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Rhododendrons at the Ridgetop Retreat cabin

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Last updated: 07/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

At 3500 feet, the Ridgetop Retreat cabin sits at the top of a scenic ridge with an awesome view into the valley below and to the mountains on the other side of the valley. In our guest book, our renters regularly describe the view as 'breathtaking', 'awesome', and 'amazing'. Even though the cabin is on a ridgetop, it is only a mile to the bottom of the mountain and the historic New River with its access to fishing, kayaking, tubing, and wading (for our Spring, Summer, & Fall guests).

The ridgetop road on which our cabin is located dead ends just past our cabin, so the occasional car or hiker is there only to steal a jealous glimpse of the awesome mountain and valley view that characterizes this ridgetop. Eleven mountain peaks, including the highest peak in Ashe County, are visible from the deck and main living area.

The gorgeous view greets you as you enter the Ridgetop Retreat Cabin and look out the big picture windows, and as you relax on the deck furniture, perhaps enjoying the quiet of the mountains, a sunset over the mountain peaks, a relaxing beverage, or dinner with family or friends. After waking to the mountain view out the master bedroom window, enjoy your first cup of coffee and the sweet-smelling morning air on the scenic deck or on the rocking chair front porch.

If you journey down our mountain, you run right into an especially scenic part of the New River, where you can tube, kayak, fish, and even wade. The narrow paved road that runs along the river has been voted as one of the best bicycling routes in North Carolina - completely flat, but with scenic mountains, pastoral views, and the sun shimmering off the river and a cool mountain breeze to please your senses. Bicycle to nearby Todd and visit the historic General Store or rent kayaks, tubes, and bicycles at a nearby outfitter (in season). In the evening, sit around the cozy fireplace drinking hot chocolate or make a fire in our back yard fire pit, roast marshmallows, and enjoy your favorite beverage.

Our mountain resort community also includes a small lake with a quiet swimming beach and an accessible island in the lake with a gazebo picnic area. For golfers, the Mountain Aire and Boone Golf Club courses are only a few miles away. If you prefer hiking, there are several nice walks and hikes within the resort community, including one to a waterfall (Fleetwood Falls), and there are numerous hiking trails off the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. The cabin is conveniently located within a short drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, Todd, the Jeffersons, and several major ski resort areas.

The cabin is decorated in tasteful mountain decor. It combines the best features of a private, cozy get-away and the modern conveniences to which we have become accustomed. The cabin features a complete kitchen with stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, and all the other amenities of your kitchen at home. We provide all paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, kleenex), soap, shampoo, coffee filters, detergents, plastic wrap and aluminum foil, salt, pepper, basic spices, and, yes, even night lights.

The living area features a flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, high-speed internet, DVDs, books, games, a small selection of CDs, and binoculars for getting close-up views of the trees, plants, and animals in our awesome view. The back deck has a gas grill, picnic table, rocking chairs, and a bench for taking in the wonderful view and mountain air. The front deck also has an eating table and chairs. The master bedroom has a high-quality memory foam mattress and fluffy comforter (in season), and the loft has two sleeping areas, one with a queen-size bed with a pillowtop mattress and the other with a twin bed. We provide all linens. There is a full bathroom downstairs and a half bathroom upstairs.

We use the cabin regularly ourselves and therefore are able to keep it meticulously maintained. We hope you decide to come for a visit!

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:

* Unlike some vacation rentals where you get keys and the cabin address but are otherwise left to fend for yourself, we provide our renters with a comprehensive information packet. This includes information about nearby attractions (trails, bike routes, ski areas, golf courses, shopping 'hot spots', & other tourist attractions). We also give you links for helpful websites, provide information that will help you navigate inside the cabin (where things are, etc.), and, of course, send you directions and a map (in the mountains often a good supplement to a GPS!).

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21; age 21-23 inquire...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Outdoor fire pit (firewood provided), Books, Board games, CDs, DVDs, Swimming lake, Fully-equipped kitchen (dishes, pots, pans, utensils); Paper products supplied (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex); Basic toiletries provided (soap, shampoo); Basic cooking spices provided; Area attractions brochures provided; information packet...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace:

    Gas logs...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Circular gravel driveway with adequate space for car with trailer and 2 additional cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Available for rental at several nearby outfitters...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and rear deck...moreless

  • Golf:

    Several fine golf courses nearby...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available for rental at several nearby outfitters...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Small grassy area in front and rear of cabin...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill, spare propane tank, grill tools...moreless

 

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

3 night minimum: July & October rentals that include a Fri. or Sat. night; Holiday weekends

4 night minimum: Thanksgiving weekend

Cancellation Policy: For cancellations 30 or more days prior to rental we provide a 100% refund minus a $50 Servicing Fee or 100% credit toward a future rental. For cancellations less than 30 days before rental, 80% of the total rental amount is credited to a future rental. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the VRBO service fee so are unable to refund that amount.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Owner info

About the owner: We have been married for over 35 years and love traveling to the mountains and wherever else we can afford. We stay in VRBO properties whenever we can because they are so much roomier and homier than a hotel room and also to see what tips we can learn from other vacation rental owners.

Why the Owner Chose Fleetwood, NC, USA:
We love the Blue Ridge Mountains and our cabin makes it possible for us to enjoy them often. We are fortunate to have an awesome view from our cabin, so it is very quiet and peaceful.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We love our mountain view, but we also enjoy the very easy access to the New River at the foot of the mountain and to the kayaking, tubing, and beauty it provides. We are close to Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, skiing in the Winter, and other mountain attractions, but yet far enough away to escape all the commotion of those attractions. We use the cabin regularly ourselves and therefore are able to keep it meticulously maintained and to provide the amenities for our guests that we ourselves enjoy. We hope you decide to come for a visit!


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Photos

  • Rhododendrons at the Ridgetop Retreat cabin

    Rhododendrons at the Ridgetop Retreat cabin

  • The well-equipped kitchen

    The well-equipped kitchen

  • The view from the deck

    The view from the deck

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • View of the New River at the bottom of the mountain

    View of the New River at the bottom of the mountain

  • Another view from the deck, looking toward the right

    Another view from the deck, looking toward the right

  • The lake with swimming beach & picnic gazebo (walking distance from the cabin)

    The lake with swimming beach & picnic gazebo (walking distance from the cabin)

  • Back yard fire pit for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows (firewood provided)

    Back yard fire pit for roasting hot dogs or marshmallows (firewood provided)

  • View from the side deck

    View from the side deck

  • An Autumn day at Ridgetop Retreat

    An Autumn day at Ridgetop Retreat

  • View across the back deck from inside the master bedroom

    View across the back deck from inside the master bedroom

  • The  'back yard'  shortly after a snow fall

    The 'back yard' shortly after a snow fall

  • Beautiful fireplace

    Beautiful fireplace

  • Downstairs living area

    Downstairs living area

  • The Master bedroom

    The Master bedroom

  • The back deck

    The back deck

  • One side of loft area

    One side of loft area

  • Other side of upstairs loft area

    Other side of upstairs loft area

  • The cabin is decorated with attractive mountain decor

    The cabin is decorated with attractive mountain decor

  • Beautiful sunset from the Ridgetop Retreat deck

    Beautiful sunset from the Ridgetop Retreat deck

  • The front porch

    The front porch

  • Morning fog across the road from the Ridgetop Retreat

    Morning fog across the road from the Ridgetop Retreat

  • A Winter day at the Ridgetop Retreat

    A Winter day at the Ridgetop Retreat

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Monday, July 25, 2016

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