Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private Setting

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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Situated on 2 acres on the western slopes of the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains, Fern Hill Overlook offers magnificent mountain views, lots of privacy, and is conveniently accessible to local attractions and activities.

Curve up the driveway between rock ledges and rhododendron to a rustic cabin which is not easily visible from the road. A large carved bear greets your sight as you round the bend in the driveway.

Park under the deck and walk up the stone steps. At the top of the steps, there is a bench big enough for two and a stone patio. It's a great spot for quiet reflection. Go through the house or follow the deck to the front porch for BREATHTAKING mountain views and a glimpse of the river in winter. No other cabins are between you and the river. Put the two rocking chairs together and share nature's beauty and majesty with someone special. Or, soak in the hot tub on the deck and enjoy the scenic views and forest setting. Be sure to keep an eye out for deer passing by but please respect this property as a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna.

This cabin has many amenities including full length windows, an updated kitchen and open floor plan. It is nicely furnished with rustic style furniture and accents. The master bedroom with a reading area takes full advantage of the windows and views. Firewood is provided for the wood burning stove which keeps the cabin cozy in even the coldest weather.

For quick supplies, there's a grocery and gas station just around the bend. Located only 20 minutes from Boone or Blowing Rock, it's a short ride for shopping, touring, or skiing. Head in the other direction and you can spend the day in Tennessee at Watauga Lake! Browse the collection of books in the cabin for reading on a rainy day.

Bear images and figures are included in the decor. Count the bears in and around the cabin and turn in your total to confirm whether you found all of them. Further details are available from the property manager.

Fern Hill Overlook is accessible year round but four wheel drive or chains are recommended for this property in winter months due to the significant slope of the driveway.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1050 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 4-5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Mountain views from the front porch!...moreless

  • Rural
  • Water View:

    Watauga River visible from front porch in winter....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    Parking for one vehicle under deck extension...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Ceramic heaters, baseboard heaters...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood stove, firewood provided...moreless

  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    House is on nearly 2 acres with natural landscaping....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.6
from 7 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2015
2 night min stay
Dec 14 - Jan 4, 2016
2 night min stay
Summer Vacation
Jul 1 - Aug 21, 2016
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Processing $25
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


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Last updated: 11/23/2015
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0.1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
U. S. Highway 321

Car: Necessary

Enjoy majestic mountain views, the crisp tang of the air, the abundance of wildlife, the splendor of the leaves in fall, the sound of the river after a rain, and the character of this mountain community! In this very private setting, the hot tub on the deck is a great way to relax while you enjoy the view.

It's a short drive to Valle Crucis. Be sure to visit the Mast General Store and Annex there. Music in the Valle features local musicians in the community park on Friday nights during the summer. For “downtown” shopping, it is about 20 minutes from Boone. There’s a great grocery right around the corner from the cabin for any necessities. Ski resorts in the area provide sporting activity in the winter. For warmer weather, there are opportunities for horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing and whitewater rafting.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why Valle Crucis:
In May 2006 we found this permanent private rustic vacation cabin which is perfect for us. It is a truly special spot that has a feeling of seclusion on 2 acres, an awesome view of the mountains and seasonal views of the Watauga River.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Hot tub for relaxation. Rocking chair front porch. Close to the river. Wooded. For necessities, there is a nearby grocery, deli and gas station. We consider this property a refuge for the wildlife and the people who visit. Please respect our desire to maintain this property as a sanctuary for everything within its boundaries. We hope that your stay here will be an experience to store in your chest of treasured memories.

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  • Fern Hill Overlook

    Fern Hill Overlook

  • Hot tub, views, private setting

    Hot tub, views, private setting

  • Large Carved Bear

    Large Carved Bear

  • Wood Stove

    Wood Stove

  • Full Bathroom

    Full Bathroom

  • Kitchen


  • Half Bathroom

    Half Bathroom

  • Back yard

    Back yard

  • Entry


  • View from the front porch in the fall

    View from the front porch in the fall

  • Rocking chair front porch

    Rocking chair front porch

  • Family room with view

    Family room with view

  • Master Bedroom with views

    Master Bedroom with views

  • Dining area with bay window

    Dining area with bay window

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Front yard

    Front yard

  • Welcome !

    Welcome !

  • Winter view of Watauga river from front porch

    Winter view of Watauga river from front porch

VRBO #420419

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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