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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

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
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Be aware of high decks & steep stairs...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Must pay pet fee & have prior approval from owner...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Fish Room: 2 twin/ single


  • Master: 1 queen

    Upstairs; fabulous view of mountains from bed!...moreless

  • Cow Room: 1 king


  • Map Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Upstairs; double futon; sleeps 1 adult or 2 small kids...moreless

  • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Downstairs living room; queen sleeper-sofa...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Upstairs: toilet, shower


  • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 full baths, 1 on each floor


  • Books:

    Assorted lending library...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Cornhole and assorted puzzles and table games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    DishTV with basic channels in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TV in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Limited number of family/kids DVD's...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    layered long range views of the Black Mountains, Mt. Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooking the historic Altapass Orchard...moreless

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


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    wall units in upstairs living room and master bedroom. Ceiling fans and whole house fan in all other spaces. The 3200ft elevation eliminates the need for air conditioning most of the year....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    wood-burning stove and fireplace are main source of heat; portable space heaters provided during cooler months; electric baseboard heater in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    2 living rooms (one on each level with great views)...moreless

  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    2 driveways provide ample parking; lower driveway for oversized vehicles (with turn around area)...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace:

    wood burning fireplace upstairs...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    antique, free-standing wood burning stove in family room downstairs...moreless


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

    all new GE stainless steel appliances and granite countertops...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    with automatic ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio:

    HUGE deck area with southwest views overlooking Black Mountain range; chiminea on main deck and in-ground firepit in side yard...moreless

  • Golf:

    Grassy Creek Golf Club located about 10 minutes away; Grandfather and Mt. Mitchell Golf Clubs located about 35 minutes away...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Tubing and kayaking available at Springmaid Mountain (5 minute drive) or at Loafer's Glory (about 30 minute drive)...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened porch with long range views...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Herb/vegetable garden located on lower driveway; pick your own during your visit (seasonal)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large charcoal grill on front deck...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Appalacian Moutain are all located with a 45min-1hr drive...moreless



from 37 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer/Early Fall
May 15 - Oct 1, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,500 $4,500
Fall Leaf Season
Oct 2 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,675 $5,025
Nov 27 - Mar 29, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,350 $4,050
Standard pricing
3 night min stay
$1,500 $5,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Housekeeping $150
  • Pet Fee $85


Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates may be higher and minimum night requirement may be longer during holidays.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Altapass Orchard

    "Great live music (seasonally) and locally made goods; walking trails through the Orchard; do..."

  • Springmaid Mountain

    "Year round horseback riding through beautiful mountain trails; dog & kid friendly hikes; sum..."

  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

    "Just in case you have a medical emergency, this state-of-the-art facility can treat you quic..."

  • Penland School of Crafts

    "Amazing artists from around the world come to Penland to hone their skills at metal work, gl..."

  • Emerald Village

    "There are many gem mining opportunities in the area, but this one is actually set into the s..."

  • Crabtree Falls

    "Great hiking opportunity even if the park itself is currently closed. Slightly strenuous an..."

  • Mount Mitchell State Park

    "Highest point east of the Mississippi River; amazing views on a clear day but always breezy ..."

  • Linville Gorge Wilderness

    "Home to the famous Linville Falls! Easy or strenuous hikes available (harder hikes are in t..."

  • Bear Den

    "If you've got a large group and some would prefer to camp-out, this is the place for them. ..."

  • Knife and Fork

    "Simply AMAZING! Award-winning Chef Nate Allen creates masterpieces of farm-to-table cuisine..."

  • Dry County Brewing Company

    "A local favorite for its gourmet pizzas and home brewed craft beers. Chad & Jen will treat ..."

  • The Tropical Grill

    "If you're craving a traditional Cuban sandwich or a fish taco, this is the place to go. Clau..."

  • El Ranchero Restaurant

    "HUGE menu of traditional Mexican fare at amazingly low prices. Definitely worth the trip."

