About This Listing
Neat and tidy basement suite with private entrance. Full use of basement den, private bath with shower, Double Bed and Twin Bed available with this listing (beds are in separate rooms). Enjoy use of our lovely covered porch as well. Our alpine-inspired home is just east of Boone, NC.
Boone and the High Country have something good happening all the time! Whether you are coming to see wildflowers or snow ski, go to Appalachian State Football games, or attend Merlefest, our Basement Suite is a great choice! The basement suite can technically sleep three guests - in one double bed and one twin (in separate rooms).Basement suite has private entrance and exit through our garage.
Guests booked in the basement suite enjoy the private adjoining bathroom and shared access to the den. The downstairs den is equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave for guest use. Guests are also welcome to share the front porch. On weekday mornings you'll find continental breakfast offerings in the kitchen. On weekend mornings, let us serve you something special, like omelets, pancakes, or eggs cooked to order.
Interaction with Guests
We will be in and out of the house during your stay - going about our lives, either at work, hiking, playing tennis, bike riding, etc. We will check with you each evening to see if you need directions or information. At that time we can also visit with you regarding our recommendations for how to enjoy beautiful Boone year round. We can offer you a glass of wine or a cup of tea as we chat if you like. Or, if you prefer to spend your time in solitude, just let us know and we can respect that.
Our neighborhood is great! We have wonderful neighbors and know them well. We often socialize with them. That said, the houses are far apart and our house is most quiet and serene, even on the front porch. Our neighborhood has mature trees and plants. Our home is very close to Rocky Knob bike park and not too far to some tremendous hiking trails. We can advise you about trail head locations, length and difficulty of most local hikes. We are festival goers and can advise about Grandfather Games, Merlefest, local restaurants, museums, and much more. Just ask! We've lived here 11 years and are happy to call Boone home!
Parking is included with your stay. Four-wheel drive is recommended for our road and driveway in the winter. You will need your car to enjoy Boone and surrounding destinations. We can advise about the use of mass transit around Boone (called Appalcart).
Other Things to Note
Our house is home to a house cat (Freya). The basement suite is a pet free zone, so you'll find it clean and free of pet hair/dander. Please understand our house is older, and there are some creaky floorboards. 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).
Karen was wonderful. Super easy to communicate with over email and text. Always responded quickly. Accommodated us with our two small children. Basement suite is very spacious, sufficiently private and perfectly clean. Great location and wonderful porch add to the value. I would recommend Karen and her place in a heartbeat for anyone wanting to stay in the Boone or blowing rock area.
We had a delightful stay with Karen Brown near Boone NC. The apartment was clean, warm, comfortable and nicely furnished. Breakfast was delicious and ample, and the conversation lively. Thanks so much!
I've stayed with Karen and Tommy before, and although they couldn't be there this time, the room and setting were as lovely as ever. They were even nice enough to leave us some muffins, coffee, and guidebooks on the area (the muffins were delicious, by the way)!
This was my first time staying in the basement suite, and I loved how spacious it and the bathroom were. The temperature was very comfortable, the bed was plush, and the downstairs den was a lovely place to unwind.
I love the proximity to Boone and Blowing Rock, and there's still the privacy and seclusion that a mountain neighborhood provides. Everybody in the area was positively wonderful towards my girlfriend and I, even offering to help us when we had a little car trouble.
I can't think of a better place to stay or better people to stay with, if you're looking for a chance to experience a wonderful mountain town. Karen and Tommy are definitely my go-to people for visits to Boone, and I hope to stay with them again soon.
My friend Angela and I stayed here on a recent girls trip. Karen was a gracious, helpful, and communicative host. We had some great conversations, breakfast/muffins and coffee. We had a lovely time staying here and enjoyed all that this place had to offer. We liked that this place was close to town (Boone/Blowing Rock) and close enough to the nearby ski resorts. We appreciated having our own entrance as we were in and out a lot. We would stay again in the future.
Karen and Tommy are delightful hosts and made us feel welcome and at home. Tommy has extensive local knowledge. Their home is located in a lovely location, surrounded by trees in temperate rainforest. The deck area is really gorgeous.
We stayed with Karen and Tommy just one night so that we could visit some former Airbnb guests of ours in Boone with whom we have stayed friendly. Karen was great to communicate with and arranged to leave work to meet us at her home at a time that was convenient for us. The accommodation were great, comfortable bed spotless bathroom and very quiet at night. The following morning we had a delicious full breakfast that Karen made us as we chatted and shared Airbnb experiences. Wonderful host and thoroughly recommended to fellow Airbnb'ers. Derek & Leon
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About the Host, Karen
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!
Waxing, facials.Boone Heights Dr Boone NC 28607
Sit on the bar side. Good bar food. Try the fish tacos. Great Mississippi Mud Pie. The real draw: They feature many fine NC craft beers on tap.Shadowline Drive Boone NC 28607
Manicures, pedicuresWatauga Village Drive Boone NC 28607
Our local University; Part of NCs state wide system. Stay with us as your prospective student checks out the campus OR stay with us when you visit your kids attending App!Rivers Street Boone NC 28608
Great museum with ever changing exhibitions!West King Street Boone NC 28608
Eclectic funky dining; offers plenty of vegan, vegetarian fare.West King Street Boone NC 28607
Name stands for Feed All Regardless Means - you can have a great lunch and pay it forward for someone else! Features daily gourmet creations. Open for lunch only.West King Street Boone NC 28607
Good Thai Food; good service.Howard Street Boone NC 28607
Pricey but worth it!West King Street Boone NC 28607
Simple, great tasting southern cuisine in a historic building (its housed in a building that was once a jailhouse).Water Street Boone NC 28607
Monday Night Trivia! Galileos salad with white vinaigrette dressing. I have it once a week. Affordable food - great staff. Simple but good brunches! Tell Mark and Anne The Browns sent you!West King Street Boone NC 28607
Located at App Ski Mountain. They taught both my kids to ski. Private, couple or group ski lessons offered all day long. Call ahead to reserve a spot!Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock NC 28605
Small theme park for family fun.Tweetsie Railroad Rd NC 28605
Nice little ski resort 15 minutes from my house! Take private or group lessons from French Swiss Ski School. They also offer ice skating!Ski Mountain Road Blowing Rock NC 28605
Drive The Parkway and dont miss Moses Cone Manor. Hike around the lake. One of my favorite places, any time of year! Carriage Trails are good if you arent much of a hiker.Main street Blowing Rock NC 28605
Walk the Carriage Trails or do a more strenuous hike. Take a picnic...Blue Ridge Parkway NC 28605
Lovely little town, fun to stroll and window shop. Home of Winterfest!Blowing Rock NC
Worth the 20 minute drive from our house - Ive never ordered anything there that I didnt love!Valley Boulevard Blowing Rock NC 28605
Great Hike with pay off views. You can drive there, hike, and return to town in 3 hours or so.Meat Camp Road Todd NC 28684
Pricey and worth it!North Carolina 194 Valle Crucis NC 28691
Sweet little winery - they offer wine tastings and will sell you a bottle to share by the river. Take a picnic or buy snacks from them. We love it!Vineyard Lane Banner Elk NC 28604
Worth the entrance price and drive! Walk across the mile high bridge or hike the trails. Visit the animal areas! In July, attend The Grandfather Games.Grandfather Mountain Entrance Road Linville NC 28646
The site for Merlefest.Wilkesboro NC