If you need a getaway and you want to do it right, you must check out the Cottage. This was a project done with love by my good friend Angela of The Painted House. They took this sad little house and made it into a storybook mountain fairy house. We’ve been privileged to stay here several times and every time we feel like celebrities sheltering ourselves from the glare of paparazzi at a private resort. Every detail of this little house was taken into account and you cannot see another person for miles around from the panoramic mountain views. (Naked hot tub time!!) (Just kidding, Angela.) (Not really.) If you are lucky enough to go this time of year, the fireflies light up the surrounding woods and literally surround you with glitter as you soak in the hot tub. It’s family friendly, accessible to the adorable town of Waynesville and only a short drive to Asheville, one of my favorite towns in the country. Go now. Privacy awaits. Also make sure that you check out the tour of Angela’s Loft, in which we’ve also had the pleasure of crashing, and which, unfortunately, has already been sold. But it’s a sight to behold.