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Pet friendly secluded home with creek near Blowing Rock/Boone Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3BR 2 BA (1 KG, 2Q, 1 futon,) Sleeps 6, large kitchen and deck

Located in the Grandfather mountain wild and scenic gorge of Wilson's Creek. The BML is very secluded by Pisgah National forests yet only 13-18 miles from either Blowing Rock, Linville Falls or Grandfather Mountain. We are WiFi equipped. The

Wilson creek gorge is 1/2 mi from the house and is stocked with trout. We have trails behind the house with views of GFM and waterfalls and are close to the Harper creek falls trail head. We are pet friendly, and we have a 4 horse barn for guest that want to bring their horses. The Brown Mountain All Terrain vehicle park is only 9 miles from the house if you want to bring your ATV. Kids can rent tubes to float the gorge or fish in the trout pond down at Betsy's country store. Great excursions to Linville Falls, Linn Cove viaduct, Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock park, and Blowing Rock for shopping and fine restaurants. Links on our website for near by golf, fishing, dining, shopping, sight seeing and all of the fun stuff to do in the mountains.

Property Manager
Jeff Shook
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Jeff Shook

The original owners had incredible vision even back in the 50's to build such a unique and beautiful home they called 'The Hideaway'. They constructed a 12 ft steel water wheel down on the creek that was beautiful. When we bought the home we wanted to restore the property and water wheel to its grandeur and make it even better to share with folks that love the mountains. My wife and I invite you to experience the vacation cabin rental that you will always remember the good times with your family. We re-named the hideaway to the Brown Mountain Lodge. Our goal is to provide one of the best family oriented vacation and cabin rentals in the Boone and Blowing Rock NC area.

In 2007 I wrote a true short ghost story about the adventures my brother and I have experienced in the Brown Mountain Area. The book is a collection of and titled '13 Terrifying Tales from the North Carolina Piedmont'. A copy of the book and pictures to document my tales as well as other books about the area are in the Lodge for your reading pleasure around the campfire. This book is published by Lorimer Press and is available at Barnes and Noble and other bookstores in the region.

Jeff Shook purchased this house in 2000

Why Jeff Shook chose Collettsville

We admired and dreamed about owning this home as a kids and when the opportunity presented itself we made it happen. The Brown Mountain area and Wilson Creek Gorge is off the beaten path and has been undiscovered for years. People are finding out about it now since the River was designated a Wild and Scenic River in 2004. If your looking for a private paradise pet friendly vacation home in a secluded Mountain setting with beautiful streams, waterfalls and River Gorge then you just found it.

What makes this house unique

BML is a multi level home with 3 BR's, the living area and kitchen are comfy and set up for family fun and enjoying the home. We have WiFi and HiDef TV for staying connected with the world. Guests really enjoy our outdoor living area with fireplace, grills and swings that looks over the creek. Right up behind the house are terrific trails that we have views of on our web site.


Collettsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Also has washer/dryer
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • One bath room in the master with washer and dryer and one bath room down stairs. Wall heater in master bath, dual sinks and large mirrors above sinks and women's vanity.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    2nd level - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Lower level - 1 queen
  • The beds are wonderful, kitchen is large for families as well as the living room and deck. Check out more information on our web site with loads of pictures. We have WiFi and Hi -def TV
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Pet friendly secluded home with creek near Blowing Rock/Boone Wifi
average rating of 4.3157897 based on 19 reviews
North Carolina

Family Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We throughly enjoyed our family vacation getaway. The owner was a pleasure to work with and very helpful!! The description is accurate regarding the location, layout and amenities, although there are only showers, no bathtubs in the bathrooms. The house is a "rustic cabin in the mountains", adjacent to Wilson's creek, accessed by a long gravel road that runs along the creek. The property was clean, well-maintained and well furnished with kitchen appliances. We loved the deck, the waterfall and the swimming spot. My husband and 7-year old son even went for a short swim. My son was a bit disappointed that the water-wheel was not working, but it was completely forgotten when he realized that he could play darts and horse-shoes. There is even a tree-swing that my husband and brother-in-law both thought was great. There is plenty of room to run around, and although the steps down from the deck to the water are steep, there is a much gentler slope if you go around the house. We enjoyed hiking the trail behind the house that goes to a small waterfall and to a lookout for Grandfather Mountain. (If you are desperate for cell phone service, my husband was able to access it on the trail up near the lookout spot!) We also hiked to Betsy's Country store. The gentleman there gave us other great places nearby where we could go hiking. It was a very relaxing vacation. Thanks, Mr. Jeff!!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2009
  • Stayed: July 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review our property! We just upgraded the down stairs TV to 32" with built in dvd and added a new DTV receiver to try to eliminate some remotes and added a new washer. Earlier this spring we updated the tile and fixures in the downstairs bathroom and replaced the front door with a prettier door. Basically we're constantly trying to find ways to make our home more inviting, fun and family friendly. We just added 25'X175' pond that the frogs have taken to and I put some creek minnows in there but we've got a kingfisher that's been hanging out so I believe they are gone already. I may put a few trout in there to see if they can make it. The water wheel is still on my to do list. Thanks again.
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Wonderful rustic stay with excellent hiking