  • Grandfather Mountain

    "Lots to do in such a short drive. Pay the pricey entrance fee to visit the museum, zoo (min..."

  • Stuarts on the Green

    "Great prices but not the best kept course; nice restaurant at club house."

  • MT Mitchell Golf Club-Pro Shop

    "The most beautiful course you will ever play for under $75 (season specials under $50!); a m..."

  • Linville Caverns

    "Perfect for a cold or rainy day activity! Underground caverns feature crystal clear streams..."

  • Loafers Glory Rafting and Tubing

    "Just a short drive past Bakersville and these guys will take care of your tubing or kayaking..."

  • Wilson Creek

    "One of our favorite "wilderness areas" to visit!!! Dozens of trails for off-leash dog hikes..."

  • Mountain View Restaurant

    "Gorgeous view from this surprisingly good local restaurant!"

  • Switzerland Cafe and General Store

    "Great local dishes including a "grown up grilled cheese" to die for and smoked trout cakes! ..."

  • DT's Blue Ridge Java

    "Local coffee house, bakery, sandwich shop, ice cream shop and internet hang out"

  • Rivers Edge Outfttrs

  • Black Mountain Campground

    "Great hikes from this parking area and swimming holes as well. Pet & kid friendly!"

  • OakMoon Creamery

    "Local cheesemaker with some very tasty creations! Hopefully they will open the farm to the ..."

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville, Charlotte or Johnson City, TN
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grassy Creek or Mt. Mitchell Courses
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Knife & Fork, The Pizza Shop, Tropical Grill
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Mountain

Car: Necessary

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


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We are an energetic family of 4 (+ 3 dogs) currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

Why the Owner Chose Spruce Pine, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Sunset Dinner on our Deck

    Sunset Dinner on our Deck

  • Front of House in the Fall

    Front of House in the Fall

  • Upstairs Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings and Amazing Views

    Upstairs Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings and Amazing Views

  • Upstairs Bathroom Vanity

    Upstairs Bathroom Vanity

  • Downstairs Family Room with Pull-Out Queen Sleeper-Sofa

    Downstairs Family Room with Pull-Out Queen Sleeper-Sofa

  • Downstairs Twin Bedroom (Fish Theme)

    Downstairs Twin Bedroom (Fish Theme)

  • Downstairs Bathroom with Tub/Shower

    Downstairs Bathroom with Tub/Shower

  • Chiminea on the Deck

    Chiminea on the Deck

  • New Firepit with Long Range Views in Side Yard

    New Firepit with Long Range Views in Side Yard

  • Our Driveway on a Fall Day

    Our Driveway on a Fall Day

  • Wild Turkeys Crossing our Road

    Wild Turkeys Crossing our Road

  • The Dog's Life on Nearby Rivers

    The Dog's Life on Nearby Rivers

  • Gorgeous Early Fall Color from the Deck!

    Gorgeous Early Fall Color from the Deck!

  • New Kitchen/Dining Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace

    New Kitchen/Dining Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace

  • Upstairs Master with Fantastic Mountain View

    Upstairs Master with Fantastic Mountain View

  • Upstairs Custom Shower

    Upstairs Custom Shower

  • Downstairs Family Room with Wood-Burning Stove

    Downstairs Family Room with Wood-Burning Stove

  • Downstairs King Bedroom (Cow Theme)

    Downstairs King Bedroom (Cow Theme)

  • Extra-Large Screened Porch with Mountain and Forest Views

    Extra-Large Screened Porch with Mountain and Forest Views

  • The Moon and Venus as seen by a Parkway Peek Guest

    The Moon and Venus as seen by a Parkway Peek Guest

  • Newly Landscaped Hill Below House

    Newly Landscaped Hill Below House

  • Our Driveway on a Snowy Day

    Our Driveway on a Snowy Day

  • Another Amazing Sunset!

    Another Amazing Sunset!

  • One of Many Local Waterfalls

    One of Many Local Waterfalls

VRBO #357459

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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