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Beautiful Mountain Home, Amazing Views, Hiking, Creeks, Arts Festivals

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12, 3 Living Areas, Large Kitchen, Huge Porch

The Griffin house is located in “The Croft” a 140 acre mountain community in Mitchell County, North Carolina. The property is situated between charming Bakersville and scenic Roan Mountain. A vacation in the Griffin house offers spectacular views, great hiking, tranquility and comfort. The house was built in 2010 and has all the comforts of home in a country retreat. Amenities in this 3000 square foot home include: wifi, cable, flat screen TVs, DVD player, VCR, microwave, two ovens, washer and dryer.

The main floor has a spacious kitchen and large dining and living room with a gas log fireplace. The living room and dining room open onto a wide wrap-around porch. Also on the main floor are a half bathroom, the laundry room and the master bedroom (queen bed) with ensuite bathroom (double sinks, separate shower stall, tub, private toilet).

Upstairs are two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. One bedroom has a queen bed and the other has two twin beds. There is a sitting room with a balcony between the bedrooms. The sitting room sofa converts to a comfortable double bed.

The finished basement has a large room with two double futon beds and a full bathroom. There is also a ping pong table, a corn hole game and board games.

A highlight of the home is the covered wrap-around porch. Rocking chairs, a porch swing and dining table make this the ideal place to enjoy the outdoors no matter what the weather.

The property is situated in a high valley with altitudes ranging from 3200 to 4200 feet. From the spacious wrap-around porch there are beautiful views of Roan Mountain. At 6285 feet, Roan Mountain is one of the highest peaks on the East Coast. It is renowned for its rhododendrons, wildflowers, rare plants and balds (open grassy areas).

At the Croft, you can hike the gravel roads up to the mountain ridge or down to the creek. Beautiful Christmas trees grow along some of the lower land and deer play throughout the property. Pack a lunch and enjoy a picnic at the creek. A walk from the house to Thomas’s Grocery store is like a walk back in time. Just down the road is a trout farm – bring the fishing poles from the house and see if you can catch your dinner.

The Griffin house is the perfect place for a family reunion, an artist’s retreat or to just enjoy nature. The large wrap-around porch can easily accommodate a family celebration or a group of painters and their easels. For large families or groups requiring more than one rental property, please contact us as there are other nice rental properties nearby.

Mitchell County, NC is rich with nationally recognized potters and artisans. The town of Bakersville, “Gateway to the Roan, Home to the Arts” is just 7 miles away and has beautiful shops with works by local artists, tea houses, a library and a charming creek walk. It is known for its annual NC Rhododendron Festival in June and its Creek Walk Arts Festival in September. Don’t miss the Crimson Laurel Gallery which specializes in studio ceramics, jewelry and other fine arts.

Also 7 miles from the property are the Rhododendron Gardens in the Pisgah National Forest. From here you can access the Appalachian Trail and enjoy hiking with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Spruce Pine, the largest city in Mitchell County is just 17 miles away and is situated along the North Toe River. Spruce Pine offers many attractions for visitors such as the Mineral City Heritage Festival (early August), the Fire on the Mountain Blacksmith Festival (October), the Hammerin’ by the Toe Blacksmith Jamboree (April), Toe River Storytelling Festival (July) as well as spring and fall tours of art studios. Also located in Spruce Pine is Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club.

Other nearby activities and sights include:

Blue Ridge Parkway, famous for scenic skyline drives and recognized as one of the best road cycling routes in the US.

Penland School of Crafts (15 miles) which offers extensive courses and has its own art gallery and shop;

Roan Mountain State Park (16 miles), a 2000 acre state park with fishing, hiking and swimming;

Linville Falls, Linville Gorge and Linville Caverns (27 miles), the Grand Canyon of North Carolina;

Little Switzerland (30 miles), popular for gem mining and a nice place to go for lunch or dinner.

Grandfather Mountain (40 miles), brave the mile high swinging bridge, tour the nature museum, hike and picnic in a spectacular setting.

