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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Spruce Pine house description

Welcome to Parkway Peek!

Indulge in our fully-renovated mountain home and enjoy 180° views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Black Mountain range. Relaxing on the expansive deck, you'll hear nothing but the sounds of nature and the occasional passing train in the distance. At 3200ft above sea level, complete privacy awaits you within our 1 1/2 acre paradise located adjacent to the pristine Pisgah National Forest.

Located just 1.3 miles from the Bear Den exit (mile marker 324.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), Parkway Peek is the perfect get away for couples, families or groups of friends. Featuring 3.5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this 2-story home has everything you need for your perfect vacation: all new GE kitchen appliances, new granite counters in kitchen, renovated bathrooms (full bath with traditional shower/tub downstairs, custom glass shower upstairs), fully renovated downstairs, HUGE deck and screened porch. Stay a few days and take in the local sites or stay a week and use Parkway Peek as your 'jumping off point' for Asheville, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls or skiing at Sugar Mountain. We're within a 45minute drive from all that Western North Carolina has to offer!

Local attractions include: the historic Altapass Orchard (featuring live music and festivities throughout most of the year), Springmaid Mountain (horseback riding, tubing, fly fishing), Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Wilson Creek Wilderness Area and many other hiking trails all within a 15-30minute drive up the Parkway to the north; Little Switzerland, Crabtree Falls and Mt. Mitchell are 15-45minutes down the Parkway to the south; Table Rock, Lake James, Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and HawksNest are all within a 45minute drive.

Our section of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Highway 226 and the Bear Den exit is typically open year-round. Check local weather conditions and the Parkway website in the winter for possible temporary closures. A 4-wheel drive is not needed to access our property unless there has been a heavy snow. Our community road is maintained year-round and our driveway has flat access.

We hope you will enjoy our 'contemporary rustic' jewel in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Keywords: Long range views, mountain view, privacy, pet friendly, renovated, blue ridge parkway, penland school, spruce pine, horseback riding, fly fishing, little switzerland, altapass, orchard, pisgah, hiking, grandfather mountain, mt. mitchell, mount mitchell, linville falls, bear den, springmaid, asheville, blowing rock, boone, burnsville, bakersville, marion, lake james, cross-country skiing, gem mining, brown mountain, wilson creek, winery, cheese, black mountain

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            we welcome any size dogs (2 maximum) upon previous approval by owner; must be on monthly flea treatment and must be fully house-broken. Any pet damage will result in full loss of deposit. We also suggest purchasing a Preventik collar from your vet for added protection against mountain ticks. Please pick up after your pets!...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            the rear deck area is very high; no sitting or climbing on the railings is allowed at any time....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 25yrs of age and proof of age may be required by owners....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking is not allowed ANYWHERE inside the property....moreless

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          • Fish Room: 2 twin/ single


          • Master: 1 queen

            Upstairs; fabulous view of mountains from bed!...moreless

          • Cow Room: 1 king


          • Map Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Upstairs; double futon; sleeps 1 adult or 2 small kids...moreless

          • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs living room; queen sleeper-sofa...moreless

          • King size beds (1) downstairs bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in downstairs bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full leather futon in upstairs den (this is a separate room with door); queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs: toilet, shower


          • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • 2 full baths, 1 on each floor

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            all new GE stainless steel appliances and granite countertops...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            with automatic ice maker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Air Conditioning:

            wall units in upstairs living room and master bedroom. Ceiling fans and whole house fan in all other spaces. The 3200ft elevation eliminates the need for air conditioning most of the year....moreless

          • Heating:

            wood-burning stove and fireplace are main source of heat; portable space heaters provided during cooler months; electric baseboard heater in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            2 driveways provide ample parking; lower driveway for oversized vehicles (with turn around area)...moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            antique, free-standing wood burning stove in family room downstairs...moreless

          • Living Room:

            2 living rooms (one on each level with great views)...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:

            wood burning fireplace upstairs...moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Fireplace
          • Parking
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer

          Other Amenities

              • Cell phone coverage - we have found cell phone access to be good to excellent (depending on provider) at our vacation home. While wireless internet is available, we recommend bringing your own personal MiFi device to stay connected (our service is limited by download/upload speeds and daily usage)....moreless


