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Beautiful Mountain Home w/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Just Renovated

People18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
18
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Main House (6 Bedrooms 4 Bath Sleeps 16) + Guest Cabin (1 Bed 1 Bath Sleeps 2)

The Great Escape is a spectacular, newly renovated mountain property that was built for privacy, relaxation and the enjoyment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The spacious three level cabin with 6 bedrooms and two master bedrooms is located at 3,900 feet at the center/top of a private mountain spanning 106 acres which boasts spectacular westward views of meadows, mountains, and valleys. There is a guest cabin 100 yards from the main house that can be rented for $75-$95 per night. The guest cabin includes the 7th bedroom and 5th bathroom

30 minutes north of Boone. Last half mile uphill on a private gravel driveway. Four wheel drive required in winter. We have had guests bring trailers with bikes/motorcycles up the driveway without any issues, however less experienced motor cycle riders might not be comfortable with the gravel/pitch of drive.

Key Amenities:

Main House: Six bedrooms/four baths in main house. This includes two master bedrooms. The primary master has a fireplace and a private deck with view.

There are two upstairs bedrooms with queens that share a bathroom.

In addition there are two "kids" rooms on the lower level that share a bathroom. These bedrooms have two bunk beds in each, however there is a full size bottom bunk in each room if you need more room for adults.

Guest Cabin: 1 bedroom, w bath, kitchenette and sitting room (rents for an additional $75-$95 per night). The guest cabin is approximately 100 yards from the main house. Great for grandparents, adult children who appreciate a little quiet. We never rent the guest separately, so you will have complete privacy if you don't end up renting the guest cabin also.

Spectacular mountain views

Very quiet - zero man-made noise

Spacious deck

Large, outdoor hot tub with great views

Great room with 20' cathedral ceiling

Two fireplaces (one in master)

New hardwood floors

Fully equipped kitchen - granite counters/stainless appliances, keurig, traditional coffee maker, crock pot, waffle iron, microwave

Air conditioning

Newly tiled bathrooms

Wood burning stove (firewood provided)

Two outdoor fire pits (firewood provided)

Wrap around deck

Stone patio with tremendous view

Scenic pond

Foosball table (telescoping rods, awesome safety feature for little kids)

130' by 60' ball field

Gas grill

Hammock

Miles of back country hiking

Cool, dry weather at 3,900 feet elevation

Pet Friendly

Free WiFi in main house guest cabin doesn't have wifi

Cable TV in main house, guest cabin doesn't have cable

Great cell phone coverage

Accommodations:

Master bedroom/bath with king bed, tv and walk-out deck and hot tub access

Two guest bedrooms, each with queen bed

Lower level has pull-out double bed

Guest cabin has kitchen, bathroom, cozy living area and bedroom with queen bed - rents for an additional $60 - $85 per night, depending on the season

Nearby Activities:

Hiking

- Elk Knob State Park

Horseback riding

Fly fishing

- Wade fishing in the New River - 5-20 minutes away

- Float Trips on the Holston and Watauga Rivers

- Guides

-- Dustin Coffey - 828-750-4198

-- Foscoe Fishing

(828) 963-6556

-- South Holston River Fly Shop 423-878-2822

Rafting, Canoeing, Tubing

Cross Country Skiing

- Elk Knob State Park

Rock Climbing/Ropes Course

Downhill skiing

- Appalachian, Beech Mountain - 45-60 mins away

Golf

- Red Tail Golf Course (20 mins away in Mountain City)

Nearby Attractions:

Appalachian State University

Mast General Store - downtown Boone

Tweetsie Railroad

You could spend days just exploring this wonderful property, picnicing in the meadows full of wildflowers such as Queen Anne's Lace and daisies, and enjoying the deer and other wildlife. The main house and guest cabin are in the center of the property - 0.4 miles up a private drive. Very quiet, not a single man-made sound can be heard.

After a day of exploring, you'll love soaking in the hot tub as you marvel at the beautiful sunsets beyond the distant mountains. New 20 x 26 stone patio with fire pit and tremendous views. Complimentary firewood is provided.

