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Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WCs1
Space 1,050 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cozy Rustic Cabin in the Woods for a Private Mountain Retreat

Situated on 2 acres on the western slopes of the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains, Fern Hill Overlook offers magnificent mountain views, lots of privacy, and is conveniently accessible to local attractions and activities.

Curve up the driveway between rock ledges and rhododendron to a rustic cabin which is not easily visible from the road. A large carved bear greets your sight as you round the bend in the driveway.

Park under the deck and walk up the stone steps. At the top of the steps, there is a bench big enough for two and a stone patio. It's a great spot for quiet reflection. Go through the house or follow the deck to the front porch for BREATHTAKING mountain views and a glimpse of the river in winter. No other cabins are between you and the river. Put the two rocking chairs together and share nature's beauty and majesty with someone special. Or, soak in the hot tub on the deck and enjoy the scenic views and forest setting. Be sure to keep an eye out for deer passing by but please respect this property as a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna.

This cabin has many amenities including full length windows, an updated kitchen and open floor plan. It is nicely furnished with rustic style furniture and accents. The master bedroom with a reading area takes full advantage of the windows and views. Firewood is provided for the wood burning stove which keeps the cabin cozy in even the coldest weather.

Located only 25 minutes from Boone or Blowing Rock, it's a short ride for shopping, touring, or skiing. Head in the other direction and you can spend the day in Tennessee at Watauga Lake! Browse the collection of books in the cabin for reading on a rainy day.

Bear images and figures are included in the decor. Count the bears in and around the cabin and turn in your total to confirm whether you found all of them. Further details are available.

Fern Hill Overlook is accessible year round but four wheel drive or chains are recommended for this property in winter months due to the significant slope of the driveway.

Although the cabin does not have central air-conditioning, the relatively high elevation and ceiling fans usually keep it comfortable year round. There are 3 sources of heat during cooler months to keep the cabin warm and cozy. As a rustic cabin in the woods, the possibility of an outdoor fire spreading to the cabin is a concern. Therefore, no outdoor fires (grills for cooking, fire pits, etc.) are allowed. Wildlife such as deer and turkey may occasionally be seen crossing the property. These 2 acres are to be respected as a sanctuary for animals. No discharge of weapons of any sort is permitted.

More Details

Owner
Sandra
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2018

About Sandra

A native Floridian, I grew up in a beautiful, almost tropical, but very flat landscape. By contrast, the mountain scenery is magnificent in a very different and dramatic way. I love each season and the change of scenery it brings at the cabin. The natural setting and majestic peaks seen from the front porch make Fern Hill Overlook a great personal retreat. (I live in NC now about 4 hours away from my cabin.) If you are looking to experience the mountains in a private wooded setting, I invite you to consider Fern Hill Overlook.

Sandra purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Sandra chose Sugar Grove

In May 2006 we found this permanent private rustic vacation cabin which is perfect for us. It is a truly special spot that has a feeling of seclusion on 2 acres, an awesome view of the mountains and seasonal views of the Watauga River.

What makes this cabin unique

Hot tub for relaxation. Rocking chair front porch. Close to the river. Wooded. For necessities, there is a nearby grocery, deli and gas station. We consider this property a refuge for the wildlife and the people who visit. Please respect our desire to maintain this property as a sanctuary for everything within its boundaries. We hope that your stay here will be an experience to store in your chest of treasured memories.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Sugar Grove in Laurel Creek

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , King-size bed, single sleep sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa is single bed size
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
Notes:
NO outdoor grilling or firepits permitted due to fire hazards.

Reviews

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Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 33 reviews
Powell, Ohio
5

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My sweetie and spend a weekend in Feb here to celebrate Valentines Day. It was everything we had hoped for! The cabin is clean, well stocked in all the necessities, and very romantic. The views were just as pictured.

Master bed was very comfortable (we didn't use the second bedroom), and the view of the mountains when waking up was gorgeous and peaceful. Loved the hot tub, and the fact that the setting was very private.

We arrived to a light dusting of snow, which made using the wood stove and the hot tub the perfect thing. The stove puts out a LOT of heat, and the cabin was cozy and warm in no time. The location was close to Boone, Blowing Rock and Valle Cruces, so if you want something to do, you can reach town within 20 min. Puzzles and games were supplied, so there was really no reason to leave.

We cooked 4 meals and found everything we needed in the kitchen.

I certainly hope to return to Fern Hill Overlook sometime in the future. Thank you Sandra for a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

beautiful view and a beautiful cabin to go with it

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! We had an anniversary weekend, and loved spending time on the porch, enjoying the view from the hot tub, and waking up each morning to a full mountain view in the bedroom. the cabin had everything we needed and was very clean. It was nice to be back in the woods with privacy, not near any other cabins.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great views!

  • 4 of 5

Positive:

Great directions to cabin!

Awesome views from all rooms.

Washer/dryer a big plus.

Secluded but not too far from nice sized town with many restaurants.

Comfortable beds. Large, comfortable master bedroom.

Very nice kitchen.

No issues with hot tub.

Negative:

Window coverings for privacy would be good.

Half bath needs electrical outlet.

Bedrooms need mirror.

Driveway is too rough. It is very steep and difficult to drive. Needs work.

Need basic sports channels on TV would be good. Had to go to sports bar in town to watch NBA Conference Finals games.

AC would make it more comfy.

Coffee would be great...at least enough for one pot!

Overall, very nice cabin, but a few changes could be made to make it even better.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gastonia, NC
4

Mountain views

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful mountain views, hot tub was relaxing.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, NC
5

Great view!

  • 5 of 5

Sandra was very helpful when corresponding. The view is fantastic and it's only 20 minutes to Boone!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very cozy place to get away!

  • 4 of 5

We absolutely loved it. Beautiful views. Cozy home. Owner was quick to help us when we had a question. Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
U. S. Highway 321
Car: necessary

Enjoy majestic mountain views, the crisp tang of the air, the abundance of wildlife, the splendor of the leaves in fall, the sound of the river after a rain, and the character of this mountain community! In this very private setting, the hot tub on the deck is a great way to relax while you enjoy the view.

It's a short drive to Valle Crucis. Be sure to visit the Mast General Store and Annex there. Music in the Valle features local musicians in the community park on Friday nights during the summer. For “downtown” shopping, it is about 20 minutes from Boone. There’s a great grocery right around the corner from the cabin for any necessities. Ski resorts in the area provide sporting activity in the winter. For warmer weather, there are opportunities for horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing and whitewater rafting.

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Refundable Damage Deposit £151.1

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