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The Cottage -- Historic Downtown Waynesville

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The charming, 100-year-old Cottage is located within blocks of beautiful, historic Downtown Waynesville. Nestled near the Great Smoky Mountain range and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Waynesville is rich with history, charm, fabulous shopping and restaurant venues... all within walking distance of The Cottage.

For those with an adventuresome spirit looking for a day trip, there are miles and miles of hiking trails of various difficulty, the most visited National Park... the Great Smoky Mountains... at your door step, and the fabulous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC (30 minutes away),

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About The Owner

We moved to the mountains from the South Carolina coast in 1998. While I've been a financial advisor for over 30 years, our move allowed Jeannie to pursue a dream of opening a small business... The Jeweler's Workbench... in downtown Waynesville. After a successful 10 year run, she sold her gallery and is now enjoying the 'retirement lifestyle.'

When purchasing our residence several years ago, we discovered that we had a 'hidden gem' located at the back of our property ... a small cottage in total disrepair... awaiting a facelift. After several years of constant attention, The Cottage has now been transformed into a charming getaway for all to enjoy.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2005

Why The Owner chose Waynesville

We started vacationing in the area in the early nineties and immediately fell in love with the mountains, the people and the opportunities for a better quality of life. We finally decided it would be less costly to simply move to the Waynesville area... considering we were vacationing in the area 3 to 4 times a year!

What makes this cottage unique

While The Cottage has maintained its classic style and appeal, the property offers guests all of the modern conveniences and comforts of home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our stay at The Cottage, with all the little touches…wine, fruit and Sadie especially like her water and food dishes a greatly appreciated the doggie treats.

The distance from the cottage to the town was another plus! We hope to make it back and would love to stay at The Cottage again. Thanks so Much :-)
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Waynesville, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower with rain shower head, granite vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Includes an HD TV
  • Hardwood floors, Wardrobe armoire
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The Cottage -- Historic Downtown Waynesville
average rating of 4.9703703 based on 136 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Hospitality at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

Tom and Jeannie have created the perfect getaway in The Cottage. We have stayed here multiple times and every time we leave, we look forward to the next time.

From the moment we walk in the door and see lovely treats that await us, to the personal good-bye from Tom, we could not ask for a better place. The Cottage is a very short walk to all of the shopping and dining attractions In Waynesville. You are just a couple of blocks away from that hustle and bustle, but the quiet and quaint location makes it seem like you are in your own little "pocket" of Waynesville. We also love that our dog, Darby, is welcome, and for a pet friendly cottage, they have spared no expense or detail for pets and their human owners alike!

We cannot wait to return!

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thorough "review" of The Cottage... and all of the positive comments! We really appreciated the time you spent detailing all of the "extras" available to our guests.
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at The Cottage several times and it is always our first choice in Waynesville. As usual, the unit is spotlessly clean and has every thing you could need for a relaxing, comfortable stay in this lovely town. The kitchen is very well supplied, the furniture is comfortable and well thought out and plenty of linens are supplied.

This was our first winter stay and I had a slight concern about the heat being adequate. I had no reason to worry. During our stay the weather was unseasonably cold even for winter and the Cottage stayed warm and cozy.

The location can’t be beat. It’s an easy two block walk to town and Waynesville is right where you want to be in western North Carolina.

The Tracys are so hospitable and welcoming, you can tell they really enjoy hosting guests and do everything possible to make you feel welcome and at home.

  • Submitted: 17-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kelly and Scott, for posting such a thoughtful and kind review and that you enjoyed your third stay in The Cottage! Maybe your next visit will be a little warmer!
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Quaint and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent three nights at The Cottage. Attention to detail is obvious - high quality sheets and towels, a full kitchen with everything you need to prepare a meal, and a wide range of books in case you forgot your own.

Tom, the owner met us and showed us around and then left us to explore the downtown area. The Cottage is literally just off Main Street so it was a short walk to the shops and restaurants.

The weather was extremely cold when we there around New Years, but we stayed toasty warm as there are three separate heaters. When we return to Waynesville, we definitely plan to stay at The Cottage again.

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Lauri and Bob, for such a thoughtful and complete review! We really appreciated the time you made to point out all of The Cottage's features and benefits... along with what the Waynesville area has to offer.
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The Cottage exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently visited Waynesville for a 3 day get-a-way. The Cottage was perfect; 2 short blocks to the charming downtown area. We definitely wanted to be able to walk to shops, galleries, and restaurants. Tom and Jeannie had prepared The Cottage as if they were expecting family; including welcome treats for us as well as our 4 legged family member! Everything we could possible want or need was furnished. Since this was our first time in Waynesville, we appreciated the welcome information pointing out restaurants and geographical points of interest. Tom and Jeannie are a call or text away and respond immediately if you have any questions. Since we caught the unexpected 10 inch snow storm, they even reached out to see if we needed to borrow coats or boots etc! We highly recommend The Cottage for a cozy and comfortable escape if you are looking for some rest and relaxation. It's lovely! We plan to go back for a longer visit and will definitely stay at The Cottage.

  • Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Angie and David, for your thoughtful review of your stay in The Cottage! We really appreciate the fact that you pointed out many of the features and benefits available to our guests. We look forward to seeing you at your next “Cottage” vacation. Of course, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Cozy and clean cottage within walking distance of Waynesville restaurants and shopping. Dog owners will love the small fenced-in yard. Tom will take good care of you.

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Andy, for such a wonderful review and for pointing out all of the positives about The Cottage and its location.
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Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Close To Historic Waynesville

  • 4 of 5

Very nicely furnished, comfy bed, refurbished. We gave it a 4 as the or ice seemed a little high. Host was very helpful.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Downtown Waynesville (various)
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Downtown Waynesville (various)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Our property is nestled near the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The town of Waynesville is rich with history, charm, fabulous shopping and restaurant venues. Waynesville's Historic Downtown is within walking distance of The Cottage and will be your perfect mountain getaway!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Waynesville, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$96.29 + Tax
Cleaning Fee C$96.29 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit C$192.57
Tax Rate 11.0%

PLEASE NOTE: A WEEKLY RATE IS AVAILABLE!! If you book for 7 nights, 1 night will be free! Contact us for additional details. Also, until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice. Also, if a pet fee is required, a separate billing will be sent to you upon acceptance of our rental agreement and upon the receipt of your initial deposit and/or payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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