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**Private Blowing Rock Retreat & Pond near Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps up to 12) with central air and heat system


Imagine your own private acre of mountain paradise, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and only minutes from downtown. Can you see yourself arriving to beautiful natural surroundings, your own pond, visiting wildlife including deer and turkey, and a large covered deck to relax and take it all in? Welcome to Blue Ridge Bliss!

This home truly satisfies everyone, for a quiet time to relax and unwind, for a great home base with lots to do but still very close to shops and events, or even for those seeking an adventure getaway with skiing and cycling just minutes away.

Inside, enjoy an open floor plan with floor to ceiilng stone fireplace in the living room area, large dining table, and a kitchen with room for everyone to help, plus a pub table to relax while pouring over recipes.

The main level also has three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king bed and features a large soaking tub in the master bath. The second bedroom on this level has a queen bed, and the third bedroom is great for the kids to share with a queen bed plus a bunk with two twins. These two queen bedrooms also share a Jack and Jill bath. Downstairs, you will find a fourth bedroom with a queen bed and queen sleeper sofa.

For indoor fun, Blue Ridge Bliss has a ping pong table, books, games and movies, and streaming TV options throughout the home.

Outside, there are so many ways to enjoy the mountains! Relax on the large covered deck looking out across the pond, or head out to the back deck for a soak in the large hot tub while trying to count all the stars at night. Build a fire in the fire ring and roast s'mores and hot dogs, or fish in your own private pond. Best of all, you are less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway for cycling, or some cross country skiing on snowy winter days when they close the Parkway to traffic.

No matter the season, Blue Ridge Bliss is the perfect place to start building your mountain memories!

Blue Ridge Bliss has convenient state maintained paved access and a flat accessible driveway. During non-winter months, the home may also be accessed via the Blue Ridge Parkway or during the winter hwy 221 which is also paved and state maintained.

Depending on the weather conditions 4WD, may be required when visiting the mountains in winter.

Additional Information

Main level: King bed and Hot tub access from deck, over-sized bath with large step-into shower.

Second bedroom with queen and twin bunk set, full bath with shower in between second and third bedroom.

Third bedroom on main as well with Queen bed and bathroom access.

Lower level: fourth bedroom with queen and pull out sofa plus a small living area with games to the side.

Peak Season: June 1st-Sept 1; Oct 10 - 26

**Weeks before and after a Holiday are peak

Off Season: Feb 28 – May 8 (except the weeks before and after Easter)

Minimum stays may apply, and vary throughout the year.

Keywords: in Blowing Rock, near Boone NC, near ASU, near Banner Elk NC, Near Skiing, Blue Ridge Bliss

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 27, 2017

About Wendy

I am an Appalachian alumni and local to the area and love raising my family here in the NC mountains. I am a business broker and licensed NC realtor and we are always on the go. We love this house and so do many vacationers who have chosen these beautiful Appalachian mountains. It is perfect to offer for other families to enjoy. We are excited to welcome you to Blowing Rock!

Wendy purchased this house in 2000

Why Wendy chose Blue Ridge Mountains

We really fell in love with the setting of this home. It is close to all the local attractions and yet outside of the crowds for privacy. There is ample parking and the driveway is very easy to access. Enjoy all four seasons with the pond and the hot tub.

What makes this house unique

It is unique because you can access the Blue Ridge parkway for all of the outdoor adventures like hiking, climbing, canoeing or a scenic drive over the viaduct where you can envision to be in a car commercial while enjoying the stunning view. This house is centrally located between all the best dining, entertainment and snow sport attractions that Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, and Beech Mountain have to offer. Don't forget to visit Grandfather mountain!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. This was an exceptional place to stay. We had a relaxing getaway. The home has a large floor plan, but is warm and welcoming. It is quiet and secluded, located away from the hustle and bustle, yet only a short drive for dining and shopping in quaint Blowing Rock. Wendy was exceptional as an owner. She is extremely accommodating and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this rental to others and would rent from her again without hesitation. This is what VRBO was meant to be!
Jun 2015
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Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large soaking tub for relaxing
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack and Jill bathroom design
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located downstairs off of the bonus room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master - 1 king , Includes sliding glass doors to back deck and hot tub.
    Front room - 1 queen , Connects with Jack and Jill bathroom
    Back bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , This room has a bunkbed option and connects to bathroom
    Bonus room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , This area also has a ping pong table and 3rd bathroom.
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
Hiking, Rock Climbing, Climbing Wall, Spelunking, Biking, Mountain Bike Trails, Golf, Miniature Golf, Fishing, Fly Fishing, Trout Farm, Wildlife Viewing, Waterfalls, Horseback Riding, Shopping, Go-kart racing, Bowling, Live Theater, Restaurants, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Sledding, Ice-Skating, Cross-country skiing, Snow Tubing, Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain, Close to Beech, Appalachian, Hawksnest & Sugar Ski Resorts, Blue Ridge Parkway, Festivals, Music, Outlet Shopping, Antiques, Crafts, Gem Mining, Tweetsie Railroad, ASU, Linville Caverns, Linville Falls, Appalachian Trail.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

**Private Blowing Rock Retreat & Pond near Blue Ridge Parkway
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Last Minute Getaway

  • 5 of 5

I decided very last minute that our family needed some time to unplug. I began looking at houses knowing that it would be hard to find someone who would work with me so last minute. The owner of this house was beyond accommodating. She was very responsive and flexible with the length of our stay.

