Quaint Appalachian Mountain Cabin in the Heart of the High Country of NC
Jim & Diana Rice
- english, spanish
About Jim & Diana Rice
I am originally from North Carolina and Diana is from New York and we met and married in South Florida.Its the classic tale of country boy meets city girl and the rest is history. We have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren who we love spending time with. We enjoy nature and the great outdoors which is the main reason that we purchased Doublehead Mountain Retreat and the more than 100 acres of wild mountain land around it.
Jim & Diana Rice purchased this Cabin in 2004
Why Jim & Diana Rice chose Newland
While growing up in a small North Carolina town as a child we took frequent trips to the NC mountains to enjoy the cool mountain air as well as the endless activities including fishing, hiking,caving and tubing -rafting down the numerous area rivers. When I first saw this property and Its seclusion I knew that this would be the place that our family would enjoy and make many memories.We are within walking distance to several caves, waterfalls and stocked trout streams as well as being able to enjoy our own 2 acre pond right in front of our cabin. Our cabin is also a short drive to many of the High Country attractions including Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, Mount Mitchell( Highest Elevation east of the Mississippi River), Beech and Sugar Mountain Ski Resorts and many white water rafting and ziplining excursions.
What makes this Cabin unique
The reason I love this place is the seclusion and remoteness of this property. Although there are a few other cabins in the area you cant see any from our cabin. We are not in a development not subject to any rules and regulations~Jim To be able to unplug and decompress in nature without WiFI/Internet (I begged Jim not to have a TV, but I lost that fight...lol) puts life back into perspective and grounds you to what`s really important in life, being one with our Creator through the amazing natural creations that we take for granted and to truly connect w/ your love ones in peace and tranquility. Plus it is a great place to write and take nature pictures!!~Diana
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We just returned from our vacation to this property. We very much enjoyed our stay. It is accurate that you will need four or all wheel drive. But once you arrive, the privacy and peace make it worthwhile. We had everything we needed, and it was a plus to not have wifi or cell service. The heavy rains may have affected our fishing a bit, but it cleared up and we began to catch bluegill. The hot tub was very relaxing, and porch sitting was entertaining with all the hummingbird action. You will want to make sure that you're ok with being away. It takes time to travel out for dinner or attractions. But if you're wanting to hole up for a couple days and stay put, this is perfect. I imagine this place is stunning during peak leaf season in the fall. Thank you to the Rice's for an amazing getaway.
Lovely mountain home
We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at Double head mountain retreat. This is an older home but with a nice updated kitchen and bathrooms. It offers comfort and relaxation. I gave it 5 stars because it was exactly what our family needed. YOU WILL NEED ALL WHEEL OR 4 WHEEL DRIVE to get up this mountain. We drove up three times and down 4 times. Thankfully we had enough food because we felt a little stranded. But what a place! There is a nice hot tub, a fun john-boat, we made a camp fire and made smores. It is within reach of many fun sights. We visited Linville Falls and Linville Cavern then on our way up the third time that day, we decided we would just stay up on the mountain and make do with what food we had! But we had a great time! The home is very cozy and cute. If you're looking for a true getaway, this is a great place. If you plan on getting out every day, I would maybe suggest something else. Thank you to the Rice family for sharing your home with us. Blessings!
The cabin and location was amazing. Me and my family highly recommend this place for anyone who wants to get away from the rest of society. We will be planning another trip back.
Thanks for having us
Really enjoyed the remote location
Very peaceful and scenic
The stay was wonderful..plenty of room to hang out. Would've been better if we had snow instead of rain..will for sure be staying here again.
Cozy and rustic, we loved it!
This was the perfect place to celebrate a late Christmas with our son and his girlfriend....and the dogs! We enjoyed hiking in the hills then relaxing in the hot tub. No cell service was a bonus, we talked and played games and cards, we even built a puzzle. We loved this place and would highly recommend it. Thank you!