5) Couples weekend
6) Visiting the local attractions in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis etc.
7) Relaxing & enjoying nature & family
8) Attending Leatherwood events: weddings, organized runs, horseback riding, eating at the Saddlebrook restaurant on weekends
9) Seasonal Skiing at App Ski mtn (closest)
10) ATV riding
Just some of the things we provide for your stay:
1. Towels, bed linens & paper products (& many other items)
2. High speed fiber optic internet access
3. Free local & long distance calling
4. WIFI, no password required
5. PC and printer
6. Soap, shampoo & body wash
Centrally located for visiting:
1. Blowing Rock
4. Linville Falls/Caverns
5. Mystery Hill
6. Grandfather Mountain
7. Tweetsie Railroad
8. Leatherwood (horseback riding or other events)
9. NC waterfalls, parks, hiking, biking, & fishing
10. ATV &/or horseback riding
Base rate, 4 guests at 115$ per night; all rates shown below from 2 guests to 14:
1. 2 guests 93$ per night
2. 3 guests 105$ per night
3. 4 guests 115$ per night (VRBO will show rates for 4 guests, additional guests are 10$ per night per guest). If this quote is satisfactory, you may 'Book It Now' immediately on VRBO.
4. 5 guests 125$ per night
5. 6 guests 135$ per night
6. 7 guests 145$ per night
7. 8 guests 155$ per night
8. 9 guests 165$ per night
9. 10 guests 175$ per night
10. 11 guests 185$ per night
11. 12 guests 195$ per night
12. 13 guests 205$ per night
13. 14 guests 215$ per night
Please email owner for quote for 2-3 people to get the rates shown above.
Pet fee is a flat $35 charge.
1. 2-3 guests 50$
2. 4-8 guests 75$
3. 9-14 guests 90$
The Cabin is situated in the Deer Crossing Community, just off of State maintained Sampson Road, on Little White Rock Mountain, near the Watauga & Wilkes county lines.
1) 7 mi Blue Ridge Parkway
2) 9 mi Blowing Rock city limits
3) 12.8 mi Tweetsie Railroad
4) 13.5 mi Boone
5) 13.5 mi App Ski Mtn
6) 13.1 mi Kilwins for ice cream
7) 15.5 mi to great food at Daniel Boone Inn or App State
8) 13.5 mi Mystery Hill
9) 12.2 mi Tanger Outlets (shopping)
10) 6.1 mi Leatherwood for horseback riding/state stocked trout fishing
11) 24.9 mi Grandfather Mtn
12) 31 mi Sugar Mtn
13) 28 mi Tubing/zipline
14) 39 mi Beech Mtn
2 routes to 321 (Blowing Rock or Boone):
a) Right out of Deer Crossing
b) Sampson to the Parkway (right on parkway)
c) Left on Aho which dead ends on 321 (left goes to BR, right goes to Boone)
Notes: State road Sampson includes 6 miles of gravel from the home to the one mile paved section that connects to the parkway at Aho. Trip time is 18-24 minutes. Benefits include quicker travel time to attractions, outstanding scenery, wildlife sightings of Deer &/or wild turkeys.
2) Minimum gravel:
a) Take Sampson (turn left out of Deer Crossing) to Elk Creek road (right on Elk Creek)
b) Then take Buffalo Cove road to highway 268, then to 321. Benefits include mostly paved roads except for Sampson; trip is longer to reach attractions.
Once you have paid the deposit, you will receive all the info that you need to access the home, local amenities & info for attractions.
The property is wooded & nature is a few feet away. The community is great for walking. Note, if you are hiking less traveled wooded paths, wear long pants & before coming into the home, brush them off & park muddy boots outside the door.
Our guests do spelunking at Linville Caverns, hike, bird watch & boat at Julian Price Lake just off the Parkway, white water raft at Wahoo, bike on Railroad Grade rd then tube at Todd while others do trout fishing or horseback riding at Leatherwood. Some guests have found Wilson Creek to be good for canoeing & hiking, others report excellent swimming at Elk River Falls. There are directions to these locations in the binder inside the home. You can take one of the pages out, go on your adventure then return the page to the binder for the next visitor.