The house itself was fantastic. Very clean and well appointed with anything you could need. We enjoy cooking and had everything we needed to prepare meals. The location was quiet and private but not far from great activities and food. The property has great outdoor spaces with the covered deck and pond with a fire pit. It gave us a lot of options to enjoy the outdoors.

The owner followed up with us during our stay to make sure things were going well. I have never experienced that with past rentals and it was greatly appreciated.

If you want the perfect rental, look no further! The house is more than I expected and the owner makes planning extremely stress free.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying...Your group was delightful! The Blue Ridge Bliss is ready for your next trip. 😊򒠊 Happy Travels! ~ Wendy
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Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and the house was great. Very secluded but a short ride into town. We also loved having the pond out front as it kept our kids busy with fishing and other things. We could also relax and watch them from the deck above. The inside of the house was plenty for our group of of nine, as there was some additional room downstairs if needed. Would definitely rent again as Wendy was very easy to work with. She even allowed us to check in early.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely property and relaxing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We booked this as a relatively last-minute, Easter getaway for our family of 5, plus Mac the Yellow Lab. Wendy was most accommodating, and everyone enjoyed the home. Although it is fairly close to the road, there is plenty of privacy. The fenced back yard allowed us to let the dog out without leashing him every time, which is very convenient! The location is very convenient to Blowing Rock; it is only about a 10-minute drive.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Owner Who Truly Cares And Goes Above And Beyond

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately, we have not had the pleasure of staying in this lovely property because it was already booked during the time our family had planned our vacation.

This review is about the owner of this property: Wendy.

We had planned a New Year's family vacation last Spring and had booked a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN many months in advance. We found out a month before our planned trip that a wildfire had burned our vacation cabin to the ground. We were extremely concerned that our vacation would have to be canceled.

Although the dates we wanted to stay here were not available, Wendy volunteered to ask around and see if she could find any others that were still available. The very same day, within hours, I received a text from Wendy with 5 other potential rentals for us to consider. She also kept following up to make sure everything worked out for us.

We were able to find a very lovely rental from one of Wendy's suggestions, and as a result, our family vacation was saved.

There was no incentive for Wendy to do this for complete strangers, other than just sending "good vibes" our way. I truly believe the property is a true reflection of the owner and for someone to go out of their way to help us out validates how well she takes care of her property and how important her guests' experience is.

We plan on returning again soon and Wendy will be the first property owner we call. Thanks again Wendy for all of your help!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Boonville, NC

Wonderful secluded mountain home with exceptional owner

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. This was an exceptional place to stay. We had a relaxing getaway. The home has a large floor plan, but is warm and welcoming. It is quiet and secluded, located away from the hustle and bustle, yet only a short drive for dining and shopping in quaint Blowing Rock. Wendy was exceptional as an owner. She is extremely accommodating and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend this rental to others and would rent from her again without hesitation. This is what VRBO was meant to be!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for staying at Blue Ridge Bliss and for the glowing review. You are both amazing guests and took excellent care of my house. I hope you still have more adventures to explore in the Blowing Rock area and will come stay again real soon! Sincerely, Wendy
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. It is covenantly located close to the blue ridge parkway. We had a awesome time during the Memorial Day weekend. Wendy is very easy to communicate with and answers all your questions.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
73 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Blowing Rock Tavern
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Blowing Rock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 221
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Rowland's Restaurant at Westglow Resort and Spa
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
240 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: necessary

Visitors love this area because of it's many options and activities. You take the family on a hike or picnic right by the property on nearby trails or a very scenic drive. There are many shops in Boone and Blowing Rock for retail therapy. Family favorites are Grandfather Mountain. Linn Cove Viaduct, Price lake and Tweetsie Railroad. So many great restaurants in the area. The possibilities are endless.


Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Trash - refundable $25
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $75
Housekeeping $125
Tax Rate 12.75%


Peak season weekends require 3 night minimums.

Holidays are booked by the week - examples are Spring Break, July 4th/Independence, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years week

Holidays falling within other periods will be charged at Holiday Rates.

Rates do not include taxes, cleaning, or pet fee.

Minimum stays may apply and vary throughout the year.

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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