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Beautiful Mountain Home w/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Total Privacy

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
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 $100 per night. The guest cabin includes the 7th bedroom and 5th bathroom. We can host larger events such as weddings, but charge additional fees and need to discuss on a case by case basis.

30 minutes north of Boone, 20 minutes from Mountain City. Last half mile uphill on a private gravel driveway. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED IN WINTER AND EARLY SPRING (always check the weather). We have had guests attempt the driveway after a snow in two wheel drive and we end up having to ask our neighbors with 4WD for help :) We have had guests bring trailers with bikes/motorcycles up the driveway without any issues, however less experienced/skilled motorcycle riders might not be comfortable with the gravel/pitch of drive. There are gas stations/convenience stores 5-10 minutes away, but the closest full service grocery stores are in Boone and Mountain City which are 30 and 20 mins, away respectively.

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.

Sonos music in the dining room, living room, upstairs master, downstairs rec room and deck. Makes it easy to stream your favorite music.

Two large TV areas with L-shaped couches. The one on the lower level is perfect for kids.

Large dining room table seats 14.

Guest Cabin: 1 bedroom, w bath, kitchenette and sitting room (rents for an additional $85-$100 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, firewood provided, but bring kindling, fire starter, lighters, matches)

New hardwood floors

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

Air conditioning

Newly tiled bathrooms

Two outdoor fire pits (firewood provided, but bring kindling, fire starter, lighters, matches)

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


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


Second story Master bedroom/bath with king bed, tv, balcony with view, electric fireplace

Main level 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 large rec area with l-shaped couch and TV and two kids rooms with two bunk beds each.

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

Still need more room - please reach out and I can refer you to another newly built rental house half a mile away.

Want to host a special event? please call us to discuss whether this is the right venue.

Nearby Activities:


- 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


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

Nearby Attractions:

Appalachian State University

Mast General Store - downtown Boone

Tweetsie Railroad

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

More Details

Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Gordie

We're a family of six with four kids who love the Great Escape - ages 11, 7, 5 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 renovated the main house and are adding three bedrooms and substantial living space in the spring of 2017.

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 Zionville

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.

Plenty of room for several families. Two master bedrooms and four additional guest rooms. Huge dining room table that seats 14. Plenty of seating areas on first two floors.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Zionville in North Fork

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 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
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
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.


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Beautiful Mountain Home w/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Total Privacy
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Pictures do not do this property justice!

  • 5 of 5

Words can not explain how amazing this property is. The owner has created an amazing property that has everything you need for a family getaway. if you are seeking an off the grid retreat this is perfect. The kitchen table is amazing. We were one of the first renters post renovation and Gordie and his contractors were amazing as we worked out some post construction issues.

The memories we made as a family just being together were made even better at this home. You can not go wrong on this rental .

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was nothing short of awesome! From the genuine hospitality from Mr. Gordie and his staff to the immaculate view and peaceful atmosphere this cabin was simply amazing! The house was beautiful and well maintained. Mr. Gordie, the owner, is a great guy to work with he responds quickly and attends to any needs you may have in quick and efficient manner.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Great views!

  • 5 of 5

Great house! Great views!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW... We LOVE Great Escape!!!

  • 5 of 5

Visited with 2 families (4 adults and 8 kids). Rough conditions (cold and icy/snowy) hampered our travel out and about and could have served as an obstacle but instead allowed us to stay in, relax, and fully enjoy this winter wonderland. The kids were thrilled with the outside firepit, hot tub, foosball, basement TV/movie setup, and bunk beds. Adults loved the huge dining table, fireplace, upstairs TV and sound system, and perfectly appointed bed rooms. We played games, cooked/ate amazing meals, cheered on our favorite sports teams, played in the tree fort, hiked and slid down the hills, watched deer playing in the snow from the windows, and made life-long memories. Couldn't ask for more. Perfect weekend bonding with family and best friends. Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing cabin on beautiful property with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Great Escape! The cabin was perfect! Very spacious for multi family vacations. Beautiful open living and dining area with amazing views! Property was also beautiful! While we (Floridians) were there, it snowed! The thin blanket of snow covering the property was gorgeous! The owner, Gordie was always quick to response to any and all questions. On arrival the cabin was very neat and clean! The grounds keeper, Jason was warm and friendly and responded very quickly! We had a wonderful time at the Great Escape! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us! Can't wait to plan our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you got some snow for your visit Jen, although man was it cold! Thanks for the review. We would love to host you again. Make sure to ask for the returning guest discount if you decide to come back!
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Amazing home with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

The home was so inviting. With it's easy, refined charm and spacious rooms it was easy to relax and unwind. The home has been impeccably maintained and was the cleanest rental we have ever stayed in. We spent hours hiking and enjoying the property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed the stay Molly. Will pass along your compliment to our cleaning crew!
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £160.94
Pet Fee £35.76
Damage Insurance £42.2

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.