6-7 Bedrooms (to 8-9 bedrooms), 4-6 Bathrooms, 30 Sleeps 34 max
Dr James & Lynn Weldon
- english, Some Spanish and Hindi
About Dr James & Lynn Weldon
Lynn & James Weldon PhD, ND moved from Colorado to North Carolina in 2012 to retire and support several United Nation NGO's and their charitable activaties. Lynn is a retired early childhood (MS Degree) teacher and grew up in Ovid Michigan. Jim is a nationally known Holistic Naturopathic Physician and author and grew up in Cocoa Beach Florida next to Cape Kennedy. His father was an Air-force General who was instrumental in founding the space industry and early rocket launches prior to the founding of NASA.
Dr James & Lynn Weldon purchased this Lodge in 2012
Why Dr James & Lynn Weldon chose Boone
We moved to the area to spend our retirement years supporting several charitable service & nonprofit organizations located here. Dr Weldon is also the founder of the Heavenly Mountain Community a support group for the 1,000 acre community he lives in that hosts several of these non-profit organizations and offers private home and co-housing developments.
What makes this Lodge unique
This is one of the most beautiful & pristine mountain locations in America. There is so much to do here. Summer, winter, fall and spring are all amazing here. Blue Ridge Mountain views from property. The city of Boone is very close, 3 Ski resorts, hiking, rafting, tubing, golf, shopping & many restaurants. Boone and close by Blowing Rock, West Jefferson has a very strong artistic community. Boone is also home to Appalachian State University with many sport and cultural music like Mealfest events year round.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
Nice property located away from everything. Brought a youth group up and really had time to bond the group. God is good all the time
Thanks for coming. We have many youth church groups stay with us. Please come again. Jim
Great house, very cozy and excellent accommodations.
I would happily refer this house to my family and friends.
Please come again. We love repeaters!! - Jim
Perfect for our wedding party!
The house was just perfect for our daughter's wedding party. The house was as described and spacious. The owners were beyond helpful in the stress of a wedding in the middle of Hurricane Florence and SOOO gracious. We had NO issues except LOTS of water but that was due to the hurricane - certainly nothing the owners could help. Again - SOOO gracious (stress of the Parkway unexpectedly being closed)! Just hope we didn't drag in too much mud. Thank you for letting your home be part of our daughter's wedding memory.
Sorry, we cannot control the weather. Were working on that for the future... Jim
Thomas Father's Day Weekend Retreat
The property was spacious and big enough to accommodate my entire family. It was not as clean as it should have been. The bathrooms, the rugs, and overall cleanliness just wasn't what we expected. The place would be beautiful with a few more modern updates including and AC unit. The pool table also needs to be positioned some place else. The view wasn't as spectacular either. Most of the fans were inoperable and it was extremely hot during the night in the rooms.
We have added new furniture for 2019 including some AC units - Doubled up with a checklist for extra cleanliness. We fixed all the fans and added 1 more in each room. That weekend I believe what one of the hottest on record for the entire USA.
We loved staying there!
It worked for our family of 17. There was plenty of room. And the owners were easy to work with!
Thanks for your kind words. Please come again - Jim
Very adequate for 15 people
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Initial frustration was the hot tub had problems and the owner was out of town when the parts arrived early afternoon, which delayed repairs by another day. The kitchen was more than adequately stocked with all we needed to cook for a crowd. The pool table is out of balance and no chalk for the Q sticks. But enough in the area to keep us occupied. Mostly reconnecting with family in our reunion. The downstairs and outside deck was perfect for clusters of family to visit, play games, do crafts etc. The downstairs A/C was perfect and needed, though it was May, it was high 80's. Upstairs NO A/C. Very warm at night in spite of plenty of fans and windows opened. Perhaps attic or roof fans would have helped to disperse the roof heat. All in all, we had a very lovely time. NOTE: VRBO had a lot of technical issues. Family members could not access the property using the information and links provided. Navigating the online and mobile app. was not user friendly. I finally had to copy and individually send details and information to all. Message communication between the owner and myself disappeared from the sight. Thankfully the owner called me and cleared up any questions I had. Thank you Jim. In the future, I'd rather deal directly with the owner and not VRBO.
Thanks for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. We picked up extra chalk and rebalanced the pool table now after your comment. The hot tub heater broke the day before arrival and was repaired as soon as I could get there with parts and repair instructions and the hot tub is working great now. We had a usually hot weekend and the existing ac and fans always solved the cooling & ventilation situation before. Once change we added is now most of the windows can open twice as wide if needed and so significantly improved that ventilation/cooling situation also. Call me next time as I did not know there was any difficulty with this at all. It is normally 15 degrees cooler in Boone than the rest of NC very few properties need more cooling here. Also, contact us next time if there are any problems with VRBO and we will be happy to contact them to help solve any difficulties. We would be happy to offer you a discount for any inconvenience when you choose to stay with us again.
Jim & Lynn Weldon
Heavenly Mountain Lodge
Boone is a resort and college mountain town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Home of Appalachian State it hosts many events every week. Three Ski Resorts, Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Lynnville Caves, Views from the Blue Ridge Parkway plus Tubing Rafting, Zip-lines, Golf, Fishing and College Sporting Events are featured activities in the area. Our particular location is in the Blue Ridge Mountains yet only 15 Minutes from town. Multiple Restaurants, Theaters, Shopping, Walmart and Grocery Stores are all close by. Ask anyone in Charlotte, Winston Salem or Asheville where their favorite North Carolina vacation spot is and many will say it is Boone. If you are looking for a Heavenly time Heavenly Mountain Lodge is the place to spend your vacation.