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Stunning Romantic & Spiritual Sanctuary: 100-Mile Views, Contemporary Design"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 2 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

One bedroom, one bath condo with upstairs loft & 40' vaulted ceiling,

The new renovated condo is located atop one of the highest mountain peaks in eastern Northern America... an 1,100 square foot one bedroom one bath condo with an upstairs loft, 40 foot vaulted ceilings, contemporary furniture, high end finish outs, custom paint, and a view that has to be seen to be believed. With only four units occupied in the building (of 12), and nobody else on the top floor, this is an extremely quiet and private area, ideal for romance or rejuvination.

In addition to the one bedroom, there is a single mattress upstairs in the loft -- and in a pinch, a guest can sleep on the oversized couch downstairs.

The upstairs loft features dim-able turkish lamps, soft rugs and pillows for lounging. There's an executive desk/chair, a brother laser printer, and extraordinarily inspiring view--many people come here to finish projects. In addition, there is a meditation corner, with soft blankets and pillows for seating, and an MP3 player with several meditations if you want to learn. A single mattress with bedding is stored in the closet.

It sits upon the grounds of The Art of Living Retreat Center, which (for extra charge) offers dining, Ayurvedic Spa services, yoga and meditation classes, hiking, and more.

You can have a lot of privacy, as only four of the 12 units in this building are currently occupied. Or, if you choose, you can explore the retreat center community a bit and socialize. If you don't want to cook or drive into town, the Art Of Living Retreat Center dining hall serves three delicious vegetarian buffet meals a day for around 15-20$ It's the big yellow building two doors down.

More Details

Property Manager
thomas bell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About thomas bell

I purchased this condominium during a four year hiatus from the corporate world, where I embarked on a bucket list adventure to visit the most sacred places on the planet, acquire the knowledge. From the Himalayas and the Ganges River to Machu Picchu, to Kauai, Joshua Tree, and The Black journey eventually led me to Heavenly Mountain, in Boone, NC.

Yes, Boone, North Carolina. The Blue Ridge Mountains--and this area in particular -- are considered to be among the most ancient and sacred mountains on earth. This condo served as my sanctuary, where I was able to write, do volunteer work, connect with nature and discover a deeper sense of purpose for the next chapter of my life. Mission accomplished!

To say that I enjoyed my time here would be a massive understatement. It is my pleasure to pay it forward and share this extraordinary place with you. Not because I have because I believe this condominium, this mountain are here for the purpose of supporting individuals on their journey of growth, rejuvenation, rest, and relaxation.

I have recently relocated to Dallas, TX, where I am a corporate and life trainer. I really wanted to live closer to my mother, who inspires me daily.

I am a live music nut, still seek out the best summer music and yoga festivals. Other passions include border collies, Thai and Indian cuisine, fly fishing, mountain biking, the Denver Broncos, John Steinbeck, Tony Robbins, the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Van Morrison, Krishna Das, The Head and the Heart, and (obviously) the ancient wisdom teachings of the East, including Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Yogananda, Eckart Tolle and Rod Stryker. (my library is kept stocked for your enjoyment)

I return to Boone frequently to rest, rejuvenate and recharge the batteries.

thomas bell purchased this condo in 2012

Why thomas bell chose Boone

I believe in the mission of the art of living, which is one of the largest and most generous global non-profit, humanitarian efforts in the world. From programs for returning military veterans in the US, to prison reform, corporate trainings, youth and women's empowerment....I could fill this entire page with the GOOD they are doing. Suffice it to say, they set up shop on this mountain top. And are extremely humble, kind, and welcoming folks.

What makes this condo unique

If you like to hike, or just go for walks, I have five different ones I can direct you the casual stroll, to the advanced downhill, with waterfall cliff dives. There is a map on the kitchen counter with directions, and FAQs.

The Blue Heaven Spa is a three minute ride down the road. with full spa services and treatments. Call ahead, as they get busy on weekends. This is one of only a handful of authentic Aryuvedic spas in the nation, with an amazing array of traditional treatments. Also, they have a steam room and fitness center.

Visitors always seem to find what they are looking for. I get a lot of compliments on my the loft office, with laser printer. The space seems to inspire reflection. I get an equal number of compliments on the morning sunrises, the hiking trails, and just lounging or enjoying meals on the patio furniture.


Boone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There is one bathroom with itallian marble tile, updated fixtures, bath and shower, plenty of new towells, and a washer and dryer. The shower curtain is on a hoop so it gives extra room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bed is queen, with a nice expensive mattress, down comforter and duvet, nightstand and reading lamp. Upstairs, in the loft, is a single mattress, perfect for a child. The couch is broad and firm, with removable has also housed many guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


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average rating of 4.6 based on 10 reviews

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Very peaceful and private.Sunrise was absolutely beautiful!

Will defenitly stay again.Loved it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brian! I will very much look forward to having you back in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing views are just the beginning. This place has everything you need to feel comfortable and unwind. It's peaceful and serene and there is great hiking nearby. This is our third stay and it's truly a special place.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as described!

  • 5 of 5

Just as described. We enjoyed staying in this peaceful condo that has a beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Haven, FL

Nice place. A bit out of the way.

  • 4 of 5

For the price, this was a great deal. After wrestling with the front door for five minutes trying to figure out how to open it, saw that the pictures were accurate. Google maps is a little sketchy getting you up there but you will eventually make it. It runs about 15 seconds behind.

Everything was very clean and I really don't have any complaints. Well worth the cost.

Closer and easier drive to Boone than Blowing Rock

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice peaceful place with an outstanding view

  • 5 of 5

Unit is part of a 12-unit building, but most units were empty and everyone else was really quiet. Views are fantastic from the porch and even better from the upstairs area. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was good. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, James! Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, I will love to have you back.
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north carolina

Peaceful and Quiet

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location, very quiet except for a few neighorbors sharing a patio/terrace area. Unit was very nice and had wonderful views and 2 story interior. Owner was very kind and helpful and had bottled water in unit for us. It was a little hot and no AC but windows and cross breeze helped. Some of the buildings were indeed of some maintenance but the inside of this unit was in good shape. The retreat itself if unique. We booked pottery class and had a nice adventure there.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Charlotte or Greensboro
Car: recommended

This property is located about 12 miles from Boone, NC, and about four miles from what is widely considered the most scenic stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Though i own the condo outright, it is situated on the grounds of the Art of Living Retreat Center., so you can keep to yourself, or take advantage of the many courses, activities, programs and offerings they have, including a dining hall, and full service Spa.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.