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9 Bedrooms 9.5 Baths Nc Mountain Retreat Boone Sugar Beach

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

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Mill Ridge 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 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, 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.

Pool table and porch furniture!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Alan and Carol Hemphill
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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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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9 Bedrooms 9.5 Baths Nc Mountain Retreat Boone Sugar Beach
average rating of 4.810811 based on 38 reviews

Lots of rooms, bathrooms and a very well-stocked kitchen.

  • 4 of 5

Overall, our experience was very positive. Very large home with a bathroom in each bedroom, which is a big plus when there are 18 ladies staying there at once - and you know how women can get when they get into the bathroom. Ha ha! That was a very nice feature. Also, the kitchen was very well stocked with everything a cook could need! That was wonderful and made cooking there very pleasurable. It would be nice, though, if there were 2 refrigerators. One refrigerator does not allow for a lot of storage when we bring all of our own food and cook every meal at the retreat house. Beautiful surroundings and we even had coffee on the back deck and built a fire in the fire pit one morning. Very nice. Very peaceful community. Large meeting room allowed for all of us to gather together for our devotional, skits and game times. One thing that was a problem is that this is not a very handicap friendly home. The 2 bedrooms on the bottom floor have steps around sharp corners. This was hard for our 2 handicap ladies to maneuver. Would be nice to have a bedroom with no steps to accommodate the handicap people staying there. A few of the mattresses need to be changed. A few were very lumpy and sagged in the middle. Again, overall, we would not hesitate to stay here once again. Overall, it was a very enjoyable stay and one that we will always remember positively. We had a lot of laughs and some very late nights there. The owners were very accessible. Looking forward to next years retreat already.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great. We liked that each bedroom had its own bathroom. There were plenty of activities in the area. Some of our group voted to come back next summer, but others reminded me that we had agreed to go to the beach every other year. Oh, well. Maybe in 2018.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This place is great for large groups. Would highly recommend. Great for kids and people of all ages. Love the large spacious kitchen, bedrooms and baths. Will definitely be back. The pool, swings and tennis courts was a hit for the kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great house

  • 3 of 5

The house is great - we loved that every room had a bathroom and the pictures were pretty accurate to the house. There are a ton of small things that could be done to the house that would make us come back every year. First, the mattresses/beds are pretty bad. There are a few that look so lumpy, that we thought there were pillows under the covers. 1-2 beds were barely sleep-able. A lot of the furniture are antiques (which I loved) but that also meant that some drawers didn't work, etc. There were a lot of little things that needed fixing - closest that were off their tracks, etc. The house just needs a little TLC. One other thing I would recommend is to be in contact with the owners (who were very nice and responsive) about the community pool and tennis courts. We had several people pack tennis rackets only to find that the tennis courts were being re-done the week we were there! That would have been nice to know. Also, when we got there we had to ask for the pool code and the owner was thinking that the pool may be closed the week we were there for maintenance too. Thankfully it wasn't, we had several kids with us and planned to spend most of our time at the pool. These things would have been really nice to know upfront and scary to think that you could show up with your family expecting to play tennis and swim all week and not be able to. That's a big deal (for us at least). The internet is pretty slow too - one small router for that many guests just doesn't cut it but thankfully, we were all gathering to get away from technology so it worked out. The AC broke while we were there too but it was pretty quick to be fixed (a lot of filters needed changed). Overall, it's a great house and a great location, it just needs a little love and we'll be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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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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
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Mill Ridge House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
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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Mill Ridge 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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