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Spectacular Mountain Sunset And Sunrise Views. Ski Areas Minutes Away. Spacious

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Over 5,000 Sq. Ft. Of Luxurious Living Space. Wrap Around Deck With Lovely Views

Experience the pinnacle of mountain luxury living in this gorgeous ridgetop estate featuring over 5,000 square feet of luxurious living space and long range mountain views from every side and nearly every room!

Only 5 minutes from Boone and Valle Crucis.

Drive up the paved drive and easily enter the main level with only a few steps. This level of the home features a huge great room with soaring cathedral ceilings and plenty of windows through which you are sure to enjoy the abundant mountain views. There are also several French doors that open onto the large wrap-around covered deck. Comfortable leather furniture is arranged around a 60” HDTV with soundbar and a massive stone woodburning fireplace (limited firewood provided). Vibrant Persian rugs are positioned in the living and dining rooms and throughout the home. There is also a writing desk and a half bathroom off the living room.

Next to the living room is a spacious fully equipped kitchen. A Sub-Zero refrigerator & freezer sit side by side across from the wired island equipped with a sink and disposal well-lit by a wrought iron chandelier overhead. A 6-burner professional grade Viking gas stove with warming oven is in a ventilated cove decorated with Spanish hand-painted tiles. Dozens of custom cabinets line the walls and granite countertops are plentiful.

With access from both the kitchen and living room, the dining room from which one also enjoys beautiful mountain views is furnished with a large dining table that seats 10 comfortably plus a small glass table that seats two. There is also room for two in padded chairs at the kitchen counter.

Tucked away behind the kitchen is a spacious laundry area, a full bath, and a bedroom equipped with a queen bed and HDTV.

Upstairs is a cozy library with built in bookshelves containing plenty of good books to enjoy, a gas-log fireplace, a desk for anyone who may need to work while away from the office, a TV, and a small deck upon which to sit and enjoy the year round mountain views.

Down the hall from the library is the enormous master bedroom suite featuring a King bed, a large walk-in closet, a wingback easy chair, a dresser and armoire, a private deck facing west from which to take in the beautiful sunsets and mountain views, and an HDTV. The ensuite private bath has a double granite vanity, a water closet with a toilet and a bidet, and a huge tiled shower with two side by side showerheads.

The lower level of the home features a warm and spacious recreation room with 9’ ceilings, a pool table, brushed leather furnishings (including a sleeper sofa with a high-quality inflatable mattress) arranged around a woodburning fireplace with Spanish tiles set into the masonry, two French doors to the patio and yard beyond, and a 50” HDTV.

This level also contains two spacious bedroom suites - one on either side of the recreation room. Each has a King bed, TV, bay window overlooking the yard, and an ensuite bathroom. The south suite’s bathroom is also accessible from the recreation room.

Outside offers nearly as many wonderful entertainment activity choices as inside. The 8-person leatherbound hot tub is on the lower level patio off of the entertainment room and is completely private. There is a firepit overlooking the mountains a few steps off of the patio in the flat backyard. The main level has a wraparound deck with views from every side, and the padded outdoor living furniture is the perfect place to enjoy a snack while admiring the ancient, majestic beauty of the mountains. Breathtaking sunrises can be seen from the back deck, and awe-inspiring sunsets are in full view from the front deck.

You may not want to leave this peaceful haven, but if you do, you'll be pleased to learn that despite its prestigious mountaintop location, it's located just 8-10 minutes outside of Boone in the historic community of Valle Crucis near the Willow Creek Golf Course. Blowing Rock and Banner Elk are both just 15-20 minutes away. The home is also in a central location from which to journey to all the area's ski and tubing resorts as well as to other great High Country attractions such as ziplining, rafting, hiking, Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and more. Fabulous shopping and five-star dining is just moments away as well.

Make plans today to experience the warm and luxurious charm of A Glowing View!

More Details

Debbie Downey
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

Why Debbie Downey chose Vilas

My family always wanted a home away from home. This is our dream home to invite family and friends to. We love to sit on the deck, relax and enjoy the mountain beauty.

What makes this house unique

We love the library with gas fireplace off the master to do work, unwind or to just enjoy the view. The three levels offer privacy yet a perfect getaway for families or friends. A fireplace on each level offers a coziness and a warm touch. Outside fire pit and hot tub fun for all and very secluded. Plenty of yard all around to play in the snow, see deer or watch the birds. Every Sunset is a new painting and the Sunrise inviting to wake

up to.


Vilas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please keep front door latched top, bottom & deadbolted at all times due to heavy winds. Use other doors . Bring deck cushions inside before sleeping.
  • Please take all trash to garage receptacles prior to departure. Use coasters for drinks. Make sure flu is open in fireplace before starting fire.
  • Please treat our home with tender loving care. If windy, do not use fire pit. Close hot tub cover and secure with straps after use.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , 2 sinks, 2 shower heads and water closet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • All King bedrooms have walk-in closets, full bathrooms, and tvs. Queen has full bath, tv, and closet.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Spectacular Mountain Sunset And Sunrise Views. Ski Areas Minutes Away. Spacious
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Clinton, Mississippi


  • 5 of 5

Several or our family members traveled from Mississippi to Boone for my son's graduation from App State, and, lucky for us, we stayed at this incredible property. The owners could not have been more hospitable, the house was spacious and spotless, and the views were breathtaking. We had PLENTY of room for our entire crew, and we enjoyed extras like the pool table downstairs, the Viking stove in the kitchen, and the HUGE master shower for two. Boone is only minutes away, but you really get the feel of being "in the mountains" and away from town. This is THE place to stay in the Boone area!

Cliff Johnson

Clinton, Mississippi

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cliff for your kind review. So happy that you and your family were able to enjoy the happy Graduation Celebration weekend at A Glowing View. We are very fortunate to have such nice guests staying in our home and hope you will find an opportunity to return. Many thanks, Debbie
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Napa Valley

Magical Mountain Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

We went to North Carolina to see the beautiful Fall Colors and to celebrate a family birthday. We live in California and I am from Florida where most of my family lives and was coming in from. They suggested the area and we found this spectacular home on a hill with 360 views. And I do mean Views Views Views. We wanted a large spacious open place that could work for the 10 of us coming in. We couldn't have been happier when we arrived. It was even more than we ever expected. It is like a alpine lodge with luxury appointments. The bedrooms were amazing. I loved the master and the sitting room next to it. Perfect for my husband who was working remote. The large living area was amazing with the massive fireplace. Loved it on the chilly evenings. Perfect area for watching Fall Football. The downstairs living room was great for the 20 somethings in the fam who spent time shooting pool and going in the hot-tub. Lets not forget my favorite "the Kitchen". We are all cooks in the family and this kitchen is a true chefs delight.

We are going to make it an annual trip....Don't miss this one. . . it is a real gem. ;)

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back very soon.
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Nearest Airport
99 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
2 minutes away
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 105
Car: necessary

Only 20 minutes from Sugar Mountain Ski slope with Beach Mountain and Appalachian ski areas also nearby . Spectacular Fall and gorgeous Mountain views with Sunsets and Sunrises. Nearby Horseback riding in Valle Crucis, Craft fairs, art shows, football games at Appalachian . Visit Grandfather Mountain and walk on the swinging bridge and see the wildlife shows. Trails to hike, rafting, tubing fly fishing are all fun to do and so close by. Shopping in Boone only a short 10 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $800

$200.00 cleaning fee , Sales Tax 6.75%, Wautauga Occupancy tax 6%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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