Beautiful Lake House Retreat - nestled in NC mountains and forest
About Greg York
The Rev. Mary Laymon Mary has been pastoring for 20 years.. Her passion is helping people of all ages hear the voice of the holy within them so that they may experience the healing power of Love. Mary leads retreats and pilgrimages, offers Spiritual Direction and helps execute the vision for their non-profit Farm in Cincinnati, Tikkun Farm. If you’re looking for a farm getaway, complete with farm breakfast, alpaca petting and chickens, check out our Air BnB in Cincinnati! Mary’s favorite sacred places include the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland, the Celtic monastic ruin, Skellig Michael on an island off the coast of Ireland, and Assateague, the barrier island off the coast of Maryland where she’s been camping with her family every summer since she was five years old. She married Greg York 5 years ago in Ireland and is the mother of 18 year old John – musician, writer and college freshman. Mary enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, camping and hiking out in God’s “Big Book” – the Celtic way of speaking about creation. But she really loves helping others hear the quiet and persistent voice of God speaking love to us. Greg York After a 25 year career at Procter & Gamble, Greg retired from corporate life and began creating another kind of life – centered around restoration and repurposing. Greg repurposes his skills as a manager and strategic planner mentoring young entrepreneurs and supporting the growth of Center City Collision’s “body shop Abbey” a place where cars as well as auto body workers experience healing & restoration. Through his capacity to see beauty where others see ruin he creates spaces for community living in the homes he’s wonderfully restored. Rather than invest in stocks, he invests in neighborhoods, restoring a “third place” cafe in an impoverished community where urban farmers make a living from their garden feeding their neighbors. Greg restored this little lake house and it reflects his craftsmanship for creating beauty.
Greg York purchased this House in 2006
Why Greg York chose Newland
We love coming to the mountains to enjoy the cool summers and the amazingly beautiful winters.
Please no smoking anywhere on the property
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No Parties - quiet hours after 9pm
No loud music at any time
No Smoking at any time on the property
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Mix up at Ck in. so place was not ready. Mary took care of the problem and we were 100% satisfied. Loved the whole place and the weather! Could not have asked for better owners! We will be back.
This cabin is located in a beautiful community called Land Harbor. The property is very easy to get to and has a wonderful lake view. We felt very safe in the area and would stay here again. We found it to be clean and well stocked. The only reason I did not give it 5 full stars is because the carpet is getting worn and we did not like having carpet in one of the bathrooms. There are lots of stairs to navigate but that was not a problem for us and the place has excellent outside lighting. This property is definitely a restful retreat and close to lots of attractions to visit.
Beautiful lake house
My elderly mother, my sister and I spent Sun-Tue at the lake house in Newland. It was a trip to relax and spend time together in a beautiful setting. The house is not big but the size and location were perfect for our plans. It is located near the Blue Ridge Parkway so we took our time driving from Moses Cone House around milestone 294 to the exit Blue Ridge Ave. which was a few miles away from the house. Although it was cloudy we still enjoyed all the stops and took a short trail here and there. At the house, all the glass doors gave the impression that we were in a tree house. The house was well stocked and had everything we needed for our stay. There is no TV but that didn't bother us as we hardly watch TV. Monday afternoon my sister and I took the river trail from the parking close to the canoes and came out close by the house! It was a beautiful trail which continued along the river and eventually turned back towers the lake. Greg the owner was great to work with and he was extremely helpful in several ways. We truly enjoyed our stay and will return when time permits.
The property was beautiful and the house was very comfortable!
This house was perfect for my fiancé and son’s fishing weekend. It was very well kept and the beds were very comfortable! The owners, Greg and Mary, were extremely responsive and very sweet :) I highly recommend this property!
Great view, cozy & comfortable
My husband & I love the NC mountains and have stayed in this area before. We were happy to find this cabin with the gorgeous view of the lake. The cabin was perfect for one couple, and even a couple with 1-2 children. 2 couples might have been tight, but could handle it.
The cabin had everything we needed...fireplace, kitchen, upper deck grill with seating area.
The cabin had 2 full baths, but one was not available during the winter months. It wasn't a problem for us, and still used the space for our luggage and belongings. We brought all of our toiletries , and extra food, but the cabin did have some items stocked. There were several grocery stores nearby.
The location of the cabin is perfect. Close to Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, etc. Lots of great hiking and also did a wonderful horseback ride with ElK Mountain Horseback Riding. (2 hrs @ $65pp).
The only thing that the cabin didn't have was a tv. That wasn't a problem for us as we like to read and there was a WiFi password if we wanted to watch shows on our iPad.
We would definitely stay here again. We hope to get back sooner than later.
Thank you Greg & Mary for sharing your cabin.
It was a pleasure to connect with you! We are glad you enjoyed the stay.
Thanks for sharing the information on Elk Mountain Horseback riding!
We look forward to your next stay in the mountains.
Greg & Mary
A True Getaway
Me and my wife go up to these mountains every year for our wedding anniversary. We are so glad we picked here to stay because it was right around the corner from EVERYTHING. If you've been in the mountains you know that is a good thing. Our last day a bald eagle sent us on our way just in the tree behind the house. Fireplace is just a turn of a knob away. It was PERFECT for me and my wife. Absolutely Perfect!!
Linville Land Harbor offers affordable luxury to families in all stages of life – from young couples to retirees. This well established community in Linville North Carolina is full of ideally situated Real Estate. Laid back and unpretentious, this community has something to offer every member of the family.
In addition to the great weather, Linville Land Harbor is centrally located and offers easy access to major cities, airports, colleges, and hospitals.
The beautiful, semi-private, member-owned mountain golf course boasts 18 challenging holes of tree lined fairways, manicured greens, and several streams and ponds. The course layout follows the natural contours of the land, which creates a perfect setting for a challenging golf course with exhilarating views. Two distinct nines test all aspects of a player’s game. Narrow tree-lined fairways require accuracy on both nines, but especially on holes 10 through 18. The fast, gently contoured greens require a keen eye and soft putting stroke.