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INCREDIBLE VIEWS from this Luxury Mountaintop Condo! Pool/Wi-Fi/Resort Amenities

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,106 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Comfort + beauty + amenities + attractions + activities = vacation YOUR way!

Brand new listing on the 9th floor of Sugartop Resort Condominiums (FIRST TIME OFFERED on vacation rental market)!

Freshly remodeled and ready to make your next vacation a memorable one! Available to our guests from 3 nights to a full season. You'll LOVE all the amenities Sugartop provides, including the comfortable lobby with sitting areas and fireplace. Our indoor pool and spa area overlooks the slopes of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and offers gorgeous panoramic views! Some amenities that WE offer our guests include widescreen "Smart TVs" in each room, free high-speed Internet Wi-Fi, free NetFlix, tasteful decor with cozy "mountain lodge" theme, modern fully-equipped kitchen, personal touches throughout, top-quality luxury bedding and bath products, exceptional long-range views that will take your breath away, and so much more!

***Parking Notes: Due to the mountaintop resort building nature of Sugartop Resort Condos, they had to build it with multiple parking lots in addition to the main one that loops around the building. As such, the upper level parking is prioritized for the owners, with guest parking based on availability. During busier times, guests may be directed to one of the lower lots to park. In this case, Sugartop has a shuttle service to quickly whisk you back and forth and give you curb service. Staff are always prompt, courteous and available 24/7. (Busy times can be some weekends, holidays, and summer months when seasonal residents arrive.) When this occurs, guests can always load and unload at the main entrance, and call ahead to the desk to have a shuttle waiting for their departure.


Looking for things to do on your next vacation? Look no further than the High Country of Western NC! Whatever your age, status or desires, you should find an array of pleasing activities to choose from - all year long! And as our special guests, you'll be comfortably and conveniently located right in the middle of it all...

For example, this is hiking and biking "paradise" and an awesome region to just get out and cruise some of our scenic back roads, and the world-renown Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy golf? You'll love the beauty and proximity of the local Sugar Mountain Golf Club. The more adventuresome can try their hand at zip-lining, horseback riding, canoeing, and white water rafting. There's also a wide variety of shops and dining establishments to explore...

You'll also find numerous attractions such as Grandfather Mountain, the original Mast General Store, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad, Mystery Hill, Blowing Rock, and many more. And remember to pack a lunch if you'd like to stop by one of our pretty parks or picnic areas along the way...

Many mountain towns tend to slow down in the wintertime - but not us! We are the best snow skiing destination in the south, with a variety of venues and slopes to challenge you. You'll find everything from skiing, to snowboarding, to tubing, to snow-shoeing. And there's no shortage of instructors, equipment rentals, events and activities. And as a bonus for OUR guests, you'll be able to look right down on Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and watch all of the activity right from your balcony or window. (They even offer a "courtesy coach" to our building.) You'll also find several of our attractions to be open year-round.


Care to just relax and stay close? That's easy to do here at Sugartop! Apart from our cozy condo, you may wish to explore some of the amenities our awesome building has to offer its guests, such as:

~ Large, indoor, heated swimming pool with a waterfall and awesome mountain views

~ Sauna

~ Steam room

~ Hot tubs

~ Locker rooms

~ Well-equipped exercise room with TV

~ Nostalgic library in the Citadel Tower

~ Meeting areas and comfortable lobby sitting areas

~ Cozy lobby fireplace

~ Refreshment/vending room

~ Outdoor picnic tables and grills

~ Observation deck

~ And VIEWS at every turn...


Speaking of views, how about grabbing your favorite refreshment and sitting out on your own private balcony to enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets this side of Heaven?

As you browse through the photos on our VRBO listing page, you'll come across a floor plan of our condo, so you can get a good idea of its layout. It's a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, split-plan with generous living and dining areas and a well-equipped kitchen.

Our kitchen has been completely remodeled in recent years and boasts upgraded, name-brand appliances with wood cabinets and beautiful countertops. It also has brand new cookware, utensils and dishes to accommodate any need. Care to stay in and do some mile-high cooking one evening? Got you covered! All you need are the groceries, and there are two very nice grocery stores within a 10-minute drive in either direction.

Luxury for Less: In some market areas you would expect to pay upwards of $250-400 a night for such accommodations!


