About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)
Conveniently located near Grandfather, Sugar and Beech mountains and just minutes away from Banner Elk and Linville.
Perfect for enjoying the Highland Games in July, golfing, hiking, rafting and other mountain activities. Our Rabbit Hill Cottage is the larger of our two fully appointed cottages, with facilities to sleep up to 8 people. Rabbit Hill is a three bedroom cottage with two full baths. This includes a master suite with king bed, a second bedroom with queen bed, and the third bedroom with two twin beds. Including the pull-out sofa in the living room, our cottage is ideal for a family or friends weekend or week long getaway.
Included in the price of the rental is full access to the Linville Land Harbor which includes golfing (18 holes), swimming (lake and junior Olympic Pool), fishing/canoeing (on the 45 acre lake), billiards, tennis courts (hard court and har tru), hiking trails, shuffleboard, and more. And if golf is your passion, you can access our other partner, the Mountain Glen Golf Club.
If you prefer to stay home, your kitchen is a fully appointed, professional grade facility, leaving nothing to be desired, including our back deck with gas grill and outdoor heating if desire it. Enjoying your meals on the wrap around deck while gazing upon Grandfather Mountain will be a memory you will never forget, and want to return to experience again.
Additional Amenities Include:
•Wrap around deck and comfortable outdoor seating for eight people
•Gas grill and outdoor heater for deck
•Cozy fireplace with gas logs in the living room
•2 Flat screen TVs (in living room and master suite)
•Front loading washer and dryer
•Plush linens and towels
•Starter paper products, trash bags and bath soaps
•Hair dryer, iron and ironing board
•FREE passes to swimming at: Linville Land Harbor!
•Access to Mountain Glen Golf Course at Reduced Rates!
Virginia or David
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Virginia or David
The Cartner Christmas Tree Farm is family owned and operated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Founders, Sam and Magaret Cartner, have been growing high quality Fraser fir Christmas trees since 1959. Active in management today are Sam Sr. and his three sons, David, Jim, and Sam Jr. We invite our guests who stay at the Continental Divide Cottage to explore the tree farm. All you have to do is walk out the door, and miles of grass trails lead through the Christmas tree farm, all the way to a fire tower at 4400ft elevation, surrounded by stunning mountain views. Come see for yourself!
Why Virginia or David chose Hughes
The Continental Divide Cottage offers everything you would need for a wonderful mountain getaway. The gently sloped driveway, ample parking and attached two car garage all provide easy access to your home away from home! As you approach the cottage, you can appreciate the beautiful long range views of the mountains and the owner's Christmas tree farm. They invite you to explore the miles of trails among the trees right outside your front door!
What makes this Cottage unique
Great Skiing at Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain! What is a trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the winter without a snow adventure? Whether your idea of adventure is skiing or sledding you’re in the right place! Both Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain are within 30 minutes from us at the Continental Divide Cottages! Beech Mountain, NC is the highest town in Eastern North America (5,506 feet) and an ideal day trip and only 15 miles from us at the Continental Divide Cottages. Nestled in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Beech Mountain Ski Resort offers 95 skiable acres,15 slopes and trails at the Beech Mountain Resort with a vertical drop of 830 feet. Their longest run is one mile. Lifts include four doubles, a quad and a high-speed quad with a panoramic vista. With an average snowfall of 84 inches Beech Mountain is a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, skating, and sledding there is fun for the entire family! Sugar Mountain, N.C is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains about 30 minutes southwest of Boone, NC, and only 16 miles from us at the Continental Divide Cottages and approximately 30 minutes south of nearby Beech Mountain. Sugar Mountain is said to be the largest ski resort in North Carolina, Sugar Mountain resides at a base and summit elevation of 4,100 ft. and 5,300 ft. high respectively, featuring 125 acres of skiable terrain across 21 trails. Sugar Mountain boasts the steepest run, Whoopdeedoo, at a pitch of 48 degrees yet half of the mountain is perfect for intermediate skiers and riders. Aside from skiing Sugar Mountain offers plenty of winter family fun with tubing and ice skating.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful cabin in great location...
Going somewhere new for the first time, it can be challenging to choose where to stay. Virginia, one of the owners, was very helpful from the first inquiry. She answered my many questions and gave us some essential tips.
The cabin was as clean and beautiful as shown in the photos. Spacious enough for all 6 of us (4 adults, 2 children) to comfortably live and play. The kitchen had all the essentials and more. And the linens and towels were fresh and clean. We especially loved eating in the dining room where there was a lot of natural light and scenery to enjoy. The fireplace is gas and made it easy for us Miamians to use (especially thanks to the great instructions they left in their welcome book).
But our favorite part was exploring the adjacent Christmas tree farm also owned by the cottage owners. We got to take some great photos there during a morning walk and also enjoyed a sunset or two from that area. It was a special treat for the boys (10 and 11).
Overall, Id highly recommend this cabin to future renters. The owners are very helpful and responsive (of the highest importance when traveling somewhere unfamiliar). The location was great. Everything was less than 25 minutes from us and most things are less than 15.
Thank you, Virginia and David, for lending us your home to make memories with our family. Hoping to visit again soon.
We are happy that you enjoyed our house and farm. Please come again. David Cartner
Continental Divide Cottage
Our stay at the Continental Divide Cottage was wonderful. The house was roomy, clean, updated, and nicely decorated. The deck overlooking the mountains is great. We spent many hours on the secluded deck. The property itself is over 3 acres, so if you like to hike in the woods, you do not need to leave the property. If you want privacy and close proximity to many golf courses, this is a great place. We hope to return in the Fall.
