Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

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

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Patrick OBrien
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 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.

Amenities

Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
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
  • 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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

96% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Blowing Rock's Finest Rental Home. Amazing Views,Movie Theatre,Fire Pit, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
5

Great Time

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our four couple reunion. The views are fantastic and the house was very well appointed....I recommend highly.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kent, Thanks so much. You and your group were a real pleasure as guests. Glad you had a great experience and we look forward to having you back!
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Awesomeness!!

  • 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
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
5

The house is awesome!

  • 5 of 5

The house was great! Perfect for large family. The view from the back deck is amazing, fire pit, hot tub, movie room all were wonderful and there is enough space to spread out. The house was clean and comfortable.

The only thing I will note is that the windows in kitchen and great room could use a good cleaning. The view is too good to be spoiled by dirty windows. Also, the house could use an overall dusting but otherwise a great place! Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

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 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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,800
$6,500
 
 
Mid September
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
 
Leaf Season
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$650
$3,000
 
 
Mid November
Nov 7 2017 - Nov 18 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 
 
Pre-Holiday
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$700
$4,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$450
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Booking fee $50
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Contact Owner
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar properties