Our newly renovated cabin is sure to please. If you are looking for seclusion, this is it! We are located on a beautiful winding country road between downtown Boone and downtown Blowing Rock. (4WD recommended in the winter months). We are close to many attractions, great restaurants and shopping, yet, away from it all. Steps to one of the best hiking trails around. ..Mountains to Sea/Boone Fork loop trail is part of the Blueridge Parks trail system and right outside our front door! Locally known as 'Hebron Falls'. Spend the day exploring these beautiful trails. Pack a picnic lunch and bring your fishing pole!
We spent all of the summer of 2005 renovating this cabin. We think it turned out great. It is cozy and comfortable and you can't beat the location. Very private yet, close to so many attractions. Beautiful. Mark and Patti Gray (owners)
Description of the cabin was accurate, but the photos don't do it justice. It is much cozier than it looks. Very clean and warm. We had the greatest meals on the deck in the trees. Nice wrap around deck and partly covered. We hiked the trails with the happy, happy dog. Owner was great and always helpful. I would recommend this place to anyone seeking some peace and quiet, but plenty to do in the area. Must recommend the Screamin' zip line tour. The guys running it are just great and views are neat. Last line is 2,000 feet long with speeds at around 60 miles per hour. Had dinner at the Canyons. Nothing fancy, but good food, NC Speckled Trout and great views of Linville Gorge.
My husband and I just spent 2 wonderful nights at this cute and impeccably clean cabin. After two days in the woods,hiking,it was wonderful to be able to just walk to a beautiful hike. The cabin has more than anyone would need,and,in the 2hours I spent sitting on the deck,reading,only one car was heard. We even had a family of deer in the driveway the morning we were leaving. And it was great to have a washer/dryer available.Boone is a short drive,and I highly suggest Coyote Kitchen and the Come back shack. I'd love to come back in the fall. And our Golden loved the stream across the road!
If you like quiet, comfortable, clean, convenient and owner friendly then this is the perfect place. My wife and I made a last minute decision to get away for the weekend and the owner was accomodating and incredibly helpful. Beautiful hiking by the cabin. It was much more than we anticipated. Will definitely be back.
This cabin is simply amazing! It was just right for a get away. Super clean, secluded and cozy. If you're fortunate enough to be there while it snows...you'll never want to leave. We will definitely be staying here again!
First, one must expect a "cabin in the woods" for this one certainly is. Yet, it is not far off the BRP and is near Blowing Rock. And as mentioned in previous reviews, the driveway is steep. That being said, this cute little rustic cabin sparkled- clean, neat and as described. A few minor issues occurred to which the owner quickly responded.
The balcony sits amidst the trees and is enclosed by railings so our dogs could sit out with us. We probably could have sat on the balcony in the rocking chairs for the entire visit because it is so private and so peaceful. There are several hikes nearby off the BRP which we enjoyed. We ate at a delightful restaurant in Blowing Rock, Six Pence" and visited Mast General Store in Boone (the store is a good 40" away)which is a delightful old fashion general store, ancient oak flooring and penny candy to boot.
One thing of concern was that we could not use our cell phones. However, there is a phone in the cabin for local calls.
We have already spoken with the owners about returning... so yes, I would definitely recommend this vacation rental.
This place was great! Cozy as could be, clean as a whistle and well maintained.
Heck, even the igniter on the grill worked!
Location is basically "relaxation squared", quiet and beautiful.
Convenient to town, which was mighty handy because I all together forgot to bring the provision box! A run to the Food Lion and ABC store in Blowing Rock solved that problem, but in all honesty, had I not forgotten the grub, we'd have stayed right there at the cabin the whole time.
The Gray Escape is certainly money well spent, a great value, and I look forward to visiting again!