In the winter on Beech Mountain......................If you are skiers, snowboarders, or love to ice skate or go tubing, our home is perfect for you in the winter. From our driveway to the parking lot entrance at BEECH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT (formerly called Ski Beech) it is ONLY 1/2 mile. A highlight for children 12 and under, is sledding on the Sledding hill by the Beech Mountain Visitors Center. I have sleds at my home that you may use. My hiking info. I will send you, is great for the winter too. If you are a hiker, The Buckeye Recreational Center rents out snowshoes, so you can enjoy winter hiking on Beech Mountain. The list of Beech Mtn. hiking trails will list which ones are good for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
I love being at our 2 story home renovated in 2013 - Even though we've owned our home for 15 years and have lots of conveniences, the highlight of every trip has always been enjoying the outdoors. OUTSIDE on the bottom deck is the 5 person hot tub, there is a outdoor fire pit area with bench seats, and the upstairs deck has a gas grill, table & 8 chairs. I especially love watching the deer come to visit. We coexist so nicely.
INDOORS we have 5 TVs with cable, 5 DVDS, Internet, board games and super comfy beds (1 K, 2 Q, 1 T & Q sleeper). This charmingly decorated (lodge style- bears, moose etc) home has the same Serta mattresses and box springs, no matter which bedroom you choose.
UPSTAIRS we have 2 Queen Bedrooms, 1.5 baths, a combo. Living Room/Dining/and Kitchen AND a loft over the living room. The L/R has a wood burning fireplace (with wood provided- you provide your fire starter) and the sofa has 2 electric recliners. The dining table sits 7 and 2 more at the bar stools on the kitchen island. The kitchen is fully furnished with refrigerator, ice maker, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, crock pot, coffee maker, blender, garbage disposal and LOTS of cooking utensils, dishes, spices etc.- everything you need. I think a great advantage of the octagon shape is that you feel like you are part of the outdoors, even while you are chilling inside, thanks to the 7 huge picture windows on the main floor.
While the sleeping loft has an excellent twin mattress and box springs, that is very high quality, usually children are the ones who will choose the loft. I think they love the privacy that it affords, ALTHOUGH the openness allows the parents to be keep an eye on them. There is no TV in the loft, as there might be a conflict with the TV in the living room. NOTE: The LOFT HAS ANGLED STEPS WITH A HANDRAIL, NOT STAIRS. (PARENTS- PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN ALLOWING CHILDREN TO USE THESE STEPS AND LOFT- DEFINITELY NO SMALL CHILDREN)
DOWNSTAIRS is a king bedroom, a family room with queen sleeper, a utility room with Maytag washer & dryer, and a bathroom with shower (and doors to the bedroom and utility room).
When you are trying to plan what you want to do while you are in the High Country, it will be easier, as I have compiled a list of things to do during your Beech Mountain getaway that I will be emailing to you before your arrival. That way you can become familiar with all the area offers, which includes area RESTAURANTS, HIKING (I have pages of info. listing area hiking trails that will help you find all levels of difficulty, including easy!), mountain biking (I will even add where you can rent a bike!), fishing, , boating, zip lining, gem mining, SHOPPING, picnicking restaurants, exploring all there is to do on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and attractions llike Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and SO MORE. Your only problem will be finding enough time to do all the things you want to do while you are in the High Country.
In the summer you will be interested to know that our home has membership at the private BEECH MOUNTAIN CLUB which allows our guests for a fee to golf on Eastern Americas highest golf course, play tennis or pickleball on one of the many courts and swim in the Olympic size swimming pool There is so much more to see and do in the area which I will include once we get a little closer to summer.
As we know how important your dogs are to you, for a pet fee ($25. for one dog, $40. for 2 dogs (if approved) we do allow you to bring your fur baby with you. However, crating your dog is required if they are left alone in our home (you supply crate). Please DO NOT bring any dog that is not well behaved and house trained. Everyone bringing a dog needs to pay a pet fee If YOU ARE BRINGING YOUR DOG, PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST DECLARE THEM. SORRY, NO CATS.
Our property is Non-Smoking, although smoking is allowed outside on the decks. Linens are provided and Christina, my housekeeper, will have the beds made for you when you arrive. We have plenty of towels for your stay.
While our Neighbor has a seasonal home on the opposite side, on the opposite side of the home with the two decks (hot tub on the lower deck), it is wooded and very private.