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Last updated: 04/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Jefferson cottage description

Experience the authenticity of Mammaw and Pappaw Darnell’s home place ½ miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway and across the street from the Raccoon Holler Campground lake. The beautiful lake is right in front of the home place. Used to about 5 years ago, there was no water or bathroom in this cabin. After Mammaw passed away, it was our dream to restore the home and leave the rooms as Mammaw had them in order to share the love of the cabin with others. Now complete with granite counter tops, hardwood floors, and whirlpool tub with it has all the modern day luxuries. You will really enjoy your time here – two bedrooms (i.e., three full beds as two are upstairs in one room), full bathtub, separate shower, washer dryer, dishwasher microwave, hardwood floors, natural beams etched with pine hardwood to provide the rustic cabin feel yet with the modern day appliances of comfort including flat screen cable television.

Sit on the front porch and look at the lake, view the lake from the kitchen, living room and upstairs bedroom. This home place offers authenticity and comfort. Convenient to Jefferson and West Jefferson, 22 miles out the Blue Ridge Parkway to Boone and a mile from the famous Northwest Trading Post, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 miles from Wilkesboro, come home to Raccoon Holler.

Keywords: cottage

Property Type

  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • Cottage
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Pets Considered
          • Children Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Linens Provided
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Outdoor Grill

              Location & View

              • Lake View
              • Water View
              • Monument View

              Activities

              • Hiking
              • Fly Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Mountain Biking
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Ski Privileges Optional
              • Golf
              • Mountaineering
              • Ski Lift Privileges
              • Rafting
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Fitness Center
              • Skiing
              • Fishing
              • Groceries
              • Hospital

              Other Activities

                  • This is a easy to get on and get off from Blue ridge parkway.
                   

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                  • Family reunion/Wedding

                    Family reunion/Wedding

                    • Guest Buffy
                    • Date of stay 03/28/14
                    • Review Submitted 04/02/14
                    We stayed the last weekend in March as we were in for a wedding. Denver and Wanda are wonderful. They checked on us to make sure we didn't need anything and we didn't. The cabin is well stocked and included a washer and dryer. We brought our fur baby and he had a wonderful time so we were very thankful that they accommodate pets. The cabin is absolutely beautiful and the view of the little lake out front is awesome. We would definitely recommend this cabin and will stay again if y'all let us come back. Y'all have done a wonderful job renovating this place. We didn't use the upstairs but there is definitely room for several more people with the size of the bedroom up there. We wished the weather had cooperated a little more but we enjoyed the wedding and visiting with our family. Thank you again for a wonderful time and a wonderful cabin to stay in and thank you from Cooper. He says he love yall.

                    Recommended for: Pet owners.

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                  • Nice for the price

                    Nice for the price

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 12/13/13
                    • Review Submitted 12/27/13
                    We enjoyed our mini-vacation at the Raccoon Holler Lodge. It was a easy to find, clean, comfortable, and fairly well appointed. A few of the listed features didn't work very well - or at all - but nothing that would ruin our weekend. The WiFi would never let me connect to the internet, the DVD play was broken, and we were unable to get the gas fireplace lit. The last was the most disappointing, but again we found way to say warm :)... Nice people and a nice place. We might find ourselves at Raccoon Holler again one day...

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway.

                    Owner response: I am sorry that these things were overlooked. I offer you a discount on your next getaway if your return equivalent to a nights free stay. For the internet, if this happens, always turn on and back off and the connection works, at least it has for every guest that has been there. I had it checked to confirm and just texted the renter there now and verified that the internet worked and it did. She noted that she had to switch in and reboot it. For the gas logs, the pilot went out. So that this does not happen again, I have had a thermostat installed. As for the DVD, I'm looking into that and was not aware it was there or advertised, again I am sorry for that. Thank you for being understanding guests and I hope you indeed return again. I was under the impression that the gas logs got fixed during your stay. I can promise you that the new has solved the gas log problem once and for all. Everyone loves the logs and that is what helps make the stay magical. Thank you for the honest feedback which I have seen to all the items with the DVD being the next and only thing not rectified. Happy new year. I really invite you back to the holler for working logs and internet. Thank you for the honest feedback. Sincerely, Denver

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Gorgeous view, warm and relaxing!

                    Gorgeous view, warm and relaxing!

