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Barbara Hammond

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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TRANQUIL MOUNTAIN RETREAT WITH A FLOWING STREAM

Blowing Rock House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Location: In Hound Ears Club near Boone, North Carolina in Blue Ridge Mountains. USA (15 minutes to Blowing Rock) View map.

Accommodations: House, 3 bedrooms + loft. 3 baths (sleeps 8)

You will experience the ultimate relaxation sitting on our large private deck surrounded by a canopy of mature trees and listening to a bubbling mountain stream as it rushes through the yard of our enchanting mountain home. This may be a time to read, reflect or just take a nap as you enjoy the wonders of nature. A meal cooked on an outdoor grill and served on the deck will provide many hours of family togetherness and conversation. A huge rock in front of the deck also provides a sitting area to enjoy this clear flowing stream as it journeys down the mountainside. This unique place has an unusual and fascinating history. It was never built to be a rental. The original builder was Terry Sanford, former Governor of North Carolina and U. S. Senator. This charming home served for many years as the summer home and family getaway for the Sanford family. Neighbors still recall how the Governor walked down the mountain each morning to the Hound Ears clubhouse for his coffee and daily newspaper.

This comfortable home with 3 bedrooms and a loft can sleep 8 people. 3 colorfully decorated bathrooms join these sleeping facilities. The Governor's master bedroom has a king bed with a private bathroom and a flat screen TV. A second bedroom has a queen bed with a private bath and a flat screen TV. A third bedroom has twin beds and the full bathroom is just outside the door. The loft has twin beds. There is a new large flat screen TV in the family room. WiFi (high speed internet) is provided.

You will find all the comforts in this well equipped home to make your vacation one to be remembered. A well stocked kitchen with everything you need to prepare a delicious meal is provided. The kitchen has new appliances. A beautiful stone wood burning fireplace can cultivate an atmosphere of coziness and warmth on a cool mountain evening.

You will feel safe and secure in this mountain retreat. It is located in Hound Ears Club, a prestigious gated community with 24 hour security. The Watauga River, one of the best trout streams in the south, borders the Hound Ears property and is very convenient for those who dream of the ultimate fishing experience.

The Hound Ears, Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk area provides all the opportunities necessary for a fulfilling vacation for adults as well as children. Many fantastic hiking trails are easily accessible including those on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain. Blowing Rock is a haven for antique shoppers and for those who enjoy outlet shopping as well as live theatre. Excellent restaurants can be found in the entire area. Tweetsie Railroad, Hawks Nest Zip line, gem mining, and Valle Crucis park (picnicking, playground, swimming, basketball) and the wildlife park at Grandfather Mountain will provide unforgettable fun experiences for any child, as well as your entire family. During the winter months, avid skiers and snowboarders can enjoy some of the best ski resorts in the eastern US only a very short drive from Hound Ears.

Keywords: House in gated community, large deck, mountain stream, near great entertainment/arts/ restaurants/fishing, hiking and skiing.

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

Barbara Hammond

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Barbara is a retired surgical nurse and Ron is a retired pastor. This home has been in our family since the mid 90s and we have come to love and appreciate the enchanting surrounding area of Boone and Blowing Rock. The lure of the mountains draws us here again and again as we enjoy all that the area has to offer. We have spent treasured hours with our children and grandchildren in Hound Ears. Kids and grownups alike can have fun and good times in our mountain home. We are sure you can have the same experience.

Ron and Barbara, Maryville, Tennessee

Barbara Hammond purchased this house in 1993

My brother bought this home from Gov. Terry Sanford in 1993 and we secured the property in 1996. Through the years we have enjoyed so much getting away to this special place. The mountains truly are magical.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Property Reviews

Tranquil Mountain Retreat with a Flowing Stream
average rating of 4.4 based on 5 reviews
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Blowing Rock High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Great house...great owners!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We had to attend an event in the area over the weekend and needed a place to accommodate a small group that included some grandchildren. The Hammond House fit the bill in every way! We found the house to be as advertised, clean and everything in good working order. The location was fabulous and having a mountain stream flowing directly through the property added to the total experience. Even though it was pretty cold while we were there which prevented us from sitting around outside a lot, the views were wonderful. Highly recommend this property and would certainly stay again should our travel plans bring us back to the area for any length of time. Even the guards at the gate house were awesome!