Perfect vacation cottage!
Beautiful home with gorgeous mountain views! We stayed for 4 nights at this lovely location and enjoyed every second. The home was well stocked and there were plenty of supplies to use in the kitchen. We arrived to a bottle of wine, drinks in the fridge, and board games are available for entertainment. They provided us with a welcome folder that included directions to nearby stores and very useful information that proved to be incredibly helpful. Only one small issue came up with the central heat not working one night, but the owners immediately fixed the problem after being notified. We definitely recommend this location to any looking to relax, explore, or just simply getaway. We look forward to coming back!
We arrived Christmas Eve to a house they had decorated with a real tree, garland all along the front porch and wreaths on the doors! Then we walked in to find a Christmas card, wine, and a bowl of real fruit.
The cottage is very clean, comfortable and lots of amenities. There is a gas fireplace, BBQ grill, separate heaters in each of the bathrooms, plenty of towels and linens, and most everything you will need to cook your own meals, just stop at the nearby Ingles and bring your food.
The views are amazing from the large back private deck with Grandfather Mountain as the featured focal point, and the front porch offers long range views overlooking the tree farm along the long gravel driveway.
The owners David and Virginia were amazing! They answered any questions I had at any point since I booked this cottage 6 months prior to while we were there. They have gone the extra mile to make this a great place to stay for anyone wanting privacy, family gatherings, romantic getaways, or just to unwind. There were even 8 or so deer that came to visit when I was drinking my coffee on the back porch.
We have stayed in many different places over the past few years and this rates right up at the top!
Nearby is Banner elk with a good winery, Snow tubing at Hawksnest, easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway where we hiked at Rough Ridge to experience what seemed to be an endless mountains, even Blowing Rock and Boone are short drives too.
Definitely call and book this cottage! In my opinion, you will not be disappointed!
George and Pat, NC
Absolutely beautiful property! Spent a glorious 5 nights and wanted more. We would most certainly go back again and have recommended it to our friends. So well appointed; every detail has been anticipated from needed spices in the cabinet to the cappuccino maker on the shelf.
The cabin is in excellent condition! Very clean, has all the modern amenities, great location for hiking (waterfalls), or shopping (Banner Elk), and has a large, inviting, back porch. Beautiful area that is great for those looking to get away for a quite weekend!
Avery County, created in 1911, is nestled in the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains, the oldest mountain chain in the world! Avery County also has the highest elevation of any county seat located east of the Rocky Mountains, reaching 5500 feet above sea level. Newland, the County Seat, is 3621 feet above sea level, making it the highest county seat in the Eastern US. Recreational opportunities abound in Avery County, with numerous lakes, rivers and waterfalls, all testaments to the beauty and splendor of nature. Approximately half the county lies within the Pisgah National Forest, making it ideally suited for hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. We are the home of Grandfather Mountain and the “Mile-high Swinging Bridge.” If sports are more to your liking, there are several golf courses for your warm weather enjoyment, and Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain ski resorts for cold weather fun. The Town of Banner Elk and its surrounding areas offer a quality of life that is sought by many folks today; a beautiful mountain retreat away from the busy crowds where one can still have access to the finer conveniences found in larger metropolitan areas. This beautiful Avery County setting is surrounded by some of the highest mountains east of the Rockies including Grandfather Mountain and Beech Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the county just six miles from town. Banner Elk is home to Lees McRae College and features a lively arts and crafts cultural scene, complete with an intimate pedestrian shopping district of upscale boutiques and outstanding restaurants, several of which are regularly featured in national travel and food magazines. This area offers a wonderful year-round climate, with four distinct seasons. Spring blossoms beautifully with rhododendron and mountain laurel. Summer features sunny days for outdoor activities and cool evenings for relaxation. Fall bursts forth in a palette of brilliant colors while Winter provides skiing and cozy nights by the fireside. The higher elevations of this region make for cooler summer temperatures. In fact, Avery County’s seat, the Town of Newland, and neighboring Beech Mountain are the highest county seat and incorporated town, respectively, in the eastern United States. Don’t be fooled by other mountain towns that claim cool summers but have lower elevations. If you are looking for cooler summer temperatures, you can’t do any better than the High Country. The Town of Boone is a university town in Watauga County, atop the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and serves as the county seat and market town. Boone acquires its name from the famous pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone, who on several occasions camped at a site generally agreed to be within the present city limits. The town was incorporated in 1872 and its current population is 17,751. Boone has the highest elevation (3,300 feet) of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River. During summer, high temperatures in Boone are typically 76°F or below, noticeably cooler than the lowland areas to the east and south. Summers are also considerably cooler than most parts of the Carolinas. Winters are colder with sleet and snowfall common. Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone offers its residents and visitors a four-season playground for sports and outdoor activities. Boone is recognized by travel journalists as an 'ultimate outdoor adventure destination' in the Southeast. For additional attractions and information, visit Tweetsie Railroad Linville Caverns Linville Falls High Mountain Expeditions Hawksnest Zipline Event calendars
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Check-in time is between 4-7 pm. Check out time is by 11 am on the morning of your departure. An early check in is possible if the cottage is clean and re-stocked, and later check-ins are possible with prior arrangements. ***Dogs only, no cats. Dogs must be 50lbs or less.