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Top of the World Views!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Tranquility in the Blue Ridge! Heaven’s Gate is a crown jewel of views.

Tranquility in the Blue Ridge! Heaven’s Gate is a crown jewel of views in the Boone-Blowing Rock area. The first time I went to preview Heaven’s Gate I saw it in the distance and thought to myself, “My goodness, I hope this is the house!” Yes - it was a good day.

Perfectly situated between the two towns of Boone and Blowing Rock and area attractions. Bring your panoramic cameras so you can capture the vista from Grandfather Mountain to Beech to Tennessee. Two floors with separate kitchen areas, living areas, and wraparound rustic and luxurious…. Check out the sister cabin, SaVista Lodge, adjoining the property. VRBO #902640

Deck seating with an outdoor deck with a gas grill, refrigerator/freezer and work space. Front porch with chairs and porch swing.

Built on a dramatic rock outcropping at Crystal Mountain’s most striking promontory.

Information provided by the owner: “My father originally bought a home on beautiful Crystal Mountain about 1970. There was one lot that no one bought because it featured gigantic rocks that couldn’t be blasted or carted away. My father had a vision to use the boulders as his foundation, and my parents felt that building on top of them would bring them a little closer to Heaven.

The artwork on the front porch is called “Hey Diddle Diddle.” It was commissioned by my parents from an artist whom they met at Art in the Park. It is a large piece of driftwood that my mother had found, adorned with various implements from her youth growing up on an Arkansas farm — milk stool, plow parts, etc. When he delivered it the artist said “he’s waiting for his cow to come back. Speaking of Arkansas, there is a single red brick to the right of the fireplace. This is from the original building of the Arkansas Baptist Hospital, from which my mother and her two sisters all graduated as RN’s after leaving the farm in Yell County.”

The rooms are decorated and furnished to evoke luxurious country comfort. Modern communications abound thanks to Direct TV and wifi. But some of the most amazing things to experience are on the walls and the ceilings, in rooms are filled with reminders of the owners’ heritage. Among them you’ll find

Original paintings of the family’s matriarchs adorn the upstairs – Mrs. Mae Phillips of Mississippi City, Mississippi, and Mrs. Virgie Wilson of Plainview in Yell County, Arkansas.

The gas fireplace is hand-built with local stone, plus one piece of Arkansas bauxite whose shape betrays its origin.

The “Farm Room” downstairs has photographs of the Mrs. Wilson’s Arkansas farm.

The “Quilt Room” features a 19th-century quilting frame. If you don’t spot it at first, you’ll be sleeping under it!

The master bedroom includes other décor that evokes family and memory, including a pretty striking invoice from a hospital visit almost a century ago. My how times have changed!

The vista and relaxation can be extended for larger parties or family events! Discuss arranging a stay at the SaVista Lodge next door, connected to Heaven’s Gate by a beautiful swinging bridge replica from Grandfather Mountain.

The Pinnacle of relaxation and natural wonder in a Watauga County lodging, Heaven’s Gate awaits you!

More Details

Property Manager
Wendy Raines
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018


Boone Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Attached to the Main Level King Bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs - near the bedroom with twin beds
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs attached to the King bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Downstairs in the Sitting Area - sleeper sofa.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Top of the World Views!!! UNBELIEVABLE!
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 12 reviews
Naples, Florida

Good space but needs some repairs and updating.

  • 3 of 5

Nice property with beautiful views and plenty of space for a family gathering. Unfortunately, refrigerator in downstairs kitchen is broken (note on it) and the upstairs washer/dryer. There is a downstairs washer/dryer if needed. Had to call maintenance for toilet and hot water heater but they responded quickly. If property was updated (bathrooms/kitchens) would be a fabulous rental. Views were great but too cold and windy to enjoy much time on decks. Great central location to ski slopes, Boone and Blowing Rock. Overall, good experience.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at Heaven's Gate. You are correct about the amazing view. It is absolutely breathtaking. I really appreciate your feedback both good and constructive. The home does have the bonus of two laundry areas and we are in the process of repairing or replacing the appliance that does not work. This home also offers a bonus kitchen area downstairs in which the refrigerator decided it is just not going to work any longer. We have already purchased a new one and are in the process of swapping them out. So when our home reopens in the spring guests will have the luxury of two kitchen areas as well as two laundry areas with all functioning appliances. We do hope you will hurry back and enjoy a repeat renters discount. Thank you again for helping us to provide a vacation property that is as perfect as possible.
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Durham NC.

Amazing place

  • 4 of 5

rented for Christmas and we really enjoyed this property, it is very well maintained and very clean. Nice deck with a million dolla view of the mountains, but due to the weather we did not use it that much, but we sure enjoyed the fire place, bedrooms are big with their bathrooms, each couple had it is own privacy. The only issue if you have kids you have to take extra care especially on the deck. And around the staircase. Already planning to come back next year...👍?👍?

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We feel so honored that you chose to stay at our home for your vacation. Thank you for sharing your experience so that other guests can choose an amazing vacation home for their time in the high country. Hurry back and enjoy a repeat renters discounted rate.
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Beautiful view from outstanding decks.

  • 4 of 5

Nice house but could use a good cleaning. Perfect for our family with bedrooms up and down. Will be back next year to enjoy again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience during your stay at Heaven's Gate. We value all feedback and take to heart any details that are in need of improvements. Since your stay we have improved on the housekeeping service offered. We are so happy as future guests will be as well that the home is extremely well cleaned. Please hurry back and enjoy a repeat renters discounted rate.
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Great getaway with fabulous views. 15 minutes up mountain from downtown Blowing Rock.

  • 4 of 5

Basic furnishings. Quaint family friendly mountain furnishings.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location and beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect spot to celebrate our parents 50th wedding anniversary. We were able to sit on the back deck and reminisce while enjoying that gorgeous view. We will be talking about it for years to come. The house has plenty of rooms and bathrooms. It is an older home, so it does need some maintenance done. The owners are generous in making sure we had extras of things we might need. Very appreciated!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your incredible experience at Heaven's Gate. We value all feedback and strive to provide the most amazing vacation home for our guests. We have already completed many updated items since your stay and are continuing to do so. Please hurry back and enjoy the repeat renters discounted rate.
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Magnificent views, comfortable and well-cared for. Wish we could have stayed longer!

  • 5 of 5

We hope to stay again. Everything we needed was there and there was ample room for everyone in our group. We especially enjoyed having dinner while looking at Grandfather Mtn from the deck after we had hiked the mountain just hours before!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient to Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain for Skiing; convenient to Hawksnest Zipline and Snow Tubing




Additional information about rental rates

Linens & Clean $140
Reservation $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.