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This home is a joy for families & pets alike, it is spacious & homey, with pine paneling throughout. Parents with small children LOVE the gated, covered wrap-around deck, as do dog owners. Rain or shine, the views from the cabin are incredible, esp. in the fall or when the mist moves over the treetops.
Our guests love that we furnish so many things in the cabin. Guests say that you only need to bring your meals & yourselves. Everything else is there. We take pride in making our guests feel welcome.
The views are amazing & there are many things to do in & around the home. There are wonderful long range layered mountain views from the deck, upstairs balcony & from inside the living room.
The home is ideal for:
1) Family reunions or other family fun
2) Couples or group retreat, time to reflect
3) Bible study
4) Private & Secluded get away
5) Couples weekend
6) Visiting the local attractions in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis etc.
7) Relaxing & enjoying nature & family
8) Attending Leatherwood events: weddings, organized runs, horseback riding, eating at the Saddlebrook restaurant on weekends
9) Seasonal Skiing at App Ski mtn (closest)
10) ATV riding
Just some of the things we provide for your stay:
1. Towels, bed linens & paper products (& many other items)
2. High speed fiber optic internet access
3. Free local & long distance calling
4. WIFI, no password required
5. PC and printer
6. Soap, shampoo & body wash
Centrally located for visiting:
1. Blowing Rock
4. Linville Falls/Caverns
5. Mystery Hill
6. Grandfather Mountain
7. Tweetsie Railroad
8. Leatherwood (horseback riding or other events)
9. NC waterfalls, parks, hiking, biking, & fishing
10. ATV &/or horseback riding
Base rate, 4 guests at 115$ per night; all rates shown below from 2 guests to 14:
1. 2 guests 93$ per night
2. 3 guests 105$ per night
3. 4 guests 115$ per night (VRBO will show rates for 4 guests, additional guests are 10$ per night per guest). If this quote is satisfactory, you may book it immediately on VRBO.
4. 5 guests 125$ per night
5. 6 guests 135$ per night
6. 7 guests 145$ per night
7. 8 guests 155$ per night
8. 9 guests 165$ per night
9. 10 guests 175$ per night
10. 11 guests 185$ per night
11. 12 guests 195$ per night
12. 13 guests 205$ per night
13. 14 guests 215$ per night
Please email owner for quote for 2-3 people to get the rates shown above.
Pet fee is a flat $35 charge.
1. 2-3 guests 50$
2. 4-8 guests 75$
3. 9-14 guests 90$
The Cabin is situated in the Deer Crossing Community, just off of Sampson Road, on Little White Rock Mountain, near the Watauga & Wilkes county lines.
1) 7 mi from the home to the Blue Ridge Parkway
2) 9 mi to Blowing Rock city limits
3) 12.8 miles to Tweetsie Railroad
4) 13.5 miles to Boone
5) 13.5 mi to App Skiing
6) 13.1 miles to Kilwins for ice cream
7) 15.5 miles to great food at Daniel Boone Inn or a visit to App State
8) 13.5 Mystery Hill
9) 12.2 Tanger Outlets (shopping)
10) 6.1 Leatherwood for horseback riding or state stocked trout fishing
11) 24.9 miles to Grandfather Mountain
2 routes to 321 (Blowing Rock or Boone):
a) Right out of Deer Crossing
b) Sampson to the Parkway (right on parkway)
c) Left on Aho which dead ends on 321 (left goes to BR, right goes to Boone)
Notes: State road Sampson includes 6 miles of gravel from the home to the one mile paved section that connects to the parkway at Aho. Trip time is 18-24 minutes. Benefits include quicker travel time to attractions, outstanding scenery, wildlife sightings of Deer and/or wild turkeys.
2) Minimum gravel:
a) Take Sampson (turn left out of Deer Crossing) to Elk Creek road (right on Elk Creek)
b) Then take Buffalo Cove road to highway 268, then to 321. Benefits include mostly paved roads except for Sampson; trip is longer to reach attractions.
