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Simply Serene (Cozy Chalet Nestled in the Woods)

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Last updated: 01/30/2017

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled in the woods on Beech Mountain you will find a quiet and cozy chalet. This peaceful and serene mountain house has been tastefully decorated with antique furniture including an antique woodbox from Texas to keep firewood dry, an antique pie safe for storing towels in the master bath, and a sturdy 'ole' farm style dining table. The stone surround wood burning fireplace is the center of the home offering warm, cozy evenings at home. The home has been decorated to reflect the beauty and natural elements of the region using artwork, paintings, photography and wall hangings from local artists.

A beautiful floor to ceiling stone wood burning fireplace in the living room will keep you warm on cold chilly nights. There is plenty of dry firewood stocked in the woodbox in the living room, on the wood rack on the side deck and in the storage shed outside. The upscale master bath features a ten jet Jacuzzi tub with slate tiled floors and unique fixtures. The guest bath features a shower with copper slate tiles. The fully equipped kitchen has stainless steel appliances and countertop with a ceramic stovetop.
Nestled in a quiet hollow, our home offers wooded views changing with the seasons. Located a short 1.5 mile from Ski Beech, you can be skiing or snowboarding in no time. Our storage shed offers convenient storage for skis and boots. We've tried to make our home as cozy and welcoming and we invite you to let our home become your home away from home.

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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/30/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Loft is great 'hideway' for kids to hang out. Our driveway is perfect for sledding......moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Wonderful view of trees with a hint of stars at night... ...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

    Warm & cozy......moreless

  • Loft: 2 twin/ single

    Great getaway for kids... TV, DVR, plus sofa/chair...moreless

  • We decorated our home in a style that reflects the beauty of the region using artwork from local artists (including Wesley Waugh, a Blowing Rock resident and artist) for the paintings photographs, wall hangings and decor. The master bedroom with attached bathroom has a wonderful wooded view for watching the trees sway, snow fall or raccoons visiting the deck at night, and is peaceful and quiet. The guest room is off the living room with a view of mountain laurels and is warm and cozy. There is a spiral staircase leading the the loft, a perfect getaway for kids. Outfitted with 2 twin beds, cushy sofa, chair and television with DVR, it is the perfect place to hang out and play games, watch a movie, or take a nap. Ample clean, comfortable and cozy linens, comforters, pillows and throws are provided for both bedrooms and bathrooms. All bedrooms have a television with remote....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, jetted tub

    10 jet jacuzzi tub, antique pie safe for towel storage....moreless

  • Main Bathroom w/laundry: toilet, shower

    Full shower in beautiful copper slate tile & glass door....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Central gas heat keeps this house cozy and warm. We recently added beautiful barn wood to the walls in the living room enhancing the warmth and charm of the home. Outside storage shed is loaded with firewood as well as a couple of sleds... it is great for storing skis and boots and extra gear!...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Living Room has 32 inch flat screen TV with DVD. Televisions in loft and guest room with VCR. TV with cable in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Television
  • VCR:


  • Video Library:

    Small collection of DVD's and videos onsite. These items can also be rented at Fred's General Mercantile in the town of Beech Mountain....moreless


  • Away From It All


  • Festivals
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    A sturdy antique farm style dining room table is the perfect place for dinner in the mountains. There is an antique chest in the corner for place settings and serving dishes. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Home is heated with central gas heater easily adjusted by thermostat. The fireplace also heats the home and has glass doors to shut at night for safety....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet access via plug in with small, copper topped table to place laptop or Wifi. Password provided when reservation is confirmed and payment received....moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Driveway is gravel and accommodates 2 vehicles. It is inclined and the perfect place for kids to sled down in the snow! (Too much snow and you may need to park at the top of the drive...) ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Large, stone wood-burning fireplace is focal point of our home. Firewood is provided and stored in antique wood box in living room, on a rack on side deck, and more kept dry in outside storage shed....moreless


  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped. Cuisinart coffee maker, coffee grinder, blender and small mixer....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Stainless steel appliances with ceramic stovetop. Stainless steel countertops. Stone flooring. Cabinets are painted with crackled finish and adorned with utensils for pulls....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Small pantry in kitchen for storage, recyclables, ash bucket and trash. We have extra light bulbs, matches, and small tool bin for emergency repairs. Slings for carrying firewood in from the shed....moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio:

    French doors from living room lead to wood deck with gas grill. Beautiful wooded view. Early morning guests include deer and chickadees......moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Home is located 1 1/2 miles from Ski Beech. There is also easy access to Sugar Mountain (15 mins) of Hawks Nest for tubing (25 mins)....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub:

    Ten jet jacuzzi tub in master bath. Beautiful slate tile surround....moreless



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3 night min stay

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Tax Rate 14%


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Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Beech Mountain

Located in the High Country in western North Carolina at over 5,000 ft/elevation, Beech Mountain is cool during the summer months and perfect for hiking and enjoying wildlife. It is centrally located with easy access for enjoying the beauty and natural elements of this mountainous region.

A prominent scenic attraction and globally recognized nature preserve, Grandfather Mountain, on Highway 221 offers expansive views, naturalist programs, hiking, photography, and a mile-high swing bridge. In addition, the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in July feature brawny athletes, delicate dancers, noisy bagpipe band parades, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting makes this colorful celebration of Scottish culture the best highland games in America.

