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Handcrafted Cabin with Stunning Views!

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An amazing sunrise that's full of color! It was taken from the master bedroom.

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Handcrafted | Spacious | High-end Kitchen | 2 Masters | WIFI | Pet Friendly

* All photos were taken within the last 18 months by the owners using an iPhone.*

Our guests tell us all the time that pictures don't do it justice! Conley House is a modern cabin with stunning views of Mt. Mitchell and the Black Mountains from every room. Both master suites feature a comfortable king-size bed with a seating area, en suite bath, and sliding glass doors that let out to the terrace and view. Plus there's a spacious office/3rd bedroom. Located on 6 acres, the home is private, but still is close to shopping and supplies. Tastefully decorated with all original artwork and comfortable furnishings, there are handmade details throughout. The cabin is perched above a valley of Christmas trees and is located in a safe community of craftspeople and artists that's just 4 minutes away from the beautiful campus of Penland School of Crafts - America's oldest and largest craft school! Pet-friendly, fiber optic internet, smart home features, a good location, an awesome kitchen with everything you need, please read on to learn even more reasons why you'll love staying at Conley House!

To see our website, more pictures, and get additional info, click on the OWNER INFO tab and scroll down or do a web search for Conley House Western North Carolina.

QUICK LIST OF AMENITIES (detailed info by room follows):
- Optional rental of up to four single person kayaks for floating the North and South Toe Rivers!
- Safe, rural location that is 15 minutes from shopping
- 6 private & quiet acres
- Stunning mountain views from every room
- WIFI & super fast fiber optic internet
- Smart home features using an Amazon Echo
- Pet-friendly to pre-approved canines
- Terrace with fenced in area of yard - great for pets!
- 2 king master suites with seating area and attached baths
- Queen size fold-out couch in guest master suite
- Queen size bed, game table, and seating area in detached office
- New, comfortable mattresses and cotton bedding
- Fluffy "Allergy Free" duvets
- Optional plush, inflatable queen size mattress with bedding
- Printer and desk in office
- High-end kitchen appliances including stand mixer
- Pantry staples like spices, olive oil, flour and baking supplies
- Cookware, dinnerware, kitchen tools and great appliances
- 4K HDTV, DVD (using Xbox with remote), and sound bar
- Xbox One S with 2 controllers
- Roku 4 device for streaming movies, TV and other content
- House accounts included: Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, HBO and many others
- Live streaming of ESPN sports channels & cable TV stations using Sling app
- Gas log fireplace
- New HE washer and dryer
- One of a kind artwork
- Handmade details throughout
- Indoor seating (prep area/bar - 8, dining table 8)
- Extra-large Weber Classic Charcoal Grill
- Outdoor table, seating for 6
- Fire pot with seating (wood not included, but readily available)
- Easy access from state maintained roads
- Plowed driveway in winter weather
- Apples, pears, strawberries, blueberries, and herb garden on the property when in season

DETAILED AMENITIES BY ROOM
COMMON AREAS:
Conley House is made for entertaining! Natural light streams into the open plan kitchen, living and dining space, making it great for entertaining and being a part of your own gathering. Just outside the living area is a large hand-laid stone terrace with seating and a teak dining table with room for 6. Plus a fire pot with additional seating around it. The living room has a large 4K HDTV with streaming using a Roku 4 device, Xbox One S/DVD player, and integrated sound bar. Our dining table can seat up to eight and the bar/prep table can accommodate an additional eight - making it terrific for casual entertaining and cooking. A half bath is available in the living area for guest's convenience. (See image of layout.)

KITCHEN:
It seems everyone plans to make biscuits or pancakes when on vacation, so we try to make that easy by keeping pantry staples like baking soda, baking powder, and salt on hand. Our kitchen has just about anything a cook might need from high-end appliances, cookware, carbon steel knives, and cutlery to handmade dishes, a salad spinner and a Kitchen Aid stand-mixer. We also try to keep organic herbs & spices and good extra virgin olive oil around, so guests don't have to buy large quantities of things they only need a little of.

