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Ski Sugar Mountain - 3 min drive!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Banner Elk House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Get ready for outdoor Fun in the Mountains!

Arrive home from a day of healthy activities to relax before dinner in our comfortable & quaint country family home. Grab a rocking chair with your favorite drink on the spacious 600 sq ft deck overlooking the trails of Sugar Mountain Resort.

An assortment of activities for all ages and so close to downtown Banner Elk, nearby Beach Mtn, Valle Crucis, Linville, Grandfather Mtn and Boone. ASU in Boone is just 30 mins drive.

Dining options aplenty with many nearby casual and gourmet restaurants and our house offers a full kitchen with all the amenities you would expect in your own home to prepare your favorite meals.

Keywords: Ski, Sugar Mtn, Mountain Home, Cabin, Casa Monte, Blue Ridge Pkwy, Grandfather Mtn, White Water Rafting, Hiking, Snow, Cycling, Fine Dining

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

Nancy Sanabria
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Nancy Sanabria

We have been vacationing in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains since our earlier camping days. We have always enjoyed the abundant and varied activities that the mountains offer. And the change of seasons are so spectacular. Living in So Florida, a mountain retreat has been the best of both worlds for us. We have so many fond memories of hiking, mountain rappelling, white water rafting, skiing and even zip-lining here with our family. It's a wonderful vacation.

Nancy Sanabria purchased this house in 2003

Why Nancy Sanabria chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We never dreamed of owning a home in Banner Elk but when we were introduced to this lovely home with it's gorgeous view it was love at first sight. We affectionately named it 'Casa Monte' and we've made it quite cozy with plenty of comfortable beds to sleep 8, a nice kitchen/dining area plus a cozy warm fireplace and spacious wood deck with rocking chairs. It's a dream come true!

What makes this house unique

There are so many fun activities for all ages within minutes from Casa Monte.... whitewater rafting, road or mtn cycle, motorcycle touring, mtn climbing, hiking waterfalls, picnic in the park, visit Grandfather zoo, tour a local winery, antique shopping, horseback riding, gourmet dining, live theater at Lees-Macrae College (5 min drive) and ASU in Boone (just 30 mins drive), take a day trip to Asheville & tour the Biltmore House, buy groceries nearby, meet nice people, bring the family or take a girls' trip or motorcycle trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway, etc. or simply just relax in the rocking chair with a good book on our spacious deck overlooking Sugar Mtn.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Ski Sugar Mountain - 3 min drive!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Skiing Suger... Stay Here!

  • 5 of 5

Just wrapped up our 5th stay at Casa Monte, we won't stay anywhere else. The owners are attentive to every detail and the house is always well equiped. We're two familes for a total of 8 and we're never at a loss for space. The views are awesome and makes for a great overall mountain experience.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home convenient to Sugar Mt. Ski resort

  • 5 of 5

This home is conveniently located to the ski resort with a beautiful view of the mountain from the large deck. The house is not your typical bare bones rental but feels like a home because it is so well equipped and homey. The owner is very accommodating and attentive. We loved the hot tub and large eat in kitchen for our family gathering. The mud room was perfect for storing our ski gear. There was plenty of parking in the driveway. We enjoyed hiking around the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Sky Destination

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at "Casa Monte". We were two families with 5 kids and the house is big enough to accommodate comfortably even more people!. We had enough extra blankets and towels. The kitchen is well equipped. The mud room is a big plus!. The view from the deck is beautiful!. The kids enjoyed the sleds very much (there were plenty for all of them!). Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peachtree City, GA

Another great stay at Casa Monte!

  • 5 of 5

This was our group's second stay at Casa Monte, and it was great. Again. A clean, fully furnished, spacious and very comfortable home with easy access to Sugar Mountain for skiing and a great view of the slopes. Well maintained with all the amenities we needed. We'll be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winter Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

There is a saying that goes "You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can't predict the weather" Well, we hoped for snow, but couldn't have possibly predicted how much we got! And it was wonderful! If you are as fortunate as we were, to get snow at Casa Monte, it is absolutley beautiful. I couldn't stop taking pictures! The kids woke up every morning, got a bite to eat in the very well equiped kitchen, and headed right out the door to the hill, sleds in hand. The view of Sugar Mountain is awesome, and one of the things I liked so much when I booked this house, was the thought of being able to at least see snow on the mountain even if we didn't get any while we were there.,(because they make snow at the resort) This is an excellent house for a ski trip. It is, literally, across the street. And Sugar Mountain has so many activities. Grocery store, coffee, gear - all within a few blocks from the house. Grandfather Mountain is right down the street as well. We also enjoyed taking the girls to Foscoe Gem Mining! The staff makes sure that every little miner strikes it rich, it was a unique mountain activity and very affordable, and they loved it! We had dinner at "Bella's" which Nancy recommended, and now I recommend it to future renters, just a couple blocks away and delicious! You will read in other comments, how clean the house really IS that clean. And, I was very impressed with how nicely furnished it was, everything from the can opener to the towels to the bed covers! I especially loved the chair by the window, what a great view! For being such a big house, it has a nice and cozy feel. We were very comfortable and totally made ourselves at home.The hot tub is really nice at anytime of the day. My kids loved the upstairs, the loft area was their spot! They loved exploring around the property. There are many trees around the property, and I can only imagine how beautiful it is during the fall! This house is well managed and well taken care of. My husband can usually find something wrong with anything, and he loved it! LOL. ...Loved it! Every bit of it! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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miami, florida

Casa Monte review.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Casa Monte! Excellent location, easy access from main road; great restaurants and fun activities near by; beautiful views, impeccably maintained. Great accomodations, very comfortable and well-equipped. Highly recommend, we'll be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Norbert, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay in Casa Monte. . We are so glad that you had a good time in the mountains and enjoyed your stay. Of course, you are welcome back anytime. Nancy & Gonzalo
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Nearest Ski
1.6 Miles
Sugar Mtn Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Banner Elk is a quaint, friendly 1-red-light town and home of the World Famous Woolly Worm Festival, many Art Festivals, a winery & the antique shops as well as 5-star dining. Our home has a direct view of Sugar Mtn. We are so close to town with easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment, theater, etc. Visit the storied peaks of Grandfather Mtn.Hike the Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Gorge and Elk River Falls. Ride the Sugar Mtn chair lift for fabulous summertime fun or challenge yourself with some extreme uphill cycling and awesome downhill cycling for you thrill seekers!


Rates & Availability

Banner Elk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall & Winter
Sep 30 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 6.75%

Thanksgiving is 4 night min stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Banner Elk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) I bedroom has a kings size which may be converted to two twins if desired., Queen size Beds (2) 2 of the bedrooms have a queen size bed each., Bunk Beds (2) One bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Our home, 'Casa Monte' is clean, comfy and welcoming with all the amenities to make you feel at home.

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