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A peaceful retreat near hiking trails in Hickory Nut Gorge

Bedrooms Studio
Space 360 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Recently renovated 360-square foot guest cottage in beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge

Hummingbird Cottage is peaceful retreat with mountains and woods just out the door. The area offers miles of hiking trails, including the Florence Preserve and Bearwallow Mountain. Gerton is only 16 miles from Asheville, Hendersonville, and Black Mountain. Ten miles to Chimney Rock Park and Lake Lure, with climbing and biking options.

Regarding cell phone coverage, Verizon gets great reception in the Hickory Nut Gorge with acell tower on top of Bearwallow Mountain. If you’re concerned about reception for your phone, consult your carrier.

If you're seeking housing for the World Equestrian Games, September 11-22, you'll find Gerton to be less than 30 miles from the venue with drive time under an hour.

No Smoking Please! No pets.

The cottage is a one-room studio, built by a previous owner to house his electric train collection. Its rustic exterior resembles an old train station. The interior is totally renovated with new appliances and bathroom fixtures. New tile tub and shower. Furnished with a new queen bed for sleeping comfort. Relax in comfortable recliners inside, or enjoy the woods and mountains outside. Kitchen has dishes and pans for cooking. Coffee and tea provided. Great place to relax.

The cottage is self-contained with its own parking and yard space. Two chairs and a small table are provided for enjoying the yard.

More Details

Sarah L Gayle
Member since: 2017
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018

About Sarah L Gayle

I've first moved to Gerton in 1997 and love the area. As an avid hiker, I've been on almost all the trails here. I also enjoy paddling on area lakes and rivers.

Sarah L Gayle purchased this cottage in 1997

What makes this cottage unique

The Hickory Nut Gorge is a biologically diverse area with rare plants and animals. It offers miles of hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Gerton is located near Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park, Asheville, Hendersonville, and Black Mountain. A restful place to relax with lots of activity within a short drive.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Gerton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Tiled tub shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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A peaceful retreat near hiking trails in Hickory Nut Gorge
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I rented Sarah's cabin to send my parents on a 50th anniversary trip. They loved the cabin. The location was perfect they toured the Biltmore one day and it was very close. My mom is rather picky when staying somewhere and she loved this cabin. She said it was VERY clean, and I truly mean she is picky! Lol! They both stated that Sarah was a great hostess and had the cabin perfectly stocked. They would absolutely stay here again. They didn't have even one complaint! Cant get much better than that! Lol!! Thanks again Sarah!!

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy they had a great time celebrating their 50th anniversary. Glad I didn't know beforehand how picky your mom was! They cleaned up a bit and she even changed the sheets for me. Thank you so much!
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Clean and serene

  • 5 of 5

A great place for retreat. Quiet, crisp and clean space. The cottage setting is serene and centrally located to many of the area attractions.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real pleasure to stay at the Hummingbird Cottage! Aptly named !!

  • 5 of 5

Easy to book, exactly as listing states. VERY clean & well-appointed. What a great renovation - we loved the ceiling ! The best was the location near the Hickory Nut Gap Farm for our granddaughter's birthday party. Near Chimney Rock and hiking trails. Not difficult to get to Asheville attractions and restaurants as well. We would definitely stay there again and will recommend to family/friends.

  • Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, and good location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Hummingbird Cottage very much. It is comfortable and clean. We loved the quiet, peaceful setting and would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here just to get out of town for a few days!! We can't say enough about the place! Clean, cozy, well stocked! We had everything we needed and more! Location is wonderful! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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loved it

  • 5 of 5

everything was great

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Gerton

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
World Equestrian Games
Sep 10 2018 - Sep 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$32.93
Refundable Damage Deposit C$131.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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