Kitchen includes: gas range, electric convection oven, dishwasher, full-size refrigerator/freezer, garbage disposal, microwave, drip-style coffee maker, French coffee press, pour over coffee maker, tea kettle, and a full complement of cookware, serving dishes, kitchen tools, and dinnerware, as well as plastic wrap, dish soap, and dish towels.

BEDROOMS:
Master Suite - King size bed with new mattress, 100% cotton bedding, cozy "allergy free" duvets and coverlets, private seating area, HDTV with Roku streaming, generous closet and views of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains that can be seen as you drift off to sleep. Sliding glass doors open to the fenced-in terrace with a shade garden just around the corner. En suite bath is complete with an oversized jetted tub, separate shower, heated floors, magnifying makeup mirror, hairdryer, HDTV and all your necessities - plus, scented bath oils and bath salts.

Guest Suite - King size bed with new mattress, 100% cotton bedding, warm "allergy free" duvets and comfy coverlets, generous seating area with queen-size foldout couch. En suite bath with magnifying makeup mirror, necessities, and bath salts. Patio doors in seating area open to the terrace, a great view of the mountains and an herb and flower garden around the corner. (An inflatable plush queen size mattress is also available.)

Office/3rd Bedroom (available on request): Located above the artist studio, this space is perfect for those who prefer to have a little-added privacy. It offers spacious accommodations including a sofa, game table, a queen size bed with a comfortable mattress and bedding, as well as a business center featuring an iMac computer and laser printer. Off of the office, there is a private deck. Guests in this room will have access to the half-bath in the main house, which is a very short walk away down a lighted path, and will need to share showering facilities with another guest. To ensure guest privacy, the house and the studio are never rented to different guests separately.

PROXIMITY
- Ingles Market, a full-service grocery store with traditional, natural and organic selections and a full-service pharmacy, is 8 miles from the house.
- Walmart is 12 miles.
- Harvest Market & Cafe is the closest restaurant at 4.8 miles.
- Downtown Spruce Pine is 9 miles.
- Hospital & ER is 8.6 miles.

THINGS TO DO:
SPRUCE PINE
Locally - Spruce Pine is one of the best-kept secrets in the area. As a matter of fact, the town was voted "One of the Coolest Small Towns Around" by Romantic Asheville and Conde Nast's Traveler magazine recently dubbed it “One of the Best Small Town Food Cities"! What the town and area have to offer is often compared to Gatlinburg decades ago - authenticity - with a small town feel that's super friendly with beautiful scenery and locally owned, family-run businesses, galleries and studios that are anything but touristy.

Spruce Pine is a known retreat for people living in Charlotte, Asheville, and Knoxville, TN. Just 15 minutes away from the house, the downtown area of the town is like a stop in time when things were a bit simpler. A river runs right through the center and to one side are railroad tracks and small shops, restaurants, cafes and antique stores and on the other, you'll find a park with a pool, playground, and a put-in for canoes and tubing. It's a great spot for playing, picnics, and fishing. Ingles Market is closeby for groceries and supplies. It is similar to a Kroger or Publix. On the outskirts, there is a Walmart for general supplies and a host of mom and pop options, too!

THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA
- We highly recommend making reservations at The Knife and Fork. The Chef/Owner, Nathan Allen, was nominated in 2016 for the James Beard Foundation's "Best Southern Chef" Award. We also love his gastro-pub Spoon that is located above The Knife and Fork on "Upper Street" otherwise known as Oak Street.
- Rock-hounding for gems (emeralds and garnets are all over) and minerals
- Visit the National Mineral Museum
- Sightseeing - Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway!
- Visit Waterfalls, Great Trails and State and National Parks
- Kayaking, Tubing, Canoeing, WW rafting - try Loafers Glory
- Swimming, Biking, and Running
- Fishing & Cooking Outdoors - talk to us about scheduling an excursion!
- Rock Climbing & Hiking
- Farm Tours, Farmers Markets & Agritourism of all kinds
- U-Pick Fruit - including heritage apples native to the area
- Shopping & Antiquing
- Wineries & Craft Breweries
- Visit Artist Studios & Galleries - Shop for Fine Craft
- Go on Studio Tours (pottery, glass, basketry, metal, fibers and more!
- Take a class at Penland ( 1 week, 2 week, and intensive courses available)
- Visit Yancey Theater - $6 a person for a current movie in an old-style theater

