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Beautiful Mountain Home W/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Just Renovated

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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 $75-$95 per night. The guest cabin includes the 7th bedroom and 5th bathroom

30 minutes north of Boone. Last half mile uphill on a private gravel driveway. Four wheel drive required in winter. We have had guests bring trailers with bikes/motorcycles up the driveway without any issues, however less experienced motor cycle riders might not be comfortable with the gravel/pitch of drive.

Key Amenities:
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.

Guest Cabin: 1 bedroom, w bath, kitchenette and sitting room (rents for an additional $75-$95 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
Spacious deck
Large, outdoor hot tub with great views
Great room with 20' cathedral ceiling
Two fireplaces (one in master)
New hardwood floors
Fully equipped kitchen - granite counters/stainless appliances, keurig, traditional coffee maker, crock pot, waffle iron, microwave
Air conditioning
Newly tiled bathrooms
Wood burning stove (firewood provided)
Two outdoor fire pits (firewood provided)
Wrap around deck
Stone patio with tremendous view
Scenic pond
Foosball table (telescoping rods, awesome safety feature for little kids)
130' by 60' ball field
Gas grill
Miles of back country hiking
Cool, dry weather at 3,900 feet elevation
Pet Friendly
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

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 pull-out double bed
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

Nearby Activities:
- Elk Knob State Park
Horseback riding
Fly fishing
- Wade fishing in the New River - 5-20 minutes away
- Float Trips on the Holston and Watauga Rivers
- Guides
-- Dustin Coffey - 828-750-4198
-- Foscoe Fishing
(828) 963-6556
-- South Holston River Fly Shop 423-878-2822

Rafting, Canoeing, Tubing

Cross Country Skiing
- Elk Knob State Park

Rock Climbing/Ropes Course

Downhill skiing
- Appalachian, Beech Mountain - 45-60 mins away

- Red Tail Golf Course (20 mins away in Mountain City)

Nearby Attractions:
Appalachian State University
Mast General Store - downtown Boone
Tweetsie Railroad

You could spend days just exploring this wonderful property, picnicing in the meadows full of wildflowers such as Queen Anne's Lace and daisies, and enjoying the deer and other wildlife. The main house and guest cabin are in the center of the property - 0.4 miles up a private drive. Very quiet, not a single man-made sound can be heard.

After a day of exploring, you'll love soaking in the hot tub as you marvel at the beautiful sunsets beyond the distant mountains. New 20 x 26 stone patio with fire pit and tremendous views. Complimentary firewood is provided.

The main level boasts a spacious living room with a 20-foot high cathedral ceiling, a wall of windows with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and nearby and distant mountains, satellite HDTV with DVD Player, and a wood stove.

The dining area is adjacent to the living room with the same great mountaintop views, and the fully-equipped kitchen opens to the dining area. Granite counter tops and new stainless appliances. The views from the kitchen are also incredible. Off of the kitchen are a laundry room and a spacious mudroom.

Also on the main level is a spacious master suite with a king bed, doors leading to the deck and hot tub, satellite TV, and a newly tiled private bathroom with shower.

The main level wraparound deck is accessible from both the master bedroom and the dining/living area. On the deck are a gas grill, plenty of deck chairs and hammock for relaxing and admiring the gorgeous meadow, valley and mountain views. The sunsets are particularly wonderful. An octagonal dining table with seating is also located under a covered portion of the deck.

The upper level contains 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and private, newly tiled full bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

Downstairs is a living area with flat screen satellite TV and DVD Player, a high end foosball table (with telescoping, safety rods, very safe for little kids), a full-sized sleeper sofa, a wall of book shelves with plenty of books to enjoy, a desk, and a bathroom with a shower.

At the end of the driveway is a newly cleared grass ball field - 60' x 130'. Great for frisbee, soccer or softball.

In addition to the beautiful accommodations and spectacular mountain views that come with the 106 acres at The Great Escape, you can also have the pleasure of renting and staying at the cozy Guest Cabin nestled in the woods situated next to a peaceful goldfish pond. The cabin is rented for an additional $60 - $85 per night, depending on the season, and never rented separately from the main house.

Sit on the covered front porch of the cabin in either of 2 rocking chairs or the porch swing and listen to the water trickling through the goldfish pond and the birds chirping or the rustling of leaves as the mountain breezes meander through the forest. In the evening, enjoy a bonfire in the firepit by the pond, and during the day you can enjoy a meal in the great outdoors by the firepit.

Inside this cozy cabin are a kitchen equipped with all standard appliances except a dishwasher, a dining table for 2, a living room with a TV and DVD Player, a bathroom with a shower, and upstairs is a bedroom with queen-sized bed.

