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GREAT Location! Close to Blowing Rock on 1 acre pond

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

The cottage is located on a 1 acre pond 3.5 miles from Blowing Rock's Main Street, where shopping and restaurants abound. Minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and just off scenic Highway 221 on the way to Grandfather Mountain. Bring your tent and pitch on the shore of the pond for the kids or go hiking in the adjacent woods.

For those who want seclusion plus the convenience of being close to everything, it is the perfect spot.

Keywords: Cottage

Jennifer Poarch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Jennifer Poarch

This property has been in my fathers family since around 1929. I now rent out my fathers cottage "A Cottage by the Pond" along with my own "Rocky Meadows Cottage" to help pay for his medical care. My fathers' great aunt Minerva Walker Goldsmith "Aunt Bea" purchased Rocky Meadows around 1929 in order to spend summers away from the heat of Palm Beach. Aunt Bea was known for her modernist watercolor landscape paintings. She developed a love for the mountains and sold property to her friends, one being Phillip Moose, and established Artist Alley. My father built this cabin with very little assistance in 2006. It took him 2 years to complete.

Jennifer Poarch purchased this cottage in 1973

Why Jennifer Poarch chose Blowing Rock

This cabin is close to town but provides a feeling of seclusion and privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

Privacy, pet friendly, beautiful mountain setting, outdoor stone grill, gas grill, bonfire pit next to pond paddle boat, fishing dock, close to ski resorts and restaurants

Guestbook comments from the owner

We realy had a great time in our secluded cabin. ... exactly the serene environment we expected. We truly enjoyed it.
Apr 2010
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Blowing Rock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • cast iron tub stays hot
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • (1)King size bed (1), Queen size Bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Fully stocked pond with fishing pier.


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GREAT Location! Close to Blowing Rock on 1 acre pond
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 19 reviews

Winter wonderland for Floridians!

  • 5 of 5

We chose the coldest week of the year (wind chills below 0) to come to the Cottage by the Pond and don’t regret a single minute. Even in the snow, the cottage was easy to access and kept us warm and cozy throughout our stay. We are a family of 4 with a small dog from Florida so seeing snow was on our agenda. The property is enormous and we can’t wait to return in the summer to be able to enjoy the full amenities. Still it was a winter wonderland. Convenient location, fully equipped, well appointed and clean. Might be tight with more than 4 people in the winter months since you are mostly inside. Our kids are 10 & 13, and they are the perfect ages to enjoy all this property has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A PERFECT Christmas in The Cottage by the Pond

  • 5 of 5

Our family could not have been happier spending our Christmas at The Cottage by the Pond. The Cottage offered the amenities of home, we easily fit all six of us plus our dog, and the location was just perfect. It was just far enough away from Blowing Rock (3.7 miles), Boone, and the ski mountains, that we could easily get to them if we needed a break from the peace and serenity of The Cottage by the Pond.

The only issue we experienced (especially with 4 teenage kids) was the lack of cell coverage, however, this was a product of the overall area, not the Cottage. We had internet at the house for most of our needs, and could quickly drive into town for better Cell coverage.

All in all, it was an AWESOME trip and we are already planning on returning to The Cottage by the Pond in the summer/Fall to take full advantage of the beautiful setting. We are sincere in our 5 Star Rating and would highly recommend a visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Property/Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful piece of property - so much nature and wildlife around. My husband caught some fish in the pond, we challenged each other to some horseshoes, and the dogs absolutely loved exploring the property and adjacent trails. We couldn't get their noses out of the ground. So happy we were able to bring them. The cabin itself is small but very nice and the living/dining area are more than sufficient. We all made ourselves at home. Easy and convenient drive to surrounding towns of Boone and Blowing Rock. We enjoyed Art in the Park in Blowing Rock this weekend. Suggestion: The King mattress might be ready to be replaced, as it sunk on both sides and we are not heavy people. Also, maybe cut back some of the bushes in front of the swing for better view of "Grandfather." Other than that, it was a great visit and we thank you for sharing this special place.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this little piece of heaven on earth! The cabin was very clean and beautifully decorated. Much attention has been given to the needs of the guests, even including a baby gate for the porch. Our family made many wonderful memories by the pond, playing horseshoes, roasting marshmallows by the fire pit and grilling out together. The cabin's location is private and secluded, yet still close to the many places we enjoy visiting in the area. The owner's were very warm and friendly and went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. I look forward to returning to The Cabin By the Pond and would definitely recommend it to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love going there..just want to stay forever!

  • 5 of 5

We love staying at the cottage. It is secluded and private but you know you are not alone! We love to take our bichon friese on vacation with us, if possible, so he gets to enjoy the mountains, too! It is very convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, Boone and the other communities nearby. We attended the Higland Games at Grandfather Mountain, walked.many trails, climbed mountains, saw Horn in the West. Found out that a week isn't long enough to enjoy the cottage and discover everything about the area! Thank you, Jennifer for continuing to share your cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and for all of your prior visits to the cabin. We hope you had a safe trip home and look forward to seeing you next year.
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Perfect location. Solitude right in the middle of the action.

  • 5 of 5

This rental was perfect for our family of four and small dog. When we weren't taking a short drive to all the nearby hiking trails, parks, and local eateries, our kids were fishing, using the paddle boat, or roasting marshmallows at the huge fire pit.

It felt so remote, yet we were just outside of Blowing Rock, and close to everything we wanted to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were able to have family time and make lasting memories at the cabin. We hope to see you again soon. Safe travels where ever you go.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Charlotte Douglas
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Town Tavern
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Blowing Rock Country Club
Nearest Motorway
115 Miles
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Mellow Mushroom - Bistro Roco
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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