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This spectacular home on the 'right' side of the tracks was custom built and completed in 2009 by owner Doug Sigler. Doug's love of woodworking and the skill developed by a lifetime of devotion to his craft are clearly evident in every room: cherry kitchen, master closet and dressing area, ash and bamboo floors, tambour vanity doors. These handcrafted details shine as brightly as the mountain views.
Cantilevered porches and a stone patio overlook the nearby Toe River a short distance from the train tracks. Deer will often come by to drink from the river and it's not uncommon to find wild turkeys gathering on the lawn. Trains pass by frequently. And yes, you can feed the fish from the dock on the pond (We'll show you where we stash the fish food.)
A brief verbal tour:
As you walk into the front door of Coal Train House, you'll find yourself in the Great Room, a large open living and dining space with a wonderfully functional kitchen to the right. A wide hall to the left includes the coat closet, a half bath and stairway to the lower level.
At then end of the hall is the master suite with a queen size handcrafted bed. There's a comfortable sitting area for reading and relaxing as well as a dressing room with custom cherry closets and vanity. A full bath with jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower and vanity with two handmade sinks completes the suite.
Sliding glass doors open to the stone patio and lawn on the lower level which offers two spacious guest rooms and full bath with shower. One room features a custom-built queen size-bed and walk-in closet; the other has two twin beds and a walnut game/card table designed by Doug.
Coal Train House is close to nature but far from the beaten track. It makes a great getaway for one or two couples. Children are welcome but supervision is necessary with both a deep pond and an active RR track in the back yard.
Penland School is 10-15 minutes from the house and supermarkets are about 20 minutes away.
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Children are welcome but supervision is necessary. Trains come through regularly and the pond is deep. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only
Pets are allowed by discretion of owner only. Please inquire. ...moreless
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About the owner: We're happy to offer Doug's latest home as a vacation rental. We answer emails every two or three days but are always available on the phone when we're home. Leave a message and we will get back to you. We want you to be excited about your vacation and comfortable while you're here. We'd like to speak with you over the phone so that we get a chance to get acquainted with each other before your arrival. Please feel free to call with questions or concerns prior to making reservations or while you're here for recommendations on what to do in the area. You'll find a notebook on the kitchen counter containing brochures from many local establishments, restaurant menus and maps. A list of important phone numbers may be found on the first page.
The Unique Benefits at this House: Situated near Penland School of Crafts in Mitchell County, centered between the towns of Spruce Pine, Bakersville, and Burnsville. One hour away from Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock.