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Spacious and Accommodating House - Great Family Retreat!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms each w/ Private bath, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to 'WeeksEnd'. This is our special retreat and the house of our hearts. As you enter, it wraps its arms around you and insists on relaxation and comfortable enjoyment. You will quickly feel your stress peel away. There are multiple living areas in the home each with its own ambiance and comforts. As one of our guests exclaimed 'The house spreads out like a country meal'! There are two master suites on the main level each with king beds and private baths along with cozy living room, spacious den, and kitchen and dining room. The second level has two bedrooms one with a king bed and the other with a queen, both with private baths. The laundry room and recreation rooms are on the lower level of the house. You may choose quiet reading by the beautiful stone fire place or a movie from our over 300+ DVD collection and in the den equipped with surround sound. If the weather permits - sit out on the deck listening to music from our extensive CD collection which may be heard in 4 zones plus the living room and deck area. Or pull out the den table and start a puzzle of your choice from our game closet. The more energetic may head downstairs and rack up a game of pool, ping-pong or darts. Whatever you do - we know you will relax, leave your work and worries behind and enjoy the house and the mountains like we do.

Within Hounds Ears there is much to enjoy: The golf course was designed by George Cobb and in addition to being one of the most beautiful courses in NC, it demands precision and will test your skills no matter your handicap. There is an on-site golf pro who is also available for classes and instruction. In addition to golf, Hound Ears offers well-managed clay and hard surface tennis courts, also with an on-site pro. The heated outdoor pool is nestled in a beautiful setting with a cascading waterfall and is an ideal retreat for late afternoon cool offs. Our house is a short walk-away from the fitness/massage center located at the corner of Cherry Street. This center boasts the most current resistance training equipment , free weights as well as high performance machines which you may choose to use independently or request to work with the on-site personal trainer for new tips and work out ideas. Our home is also a short walk or drive to the main clubhouse which offers a beautiful setting for cocktails, fine and casual dining each day of the week during season. However, for a more relaxed schedule, cook-in on our Weber gas grill and have a spendid meal on our deck (which can easily sit 8-10) using our lovely mountain pottery. Fun and relaxation is the order of the day and the focus of your stay! ENJOY!

Keywords: Rustic Luxury, 3 master suites, private bathrooms, Free WIFI, Fireplaces, Pool / Ping Pong, Washer/Dryer, Linens Included, Spacious Deck.

More Details

Mendy Childress
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Mendy Childress

We work in live in Chapel Hill, NC. Hound Ears Club has been a part of our family since the early 1960's. We love the resort and the surrounding towns during all four seasons of the year. We spend as much time as possible at 'WeeksEnd', and each and every time we are saddened to leave.

Mendy Childress purchased this house in 1993

Why Mendy Childress chose Boone

As a child, my parents built a house in Hound Ears - one of the first home-owners - and I spent my childhood loving Hound Ears and the mountains of North Carolina. So when I had the opportunity to purchase a second home, it was the only place I considered. It is the perfect retreat.

What makes this house unique

Casual Elegance that will be enjoyed by all ages!!! Regardless of the time of year you visit - Hound Ears Club and the surrounding towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and West Jefferson offer wonderful restaurants, shopping, special events, antiquing, etc. to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My husband and I were in the group staying at your cabin as arranged by our friends from New Bern. Your cabin was delightful and interesting with eclectic memorabilia we presumed were from your world travels. You had thought of every detail to make our stay fun and comfortable. Even though it was a cold, rainy and windy weekend, we hiked some every day and lit a nice fire in the cabin's fireplace (with dried wood conveniently stacked near the stairs). The best part in my opinion was the wonderful mattress that we slept on. We used the king bedroom on the second floor. If you have the time to reply to me and know the mattress brand and model, I would love to hear from you.
May 2017
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Boone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you are interested in access to Club amenities: Golf, Dining, Tennis, Pool etc. you will need to purchase a temporary membership at $100/diem.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Level Tiled Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second level tiled bath with shower and marble vanity
    Main Level Master Tiled Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Mstr Bath suite w/ Lg shower, Lg tub & two marble vanities
    Main level Tiled Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level tiled bath with tub/shower and vanity
    Second Level Tiled Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second level tiled bath w/ tub/shower and marble vanity
    Main level Den Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Den Bath tiled with tub/shower and vanity
    Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs between laundry and game room - toilet and vanity
  • 5.5 bathrooms in our home. Each bedroom has its own private bath - no guests ever have to share a bathroom!! And company may use the den bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Level Master bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second level master bdrm w/ ceiling fan, private bath & TV
    Main Level Master Bedroom 1 with Private bath & TV - 1 king , Main Level Master w/ Stone Gas Fireplace, private bath & TV
    Main Level Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bdrm w/ ceiling fan, private bath & Flat Screen TV
    Second level Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd level bdrm w/ Queen, ceiling fan, private bath & TV
  • King size beds (3) Three of our four bedrooms have king beds and the smallest room has a queen bed. Every bedroom has it's own private bath and television to enjoy.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Very spacious deck with two tables for setting, wonderful for any/all meals (weather permitting) but especially accommodating for family and friends cocktail hour during sunset and beyond. Be sure to have the CD player on with the deck zone speakers turned on! If you feel like a gourmet meal but don't want to cook on your vacation, call the club and have dinner delivered or pick it up. The staff will also be happy to provide catering for a special occasion or appetizers for your cocktail gatherings. If you are a rock climber, Hound Ears Club offers rocks outcroppings on the property that are rated some of the best in the country for bouldering!!! Of course, there are many other streams, lakes and hiking trails to enjoy around the area as well.


