Mountain Top Manor sits atop Aho Mountain, at an elevation of 4000 feet, in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina. This extraordinary mountain top location provides a 360 degree view of 8 mountain ranges in 4 states. On a clear day, every window has a view of the mountains. Grandfather, Beech and Sugar Mountains are seen from the dining deck. The ski slopes of Appalachian Mountain are beautifully lit at night, during the ski season.
The sunsets are incredible year round. A rainbow of colors emanate from all directions. After sunset, brilliant stars fill the sky, and the lights in the valley below, twinkle in the night. Perhaps a full moon will delight you as it rises from behind the mountain range.
This special property is tucked behind a split rail fence, giving privacy in all directions. The professional landscaping is lovely all year round, bursting into color in the spring, and translating into fall, with the brilliant foliage. The large yard surrounding the house, allows plenty of room for family games.
There are over 8 acres to explore, which include trails to giant rock formations and picturesque farms and valleys. The trail to the west side, leads you to the rocks and one of the benches overlooking an original family farm. The east side trail leads you to the old apple orchard, whose destination has a picnic table and bench, with a view of the steep pastures and several mountain ranges. If you visit in September and October, the heirloom apples are delicious! In the summer months, the nostalgic sound of the train whistle blows through the air from Tweetsie Railroad.
Mountain Top Manor is conveniently located on a paved state maintained road, one mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Boone and Blowing Rock are both 10 minutes away. The home is within minutes of the ski resorts, golf courses, renowned spas, Tweetsie Railroad, gem mining, rock climbing, hiking trails, kayaking & canoeing, shopping, arts, musical events, live theater, and fine dining. The Mountains to the Sea Trail (MTS), is accessible at the bottom of the hill, with a bridge over the rushing Goshen Creek. Everything the high country has to offer is within close proximity!
The great room boasts a wall of windows, that provides an ever changing view of the environment. Wildlife such as deer, turkeys, fox, rabbits, and a variety of birds wander through the yard for your enjoyment. The weather patterns often provide rapid changes, that are incredible to watch. This room is a family favorite to gather to play games, watch movies and get cozy by the large custom stone fireplace.
This 6000 square foot home, features a paved driveway, and a portico at the front entrance. There are two levels, comfortably furnished, with a casual elegant feel to the décor. The rooms are spacious, with wide hallways. The layout of the home allows for cozy quiet spaces, away from the larger gathering and game spaces.
Master King bed suite with large walk-in closet, adjacent sunroom with 4 person hot tub
(2) Queen bedrooms with adjacent full bathrooms
Kitchen is spacious with granite counter tops, Jenn Air stove and breakfast table for 6
Den / Office with dining deck access
Dining Room with seating for 10 / 12
Living Room with vaulted ceiling, expansive picture window, large stone fireplace and deck access
Second Kitchen and Laundry Room
Pool table and TV Room, with Queen bed sleeping area that can be shut off as a 4th bedroom.
(2) Twin beds, children's bunk bed, sitting area and ping pong table