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Veranda view looking east in late autumn

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

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If you'd like to make an inquiry, please follow instructions at the bottom of this section.

This lovely Highlands mountain home is perched high above a valley between Whiteside and Blackrock mountains with sweeping easterly views of the Smokies.

Bowery Lodge has 8 spacious bedrooms (5 kings, 3 queens) and 8 bathrooms, all well-appointed with high-quality linens, plenty of towels, and bath amenities. Most bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom, view, sitting area, and fireplace. The grand king suite also has a separate sitting area with a crib.

The three interior levels offer many options for gathering together, and plenty of cozy spaces to retreat to. Watch the sunrise or the fog roll in from two levels of decks and balconies, or while enjoying the outdoor fireplace and a soak in the hot tub.

The naturally landscaped lot is situated on a private road with off-street parking for 8 cars (no street parking). There's a short walking trail with rope swing, and a darling playhouse for the kids.

You probably won't want to leave the property...but if you must, Highlands is just 3 miles away down an easy residential road. Stroll along quaint Main Street for some shopping and dining. Or visit our friends at the Highland Hiker for outdoor gear and great local advice on what to do in the area, such as hiking, fishing, golf, swimming holes.

PLEASE NOTE:

Bowery Lodge is a gathering place for friends and families, and is not available for parties, events, or work retreats.

2016 rates are based on up to 16 guests, are subject to change without notice, and do not include tax.

We accept a maximum of 16 overnight guests (depending on group dynamic), with no more than 18 people in the house at any time. No additional guests (day or overnight) are allowed without prior written approval, and additional charges may apply.

Our calendar is kept up to date with confirmed reservations, but does not reflect pending reservations. Priority is given to family and returning guests, and therefore we're typically unable to confirm 'first-time' bookings until about 6 months prior.

Children are welcome, but the property poses some dangers (cliffs! bears!). We consider total number and ages to determine whether our house is a good fit for your group, and require a ratio of two adults per child to ensure adequate supervision.

For our new guests, we require a referral from a past guest or a reference from another vacation rental owner.

TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, please provide the following:

- specific dates and alternate dates if there's flexibility
- phone number with a good time to call you
- information about your group: # adults with general ages, # children with specific ages, where you're coming from, and the reason for your visit (i.e. family reunion, wedding, golf retreat, etc.).
- what drew you to our place (just a quick detail so I know you're a real person!)
- please also review rates and minimum stay requirements before inquiring.
- We have a 5 night minimum for our standard rate, but do offer shorter stays at an increased rate
- While we do offer discounts to returning guests who've treated our home well, we don't respond to inquiries asking for discounts.

Thanks so much for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you!
- Mead


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Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter signing contract and majority of adults in group must be 30 or older. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, but we consider total number and ages to determine whether it's a good fit for our home. To ensure adequate supervision, there must be twice as many adults as children....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    No ramp, but there are only 1-2 steps from front of house into main floor, and from main floor out to veranda. Main floor also has two bedroom suites - one with a large tub, and one with a large shower with sloped tiled floor entry....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed outside. Must properly dispose of smoking waste...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • Main NE King Suite: 1 king

    1st floor, view, 3/4 bath...moreless

  • Main NW Queen Suite: 1 queen

    1st floor, full bath...moreless

  • Upper North Master Suite: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    2nd floor, view, full bath...moreless

  • Upper SE King Suite: 1 king

    2nd floor, view, full bath...moreless

  • Lower King Bedroom: 1 king

    lower level, shares spa bath...moreless

  • Upper East Queen Suite: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

    2nd floor, view, 3/4 bath; trundle, window seat/daybed...moreless

  • Upper SW Queen Suite: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

    2nd floor, full bath; sleeper ottoman...moreless

  • Upper East King Suite: 1 king

    2nd floor, view, 3/4 bath...moreless

Bathrooms: 8 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    with main floor king...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    with upper NE king...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower

    with upper SE king...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    with upper E twins...moreless

  • Bathroom 6: toilet, shower

    with upper E queen...moreless

  • Bathroom 7: toilet, combination tub/shower

    with upper SW queen...moreless

  • Bathroom 8: toilet, shower

    Lower level steam shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    with main floor queen; is also powder room for main floor...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    There's a wii console. Bring your own games!...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4)...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 12 comfortably, and can fit 14 tightly; Breakfast table seats 6; Screened porch table seats 8. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 24 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Carport
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    One covered parking spot under carport...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    There are 7 gas-only fireplaces in various bedrooms as well as outdoors by hot tub....moreless

  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    King and queen beds are each appointed with 4 pillows, 2 shams, blanket, duvet, and throw. Everything is laundered between visits....moreless

