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9 Bedrooms 9.5 Baths Nc Mountain Retreat Boone Sugar Beach

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 5,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 9 Bedrooms, 9.5 Baths, (Sleeps 26)

Location - 10 minutes from boone, 10 minutes from banner elk, at least 2 lane paved road all the way to parking area for easy access, any time you visit the mountains in the winter 4wd and chains are suggested

Nearest airports - 63 miles from tri cities airport, 91 miles from asheville airport and 102 miles from charlotte airport

Take your family to the beach and see your teens at dinner; bring them to the north carolina mountains and create a lasting family memory!

Wonderful, spacious, newly renovated mountain house with over 5300 sq. Ft. Heated living space - perfect for large family gatherings!

Featuring gourmet kitchen with stainless appliances and natural slate flooring; 9 bedrooms, each with its own full bath; two large living areas include hardwood floors, tvs, and gas fireplace; workout room with treadmill, weight machine, and exercise mats; central heat and air; full laundry room with folding space; mud room for ski/outdoor gear; and large wrap-around covered porch perfect for enjoying the mountain views with your favorite beverage. Antique furnishings add warmth, distinction, and character throughout.

Beds are 8 queens, 3 fulls, 2 twins and one king.

Property is located just off of highway 105 south from Boone in Mill Ridge Resort. Community amenities include a heated pool, tennis courts, club house, ponds, and private hiking trails. The community is surrounded by Pisgah National Forest and is 3 minutes from the Grandfather Mountain profile trail.

*for more information regarding mill ridge resort, please see their website.

Experience the music, food, art, and unique main street of blowing rock, or spend a day shopping at the historic mast general store in Valle Crucis; explore the quaint mountain communities of Banner Elk, Linville, Boone, and Beech Mountain.

Seasonal attractions and activities nearby include: Grandfather Mountain, Grandfather Mountain Highland Games; Appalachian, Sugar Mountain, Hawksnest and Beech Mountain ski and tubing resorts; trout fishing on the watauga river which borders resort property; linville caverns and falls, Tweetsie Railroad; Virginia Creeper trail; the Blowing Rock; Art in the Park; ziplines; canoeing; golfing; white water rafting; gem mining; horseback riding; sightseeing on the blue ridge parkway and Appalachian trail; the campuses of Appalachian State University and Lees McCray College.

Pool table and porch furniture!

More Details

Property Manager
Carol Hemphill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

About Carol Hemphill

Hi, we're Alan and Carol Hemphill. We live in the tranquil foothills of NC about 1 hour south of our mountain property. We have 2 lovely daughters, 4 dogs, and 3 cats. Carol is a corporate trainer in the financial industry; Alan is the proud owner of The Fresh Depot Restaurant located in Hickory, NC, and an eBay store listed as cookwareconnection.

Carol Hemphill purchased this house in 2011

Why Carol Hemphill chose Banner Elk

We love this area for its scenic beauty and array of recreational, educational, and cultural activities and events. From the peaks of Grandfather Mountain, to the depths of Linville Gorge and Caverns, there's just no place like it on Earth. Come find out for yourselves.

What makes this house unique

We enjoy the quiet majesty of the mountains in a community setting. The neighborhood hiking trail, swimming pool, and tennis court are a stone's throw from our driveway. The best ski slopes in NC are 10 minutes away. The first stay at our house was Thanksgiving 2011. The greatest thing about our house is it provides one place for such a large group, which gave us all the chance for more family time. Parents with little children don't have to go back to their hotel room and stay with the little ones. We had 17 and this was the first year we all got to stay in one location. The kitchen works great, with one range and one cook top, enough 'eyes' for our short order breakfasts. Toaster and toaster oven producing bagels and toast. while the Keurig and a 14 cup coffee maker woke us all up. The three 80 gallon water heaters made sure there were no cold showers. The cousins that don't get to spend as much together time as we did when we were little really got some quality time together. So what makes our house so unique isn't even there. It is in all the cars that pull up and unload your family. Then the most wonderful family experience begins!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi again! I wanted to find out what mattresses you have at your Clubhouse residence? I was just there a few weeks ago and I swear, I haven't had a good nights sleep since. I slept in the first bedroom on the right when you come up the front stairs.
Apr 2012
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Mill Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 26 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
WORK OUT ROOM - One of the few mountain houses suitable for large family gatherings. Will work to accommodate mid-week stays. Saturday check-in on weekly rentals. 10 minutes from Boone, 10 minutes from Banner Elk, 10 minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy a fantastic view of Grandfather Mountain as you come in to the community. Bring your tube and float down the Watauga River or bring your fly rod for mountain trout!. There is a stocked pond a mile down the road just in case you don't catch dinner!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

9 Bedrooms 9.5 Baths Nc Mountain Retreat Boone Sugar Beach
average rating of 4.7608695 based on 47 reviews

Perfect for our family cousin reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had 16 adults for a short weekend. Having this many rooms with individual bathrooms was perfect. The dens and family areas are large enough to hold the whole group as we laughed, talked, and shared old childhood memories. We will definitely go back. Perfect house for our group.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great place for large group!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 9 couples for a long weekend! Bedrooms are great and plenty of space. Love that they each have their own bathroom. Overall a great experience. We plan to come back. The house itself needs a little TLC 😊

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Youth Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our youth group had a great time this past weekend. The house was clean and big enough for our group to do a Bible Study. We love staying here and will come back.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great house. Accommodated 5 families easily. Would stay here again.

  • 4 of 5

Big and clean house. Easy to get to. Next to hiking trail which was a bonus.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time with great friends and this house was perfect for us. It was so nice for everyone to have their own bathroom. The rooms were spacious and the kitchen was well equipped. We are already planned next years trip!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what I expected!

  • 2 of 5

The beds were less than comfortable, mattresses were very lumpy and beds sqeaked every time you would moved. The towels were soured (had to wash them before we could use due to the smell). There was limited lighting in some rooms (no light bulbs in many fixtures)...there were none in the laundry room so it was completely dark at night, had to use flashlight to do laundry at night. The kitchen wall and floor near trash can was nasty from overspill from trash from the renters before us. The whole house needs a good deep clean! A window in one bedroom was broken and being held in place by a pool stick. We replaced the tips on the pool stick before we could use them because there weren't any!

But, the space was great. There was plenty of room for everyone and each room having its own bathroom was nice.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Mill Ridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage (up to $1500.00) $50 + Tax
Cleaning $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%


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