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John Schisler

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Charming Cottage with incredible views of Grandfather and Sugar Mtn

43 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Schisler (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

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 High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 43 traveler reviews

Charming Cottage with incredible views of Grandfather and Sugar Mtn
average rating of 4.883721 based on 43 reviews
5

Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided to travel to North Carolina for a long weekend. We found Tranquility Cottage online through VRBO. All I can say is that we could not have been happier! The home was fantastic and perfect for a weekend get away. We wanted to stay longer! I would recommend this home to everyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (14 y.o. daughter, 11 y.o. son), just returned from a 5 night stay at Tranquility Cottage. We had planned a "winter getaway" but were met with high temperatures and no snow. It ended up being perfect, nonetheless. We hiked, hot tubbed, visited Banner Elk, Boone and The Blowing Rock. The views are beautiful and the area so very peaceful. It was a very different vacation than what we had planned, but very, very relaxing. We definitely plan to return to this awesome, well appointed, cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Perfect for a small party looking for comfirt and tranquility

  • 5 of 5

Great property, with all the details necessary for a comfortable stay. Its nicely equipped for a small party, hut you wont be missing anything. My son and I loved the place, the location and the experience. We are definitwly staying again next time.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

We will be back!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I visited Tranquility Cottage for a long weekend getaway. The location was perfect - quiet, peaceful, awesome views, yet a quick 5-10 minute drive to town. The cottage was beautiful, the perfect size for the 2 of us. Everything we needed was provided. If you have a chance, go visit the Elk River Falls. We would definitely recommend this property and plan to visit again next year!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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5

Excellent stay.

  • 5 of 5

This was an incredible place to stay. The cottage was clean, well maintained and had all the comforts of home. We enjoyed the gas grill, fire pit and swing. The best part for us was the Hot Tub, what a treat. The weather was fabulous and the views overlooking the mountains were awesome. We walked on the trails behind the house and found a nice stream, that was peaceful. Overall, an excellent stay. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

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  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

3rd visit even better than the rest!

  • 5 of 5

As everyone has already said - this is one of the best VRBO rentals we have ever had. This cottage is clean, comfortable and full of amenities. We use everything they have to offer - the fire pit, the hot tub and the grill. You can not beat the view from the picture windows in the Great Room. Quiet and off the beaten path but not too far from town to go in for dinner. Lots of scenic drives to be had. And last but certainly not least - the property manager, Marjy - quick to return phone calls and emails, helpful, and patient with our many questions. So do yourself a favor and visit Tranquility Cottage...just please don't take the week in October that we go! Ha!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
Apr 1 2016 - May 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$135
Sat,Sun
$600
$1,800
 
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$120
From
$200
Sat,Sun
$800
$2,400
 
 
Low
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$135
Sat,Sun
$600
$1,800
 
 
Fall
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$250
Sat,Sun
$900
$2,700
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
$110
From
$135
Sat,Sun
$600
$1,800
 
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
From
$300
Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Ski
Jan 5 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$250
Sat,Sun
$900
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Rent + cleaning fee + tax (+ damage deposit for 1st time renters) = Total

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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
For safety reasons no children under the age of 9.

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