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Stunning Panoramic Long Range Mountain Views, 4 Ac @ 4200ft, 5 Min-W Jefferson

Buck Mountain, West Jefferson, NC, USA
  • House3053 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay2 - 4 nights

4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, long range mountain views at the top of Paddy Mountain.

Find the tranquility you've been looking for at Paddy's Peak, a new custom home located at the top of Paddy Mountain in West Jefferson. Paddy's Peak is a secluded mountain retreat that offers breathtaking panoramic long range mountain views from 4,200 feet. The home is situated on 4 secluded acres and also has the convenience of town just minutes away, with West Jefferson located at the bottom of the mountain. Hike less than 100 yards up to the top of the mountain and enjoy a picnic overlooking the town of West Jefferson and a beautiful view of Mount Jefferson. Relax on the expansive deck and enjoy the gas fire pit table in the evening, or enjoy the view inside. The living room features a two story prow of windows, so you can snuggle up in front of the stone fireplace and still enjoy the stunning 180 degree views unhindered. In fact the front of the home is full of windows on all levels, so you can enjoy the beautiful views while eating dinner, relaxing in bed, playing pool, or even doing dishes in the kitchen.

On the lower level, you will find a bedroom with a queen bed and bunk bed for the kids to enjoy. Chill out while enjoying the view from the lower level game room which features a ball return pool table, an electronic double basketball game, a multicade arcade machine, and a kids skee ball machine. The game room opens up to a den with a 47 inch TV. The lower level also has a full bath and a bookshelf full of books and games. You can get a great cardio workout on the elliptical machine before you start your day. On the first floor/main level, you will find a spacious living room with breathtaking views and a beautiful stone fireplace. The high end custom kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need, including a double oven, microwave, gas range, crock pot, rice cooker, and all the tools you need to cook a meal for 12 people. The main level also features a master bedroom with a king bed and private bath. Upstairs on the second floor you will find a second master bedroom with a California king bed and direct access to the bathroom. The spacious bathroom includes a jacuzzi tub and large shower stall. The upstairs also has a second bedroom with a queen bed.

There is plenty to do in the surrounding area with easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, lots of great hikes, horseback riding, zip lining, fishing, and tubing all within a short drive. Downtown West Jefferson is also just a 5 minute drive, where you will find shopping, restaurants, groceries, an ABC store, and more. Or go shopping in Boone, just 30 minutes away.

Paddy's Peak offers the best of both worlds, the secluded mountain retreat to get away from it all with the convenience of town just 5 minutes away. Escape from the world and let the mountain air refresh you!

Updated June, 2017: The entire road has been paved, making it much easier to access. Prior to this, it was a gravel road and difficult to access without 4WD/AWD. The incline is steep between the switchbacks, so low horsepower vehicles (small 4 cylinder cars) or vehicles with no weight on the drive wheels (pickup trucks) may still have difficulty getting to the house. During winter months, especially if it snows, you will still need 4WD/AWD, as you still need to drive up to the top of the mountain. If weather is of concern, please purchase trip insurance. We do not refund due to bad weather or difficulty getting up the road to the house.


Ginny Mahaney

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Apr 08, 2018
About Ginny Mahaney

We are a family of 4, all of whom love the outdoors. We fell in love with West Jefferson 12 years ago when we first visited for our 5 year anniversary, and have visited several times a year ever since. Over the years we've rented a large number of homes in the area, and always found them wanting in some way. We bought this land in 2005 and are thrilled to finally finish building the home that is our idea of the perfect getaway. The home is on 4 acres so is completely secluded and private, but is on the backside of the mountain next to West Jefferson so its just an 8 minute drive to the store if you need a last minute item for dinner. We've also made sure that the home has everything on the inside that we've missed in other properties such as sharp knives, a spice rack, electric can opener, lots of baking, cooking, and serving dishes, all the cooking tools you have at home, a roaster, a crock pot, a pantry to store enough food for 12 people, a table and eating area that can accommodate 10-12 people, spacious shower stalls with shower systems that include removable hand showers in all bathrooms, as many windows as we could squeeze in, great natural lighting throughout, and lots of stuff to do onsite. We hope you enjoy the home as much as we do and if there is something you'd like us to add, please let us know!

Ginny Mahaney purchased this House in 2014

Why Ginny Mahaney chose Buck Mountain

The views are amazing, and you can enjoy them equally from the inside or outside of the home. After dark or if it rains, there is plenty of indoor entertainment to enjoy bonding time with friends and family.

What makes this House unique

You will never be bored at Paddy's Peak.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • First Floor Master
        1 king
      • Second Floor Master
        1 king, California King
      • 2nd Floor Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Lower Level Bedroom
        1 queen, 1 bunk bed
      • There are 4 bedrooms. The lower level has a queen and bunk and sleeps 4. The lower level also has a pull out couch. The first floor master has a king bed and a twin roll-a-bed available in the closet. The second floor includes a second master with a california king and another bedroom with a queen.


      • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
      • Lower level full bathroom
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • First floor master bath.
        toilet, shower
      • First floor powder room
      • Second floor bathroom
        toilet, shower, jetted tub
      • All full bathrooms include a combination shower plus a hand shower. The 2nd floor bathroom also has a jacuzzi tub.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Paddy's Peak is the highest home on Paddy Mountain, situated on 4 acres at 4,200 feet and offering 180 degree long range views.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas fireplace.
                    • Fitness Room / Equipment
                      Elliptical machine.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Energy star home is always a comfortable temperature in the winter.
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      Parking is available for up to 6 vehicles.
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          The kitchen is fully equipped to comfortably cook and serve 12 people.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Double oven.
                        • Pantry Items
                          We provide a stocked spice rack, mustard, ketchup, mayo, jelly, coffee filters, and coffee filters. We also provide garbage bags, a roll of paper towels, and 2 rolls of toilet paper in ea. bathroom.
                        • Refrigerator
                          With in-door water and ice dispenser.
                        • Stove
                          Gas stove.
                        • Toaster
                          A Toaster and toaster oven are both available.


                            • Dining
                              There are 8 dining chairs, plus 2 chairs at the kitchen island.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Blueray DVD players are located in the den, living room, and the first floor master bedroom.
                                • Game Room
                                  Pool table, basketball arcade, skee ball, and multicade arcade machine are provided.
                                • Games
                                • Pool Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Directv available in the den, living room, and first floor master bedroom.
                                • Stereo
                                  There is a blue tooth speaker in the den.
                                • Television
                                  There are tv's in the den, the living room, and the first floor master bedroom.
                                • Video Games
                                  Multicade arcade machine.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      There is a picnic table, gas fire pit table, and several Adirondack chairs.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Outdoor gas grill provided.


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • festivals
                                            • library
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • winery tours

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • bird watching
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • water tubing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          33 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Always a Pleasure coming up from FL to this Cabin

                                                          Nathan G.

                                                          Great Owners' Great Place with plenty of room. Will be back in the Summer for a 4th Time. Paving the driveway was a great addition.

                                                          Dream Castle In The Sky (part 2)

                                                          Gregory S.

                                                          This was my second time staying at this Castle in the sky.

                                                          I left a review back January 2015, this time again I had a wonderful time. The place was still well maintained and clean.

                                                          There was a major change that I liked, the driveway up to the house.

                                                          It's paved now, it makes the driveway up to the house easier to drive up.

                                                          The views are phenomenal!

                                                          Thank you Ginny, your home is amazing.

                                                          Great job with the driveway !

                                                          Beautiful views and great fun!

                                                          Ashley B.

                                                          We really enjoyed our time at Paddy’s Peak! We were able to all sit together for a meal with the beautiful view. The living room was spacious and cozy. Having the game room downstairs was great because we couldn’t hear anything while the kids played. It was far enough from town to feel secluded, but close enough that we could just head down to the store or cute shops if we needed. No regrets on staying at Paddy’s Peak.

                                                          Stunning Sunsets.

                                                          Sastrie B.

                                                          Paddy's Peak is a beautiful property which is very well maintained. The house was very comfortable for a family Christmas holiday. The driveway is a bit steep but we all made it up and it was a small price to pay for the views. Emails to the .owner was answered promptly, it was a great place to stay, near the town and grocery store. Highly recommend.

                                                          Overall the property was wonderful.

                                                          Julie W.

                                                          Overall the property was wonderful. We had three (3) complaints upon arrival - (1) the property was pitch dark. (2) Above all, the stairs leading up to the main door were icey - covered with patches of ice and to say they were slippery was an understatement. I strongly urge the property maintenance to address this issue as it is extremely dangerous. (3) Lastly, the heat was not on and the house was freezing. I would recommend this property to everyone and our family hopes to visit again.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you for the review! We are so glad to hear that you thought the property was wonderful overall and enjoyed your stay. We also appreciate knowing any issues our tenants experience, we can't fix what we don't know about.

                                                          There is a motion detector light outside and the switch has a cover over it so tenants don't turn it off, but you can stick your finger in from the side to turn it off and apparently the previous tenant did that. This is good feedback and we will put a full cover over it so that tenants can't turn it off at all.

                                                          I'm very sorry that the stairs were slippy on your arrival and we will definitely do our best to make sure that doesn't happen again.

                                                          As for the heat, like all rental homes we set the house at 55 degrees in the winter when it is empty for a week or more. We've had the same issue when we rented other homes in West Jefferson in the past, and that is why when we build this home we wired it to be a Smart Home. At some point in the near future we will be adding new Smart thermostats so we can turn the heat up and down remotely. That way we can turn it up the morning tenants are scheduled to arrive so the home is nice and warm when they get there.

                                                          Our family loved everything about this beautiful home. It is very clean and worth every penny spent.

                                                          Ashly L.

                                                          For the first time on a vacation we actually loved staying in, there was so much to do with the children in the downstairs arcade. The children enjoyed Smores by the fire overlooking the beautiful view. The house was very clean and sanitary we will for sure be visiting again soon!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks for the lovely review and we look forward to hosting you again soon!


                                                          Buck Mountain, West Jefferson, NC, USA

                                                          West Jefferson is a quaint mountain town in Ashe County. Ashe County is in the north western most part of North Carolina that boarders VA and TN, in fact you can see all 3 states from neighboring Mount Jefferson. West Jefferson is the perfect mountain retreat.


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                                                          Paddy's Peak is located at the top of Paddy Mountain. The road up to the cul de sac is paved, however the home is accessed via a driveway that leads from the cul de sac to the house. It is steep and has two switchbacks. A 4WD/AWD vehicle is highly recommended, and is required in winter months. Most front wheel drive, 6 cylinder vehicles can make it up the driveway in the summer months. Vehicles that are rear wheel drive or 4 cylinder are prohibited as they will cause damage to the road.

                                                          33 Reviews
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