Welcome & thanks for checking with us! You & your party are very important & we try to make our home comfy & inviting with everything you need for your visit!
Note: Our home is Not intended for loud parties! STRICT NOISE POLICY!
Parents with small children will LOVE the gated, covered, wrap-around deck, as will dog owners (Pet fee $35 ). Rain or shine, the views are incredible!
The initial VRBO posted rate is based on 6 guests; your online inquiry will generate 'estimated' totals for parties of 6 or more. Note: 2-5 guests will need the owners to quote as the rates will be less per night.
1. 2 guests 100$ per night
2. 3 guests 110$ per night
3. 4 guests 120$ per night
4. 5 guests 130$ per night
5. 6 guests 140$ per night
6. 7 guests 150$ per night
7. 8 guests 160$ per night
8. 9-14 guests request quote!
Cleaning fees range from 100-125$, depending on the number in your party. (Discount may apply for small parties).
About our home:
This beautiful spacious home features an open floor plan & includes updates like granite countertops & hardwood flooring! Our full basement includes a private, spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
There are wonderful long range layered mountain views from the deck, upstairs balcony & from inside the living room.
Kids of all ages love our themed bedrooms! Wilderness abounds here in Deer Crossing & we celebrate the animals that frequent the Blue Ridge area!
The home is ideal for:
1) Family reunions/birthdays/fun
2) Couples or group retreat
3) Bible study
4) Private & Secluded get away
5) Couples weekend
6) Visiting local attractions in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis Todd....
7) Relaxing & enjoying nature
8) Leatherwood events: weddings, organized runs, horseback riding, trout fishing
9) Visiting Buffalo Mercantile & Cafe for awesome food & more!
Note: we have a small firepit but we do not supply firewood, please bring your own wood.
Here are some of the items we provide at our home saving trips to the store:
1. Towels, bed linens & paper products
2. Many condiments
3. Spices, salt, pepper, toothpicks
4. Alum foil, stretch wrap and parchment paper to line baking pans
5. Soap, shampoo & body wash
6. Vegetable & olive oil
7. 'Emergency' supplies like toothpaste etc.
8. And so much more, ask owner for list!
We are Centrally located, allowing you to hit so many nearby places!
1. Blowing Rock
4. Linville Falls/Caverns
5. Mystery Hill
6. Grandfather Mountain
7. Tweetsie Railroad
9. NC waterfalls, parks, hiking, biking, & fishing
10. Buffalo Merchantile & Cafe (closed Mondays)
Our home is decorated with cabin & mountain/woods themed art & several antiques. The large antique dining table has several leaves, allowing it to seat 1-8 comfortably. We have extra folding tables & chairs in the basement. What's not to like with fabulous views & wonderful breezes, room for everyone to enjoy themselves!
We have 4 spacious bedrooms: the 2 upstairs bedrooms each has its own balcony, two double beds & share one bathroom. The Master & basement bedroom each have a queen bed & an ensuite bathroom. All linens & towels are provided for your visit. The master will be made up for you, the remaining sheets will be left out for you to choose the bed/room that suits you!
You will enjoy preparing meals in our well equipped kitchen. Our huge gas grill is on the basement level under the main deck. Everything you need is at hand! For those not helping in meal preparation, there is high speed internet WIFI, DVDs, Pool table, Darts & Foosball. If you have a laptop with a Netflix account, you'll have no trouble downloading, we have high speed internet. Our home has plenty of places to read or play games. The PC in the master bedroom plays CD/DVDs or games & has great speakers!
After a day of hiking, you might want to wash your duds then play a rousing game of Pool, Darts or Foosball. For the family that enjoys various activities, we have 4 DVD players (main floor master bedroom, living room, Bear room & basement bedroom).
Later, watch Satellite TV, or a DVD. For that romantic touch, turn on the fireplace with the remote; watch the flames & pulsating embers while enjoying the long range layered mountain views.
In the mountains, cell phone coverage is spotty, especially traveling the Parkway but texting works. Keep this in mind while away from the home. At the home, we have a Verizon network extender. Other cell phones may work at the top of the hill just past our property & some have had 4 bar service on our back deck. We also have free local & long distance (US) calling. Texting will work for any phone anywhere.
This home is great for reading & relaxing. It is so quiet & peaceful. Or just sit & do nothing on one of the 4 swings on the covered, gated, wrap around deck.
Outside the home, you'll find a reflection bench & a swing surrounded by daffodils (in season) that has long range views. There is a fenced dog run that can accommodate your favorite pooches. This secluded home has irises, mountain laurel & rhododendrons. We also have a wonderful firepit on the basement level!
