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Mountain Vista House: Fabulous View, Garden, Privacy, Sauna, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,092 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Banner Elk area mountain home located high in the Appalachian Mountains at 3,800 foot elevation with beautiful long-range mountain view. Cool summer temperatures, gorgeous fall colors and winter sports including 4 ski areas within easy distance.


Watauga Lake, a clean, 30-mile-long TVA lake, is a 20 minute drive. Lees-McRae College is a scenic 10 mile drive; Appalachian State 15 miles.

Three bedroom, two bath home is located on a private drive in a quiet rural area. Home is completely furnished, sleeping six comfortably on 2 queen size beds and 2 bunk beds. Wi-fi internet access, Satellite TV, DVDs, and games and puzzles are available to entertain adults and children.

FIR infrared Sauna, Foosball and massage recliner add to the fun. Deck with barbecue grill looks out on an ever-changing view of the valley below and the mountains in the distance. Campfire pit with firewood just down the steps from the deck.

Other Items: Pet Friendly! Pets (up to 2) allowed. Pet fees are $10 per night, or $50 per week. Please be aware this is a 'dog friendly' neighborhood and there are several friendly dogs which may visit.

1/2 of rent due at least 60 days prior to arrival. Balance of rent and fees due at least 30 days prior to arrival. Personal checks accepted for deposit and rental if received at least two weeks before arrival. Within two weeks of arrival, please pay by postal money order, local bank cashier's check or credit card.

Cancellations: Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to scheduled arrival. Early departures will not be refunded.

Come and relax in our comfortable, peaceful mountain home!

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear John and Judy,

I am writing this note with utmost happiness while enjoying the amazing view of fall colors. This was the best experience so far. Being a mom of an infant I enjoyed the rocking chair. All amenities provided are good. We as a group enjoyed the cabin so much with full of fun activities. Excellent stay!!

Thanks a lot!!!
Oct 2014
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Banner Elk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1092 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , One bunk bed consisting of 2 twin-size beds
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Beds (1) Twin size bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Sauna, Foosball, Massage Recliner, Electric Fireplace, Puzzles, Games, Books, Campfire Pit Lots of hiking trails in area, ranging from easy to strenuous Trout fishing in nearby creeks/river, lake fishing in Watauga Lake - 15 miles away


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Vista House: Fabulous View, Garden, Privacy, Sauna, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Durham, NC

good getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for us. It is tucked away on its own private road. There we found peace and quiet, flowers and hummingbirds plus a breathtaking view from the back porch. It rained for most of our stay there but we were just happy to be away from it all. We had one sunny day to do a little hiking and to just enjoy the amazing outdoors in Banner Elk and surrounding area.

The owners and the town people overall were so genuinely friendly and hospitable it was wonderful. Also I don't think its mentioned that there is a garden tub! That is a definite perk for me seeing as I only have a shower at home. It was nice to have a bubble bath! I had a good time and hope to return again some time.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cynthia and Peter were excellent guests and left the house in unbelievably neat condition. We are sorry the weather was rainy but are glad they enjoyed their stay anyway. We hope to welcome them back in the near future!
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Miami, FL

A perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a good time, had the opportunity to discover new places, we had fun . The property was very nice and it was as advertised, I felt like home

I will be back for future vacations

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us and for the nice review, as well as the nice note you left. We enjoyed having you and hope you'll be back our way soon. John and Judy
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as advertized

  • 4 of 5

nice view and comfy lodging- remote- 20 minutes from "downtown" banner elk. clean

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

John and his wife couldn't have provided a more welcoming mountain retreat for their guests. It is secluded, quiet, and the fall colors were just stunning. The owners were also welcoming to our dog, Deacon, which made the weekend all the better. Many thanks!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your excellent review. The leaves were great this fall and the weather has been pleasant. You were wonderful guests and are welcome back any time. Deacon too!
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  • 5 of 5

Thank-You John for a enjoyable vacation. The house and master bed was very comfortable.And the views of the changing leaves from the back porch was spectacular. The house is located very close the good food in Banner Elk, The ski resorts of Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain and the views of nearby Grandfather Mountain are a must see. Then after a long day of sightseeing enjoyed the sauna and massage chair, can not wait until my next visit. I give this rental a two thumbs up! see you for Ski season.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Tom, for your review. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to your return. As you mentioned, the ski slopes are a short drive away, as is Grandfather Mountain. We love being able to drive to the top of the mountain and walk around, looking at the 360 degree views.
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Mount Holly, NC USA

Wonderful respite!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very nice. John and Judy provide everything to make your stay perfect! The house is far away enough from the "tourists" to be peaceful but close enough to all the attractions that we love in the Boone/Blowing rock area. And the Fergusons provide EXCELLENT directions and short cuts to anywhere you could possibly want to go! We are looking forward to another stay here!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments. You were excellent guests and left the house in great shape. We certainly hope you can make it back to see our magnificent fall foliage!
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Nearest Point of Interest
Laurel Creek
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Beech
Nearest Point of Interest
Ski Sugar


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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