Retreat to the serenity the Appalachian Mountains just a 3½ hours’ drive from Raleigh NC. The Buffalo Bungalow is a beautiful home in a country setting but with easy access to the charming downtown West Jefferson Arts District with all the amenities; yet it is nestled in the mountains in a tranquil setting with abundant wildlife. Sleep in the forest’s symphony. Watch the fireflies signal their joy and see once again that there is a Milky Way. Escape pollution noise, crowds, tension and stress in the soft caress of the Blue Ridge.
This two bedroom, one bathroom house is surrounded on 3 sides with mountains. The house sleeps 5 (Queen, Full, and twin sleeper sofa) with linens included and features a large custom kitchen with a full complement of cookware, silverware, and small appliances, a cast iron gas stove in the living room, and hardwood floor throughout, along with a full sized washer and dryer. Be connected if you wish, there is wireless internet, phone and TV, but you can unwind, unplug, and get a much needed break in the clean mountain air. Entertainment is provided by 36” TV with Cable TV and Netflix. A DVD library with a few kids DVDs are provided. A selection of board and card games along with a few books is available. There is a large deck with a beautiful mountain view, a charcoal grill, and a fire pit for roasting marshmallows or just chasing away the evening chill.
Enjoy this NC mountain private getaway in a relaxing country setting. You will see cows grazing in the nearby pasture, and depending on the time of year may enjoy watching the hummingbirds or get a glimpse of the wild turkeys or deer off the back deck. Enjoy just sitting on the deck, hiking in the Nature Preserve adjoining the back of the property.
Located just 6 miles from the town of West Jefferson where many festivals are held and many artisans keep shop. The town is a mecca of art galleries and other interesting shops, offers a few restaurants, bars, an ice cream parlor, and a coffee shop. Mary’s Episcopal Church containing 3 of Ben Long’s frescoes is nearby. This is the only place in NC where cheese is made, and you can watch at the Ashe County Cheese factory downtown. The Ashe County Arts Council showcases local artists with rotating exhibits and special events. West Jefferson hosts a Christmas in July festival and has 15 murals that create a walking tour throughout downtown. There are free summer concerts on the backstreet, a weekly Saturday and Wednesday farmers’ market, monthly gallery crawls, one of the biggest arts & crafts festivals in the high country, an antique festival, little theater performances, and annual holiday events.
Mount Jefferson State Park is just 9 miles away from the house and has fabulous views and a hiking trail. The Virginia Creeper Bike Path is just 45 minutes away while it is just 20 minutes to the New River for rafting. If you choose to visit area attractions, historic Todd, Glendale Springs, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, Boone NC, Mount Rogers and Grayson Highlands State Park, Pond Mountain, and Elk Knob State Park are all within 30 to 60 minutes’ drive.
Sorry, no pets and no smoking.
Please note there is house next door that is sometimes occupied. The deck and the living room of the cabin is set so there is no view of the house although the house is visible from the kitchen and master bedroom window.