Private Honeymooners/Writer's Cabin W/ Bold Stream and Parkway Access

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

For those looking for an escape from the fast-paced life of the city, and who want to disconnect from the rat-race, this little 1920 farmhouse is the perfect solution. This house takes you back to a time when life was simple. Relax on the covered front porch overlooking the pasture and listen to the soothing sounds of the rushing stream and the joyful chorus of nature. Curl up with a book in one of the home's cozy nooks, or go for a invigorating morning walk along the gravel roads or trails through the many acres of mature forests that surround the house. Kick back in the hot tub on the cool nights and enjoy the firefly show, start a warm fire in the fire pit, or just lay out under the stars of the protected Dark Skies area to take in the magnificence of creation.

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Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are stairs down to the house, and stairs to the front deck. All stairs have railings except those to the second floor because stair way is too narrow for them....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Plenty of room outside for dogs to play, with runner/pin and doghouse also...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Loft + Office


  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) linens and towels only provided for week+ long stays...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • 5 acres of private paradise with a rushing mountain stream, creeks, pasture, and mature forests to explore, only 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, large firepit in the field, outdoor stone wood-grilling pit next to the deck, a/c on both levels of living...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    plays through surround sound...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    multi-game table that includes a pool, table hockey, and foosball table...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    very small size...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    DVD and ROKU only. no channels Netflix and HULU streaming is fast with fiberoptic...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library:

    large DVD collection provided...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    high speed wireless fiber optic!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    free long distance provided by owner...moreless

  • Wood Stove


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


  • Deck / Patio:

    open back deck with hot tub, covered front porch, and large fire pit area in the field by the stream...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    gas grill/wood fired grill, ***important** If propane is empty, guests are allowed to exchange at any retail store, and if a picture of the receipt is texted/emailed to owner, guest will reimbursed...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


Write a review 4.5
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Oct 1 - Nov 30
2 night min stay
$875 $2,400
Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2016
2 night min stay
$630 $1,800
Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2017
2 night min stay
Winter 2
Jan 3 - Apr 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$630 $1,800
Apr 27 - Apr 30, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$790 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • clean $75
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 10%


Fee is $25/pet. Only 3 dogs allowed.

Ask about our Wedding packages: $300 event fee applies

$49 damage insurance will apply with longer stays or larger parties at owner's descretion

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/23/2016
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19 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hotel Tavern in West Jefferson
19 Miles
Nearest Golf
Mountain Aire in West Jefferson
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
27 Miles
Nearest Ski
Appalachian Ski in Boone

Car: Necessary

Float the New River, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and hike or picnic along the way, visit West Jefferson cheese factory, downtown and check for festivals, shop Blowing Rock, make the rounds at all the antique shops of West Jefferson, Boone, and Blowing Rock, go trout fishing on Big Horse, Helton Creek, Watauga River, or the New River, hike Grandfather Mountain and Linville Gorge, visit New River, Grandfather, and Banner Elk wineries/vineyards, take the barn tour, catch music at the Jones house in Boone


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2004

About: I grew up in Wilmington, NC, went to school at NC State and Lees-McRae, obtained a Business degree and have invested in real estate for about 11 years. I left my management job with Food Lion after 15 years of employment, to start a career as a real estate agent years ago...and love it! I moved to town in Boone in 2012, and decided to keep this property for friends and family to use, and to rent out for others to enjoy as we have for years!

Why Purlear, NC, USA:
After visiting the mountains with friends to hike numerous times, I bought this little cabin as my first home, while I lived in Charlotte so that I would have a place to escape from the city on the weekends. Of course, the more I escaped, the more difficult is was for me to return to the traffic, the heat, and the smells of the metro. After owning it for a year, a job opened up for me in the mountains, and I gladly accepted! And I've never looked back!

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
The first time I drove down the long driveway through the mature canopy of trees, and heard the sound of the stream from my car, I knew this was my place of paradise. The solitude and the beauty of untouched nature has been my refuge for 8 years. I embraced the rich history of the house and its stone steps and patio made from the rocks from the creek, and the oak beams and frame, hand cut on site, all still standing after 90 years of use and neglect. I had the privilege of restoring the home completely and making it my own, from the roof to the floor and even further by having the whole house lifted 2 feet to help preserve it for years to come. I've enjoyed the simple charm of watching the thousands of butterflies that come every year to the butterfly trees behind the house, the wildlife sightings of deer, hawks, waterfowl, turkey, groundhogs, raccoon, and even a bear, the nightly display of the brilliant lights of the fireflies, and of course, the STARS!

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Room to Play!

    Room to Play!

  • Kick back and...

    Kick back and...

  • Downstairs Bedroom with double Bed

    Downstairs Bedroom with double Bed

  • Upstairs bedroom with Queen Bed

    Upstairs bedroom with Queen Bed

  • Outdoor patio with wood or charcoal grill

    Outdoor patio with wood or charcoal grill

  • Streamside!


  • The soothing sound of the stream from the porch

    The soothing sound of the stream from the porch

  • Full, Spacious Kitchen

    Full, Spacious Kitchen

  • Full Bath with Jacuzzi

    Full Bath with Jacuzzi

  • Upstairs loft with game tables, futon, and single bed

    Upstairs loft with game tables, futon, and single bed

  • Unwind!


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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

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Private Honeymooners/Writer's cabin w/ bold stream and Parkway access

Purlear, NC, USA #430170

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