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Double the Fun - Two Homes in One - 2 kitchens, 2 large decks, 2 fireplaces

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

4BR/2BA (2kitchens,2 living rooms,2 decks)


Double eating, living, and play space (2 Living Rooms, 2 Kitchens, 2 Decks) make this a perfect home for 2 small families or 1 large family with teenagers. (Please contact me if you are interested in renting only 1 floor of the home - anytime except holidays and weekends during peak season). This house is decorated with motivating photos of skiers, boarders, and climbers and has 13 ceiling-to-floor windows and 2 large decks. This creates a feeling of being in the middle of a large playground...which you are.

This quiet home, high in the trees, is less than 2 miles from Beech Mountain ski slopes, the golf course and clubhouse, tennis courts, heated Olympic swimming pool, fitness center, and recreation center with kids programs. There are also nearby hiking and biking trails.

If you prefer a more relaxing vacation at the home, the upstairs has a living room with fireplace and TV/DVD player with a selection of DVD's, board games, and wi-fi internet service. The dining room has seating for 6 guests and the kitchen is well-equiped with cookware and dining ware. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and glass door entrance to the deck. There is also a twin bedroom upstairs. The upstairs deck has a charcoal grill and casual seating for 6. This deck has a gate at the stairs to keep a dog or small kids out of trouble and there is a dog house at the back of the wrap-around.

The upstairs and downstairs share an entrance from outside and a mudroom, but each have a private, secure entrance off the mudroom. The downstairs has a living room with fireplace, futon, bumper pool table, TV/DVD player, and a selection of DVDs and board games as well. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator, two-burner stove, micro-wave, and full range of cooking and dining ware. The kitchen table seats 4. Also downstairs are a bedroom with a queen bed, a bedroom with twin beds, and a bathroom. The downstairs deck has a large swing on it.

This home is one of the original built on Beech Mountain - with a classic octagonal shape and high tongue-in-groove ceilings supported by large beams. It has been remodeled - with new windows, new paint, a new heat/air conditioning/dehumidification system, new mattresses and box springs on all beds, new appliances, new granite counter tops, and a new hardwood floor and carpeting upstairs. It feels light and airy. It is well-furnished, and relaxing. Moreover, we have updated it with modern conveniences - we have wi-fi, a network extender which enables you to have cell service where you otherwise would not have service, and two new TVs -one a smart TV, and the other with a Roku box, which enable you to get Netflicks, Hulu and other movie providers.

Beech Mountain, at 5.506', is the highest ski resort in Eastern America - with the highest temperatures in the 70's, it is a great escape from summer heat too. In winter, there skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and ice skating - all within 2 miles of our home. In summer, our Beech Mountain Club membership allows our guests access to swimming, tennis, golf, and the fitness and recreation centers and programs - again, all within 2 miles of our house.

We have enjoyed growing up in this home and hope that you will find it a great base for your adventures on Beech Mountain

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kitty calhoun
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About kitty calhoun

Growing up, I worked on ski patrol at Beech Mountain during the winter and at the tennis courts and recreation center during the summer. I went to the NC Outward Bound School, took up whitewater kayaking and climbing, and became a mountain guide for the American Alpine Institute. I still have many friends and connections on Beech Mountain and in the area - who are a great resource.

kitty calhoun purchased this house in 1973

Why kitty calhoun chose Blue Ridge Mountains

My parents chose to build on Beech Mountain because it offered the best skiing in the South. Ski Beech is still the best and over the years, has developed as an exceptional vacation resort for the spring, summer, and fall seasons as well.

What makes this house unique

This home is a particularly inspiring place to stay for 3 reasons: 1) I have lined up discounts with local outfitters, guides, and shops for my guests 2) the home is decorated with professional photos of people engaged in outdoor activities 3)it sits high up in the trees so from the second floor deck, it feels like you are up in a tree house - fun!


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Double the Fun - Two Homes in One - 2 kitchens, 2 large decks, 2 fireplaces
average rating of 4.6603775 based on 53 reviews

Secluded, quiet, rustic, awesome

  • 4 of 5

The home owner Kitty was fabulous!! She kept in contact all the way to the end of our stay. Even though it rained Friday and Saturday, we had fun as a family playing Yatzee. My kids got a good workout on the stairs up to the property and the spiral staircase. We were blessed enough to see a ton of deer and lots of wild turkeys. Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfortable place

  • 4 of 5

Nice quiet street with deer walking through the property. The large deck feels like a treehouse. Everything was clean and in good working order. Great, helpful owners too. A cool, cozy place to stay on the mountain with some authentic family history. This is a home not just a generic place for rent. Very cool.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful "tree house" in Beech Mountain!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house that all called the "Tree House" for a family wedding in August at the top of Beech Mountain. The home was clean and comfortable for 8 adults! Everything that we needed was available to us and we were close to the ski lift, if you are a winter visitor! The summer breezes through the trees kept us cool with little need to use the air conditioner and the deer and fox sightings kept us entertained.

We will visit again!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Versatile cabin in the trees

  • 4 of 5

I stayed in this cabin for four nights during the summer. We had two families in our group. The cabin accommodated everyone nicely. Overall, it was a positive experience for all. The best part of the cabin is that it is somewhat "divided" between the two floors, allowing two families to have some private time when desired. The upstairs kitchen is really the only kitchen. Two reasons why I did not give it five stars: (1) the cabin is much darker/dimmer than I expected, especially on the bottom floor; (2) the furniture and drapery are aged and should be replaced. Again, nothing really wrong with the cabin. It just shows its age. For the price, it is a good value.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We stay for a total of 4 days 3 nights, and it was incredible, the house was clean, and nice with a nice outside view. Beech mountain was an amazing place, and so was the house. Most definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed our home and Beech Mtn. We look forward to having you back.
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This home is a good home and the cost is well priced for a large family

  • 3 of 5

In general the home was very good for our family. The price was right.

A few things to be aware of though is that the walls are very thin, the laundry is in the separate basement so you have to go outside to get to the basement not downstairs. The garbage can in the kitchen has no cover so will start to smell if you don't empty twice a day, and we had to do a bit of cleaning upon arrival, not to much. The sliding glass doors are very heavy to open, some of the pots and pans were very old as well.

With that said for what we paid and got it was well worth the 12 days, and the general set up of the house is excellent for the children and the adults having "separate" apartments, and the owner was very helpful when we had a few problems we needed help with.

I would choose to spend more the next time to get a different set up.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the house and found it a good value. Thanks for the feedback. We are working on improvements.
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Nearest Golf
0.76 Miles
Beech Golf Course
Nearest Ski
2.34 Miles
Ski Beech
Car: necessary

Beech Mountain offers many recreational opportunities and activities without ever having to drive off the mountain. However, if you are adventurous, there are also an abundance of recreational opportunities such as rafting, caving, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing - within a 45 minute drive of our home. Never tried it or don't have your gear? There are several outfitters, guides, and equipment shops nearby to help. These are all listed in our extensive Welcome Book, with discount coupons to select outfitters and shops. Relax and enjoy exploring Beech Mountain and the surrounding High Country!


Rates & Availability

Beech Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

Pet fee is per night charge and will vary depending on number of nights you stay. Also, the cleaning fee varies according to the season and how many people are staying. Min rental age is 30 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Beech Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Upstairs: King size beds (1), twin or single beds (2) Downstairs: Queen bed (1), twin or single beds (2), double futon (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests have access to Olympic swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, fitness facility, and recreation center

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