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*SPECIAL-$100 AMEX Dining card at check-in* Best Mountain Views in East US

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7

Do you dream about silent seclusion and peace for your soul, looking at the brightest sparkling stars at night with few lights in sight for a 50 miles, and breathing in the freshest crisp mountain air? If so, this is the place. Beautiful former corporate retreat now available to the public. Bordered by over 30,000 acres of undeveloped government land. 50 mile views, and direct views to Big Bald Mountain, one of the 10 highest peaks in the Eastern US. 10 minutes from Wolfe Laurel ski resort, 30 minutes to Asheville on all interstate driving (new I-26), and 30 minutes to the tri-cities area of Tennessee on all interstate driving (new I-26). To transverse the 1.5 mile drive/roadway front wheel drive is necessary, and 4 wheel drive is recommended.

Some of the nearby activities are:

• Asheville, one of the most acclaimed culinary cities in US

• Biltmore house and gardens, the largest and most visited estate in the US

• Mount Mitchell overlook, the highest elevation in Eastern US

• Hot Springs resort and spa

• National storytelling festival

• Numerous waterfalls and hundreds of miles of hiking trails including the Appalachian trail

• Historic attractions:

1. Gray Tennessee Fossil Pit and Museum

2. President Andrew Johnson’s home

3. Hero of Alamo Davy Crockett’s birthplace

4. Sycamore Shoals and Fort Watauga (represented the gathering place of the turning point of the Revolution War with Overmountain men at Battle of Kings Mountain)

5. Rocky Mount Museum and the lost state of Franklin

• French Broad, Nolichucky, Nantahala, and Watauga rafting and kayaking

Features of the home itself:

• Jacuzzi tube with sprayer in both Master and Guest Suite restrooms

• 50 inch TV’s with cable on main and lower floors- gas fireplace on main floor

• Hardwood flooring throughout

• Yellow pine walls and ceilings

• Taxidermy of all indigenous wildlife

• Pool Table

• Music/game room with gas operated wood stove, pull out bed couches, and full sized card/game table

• All premium stainless appliances with gas stove and gas oven.

• Built-in water feature giving the sound and feeling of mountain brook on main floor

• Lower floor outdoor area approximately 25X30 with (2) Mounted outdoor Pawley Island hammocks, and (4) swinging suspended Pawley Island hammock chairs

• Main floor complete wrap around porch with viewing deck being approximately 25X30 feet with (2) grills with built-in refrigerators ,outdoor table accommodating 8-10 people, additional Teak rocking chairs and lounging chairs.

More Details

Property Manager
Charles and Leigh Moore
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

About Charles and Leigh Moore

We are the Moore family and want to welcome you to share our mountain! Charles grew up in the mountains of East Tennessee, and purchased 1000 acres around the home a few years ago, because when he saw this, he felt it was the loveliest view he had seen in the Eastern US, and wanted to preserve it. Charles has his own company and is Tennessee and Vanderbilt grad. We use this home as a ministry to couples who are having problems (especially financial) in their marriages and need to get away to refind the love they have always had for each other. You staying here is supporting that, and we are so thankful God has brought you here. Our hope and prayer is that you will feel peace, relaxation, and renewal, and that if you are married, you will rekindle that spark also!

Charles has 2 children (they are college age, thus the reason for our age requirements lol). Emily is a junior at the University of North Carolina, and Parker is a freshman at Walters State, soon to be on to Tennessee.

Charles family (both his mother's and father's sides) were some of the first families of Tennessee to settle in the the state, and quite possibly walked across this property to make their new frontier home. You can see we have an affinity for orange around here. Charles has had 8 direct generations having graduated from UT since it was a college in 1796.

Please be sure and leave your comments for us, and we have a prayer book for you to leave your requests in also. We have a new blank page every time, so don't worry about anyone else seeing it but us! Y'all have a good time, and dont mind the moonshiners and occasional bear that may wonder by!

What makes this house unique

We just added a new 4 person out under the stars Hot Tub!!! Most romantic place ever!!



Flag Pond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 1st floor main floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , jacuzzi tub and shower
    Bathroom 1 Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Big corner jacuzzi tub
    Bathroom 3 on Lower Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , two person shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • I have one Futon Couch on the second floor. I have a sleeper sofa in the basement. (2) full sized sleeper sofas
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Amazing views of the mountains and total seclusion.

  • 5 of 5

The actual home and property exceed the description and pictures on the web site. The home is very well equipped and is maintained very well.

The view from the upper and lower decks / porches was amazing. The entire time we were there we never saw another person. The house is totally secluded. Charles, the home owner was very prompt answering our questions and he personally met us in town and guided us to the home since it was getting dark when we arrived. Charles gave us a thorough tour of the home and ensured we knew how to operate everything. When we left, we accidentally left our camera case in the home and Charles contacted us and mailed it back to us. We would definetly recommend that anyone renting this property have a 4 wheel drive vehicle in order to get up the drive way. We have already recommended the property to several of our friends that are looking for a secluded getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind response. We areso glad your time with us was special and we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to serving you again!
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Beautiful place, great people to work with. Very accommodating.

  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We booked this house for a girls trip to enjoy all this area has to offer. The owner was incredibly helpful and welcoming. We spent time hiking and exploring the mountains around the home and in Rocky Fork State Park. The owner recommended USA Raft in Erwin and we are so glad we decided to give it a try. This property offers incredible beauty and seclusion while still offering easy travel access to Asheville or other smaller towns. We highly recommend this amazing retreat to anyone wanting to enjoy nature and have an all around great experience!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place! You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a quiet, scenic getaway, and we found it atop a mountain in Flag Pond, TN! The pictures of the view from the house are accurate. The scenery is gorgeous! The back of the home overlooks the mountains and the front of the home is surrounded by lush woods. There is plenty of porch space, tables, chairs, loungers, rockers, hammocks, a hot tub, etc. to enjoy the view. The inside of the home is also very nice, very comfortable, and very clean. There is ample seating and room if you are with a group, but the house doesn't seem too large if it's "just the two of you." We found the owner very helpful in orienting us to the locale and to the home itself. He has provided notebooks with brochures of the plethora of activities available in the area -- both in Tennessee and North Carolina. There is information for all ages and interests right in the home, so planning our days was easy. The owner returned communication promptly and was very conscientious that we have a good stay and find everything to our liking, which we did. If you are looking for seclusion, appreciate incredible scenery right in your backyard, and still want to be within reasonable driving distance of Asheville and Johnson City, this is the home for you. It's a great place! You won't be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your gracious and kind review. We are so glad you chose to stay with us for your anniversary/birthday. You were wonderful guests!
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Perfect Stay Away From it All

  • 5 of 5

Our group of seven spent New Years weekend at this property and couldn't have asked for more! The cabin is clean, spacious and has everything you need for a carefree mountain vacation. The view from the cabin is INCREDIBLE. Even with chilly temperatures, we spent a lot of time outside taking in the view and walking around the property.

Aware of its seclusion and the haul up the driveway, we brought everything we would need for our three night stay and had no problem cooking meals for the group between the fully equipped kitchen and grills. We played board games and pool, watched movies and just enjoyed "checking out" while we were there.

The owner, Charles, was extremely helpful. He knows the area very well and can give great recommendations as far as nearby hiking trails, parks, restaurants, etc. if you want to venture out. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all had a great experience, and look forward to your return!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
standard cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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