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Rustic Urban, Blowing Rock, Great for Hikers, Cyclists, & Sm. Families!

Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fantastic Location, Nestled Between Moses Cone, Julian Price Lake, & The B.P.W

Christmas Tree Cutting Special!

Jump into the Christmas Season by coming to the High Country to cut your own Christmas Tree. Explore our beautiful village of Blowing Rock, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas while taking care of your Christmas Shopping!

Trails End is offering week nights for $94.00 and weekend nights for $105.00. Weekends require a two night stay. Included is plenty of coffee and hot chocolate, and fresh muffins in the morning to help make your mini vacation warm and cozy.

Newly remodeled with a rustic urban ship-lap decor, Trails End at Blowing Rock is the lower level of a mid-century cottage. Situated in the midst of the Moses Cone-Blue Ridge Parkway lands, guests have private parking, outside entrance, complete privacy, use of a fire pit and barbecue grill, well-stocked kitchenette with a live edge wood slab, maple countertop, antique furniture, barn doors, quality linens, a new washer & dryer, pillow top king bed, queen sleeper sofa, antique day bed with 12 inch memory foam mattress, plus lakes, rivers, and 100s of miles of hiking trails just out the door. The owners who live on the upper level are normally available to answer questions, make hiking and biking suggestions, and help make your mountain get-away as wonderful as possible.

Trails End is in a fantastic location where the visitor can enjoy views of Grandfather Mountain, or walk across the street and hop onto the trail head of the Green Knob trail. We're located less than two minutes to Rich Mountain and Trout Lake. You will never run out of things to do if you love the outdoors. We even have some great bird watching, turkey watching, deer watching, and bear watching from the kitchen windows.

Enjoy a day of hiking, an evening watching the sun set over Grandfather Mountain, and a night watching movies on Roku, Netflix, Sling, and Amazon. You'll enjoy our cool, fresh mountain air in the summer and our cozy, warm cottage in the winter. Every season is great in the High Country and we are ready to help make your vacation to Blowing Rock a special memory.

Please take a second to read some reviews of Trails End:

This is a true gem! It's beautiful, safe and inviting. You can see and feel the attention to detail, from the coffee and creamer in the fridge to the walking sticks by the door. It has such a welcoming and inviting atmosphere. It provides complete privacy and safety. The amenities such as the additional space heaters, toiletries, extra blankets, bird watching books, spa heater in the bathroom, wi-fi and music playing as we arrived did not go unnoticed. We had plenty of time to explore Blowing Rock, hike the lovely trails and relax with a good book. Next time we come we must spend time by the inviting fire pit. This charming home home could be featured on HGTV. We loved every second spent here. The only thing you would want for is more time to spend at the charming Trails End. We sat and had our coffee watching the birds, chipmunks, squirrels and wild turkeys outside the window. This is a must whether you come alone, as a couple or with a small group! We will be back!!

We had a terrific stay at Trails End. The decor and accommodations were very well done and completely comfy. The cottage is perfectly located for great trail hiking and convenient to all attractions of the High Country. Our hosts were so accommodating and were perfectly tuned in to making our stay very comfortable. We had a great bonfire and really enjoyed the bird watching right outside our kitchen window. I highly recommend Trails End.

Contact host

More Details

Rebecca Lycan
Member since: 2017
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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2018

About Rebecca Lycan

We bought our mid century fixer-upper house in Blowing Rock in 2014. We believed that the house had good bones and would be a good renovation project, but we were not expecting to absolutely fall in love with the house and the entire area. The last two plus years have been focused on interior renovations and working on the 1 acre lawn.

We began the lower level cottage renovation in September. It has just recently been completed. Can't believe it is the same space. We love it. It's comfortable and sunny. We also love the simplicity of the furnishings.

We're high country residents since 2007. We feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful place, with so many down to earth, friendly people.

Rebecca Lycan purchased this cottage in 1914

Why Rebecca Lycan chose Boone

Location, location, location! Close to so much and we have views to Grandfather Mountain on the property.

What makes this cottage unique

New renovation, furniture, and beds!

An acre of park like land to enjoy.

Views to Grandfather Mountain from the yard.

Walk to Green Knob Trail in 3 minutes.

Two minute drive to Trout Lake and Rich Mountain.

10 minute drive to Julian Price Park on the Parkway.

5 minutes into downtown Blowing Rock.

Bird watching, animal watching.


Boone Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Antique table bathroom vanity, barn door, lg. shower
  • Spa Heater for a bit of luxury, World Market decor, rubbed oil bronze fixtures, antique vanity table, vessel sink, large shower, soft towels and rugs, hairdryer, shampoo, and body wash provided
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King pillow top mattress, reading chair, boot bench
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Blowing Rock Community Pool is located just 2.5 miles from our cottage. For a nominal fee, kids can have a great time on the corkscrew slide, under the fountain, and on the diving board. Also, check out our great kid's park on Main Street in Blowing Rock. Kids love the rock climbing wall. The Tennis Courts and the basketball court in Blowing Rock are great. Feel free to use them!


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Rustic Urban, Blowing Rock, Great for Hikers, Cyclists, & Sm. Families!
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend Trails End to anyone looking for a weekend getaway. The owners were very welcoming. The cottage is beautiful and the surrounding parks are gorgeous.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We appreciate your thoughtfulness, and we're very glad that you enjoyed yourself while staying at Trails End. Please come again!
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Quaint and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was perfect for a cozy family getaway. It is an incredibly efficient use of space and we felt pampered with the thoughtful details and modern conveniences that feel personal and homey. We will definitely return; loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I just returned from our vacation to Blowing Rock and we just can’t wait to return! Staying at Trails End truly made our vacation that much more memorable. The cottage is impecable, perfectly nestled in the city near so many fun places to visit, and Becky and Scott are amazingly hospitable! Without a doubt, the perfect place for any family that wishes to visit this charming city.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved our stay here at Trail's End. Cozy, comfy, pretty.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived minutes after the biggest rain storm anyone had ever seen in this part of North Carolina. The sun was peeking out as we located the property. The very kind owner was on-hand to welcome us, as we shared our stories of the storm. The apartment is larger than it appears in the photos and is appointed with Appalachian furnishings alongside modern. All very attractive and comfortable. We'd love to come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is actually cuter than the pictures! Great attention to detail - dream mattress and bedding and all the basics in the mini kitchen. We walked right across the street to go hiking.

I will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoughtful and sweet property

  • 5 of 5

The owners have clearly put a lot of love and thought into this property. There were so many kind touches and we had everything we needed. They were attentive and great hosts - we had a bed and breakfast feel in a quiet spot, convenient to Blowing Rock and many hiking trails. Thank you for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hounds Ear Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bistro Roca
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Appalachian Ski Resort

Located in the heart of the High Country. We are close to


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Damage Deposit $200

There is a two night requirement when renting on either a Friday or Sat.
4th of July - 5 day requirement
Summer and Fall Weekends - $119.00 per night
Please call or e-mail if have any questions about the damage deposit.
VRBO automatically refunds the damage deposit 7 days after departure baring damage

Owner'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.

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