Along with the abundance of utensils and cookware, you'll also enjoy:

~ a large, side-by-side refrigerator

~ oven unit with glass-top electric stove

~ built-in, over-the-range microwave oven

~ top-of-the-line, whisper-quiet, automatic dishwasher

~ garbage disposal

~ 4-slice toaster

~ blender

~ deluxe coffee maker with "full pot" or "single cup" options

~ complimentary coffee K-cups and tea bags


A dirty subject while on vacation, lol! Nevertheless, you'll enjoy the convenience of staying in a unit that has a private washer and dryer. Ours is a Maytag stacked unit and is located in the hall closet. We also supply a couple of complementary single-load, all natural laundry detergent packets. For backup, you're also just a few steps away from the 9th floor laundry facilities. The trash chute is also just a few steps away, right next to the laundry room.


Your comfort is our goal, so we've gone the extra mile to help you get a good night's sleep. Our master suite boasts a huge, king-sized bed that's topped with luxurious organic linens and a variety of hypoallergenic, down-alternative pillows in your choice of "soft, medium or firm" comfort.

Our guest bedroom offers the same bedding, but in twin sizes. For your viewing pleasure, a 40-inch "Smart TV" is provided in the master suite and a 32-inch "Smart TV" is provided in the guest suite. Both bedrooms have closets, dressers, nightstands and large windows that allow you to take in those wonderful mountain views! And on the 9th floor, you won't need to draw the blinds for "privacy". Not an issue here (perhaps just for sleeping in)!

The bathrooms are convenient to each bedroom and have everything you need to help freshen up or wind down. We provide an initial personal supply of organic soaps, shampoos and lotions, as well as plush towels that are sure to enhance your bath experience.

When ready to hit the pool, hot tub, sauna, or steam room, you'll find a supply of oversized spa towels in the laundry closet.


For your convenience, you'll find an iron and ironing board in the guest bedroom closet. A hair dryer can be found in the master bath lavatory cabinet. *Movies come by way of FREE NETFLIX which gives you an endless supply of movies, documentaries and programs to watch commercial-free (instructions in the unit). 50 music channels are also included. This provides more choices and convenience for our guests.

For those occasional warm July or August days we've provided ceiling fans in each room. (Air conditioning systems are generally unnecessary, and a rare find in our higher, cooler elevations.)

We hire professional housekeepers to perform a thorough cleaning and restock items after every stay. Additionally, Denise and I only live 2 hours away and usually come up between bookings ourselves. This enables us to personally "spot check" our condo and add those special finishing touches to make sure that everything is "just right" for our guests.

Great Rates: Nightly rates are for double occupancy. Each additional guest is $5.00 per night. We offer discounts of 10% for 7 or more nights and 15% for 28 or more nights.


Just so you are aware, our condo is in the slightly newer Citadel Tower wing. This places it close to the public laundry facilities and trash chute (very convenient) and in a quieter environment. When you exit the main elevator on the 9th floor, you'll turn right and walk to the end of the corridor, then continue on through the door marked "Citadel". Our unit #3927 is the 2nd one on the left.

For those who wish to "shorten their journey", we also include a special key to the private Citadel entrance and elevator. Instructions provided prior to check in.

During winter months an all-wheel or 4WD vehicle is strongly advised when visiting the High Country, especially for the higher elevations, and just after a winter snow storm.

Care to learn more? Please explore our listing thoroughly. Once you make a reservation request, we will also email this entire listing via a PDF attachment for easy review and printing. You can also contact us through VRBO with any lingering questions. We're here to help!

More Details

Gary Phillips
Member since: 2017
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25 September, 2018

About Gary Phillips

Denise and I grew up in Florida (D=Lakeland & G=Sarasota). As such, we were the typical Floridians who fell in the love with the mountains and spent most of our vacations exploring the vast scenic beauty of western NC. In fact, we loved the mountains so much that we eventually sold our small business in order to move here to raise our family in 1991, choosing not to wait until retirement.

We settled in the Etowah community which is between Hendersonville, Brevard and Asheville - and never looked back, trading beaches for mountains! It's been awesome living here and having so much to do and see - even driving to and from work can be pleasing to the eye.

Denise works at a local bank and I work from home while taking care of my 98 year-old mom. We are also committed to the LORD, very involved in our church and absolutely love our pastors and church family. Our faith in the Creator has led us to appreciate the natural beauty of His mountains. We never tire of its splendor and feel blessed to be able to share a "bird's eye view" of His handiwork with you!

Rest assured that we have bent over backwards to offer our guests a beautiful, cozy, comfortable, safe, and clean environment and will promptly respond to any questions or concerns you may have. During your stay you'll also have front desk personnel and building security available 24/7.

