Description: Rhododendron Ridge is a four bedroom, four bathroom, beautifully decorated home located within Echota, a gated community. Across from the clubhouse, indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, and trout ponds (catch and release), the location is ideal. Additionally, guests can enjoy a spectacular, ridge top outdoor pool/hot tub/clubhouse area along with a nearby nature conservancy featuring hiking trails to the Watauga River. You are within minutes to Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Linville to enjoy dining, shopping and skiing! Most importantly, the most incredible views of Grandfather Mountain are located throughout the Echota community.The main floor features an open living space, including the dining area, living room and kitchen. There is a master suite with king bed, large soaking tub, separate shower and large closet in addition to a 2nd bedroom with twin beds (great for kids but perfectly comfortable for adults). A full bath is located adjacent to the 2nd bedroom. The living room features a beautiful stone fireplace, extending the length of floor to ceiling, with a 60-inch flat screen television. An additional 55-inch flat screen television is in the master suite. The well-equipped kitchen has granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a gas range.The downstairs has a queen bed, full bathroom and separate laundry room with a washer/dryer. The upstairs bedroom is its own master suite with a king bed, sitting area and full bathroom. This room also allows ample space for the provided full size air mattress or portable playard/bed (Joovy Room2 playard; crib sheet not included). Both bedrooms have flat screen televisions.The deck can be accessed from the dining room or main level master suite but viewed from the entire living space through the floor to ceiling windows. To more fully enjoy the cool mountain air, there is a gas grill, bistro dining set, seating area and an outdoor heater.There is a rustic, yet elegant and comfortable, “lodge” feel to the home with special attention given to the décor and details, such as Sound Spa clock radios (with 20 relaxation sounds) in each bedroom. We hope you enjoy your stay. Absolutely no pets or smoking please.
Location: This Resort is centrally located to Boone, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis and Blowing Rock in the Foscoe area. The convenient location makes it just minutes away from all the High Country’s most famous attractions such as the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and Caverns, and Appalachian State University. If you are looking for winter sports there are several different options from Hawksnest Snow Tubing, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, and Appalachian Ski Resort. Relax and enjoy the slow pace of the mountains and the fresh air or be adventurous and go hiking, fishing, biking, or sight-seeing. Some other things people enjoy are shopping, antiquing, skiing, golfing and miniature golfing, ziplining, go-carts, and gem mining.
Resort Amenities: Amenities in this gated resort rival the world’s finest mountain resorts-including indoor and outdoor swimming pools with hot tubs, two private clubhouses, fitness centers, stocked fishing ponds, a 25-acre riverfront park, community hiking trails and catch and release fishing.
** Please Remember: No Smoking and No Pets. ****4-Wheel Drive Recommended in Winter Months