The only other thing to mention would be the great owners. It was a pleasure to deal with them at every phase of the rental process. Many thanks to them for the experience.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Nice home

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
This home is located in a beautiful gated community. A lovely creek runs under this home; the location is truly pretty! Lovely fireplace! The home itself needs updating and the furniture and decorations are outdated (except for living room couch and TV). Lovely place for a winter or summer getaway.
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: Maintenance and updating of a home is an ongoing process. Our home has recently received several brand new updates: a cedar shingle roof, a heat and air system, a king size bed and bedding, twin bedding, a leather sectional living room couch, coffee table, and large wide screen tv, a dining table and chairs, new kitchen appliances, and the addition of fluorescent lighting tracks in the kitchen/dining area. Our chief objective is to maintain the ambiance of our cozy mountain home retreat while at the same time, providing all the necessary accomodations for making your vacation not only comfortable, but charming and delightful as well.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Tranquil Mountain Retreat with a Flowing Stream
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June vacation

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We had a nice stay in this house. The hosts were very helpful and made sure that the house was completely equipped. Loved sitting outside with coffee in the morning and listening to the stream flowing under the house.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
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Charlotte, NC
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  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
My family and my brother's family spent an enjoyable weekend at this property in September 2012. The house was very clean and well maintained. There was a big fireplace and flat screen TV in the living area with plenty of sitting area. A huge deck wrapped around half of the house - ideal for enjoying the wildlife and birds while eating outside. The water from the stream running underneath the house was delightful to listen to while sitting outside. The people who own this house were wonderful to deal with and were very accomodating to our needs.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Maryville TN
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Tranquil Retreat in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains

Tranquil Retreat in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
We were recently privileged to spend our fantasy mountain vacation at the beautiful Tranquil Mountain Retreat in western North Carolina. Imagine our delight when we arrived to discover this beautiful home, nestled on a hillside, with a murmuring creek cascading over nearby rocks. Inside we discovered a beautifully appointed home, in immaculate condition, with every possible ammenity available. The owner's photos and descriptions were accurate in every way, and they were very helpful to us prior to our visit.
There were four of us in our party and we had a great time exploring some of the many attractions in the area. Those included Boone, Blowing Rock; a portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway; Holy Trinity Church in Glendale and St. Mary's in West Jefferson, both of which feature beautiful frescoes by Ben Long; a wonderful shopping spot across the road from St. Mary's, the Greenhouse Craft Shop; Shatley Springs , north of W. Jefferson; and, perhaps our favorites, the Mast General Store complex in nearby Valle Cruces. In addition to the stores, there is the Valle Cruces Community Park located behind the Annex store. It is a lovely park with picnic tables and shelters, nice playground equipment and a very nice paved walking trail.
Our favorite restaurant was the Daniel Boone Inn in Boone, and we also enjoyed Proper's and Peppers, in Boone, and Shatley Springs. The owners have provided a very nice notebook with suggestions for other fine restaurants in the area.
We loved being in this beautiful peaceful setting, and were reluctant to leave when our departure time arrived. For anyone seeking a get-away to refresh their very souls and bodies, we highly recommend this beautiful and tranquil spot.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
123 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
NC State Route 105
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Boone Country Club
Car: necessary

Our home is kid friendly but there are steps to the loft and down to the washer/dryer. Our grandchildren enjoy playing in the mountain stream. Valle Crucis Park is located behind the original Mast General Store. This park is a wonderful place for family activities- picnicking, fishing, soccer, basketball, and playground area. Kids can play while parents walk the large oval track along side the scenic Watauga River. Children as well as adults will enjoy the thrills of Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park' , 'Grandfather Mountain with its hiking trails, museum, wildlife park and fantastic views is a must ' , 'Great base for exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway and leaf watching in autumn' , 'The Watauga River, which runs along side Hound Ears, provides outstanding trout fishing amid the beautiful scenery' , 'Collegiate sports at Appalachian State University' , 'The area provides many opportunities for golfing'

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Availability & Rates

Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
Low
Jan 7 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$175
$895
$2,700
2 nights
 
 
High
May 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$200
$1,095
$3,500
6 nights
 
 
Late fall
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
$200
$1,095
$3,000
2 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49.00
Cleaning fee $125.00
Tax Rate 13.75%
Notes If someone is interested in a last minute rental, please call or e-mail for a possible negotiated rate.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size Beds (1), Queen size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) There is a Pac and Play bed in the loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • miniature golf
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • snowboarding
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • hiking
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • rafting
Notes:
'A large lighted deck under a canopy of mature trees and surrounded by rhododendron' , ' A cascading mountain stream flows through the property under a large boulder' , ' Great views of Grandfather Mountain throughout the neighborhood' , 'Deer, wild turkey and other wildlife can often be seen' , 'Nestled in the mountains halfway between Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina in Hound Ears Club, a gated community with 24 hour security' , 'Easy access to Linville, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, and Sugar Mountain' , 'Many excellent restaurants within 5 to 15 minutes' , 'This home was not built for rental. It was built by Terry Sanford, a former Governor and U. S. Senator of North Carolina and was used by him and his family for many years as a summer retreat' , 'We have owned this home for several years and enjoyed it immensely as a summer and weekend getaway' , ' This is a marvelous place for relaxation, reflection and the ultimate enjoyment and we desire to share our treasure. '
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