"BaBa's Lazy Haven" River Cottage is a short 5 minute drive to Chimney Rock State Park and 10 minute drive to Lake Lure. The sights and sounds of the rushing River in the backyard are magical. Swim, float, fish, wade, or sit next to the fire. The Cabin is perfect for couples and small families. It has two bedrooms, 1 spacious bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and a seasonal fireplace.
Sleeps 4 People. Magical River Setting.
"The Mountains (and River) are Calling"
BaBa’s Lazy Haven Cottage is a well-maintained cabin that sleeps 4 people. The serenity of the River will hopefully transport you back to the magical times of youthful outdoor exploration. It is set off the main rural road into Chimney Rock. This section of the River does not have public access so you don't have to worry about saving a spot!
The Cottage is only a 5 minute drive into downtown Chimney Rock and/or Chimney Rock State Park. The cottage is 20 minutes from the center of Hendersonville and 20 minutes into Asheville.
This ranch style cottage is perfect for couples wanting refuge for their exciting Smoky Mountain Vacation or honeymooners looking for a quiet romantic getaway.
BaBa's Lazy Haven offers guests thoughtful amenities so your stay can be relaxing, enjoyable, and your home away from home.
We recently purchased this cottage in April 2022. With that being said, this cottage is new to us and we are still learning about the inner workings of the cottage. I still have several projects I want to complete throughout the end of the year. Please keep this in mind when booking and leaving your review. As you can see by my profile, I'm no stranger to hosting and I have personally stayed in the cottage; however, it is possible I have overlooked a detail. Please let me know if something needs my attention.
Recent updates to the Cottage include:
-New King Bed, new Mattress, & new bedding in the Master Bedroom
-New Mattress & new bedding in the 2nd Bedroom
-Brand new hot water heater
-Fresh exterior paint
-New Smart-TV's added to living room and both bedrooms
-Most importantly, A deep clean of the Cabin!!!
Enter the Cottage into the living room. Here you can relax in front of the seasonal gas stove or stream your favorite show on the new 55" SmartTV. Continue through the living room into the cozy kitchen. Do not be deceived by the few cabinets, you will find the kitchen should be fully equipped to prepare and enjoy your favorite meals. A new dishwasher was recently installed to save time with cleanup after your meals!!
You can access the back deck through the kitchen where you’ll discover a magical river retreat. There is plenty of seating to enjoy your favorite book or catch up on the Johnny Depp trial updates, all while enjoying the sights and sounds of the River. As you walk to the river bank, you'll pass a propane gas grill and a picnic table to enjoy your favorite barbecue foods. Continue your journey along a wooden walkway to the firepit area. Here where you can enjoy what the river truly has to offer. Splash on the spacious and smooth rock-slab beach, slip all the way into the river for a swim, fire up hot dogs or s'mores and eat at the riverside picnic table.
The River in this section is really only accessed by my current guests and the next door neighbor who is a permanent resident. They also have their own section of River. The neighbors are a couple and it is rare you would even see them splashing about the River. You may see a random kayak passing by but not very likely based on River conditions. The lot next door is privately owned but does not have a structure on it, only vacant land. Moral of the story, you should have an overwhelming amount of privacy when enjoying the River.
Back inside, off the living room you will find the master bedroom. Get a great night sleep on the new King mattress. The master bedroom does have an attached shared bathroom. The bathroom is access through the master bedroom or the kitchen foyer. The master bedroom is a 42” SmartTV with YouTube TV
The second bedroom has a new full-size bed and 32” SmartTV with YouTube TV. Fall asleep in this bedroom to the sound of the rushing river.
Currently, there is only a clothes dryer on location to assist with drying your swim suits or beach towels. The clothes washer is broken. Supply issues have my desired replacement unit on a several month backorder.
BaBa’s Lazy Haven provides Wi-Fi free of charge for your enjoyment! Feel free to watch as much Netflix on your devices as you'd like!! All SmartTV’s are equipped with YouTube TV which is already signed into via an account specifically for the Cottage. There is NOT regular cable service. However, YouTube TV does offer regular live programming that standard cable providers offer.
There is a Keurig and regular coffee maker at the cottage. I make every effort to supply basic K-cups and coffee grounds. Feel free to bring your own favorite coffee.
Owner Information: I can be contacted via text or phone any time before, during, or after your stay at 847-894-3239.
This cottage does NOT have a phone landline! Please be aware of this!
YOU AGREE TO AND/OR ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING IF BOOKING THIS COTTAGE:
Pets/Animals: I do NOT permit pets or animals of any kind for any reason. I have SEVERE respiratory allergies. Your service animal does not trump my private health conditions.
Heating & AC: The Cottage has a residential system in it like any other home. It is not a commercial system. I ask the AC be set no lower than 68 degrees and the heat no higher than 74 degrees. Additionally, the AC cannot be run before, during, or after fireplace use. If you like it cooler, warmer, or like to run the AC with the fireplace, I kindly request you choose another Cottage.
Fireplace: For obvious reasons, the fireplace is non-operational during warm weather months. The fireplace is operational November 1st through March 1st. Again, the AC cannot be run before, during, or after fireplace use.
Cell Service: My Verizon cell service works great for calling or texting at the Cottage. Data usage is not the best; however, the Cabin Wifi works great.
No Smoking: There is no smoking or vaping of any kind permitted in the Cabin!!
Outdoor Fire Pit: As of May 6th, I do not supply wood for the outdoor fire pit. However, I’m hoping to locate a locate supplier to have firewood available by mid-May for no charge to you. The fire shall be supervised at all times! If you cause a forest fire, YOU may be charged criminally!
Cleaning Supplies: There is a starter supply of dishwashing soap, garbage bags, and paper towels. You will need to supply your own after the starter supply runs out.
Summer Yard Maintenance: This Cottage does require routine yard maintenance throughout the spring, summer, and fall. This service is scheduled bi-weekly on Thursdays during business hours (never too early in the morning). I will attempt to notify you if service is scheduled during your stay. If this is a concern, please let me know.
Check in Time: 4:00 PM (sometimes my housekeeper will have the Cottage ready sooner but there is no guarantee).
Check Out Time: 10:00 AM. The housekeeper arrives shortly after 10:00 A.M..
Pest Control: The cabin is treated regularly for insects, mice, & scorpions. However, you are next to a River and at times they may make their way inside the cabin. Keep all doors and windows closed at all times to prevent unwanted guests, to include curious black bears!!
**If you are booking a reservation for or around November 1st; you are agreeing to permit a service technician to enter the Cottage to start fireplace service for the season. I try to do this in between guests but the schedule sometimes does not work out.