About the property
- Cabin4200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Main House (6 Bedrooms 4 Bath Sleeps 16) + Guest Cabin (1 Bed 1 Bath Sleeps 2)
The Great Escape is a spectacular, newly renovated mountain property that was built for privacy, relaxation and the enjoyment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The spacious three level cabin with 6 bedrooms and two master bedrooms is located at 3,900 feet at the center/top of a private mountain spanning 106 acres which boasts spectacular westward views of meadows, mountains, and valleys. There is a guest cabin 100 yards from the main house that can be rented for $100 per night. The guest cabin includes the 7th bedroom and 5th bathroom. We can host larger events such as weddings, but charge additional fees and need to discuss on a case by case basis.
30 minutes north of Boone, 20 minutes from Mountain City. Last half mile uphill on a private gravel driveway. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED IN WINTER AND EARLY SPRING (always check the weather). We have had guests attempt the driveway after a snow in two wheel drive and we end up having to ask our neighbors with 4WD for help :) We have had guests bring trailers with bikes/motorcycles up the driveway without any issues, however less experienced/skilled motorcycle riders might not be comfortable with the gravel/pitch of drive. There are gas stations/convenience stores 5-10 minutes away, but the closest full service grocery stores are in Boone and Mountain City which are 30 and 20 mins, away respectively.
Main House: Six bedrooms/four baths in main house. This includes two master bedrooms. The primary master has a fireplace and a private deck with view.
There are two upstairs bedrooms with queens that share a bathroom.
In addition there are two "kids" rooms on the lower level that share a bathroom. These bedrooms have two bunk beds in each, however there is a full size bottom bunk in each room if you need more room for adults.
Sonos music in the dining room, living room, upstairs master, downstairs rec room and deck. Makes it easy to stream your favorite music.
Two large TV areas with L-shaped couches. The one on the lower level is perfect for kids.
Large dining room table seats 14.
Guest Cabin: 1 bedroom, w bath, kitchenette and sitting room (rents for an additional $85-$100 per night). The guest cabin is approximately 100 yards from the main house. Great for grandparents, adult children who appreciate a little quiet. We never rent the guest separately, so you will have complete privacy if you don't end up renting the guest cabin also.
Spectacular mountain views
Very quiet - zero man-made noise
Large, outdoor hot tub with great views
Great room with 20' cathedral ceiling
Two fireplaces (one in master, firewood provided, but bring kindling, fire starter, lighters, matches)
New hardwood floors
Fully equipped kitchen - granite counters/stainless appliances, keurig, traditional coffee maker, crock pot, waffle iron, microwave
Newly tiled bathrooms
Two outdoor fire pits (firewood provided, but bring kindling, fire starter, lighters, matches)
Wrap around deck
Stone patio with tremendous view
Foosball table (telescoping rods, awesome safety feature for little kids)
130' by 60' ball field
Miles of back country hiking
Cool, dry weather at 3,900 feet elevation
Free WiFi in main house guest cabin doesn't have wifi
Cable TV in main house, guest cabin doesn't have cable
Great cell phone coverage
Second story Master bedroom/bath with king bed, tv, balcony with view, electric fireplace
Main level Master bedroom/bath with king bed, tv and walk-out deck and hot tub access
Two guest bedrooms, each with queen bed
Lower level has large rec area with l-shaped couch and TV and two kids rooms with two bunk beds each.
Guest cabin has kitchen, bathroom, cozy living area and bedroom with queen bed - rents for an additional $60 - $85 per night, depending on the season
Still need more room - please reach out and I can refer you to another newly built rental house half a mile away.
Want to host a special event? please call us to discuss whether this is the right venue.
