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Marian Wingo

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Speaks: english

Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!

24 Reviews
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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Nestled under a mountain that's seen more of this world than any of us, Marian Manor is the perfect destination for the adult traveler who seeks solitude, peace and quiet yet craves walking proximity to small town West Jefferson. Recreation options are unparalleled in this area; the astonishing natural beauty year round is breath taking; art and antique stores abound; truly, there is something for everyone.

Spacious decks on back and front allow for a restorative experience when you enjoy your morning coffee as the sun rises over Mount Jefferson or your favorite evening libation with a stunning moon lazily crossing Mt. Paddy.

On summer evenings the fireflies blink as the katydids buzz and the crickets chirp.

What could be finer than being in Carolina? Not much!

Wonderful assortment of books provided for reading pleasure of guests. You are welcome to write and create in the well-appointed upstairs office.

One downstairs bedroom & bath located off fully furnished kitchen. A comfortable sofa bed in living room for additional sleeping.

Full bath & MBR upstairs with Queen bed; laundry room may accommodate single bed; office can double as a bedroom with futon single bed as needed.

No pets; no smoking; responsible children welcome with responsible parents; fully furnished.

Let Marian Manor be your home away from home!

Keywords: Walking distance to town, library, theatre, Farmer's Market, cheese factory, restaurants, shopping; near Blue Ridge Pkwy in lovely art community with good neighbors. Your home away from home situated under Mt. Paddy & facing Mt. Jefferson.

410 Calvin Avenue, West Jefferson 28694

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marian Wingo (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Marian Wingo

Since Hurricane Katrina I am a Disaster Assistance Employee deployed in the aftermath of disasters. Formerly I was a counselor in private practice, consultant & trainer and continue to own and manage the first B&B in Ocean Springs, MS, Oak Shade Bed & Breakfast.

My four adult children are responsible, self-supporting, environmentally conscious professionals with exceptional credit scores. I am understandably proud of them!

I am a high energy, physically active beyond mid-life woman who loves to read, write & travel. Last year I visited the Turkish cities of Istanbul, Ephesus and Kusdasi. As a young woman I worked as a tour guide in Turkey and my first child was born in Ankara.

With the single exception of North Dakota, I have visited all 50 states, traveled in more than two dozen countries and lived in four.

Originally from Asheville, the Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains draw me in, hold me in their embrace and always, I consider the NC mountains my spiritual home.

Marian Wingo purchased this house in 2009

Why Marian Wingo chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Eventually I may move from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to live closer to my daughter, her partner & my grandchildren. Until then I wanted to have a rental and mountain get-away for myself where I may putter, enjoy time alone and do some creative writing.

The outdoor options for sport and recreation are fantastic, and there are fascinating cultural, natural and human-made sites to visit.

A walking tour of the 15 murals in West Jefferson done by local artists is a 'must-do.' Nearby you may want to enjoy The Church of the Frescoes OR impressive performances sponsored by the Arts Council OR monthly outdoor music events at the community park below the library as well as public tennis courts, a covered picnic area and a children's playground with a creek running through it.

There are also annual events that draw thousands of visitors to West Jefferson area beginning with Merlefest (last weekend in April) followed by Christmas in July (first weekend), the August Fiddlers Convention and others.

Two hours' drive could find you in Asheville, Winston-Salem, Hickory, or the quaint town of Damascus, VA.

Each season offers unique, special stimulation to the discerning traveler interested in stretching her/his life experience.

I cannot overstate the beauty; you simply have to see for yourself!

What makes this house unique

Quiet, peaceful, walking distance to top of Mt. Paddy & downtown West Jefferson; close to Mount Jefferson St. Park & the Blue Ridge Parkway. Two fabulous decks to enjoy both sun and moon showings as well as Mt. Paddy and Mt. Jefferson. Exceptional local library--visible from back deck of Marian Manor-- walking distance to the West Jefferson Coffee House, en route to library.

Also close by you may enjoy Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mtn., Tweetsie Railroad, several gem mines (to pan for rubies!), ski resorts, or Linville Caverns, Falls & Gorge. You may opt to bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail, formerly an old railroad bed converted from 'Rails to Trails.'

Exceptional restaurants in West Jefferson area beckon every palate and pocketbook: Frasers, Sweet Aromas, Geno's, Shatley Springs, Mountain Aire, Tamales, Black Jack's, Smoky Mountain Barbecue and the Hillbilly Grill.

