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Historic Waterfront House in Todd

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,048 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Incredible views from the two porches of the river and mountains, fishing, kayaking, biking in front of this amazing home just down the road from Boone It has been recently renovated with high end furnishings and updated kitchen and bathrooms. The house has a complimentary computer with DSL Internet and there is WiFi throughout. It sits nestled between hills on 5.5 acres over looking the beautiful New River. A bubbling creek runs down from the big barn past the deck with the waterfall hot tub and hammocks, across to join the New River. Fish, swim or tube right in front or just relax and watch the river from a rocking chair on the front or upstairs porches. The house is famous too - it is on the cover of the best selling novel Nobody's Fool by Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo.

PS No pet policy due to allergies

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Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

High Country Resort Rentals is a growing full service property management firm located in Boone, NC serving Watauga, Avery, and Ashe counties in the North Carolina High Country.

We manage vacation rentals to fit every budget in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Linville, Todd, West Jefferson and Fleetwood.

Our dedicated, knowledgeable and friendly staff sets us apart from other vacation rental agencies in the area. We grew up here. We know and love the mountains we call home and understand why people want to visit. It's for the same reasons we love living here: the cool mountain temperatures, breathtaking views from the Blue Ridge Parkway, four beautiful, distinct seasons—especially the splendor of the fall foliage, proximity to skiing and other winter sports, our superb University, Appalachian State, and our clean and scenic rivers for kayaking, tubing and fresh water fishing.

Our team strives to make sure you are pleased with your accommodations and that you enjoy our mountain homes as much as we love living and working here. We conduct pre-arrival checks before your check-in to make sure everything is clean and in good working order. We have 24-7 maintenance and guest services, including guest concierge and provisioning services. We can schedule dinner reservations, riding lessons, ski lessons, help with your wedding, stock your pantry, set up golf or tennis times, order flowers—almost anything you desire to make your get-away perfect. Just ask and we will do our best to deliver.

High Country Resort Rentals is an affiliate of Blue Ridge Professional Property Services, LLC, a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Company.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Incredible views from the two porches of the river and mountains, fishing, kayaking, biking in front of this amazing home outside of Boone which is on the cover of the best selling novel Nobody's Fool by Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Todd in Bald Mountain

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2048 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Adjoins Master Bedroom and has separate entrance to hallway,
    Downstairs Full Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 King, 2 Twin, 1 Queen, 2 Pull Out Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing


3.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

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Historic Waterfront House in Todd
average rating of 3.6666667 based on 9 reviews

Unforgettable vacations

  • 5 of 5

Very good vacation in the cabin My family enjoy it a lot I recommend it with five stars for holidays away from the noise of the city I give it five stars

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive remarks. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return.
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Clayton, North Carolina

Nothing works! Everything is dangerous! Pathetic attempt of a vacation home.

  • 1 of 5

I’d rather have a tent and $2 tour of an old home. If u work hard and have a family don’t pick this home. Another southern property and area with no pride of ownership. I’m embarrassed for the owner. Save your money.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We apologize that the home was not what you were looking for in a vacation rental. It is always disappointing to hear of a guest that had an unpleasant stay at one of our properties. If any issues were brought to our attention during your stay, we would typically offer to move you to a different property or remediate by offering a refund.
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Son's wedding weekend

  • 3 of 5

Came to Todd for my son's wedding. Beautiful area and house had beautiful views. Accomodations were adequate, plenty of room for all 11 of us. House well stocked with most needed items, however needs more attention to cleanliness. Someone was there when we arrived at check-in time and appeared to be finishing cleaning however all bath rugs needed to be shaken out or vacuumed, there was still trash in a bath trash can and sheets in dryer. Also master bath had major cobwebs over mirror. Parking multiple vehicles is an issue. Mattresses were not comfortable and twin bedroom door would not close completely. Kitchen faucet handle broken and kept falling off. Addressing these minor issues would make it much more welcoming. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We like old houses so this suited us fine. We had a good stay.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the stay!. It was great to be able to go up river and then just kayak down to the house and then get out---very nice.

First bedroom on the right as you get upstairs does not lock and the light switch does not work. There is no closet in that room either so the girl's clothes were on the floor---perhaps a dresser in this room.

The sleeper couch in the the 'TV room' downstairs really is shot and needs to go. It is not comfortable to sit on to watch TV.

Please do not take all of this too negatively, just some things to make it better for the next folks. We did break one of the large white plates so we owe you for that.

Thanks for sharing this place!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Roomy and comfortable--enjoyed the high ceilings, the location, the front porch, the kitchen. All the charm of an old farm house with modern updates.

One note: there are not good mattresses on the pull out sofas, so it's a good idea to plan accordingly (but definitely spacious separate sleeping areas).

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay - thank you for your wonderful review!
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Goldsboro NC

Not happy with the rental.

  • 1 of 5

Pictures look much better then in real life. Found the place to be quite dirty, furniture needs up dating. when sitting on the couch in the living room, you fall all the way to the floor. The beds were very uncomfortable. I do not know what you are paying your cleaning crew, but what ever it is, you are paying to much. The pots and pans were covered in grease. We had to wash every dish before we used them. We tried to make mash potatoes for dinner, but the blender did not work. The kids wanted to go tubing, however most of the floats in the shed were busted. The only security on the back upstairs door was a chain lock. I do not believe it could hold anyone back from breaking in to the house. Did not feel secure at all! Over all, the house was very disappointing and not worth the money.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
104 Miles
Piedmont Triad Airport, Greensboro, NC
Nearest Barpub
13.8 Miles
Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Boone, NC
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
12.1 Miles
Mountain Aire Golf Course, West Jefferson, NC
Nearest Train
98.6 Miles
Salisbury, NC Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US Hwy 421, Deep Gap, NC
Nearest Restaurant
12.5 Miles
Joy Bistro, Boone, NC
Nearest Ski
20.1 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain, Blowing Rock, NC
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


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