Beautiful Mountain Home, Amazing Views, Hiking, Creeks, Arts Festivals
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
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.
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Member since: 2014
- 3000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12
Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Situated in The Croft, a 140 acre high valley community. Hike the beautiful property with its creeks and ponds. Walk down to the country grocery store, fish for trout at the adjacent trout farm. ...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Deck / Patio
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $100
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
Taxes are included
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Distances from the Griffin House at The Croft to major towns and cities:
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.
View from the wrap-around porch
Charming wood and stone mountain retreat
Beautiful covered porch
Living room with decorations by local artisans
Dining and living area
Kitchen has 2 ovens, 2 sinks, microwave, large refrigerator, dishwasher, pantry
Upstairs queen bedroom with private bathroom
Upstairs sitting room with balcony, TV and double sleep sofa
Dining, living room and master bedroom open onto porch.
Ready for a wedding
The Creek at The Croft
The old barn on a snowy day.
The Griffin House
The welcoming red front door.
Living Room with gas log fireplace
Dining area with view to kitchen
Large kitchen with island and stools.
Master bedroom on 1st floor with private bathroom
Upstairs twin bedroom with private bathroom
The perfect place for breakfast. Porch has a gate to close it. Great for pets.
Room to unwind, paint, or gather with family and friends.
Porch wedding view
Another creek view
Looking across The Croft and down the valley
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Monday, December 05, 2016
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