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The firstfruits of a winemaker's best grapes.
The first juice to flow from a new batch of the finest champagne.
Pronounced "coo-VAHY", Cuvée is a French term referring to a sommelier's best effort. Now, Cuvée has also come to mean that the best efforts to date of a lifelong builder can be experienced in this stunning Timberframe mountain escape.
Walk from the paved parking area, up the native stone pathway, and through the solid wood door to enter the home. The living area features a two-story ceiling with an exposed beam tongue & groove cathedral ceiling, furnished with cozy leather furnishings arranged around a stacked stone vented, remote-controlled gas log fireplace and an HDTV. Decorating the great room are mementos of trips to Mexico and Eastern Europe, as well as taxidermied local animals including a bobcat, elk, and deer.
On the other side of the main room is the kitchen and dining area. The gourmet-caliber kitchen is equipped with every item you would need to prepare a holiday feast for the entire group all the way to a quick snack for a few. There is a prep counter on one side with a wooden top and a porcelain sink, as well as another smaller granite-topped counter with a hand-pounded copper sink. The long main counter has a third sink, also hand-pounded copper made by Native Americans in Arizona, and over this sink hang a trio of beautiful natural agate stone pendant lights.
The appliances are all stainless steel and include a 5-burner gas stove with pot filler, convection oven and microwave, and warming drawer. Enjoy your feast on the expansive solid wood dining table, which can expand to seat up to 12.
Beyond the dining room is a screened-in sun room. An ideal spot to take a nap or read a book in the fresh air but out of the sun, this room has cushioned lounges and chairs, as well as vinyl windows with adjustable track screens, plus a 175lb blue marlin caught by the owner herself. Also off the kitchen is a laundry room with a pair of HE machines. Upstairs is a game loft, trimmed with custom wrought iron rails, with an 8' pool table.
The entire southern wing of the main level is devoted to the master suite. Decoration for this room was inspired by the fiery colors of the autumn leaves in October, as seen through the French doors to the deck. There is a King feather bed and a TV. The private, spa-like bathroom has wonderful features including a custom mirrors & light fixtures, a two-person Italian tiled shower with rainhead and normal hosed head, twin granite vanities with porcelain vessel-style basins, a water closet, and a walkin clothes closet with built in storage.
Upon descending the stairs, the first sight greeting you is the wonderful wet bar. Custom made to look just like an Olde English Pub and decorated with antique decanters and steins, the mixologists in your group are sure to enjoy creating cocktails for all the adults. Overhead is a beautiful Tiffany-style fixture with pine cones, reflecting the mountains all around you. Enjoy a fun game on the Wii system, connected to one TV, and use the other TV to enjoy your favorite shows. There is a half bath accessed from this room as well.
There are three bedrooms and a bonus room on this level. One Queen bedroom and one King bedroom share a bath between them, Jack-and-Jill style, and each bedroom has its own TV. The third bedroom has a pair of twin beds pushed together to make a King, with a foam topper on so you won't feel the seam, or you can separate them into two twin beds. This room is connected to a full bath. The bonus room at the end of the hall has two sets of three-quarter sized built in bunk beds, and each bed has its own electrical outlet so kids can keep their electronics charged at all times.
The lower level deck is dominated by the huge hot tub. The tub is the perfect place to melt away your cares and is large enough for 6-7 people at once. Enjoy the stunning year-round mountain views rolling away into the distance, and also watch the ruby throated hummingbirds dance around the feeder.
The large upper level deck also overlooks the mountain vistas. The view includes highlights such as Grandfather and Grandmother Mountains, Hawksbill Peak, Saddleback, Wiseman's View, Table Rock, and occasionally Mt. Mitchell. On an especially clear day you can see the skyline of Charlotte in the far distance. At night, after the blazing sunset, you can see the night lights of Lenoir and Morganton twinkling away. The deck is furnished with wrought iron furniture including an alfresco set of table & chairs, and is partially covered.
The stunning front yard was custom designed by a local landscape architect. Perennial flowers bloom throughout the season, and at various times of day you may spot local wildlife including foxes, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, deer, and more. At the top of the hill is an above-ground firepit with locust seating logs, perfect for roasting your favorite treats.
The entire home is connected to DirecTV's brand new Whole House Genie system, and is one of the only homes in the entire area to offer this feature. There is also WiFi throughout the home, so you never have to worry about staying connected.
Perched on Old Bailey Camp Mountain overlooking the John's River Gorge, just 10 minutes south of Blowing Rock's famed shopping and dining, and just a short drive from all that this area has to offer, this truly is an ideal home from which to experience the High Country. You're sure to love all that the beautiful Cuvée has to offer!
Please Note: This home is accessed from a steep one-lane gravel road. It is plowed in the winter, but 4WD vehicles and possibly chains are required to access it from November to April.
Check-in time for this home is 4PM and check-out is 10AM.
Please contact us for our cancellation policy.
PET FEE: $25 PER NIGHT
Mature, well-trained dogs only, please