'The Rock Cottage': Quiet Escape w/ Porch!

Property ID: 447499Hot SpringsNCUS
Sleeps 52 BR2 BA
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Make your escape to the Appalachian Mountains when you stay at this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom vacation rental! This comfy cottage is the perfect spot to explore the area with a great location just feet from both the Appalachian Trail and down the street from the Hot Springs Resort and Spa. Take a day trip down to Asheville or over to Pigeon Forge for more Blue Ridge Mountain fun! After a day of adventure, come home to a fully equipped kitchen, a whirlpool bathtub, and a private screened-in patio!


  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

GET OUTSIDE: Hot Springs Rafting Co. (0.3 miles), Spring Creek (0.4 miles), Appalachian Trail at South Hot Springs (0.4 miles), Lover’s Leap Hiking Trail (0.9 miles), Big Laurel Creek (5.5 miles), French Broad Adventures (11.6 miles), Margarette Falls (28.6 miles), Pisgah National Forest (35.3 miles), Wolf Ridge Ski Resort (38.8 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (38.9 miles)

ASHEVILLE ADVENTURE: Basilica of Saint Lawrence (35.5 miles), The Orange Peel (35.6 miles), Biltmore Estate (37.7 miles), Southern Highland Craft Guild (39.4 miles), The North Carolina Arboretum (43.1 miles)

HOT SPRINGS: Hot Springs Resort and Spa (0.5 miles), Broadwing Farms (1.2 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Pigeon Forge (53.8 miles), Gatlinburg (58.2 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (49.3 miles)


23 reviews
  • Perfect for AT hikers


    We used the cottage as home base for a week long AT section hike. Worked out great!

    Published June 17, 2024
  • Minimalist


    The best feature of this property is the front porch. It is screened on three sides to provide a great breeze and has ample seating as well as a card table and additional chairs. There are also sunshades to block the sun's rays as needed. The view of the mountains and nearby flower gardens are wonderful. The owners brought in fresh flowers on the second day of our stay, which was a kind gesture. With those things said, though, it is important to point out the drawbacks as well. This is a minimalist house. The kitchen is tiny, the fridge is very small, and the stove is small. There were limited essentials, such as no hot pads for cooking and no hand soap in one of the bathrooms. While the linens seemed clean, there were cobwebs in some of the glasses and the floors were overtly dusty. The Wi-Fi was unreliable and the TV was small. The owners live next door, which made it easy to resolve issues during our stay, however they were unresponsive to multiple attempts prior to arrival to get a question answered. If your plans are to mostly be outside and to eat out, this house will be adequate for you. However, you should approach with caution if the weather is inclement or if you plan to mostly be indoors. Hot springs is a beautiful area and be sure to visit the hot springs spa!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 12, 2024
  • Lack of communication


    It’s old and dark and could be quaint with a little attention. Bed was comfy. Windows drafty. It was unlocked upon arrival and no key available through the entire stay. Had we had much of value it would have been concerning. I tried to email and text the owner before arrival and after arrival but no response. Upon arrival there were instructions on how to contact he neighbor if needed, who also did not respond. The screened porch was great and would’ve been the place to be (if it hadn’t been too cold.)

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 4, 2024
  • Beautiful and comfy


    The setting is breathtaking, very convenient to Hot Springs, and the cabin was perfect. The owner was super helpful. We’ll be back!

    Published April 14, 2024
  • Rock Cottage


    Enjoyed the honey little cottage. Came for the mineral springs soa and thoroughly enkoyed

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 17, 2024
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