a family heirloom bed. In the morning, I explored a meticulously landscaped front yard in the land where dense kudzu is the norm, and enjoyed my choice of many breakfast offerings. I highly recommend staying at Slate Creek Cottage.
About the Host, Paula Marie
Know a lot about the local bluegrass music scene, area festivals, local crafts, and recreational opportunities.
Paula Marie is an award-winning mediator and legal educator whose purpose is to teach people negotiation and mediation skills so they can live happier lives, solve problems more effectively, and resolve disputes holistically with wisdom, skill, and heart.
She is president and founder of a training company committed to the growth, empowerment, and learning of professionals drawn to negotiating better outcomes in their own lives and in the lives of their family members, employees, co-workers, clients, and other people they love and serve. They want greater empowerment and success, as well as a more peaceful world in which they influence others in a heart-centered way.
Paula Marie has trained thousands of people in her law school courses, in her programs for professional mediators, at continuing legal education programs for lawyers, and in her on-line programs – Mediation with Heart: Web-Based Training for Change Agents and Nice Bitches Negotiate.
After twenty years as a successful commercial litigator, Paula Marie shifted her focus and gained over 3,000 hours of training in dispute resolution so she could provide more holistic problem-solving for her legal clients. As a teacher, she also sought to change the legal profession by infusing more heart-centered skills into the way lawyers approach the problems client face.
Paula Marie has authored over 50 book chapters, law review articles, and op-ed pieces. She blogs as The Red Velvet Lawyer.