|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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
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.
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.
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!!
A peaceful get-a-way. We had coffee on the deck each morning and listened to the creek - a great way to start the day. The location is remote with travel on gravel roads to get to nearby towns. It took 45 minutes or more to get to Blowing Rock, Boone and Linville. Some roads were very narrow and winding. We ventured out every other day and it was a good balance of activity and inactivity. The guys took advantage of the TV every evening.
The Wilson Creek area was peaceful during the week. We hiked the trails near the property and took advantage of wading into the creek.
The amenities were as described and the property was clean and in good repair. We took advantage of the grill and the smoker. Communications with the owner, Jeff, were terrific with E-mails of directions and area information. If you are looking for a relaxing low-key vacation with hiking, fishing and similar activities, this is the place.
We just returned from 4 days at the Brown Mountain Lodge. Our 3 boys , my husband and myself, really enjoyed the hiking trails behind the house and hiking up the creek. The boys caught trout from the trout pond at Betsy's store, and they were delicious. Our dog was exhausted from all of the hiking and just hanging out outside. The house is well stocked with everything you need, it is roomy and comfortable. We only left once, for a trip to grandfather mountain , which was a nice day trip. No need to leave the rest of the time. it was a really fun and relaxing spring break for our family.
What a great spur-of-the-moment get away with the family. The Brown Mountain Cabin was perfect to get away for a long weekend. The teenage boys enjoyed making a fire in the outside fireplace and listening to the river below. Our dogs really enjoyed the freedom to run and explore the 11 acres. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to make a nice meal for the gang. The walking trails behind the cabin are great... one leads you to a good view of Grandfather Mnt. and the other to a nice waterfall. I do suggest that you make sure that you have everything that you want before going to the cabin. You will not want to leave once you get there and Betsy’s Country Store has limited supplies.
We are definitely planning a summer trip to enjoy the rivers and waterfalls. Simply said...this is a nice place to go for a relaxing weekend or week....summer or winter. Heck, I wish I lived there.
Nestled within the National Pisgah Forest, Wilson Creek Gorge area "Brown Mountain Lodge" is off-the-beaten-path.....making it most desirable for people who want to get away from it all and re-energize. We have rented many homes over the years throughout Virginia, NC & SC. We put this property at the top of our list for places we want to return. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck listening the waterfalls, such a quiet peaceful setting in a wooded area. Our lab "MOLLY" enjoyed the open spaces and flowing creeks. We all enjoyed the beach nearby with the pristine river for swimming. Home very well equipped as well as clean and cozy/homey. The Shooks have created a piece of heaven in those mountains that is well worth the drive, the time and the cost. We would recommend this serene getaway to everyone. Plan a stay....you will not be disappointed!
First let me say it took us a day or so to get used to being "away from it all." No cell phone, no internet, winding dirt roads aren't what we are accustomed to at home. But once we got adjusted, we found ourselves really getting into the seclusion, serenity and natural beauty of the property. We didn't have to venture far off the property for 3-4 days. We slept late, had breakfast on the deck, listened to the rushing water and decompressed. Then some of us headed down to the waterfall and played around. Love the swing down there. it was warm enough a few days to get in the water.
We took trips to Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock and investigated some new places along with the parkway.
My momma's dog Muffin also enjoyed herself. She loved having all the land to run about. We didn't have to worry about traffic with her. In fact, we got excited when a vehicle did pass along the road because it doesn't happen that often.
Many thanks to Jeff for making this wonderful place available to rent. I've shared our experience with many friends and family and I believe most will give it a try too. They won't regret it!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning at departure||$85 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$10 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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 1 til Aug 30th
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.