                    • Guest Melissa & Doug S. (Charlotte, North Carolina)
                    • Date of stay 11/15/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/18/13
                    My husband and I booked the cabin for a long weekend, it rained nearly the entire time but we didn't mind. The cabin was just as the pictures show and it's very warm and comfortable, especially the bed it's fantastic. I read the previous reviews just before our arrival... we didn't have any issues what so ever. Everything was clean and worked as it should, we used the fireplace all weekend. The owner was very friendly and easy to contact. As stated in other reviews the kitchen is fully stocked, pots, pans, silverware, plates, anything you can think of... even bakeware and some spices! I was a little concerned about the road in the pictures, but don't be! I think I saw maybe 4 cars pass in the 4 days we stayed! It's very private and quiet, the lake is gorgeous, and we took advantage of some of the card games and other games while there. It's right near the blue ridge parkway and what an amazing drive, lots of parks for hiking, canoeing etc. We had such a great time, will be booking again in the future. Oh and we stopped by Mountain Aire (seafood and steaks) restaurant down the road, calabash shrimp was really tasty. :)

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Beautiful & Peaceful Cabin

                    Beautiful & Peaceful Cabin

                    • Guest Edward F. (Homosassa, Fl.)
                    • Date of stay 11/04/13
                    • Review Submitted 11/08/13
                    Thank you for renting your lovely cabin in Jefferson. We enjoyed our stay very much. It was exactly as described and the decor was lovely. Great renovations and very comfortable bed. Especially enjoyed the TV in the Master Bedroom - a special treat. We highly recommend the place to anyone who enjoys serenity but with close proximity to the highway and places of interest such as Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                  • Just As Described...but...

                    Just As Described...but...

                    • Guest Jim A.
                    • Date of stay 09/29/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/25/13
                    Our feelings on our visit to this cabin at Raccoon Holler, North Carolina are mixed. The cabin itself was exactly as described. The cabin is a beautifully renovated "old home place,” located just yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and is across a road from a beautiful and idyllic North Carolina lake. The home was obviously recently redone with beautiful pine paneling and hardwood floors, marble counter tops, and new, top-end appliances. It is thoroughly stocked with all the kitchen amenities any visitor could want. The cabin is physically located within easy driving distance of the many wonderful attractions available to visitors in Ashe County, NC, and the nightly accommodation charge was more than competitive with other cabins in the area. Our mixed feelings on our stay at this cabin stem from the lack of cleanliness we found on our arrival. We had arranged with the owner to have the cabin cleaned prior to our arrival and also on our departure, and we paid an extra cleaning fee to have this done. The cleaning had been done prior to our arrival as we requested, however the cabin was not clean by any normal standard. We spent our first evening re-cleaning the kitchen, including the stove, sink, counters, island, and coffee pot, before we felt comfortable using them. They were greasy and not up to any standard, even minimal ones. We also had to clean the bathroom and felt compelled to wash the towels and linens. The two rugs in the bathroom were beyond our capability to clean, so we avoided them. A second issue was safety. We found that there were numerous light fixtures with either burned out bulbs or they had no bulbs in them, including two of the outside porch lights. More important, there was a disabled smoke detector in the master bedroom. The railing leading to the upstairs was loose and there were no safety markings on the stair treads, which invited a fall (which almost happened) when using the stairs. Further, the gas heater in the living room was inoperable, which, considering the lack of a smoke detector, was probably a good thing. The owner was accessible by email. We identified the above cleanliness problems to him and he offered to “make it right” with a dinner for two at local upper-end restaurants. We did not accept his offer, instead asking only that he refund the cleaning fee. He agreed to do this, however we are still waiting for him to contact us with his refund. We would not recommend this property to anyone else.

                    Owner response: Thank you greatly for your constructive feedback on the clean issues which I have done my best to address. I have mailed a 50 rebate which is 20 percent more than asked. I also offered a 20 percent discount if you wish to return in the future. In no way, did this posting impact my response. Since I live in Florida, my timeliness was compromised. The reason for sharing the cabin with the world was to spread the love that I felt when staying with my grandparents in Raccoon Holler as a young boy in this little space of heaven on Earth. Though my mammaw had no bathroom or water in the home, she kept her house impeccably and she too would want me to take care of these items and to do what I can to insure that your experience is forever memorable in a positive view. Thank you for your feedback and for your patronage in staying at Raccoon Holler. This helps me to continue to improve my operation in order to enhance the experiences of the many travelers that stay here, many of whom have returned four times in the past two years. Thank you again for your helpful feedback. I must say that I can recommend a weekend stay at Raccoon Holler to everyone on the planet. Unfortunately, there will be times where expectations will be compromised. I am sorry that this happened in your case but I do hope you return to the cabin. When this happens the best I can do is try to recover in a responsive and friendly matter while using the feedback to improve the operation in the future. Sincerely, Denver, Owner Raccoon Holler Cabin

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                  • Cozy Cabin

                    Cozy Cabin

                    • Guest Comfy Cabin (Greensboro NC)
                    • Date of stay 08/18/13
                    • Review Submitted 08/27/13
                    The pictures are very accurate but they can't show you the warmth you feel being here! I'm a senior citizen that has been looking for a home away from home and I finally found it here! The owners were so helpful pointing me to places to visit nearby and in a weeks time, I still couldn't see it all. Downtown West Jefferson is a heaven for those like me that love arts and antiques and just 20 minutes away. My extra time was spent on the front porch relaxing while looking at the ducks in the lake. I had 3 good meals at Mt. Aire Seafood and Steak Restaurant just 3 miles from the cabin and met some of the locals and I must say, the people in this area are the friendliest I have found in vacation areas. I can't wait to go back to run away from my city life, if even for a weekend! This cabin had everything I needed and more! Nice and clean and very cozy. My 2 furry friends had to be coaxed into the car when it was time to leave. I think they would have been happy if I left them just staying on the porch, they loved watching the ducks in the lake. I all ready have 2 people planning on visiting this cabin as their get away. Would recommend it to anyone with the need to get away for relaxation! Wonderful warm, cozy cabin!

                    Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • Very comfortable cottage

                    Very comfortable cottage

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 06/11/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/19/13
                    We really enjoyed this cottage. It is easily accessible to the Parkway and there is a short-cut to West Jefferson going the other way on the road. The cottage is well-equipped with a beautiful interior. Family members were attentive and made sure we had what we needed. The owners suggestions of what to see were delightful. The cottage was clean.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                  • A perfect place to get away from it all

                    A perfect place to get away from it all

                    • Guest Tracy G. (West Palm Beach, Florida)
                    • Date of stay 04/07/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/24/13
                    My husband and I fell in love with this cabin. It is in a perfect location near the Parkway and was easily accessible to town and anywhere else we wanted to go. Denver and his mother were very helpful and answered all of our questions quickly. The cabin is clean, offered all we needed for cooking and living there for a week. I really hope that I get the opportunity to stay there again very soon!

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                  • Jenette

                    Jenette

                    • Guest Jenette (Austin, TX)
                    • Date of stay 04/02/13
                    • Review Submitted 04/08/13
                    After moving out of Ashe County a few months ago to TX, we needed to return to finish up some business. My sister from Little Rock joined us. The cabin was perfect for us three seniors. . .the location with easy access to both Jefferson & W Jefferson (right off the Blue Ridge Parkway); great kitchen with everything we needed; fireplace; plenty of beds; kept warm as the temps dropped (even the snowfall was beautiful); satellite tv and internet! And a view to boot! We appreciate so much the opportunity to stay there. . .the owner and his family was delightful to work with. Thank you for making it affordable. . .we cannot say enough good things about it. If and when we ever need to return to Ashe, we would definitely like to stay again!

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                  • Awesome Weekend Getaway

                    Awesome Weekend Getaway

                    • Guest Terri H.
                    • Date of stay 02/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 02/25/13
                    My husband & I were looking for a weekend getaway to spend time with each other and just relax from the hustle of everyday life. I came across this wonderful home and could not pass it up. The photos of the place are beautiful but to see it in person is really another story. The home is very cozy and very quiet. We took our 2 fur-babies and they enjoyed the stay as well. They lounged by the gas fire place and soaked up the peaceful quiet. The home has everything you need, master bed was comfy and the jet tub was awesome. There is not a tremendous amount to do around there so if you are looking for "stuff" to do like theme parks & such this is not your place, but if you are looking for a quiet place to relax, unwind and soak up all of God's wonderful gifts...this is a great place to visit!

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                  Rental basis: Per property
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                  Base Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $65 $85
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $483 $1,938
                  SKI season
                  Jan 1 - Mar 31
                  2 night min stay
                  $50 $70
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  $402
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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                  Fees:

                  • Pet Fee $25
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

                  These rates don't apply for holiday seasons.

                  Month long rental will include additional $100 maint fee.


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                  Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                  About the owner: I experienced complete love and acceptance when I visited my Mammaws and papaw here as a young boy. The two of them were amazing. Up the line was a spring where papaw went to get water. Down the line, lol, was an outhouse. When I stayed they wanted me to eat and rest and sleep and to this day in the courses I teach at UCF in Orlando to bachelors, masters, and doctoral students, I share about the RACCOON Holler Ritz Carlton experience I felt when spending time there. I wanted their legacy to live on so restore the cabin after they passed in hopes that those that came experienced a similar peace, love, and tranquility that I did when I was there. I hope you do. Currently, I am writing a childhood memoir entitled, Growing Up On Raccoon Holler. When finished, I will place a copy in the cabin. Thank all of you for reading and have a wonderful stay.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                  Please contact us directly for longer than weekly stay. We have a special rate for longer stays. Please email us first before making any payment. No hidden fees. We don't charge any cleaning fee or hidden fees. We do appreciate if you leave the place clean. Small tip for the care taker would be appreciated also but not necessary. Holiday weekends have different price than what listed. Listed price are good for regular days. We have WIFI. We prefer that you pay directly using the payment method on VRBO website. We will also accept if you have other preference for payment like checks. Please email or call us if you have any question that does not answer here. Reservations are accepted with a two-night minimum deposit. Check in is 3:00 pm - check out is 11:00 am. Reservation policy: Payment is due at the time of the reservation. Cancellation policy: Just let us know at least three weeks before the trip.


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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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                  2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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