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Cabin and Food in the mountains near Asheville

4.99(227 reviews)SuperhostMars Hill, North Carolina, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Cindy
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Located in a Blue Ridge Mountains valley at 3000', this one-room pioneer log cabin was built in the mid 1800s. Enjoy fresh food from our organic gardens. Near hiking, rafting, skiing. 20 min from Mars Hill, 35 from Asheville. Breakfast. We welcome everyone!

The space
This cozy pioneer cabin was built in the 1840s by the Scots/Irish settlers of our surrounding mountains. It served as the main residence until the 1930s and was used as a pottery studio from 2003-2011. We have restored its basic amenities. It has a comfortable queen bed with convertible futon couch for an additional adult guest or two small children. There is a microwave, coffee/tea maker, spring water dispenser (our water is the best!) and a small fridge in the cabin. There is a private bathroom but separate from the cabin, about 50' away.
Cindy is a professional potter and she and Rod are organic vegetable market growers. The cabin is surrounded by the gardens, potter's studio and showroom, chicken houses, greenhouses, barn and mushroom yard. Our house is right next door. A wonderful mountain stream flows through the property. This is a great place for a writer's retreat or as a jumping off point for the many opportunities our mountains have to offer. Downtown Asheville is only 35 minutes away.

Guest access
Price includes a daily home-cooked breakfast for two* with a small charge for extra guests, if applicable. The cabin is not plumbed, but there is a full bathroom with shower 50 feet away, private entrance. Wi-Fi is available, but cell service is sketchy.

*-Rentals longer than six nights will be provided with a Continental breakfast basket delivered to the cabin or as otherwise agreed upon with the guest.

Other things to note
We will provide you with brochures and maps describing the many activities available in our area. There are restaurants in Mars Hill and Weaverville. We are only 35 minutes from Asheville and all that it offers.

This is a working mini-farm so appropriate footwear is a must, especially in inclement weather.
Located in a Blue Ridge Mountains valley at 3000', this one-room pioneer log cabin was built in the mid 1800s. Enjoy fresh food from our organic gardens. Near hiking, rafting, skiing. 20 min from Mars Hill, 35 from Asheville. Breakfast. We welcome everyone!

The space
This cozy pioneer cabin was built in the 1840s by the Scots/Irish settlers of our surrounding mountains. It served as the main re…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Dedicated workspace
Hair dryer
Heating
Essentials
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm
First aid kit

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Mars Hill, North Carolina, United States

We live in Madison County, NC. This is a very rural and rugged county straddling both the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge mountains bordering Tennessee. The area is popular for hiking (including the Appalachian Trail and Mountain to Sea Trail) , ski resorts, white-water rafting and boating, Zip-lines (we're across the ridge from Navitat), the Blue Ridge Parkway, historical sites, art venues, Penland School of Craft, ballad singing, mountain music venues, and more.
We live in Madison County, NC. This is a very rural and rugged county straddling both the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge mountains bordering Tennessee. The area is popular for hiking (including the Ap…

Hosted by Cindy

Joined in November 2013
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I am a potter and my husband, Rod, and I are organic vegetable growers with a private market in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Our 20-acre mini-farm is the setting for our growing operations, my studio and showroom, and our guest cabin. We conduct classes on pottery, fermentation, homesteading, shiitake mushroom cultivation and more. Prior to turning to art full time, I was a teacher (English, German, ESL) at both high school and university. Rod was past Executive Director of our Arts Council and prior to that, Managing Director of the international theater group, Poetry Alive! He is currently the Coordinator for the Mars Hill Heritage Festival held the First Saturday of October each year. He is also the Conference Director for Organic Growers School, a farmer and gardener learning center. We don't own a television but do like to watch movies on the computer. Because we grow most of our own food, we have a wide menu selection which we love to share with others. We love to share food stories with our Asheville customers and are lucky that we have been able to forge and foster a great relationship with them. Many have visited Mudluscious to see where their food comes from. BTW, 'mudluscious' harkens back to Rod's poetry theater days. The word was lifted from an e.e. cummings poem, 'In Just Spring'. Since I have my hands in both clay and garden earth, it seemed fitting.
I am a potter and my husband, Rod, and I are organic vegetable growers with a private market in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Our 20-acre mini-farm is the setting for o…
During your stay
Interaction with the guest is up to the guest. If you want solitude, we'll leave you alone. NOTE THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING COVID PROTOCOL INCLUDING DISTANCING AND MASKS, WHERE APPROPRIATE.

However, you are welcome to sit on our front porch (next door to the cabin) or take class with us. You can even help collect the eggs! We offer a variety of fee-based classes on basic homesteading, pottery demonstrations, fermentation, bread/biscuit making, cheese making, shiitake mushroom production and more. Class fees are set based on length and complexity and should be booked in advance of the visit. CLASS OFFERINGS ARE SUSPENDED FOR NOW DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.
Interaction with the guest is up to the guest. If you want solitude, we'll leave you alone. NOTE THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING COVID PROTOCOL INCLUDING DISTANCING AND MASKS, WHERE APPROPRI…
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
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