Once you have paid the deposit, you will receive all the info that you need to access the home, the local amenities & info for attractions.
The property is wooded & nature is a few feet away. The community is great for walking. Note, if you are hiking less traveled wooded paths, wear long pants & before coming into the home, brush them off & park muddy boots outside the door.
Our guests do spelunking at Linville Caverns, hike, bird watch & boat at Julian Price Lake along the Parkway, white water raft at Wahoo, bike on Railroad Grade rd then tube at Todd while others do trout fishing or horseback riding at Leatherwood. Some guests have found Wilson Creek to be good for canoeing & hiking, others report excellent swimming at Elk River Falls. There are directions to these locations in the binder inside the home. You can take one of the pages out, go on your adventure then return the page to the binder for the next visitor.
The Blue Ridge Parkway area has many Birding sites. One is located at Julian Price Memorial Park; another is located at Elk Knob near Todd. Use our PC to check out North Carolina Birding Trail.org for more info!
If you want to go to NC gem mining sites, print the location directions on the printer to take with you. We hear western NC is a fabulous place for gem mining.
About our home:
This lovely home has features for everyone! Fabulous views & wonderful breezes! The home is decorated with horse prints, photos of Italy & includes some of the photography of artist Margaret Denny. We have several antiques in the home that you will enjoy. The antique dining table has several leaves, allowing it to seat 1-8 comfortably. We have extra folding tables & chairs in the basement. Check out the coffee table, read the inside! There is also an antique book that is fun to page through.
We have granite countertops, hardwood flooring, new carpeting & flooring in the basement. You & your party are very important to us, so we try to make the home comfy & inviting with everything you need.
We have 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs bedrooms each with a balcony; each has two double beds & share one bathroom. Master & basement bedrooms have a queen bed & ensuite bathroom. All linens and towels are sanitized in preparation for your arrival. The master will be made up for you, but the remainder of sheets will be left out for you to choose the bed in the room that suits you.
You will enjoy preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen & grilling on the huge gas grill. Everything you need is at hand! For those not helping in the meal preparation, there is high speed internet WIFI, PC games & loads of things to check out on the internet. If you have a laptop with a Netflix account, you'll have no trouble downloading at this high speed!
After a day of hiking, you might want to wash your duds then play a rousing game of Pool, Darts or Foosball. For the family that enjoys various activities, we have 3 DVD players, 2 TVs, & a large basement with space for games (a 3rd TV and VHS player can be placed in any of the upstairs bedrooms, but please return to the basement before you leave). Some of the children have named the basement 'The Kid Zone'.
Later, watch Satellite TV, get on the internet or watch a DVD. For that romantic touch, turn on the fireplace with the remote; watch the flames & pulsating embers, while enjoying the long range layered mountain views.
In the mountains, any cell phone coverage is spotty, especially traveling the Parkway. Keep this in mind while away from the home. At the home, we have a network extender that allows Verizon phones to work. Other cell phones may work at the top of the hill just past our property. There is no cell phone tower in the area, but you can also use our landline for local & long distance at no cost to you. Texting should work for any phone.
The home is great for reading & relaxing. It is so quiet & peaceful. Or just sit & do nothing on one of the 4 swings on the covered & gated, wrap around deck. So many things to enjoy!
Outside the home, you'll find a reflection bench, a swing surrounded by daffodils (in season) with long range views. There is a fenced dog run for your favorite pooches, but can accommodate 2 horses (that get along well). This secluded home has irises, daffodils, mountain laurel & rhododendrons.
The night time views are spectacular; the stars seem so close you might think you can touch them. We have a star book to help you identify constellations, plus a pair of binoculars.
Bring your ATV, cycling, canoeing or fishing gear, the pull through drive way accommodates 5 or more cars, or car & trailer (motorcycle, canoe, horse or 4 wheeler).
There are multiple bird feeders next to the home. We provide a small supply of bird seed which is in a black can on the deck. During the hot months, we have sugar for making Hummingbird food. Feeders are located in the shed, along with a spare tank of gas for the grill.
Just off the parkway, the kids will enjoy Tow-Mater in Coffeytown. It's fun to see that character where you'd never expect it!
You will love your day trip to laid back Blowing Rock, Kilwins ice cream shop is a must do, as is Tweetsie for the kids (April-Nov). Boone is famous for App state & Mast General Store, plus Daniel Boone Inn, where the food is terrific! The Saddlebrook restaurant in Leatherwood is open on weekends for some tasty fare. When out food shopping you can take one of the Styrofoam coolers we have in the laundry room. The coolers also come in handy on a day trip, to keep sandwiches & drinks cool.
There are guide books at the home to find the less-traveled hiking paths along the Blue Ridge Parkway & a book listing the locations of waterfalls in the area.
We ask guests with dogs to use our sheets to cover fabric furniture to keep hair and dander from fabric; this also helps future guests with pet allergies.
A home away from home, protected from all the trials & tribulations of a hectic pace!
Thanks for your interest & welcome!
High chair in basement closet. Stair gate in master closet. Wraparound deck is gated & can be 'locked'. Movies, decorated with horse pictures & statues, several Breyer horses to play with. Small gold-tone box contains toys, stickers & hug-able, stuffed toys, coloring books. ...moreless
Fenced Dog run, or, fenced area can be used for two horses that get along. Gated deck for pets. Pets to sleep in crates or on their own beds. Pets not allowed on furniture. Pet claws to be trimmed prior to visit. Sheets must be put on furniture/beds to keep pet hair off. ...moreless
Janet Evanovich, James Peterson, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgans Clark, Harry Potter book set, Wine book, Beer books, detective stories, two fitness books related to cycling. Inc BRP hiking books. ...moreless
Cozy living room, couch, antique coffee table, black leather recliner & ottoman, comfy chair & ottoman. Full size futon & Chess corner with extra seating. Folding camp chairs in master closet....moreless
Nationwide calling for Verizon phones. Other cellphones may work at intersection of Deer Crossing & Wild Turkey. For calls to owner, use phone calling card in basket next to phone on kitchen counter....moreless
Bring your own wood bundle to use the wood stove, but it will be worth it! You can also hunt down the wood in the area, get kindling from fallen branches. 1 3 hr log is provided for firepit! ...moreless
Full micro, Separate marked containers for garbage under counter & in small, marked recycling bins. Remove entire bag when full, put in marked bins on lower level. Glass, alum/steel cans & plastic. ...moreless
Flour, sugar, ketchup, mustard, relish, teas, vegetable & olive oil, box of spaghetti, box of elbow macaroni, 1 can spaghetti sauce, minced onion, several herbs including basil. Coffee creamer (dry)...moreless
One fridge on main floor, one in basement, both have ice maker & ice & water dispenser in the door. Flour, sugar & baking powder stored in fridge. Instant regular & decaf coffee in fridge. ...moreless
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2 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
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Think about this, staying in Blowing Rock then visiting Boone takes the same amount of travel time as if you were staying at this home & going to Blowing Rock or Boone. Same with Linville Falls/Cavern, takes less time to visit the falls than it does if staying in Boone or Blowing Rock. From the home to BR or to Boone, is the same amount of time. But you don't have the traffic or the tourists, just visit, have fun and come home and relax in a home that feels like your own home.
Home is located in the mountains just 7 miles from the parkway, 9 miles from Blowing Rock city limits and 13 miles from Boone, in the Deer Crossing gated community just off of Sampson road. Home has great mountain views from back deck, upper balcony bedroom & from inside the living room.
(Note, some maps may show us as being near Deep Gap but we are on a state maintained road called Sampson between Boone and Blowing Rock).
Home is also 6.1 miles from Leatherwood for horseback riding or fly fishing! This resort offers many activities too!
