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  • Perfect getaway

    "My family just returned from Hawks View and honestly don't know if we want to review-just because we'd like to keep this gem to ourselves! LOL. I had fully prepared myself to be slightly disappointed because I just knew my expectations were going to be too wrong I was! From the first view of the home as we came up the drive we knew we were in for something "special". It is gorgeous. A nice open layout with so many creative artistic touches- not to mention the beautiful view. My husband has a disability, but once we were up the few front steps, everything he needed was on the same level- bed, bath, kitchen and wrap around deck. There was another bed, bath and bonus room up the stairs that was perfect for our teens. The weather was perfect! We didn't want to go anywhere else because the house had everything! It was super clean, stocked with everything we could need (quality pans and cooking items too!) and the perfect size for our family. We sat on the porch while my sons played guitar, played some games and enjoyed the beautiful scenery along with the wonderful hummingbirds. Before the first afternoon was over we sent the owners this text: "Oh my Gosh Cynthia! We are in LoVe with your home. It far exceeds any expectations we had. My husband says he's traveled the world and this tops them all! This has brought such a sense of peace into our lives we so needed right now. Thank you for creating it for us. We are grateful for all the beautiful touches. Perfect! XOXO!!!" We cannot wait until our next visit- which we have already booked!!! :) Cannot recommend more. It was wonderful."
    Guest: Powerhouse Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 11, 2014
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  • very comfortable mountain retreat

    "We enjoyed this very clean, well appointed condo. The furnishing is high class and chosen with taste. The elevator made our arrival and departure very easy. The staff of Foscoe Rentals was very helpful. We enjoyed the heated outdoor pool, also the indoor pool looked nice. The vicinity to Boone is for grocery shopping and other needs very helpful. The views from the condo are unbelievable. We would return if our way brings us back to Boone."
    Guest: Sybille Date of Stay: September 2013 Review Submitted: October 7, 2013
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  • A vacation to remember

    "The owners were very professional throughout from our inquiry to sending all info to england for us. The house was perfect with beds that gave a good nights sleep to ample seating for all. we didnt realise there were so many stars in the sky till we sat on the deck each night. Usually when you write a review you can add a but or if only we had, however we cannot fault Gails house or service she provided to make our vacation one that we will always remember, Thank you again Jane Keith Mike And Frannie"
    Guest: Keit T. Date of Stay: August 2010 Review Submitted: September 8, 2010
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  • Relaxing Mountain Retreat

    "This was our family's 1st cabin rental. We usually stay at hotels. We didn't know what we were missing! Having this beautiful, comfortable cabin all to ourselves, made this one of our BEST vacations ever! Of course our favorite part was the river where we spent alot of time floating on tubes and rafts! The seclusion we felt being on such a large property added to the feeling of "getting away from it all". The beds could not have been more comfortable. In fact, we purchased the same brand of mattress for our master bedroom and each of our 2 girls. This cabin is very well maintained and has all of the conveniences of home. The owners were very gracious and helpful in planning our stay! Have told many friends and family about this great vacation! Thanks Again!"
    Guest: Kurt and Christine Date of Stay: June 2012 Review Submitted: August 1, 2012
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Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Tips

Named for the bluish color they exhibit from a distance, the Blue Ridge Mountains are a part of the Appalachians, and in North Carolina, they are certainly a sight to see. The area is ideal for an outdoor getaway complete with plenty of hiking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, biking and other exciting activities.

The Blue Ridge Mountains allow you to step back and take a deep breath full of crisp, mountain air. Tensions will ease and you can enjoy visiting local wineries to take a tour and sample their best reds and whites, check out fun events like music festivals, visit museums and galleries or feast on Southern homestyle cooking.

In the fall you can witness the stunning beauty as the leaves of the forests change to their brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow, or come in the winter when the snow begins to fall and creates a winter wonderland. In the spring and summer, temperatures warm up and the beautiful flowers begin to bloom once again.

Things to Do in Blue Ridge Mountains

- Blowing Rock: North Carolina’s oldest attraction is not one to be missed. Blowing Rock is a cliff 4,000 feet above sea level overhanging the Johns River Gorge that provides a wonderfully scenic experience with a waterfall, lush gardens and an observation deck where you can take in the sights. This spot is said to be a magical place where star-crossed lovers - a Cherokee brave and a Chickasaw maiden - fell in love, so bring your sweetie here and feel the sparks fly.

- Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site: Step back in time to experience The Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, which preserves the residence of the famous American writer and poet. Connemara, the 264-acre farm, was purchased by Sandburg is 1945 when he sought out peace and solitude for his writing. Today, you can visit the farm to learn about the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and his work. You can also see three remaining breeds of Mrs. Sandburg’s champion dairy goats that are cared for on the grounds. In addition to touring the home and farm, you can stroll down 5 miles of trails that cover the property, taking you past lakes, woods, pastures, flower and vegetable gardens and an apple orchard.

- Blue Ridge Parkway: Blue Ridge Parkway is one of America’s most visited national parks and offers an amazing drive down 469 miles that connect Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park. Blue Ridge Parkway delivers leafy green forests, towering mountain peaks and picturesque landscapes surrounding exciting hiking trails and picnic areas where you can stop and enjoy a quick meal.

- Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill: If you enjoy the tasty crunch of freshly picked apples, be sure to make a stop at Apple Hill Orchard & Cider Mill. Since 1930, this apple farm has been ripe for visitors to pick their favorite fruit after taking a wagon tour of the orchard. Sip some delicious homemade cider as you browse the country store for fruit butters, cheese, jam, fudge, preserves, apples and apple-themed gifts.

- The Biltmore Estate: Experience America’s largest home with a trip to The Biltmore Estate. This 250-room house (which looks more like a castle) features century-old gardens and looks out across Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy a variety of activities like horseback riding or rafting after stopping at the Antler Village and Winery for a free tasting. This massive home is still owned by one of the America's wealthiest families - the Vanderbilts, so you can bet there will be decadence at every turn. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the various rooms throughout the home or wander through the gardens, which were designed by esteemed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted during the height of the Gilded Age.

- Colburn Earth Science Museum: Science lovers won’t want to miss out on the Colburn Earth Science Museum. The interactive exhibits include the Hall of Gems and Minerals, the history of Western North Carolina Mining and Weather, Climate and You. Children and parents alike will enjoy learning about the natural history of the area.

- Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre: During your trip to Blue Ridge Mountains, plan a fun night out to the Flat Rock Playhouse Theatre. For 57 years, the theatre has been delighting audiences with musicals, comedies and drama. Previous performances have included "Man of La Mancha," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers", "Around the World in 80 Days" and many others.

Dining and Shopping in Blue Ridge Mountains

- Chimney Rock Park’s Old Rock Cafe: Enjoy a tasty meal indoors or dine al fresco on a deck overlooking the Rocky Broad River at this fine establishment. Choose from burgers, sandwiches, salads and daily specials for a delightful meal. In the cafe you can check out old photos, souvenirs and memorabilia, and on the weekends you have some fun listening to live music.

- The Folk Art Center Southern Highland Craft Guild: For something special to remember your trip to Blue Ridge Mountains by, check out the Southern Highland Craft Guild, where local craftspeople put on exhibitions, special events and demonstrations. Here, the Allanstand Craft Shop features work from more than 200 members of the guild, including crafts made from fiber, clay, wood, metal, paper, glass and natural materials.

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