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Amazing View of Grandfather Mountain. Discounts for Military, Police, & Seniors

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Amazing mountain views, big living room & game room, king & queen beds, 3BR

Caleb's Outlook is a great place to relax and enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains. Some upgrades have been done again this year: more lighting, more space opened up for guests, fresh paint, and a 2nd full bathroom. It sits in a secluded, quiet neighborhood outside of Blowing Rock. With the high elevation and cool breeze blowing through the trees, you will experience an invigorating sense of peace as you sit on the deck while enjoying a nice cup of coffee in the morning or a grilled burger in the evening. From the living room and both back decks, you have a wonderful mountain view, which changes with the seasons. In the spring (starting in late April) and on into the summer you have lots of green foliage to enjoy, along with Grandfather Mountain views. In the fall you can will love the full range of colors from the leaves- best seen throughout October. Grandfather Mountain can be seen throughout the year-. During the snowy winter season you are very likely to see snow on the mountain tops, and often right in your neighborhood! You are sitting right on a mountain so you will be making the drive up to your vacation rental which is up at over 4,000 ft- but it's not a difficult climb, and you'll have no trouble driving to the house even in a regular sedan. The road has a slow incline which makes it a very safe and easy drive. Also, the parking deck- right in front of the house- is level and easy to park on.

Caleb's is a very comfortable place for relaxing. Upstairs and downstairs decks are excellent for family meals and for enjoying the view. We offer an extensive Dish satellite tv package in the living room and bedroom. There is also a Wii set upstairs, and Gamecube downstairs.We have completed extensive upgrades the past three years in order to enhance your comfort and your overall vacation experience in Caleb's Outlook. If you choose to stay at Caleb's, we know you will find it to be the kind of scenic and restful home you will want to return to again and again. You'll enjoy the master bedroom with attached bath, with queen-sized bed. Spacious upstairs living room, with two comfortable couches. The well equipped, full sized kitchen has everything you need to cook a full-course meal. You'll want to spend a lot of time on the deck, where you'll enjoy the quiet breezes and long range views. Gas grill, picnic table, and extra seating make it our favorite resting place at Caleb's. Downstairs there is a large game room with full size air hockey table, and entertainment center with a number of Gamecube games. Five TVs through the house, with VCR, DVD, Satellite TV, and Internet TV options (different features on each TV). Two recently renovated bedrooms downstairs, one with a king bed and one with a full-sized bed. Nicely remodeled bathroom downstairs.

You'll also love strolling on the quiet, amazingly scenic streets- every few feet you'll be stunned at the mountain views you'll see!

You not only have a great view but also a perfect location. With a less than five minute drive from the house you are on the Parkway headed north or south. Or you may prefer to go on into downtown Blowing Rock (less than 10 minutes from the house) for the afternoon. Blowing Rock has many restaurants and shops, or you can drive a few more minutes and visit all your familiar restaurant chains in Boone . If you bring the children along you may want to try mining for gems- several mining attractions are located nearby. You can also enjoy Linville Falls and Caverns. Antiquing can be done within 10 miles of Caleb's- in all directions. Between Blowing Rock and Boone you will find lots of antique and specialty shops.

Grocery stores can be found in Blowing Rock and Boone ( which is only 10 minutes away). A beautiful drive to take is on the Parkway headed north- from the house, it's less than 5 minutes to the parkway. Traveling north on the parkway, you will find lots to see along the way and then you could enjoy what West Jefferson has to offer. In West Jefferson you will find antique shops, an Amish furniture store and a cheese factory. At the cheese factory you can pick up some wine and cheese.

Or head south on the parkway, and in less than 1/2 hour you will be at Linville Falls, which is an amazing hiking location. In Linville check out one of our favorite restaurants, Famous Louise's!

There is plenty of shopping- furniture, art, antiques, you name it- in Blowing Rock, Boone, and nearby Lenoir. Tweetsie Railroad, just 15 minutes away, offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Or, just stay in the beautiful cabin for the peace and quiet. Misty Mountain offers lots of serenity for those who love a true get-away.

Caleb's sits in a nice, well kept neighborhood where you will feel safe and secure. This home is perfect for individuals, couples, or a family of 5-6.

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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 9, 2018

About Tony

We are both educators working from home. We live part of our time on the western part of the state but still go back to spend time close to the coast of NC, close to our family. Caleb, our son, is now ten years old. We were fortunate enough to adopt him from China ten years ago. God has blessed us in many ways- in finding one another and in having such a loving family.

Tony purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tony chose Blowing Rock

Being in Misty Mountain is like being at home, but better. No matter what part of the North Carolina Mountains we visit from time to time we always end up back at Misty Mountain. This cottage is located in such an ideal setting. Very few cars coming and going next door, no barking dogs to wake you and the only stoplights are in town. Yet, it's close enough to the nearest restaurant, store, or any other sign of civilization you're looking for. It is just a great place to let your nerves settle. Take a cup of coffee out back and unwind. Or if you prefer you could enjoy a bottle of wine with a few crackers and cheese. You are away from it all in a nice quiet neighborhood. Neighbors in Misty Mountain are quietly doing their own thing. The foliage gives you barriers for more tranquility It cost little more than a hotel room but offers so much more. We will do everything we can to help take care of your needs while you stay at Caleb's Outlook.

