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Our Hotel in the Holler
Our Hotel in the Holler
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Come away from your busy life to the quiet of the Holler. You have a separate, private dwelling for your stay, across the driveway from our home. The Hotel in the Holler is at the end of a nearly mile-long dirt/gravel/rocky driveway, and the key to success is, drive SLOWLY!! Your vacation begins as you turn onto the driveway...slow down, the rock cairns will lead to the Holler, drive as though you were walking your car...Welcome!

*some folks recommend AWD or 4WD, my Honda Accord works fine!

The space

PLEASE NOTE: Our driveway has several drainage bumps which allow rainwater to drain off the drive. In order to help prevent your car from bottoming out on these bumps, you must go SLOWLY over them. Low clearance vehicles may still scrape as you come down. Some folks say they need an SUV, or AWD, or 4WD. My Honda Accord works fine for me. Toyota Prius and some VWs have very low clearance. If you have any questions, please call us.

The Hotel in the Holler looks rustic but it has many amenities: bathroom with toilet and shower, hot water, electricity, double bed (a port-a-crib is available), linens, goose down comforter, ceiling fan, kitchenette, small refrigerator, toaster oven, coffee/tea/hot water maker, heat, and fresh mountain spring water. We can even have seasonal critters in the ladybugs (even though we do vacuum them up as we see them).

We are part of an International Park up here in the Holler...called the Stars!! Come Astronomers! On a clear night the Milky Way stretches over the Holler and various heavenly landmarks can be viewed with your eyes, binoculars, or telescope.

We are within a 30-40 minute drive of many fun mountain attractions: hiking, birding, rafting, fishing, snow skiing or boarding, zip-line fun, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the cool little town of Marshall with some excellent eateries, Mars Hill and eateries there also, Burnsville, Barnardsville, and all the multitude of things to do, see, and places to eat, in Asheville.

Guest access

There are several walks around the property: go up and visit the orchard and the blueberry patch, look around the barn, walk the terraces...and for your cardio workout, walk down the driveway...and back up!! Picnic area available on the premises. An outdoor star gazing/mountain view gazing area is just outside your door.

Interaction with guests

We are open to questions and will help you figure out things about the area...just ask!

Other things to note

We have an occasional skunk that saunters through in the night...this is an uninvited guest! Another uninvited guest would be stink bugs! They are seasonal pests.

Family/Kid Friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Free parking on premise
Cleaning Fee £8
Weekly Discount: 8%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 crib
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad

- Quiet hours - 11pm to 7am.
- Please no shoes beyond the entrance room.
- Always be sure the toilet has stopped running after flushing.
- Listen intently for the owls at night, the birds by morning...and of course our doggie is a Sentinel that will announce your arrival and presence in the Holler. He enjoys visitors once he is properly introduced! Lovable, Farnsworth Cookie!

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Farnsworth Cookie lives in our house which is across the driveway from the apartment. He will announce your presence in the Holler.
Safety features
First aid kit
On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

66 Reviews

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Kelly User Profile
November 2017
I high recommend Kathleen's place! It was just what my husband and I needed. No tv or wifi so we had to talk or read a book!! Kathleen and her husband are super nice!!

Melinda User Profile
November 2017
Very enjoyable stay in a wonderfully secluded holler, still reasonably close to quaint local towns and Asheville. Kathleen was quite accommodating, and genuinely kind. The space is perfectly comfortable, clean, and functional.

Charles User Profile
November 2017
The Hotel In the Holler is a beautiful place tucked away in a picturesque location near Marshall NC. The cottage is very comfortable and well provided for and Kathleen and Tim are the best hosts. Unfortunately for us, our Prius didn't have enough clearance to negotiate the last part of the driveway without the underside being dinged with rocks. Kathleen and Tim were very understanding and refunded our money for the remaining nights we didn't stay so we could find somewhere that better suited our car. I don't think you need a 4WD as someone else suggested, just something with more clearance than a Prius (which would be most any other vehicle). If you do, then the place is a beautiful location in the country and you will enjoy the peace and quiet. The views are amazing and I haven't seen that many stars at night in years.

Rosin User Profile
November 2017
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay in the quaint, tranquil Hotel in the Holler! It was adorable, comfortable, cozy, plenty of space inside the cabin, and beautiful views. Kathleen was a wonderful host, and gave good recommendations on hiking trails and local food spots. Getting up and down the driveway was honestly one of our favorite parts of our trip. It was definitely a bumpy ride but we laughed each way and were thankful for our 4 wheel drive vehicle! The stars at night were absolutely amazing. We will certainly be back in the future!

Nate User Profile
November 2017
The Holler is the perfect place for a cozy weekend get-a-way. The property is stunning and secluded, and Kathleen has great tips for local hiking. Getting up the driveway does take a bit of time, but the view is well worth it. 10/10 would stay again.
Kathleen User Profile
Response from Kathleen:
Thanks Nate!!
November 2017

David User Profile
October 2017
We spend a good time at Kathleen's, two short but beautiful autumn days. Thanks for the warm hospitality!
Kathleen User Profile
Response from Kathleen:
Thanks David! It was fun to get to meet you and your mom!
October 2017

Kevin User Profile
October 2017
The Hotel in the Holler is a wonderful, “get away from it all” cabin in the quiet countryside of Madison County, NC! We had a fantastic time unwinding and detaching from the hectic, busy lives we lead. The cabin is beautiful and located on a picturesque mountain farm with cows and llamas wandering around the mountainous terrain. The cabin had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and Kathleen was an attentive, gracious host. She checked on us a couple times and her directions to the Holler were spot on. If you need TV and internet, this may not be the place for you as you literally “detach” from the world around you. Convenient to Marshall, Mars Hill and Asheville. We highly recommend Kathleen and the Hotel in the Holler! (P.S.-take heed to her warning about the driveway/road to the cabin)
Kathleen User Profile
Response from Kathleen:
Thank you so much Kevin!
October 2017

Marshall, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in October 2014
Kathleen User Profile

We love the quiet and peace of our Holler, and enjoying sharing it with others! Come and listen to the quiet with us!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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