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Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Built upon the original 'Potato House', this luxurious cottage has beautiful wood beams and bark construction. Boulders surround this unique place, with a private hot tub hidden away from the road, but not from the view! Situated just outside Banner Elk and a neighboring vineyard, this oasis sits amidst a 43 acre farm that has been preserved through a conservation easement. From the front porch, there is a tremendous pastoral view with Grandfather Mountain in the distance. This view is so striking it has been used in commercial calendars. The cottage overlooks a tranquil farm scene with a beautiful barn and pond across the road. Private trails climb behind the cottage to the back side of Beech Mountain, while a unique walk through the Rhododendron thicket below the pasture lies in front of you. (No Smoking, No Pets, No Parties and NO children)


Property Manager
John Schisler
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About John Schisler

I'm John Schisler, the owner of Potato House. This property belonged to my Aunt and Uncle who were avid environmentalists. I fell in love with its beauty in college, and helped them establish an easement on the property so the peaceful feeling and incredible view would never be spoiled. I share this 'potato house' with you so I can maintain this special place and protect it from development! I also like the local winery and restaurants!

John Schisler purchased this cottage in 2005

Why John Schisler chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

This area has a wonderful balance of incredible hiking and excellent entertainment.

Amenities

Banner Elk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • heated floors!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • California King beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Romantic Rhododendron and Bark Getaway with Great Views of Grandfather Mountain
average rating of 4.9761906 based on 42 reviews
5

Perfect!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful getaway - loved the comfy clean home with beautiful views! Short trip to skiing at Sugar or Beech Mtns.

Great place!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ravenel SC
5

The Potato House is a wonderful surprise.

  • 5 of 5

The house is well appointed, comfortable and cozy. Two king master suites worked well for our foursome. The grounds were wonderful for exploring around the old barns, across the road down by the pond but most especially the trails behind the house. We saw deer early in the morning and again in the evening. Great location for day trips out.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, North Carolina
5

Most amazing place on earth.

  • 5 of 5

We go twice a year, a week in December and a week in May. The house and grounds are amazing. The house has wonderful views, very comfortable beds, heated bathroom floors, cozy fireplace room, and full kitchen. We sleep, read, drink wine in the hot tub, walk up the mountain daily, and go out for dinner except for the night we grill steaks and order pizza from Bella's. The owner's are amazing. The place is always immaculate and they are constantly surprising us with things like an outdoor fireplace. It is our favorite place in the world.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Home in a Perfect Quiet Location

  • 5 of 5

We shared The Potato House with my in-laws for Thanksgiving and it was perfect for two couples. The house is in mint condition and looks brand new. Everything we needed was there and all the instructions were detailed and easy to find. The kitchen was cozy, the downstairs TV area was perfect, the hot tub was a big hit, wifi worked great, and the heated bathroom floors was the best touch of all. The location was within 30 minutes to hiking Profile trail to Calloway Peak, Linville Falls, and Grandfather Mountain. It was peaceful and relaxing and we hope to come back soon. Google maps did not map the location correctly (it was close) but we had a bit of trouble finding the driveway in the night. So arrive in the day and you'll be fine!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic getaway weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property and well maintained! We loved everything about the trip. Clean, well appointed and tastefully decorated. This property didn't disappoint. We hiked, lounged, cooked and relaxed. A nice private and quiet setting yet still minutes from Banner Elk. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to your return, Bill. Thank you.
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5

Potato House Vacation in Banner Elk 10/28/16

  • 5 of 5

Accomodations were as described. It is an excellent first class, well-built cabin with all amentities. The view of the valley below is spectacular especially for the October colors. Locally, we enjoyed the BE winery, the BE cafe and Bayou Grill. The house is very convenient to town and close to ski resorts and other attractions. We enjoyed one of the hiking trails at the lower end of the property this morning before we returned home.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Other Activities: wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, shopping, racquetball, kayaking, basketball court

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Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Ski
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Low
Mar 16 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Low
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$310
Sat,Sun
$1,125
$3,375
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
$185
From
$375
Sat,Sun
$1,500
 
 
Ski
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$310
Sat,Sun
$1,125
$3,375
 
 
Low
Mar 16 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$250
Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Low
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$310
Sat,Sun
$1,125
$3,375
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Sat,Sun
$750
$2,250
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 4 2019
4 night minimum stay
$185
From
$375
Sat,Sun
$1,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

rent + clean + tax (+ damage deposit for 1st time renters) = total
Important: this is a non-smoking, no pets, no children and no parties property.
Maximum occupancy: 4 adults (renters must be 25 years or older).

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