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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities

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Last updated: 12/21/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Banner Elk house description

Situated in downtown Banner Elk, this newly remodeled and expanded mountain house is convenient to all the High Country attractions - less than 3 miles to Beech and Sugar mountains (skiing, hiking, or just enjoying), 0.5 miles to Lees-McRae College and its wonderful theater offerings, excellent golf courses (public and private) within 6 miles, less than 25 minutes to Grandfather Mountain, and walking distance to Tate-Evans Park and the many wonderful restaurants/shops/festivals/music in Banner Elk. And if you are willing to venture a little further, there is Mast General Store at Valle Crucis, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad, Maggie Valley, apple orchards, fishing, white water rafting, etc. Excellent and unique shopping is available in Valle Crucis and in Blowing Rock, and in the many shops and stores along the way. The list seems endless - you just name it - and it's there for your enjoyment and relaxation! Since the house is located on 3 acres of land that has been left pretty much 'natural', there is a lot of nature to enjoy right at the house.

However, being centrally located in Banner Elk, this house is a perfect place to serve as your center of operations to either enjoy the many opportunities available or to just relax and enjoy being 'in the mountains' with its wonderful people. This house has a history of its own in that it served as the Town Hall of Banner Elk in the past (while the current one was being built) and was recently expanded in the last year so that it can now comfortably accommodate 6 to 8 people with all the amenities of 'home away from home.' The house is well-equipped from its 3-car paved parking area, to its beautiful stone fireplace (with a mantel recovered from a Georgia barn) located in a Great Room with a cathedral ceiling, to its modern flat screen TV's, its outdoor gas grill installed on its almost 400 sq. ft. main deck, its stacked washer and dryer, and its built-in dishwasher. You are sure to enjoy your stay whether it is a special romantic weekend or full-fledged family get-away with all the troops.

If you decide to come, we are certain that you will enjoy your stay and the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1628 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Limited Accessibility:

            Some assistance required from fellow travelers....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            If a guest chooses to smoke, they would have to do so outside the house....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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          • King size beds (1) Master Bed Room; Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom #2; Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Beds in Bedroom #3; Sleep Sofas (2) 1- queen sofa in Great Room; 1- double sofa in Dining Room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Large walk-in shower w/seats. Mirror & tiled floor....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

            Mirror and tiled floor....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet

            Large mirror & tiled floor....moreless

          Other Amenities

              • Full Baths: House has two full baths. Each bath has a shower capability but only one has a tub. The MBR bath is a walk-in type of enclosure with a great deal of room and a place to sit down after entry....moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Game Room:

                Available at end of MBR closet on built-in shelves...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Limited music library in Great Room TV console...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DISH Satellite TV service to Great Room and Master Bed Room...moreless

              • Television:

                46' wall mounted TV in Great Room; 40' wall mounted TV in Master Bed Room; 22' TV/DVD/VCR on chest in Bedroom #3...moreless

              • Toys
              • VCR
              • Video Game Console:

                An HDMI connection with switching is available in the Great Room. A DVD, laptop computer, or a video game can be displayed on the wall mounted monitor....moreless

              • Video Library:

                Limited video library in Great Room TV console....moreless

              Attractions

              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Nestled in downtown Banner Elk just off Route NC 194 about 0.4 miles from the middle of town. Within 0.5 miles of Lees-McRae College. Greenway connects property to Tate-Evans Town Park....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    Dining area is part of LR adjacent to the kitchen with a table that will seat 4. In addition, there is a counter with 6 bar stools between LR and the kitchen which will seat 4-6. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Hybrid central heating/cooling system....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Stacked, provided in house....moreless

                  • Computer Available:

                    Guest provided. No special connections provided but they are available in some of the downtown shops....moreless

                  • Gas Fireplace:

                    With remote control....moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Hybrid central heating/cooling system....moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Linens provided for all beds and pull-out sofas....moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Adjacent to kitchen; connects to Great Room which has fireplace...moreless

                  • Mobile Phone:

                    Guest-provided, if they so choose....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    3-car private parking area provides house enry without steps....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street:

                    Extra off-street spaces beside house.....moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    Provided....moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Stacked; provided in house. Detergent provided...moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Good variety provided....moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    Service for 12....moreless

                  • Dishwasher:

                    Built in and only dishwasher soap provided should be used....moreless

                  • Kitchen:

                    All hand and cooking utensils plus blender and mixer. ...moreless

                  • Microwave:

                    Wall-mounted above stove....moreless

                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    With icemaker...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Main deck is 12' x 36', small decks at front & back doors. Outdoor fie pit is just off the main deck....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Propane gas which is connected to the main furnace system....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Holiday - 2014
                  Dec 22 - Jan 11, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,500
                  Winter 2 - 2014/15
                  Jan 12 - Mar 31, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $225
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,300
                  Summer-2015
                  Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $150 $175
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,000
                  Winter 1 - 2015/16
                  Oct 1 - Dec 20, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $200 $225
                  Fri, Sat
                  $1,300
                  Holiday- 2015
                  Dec 21 - Jan 10, 2016
                  2 night min stay
                  $250
                  $1,500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $75 + tax
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
                  • Tax Rate 6.75%

                  Notes:

                  - Terms are subject to change without notification from the owner

                  - Deposit will be refunded in full if cancellation is received more than 14 days before the reservation date; if later, a processing fee of $150 will be charged.