The Blue Ridge Parkway area has many Birding sites. One is located at Julian Price Memorial Park; another is located at Elk Knob near Todd. Use our PC to check out North Carolina Birding Trail.org for more info!
If you want to go to NC gem mining sites, print the location directions on the printer to take with you. We hear western NC is a fabulous place for gem mining.
About our home:
This lovely home has features for everyone! Fabulous views & wonderful breezes! The home is decorated with horse prints, photos of Italy & includes some of the photography of artist Margaret Denny. We have several antiques in the home that you will enjoy. The antique dining table has several leaves, allowing it to seat 1-8 comfortably. We have extra folding tables & chairs in the basement. Check out the coffee table, read the inside! There is also an antique book that is fun to page through.
We have granite countertops, hardwood flooring, new carpeting & flooring in the basement. You & your party are very important to us, so we try to make the home comfy & inviting with everything you need.
We have 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs bedrooms each with a balcony; each has two double beds & share one bathroom. Master & basement bedrooms have a queen bed & ensuite bathroom. All linens and towels are sanitized in preparation for your arrival. The master will be made up for you, but the remainder of sheets will be left out for you to choose the bed in a room that suits you.
You will enjoy preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen & grilling on the huge gas grill. Everything you need is at hand! For those not helping in the meal preparation, there is high speed internet WIFI, PC games & loads of things to check out on the internet. If you have a laptop with a Netflix account, you'll have no trouble downloading at this high speed!
After a day of hiking, you might want to wash your duds then play a rousing game of Pool, Darts or Foosball. For the family that enjoys various activities, we have 3 DVD players, 2 TVs, & a large basement with space for games (a 3rd TV and VHS player can be placed in any of the upstairs bedrooms, but please return to the basement before you leave). The children have named the basement 'The Kid Zone'.
Later, watch Satellite TV, get on the internet or watch a DVD. For that romantic touch, turn on the fireplace with the remote; watch the flames & pulsating embers, while enjoying the long range layered mountain views.
In the mountains, any cell phone coverage is spotty, especially traveling the Parkway. Keep this in mind while away from the home. At the home, we have a network extender that allows Verizon phones to work. Other cell phones may work at the top of the hill just past our property. There is no cell phone tower in the area, but you can also use our landline for local & long distance at no cost to you. Texting should work for any phone.
The home is great for reading & relaxing. It is so quiet & peaceful. Or just sit & do nothing on one of the 4 swings on the covered & gated, wrap around deck. So many things to enjoy!
Outside the home, you'll find a reflection bench, a swing surrounded by daffodils (in season) with long range views. There is a fenced dog run for your favorite pooches, but can accommodate 2 horses (that get along well). This secluded home has irises, daffodils, mountain laurel & rhododendrons.
The night time views are spectacular; the stars seem so close you think you can touch them. We have a star book to help you identify constellations, plus a pair of binoculars.
Bring your ATV, cycling, canoeing or fishing gear, the pull through drive way accommodates 5 or more cars, or car & trailer (motorcycle, canoe, horse or ATV).
There are multiple bird feeders next to the home. We provide a small supply of bird seed which is in a black can on the deck. During the hot months, we have sugar for making Hummingbird food. Feeders are located in the shed, along with a spare tank of gas for the grill.
Just off the parkway, the kids will enjoy Tow-Mater in Coffeytown. It's fun to see that character where you'd never expect it!
You will love your day trip to laid back Blowing Rock, Kilwins ice cream shop is a must do, as is Tweetsie for the kids (April-Nov). Boone is famous for App state & Mast General Store, plus Daniel Boone Inn, where the food is terrific! The Saddlebrook restaurant in Leatherwood is open on weekends for some tasty fare. When out food shopping you can take one of the Styrofoam coolers we have in the laundry room. The coolers also come in handy on a day trip, to keep sandwiches & drinks cool.
There are guide books at the home to find the less-traveled hiking paths along the Blue Ridge Parkway & a book listing the locations of waterfalls in the area.
We ask guests with dogs to use our sheets to cover fabric furniture to keep hair and dander from fabric; this also helps future guests with pet allergies.
A home away from home, protected from all the trials & tribulations of a hectic pace!
Thanks for your interest & welcome