The night time views are spectacular; the stars seem so close you think you can touch them.
The Cabin is situated in the gated Deer Crossing Community, just off of State maintained Sampson Road, near the Watauga & Wilkes county lines.
1) 7 mi Blue Ridge Parkway
2) 9 mi Blowing Rock city limits
3) 12.8 mi Tweetsie Railroad
4) 13.5 mi Boone
5) 13.5 mi App Ski Mtn
6) 13.1 mi Kilwins for ice cream
7) 15.5 mi to great food at Daniel Boone Inn or visit App State
8) 13.5 mi Mystery Hill
9) 12.2 mi Tanger Outlets (shopping)
10) 6.1 mi Leatherwood
11) 24.9 mi Grandfather Mtn
12) 31 mi Sugar Mtn
13) 28 mi Tubing/zipline Hawksnest
14) 39 mi Beech Mtn
2 routes to 321 (Blowing Rock or Boone):
a) Right out of Deer Crossing
b) Sampson to the Parkway (right on parkway)
c) Left on Aho which dead ends on 321 (left to BR, right to Boone)
Notes: State road Sampson had 6 mi gravel, but now 1.75 miles is 2 lane paved & the views are incredible! Trip time for the 6 miles is 18-20 minutes & getting quicker as they complete more road work. Benefits of taking this route include quicker travel time to attractions, outstanding views & wildlife sightings.
2) For those who prefer Minimum gravel:
a) Take Sampson (turn left out of Deer Crossing) to Elk Creek road (right on Elk Creek)
b) Then take Buffalo Cove road to highway 268, then to 321. Benefits include mostly paved roads except for 2.5 miles down Sampson; trip is longer to reach attractions. Once the deposit is paid, you will receive directions & info on local amenities/attractions & loads of information about the home. Check the local attractions document & plan your days.
The property is wooded & nature is a few feet away. The community is great for walking. If you are hiking wooded paths, wear long pants & before coming into the home, brush them off & park muddy boots outside the door. The wet shoe/boot tray is just inside the door.
Our guests do spelunking at Linville Caverns, hike, bird watch & boat at Julian Price Lake just off the Parkway, white water raft at Wahoo, bike on Railroad Grade rd then tube at Todd while others do trout fishing or horseback riding at Leatherwood. Guests say Wilson Creek is good for canoeing & hiking; excellent swimming is at Elk River Falls. There are directions to these locations in the white binder inside the home.
The Blue Ridge Parkway area has many less traveled hiking locations. We have several hiking books (return to the home after use) with directions & route info!
If you want to go to NC gem mining we have directions to many places in the white binder.
Bring your cycling, canoeing or fishing gear, the pull through drive way accommodates 5 or more cars, or car & trailer (motorcycle, canoe).
We have multiple bird feeders. When you're out, grab a bag of bird food! If you fill the feeders, they will come! During the hot months, we have sugar for making Hummingbird food. Extra hummingbird feeders are located under the deck next to stairs to the basement level.
You will love your day trip to laid back Blowing Rock, Kilwins ice cream shop is a must do, as is Tweetsie for the kids (April-Nov). Boone is famous for App state & Mast General Store, plus Daniel Boone Inn, where the food is terrific! If out food shopping, use the Styrofoam coolers we have in the laundry room. The coolers also come in handy on a day trip, to keep sandwiches & drinks cool. If you need to, you can take one of the coolers home with you.
Note: you do not need 4WD/AWD to get to the home or into Boone/BR April-November.
Stays of December thru end of March, 4WD or AWD is best in snowy weather. In the winter, be sure you have ample provisions with you on arrival, if heavy snows fall, you might need to wait a day for snow to melt/clear/get plowed. Snow often melts faster than plows travel at this altitude! Note that sections of the parkway are closed in winter, but Aho can be used to get to 321 just off the parkway.
Pets: We ask guests with dogs to use our pet sheets to cover furniture & bedding. This helps keep hair & dander from furniture fabric, bedding & throws.
Let this be your home away from home!
When counting your guests for a quote, include children & anyone you might invite during your stay. We will add 10$ per night for each additional guest. Children using pack&play stay free.
Cleaning fees cover dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, washing towels & linens, setting out renter geared supplies for your visit & also covers the pickup/transport of garbage & recycling to comply with the county’s refuse/recycling laws.
Note: guests staying a week or more are asked to take some garbage/recycling to the Buffalo Cove Convenience center if you overflow any containers during your visit.
Thanks for your interest & welcome!