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Beautiful Resort Home with a Hot Tub and views of Grandfather Mountain!

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Banner Elk House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-15)

New home in Echota on the Ridge! Part of a 250 acre resort and gated community in the beautiful NC Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy an extremely spacious 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, three-level floor plan that provides everyone with ample room to relax and enjoy this peaceful haven. The home includes a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer and central heat and cooling.

When you’re not taking in the gorgeous profile views of Grandfather Mountain and the surrounding ridges from the huge oversized deck, you can relax and watch TV or a movie on the wide-screen HD ready television, with DVD mounted near the floor to ceiling natural stone gas fireplace.

When you’re recharged, head down to the pool & spa for a refreshing swim in the heated indoor or outdoor pool. The outdoor pool is surrounded by beautiful rock formations and flowing waterfalls.

You can also take a dip in our 5-6 person hot tub off the lower deck with beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views as a backdrop. If you’d rather work up a sweat, you can use the well-appointed exercise room.

The nearby clubhouse is the perfect spot to enjoy a game of pool or foosball, catch some sports on the big screen TV, or curl up with a book in a cozy chair by the large stone fireplace.

For the fisherman, the resort has several stocked 'catch and release' ponds, guests also have access to 1000' on the nearby Watauga river in Echota's own 25 acre nature conservancy.

In the winter a whole new experience awaits you, the ski areas of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Hawks Nest and Appalachian Ski Mountain are just minutes away, making this home an ideal base for your winter ski vacation.

Rent with confidence through our onsite property management company who accept credit cards, offer renter's insurance, etc.

Whether you like skiing, hiking, biking, white water rafting, fishing, horseback riding, golfing or just getting away from it all, this home in the mountains would be a perfect place to create a memorable anytime getaway.

Keywords: House, hot tub, View,

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2016
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About Eric

Our home was named after our youngest son, we call 'Little Bear'. We use this as a 2nd home and rent it out often since between a 15 year old and a 3 year old we don't make it away as much as we would like!

Eric purchased this house in 2008

Why Eric chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We love the great views from our home and all the the great features of Echota. We are within walking distance to the new clubhouse with a pool table, multiple LCD TV's, fitness center, outdoor pool, and more. There is also a 2nd clubhouse with an indoor pool, ponds, and fly fishing in the river that are all a short drive away in our gated community.

What makes this house unique

We are approximately 10 miles from Blowing Rock, Boone, Banner Elk, Appalachian State University, Tweetsie, Grandfather Mountain, Outlet shopping, and most of the area ski resorts. We have a large hot tub on our deck overlooking the mountains.


based on 10 traveler reviews

Beautiful Resort Home with a Hot Tub and views of Grandfather Mountain!
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Louisburg, NC

Everything and MORE!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came here in October to celebrate my daughters 3rd birthday and go to Tweetsie Railroad. We were close to everything. The place was AMAZING and very clean. The view was amazing while we grilled steaks and relaxed. We will for sure be coming back to stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jennifer- thank you for the fantastic review and taking the time to write a review. So glad to hear your family had a great time, we would love to have you come back.
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Great house at a great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I came to this place for snow skiing and ended up doing so much more. The house is in a great location. It is just a short drive to anywhere, whether you're looking to ski, tube, sightsee or just check out the beautiful area. I had never really thought about driving up and checking out Grandfather Mountain, but we rode past the entrance and decide to check it out which was amazing. Our ages ranged from 8 to 40 and there was so much to do that everyone was satisfied! There was a total of 10 of us who went on this trip and there was definitely room for a few more. This house has fantastic views on the upper and lower level of the house and the kids really enjoyed soaking in the "huge" hot tub sitting on the porch on the side of the mountain while it snowed. After staying here everyone agreed that if we go again next year, we're definitely going to Boone again and staying at this awesome house! To top it all off, the owner is extremely personable and easy to deal with! Thanks so much for letting us use you place!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cade for the review and staying at our home. The close proximity to skiing/tubing and the views were a big part of why we picked our home! Fantastic that you had such a great trip, we would love to have you back on a future trip!
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Vero Beach, Florida

Piece Of Heaven On Earth

  • 5 of 5

If could eat views, you will never starve at the Little Bear Lodge. The home is well equipped and appointed. The resort has a beautiful clubhouse which has a fitness room and gorgeous pool. The location is central to Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk. The hot tub was great after hiking, fishing and golf. The owner was great to work with and we look forward to going back to Echota On The Ridge sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and glad you had such a great time. The combination of location, amenities, and views have made it our little peace of heaven.
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Lexington, NC

Great graduation location!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this wonderful home to celebrate my graduation from ASU. What a great place to stay! We enjoyed the gas grill, the kitchen, the hot tub and the wonderfully decorated home. I would recommend this for a roomy getaway close to Boone and Banner Elk. Thanks for the rental!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review and congratulations on your recent graduation! As an ASU Graduate myself, glad we could be part of your special day.
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Raleigh, NC

Centrally Located, Great Views, Lots of room for everyone

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights with a mix of grandparents, a teenager, a 10-year old, and 2 adults. We had lots of room to spread out. The house is beautifully decorated with comfortable beds, and the views are fantastic. The kitchen is very well equipped with all the comforts of home (coffee maker, blender, microwave, cookware, serveware, etc.). It's located halfway between Boone, Grandfather Mountain and Banner Elk, making it easy to get to any of the activities. The pools in the resort were a big plus for the hot days. The owner is really responsive and great to work with. Fun time for all.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Chris. Glad you had such a great time. We love the central location as well within about 10 minutes of everything we love to do! Hope to have you back again soon.
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

This is such a GREAT mountain house!! My family and I spent the weekend and had a blast. There was plenty of room for all eleven of us.The pictures do not do it justice. The hot tube was wonderful! I will tell everyone about this special place. Thank you for sharing it with us!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time and enjoyed our home. Hope you can get to come back soon. Thank you for the review!
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Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Charlotte, NC for major airport or Hickory
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Hound Ears
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Sugar Mountain

Centrally located in the Foscoe area within roughly 15 minutes of Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk. Also a short drive to Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie, Appalachian State University, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and many other attractions.


Rates & Availability

Banner Elk House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

hot tub fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. All bookings done through our onsite Property Manager. Pet fee is $200- need prior approval first. For stays of longer than 15 days pet fee is $300. Optional insurance is available for approximately $35 instead of refundable $500 deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Banner Elk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa downstairs converts into a full bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Access to all of Echota and Echota on the Ridge Amenities including 2 pools both indoor(year round) and outdoor. Clubhouses has 2 Fitness Centers to lift weights or do cardio. Pool Table, Walking Trails, Stocked Fishing Pond, River Fishing, Conservation area, 6 TV's including Expanded Basic, 3 DVD Players, Fully stocked kitchen for cooking, and much more!

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