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Charming Cottage with incredible views of Grandfather and Sugar Mtn

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

1 bedroom with loft, 1.5 bath, sleeps 2-4

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)

Property Manager
John Schisler
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

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 Banner Elk

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.



Banner Elk Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
For safety reasons no children under the age of 9.


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Charming Cottage with incredible views of Grandfather and Sugar Mtn
average rating of 4.923077 based on 65 reviews

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Our 2nd time staying at Tranquility Cottage. Perfect size for a couple (maybe 2 or 1-2 kids). Close to town, restaurants, hiking, ski slopes, etc. Great views! Everything we need and more. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! The views from the windows are gorgeous. The bed is comfortable and the hot tub was relaxing. It is not far from the heart of Banner Elk. We had a lovely time there and driving and hiking the Blue Ridge Mts.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We adored this cabin and the beautiful view it came with. It was so nice to have the privacy and serenity I have been looking for in a vacation. Looking at the stars and moon from the hot tub cannot be beat! Town is just a short drive away if you want to get a few groceries or a delicious meal from one of the local restaurants. Fell in love with the little town and with this cabin. We most certainly will make plans to come back again.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in awesome setting!

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility Cottage is appropriately named for its serene and peaceful setting, yet it is just close enough to charming Banner Elk and other towns, as needed. It is very clean and comfortable with many amenities. We also loved strolling on the beautiful acres of the property. Having great weather also added to our experience. The views from Tranquility Cottage are amazing...a great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean,well maintained with peace and quite !!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and have rented a number of cabins up and down the east coast, This is by far the nicest cottage that we have stayed @ at a very reasonable rate, if by chance we are in this area we'd stay here again. Would highly recommend this to all that are looking for ,peace & quite with GREAT views !!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was my third stay at the cottage and familarity doesn't bring contempt! It just makes it even more comfortable each time. The view. The peace and quiet. Love it.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

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)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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