              • Satellite / Cable:

                DishTV with basic channels in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen TV in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

              • Games:

                Cornhole and assorted puzzles and table games...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Limited number of family/kids DVD's...moreless

              • Books:

                Assorted lending library...moreless

              • DVD Player


                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Satellite internet; approximate speed 1Mbps, not appropriate for streaming movies or downloading large files...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    HUGE deck area with southwest views overlooking Black Mountain range; chiminea on main deck and in-ground firepit in side yard...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Grassy Creek Golf Club located about 10 minutes away; Grandfather and Mt. Mitchell Golf Clubs located about 35 minutes away...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Tubing and kayaking available at Springmaid Mountain (5 minute drive) or at Loafer's Glory (about 30 minute drive)...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Appalacian Moutain are all located with a 45min-1hr drive...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Herb/vegetable garden located on lower driveway; pick your own during your visit (seasonal)...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Screened porch with long range views...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large charcoal grill on front deck...moreless


                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        layered long range views of the Black Mountains, Mt. Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooking the historic Altapass Orchard...moreless


                      • Museums
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Cycling
                      • Fishing
                      • Skiing
                      • Golf
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Hunting
                      • Water Tubing
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Rafting
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Churches
                      • Live Theater
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Zoo
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Walking
                      • Antiquing
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Ice Skating


                      Write a review 5
                      from 22 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Mar 28 - Sep 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,500 $4,500
                      Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,650 $4,950
                      Dec 1 - Apr 2, 2015
                      3 night min stay
                      $1,350 $4,050
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Housekeeping(1-4ppl) $100
                      • Pet Fee $75
                      • Housekeeping(5+ppl) $150
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                      • Taxes Included


                      Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates may be higher during holidays.

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                      Last updated: 08/04/2014
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                      • Altapass Orchard

                        "Great live music (seasonally) and locally made goods; walking trails through the Orchard; do..."

                      • Springmaid Mountain

                        "Year round horseback riding through beautiful mountain trails; dog & kid friendly hikes; sum..."

                      • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

                        "Just in case you have a medical emergency, this state-of-the-art facility can treat you quic..."

                      • Penland School of Crafts

                        "Amazing artists from around the world come to Penland to hone their skills at metal work, gl..."

                      • Emerald Village

                        "There are many gem mining opportunities in the area, but this one is actually set into the s..."

                      • Crabtree Falls

                        "Great hiking opportunity even if the park itself is currently closed. Slightly strenuous an..."

                      • Mount Mitchell State Park

                        "Highest point east of the Mississippi River; amazing views on a clear day but always breezy ..."

                      • Linville Gorge Wilderness

                        "Home to the famous Linville Falls! Easy or strenuous hikes available (harder hikes are in t..."

                      • Bear Den Camp Ground

                        "If you've got a large group and some would prefer to camp-out, this is the place for them. ..."

                      • Knife & Fork

                        "Simply AMAZING! Award-winning Chef Nate Allen creates masterpieces of farm-to-table cuisine..."

                      • The Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Company

                        "A local favorite for its gourmet pizzas and home brewed craft beers. Chad & Jen will treat ..."

                      • The Tropical Grill

                        "If you're craving a traditional Cuban sandwich or a fish taco, this is the place to go. Clau..."

                      • El Ranchero Restaurant

                        "HUGE menu of traditional Mexican fare at amazingly low prices. Definitely worth the trip."

                      • Grandfather Mountain

                        "Lots to do in such a short drive. Pay the pricey entrance fee to visit the museum, zoo (min..."

                      • Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

                        "Great prices but not the best kept course; nice restaurant at club house."

                      • MT Mitchell Golf Club-Pro Shop

                        "The most beautiful course you will ever play for under $75 (season specials under $50!); a m..."

                      • Linville Caverns

                        "Perfect for a cold or rainy day activity! Underground caverns feature crystal clear streams..."

                      • Loafers Glory Rafting and Tubing

                        "Just a short drive past Bakersville and these guys will take care of your tubing or kayaking..."

                      • Wilson Creek

                        "One of our favorite "wilderness areas" to visit!!! Dozens of trails for off-leash dog hikes..."