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay the week after xmas, very cold but loved the wood stove and all the hiking right on the property. We only left once to go to Boone. We listened to other viewers and planned all our meals and shopped before we got there, don't forget the condiments and spices you want. The wood supplier Jeff recommends was awesome! They cut wood into smaller pieces for us to fit the wood stove better.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is in a great location, with a small river right outside your front door

  • 4 of 5

While the property location was nice, we lost hot water for a day and a half when it seems like the pipes froze during this crazy winter storm that came through. There are plenty of space heaters in the house so it was easy to stay warm. It has a great porch with a nice outside fire place.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sebastian: Thanks for review, sorry for the challenges on plumbing. Today at my home the power knocked off and with the sustained cold the hot water line froze and we lost hot water for a few hours ourselves. Hopefully that idea I had remedied the situation. Coming from Fla ya'll probably enjoyed the cold but were glad to get back to normal temps......this cold spell was a big one. thanks again for staying with us!
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay- lots to explore without ever leaving the place. Beautiful streams and pond. My dogs loved it! We had a nice quiet Christmas there. The house is a bit eclectic and we liked it very much, beds are pretty comfortable and appliances are easy to operate. My only suggestion would be that the main house could use a bit of a deep clean and a little organization/decluttering in the kitchen cabinets but these are only observations and nothing that creates hesitation in staying there again. The covered deck and outdoor fireplace are really nice and I can only imagine that a summer retreat here would be awesome.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will def be back. Secluded but not really...

  • 5 of 5

We loved the feel of isolation. You are surrounded by people of like mind. Totally happy being off the beaten path yet close to anything you needed within 10 miles. There even was a concert at Betsie's store. We played by waterfalls on property. Swam at the beach twice with sweet friendly kids and adults. Fished at 2 different places. There's no limit to fishing spots. Hiked up the trail right behind the house. Ate s'mores. Had burgers and donuts, spaghetti night and picnic at river. Full pkg of cable at night. Everything we needed was there. Big firepit in yard we didnt use regretfully. Next time!! Friends could bring tent and pitch it in yard. Huge place.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you....this place has been like our secret getaway for years! thanks for staying with us!!!!
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Great Get away weekend!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend stay at BML. Great hiking trails and the boys loved sliding down the falls into the swimming pools. Wilson Creek has lots of fishing holes! The house was great and provided everything we needed. The only thing is very isolated and very hard to locate. Do not try to use GPS... definitely need to follow the written directions given! Buy everything you need before you get to the and fishing bait! There is WIFI but no cell service, but there is a land line at the home! Thanks Jeff for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lea and Mark. I hear they just graded the road so hopefully the road wasn't terrible for your trip. thanks for your review!
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Car: necessary

We are located in the Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Gorge and Brown Mountain area within the Grandfather Mountain ranger district. The area was designated and is protected as a Wild and Scenic area in 2002, the river has delayed harvest and catch and keep fishing areas. Many locals and guests have spotted the mysterious Brown Mountain lights in the area. The BML is a pet friendly secluded luxury home with a covered deck overlooking a creek. Our property is 11 acres and is surrounded by Pisgah Nation forests with great hiking, biking, horseback trails right there. Boone, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls and Grandfather Mountain are 12-15 miles away by state maintained packed gravel roads. We have trails right there behind the house with views of Grandfather and a Waterfall. The big river is just down the road 1/2 mile and has 9+ miles of public access and parking.

Other Activities: swimming

Golf: Silver Creek Golf Club has spectacular views, greens and rates. $44 on weekends is impossible to beat.

Boone golf Club on our web site is another great option.

Ski: We love Sugar Mountain and Ski Beech both are about 50-60 min ride from the lodge. App Ski Mtn is about 45- 50 min to the slopes.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $10 + Tax
Cleaning at departure $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

Pet fee is $10 per nite per pet, Cleaning fee $85 depending on # of guests
We only have changeover day on Saturday during the summer mos from Jun 10 til Aug 30th

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund