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'THE GREAT ESCAPE'-PANORAMIC VIEWS-HOT TUB-WIFI-PETS OK-PRIVATE-BOOKING FAST

Howard Shipman

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Bulgarian
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Howard Shipman

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'THE GREAT ESCAPE'-PANORAMIC VIEWS-HOT TUB-WIFI-PETS OK-PRIVATE-BOOKING FAST

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

West Jefferson Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Location: Near Fleetwood, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA (Mountain side cabin at 3800 feet near the New River.)

Accommodations: Hand Hued Log Cabin, 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) Mulatto Mountain Hideaway, located near Fleetwood, NC, is a great gateway to a memorable mountain vacation in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our cabin was completed in the Spring of 2009, and is ready to welcome you to the Appalachian Mountains for a long weekend, a week, or a month away from it all.

'The Great Escape' offers a large, upper-level master bedroom with a King sized bed, as well as a full bath with a Jacuzzi tub and vanity with granite counter top, and a walk-in cedar closet. An upper level 15'x32' spacious deck provides a four place Hot Tub/Spa, two place swing, glider rocker, picnic table, and LP Gas Grill. A second spacious bathroom is located on the first level with an adjoining wet/dry sauna, and a two car garage. Additional amenities include a gas burning fireplace with a remote, flat screen TV with a blue ray DVD, two Ikea sleeper sofas, two large 5'x6' windows facing to the East and West, two large sliding glass doors leading to a spacious deck with panoramic bird's eye views from 3800 feet of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain, a large well equipped kitchen with an eight foot bar, wormy maple cabinets, and granite counter tops, an expandable antique dining table, and front loader washer and dryer. The cabin has a southern pine T&G interior throughout with oak hard wood flooring, and cathedral ceilings in the kitchen/dining area and sitting area where you will be able to feel the warmth

Treat yourself to the casual atmosphere fine dining of Crippen's Country Inn & Restaurant in Blowing Rock. Located in a quaint, Southern, side-street cottage, you will dine on an absolutely artistic creation designed for the season. Don't miss Canyon's Restaurant, the view is priceless!! Canyon's is inconspicuously built on a ridge where you can enjoy a burger, and a million dollar view! You cannot leave Blowing Rock without a stroll downtown where you have to visit Kilwin's homemade ice cream and candy store on Main Street, and let the kids play in the park which is the centerpiece of Main Street.

In Ashe County NC you can enjoy virtually any outdoor activity you can think of. Everything from fishing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, to skiing and golf can be found in and around Ashe County. Kayaking the New River is as easy as traveling the short distance to Riverside Kayak and Bike Rentals where they have kayaks, tubes, bikes, and horses. More adventurous activities can be found by rafting the Watauga or Nolichucky Rivers, spelunking the Linville Caverns, or hiking the Linville Gorge, all of which are within 40 minutes of Fleetwood. And, don't miss the most visited destination in NC, Grandfather Mountain, which can usually be seen from the cabin, with the mile high swinging bridge, the animal park, and more. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a favorite spot for many people. You can look out over the many overlooks and see miles and miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains across North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Enjoy biking, hiking, camping, and many other activities.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Howard Shipman (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Bulgarian

About Howard Shipman

Howard lives in the Florida Keys, and has three grown kids. He is a retired Commercial Airline Pilot, and retired USAF Pilot. Howard is a NC native. He enjoys the natural beauty, fresh air, and wildlife of the Blue Ridge Mountains while trekking and biking.

Howard Shipman purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Howard Shipman chose West Jefferson

I was looking to build an all wooden cabin with modern conveniences in a location that provided the best long range mountain views The Smokey Mountains had to offer, yet close to places to go for dining and activities. Southern Ashe County, 20 minutes from Boone, and close to West Jefferson, was the ideal place.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy, Long Range panoramic views of The Great Smoky Mountains from 3800 feet.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 101 traveler reviews

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'The Great Escape'-Panoramic Views-Hot Tub-WiFi-Pets OK-Private-Booking Fast
average rating of 5.0 based on 101 reviews
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'The Great Escape'-Panoramic Views-Hot Tub-WiFi-Pets OK-Private-Booking Fast
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West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

The GreatEST Escape

  • 5 of 5
We arrived and found the place in immaculate shape! The pictures on the site, while beautiful, can't even do the actual views justice. They are simply breathtaking. We were lucky enough to have a meteor shower during our stay! The view of the stars is just simply the best. We picked out a Christmas Tree from the local Ivy Tree farm on Saturday and truly enjoyed the whole experience. We can't wait to return! Thanks Howard for being so accommodating!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Lebanon Maine
5

Beautiful Cabin With Awesome View!!

