Located in one of Asheville's oldest historic districts, walkable to UNC-Asheville, the Omni Grove Park Inn, restaurants, wine shops, markets, greenways, parks and more! Downtown is walkable on well-lit sidewalks (under 2 miles), a 5-min drive away.
Check-in time is after 2 PM, check-out time is by 11 AM. These times are firm unless specific arrangements have been made prior to your arrival, please let us know and we'll try to accommodate you. Private guest parking is streetside on a quiet cul-de-sac. Refunds for cancellations or for early departure are posted on this website.
Unless prior arrangements have been made with us, you must let us know your expected arrival time 24 hours prior to the time of your arrival. If you will be arriving after dark, let us know so we can arrange for your entry to the cottage.
Guests agree to maintain the cottage in a neat condition and are responsible for any and all damages. If you have any concerns about amenities in the cottage, you must let us know about them on your day of arrival or when a specific problem occurs. We are comitted to your satisfaction but service calls being what they are we cannot guarantee immediate resolution, including as cause for early departure or refund. Be assured we will do everything we can for your comfort.
On departure place all used linens (including bed linens) on the tiled bathroom floor, dispose of personal items (soaps, etc.) and place sealed trash bags in the green waste can on the driveway. The blue can is for your recyclables, all types accepted and no sorting necessary.
Stack dishes in the dishwasher and straighten up the kitchen. A thorough cleaning of bath and living areas is not necessary. Leave the key(s) on the rack beside the entry door, there is no need to lock up.
Terrace Cottage is a neighborhood cottage and we require that guests respect the privacy and quiet of our neighborhood as our neighbors respect our own. Tobacco products are not allowed inside the cottage.
For everyone's comfort these policies are firm and we appreciate your cooperation, neglecting them will result in immediate termination of your visit without refund.
As the responsible party you agree that you have reviewed the above terms and are responsible for all guests in your party abiding by them.
Welcome to Terrace Cottage!
For fifteen years we have enjoyed hosting visitors in our Asheville, North Carolina cottage from across the country and around the world including England and Ireland, Greece, Canada, Mexico and Cuba, Argentina, Japan and The Phillipines. We welcome guests from around the corner, across the US and our international visitors as well! Our college-age daughter grew up listening to many different languages in the driveway.
We enjoy traveling including work-and-play trips to Ireland, England, Sweden and Greece. Twenty years here at our residence built in 1926 and our adjacent Terrace Cottage was built in 2000.
We love working in our perennial beds and veggie gardens.
I'm an online entrepreneur designing and marketing wooden playthings for young people. I also collect and blog about vintage wooden toys.
My wife is a clinician with UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
We love living in Asheville and are always happy to return home when away. It is a nationally-celebrated and uniquely beautiful mountain city overflowing with eclectic opportunities for enjoying first-rate dining, entertainment, crafts and artwork. The Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is ten minutes from our home, leading to the North Carolina Arboretum, Mount Pisgah, Craggy Gardens, and Mount Mitchell- the highest elevation east of the Rocky Mountains.
I fly fish and welcome inquiries regarding our local waters. My favorite streams are under an hour away and have been rated in Trout Unlimited's Top 100. There are excellent fly shops and outfitters nearby if you need them.
Walking, running and cycling are huge in Asheville and there are too many options to mention from neighborhood greenways and hill climbs to maniacal day-longs as well, contact us for info. Our local runner's and cyclist's shops are just blocks away.
Speaking of walkable- ditto our supermarket and specialty/whole foods markets, cafes, coffee shops, local theater, pharmacies, UNC-Asheville, botanical gardens, awesome kid's parks and more.
Thanks for looking at Terrace Cottage and we welcome your inquiries!