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Ralph Grissom

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Blowing Rock House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 private Bedrooms + Loft with two twin beds, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

My name is Ralph. If you seek a truly special vacation in a magnificent home, not a typical rental house, then you will find 'Bear Lodge' to be your place. If you value personal attention, you found it here! Please read our REVIEWS. We care what our guest experience while in our home and do our best to make your vacation the best ever.

A magnificent 4500+ square foot NON SMOKING, custom home built true LOG HOME built from 'massive logs from Western Canada' and features a lovely view of Grandfather Mountain. Nothing but the best throughout, including the latest Wi-Fi available to all renters. Bear Lodge was built in 2000 and is simply the best in a great location with a gorgeous western view of Grandfather Mountain and nearby areas. Only 4 miles from downtown Blowing Rock, 15 miles to Boone, less than one mile from the famous Westglow Spa, two miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a short 5 mile drive to wonderful Appalachian Ski Mountain, approximately thirty minutes to Sugar Mountain and another 15 minutes to Beech Mountain, and located in well-known Misty Mountain on Hwy 221 towards Grandfather Mountain and only 4 miles from downtown Blowing Rock.

The huge great room features a soaring 27' tall ceiling with 65' TV and wood burning fireplace.

The fully equipped large kitchen has commercial grade stainless steel appliances.

The large Master Bedroom is special and the Master Bath has a magnificent 84' x 69' Jacuzzi tub plus a walk in shower.

PLEASE NOTE: We have wonderful sleeping accommodations:

two bedrooms feature KING beds

one bedroom with a QUEEN bed

one bedroom with two TWIN beds

(each of these four bedroom has it's own private bath)

Additionally, the spacious vaulted loft has two TWIN beds that shares the loft bathroom with the other upper level twin beds room.

In cooler months, you will love the warm floors provided by in-floor radiant heat.

Outside, you will enjoy over 1200 square feet of deck space suitable for al fresco dining or a grand cocktail party, plus a wonderful view of Grandfather Mountain from the rear of the house, which includes a 72' wide full width deck on the main level and a smaller deck on the terrace level.

Children will love the upstairs loft plus the terrace level den as well as the extra large front and rear decks.

Keywords: Blowing Rock, large, Log House, log cabin,Grandfather Mtn view, fireplace, fire pit, pet friendly, sleeps 10, view

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome

Ralph Grissom

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We are Ralph and Sassie Grissom, live in the Wilmington, NC area, and sincerely thank you for visiting our home. We take great pride in helping you to thoroughly enjoying your visit to our home. We designed and built our home beginning in 1999. The house features extra large round logs from western Canada and is upscale throughout. Please read what others say and we hope you will come and experience your vacation in our majestic home. We think if you come visit once, you will return often and we will make ever effort to assure you of a grand vacation.

Ralph Grissom purchased this house in 2000

Simply the best!!! Located on superb Misty Mountain only 4 easy miles from Main Street Blowing Rock just off of Hwy 221. Only 5 miles to Appalachian Ski Mountain.

In-floor radiant heat throughout our home, 4500 square feet of beautifully appointed space, 65' TV and wood burning fireplace in the Great Room. 72' wide rear deck facing Grandfather Mountain, Master Bedroom and Master Bath are spacious and has a 'huge' two-person Jacuzzi.

Our kitchen features all commercial grade appliances and a chef's dream. Our driveway connects the road above our home to the road below our home for easy access year round, especially during inclement weather.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
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Blowing Rock High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Greensboro
5

EMILY AND FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
Wow!! What a fantastic property in so many ways. To start, the house was gorgeous and well furnished. It was clean and the there was even a personal note from the cleaning lady in case we needed anything. The location is superb. Only a few min from all the shopping and restaurants in Blowing Rock. We were there with kids, ages 8 and 6. We enjoyed Grandfather Mountain, hiking some trails along the Parkway (nearby), trout fishing, and horseback riding along the Watauga River. After fun filled days we were content to sit outside with a glass of wine and talk about the upcoming day. Ralph was very easy to deal with and accommodating. Thanks for the memories!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Emily, we are so happy that your family had such a great week. It's been a true pleasure to work with you, help you plan ahead so you would be ready for pure fun and relaxation, and now read your kind words. We work hard to keep our home as clean and functional as humanly possible. If there happens to be an issue, our professional assistants will be there to make things right.
Thanks again, and our best to each of you. Come stay with us again!
Best always,
Ralph
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Blowing Rock High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Morehead City North Carolina
5

