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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Welcome to Sugar Bear Lodge! Step into the foyer and immediately, the spectacular mountain view is awesome. You can watch the skiers in the winter. You are only a short 5-10 min. walk to the ski slopes. I love the big stone gas fireplace. It feels so cozy and relaxing during winter temps (20-40 degrees) days and beautiful fall foliage days.

You have come to the right place for SUMMER LIVING too. Getting away from the pressures of schedules, you will enjoy the cool breezes at 4,600 ft. from the deck swing. It is typically 5 degrees cooler than Banner Elk, at the base of the mountain, and usually in the 60s-70s. Remember to pack a light sweater or jacket for the cool evenings.

You will love the kitchen area: granite, stainless steel and ceramic tile with a big pine, kitchen table overlooking the mountains and a big granite topped island. Everything you need for cooking, plus a washer/dryer in the closet.

Downstairs is entirely bedrooms and baths: a king in the master bedroom with its own bath, a queen and 2 twins in the guest bedrooms with a shared bath. We have included a Pac-n-Play for your little one and an extra mattress rolled up in the closet. The master bedroom also has a deck that walks out to the back yard, woods and trails. Every room has great views! (Also, upstairs there is a queen fold-out bed, for extra guests.)

You will probably want to walk some of the trails or take in the wealth of fun in the area. You are perfectly situated for golf, tennis, fishing, cycling, river rafting, skiing, ice skating, snow tubing, zip line or hiking.

PICK YOUR FAVORITES:

Sugar Mountain hiking, golf, tennis, skiing, tubing and ice skating - all here on your own mountain!

Banner Elk City Park – wade in the creek, picnic, free summer concerts; use the well designed playground equipment, walking/biking trail (10 min)

Banner Elk Blueberry Patch (10 min)

Wildcat Lake at Banner Elk – swimming, fishing, boating (borrow a canoe FREE), picnic, volleyball, use the playground (10 min)

Watuga River – fishing, kayaking, tubing, picnicing, river rafting (10 min)

Grandfather Mountain - (WONDERFUL place!) Profile trail at 8,000 ft, swinging bridge, zoo and Junior Ranger program, hiking trails for all ages (20 min)

Linville Falls and Caverns - beautiful, and includes an easy, short hike (30 min)

Appalachin State University at Boone - art shows, free concerts, theatre (25 min)

Seven Devils - Gem mining is fun to try there. Also Hawksnest offers Snow Tubing and an amazing Zipline (15 min)

Mast General Store is at both Valle Crucis and Boone (25 min)

Valle Crucis Park – many weekend events (25 min)

Blowing Rock - a fairyland of quaint shops, beautiful architecture, art museum, free concerts (35 min)

Tweetsie Railroad - Very popular with the kids, near Blowing Rock (30 min)

Genesis Wildlife Center - Wildlife rescue center at Beech Mountain (30 min)



SEASONAL CALENDAR:

Music Fest in Sugar Grove (April 23-26)
Banner Elk Farmers Market, Saturdays (May-Oct)
Kids Fishing Derby, Coffey Lake, Beech Mountain (June 25)
High Country Beer and Wine Festival, Banner Elk (June 27)
Singing on the Mountain, Grandfather Mountain (June 26)
Scenic Lift Rides on weekends, Sugar Mountain (July-August)
Town parades. Banner Elk, Crossnore, Newland (July 4)
Annual Pig Roast and Fireworks, Beech Mountain (July 4)
Grandfather Mtn Highland Games (July 7-10)
Grandfather Mountain Marathon (July 9)
Fine Art & Master Craft Festival, Banner Elk (July 15-16) (Aug 12-13)
High Country Trolley Tour, Avery Co CC (July & Aug & Sept)
Free weekend concerts in each town (all summer)
Horn in the West Theatre, Boone (all summer)
Banner Elk Lees-McRae College or Appalachin State Summer Theatre (all summer)
Mile High Kite & Crafts Festival, Beech Mtn (Sept 3-4)
Woolly Worm Festival, Banner Elk (Oct 15-16)

FOR YOUR SUPPLIES:

Grocery and Pharmacy – Food Lion, Lowe's Foods, Rite Aid Pharmacy (all 8 min)

Home Improvement – Lowe's (10 min), Radio Shack in Newland (20 min), Walmart in Boone (25 min)

Well, there you have it! Now, pack your bags!

