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A Blowing Rock Property

Blowing Rock, NC, USA
  • House2100 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay2 - 7 nights

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10

Ski to Sea is a beautiful family home at an elevation of 4,500 feet on Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock. The main level consists of a comfortable living room with a new 50-inch smart TV w/cable (2017) and DVD, stone fireplace with gas logs and new leather recliner sectional sofa and 2 new leather recliners with ottomans (July 2016). The dining area has large windows to view the mountains, It has a large table with seating for 6, a small table with seating for 2--3, and a bar with 4 stools. The kitchen is fully-equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster, 2 crock pots, toaster oven, disposal, food processor, side-by-side refrigerator with icemaker, glass-top range, disposal, new cookware, 2 sets of china and flatware. The master suite has a new king bed (2017), cable 40-inch TV, private bath with large glass-enclosed shower, and doors to the large wrap-around deck with the beautiful, covered hot tub overlooking the surrounding mountains and ski slope below. The main level also has a smaller 2nd bedroom with king bed, cable TV (Smart TV), and full bathroom (shower/tub). Upstairs is the largest bedroom with picture windows to view the mountains and overlooking the play area in the yard. It has a king bed, cable TV, rocking chair, and Pack and Play. The second bedroom upstairs has 2 double beds which also has a TV (Smart TV.) There is a full bathroom with walk-in shower upstairs. All mattresses and box springs are enclosed in certified bed bug protective covers for your safety. The yard is large and relatively flat with a playground for kids and benches to sit and gaze at the views. We have a fire pit in the back yard for roasting hotdogs and marshmallows. There is paved parking that will accommodate up to 5--6 vehicles. Conveniently located between Boone and Blowing Rock and close to the High Country attractions… it is a perfect mountain vacation home----ready for you to enjoy resting, relaxing, and spending time with family and friends.

Check-in is at 3:00 pm /Check-out is 10:00 am

If you need flexibility with these times, please let us know and we will accommodate requests whenever possible.

Here is a website that will give you some additional information about restaurants and other attractions in our area: www.exploreboone.com/things-to-do/attractions


Karen Priest Ritter

Member Since 2007
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Mar 16, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, King bed, 40-in TV, lg bath w/ shower, door to hot tub-deck
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, Downstairs, 24 inch Smart TV
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, Upstairs, TV, rocking chair, Pack and Play
      • Bedroom 4
        2 double, Upstairs, 32 inch Smart TV
      • Electric blankets for beds during winter season All bedrooms have ceiling fans. All bedrooms have TVs.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, Downstairs
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Upstairs
      • Bathroom 3
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Downstairs

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • Mountain View
          • Resort


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                        leather sectional sofa with reclining seats and 2 consoles; 2 leather reclining chairs with ottomans; coffee table and sofa table; lamps, new 50-inch smart TV (2017)with cable and DVD
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Fireplace
                        with gas logs and blower
                      • Heating
                        central gas heat
                      • Internet
                        secure wireless wi fi--FREE WIFI
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        750--1000 thread count linens on all beds
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Paper Towels
                      • Parking
                        paved parking can accommodate up to 5 or 6 cars---3 parked back-to-back and 3 in side aprons
                      • Telephone
                        free long- distance landline
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        name of router and password posted at home Free WIFI
                      • Free Wifi


                          • Microwave
                          • Blender
                          • Cooking Utensils
                            wide variety of all utensils; corkscrews; small food processor
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            2 sets of china and flatware; glassware, wine glasses, serving bowls; wide variety of cooking/serving utensils; knife set; steak knives
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Grill
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                            salt, pepper, coffee filters, paper towels
                          • Refrigerator
                            with icemaker/ water and ice dispenser
                          • Stove
                            glasstop with 4 burners
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                1 large table with 6 chairs, 1 small table with 2--3 chairs, 4 bar stools
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 12 people


                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                    in living area
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television
                                    New (2017) 50-inch TV in living area plus DVD player TVs in each bedroom (Smart TVs in 2 bedrooms)


                                      • Child's Swing
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        larger wrap-around deck with picnic table and chairs (weather permitting); deck overlooks moutains and Appalachian Ski Resort below
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        large back yard with swing set; fire pit at back of lot
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        2 gas tanks available
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Ski & Snowboard
                                        5 minute drive to Appalachian Ski slopes
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Wood Deck


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Hot Tub
                                                accommodates 4--6
                                              • Outdoor Hot Tub


                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • churches
                                                  • forests
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hunting
                                                              • equestrian events
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • golf privileges optional
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • water tubing
                                                              • whitewater rafting


                                                                  • 2017: new 50-inch smart TV in living room; new king bed in downstairs master bedroom. 2016: new leather sectional sofa with recliners; new leather reclining chairs with ottomans; updated décor; new comforter sets for king beds; 1000-thread count linens, 3 Smart TVs 2015: new dishwasher, stove, clothes dryer, new comforter sets for queen bed 2014: new comforter sets for double beds

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    69 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    A magical time! The views from this house are amazing.

