Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
Why Melanie Prater chose Hot Springs
Since making Hot Springs our home several years ago, we enjoy offering an enchanting mountain getaway experience to others.
What makes this Cottage unique
Situated directly on the Appalachian Trail and a short five minute walk to down town Hot Springs and all attractions. This cozy cottage is just right for that romantic mountain getaway or family vacation fun. Outdoor hot tub just steps outside your back door. Relax on the rocking chair front porch with a good book or for good conversation. Full size/ fully equipped kitchen. Take a long relaxing bath in the 100 year old clawfoot bathtub. The decor of Trailside Cottage reflects the Appalachian Trail, rafting and outdoor highlights of the area. This 1940's cottage furnishings are in keeping with the era yet boast modern satellite TV, DVD player and secured wi-fi. Return again and again to Trailside Cottage as your home away from home.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Pets allowed per rental policy
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Location is everything!!!
It was so great to walk most places. Although if u are going to the Spa, drive.
So glad we took Melanie’s suggestionto drive over- after an hour in the tub, walking back was not an option - lol!!!
The book on the counter with info on Everything was a plus, along with the extra key. It was very cozy for us, and the doggies felt at home with their dog beds in front of firelplace. Such good windows, we didn’t even hear birdies in morning. great cooling for AC. The front porch was wonderful, and Roku was appreciated.
We did not use her hot tub, but it was hot when we touched it. Mosquitos were tough during out stay!!
We would definitely recommend Melanie’s place. We left the housekeeper a note about oven light and living room light out.
Everything was great except the hot tub. It only has 1 working jet. The hot tub is showcased in the photo and is largely why we rented this property. Owner says she has parts ordered. From the reviews I read it sounds like this problem has been going on for awhile. I think it’s time to buy a new hot tub or else quit showcasing it.
Will be there next year...
I was not able to stay there but the people who went in my place enjoyed their stay...
Thanks Eric, your friend who stayed enjoyed his visit during the recent festival. As short walk to festival site and right off the Appalachian Trail. We look forward to you coming next year.
What a great place to stay to enjoy Hot Springs!
Thanks for your 5 star praise! Trailside Cottage has it all; private outdoor hot tub, right on the AT, internet, rocking chair front porch (with mountain views!) washer/dryer and large, well equipped kitchen. Close walk to town for weddings, festival sites and the world famous Hot Springs Spa & Resort. Return soon!
hot tub jets not working but house is cozy and comforable
Cozy and comfortable says we have this 1940s cottage restored to suit your mountain getaway. Recently renovated all tile bathroom and kitchen & washer and dryer The outdoor hot tub is a requested amenity, repairs done. Glad you enjoyed the mountain view from the rocking chair front porch. Return soon!
Nice for AT thru hikers
My wife and I rented for 3 nights to give our girls some R & R during their thru hike on the AT from GA to Maine. Melanie was always very helpful and quick to respond to needs. Some minor things need attention (bath tub drain not draining good during showers, toilet valve runs, and WiFi had to be reset just about every hour) but we still enjoyed our stay. Nice hot tub, beds were decent, and only a 1/4 mile to restaurants & store.
Trailside was the perfect location to meet your AT hiking daughters, you hit the jackpot! Directly on the AT and a close walk to town. As you know you were here during a historic rainstorm and flooding of the French Broad River. I know your hikers were glad to have their zero days under a roof with their family, outdoor hot tub and mom's cooking! The storm during your visit had a widespread impact on both internet service and cell service. Our location is somewhat isolated (what we LOVE most!) but with some occasional inconveniences, and thank goodness,this doesn't happen very often. Sorry about the slow drain and toilet running. For future guests, please let me know about house issues that may occur and I will react quickly, but only if you let me know. Please allow us a chance to make your stay everything you expect. We live close by and make every effort to answer any questions and address concerns during your visit. Thanks for loving and respecting our property and return soon!
Trailside Cottage is directly on the Appalachian Trail. Hot Springs, NC listed as the 'Best Small Mountain Town in the South' in Blue Ridge Magazine. Step out your door and hike the Appalachian Trail a short four minutes to restaurants, bars, mineral baths, local music, local art as well as the many festivals & wedding event sites.