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)
- Cottage1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay1 - 4 nights
2 Bedrooms + 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 13, 2018
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 Banner Elk
This area has a wonderful balance of incredible hiking and excellent entertainment.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
The Potatoe House is amazing, perfect setting, nice furnishings, comfortable, and clean.
My family had the most comfortable stay at the Potatoe House. What an amazing place. We hope to stay here again in the summertime to explore the surrounding areas.
Thanks Chris. We hope to see you soon.
A very warm and inviting, well appointed mountain home!
This was our second visit to the Potato House. It is an enchanting location with beautiful views of the mountains, including Grandfather mountain. The house is ideally suited for 2 couples, having two luxurious bedroom suites. The kitchen is well outfitted with all the necessary cooking essentials. The ground floor bonus room is warm and inviting with it's fireplace and large screen TV. Additionally, there is a wonderful hiking trail starting right behind the house. We have already scheduled a return trip in the Fall of 2019!
John, we will see you Fall 2019!
I couldn't have been happier with the entire experience, from reserving the Potato House to check out. The house was everything indicated in the descriptions and reviews. It was perfect. I didn't need to contact anyone to ask questions because they were all answered either beforehand or in the information books left for review. The property was beautiful. It was so private but so close to Banner Elk.It was the perfect spot to start the day and go wherever the day decided to take you. However, you could never leave the Potato House and never get bored. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. I hope I can return because three days was nowhere enough time to enjoy all the Potato House or the Banner Elk area had to offer.
Denise, we too hope you return next year!
We have rented this property several times and have always found the property in excellent shape. I don't think you can find a better place to unwind and enjoy the peacefulness of the NC mountains. The location allows easy access to all of the area attractions and restaurants.
Thank you Jim. We enjoy having you as our guest and we look forward to your return next summer!
Excellent rental property
We loved our time at your home. It was very close to town and all of the fun attractions. The view from the deck deck is lovely and we enjoyed the farm like setting.
Thanks Dave and Carol. We hope to see you back again soon.
Idyllic Cottage Vacation with a Wonderful View
My wife and I were glad we booked this place for a week. We had one of the most idyllic and peaceful vacation .. almost to perfection. The owners really gave the amenities a thought. The kitchen was fully stocked, it had a hot tub, the linens were soft, it had 2 masters bedroom, heated bathroom floors, and the wonderful deck .. you could hang around the deck for hours. I’m glad the TVs on the upper floor were not too big ... makes you want to spend your time on the deck, and not watching TV. The breakfast nook is a little snug, but it worked for us. The common area is not large however, it has windows on all sides and the views are awesome. We have no complains really. This is really perfect for 2 persons or a couple on a romantic getaway. We will surely be back
Thanks Alex and Archie. You are welcome back anytime!
Other Activities: wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, shopping, racquetball, kayaking, basketball court
Additional information about rental rates
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).