|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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At 3500 feet, the Ridgetop Retreat cabin sits at the top of a scenic ridge with an awesome view into the valley below and to the mountains on the other side of the valley. In our guest book, our renters regularly describe the view as 'breathtaking', 'awesome', and 'amazing'. Even though the cabin is on a ridgetop, it is only a mile to the bottom of the mountain and the historic New River with its access to fishing, kayaking, tubing, and wading (for our Spring, Summer, & Fall guests).
The ridgetop road on which our cabin is located dead ends just past our cabin, so the occasional car or hiker is there only to steal a jealous glimpse of the awesome mountain and valley view that characterizes this ridgetop. Eleven mountain peaks, including the highest peak in Ashe County, are visible from the deck and main living area.
The gorgeous view greets you as you enter the Ridgetop Retreat Cabin and look out the big picture windows, and as you relax on the deck furniture, perhaps enjoying the quiet of the mountains, a sunset over the mountain peaks, a relaxing beverage, or dinner with family or friends. After waking to the mountain view out the master bedroom window, enjoy your first cup of coffee and the sweet-smelling morning air on the scenic deck or on the rocking chair front porch.
If you journey down our mountain, you run right into an especially scenic part of the New River, where you can tube, kayak, fish, and even wade. The narrow paved road that runs along the river has been voted as one of the best bicycling routes in North Carolina - completely flat, but with scenic mountains, pastoral views, and the sun shimmering off the river and a cool mountain breeze to please your senses. Bicycle to nearby Todd and visit the historic General Store or rent kayaks, tubes, and bicycles at a nearby outfitter (in season). In the evening, sit around the cozy fireplace drinking hot chocolate or make a fire in our back yard fire pit, roast marshmallows, and enjoy your favorite beverage.
Our mountain resort community also includes a small lake with a quiet swimming beach and an accessible island in the lake with a gazebo picnic area. For golfers, the Mountain Aire and Boone Golf Club courses are only a few miles away. If you prefer hiking, there are several nice walks and hikes within the resort community, including one to a waterfall (Fleetwood Falls), and there are numerous hiking trails off the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway. The cabin is conveniently located within a short drive of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, Todd, the Jeffersons, and several major ski resort areas.
The cabin is decorated in tasteful mountain decor. It combines the best features of a private, cozy get-away and the modern conveniences to which we have become accustomed. The cabin features a complete kitchen with stove, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffeemaker, toaster, and all the other amenities of your kitchen at home. We provide all paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, kleenex), soap, shampoo, coffee filters, detergents, plastic wrap and aluminum foil, salt, pepper, basic spices, and, yes, even night lights.
The living area features a flat screen TV, DVD/CD player, high-speed internet, DVDs, books, games, a small selection of CDs, and binoculars for getting close-up views of the trees, plants, and animals in our awesome view. The back deck has a gas grill, picnic table, rocking chairs, and a bench for taking in the wonderful view and mountain air. The front deck also has an eating table and chairs. The master bedroom has a high-quality memory foam mattress and fluffy comforter (in season), and the loft has two sleeping areas, one with a queen-size bed with a pillowtop mattress and the other with a twin bed. We provide all linens. There is a full bathroom downstairs and a half bathroom upstairs.
We use the cabin regularly ourselves and therefore are able to keep it meticulously maintained. We hope you decide to come for a visit!
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
* Unlike some vacation rentals where you get keys and the cabin address but are otherwise left to fend for yourself, we provide our renters with a comprehensive information packet. This includes information about nearby attractions (trails, bike routes, ski areas, golf courses, shopping 'hot spots', & other tourist attractions). We also give you links for helpful websites, provide information that will help you navigate inside the cabin (where things are, etc.), and, of course, send you directions and a map (in the mountains often a good supplement to a GPS!).
We have been married for over 35 years and love traveling to the mountains and wherever else we can afford. We stay in VRBO properties whenever we can because they are so much roomier and homier than a hotel room and also to see what tips we can learn from other vacation rental owners.
We love the Blue Ridge Mountains and our cabin makes it possible for us to enjoy them often. We are fortunate to have an awesome view from our cabin, so it is very quiet and peaceful.
We love our mountain view, but we also enjoy the very easy access to the New River at the foot of the mountain and to the kayaking, tubing, and beauty it provides. We are close to Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, skiing in the Winter, and other mountain attractions, but yet far enough away to escape all the commotion of those attractions. We use the cabin regularly ourselves and therefore are able to keep it meticulously maintained and to provide the amenities for our guests that we ourselves enjoy. We hope you decide to come for a visit!
Had an amazing time! Thank you for sharing your piece of perfection with us!... We had an amazing time and couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful, yet exciting way to spend our vacation. Hopefully we can experience this again. Thank you!
Stayed a couple days in June for rest, relaxation, and a little cycling. Probably the best mountain cabin have ever rented. The cycling was excellent. It's easy to set up a flat 35 mile course with beautiful and ever changing views around each curve and very little traffic. The cabin is perfect for reading and relaxation. The view from the deck is even better than the pictures show, and the cabin has everything needed for great meals on the deck. Plan on returning with my wife, probably in the fall
We had a super time on the Ridge. My youngest made a chant " you just can't beat the Ridgetop Retreat !" Kids loved the loft space , fire pit , and chipmunk sightings . We ventured to Linville and Blowing Rock for day trips . Thankful for Ricky's detail direction to get down the ridge . Peaceful and quiet !
My wife and I loved the cabin. Our favorite element of the cabin was the view form the deck. It was awesome! It was everything we could hope for and more. The only bad thing was having to leave. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us, Richard and Debbie.
Such a lovely place for a mini-vacation. We loved every minute of it. The cabin was super clean and super cute. Rick and Mary were amazing at responding and allowing us to stay an extra night with short notice. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
3 night minimum: July & October rentals that include a Fri. or Sat. night; Holiday weekends
4 night minimum: Thanksgiving weekend
Cancellation Policy: For cancellations 30 or more days prior to rental we provide a 100% refund minus a $50 Servicing Fee or 100% credit toward a future rental. For cancellations less than 30 days before rental, 80% of the total rental amount is credited to a future rental. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the VRBO service fee so are unable to refund that amount.