Pioneer Old Homestead Creekside 4 BR 1.5 BA Fireplace Sleeps 10
The Bedrooms are heated with base board heaters or electric heaters. The Bedrooms are cooled with electric fans and opened windows.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - The cabin is NOT CHILD PROOF or ALLERGY FREEThe cabin is NOT CHILD PROOF or ALLERGY FREE
Pets allowed - (1) PET ALLOWED PER BOOKING IF HOUSEBROKEN!(1) PET ALLOWED PER BOOKING IF HOUSEBROKEN!
No smoking - SMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE CABINSMOKING IS NOT ALLOWED INSIDE THE CABIN
Max guests: 10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- NO HUNTING OR SHOOTING ON THE PROPERTY. No Fishing in the large Toe River off of Old Toe River road. It belongs to a private fishing club.
- Spotty Cell phone service. Verizon the best in this area. Other cell providers do not get much service or signal unless in some towns nearby.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 3-day vacancy between guest stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)
About Nancy Calhoun Thomason
We are the Calhoun family. This property was the birthplace of my grandfather in the photo. He grew up there the only boy out of 9 children. Starlin Calhoun, my great grandfather, built this house in the early 1900's. His family of brothers all owned this hollow that we live in, There is over 200 acres in Calhoun Hollow owned by the siblings of the Calhoun Brothers. The Calhoun's played an important role in our history of the Tweetsie railroad. They helped to build this railroad and worked on it right her in our hollow. In fact my driveway down in front of the Old Toe River was the Tweetsie Railroad bed when it was running. Today the Tweetsie Train can be experienced and enjoyed by familes of all ages in Blowing Rock just miuntes from here at the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement park. We proudly preserve the property and share it with you to enjoy a piece of history and God's country.
Nancy Calhoun Thomason purchased this cabin in 1900
Why Nancy Calhoun Thomason chose Newland
This home is over 100 years old. It was built by my great grandfather, then passed down to his only son, Coye Calhoun. In 1970 Coye sold the property to two Doctor brothers from Florida. They owned the cabin as their mountain vacation home for years. In the early 1990's my father, Doyle Calhoun had the opportunity to buy it back from the Vildibill's. We have owned it ever since and have turned it into our vacation rental and family fun place to escape reality and rat race of the world. It is rustic and vintage in appearance and furnishings, however, it is also a lot of fun to revert back to your imagination and creativity to keep you entertained while staying here. There is NEWLY ADDED Cable TV, WIFI Internet Service, CD player and an Electric organ for your entertainment. It has a soap stone fireplace that burns real wood, a tin roof, two porches for relaxing on, a creek with waterfall in the front yard that my ancestors used to bathe in before indoor plumbing. The original out house is on site, original barn, grainery, and smoke house out buildings on the property. Only the cabin is opened to the public for use and enjoyment. We have a Christmas tree farm on the property too that my father has ran since the late 90's. At Thanksgiving and Christmas I like to decorate the cabin accordingly and offer my guests a chance to learn how to make a wreath or pick out a real tree to take home for the holidays. We are centrally located in the town of Newland just 10 minutes to Grandfather Mountain, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. 25 minutes to Beech Mountain, Boone, Appalachian Ski Resort, ASU, Blowing Rock, Linville Gorge, Linville Caverns and Roan Mountain State Park in TN. Watauga Lake in Butler TN is also a great place for families and fun just 30 minutes from us. The mountains always offer LOTS to do and see. Come experience a magical, memory filled, majestic vacation with us in the heart of God's country Avery county North Carolina.
What makes this cabin unique
The natural sounds of running water are most relaxing. We have a bon fire pit as well as charcoal grill for cook outs. The house has a musky woodsy smell to it. It is after all an old farm house that lacks nothing including character. Warning unique history and extinction to the cabin: The chimney rock was added on in the early 70's. Since then there has been a honey bee hive develop over the years in the chimney between the rock and the original exterior of the cabin chimney. The honey bees are against the law to kill and would destroy the cabins chimney all together at a very high cost to remove them. Therefore, if you are allergic to bees this is not for you. They usually do not bother you or get inside the house. The Boomer Squirrel is also a resident at the cabin. This is a little red squirrel that is also extinct and lives in the attic of the cabin. Sometimes you will hear them in the walls. They are scared of people so you will not see them just hear them. We do sometimes have mice and spiders in the cabin but try and control them with mice control and frequent exterminating schedules. After all this is a 100 year old house with wooden walls, floors and on a rock foundation in the woods surrounded by nature.