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Patrick OBrien

Member since: 2009
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Blowing Rock's Finest Rental Home. Amazing Views,Movie Theatre,Fire Pit, Hot Tub

22 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, Sleeps 9, Stunning sunset views over Grandfather Mtn.

The Blowing Rock Retreat is the perfect mix of new and old. Its recently renovated with a beautiful kitchen and updated bathrooms but still has the original Grandfather Mountain stone fireplace and plenty of charm. It offers amazing sunset views from all three levels, three floors of outdoor living furnished with beautiful cast aluminum furniture and a quality, well-maintainted hot tub. You'll also find a beautiful flagstone firepit area surrounded by rocking chairs in our spacious private yard. Inside, you'll find spacious rustic living areas, extensive twig and bark work, flat screen TV's in every bedroom, and a fantastic media room with a 13+ foot movie theater and television. It is Blowing Rock's finest rental property.

A Spectacluar Home: You'll fall in love with the Blowing Rock Retreat. It has a great 'lodge' feel, great amenities, and spectacular views! Things like premium movie channels, wireless internet, 50+ DVD collection, etc. are all designed to make live 'easy' at the Retreat.

In a Very Unique Location: Blowing Rock has it all -- great shopping, great theatre, great restaurants, hiking, fishing, golf ... and of course spectacular views! The Blowing Rock Retreat is located in the beautiful Misty Mountain community.

Relax or Be As Active As You'd Like!: You can just sit at the house in a comfortable rocker or roast marshmallows by the fire or enjoy the many amenities that the area has to offer ... all just minutes away.

Owner reserves the right to allow 'week night' only rentals during peak seasons only within 30 days of rental date. In other words, I may not allow a Tues-Thurs rental during peak seasons unless I have availability within 30 days of check in. Thank you for your understanding on this issue!

We have parking for 4 cars typically. When it snows, we have parking for 4 cars as the driveway will be too steep to access safely. We have pretty manageable roads by mountain standards, but when it snows heavily, all wheel drive is recommended to safely get to Blowing Rock and my home.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Patrick OBrien (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

Blowing Rock's Finest Rental Home. Amazing Views,Movie Theatre,Fire Pit, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Wonderful trip to a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful trip to your beautiful home! Thanks for sharing it with us! The view and decor was amazing. We loved sitting out on the covered porch in the afternoons! Thanks also for providing instructions for how things work at the house! Our whole family enjoyed our time there!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm delighted that you had a great stay at the Blowing Rock Retreat. We look forward to having you back in the future!
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5

Beautiful, spotless home with amazing mtn. views

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our time at the Blowing Rock Retreat. Many times I thought the name of the home is a perfect description. It is a close drive to Blowing Rock and other great spots in the area and the home is truly a retreat from "life". The home was spotless. I am a clean freak when it comes to hotels and this home was in perfect condition. The bedrooms are large and the beds are extremely comfortable. We had four adults and a small child. There are balconies on all three floors. We enjoyed watching movies in the large theater room and roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. My husband arrived to the house before I did and he texted me "this place is amazing... and you know that I am rarely impressed!" We made many wonderful memories and will be back to this house soon. In addition, Pat is wonderful to work with. He is extremely responsive and is completely accessible to answer any question you have. We love the Blowing Rock area and this house has been added to our favorites list.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was beautiful and large enough.

  • 4 of 5

We really felt like the driveway should be shown, it was difficult to maneuver since we had an elderly person with a walker. There were a lot of rules. It was beautiful and did accommodate us easily. We had a very good time and am sure the next renter will too. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're pleased that you thought the house was spacious and beautiful. We do attempt to show as many angles of the exterior as possible, and from the driveway, there are only 6 gentle wide steps into the house. Had I known you had someone in a walker, we would have been delighted to share more pictures with you. My father was handicapped, so I'm very sensitive to the issue. We are sorry that you didn't value our detailed check out instructions. Most people appreciate them, and it allows us to return the full security deposit to almost all renters, as we did with you! All the best, Pat
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Quiet, Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing week in a spacious home that slept eight comfortably. The home is well decorated and has a true mountain feel to it. The house was clean and well maintained and Patrick provided very clear and comprehensive instructions to guide us during our stay.

