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Welcome to Mudluscious Pottery and GardensThe pond in front of the cabin
Cabin and Food in the mountains near Asheville
Cabin and Food in the mountains near Asheville
3 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
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Located in a Blue Ridge Mountains valley at 3000', this one-room pioneer log cabin was built in the mid 1800s. Enjoy fresh food from our organic gardens. Near hiking, rafting, skiing. 20 min from Mars Hill, 35 from Asheville. Breakfast. We welcome everyone!

The space

This cozy pioneer cabin was built in the 1840s by the Scots/Irish settlers of our surrounding mountains. It served as the main residence until the 1930s and was used as a pottery studio from 2003-2011. We have restored its basic amenities. It has a comfortable queen bed with convertible futon couch for an additional adult guest or two small children. There is a microwave, coffee/tea maker, spring water dispenser (our water is the best!) and a small fridge in the cabin.
Cindy is a professional potter and she and Rod are organic vegetable market growers. The cabin is surrounded by the gardens, potter's studio and showroom, chicken houses, greenhouses, barn and mushroom yard. Our house is right next door. A wonderful mountain stream flows through the property. This is a great place for a writer's retreat or as a jumping off point for the many opportunities our mountains have to offer. Downtown Asheville is only 35 minutes away.

Guest access

Price includes a daily home-cooked breakfast for two* with a small charge for extra guests, if applicable. The cabin is not plumbed, but there is a full bathroom with shower 50 feet away, private entrance. Wi-Fi is available, but cell service is sketchy. Evening meals are also available for an additional charge of $20 per person. Menus change with the season. Or, you can join us for 'leftover night' and donate to the cause!

*-Rentals longer than six nights will be provided with a Continental breakfast basket delivered to the cabin or as otherwise agreed upon with the guest.

Interaction with guests

Interaction with the guest is up to the guest. If you want solitude, we'll leave you alone. However, you are welcome to sit on our front porch (next door to the cabin) or take class with us. You can even help collect the eggs! We offer a variety of fee-based classes on basic homesteading, pottery demonstrations, fermentation, bread/biscuit making, cheese making, shiitake mushroom production and more. Class fees are set based on length and complexity and should be booked in advance of the visit.

Other things to note

We will provide you with brochures and maps describing the many activities available in our area. There are restaurants in Mars Hill and Weaverville. We are only 35 minutes from Asheville and all that it offers.

This is a working mini-farm so appropriate footwear is a must, especially in inclement weather.

Amenities
Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Smoking allowed
Wireless Internet
Prices
Extra people $20 CAD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $33 CAD
Weekly Discount: 9%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

We ask our guests to respect the primitive nature of our cabin and the gardens. Since the bathroom is separate, you will need to keep that in mind when going to and from the facility.

We allow pets, but this needs to be discussed ahead of time. We have five outdoor cats, 35 chickens, and open gardens so dogs must be leashed outside of the cabin. There is an additional $10 per-animal cleaning charge for pets payable directly to us prior to checkout. So, two dogs: $20.00.

Smoking is not permitted in any building but porches and the rest of the outdoors is fine. Please be courteous.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - We have five super friendly indoor/outdoor cats. Plus, about 35 chickens.
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Randy User Profile
March 2015
We recently stayed at Cindy and Rod's cabin and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cabin itself is cosy, clean and extremely unique. It is actually quite spacious - perfect for a weekend get-away for two. The property on which the cabin is located is also fantastic. Cindy and Rod have a wonderful operation with chickens, mushrooms, veggies and more - we very much enjoyed the tour Rod provided us with. We also took a cheese making class with Cindy which was great! Finally, Cindy and Rod themselves are wonderful - we really enjoyed our conversations over breakfast (which itself was delicious) and hope to be back to visit one day. The property is about half an hour from Asheville - a bit far to go back and forth, but fine to go for the day. Overall we had a fantastic experience and HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone interested in a rustic getaway in the Blue Mountains near Asheville.

