This cottage is located just outside Banner Elk midway between the ski slopes of Sugar and Beech Mtn. It is located on a 43 acre farm that is part of a conservation easement. This easement limits development and not only preserves the incredible views of Grandfather and Sugar Mountain, it also preserves the pastoral charm and tranquility of its surroundings. Every room has a view of the mountains, as well as the barns and pond in the foreground. There are 20 acres of farmland below you, including 5 acres of rhododendrun thicketed walking trails to explore. The wooded hill above you also has walking paths that take you to the top of the northern edge of Beech Mountain. (No Smoking, No Pets, No Parties, NO Children under 9)
- Cottage900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
1 bedroom with loft, 1.5 bath, sleeps 2-4
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 16, 2018
About John Schisler
I'm John Schisler, the owner of Tranquility Cottage. I have loved this area ever since I attended the Outward Bound School at Table Rock. My wife Ginny and I have always enjoyed hiking this area and find our time here very relaxing. My Uncle Clifford purchased this property when he was sent to the old Banner Elk hospital after dental school. His wife, Peggy, an avid naturalist, was the inspiration that established this farm as a conservation easement. With all the development in the area, we wanted the farmland to remind people of what this area used to be. We hope you appreciate our vision, and capture the feeling.
John Schisler purchased this Cottage in 2009
Why John Schisler chose Shawneehaw
When Dan Plyler built this home, we thought he had achieved the perfect cottage. It complemented the conservation easement surrounding this cottage, and we wanted to have an income to preserve the feeling of the area and protect it from becoming densely developed. The house focuses the attention on the incredible views of Grandfather and Sugar Mountain. It is also easy to access by road and still provides a sense of privacy and solitude.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect location, you can see the slopes from the house!
Everything far exceeded our expectations! I'm thinking this may become an annual retreat!
We look forward to your return James.
A beautiful place fully equipped.
The property is very well maintained with extras of everything. Your view from the front windows is so relaxing. There are several places to sit outside; the swing, the front porch, or the wrap-around deck with a hot tub. I never got to use the hot tub due to weather but it’s in a great spot. The two beds upstairs are in a loft, so overlooking the downstairs, and the second bathroom is right off the family room where there’s a wonderful gas fireplace. The owners have thought of everything for your enjoyment.
Can’t wait until the next visit
As always, Tranquility Cottage meets and exceeds expectations. Always immaculate and cozy. Our only regret is having to leave! Our next trip here cannot come soon enough!
Randy and Gail Brittian
Beautiful cabin and view
We had a wonderful relaxing time. The cabin was impeccable and had everything we needed. It was quiet and secluded. The hot tub was in perfect shape. The view of the mountains was beautiful. We will definitely return.
We hope you return soon Jennifer!
We loved this beautiful place ..
We loved this beautiful place .. it was nice and clean and had everything you could ask for being away from home .. we will definitely rent from this owner again .. it’s localed not far from local towns ..
Relaxing home away from home
We really enjoyed our stay. Enjoyed reading by the fire, smores at the fire pit, and unwinding in the hot tub after skiing.
We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Hope to see you again soon Amy.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rent + cleaning fee + tax (+ damage deposit for 1st time renters) = Total Important: this is a non-smoking, non-partying, no pets home. No children under the age of 9. Maximum occupancy: 4 (renters must be 25 years or older)