About the property
- Farmhouse1700 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Very Private 2.5 Ac Mountain Retreat: True 3 Bdr On Large, Rushing Trout Stream
The Experience: Moonshine Bend is the perfect retreat for plant enthusiasts, animal lovers, bird watchers, and anglers. Here, the wildlife is flourishing, the farmhouse is comfortable and the grounds provide a safe haven for you and nature, alike. Come stay at Moonshine Bend to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with mother nature.
What a way, to get away! This beautiful, secluded, and very well appointed country farmhouse feels like it’s miles from anywhere, when in reality… it’s 7 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 minutes to Boone, 20 minutes to Blowing Rock and just a short drive to West Jefferson.
Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, this charming farmhouse has over 1000 feet of a pristine, state stocked, trout stream, known as Elk Creek, running through the 2.5 acre property.
Endless opportunities await you on the farm. Casting your line for that trophy trout, splashing in the swimming holes, hiking, cycling, playing croquet or horse shoes, even catching fire flies at dusk on a summer’s eve.
When you’re ready to venture away from the farm, you’re at the foot of the High Country. To your left, Boone, Blowing Rock, & Banner Elk. To your right, the charming town of West Jefferson. Antiquing, Tweetsie Railroad, ski resorts, horseback riding, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, the original Mast General Store of Valle Crucis, a Tanger Outlet Mall and Moses Cone Estate are all within a short drive.
When all the activities have worn you out, there’s nothing better than rocking away the time on the porch’s rockers or perhaps a nap in the hammock by the creek would soothe your soul. This is truly a place to drop out of the hustle & bustle and tune in to nature. Where deep breaths of fresh mountain air clear your mind and relax your body. Come feel this relaxation for yourself!
The Home: Come home to the Farmhouse where you will enjoy three bedrooms (sleeps six), two and one-half baths all furnished with high quality linens.
Cook your favorite meals in the very well-equipped kitchen or outside on the grill.
Enjoy the many amenities such as two cast iron stoves, whole-house water filtration system, zoned air conditioning and heating, wireless internet, a DVD player, television, plenty family oriented DVDs and family games and puzzles.
Ample parking is provided with easy access. And safety is a priority with new smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors throughout the house.
Renee and Drew Royall
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Renee and Drew Royall
We both grew up in NC... We searched the High Country for a year before finding this unique and priceless piece of land. We consider it to be our "Devine Intervention!" A place to come and slow down, completely unwind & let the worries of everyday life, go!
Renee and Drew Royall purchased this Farmhouse in 2015
Why Renee and Drew Royall chose Deep Gap
In today's 24/7 plugged in lifestyle... we all need a place to unplug and decompress, if only for a couple of days. This is the spot! Completely private, the home sits on the banks of Elk Creek, a pristine state stock trout stream. This home is on 2.5 acres of beautiful flat land, surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Centrally located to Boone, Blowing Rock, West Jefferson and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway... this home provides a great base camp to explore the surrounding area OR simply checkin, and enjoy the land and Elk Creek.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
Secluded, there are no other homes in sight. Breath taking, the lay of the land & the position of the house on the creek is incredible. Relaxing, rocking on the wrap around porch, napping in the hammock, or walking along the creek bank... You will feel yourself slow down and find yourself, enjoying the moment. Convenient, to everything the highlands has to offer. 6 miles to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 minutes to Boone, less than half an hour to Blowing Rock and West Jefferson. Fishing, a dream any angler can wake up too! The music, of mother nature is awesome. You can hear and see elk creek from every room in the home. The home, or as we call it, "the Farm"... Perfectly furnished and comfortable. "the Farm" will embrace you & your family! It will make you so happy, you'll be sad to leave. Moonshine Bend is truly, a little piece of heaven on earth!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
Idyllic setting, peaceful, cozy and a great place for a family Christmas.
The property is beautiful, and this is winter! The sound of the creek beckons you to come and stroll. It is somewhat remote, so the nightlife you seek must be stargazing and the rippling of the water.We found the property clean, well maintained and well stocked. It is not as large as some others, but suited our six family members very well. We were very comfortable. If we are able to return, we hope to do it in the summer in order to enjoy the creek more. We think it rates four and a half stars.
This was a wonderful vacation with family. All of my family usually goes up to the mountains for Thanksgiving and stays at my grandmother's cabin. But, with my husband's family wanting to join in the fun, we had to find another home to rent. This was an amazing location right on the river, with plenty of yard for my teenage nieces to hang out and play ball or sit around the campfire roasting s'mores and telling ghost stories. It feels like it is removed from the rest of world, which is just what we needed. And it was very well-appointed with dishes, pots, pans, knives, etc. to cook our big Thanksgiving feast.
Fabulous! Thank you.
Thank you for your review. We always want our guest to feel like they're not wanting for anything... especially in the kitchen! We're glad you all enjoyed your stay and hope that you'll plan another visit!
