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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.

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Patrick OBrien
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Blowing Rock's Finest Rental Home. Amazing Views,Movie Theatre,Fire Pit, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews

Strongly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home, tastefully decorated, very clean, owner extremely nice to work with. Had some foggy, rainy days while there so the movie theater was a really big hit with the kids. Sleeping arrangements and separate baths were perfect for our family. Parking was tight but everything else was great!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent house!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time. The house was in great condition. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location. Hot tub and fire pit were outstanding.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review of your stay at the Blowing Rock Retreat. We look forward to having you back in the future!
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Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home with amazing views! We were very pleased with everything about this rental property. The location is convenient to all that the area has to offer. The home is fabulous from the time you step out of your car. The owner is so easy to work with and makes renting his home very easy. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend for my daughters' birthday! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit ...and we look forward to having you back at the Blowing Rock Retreat!
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Wonderful Spot Close to Blowing Rock and Many Area Activities

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed this property as one of two houses now required to fit us all. It has a well-loved feel about it, as if the people who own and care for it are happy there. That made us happy! Everything was as expected, clean and neat and hassle-free. In my opinion, several of the biggest draws are the outside decks with nice seating and a huge picnic-style table, a large fairly flat back yard for kids, and its crowning glory, the fire pit and patio. We gathered here on the Fourth of July for after-dinner evening drinks and s'mores all around.

The owner was very easy to deal with and seems like a super-nice guy. You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 15 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid September
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid November
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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.


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