VISITING IN THE OFF-SEASON
Views in winter are amazing! Hiking the Roan or to waterfalls can be spectacular with almost no one else on the trail. However, in winter (usually mid-December through February or mid-March) some businesses keep different hours or even close, while others do creative things like popup restaurants and special winter openings. If you are concerned about what might be available please ask us. We'd be happy to assist you in deciding if visiting in the off-season would be a good fit.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2351 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Guests may smoke outside and are asked to properly dispose of their cigarette butts....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome with prior approval. Dogs must be FULLY housebroken and current on their shots. Dogs must be at least 24 months old. Regardless of season, furry visitors must be treated with flea and tick medication (such as Trifexis, Vectra or Bravecto - Sorry Frontline Plus does not work in our region.) Pets are not allowed on the furniture. To prevent damage to the furnishings and scratches to the floor and window frames, they must be crated or put in a play pen when their owners are not in the home. Part of the yard is fenced in, but it is not escape-proof. Pets should be on a leash anytime they are outside until the owners are confident they cannot get out of the fenced in area. Owners are asked to clean-up after their animals both inside the home and after bathroom visits in the yard. A $75 pet fee will apply. See the pet policy for more details. Sorry, due to the owner's allergies, cats are not allowed....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Though NOT ADA COMPLIANT, the house is accessible for a number of those who have mobility issues. The main house is all on one level and is flat from the gravel driveway/parking area into the backdoor. Transitions between rooms are typically 1-2 inches on average. The transition out to the natural stone terrace is a little over 2-3 inches. The master bath has a walk-in shower that has no door and about a 2" lip/transition. The bathtub is separate. NOTE: there are no handrails in the showers, bathtub or toilet area. The master suite is spacious enough for additional equipment if it is required in the room during the stay. Please talk with us if you have particular concerns. Every person's situation is different....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10

  • 2. Guest Master Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen is a size sleeper sofa....moreless

  • 1. Master Suite: 1 king

    Also offers an HDTV with Roku....moreless

  • 3. Studio Office/Guest Bed above studio: 2 queen

    1 Queen bed, 1 Queen inflatable plush-top mattress...moreless

  • Both suites offer new, very comfortable king size mattresses and cotton bedding. All bedrooms have sliding glass doors and a view of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mountains. The studio office/bedroom has a living area, queen size bed and a private deck. This space does not have a bath in the same space. Guests using this room would use a bath in the main house, which is down a short path to the main house. (The studio office/bedroom is not available in winter months due to the possibility of snow or ice.) A plush, queen size mattress is available....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 2nd Bedroom Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Common Half-bath: toilet

    Off the living/dining area just inside entry door....moreless

  • King Master Bath: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    The jetted tub is extra large. There is a tv installed above...moreless

  • Bathrooms feature clean towels, washcloths, hand towels, magnified makeup mirrors, hair dryers, bath gel/shampoo, lotion, bath salts and infused bath oils. All sinks are made by well known ceramicist, Cynthia Bringle. Master bath ironwork by Nathan Blank....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The office/3rd bedroom can be made available upon request for no additional charge. It offers a business center that includes an iMac computer and laser printer that guests may use help plan the day's festivities or get a little work done. We are happy to help you plan fun things to do on your trip, so please let us know if you would like personalized suggestions. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    The house has several books about art, architecture and things to do in western North Carolina- great hiking trails, waterfalls, plant identification, constellations. The house is made for stargazing!...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay DVD player using XBox One S, as well as a Roku for streaming movies via internet....moreless

  • Games:

    A variety of board games are available, as well as decks of cards and dominos....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Using a Roku 4 device, guests may use house accounts for HULU, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, SLING (live streams channels such as HGTV, CNN and ESPN and also has stream-on-demand content), plus many more!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    A bluetooth enabled sound bar is incorporated in the entertainment system. An auxiliary cable is available to make connecting easy....moreless

