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'The Great Escape'-Panoramic Views-Hot Tub-WiFi-Pets OK-Private-Booking Fast

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6

Location: Near Fleetwood, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA (Mountain side cabin at 3800 feet near the New River.)

Accommodations: Hand Hued Log Cabin, 1 bedroom, 2 bathroom (sleeps 6) Mulatto Mountain Hideaway, located near Fleetwood, NC, is a great gateway to a memorable mountain vacation in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Our cabin was completed in the Spring of 2009, and is ready to welcome you to the Appalachian Mountains for a long weekend, a week, or a month away from it all.

'The Great Escape' offers a large, upper-level master bedroom with a King sized bed, as well as a full bath with a Jacuzzi tub and vanity with granite counter top, and a walk-in cedar closet. An upper level 15'x32' spacious deck provides a four place Hot Tub/Spa, two place swing, glider rocker, picnic table, and LP Gas Grill. A second spacious bathroom is located on the first level with an adjoining wet/dry sauna, and a two car garage. Additional amenities include a gas burning fireplace with a remote, flat screen TV with a blue ray DVD, two Ikea sleeper sofas, two large 5'x6' windows facing to the East and West, two large sliding glass doors leading to a spacious deck with panoramic bird's eye views from 3800 feet of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain, a large well equipped kitchen with an eight foot bar, wormy maple cabinets, and granite counter tops, an expandable antique dining table, and front loader washer and dryer. The cabin has a southern pine T&G interior throughout with oak hard wood flooring, and cathedral ceilings in the kitchen/dining area and sitting area where you will be able to feel the warmth

Treat yourself to the casual atmosphere fine dining of Crippen's Country Inn & Restaurant in Blowing Rock. Located in a quaint, Southern, side-street cottage, you will dine on an absolutely artistic creation designed for the season. Don't miss Canyon's Restaurant, the view is priceless!! Canyon's is inconspicuously built on a ridge where you can enjoy a burger, and a million dollar view! You cannot leave Blowing Rock without a stroll downtown where you have to visit Kilwin's homemade ice cream and candy store on Main Street, and let the kids play in the park which is the centerpiece of Main Street.

In Ashe County NC you can enjoy virtually any outdoor activity you can think of. Everything from fishing, biking, hiking, whitewater rafting, to skiing and golf can be found in and around Ashe County. Kayaking the New River is as easy as traveling the short distance to Riverside Kayak and Bike Rentals where they have kayaks, tubes, bikes, and horses. More adventurous activities can be found by rafting the Watauga or Nolichucky Rivers, spelunking the Linville Caverns, or hiking the Linville Gorge, all of which are within 40 minutes of Fleetwood. And, don't miss the most visited destination in NC, Grandfather Mountain, which can usually be seen from the cabin, with the mile high swinging bridge, the animal park, and more. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a favorite spot for many people. You can look out over the many overlooks and see miles and miles of the Blue Ridge Mountains across North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Enjoy biking, hiking, camping, and many other activities.

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Howard Shipman
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Bulgarian
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

About Howard Shipman

Howard lives in the Florida Keys, and has three grown kids. He is a retired Commercial Airline Pilot, and retired USAF Pilot. Howard is a NC native. He enjoys the natural beauty, fresh air, and wildlife of the Blue Ridge Mountains while trekking and biking.

Howard Shipman purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Howard Shipman chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

I was looking to build an all wooden cabin with modern conveniences in a location that provided the best long range mountain views The Smokey Mountains had to offer, yet close to places to go for dining and activities. Southern Ashe County, 20 minutes from Boone, and close to West Jefferson, was the ideal place.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy, Long Range panoramic views of The Great Smoky Mountains from 3800 feet.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(148 traveler reviews)

'The Great Escape'-Panoramic Views-Hot Tub-WiFi-Pets OK-Private-Booking Fast
average rating of 4.993243 based on 148 reviews

