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“Our best kept secret about Asheville”

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Bittersweet Cottage & Suite
Durham, NC
2 reviews
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“Our best kept secret about Asheville”
Reviewed 21 January 2011

I am reluctant to tell everyone about what a wonderful place this is because it'll be harder to book, but they do such a good job that everyone needs to know.

Every year in January we visit Asheville for our anniversary. It's a tech-free, low-key, eat lots of good food and buy something special for yourself sort of deal. And part of the charm and appeal of it all is Bittersweet Cottage.

We drive into town at brunch on Sunday, eat at Tupelo Honey's, grab some sea salt caramels and bubbly and then make our way up Elk Mountain to the cottage just in time for check-in. We bask in the familiarity and comfort of the place, pause to take in the beautiful view, start up the stove heater and kickback until dinnertime. We head out for dinner and then come back for caramels, bubbly and an awesome nighttime view in the hot tub. And that's just the first day!

I can't imagine starting our year any better than with good food, rest and relaxation. I highly recommend having Stephen and Matt accommodate you in doing something similar.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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new bedford, ma
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

My husband, 13-year old son and I stayed at Bittersweet Cottage initially in 2008. We make it a point to return every year! The owners are fabulous...beyond gracious and certainly know what to recommend regardless of what you are there to do. Honestly, this is the kind of place where you check in and don't leave until you HAVE to. We love the cottage and take advantage of the hot tub at night. It is our most favorite vacation of the year. There is something about Asheville that just makes you relax. The view is outrageous, and if we had a second home - this would be it! Their attention to detail is right on....we love them! We cannot say enough about Bittersweet Cottage - you just have to GO!

I really like how they give you a robe and slippers. The hot tub was awesome at night.You can see the whole city and all the stars,it's amazing. I really want to go back.

Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 December 2010

Wonderful place to stay. We live in Asheville and often go somewhere regionally for an anniversary or birthday. Bittersweet Cottage and Suite was perfect. We stayed in the Suite which has one of the most spectacular views in the area. The space is incredibly comfortable and the owners have provided everything you might need. They also stock the kitchen with coffee and other breakfast goodies so that the first morning, while you are getting your bearings, you can sit back and enjoy the space and the surroundings. We plan to go back in warmer weather so we can walk and sit out on the beautiful deck. This is a great place to rest and restore.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 November 2010

My fiance and I stayed during the month of August. We still talk about our experience there to this day, which is the reason why I decided to write this review. The owners were so welcoming and helpful with recommending different restaurants and things to do. The cottage was so well appointed, comfortable, relaxing, the decor was perfect. This was such a great find and I was sooooo disappointed we only booked it for a weekend getaway. We will definitely be returning.....hopefully soon! By the way we live in VA so this was a 6 hour drive SO WORTH IT!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bittersweet Cottage & Suite

Property: Bittersweet Cottage & Suite
Address: 460 Elk Mountain Scenic Hwy, Asheville, NC 28804-1709
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 21 Speciality Lodging in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on scenic Elk Mountain just ten minutes from downtown Asheville, Bittersweet Cottage & Suite is the romantic getaway you have been searching for. Combining a private and peaceful setting with commanding views of Asheville and the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond, Bittersweet offers every amenity geared to your total relaxation. Choose from our completely renovated Arts-and-Crafts style cottage, or our Asian-inspired suite - both of these one-bedroom accommodations are beautifully appointed and fully stocked for the discerning guest. If you are traveling with another couple please consider renting both cottage and suite to enjoy the best each has to offer. ... more   less 
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Bittersweet Cottage Hotel Asheville
Bittersweet Cottage And Suite

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