Jasha User Profile
November 2017
Fantastic trip. An all-encompassing, unique experience to get you out of your usual state of mind and help you unwind. A great retreat for locals or out-of-towners...

Ann User Profile
November 2017
Cindy and Rod's place was everything we could have ever wished for! The cabin was clean, well stocked, and just what we needed for the weekend away. The best part of our stay was getting to eat delicious breakfast with Cindy and Rod and the conversations we had with them! We also loved their suggestions for eating out in Marshall and Asheville. If we could do it over again (which we might!) we would opt to eat dinner with Cindy and Rod, too. The cooking and hospitality were out of this world and we'd recommend this place to anyone!

Syd User Profile
October 2017
Cindy & Rod are warm and friendly people who will make you feel right at home. (Plus Cindy is an excellent cook who will help start your day with great food & fresh coffee.) We loved that many of the ingredients were sourced and/or prepared right there on the farm! So cool to see (and taste) sustainable and organic farming practices at work. The cabin itself was well maintained (especially for its age) and rustic. It's also well heated and has some kitchen amenities to keep and reheat your food. There's also a hot water kettle and coffee maker which were a nice touch. Rod & Cindy are very knowledgeable about the surrounding area and able to provide recommendations for places to eat and see. They were also nice enough to let us use their fire pit which made being outside in the cold quite comfortable and fun. We had such a good time that I could definitely see visiting again in the future. It's also only about 30 minutes from Asheville, but the commute is definitely reasonable and not overly-inconvenient. Honestly you can't go wrong with this place - the only thing to note is that the cell reception can be a little spotty so I recommend going up here if you are truly trying to get away and enjoy some R&R. Not ideal for someone traveling on business who needs reliable cell signal or super-fast internet, but for us, it was the perfect weekend getaway.

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Rod & Cindy are wonderful hosts and their cabin is the perfect getaway. We loved starting our day with a delicious breakfast and interesting conversation. The location is convenient to Asheville and other local attractions. If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience this is the place for you!

Ani User Profile
October 2017
If you are looking for an experience that is unique, peaceful, and personalized, then look no further. Cindy and Rod were incredible hosts and went the extra mile to make my trip special. The cabin accommodations were cozy and comfortable, and the hospitality was the best I've ever experienced. Cindy and Rod were friendly and very attentive. I have dietary restrictions and am not able to eat gluten, and I was treated to fresh gluten free blueberry muffins (made with blueberries from the garden), gluten free biscuits, and gluten free apple crisp over the course of my stay. I even got to take the extra biscuits and muffins to the class I attended (which was a big hit). I also requested a last minute dinner, and I got to feast on grilled salmon and eggplant, roasted potatoes, and a tomato, pepper, basil salad. The food and company nourished my body and soul.

Brandon User Profile
October 2017
The space was great and breakfast with Rod and Cindy and was terrific. They are great and we enjoyed getting to know them!

Mars Hill, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Cindy User Profile

I am a potter and my husband, Rod, and I are organic vegetable growers with a private market in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. Our 20-acre mini-farm is the setting for our growing operations, my studio and showroom, and our guest cabin.

We conduct classes on pottery, fermentation, homesteading, shiitake mushroom cultivation and more.

Prior to turning to art full time, I was a teacher (English, German, ESL) at both high school and university. Rod was past Executive Director of our Arts Council and prior to that, Managing Director of the international theater group, Poetry Alive! He is currently the Coordinator for the Mars Hill Heritage Festival held the First Saturday of October each year. He is also the Conference Director for Organic Growers School, a farmer and gardener learning center.

We don't own a television but do like to watch movies on the computer. Because we grow most of our own food, we have a wide menu selection which we love to share with others. We love to share food stories with our Asheville customers and are lucky that we have been able to forge and foster a great relationship with them. Many have visited Mudluscious to see where their food comes from.

BTW, 'mudluscious' harkens back to Rod's poetry theater days. The word was lifted from an e.e. cummings poem, 'In Just Spring'. Since I have my hands in both clay and garden earth, it seemed fitting.

Languages: Deutsch, English
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