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Blowing Rock/Boone,Hound Ear's Only 5 Star Rental! Big Views!

Bedrooms 6
Separate WCs1
Space 5,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-14)

Our 5 STAR renter reviews say it all! This spectacular 5000 sq ft, 6 BR, 5 1/2 bath, home is located at the top of the prestigious Hound Ears Country Club gated community. The amazing long range views go all the way to Tennessee and West Virginia,and change with the weather and the seasons. Designed by a prominent architect in the Frank Lloyd Wright vernacular, it is a unique home like no other in North Carolina.

The house can sleep 12 and features 6 Bedrooms. The Master and the 'Zen' bedroom each have King sized beds. The 'kid's' room has two twin beds and the other 3 bedrooms have Queen sized Beds. There are also 2 Queen size pull out couches, one in the living room and one in the downstairs

game room.

The main floor features a huge living room with spectacular views, a gas fireplace and 55' HD LED TV. There is a XBOX 360 with Kinnect for family fun. The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped. The dining room seats 8 and there is a table for four in the breakfast area for a total seating of 12. There is also a guest bedroom on this floor with a full bath/powder room with double sink.

The huge Master Suite is in it's own seperate wing connected by an enclosed sky bridge to the main house which provides maximum privacy. It is on 3 levels. The upper level features a huge Master Bedroom with king sized bed, a gas fireplace and a 42' LED HD TV with DVD player. It also has a convenient half bath, a seperate seating area, and a home office on this level . The center level has seperate His and Her's full baths ,and dressing room. Her's includes a bidet and a jacuzzi tub. The huge dressing room features a built in lighted make-up table, 12 drawer dressers, and a large walk-in closet. The bottom level features a private Master Guest room with queen size bed and direct access to the bathrooms without disturbing the main Master Bedroom. Perfect for keeping younger children close to their parents. NOTE! This is the 6th bedroom in the house, but it is accessed only through the main Master Bedroom so it is great for keeping your own kids close by but infringes on your privacy in the Master Bedroom if other adults use it.

The lower level of the main house features a large guest 'Zen' bedroom, a full bath, and a seperate bedroom with 2 twin beds. In addition,the additional 'Jetson' suite has a private bedroom with it's own bath and entry.

There is a family/play room with a queen pull out couch, 42' LED HD TV, DVD player, Play Station 2, Wii game, and a stereo.

There is also an enclosed laundry room with full sized washer and dryer.

The house was completely renovated when we bought it. It included new furniture, new wood floors, and new flat screen HD TV's with dvd players in the LR, Playroom and all bedrooms. The kitchen utensils and accessories are all new. There are dishes and silverware for 14 guests. The linens and towels are top of the line. Everything has been done at an 'Owner' quality level, not as a rental.

As you can see by our rave 5 star reviews, for the last 5 years, everyone who has stayed here has had a great time and given us a 5 star rating. We hope you'll come too.

Share your stay with friends or family, with 6 bedrooms there's plenty of room and you'll have a million dollar house for the price of a Motel 8!


The North Carolina mountains are prone to snow and icy conditions during the winter months. The house is at an elevation of 3400 feet. A 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE AND/OR CHAINS ARE REQUIRED DURING THE WINTER MONTHS. THE HOUND EAR'S ROADS AND THE DRIVEWAY ARE TOO STEEP AND SLIPPERY FOR 2 WHEEL DRIVE DURING HEAVY SNOW AND ICE STORMS.

Keywords: House, lodge, cabin

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About The Owner

We bought this home even though we were not really ready to buy. It was that spectacular! We're from Miami and getting away from the heat and humidity is in the summer is a must. I've been vacationing in the area all my life and wanted to get something that we could spend a lot of time in someday. This house is it. We refurbished/redecorated the entire house. This was done with top of the line furniture and accessories for our use, not cheaply done as a rental property.I know you'll enjoy this house as much as we do.

The Owner purchased this house in 2010

Why The Owner chose Boone

This location has the best of all worlds. It's in the beautiful, secure, gated Hound Ears County Club. It is 5 miles from the charm of Blowing Rock and 5 miles to Boone, a great little college town with all the services you need for comfortable living. Only a 2 hour drive on 4 lane highways from the Charlotte, NC. international airport, it's easy to get to from anywhere in the country. It's just minutes away from two of North Carolina's best ski resorts, Sugar Mountain, and Beech Mountain, as well as Appalachian Mountain.