Luxurious cabin with out of this world views

  • 5 of 5

Newly built, fully appointed cabin with beautiful views. Large kitchen stocked with everything you could need and more. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept on on a vacation. The hot tub, jacuzzi tub, and sauna made me feel like I was spending the weekend at a spa. But the best part about this cabin was the huge windows everywhere and the beautiful views. On a clear day you can see grandfather mountain. It has a gravel/dirt driveway that was easy to navigate with an SUV. And it was so completely private, we didn't see another person or vehicle. It's at the very top of the mountain. We are going to visit this cabin yearly, I can't wait to go back. It was the nicest cabin I've ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley and Ben for your gracious review of your visit to The Great Escape. I have to agree with everything you mentioned. I try to keep the cabin in great shape, well stocked, and clean. I also appreciate how well you took care of the cabin. There was no evidence that you had had your two little fur babies with you. It appears to me that you guys prepared for your trip, and came well equipped, and drove the right kind of vehicle; although, I come and to to the cabin in my BMW Z3 and my 300 series BMW without any problems. After one or two trips up the hill you learn where the best areas to drive are located. The location of the cabin at 3800 feet provides the best views available in Ashe County, and the best access to both West Jefferson and Boone. I have very thrilled to hear you plan to become a frequent visitor. I have several repeat guests. Last year I had one couple visit the cabin three times, and I have lots of guest who do return every year. I also get lots of honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, and just weekend get-away. I look forward to hearing from you again soon. Thanks again for your patronage, and your wonderful review.
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  • 5 of 5

All I can say is WOW! I have been to many places in my travels, but "The Great Escape" tops them all!!! This place is over and beyond of anything you can see just by looking at pictures on a website! I spent many weeks looking over the Internet for the perfect place for a mountain getaway and I came across "The Great Escape"! Once I saw all wonderful reviews, I knew this was the place! It totally met all my expectations and BEYOND! The cabin is perfectly laid out with plenty of room! The kitchen is extremely spacious; the dinning room is perfect; the living room has a place for many to enjoy a cozy fire while enjoying a movie or conversation; the upper deck is huge and the views are spectacular! We spent much time on the upper deck, grilling on the 1st class grill, relaxing in the hot tub and enjoying all of the spectacular views! The bedroom is spacious and so comfortable! The bathroom is spacious and the jacuzzi bath every morning was awesome! The stone sauna downstairs is a must! And the pool table downstairs was just extra added fun! As awesome as this cabin is, nothing compares to the views you will experience at The Great Escape! Wake up 40 minutes before before full sunrise, and enjoy a cup of coffee on the upper deck(take you camera) and sit on the upper deck 40 minutes before sunset and you will experience the most spectacular full sunrise and sunset that you will ever experience, right from the top of the mountain at The Great Escape! This is the perfect place!!!

Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

Becky B

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becky for the marvelous review of your visit to The Great Escape. It was a pleasure working with you before, during, and after your stay. I am very pleased that you managed to enjoy most of the amenities provided, and had a fantastic experience. The Great Escape has all its amenities in full operation throughout the year, e.g. the Spa. The weather may change with the seasons, but there is always plenty to enjoy in the local area, and the cabin is a welcome, and comfortable place to come home to, or just hang out and watch the every changing view that nature provides. I appreciate the fantastic pictures of the sunrises and sunsets. I wanted to let you know I just replaced the blue sofa in the sitting area with a new IKEA sleeper sofa. I know have room for up to eight guests. I do look forward to your next visit.
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Absolute wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot begin to describe how great of a time and how great of a place 'The Great Escape' is. Everything one could need is there. The booking experience and service throughout the trip was superb. Everything was clean and felt like home. The views are amazing and after spending a day at Grandfather Mountain, it makes you appreciate "him" from the deck even more. The garage and space within provides the perfect shelter for vehicles, as well as a great space to play pool. The location of the hot tub is ideal, with only a few steps out of the back door. We hated leaving but will most certainly be back. Thank you for allowing us to have a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful cabin and most amazing view. From the deck we could see the sun rise and set.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and well equipped with everthing we could have ever needed. The view was the best! I loved everything about it! Very friendly and accommodating owners. Will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeff and Tara for taking the time to leave your wonderful remarks regarding your stay at The Great Escape. I am very pleased indeed that you guys enjoyed the cabin, the sunrises and sunsets, and the views the cabin's location provide of The Blue Ridge Mountains. It was my pleasure working with you. I could not have ask for better guests. I do hope you will be able to return again very soon.
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Great remote getaway with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a great escape. The cabin is fully furnished and offers everything you need for your stay. The view is one of a kind and the amenities of the cabin make your stay more relaxing such as the hot tub, sauna, and gas fireplace. Only thing I would recommend is to have a 4wd vehicle as the dirt road to the cabin can be Steep.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nicole and Nicholas for finding the time to leave your wonderful remarks regarding your stay at The Great Escape. I am very pleased you hear you enjoyed the amenities and the views of The Blue Ridge Mountains the cabin's location provide, both from the deck and every location within the cabin, except the upstairs bathroom. I hope you found the time to venture out to some of the local State and Federal Parks, and to downtown West Jefferson, and perhaps beyond to Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, and Grandfather Mountain and Linville Falls. There are things to enjoy regardless of the Season. I agree that driving an AWD or 4WD vehicle anytime makes the drive up the mountain much easier, but it is even more advisable during the Winter months when the drive can be made more challenging due to the possibility of snow and ice. I do hope you guys will have a chance to return again in the very near future.
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Fantastic cabin with an awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Great Escape and we were just as pleased this time as the last time. Can't beat the view and the cabin is so nice and well appointed, we did not need a thing.

