Magic River: 5 BR House in the Woods Near the Slopes
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Wintergreen house description
Magic River is a beautiful five bedroom house in the even more beautiful Wintergreen mountains. The house is less than a five minute drive away from the ski slopes, golf courses, tennis courts, spa, and fine dining, that make up the Wintergreen resort.
When we bought the house, we were in love with the location--on a protected forest greenway, with a stream running through the woods and the Old Appalachian Trail right in our back yard. The house itself was beautiful, but too small. But because we loved the location so much, we expanded the house. We remodeled the kitchen extensively, to provide ample counter space and a good dining area. We doubled the size of the living room, which is now spacious and open. We added two new bedrooms, including a second master with a double-head shower. We built a deck overlooking the woods and the stream. We installed a state-of-the-art 'tankless' water heater that is not only better for the environment, it also allows you to take as many showers in a row as you like without ever running out of hot water.
Then we furnished it. Large TV set with cable, DVD, and surround sound. All new beds. ('The most important thing is that the beds are comfortable,' said Kenny's father.) New refrigerator, washer/dryer, pots and pans, dishes. Deck chairs that can sit up straight for eating, or recline back for stargazing. Couches, chairs...very little of the original furniture is left. We now have a house that is really comfortable for two or three families to relax and enjoy.
In April of 2009 we added one of the most exciting features of all, and it's a feature you won't see in the house at all:
20% of your rental fee will be given to causes that help the poor help themselves by starting businesses, raising animals, and building homes.
(No, we didn't raise the rent. We just started giving some of it away!)
And what will you see if you leave the house?
Wintergreen is, first and foremost, a skiing and snowboarding resort. They have two high-speed, six-passenger chairlifts, an automated snowmaking system and state-of-the-art grooming fleet. There is a wide variety of terrain, ranging from gentle 'green' to adventurous 'double-black diamond' slopes. There are also two tubing parks, one for adults and one for kids.
But there's more to Wintergreen than skiing! The award-winning golf courses, tennis courts, spa, horseback riding, and restaurants attract people year-round.
Our favorite attraction, to be honest, is the woods and the stream. The house is only two doors down from the Old Appalachian Trail. We have gone on short day-hikes through the woods, and longer multi-day hikes from the house to the (real) Appalachian Trail. The fall colors on Wintergreen Mountain are like nothing we have ever seen anywhere else.
Find out much more at our Web site--see the link below!
- Vacation Rental
We go there all the time with our four kids; and often with our best friends and *their* three kids as well. The kids love to play in the stream and the woods. A fair number of the movies and books in the house are kid-oriented....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
Bathrooms: 3.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- 5-minute drive to ski slopes, 5 bedrooms including two masters with big comfy beds, 3.5 baths including large soaking tub and large 2-headed shower, Cable TV with Surround Sound well stocked with DVDs, stereo system stocked with CDs, large well-lit kitchen with plenty of counter space, big woods with stream and Old Appalachian Trail right in the back yard...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
Large-screen TV in living room, with 5-DVD changer and surround sound; flat screen TV in downstairs master, with dual DVD/VHS player; small TV in upstairs master. All three have cable, including HBO and Showtime....moreless
- Music Library:
- Video Library:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
Deck / Patio:
The deck stretches around the side and back of the house, and overlooks the woods and stream. The deck tables are big enough for a family to eat at, and the chairs can sit up (for eating) or recline (for stargazing)....moreless
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Womderful Summer Break in the Mountains
Womderful Summer Break in the Mountains
My girlfriends and I were at Wintergreen for a tennis tournament in late August. We stayed at Magic River and had a wonderful experience. The rooms are spacious and the house was extremely comfortable for us all to spread out without being on top of one another. The tennis courts, spa, pools and health club are about a mile away, we could have walked. The weather was much better than DC, it was so refreshing to be in cool mountain air, and the views are exquisite. The house is very well equipped, good TVs and plenty of DVDs and Games for rainy day. Would love to return.
- Guest anhume (United States)
- Date of stay 08/23/12
- Review Submitted 08/27/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
Guest comment entered by owner
Hello, guests! I'm Kenny Felder, the owner. We've never done anything like this before. Never bought a vacation house, renovated a vacation house, tried to rent out a vacation house. We love the house and we love the woods and the stream and we love Wintergreen and we hope you will too. Please use this guestbook, or email us directly, with any suggestions: on our Web site, our house, or anything else we can do better. Speaking of our Web site, it is magicriver dot com and you can find out a lot more about the house, and us, there. You can email us at magicriver at magicriver dot com. We'd love to hear from you! -Kenny, Joyce, Mary, Benjamin, Jackie, and Shannon Felder
- Guest Kenny Felder
- Date of stay 04/09/06
- Review Submitted 04/09/06
Dates: Winter | Off Season Weekday Rates .. $400/night | $350/night Weekend Rates .. $500/night | $400/night Holiday Rates .. $500/night | $400/night Full Week Rates .. $2000/week | $1700/week
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: This pictures shows our family in October, 2007. Mary had just turned 14, Benjamin was 11, Jack 9, and Shannon 5. It seems like a long time ago, but the kids are still easily recognizable. We live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Joyce was a high school teacher before Mary was born, and Kenny is still a high school teacher.
Why the Owner Chose Wintergreen:
We fell in love with the location: the woods, the stream, and the proximity to the slopes.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We all love to go skiing (Kenny, Joyce, Jack, Shannon) and snowboarding (Mary, Ben), but we only do it once a year. Mostly we go up to Wintergreen during the summer and fall. The kids love the 'Out of Bounds Adventure Park,' but we spend a lot of time hiking through the woods or climbing on the rocks at Raven's Roost.
- Primary: (919) 619-4901
- Secondary: (919) 619-4900 (North Carolina, USA)
The deck overlooks the woods and stream
The living room is spacious, well lit, and warm
The magic river itself! A beautiful mountain stream right in our back yard.
We hope you enjoy your stay at Magic River!
This is the front: the woods and river are just around back
The remodeled kitchen is all about counter space and light, and is fully stocked
The 5 bedrooms include 2 large master suites, and sleep 12-14 people
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This listing was first published here in 2006.
Date last modified - Saturday, October 12, 2013