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Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property


The Soaring Eagle Lodge is a beautifully appointed luxury vacation home located in the gated community of The Headwaters at Banner Elk. Tucked back into the mountain and looking out over miles and miles of Tennessee Valley views, this impeccably built and maintained 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home offers the best in casual rustic elegance. When you walk through the grand entryway you're automatically transported to a more peaceful and serene time. The richly decorated living area boasts high vaulted ceilings with huge wooden beams and an impressive wood burning fireplace. This leads into a spacious chef's kitchen and dining room with a stunning view and breakfast bar directly off. The generously sized master bedroom is conveniently adjacent to the living area. From there, enter into a lovely master bath with separate Jacuzzi tub centered under a beautiful stained glass window. With the other three large bedrooms and baths following suit, it's hard to imagine a more calm or welcoming space. Covered parking plus a two car garage and large outdoor decks are just a few of the extras this home has to offer.

The Headwaters at Banner Elk is a gated private community nestled at a perfect elevation of 3,100 to 4,400 feet in the beautiful North Carolina High Country, surrounded by the Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests. Headwaters offers many unique family friendly outdoor activities for guests, including stocked lakes for fishing, a tennis court, hiking trails, a waterfall park, and much more! Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, the Soaring Eagle Lodge is sure to become a yearly retreat for you and your family!

The Soaring Eagle Lodge is just a 15 minute drive from downtown Banner Elk, which is a destination on its own! Here you'll find a mountain playground like no other, as 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, theaters, 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 addition, the nearby towns of Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis and Boone, home to Appalachian State University, add to the unique flavor and sophisticated country charm of the area!


** 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. **

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

***If the case of back-to-back reservations, meaning one party checking out and another party checking in on the same day, check-in’s will be moved to 5:00 p.m. EST to allow adequate time for cleaning and readying the home for your arrival. Mountain R+R reserves the right to amend this schedule as needed to allow for rental availability. A Mountain R+R team member will make you aware of any schedule changes prior to arrival/departure. Should a back-to-back reservation occur, early check-in or late check-out may not be available.***

More Details

Property Manager
Joanie Laws
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 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 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 house in 2007

Why Joanie Laws chose Elk Park

The Soaring Eagle Lodge has everything you could want in a mountain getaway. From long range mountain sunset views, luxury furnishings, and great outdoor living to unique community amenities and close access to the services and conveniences of Banner Elk, Boone, and Blowing Rock. This is a great home to choose for your family's mountain getaway!

What makes this house unique

The Headwaters at Banner Elk is a gated private community nestled at a perfect elevation of 3,100 to 4,400 feet in the beautiful North Carolina High Country surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest and Cherokee National Forest. Community amenities available to guests include tennis courts, six waterfalls, two lakes, a dog park, hiking trails, camping, canoeing and fishing!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Elk Park in Avery County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , 2 Bunk Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful views, nice house with a few changes/additions needed

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful house in a wonderful location. The community is amazing. Especially the clubhouse at sunset. Such a wonderful expierence to see the sunset there. We enjoyed fishing in the ponds and hanging out at the pavillion. The kids loved the tree houses. The house itself is a good size. Lots of room for our two families. We didnt even use the part above the garage. There were some minor housekeeping issues but they were resolved and Joanie with the rental company was excellant to work with. A few things about this house could make it five stars for us. First it's an AMAZING VIEW. But no rocking chairs or comfortable seating to enjoy it. Just a patio set in one corner of the deck. Two, you get one towel and one wash cloth per guest. I have never been limited in any rental I've stayed in. Most guests, especially women, will use two towels. One for body. One for hair. Yes, there is a washer and dryer but who wants to do laundry on vacation to have clean towels and linens? Would like to see more towels. This is just an fyi but we were limited to 5 bags of trash. Otherwise you are charged a fee. With zero recycling available that bulked up quick. So be aware of this and maybe take your recyclables into town. Town isn't far. Maybe 15 to 20 mins. Lots of great restaurants and a couple grocery stores to choose from. Lastly and we didn't care about this because it was summer and we spent a lot of time outside but there is only one TV in the whole house. None in the bedrooms. So if this is important to you keep it in mind. We would like to see more tvs especially if we came in the winter months. Those small changes would be great. If they aren't made though we would still come back. (Just more prepared) It was a wonderful stay in a beautiful mountain setting. Thanks again to Joanie for staying in touch with us!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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amazing view/ gorgeous home in an awesome community

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay! The house is beautiful. Clean, well decorated, quality beds/ couches, gourmet kitchen, and an amazing view that you won't get tired staring at.

The company managing it was very helpful and thorough as well.

The neighborhood amenities were some of the best aspects of this rental. Their clubhouse is beautiful, there is a portable basketball hoop, nice workout gym, and stocked game room (ping pong, pool table, etc). Even better than the clubhouse is the lake (well stocked with small fish that bite often) and nearby park with some fun treehouses (good place to take pics).

The only thing the property lacks is a flat/ grassy backyard to play in. Also, like most houses with a great view, it is a bit of winding trek up somewhat narrow roads to get there from downtown Banner Elk (about 15-20 minutes away).

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

The house was well provisioned, the view was great and the weather was outstanding! Sunny and 70's-low 80's most of the weekend? The house is convenient and well laid out. The Management company was helpful and responsive!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation

  • 4 of 5

The soaring lodge truly had soaring views! Just a beautiful setting and views of mountains. We had 8 people and there was plenty of room. Large kitchen and the appliances were all in great shape. Washer and dryer great too. Large living room and back porch and table. We ate outside all the time. The bathrooms were large and well appointed. Great water pressure and plenty of hot water. The reason I can't give it a 5 is because of the beds and pillows. Two of the beds were good, but the rest were just so uncomfortable. Also the sheets were very pilled. Improve the sleeping conditions and this property is off the charts!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Winter Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect stay! When we arrived that night the house was all set. After driving 14 hours to get there, it was great to see that everything was ready. The lights were on, the heat was on, and everything was clean and ready for us. The house had everything that we've needed to enjoy a great family vacation. There were plenty of cooking materials, lots of wood for the fireplace, and comfort throughout the house . Joanie was so helpful. She answered my calls whenever had questions regarding the house or the area and always responded right away. The house is beautiful, exactly like the photos. We were there for the first snow of the season , and everyone had a wonderful time. There was so much to do in the area. We were very close to Beech Mountain where we enjoyed skiing, ice skating and all of the family have a great time hiking locally. Would definitely advise people to have a four wheel or all-wheel-drive car if they're coming during the winter snow. . Will definitely rent again if we're back in the area!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As Advertised - A Magnificant Home For Your Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Start to finish an amazing weekend stay at Soaring Eagle Lodge. The views, spacious main living space, and private bedrooms were perfect for a weekend of entertaining clients. I hosted a weekend getaway for some business clients of mine. We grilled steaks on the deck the first night and took in the amazing views. Played a few rounds of golf at a nearby public course the next day, and wrapped it all up with raceday passes to the Nascar race in Bristol, TN. This place is all its said to be and more. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
The Bayou, Sorrento's, The Banner Elk Lodge
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Sugar Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
44 Miles
Bristol Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
The Banner Elk Cafe & Lodge
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Sugar Mtn Ski Resort & Beech Mtn Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £195.33
Property Damage Insurance £61.72

** 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.

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