  • Television:

    4K HDTV with a Roku device that streams television content through apps like Netflix and Hulu. Plus, live streaming of ESPN sports! The sound bar is bluetooth enabled and MP3 friendl...moreless

  • Video Games:

    An Xbox One S with two controllers is in the house for guests to use....moreless

  • Video Library:

    DVDs in a range of genres are available in the home....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The living room, kitchen and dining area, as well as all the bedrooms have clear, unobstructed views of the Black Mountains, including Mount Mitchell at an elevation of approximately 3600 feet. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Located on 6 private acres just as the pavement ends, the house is in the country, but still close to town. The neighborhood is safe and quiet and is populated mostly artists....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    The dining table can seat up to 8 when fully extended. The bar, which is close by can seat 8. It can also be used as a buffet or as a prep area. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Each room has a ductless mini split unit with its own thermostat so each guest may customize their comfort....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    High efficiency dryer is available to guests. Fabric softener is included....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A gas log stove is in the living room area. It can add ambiance and is also a backup heat source....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Each room has a ductless mini split unit with its own thermostat so each guest may customize their comfort....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed fiber optic Internet and WIFI....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens are provided: sheets sets, blankets, towels, hand towels, and washcloths....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living and dining areas are open - great for entertaining! With several windows & sliding glass doors, the space is full of natural light. Includes 56" 4K Color HDTV with Sound Bar, and DVD player...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two to three cars can park at the house. Drivers should be mindful of how they park, as the area is somewhat narrow, making turning around in the parking area challenging in certain situations. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    A voice over internet telephone is available in the home for guests to use that offers free calls in the continental United States. E-911 service included....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean plush towels, wash cloths and hand towels are provided. We also supply bath salts and infused oils for your bathing pleasure....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    High efficiency washer is available. Detergent is included....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip-style coffee maker with gold, reusable filter is supplied, as well as an 8 and a 12 cup French press....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Handmade pottery, as well as other dishes and service ware are supplied....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel dishwasher. Dish tabs are supplied....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen features cabinetry and woodwork by local artist/designer, Doug Sigler. Dish towels, cleaning supplies and the like are supplied....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Electric Jenn Air convection oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Some pantry staples are made available, including herbs and spices, sugar, flour, teas, and more. Guests are asked to remove all their food at checkout....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. Guests are asked to remove all food before checkout....moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn Air gas stove with electric convection oven and down draft ventilation....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Off the office/third bedroom above the artist's studio....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    A hand-laid stone terrace is just outside each of the sliding glass doors....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The front lawn/patio area is fenced in. Perfect for relaxing with pets. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Extra-large Weber Charcoal Grill...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring in the Mountains!
Apr 20 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$135
$899

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Peak Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 6, 2017
4 night min stay
$229
$1,375

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Aug 9 - Aug 9, 2017
4 night min stay
$229
$1,449

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Penland Auction
Aug 10 - Aug 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$239
$1,449

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Early Autumn
Aug 14 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$229
$1,299

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Fall Foliage 2017
Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2017
4 night min stay
$229 $239
Fri, Sat
$1,219

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2017
7 night min stay
$249 $249
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2017
5 night min stay
$249 $249
Fri, Sat
$1,401

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Christmas & New Year
Dec 20 - Dec 24, 2017
5 night min stay
$249 $249
Fri, Sat
$1,401

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Nightly Rate
Dec 25 - Dec 25, 2017
7 night min stay
$249 $249
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Christmas & New Year
Dec 26 - Jan 2, 2018
5 night min stay
$249 $249
Fri, Sat
$1,401

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$229
$1,299

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee $125
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Notes:

Kayak rentals are $50 base plus $10 per night of the rental. A signed waiver and contract are required per user. Certain restrictions may apply. You must be at least 18 years old to rent kayaks. An additional deposit may be required. Up to 4 kayaks are available. Rental includes kayak, paddle, and life vest. (Example: a party of 4 wishes to rent four kayaks during their three night stay. Each kayak would cost a base of $50, plus $30 for the three nights, not including tax.) other rental arrangements can be made depending on circumstances. Please inquire.)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Housekeeping is available for our extended stay guests. Please let us know if you would be interested in this additional service.

