COMFORTABLE HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN; NEAR ALL HIGH COUNTRY ACTIVITIES

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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COMFORTABLE HOUSE IN DOWNTOWN; NEAR ALL HIGH COUNTRY ACTIVITIES

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3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath House Convenient to all the Mountain Attractions

Situated in downtown Banner Elk, this newly remodeled and expanded mountain house is convenient to all the High Country attractions - less than 3 miles to Beech and Sugar mountains (skiing, hiking, or just enjoying), 0.5 miles to Lees-McRae College and its wonderful theater offerings, excellent golf courses (public and private) within 6 miles, less than 25 minutes to Grandfather Mountain, and walking distance to Tate-Evans Park and the many wonderful restaurants/shops/festivals/music in Banner Elk. And if you are willing to venture a little further, there is Mast General Store at Valle Crucis, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad, Maggie Valley, apple orchards, fishing, white water rafting, etc. Excellent and unique shopping is available in Valle Crucis and in Blowing Rock, and in the many shops and stores along the way. The list seems endless - you just name it - and it's there for your enjoyment and relaxation! Since the house is located on 3 acres of land that has been left pretty much 'natural', there is a lot of nature to enjoy right at the house.

However, being centrally located in Banner Elk, this house is a perfect place to serve as your center of operations to either enjoy the many opportunities available or to just relax and enjoy being 'in the mountains' with its wonderful people. This house has a history of its own in that it served as the Town Hall of Banner Elk in the past (while the current one was being built) and was recently expanded in the last year so that it can now comfortably accommodate 6 to 8 people with all the amenities of 'home away from home.' The house is well-equipped from its 3-car paved parking area, to its beautiful stone fireplace (with a mantel recovered from a Georgia barn) located in a Great Room with a cathedral ceiling, to its modern flat screen TV's, its outdoor gas grill installed on its almost 400 sq. ft. main deck, its stacked washer and dryer, and its built-in dishwasher. You are sure to enjoy your stay whether it is a special romantic weekend or full-fledged family get-away with all the troops.

If you decide to come, we are certain that you will enjoy your stay and the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Manager (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Owner/Manager

The house and property are currently owned by Lou and Buddy Leasure who reside in Greensboro. They inherited the property from Lou's father and mother, Linwood and Sally Lafferty. Mr. Lafferty came to Banner Elk in 1931, when Mr he was hired by Edgar Tufts, who founded Lees-McRae College. Mr Lafferty was hired to teach sciences (Chemistry, Physics) and to run the power plant for the college. In 1931, only the College, the Grandfather Home for Children and Grace Memorial Hospital (now a part of the College) had electricity. Mr. Lafferty, with support from Mr. Tufts, did well and he played a very significant role in bringing 'electricity to the mountains'. He became a licensed electrical contractor (wiring many of the homes in the region) and he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mountain Electric Co-op (which still provides power in this area) for 38 years. He taught at LMC for more than 35 years, and at one time served as Dean of the school.

Mrs. Lafferty was a student at Lees-McRae when she and Linwood first met. They married in 1934. In their spare time, Mr. & Mrs. Lafferty ran the Banner Elk Hardware Store, which was in effect the center of town It was located across Route 194 from the listed house, which served as the Town Hall. Mrs. Lafferty played a major role in running the hardware store, and she served for years as the Town Clerk of Banner Elk.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 1995

Why Owner/Manager chose Banner Elk

We inherited this property in the mid-90's when Mrs. Lafferty deceased.

What makes this house unique

We, as well as, our children (4) and grandchildren (11) love Banner Elk, and we enjoy coming here whenever we can.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 5 traveler reviews

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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities
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Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Pennsylvania
5

Comfortable home in excellent location

  • 5 of 5
Easy access to town, mountain trails and local playground makes this comfortable home perfect for almost every type of family. Owners are helpful and kind and went out of their way to make our stay special and memorable.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 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
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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities
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+ 336-674-6923
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Great place, wonderful owners!

