Luxury Mountain Home
Submitted: June 29, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
This three bedroom, three bath home sits near the top of Appalacian Ski Mountain, at the top of a ski lift. It has a wonderful open great room, kitchen, dining room combination with a huge island off the kitchen. All windows along the mountain view side provide a nice panoramic, but vegetation has taken its toll on the view. But still very pleasant with a great balcony. The hot tub was fantastic and in good working order - very clean and well mantained and most enjoyable. The third bedroom with four bunk beds is a great plus if you have several kids or skiers.
The house was as represented in the listing except the summer view has gone "soft" due to vegetation growth. The photos were an accurate description of the house, except the front entry on the lower and the main living area on the second level was not well defined. Thw owner was especially cooperative in all dealings.
On the downside the flight of stairs from the entrance to the main living level on the second floor are steep and with narrow treads. They required caution for the able bodied and were most difficult for me who walks with a cane. The owner needs to provide more explicit instructions as to what to do with the trash on checkout. The Blowing Rock convenience center, aka the dump, only operates Monday, Wednesday and Friday. We checked out on Saturday and had to leave the trash there.
Overall it is a great house with all the amenities you could want. We particularly enjoyed finding all the different routes off the mountain and into the great little town of Blowing Rock or over to Boone. Lots to do in both. We also checked out Banner Elk - not so much there unless it is winter and you're a skier. But Blowing Rock is a gem and most conveniently located.
All of the attractions are good with some qualifiers - Tweetsie Railroad and Mystery Hill are for kids - our ten year old grandson enjoyed them. Moses Cone is a plus as is Grandfather Mountain and Linville Falls and the easy bike trail in Boone, the Mast General Stores and the Blowing Rock itself for the views. In the way of restaurants. we recommend Bistro Roca, Blowing Rock Cafe and Berts Bar and Knights on Main. We do not recommend Canyons - seems to be a hangout for locals that like to smoke and the hostess seating us was most uncooperative even thougth wee had reservations.
We had a most enjoyable week in mid June and we'll be back. We recommend Blowing Rock and this mountain home.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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