While we didn't use the fire pit or home theater, the home was well equipped and comfortable. We spent our time at the house relaxing and enjoying the fabulous view of Grandfather mountain from the family room.

This house is good for families or groups.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Little Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

This was one of best experiences we've ever had with a vrbo property. Pictures on web site do not come close to showing the quality and beauty of this property. Awesome view, close to shops in Blowing Rock. Media room is awesome for viewing sports and movies.

Patrick was very easy to deal with and was always available if we had any questions. We look forward to dealing with him again and going back to this home. If you are looking for peace and tranquility, this is the place for you....Thanks Pat...

Mark n Mitsn Cannon

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted that you loved the house and had a great stay!! We do our best to make the experience fun and relaxing, from beginning to end. Thanks for being a great guest, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Blowing Rock!
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Wonderful place to get away in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 8 of my girlfriends rented this house for a weekend and it was perfect. It's just far enough away from downtown Blowing Rock, but close enough to be there in 10 minutes. The house was beautiful and you can tell that this home is very important to Patrick. He takes excellent care of it, and genuinely went out of his way to make sure we had nothing but the best stay we could. We will definitely be back to this house on our next trip!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Hickory
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Highway 321

Located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, the Blowing Rock Retreat is 4.2 miles from the historic downtown area, and very close to all of the area's major amenities. This beautiful home is less than 15 minutes from Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, and Appalachian Ski Mountain. We are in Misty Mountain, close to Bass Lake, great hiking, and the equestrian park. We are minutes from downtown and all of Blowing Rock's best attractions! We are in the Misty Mountain community -- a spacious, very natural, well maintained Blowing Rock community featuring spectacular views.

Other Activities: Blowing Rock has it all -- from great shopping and dining to great outdoor activities. Ski, play golf, hike, bike ... just enjoy a long walk on a beautiful Blowing Rock day. Or, just sit on a rocker and enjoy a fire in our firepit or take in the amazing sunset views.

Ski: Only minutes from Appalachian Ski Mountain and less than an hour from many of the area's major ski resorts.

IMPORTANT: We have parking for 4 vehicles, but in snowy conditions, that is cut to 2 vehicles as you will not be able to navigate the driveway. Also, we are often asked if you "need all-wheel drive" to get to the house. In normal conditions, you do not. During a major snowstorm, you'll need All Wheel Drive to get to Blowing Rock or navigate anywhere on the roads. Our home is very near a main road and our roads are gentle by mountain standards (and paved), but large amounts of snow can accumulate quickly and mountain winds create snow drifts, so be smart in your planning when coming anywhere to the area.

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Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jul 1 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
$6,500
 
 
Mid September
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
 
Leaf Season
Sep 22 2016 - Nov 9 2016
2 night minimum stay
$700
$2,500
 
 
Mid November
Nov 10 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 
 
Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$4,750
 
 
Spring
Mar 15 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $50
Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner reserves the right to charge an additional $1000 per week for holiday weeks or $500 more for holiday weekends.

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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • All bathrooms have been renovated within the last three years. They are modern, clean, and attractive.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Suite with large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Suite with large flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Suite with flat screen TV
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Flat Screen TV
  • One of the bedrooms has amazing views and a large beautiful private balcony. Another also has great views. There is also a sleeper sofa in the lower level that will sleep two. Three of the bedrooms are 'suites,' with the bathroom located within the bedroom area. All bedrooms have flat screen TV's.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Weber Summit Gas Grill. Free Unlimited Long Distance (US). Free Wireless Internet. Premium TV channels. Over 50 DVDs.

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