The main level boasts a spacious living room with a 20-foot high cathedral ceiling, a wall of windows with picturesque views of the surrounding countryside and nearby and distant mountains, satellite HDTV with DVD Player, and a wood stove.

The dining area is adjacent to the living room with the same great mountaintop views, and the fully-equipped kitchen opens to the dining area. Granite counter tops and new stainless appliances. The views from the kitchen are also incredible. Off of the kitchen are a laundry room and a spacious mudroom.

Also on the main level is a spacious master suite with a king bed, doors leading to the deck and hot tub, satellite TV, and a newly tiled private bathroom with shower.

The main level wraparound deck is accessible from both the master bedroom and the dining/living area. On the deck are a gas grill, plenty of deck chairs and hammock for relaxing and admiring the gorgeous meadow, valley and mountain views. The sunsets are particularly wonderful. An octagonal dining table with seating is also located under a covered portion of the deck.

The upper level contains 2 bedrooms, each with a queen bed, and private, newly tiled full bathroom with a tub/shower combo.

Downstairs is a living area with flat screen satellite TV and DVD Player, a high end foosball table (with telescoping, safety rods, very safe for little kids), a full-sized sleeper sofa, a wall of book shelves with plenty of books to enjoy, a desk, and a bathroom with a shower.

At the end of the driveway is a newly cleared grass ball field - 60' x 130'. Great for frisbee, soccer or softball.

In addition to the beautiful accommodations and spectacular mountain views that come with the 106 acres at The Great Escape, you can also have the pleasure of renting and staying at the cozy Guest Cabin nestled in the woods situated next to a peaceful goldfish pond. The cabin is rented for an additional $60 - $85 per night, depending on the season, and never rented separately from the main house.

Sit on the covered front porch of the cabin in either of 2 rocking chairs or the porch swing and listen to the water trickling through the goldfish pond and the birds chirping or the rustling of leaves as the mountain breezes meander through the forest. In the evening, enjoy a bonfire in the firepit by the pond, and during the day you can enjoy a meal in the great outdoors by the firepit.

Inside this cozy cabin are a kitchen equipped with all standard appliances except a dishwasher, a dining table for 2, a living room with a TV and DVD Player, a bathroom with a shower, and upstairs is a bedroom with queen-sized bed.

The Great Escape is located off of Hwy 421 just 20 miles northwest of Boone, so it is just a short drive to many local attractions. On the property are some great old logging roads to hike on as well as beautiful open mountaintop meadows full of wildflowers to roam through. The country roads are scenic and offer a great ride for bikers. Elk Knob State Park and Screamtime Zipline are only 15 minutes away. Dutch Creek Trails horseback riding, the historic Mast General Store, and the Historic Todd General Store are only 25 minutes away. Boone Shopping and Dining and ASU are only 35 minutes away. Tweetsie Railroad and Appalachian Ski Resort, Main Street Blowing Rock Shopping and Dining, The Virginia Creeper Trail, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline, and Grandfather Mountain are only 40-45 minutes away. And Ski Beech is just an hour away.

Whether you plan on staying on the move and visiting the popular local attractions or you plan to slow down and just relax at the property, you will certainly be glad to come home to the beauty and tranquility of The Great Escape!

Recommend four wheel drive or all wheel drive in the winter. Last half mile is uphill a private gravel driveway.

More Details

Owner
Gordie
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Gordie

We're a family of six with four kids who love the Great Escape - ages 10, 7, 4 and 1. We've always enjoyed the outdoors and the mountains. We rented the property in early 2014 and after a great weekend, decided to try to purchase it.

We have renovated the main house and are adding three bedrooms and substantial living space in the spring of 2017. the renovation will be completed this May. We would be happy to provide more details over the phone regarding the amenities we are adding.

As former military members, my wife and i are happy to offer an 5% discount to Active Duty Military personnel. We also offer returning guests an 5% discount off of list price.

Gordie purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Gordie chose North Carolina

Spectacular views and chance to escape the city. It's very private and quiet with no other houses in sight. We wanted to have a place where our tfour children could tramp around and explore while we could relax with extraordinary views.

What makes this cabin unique

Very, very quiet, and very very private. Our recent upgrades have transformed a great piece of mountain property into a premium mountain escape.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Zionville, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Primary Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double shower.
    Guest Cabin Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 100 yards from main house in guest cabin
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly renovated
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Newly renovated.
    Main Floor Master Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly Renovated
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Primary Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Newly added master with fireplace and private deck.
    Main Floor Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Easy access. Newly renovated bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares a full bath with Upstairs Bedroom 2
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Shares a full bathroom with Upstairs Bedroom 1
    Guest Cabin - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedroom is in a separate guest house - 100 yards - extra fee
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Two bunk beds. Bottom of one bunk is a double bed.
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Bunk Bed , Two bunk beds. Bottom bunk of one bed is a double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Notes:
Initial supply of paper goods and kitchen supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap etc.) is provided but guests should plan to bring their own supplies.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Mountain Home w/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Just Renovated
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
Garner nc
5

Great cabin with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We love the property and this was second visit here. Views are fantastic and house has everything you would need. Gordie was great and responds quickly. Would plan to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great private location!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The home was outstanding. The only thing missing was the instructions for the heaters but we figured it out. Would definitely stay there again. Privacy, great views, and always prompt responses from the owner. 5 Stars!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our place. We'd love to host you again.
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5

Amazing Family Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We absolutely loved spending a long weekend at this mountain home with our family and friends. Our children were so sad to leave. Gordie was very helpful through the entire process of renting, and any questions my husband had were readily answered. It was everything that we imagined it would be and more. We can't wait to come back again!! Thanks again for allowing us to rent your beautiful home!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming to visit. We'd love to host you again. Thanks for the review.
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5

BREATHTAKING VIEW

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Love, Love, Love this cabin!!! The view was just amazing! Words can't describe the location of this cabin. We had an amazing time with family and friends! It was so nice to be away from city life and enjoy nature. Cabin was clean and cozy! Owner was very helpful and responded quickly any of our questions. I would defiantly come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time. Would love to host you again.
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5

Wonderfully great escape!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We spent 4 nights while setting-up, hosting, and tearing-down our oldest child's wedding at a nearby venue. Unfortunately we didn't get to use the hot tub, play games downstairs, or even do any hiking...BUT...the house (and guesthouse) were a fantastic place to relax at the end of a long day and even better to sip a cup of coffee and watch the sun burn off the morning fog in the valley below. The house is clean and updated. Everything worked well, just an extremely satisfying experience. As clearly described, the location is remote, but we think this adds to the charm. The owner, Gordie, was prompt and courteous in his e-mail replies and he supplied plenty of information and contact numbers to address any potential issue that could have arisen. The next time we're looking for a place in the Boone area, we will certainly check to see if Great Escape is available.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congrats on the wedding. Please come back again when you have some more time to relax/explore. Would love to have you. We have just started offering a 5% rebate for returning guests.
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5

Tranquil Mountain Vacation

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This is a great property with many amenities that fit the Mountain vacation theme. After hiking the property or surrounding area you can relax in the hot tub or by the fire pit. There is a pond, ball field, lacrosse goals and fort for kids and kids at heart. Views are incredible and good fishing near by.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to have you come again. Glad you got the opportunity to go fishing.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Zionville, High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer 2017
16 Jun 2017 - 17 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,895
for 5 nights
From
£370
£2,184
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 4 nights
From
£401
£2,541
 
 
Christmas 2017
19 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,274
for 5 nights
From
£445
£2,808
 
 
Summer 2018
15 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,984
for 5 nights
From
£387
£2,363
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,156
for 3 nights
From
£370
£2,140
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £47
Tax Rate 11.0%

The Guest Cabin can be rented for an additional $85 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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