The 'Aspen Ski Loft' is a cozy cabin with floor to ceiling windows which provide amazing long range views of the Appalachian Mountains. Elevation 5,200 feet. Home was totally renovated in Autumn 2010. In 2011, new ceramic tile installed in lower level to replace the carpet. In Autumn 2012, carpet replaced in bedrooms, along with new windows. Also in Autumn 2012, the lower level ceiling, walls, and beams were freshly painted, and the exterior steps and decks were painted with a high-traction coating.
Main living area has living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Master bedroom has a queen bed, with private bath. The guest bedroom has a queen bed. Lower level is finished with a den, sleeping nook with queen bed, and laundry room.
Living area has a rock hearth with a wood pellet fireplace that keeps the house toasty warm. The wood pellet fireplace is controlled by the thermostat on the wall. With the touch of a button, you can have a real wood burning fire in 10 minutes. There is also a flat-screen LED TV with digital cable and DVD player above the fireplace.
The house is located approximately 50 steps from the top of the 'Lower Shawneehaw' ski lift. You can literally walk across the street, strap on your skis or boards, and start skiing
Description Cont. : Although the road is maintained by the Town of Beech Mountain, the house is located right across the street from the ski slopes. Therefore there is blowing snow that accumulates on the road. A 4-Wheel or All-Wheel drive vehicle or snow chains are recommended during the winter months.
Summers are cool, quiet and lovely, with time for shopping, hiking, whitewater rafting, golf and swimming, as well as Tweetsie Railroad and Emerald Mining for the kids. In addition, there is Grandfather Mountain, with its mile-high swinging bridge and the wonderful Highland Games, which are held each summer.
During the autumn, all types of festivals are held in the surrounding ares, including The Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk, and the Wizard of Oz weekend are both held in October.
Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated town east of the Rocky Mountains. During the winter months, you have access to all the wonderful winter sports, including downhill skiing, tubing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing. There are three other ski resorts located within a 25 minute drive.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is located just 15 miles from Beech Mountain, offering a beautiful 2 hour drive to Asheville, North Carolina.
Access to Beech Mountain Club - Golf, Tennis, Swim: Guests of the Aspen Ski Loft have access to the exclusive Beech Mountain Club, with access to golf, swimming, tennis courts, and the Fitness Center. Contact the owner of the Aspen Ski Loft for more information about access to the Beech Mountain Club.
Should you want to eat out, several great restaurants are very close by, whether it is a 10 minute drive into Banner Elk or 17 mile drive to Boone. For a small fee, guests have access to the Beech Mountain Club, with 18 hole Golf, Golf Clubhouse, fitness center, private restaurant, Children's Day Camp, tennis, Olympic pool and hiking.
Great for couples, honeymooners, retirees, snowbirds, young people, golfers, tennis players, skiers, snowboarders, tubers, etc.
Roger and Michele Peterson live outside of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia.
After we were married in 1996, we enjoyed a ski vacation at Beech Mountain with our children. We decided to purchase a vacation home in 2010 and share it with our guests when we are not using it.
When we saw this beautiful rock home, we fell in love with it. The long-range mountain views from the living room / dining room / kitchen are amazing and beautiful! And being only 50 steps from the ski slopes is awesome!