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Marsha H Ruppard

Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Farm House*WiFi*Awesome Views*Farm Animals*Fire pit*Grill*

24 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview

Banner Elk House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to the Farm House!

Located only 2 miles from downtown Banner Elk, 5miles from Sugar Mountain and 7miles from Beech Mountain and just a short drive to everything the High Country has to offer.

The Farm House offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Upstairs you will find the master suite with king size bed, gas fireplace, huge walk-in closet, shower, jacuzzi tub, and double sinks. The den has a huge 46in. flat screen TV with satellite, DVD and surround sound stereo system.

Downstairs offers a queen size bed, two twin size beds and a full bath. Full kitchen, living room with gas fireplace and dining room overlooking the fields where the donkey and cows roam.

Huge decks surround the entire house and rocking chairs provide the perfect way to enjoy all the amazing views. You will be able to see Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and many other long range vistas.

A firepit and outdoor charcoal grill are also provided.

The Farm House is central to all the activities in the High Country.........Banner Elk Stables, 1.2 miles, The Banner Elk Winery, 2.1 miles, Grandfather Mountain, 12 miles, Tweetsie Railroad, 22 miles, Ski Beech, 7 miles and Ski Sugar, 5 miles.

Keywords: farm house, animals on property, views

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Marsha H Ruppard (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Reviews

4.9
based on 24 traveler reviews

Farm House*WiFi*Awesome Views*Farm Animals*Fire pit*Grill*
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
5

A perfect experience

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our trip to the Farm House. The views were amazing, the house itself was perfect in every way, the animals were great and we had an absolutely perfect experience. We were so sad to leave and we are already trying to figure out when we can come back for a longer stay. Marsha was easy to work with and very responsive to all of my emails. The property was clean and well maintained, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we could ever need. I would highly recommend this property to anybody traveling in the area, but especially those with kids of any age.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A Gem in Banner Elk!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot even express how wonderful our experience was at the Farm House in Banner Elk. It all started with a very last minute decision to head to Banner Elk with our family (5 year old, 2.5 year old, 1.5 year old) to play in the snow Storm Jonas provided. We weren't sure we'd give the owners enough time to prepare for us since it was less than a 24 hour notice. Within minutes, we heard from Marsha, the property manager. Her responsiveness and superior customer service made one of our most memorable trips as a family to date possible. Thank you Marsha!!

Then there is the property. Is was stunning and exactly what we were looking for. Our goal was to be able to play in the snow. Most mountain properties are on the side of the mountain and have no yard to be able to get out and play in. The Farm House is such a hidden treasure and only 1 mile from downtown Banner Elk! it's close to great restaurants, ski resorts, grocery stores and shopping.

For the kids, the two cows, the donkey and the deer were a HUGE hit. They loved seeing the owners or farm hand come daily to feed the animals. For some, you might feel odd having someone else access the garage (which you don't have access to - but don't need it). For us, having them come daily was a treat. The kids loved watching them engage with the animals, and with all the snow, the farm hand and owner would come and plow the road so we could get in and out.

The house was tidy and clean. The kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans/plates/cups and pantry items.

If you are going in the winter months, you need to make sure you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle. This is a must if there is any participation on the ground.

We cannot wait to go in the summer, feed the animals and take nature hikes! :)

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much! We were thrilled that you were able to enjoy the 18+ inches of snow! The photos you took were absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing. You are welcome back anytime. I know the animals will be glad to see you all again!
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Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

The Farmhouse is basically home away from home with better views and lots of land to roam and play. The property is huge!! The house is cozy, clean and very spacious. All the amenities from cookware, towels, cleaning supplies and more were readily available. Aside from food, everything we needed was there and easily located. And, downtown Banner Elk is only 5 minutes up the road so you can easily get what you need. It was spring during our stay so the 4 kids basically played outside for hours and hours exploring the nearby woods, climbing the hills and viewing the animals. Two cows and 1 donkey are kept in a nearby enclosed area but were very friendly and greeted us daily. Mr. H visits the property to feed the animals but you don't need to be there to meet him. He was very nice and told us a lot about the property and area. We also saw several deer and wild turkeys roaming the property. There is a fire pit so bring smores for roasting. Grandfather mountain is about a 10 minute drive but we visited Linville Falls and Linville Cavern--30 minute drive. Both great attractions. If you're looking for peace and quiet with great mountain views and lots of land this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome to stay at. We had a great time and it was peaceful. We went up there with three adults and four children. There was plenty of room.

Pros

Marsha, the property manager, is highly attentive

house is spacious

clean

has two gas fireplaces

Internet

home theater

great view of surrounding mountains

great central heating

lots of windows to bring outdoor views in

located on a large property

Well stocked kitchen

baby crib

washer and dryer

Located 10 to 15 minutes away from Sugar Mountain and Ski Beech

There are some things to consider:

Property has a farm hand that feeds animals and will need daily access to the basement portion of the farmhouse.

For snow season, you will need four wheel drive and or snow chains.

Plan your trip so that you arrive during daytime/daylight. GPS tends to get lost once you start to ascend into the area.

We look forward to booking the farmhouse on our next trip to Banner Elk.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Annual Snow Trip

  • 4 of 5

The home and its location in Banner Elk were absolutely beautiful! The kids enjoyed the farm animals and the 16-20 deer showing up each day to be fed. We were a fifteen minute drive to Sugar Mountain for snow tubing and close enough to visit Boone. Although Mother Nature really didn't cooperate, we did get a little snow during our stay. Lastly, Marsha was great with the reservation!

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  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Farm House in Banner Elk

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second stay at The Farm House in Banner Elk and we absolutely love it there! The home is nicely appointed for family gatherings, for fun or for some simple mountain relaxation time. Your choice! The home has breathtaking panoramic views and there are plenty of activities to do that are nearby and for all ages! Stores and restaurants are a short distance away in Banner Elk or in Boone. The animals on the property are always a big hit with everyone. Such a treat! Marsha does a great job looking after the Farm House guests! We look forward to our next trip to the mountains. :)

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
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Rates & Availability

Banner Elk House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
Nov-Dec 15
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Holiday Rates
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Jan 9-12
Jan 9 2017 - Jan 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
MLK Weekend
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Jan 16-Feb 16
Jan 17 2017 - Feb 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Presidents Day Weekend
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
Feb 21-28
Feb 21 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Fri,Sat
$1,400
 
 
Mar 1-May 31
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,300
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.75%

Holiday rates will be charged ($250/per night) and a 3 night stay will be required for the following holidays:
Martin Luther King Jr weekend
Presidents Day weekend
4th of July weekend
The 2nd and 3rd weekends in October
Holiday rates will be charged December 16, 2016-January 8, 2017

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Banner Elk House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath located in the upper level of the home.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on lower level of home between the 2 guest bedrooms.
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Bedroom located on the upper level of the home.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Guest Bedroom #2 located on lower level of the home.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Guest Bedroom located on the lower level of the home.
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs, Master Bedroom, Queen Beds (1) Downstairs, Guest Room, Twin or Single Beds (2) Downstairs, Kids Room, Child Beds (1) We have a crib in the downstairs Guest Bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) In the Guest Bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sleeper sofa in the upstairs Den
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis

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