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4 miles to Blowing Rock! Your Family's Mountain Home Away From Home

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 BDRM/2 BA, w/Loft, sleeps 10. HTub, wood burning FPL, well-equipped kitchen

The Blackberry Preserve welcomes you with true mountain cabin feel, complete with vaulted ceilings and skylights throughout, bringing the outdoors in. All the modern conveniences of home can be found in this high country retreat. Upon arrival you're greeted by the stacked stone wood-burning fireplace, three comfortable bedrooms: master with a king sized bed & on-suite, satellite TV. A second queen bedroom with big screen TV, and a third bedroom with queen sized bed; the two queen bedrooms have a bathroom easily accessible to both. The cozy loft easily sleeps 4 with full sized futon and two twin beds. Our spacious living area offers a big screen, satellite equipped TV. Enjoy all the comforts of home while getting away from it all in one of the most scenic areas of North Carolina. Stay connected with wi-fi internet access, prepare meals in the well equipped kitchen or on the gas grill & take advantage of the washer & dryer. Outdoors is as comfortable and welcoming as the indoors, relax in the hot tub, on one of the two decks or covered porches or at the fire pit.

Jody Little or Angie Jones
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

About Jody Little or Angie Jones

Blackberry Preserve is owned by four friends, one is a NC native and Appalachian State University Alumni, the other 3 came to NC by choice and fell in love with the NC high country.

Jody Little or Angie Jones purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Jody Little or Angie Jones chose Apple Ridge

Out of our love for the NC Mountain High Country came a search for the perfect mountain getaway to share. The Blackberry Preserve is a blessing to us and dream come true. In this home traditional cabin feel intersects with modern convenience and the perfect location. Nestled among tall trees and Rhododendron our cabin's private lot feels secluded, yet it's close to all the best the NC High Country has to offer. We instantly fell in love with this cabin, the area surrounding it and the people who so warmly welcomed us to Blackberry. We want visitors to the Blackberry Preserve to find peace and solitude among the natural beauty that surrounds our mountain retreat. Our sincere hope is that your stay will serve to refresh and renew your spirit.

What makes this cabin unique

While Blackberry Preserve was the perfect home away from home when we found it, we've added personal touches and modern conveniences to make it as perfect for you as it is for us.


Apple Ridge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft Area
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outdoor Fire Pit


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4 miles to Blowing Rock! Your Family's Mountain Home Away From Home
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  • 5 of 5

Great family experience !

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying st Blackberry Preserve. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Nice home!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! The home was well maintained and very clean. The kitchen was very well equipped and accommodated the six adults easily. Short drive into Blowing Rock and easy to navigate. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for parents and kids!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the Blackberry Preserve with four adults and two toddlers. The house is very well maintained and had everything we needed. The loft was a great place to play with the kids and the adults enjoyed the deck and fire pit after the little ones went to bed. The location is great for quick trips to Blowing Rock and Boone. The only minor issues were the lack of outdoor green space and a couple of the bedrooms have skylights, which is great during the day but makes for a bright morning. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful! Clean! Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Blackberry Preserve. We were desperately in need of some quiet time to unplug and that's exactly what we got. Our daughter especially enjoyed having meals on the porch and watching the horse across the street. Everything was clean and well taken care of. The cabin was well stocked with anything we could have needed during our stay. It truly exceeded our expectations. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cabin for a fun girls weekend with all of my bridesmaids. The cabin is wonderful- very clean and well equipped with everything one would need. I definitely recommend this cabin and hope to book it again one day.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!!!!! Comfortable, well kept, well placed cabin close to everything.

  • 5 of 5

Took our family for a 1 night stay. Owner was always available with answers to questions Very comfortable only wish it could have been longer. Our two grandchildren loved the Americana level of the house which was their own retreat. Close to everything. Definitely will go back in the Spring/Summer!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Nearest Airport
84.1 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.6 Miles
Canyons Restaurant, Blowing Rock, NC
Nearest Golf
9.5 Miles
Boone Golf Club
Nearest Train
75.7 Miles
Amtrak Station CLT North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
HWY 321
Nearest Restaurant
2.6 Miles
Canyons Restaurant, Blowing Rock, NC
Nearest Ski
7.2 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

Fun things to do and see while in the NC High Country…

Bolick & Traditions Pottery on 4443 Bolick Rd. Lenoir, NC Janet and Mike Bolick operate Traditions Pottery and Lou Owen Bolick operates Bolick Pottery .4 miles from Blackberry Preserve; both of these are well worth the visit! Tell them we sent you!

