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Bedrooms 5
Space 4,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property


The Original Eagles Nest is a 20 acre/2 home inspired mountain retreat in Banner Elk, NC. This picturesque and stunning property sits just below, and was the creative inspiration for The Lodges at Eagles Nest, a world-renowned 1,350 acre resort widely considered the most unique private mountain community in The Blue Ridge Mountains.

The perfect mountain retreat, The Original Eagles Nest offers the peace and seclusion you desire, while still being only 5 minutes from downtown Banner Elk. The estate features The Arrowhead Lodge (VRBO# 745432) and The Eagle Eye Cabin (VRBO# 420796). The Arrowhead Lodge features 3 suites, each with their own full bath, 2 indoor fireplaces, steam showers, spacious kitchen open to the richly decorated living and dining area, large deck and outdoor dining area, 6 person hot tub and fire pit. The Eagle Eye Cabin is a totally open authentic tree house cabin, offering 3 king-sized beds, huge master bath with jetted tub and shower, kitchenette, upstairs loft with its own full bath and balcony, expansive wrap-around deck with outdoor dining and gas grill, gym and yoga room. The homes are connected by wooden boardwalk for easy, convenient access and the estate offers some of the best sunsets Banner Elk has to offer!

An ideal fit for families of all shapes and sizes, The Original Eagles Nest comes complete with hiking trails, a lovely trout pond perfect for fishing on those lazy summer days, a rushing mountain stream to play in, access to indoor gym/yoga room, and plenty of outdoor space everyone can enjoy! The homes overlook a lush pasture, barn, and fruit trees that make up this unique mountain vacation rental. Guests are encouraged to bring their own horses, and have access to the barn, stables and pasture for an additional fee. Manicured landscaping and flowers in Spring and Summer, brilliant multi-colored leaves in the Fall, and tranquil snow cover in the Winter are a true pleasure to observe. This picturesque mountain escape features all that the NC High Country has to offer without ever having to leave the property!

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Banner Elk in Avery County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fabulous Property!

  • 4 of 5

The detailing in these homes is truly amazing. From the eclectic collections and interiors to the actual construction of the "cabins," we were impressed. Our party of twelve split into the two homes evenly for sleeping. During the day and evening, all twelve conversed and dined very comfortably in the main home. This property is very well located and maintained. We loved being able to let our dogs roam free and hiked around the property everyday.

The lack of the fifth star was mainly for linen shortage (in our opinion) and the size and lack of basic kitchen items (which is very important for us as we enjoy cooking and did so for every meal). The last item, which I fault ourselves for, was not knowing that the beds listed are not behind closed doors. Out of the six beds, only two are in private bedrooms. That said, you couldn't find a nicer view to enjoy while sitting on the porches sipping your morning coffee or evening wine.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Benson, NC

Great space, great views. Perfect for the entire family including our four-legged "children"

  • 5 of 5

A main house (and guest house) with great space and outdoor comforts for the whole family. Kitchen well appointed and house decor so appealing.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Manager

Joanie Laws
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 February, 2018

About Joanie Laws

Joanie Laws has been with Mountain R+R as the Executive Property Manager since August 2015. For over ten years, Mountain R+R has managed the highest quality vacation properties in the North Carolina High Country. We are local real estate professionals that offer decades of expertise in the luxury market from the mountains to the coast of North Carolina and throughout South Florida. Simply put – we understand luxury real estate, premium service and our client’s expectations.

For our homeowners, this means anything they need is a phone call away while they are here and peace of mind knowing their vacation property is being well cared for while they are away. For those that choose to participate in our luxury vacation rental program, we also provide a constantly growing income and customer base that love and treat their favorite properties like their own.

For our guests, through our specialized white glove concierge and signature arrival service, we pride ourselves on providing a consistently world-class vacation experience that not only meets but exceeds expectations.

Please visit our website at www.MountainRR.com to see the services we offer our homeowner clients and guests, as well as our portfolio of luxury vacation rentals, and contact one of our property management professionals today at 828.898.4683 for additional information. We look forward to making the connection and to serving you and your family for years to come!

Joanie Laws purchased this estate in 2003

Why Joanie Laws chose Banner Elk

The Original Eagles Nest is just a 5 minute drive to downtown Banner Elk, which is a destination on its own! In Banner Elk North Carolina, you'll find a mountain playground like no other. Here, each season brings with it something spectacular. The springtime is ablaze with wildflowers, the summers are cool and inviting, fall's foliage is absolutely stunning, and the snows of winter transform these mountains into a picturesque winter wonderland. Each season is perfect for outdoor recreation, but there is much more to do here than simply enjoy the splendor of nature. There are also a variety of festivals, community events, upscale shops, and gourmet restaurants to enjoy in this quaint town. Boasting various performing arts centers, theatres, galleries and museums within an easy driving distance, the area showcases internationally recognized artists and performances including Broadway shows, dance ensembles, opera companies and concerts from classical to blue grass. In Banner Elk, you'll able to enjoy a lifestyle that is unrivaled by that of any other location! In addition, the nearby towns of Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Grandfather Mountain and Boone add to the unique flavor and sophisticated country charm of the area!

What makes this estate unique

An ideal getaway, The Original Eagles Nest offers the peace and seclusion you desire, while still being only 5 minutes from downtown Banner Elk.



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £284.96
Pet Fee £106.86
Damage Insurance £56.28

** Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Required During Winter Months and Snow Chains Recommended for Use in Snow and Ice. Driveway Plowed as Needed at Owner's Expense. **

** 4 Night Minimum for Major Holidays. **

** Minimum Night Stay and Rates May Vary By Season and Subject to Change Without Notice. **

Manager'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.