MARIAN MANOR: FABULOUS YEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN RETREAT, FURNISHED!

Marian Wingo

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MARIAN MANOR: FABULOUS YEAR ROUND MOUNTAIN RETREAT, FURNISHED!

West Jefferson House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Nestled under a mountain that's seen more of this world than any of us, Marian Manor is the perfect destination for the adult traveler who seeks solitude, peace and quiet yet craves walking proximity to small town West Jefferson. Recreation options are unparalleled in this area; the astonishing natural beauty year round is breath taking; art and antique stores abound; truly, there is something for everyone.

Spacious decks on back and front allow for a restorative experience when you enjoy your morning coffee as the sun rises over Mount Jefferson or your favorite evening libation with a stunning moon lazily crossing Mt. Paddy.

On summer evenings the fireflies blink as the katydids buzz and the crickets chirp.

What could be finer than being in Carolina? Not much!

Wonderful assortment of books provided for reading pleasure of guests. You are welcome to write and create in the well-appointed upstairs office.

One downstairs bedroom & bath located off fully furnished kitchen. A comfortable sofa bed in living room for additional sleeping.

Full bath & MBR upstairs with Queen bed; laundry room may accommodate single bed; office can double as a bedroom with futon single bed as needed.

No pets; no smoking; responsible children welcome with responsible parents; fully furnished.

Let Marian Manor be your home away from home!

Keywords: Walking distance to town, library, theatre, Farmer's Market, cheese factory, restaurants, shopping; near Blue Ridge Pkwy in lovely art community with good neighbors. Your home away from home situated under Mt. Paddy & facing Mt. Jefferson.

410 Calvin Avenue, West Jefferson 28694

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed

Marian Wingo

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Since Hurricane Katrina I am a Disaster Assistance Employee deployed in the aftermath of disasters. Formerly I was a counselor in private practice, consultant & trainer and continue to own and manage the first B&B in Ocean Springs, MS, Oak Shade Bed & Breakfast.

My four adult children are responsible, self-supporting, environmentally conscious professionals with exceptional credit scores. I am understandably proud of them!

I am a high energy, physically active beyond mid-life woman who loves to read, write & travel. Last year I visited the Turkish cities of Istanbul, Ephesus and Kusdasi. As a young woman I worked as a tour guide in Turkey and my first child was born in Ankara.

With the single exception of North Dakota, I have visited all 50 states, traveled in more than two dozen countries and lived in four.

Originally from Asheville, the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains draw me in, hold me in their embrace and always, I consider the NC mountains my spiritual home.

Marian Wingo purchased this house in 2009

Eventually I may move from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to live closer to my daughter, her partner & my grandchildren. Until then I wanted to have a rental and mountain get-away for myself where I may putter, enjoy time alone and do some creative writing.

The outdoor options for sport and recreation are fantastic, and there are fascinating cultural, natural and human-made sites to visit.

A walking tour of the 15 murals in West Jefferson done by local artists is a 'must-do.' Nearby you may want to enjoy The Church of the Frescoes OR impressive performances sponsored by the Arts Council OR monthly outdoor music events at the community park below the library as well as public tennis courts, a covered picnic area and a children's playground with a creek running through it.

There are also annual events that draw thousands of visitors to West Jefferson area beginning with Merlefest (last weekend in April) followed by Christmas in July (first weekend), the August Fiddlers Convention and others.

Two hours' drive could find you in Asheville, Winston-Salem, Hickory, or the quaint town of Damascus, VA.

Each season offers unique, special stimulation to the discerning traveler interested in stretching her/his life experience.

I cannot overstate the beauty; you simply have to see for yourself!

Quiet, peaceful, walking distance to top of Mt. Paddy & downtown West Jefferson; close to Mount Jefferson St. Park & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Two fabulous decks to enjoy both sun and moon showings as well as Mt. Paddy and Mt. Jefferson. Exceptional local library--visible from back deck of Marian Manor-- walking distance to the West Jefferson Coffee House, en route to library.

Also close by you may enjoy Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mtn., Tweetsie Railroad, several gem mines (to pan for rubies!), ski resorts, or Linville Caverns, Falls & Gorge. You may opt to bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail, formerly an old railroad bed converted from 'Rails to Trails.'

Exceptional restaurants in West Jefferson area beckon every palate and pocketbook: Frasers, Sweet Aromas, Geno's, Shatley Springs, Mountain Aire, Tamales, Black Jack's, Smoky Mountain Barbecue and the Hillbilly Grill.

The New River--the oldest river in North America--offers tubing, kayaking, canoeing as well as fishing, wading or simply sitting by the stream.