The New River--the oldest river in North America--offers tubing, kayaking, canoeing as well as fishing, wading or simply sitting by the stream.

Come see for yourself. There is something for everyone and you are likely to return again and again.


based on 24 traveler reviews

Marian Manor: Fabulous Year Round Mountain Retreat, Furnished!
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Enjoyed Our Stay at Marian Manor

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to stay for in Jefferson on Thanksgiving and were very fortunate to find Marian Manor. The residence is clean, quiet, comfortable, and very reasonably priced. It was the perfect place to relax and enjoy time with the family after a hearty Thanksgiving meal. It's within walking distance from "downtown" West Jefferson, which includes shopping and dining. It's also well within range of various mountain activities such as canoe trips or hiking. I highly recommend anyone who is planning a visit to the Jefferson area consider staying at Marian Manor.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A lovely review much appreciated by the owner!
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Wonderful Short Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were so blessed to have a brief stay in such a relaxing setting. We needed a location convenient to downtown West Jefferson that could accommodate our small family. We really appreciated the ability to stay but one night. Thanks for being able to help us with our last minute plans!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a short visit but I hope you will return.
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China Grove, NC

Perfect in Every Way

  • 5 of 5

Whoever said, "There's no place like home" has never stayed at Marion Manor! From the moment you walk in you know there is something very special about this home. You automatically "unwind" and settle in easily and quickly because Marion has thought of it all. We also enjoyed the close vicinity to town and the WJ Park (walking path). The shops in town are FUN, FUN, FUN and the Farmers' Market on Saturday morning is unique. The cool temperatures were wonderful- had to put on a sweater in the mornings because we slept with the windows up the entire stay. That beats 100 degrees and smothering humidity any day of the week. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These guests enjoyed Marian Manor for all the reasons articulated. Makes me feel wonderful as the owner!
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Columbia, MO

Crown Jewel of Ashe County

  • 5 of 5

Northwestern North Carolina is a gorgeous part of the state (and country!) and there’s no better way to enjoy it than at Marian Manor in West Jefferson. The home is in a beautiful location and is close enough to town that walking around and enjoying the small-town atmosphere is a breeze. Marian is a fantastic host and did a wonderful job of showing me around the area and making me feel welcome. It was great fun to meet the locals at the farmers market and explore the stunning mountain scenery. Hiking around Mt. Jefferson was a blast and kayaking down the New river was an incredible experience. Marian Manor was a delight to visit and I’d recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You have provided an exceptional overview to the area and positive affirmation of Marian Manor. Thank you for this and know you are welcome to return.
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Independence, Mo. midwest USA

Being home yet 960 miles away from home

  • 5 of 5

We are grandparents who were taking our two 8 & 10 year old grandsons from Missouri to see the Great Smokey Mountains. We wanted to try a rental in the area and we were lucky enough to find Marian Manor in West Jefferson,N.C. Anything you could want or need is already there including comfortable beds, clean bathrooms,well equipped kitchen and front and back decks.Our grandsons loved the place as much as we did.We will be back for sure!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sweet. Thanks to the grandparents and grandsons for taking good care of Marian Manor! Sure hope you keep NC in your travel plans.
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Houston, TX

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My family recently had the opportunity to stay at Marian Manor when we brought my daughter to freshman orientation at Appalachian State. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. There was plenty of room for our family of 4. We didn't cook our meals at the house, but the kitchen was well-equipped if we wanted to. The Ingles grocery store nearby rivals the stores we are accustomed to in Houston (I was very impressed!). The neighborhood was quiet, & we loved watching the nightly firefly display, as well as all the birds who visited the well-stocked bird feeders. We definitely hope to stay here again! Thanks, Marian, for the wonderful accommodations!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gee, that is so sweet! Thanks for being such positive, wonderful guests.
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Marian Manor is an award-winning property selected in for the 'Outrageously Good Customer Service Award' from Ashe County Chamber of Commerce.


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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathroom upstairs off MBR; Downstairs bathroom has toliet & walk-in shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Downstairs bedroom with bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , MBR with entry into full bath.
  • Queen size Bed (1) Exceptionally comfortable, firm queen bed., Double Bed (1) Located in downstairs bedroom with TV., Twin Bed (1) located upstairs in laundry room; made only when needed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Downstairs sofa converts to a surprisingly comfortable bed. It would be necessary to rearrange living room furniture for this option.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • tennis
In fall of 2012, the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce selected Marian Manor as first place winner in 'Outrageously Good Customer Service' category making it an award-winning rental property.

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