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AMAZING VIEWS, privacy, pet friendly! Book SPRING/SUMMER NOW!!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 1/2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (sleeps 8 adults)

***VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION MUST BE DISCUSSED PRIOR TO BOOKING.*** Please search for our personal website or Facebook page (house name with no spaces) online and contact us directly by phone or email or Facebook BEFORE confirming booking.

Welcome to Parkway Peek! Indulge in our fully-renovated mountain home and enjoy 180° views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Black Mountain range. Relaxing on the expansive deck, you'll hear nothing but the sounds of nature and the occasional passing train in the distance. At 3200ft above sea level, mountain paradise awaits you within our 1 1/2 acres located adjacent to the pristine Pisgah National Forest.

Located just 1.3 miles from the Bear Den exit (mile marker 324.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), Parkway Peek is the perfect get away for couples, families or groups of friends. Featuring 3.5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this 2-story home has everything you need for your perfect vacation: GE kitchen appliances, granite counters in kitchen, renovated bathrooms (full bath with traditional shower/tub downstairs, custom glass shower upstairs), fully renovated downstairs, HUGE deck and screened porch and several fire pits/chimeneas. Stay a few days and take in the local sites or stay a week and use Parkway Peek as your 'jumping off" point for Asheville, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls or skiing at Sugar Mountain. We're within a 45minute drive from all that Western North Carolina has to offer!

Local attractions include: the historic Altapass Orchard (featuring live music and festivities throughout most of the year), Springmaid Mountain (horseback riding, tubing, fly fishing), Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Wilson Creek Wilderness Area and many other hiking trails all within a 15-30minute drive up the Parkway to the north; Little Switzerland, Crabtree Falls and Mt. Mitchell are 15-45minutes down the Parkway to the south; Table Rock, Lake James, Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and HawksNest are all within a 45minute drive.

Our section of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Highway 226 and the Bear Den exit is typically open year-round. Check local weather conditions and the Parkway website in the winter for possible temporary closures. A 4-wheel drive is not needed to access our property unless there has been a heavy snow. Our community road is maintained year-round and our driveway has flat access. Main source of heat for the home is wood-burning stove and fireplace (there is no central heat). Wood is provided.

We hope you will enjoy our 'contemporary rustic' jewel in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Keywords: Long range views, mountain view, privacy, pet friendly, renovated, blue ridge parkway, penland school, spruce pine, horseback riding, fly fishing, little switzerland, altapass, orchard, pisgah, hiking, grandfather mountain, mt. mitchell, mount mitchell, linville falls, bear den, springmaid, asheville, blowing rock, boone, burnsville, bakersville, marion, lake james, cross-country skiing, gem mining, brown mountain, wilson creek, winery, cheese, black mountain

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Lesli

We are an energetic family of 4 (+ 3 dogs) currently residing in Greenville, SC. Please search for our personal website (house name with no spaces) online and contact us directly by phone or email BEFORE confirming booking. ***VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION MUST BE DISCUSSED PRIOR TO BOOKING.***

Lesli purchased this cabin in 2011

Why Lesli chose Spruce Pine

Spruce Pine provides a great central location in Western NC and our vacation home has one of the best views in the area! After renting many homes on VRBO over the years, we decided to purchase a home of our own that we could share with friends and family.

What makes this cabin unique

Tranquility with all of the modern conveniences! Be at one with nature or head into the 'big city' of Spruce Pine for groceries, dining & shopping. ***VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION MUST BE DISCUSSED PRIOR TO BOOKING.***

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an awesome time with our families and friends. Our dogs and family loved it and we can't wait to come back!
Dec 2011
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Spruce Pine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • *VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION MUST BE DISCUSSED PRIOR TO BOOKING* Contact us via email or phone by searching ParkwayPeek on web or Facebook.
  • NO CENTRAL HEAT IN HOME. Main sources of heat are wood-burning stove and fireplace. Contact us IN ADVANCE to discuss cold-weather rental terms!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths, 1 on each floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Fish Room - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Master - 1 queen , Upstairs; fabulous view of mountains from bed!
    Cow Room - 1 king , Downstairs
    Map Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs; double futon; sleeps 1 adult or 2 small kids
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs living room; queen sleeper-sofa
  • King size beds (1) downstairs bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in downstairs bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full leather futon in upstairs den (this is a separate room with door); queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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AMAZING VIEWS, privacy, pet friendly! Book SPRING/SUMMER NOW!!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 62 reviews

Absolutely great!

  • 5 of 5

A great week at Parkway Peek.

This house is perfect for our family of 5 and exceeded our expectations.

Clean, updated, spacious, modern and practical with amazing views, privacy and quiet.

Cocktails and BBQ on the huge deck, s'mores at the fire pit, board games on the screened in porch. So many appealing spots to hang out and relax.

Minutes from the parkway with great hiking nearby. The owners are warm and friendly, just like this beautiful house. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that y'all enjoyed yourselves. Please come back anytime!
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Perfect vacation home with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

My best friend and I took our pups to Parkway Peek for a week of peace and quiet. The house was just perfect. Everything is cozy. Nicely decorated, comfortable furniture, well stocked kitchen, terrific wrap around deck and screened porch. Location is just 5 minutes from town, but it feels like you are miles from civilization. This is a vacation home that was very hard to leave. Can’t wait for our next visit!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you and your pups enjoyed Parkway Peek. It's a wonderful place to spend the holidays! Please come back again soon.
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Fantastic property; very cozy with great views!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for three couples to share for a long weekend. It would be equally fantastic for a family of 4 or 6. Cozy and comfortable; all the creature comforts. Loved the pot-belly stove! The views were spectacular! Easy to find, great drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Parkway Peek. We are very happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their stay. Look forward to welcoming you again next year!
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Destrehan, LA

Great senic getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and spacious cabin. Lots of separate areas to enjoy, it would be great for a large family. The views were just awesome. We will definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Thanks for the beautiful photos you sent, too! We have added them to our Facebook page.
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Nostalgic mountainous retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The only regret we have was that we didn’t get to stay longer! It was so spacious, clean and beautifully decorated! The views are absolutely breath taking! We got to enjoy a hike at Craggy Gardens, afternoon brunch at Blind Squirrel and coffee at Little Switzerland! Enjoyed the place and the amazing time with friends!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed our home and all that the area has to offer! Please do come back & stay longer next time.
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Alexandria, Louisiana


  • 5 of 5

This is our third stay at Parkway Peek and we are never disappointed! The views are amazing, the home is wonderful and the owners are very accommodating. The house works well for a couple or for our family of 8. Lots of things to do in the area for all ages. We have spread the word to friends and family and look forward to coming back soon.

P. Laborde

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love our repeat guests! So happy that y’all are able to make it to the mountains from time-to-time.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, Charlotte or Johnson City, TN
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grassy Creek or Mt. Mitchell Courses
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Knife & Fork, The Pizza Shop, Tropical Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary

Gem Mining, Waterfalls and Natural Swimming Holes, Art Galleries, Seasonal Live Music and Dancing, Fishing Outfitters, Penland School of Crafts




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Housekeeping $150
Refundable damage deposit $400

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates may be higher and minimum night requirement may be longer during holidays. Pets must be disclosed prior to booking and require additional one-time fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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