About the property
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Three Bedrooms with two full Baths and a loft sleeping area: Sleeps 8 in comfort
In the Foothills of NC, this unique home has three bedrooms, two full baths and a cozy loft with a queen sofa bed. This is a very comfortable and well equipped home. It sits on almost fifty acres of quiet, private land, surrounded by forests; the setting will give you the privacy and quiet you crave. The view from the front porch is of the South Mountain State Park, a great place to sit and rock for awhile. There is no light pollution and on clear nights you can easily see the Milky Way without a telescope. You may want to pack one though. Asheville is only 50 miles, and makes a terrific day trip as does Black Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Morganton, NC. For horse lovers and spectators the new Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) is only about 30 minutes away. Only one hour and fifteen minutes from Charlotte, this home makes a perfect weekend retreat from city life.
There is a land line for receiving calls and making local calls to include 911 service. Cell phone coverage depends on your carrier. Options are to use popular phone apps for calls. The beauty of it is being able to unplug!
Located higher up on the property is a very cool modern Studio Apartment with panoramic views, kitchen and full bath. This unit sleeps two adults with a Queen size fold down "Murphy" bed. It works well for larger groups staying together or just a couple's romantic getaway. Sunset toasts and morning coffee are favorite activities on the deck. Inquire about The Studio Apt if addition extra space is needed for your family or friends...
Guests will have complete access to the house as well as the surrounding grounds and yard of 7 acres. There is an old road going up the mountain behind the home
for a beautiful walk. We are located at the top of Listenberry Mtn, NC. There is a yard swing & fire pit for nightly bonfires.
Interaction with guests
We generally will be available for assistance on most weekends and are very responsive to your requests for directions, recommendations, etc.
The neighborhood is quiet and the closet neighbor cannot be seen in summer and is partially blocked in winter from hemlock trees. It's private. There is a Studio apt. mentioned above on the property. We try not to book both properties at the same time unless for the same large party. At times we may be in the Studio but can discuss this per your booking. We are east to get along with and communicate well. We strive to make your stay the best experience and meet your expectations for your vacation.
We are 20 miles in all directions from a town, so it's best to plan on groceries before you arrive. However, there is a convenience store about 1 mile away for basics. This is what we love best about the house, it's a true getaway. Day trips are fun in all seasons. Our favorites are Asheville, Morganton & The Blue Ridge Parkway. All are just a short drive. Hiking opportunities abound in the NC Game Lands and South Mtn State Park.
Other things to note
We have a winding half mile driveway that is steep in areas, it's easiest to navigate with a front wheel drive or all wheel drive vehicle. (Especially if you are going to use a rental car--ask for one) The first time up the drive is your biggest adventure, afterward, it becomes second nature.
Jim & Debbie Stikeleather
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
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Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Weekend at the Mountain House
We enjoyed our weekend at the Mountain House. The house was a beautiful, relaxing place to
rest after all the wedding stress. The only problem was the drive. We got stuck twice !
Awesome mountain cabin!!!
5 star rating. All the comforts of home and then some!! Fully equipped with pretty much any appliance or item that you might need or want. Including binoculars for bird watching!! Lovely view from the front and back porch.
We will book a return visit.
Loved the house and the owners!
We had a great time! The house is beautiful, clean, and well stocked with everything we needed. The owners were very kind and responsive to any questions we had. We had a little issue with the septic and the owners call the septic company right away, they even offered us access to the apartment on the property (which has amazing views and very nice) and a refund on some of the money spent on the trip. They even called to check and make sure everything was ok. We loved the fire pit and everything the house has to offer! We would love to stay here again!
Just to be clear for anyone reading the reviews, the septic issue was completely taken care of. There are no issues with the house.
Fabulous set up for families to share the house and grounds. Spectacular views.
