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Speaks: english

Amazing Views, Easy Access, PAY NO VRBO FEES!!!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 1/2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (sleeps 8 adults)

Welcome to Parkway Peek!

Indulge in our fully-renovated mountain home and enjoy 180° views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Black Mountain range. Relaxing on the expansive deck, you'll hear nothing but the sounds of nature and the occasional passing train in the distance. At 3200ft above sea level, mountain paradise awaits you within our 1 1/2 acres located adjacent to the pristine Pisgah National Forest.

Located just 1.3 miles from the Bear Den exit (mile marker 324.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), Parkway Peek is the perfect get away for couples, families or groups of friends. Featuring 3.5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this 2-story home has everything you need for your perfect vacation: GE kitchen appliances, granite counters in kitchen, renovated bathrooms (full bath with traditional shower/tub downstairs, custom glass shower upstairs), fully renovated downstairs, HUGE deck and screened porch and several fire pits/chimeneas. Stay a few days and take in the local sites or stay a week and use Parkway Peek as your 'jumping off" point for Asheville, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls or skiing at Sugar Mountain. We're within a 45minute drive from all that Western North Carolina has to offer!

Local attractions include: the historic Altapass Orchard (featuring live music and festivities throughout most of the year), Springmaid Mountain (horseback riding, tubing, fly fishing), Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Wilson Creek Wilderness Area and many other hiking trails all within a 15-30minute drive up the Parkway to the north; Little Switzerland, Crabtree Falls and Mt. Mitchell are 15-45minutes down the Parkway to the south; Table Rock, Lake James, Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and HawksNest are all within a 45minute drive.

Our section of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Highway 226 and the Bear Den exit is typically open year-round. Check local weather conditions and the Parkway website in the winter for possible temporary closures. A 4-wheel drive is not needed to access our property unless there has been a heavy snow. Our community road is maintained year-round and our driveway has flat access.

We hope you will enjoy our 'contemporary rustic' jewel in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Keywords: Long range views, mountain view, privacy, pet friendly, renovated, blue ridge parkway, penland school, spruce pine, horseback riding, fly fishing, little switzerland, altapass, orchard, pisgah, hiking, grandfather mountain, mt. mitchell, mount mitchell, linville falls, bear den, springmaid, asheville, blowing rock, boone, burnsville, bakersville, marion, lake james, cross-country skiing, gem mining, brown mountain, wilson creek, winery, cheese, black mountain

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lesli (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Lesli

We are an energetic family of 4 (+ 3 dogs) currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

Lesli purchased this house in 2011

Why Lesli chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Spruce Pine provides a great central location in Western NC and our vacation home has one of the best views in the area! After renting many homes on VRBO over the years, we decided to purchase a home of our own that we could share with friends and family.

What makes this house unique

Tranquility with all of the modern conveniences! Be at one with nature or head into the 'big city' of Spruce Pine for groceries, dining & shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an awesome time with our families and friends. Our dogs and family loved it and we can't wait to come back!
Dec 2011
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based on 34 traveler reviews

Amazing Views, Easy Access, PAY NO VRBO FEES!!!
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

Wonderful Mountain Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I booked Parkway Peek in June of 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed our magical experience in the mountains of North Carolina. The cabin had everything we needed to fully experience the attractions both distant a close by. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking meals with a dining room table that would accommodate a large family. The bedrooms had comfortable beds and bathrooms were clean and functional. Wall unit A/C’s and wood stoves would accommodate visitors all season and the views from the deck were worth the price alone. Outside, a large grill came in handy and smores beside the fire pit were great after long days of hiking.

Speaking of outdoor attractions, Parkway Peek is strategically located close to amazing scenic locations that are all within a reasonable car ride away. We visited Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, Craggy Gardens, and Linville Caverns all conveniently located off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Further away but worth the trip, the Wilson Creek area provided amazing opportunities for hiking, fishing, camping, or dipping a toe in a cool mountain stream. We also made several trips to Spruce Pine, which is very close by, for pizza, groceries, and supplies. In addition, a journey to Penland School of Crafts made for a day of artistic wonder and was one of our most memorable experiences of the whole vacation.