We welcome children. However, the house may not be suitable for especially young children or children who are not familiar with being around artwork.

We love pets! Therefore dogs are accepted on approval and MUST be fully housebroken and current with their flea and tick medication and shots. Pets are not allowed on the furniture. A water bowl is provided. Please bring their bedding and food bowl. Thank you for your cooperation.


Owner's cancellation policy:

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


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Location

67 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Spoon (and others in Spruce Pine)
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 226
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Knife & Fork (excellent farm to table restaurant)
34 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Mountain
345 Miles
Nearest Beach
Washington, NC

Car: Necessary

The nearest full service grocery store, Ingles Market, is just 15 minutes away in Spruce Pine. This store also sells beer & wine. Spirits are available at ABC stores in the state of North Carolina.

A river runs right through Spruce Pine, making a convenient and fun day of all sorts of water fun! The region is chockfull of blues, bluegrass and other music festivals, plus an annual gem & mineral show. Every September sees the launch of a new ASAP (Appalachia Sustainable Agriculture Project) Farm Tour that features farms all over the region where participants can learn about farming, tour the farm, meet the farmers and even buy their produce and products.

The locals are very friendly and helpful. We like to spend time in the mountains, in Asheville (Salsas Restaurant, Discount Shoe Warehouse, and The Blue Spiral are not to be missed), and exploring the shops and galleries in the smaller towns like Bakersville (In Tandem Gallery and Mica Gallery), Burnesville (Crimson Laurel Gallery at Micaville exchange and Carriage House shops) and Spruce Pine's antique shops, restaurants and the like. Spruce Pine is a 'wet' town, offering beer, wine, and spirits locally. Grocery stores can sell beer and wine, ABC stores sell liquor. Sunday sales are made after 12:00 pm Noon.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2015

About the owner: Owner Rick Smith is an artist/blacksmith and professor of metals and blacksmithing. He operates an independent studio making work for galleries and by commission, while also heading the metals program at SIUC in Carbondale, IL. Rick was a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts and has taught workshops there many times over the years. His work is in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum, Decorative Arts Museum, Metal Museum, and the John and Robyn Horn Collection, among others. Rick likes nothing better than to spend the day on water, sailing or fishing, and really loves to travel. Lisa Smith is a branding professional with a background in graphic design. A homebody, her favorite way to spend the day is cooking and baking. Lisa wrote a food column for seven years and her passion for the culinary arts is evident at Conley House. Rick and Lisa have one son, Isaac, who is a photojournalist. With his wife Megan, a fibers artist and teacher with a specialization in Waldorf education, they have a young son whose name is Henry. Lisa manages the property and oversees the day to day functioning of the vacation rental with the help of a cleaning service.

Why the Owner Chose Bakersville, NC, USA:
At 3600 feet above sea level, the view is fantastic and the weather tends to be mild even in the depths of summer. THE HOME'S HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE The house was originally two cabins. Bill Brown, the first director of Penland School of Crafts after the retirement of its founder Lucy Morgan, connected the two cabins with a living space and made a home for his family. His studio and many of the original touches can still be seen, including the railings made by his son, Bill Brown Jr. who is now a studio artist. Having been a resident artist and studio coordinator at Penland not long after Bill Brown retired, Rick Smith admired the property for years. When it became available, he and his wife Lisa knew they had found something special! Penland School is important to the region of Appalachia because in the 1920s Miss Lucy, as she was often called, provided education and resources to local women, teaching them how to weave and sell their handmade goods. They now offer classes in all media and are the oldest and largest crafts school in America. The history, beautiful surroundings, slower pace, artwork and the connection to the craft community all make Conley House quite exceptional! From the handmade cabinets and sinks to the stonework, artwork and tableware, you won't find another property like it . . . and, of course, it has a "million dollar view!"

