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Howard Shipman

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Bulgarian

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136 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Howard Shipman (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, Bulgarian

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.

Reviews

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based on 136 traveler reviews

'The Great Escape'-Panoramic Views-Hot Tub-WiFi-Pets OK-Private-Booking Fast
average rating of 4.992647 based on 136 reviews
5

Simply AMAZING!!

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how much my family and I enjoyed this place! There was 5 of us along with 2 dogs and we had more than enough room! It was exactly what I needed to "recharge my battery" as I was feeling so burned out from work, yet close enough to tourists attractions to enjoy those as well! I will definitely stay here again! The views were breathtaking and priceless! Thank you, Howard for sharing your amazing place with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Picture perfect cabin

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have enjoyed this cabin immensely over the course of 4 different stays now. The panoramic view from the covered porch is to die for. The porch comes with a wooden swing, a picnic table with benches, a nice Adirondack chair, and a large hot tub. What more could you ask for? The kitchen and dining areas are spacious and well equipped. And, the bedroom is nicely furnished and very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark and Betty for taking the time to leave your remarks. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the cabin, its amenities, and the views of the mountains its location provide. It was very nice meeting with you, and enjoying a night on the town in downtown West Jefferson. Looking forward to seeing you again in the very near future.
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5

Amazing View! The place is perfect for a getaway to the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Howard is very helpful and gave us great ideas to enjoy. Hot tub is great, wife loved the open kitchen. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Andrew for choosing The Great Escape for your first anniversary get-away. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and the amenities the cabin has to offer. The long range views of The Great Smoky Mountains make a great backdrop for relaxation, and contemplation. Usually the only sounds you here are the singing of the birds, and the rustling of the leaves by the wind. I do hope you and your family have a chance to return again soon.
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5

Wonderful cabin with great views

  • 5 of 5

We booked The Great Escape for our 20th anniversary and were very pleased. It has amazing views. We were content to sit on the deck for hours watching the hummingbirds and enjoying the view. It also has a beautiful kitchen and top of the line appliances. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great

  • 5 of 5

I wouldn't change a thing ... Great place !

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you Carolyn and Anthony for your remarks!! I am really pleased that you would not change a thing. I do try to keep everything in good repair, and in excellent operating condition, and I encourage all my guests to contact me anytime they have a question, concern, or problem with anything before, during and even after their stay. My guests are the best source of noting little things that need to be taken care of before they become big problems. It was great to hear that you had time for kayaking, hiking and biking. The New River is an excellent place for tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or just swimming in the cool refreshing water. Also, there are many parks for hiking and exploring, and Railroad Grand Rd is an excellent 20 mile bike ride from Todd to Fleetwood and back or vice versa. I hope you guys can return again soon. It was my please providing my cabin for your visit.
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Breathtaking views!

  • 5 of 5

This is truly an amazing cabin! We were blessed to be able to spend our honeymoon at the Great Escape. The views were extraordinary and we found ourselves spending most of our time on the deck. We enjoyed exploring all of the towns nearby including West Jefferson, Boone, Banner Elk, and Blowing Rock. The owner was easy to work with and very helpful. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy such a special place!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mindy for finding the time to leave your wonderful remarks regarding your honeymoon visit to The Great Escape. I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed spending time on the deck with the Spa, the swing, the grill, the picnic table, and of course the hummingbirds. I enjoy watching the changes in the weather from the deck and of course the sunrises and sunsets. It is nice to be looking down on the tree tops from 3800 feet up. Glad to hear you were able to explore many of the small towns within 20 miles or so of the cabin. Each town has its unique atmosphere and things to explore. I hope you plan to return for many anniversaries!!
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

West Jefferson Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$159
From
$169
Fri,Sat
$1,050
$4,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday-1
Nov 21 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$159
$1,050
 
 
Winter-2
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
$139
$900
 
 
Holiday-2
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
$159
 
 
Winter-1
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$149
From
$159
Fri,Sat
$975
$3,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$139
From
$149
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

SPECIAL RATES:

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • 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 ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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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