More Details

Jo Griffin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Bakersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1, Master - toilet , tub , shower , double sinks, private toilet area
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bedroom is on 1st floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Sitting Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs
    Finished basement - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 2 double futon beds
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Mountain Home, Amazing Views, Hiking, Creeks, Arts Festivals
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The home and setting couldn't have been more perfect. We loved the very large porch that overlooked the valley even though the temps were in the thirties. Would definitely like to stay here again, perhaps during other seasons so that we may enjoy the area a bit more. Definitely recommend a stay at the Griffin House.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation EVER!!

  • 5 of 5

The Griffin House is beautiful and very clean. The location is very quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed watching the deer every morning and evening. Relaxing around the house was our goal but we did also spend time out touring the area. The house was stocked with all the cooking utensils, pots, pans, and linens needed just as it was listed. Mrs. Griffin (the owner) went above and beyond to make sure our vacation was all that we expected (great customer service!). We will definitely stay at The Griffin House again soon!!! There are lots of sites to see around the area within driving distance, we enjoyed hiking to Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls. It's about a 30 minute drive to Spruce Pine where you can find Walmart and a few eating places. The little restaurant "Melony's" on the corner across from Thomas' Country Store has AWESOME pizza, salad & more.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house! It's the second time we have stayed at the Griffin house and enjoyed every minute. Kitchen is well equipped, beds are comfortable and the wonderful wrap-around porch with outdoor eating area was enjoyed for every meal. 97 degrees at home and 78 in Bakersville!! I can't say enough about this house. It is one of the best we have ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. We are glad you had a wonderful time and hope next year will be a great one, too. Jo Griffin
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Impressively clean and spacious with some of the best views anywhere

  • 5 of 5

When driving up to the Griffin House you quickly realize that you are somewhere special where time almost stands still. The home itself is newish and polished. Everything you will need for a wonderful stay is provided. However it is the views that captivate the entire relaxing experience. The huge almost wrap around balcony is where we spent the majority of our time. The surrounding mountains and Christmas tree farms are full of songbirds, deer, and hopping bunnies. At night the lightning bugs entertain the ever changing skies. All of the wonderful reviews we read are completely validated, and I highly recommend the Griffin House for those wanting to get away from the city and bond closer with nature.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We love to hear from visitors and know they had a good visit. Please do return. Jo Griffin
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Heaven in the christmas tree farm!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in my good share of cabins. This cabin was the best. It is modern and provides a fun and peaceful backdrop. On a christmas tree farm with views to die for. Deer and rabbits come visit you while drinking hot chocolate on the massive wrap around porch. It is spacious, so big it could fit several families. My kids had a blast playing in the downstairs game room and eating smores in the serine firepit. It has all the amenities to provide a true vacation. Make sure you bring supplies in as the town is a good distance! No cell phone service but great wifi which can be used to call. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking to have a great experince in a cabin. Thanks Jo for opening up your home, I hope to come back soon!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Victor. We really like for our guests to have a good time and especially a good family vacation. We look forward to your return. Jo
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Another wonderful time at Griffin House...we can't wait to return sometime next year!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, Jo, for opening your lovely home and providing a live Christmas tree for us to decorate! We made constant use of the beautiful kitchen, gorgeous decks and lush hillsides for exploring. My 10 year old granddaughter declared it the best Christmas ever at her favorite mountain house! The whole family heartily agreed!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, thank you so much for your wonderful review. So happy your Christmas was good for all. We look forward to your return. Jo
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Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club
Nearest Ski
34 Miles
Banner Elk
Car: necessary

Distances from the Griffin House at The Croft to major towns and cities:

North Carolina:

Asheville 57 miles, Boone 57 miles, Charlotte 122 miles, Greensboro 157 miles, Raleigh 233 miles, Wilmington 321 miles.

South Carolina: Spartanburg 93 miles, Greenville 110 miles, Myrtle Beach 300 miles, Charleston 300 miles.

Tennessee: Johnson City 35 miles.

Georgia: Atlanta 251 miles. Florida: Jacksonville 472 miles.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Taxes are included

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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