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GREAT Location! Close to Blowing Rock on 1 acre pond

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The cottage is located on a 1 acre pond 3.5 miles from Blowing Rock's Main Street, where shopping and restaurants abound. Minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and just off scenic Highway 221 on the way to Grandfather Mountain. Bring your tent and pitch on the shore of the pond for the kids or go hiking in the adjacent woods.

For those who want seclusion plus the convenience of being close to everything, it is the perfect spot.

Keywords: Cottage

Jennifer Poarch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Jennifer Poarch

This property has been in my fathers family since around 1929. I now rent out my fathers cottage "A Cottage by the Pond" along with my own "Rocky Meadows Cottage" to help pay for his medical care. My fathers' great aunt Minerva Walker Goldsmith "Aunt Bea" purchased Rocky Meadows around 1929 in order to spend summers away from the heat of Palm Beach. Aunt Bea was known for her modernist watercolor landscape paintings. She developed a love for the mountains and sold property to her friends, one being Phillip Moose, and established Artist Alley. My father built this cabin with very little assistance in 2006. It took him 2 years to complete.

Jennifer Poarch purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Jennifer Poarch chose Blowing Rock

This cabin is close to town but provides a feeling of seclusion and privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, pet friendly, beautiful mountain setting, outdoor stone grill, gas grill, bonfire pit next to pond paddle boat, fishing dock, close to ski resorts and restaurants

Guestbook comments from the owner

We realy had a great time in our secluded cabin. ... exactly the serene environment we expected. We truly enjoyed it.
Apr 2010
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Blowing Rock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • cast iron tub stays hot
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (1)King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully stocked pond with fishing pier.


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GREAT Location! Close to Blowing Rock on 1 acre pond
average rating of 4.909091 based on 23 reviews

Best rental we have ever stayed at.

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing and will be our go to getaway in the future.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

Such a charming cottage with a beautiful pond view. My husband and I, and our small dog, felt right at home. The owners were very helpful and friendly. We look forward to returning again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and well maintained

  • 5 of 5

Jennifer and Dennis are extremely nice people they went out of their way to make sure we had a wonderful stay. The cabin was clean and the property was well maintained. We are a family of 5 and there was enough room for all of us and our pets. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Quiet weekend getaway!

  • 4 of 5

My husband, son and I just wanted a couple of days to relax, away from the chaos and this was the perfect place. Our dogs could roam free with no worry of running too far. We had our own little private pond for fishing and there was a wonderful hike just behind the house along a creek. Cabin was comfortable and perfect for the 3 of us. Conveniently close to Blowing Rock but far enough to feel secluded.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter wonderland for Floridians!

  • 5 of 5

We chose the coldest week of the year (wind chills below 0) to come to the Cottage by the Pond and don’t regret a single minute. Even in the snow, the cottage was easy to access and kept us warm and cozy throughout our stay. We are a family of 4 with a small dog from Florida so seeing snow was on our agenda. The property is enormous and we can’t wait to return in the summer to be able to enjoy the full amenities. Still it was a winter wonderland. Convenient location, fully equipped, well appointed and clean. Might be tight with more than 4 people in the winter months since you are mostly inside. Our kids are 10 & 13, and they are the perfect ages to enjoy all this property has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A PERFECT Christmas in The Cottage by the Pond

  • 5 of 5

Our family could not have been happier spending our Christmas at The Cottage by the Pond. The Cottage offered the amenities of home, we easily fit all six of us plus our dog, and the location was just perfect. It was just far enough away from Blowing Rock (3.7 miles), Boone, and the ski mountains, that we could easily get to them if we needed a break from the peace and serenity of The Cottage by the Pond.

The only issue we experienced (especially with 4 teenage kids) was the lack of cell coverage, however, this was a product of the overall area, not the Cottage. We had internet at the house for most of our needs, and could quickly drive into town for better Cell coverage.

All in all, it was an AWESOME trip and we are already planning on returning to The Cottage by the Pond in the summer/Fall to take full advantage of the beautiful setting. We are sincere in our 5 Star Rating and would highly recommend a visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Charlotte Douglas
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town Tavern
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Blowing Rock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
115 Miles
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mellow Mushroom - Bistro Roco
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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