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Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary

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Front entry in early summer
Summer at Eco Cove House.  Parking on left, burbling creek on the right. 50' porch in front.
Early morning sun lights the hillside on a winter’s day.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Eco Cove house is an elegant vacation home centrally located on a 117 acre wildlife preserve in Western North Carolina, 30 minutes from Asheville. The property adjoins the Pisgah National Forest. It is a 1500 square foot house, a peaceful, romantic getaway. It is spacious and artistic, with many family works of art. The Living room, formal dining room (seats 6) and master bedroom access a 50' porch overlooking the forest. A burbling creek, glider, wicker rocking chairs lounge, and a table for 2 with fountain chairs contribute to the wonderful peacefulness of the porch. The living room sports a rock wall, 2 couches and 2 Lazyboy chairs. There is a wide screen TV with satellite, a stereo/record player, radio, and a small music library. Eco Cove offers a King ensuite bedroom and a quee...Eco Cove house is an elegant vacation home centrally located on a 117 acre wildlife preserve in Western North Carolina, 30 minutes from Asheville. The property adjoins the Pisgah National Forest. It is a 1500 square foot house, a peaceful, romantic getaway. It is spacious and artistic, with many family works of art. The Living room, formal dining room (seats 6) and master bedroom access a 50' porch overlooking the forest. A burbling creek, glider, wicker rocking chairs lounge, and a table for 2 with fountain chairs contribute to the wonderful peacefulness of the porch. The living room sports a rock wall, 2 couches and 2 Lazyboy chairs. There is a wide screen TV with satellite, a stereo/record player, radio, and a small music library. Eco Cove offers a King ensuite bedroom and a queen bedroom with a full bathroom across the hall. The master suite includes a hot tub for weekly rentals (drained and cleaned after each week's rental) and an entertainment center with DVD/VCR/TV and movie library. (NOTE: The hot tub is unavailable during the pandemic.) Our full kitchen has all the amenities for cooking and complete sets of dishes. It has a full stove and oven, dishwasher, toaster, toaster oven, coffeemaker, and microwave. It adjoins a breakfast nook with a bay window overlooking the gardens. There are 4 chairs, a table, and a small counter for easy eating. Across from the nook is an open den, with a wild animal theme. (It has a day bed which sleeps two children, with owner's approval, and would incur an extra charge of $22 per person, per night, with a maximum of 6 people total in the home.) There is a half bath on the other side of the room. Additional people (2) are with the owner's approval only. There is an acre pond on our preserve and we are happy to provide you with fish food to feed our friendly koi. Foxes, raccoons,opossums, turkey, deer and bunnies are frequent visitors. Eco Cove is located on a state maintained road, 1/2 mile from 70 Highway, and 10 minutes from Old Fort or Marion with shopping, restaurants and bars. Lake James and 2 waterfalls are also very close by. We are 20 minutes from Black Mountain or Morgantown, and 30 minutes from Asheville, our favorite city in the south. This area of Western North Carolina is known for its festivals, waterfalls, hiking trails, food, breweries, vineyards and, of course, the Biltmore House. We think the natural beauty of our National Wildlife Certified Cove is at the top of the list. At Eco Cove you are surrounded by tranquility and beauty. It is its own paradise. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times on the property. No smoking or tobacco products allowed. No pets. The rates are based on a 4 person rental for this two bedroom home. The daybed in the den (with an open floor plan) sleeps two children, with a maximum of 6 guests. There is an additional charge of $20.00 per night for each additional child, plus tax. Any additional guests to the property to visit must be pre-approved with the owner.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
Gabrielle T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Beautiful setting, beautiful home in the foothills to the Blue Ridge Area! Very clean and spacious! Loved the front porch with rockers and a glider as well as patio type chairs! At the end of what appears to be a box canyon. ( Lots of...More

Date of stay: August 2020
Thank floridawright
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Thank you for your review! It’s called a Cove, with meadows and hills leading up the mountain behind us. It is 117 acres of undisturbed beauty, with the Pisgah National Forest our neighbor to the north. We so enjoyed meeting you and hope to see...More

Reviewed 15 July 2020

This is a great location to decompress and escape the modern world. House is great and come fully equipped with all necessary items for the stay and the setting is beautiful. The lake is serene and provide great entertainment for the kids (feeding the fish)....More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank R9696SYadriand
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2020