Nearby, the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, also known as the Grand Canyon of the East, is one of the wildest, most rugged gorges in the eastern United States. It's also an outdoor paradise for hikers, day-hikers and backpackers. The Gorge encompasses more than 12,000 acres around the Linville River, making it the third largest wilderness area in North Carolina, and one of only two wilderness gorges in the southern United States. One of the most popular of the numerous trails the Gorge offers, the Linville Falls (2.8 miles) hike offers five different perspectives of the waterfalls in two short sections. The first section, known as the Erwins View Trail, takes you to three overlooks where you'll appreciate the power of the water that carved the gorge. The second section offers views of the lower falls as it plunges into a basin and then into Linville River itself.

For centuries, the marvels of Linville Caverns were unknown to man. Discovered in the early 1800's, Linville Caverns was opened for public touring in 1937. Since that time many upgrades to the pathways and lighting system have enhanced the safe touring experience that now exists. Courteous and experienced guides take you into the subterranean world, giving you the history of the caverns and allowing you to view the grand work of nature. Experience the beauty of these age-old mountains from the inside!

The Blue Ridge Parkway is many things. It is the longest road planned as a single unit in the United States. It is an elongated park, protecting significant mountain landscapes far beyond the shoulders of the road itself. It is a series of parks providing the visitor access to high mountain passes, a continuous series of panoramic views, the boundaries of its limited right-of-way rarely apparent and miles of the adjacent countryside seemingly a part of the protected scene. It is a 'museum of the managed American countryside,' preserving the roughhewn log cabin of the mountain pioneer, the summer home of a textile magnate, and traces of early industries such as logging, railways, and an old canal. It is the product of a series of major public works projects which provided a boost to the travel and tourism industry and helped the Appalachian region climb out the depths of the Great Depression. Stretching almost 500 miles along the crest of the Blue Ridge mountains through North Carolina and Virginia, it encompasses some of the oldest settlements of both pre-historic and early European settlement. The Blue Ridge Parkway is all these things and more.

To truly experience all that the High Country has to offer, you must visit the small towns and villages of the region. The quaint village of Blowing Rock offers a day of shopping on Main Street, gourmet restaurants, numerous seasonal festivals and concerts as well as outdoor activities. Nearby, Valle Crucis, home of the original Mast General store also features the Valle Crucis Country Fair in October with apple butter making, baked goods, crafts, music and more... held outdoors to enjoy the colors of fall.

The largest of the towns in region, Boone is home to Appalachian State University and all that a college town offers! It is also the commercial center and home to a thriving downtown with art walks, antique stores, farmer's market, restaurants and shopping.

For the outdoor enthusiast, there are a multitude of events to participate in or to observe ranging from white water rafting, zip-lining, skiing, hiking, biking, walking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, kite flying and more... A favorite is a short drive to Damascus, VA. Here you can rent a bike and ride the Virginia Creeper Trail, a 17 mile downhill bike ride, which crosses over old railroad trestle, rivers, streams and the Appalachian Trail.

For a slower pace, there are antique shops to explore, flowers to photograph and lakes to sit by and stick you feet in! Explore and experience all that the High Country offers...


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: We live and work on Topsail Island, North Carolina. We love our salty air, sandy toes and all that the island lifestyle offers including sunsets, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and walks on the beach. When we vacation, we'd always go to the mountains and we were fortunate enough to purchase a perfect, cozy getaway on Beech Mountain, our home away from home... We named the home Simply Serene as it truly offers the refuge from the hectic, busy daily schedule and all that owning a business at the beach entails. We love the peace and quiet of the woods, the natural beauty and changing seasons of the region, and the low-key lifestyle...

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
We chose to purchase this home because it felt like home the minute we walked in (and we met the approval of the former owners who are now friends and loved the home as much as we do!)

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/30/2017

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  • Front deck & entry

    Front deck & entry

  • View of dining area, kitchen and spiral staircase to loft

    View of dining area, kitchen and spiral staircase to loft

  • It's Christmas time...

    It's Christmas time...

  • Kitchen and front entry

    Kitchen and front entry

  • Master bedroom with beautiful wooded view

    Master bedroom with beautiful wooded view

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Guest bedroom with queen bed

    Guest bedroom with queen bed

  • The Loft- Great for big or little kids: 2 twin beds, comfy chair & sofa, TV/VCR

    The Loft- Great for big or little kids: 2 twin beds, comfy chair & sofa, TV/VCR

  • View down cool spiral staircase!

    View down cool spiral staircase!

  • Grill and back deck

    Grill and back deck

  • Let's go sledding!

    Let's go sledding!

  • View from below where deer pass by in early morning...

    View from below where deer pass by in early morning...

  • Dining table with great wooded views out french doors

    Dining table with great wooded views out french doors

  • Living room with wood burning fireplace

    Living room with wood burning fireplace

  • Spiral staircase heading to loft

    Spiral staircase heading to loft

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Antique pie safe for towel storage in master bath

    Antique pie safe for towel storage in master bath

  • 10 jet jacuzzi tub master bath

    10 jet jacuzzi tub master bath

  • Guest bath with slate tile shower

    Guest bath with slate tile shower

  • Loft with cozy chair, sofa and TV with DVD

    Loft with cozy chair, sofa and TV with DVD

  • View from loft looking out on deck

    View from loft looking out on deck

  • Parking area and storage shed

    Parking area and storage shed

  • Winter!


  • 2014: our first dusting of snow this year!

    2014: our first dusting of snow this year!

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 02, 2017

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