We know how important your time away is for you, your family and friends. Nestled in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains / Pisgah National Forest, Pura Vida Cottage is a magical mountain home. Pura Vida means “the Essence of Life” and we think you will agree that our cottage helps you experience just that – the Essence of Life.
If you are looking for a personal retreat, a romantic get-away, a great family vacation, or want to reconnect with old friends, Pura Vida Cottage is for you. This is a home where you can rest, refresh, and renew your connection to your true being and your relationships with your loved ones.
Pura Vida Cottage is a spacious, single level, cedar sided, two bedrooms, one bath cottage that sleeps 4 – 6. Two large decks with comfortable furniture, outdoor grill and dining area, with an outdoor fire pit enhance the comfort and ambiance of this mountain getaway.
Pura Vida Cottage welcomes families with children. Your children can run, play, explore the creeks and just have fun in the large front yard. We provide puzzles, an extensive library for readers of all ages, board games and a Wii sports for indoor entertainment – just in case of rain.
We understand that for many, your pet is a part of your family so we invite you to bring your canine family member with you as well as your indoor cat. Your four legged family members are welcome with a completed pet application, our prior approval and a mere $50 pet fee. There is a small fenced area in the back where your dog can play off leash. Close the deck gate and your dog can go and come through the side door's medium size doggie door.
The cottage is equipped with everything you need for your stay. You just bring your personal items and food. We will provide you with a list of suggested items you may want to bring with you.
You can even make arrangements for special accommodations such as having meals prepared, childcare, elder care, and dog sitting services.
We believe that time away is for reconnecting, renewing relationships, creating memories with family and loved ones. We do not have cable (it isn't available here) or satellite TV (it would raise your rates far too much). But we do understand that sometimes, relaxing in front of the TV together may be just what you need. So, we provide you with an extensive library of VHS and DVDs and unlimited access to NetFlix. Just turn on the TV and the Wii, click on NetFlix and select the shows you want to watch.
Unplugging from the hectic work world is an important piece of relaxing. Still, there are times when you may want to connect with family or really need to touch base with work. We have wireless internet throughout the house that is significantly faster than dial up – but may not be as high speed as you are used to in the big city. Of course, being in the country, we cannot guarantee that it will always be working due to downed lines, and other technical issues beyond our control. If you must get online, our public library (downtown Bakersville) has a dependable server for your convenience. The ladies there will be more than happy to assist you.
Cell phone reception is sometimes spotty, depending on which service you use and the weather. We provide a landline that is free to you for local and unlimited U.S. long distance calls during your stay.
We want your vacation to be memorable, magical and magnificent. If you are ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, want to explore the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, meet talented artisans, make new friends, have new adventures, or just relax and unwind, Pura Vida Cottage is the perfect place for you.
Do you enjoy horses peacefully grazing nearby & giving them treats? Or would you enjoy a ride in a safe, controlled setting? We will introduce you to our Miss Penny and Ellie. They will welcome you to spend time with them during your stay. If you are looking for a horseback adventure, we will help you connect with an excellent guide and trail riding experience.
IMPORTANT NOTE about Why we cannot Email you Directly or Call You
We have had several potential guests send us an inquiry in which they have requested that we send them a direct email or contact number. Please be aware that FlipKey does not provide us with any of your personal information at the time of your inquiry (for security reasons). We cannot email or call you, nor can we send you our email address or phone number (again for security reasons). We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but it is FlipKey's policy. We will always respond to you quickly through the FlipKey site. So, please watch your email for a return message from FlipKey. Once you complete your booking, FlipKey will release your contact information and we can communicate directly.
We are looking forward to having you vist our Cottage for your next vacation.
Taxes and Cleaning fees are included in the nightly, weekly rate and extended stay rates. Small dogs (under 30 lbs) are welcome. Contact us if your dog is larger or if you have multiple pets.Please keep your dog on leash or in the fenced in area during your stay. Dogs are welcome inside, but you are responsible for any pet related damages. Dogs must be in crates if you leave them unattended during your stay. Do not leave your dog loose in the house or the back yard during your absence.Indoor cats are welcome. Please plan to bring your cat's favorite toys and brand of litter.Proof for current vaccinations and recent flea treatment is required before your arrival.
A fully refundable security deposit of only $150 is charged to each reservation. Your security deposit refund will be processed within 5 business days provided there is no intentional damage to the property (please allow up to 7 business days for the process to be completed). Damage Insurance is available if you prefer to use it. Damage insurance is NOT refundable. Damage Insurance is provided through Flip Key, not Pura Vida Cottage.To reserve the Special Discounted Rates, you must make full payment at the time of your booking. Booking is a first come - first served basis. All rates are subject to change. Your confirmed reservation will lock in all rates, discounts, and fees.
Pura Vida Cottage is located at the end of Green Cove Road, approximately 2 1/2 miles from downtown Bakersville, NC.
Green Cove Road is a quiet, state maintained, two-lane (1.5 miles) paved country road with relatively little traffic. Our community is that of a quaint mountain town, where Southern comfort abounds. There are generational family homes and farms along Green Cove Road. You will see a Christmas tree farm on your drive to the cottage. A little farther up the road, you may get to see one of the mama cows with her new born calf in the pasture. Watch out for the deer and wild turkey crossing the road, especially if you are driving at dusk or dawn. The split rail fence will let you know that you have arrived. Just turn right into the drive and you will be “home” for your vacation. Pura Vida Cottage and the “big” house are the last houses on Green Cove Road, nestled at the end of the paved road. You will find plenty of parking space for you and your guests. The drive from Bakersville is a lazy winding country road, easily accessible with ample parking space beside the cottage.
You will find a wide range of activities within a few minutes drive. Everything from biking, hiking, rock climbing, and kayaking to the Spruce Pine Country Club and Golf Course, fine restaurants, museums, and historical sites are nearby. Local artists are scattered throughout the community, creating everything from exquisite pottery and metal works, to one of a kind hand woven crafts, sculptures and more. Take a Studio Tour and visit the artists in their studios, watch them work thier magic, take home that special treasure that is just for you. The Cane Creek Artists invite you to join their Grand Opening Reception for their annual Artist Tour on June 20th. The Tour will run through the end of July. You are invited to visit them at their home studio, watch them create magnificant works of arts, chat and get to know them personally. You may even decide to purchase a unique piece of art to take home with you.
Western North Carolina is home to majestic mountains and magnificent people.
Part of the Appalachian Mountains that extend from Canada all the way down to Alabama, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are where the chain's loftiest peaks kiss the sky. The mountainous region is nestled in the western corner of the state, and is collectively known as "high country." The Blue Ridge Mountains are also home to a dazzling array of plants and wildlife. In fact, by some estimates, this small corner of North Carolina contains more ecological diversity than the entire European continent.
Major attractions in the Blue Ridge Mountains include:
-The Appalachian Trail: America's famous Appalachian Trail runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering excellent hiking opportunities for nature lovers.
-The Blue Ridge Parkway: One of the most scenic drives in the United States, the Blue Ridge Parkway winds through the mountains.
-Great Smoky Mountains National Park: One of the best places for camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park spans the North Carolina-Tennessee border and frequently ranks as the most popular national park in the entire United States, drawing millions of visitors throughout the year. This Blue Ridge national park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features a carefully preserved ecological biosphere.
We will do our best to make sure you have everything you need for your vacation to be magical and memorable.