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
We like to make it easy, because traveling can be stressful. By providing the basics like herbs and spices, flour, sugar and cooking oil, plus all the kitchenware and appliances you'll need, as well as things to help you relax, such as an assortment of teas, bath salts and infused bath oils our guests relax, get in vacation mode much faster and enjoy their stay more. One the aspects of the house that sets it apart is all the attention to detail. From the complimentary bowl of chocolates and bath salts to the original artwork and craftsmanship, Conley House is not like any other vacation rental. Our guests often tell us that we "thought of everything!" We take pride in that, because we strive to make your stay something you will remember for years to come. Conley House is clean, very private and has unobstructed views! It is located in a safe community of mostly studio artists and craftspeople. Being just 15 minutes to shopping, good restaurants and cafes, it is conveniently located, too.


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/21/2017

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Photos

  • An amazing sunrise that's full of color! It was taken from the master bedroom.

    An amazing sunrise that's full of color! It was taken from the master bedroom.

  • The wooden beams, comfortable surroundings & new gas log stove add ambiance.

    The wooden beams, comfortable surroundings & new gas log stove add ambiance.

  • Cook for a crowd: high-end appliances, great step-economy & plenty of work space

    Cook for a crowd: high-end appliances, great step-economy & plenty of work space

  • View of Mt. Mitchell from front of house and patio table.

    View of Mt. Mitchell from front of house and patio table.

  • Featuring a king size bed,  the master suite wakes up to a great mountain view.

    Featuring a king size bed, the master suite wakes up to a great mountain view.

  • Oversized jetted tub w/TV, walk-in shower, heated floors, plus all the basics.

    Oversized jetted tub w/TV, walk-in shower, heated floors, plus all the basics.

  • Guest suite is complimented by a king bed, en suite bath, and bluetooth speaker.

    Guest suite is complimented by a king bed, en suite bath, and bluetooth speaker.

  • Up a lit path to the back of the studio, the office a bit more private.

    Up a lit path to the back of the studio, the office a bit more private.

  • Perfect for guests looking for a bit more privacy. (Bath is in main house.)

    Perfect for guests looking for a bit more privacy. (Bath is in main house.)

  • Spring and winter truly has exceptional views, though it is gorgeous any time.

    Spring and winter truly has exceptional views, though it is gorgeous any time.

  • The house is spacious and situated so it takes full advantage of the view.

    The house is spacious and situated so it takes full advantage of the view.

  • A cheese plate at Spoon - one of our favorite spots in Spruce Pine -15 min away

    A cheese plate at Spoon - one of our favorite spots in Spruce Pine -15 min away

  • Full of original artwork, the open floor plan makes entertaining effortless.

    Full of original artwork, the open floor plan makes entertaining effortless.

  • 4K color HDTV with sound bar brings movies to life! Ideal for prep, bar seats 8.

    4K color HDTV with sound bar brings movies to life! Ideal for prep, bar seats 8.

  • Well stocked, this is a chef's kitchen - everything you need is on hand.

    Well stocked, this is a chef's kitchen - everything you need is on hand.

  • The patio has a table w/ seating for 6, XL Weber charcoal grill, & a great view!

    The patio has a table w/ seating for 6, XL Weber charcoal grill, & a great view!

  • Cotton bedding and cozy duvets make Conley House extra comfortable.

    Cotton bedding and cozy duvets make Conley House extra comfortable.

  • The herb and flower garden just outside the guest suite.

    The herb and flower garden just outside the guest suite.

  • The guest suite also has a queen size fold out couch and spacious seating area.

    The guest suite also has a queen size fold out couch and spacious seating area.

  • Located in another building, the office can serve as a guest room, too.

    Located in another building, the office can serve as a guest room, too.

  • The handmade fire pot is perfect for fall weenie roasts and star gazing!

    The handmade fire pot is perfect for fall weenie roasts and star gazing!

  • Side view of the house and the fenced-in area of the yard with the fire pit.

    Side view of the house and the fenced-in area of the yard with the fire pit.

  • Roan Mountain/Carvers Gap is a beautiful hike and is 19 miles from the house.

    Roan Mountain/Carvers Gap is a beautiful hike and is 19 miles from the house.

  • Beautiful sunset after snow.

    Beautiful sunset after snow.

VRBO #669500

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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