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'PERFECTION' Rave views, reviews...a great home base for your fall '16 getaway

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Banner Elk Condo Rental Photos and Description

Mountain ridge home, 2 BR, 2BA + Loft (Sleeps 6-8) in private, gated community

MOUNTAIN TOP SPLENDOR - come see why every guest who's stayed has given us the best ratings possible! Feel at home in the mountains with 40-mile views and unsurpassed comfort...

3-night minimum required for September & October stays. ASK ABOUT OUR WEEKNIGHT WINTER SPECIALS!


Before you book elsewhere for your mountain getaway, check out what our guests have to say about our Echota on the Ridge residence...


'I couldn't dream of a better place to spend a few days with great friends... My wife and I take a one-week vacation only once per year, and there is no other place in America we would have rather stayed... Although we had seen the pictures of the view prior to our visit, there is no substitute for seeing the real thing in person.'

'We stayed here to celebrate our anniversary and could not have been more pleased. The views are stunning, and we spent most of the weekend on the very nice covered deck enjoying the view with a glass of wine. The condo itself is new, clean, and beautifully & comfortably furnished and decorated. We really could not have asked for anything more. We are already trying to figure out when we can come back! Thanks for a great stay!

“This property not only meets, but exceeds, the promises in the listing. The view is breathtaking...and (t)he photos don't do it justice. It seems so much more like a home than a vacation rental.”

“I would definitely recommend this spot to my friends.”

“Your service is above and beyond anything we have ever received.”

“Thanks again for sharing your special retreat. We will definitely be returning and sharing our experience with others.”

'I just can't say enough about the view! If you're looking for a cozy, upscale condo with plenty of room, perfect views and a peaceful retreat, this is the one!'

MOUNTAIN-TOP SPLENDOR | Echota on the Ridge is a private, gated resort in the Blue Ridge Mountains, located between Boone and Banner Elk within sight of historic and beautiful Grandfather Mountain. Our top-floor condominium is nestled on “the Ridge” of this spectacular property with 30-mile views of rolling mountains of North Carolina and into Tennessee.

LIVING | 2 spacious bedrooms and an open, airy loft contain four beds. Master bedroom: luxurious king-sized bed and private access to the spacious deck. Second bedroom: queen bed. Loft: two matching twin beds. There’s plenty of seating in the den for socializing and in the dining area for great meals. The kitchen is fully-equipped with new appliances.

THE VIEWS | Echota’s vistas are spectacular, but none better than from our deck, which features vaulted ceilings with plenty of views from the main living area and master bedroom. From the deck, the scenery is unparalleled.

ON SITE | Echota is world-class and properties on 'the Ridge' consist mostly of non-rented 2nd homes and condos and year-round residences. Two private clubhouses are on site (one a short walk from our home), featuring an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a heated indoor pool, health spa and fitness area, stocked ponds for fishing and gorgeous hiking trails. Located between Boone (home to Appalachian State University) and Banner Elk, Echota is also just minutes from Grandfather Mountain (visible from the Ridge) in Linville and historic Blowing Rock.

PLENTY OF EXTRAS | 5 TVs, DVD player and more. As owners, we’re seasoned (and picky!) travelers and long-time VRBO users. We prefer comfort and quality amenities. We've tried to match the best of our rental experiences here at our mountain home. Whether you're sleeping, preparing a meal, entertaining family and friends, relaxing by the fireplace or settling down in a comfy chair on the deck to a good book and a cup of steaming coffee and a view of the fall foliage, we've prepared our Echota unit with comfort and satisfaction in mind.

REGULAR RATES: Two-night minimum; other restrictions apply on holidays and September/October stays. Sunday-Thursday nights @ $144/night. Friday-Saturday nights @ $159/night. Three-night minimum for September & October weekends, four-night stay required on Presidents Day weekend, week-long stay required at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please add 12.75% taxes and a cleaning/administration fee of $85.

DISCOUNTS: Book five nights and save...


Keywords: Mountain-top condo, unparalleled views, upscale comfort, amazing amenities.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Bill Horner III
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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October 27, 2016
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About Bill Horner III

We've been married 25 years and love to travel with our three children. For years, we had a 'second home' at Myrtle Beach and loved staying there with family and friends...but at heart, we've always preferred the mountains.

Bill Horner III purchased this condo in 2010

Why Bill Horner III chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We began searching for a 'mountain home' in 2006. After three years and many visits to gated communities and resorts all over North Carolina and Virginia, we settled on Echota as our destination of choice. From there, it was all about finding the perfect place - with 'the view' being paramount.

