About the property
- Cabin2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 2 nights
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
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 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.
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Beautiful! Clean! Very relaxing!
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!!
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.
Loved it!!!!! Comfortable, well kept, well placed cabin close to everything.
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!
Very pleased with this house! Very clean! Definitely will be renting again.
We really enjoyed staying at this house. This house was large enough for our family of 8. Not far from Blowing Rock town at all! Look forward to coming back!
Beautiful cabin. Great location.
We loved our weekend escape!
Blowing Rock Vacation
When we first pulled up to the cabin, everything was covered with leaves and tree debris, and the grass was not mowed. All the decks were not even recognizable. It was not very welcoming. I spent an hour sweeping all the leaves and debris off all the decks. The table and chairs with the fire pit were sitting in weeds up to the table height. We like it outside, and again, not very welcoming. The cabin was neat and clean, but the Queen beds were not very comfortable. The matress needs to be replaced on both queens. We did enjoy our stay, but the cabin is expensive and I expected more. We left the cabin in a lot better shape than we received it.
While we're happy to hear you enjoyed your trip last month, we truly wish you'd made your discontent known when you arrived so we could've addressed the issue during your stay. Weather in the tree covered NC mountains is often difficult to predict and this summer/early fall have been especially wet. During hard rains and windy times our property can experience early leaf falling, had we known that the leaves had covered the porch, we would have sent our lawn service out to blow leaves and weed eat around the fire pit for you. We appreciate your feedback and have already dispatched our lawn service. Because we often share our home with guests, we aren't always aware of what needs maintenance or replacement. A new mattress has been ordered today. Because we value our property and our relationship with past and future guests we periodically check to be sure our rates are comparable to other rentals in our area that accommodate 8-10 guests and we're below average for a large cabin. We take pride in Blackberry Preserve and want our guests to feel comfortable, valued and welcome from arrival through departure!
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 86...it'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.
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10% Military Discount year round