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Also a dresser and double closet....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    and a dresser. Great views from your windows!...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    plus a pack-n-play and rolled up mattress for 2 munchkins....moreless

  • All bedrooms have dressers, double closets and individual heating controls. Also, the living room has a queen fold-out bed in the couch, for extra guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Master bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bathroom shared by Bedrooms 2 & 3...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Upstairs powder room...moreless

  • All bathrooms have new ceramic tile flooring.

Entertainment

  • Games:

    Lots of board games In the living room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Skyleaf subscribes to satellite....moreless

  • Television:

    A TV is in the living room and each bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    checkers, cards and toys for young children...moreless

  • Video Library:

    All family friendly videos...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Banner Elk is only 10 min for: library, restaurants, college, gas, city park, walking trails, Wildcat Lake, Blueberry Patch, free concerts, theatre, parades, art shows, and the Wooly Worm Festival...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Amazing view of the ski slopes below and across to Beech Mountain....moreless

  • Ski-In:

    You are just an 8 minute walk to the top of the ski run. Keep your skis on the ski caddy on the deck....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Pine table seats 6 plus 2 at the island...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    large stone gas log. Be sure pilot light is on before you turn fireplace on....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Just 15 min away at the YMCA in Linville...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    electric, adjusted in each room to your personal needs...moreless

  • Internet:

    In dining area...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Spacious, with great mountain view and stone fireplace. Games in the basket....moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Extras under the sink....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    A stack washer/dryer is just off the kitchen. But if you have larger loads, you can use the condo laundry room FREE. Just keep it locked with the key on the key rack....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    plus coffee filters, creamers, sugar, sugar substitutes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 6, plus pots, pans, serving and mixing bowls, utensils, coffee maker, waffle maker, corn popper, slow cooker, toaster oven, electric can opener...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    New stainless steel...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Newly updated with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and ceramic tile floors...moreless

  • Microwave:

    New ...moreless

  • Oven:

    New stainless steel oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt/pepper, condiments, sugar, creamer, tea, popcorn, kitchen linens, plastic savers, dish soap, dishwasher soap, paper towels and napkins, tissues, flashlights, matches, scissors, knives...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New stainless steel side-by-side with cold water dispenser...moreless

  • Stove:

    New glass cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster:

    toaster oven...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    You may bring yours!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A deck on each level. The lower deck walks out to the back yard and woods. It also holds your skis. The bricked patio is outside your front door, for private, shaded play or reading. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    At the bottom of Sugar Mountain. But there are many other courses in the general area, a golfer's paradise!...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Canoes can be borrowed FREE at Wildcat Lake in Banner Elk. Kayaks can be rented at Edge of the World Outfitters in Banner Elk (10 min)...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Skyleaf maintains the grounds beautifully. The rhodedendrums are beautiful! You will love it!...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Just an 8 min walk from our back door on Sugar Mountain! The roads are usually cleared, but I would advise bringing a 4-wheel drive vehicle just to be sure....moreless

  • Tennis:

    At the bottom of Sugar Mountain....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    rent at Edge of the World Outfitters in Banner Elk ...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Just 15 min in Linville at the YMCA (indoor)...moreless

  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna:

    Just 15 min in Linville at the YMCA...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$225 $265
Fri, Sat
$1,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Spring
Mar 1 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$100
$500 $1,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$100
$500 $1,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$100
$500 $1,200

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Sugar Mountain - bottom of the mountain
1.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 105 is at the bottom of the mountain

Car: Recommended

Wildcat Lake is a great outing in Banner Elk (10 min), where you can rent a canoe, fish, swim, feed the ducks, picnic, play volleyball, or use the playground.

River Rafting is another favorite activity. Edge of the World Outfitter in Banner Elk can outfit you for a fun day in a canoe or kayak, or you can raft with a group down the Watuga River.

The Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk has live summer theatre and art shows, as well as running and biking competitions during the summer.

For your supplies, you have Food Lion, Lowe's Foods and Rite Aid Pharmacy just 8 min away. Lowe's Home & Garden is 10 min, Radio Shack is in Newland (20 min), and Walmart is in Boone (25 min).

A favorite hike for us is Jacob's Ladder, near Foscoe. You can hike up to the falls (awesome!) and see them up close. (30 min)

Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the Profile Trail at Grandfather Mountain with it's tremendous views at 8,000 ft! It's a family oriented outing with a zoo, a Junior Ranger Program, and a swinging bridge! Plus trails for every level of hiker. A wonderful outing!

