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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Location: In Hound Ears Club near Boone, North Carolina in Blue Ridge Mountains. USA (15 minutes to Blowing Rock) View map.

Accommodations: House, 3 bedrooms + loft. 3 baths (sleeps 8)

You will experience the ultimate relaxation sitting on our large private deck surrounded by a canopy of mature trees and listening to a bubbling mountain stream as it rushes through the yard of our enchanting mountain home. This may be a time to read, reflect or just take a nap as you enjoy the wonders of nature. A meal cooked on an outdoor grill and served on the deck will provide many hours of family togetherness and conversation. A huge rock in front of the deck also provides a sitting area to enjoy this clear flowing stream as it journeys down the mountainside. This unique place has an unusual and fascinating history. It was never built to be a rental. The original builder was Terry Sanford, former Governor of North Carolina and U. S. Senator. This charming home served for many years as the summer home and family getaway for the Sanford family. Neighbors still recall how the Governor walked down the mountain each morning to the Hound Ears clubhouse for his coffee and daily newspaper.

This comfortable home with 3 bedrooms and a loft can sleep 8 people. 3 colorfully decorated bathrooms join these sleeping facilities. The Governor's master bedroom has a king bed with a private bathroom and a flat screen TV. A second bedroom has a queen bed with a private bath and a flat screen TV. A third bedroom has twin beds and the full bathroom is just outside the door. The loft has twin beds. There is a new large flat screen TV in the family room. WiFi (high speed internet) is provided.

You will find all the comforts in this well equipped home to make your vacation one to be remembered. A well stocked kitchen with everything you need to prepare a delicious meal is provided. The kitchen has new appliances. A beautiful stone wood burning fireplace can cultivate an atmosphere of coziness and warmth on a cool mountain evening.

You will feel safe and secure in this mountain retreat. It is located in Hound Ears Club, a prestigious gated community with 24 hour security. The Watauga River, one of the best trout streams in the south, borders the Hound Ears property and is very convenient for those who dream of the ultimate fishing experience.

The Hound Ears, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk area provides all the opportunities necessary for a fulfilling vacation for adults as well as children. Many fantastic hiking trails are easily accessible including those on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain. Blowing Rock is a haven for antique shoppers and for those who enjoy outlet shopping as well as live theatre. Excellent restaurants can be found in the entire area. Tweetsie Railroad, Hawks Nest Zip line, gem mining, and Valle Crucis park (picnicking, playground, swimming, basketball) and the wildlife park at Grandfather Mountain will provide unforgettable fun experiences for any child, as well as your entire family. During the winter months, avid skiers and snowboarders can enjoy some of the best ski resorts in the eastern US only a very short drive from Hound Ears.

Keywords: House in gated community, large deck, mountain stream, near great entertainment/arts/ restaurants/fishing, hiking and skiing.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 'A large lighted deck under a canopy of mature trees and surrounded by rhododendron' , ' A cascading mountain stream flows through the property under a large boulder' , ' Great views of Grandfather Mountain throughout the neighborhood' , 'Deer, wild turkey and other wildlife can often be seen' , 'Nestled in the mountains halfway between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina in Hound Ears Club, a gated community with 24 hour security' , 'Easy access to Linville, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, and Sugar Mountain' , 'Many excellent restaurants within 5 to 15 minutes' , 'This home was not built for rental. It was built by Terry Sanford, a former Governor and U. S. Senator of North Carolina and was used by him and his family for many years as a summer retreat' , 'We have owned this home for several years and enjoyed it immensely as a summer and weekend getaway' , ' This is a marvelous place for relaxation, reflection and the ultimate enjoyment and we desire to share our treasure. '...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill:

    This is for use of any guest. The grill does need to be cleaned after use or there will be a $25 fee assessed for additional cleaning. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
high
May 1 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,095 $3,500
late fall
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$200
$1,095 $3,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175
$895 $2,700
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning fee $100
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

If someone is interested in a last minute rental, please call or e-mail for a possible negotiated rate.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/25/2016
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Location

123 Miles
Nearest Airport
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Boone Country Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
NC State Route 105
8 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Mountain

Car: Necessary

Our home is kid friendly but there are steps to the loft. Our grandchildren enjoy playing in the mountain stream. Valle Crucis Park is located behind the original Mast General Store. This park is a wonderful place for family activities- picnicking, fishing, soccer, basketball, and playground area. Kids can play while parents walk the large oval track along side the scenic Watauga River. Children as well as adults will enjoy the thrills of Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park' , 'Grandfather Mountain with its hiking trails, museum, wildlife park and fantastic views is a must ' , 'Great base for exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway and leaf watching in autumn' , 'The Watauga River, which runs along side Hound Ears, provides outstanding trout fishing amid the beautiful scenery' , 'Collegiate sports at Appalachian State University' , 'The area provides many opportunities for golfing'

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Barbara is a retired surgical nurse and Ron is a retired pastor. This home has been in our family since the mid 90s and we have come to love and appreciate the enchanting surrounding area of Boone and Blowing Rock. The lure of the mountains draws us here again and again as we enjoy all that the area has to offer. We have spent treasured hours with our children and grandchildren in Hound Ears. Kids and grownups alike can have fun and good times in our mountain home. We are sure you can have the same experience. Ron and Barbara, Maryville, Tennessee

Why the Owner Chose Blowing Rock, NC, USA:
My brother bought this home from Gov. Terry Sanford in 1993 and we secured the property in 1996. Through the years we have enjoyed so much getting away to this special place. The mountains truly are magical.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Mountain home in Hound Ears

    Mountain home in Hound Ears

  • Large deck surrounded by nature

    Large deck surrounded by nature

  • Woodburning fireplace

    Woodburning fireplace

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • View of family room from loft

    View of family room from loft

  • Governor's bedroom private bath

    Governor's bedroom private bath

  • Third bedroom features comfortable twin beds with adjacent bathroom.

    Third bedroom features comfortable twin beds with adjacent bathroom.

  • large capacity whirlpool washer and dryer on main level

    large capacity whirlpool washer and dryer on main level

  • Fantastic view of Grandfather Mountain from top of Hound Ears.

    Fantastic view of Grandfather Mountain from top of Hound Ears.

  • guard gate at Hound Ears entrance

    guard gate at Hound Ears entrance

  • view of the golf course

    view of the golf course

  • stone marker at Hammond House

    stone marker at Hammond House

  • Catwalk leading to peaceful retreat

    Catwalk leading to peaceful retreat

  • Spacious family room complete with 43' flat screen TV

    Spacious family room complete with 43' flat screen TV

  • view from front entrance

    view from front entrance

  • New table and chairs plus barstools can comfortably seat 6-8 people.

    New table and chairs plus barstools can comfortably seat 6-8 people.

  • Governor's bedroom complete with a king bed and 32' flat screen TV.

    Governor's bedroom complete with a king bed and 32' flat screen TV.

  • Second bedroom features queen bed with private bath and flat screen TV.

    Second bedroom features queen bed with private bath and flat screen TV.

  • Sleeping loft with twin beds and small sitting area.

    Sleeping loft with twin beds and small sitting area.

  • Cool mountain stream flows by the house.

    Cool mountain stream flows by the house.

  • sign at entrance to Hound Ears

    sign at entrance to Hound Ears

  • Hound Ears stone marker at entrance

    Hound Ears stone marker at entrance

  • another golf course view

    another golf course view

  • turtle rock located inside Hound Ears

    turtle rock located inside Hound Ears

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Sunday, September 25, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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