We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mark for your five star rating, and your wonderful comments regarding your stay at The Great Escape. I appreciate your loyalty, and I always reward my VIP Repeat Guests with the very best rates. You guys have been great guests to work with, and I do look forward to hearing from you again in the very near future.
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Charlotte, NC
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Black Jack Bar & Grill
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
Outer Banks of NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Mountain Aire Golf Club
Nearest Train
115 Miles
Charlotte NC
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 221
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Boondocks Grill and Pub
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Beach
300 Miles
Outer Banks of NC
Car: necessary

In less than 30 minutes travel time, you can cover the 20 miles to Boone, drive 8 more miles to Blowing Rock. West Jefferson is only 10 miles away. The home of Appalachian State University and the Mountaineers (Go ASU!!), Boone offers the casual atmosphere of a college town. Walk the downtown area to find antique shops, restaurants, ice cream shops, and coffee shops. Cafe Portofino & the Tap Room and The Black Cat Burrito are two of our favorite restaurants. Once an old hardware store, Farmer's Hardware has been converted into terrific emporium shops, located on King St in Boone. The converted hardware store to emporium shops are fabulous. Convenient for purchasing Vera Bradley Products, pottery, fashion jewelry, greeting cards, candy, toys...what you don't have!!!! The detail for renovations to the old building is great, and the friendly staff make this a must when visiting downtown Boone. Also, don't miss the Mast General Store across the street.

Other Activities: Boating, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing


Rates & Availability

West Jefferson Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

I have Rental Policies available that will describe the check-out process, cancellation policy, etc.


Minimum stay during Holidays 4 nights. Nightly rates are higher during the Holiday Periods, contact owner.

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West Jefferson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs - toilet , shower , Sauna
  • The Master bathroom offers a large jetted tub/shower, vaniety with a golden fantsy granite countertop, marble floor, and separate toilet area. The large Downstairs bathroom offers a corner shower, vaniety with a granite countertop, natural slate stone floors, and an adjacent wet/dry cedar sauna.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Sitting Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master Bedroom has a walk-in cedar closet, and bathroom with a jacuzzi tub and granite vaniety. The two Queen size Ikea sleeper sofas offer comfort, and the best views in the cabin where you can fall asleep in front of the fireplace, the TV, or the great views of the mountain tops.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna ...
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Bathtub with jet pump in Master bedroom bath. TV- local channel antenna that picks up stations from Charlotte, Highpoint, and Greensboro, e.x. UNC-EX, PBS Maid service can be arranged for an extra fee. Sauna is wet or dry. The main living area of the cabin is appx. 16 feet from the garage level, available only via two sets of stairs. A gate is available for the stairs from the deck, guests must close the gate to protect small children and pets.

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