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Luxury Cottage Hot Tub, Fire pit, lake, sand beach, hiking trails, free wifi

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Scenic Grandfather Mountain views from lake,-hiking, biking, - 8 min to town

This adorable 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath mountain cottage in the Sweetgrass Community ( is the perfect getaway spot for family and friends.

Enjoy luxurious finishes throughout the house including a gorgeous stone, floor to ceiling wood burning fireplace, beautifully restored antique furniture and state of the art appliances. The open floor plan living room/dining room/kitchen combination make it easy for everyone to be in the mix. The living room is cozy with plenty of seating and a large screen TV. Cooking is easy in the fully equipped kitchen and between the antique kitchen table and spacious island, there is seating for 10. The master bedroom on the main floor features a king sleigh bed and private bath with a fully tiled shower. The powder room and laundry room are also on the main level.

Upstairs bedrooms include a spacious and bright bunk room with a hand-crafted queen/queen bunk bed engineered by the owner from rough sawn timber. A matching twin bed with a trundle is a great spot to put the kids. The third bedroom upstairs features an antique queen bed with stately decorative posts. The 2 bedrooms upstairs share a bath with a tub/shower combination.

The covered back porch is perfect for deer watching, reading or just enjoying the lovely wooded views. Grill your favorite dish from the back porch or venture down a few steps to roast marshmallows on the lower level fire pit. After a long day of hiking, biking, skiing or shopping in downtown Blowing Rock, the 5-6 person outdoor jetted spa is perfect for soothing those tired muscles.

This charming mountain cottage located in the gorgeous Sweetgrass community is just an 8 minute drive to downtown Blowing Rock and is conveniently accessible via the Blue Ridge Parkway. The community is located just off Highway 221 South at the intersection of Holloway Mountain Road. Guests are just steps from the community lake and beach area. Kid friendly walking trails around the lake and surrounding community offer stunning views of Grandfather mountain.

The nearby towns of Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, and Boone have many year round activities including 3 ski resorts which are just a short drive away. Appalachian Ski Resort is 10 miles away, Sugar Mountain Resort is 18 miles away and Beech Mountain Resort is 25 miles away.

*Must be 25 years of age to rent

*Need more space than this home, we have a brand new lakefront home - see VRBO listing 1401590

More Details

Maile Allen
Member since: 2016
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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2018

About Maile Allen

Hi Everyone,

My husband Ross and I purchased this mountain cottage this past summer after looking for a place that's a little cooler in the summer for our newly adopted younger children. One of our children is hearing impaired and his hearing equipment is affected by 90 degree temperatures and high humidity and therefore he doesn't hear well. After an intensive search we fell in love with the Sweetgrass community and all that it offers it's homeowners and guests. We love that our property is on level ground with tons of space for kids to play instead of being on the side of the cliff. We love our location just steps to the lake and clubhouse. We love walking on the many trails right in the community - gorgeous streams, views of Grandfather mountain, lovely meadows and wild flowers.

My husband is a builder and refinished or made a lot of the furniture in the cottage. I spent many years in the hotel business working for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company so hospitality is in my blood. I love the idea of sharing our place with fellow mountain lovers. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Maile Allen purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Maile Allen chose Blowing Rock

It's location is ideal - 8 minutes to downtown blowing rock and right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's close skiing, tubing, shopping, dining and hiking just to name a few. It's so beautiful however, you might just want to stay put and enjoy a good book by the fire.

What makes this cabin unique

This is an all season property with swimming and canoeing in the summer as well as hiking and biking, antiquing, skiing, tubing and great shopping year round. It's one of the easiest places to get to in the winter as there are NO steep roads or driveways to access the property. The home is located on a flat lot - No cliff to fall from.

Everything is provided including sheets, towels, extra blankets and pillows, starter kits of coffee, tea and basic kitchen items. Just bring a few groceries, a suitcase or two and you're all set.


Blowing Rock Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Queen-Queen Bunk bed and a twin bed with a trundle
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...


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average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The property itself was beautiful! I felt like we were staying out in the peaceful woods but we’re close to town. The hot tub and fit pit provided great entertainment while we were snowed in! We even got to sled in the backyard! The house was fully equipped with everything we could have needed! We loved this place and will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephanie, Thank you for your comments. What a fun snow filled weekend you had. The first snow of the year in Blowing Rock is always so exciting and right before Christmas-perfect! Come back soon, Maile and Ross
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Wonderfully peaceful and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The subdivision where it's located has been meticulously landscaped with plenty of areas for walking. Owners, Maile and Ross were immediately available for any concerns. We would highly recommend this vacation rental to anyone looking for a quiet mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Beautiful home, encountered some problems

  • 3 of 5

This home is just lovely! The furnishings, the kitchen, the landscaping, everything! The neighborhood is also really nice, and quiet (although remote for our needs).

Unfortunately, we encountered several problems from the get-go, which put a damper on our stay: faulty sink stoppers in 2 bathrooms (requiring my husband to climb under the sinks to fix), missing set of sheets, broken handle in master shower, foul smell coming from the fridge (requiring us to scrub out the fridge & we still never figured out where the smell was coming from), & a broken doorknob leading to the back porch. I realize that these things happen, and the owners were as helpful as they could be, while trying to remain unobtrusive to our stay, although unable to fix several of these items during our stay. I am sure that all of these items have already been remedied, and no future guests need worry! We just wish that we hadn't encountered them either.

Thanks to the owners for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, SC

Simple perfection!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, perfect floor plan, and the home owner was very helpful and responsive to any of my questions. The best part was the fire pit...and only a few steps away is a walking trail through the woods that leads to the amazing view, lake and more walking trails. We really enjoyed kayaking on the lake, flyfishing, and rocking on the stone patio at sunset!

Suzanne Morgan Wilkins

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suzanne for taking the time to post this review. Very Sweet!!
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

Great, peaceful home in a very peaceful setting. As other reviews indicate, house is very well stocked. Never had to look around for anything. Very cozy house. Very kind and responsive owners. Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best getaway destination!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was in fantastic condition and had everything we needed for our visit. It was exactly what I wanted for our girls weekend. We loved eating and shopping in town as much as we loved staying at the cabin, sitting around the fire pit, and hanging out by the lake. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! I would love to go back someday.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Appalachian Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Pet Fee $20
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner'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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