  • 5 of 5
We usually go to Gatlinburg , Pigeon Forge area ...This was our first time in Boone , West Jefferson area.
We like to travel with our 2 Dalmatians. This area is much more pet friendly . It was nice to be able to take them on all the hikes and walks. We hiked off the nearby Blue Ridge Hwy and did the Greenway Trail in Boone.
As much as we loved the beautiful outdoors...We loved the Great Escape . The view is absolutely breathtaking . The place is very well taken care of and very clean and well equipped. It is so nice to be able to take pets to such a gorgeous place.
We have been going to the Smokies for about 15 years and never stayed in the same place twice. I think we found a new area and our first repeat cabin.
Thanks for sharing your paradise in the mountains Howard.
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Orlando, FL
5

BREATHTAKING VIEWS!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our 2 dogs stayed at The Great Escape in September, and it was just the type of relaxing, secluded, peaceful getaway that we were looking for!! The cabin was very clean and well-maintained, and it was private and set apart from the nearby cabins/neighbors. The views from the patio were absolutely stunning, and were different each and every day! We enjoyed beautiful sunrises, colorful sunsets, totally clear days where you could see for miles, and days with clouds rolling in over the mountains in the distance. Howard was a complete pleasure to work with and took care of every detail to ensure that it was a smooth and relaxing experience. I would highly recommend The Great Escape, and we definitely plan to return in the future!
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Wilmington, North Carolina
5

The Greatly needed R&R

The Greatly needed R&R
  • 5 of 5
Thank you Howard for having such a beautiful, quiet, away from it all "cabin". This was our second trip to The Great Escape and we enjoyed our stay as much or even more than our first trip and we will be coming back many more times. This is the perfect place to relax, unwind and forget there is a real word! The hummingbirds kept us entertained for many hours...even while relaxing in the hot tub!!! When we could make ourselves leave the comfort of this cabin, we would venture into West Jefferson and have lunch at Sweet and Savory. Perfect little café with fantastic food. The Great Escape is THE place to go to just "get away from it all". And Howard, you make the paper work and arrangements so easy. Thank you again for The Great Escape.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pat for taking your time to leave this nice review of your stay at The Great Escape. I am very pleased that the hummingbirds were on-the-job entertaining you, and you enjoyed the Spa/Hot Tube. It was nice to hear you enjoyed the little Sweet and Savory Café in downtown West Jefferson. The owners are good friends with my sister and her husband, so I know them. During your next visit, I hope you have a chance to check out another little Café I enjoy on the Back Street of downtown West Jefferson. It is called the Havana Café, and as the name suggests, they specialize in Cuba Food. They are open Tuesday through Saturday only for lunch from 11 AM until 3 PM. I really enjoy their Pulled Pork, Black Beans and Rice, and Sweet Plantains. They can also make you a very good Cuban Coffee, if you dare. There are lots of little cafes, restaurants, with live entertainment, galleries, etc. to visit in downtown West Jefferson. New businesses are always starting, and space available, and for sale, for new business opportunities for the entrepreneur. The are is grown in leaps and bounds. I hope you guys will plan to return again soon. You have been loyal and gracious guests!!
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West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Iowa
5

Breathtaking views from a gorgeous home!

  • 5 of 5
The reviews seem too good to be true, but I can tell you that is not the case.
Howard was exceptionally helpful before, during, and after our stay. The place was very clean with high end appliances and finishes. The view must be experienced to be believed.
West Jefferson is a great little town with fun places to eat, shop, and play.
My wife and I will definitely be back to this wonderful retreat!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Bryant and Kristina for finding and choosing The Great Escape for your get-away to the NC mountains, and I appreciate your taking the time to leave your observations.

