This historic farmhouse sits in the shadow of Three Top Mountain on a picturesque bend in the North Fork of the New River in Ashe County. In a private setting of 1.3 acres but with easy access to a main road, it is 20 minutes from the shopping, galleries, and restaurants of West Jefferson and 40 minutes from Boone. The trout-stocked river provides opportunities for fishing, swimming, canoeing, and tubing, and the property is also bordered by a rushing creek. Some rooms have been restored to expose the wormy chestnut planks that formed the original interior walls, including a large upstairs bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a spectacular view of the river. The original river rock fireplace contains a new soapstone wood stove for chilly nights, and front and back porches provide plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining outdoors. Water has been supplied to the house from the same spring for over 100 years, and the original spring house now opens onto a large pen, providing pets with shelter and a constant supply of fresh spring water.
First floor has mud room with washer/dryer, kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room, full bath, and foyer with wood stove. Second floor has full bath with whirlpool tub, 2 bedrooms and sitting room. Two queen and one standard beds. Relax on three decks--two on the first floor and one just off a bedroom on the second floor. Satellite TV, DVD, VCR upstairs and downstairs. Well-stocked library of movies and books, including large selection of kids' movies. Kitchen includes glass-top stove, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, island, and dishwasher.
Keywords: waterfront, mountain views, recreation, pet-friendly, country, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, float trips, swimming, hiking, wood stove, whirlpool tub, satellite tv, internet, family,
Dave Haney and Lisa Baldwin are educators and musicians; we have lived in and worked on this house for six years. We live only an hour from the property, so we are available for any assistance you may need. Dave is an administrator at Emory & Henry College in Emory, VA, and Lisa is a teaching artist and elementary school teacher.
We have always wanted a historic home with a combination of mountains, river, and creek, and this place has all three. We also enjoy gardening, fishing, canoeing, relaxing, and having room for our animals to roam.
Family members can walk out the back door of this beautiful historic home and jump in the river, fish, canoe, and raft or tube. We love to sip our morning coffee on one of the decks in our favorite rocking chair, and stroll along the riverbank or sit in the swing by the river in the evening with a glass of wine. We also love to go out to dinner in the excellent restaurant towns within an hour of the property, or catch a world-class concert or theatrical performance on the campus of nearby Appalachian State University or Emory & Henry College, or at the Barter Theater in Abingdon.
New River activities, Mount Jefferson State Park, Elk Knob State Park, summer camps for children, Emory and Henry College, Barter Theater, Creeper Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway, Appalachian State University, children's activities, live music, arts and crafts shows, festivals, MerleFest, Tweetsie Railroad, Zip Line at Hawksnest, Grandfather Mountain and Zoo, Linville Falls, New River Outfitters