There are many fun activities in the Blowing Rock/Boone area. Search for a site that explains 67 things to do in the Boone Blowing Rock area for more detail, this link will be provided to you after booking.
Near the home there are loads of state stocked trout fishing sites, horse back riding at Leatherwood. Visit Linville Falls. Many of our visitors, go there to hike & take photos. Alternatively, there are many relaxing things to do at the home. Hike the community, bike the hills nearby, take a deep breath & commune with nature. This is THE place to totally unplug and get away from the hustle and bustle of life & reconnect with your family! Fully furnished with many, many extras, the personal touch that shows we care about you! Stay tuned, Sampson Road is being widened and then paved. The trip to town(s) will be much quicker. Enjoy this paradise in a home that will welcome you!
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My husband is an avid cyclist and I love to ride my paint horse. We love our family and friends and love to entertain them and have fun! This is a vacation home, our main residence is in Pleasant Garden, NC. We were relocated to NC from Illinois, where we both grew up. I'm originally from Sandy Springs GA. We met over a pitcher of beer after a softball game and have been together now for over 24 years. My husband is so much fun to be with and we love it here in NC. My son and his wife live in Oregon, Wisconsin, a very long distance for a mom to endure! We love our visitors and will go to the nth degree to make your stay wonderful!
Why the Owner Chose Blowing Rock:
We chose this property because it accommodated both our interests! For my husband, the proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the cycling opportunities it offered, the cooler temps of the mountains and the ability to keep my horse at the property and sometimes trailer the 6.1 miles to Leatherwood for a day of riding. Plus we really love the mountain area. The photo shown here is of a day trip we took to Elk Knob. Elk Knob has a 1.9 mile hiking path to the heavens with heavenly views!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The biggest benefit of this home is that it is very quiet & peaceful, yet close to all the fun of the Blue Ridge and other tourist destinations! The home has wonderful mountain views, is spacious enough for the whole family so that everyone can do what they please without impacting the others. Proximity to Leatherwood is a real plus! 10$ and a coggins gets you a full day of trail riding! Another sensational feature of the home is the gated wrap around deck. There are 4 swings that allow you to take in the views and the breezes. A favorite is the upstairs bedrooms with private decking. Grab a chair from the master closet and sit and read on your own private deck. Or, gaze out at the long range views from the upstairs back bedroom. The main floor master has access to the deck and has an ensuite bathroom. The basement bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and is private. Home includes washer and dryer. The views can be shared from the living room with a french door leading to the deck. With all the windows open, there is rarely a day you need to turn on the AC, but it is at the ready. The home has a wonderful wood stove in the basement and a wall heater, plus an extra refrigerator. The fenced in paddock will accommodate a horse or your favorite pooch! Also, featuring photography and music by VividPeace.com (Margaret Denny and Jim Pearson) See their site for photos.
Come and visit this Quiet Cabin and reconnect with nature and your family!!
Spring long range views from this home.
The reflection bench.
Swing surrounded by daffodils.
Upstairs bedroom (back) with its own balcony (shares a bathroom), 2 double beds.
Roomy upstairs bathroom.
Basement bedroom with ensuite bath, closet with cedar.
Large pool table!
Updated kitchen, new granite countertops, undermount sink, faucet & flooring.
living room looking to the dining room
Long range mountain views from this home.
Lovely fall foliage!
Many bird feeders and hummingbird feeders! Bird seed supplied at home.
Main floor master (has ensuite bathroom) and door to deck.
Lovely pine paneling, approach to upstairs, Denny art featured.
Front upstairs bedroom with balcony, 2 double beds, shares bathroom.
Basement bathroom suite (shower).
Basement bedroom with it's own TV, satellite connection.
Dining room looking to living room open concept, new hardwood flooring
Cozy living area with area rug, fireplace, led TV and DVD.
Back area of living room with chess corner and futon for reading and relaxing.
Laundry room has new flooring, plenty of room for foosball and darts!
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