The Linville YMCA has a small water park that costs $5/day and is fun for the kids. Plus a fitness center and indoor pool and sauna (15 min).

Blowing Rock is a 35 min drive to a fairyland of quaint shops, a wonderful art museum, amazing architecture, free summer concerts, plus Kilwin Chocolate and Ice Cream Shop, (Yum!) and great sandwiches at Storie Street Grill. The Tweetsie Railroad, a kid's favorite, is near Blowing Rock.

Boone (25 min) has lots of great restaurants: Daniel Boone Buffet; Peppers restaurant has great sandwiches; Bald Guy Brew serves great coffee; Stick Boy Bread Co satisfies your sweet tooth. Horn in the West Theatre gives you a good history of the mountain area. Appalachian State University boasts summer theatre and arts shows, plus free concerts. While in Boone, be sure to visit the Mast General Store and the many artsy shops.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Hi! I'm Jane from Omaha, NE. My kids and grandkids live in NC so I thought the condo would be a good place for us to get together. I think you will feel the same way. It has such a comfortable ambience and tremendous view. You can't miss! I love to travel, but this is one place I want to return time and again!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
When I first walked in and saw that view, I was blown away! You can see across to Beech Mountain and the trees were a fairy wonderland of snow. We looked down and saw the skiers flying down the slopes. Then I just had to walk down to see for myself - only a 10 min walk to the top of the slopes. There are trails and trails - I will never run out of new things to see on my hikes. And other things are so close by: Wildcat Lake in Banner Elk has all the swimming, fishing and boating you could want. If you are a biker or runner, I can tell you about all the competitions in the area. If you are a golfer, you have just arrived in golf heaven - there are more golf courses than you will have time to play. Festivals and parades are plentiful in every town. I'm looking forward to the art festivals coming up, as I particularly like pottery and art quilts. Let me know your interests, and I will try to direct you.


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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/01/2016

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Photos

  • Welcome to Sugar Bear Lodge!

    Welcome to Sugar Bear Lodge!

  • Take a deep breath of that cool mountain air.

    Take a deep breath of that cool mountain air.

  • Relax on the porch swing. Drink in the view.

    Relax on the porch swing. Drink in the view.

  • Great views from the dining area also.  Classy kitchen upgrades!

    Great views from the dining area also. Classy kitchen upgrades!

  • Gracious staircase to lower level.

    Gracious staircase to lower level.

  • Opposite view of master bedroom, showing part of master bath.

    Opposite view of master bedroom, showing part of master bath.

  • Bathroom shared by guest bedrooms.  A half bath is on the upper level also.

    Bathroom shared by guest bedrooms. A half bath is on the upper level also.

  • So many streams in the area.

    So many streams in the area.

  • Grandfather Mountain - you just HAVE to go there!

    Grandfather Mountain - you just HAVE to go there!

  • Rhododendron carpet the landscape in May & June, sometimes in a canopy over you.

    Rhododendron carpet the landscape in May & June, sometimes in a canopy over you.

  • The beach at Wildcat Lake.  Swim, boat, fish, picnic.

    The beach at Wildcat Lake. Swim, boat, fish, picnic.

  • Turn right here.  Your condo is Skyleaf D4.

    Turn right here. Your condo is Skyleaf D4.

  • Living room & entry, dining room & kitchen

    Living room & entry, dining room & kitchen

  • You are downstairs with a private bricked patio outside your front door.

    You are downstairs with a private bricked patio outside your front door.

  • Big kitchen area!  Table for 6 plus 2 at the island.

    Big kitchen area! Table for 6 plus 2 at the island.

  • Lots of space for 2 cooks.

    Lots of space for 2 cooks.

  • Large master bedroom with king bed and it's own deck and ski caddy.

    Large master bedroom with king bed and it's own deck and ski caddy.

  • 1st guest room has queen bed and wonderful views. 2nd guest room has 2 twin beds

    1st guest room has queen bed and wonderful views. 2nd guest room has 2 twin beds

  • You can grill just outside your front door in the shade.

    You can grill just outside your front door in the shade.

  • The mile high bridge on Grandfather's Mountain.

    The mile high bridge on Grandfather's Mountain.

  • Your 18-hole golf course is at the foot of the mountain.

    Your 18-hole golf course is at the foot of the mountain.

  • A fun hike to Linville Falls.

    A fun hike to Linville Falls.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, December 03, 2016

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Sugar Mountain, NC, USA #578895

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