Managed by partners Kathy & John

Kathy McGuffey and John Carver partner in managing the properties. 

We both love exploring Western North Carolina, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking the mountain trails, shopping the antique and outlet mall stores, immersing ourselves in area live performances, and dining at one of a multitude of great restaurants in Asheville and Waynesville ... so much to do and so little time!

We LOVE this fabulous mountain retreat and would enjoy sharing it with you!

Kathy grew up in Colorado and is a credentialed minister.  She is retired, former director of a thriving crisis ministry, and the church administrator at Foster SDA Church in Asheville. 

She has dual residency in Asheville, NC, and Missoula, MT.

John grew up in Florida, is a Vietnam war veteran, is a retired federal officer, 

and has traveled extensively.

Both Serenity House, a beautiful 3500 s.f. 4 bedroom home that sleeps 11 (and up to 18);

and Paradise Cottage, a Country-French 1100 s.f. 2 bedroom cottage that sleeps 4 (and up to 6),

are on the same property.  

John lives in the basement of Paradise Cottage; both levels have a completely separate entry.

You will enjoy your privacy in both homes.  

However, should you need us, we are readily available.

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It really is a million dollar view.  

Sometimes when we are out on the porch or in the field and the sun is setting

I wonder how we got to be so lucky to live in such a place.  

It reminds us of some iconic Japanese mountain retreat

or a vale in the Swiss Alps.

We hope you will enjoy it, too!