My friend, Angela, and her family have a beautiful cottage in the mountains of NC. Waynesville to be exact. I had never been to Waynesville, but it is a beautiful part of the state and not far from Asheville, another beautiful NC city. NC is near and dear to my heart, as I grew up going to this fair state during my childhood years in Georgia.
Before I go any further, I’ll tell you that the cottage is available for rentals also, so if you are looking for a mountain getaway, this cottage is remarkable! Thank you, Angela, for inviting us on this fun weekend excursion.
Angela told us that they bought the 1981 cottage in 2008 and pretty much everything but the timber ceilings, hardwood floors, and stone work were redone from top to bottom. You can read more about how the cottage looked at the beginning over at Angela’s with some great Before and After pics!
I took about a zillion photos, but my skills are not up to par. You can, however, catch this beautiful cottage in the October issue of Cottages and Bungalows. My friends, Layla and Kevin, photographed the cottage last Fall and it has just landed in the magazine. They did a fantastic job with this cottage storybook! Layla talked about the magazine shoot just this week!
Looking back at the door from inside.
A sweeping view of the greatroom and dining area. Angela talks all about how she furnished the cottage on a budget in this post. You will love reading all about it! No wonder we get along so well. Read about the Pottery Barn sofa she found for $10 at a yardsale. All it needed was a new slipcover.
And this rustic table was found for $35 and Angela painted and distressed it. Those windows let in a TON of light and it feels so light and airy in here. Notice the beamed ceiling. So rustic and beautiful!
I think Angela said she picked this up at the Tobacco Barn in Asheville. We got to visit there too, so I’ll share pics of that fun place later on. I hear there were some treasures brought home after I left to drive back home.
On the other side of the family room downstairs is this bunkroom that holds 4. Four of us slept in here and were quite comfortable. Of course, it would be perfect for kids. I love the Flor carpet tiles.
Take a look at this view!!! Wowza, is it spectacular of those NC mountains. I never get tired of looking at this.
I know you enjoyed going on this trip with me! We all enjoyed our visit so much and hope to go back.
If your family is looking for a NC rental, check out Angela’s cottage! It’s a dreamy mountain paradise!
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