|Space||3,000 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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!!!!
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!
From the moment I saw the pictures while doing research, I knew I wanted to stay here. As I dealt with Jo, I was reassured I made the right choice. When we pulled up to the cabin, nestled along a hillside among rows of pine trees, my group was joyful. And as we sat together over a game of ping pong, or nice conversation by the fireplace, we all felt comfortable, grateful, and lucky that we had chosen to stay here.
This is the quintessential cabin, from the many amenities to the décor. The wrap around porch produced many wonderful pictures and moments between friends looking out towards the mountains. The kitchen was well appointed, the lay out of the cabin was great, the living room area was comfortable and inviting. We were a group of 10 and, for us, one of the main draws was the ping pong table down in the basement. We spent nights all playing and laughing, then go up to the living room to talk.
We only encountered one minor issue, when multiple people try to shower, the water heater can't keep up. If you can stagger the showers, you'll be fine.
Multiple people in my group mentioned how this cabin made our trip, even when we were out and about in the mountains, some would say, "I want to go home." By home, they meant the cabin, that's how comfortable they felt there.
If you're staying in the area, do yourself a favor and rent this cabin.
Our family and friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Jo's home. We binge watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix, ate lots of great food, explored the farms, sled down grassy hills, played ping pong. I highly recommend. The bathtub in the master is swimmable and the kitchen is stocked. Make sure you stop at Wal-Mart outside of town to get random stuff you might need (toilet paper!).
The pictures of the home do not do it justice! The house and surrounding property is beautiful! Loved our time there and wish we could have stayed longer! Can't wait for our next trip there.
The beautiful home is perfect for our family. The view is unforgettable!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Taxes are included