"DISNEY-;LIKE" BEAUTY

"Disney-;like" Beauty
  • 5 of 5
My family and I rented this extraordinary home for the Columbus Day Holiday. We needed a home in the Blowing Rock area to accommodate my parents, my two sisters and their families, and my own so that we could meet in the middle (they live in WV and we in NC). As you know, anyone finding the rental for the larger group feels pressure to please everyone. Upon our arrival, all parties were thrilled with the home. Whew! The location is ideal, close to downtown Blowing Rock and the parkway within the haven of a lovely neighborhood called Misty Mountain with a view of Mountains galore. My Husband remarked that the construction reminded him of the lodge in Disney...definitely not a "kit house." You can tell that Ralph, the owner, set out to make it magnificent and did he succeed! Ample room for the four families and kids, large open kitchen, incredible great room, expansive porch, and very comfortable beds! Did I mention how clean it was as well. On top of that, I felt like we had a personal connection with Ralph as he ensured we were pleased. I would recommend this without hesitation to any of my friends and family. Thanks to Ralph and Sassie for sharing their home with Renters like us. We had a wonderful time with lots of laughter and togetherness in this beauty of a home!
  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Melissa, you are so kind and it's been a joy getting to know you if only via email and one brief phone call. As I designed and built our home, I did spend an enormous amount of time making it as good as I could.
Reading your words and those of others, I think I came pretty close to my goal but the real thing, so I we'll know, is that it's essential for me to be available if you need help.
Sassie and I hope to meet you nice folks when we are down your way, and again, thanks for selecting Bear Lodge.
Our best to you,
Ralph and Sassie
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Raleigh
5

I WILL BE STAYING AT THE BEAR LODGE AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5
Recently I hosted a girls weekend at the Bear Lodge. The house was the perfect backdrop to our relaxing weekend. Their were 9 of us staying at the lodge and we had plenty of space to each have our own bed, relax, and bathroom space to get ready. The house was very clean and updated. My favorite part of the home is the huge open floor plan kitchen that opens into the great room and deck.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so very much for your kind words and we are delighted you all enjoyed our wonderful Bear Lodge. We look forward to your return, Azure. Stay in touch,
Ralph
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Blowing Rock High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Boston, Ma
5

BEAR MOUNTAIN, BLOWING ROCK, NC

  • 5 of 5
Late in April, five ladies escaped from Boston to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Found Bear Mountain to be well equipped with all the comforts of home and then some. The views were magnificent and the weekend is one we will all treasure long after we have returned home. The owner could not have been more helpful before, during and even after our visit !! Definitely five stars !!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers
Owner's Response: Marianne, thank you so very much. It's been a grand pleasure to get to know you and 'the girls' and we do hope you will return to the lovely NC mountains again soon. For now, we are pulling for the Red Sox to go all the way!!!
Best to you all,
Ralph
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TWO WEEKS AT BEAR LODGE

  • 5 of 5
We spent two lovely weeks at Bear Lodge while attending the Blowing Rock Charity horse show. The house was perfect for our large group and the location was convenient to everything. Five minutes to Blowing Rock or the Bluegrass Parkway....and an easy drive to everything that the area has to offer.

Our group spends at least 15 or 18 weeks a year in VRBO housing all over the Southeast and I have to say that Bear Lodge was as nice as any! When you add Ralph into the equation, you have a great house that moves to the top of the " we will be back list"! He was wonderful and easy to deal with and so helpful.

The website pictures barely do justice to the property or the area. The house is huge, well decorated and clean as a pin! The location and view are quiet, but not so remote that you feel too isolated. There is adequate parking for multiple cars and space for our pups to join us. There was even downstairs garage access for those muddy returns from the horse show.

Blowing Rock and the surrounding area are the perfect place for a cool summer break from the heat. We recommend a trip to Grandfather Mountain and a rafting trip with "Edge of the World" outfitters in Banner Elk. Be sue to walk down Main St. for ice cream and shopping. There are great restaurants within an easy drive of the house, but the Bear Lodge kitchen is so perfect that we spent a lot of time cooking at home.

Claudia Keith and the Windy Oaks Farm gang
August 2013
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Claudia, that is so kind of you. I try so hard to make sure that everyone who rents Bear Lodge goes away more than delighted.
It takes two, so you did your part and I'm pleased that you find that I did mine.
thank you and we will see you next summer for your two weeks.
Ralph
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Blowing Rock High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Apex, NC
5

60TH BIRTHDAY GATHERING

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was wonderful, perfect location for our eight family/friends member gathering for my 60th birthday party. Large living area outside and in provided a wonderful environment to celebrate. Weather was awesome, highs in 70's and lows in 50's, beautiful sunsets over Grandfather Mountain. Centrally located for those who want fishing, shopping, pampering at Westglow Spa or just chilling out on the deck reading a good book.

Ralph was easy to work with and very accommodating in any and all ways. Thanks for working with our crazy, ever changing schedule!
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Billy, we all have changes in schedules at times and I am always happy to accommodate a person such as yourself who tries to be a partner or making good things happen. Thank you my friend, and do come back to Bear Lodge when you can stay longer, get more relaxed.
Hope we got you started with your BEST year ever. See you soon I hope.
Ralph
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Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
3 night minimum stay
$750
$3,750
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2014 - Nov 30 2014
5 night minimum stay
$800
$4,350
 
 
Christmas and NY Eve
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
$875
$5,000
 
 
Winter Season
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
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Amenities

Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
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