For the kids, there's snow skiing, zip lining, snow and river tubing whitewater rafting and the famous Tweetsie Railroad amusement park. There are a number of great public golf courses in the area that have received great reviews from our golfing guests.The famous "Creeper" bicycle trail is less than an hour away, a great downhill ride for the entire family

What makes this house unique

You get all the privacy and security of being in an exclusive low density, heavily wooded, gated community and the seclusion to enjoy the spectacular weather and scenery. Yet, it's close to Blowing Rock, Boone, and Banner Elk with their great shopping, dining, and sports. The area has every sport and activity you'll ever want, including great golf, 4 ski resorts, snow and river tubing, and recently added, zip lining. The kids will love the nearby famous Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park, the park with swimming pool in downtown Blowing Rock and the Jonas resort tubing park and horse back riding. The house has become a favorite for guests looking for a special home for all types of events from weddings to birthdays to ASU homecoming games.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Boone in Watauga

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master Bathroom HIS - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Double Sink Vanity
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Master Bathroom-HERS - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Lighted Make up table in hugh dressing room
    Master 1/2 Bath - Toilet , This 1/2 bath is in the master bedroom on the top floor
  • 5.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    'Kids: Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    'Jetson' Suite - 1 Large Double Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 Large Double Bed
    Large 'Zen' bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Guest Bedroom, main floor - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Suite downstairs Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King size beds (2) King beds located in Master Bedroom and downstairs 'Zen' Master Bedroom, Queen size Beds (3) Queen beds located in upstairs guest bedroom, downstairs 'Jetson Suite' and private Master guest bedroom. Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 Twin Beds in one room, 1 Booster seat 1 Gate for stairs Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) comfortable queen sized pull-out beds in Living room and downstairs Game room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Blowing Rock/Boone,Hound Ear's Only 5 Star Rental! Big Views!
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Lovely Stay in Hound Ears

  • 5 of 5

This home is beautiful and accommodated five couples perfectly. Kudos to the owner for the detailed instruction book, which comes in handy when trying to figure out the heating and cooling systems of the house. The house is not fully centrally air conditioned, but there are portable units for the areas that are not; and, typically, you don't need ac in the mountains but we encountered an unusual warm spell. The house stayed very comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped and the views are breathtaking. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind review, we're glad you had a great stay. Also, thanks for taking great care of the house. We hope to see you again. Pat and Lucy
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

The property was exactly as described - it was perfect for our large crowd with spaces for each family unit. The view was incredible! Would definitely stay again if back in Boone.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and beautiful home with magnificent views.

  • 4 of 5

I loved this property. The living and dining rooms were large for a big family. The kitchen was well-stocked and there were plenty of linens - sheets, towels, pillows, etc. The only reason I did not give it a five is that areas of the home seemed dated (charming in many ways) but especially the kitchen which is galley style and a little hard to cook in for a larger group. I would stay here again; however, due to the charm, views and size as well as Patrick Session who was very helpful and responsive throughout our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views / So spacious!

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely LOVED this home...especially the view!! It was gorgeous from every room in the house! The home is very well-stocked with anything you could need. We enjoyed grilling out Saturday night and sat out on the deck, enjoying the beautiful scenery! My only complaint has nothing to do with the house or the location, but with the service fees charged by VRBO. I believe these were a little excessive. What would make this rental perfect is if I could rent directly from the owner!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House with gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Very spacious home, well equipped with video games for the kids, lots of cleaning supplies, linens, table cloths, etc. Lots of cute spots for pictures besides the amazing views. We went in February and were blessed with amazing weather but like the suggestions say, in the winter you might need a 4whl drive as it's very high up in the neighborhood. Overall very nice, welcoming and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Pinehurst, NC

Awesome Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, beautiful view! Owners were very accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to see you again. Pat and Lucy.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Charlotte, NC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blowing Rock and Boone
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Boone Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Gamekeeper
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary

Zip lining, the newest craze is available within 15 minutes of the home. We're close to both major ski mountains, Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain,a and to family friendly Appalaction ski mountain . Snow Tubing Parks are available nearby. Also , the world famous 'Tweetsie Railroad' amusement park is only 15 minutes away! Your kids will LOVE it.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £134.45
Refundable Damage Deposit £192.07

A damage deposit of $250 on a credit card is required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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