                  - Security Deposit will be refunded in full less any charges for abusive damages or excessive wear & tear.

                  - One-half of rental fee is due at time of reservation and balance is due no later than 14 days before occupancy.


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                  Last updated: 12/21/2014
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Tweetsie Railroad - 25 miles,

                  Linville Falls - 30 miles,

                  Grandfather Mountain - 15 miles,

                  Linville Caverns - 25 miles,

                  Beech Mountain - 8 miles,

                  Sugar Mountain - 4 miles,

                  Blue Ridge Parkway - 12 miles

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1995

                  About the owner: The house and property are currently owned by Lou and Buddy Leasure who reside in Greensboro. They inherited the property from Lou's father and mother, Linwood and Sally Lafferty. Mr. Lafferty came to Banner Elk in 1931, when Mr he was hired by Edgar Tufts, who founded Lees-McRae College. Mr Lafferty was hired to teach sciences (Chemistry, Physics) and to run the power plant for the college. In 1931, only the College, the Grandfather Home for Children and Grace Memorial Hospital (now a part of the College) had electricity. Mr. Lafferty, with support from Mr. Tufts, did well and he played a very significant role in bringing 'electricity to the mountains'. He became a licensed electrical contractor (wiring many of the homes in the region) and he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mountain Electric Co-op (which still provides power in this area) for 38 years. He taught at LMC for more than 35 years, and at one time served as Dean of the school. Mrs. Lafferty was a student at Lees-McRae when she and Linwood first met. They married in 1934. In their spare time, Mr. & Mrs. Lafferty ran the Banner Elk Hardware Store, which was in effect the center of town It was located across Route 194 from the listed house, which served as the Town Hall. Mrs. Lafferty played a major role in running the hardware store, and she served for years as the Town Clerk of Banner Elk.

                  Why the Owner Chose Banner Elk:
                  We inherited this property in the mid-90's when Mrs. Lafferty deceased.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  We, as well as, our children (4) and grandchildren (11) love Banner Elk, and we enjoy coming here whenever we can.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Front View of House from Route 194

                    Front View of House from Route 194

                  • "Bears" are the "theme" of the House!

                    "Bears" are the "theme" of the House!

                  • Master Bed Room has a wall- mounted 40 "TV.

                    Master Bed Room has a wall- mounted 40 "TV.

                  • Bedroom #3 has two single beds, and its own TV and DVD player.

                    Bedroom #3 has two single beds, and its own TV and DVD player.

                  • Stone Fire Place in Great Room with a wall-mounted 46" TV and DVD player.

                    Stone Fire Place in Great Room with a wall-mounted 46" TV and DVD player.

                  • Regular size pull out sleeper sofa in the living room, adjacent to kitchen.

                    Regular size pull out sleeper sofa in the living room, adjacent to kitchen.

                  • Laundry room (off kitchen) has washer, dryer, sink & storage cabinets.

                    Laundry room (off kitchen) has washer, dryer, sink & storage cabinets.

                  • Main Deck (12' x 32') provides great privacy & is accessible from Great Rm & MBR

                    Main Deck (12' x 32') provides great privacy & is accessible from Great Rm & MBR

                  • Main Deck also has several "limb" rockers for extra relaxation and enjoyment.

                    Main Deck also has several "limb" rockers for extra relaxation and enjoyment.

                  • View from front porch on one of the few snowy days in 2011

                    View from front porch on one of the few snowy days in 2011

                  • The parking pad abutting the back porch makes easy entry on snowy days.

                    The parking pad abutting the back porch makes easy entry on snowy days.

                  • The greenway path to Tate-Evans Park is paved all the way.

                    The greenway path to Tate-Evans Park is paved all the way.

                  • 3 Car Private Parking Area at Entrance Level behind House

                    3 Car Private Parking Area at Entrance Level behind House

                  • Master Bedroom has king-size bed, large "bear" picture, & door to main deck.

                    Master Bedroom has king-size bed, large "bear" picture, & door to main deck.

                  • Bedroom #2 has a Queen-size bed.

                    Bedroom #2 has a Queen-size bed.

                  • Great Room has cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace and access to main deck.

                    Great Room has cathedral ceiling, stone fireplace and access to main deck.

                  • Queen-size pull-out sleeper sofa in the Great Room.

                    Queen-size pull-out sleeper sofa in the Great Room.

                  • Well-equipped kitchen has wrap-around counter w/6 bar stools adjoining LR.

                    Well-equipped kitchen has wrap-around counter w/6 bar stools adjoining LR.

                  • Baths have tile countertops & floors, mirrors, & Kohler fixtures.

                    Baths have tile countertops & floors, mirrors, & Kohler fixtures.

                  • Main deck has a gas grill, 2 tables and 8 chairs with cushions (not shown).

                    Main deck has a gas grill, 2 tables and 8 chairs with cushions (not shown).

                  • Behind house is an outdoor fire pit for guest use with care.

                    Behind house is an outdoor fire pit for guest use with care.

                  • The front yard after a light snow.

                    The front yard after a light snow.

                  • The Tate-Evans Park is less that 0.4 miles away via the greenway walking path.

                    The Tate-Evans Park is less that 0.4 miles away via the greenway walking path.

                  • One of the many Banner Elk highlights is the Wooly Worm Festival in October!

                    One of the many Banner Elk highlights is the Wooly Worm Festival in October!

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Member since: 2012
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
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