What makes this condo unique

The security of a gated community. The beauty of the views from a mountain ridge. The array of amenities on-site. The extraordinary adventures found in this region. And all the comforts of home...we guarantee you'll feel at home away from home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We spent a wonderful Mother's Day weekend in your beautiful condo. We loved all the amenities and the views were spectacular. Such a wonderful time in Blowing Rock and the Creeper Trail. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay here!
May 2015
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'PERFECTION' Rave views, reviews...a great home base for your fall '16 getaway
average rating of 5.0 based on 76 reviews

Already planning our trip back!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for our getaway weekend to the mountains. We could not have asked for more. The condo was very clean cozy and inviting. Master king size bed was very comfortable. It was our first time staying on this property and I'm sure this unit had the best views! The property has a wonderful location and we are looking forward to staying here again in the spring.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Location - Any time of Year

  • 5 of 5

We spent Mother's Day weekend at this beautiful condo nestled in the NC mountains. Amazing long range mountain views and sunsets from the large back deck. A short drive to downtown Boone and Blowing Rock. A variety of activities within a short drive, great hiking, we biked the Creeper Trail in Damascus, Va, shopping, dinning etc. We enjoyed the pool & fitness center and the this quiet gated community.

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall a great place to visit and a beautiful/clean condo to enjoy.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scenic and Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Trying to find a rental property that offers something for everyone in my family can be tricky, but we found what we needed here! Skiing and tubing nearby, an indoor pool and fitness room within the Echota gated community, plenty of scenic views for walking, biking, or running, and quaint nearby restaurants in the surrounding towns kept everyone happy. The condo itself was a relaxing haven from the chilly winter weather, very well decorated and clean. There were plenty of movies for any down-time we had, and the kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for the nights that we cooked. The scenic views from so many areas of the community are breathtaking, but especially from the large windows of the condo looking out onto expansive mountain tops. So whether you want to be adventurous and active, or just stay comfy and hibernate, you will be satisfied with your stay here!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinehurst, North Carolina

Family ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family of four stayed at this lovely condo for a long ski weekend. It is ideally located between Banner Elk and Boone and just minutes from skiing and tubing. The condo itself was clean, new, well-decorated and has a beautiful mountain-top view. The beds were some of the most comfortable we've ever slept in! We look forward to a return trip to Echota on the Ridge and would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here to celebrate our anniversary. The unit was nicely appointed right down to the travel sized soaps, lotion, shampoo, and dishwashing supplies. The king sized bed in the master was extremely comfortable. The reclining couch in front of the fireplace and tv was a nice feature to come home to after trekking about in the beautiful high country. The view from the unit is unbelievable. You feel totally immersed in the natural settings. We spotted three deer within the complex on the first night we arrived. Would definitely like to return in the summer months. Highly recommended.

P.S. The Gamekeeper restaurant nearby was one of the best we have eaten at in years. My wife is a foodie, and cooking show fanatic, so that's pretty high praise.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Perfection in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed five fabulous days and can't wait to return. The condo is perfect and the pictures don't do it justice. Many nights we stayed in simply because it was so relaxing and the view from the deck was so spectacular. The owners offer wonderful service! Our kids loved the loft and the grownups \had privacy in the bedrooms. The kitchen is very well equipped. The property is wonderful; the outdoor pool and hot tub are open until October 1, so our son had a great time swimming and the hot tub felt great after a day of hiking. The location is wonderful and centrally located to many of the attractions of the High Country. We spent a fun day at Tweetsie Railroad and another on Grandfather Mountain. Overall, we came home with wonderful memories and look forward to returning as soon as we can.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Historic Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock and Appalachian State University within minutes, along with fine dining, world-class outdoor activities and a variety of family-friendly activities.


Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Condo Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping/Admin $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please add housekeeping/administration fee of $85. Three-night and four-night minimum stays apply to September/October weekends; week-long stays apply to holiday weekends. Please contact us for details!

A professional on-site management company handles all financial transactions and rental agreements. Typically, a deposit of 50% of your full stay is required for booking.

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Banner Elk Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in open, airy loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full-sized loveseat sleeper
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Inside gated Echota on the Ridge. Spacious deck with 30-mile views, comfortable rockers and electric grill. Two private clubhouses w/indoor/outdoor pools, fitness center and party rooms. Hiking trails on site, minutes from fine dining, skiing, shopping. Freshly decorated. We travel with our children, so we've provided games, books and more for your leisure.

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