Gary Phillips purchased this condo in 2017

Why Gary Phillips chose Sugar Mountain

We've always loved the High Country and have enjoyed staying at the Sugartop Resort Condos a number of times. So much so, we decided to buy one! We now have the best of both worlds, as our home in Etowah is nestled in a wooded setting surrounded by nature while our "vacation" condo at Sugartop overlooks nature with its mountaintop advantages. And the close proximity between the two allows us to visit here often.

What makes this condo unique

We understand that you have a lot of accommodation choices in this sought-after vacation destination. This is why we invested in Sugartop Resort Condominiums, and worked so hard to make our condo extra special for our guests.

Enjoy the uniqueness of our mountaintop building! Nowhere else will you find a 10-story fortress built atop a mile-high mountain. Everywhere you look are INCREDIBLE views! Our building offers a spacious, well-appointed lobby with a cozy fireplace, sitting areas and ample indoor, year-round amenities.

Care for refreshments or dinner on your private balcony as you watch the sunset over the western ranges? Easy to do with our modern, fully-equipped kitchen. Get comfortable in front of a large "Smart TV" to watch your favorite programs or catch a free movie on NetFlix. "Smart TVs" are located in both bedrooms, as well as the living area.

Be sure to browse the 50 pictures above (including the floor plan) along with the video to gain a good perspective. You may want to print out this listing as well, since it contains all the info you need to make an informed decision...

Here are some of the advantages of our particular condo:

1) 9th floor location - on the west side of the building, offering some of the best views, including superb sunsets, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and majestic mountain ranges.

2) Recently renovated - we're now one of the "newer units" in the building and carefully chose furniture and decor to appeal to our valued guests - giving them the feeling of comfort, warmth and mountain living. We also strive to provide a healthy living environment with organic bedding and bath products, as well as "green" cookware (no Teflon!).

3) Cozy and convenient - we've got everything you need for a comfortable, memorable stay!

4) We are "hands on" and work WITH our housekeeping staff to make certain everything is JUST RIGHT!

IN A NUTSHELL - enjoy an AWESOME resort condo home for less than some popular hotels - a tremendous value...


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo around the Sugar Mountain around the Avery County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1106 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4 ...
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • * MINIMUM STAY = 3 NIGHTS. We don't charge for high-speed Internet, NetFlix, local phone use (or AWESOME views)! Font desk help is provided 24/7.
  • * All utilities included. Sugartop provides 24/7 security. We value and respect our guests and ask them to please value and respect our property.
  • * DAILY housekeeping NOT provided. The nominal fee is for "between guests" cleaning, laundry, restocking, and assuring a clean/healthy environment.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Everything needed for the comfort of your guests/children.
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Everything is provided for your personal comfort...
  • Bathrooms are average size with new comfort-height elongated toilets, space enhancing curved shower curtain rods, adjustable shower heads, all new faucets and hardware, vanities, mirrored medicine cabinets, shelving, towel bars, and lovely decor. You'll enjoy plenty of top quality towels and toiletries. The master bath has tile flooring and the guest bath has wood flooring and is located off the entry hallway next to the guest bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Extra large, comfy and cozy!
    Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Two comfy single beds
  • Split bedroom plan: Master has a private bath, new 40-inch "Smart TV", closet, dressers, large window with awesome views. Located off of living room. Guest has twin beds, closet, dresser, gorgeous views, and a new 32-inch "Smart TV" and is located off entry hall near dining room and laundry closet. These bedrooms are very comfortable, well-appointed and welcome retreats after a day full of fun and activities.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Make lasting memories! Come visit the heart of the High Country and take advantage of endless opportunities for fun, entertainment, and just, plain relaxation! We've done all we could to make your stay in our condo as pleasant, comfortable, and enjoyable as possible, and look forward to your visit. ~ Respectfully, Gary & Denise


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
Umatilla, Florida (Central Florida.....USA)

Excellent 2-bedroom condo in the heart of North Carolina High Country!

  • 5 of 5

This condo on the 9th floor of a 10 story tower at the top of Sugar Mountain in far western North Carolina, is a wonderful place to get away for a relaxing time in a resort setting. Sugartop condos is a facility with 320 units...and all the amenities that one could wish for including an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and exercise facilities. This condo unit faces west and overlooks both the mountains and the Beech Mountain ski facility. The condo unit itself is a split-plan 2-bedroom, 2-bath unit that is tastefully decorated and as clean and neat as could possibly be imagined. The owners have done everything possible to make one's stay easy and an unforgettable experience. Everything that one could possibly want has been provided. The stainless steel kitchen, with granite countertops, has every appliance and all the extras that one could want to find in a gourmet kitchen. The unit itself is equally well provisioned, from 3 smart TVs (living room and both bedrooms) to a comfy king size bed in the 'master' bedroom and twin beds in the guest bedroom. All towels and linens are provided and there's a washer and dryer in the unit to allow you to keep your own things clean while you're there. The views, both from inside the unit (with several windows facing west), and from the outside balcony, accessible from the slider in the living room, provide breathtaking views to be enjoyed.

