PRIVATE HONEYMOONERS/WRITER'S CABIN W/ BOLD STREAM AND PARKWAY ACCESS

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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PRIVATE HONEYMOONERS/WRITER'S CABIN W/ BOLD STREAM AND PARKWAY ACCESS

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2 bedroom, 1 bath Stargazer Cabin

For those looking for an escape from the fast-paced life of the city, and who want to disconnect from the rat-race, this little 1920 farmhouse is the perfect solution. This house takes you back to a time when life was simple. Relax on the covered front porch overlooking the pasture and listen to the soothing sounds of the rushing stream and the joyful chorus of nature. Curl up with a book in one of the home's cozy nooks, or go for a invigorating morning walk along the gravel roads or trails through the many acres of mature forests that surround the house. Kick back in the hot tub on the cool nights and enjoy the firefly show, start a warm fire in the fire pit, or just lay out under the stars of the protected Dark Skies area to take in the magnificence of creation.

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility

Benjamin Ray

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I grew up in Wilmington, NC, went to school at NC State and Lees-McRae, obtained a Business degree and have invested in real estate for about 7 years. I left my management job with Food Lion after 15 years of employment, to start a career as a real estate agent just a year and a half ago...and love it! I got married 2 years ago to Kimberly who has a Violin Performance degree from ASU, and we just moved to town in Boone, and decided to keep this property for friends and family to use, and to rent out for others to enjoy as we have for years!

Benjamin Ray purchased this farmhouse in 2004

After visiting the mountains with friends to hike numerous times, I bought this little cabin as my first home, while I lived in Charlotte so that I would have a place to escape from the city on the weekends. Of course, the more I escaped, the more difficult is was for me to return to the traffic, the heat, and the smells of the metro. After owning it for a year, a job opened up for me in the mountains, and I gladly accepted! And I've never looked back!

The first time I drove down the long driveway through the mature canopy of trees, and heard the sound of the stream from my car, I knew this was my place of paradise. The solitude and the beauty of untouched nature has been my refuge for 8 years. I embraced the rich history of the house and its stone steps and patio made from the rocks from the creek, and the oak beams and frame, hand cut on site, all still standing after 90 years of use and neglect. I had the privilege of restoring the home completely and making it my own, from the roof to the floor and even further by having the whole house lifted 2 feet to help preserve it for years to come. I've enjoyed the simple charm of watching the thousands of butterflies that come every year to the butterfly trees behind the house, the wildlife sightings of deer, hawks, waterfowl, turkey, groundhogs, raccoon, and even a bear, the nightly display of the brilliant lights of the fireflies, and of course, the STARS!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Private Honeymooners/Writer's cabin w/ bold stream and Parkway access
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
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Private Honeymooners/Writer's cabin w/ bold stream and Parkway access
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Deep Gap High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
4

cabin rental

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
The cabin was very nice. The stairway as mentioned before was very narrow. If you have small kids,are old or unfit you will not be able to get up it. Our old dog had to be carried up. There is a bed on the bottom floor however, said bed creaks like nothing else and is rather small (full I believe) and uncomfortable. It was a very basic cabin with a beautiful view of the creek. We did not have firewood for a fire outside and I could not get the tub to fill up all the way with hot water I even filled it half with hot, waited 30 min and tried to fill the rest but there was still no more hot water. Also, some instructions for the heater would be nice as it took a long time to figure it out. Although when we did it worked just fine. Overall it was an ok cabin however for the price I would have liked a bit more in the way of a hot bath, more toilet paper, paper towels, firewood, and heater instructions. The road to the cabin was fine but would be very difficult in a reg car if it were wet or snowy. It is right off the blue ridge pkwy and it takes about 30 min to get to a grocery store. If you rent make sure to bring your own paper towels, hot tub towels, a flashlight, extra blankets and seasonings. Overall fine but was a total of about 450 for 4 nights. Oh and there is a nice dog runner line and a dog house but the runner went over the tall creek and worried us too much to use it. The cabin was nice and close to many Blue Ridge locations to drive to.
Dogs had a blast.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your stay, and am glad you had a good time. The issue of the water heater will be addressed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Heater instructions were sent with cabin instructions the day before arrival. There are towels for 6 guests (as a couple you were welcome to use all of them), and 1 paper towel roll included. Firewood is not provided, but guests are allowed to use any dead wood found on the 5 acres. The road is paved and state-maintained. I lived there for 8 years and made it safely to and from Boone daily. The queen bed is upstairs and the full is below. Of course guests should bring their own TP and towels if more is needed, since no one comes to the house like a hotel to refresh things. As mentioned in the listing, there are stairs.
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Private Honeymooners/Writer's cabin w/ bold stream and Parkway access
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Deep Gap High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

better than expected

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
this cabin is awesome. I would recommend it to families or couples. the view is pretty neat.
no detail was missed. I will go again
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves!
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Deep Gap High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Jupiter, Florida
4