Thank you so very much for the review! We loved having you and your family here and look forward to your return. Wishing you all the best, Gabrielle

Reviewed 7 December 2018

The owners of Eco-Cove are helpful and knowledgeable. The home is beautifully appointed with artifacts from around the world. The location exudes serenity. It a perfect place to stay and enjoy the local surroundings and wildlife. Also, many trails, waterfalls, and mountain attractions are nearby....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Garrick M
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Thank you!! We look forward to your return, and we loved having you here. We’re so glad you enjoyed Marion as well. It is coming into its own! We love sharing our mountain paradise. All the best, the Thompsons

Reviewed 1 December 2018

Eco Cove is a great location for day trips to Asheville, Mt. Mitchell, the Biltmore House, etc. and many other Western North Carolina attractions. The house is super clean and very comfortable. The surrounding property is beautiful. The owners could not be nicer or more...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Nancy M
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2018

Thank you! We love sharing our beautiful wooded wonderland with you and your family and are so delighted to be seeing you back for another visit this month.

Reviewed 30 November 2018

Rental was everything we looked for. House was great and beds were comfortable. Two places we ate were very good. We will be back in 2019 for sure.

Date of stay: October 2018
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satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Thank you and we so enjoyed having you. We look forward to your return, Gabrielle and Ed

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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This was my third annual trip to Eco Cove - that’s how much I love this lush NC mountain escape. Spending time on this beautiful property - surrounded by nature and wildlife - is so recharging, and nothing beats a sunny float on the pond...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank MagnoliaRose202
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you so much! We are always so glad to see you and share our paradise with you. Our local town of Marion is growing with restaurants, pubs, breweries, and art in the past 3 years. We are getting more visitors to "the gateway to...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay over Fall Break. Hosts were very responsive to questions and the surprise wine in the fridge was welcome after a long day of travel!! Thank you so much!

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Anne G
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for the review! We loved having you stay and meeting your family and friends. We hope you'll join us again for a vacation in the mountains! Gabrielle

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Family friendly with lots of activities nearby. We stayed over July 4th weekend. My kids love catching fireflies in the gorgeous garden. The home was very large, very clean and well maintained. We would definitely visit again.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Mellie M
satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Thank you so much! We loved having you at Eco Cove and look forward to your return. Thanks for doing a review for us!

Reviewed 28 October 2016

This was one of the "neatest" places I've ever stayed! I lived in the area where the house is located and never knew such an adorable home was there! Each room is so unique. So much to see, interesting pictures and 'odd' pieces to enjoy....More

Date of stay: October 2016
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satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

We loved having you here & are so looking forward to your return. Fall is so special here and we are so glad you were here for the color. It continues, & now we're having lots of sunshine & 80 degree days!

Reviewed 9 September 2016

We loved this house. The set up is so warm and inviting and it is clean clean clean. You are located at the end of the road right by the national forest, very secluded but close enough to food and supplies that it's not isolated....More

Date of stay: September 2016
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satorigal, VR Owner at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

Thank you so much! You are a wonderful family and we certainly hope you will return for any future visits to our area! Next time your girls will have to feed the koi and get to enjoy our beautiful pond!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Freezer
Refrigerator
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Staffed Property
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Deer, a variety of birds, bunnies, waterfowl, turkeys, squirrels, and the occasional red fox or bear are our only neighbors as they pass through our property. We own ridge to ridge in our cove, backed up next to the national forest. Our acre pond has five pound koi that love to be fed from our dock, which is part of our sunset enjoyment. Bull frogs and peepers sing in our small ponds, and fireflies light up the meadows with their dance. The stars compete overhead, and the dock is a great place to watch the firmament. There is no better place to unwind and enjoy nature than Eco Cove. Yet we are minutes away from many tourist attractions. We keep detailed information on hand so you can make the most of your stay, seeing all you have time for, but knowing you'll have to return to see it all!
Getting around
We are 1/2 mile from Highway 70, 5 minutes from groceries and 7 minutes to Marion or Old Fort. We are the gateway to the mountains. Lake James is about 15 minutes away as are Black Mountain and Morgantown. Linville and Asheville are about 30 minutes. Restaurants abound, hiking, art centers, waterfalls, zip lines, snowboarding, kids play centers, shopping, and everything you'd want to see and do on a vacation in Western North Carolina is nearby!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

  • Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Eco Cove House Wildlife Sanctuary must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.