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View Grandfather Mountain While Dining on a Covered Porch

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View of Grandfather Mountain from the Porch


Last updated: 01/12/2017

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:9
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

'Doctor's Orders' is a prescription for relaxation. Enjoy dinner and drinks with friends and family on the covered porch while viewing Grandfather Mountain. When privacy or personal space is needed, retreat to one of three levels. Each level is designed with a private bedroom, bath and living/sitting area. The layout is perfect for 3 couples or 2 couples and children. The children can have their own space downstairs with 2 twin beds and a queen convertible. The main and upper floors both have queen beds. The upper level includes a jet tub and TV. The cabin is adorned with interesting artwork and is professionally decorated with comfort in mind. If you enjoy cooking, food preparation will be a pleasure in the well equipped gourmet kitchen. If you want to take a vacation from cooking, the best dining in the high country is located between Tynecastle and Banner Elk. Tynecastle is a 10 minute drive from the cabin (4.7 miles) and Banner Elk is 14 minutes (9 miles). A 'trading' library is provided for avid readers. For those who prefer television, there is one located on each level including a play station on the lower level. DVD Player is also provided.

There is nothing more beautiful then turning the inside lights off and watching the snow fall while sitting around one of the the two gas log fireplaces!

Some of my favorite activities are farmer's market on saturday morning (May - October), Meandering up and down the shops in Blowing Rock, eating lunch at Storie Street Grill, shopping at the outlet mall, buying candy at Mast General Store (maybe a pair of shoes also), and spending an afternoon in the kitchen cooking while I watch TV and the views. I'm not much of an outdoors person, but the guys in the family enjoy fly fishing, hiking Grandfather Mountain (profile trail is 4 miles from the cabin), Skiing, tubing and cooking on the grill. The whole family enjoys musical and theatre productions at ASU and Lees-McCrae college. Rafting and Zip line activities are also accessible nearby. This is a snapshot of what our family enjoys but there is 'something' for everyone. The cabin is ideal for exploring the high country, being located between Boone (9 miles), Blowing Rock (11 miles) and Banner Elk (9 miles).

Keywords: Beautifully landscaped yard, level entry, two parking areas, professionally decorated
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2500 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 9
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    No renters under the age of 30 years...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    May not be suitable for toddlers, due to open stairway to the 3rd level....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    This includes anywhere on the outside property...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs 30 pounds and under are welcome. Pet deposit applies....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Street level entry with bedroom, living area, dining area, kitchen and view porch on main level....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Loft + Den


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Upstairs: bedroom 1 - Queen bed; loft twin sofa bed Main Floor: bedroom 2 - Queen bed Downstairs: bedroom 3 - Twin beds; den queen sofa bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower



  • Books:

    Lending library: If you finish your book while on vacation take a book from the lending library and leave your book for the next renter....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Located on main floor living room....moreless

  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable:

    5 TV's are located in cabin, one in each bedroom, 1 in each Living Room and 1 in kitchen....moreless

  • Television:

    Each has a ROKU streamer, Netflix available or you can stream your own service....moreless

  • Video Game Console:

    Play station - bring your favorite games...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table with 6 chairs, extra leaf in closet. Director chairs available for additional dinners or porch seating....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Thermostats on main level and downstairs....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas logs in downstairs den and on Main Level. Both fireplaces have remote controlled logs....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Thermostats on main level and downstairs....moreless

  • Internet:

    Fiber Optic...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Main Floor and Lower Level...moreless

  • Parking:

    Front door parking will hold 2-3 cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Additional parking driveway on property will hold 2-3 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land lines in each bedroom and portable in kitchen...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Front Load - needs HE detergent...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Fiber Optic...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Uses #4 Filters...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Waffle Iron,Hand Mixer, Cuisinart Smart Stick, Blender, Fondue Pot...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sugar, sugar substitute & coffee filters....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Water/Ice dispenser on door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric glass top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    3 covered porches. The entry Level porch overlooks Grandfather Mountain....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautifully landscaped property....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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from 7 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$230 $300
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $90 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Preparation Fee $15 + tax
  • Tax Rate 12.75%


HIGH SEASON RATE OF $370 APPLIES FOR HOLIDAYS: New Years Eve & Day, MLK, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving & Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Manager's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003

About: My husband is an avid gardner, which is evidenced by our beautiful mountain yard. I enjoy cooking, reading and spending too much time on the computer. We have 3 Boston Terriers, Daisy, Rose & Jasmine who love spending sunny days on the porch.

Why Banner Elk, NC, USA:
We were looking for a place to relax, escape the heat in the summer and enjoy snow in the winter. We were also looking for an area that had easy access to a diverse selection of entertainment activities. The cabin is centrally located between 2 colleges that excel in the performing arts and 4 ski areas. There are numerous places to hike and fish nearby. From the cabin, it is a one minute drive to reach route 105, which was the deciding point for choosing this location. We looked at many beautiful remote cabins but it took 15-20 minutes to reach a main road and another 20 minutes or longer to reach a grocery store, gas station or the chosen activity for the day. If an emergency occurs, from the cabin to the hospital in Boone is a 15 minute drive and there is a Veterinarian office 2 minutes from the cabin on 105.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Return Renters: Book through owner and receive a discount on your rental.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 01/12/2017

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  • View of Grandfather Mountain from the Porch

    View of Grandfather Mountain from the Porch

  • Dining Area

    Dining Area

  • Main Level Living Area

    Main Level Living Area

  •  Main Floor Bedroom

    Main Floor Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Doctor's Orders

    Doctor's Orders

  • Kitchen


  • Main Living Area

    Main Living Area

  • Loft


  • Lower Level Bedroom

    Lower Level Bedroom

VRBO #356498

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 16, 2017

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