Finally, I wanted to express my gratitude to Lesli and her family, the owners of Parkway Peek, for being such great hosts. In the weeks leading up to the trip, Lesli provided us via email with tons of information about local events and attractions. The night we arrived, the cabin was very clean and well equipped, which was reassuring after a long car trip. In addition, the owners provided a three ring binder filled with a multitude of maps and information that proved invaluable as we planned our week of adventure. In no time, the cabin almost seemed like a second home to us, and we didn’t want to leave in the end!

Thanks for a wonderful experience!

The Matherne Family

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed Parkway Peek and the surrounding area. Please do come back to visit any time--each season brings with it new adventures!
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Gorgeous mountain view and charming cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a blast at the Parkway Peek cabin. The mountain view from the family room and main deck is amazing. The cabin decoration is very charming and its features are modern and very well maintained. Its proximity with the Blue Ridge parkway, Linville Falls and Spruce Pine also makes it a great destination for a weekend or a week-long vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and the views at Parkway Peek. Enjoy the rest of your summer and please come back to stay with us again!
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Beautiful Cabin and Amazing Customer Service

  • 5 of 5

The place itself was gorgeous and the views simply breathtaking. The owner remained in contact to make sure we had everything we needed. Will definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear that you had a wonderful New Year's weekend at Parkway Peek. Let us know when you'd like to come back again!
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Great cabin and location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 days and had an awesome stay. It was a beautiful cabin and a great location. What a view from the porch! The owners were fantastic and really went out of their way to make sure everything was just right. The weather wasn't exactly the best during our stay, but that's mother nature for you. Our security deposit was quickly refunded, which other rentals have taken so much longer. We will definitely book this cabin again the next time we are up in this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing Parkway Peek for your holiday stay. We are thrilled that everyone enjoyed themselves. Please stay with us again in the future!
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Charlotte, NC

Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home with plenty of room four our family of 5 plus our Belgian Malinois.

Great views. Children really enjoyed building a fire in the fire pit and making Smores.

Owner was very helpful with email and vm messages leading up to trip.

Wish we could have stayed longer but was a memorable trip for everyone.

Made a trip into Spruce Pines for dinner. Definitely recommend Knife & Fork restaurant - make reservations on the weekend though as restaurant was pretty booked.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that everyone enjoyed Parkway Peek, including the dog! Please stay with us again in the future.
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browns summit, nc

Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice house with all amenities and a great view. Quiet and peaceful yet convenient to the Parkway. We really enjoyed the screened porch! The owner was very helpful and checked in with us to make sure everything was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing Parkway Peek as your vacation destination! We are so happy that everyone enjoyed their visit. Please stay with us again in the future.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Asheville, Charlotte or Johnson City, TN
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Grassy Creek or Mt. Mitchell Courses
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Knife & Fork, The Pizza Shop, Tropical Grill
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary

Gem Mining, Waterfalls and Natural Swimming Holes, Art Galleries, Seasonal Live Music and Dancing, Fishing Outfitters, Penland School of Crafts


Rates & Availability

Spruce Pine House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring/Summer/Early Fall
Apr 1 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping $150
Pet Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $400

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates may be higher and minimum night requirement may be longer during holidays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , shower
    Downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths, 1 on each floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Fish Room - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs
    Master - 1 queen , Upstairs; fabulous view of mountains from bed!
    Cow Room - 1 king , Downstairs
    Map Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs; double futon; sleeps 1 adult or 2 small kids
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs living room; queen sleeper-sofa
  • King size beds (1) downstairs bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in downstairs bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full leather futon in upstairs den (this is a separate room with door); queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Cell phone coverage - we have found cell phone access to be good to excellent (depending on provider) at our vacation home.

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