                      • Mountain View Restaurant

                        "Gorgeous view from this surprisingly good local restaurant!"

                      • Switzerland Cafe and General Store

                        "Great local dishes including a "grown up grilled cheese" to die for and smoked trout cakes! ..."

                      • DT's Blue Ridge Java

                        "Local coffee house, bakery, sandwich shop, ice cream shop and internet hang out"

                      • Rivers Edge Outfttrs

                      • Black Mountain Campground

                        "Great hikes from this parking area and swimming holes as well. Pet & kid friendly!"

                      • OakMoon Creamery

                        "Local cheesemaker with some very tasty creations! Hopefully they will open the farm to the ..."

                      50 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Asheville, Charlotte or Johnson City, TN
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      25 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Sugar Mountain
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Grassy Creek or Mt. Mitchell Courses
                      7 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Knife & Fork, The Pizza Shop, Tropical Grill

                      Car: Necessary

                      Gem Mining, Waterfalls and Natural Swimming Holes, Art Galleries, Seasonal Live Music and Dancing, Fishing Outfitters


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2011

                      About the owner: We are an energetic family of 4 (+ 2 dogs) currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

                      Why the Owner Chose Spruce Pine:
                      Spruce Pine provides a great central location in Western NC and our vacation home has one of the best views in the area! After renting many homes on VRBO over the years, we decided to purchase a home of our own that we could share with friends and family.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Privacy, privacy, privacy but with all of the modern conveniences! Be at one with nature or head into the 'big city' of Spruce Pine for grocieries, dining & shopping.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Sunset Dinner on our Deck

                        Sunset Dinner on our Deck

                      • Front of House in the Fall

                        Front of House in the Fall

                      • Upstairs Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings and Amazing Views

                        Upstairs Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings and Amazing Views

                      • Upstairs Bathroom Vanity

                        Upstairs Bathroom Vanity

                      • Downstairs Family Room with Pull-Out Queen Sleeper-Sofa

                        Downstairs Family Room with Pull-Out Queen Sleeper-Sofa

                      • Downstairs Twin Bedroom (Fish Theme)

                        Downstairs Twin Bedroom (Fish Theme)

                      • Downstairs Bathroom with Tub/Shower

                        Downstairs Bathroom with Tub/Shower

                      • Chiminea on the Deck

                        Chiminea on the Deck

                      • New Firepit with Long Range Views in Side Yard

                        New Firepit with Long Range Views in Side Yard

                      • Our Driveway on a Fall Day

                        Our Driveway on a Fall Day

                      • Wild Turkeys Crossing our Road

                        Wild Turkeys Crossing our Road

                      • The Dog's Life on Nearby Rivers

                        The Dog's Life on Nearby Rivers

                      • Gorgeous Early Fall Color from the Deck!

                        Gorgeous Early Fall Color from the Deck!

                      • New Kitchen/Dining Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace

                        New Kitchen/Dining Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace

                      • Upstairs Master with Fantastic Mountain View

                        Upstairs Master with Fantastic Mountain View

                      • Upstairs Custom Shower

                        Upstairs Custom Shower

                      • Downstairs Family Room with Wood-Burning Stove

                        Downstairs Family Room with Wood-Burning Stove

                      • Downstairs King Bedroom (Cow Theme)

                        Downstairs King Bedroom (Cow Theme)

                      • Extra-Large Screened Porch with Mountain and Forest Views

                        Extra-Large Screened Porch with Mountain and Forest Views

                      • The Moon and Venus as seen by a Parkway Peek Guest

                        The Moon and Venus as seen by a Parkway Peek Guest

                      • Newly Landscaped Hill Below House

                        Newly Landscaped Hill Below House

                      • Our Driveway on a Snowy Day

                        Our Driveway on a Snowy Day

                      • Another Amazing Sunset!

                        Another Amazing Sunset!

                      • One of Many Local Waterfalls

                        One of Many Local Waterfalls

                      VRBO #357459

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                      This listing was first published here in 2011.

                      Date last modified - Monday, July 28, 2014

                      $225 - $275 per night (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 08/04/14
                      Minimum stay: 3 nights
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