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Ellen Kinsinger

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, Southern

**BOOK 3 NIGHTS, GET 4TH FREE!!** Near West Jefferson, Boone, Blowing Rock

34 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Jefferson House Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse charm, modern amenities. Cozy enough for 2, large enough for 6.

Looking for a peaceful getaway tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Take advantage of our Winter/Spring "Book 3 nights get one night FREE!" special (excluding holidays and special events) and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Parkway Farmhouse!

The Farmhouse is a new home located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Ashe and Wilkes Counties, North Carolina, less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and minutes from the towns of Glendale Springs and West Jefferson, and 30 minutes from N. Wilkesboro, Boone and Blowing Rock. Cozy enough for two, but large enough to sleep 6, this home has 3 bedrooms (2 queens, and 2 twins) and 2.5 baths.

The Parkway Farmhouse has the charm of a mountain farmhouse with modern amenities. Built with quality craftsmanship and attention to detail, the Farmhouse has a sweeping front porch, stunning hardwood floors, 10' ceilings, ceiling fans, stacked stone gas fireplace, custom wainscoting, vaulted foyer and accent lighting. Beautifully furnished and decorated with many touches from local artists including paintings, pottery, lamps and soaps.

The Farmhouse features a fully stocked kitchen with cherry cabinets and granite countertops. The first floor master and master bath has custom tile, granite counters and a Jacuzzi tub. The private, wooded lot is landscaped and has an outdoor fire pit and grill.

Walk out the front door and hike to stunning waterfalls or mountain vistas. Take the Parkway to breakfast or lunch in Glendale Springs and visit the Church of the Frescoes. Dine at the River House or the quaint mountain town of West Jefferson. Float down the 'New', fish for trout, bike the Virginia Creeper Trail, or just sit on the front porch and watch the deer cross the yard and the birds on the feeder. Whatever your definition of a good time, you'll find it at the Parkway Farmhouse.

There's always something happening in the high country and the Farmhouse is ideally located to enjoy a vacation year round. In the Summer float the New River or bike the Virginia Creeper Trail. In the Fall, pumpkins patches, corn mazes and apple picking provide plenty of family fun! Thanksgiving brings the opening of the Ashe County Choose & Cut Tree Farms with hay rides, hot chocolate and more fun for the family!

The Farmhouse is surrounded by parks including Mount Jefferson State Park, New River State Park, Doughton Park, Stone Mountain State Park, Grayson Highlands State Park, to name a few. Whether you enjoy riding horses, bicycling, hiking, canoeing, fishing, shopping, dining or just plain relaxing, consider the Parkway Farmhouse for your next getaway.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ellen Kinsinger (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Southern

About Ellen Kinsinger

Originally from California, made a career move to North Carolina over 15 years ago and immediately fell in love with this beautiful State and it's people. I work in the legal technology industry and my husband is an aerial photographer. Though we live in the city, we are lucky to have enough room for four rescue dogs, a cat and organic garden. We enjoy our city life but escape often to the mountains to unwind and relax.

Ellen Kinsinger purchased this house in 2008

Why Ellen Kinsinger chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We decided to buy our mountain farmhouse because with our busy schedules and the dogs, we didn't get to travel as much as we liked. We decided to buy something we could easily get to and escape our everyday lives. We had vacationed often in and around West Jefferson and were already in enamored with the area. We fell in love with the 'farmhouse' the moment we stepped foot on the long front porch and were embraced by the cool breezes and peace and quiet of the mountains.

What makes this house unique

The Parkway Farmhouse has the charm of a mountain farmhouse with modern amenities. A sweeping front porch, cathedral entry, 9 foot ceilings, stacked rock gas fireplace and hardwood floors. The Farmhouse is a beautifully furnished and decorated home with many touches from local artists including art, pottery, lamps and soaps. The Farmhouse is located less than a mile off the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway. Walk out the front door and hike to stunning waterfalls or mountain vistas. Take the Parkway to breakfast or lunch in Glendale Springs or the Historic Lodge in Doughton State Park. Dine at the River House or the quaint mountain town of West Jefferson. Float down the 'New', fish for trout, bike the Virginia Creeper Trail, or just sit on the front porch and watch the deer cross the yard and the birds on the feeder. Whatever your definition of a good time, you'll find it at the Parkway Farmhouse.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our stay at the farmhouse was absolutely amazing. It is so clean and tastefully decorated, we all loved it and we really didn't want to leave. We visited the local area especially liking Blowing Rock.



Thank you so much for a really great vacation. My parents will return to England with very happy memories of the High County in North Carolina.