  • 5 of 5
This lovely house worked perfectly for our family ski trip to Sugar Mountain in 2013. In fact it was so perfect that we came back and used again in 2014! The location is excellent--it is within about 5 minutes of Sugar Mountain and similarly close to Beech Mt. The kitchen has all the things you might need for cooking and serving a group of up to 8 people. The appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, range, and washer / dryer) are all modern and work well. The bedrooms are comfortable with good beds and flat screen TVs. The great room has a big screen TV, and a warm gas fireplace, and comfortable furniture. There's ample parking for three vehicles.

It is not super fancy nor luxury, but it is a wonderful place for a vacation with family & /or friends. We'll be coming back next year!

... oh, and make sure that you learn about the history of the house -- it's an amazing story! :-)
  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441378vb
+ 336-674-6923
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Ski Retreat with Friends

  • 5 of 5
Our group was the first to stay in this lovely home 2014! 8 of us took a trip from Atlanta to celebrate a birthday. Some of us had our very 1st ski/snowboard experience at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain (just 15 min away from the house). This house was a great place for fellowship, relaxation, and recovery from falling down the mountain. The house was even more beautiful that the pictures. There were plenty of beds and space for the 8 of us, and with the provided additional tables we even sat down for family dinner in the kitchen. We will definitely look to rent this property again in the future.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities
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+ 336-674-6923
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Alabama
5

Awesome cabin with many extras!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed 4 nights in this cabin. There were 4 adults 4 children. Ample room for sleeping and moving around. Pictures don't do this cabin justice. It was roomy and beautiful on the inside. Lots of extras. Any pots or pans/appliances you can imagine. Our purpose for visiting was for skiing. This cabin is located 5 minutes from Sugar and 10 from Beech. Less than 1/2 mile from downtown Banner Elk. We even saw deer in the front yard on morning.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Comfortable House in Downtown; Near All High Country Activities
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p441378vb
+ 336-674-6923
Banner Elk High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Absolutely beautiful home

  • 5 of 5
My family and I stayed here for the wooly worm festival and we were pleasantly surprised. The home is absolutely gorgeous! Everything was very clean, spacious, and there are many upgrades. We really enjoyed the fire pit in the back yard! The wooly worm festival was within walking distance, as well as downtown. The owner, buddy, was more then helpful. Very kind people, hope to stay again soon.
  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Car: recommended

Tweetsie Railroad - 25 miles,

Linville Falls - 30 miles,

Grandfather Mountain - 15 miles,

Linville Caverns - 25 miles,

Beech Mountain - 8 miles,

Sugar Mountain - 4 miles,

Blue Ridge Parkway - 12 miles

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Banner Elk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer-2014
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Winter 1 - 2014/15
Oct 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
 
Holiday - 2014
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 11 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Winter 2 - 2014/15
Jan 12 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
 
Summer-2015
Apr 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Winter 1 - 2015/16
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 20 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,300
 
 
Holiday- 2015
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.75%
Notes - Terms are subject to change without notification from the owner
- Deposit will be refunded in full if cancellation is received more than 14 days before the reservation date; if later, a processing fee of $150 will be charged.
- Security Deposit will be refunded in full less any charges for abusive damages or excessive wear & tear.
- One-half of rental fee is due at time of reservation and balance is due no later than 14 days before occupancy.
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Amenities

Amenities

Banner Elk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1628 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Heating ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower w/seats. Mirror & tiled floor.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Mirror and tiled floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Large mirror & tiled floor.
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Master Bed Room; Queen size Beds (1) Bedroom #2; Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin Beds in Bedroom #3; Sleep Sofas (2) 1- queen sofa in Great Room; 1- double sofa in Dining Room
Entertainment:
  • Toys
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Game Console ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • tennis
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • cross country skiing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • spelunking
Notes:
Full Baths: House has two full baths. Each bath has a shower capability but only one has a tub. The MBR bath is a walk-in type of enclosure with a great deal of room and a place to sit down after entry.
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