Visit The Blowing Rock 2.5 miles away from Blackberry Preserve.

The Blue Ridge Parkway via HWY 321 is only 4.8 miles away! One of the highlights that is very close is Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, the best way to get there is via 321 to Main St. Blowing Rock to HWY 221. Appalachians By Horseback is a wonderful way to see this area, contact them to schedule a trail ride.

Canyons Restaurant is the best place to watch the sun set over the Blue Ridge. Canyons will be the first restaurant you come to as you drive into Blowing Rock and is 2.6 miles up HWY 321.

In Blowing Rock you’ll find several great restaurants: Foggy Rock and Woodland’s BBQ. Also, for fine dining try Twigs, The Best Cellar and The Speckled Trout.

Downtown Blowing Rock, 4.3 miles away, is great for shopping, dining and strolling.

The closest place for a latte or coffee is Bald Guy Coffee on Main St. in Blowing Rock. If you’re on the Campus of ASU try Conrad’s or you can get Conrad’s Coffee and Espresso at King St. Creamery & Coffee, downtown Boone.

Appalachian Ski Mountain is 7.2 miles from Blackberry Preserve and you’ll find skiing, ice skating.

Family fun is just 7.4 miles away at Tweetsie Railroad, our state's first theme park, opened in 1955 and still thrilling all ages. Tweetsie features train rides by coal-fired engines built in 1917 & 1943. the 200 acre park is open April-November with restaurants, shops, it's own carnival, and musical performances, check their calendar for events and hours or call 800-526-5740.

The New River, Watauga River, Wilson's Creek and the Nolichucky River provide opportunities for tubing, paddling & whitewater rafting trips. All level trips on all four waterways can be scheduled through Wahoo’s Adventures, 8.2 miles from us, call 800-444-RAFT.

Appalachian State University is 11.5 miles up HWY 321.

Visit the Daniel Boone Inn for the best in traditional family style dining, just past the ASU campus before you reach King St.

A visit to the High Country isn’t complete without a trip to downtown Boone, specifically, King St.

On W. King St. you’ll find the Mast General Store. Head out HWY 221 to Valle Crucis to visit the original Mast General Store and Annex 18 miles away from Blackberry.

Hawksnest offers Ziplining and Snow Tubing and is 18 miles from Blackberry Preserve. Hawksnest is year round and children as young as 8 can zip. The oldest zipper we know of at Hawksnest was was's never too late!

Speaking of ZIPLINING!! In addition to Hawksnest there are two others, Screaming Ziplines and Sky Valley Zip Tours that feature tree canopy tours of about 2 hours.

If you’re adventurous try The Gamekeeper near Yonahlossee, just up HWY 221 going toward Banner Elk, it will be at 3005 Shull’s Mill Rd., if you plan to go it’s always best to have a reservation, the number is 828-963-7400. We love this place, most of the food is locally sourced! Try the Ostrich! They also have Sunday Brunch, 11-2.

Grandfather Mountain is another must see and is 19.2 miles from us! Just follow the signs, as you travel up 221 North it’s 2 miles north of Linville. At Grandfather you 'll find an animal preserve that features a bald eagle habitat, bears, deer and other animals. With a 360 degree view of the mountain, the mile high swinging bridge is even wheelchair accessible.

If you have time, visit the Linville Caverns at 19929 US 221 North in Marion.

Linville Gorge Wilderness area, also called the Grand Canyon of North Carolina is totally amazing and a great place to hike, with 39 miles of trails…my favorite hike is the Linville Falls trail (2.8 miles) some of The Last of the Mohicans was filmed at Linville Falls.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Property Damage Insurance $59

10% Military Discount year round

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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