With best wishes

Rachel
Sep 2015
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**BOOK 3 NIGHTS, GET 4TH FREE!!** Near West Jefferson, Boone, Blowing Rock
average rating of 5.0 based on 61 reviews
Savannah, Ga
5

Great Vacation House, very accomodating

  • 5 of 5

We visited to get away from the humid, hot summer in Savannah. Ellen was great to work with. We selected the house as we could fly into the Ashe County airport in our private plane, rent a car from the local Ford dealer and avoid all the holiday traffic on the road. The house was extremely clean, had everything we wanted and was very well furnished with nice appliances and cooking supplies. We brought most of our own food and spent a lot of time in the house just enjoying the cool weather. We love to hike and did several paths around the house and in the local area. Ellen gives a lot of great information on the local establishments and makes it an easy rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I cannot imagine a better vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

This was the very first vacation rental property that I can give a one hundred percent satisfaction rating to. Our stay was the most pleasant experience we have ever had while vacationing. The owner of the property (Ellen) was the most responsive and accommodating person that my wife and I have ever dealt with. Everything about the property was outstanding but I personally was most impressed with the cleanliness (a pet peeve of mine, and usually my standards are not met in a vacation rental.) We also found everything we needed for entertainment and for a comfortable stay during a very rainy vacation. The owner was easy to contact and the neighbors were very helpful as well. Much to my pleasure it was very quiet and peaceful. Outside of two nice folks we met on a walk to the waterfall, the only other life we saw were deer, wild turkey, and two friendly dogs gave us a tail wag as they passed by the property. The house and property is so nicely maintained and picturesque, that it makes you want to take special care to keep it that way during your stay. I simply don't have any negatives to report.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A delightful Blue Ridge retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second trip to the Farmhouse, and this time we stayed a week. The weather was beautiful and leaves were almost at their peak. As we expected, the Farmhouse was delightful, beautifully furnished and well stocked with all the necessities. Ellen is great to work with, and very responsive to any questions or concerns. We hiked almost every day on trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway, with short trips to Boone and into West Jefferson. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your repeat visits and for your kind words!
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Our Second Visit

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful time at the Farmhouse. It is one of our favorite places to visit. We enjoy being able to just walk down the road with our furry ones. Moses Cone just outside of Blowing Rock is worth the ride. Wonderful trails. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you kind words and for your work with dog rescue groups. We have the most wonderful visitors!
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Another Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip to the Parkway Farmhouse and it was a wonderful stay. Ellen is very pleasant to work with. After making the initial booking, we realized we needed to adjust the dates by a couple of days. The house was available and Ellen was very accommodating - very happy to help us. As usual, the house is decorated beautifully and has everything you need for a relaxing trip. We enjoyed the fire pit one evening and were able to explore walking in the area on this trip since the weather was warmer. The phoebe she mentioned was nesting on the front porch and being the bird lover I am, I enjoyed very much watching the couple come and go taking care of their nest. The location is wonderful and convenient to lots of fun destinations. We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you The very kind review. The Phoebes are back, preparing for another brood!
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Parkway Farmhouse was far better than we could imagine. The house was perfect, with a great attention to detail. Anything we could have needed was provided. The place was beautifully designed and decorated. The location was both convenient and very private and peaceful. We love this part of Western NC and having this retreat made it even better.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I love sharing the Farmhouse with others.
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
West Jefferson
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Freebornes, Laurel Springs
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Jefferson Landing
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway and Highway 16
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Boone

West Jefferson, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA -- The Parkway Farmhouse is the perfect place for you. The farmhouse is a brand new home located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Ashe and Wilkes Counties, North Carolina, less than a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mountains-to-Sea Trail and minutes from the towns of Glendale Springs and West Jefferson, less than 30 minutes from the Boone and Blowing Rock area. The Farmhouse is surrounded by parks including Mount Jefferson State Park, New River State Park, Doughton Park, Stone Mtn. State Park, Grayson Highlands State Park, to name a few. There's always something happening in the high country and the farmhouse is ideally located to enjoy a vacation year round.

If you need assistance planning your activities, we partner with Mountain Guest Services, staffed by long time residents of the High Country who can arrange activities, restaurants and services that only the 'locals' know about. .

Other Activities: canoing/kayaking, wildlife viewing, shopping, fine dining, galleries

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Rates & Availability

Jefferson House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall Colors
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
$850
$2,300
 
 
Winter/Spring Rates
Jan 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$800
$2,000
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
$950
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
$800
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Jefferson House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half 1 - toilet
  • granite counter tops
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sunny rooms with beautiful views
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Pet Friendly (pet waste must be removed from the property). 32' HD TV, with HD DVD player.

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