About This Listing
Just off the beaten path, you’ll hear the rushing water of the New River at the end of the mountain lane as you enter the driveway of this beautiful mountain home in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This retreat offers privacy, mountain views, upper and lower wrap around decks with plenty of seating as well as a large fenced in back-yard surrounded by a variety of native trees and a large open center area with an outside fire pit for outdoor entertaining and relaxing.
The inside is nicely decorated with art, antiques and personal what-nots that make a house a home. The large open floor plan with lots of windows providing natural sunlight makes for an extremely peaceful and lovely space. The bathrooms and bedrooms are fully stocked with fresh linens, soaps and the like, but naturally, you are welcome to bring your favorites along. The upper level houses the master bedroom with a king size bed and a guest room with a full size bed. Located on the lower level, you will find the third bedroom with 2 twin size beds.The kitchen is ready for you to prepare anything from simple snacks to gourmet feasts with plenty of spices and condiments left over from one guest to another and a grocery store within a 10 minute drive.
Centrally located, Whispering Waters Retreat is easy to find and has quick access to Highway 421. The New River is parallel to the property and easily accessible for canoeing, kayaking or fishing. If you are looking for more outdoor adventure you won’t have to go far to find hiking, ski slopes or even a zip line! The Blue Ridge Parkway access is just 10 minutes away leading you to the picturesque village of Blowing Rock featuring lots of privately owned shops, boutiques and restaurants as well as the The Moses Cone Manor and the Tangier Outlet Mall at Shoppes on the Parkway. Downtown Boone and Appalachian State University are just 15 minutes down the road and 20 minutes in the opposite direction will take you to the artsy town of West Jefferson and home of Ashe County Cheese.
This property can be used as a mountain retreat for small groups to gather for workshops or talks. The large open area downstairs and outside have been used for art, yoga and meditation classes. This retreat is also perfect for a couple’s weekend or a girl’s getaway. Okay, I wouldn't exactly call it a “man cave”… but if the guy’s need some “guy time”, they would have a great time here and find plenty of outdoorsy things to do!
No smoking inside home.
Wonderful, quiet, secluded location. Less than 10 minutes from downtown Boone. Upstairs is light, bright and comfortable. Well-stocked kitchen.
Maggie is warm and welcoming. She lives next door. The house is bigger than the pictures represent, and our big family had plenty of space. Most conveniences were provided (coffee filters, condiments, TP/PT, etc.) but check w/hostess beforehand and make sure. The house was clean and tidy. She has lots of board games to play. She has cats, dogs and even horses we were able to meet and pet. It was a great stay and the convenience to ASU and downtown Boone was perfect.
*There is no wifi, no tv and barely any cell signal.
My wife and I loved our stay here - very clean and private retreat with wonderful views. It was a pleasure to meet Maggie and we hope to return - thanks Maggie!