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View Grandfather Mountain While Dining on a Covered Porch

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View of Grandfather Mountain from the Porch


Last updated: 07/01/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Banner Elk cabin description

'Doctor's Orders' is a prescription for relaxation. Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends and family on the covered porch while viewing Grandfather Mountain. When privacy or personal space is needed, retreat to one of three levels. Each level is designed with a private bedroom, bath and living/sitting area. The layout is perfect for 3 couples or 2 couples and children. The children can have their own space downstairs with 2 twin beds and a queen convertible. The main and upper floors both have queen beds. The upper level includes a jet tub and TV. The cabin is adorned with interesting artwork and is professionally decorated with comfort in mind. If you enjoy cooking, food preparation will be a pleasure in the well equipped gourmet kitchen. If you want to take a vacation from cooking, the best dining in the high country is located between Tynecastle and Banner Elk. Tynecastle is a 10 minute drive from the cabin (4.7 miles) and Banner Elk is 14 minutes (9 miles). A 'trading' library is provided for avid readers. For those who prefer television, there is one located on each level including a play station on the lower level. DVD Player is also provided.

There is nothing more beautiful then turning the inside lights off and watching the snow fall while sitting around one of the the two gas log fireplaces!

Some of my favorite activities are farmer's market on saturday morning (May - October), Meandering up and down the shops in Blowing Rock, eating lunch at Storie Street Grill, shopping at the outlet mall, buying candy at Mast General Store (maybe a pair of shoes also), and spending an afternoon in the kitchen cooking while I watch TV and the views. I'm not much of an outdoors person, but the guys in the family enjoy fly fishing, hiking Grandfather Mountain (profile trail is 4 miles from the cabin), Skiing, tubing and cooking on the grill. The whole family enjoys musical and theatre productions at ASU and Lees-McCrae college. Rafting and Zip line activities are also accessible nearby. This is a snapshot of what our family enjoys but there is 'something' for everyone. The cabin is ideal for exploring the high country, being located between Boone (9 miles), Blowing Rock (11 miles) and Banner Elk (9 miles).

Keywords: Beautifully landscaped yard, level entry, two parking areas, professionally decorated

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            Street level entry with bedroom, living area, dining area, kitchen and view porch on main level....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            May not be suitable for toddlers, due to open stairway to the 3rd level....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs 30 pounds and under are welcome. Pet deposit applies....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            This includes anywhere on the outside property...moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            No renters under the age of 30 years...moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

          • Loft + Den


          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Upstairs: bedroom 1 - Queen bed; loft twin sofa bed Main Floor: bedroom 2 - Queen bed Downstairs: bedroom 3 - Twin beds; den queen sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower


          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Table with 6 chairs, extra leaf in closet. Director chairs available for additional dinners or porch seating....moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Waffle Iron,Hand Mixer, Cuisinart Smart Stick, Blender, Fondue Pot...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Spices, sugar, sugar substitute & coffee filters....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Water/Ice dispenser on door...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Gas Fireplace:

            Gas logs in downstairs den and on Main Level. Both fireplaces have remote controlled logs....moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            Additional parking driveway on property will hold 2-3 cars...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Thermostats on main level and downstairs....moreless

          • Heating:

            Thermostats on main level and downstairs....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided


          • Books:

            Lending library: If you finish your book while on vacation take a book from the lending library and leave your book for the next renter....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            (3) TV in kitchen controlled by large TV in family room. Also extra TV downstairs bedroom controlled by TV in living area....moreless

          • Video Game Console:

            Play station - bring your favorite games...moreless

          • DVD Player
          • Foosball


          • Telephone:

            Land lines in each bedroom and portable in kitchen...moreless

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                3 covered porches. The entry Level porch overlooks Grandfather Mountain....moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautifully landscaped property....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View


                  • Restaurants
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Hunting
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Kayaking
                  • Rafting
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Hiking
                  • Groceries
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Sledding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Shopping
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf


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                  from 6 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Jun 7 - Nov 20, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,300 $3,600
                  Nov 21 - Nov 29, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  In- Season
                  Nov 30 - Dec 18, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,300 $3,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
                  • Preparation Fee $15 + tax
                  • Pet Fee $30 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 12.75%


                  HIGH SEASON RATES ARE APPLIED FOR: Weekends in January, February and October, Thanksgiving and weeks of Christmas and New Years.

                  RETURN RENTERS: Receive a discount if you book your vacation through OWNER.

                  This manager accepts: Credit cards.
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                  Last updated: 07/01/2014
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                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About: My husband is an avid gardner, which is evidenced by our beautiful mountain yard. I enjoy cooking, reading and spending too much time on the computer. We have 3 Boston Terriers, Daisy, Rose & Jasmine who love spending sunny days on the porch.

                  Why Banner Elk:
                  We were looking for a place to relax, escape the heat in the summer and enjoy snow in the winter. We were also looking for an area that had easy access to a diverse selection of entertainment activities. The cabin is centrally located between 2 colleges that excel in the performing arts and 4 ski areas. There are numerous places to hike and fish nearby. From the cabin, it is a one minute drive to reach route 105, which was the deciding point for choosing this location. We looked at many beautiful remote cabins but it took 15-20 minutes to reach a main road and another 20 minutes or longer to reach a grocery store, gas station or the chosen activity for the day. If an emergency occurs, from the cabin to the hospital in Boone is a 15 minute drive and there is a Veterinarian office 2 minutes from the cabin on 105.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
                  Return Renters: Book through owner and receive a discount on your rental.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • View of Grandfather Mountain from the Porch

                    View of Grandfather Mountain from the Porch

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Main Level Living Area

                    Main Level Living Area

                  • Main Floor Bedroom

                    Main Floor Bedroom

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Doctor's Orders

                    Doctor's Orders

                  • Kitchen


                  • Main Living Area

                    Main Living Area

                  • Loft


                  • Lower Level Bedroom

                    Lower Level Bedroom

                  VRBO #356498

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, June 23, 2014

                  $230 - $290 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 07/01/14
                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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