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Luxury Secluded Mountain Retreat, Incredible Long Range View

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Last updated: 10/27/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Banner Elk chateau / country house description

We searched a long time for the perfect spot for our second home; this is it. Eagles Nest (here before the development by the same name) sits on two secluded acres at the very top of a mountain between Valle Crucis and Banner Elk overlooking three states. When you stay with us, you are only 15 minutes from boutique shopping, recreation, four star restaurants and even a winery.

Yet, you're surrounded by farms, beautiful wildlife and breathtaking views. You see it all here. Weather takes on a new meaning. From rare Rime Frosts to thick August fogs, winter white blankets of snow to linen white Catawba Rhododendron blooming under cool mountain skies, front row to a fierce symphony thunderstorm to unmatched panoramic fall color. You can watch it all from the covered deck overlooking Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina, or by the stone fireplace in our living room cozy with French and English country antiques and reproductions.

In the winter we get snow, snow , snow. In the summer we get a 22-25 degree temperature difference--cool. And don't worry, with all of this weather activity we have a whole house generator that takes over automatically if the power goes out. The bedrooms here are furnished with 100% oxford cotton sheets and Sterns & Foster mattresses. The chef's kitchen (we're cooks) is stocked with pantry items and spices.

Please replace what you use. There is an honor bar and honor wine cellar. Also please replace what you use. Nearby there are several spas including the famed Westglow Spa in Blowing Rock. You are surrounded by hundreds of mountain trails to hike and three major ski resorts. Yes, this is a very special place. Warning: you will be addicted. We hope you enjoy and gently care for our second home as much as we do.


Keywords: Luxury, Country House, Views, Seclusion, Private, Gourmet, French Country, Mountain Retreat, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Chateau / Country House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Non Smoking Only
          • Not Suitable For Children
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Chefs Kitchen, Luxury Linens, Antiques


              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • VCR
              • Video Library


              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Yes. Central air....moreless

                  • Broadband Access:


                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Yes. Whirpoll side by side....moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    Yes. Wood burning in Family Room. Firewood provided....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Yes. Gas central....moreless

                  • Internet:

                    Yes. High speed internet ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Yes. Luxury oxford cotton sheets in both bedrooms. We HATE cheap sheets!...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Private study full of cooking books, more books and a video library....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Yes. 8 plus parking off street....moreless

                  • Telephone:

                    Yes. Local calls only...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Yes. Ralph Lauren towels....moreless

                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace:



                  • Catering Available:

                    One owner is a chef! Anything is available...just ask....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Cuisinart 12 cup automatic, Breville expresso maker, French press pots (3 sizes), Coffe grinder (2 one for flavored and 1 for regular)...moreless

                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Service for 24 including 3 sets of Spode china....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    service for 24, 3 sets of Spode china....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:


                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    All Bosch stainless steel appliances with 4 burner professional gas range with commercial hood vented outside...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Built in GE...moreless

                  • Oven:

                    Bosch 30 inch gas with 'European convection'...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Fully stocked with everything you could possibly want. Please replace what you use....moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Bosch stainless steel with ice and water in door....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Bosch 4 burner gas....moreless

                  • Toaster:

                    Yes. Under counter...moreless


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                      • Hot Tub


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                      Winery, 4 Star Restaurant Close by, Fresh Eggs


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: We enjoy life. We love to travel (when we can afford it.) We love to eat (I guess we're foodies, and probably wine-os) and fortunately we can cook. It's almost as much fun to cook as it is to eat, but we are grateful when people cook for us. Walking and hiking are the best and look where we are! Now, when we hike we take reinforcements (charcuterie and chateneauf de pape.) One of the many times we hiked Hawksbill Mountain, we had a spread, wine, pate, cheese, chicken sad... Other hikers on the mountain commented that it was 'a whole new level of hiking... and to hell with this power bar.' We both own our own businesses so it's really great when we can come here and relax. Last 4th of July we had dinner outside on the deck. We watched every little community's firework show. It got a little chilly so we went in a built a fire (yes, in July.) We plan to retire here. Someday.

                      Why the Owner Chose Banner Elk:
                      We accidentally found this house one summer afternoon when visiting the local winery and remarked how the area reminded us of Tuscany. We already owed a house in the area and had no idea that this beauty was so close by. We felt so removed from the hustle and bustle of the city and our hectic lives and fell in love with the area and purchased Eagles Nest the next day!

                      The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
                      Luxury , seclusion, the view and long hikes on our country roads picking blueberries. We have traveled the world and rented many vacation homes and for the most part were always disappointed with the level of quality. So we did something about it and are here to share it with you.

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                      Speaks: english

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                      • Eagles Nest

                        Eagles Nest

                      • Rear porch with hot tub.

                        Rear porch with hot tub.

                      • The view from the rear covered porch.

                        The view from the rear covered porch.

                      VRBO #290012

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                      This listing was first published here in 2010.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, January 20, 2015

                      $295 per night (USD)
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2010
                      Speaks: english
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                      • Response rate: 40%
                      • Calendar last updated: 10/27/2014
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                      (704) 905-5569 (North Carolina, USA)

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