Awesome View!!! New River Access!!! Well-Maintained Cabin!!!
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Boone cabin description
At 3500 feet, the Ridgetop Retreat cabin sits at the top of a scenic ridge with an awesome view into the valley below and to the mountains on the other side of the valley. In our guest book, our renters regularly describe the view as 'breathtaking', 'awesome', and 'amazing'. Even though the cabin is on a ridgetop, it is only a mile to the bottom of the mountain and the historic New River with its access to fishing, kayaking, tubing, and wading (for our Spring, Summer, & Fall guests).
The ridgetop road on which our cabin is located dead ends just past our cabin, so the occasional car or hiker is there only to steal a jealous glimpse of the awesome mountain and valley view that characterizes this ridgetop. Eleven mountain peaks, including the highest peak in Ashe County, are visible from the deck and main living area.
The gorgeous view greets you as you enter the Ridgetop Retreat Cabin and look out the big picture windows, and as you relax on the deck furniture, perhaps enjoying the quiet of the mountains, a sunset over the mountain peaks, a relaxing beverage, or dinner with family or friends. After waking to the mountain view out the master bedroom window, enjoy your first cup of coffee and the sweet-smelling morning air on the scenic deck or on the rocking chair front porch.
If you journey down our mountain, you run right into an especially scenic part of the New River, where you can tube, kayak, fish, and even wade. The narrow paved road that runs along the river has been voted as one of the best bicycling routes in North Carolina - completely flat, but with scenic mountains, pastoral views, and the sun shimmering off the river and a cool mountain breeze to please your senses. Bicycle to nearby Todd and visit the historic General Store or rent kayaks, tubes, and bicycles at a nearby outfitter (in season). In the evening, sit around the cozy fireplace drinking hot chocolate or make a fire in our back yard fire pit, roast marshmallows, and enjoy your favorite beverage. Your dog can join in the festivities too since our back yard is fully enclosed with a rustic fence.
Our resort community also includes a small lake with a quiet swimming beach and an accessible island in the lake with a gazebo picnic area. For golfers, the Mountain Aire and Boone Golf Club courses are only a few miles away. If you prefer hiking, there are several nice walks and hikes within the resort community, including one to a waterfall (Fleetwood Falls), and there are numerous hiking trails off the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. The cabin is conveniently located within a short drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, Todd, the Jeffersons, and several major ski resort areas.
The cabin is decorated in tasteful mountain decor. Although we call it a cabin, it combines the best features of a private, cozy get-away and the modern conveniences to which we have become accustomed. The cabin features a complete kitchen with stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, and all the other amenities of your kitchen at home. We provide all paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, kleenex), soap, shampoo, coffee filters, detergents, plastic wrap and aluminum foil, salt, pepper, basic spices, and, yes, even night lights.
The living area features a 37 inch flat screen satellite TV, DVD and CD players, high-speed internet, DVDs, books, games, a small selection of CDs, and binoculars for getting close-up views of the trees, plants, and animals in our awesome view. The back deck has a gas grill, picnic table, rocking chairs, and a bench for taking in the wonderful view and mountain air. The front deck also has an eating table and chairs. The master bedroom has a new high-quality memory foam mattress (April, 2013) and fluffy comforter (in season), and the loft has two sleeping areas, one with a queen-size bed with a pillowtop mattress and the other with a twin bed. We provide all linens. There is a full bathroom downstairs and a half bathroom upstairs.
We use the cabin regularly ourselves and therefore are able to keep it meticulously maintained. We hope you decide to come for a visit!
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
* We permit dogs on a case-by-case basis based on renters accepting responsibility for their dog's behavior AND for keeping their dog off the furniture and beds. Our 'back yard' is completely enclosed with a tasteful rustic fence so you don't have to watch your dog outside every minute. Due to allergy issues, we do not permit cats or other pets.
* Unlike some vacation rentals where you get keys and the cabin address but are otherwise left to fend for yourself, we provide our renters with a comprehensive information packet. This includes information about nearby attractions (trails, bike routes, ski areas, golf courses, shopping 'hot spots', & other tourist attractions). We also give you links for helpful websites, provide information that will help you navigate inside the cabin (where things are, etc.), and, of course, send you directions and a map (in the mountains often a good supplement to a GPS!).
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Air Conditioning
- Living Room seats 5
- Hair Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Gas Fireplace
- Outdoor fire pit (firewood provided), Books, Board games, CDs, DVDs, Swimming lake, Dogs typically permitted; Fully-equipped kitchen (dishes, pots, pans, utensils); Paper products supplied (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex); Basic toiletries provided (soap, shampoo); Basic cooking spices provided; Area attractions brochures provided; Magazines...moreless
- Video Library
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Ridgetop Retreat in Fleetwood Falls NC
Ridgetop Retreat in Fleetwood Falls NC
I stayed at Ridgetop Retreat the last weekend of September 2013. The cabin was absolutely perfect, inside and out. Furnished appropriately, clean, comfortable. The long-range view is spectacular. The weather was perfect the entire weekend and ideal for using the deck and yard. Fleetwood Falls is a wonderful community for walking and enjoying nature. When you are at Ridgetop Retreat you can enjoy a wonderful respite from the noise, traffic and distractions of city living. West Jefferson is a short and pleasant drive away for food, supplies, or other needs. However, once you are at Ridgetop Retreat, you wish that you didn't have to leave. I look forward to visiting again in the near future and thank the owners for their willingness to share such a wonderful treasure with others.
- Guest Egan (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
We had a great time at Ridgetop Retreat. The view was amazing, the home was well furnished and clean, and our dog loved the fenced in area. It was probably the most relaxed and comfortable we have ever been in a vacation rental. West Jefferson was just a short (and pretty) ride with a lot of neat shops and a park that is dog-friendly! We are thankful the Ridgetop Retreat owners are willing to share their mountain home and hope to return soon!
- Guest Bella (Bahama)
- Date of stay 08/14/13
- Review Submitted 08/20/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway.
My husband and I went for our 27th wedding anniversary. My husband graduated from ASU in Boone so he likes to visit this area. The cabin was spotless and the best asset was the wonderful dek on the back with a beautiful view. It was very quiet and peaceful. Unfortunately it rained a lot when we were there so w hope to o back with better weather do we can enjoy the deck more. Would definitely return again. Great visit.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/03/13
- Review Submitted 07/10/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Met the Muse!
Met the Muse!
The pictures of the cabin just don't do it justice... it was breath-taking, serene, and so clean. I loved walking through the front door and being greated by the long-range views. The morning fog in the valley was straight from a Bob Ross painting. Especially appreciated the fire pit, the gas fire place, and the grill.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 06/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/25/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
I only gave the cabin 5 stars because I couldn't get the computer to cheat and give it 7 or 8 stars. The view off the back deck is wonderful. The cabin had everything you could imagine, from DVD's to books to board games. It was clean with plenty of towels. We were there on a cool summer week and the gas logs still had the pilot burning so we burned them a couple of nights. We had greens one night and had not thought to get vinegar which we love on them and guess what, there was vinegar in the cabin. We cannot say enough nice about the cabin. The rocking chairs on the back deck got a lot of use and it is at the end of the road so we walked a lot and almost never saw a car as we walked. I'm not sure what I would call the view, but it's more awesome than the word awesome describes.
- Guest Gary and Hope (Salisbury, N. C.)
- Date of stay 06/02/13
- Review Submitted 06/10/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Was the best vacation. The house was very clean and inviting. It was very relaxing and so great that we could bring our dog. The owners make everything really easy and supply you with all the information you need. We will definitely be back.
- Guest summergirl (Raleigh)
- Date of stay 05/24/13
- Review Submitted 06/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Rainy Day Getaway
Rainy Day Getaway
This cabin was very much as described - cozy, clean and welcoming, with beautiful mountain views and a lovely fenced yard for a dog to safely play. It was a great fit for us, a couple celebrating 24 years together, and our beloved dog. We stayed one week during "May Monsoon Season" and had a magical time. Surrounded by and above the clouds, we witnessed rain and sun together and alternately moving through the valleys below, offering ever changing amazing views of the surrounding mountain peaks and slopes with the herds of cows and the Christmas Tree Farm and the deep shadows of hidden places. We were more than content to stay put on the mountain top by the fireside, venturing forth between showers to stroll or hike on the beautiful paths and trails surrounding us on all sides. Thanks to the exceedingly helpful supplemental information the owners provided, we were well prepared to get the most out of our visit, rain or shine, which is exactly what we did! We would definitely recommend this cabin to a couple as a romantic getaway any time of year, or to a small family in season when the weather is likely to be more clear and conducive to hiking and sightseeing and other energetic outdoor activities! (Footnote: I just noted a discrepancy in this form's header. The property listing shows "2 baths" but it was a full bath down and only a half bath in loft.)
- Guest Sally (Midlothian, VA, 23112, USA)
- Date of stay 05/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/28/13
Recommended for: Pet owners, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Thank you for your very favorable review! Thanks also for catching the mistake in the listing header. We have requested that VRBO make the correction and they have done so.
Perfect for Families
Perfect for Families
We really enjoyed our stay. The area was beautiful and quiet and we were lucky enough to have some snow (almost got snowed in). It was nice to be able to bring our lab along and our girls enjoyed having the loft to themselves. Thanks so much.
- Guest The Deatons (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 03/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/25/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, pet owners, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway.
A dad and four 13 year old girls
A dad and four 13 year old girls
I had four 13 year old girls and they had a blast as I did. It was a little tough to get there at night and with fog but in the morning the view was spectacular. The cabin was perfect fit for all of us. What a great time.
- Guest Pat Campana (North Carolina)
- Date of stay 02/22/13
- Review Submitted 03/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Fantastic mountain getaway
Fantastic mountain getaway
We thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and everything it had to offer. The views on the way up the mountain were gorgeous and the cabin itself was adorable with lovely views. We really enjoyed our weekend. We spent a lot of time in and around Boone, which was about 25 minutes from the cabin. The cabin was great, comfortable and perfect to bring our dog. It was the first time he had been in snow and he had the best time, the fenced in backyard was perfect for him! The last night we were there we spent grilling dinner and cuddling up by the fireplace. Very romantic for valentine's weekend and an absolutely perfect getaway. For anyone who wants advice on restaurants, we went to two places we absolutely loved....Proper and Vidalia, both in downtown Boone and both delicious!
- Guest Angela (Gainesville, FL)
- Date of stay 02/14/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway.
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2 night min stay
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Refundable $300 Key & Damage deposit due 30 days before rental
- Tax Rate 9.75%
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About the owner: We have been married for over 30 years and love traveling to the mountains and wherever else we can afford. We stay in VRBO properties whenever we can because they are so much homier than a hotel room and also to see what tips we can learn from other vacation rental owners.
Why the Owner Chose Boone:
We love the Blue Ridge Mountains and our cabin makes it possible for us to enjoy them often. We are fortunate to have an awesome view from our cabin and to be at the end-of-the road, so it is very quiet and peaceful.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love our mountain view, but we also enjoy the very easy access to the New River at the foot of the mountain and to the kayaking, tubing, and simple beauty it provides. We are close to Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, skiing in the Winter, and other mountain attractions, but yet far enough away to escape all the commotion of those attractions. We use the cabin regularly ourselves and therefore are able to keep it meticulously maintained and to provide the amenities for our guests that we ourselves enjoy. We hope you decide to come for a visit!
- Primary: (336) 255-3294
- Secondary: (336) 210-3448 (North Carolina, USA)
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A snowy day at the Ridgetop Retreat
Downstairs living area
View across valley from the 'back yard' of our cabin
One side of upstairs loft area
Other side of loft area
The lake with swimming beach & picnic gazebo (walking distance from the cabin)
The front porch
View across the deck from inside the master bedroom
Morning fog across the road from the Ridgetop Retreat
A Winter day at Ridgetop Retreat --the 'back yard' shortly after a snow fall
The master bedroom
The cabin's fully-equipped kitchen
The scenic New River at the bottom of our mountain
Another view of the downstairs living area
Beautiful sunset from the Ridgetop Retreat deck
An Autumn day at Ridgetop Retreat
Rhododendrons at the Ridgetop Retreat cabin
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