  • Living Area
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking on site for 8 vehicles. No street parking....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Rumpus Room
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    A land line is available in case your cell provider has limited access to our area. Currently, Verizon signal is fairly strong while AT&T is not....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Each bathroom is appointed with 4 washcloths, 4 hand towels, 6 bath towels, and 2 bathrobes. Travel size amenities are provided, and there are dispensers with shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    (2) There is an efficiency washer and dryer in the butler's pantry off kitchen, as well as full-size washer and dryer on the 2nd floor....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Internet connection can be spotty in this remote location....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Gas-assist wood-burning fireplace n living room; wood-burning fireplace in screened porch....moreless

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Large capacity Bunn coffee maker (diner style) as well as a Keurig with some k-cups provided....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Servingware for 20...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    2 Dishwashers...moreless

  • Freezer:

    Under counter freezer drawers...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, olive oil, wraps and foil, and some staples like sugar and flour are typically available for use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    36" Refrigerator only (no freezer) Under counter refrigerator drawers ...moreless

  • Stove:

    6 burner gas cooktop with downdraft...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Two grills plumbed for gas on the veranda...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    The hot tub is only available to groups with no children under the age of 13. Set-up fee may apply....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
2016
Apr 15 - Jan 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,300
$8,500
THANKSGIVING
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2016
5 night min stay

$7,200
flat fee
Early 2017
Jan 3 - May 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,200
$8,000
2017
May 4 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$1,350
$8,750
GREAT SOLAR ECLIPSE
Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2017
5 night min stay

$15,000
flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Holiday visits are subject to up to a 20% surcharge depending on the holiday.

Shorter visits are considered 3 months prior to arrival with the following surcharges added to seasonal rates:

4 nights: add 15%

3 nights: add 30%

2 nights: add 50% for midweek, add 75% for weekend

Rates are based on 16 guests including children of any age. Larger groups considered for a charge of $40/person/night.

Additional day/night guests allowed only with prior approval with maximum occupancy of 18 maximum including day visitors.

Our home is not available for parties or events.

Reservations are subject to change or cancelation and are not confirmed until balance is paid in full and all signed paperwork is received by due date.

Currently we do not accept credit card payments. Deposit of $1,000 required to hold reservation with balance due 60 days prior to arrival. If canceled more than 60 days prior, the deposit is forfeited. No refund if cancelled within 60 days.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: Hello! My family completed our special mountain home in 1999, and continue to make improvements and additions as our family grows. We still use it often ourselves, and have enjoyed sharing it with other families as a vacation rental since 2010. We're honored and blessed that so many choose to return yearly! I'm the oldest 'kid', and manage bookings for my family from my home in Seattle, WA. I've chosen not to list my phone number after a few too many pushy marketers, as well as some early morning calls due to the time difference; but I do provide it to serious inquirers and welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our special place.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Veranda view looking east in late autumn

    Veranda view looking east in late autumn

  • Veranda with rocking chairs and large gas grill

    Veranda with rocking chairs and large gas grill

  • Living room and entry

    Living room and entry

  • Breakfast area with screened porch beyond

    Breakfast area with screened porch beyond

  • Screened porch with fireplace, seating, and dining table

    Screened porch with fireplace, seating, and dining table

  • Main Floor NW Queen

    Main Floor NW Queen

  • North Master bathroom with jetted tub and shower

    North Master bathroom with jetted tub and shower

  • Upper floor East KING suite (old photo, still shows 2 twins)

    Upper floor East KING suite (old photo, still shows 2 twins)

  • Upper floor E Queen bath with shower

    Upper floor E Queen bath with shower

  • Game room with seating area, large TV, and fantastic views!

    Game room with seating area, large TV, and fantastic views!

  • Lower Level King bedroom

    Lower Level King bedroom

  • Cute little playhouse with slide and stream

    Cute little playhouse with slide and stream

  • Back of house (East)

    Back of house (East)

  • Living room - looking towards kitchen

    Living room - looking towards kitchen

  • Dining area at Christmas

    Dining area at Christmas

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Main floor NE Master: King bed

    Main floor NE Master: King bed

  • Upper floor North Master suite: King bed

    Upper floor North Master suite: King bed

  • Upper floor SE King suite

    Upper floor SE King suite

  • Upper Floor East Queen room

    Upper Floor East Queen room

  • Upper floor SW queen: tub/shower; sleeper ottoman

    Upper floor SW queen: tub/shower; sleeper ottoman

  • Steam shower in lower level

    Steam shower in lower level

  • View from the veranda in summer. View is much more expansive than photos show!

    View from the veranda in summer. View is much more expansive than photos show!

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, September 29, 2016

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