Fleetwood Chalet Rental Photos and Description
An Incredible View/2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms/Sleeps 4 Adults Comfortably
Why stay in a hotel? At Tricky Dog Retreat, you will be greeted with chilled lemonade and chocolates on your arrival. I offer complimentary coffee and half-half for your first morning on the deck. Or you might enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on your first autumn evening in front of the fire.
The house is stocked with paper products, basic cooking condiments, bath soap, shampoo, lotion, hair dryer, personal items, soft towels and Egyptian cotton sheets. Enough firewood for two fires a day has been stacked to warm you on those chilly autumn mornings and winter evenings.
Come. Rest. Experience a Blue Ridge Vacation at Tricky Dog Retreat.
I'm offering my home at cost. There are no hidden fees -- no cleaning fee, no admin. fee, no pet fee, no anything, but rent, taxes, nominal damage insurance (required for dog owners, optional for others), and a modest, refundable damage deposit (or you may elect to pay a still modest but larger refundable damage deposit and pay no insurance). See below for details. I do not require full payment until 2 weeks prior to your vacation. And there is no re-booking requirement, like many rentals, if you need to cancel.
$69 per night pp for 2 (taxes included) - Rent
$35 per night pp for 4 (taxes included) - Rent
Consider my hospitality for your next trip up the mountain.
Crest the Blue Ridge Mountains from the foothills of North Carolina, and you are almost there. Historic Railroad Grade Road, which meanders beside the South Fork of the New River, takes you to the entrance of the well-established, second-home neighborhood of Fleetwood Falls in Ashe County. Follow the rhododendron-canopied roads to Tricky Dog Retreat, my second home, atop the last ridgeline of the community.
My home-away-from-home is a two bedroom/two bath mountain chalet with a gorgeous view. Quietly situated on a cul-de-sac with a half acre of wooded tranquility, Tricky Dog Retreat has 2 beds and 2 sleeper sofas and sleeps 4 adults comfortably or 2 adults and 3 children.
The spacious, master loft has a king bed with its own full bath, deck, sitting area for reading or writing, and a long, long layered mountain view to wake you. The second bedroom with a queen bed and the second, full bath are on the main level. The living room sofa folds out into a queen sleeper. The living area has a stone, wood-burning fireplace to warm you on those cool, autumn mornings and a wall of windows and a sliding glass door to let the sun embrace you and the breeze soothe you. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or contemplation on the main deck, or grill an evening meal. The game room in the finished basement has a double sleeper, a ping pong table, games and puzzles.
Pet Policy: One well-behaved, mature dog. Approved by owner. No pet fee, but guests will pay $49 in damage insurance and $250 refundable damage deposit. Owner has provided comfortable accommodations for your pet in the home while you are out sightseeing. Please call and ask any questions.
For Non-Dog Owners: You may elect to pay $49 in damage insurance and a refundable $150 damage deposit or pay $250 refundable damage deposit and no insurance. The choice is yours.
I am quite prompt in returning deposits as I live just around the corner and can be at the house promptly to confirm check-out.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Pierrette Stukes
I have been circumambulating hospitality all my adult life. I worked for a caterer in my early twenties and planned parties for a metropolitan museum while I put myself through college. At midlife, I offered spiritual hospitality to individuals and groups, and now (still in midlife) I have created physical space for others.
I am also a writer who spent the first half of her life in college, studying and then teaching English literature and composition in college classrooms. I enjoyed the work, but knew in 2011 that I needed to leave teaching. I went home, closed the gate on my own retreat at the end of a mountain hollow, hired a writing mentor, and began to write.
Two years later, I ventured out into the world to help out a real estate friend in her office. I am now a real estate broker. I love the work. I love helping people find their home. I love it when they walk through the door and say, 'Yes, I'm home.'
Pierrette Stukes purchased this chalet in 2013
Why Pierrette Stukes chose Fleetwood
I've been coming to the mountains of N.C. since I was a child when my parents took me to Tweetsie Railroad. My husband and I took our honeymoon here. And since 2005, I've lived in the same area as Tricky Dog Retreat. The mountains of northwestern N.C. are home to me.
When I drove through the Fleetwood Falls neighborhood for the first time and walked through the front door, I knew the chalet was meant to be mine. I could see past the gaudy yellow walls and the faded gray carpet. I could see myself there. And I could see guests there, too.
I worked with wonderful trades persons to transform the home outside and in for my guests. The home always had a good feel for me. It just needed some devotion to bring out its beauty and to showcase the forever mountain view.
Hospitality has been at the forefront of all my choices and efforts. I hope you will come and enjoy the fruits of much labor.
What makes this chalet unique
Layered, far-ranging view of the mountains greets you when you walk through the door. In addition to the view from almost every room and every angle, the chalet is tucked away on a 1/2 acre of woods at the end of a cul-de-sac. A private, quiet, tranquil setting, you can listen for your creative voice within as the birds sing and the crows caw.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Pierrette, Thanks for providing this wonderful place for our weekend get-away. We've enjoyed our stay very much. The house is great -- so well decorated and equipped. You have done a marvelous job and the view -- "wow" is all we can say. Hope we can come this way again.