Back to the 20s

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
The house is old and quaint, very secluded, and a great setting. Very peaceful and quiet. The house is old and some amenities are not there, but the setting makes up for that.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Private Honeymooners/Writer's cabin w/ bold stream and Parkway access
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Deep Gap High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Just What We Needed!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Traveling to the mountains was a spur of the moment idea in the middle of the night by the three of us. Sitting at our workstations one night, patients screaming out for pain medication,call bells and IV pumps beeping up and down the halls, with tired backs and weary minds, the three of us nurses said "Let's run away!" and so this trip came to be. We spend so much of our time taking care of everyone else, neglecting the signs our bodies give us to take a break. We pulled up to the cabin, stepped out into the cool autumn air and instantly, our hearts rejoiced. We were like children; exploring every nook and cranny of the property; took a walk down the country road, and hurriedly unpacked. We didn't just unpack clothes and personal items; we unpacked our responsibilities and worries. We spent 2 full days exploring the areas of Boone and Blowing Rock and driving the Blue Ridge Parkway. All were within a short distance and while there were closer places to stay, to come "home" to seclusion was priceless. I think we all came back home with clearer heads, thankful bodies and a new sense of purpose.

We all did suffer a small amount of cell phone withdrawal...but we got over that quickly :)

Benjamin, thank you for sharing this little haven with us. I plan on coming back with my children so they can experience the feeling of freedom your generosity afforded us. The description on the website is great, but the true experience is unforgettable!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Deep Gap High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Marshville NC
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
My husband and I searched for over a week to find a place to stay in the NC mountains. We stumbled on this beautiful home and was not disappointed from the beginning. Our first contact with Benjamin was awesome! He Answered all of our questions and was very helpful with all of the particulars. Directions were spot on, no problems at all in finding the cabin. It was my birthday weekend, BIG birthday, 50. Everyone thought I should be celebrating it in a huge way, but I really just wanted to ease into it peacefully and quietly. I am very blessed with a wonderful husband and family who really wanted to celebrate large, but understood and let me escape. As all the reviews have stated, peaceful is exactly what it is! No cell phone service, no internet and no TV. WOO HOO!!! But we did enjoy a couple of movies from his DVD collection. Thanks Benjamin! Boone is very close by and we did enjoy a night out for dinner at the Coyote Kitchen. My favorite place to go in Boone!
I highly recommend this Cabin if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Just relaxing in the hot tub and hundreds of butterflies softly floating by was amazing!! The beautiful fragrance of some type of plant, sorry, not sure what it was, just added to the experience.
Thank you Benjamin for opening up your home so we can get away from the routine of our normal days, to take time and just listen to the quiet.

While gazing at the
Snow covered mountains,
It is then I begin to know,
That standing in their splendor,
They reflect a reverent glow.

Then glancing further upward,
Toward the sky graced with blue,
There’s no doubt in my mind,
God created this heavenly hue.

Looking down upon the earth,
With a view so grand to behold,
All of nature’s beauty
Is a story being told.

The trees, flowers, mountains and hills
Are all taking a stand,
Calling to mind that all of God’s bounty,
Is created by His blessed Hand.
(Teresa C. Hawes)

Thank you Benjamin! And yes, I have already booked again!!
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Skyla,
I was very touched by your comments. Touched enough that I actually shed a few tears (and am still willing to post this for others to see!) I'm so glad this place can bring such fulfillment to so many other people. I'm happy and honored to have you return as a guest with your family and friends. Enjoy!!
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Map

Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
421
Nearest Barpub
19 Miles
Hotel Tavern in West Jefferson
Nearest Ski
27 Miles
Appalachian Ski in Boone
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
Mountain Aire in West Jefferson
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
multiple
Car: necessary

Float the New River, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and hike or picnic along the way, visit West Jefferson cheese factory, downtown and check for festivals, shop Blowing Rock, make the rounds at all the antique shops of West Jefferson, Boone, and Blowing Rock, go trout fishing on Big Horse, Helton Creek, Watauga River, or the New River, hike Grandfather Mountain and Linville Gorge, visit New River, Grandfather, and Banner Elk wineries/vineyards, take the barn tour, catch music at the Jones house in Boone

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Availability & Rates

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Deep Gap Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Merlefest
Apr 24 2014 - Apr 27 2014
4 night minimum stay
$600
Flat fee
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 30
2 night minimum stay
$135
$875
$2,400
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Apr 15
2 night minimum stay
$115
$630
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$120
$770
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Deep Gap Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • hunting
  • snowboarding
  • rock climbing
  • cross country skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • equestrian events
  • skiing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
5 acres of private paradise with a rushing mountain stream, creeks, pasture, and mature forests to explore, only 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, large firepit in the field, outdoor stone wood-grilling pit next to the deck, a/c on both levels of living
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