About this listing
Beautiful and spacious home with incredible views of the mountains and treetops. About an hour from shopping in Asheville, two ski resorts, Boone, a natural hot spring, Banner Elk, and more! Relaxation at its best nestled in the mountains of NC.
The home is a two story, 3,400 square feet log cabin with a tin roof situated on 7 acres of rolling hills with a rocky creek running alongside. You will be greeted by nearly 1,100 square foot of wrap-around covered porch, and a small open deck space, with five gated step entrances leading into the large yard. Rocking chairs and two porch swings make the perfect touch for enjoying coffee in the morning and taking in the sunrise over the mountains, or a glass of wine in the evenings watching the sun disappear. On clear nights, you will have a breathtaking view of the starry sky, and the only sound you will hear is the creek rushing over the rocks!
The first level offers an open floor plan featuring a spacious kitchen, dining room, and a sitting area with a couch, two recliners, and a gas log fireplace. The kitchen is fully outfitted with all major appliances as well as some extras – dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave, coffee maker, blender, slow cooker, electric griddle, toaster, steamer, KitcheAid stand mixer with attachments, and a waffle maker. Pots, pans, dinnerware, glassware, cooking utensils, and flatware are also provided. The dining table comfortably seats 4, and there are 4 additional seats at the kitchen counter breakfast area. There are two bedrooms on this level, including the master with private full bath with shower. The second bedroom has a full bath with a claw-foot bathtub and can be accessed from the bedroom or kitchen. A small room off of the kitchen provides a high-efficiency, front-loading washer and dryer and extra storage space. Up the stairs to the second level is a loft with comfortable couch for lounging and two reclining chairs. On either end of the loft are the other two bedrooms, both with private full baths. All of the beds are queens. Linens are provided. Every bedroom has a TV with either VHS and / or DVD.
Guests will have access to the entire house and its seven acres.
Interaction with guests
I will be available by phone, text, or e-mail for questions, concerns, and issues. I will be happy to provide more information about the house, towns, things to do, anything you need!
While the house is situated remotely for privacy, the sleepy town of Bakersville is a short and scenic 15 minutes down the mountain. There you will find a locally-owned gallery featuring artwork in various media by students from the Penland School of Crafts nearby, an antique store, a farmers market on Saturdays (not available during the winter), town hall, public library, and a handful of other shops. For limited basic supplies, there is a small locally-owned convenience store called Thomas' Grocery about two miles from the house. Otherwise, there is an Ingles grocery store in Spruce Pine (~25 minutes) or a Wal-Mart (~35 minutes). Just a few miles up the mountain is Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain and a state park full of incredible views and hiking on the Appalachian Trail, open for free to the public. Just past the parking lot is the Tennessee state line! Also in short driving distance is a pay-lake near Thomas' Grocery where you can catch and release bass, and Saylor Orchard where you can buy or pick your own apples and buy fresh-made cider. During the warmer months, enjoy river rafting tours and floating on scenic Toe River at Loafer's Glory Rafting and Tubing (~15 minutes) and golf at Grassy Creek Golf and Country Club (~30 minutes). In Spruce Pine, which is about 25 minutes away, the downtown area features a few restaurants and quaint stores, a coffee shop, and a brewery called Dry County Brewing that serves pizza and other nibbles. A bit further out is a log flume for gem mining and a local winery. Please verify hours and seasonal availability. Other nearby attractions within about an hour's drive: Asheville, Boone, Banner Elk, Sugar and Beech Mountain ski resorts, Hot Springs (one of the only natural hot springs in the Southeast!), Johnson City (TN), Linville Falls, and more!
Travel by car, on foot for hikes, or bicycle if you want to brave the steep hills!
Other things to note
Landline telephone is available for incoming or outgoing calls. Internet is available, but the service may be slow or intermittent depending on the weather. Cell phone service inside the house is generally unreliable or unavailable. A signal on the porch or in the yard is possible, or further up or down the mountain. The driveway is on a hill, and while four-wheel drive is not necessarily required, it may be helpful during the winter months in case of precipitation; the town maintains the public roads via salting and plowing. I recommend leaving the car at the bottom of the driveway if there is snow or ice on the ground, particularly if your vehicle does not have four-wheel drive. The porch area is contained as long as the gates are closed, but the yard is not fenced.
No smoking inside the house. If you smoke anywhere on the premises, be sure that all flames are extinguished and remnants disposed of properly (i.e. not in the yard, creek, or house). Well-behaved pets are allowed; any damages will be deducted from the security deposit. Guests under 21 must have a parent or guardian present. Please care for the house as if it were your own by cleaning up after yourself and do not mistreat any of the furnishings or appliances. Otherwise...have fun, relax, and enjoy!
From Jan 4 - Dec 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 2 nights.