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Alan and Carol Hemphill

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

9 Bedrooms 9.5 Baths Nc Mountain Retreat Boone Sugar Beach

33 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Blowing Rock House Rental Photos and Description

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 family and clan gatherings, business and church retreats, college reunions, ski clubs, and more!

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 fireplaces; 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, 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 mcrae college.

New pool table and porch furniture!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alan and Carol Hemphill (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Alan and 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 2 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.

Alan and Carol Hemphill purchased this house in 2011

Why Alan and Carol Hemphill chose Blowing Rock

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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based on 33 traveler reviews

9 Bedrooms 9.5 Baths Nc Mountain Retreat Boone Sugar Beach
average rating of 4.909091 based on 34 reviews

Magical Memories Made Here

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this Banner Elk property over a long weekend with several friends and all of our children. There is something in this house for everyone. Whether it is hanging out by the fireplace and enjoying catching up with each other or playing pool in the den or a game of foosball in the game room or using the exercise equipment, there is plenty of room to spread out and plenty of fun to keep both kids and adults occupied.

But our favorite spot is the eating area off of the kitchen. Instead of take money and time to drive somewhere to eat out, we brought what we needed to have family-style meals together each night we were there. All of us were all able to sit together around the giant table. We sat back and just let the kids chat about how much fun they had that day - at the ski slopes and at the house. It was great to see all the smiles and hear the laughter and get some great pictures.

The backyard is also great for sledding or enjoying a fire in the fire-pit. The place is close in proximity to Sugar Mountain, Beach Mountain and Hawksnest (snow-tubing) - none are more than about 10 minutes away.

We had stayed here two years ago and all our kids had been begging all of us parents to come back ever since.

The owners are extremely gracious and easy to contact if you need anything. Highly recommend this home. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Great for large groups!

  • 4 of 5

This home is great for large groups as all bedrooms have a private bathroom. The house is large with nice size living areas. The kitchen and dining room are large and well furnished. The house has a great yard and there are several trails to hike the mountain.

However, the house is a bit dated and needs a deep clean. A few of the mattresses need to be replaced. The wifi is a slow in some areas of the house. We would come back again however as the space is nice and area outstanding.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for large group

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family filled this house for a long week-end. Kitchen is well-equipped, plenty of dining seating, good noise separation. House has recreation amenities and plenty of outdoor possibilities just outside the back door. Groceries, etc only 5 minutes away. Served our needs very well.

But the house does need some TLC. While it was generally clean, it needs a deep clean. Several mattresses need replacement. It is a good value. With some TLC it could be an exceptional value.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed annually in this wonderful home for 3 years in a row! It's perfect for our and friends gather together for a long weekend! Perfect sleeping arrangements with each bedroom having it's own bathroom. Many updates since last year that we truly appreciate. You won't be sorry! See ya next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for large groups!

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend at this great house for our family retreat. We loved the fact that each bedroom had a bathroom. The kitchen is well-equipped and the dining area offers plenty of room for seating of a large crowd. The home offers a lot of outdoor space to enjoy with the wrap around porch and the back decks. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit during the cool nights. The home is beautifully decorated with plenty of antiques and beautiful artwork. Overall, it was a great experience and we look forward to possibly staying there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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northern Indiana

Loved our stay!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We are a Blue Knights motorcycle group from northern Indiana that try to take a trip together once a year. What a great time we had at the house. Everyone enjoyed being able to stay together and the location for the motorcycle day trips was great. Would not hesitate to stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Rates & Availability

Banner Elk House Rental Rates

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Jul 2 2016 - Jul 9 2016
7 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 25 2016
7 night minimum stay
Dec 26 2016 - Jan 4 2017
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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Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5300 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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!

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