Amazing, relaxing weekend.
The home is well maintained, stocked with plenty of cooking pots, pans, it's basically like our own kitchen. Very clean, decorated nicely but not overdone, comfortable beds and more. The outside of the house was fantastic, and the scenery, flowing creek and yard were amazing. We had so much fun between fishing, relaxing on the porch, campfire and just plain hanging out. We never left the whole weekend. Exactly what we needed. I highly recommend this house to anyone who is looking to have a relaxing time.
Your kind review is greatly appreciated. We so happy that you found the home to your satisfaction and that it brought your family a great deal of pleasure. We hope that you made memories to last a lifetime and will plan another trip back!
Great place to stay!
Everything was perfect
We always love when past guests refer their friends. We are delighted that you found our home, as great as your friends said it would be. We hope you'll make us a regular get-a-way! Thanks for visiting!
So gorgeous we stayed an extra day!!
The property itself is all you need for an incredible getaway. We ended up adding a day to our stay because 2 nights is just not enough. You will be sad to leave regardless of the length of your stay. Renee is incredible, very helpful and friendly and an absolute joy to converse with.
Thanks, Dondi. We truly enjoyed having you stay and I always enjoy chatting with our guest. We're excited that you & friends are talking about making this an annual get away. We, too, did that before purchasing this property. We look forward to your future trips. :-)
The perfect retreat!
Once again, 3 generations of our family gathered at Moonshine Bend on Elk Creek for a peaceful and relaxing retreat. The beauty of the farm and home brings us back time and time again, we have never been disappointed, this place always exceeds our expectations. The farm is fabulous! Whether it's relaxing on the back porch with your morning coffee and a good book, or listening to the sounds of nature and the water cascading over the rocks in the creek, we always feel right at home. Everyone loves the fire pit, the perfect place for roasting marshmallows for s'mores! The property owners have taken the time to make sure that the kitchen is stocked with everything you might need. All of the beds are extremely comfortable with high end linens... there's nothing like a great nights sleep to prepare for another day of fun in the beautiful NC mountains! We thank the property owners for sharing their beautiful home with us! I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a peaceful home away from home!
Thank you, Phyllis. We know that you were staying here when the property was owned by others and are delighted that we've kept it in the condition to keep y'all coming back. We also appreciate the time in writing a review! Best regards, Renee
When you’re in the High Country, you just never know what’s around the corner. You could be feeding the bears in the morning, and be on a train heading for trouble in the afternoon. Families build memories and traditions that last a lifetime, all set against the backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tweetsie Railroad: A Wild West family theme park featuring a three-mile, steam-powered train ride through the North Carolina mountains. Shopping, live entertainment, amusement rides and a petting zoo. Open on weekends in may (fri.-sun.). Open 7 days a week after Memorial Day weekend through mid-August. Mid-August through October, open weekends (fri.-sun.). Operating hours are 9am to 6pm. Ghost train Halloween Festival runs weekend evenings in October. Please call ahead to verify operating hours and rates, or visit our website for more information.
Tom Dooley: A Wilkes County Legend: Presented by Wilkes Playmakers, Tom Dooley: a Wilkes County legend, is the dramatization of the well-known 1868 Wilkes County love triangle that resulted in the murder of Laura Foster and the subsequent hanging of Tom Dula (pronounced Dooley). Folklore and legend feel that he confessed to the murder to protect his true love, Anne Melton. Local musicians will sing and play acoustical instruments and Appalachian square dancing will be featured.
Horn In the West: This outdoor drama in Boone—which runs mid-June through mid-August tells the tale of Daniel Boone’s adventures in the High Country and the little known, pivotal role local pioneers played in winning the American Revolution at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Dates: June 27 to August 16, nightly except Mondays
Times: 7:30pm preshow; 8:00pm main performance
Grandfather Mountain: The swinging bridge at Grandfather Mountain the High Country’s premier natural attraction entertains, informs—even inspires—young and old, families, and the serious outdoor adventurer.
Grandfather Mountain, the tallest mountain in the Blue Ridge and the world’s only privately owned international biosphere reserve, is non-profit preservation at its loftiest.
A spectacular drive takes visitors to the newly wheelchair-accessible mile-high swinging bridge, thousands of feet above the Carolina Piedmont. You’ll marvel at 360-degree views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge retreating to the distant horizon. Surveys show that the journey to the other side is always the highlight of a trip to Grandfather Mountain.
A world-class nature museum, interpretive programs, and environmental habitats for deer, bears, cougars, eagles and otters offer outdoor education and entertainment. Awesome trails lead to high adventure.
The Blue Ridge Parkway
Called “America’s Favorite Drive,” but the Blue Ridge Parkway is about so much more than driving. Enjoy hiking trails, biking, lakes, picnic areas, bouldering, rock climbing, and of course, some of the most beautiful views in the south.