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“At Real Disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
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The Pines Cottages
Certificate of Excellence
Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“At Real Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

My husband and I thought we were staying in a cute log cabin with a fireplace for one night. Sounded cozy on a cool October night. I've never stayed in any accommodation where the sheets were so worn they slid off the bed during a normal night of sleep. The towels and washcloths were thin. A fireplace was in the one bedroom cabin, but no way to start the fire....not even matches. There was not a coffee pot with all parts available. What REALLY got to me was the note on the wall that said I should wash and put away any cups, glasses, etc. that were used, to put all dirty linen in one pile and take the garbage out to a dumpster before our departure the next morning. Maintenance issues...like broken furniture....all in all not a good value or experience at $165.00 total for the night. I would not go back or recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Linda F
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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N. Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Pines in cabin #13 for a long weekend and really enjoyed it. It was a simple, quick drive to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the various points of interest like the Biltmore estate or Grove Park Inn. The cabin was well appointed and charming; it had a great fireplace (with plenty of firewood), a porch, a convenient kitchenette, and a grill too (with charcoal). Allen mentioned that it was recently remodeled and my wife was thrilled at what she described as a "cute cabin".

We honeymooned in Germany and were surprised to discover an authentic Bavarian restaurant next door to the cabins, too. Plus, when I mentioned that this was our anniversary, Allen made sure that there was a bottle of champage in the cabin when we arrived.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ted S
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Charleston, South Carolina
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40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Stayed in Cottage #4 for 6 nights in the beginning of October. The cottages are all vintage, tiny and adorable - just as I expected. Furnishings were also vintage or vintage inspired. It was like a fun step back in time.

My main complaints revolve around the cleanliness and general maintenance of the cottage. The kitchen in particular was quite dirty and really needed a good, deep clean. The toilet seat was so loose it was ready to fall off. Not sure when the wood floor in the living/sleeping quarters were swept last.

Thankfully the linens were all clean. Beds were what you'd expect at Motel 6 or Super 8. Dueling traffic from the two highways was pretty loud during morning rush hour.

All in all, the best I can say about the Pines is that it's just OK. I wouldn't go back...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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4 Thank BLPChas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

My boyfriend and I had a great time in Asheville for Labor day weekend. These cottages are minutes from downtown Asheville and the Blue Ridge parkway. The friendly staff made excellent recommendations from natural attractions to dining and night life. The cottage itself (we stayed in #10) was slightly larger than a typical hotel room. The small kitchen really came in handy. We spent a lot of time on the small front porch and really enjoyed the heavily wooded location. The privacy definitely outweighed the proximity to the highway. All in all we had an amazing weekend and our stay at the Pines Cottages was definitely an integral part of our fantastic experience. Economical. Comfortable. Convenient. We loved it there and would recommend it to anyone. We will be going back!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bakershane33
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Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

Alan and Tara, the owners of "The Pines Cottages" go out of their way to ensure you have a positive stay. We stayed in Cottage #2 from August 1-15. The cottage was remodeled, and more importantly, clean. The cleaning staff also go out of their way to ensure you have everything needed to enjoy your stay. I highly recommend The Pines Cottages.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sarasota2
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Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

We stayed here for three nights in cabin 13 and had a great time being alone in the cutest little cabin in north Carolina! It was quiet and peaceful with easy access to the highway to get to downtown Asheville for our nights out on the town. Great for couples!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a two-day stay at The Pines with our two children. We stayed in cottage 15, which I believe is the only two-bedroom cottage. I would recommend this for those who have more than two people or just want a little more space. We enjoyed it very much. The cottages are not fancy, and they are furnished with what would accurately be described as vintage furniture, but they are simple and were sufficient for our needs. Our cabin was very clean. The bathroom shower had a rainfall-type shower head that we really enjoyed. The kitchen is nice and large and had everything we needed for a short stay. We enjoyed sitting on a vintage glider rocker on the front porch for our coffee in the morning and our wine in the evening. There IS a highway that runs above the property, and when we were outside we could hear the hum of some traffic -- you can't see the road because it's obscured by trees -- but it's not loud and we couldn't hear it at all inside. I really didn't see this as a big problem. Tara offered suggestions on nearby dining places when we asked for her advice and they were good choices. These are simple accommodations at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 715Jennifer1961
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Property: The Pines Cottages
Address: 346 Weaverville Rd, Asheville, NC 28804-1229
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Asheville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Asheville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pines Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer studio and two bedroom cottages and cabins located just 6 miles from downtown Asheville and 8 miles from The Biltmore Estate. The Pines Cottages is a great place to stay while visiting Asheville and Western North Carolina because we offer more than just a hotel room. Our cottages and cabins have fully equipped separate kitchens and bathrooms. We are pet friendly and our 4 1/2 acres of grounds offer a place to walk your dog, sit next to a fire around our fire pit or cook-out on one of our grills. ... more   less 
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