|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
'MTM' is majestically perched at 4000 feet elevation on the tip top of Aho Mountain and is sprawled on over 8.2 acres of landscaped lawn that abutts woods with trails that lead to scenic overlooks (our land is mostly flat and walkable) ... We excavated and topped over an acre of trees in the back and side yards to take advantage of the breathtaking mountain views!! ... you can see forever! .. Grandfather & Sugar Mountains are clearly seen from 'Mountain Top Manor' ... and during the winter you will see the lit ski slopes at Appalachian Ski Resort with all of the families enjoying night skiing !!! Also, every evening you will see the lit downtown of Boone and if there is an event the stadium at ASU! All of the lights twinkling throughout the mountain ranges is so beautiful and relaxing ... it is like sitting under a giant Christmas tree. This million dollar mountain top manor is tucked behind split rail fencing, tall Blue Spruce trees stand guard to seclude you from the out side world. Desirably located in the exclusive upscale subdivision of Panorama Estates within minutes of the major ski resorts and easily accessible to downtown Blowing Rock and or Boone (only 10 - 15 minutes either direction) ... this nearly 6000 square foot contemporary will not disappoint. Exquisitely furnished and featuring two levels of luxury living. Relax on one of three large decks and enjoy incredible long range mountain views overlooking miles of plateaus, valleys, and over 8 mountain ranges and 3 states.
Level One offers a formal entry off the covered portico; formal dining room; huge vaulted and beamed family room/'The Lodge'.. featuring a floor to ceiling arched stone fireplace boasting a worm Chestnut mantle; den with big screen TV and buttery leather reclining sofa and recliner chair; huge open kitchen with private pantry, jennaire cooktop, granite counter tops, crown molding and breakfast dining area; three bedroom suites with 2 Queen beds and 1 King bed .. large walk-in closets; three full bathrooms; sunroom with large hottub; hardwood floors.
Level Two offers a huge den/playroom with a pool table, TV, sofa & love seat and full bathroom; a huge bedroom with ping pong table, 2 twin beds, a set of bunkbeds and a Full bed; two-car garage with storage room and a half bath; laundry room with a kitchen; floors are carpeted.
Enjoy the beauty of the professionally landscaped lawn and abundant flower beds and fruit trees. Walk the gorgeous pathways thru the woods to serene overlooks and picnic area with table and benches ... there are numerous resting stops along the stroll .. passing blackberry patches, blueberry bushes and apple trees. Along the way pick a wildflower bouquet for your table! Wildlife is all around you ... Hummingbirds sipping sweet nectar from feeders ... rabbits nibbling on tasty greens ... deer stretching to capture a juicy apple from a low hanging branch ... cute critters around every turn! In the pastures the cows, bulls and horses are busily grazing and frolicing! Of course, the #1 activity of choice for humans is just good ole RELAXING!!
You deserve a vacation & AND can afford your vacation at 'MTM'!! Email Deborrah to lock in your week(s). Scroll down to calendar area and click over the rectangular box to the right to contact Deborrah. I look forward to hearing from you soon, making your reservation, and having you enjoy your stay at 'Mountain Top Manor'!
Keywords: Estate Home
My family had another great week-long visit earlier this year. Despite it being the middle of summer -- July -- Mountain Top Manor remained cool and pleasant. The home makes for a very comfortable launching pad for all the hiking we like to do along the Blue Ridge Parkway and nearby Grandfather Mountain. Deborrah is always a pleasure to work with. If I experience any issues with the home (rare) she is quick to get them resolved. The home is just a short ride to the Parkway, Blowing Rock, and Boone. We're planning on returning next summer.
We selected MTM for a lengthy family reunion/vacation based upon the very complete descriptions and photos provided on VRBO. Even so, we were pleasantly surprised upon arrival! Actually before then, we had frequent, timely and helpful communications with owner Deborrah.
The property was in very good shape, very clean, expansive lawns and landscaping well-maintained, and well-furnished and -equipped. When we did encounter very small and quite normal maintenance issues, the owners' representative was wonderfully responsive. Deborrah kept in touch throughout our sojourn and was genuinely interested to assure our good experience.
We knew the area (and its many activities and restaurants) but there was lots of information in the house to guide a new visitor. We were anxious to escape the summer heat of the flatlands, and boy did MTM meet that need. We noted July daytime highs of 68-70 degrees at our 4200-feet altitude, while our hometown was experiencing 90's.
The setting and convenience (so near Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, Boone),the views, and the quality of the house are five-star; our only rationale to rate as four derives from the age of the home and a few not-yet-updated bathrooms, and some mattresses past their prime. Wish there was a 4.6.
We would definitely return, gladly.
My family recently rented Mountain Top Manor (MTM), the last week in July, 2012. We were familiar with the area because we had rented another nearby home two years prior. MTM is on the highest point of Aho Mountain, just a few miles northeast of Blowing Rock. It is a five minute drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and about 15 minutes from downtown Blowing Rock. The road leading to the house is entirely paved and a nice, easy drive.
MTM is a spacious, well-appointed home with comfortable beds and wonderful panoramic mountain views. The photos posted by the owners on VRBO are accurate. We found the home to be a welcome retreat after our days of hiking and shopping in the area. Sitting out on the deck as the sun set over the mountains was a treat.
During our week we saw a deer, a fox, and numerous rabbits on the expansive property. Although MTM is located in a neighborhood, it feels very secluded and private. There is no nearby house on the left or right of the property. No traffic noise could be heard, only an occasional whistle from the nearby Tweetsie Railroad – a welcome reminder of our earlier years visiting that children’s attraction.
Despite warm summer temperatures in North Carolina in general, the weather in Blowing Rock was comfortable, never exceeding 75. MTM tended to be a few degrees cooler than Blowing Rock.
The large driveway and covered entrance made the unpacking and packing of our cars a breeze, regardless of the weather.
We prepared picnic lunches for most days, and fixed dinner most nights at MTM. A Food Lion is conveniently located about 10 minutes away. The kitchen is large and well-stocked.
Having rented many vacation homes in the past, I have to say that MTM represents the best value of any home I have rented. Deborrah was easy to work with, quick to answer any questions I had.
The day we departed MTM it had rained overnight. The skies were especially clear at dawn. There was a blanket of fog covering the low-lying areas down below. It looked to us as if we were looking out the window of an airplane. It was a magical experience I will not soon forget.
OUR FAMILY STAYED AT MOUNTAINTOP MANOR IN FEB OF 2010. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME AND LOOK FORWARD TO GOING BACK ASAP. GREAT LOCATION, CLOSE TO EVERYTHING, IT FELT LIKE HOME. IT WAS A PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE OWNER DEBORAH, AND WE THANK HER FOR MAKING OUR STAY AT "MTM" A MEMORABLE ONE!
This house is absolutely beautiful with everything you'll need for 4 days, a week, or a month. This home is big enough for a large family. Two seperate areas, up and down. There was just my husband and myself, but we could have taken several people with us, and would not have been crowded. Already looking forward to a return visit. Wish the weather had been better, but we were able to enjoy two beautiful days. Views are terrific..........................!!!! I would highly recommend this property to anyone,.
The owners were so helpful. So if you're trying to decide, don't hesitate to rent this property.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes||Cancellation policy ... security deposit and rental rate is forfeited. If the home is re-leased for exact lease term then rental rate will be refunded.|
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