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A Blowing Rock Property

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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. 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

More Details

Owner
Karen Priest Ritter
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Karen Priest Ritter

While vacationing in Blowing Rock, my parents fell in love with the area and decided to begin looking for a home there! They found this home, but it needed a good bit of work. The mountain view was so wonderful though, that they decided to purchase the home and begin renovations. They added an extra bedroom and full bath, put on the deck, bought a hot tub and added gas logs. They started on their landscaping projects soon thereafter and have continually added things to make the home more comfortable, while maintain its home-like feel. It was a second home for them and they decided to share it with guests who also enjoy a clean, comfortable home where they can relax and feel at home themselves! Many families come each year, making memories and spending time with their own families as they continue the tradition.

Since that time, my father has passed away and my mother is in her 80s and living in a senior community. My brother and I take care of their home and enjoy working with the families who have come for many years, as well as meeting the new guests who are visiting for the first time.

Karen Priest Ritter

Karen Priest Ritter purchased this house in 1994

Amenities

Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • The fire pit cannot be used if the weather is windy. When using the fire pit, you must have the hose (located by the hot tub) pulled down to the pit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs, TV, rocking chair, Pack and Play
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs, 24 inch Smart TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , Upstairs, 32 inch Smart TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , King bed, 40-in TV, lg bath w/ shower, door to hot tub-deck
  • Electric blankets for beds during winter season All bedrooms have ceiling fans. All bedrooms have TVs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.736842 based on 57 reviews
5

Beautiful house and beautiful view great getaway for family.

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything I expected it to be and more. Our family has not had a vacation in over 6 years and this house had everything we needed to have that family time. I hope that we can return next year to this same property.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that your family enjoyed their visit to our home! We will look forward to your return next year! Karen Priest Ritter
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4

Great place!

  • 4 of 5

Nice, safe neighborhood, very clean house. With 4 bedrooms and 3 baths there's plenty of room. Great location close to Blowing Rock and Boone.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our home, and hope you will be able to return in the future. Karen Priest Ritter
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5

fantastic

  • 5 of 5

Great house. Great Location

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our home and hope that you will return in the future! Karen Priest Ritter
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5

Perfect location for enjoying the mountains

  • 5 of 5

house was clean, and comfortable, close to Boone, Blowing Rock,and parkway, has grill, hot tub, 4 TV's, all good.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice review! I'm glad our home was a good fit for your family. We'd love to have you visit with us again. Karen Priest Ritter
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5

The most amazing views

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for 4 couples. The house was super clean and has 3 King beds and the 4th bedroom has 2 double beds. The deck has beautiful views. If you love Tweetsie Railroad, you can put a fire on in the outdoor fire pit and listen to the train whistle blow. We cooked breakfast and dinners and just enjoyed each other's company. It is a short drive from Boone for App State football. Another very short drive into Blowing Rock for shopping. If you love to Ski, it is also close to Appalachian Ski Mountain. A wonderful mountain get away. We will return! Thanks Karen!!! We LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT Location

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was exceptionally clean and the kitchen was well appointed with all you'd need. The furniture was very comfortable. The reason for the 4 stars is that the bed in second downstairs bedroom not comfortable while the master was very good. This cabin is convenient to everything in area and in a secure, nice neighborhood. I cannot say enough good about the hosts! They were immediately available to clear up a minor confusion on my part.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Near US 421 & US 321
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Applachian Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning and linens fee $115 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

CHECK- IN 3 p.m.
CHECK-OUT 10 a.m
We can sometimes offer some flexibility on these times. If you need an earlier check-in time or later check-out time, please let us know so that we can see if this is possible on your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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