Our guest room has a double bed & a bathroom just down the hall. Our home is located east of Boone's city limit in a quiet neighborhood. Enjoy our large covered porch, living room and den. We have a housecat. The Guest Room is pet-free.
Our alpine-inspired house was built in 1970 and has a cottage feel. We are perched on top of a hill, with a mountain behind us and tall trees all around. Our street is quiet, and we sometimes glimpse wildlife (birds, squirrels, chipmunks, deer, and the occasional rabbit or fox in our yard. We are very close to Rocky Knob bike park and not far from many great hiking trails. My husband frequents our local trails and will give you detailed information about hikes - just ask!
Guests will of course have private use of the guest room and possibly share the guest bathroom just down the hall but are also welcome to curl up on the couch in our living room or den (both have fireplaces!). Our downstairs den has a TV, mini-fridge, and microwave for our guests to use. Our large, covered front porch is a lovely place to read, bird watch, drink tea, etc. We've got blankets and a porch heater if it's chilly outside! The porch has a mini-fridge for your use. The porch is also equipped with speakers if you want to use your phone to play music/pandora.
Interaction with Guests
We will be in and out of the house during your stay. Each evening we will check with you to see if you need any help planning your next day (suggestions, directions) and to arrange the menu and time for your breakfast. We would love to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine with you and talk about your day, if you would like that. On weekday mornings help yourself to continental breakfast offerings in the kitchen. On weekend mornings, let us serve you something special like omelets, pancakes or eggs cooked to order!
Our neighborhood is great! We have some lovely neighbors on our very street and socialize with them often. However, that said, the houses are far apart and when you are in our house or even on the porch, it's pretty relaxing and quiet. Our neighborhood has gorgeous trees and plants!
Boone has Appalcart, but it doesn't come out to our neighborhood. You are gonna need your car...but my husband can equip you with maps, detailed directions, etc. Four wheel drive is recommended for our road and driveway in the winter.
Other Things to Note
Our house is home to a house cat (Freya). She might try to hop into your lap, but if you don't like that, you can push her down and she'll take the hint. The guest room has always been a pet free zone, so you'll find it clean and free of pet dander. Parking is at a premium here. When you check in, you will be assigned a place to park. Please use only that spot to avoid blocking us or another guest from exiting the driveway easily.
Quiet hours between 11 pm and 7 am
Absolutely no smoking on the property.
Absolutely no pets.
Please provide the exact number of guests in your reservation. Once we book with you our agreement with you is for that exact number and no add-on guests to your party will be accepted. Also, we ask that you do not bring anyone back with you to our home. (This might seem peculiar, but it happened to us once, so we feel the need to state our stance on it here).
My second time staying with Karen.. I felt very comfortable and welcomed.. Nice room and bathroom.. Offered me coffee and a bagel for breakfast which was nice.. Thanks Karen!
Karen and Tommy accepted our booking request in a very short notice and were amazing hosts for the entire time we were there. Coffee and breakfast were ready and waiting on us every morning. We very much enjoyed conversations with both of them as they are very knowledgeable people and easy to talk to. They gave us some very good recommendations for local restaurants and we are looking forward to coming back and staying at browna divina!!
Karen accepted our request on short notice and she and her husband were gracious hosts. We enjoyed our conversations with them. They were knowledgeable about the area and gave us several very good recommendations for local restaurants.
The accommodations were both comfortable and clean. Karen prepared breakfast and had the coffee ready when we got up.
We look forward to staying with them again.
Enjoyed my night's stay. Karen was really nice and I felt welcomed. Room and bed were comfortable- nice to have own thermostat in room.
I only stayed one night but the room was very comfortable and quiet. It was so sweet to have breakfast prepared for me on Saturday morning. Would love to visit again to spend some time on that amazing porch!
Excellent hosts! Very gracious and wonderful conversationalists. We benefitted greatly from Toms knowledge of the local trails. He put us on the perfect trail for our crew. Karen made primo coffee and plenty of it. We highly recommend them.
"Charming cottage" says it all !
The listing description is absolutely accurate. Our room was clean,
private, and very quiet.
Our host provided us with precious info on directions and updated us on
the weather before we left.
The area is wonderful and we followed our host's advise on the hiking
trails.... Elk Knob Sate Park, Blowing Rock city, and Grandfather Mountain.
Karen and her husband are the perfect hosts ... we enjoyed chatting with them at breakfast and were not really in a hurry to leave the place...
We would recommend this experience to anybody without hesitation.
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We are empty-nesters since our two kids are away at college. Our friends have jokingly called our house their own private B&B for years, and one of them even named it for us: The Browna Divina. We have a sweet little guest room & private bath upstairs on our main level OR a basement suite with a private entrance for your use, but when you stay with us, you are welcome to use our living room, den, kitchen, and fabulous porch! On weekday mornings we offer a continental breakfast, but on the weekend mornings you can choose from omelets, pancakes,, or eggs cooked to order. We are interested in hosting people who want to come enjoy Boone! We can advise you on hiking trails, dining in the high country, ski resorts, and local events and help you plan your days while you are here. Come stay with us!