The "details" are what make this place special....every possible detail that you can imagine in a well equipped home, you'll find in this rental condo. That includes tasteful decorations and wall hangings as well as comfortable living room furniture. We'd give this unit nothing short of a 5-star rating. Our only concern is that once this place is discovered and enjoyed by others, I'm afraid that it will be full booked and we'll not be able to return to it when next we need and want a getaway vacation!! .

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff and Diane for such a wonderful, well thought out review! Denise and I are so happy that you folks enjoyed your stay and had such a good time! You were model guests as well and left our condo immaculate! It was also a pleasure communicating with you via email and getting to know you in the process. You are welcome back anytime!
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4.5 incredible views and sunsets

  • 4 of 5

This place has the most incredible mountain views and sunsets. Very peaceful. Enjoyed exploring the surrounding area. We did see wild turkey one morning. Gary and Denise are very attentive to making your stay the best they possibly can. They had a informational book with many details that was very helpful. We did have concerns about having to park in a lower parking lot however the shuttle was very prompt and the driver was exceptionally nice. We were sad to have to leave the cooler mountain weather.

Pam Giebeig

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great comfy cozy condo with AWESOME views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 3 enjoyed this great 2br condo. It really had the perfect layout for us! Thoughtful owners make sure you have everything that you need and then some. Comfy beds and sheets and towels. Nice comfy seating to lounge around after exploring the town. The balcony was awesome and has beautiful views of the mountains that seem to go on forever. The complex had great service and shuttle to get you from your car in the lower lots to the entrance. Very friendly people everywhere you turn. Pool area and hot tub also very clean and enjoyable. The condo was super clean and stocked well with kitchen items, etc.. I really can’t say enough good things about this condo and the super nice owners who left us a handwritten note upon arrival. Such a sweet and thoughtful gesture. I would definitely recommend this condo and will look forward to a time when we can return for another stay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful words, Lena and Jonathan. Denise and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and had such a good time. Vacations are well planned and well deserved and it's a privilege to be able to help out and see positive results. Please return anytime! ~ Gary & Denise
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Great Views & comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were spotless, view was great and the attention to detail in this place is amazing! Having owned a rental cabin in Pigeon Forge, I was very impressed on how thorough the owners are in anticipating their guests needs and providing everything you'd want to make yourself feel at home.

Highly recommend this acommodation!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Gary! Your review means a lot to us, especially coming from a vacation cabin owner. And thanks for leaving our place so nice - hope you enjoyed your time in the High Country, and that you return soon. You'll always be welcome!
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A comfortable and recently updated condo in a desirable location.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are very responsive and are eager to ensure your stay is enjoyable as is the Sugar Top staff. We really like this area and its proximity to many activities.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Roy - Denise and I are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully you met up with some old friends and were able to play a couple rounds of golf during your stay. Appreciate your business and hope you return again in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely beautiful place to stay. From the wonderfully soft carpet to the most comfortable beds. My family stayed for 3 nights and after being there 5 minutes were ready to stay forever. Such a great location...convenient to everything we wanted to do. The views are beautiful!!!

We can’t wait to go back. The owners really care about their renters and you can tell by the little touches they have put throughout.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stacy, for the wonderful review and positive comments! We appreciate your business and hope you and your family return again. It warms our hearts to hear about great vacation experiences in our condo. God bless!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tri-Cities Regional Airport, just NW in Tennessee
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Banner Elk
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Sugar Mountain Golf
Nearest Motorway
132 Miles
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Multiple in Banner Elk
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort (shuttle included)
Car: necessary

The High Country of Western North Carolina is the place to be for the finest in vacation opportunities for the young and the young-at-heart! With a vast array of activities to choose from, there's truly something for everyone - including the best place to simply kick back, relax and take in the extraordinary scenery and cool, fresh mountain air.

Some of the more popular nearby attractions include Grandfather Mountain, the world famous Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, and the Tweetsie Railroad. To discover all of the numerous opportunities available to you, check out our personal Resources Page on our website, MountainTopCondo . com.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.37
Additional Guest Fee £3.81 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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