The Great Escape is located off of Hwy 421 just 20 miles northwest of Boone, so it is just a short drive to many local attractions. On the property are some great old logging roads to hike on as well as beautiful open mountaintop meadows full of wildflowers to roam through. The country roads are scenic and offer a great ride for bikers. Elk Knob State Park and Screamtime Zipline are only 15 minutes away. Dutch Creek Trails horseback riding, the historic Mast General Store, and the Historic Todd General Store are only 25 minutes away. Boone Shopping and Dining and ASU are only 35 minutes away. Tweetsie Railroad and Appalachian Ski Resort, Main Street Blowing Rock Shopping and Dining, The Virginia Creeper Trail, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline, and Grandfather Mountain are only 40-45 minutes away. And Ski Beech is just an hour away.

Whether you plan on staying on the move and visiting the popular local attractions or you plan to slow down and just relax at the property, you will certainly be glad to come home to the beauty and tranquility of The Great Escape!

Recommend four wheel drive or all wheel drive in the winter. Last half mile is uphill a private gravel driveway.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 4200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 18
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    We are happy to have you smoke outside. Please pick up your butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets welcome; we do charge a nominal per pet fee. $25 for the first pet, $15 dollars for each additional per night....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    only one or two steps gets you access to three of the bedrooms....moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Primary Master: 1 king

    Newly added master with fireplace and private deck. ...moreless

  • Main Floor Master: 1 king

    Easy access. Newly renovated bathroom...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Shares a full bath with Upstairs Bedroom 2...moreless

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Shares a full bathroom with Upstairs Bedroom 1...moreless

  • Guest Cabin: 1 queen

    Bedroom is in a separate guest house - 100 yards - extra fee...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom 1: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

    Two bunk beds. Bottom of one bunk is a double bed....moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom 2: 1 double, 2 bunk bed

    Two bunk beds. Bottom bunk of one bed is a double...moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

  • Primary Master Bathroom : toilet, shower

    Double shower....moreless

  • Guest Cabin Bathroom: toilet, shower

    100 yards from main house in guest cabin...moreless

  • Upstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly renovated ...moreless

  • Downstairs Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Newly renovated. ...moreless

  • Main Floor Master Bath: toilet, shower

    Newly Renovated...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Initial supply of paper goods and kitchen supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap etc.) is provided but guests should plan to bring their own supplies....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    High end foosball table with telescoping rods. Awesome safety feature for young children...moreless

  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Television in great room, lower level rec room and two master bedrooms....moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Winery Tours

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering


  • Dining:

    Big table that can fit 18 in great room. Outside dining table that can fit 10...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in main house...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    One stone fireplace in great room. Second fireplace in Primary Master....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Free Wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Two couches, fireplace and large flatscreen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    Can fit a virtually unlimited number of cars....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free long distance...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker:

    12 cup coffee maker and Keurig...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    crock pot baking items full host of utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher


  • Deck / Patio:

    Main level wrap around deck with chairs and great views....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 34 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 16 - Aug 17, 2017
5 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2018
5 night min stay
Summer 2018
Jun 15 - Aug 18, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


The Guest Cabin can be rented for an additional $85 per night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/24/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: We're a family of six with four kids who love the Great Escape - ages 10, 7, 4 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 have renovated the main house and are adding three bedrooms and substantial living space in the spring of 2017. the renovation will be completed this May. We would be happy to provide more details over the phone regarding the amenities we are adding. 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.

Why the Owner Chose Zionville, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Very, very quiet, and very very private. Our recent upgrades have transformed a great piece of mountain property into a premium mountain escape.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/24/2017

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  • Outdoor view

    Outdoor view

  • Stone Patio and Fire PIt

    Stone Patio and Fire PIt

  • View from hottub

    View from hottub

  • Couches in Family Room

    Couches in Family Room

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • basement sitting area

    basement sitting area

  • Hammock view

    Hammock view

  • Guest cabin - 50 yards from main house

    Guest cabin - 50 yards from main house

  • kitchen in guest cabin

    kitchen in guest cabin

  • Beautiful Sunset View from Deck

    Beautiful Sunset View from Deck

  • View from stone patio

    View from stone patio

  • Deck on main house

    Deck on main house

  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Kitchen and Great Room

    Kitchen and Great Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Deck on main house

    Deck on main house

  • #1 guest bedroom - second floor

    #1 guest bedroom - second floor

  • Premium foosball table with telescoping rods (safe for little kids)

    Premium foosball table with telescoping rods (safe for little kids)

  • Ball Field - 120x60 - new 5/2015

    Ball Field - 120x60 - new 5/2015

  • Bedroom in guest cabin

    Bedroom in guest cabin

VRBO #616734

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017

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