I am very pleased that you enjoyed the quality, design, and attention to detail that I have tried to build into the cabin, and I try to keep everything in perfect working order. I am glad you enjoyed the enhanced long range views after our recent efforts to top some of the trees blocking the skyline especially to the East of the cabin.

The little town of West Jefferson is a well kept secret that is becoming more and more popular as the downtown area is continually begin improved upon with the addition of new and interesting shops and restaurants. Some have been there for many years, and others are new comers within the last few years. I enjoy the farmers market on Back Street in the downtown area on Saturday mornings until one in the afternoon. You can find not only locally grown fresh vegetables, but many locally made crafts and local honey. Then, after you finish your shopping , walk across the street and have a great inexpensive lunch at one of my favorite spots, The Havana Café. They are open from 11 AM to 3 PM, except Sunday and Monday.

I do hope you guys will be able to return to the NC mountains and The Great Escape many times in the future. It was my pleasure working with you!!
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West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Ayden, NC
5

awesome vacation cabin

  • 5 of 5
As has been said many times before, this cabin has it all...great views, solitude, comfort, excellent furnishings, and on & on. We enjoyed the hot tub overlooking the valley and steaks on the grill on the the porch. The cabin was centrally located for visiting West Jefferson, Boone, Blowing Rock, and Todd (for kayaking with Rivergirl Fishing Co). This was a great cabin for celebrating our 25 yr wedding anniversary while the kids were all at home. With the sleeping arrangements as they are, would probably be best for a single family rather than multi-family trip. The only thing I would do on my next trip to this cabin (and we do want to come back) would be to bring my on pillow from home. Everything else was perfect, clean, well-maintained and generally as advertised. The owner is very helpful during the entire process. We have stayed in lots of rental homes and this is probably the nicest one yet. Highly recommend!
  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Charlotte, NC
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Black Jack Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
Outer Banks of NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mountain Aire Golf Club
Nearest Train
115 Miles
Charlotte NC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 221
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Boondocks Grill and Pub
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Outer Banks of NC
Car: necessary

In less than 30 minutes travel time, you can cover the 20 miles to Boone, drive 8 more miles to Blowing Rock. West Jefferson is only 10 miles away. The home of Appalachian State University and the Mountaineers (Go ASU!!), Boone offers the casual atmosphere of a college town. Walk the downtown area to find antique shops, restaurants, ice cream shops, and coffee shops. Cafe Portofino & the Tap Room and The Black Cat Burrito are two of our favorite restaurants. Once an old hardware store, Farmer's Hardware has been converted into terrific emporium shops, located on King St in Boone. The converted hardware store to emporium shops are fabulous. Convenient for purchasing Vera Bradley Products, pottery, fashion jewelry, greeting cards, candy, toys...what you don't have!!!! The detail for renovations to the old building is great, and the friendly staff make this a must when visiting downtown Boone. Also, don't miss the Mast General Store across the street.

Other Activities: Boating, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing

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Rates & Availability

From $139 Per night

West Jefferson Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Nov 1 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 6 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$975
$3,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$4,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 9.75%
Notes I have Rental Policies available that will describe the check-out process, cancellation policy, etc.

SPECIAL RATES:

Minimum stay during Holidays 4 nights. Nightly rates are higher during the Holiday Periods, contact owner.

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Amenities

West Jefferson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs - toilet , shower , Sauna
  • The Master bathroom offers a large jetted tub/shower, vaniety with a golden fantsy granite countertop, marble floor, and separate toilet area. The large Downstairs bathroom offers a corner shower, vaniety with a granite countertop, natural slate stone floors, and an adjacent wet/dry cedar sauna.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Sitting Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has a walk-in cedar closet, and bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and granite vaniety. The two Queen size Ikea sleeper sofas offer comfort, and the best views in the cabin where you can fall asleep in front of the fireplace, the TV, or the great views of the mountain tops.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Bathtub with jet pump in Master bedroom bath. TV- local channel antenna that picks up stations from Charlotte, Highpoint, and Greensboro, e.x. UNC-EX, PBS Maid service can be arranged for an extra fee. Sauna is wet or dry. The main living area of the cabin is appx. 16 feet from the garage level, available only via two sets of stairs. A gate is available for the stairs from the deck, guests must close the gate to protect small children and pets.

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