What makes this cottage unique

The location is really quite ideal. Blowing Rock is touristy without being overdone. They have very nice restaurants, candy stores (including the famous Kilwins), specialty shops, and so much more. From the front, back or sides of Caleb's you see nothing but great scenery and nice houses sitting on perfectly landscaped yards. Misty Mountain neighborhood is full of upscale houses that has been a favorite vacation spot for many years. It is a neighborhood where you will feel safe. The roads are curvy and steep but in A1 shape as the local crews keep them free from leaves or snow, whichever the case may be. Holly Lane is an easy road for travel with a slow incline that you will appreciate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Tony and Sybil

sorry that I missed you email. We left this morning at 5. That's jet lag for you. We'd finished both the Price Lake walk and gone up to the top of Linville Falls by 8:30. Everything was good AND your son was right about the stereotype - we brought tea with us! :-)

Thank you for having us

May 2015
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Blowing Rock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full-size baths with tub and shower, blow dryer available
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Downstairs bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
Caleb's Outlook sits by Blue Ridge Parkway National Park. It's also right next to Pisgah National Forest. You are a short drive from downtown Blowing Rock, and an even shorter drive from the BlueRidge Parkway. You will find good fishing in several places within a 15 minute drive. There's so much to do in the area: waterfalls, picnic areas, shopping, museums,panning for gems and so much more. If you are the reclining type just go into town and get a delicious bag of candy or a decadent sundae, and come back and relax. If you like fancy restaurants then Blowing Rock has that too. Boone, 20 minutes away, has all sorts of chain restaurants and other eateries. Linville Falls is about a half hour south of Caleb's. The Linville Falls hike is a short and memorable outing. So much to enjoy.


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Amazing View of Grandfather Mountain. Discounts for Military, Police, & Seniors
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 56 reviews
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Great Place in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Caleb's Outlook from 01/21/13 - 01/25/13 and had a wonderful time. Holidaying from Australia, we were looking for a getaway with our infant son (who's name is Caleb as well funnily enough) and this was perfect for us. Everything we could of needed was catered for by the owners and they went out of their way to make us welcome.

Sitting on Misty Mountain we had a spectacular view of Grandfather Mountain straight from the living room. The cabin itself is spacious yet cosy and has all the amenities you could need. The cabin is close enough to Blowing Rock (and Boone) if you want to grab some food or do some shopping, but far enough away to be quite secluded. We really appreciated the fact we were able to keep to ourselves the whole time we were there.

Would just like to say a big thank you to owners as we had a great time and we couldn't have asked for more as far as the accommodation goes. We will definitely be staying there again when we come back.


  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: January 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't think we could have done a better job with the review than you guys did. We really do appreciate your time and effort in doing the review for us. We have to say we did worry about you on that mountain during the cold, snowy weather. It is great to have such a gracious family and we are delighted that you had such a pleasant visit and we will be glad to have you return. I hope the rest of your time in USA went well!
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Very nice and homey

  • 4 of 5

Property was very nice . We enjoyed the layout for our situation . Blowing rock just minutes away and convenient. Owners had Christmas tree and decorations for us , which we loved . We all had a great vacation .

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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greqt place the stay

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very responsive and it was easy to communicate with them. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winchester, Virginia

Awesome views. Comfortable lodging. Will use it if given an opportunity!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nites in Blowing Rock area for family reunion. Caleb's was perfect location, surrounding and comfort level for my siblings and I. We baked fresh cookies for the reunion. Something we wouldn't have been able to do in a hotel room. Our hosts were friendly & accommodations comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good place to take grandkids!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view of the mountains on two decks, not far from Blowing Rock and Tweetsie Railroad. Kids loved the ping pong table, chinese checkers, and dart board! Beds were comfortable. TV was difficult to use so we resorted to VHS movies at night. Overall we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Calebs Overlook. The view alone is worth the price. The cabin was clean, beds comfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped.Location to all surrounding points of interest was very convenient.

The owners were quick to respond when we needed to contact them. I would not hesitate to go back, or to recommend this beautiful place in the mountains to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Woodlands in Blowing Rock
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Woodland's Bar B Q, Crippens, Subway
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Car: necessary

Caleb's Outlook is only a few minutes from downtown Blowing Rock. The Blue Ridge Parkway is less than 5 minutes away. Tweetsie Rr is about ten minutes away. Julian Price Park, in the Blue Ridge Parkway, is nearby. About twenty minutes from the house on the Parkway is Linville and Linville Falls. Also in the Linville area is Grandfather Mountain (which can be viewed from the cabin).




Additional information about rental rates

Maid Service $100
Pet Fee $65 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Pet fees only apply, of course, if you have one or two pets. Only pets permitted are dogs. Insurance will only allow certain types of dogs- please clarify the type/ weight of your pet dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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