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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Patrick OBrien
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Patrick OBrien

I own two rental properties (one in the mountains and one on the lake), and pride myself on keeping the homes in meticulous condition. Between the two properties, 99% of my ratings are 5-star and many of our guests are return renters. We love the Blowing Rock Retreat and have worked hard to give it wonderful mountain charm!

Patrick OBrien purchased this house in 2009

Why Patrick OBrien chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The Retreat has it all -- it's a beautiful home with spectacular views. It's close to Blowing Rock (4 miles), has high quality furnishings, and is very well maintained. It offers great features like a very nice hot tub, stone fire pit, and huge movie theatre/TV in the home. It also has a large stone (gas) fireplace built from rock from Grandfather Mountain.

What makes this house unique

We have added tremendous "mountain" detail to the home. There is abundant twig and bark work, and you'll definitely feel like you're in the mountains, given the spectacular views from multiple rooms. We also have porches on three levels, and a huge rustic log picnic table on the deck for outdoor dining.


Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
Weber Summit Gas Grill. Free Unlimited Long Distance (US). Free Wireless Internet. Premium TV channels. Over 50 DVDs.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Blowing Rock's Finest Rental Home. Amazing Views,Movie Theatre,Fire Pit, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9428573 based on 35 reviews

Wonderful Mountain House

  • 5 of 5

This is a great mountain vacation house with charming decor and wonderful views. We enjoyed the rustic yet comfortable ambience, the spacious bedrooms with private baths, and the living/entertainment areas on two floors. However, our favorite part of our visit was being outside watching the sunset over the mountains on the large deck with plenty of seating, and the fun fire pit with a circle of rocking chairs. The location is perfect - close to Blowing Rock, the horse stables, and the many riding and hiking trails nearby. And our host could not have been more hospitable - thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your incredibly kind review. We are glad you loved the house and location and hope you'll come see us again in the near future!!
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect home and location for a wedding at Westglo Spa and a Resort. Mr. O'Brien was great to work with. Beautiful home and views!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Views and Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

We rented the nice house with another family and had a great time enjoying the views, accommodations and location of this house. Great place to stay and very accommodating rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive feedback. Always appreciated. We look forward to having you back at the Blowing Rock Retreat.
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Great Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Great for a family vacation!. Close to Blowing Rock. Plenty of amenities, fire pit, hot tub, and movie theater. Great views to watch the sun set. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted that you had a great stay. Please come back to the Blowing Rock Retreat on your next visit to the area. We'd love to have you back!
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A little slice of heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home and even better views!! Probably the best North Carolina mountain home rental I've stayed in and I've been coming up here since childhood. If you are looking to stay in the Blowing Rock area, this is the house for you. The owner is a wonderful host and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house but the view was better than expected!!! Loved it all! Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
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 Westglow Spa, 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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