                                                                    Cristina C.

                                                                    We really loved this house. The views were spectacular. We did get a lot of snow (we were hoping for that!) and found the road down the mountain a bit heart-stopping (we don't get too much snow in Miami)! Definitely would suggest a four-wheel drive vehicle in the winter. We loved that the Appalachian Ski Resort was so close. It was perfect for beginners and intermediate skiers. Nice little skating rink and everything was very moderately priced. My family had an amazing time! Everyone there was extremely pleasant and helpful. As for the house it has very comfortable sleeping arrangements with plenty of room. The living room was perfect for watching football! Between the super comfy couch and big screen TV my husband had a hard time getting up to go anywhere!! The location of the house is great, with plenty of stores close by and not difficult to get to. Didn't get a chance to use the jacuzzi (too cold!) but happy to know it was there, the fire pit was great and we did get to use that to make smores! All in all, it was truly a perfect vacation home. My only comment to Karen is to probably include a few more towels in each bathroom. Other than that minor detail this is a five star review!!! We definitely will return. Happy New Year and may 2018 bring peace and love to all!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and you were able to see the snow!!!!

                                                                    Thank you for your suggestion about the placing more towels in the bathrooms--we will certainly do that right away. We will look forward to having you visit our home again in the future.

                                                                    Karen Priest Ritter


                                                                    Nancy M.Kannapolis, NC

                                                                    My daughters and my grandchildren and myself had a fantastic time...your home was perfect for us as we all had our own bedrooms but we could all gather and sit down and eat or play games at the same time. We didn't get to ski, but we did several touristy things in the area and a great time was had by all! Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. We look forward to booking it again and are looking at dates now! The yard was perfect for the kids to run around in and use up some of their energy. It would be wonderful in the summer, too!!!

                                                                    Comfortable, well-equipped home for a gathering of family and friends!

                                                                    Mindy D.

                                                                    We really enjoyed our time here. The home was clean and had all of the necessities. The hot tub was great, and the layout was perfect for our mix of little ones who needed naps and adults who wanted to socialize. We also liked the fact that it has 3 full bathrooms. We would come back!!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We're pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us! We also enjoy having the layout with 2 bedrooms downstairs and 2 bedrooms upstairs to provide some quiet space when this is needed. The addition of TVs in all of the bedrooms has also been nice for our guests so everyone can watch what they like! We look forward to having you return for another visit soon.

                                                                    Great Trip

                                                                    cara F.

                                                                    We had a great stay with 6 adults and kids. The cabin had plenty of space for everyone to get together and space for when people had too much togetherness. Great weekend and Karen was on top of everything. Karen was very easy to reach and answered all questions. Overall a great stay.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We appreciate your nice review and are happy that your group enjoyed your vacation in our home! We hope you will be able to visit again if you return to Blowing Rock/Boone again in the future.

                                                                    Karen Priest Ritter

                                                                    perfect family getaway!

                                                                    chasitie b.

                                                                    Loved the location! Beautiful mountain views, yard large enough for kids and dog to play! Play set was an extra bonus! House was large enough for in laws and babysitter to come stay! Smart tv's were big help for kids! Close to boone, blowing rock, grocery dining, shopping, ski, tubing, and drive thru starbucks!!! Kitchen well equipped! Everything was clean! Hot showers, great water pressure! Hot Tub was large and fantastic to relax at end of day! Owner is a delight!

                                                                    Great experience

                                                                    Nancy P.

                                                                    We greatly enjoyed our Christmas stay in Blowing Rock. Karen was a gracious host--answering many questions before our arrival. ( she even sent a list of area churches that had Christmas eve services.) We had 9 people (including 3 children) --this house suited our needs. I would have given 5 stars except the master room was much colder then the rest of the house(4.5). The location wonderful--skiing, tweetsie railroad and Blue ridge Parkway. A great mountain home/retreat!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    We're glad you enjoyed your Christmas visit to our home and were able to visit some of our local attractions! We're sorry you were not warm enough in one of the bedrooms--we do have central heat, gas logs, and electric blankets for each bed, but it can get very cold visiting in the mountains at times. We hope you will visit with us again if you return to our area.

                                                                    Karen Priest Ritter


                                                                    Blowing Rock, NC, USA

                                                                    Overlooking Appalachian Ski Mountain, 3 minutes from the slopes. Slopes are in view of deck and spa. House is near Tweetsie Railroad attraction. You are only minutes from Boone or Blowing Rock NC. There is outlet shopping at Shops on the Parkway which is 5 minute drive.

                                                                    69 Reviews

                                                                    Excellent 4.7/5

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