Appalachian Retreat was completed in May 2008. It has been furnished exclusively at the Hickory Furniture Mart with top of the line leather mountain style furnishings. The house is log sided, with a red tin roof, two porches and three levels.
Each level has its own private bath and sitting area. The main level and lower level master suite each have a TV with DirecTV. The main level has a stereo system that is MP3 compatible, so bring your iPod! The kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, great dishes, serving pieces, wine glasses, cooking utensils. The owners outfitted this house not as a rental home, but as if they would use it full time.
This cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains has beautiful mountain views and is ideally located for visits to Boone and ASU, West Jefferson and the New River. The Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is five minutes away with great biking. Mountain biking and bicycle rentals are all close by. The owners have left travel brochures and biking guides to be used by the guests.
This cabin is in a great location to be able to have a quiet romantic getaway and then go into town for a great dinner. Blowing Rock and nearby Appalachian Ski Mountain is only 30 minutes away and the ski slopes of Beech and Sugar Mountains are about an hours drive. This cabin was purchased not just for its amazing looks, but for its fabulous location.
We live all over the place but the North Carolina mountains have always had a special pull for us. We love to bike ride and we love hiking and exploring the outdoors. This home has given us a great place to come together and relax to enjoy all that North Carolina has to offer us. Every trip up to our retreat is another opportunity to explore and visit our favorite places, new and old.
We fell in love with the area when we were kids and went to summer camp near Asheville. We knew we had to buy a home in the mountains. After one of us went to Appalachian State University we all spent enough time in the area to know that Northwest NC was the place. We searched all the surrounding areas and were lucky to find this new home in a perfect location. Our home is secluded yet we can get to Boone, Blowing Rock and West Jefferson in no time. We love being secluded, but having the ability to go ride Railroad Grade Rd and Kayak or float the New River. Our favorite night time adventure is driving the 25 minutes to Grassy Creek, NC to the River House for a fantastic Dinner and great company. We have furnished this house so that we never feel like we are in a rental, but that we are in our home. It is top notch and our little best kept secret. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.