Come see for yourself. There is something for everyone and you are likely to return again and again.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
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Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339028vb
228-324-6686
West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Atlanta, Georgia
5

Wonderful, Beautiful, and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
A friend and I went there for a writing retreat, and I truly could not have asked for anything better. The house was lovely and comfortable, and the setting was gorgeous! The downtown was fun to visit as well, with some good restaurants. I heartily recommend this place!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gee, thanks Man, for a lovely review. When you know your 2015 dates please let me know so that I may reserve my place for you!
business
Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339028vb
228-324-6686
West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Atlanta
5

Lovely home in a charming NC town

  • 5 of 5
I was at Marian Manor to write without the routine distractions of daily home and city life, therefore, I sought a quiet home in a quiet town. I got plenty of both in a comfortable and well-furnished home plus the beauty of the North Carolina mountains and the charming town of West Jefferson only a short walk away. Marian Manor had everything I needed for cooking nice meals to friendly directions and advice for finding my around town and taking advantage of the NC mountains. If you're looking for comfort, peace and quiet, then I highly recommend Marian Manor.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review! Thanks Chris and I sure hope to one day meet you. Please plan a second 'writing retreat' at my place. Yoiu would be most welcome.
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Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339028vb
228-324-6686
West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Henrico, Virginia, USA
5

Virginia visitors

  • 5 of 5
Marian Manor provided everything we needed and more. It is nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. We slept comfortably with windows open, and enjoyed the delightful weather that West Jefferson offered for the July 4th weekend. We were visiting family and taking advantage of the fact that Christmas in July was happening all over town. There's no question about the five star rating. We highly recommend Marian Manor and look forward to a return visit.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! A splendid endorsement and much appreciated. Thank-you. Virginia Visitors.
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Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339028vb
228-324-6686
West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Virginia Beach, VA
5

Lovely Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
This house was just lovely and very roomy for my family. It was clean and accommodating. I absolutely loved it. I am actually staying again in July. It is also very close to restaurants and bars down the street as well as shops in Downtown Jefferson.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Christine! I am pleased you will return for another stay.
business
Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339028vb
228-324-6686
West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Hillsborough, NC
5

More than you might expect

  • 5 of 5
Just completed a very nice Labor Day weekend at this nicely-appointed house. This was a step up from the average NC mountain rental we are used to, likely in part because this is truly the owner's second home and she obviously spends a good amount of time there. The kitchen is a high point, stocked full with utensils and cooking equipment, including knives that are sharp and work well! The entire house is warmly decorated and bedding was comfortable and more adequate than at first apparent (five beds in total if you count a futon and sleeper sofa). Do check out the "Snowflake Thermometer" over the dining room table -- a fascinating science lesson on a wall poster! My 12-year-old said he wanted to return to West Jefferson on our next trip to the mountains, and stay at this house (he got the ultra-soft ground floor bed).
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Satisfied guests who want to return make any owner smile! Thanks and do hurry back...
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Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339028vb
228-324-6686
West Jefferson High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Wake Forest, NC
5

Such A Rich Experience

  • 5 of 5
There are rental properties, and then there are clean, well-lighted place rental properties, but I never expected to feel so much at home anywhere as I have this past 4th-of-July week. It's not just that the place was immaculate and so fully as advertised, although it certainly was.

It was not even the gorgeous mountain views off the front and back decks (three if you count the one cleverly painted across the storage building) or the fact that the town of West Jefferson is one of my favorite places.

It was not just the signs of a life devoted to a love of good food, good drink and entertainment all through the place, although the kitchen offered such cookery options that I ended up wishing I was there for a month and feeding a family.

It's that every corner and shelf radiated a life well lived, a family loved and celebrated, exotic places seen and shared, and friendships so obviously deep and resonating. I felt immersed all week in real human warmth, even though I was visiting solo and for the first time at Marian Manor.

And my hostess was readily available for any and all questions I had about the many amenities provided, via e-mail, so I now feel that I have not only a new favorite haunt for future stays, but a new and true friend as well.

I honestly don't give a lot of A+s, but cheers to Maid Marian; may her Manor stand for many seasons to serve other vistors as well as it has me!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a glowing recommendation! Marian

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Marian Manor is an award-winning property selected in for the 'Outrageously Good Customer Service Award' from Ashe County Chamber of Commerce.

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Availability & Rates

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West Jefferson House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $145./nt; From $900./wk
  • US Dollars
  • June, 2013 - November, 2013: one couple:$145/night-$900./week, inclusive;
  • December, 2013 - March, 2014: one couple: $135./night-$750./week, inclusive.

Amenities

Amenities

West Jefferson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Heating ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Living Room ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathroom upstairs off MBR; Downstairs bathroom has toliet & walk-in shower stall.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom with bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , MBR with entry into full bath.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Exceptionally comfortable, firm queen bed., Double Bed (1) Located in downstairs bedroom with TV., Twin Bed (1) located upstairs in laundry room; made only when needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs sofa converts to a surprisingly comfortable bed. It would be necessary to rearrange living room furniture for this option.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snowboarding
  • cross country skiing
  • rock climbing
  • kayaking
  • spelunking
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
Notes:
In fall of 2012, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce selected Marian Manor as first place winner in 'Outrageously Good Customer Service' category making it an award-winning renatl property.

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