What will winter bring this year - - we really don't know! Will there be snowfalls (my favorite) or will the mild temperatures we've been experiencing for the last few years continue? Would you like to find out with us? The cottage is warm and the sheep are woolier and friendlier than ever! Down in a narrow mountain valley on the side of a country gravel road, you will find the Enchanting Cottage Duplex at Critters by the Creek . If you love animals, the exquisite sound of a rushing creek, and the beauties of nature, you must come have a stay with us in your separate entrywayed apartment which sits right over the creek with a view of the aviary. With the feel of yesteryear, The Enchanting Cottage Duplex at Critters by the Creek provides the space that artists, writers, and weary travelers need every so often to refresh and regroup. We just got two new sheep who need a lot of TLC along with Lucy, our giant sheep, as well as a a new little boy lamb named Baby Leo. Along with the sheep and our dogs and cats, an aviary filled with ducks, chickens, geese, pigeons, and other rescued animals waits to greet you!
The apartment you will be staying in is in our home, which is a duplex, and provides complete privacy. It is a one-bedroom with a queen sized bed, and a full sized futon in the livingrroom. It is perfectly romantic for a couple, and three people could also be very comfortable. Our grounds are not appropriate for children to roam freely, but an infant or small child, always accompanied by a parent, would love it here.
Our location is unique. We are right near the Tennessee border. We are right below a ski resort. We are seven minutes from the highway and are central to Asheville, Mars Hill, and the quaint town of Burnsville. North Asheville is twenty minutes away, while Mars Hill is ten minutes away, and Burnsville is fifteen. Here, you can retreat, yet, when you feel like 'going', everything is just close enough.
My husband began building our home in 2010. As time went on the house grew and we finally decided to make it into a duplex and now we want to offer the apartment as a vacation rental centered around the animals. I have rescued the animals over the years and adore them. It is my desire to let others enjoy them too!
We look forward to meeting you one day -- Jacki+ More