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Spacious and Accommodating House - Great Family Retreat!
average rating of 4.861111 based on 38 reviews

Beautiful home and great location!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place to stay for all mountain events! We had a wonderful time and two families were very comfortable in this great home. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Joey - Thank you very much for staying with us and also for the lovely review. So pleased to know that both families were comfortable and enjoyed our home and our great location. We welcome you back anytime!! Have a wonderful Spring, Best Always, Mendy Childress
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Wonderful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for my family of four as well as my sister’s family of four. There were four adults and four kids and we had plenty of room to all feel comfortable. We loved the rustic decor throughout the home. It was very tastefully decorated. Each of the four bedrooms have their own bathrooms which makes taking showers and getting ready in the mornings easy. The game room was a hit among both adults and kids. Although on the small side, the kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook at “home”. Baking dishes, pots and pans, strainers, bottle/can openers, etc. We enjoyed cooking several meals during our stay. The only downside to our stay was that the main thermostat on the first floor broke right before our arrival so the common areas and two of the bedrooms were very cold as there were overnight lows between 12-27 degrees during our stay. When I contacted the owner, Mendy, she was very responsive and sent someone out immediately. On the morning of day 3, she sent someone out with space heaters which helped tremendously. It was also warming up outside by this point. Although it was a bummer not being able to utilize those spaces the first two nights like we wanted due to the temperature, I appreciated Mendy’s quick response and constant updates regarding the status of the repairs.

In regards to location- it’s wonderful! The town of Blowing Rock is a 15 min drive and is a must see! We especially enjoyed their Christmas lights and decor. We ate a meal at the oyster house, had dessert at Kilwin’s and a cold drink at the brewery. It made a fun afternoon. I’d also recommend checking our Grandfather Mountain and Hawksnest SnowTubing. Those areas are only 20-25 mins away and are a must do for families.

All in all we had a great time and plan to come back one year for skiing!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heather - Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! I can honestly say we have never had our furnace on the fritz with guests in the house and of course it happens the coldest week of the season. I cannot thank you enough for being so easy to work with under the circumstances, and glad to know that the space heaters helped make you more comfortable. It sounds as though your families did enjoy themselves and made the most of your stay visiting the wonderful venues close by. We very much hope you will consider a return that we have a brand NEW FURNACE!! Thank you for being such great guests and have a wonderful 2018! --Mendy
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The Essence of a Warm & Inviting Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This house is wonderful, great four bedroom home, with such appropriate mountain cabin amenities, and a great wood burning fireplace. We found the house to be so comfortable and cozy! Just what a group of friends would enjoy to spend time together in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, but mostly thank you for being such lovely guests. We are delighted your New Years stay with us was cozy and enjoyable and that the house accommodated each of you comfortably. We would love to have your return, perhaps to enjoy a different season in the mountains of NC? Have a splendid 2018! --Mendy
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Totally Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, one exception. Parking was tough for 3 full size vehicles

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific! A few leaves on deck when we checked in, but your neighbor blew them off for us.

  • 4 of 5

Great property & we enjoyed eating at the club. Found a clean tee shirt in one of the beds & & dried laundry detergent in another, but all was clean. Thank you for a great time!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review, I regret the leaves on the deck however, this time of year it is always a challenge. I am glad you found the house overall clean and accommodating but so apologize for the t-shirt and detergent in the sheets, that was an oversight and we will ensure our cleaning service is aware. Pleased you dined at the club and enjoyed the setting, the food and the staff are always accommodating. Hope you will consider a return visit in the future. Very best, Mendy
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Wonderful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Hound Ears. The house was very comfortable with several different sitting areas for us to enjoy. We stayed very busy so weren't in the house for much of our stay; but when we were there, it was an inviting atmosphere.The leaves were beautiful this time of year and the weather was perfect during our stay.

I'd highly recommend this home for a large group. We had plenty of room for the 8 adults we had in the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca - So pleased to hear that you enjoyed our home and our lovely mountains. You picked a beautiful time of year to visit, the colors and light on the mountains is spectacular. Sounds like you were quite active and took it all in, that is wonderful. Thank you for choosing WeeksEnd, we hope to see you back in the future! Best, Mendy,
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Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hawks Nest and Sugar Mountain
Car: recommended

Hound Ears Club offers full club amenities to include: 18 Hole Golf Course designed by George Cobb, a beautiful mountain chilled pool with cascading waterfall, clay and hard-surface tennis courts, fine and casual dining with a new excellent chef in the Hound Ears Club dining room, fully equipped fitness center with on-site personal trainer and massage therapist. Also, Hound Ears Club property has rock outcroppings ranked as some of the finest for 'bouldering' in the country.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $210
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is booked and confirmed. 90% of your deposit will be returned if cancellation occurs before 30 days prior to your arrival. Cancellations within the 30 days of your arrival are forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.