- Elk Knob State Park
- Wade fishing in the New River - 5-20 minutes away
- Float Trips on the Holston and Watauga Rivers
-- Dustin Coffey - 828-750-4198
-- Foscoe Fishing
-- South Holston River Fly Shop 423-878-2822
Rafting, Canoeing, Tubing
Cross Country Skiing
- Elk Knob State Park
Rock Climbing/Ropes Course
- Appalachian, Beech Mountain - 45-60 mins away
- Red Tail Golf Course (20 mins away in Mountain City)
Appalachian State University
Mast General Store - downtown Boone
Recommend four wheel drive or all wheel drive in the winter. Last half mile is uphill a private gravel driveway.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 13, 2018
We're a family of six with four kids who love the Great Escape - ages 11, 7, 5 and 1. We've always enjoyed the outdoors and the mountains. We rented the property in early 2014 and after a great weekend, decided to try to purchase it. We renovated the main house and are adding three bedrooms and substantial living space in the spring of 2017. As former military members, my wife and i are happy to offer an 5% discount to Active Duty Military personnel. We also offer returning guests an 5% discount off of list price.
Gordie purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Gordie chose North Fork
Spectacular views and chance to escape the city. It's very private and quiet with no other houses in sight. We wanted to have a place where our tfour children could tramp around and explore while we could relax with extraordinary views.
What makes this Cabin unique
Very, very quiet, and very very private. Our recent upgrades have transformed a great piece of mountain property into a premium mountain escape. Plenty of room for several families. Two master bedrooms and four additional guest rooms. Huge dining room table that seats 14. Plenty of seating areas on first two floors.
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Our stay was nothing short of awesome! From the genuine hospitality from Mr. Gordie and his staff to the immaculate view and peaceful atmosphere this cabin was simply amazing! The house was beautiful and well maintained. Mr. Gordie, the owner, is a great guy to work with he responds quickly and attends to any needs you may have in quick and efficient manner.
Great house! Great views!
Great house! Great views!
WOW... We LOVE Great Escape!!!
Visited with 2 families (4 adults and 8 kids). Rough conditions (cold and icy/snowy) hampered our travel out and about and could have served as an obstacle but instead allowed us to stay in, relax, and fully enjoy this winter wonderland. The kids were thrilled with the outside firepit, hot tub, foosball, basement TV/movie setup, and bunk beds. Adults loved the huge dining table, fireplace, upstairs TV and sound system, and perfectly appointed bed rooms. We played games, cooked/ate amazing meals, cheered on our favorite sports teams, played in the tree fort, hiked and slid down the hills, watched deer playing in the snow from the windows, and made life-long memories. Couldn't ask for more. Perfect weekend bonding with family and best friends. Thank you!!!
Amazing cabin on beautiful property with spectacular views!
We loved our week at Great Escape! The cabin was perfect! Very spacious for multi family vacations. Beautiful open living and dining area with amazing views! Property was also beautiful! While we (Floridians) were there, it snowed! The thin blanket of snow covering the property was gorgeous! The owner, Gordie was always quick to response to any and all questions. On arrival the cabin was very neat and clean! The grounds keeper, Jason was warm and friendly and responded very quickly! We had a wonderful time at the Great Escape! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us! Can't wait to plan our next visit!
Glad you got some snow for your visit Jen, although man was it cold! Thanks for the review. We would love to host you again. Make sure to ask for the returning guest discount if you decide to come back!
Amazing home with gorgeous views!
The home was so inviting. With it's easy, refined charm and spacious rooms it was easy to relax and unwind. The home has been impeccably maintained and was the cleanest rental we have ever stayed in. We spent hours hiking and enjoying the property.
Glad to hear you enjoyed the stay Molly. Will pass along your compliment to our cleaning crew!
Awesome 4 days!!
This property is truly amazing. The house is well suited for big families who want to be together and have their own space. We had big beautiful skies to watch a meteor shower, plenty of firewood for chilly nights, and majestic views in all directions. The property is so big and quiet that you can explore all the nature without humanity bothering. The property was well kept and keepers helped out with no complaint. The side cabin was a treat and we ran out of time to explore all 100 acres. Our family of 15ish people all are ready to book again as soon as we can. Can't thank Gordie and his family for sharing their slice of heaven with our family.
Thanks so much for the review Andrew. Glad you guys had fun. Come back again and explore - we are always making upgrades. In case you didn't know, we offer returning guests a 5% discount, which would be on top of the active duty military discount we provided you.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Guest Cabin can be rented for an additional $85 per night.