I never put stock in the 5stars things because they can be meaningless without words(good or bad). That said, this place deserves even more. Jim and Debbie have made the main house so livable and homey. The kitchen and pantry are very well stocked with all sorts of spices, essentials and even some extras you wouldn’t expect. There are all sorts of kitchen gadgets and a plethora of gorgeous enameled ware. There are two bookshelves with an eclectic offering of books. The loft bedroom has stunning views of the South Mountains. We had a young family with 3 kids under 5 who stayed in the basement area and it served them exceedingly well. We also rented the cottage on the property which has the most stunning views as it is up a hill from main house. The cottage is an efficiency style, but with plenty of room for such. There are gas fireplaces that add both heat and ambience to the setting. We were there over Thanksgiving and thus, used the firepit out in the yard each night. There’s both style of grills for the deck, chairs to sit and take in the beauty and simplicity of the area. The Stikeleather’s are wonderful and are great with communicating before, during and after the rental. I would not only come back, but am already making some plans to do so. You will not ever regret coming to the “Mt. House”. One of the most memorable Thanksgiving ever.
Our home away from home! <3
My family and I stayed here just a couple of days and easily fell in love with it. So cozy and such a beautiful view of the mountains! It is literally a home away from home with anything and everything you may need...from comfy blankets to much needed time in a hammock. In addition, we took a short drive to the welcoming small town of Morganton and also found some local hiking trails to a beautiful waterfall.
The owners are also so friendly and sweet! Thank you Jim and Debbie for a wonderful weekend! :)
Beautiful, clean, and had EVERYTHING
My parents came in from Oklahoma and met myself, my husband, and our 3 kids at the Mountain house. It was beautiful and the fall colors were perfect. We hiked up the road, we drove and then hiked to the waterfall, we napped in the hammock, and we cooked an early thanksgiving dinner. WiFi was good enough for one device to stream, we were able to watch an OU game we were afraid we’d miss.
They have thought of everything. We had everything we could possibly need for our early thanksgiving feast. So many VrBos only have a few pots and pans and not enough forks or other utensils!. I swear there are more appliances and utensils in this house than I would hAve had in my own.
There was a nice basket with a few gifts as well as the pantry stocked with staples: ketchup, syrup, mayo, etc. there was even fresh coffee, sweeteners and half and half!
The couch beds had comfy mattress covers on them and everyone found them comfy.
The House was spotless and tidy and beautifully decorated. Maybe a little too beautifully decorated for our 3 year old! If you’re bringing Little’s, I’d recommend putting some of the Knick knacks on a high shelf! We did so so we could have some peace of mind. My mom said she was sure that they had to have hired a top knotch interior decorator.
They have tons of comfy blankets and pillows and instructions on where to find them all.
Bring DVDs for the kids! There weren’t many that the kids were interested in!
We live on a busy road in Charlotte, and all of our kids couldn’t sleep because of how quiet it was! This is definitely a positive thing, but maybe something you want to think of before you come! We downloaded white noise apps and they worked perfectly.
The bathrooms were clean and stocked with fluffy towels and extra toothbrushes and other staples.
Don’t be afraid of the driveway, I read other reviews so i was concerned, but we have a station wagon, low to the ground and it was easy peasy.
It was just wonderful. You don’t need to look anywhere else!
We hope to have you back and make it a tradition for Thanksgiving, football and turkey :)
Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome back anytime...
The closest ATM and convenience store is Becky's Grille where you can get fuel, ATM and short order grille and convenience items, take a left onto Hwy 226. Also on Hwy 226 just a few miles away is Defiant Distillery on Redbud Lane, they have tours of their facility. There is a beautiful lake called Clear Lake in South Mtn State Park, a must see. Morganton, NC (30 min) has terrific restaurants such as Judges on the Catawba River, A craft brewery called Fonta Flora and shopping. A very interesting Museum is a short drive to Bostic called "The Lincoln Center" and the local folklore surrounding President Abraham Lincoln. Most all watersports can be found at several lakes nearby, Lake James, Lake Lure and Lake Adger (Requires a 30 minute drive) Tryon International Equestrian Center TIEC is a close destination (30 min) and Opening in May 2018, Jellystone Resorts Waterpark within 5 miles!
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