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Stone House In Little Switzerland

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,650 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Imagine a charming, picturesque mountain house in a beautiful landscape

Step back in time when houses were made from local materials found right on the property. Experience the charm of construction before the days of levels and perfect fits, yet the craftsmanship was so remarkable that somehow things not only fit, but held up well against the trials of time.

As you climb the stone steps in front of the house, note how each step has a different height before you arrive on the stone deck where rocking chairs and a wood bench await your use and delight. A truly great front porch and beautiful sunsets await you!

Inside, lovely rooms will greet you with quality furnishings as well as modern amenities in the kitchen and baths. Started in the 1920s (with outside kitchen and bath during the early days), the house has had several additions as it was enlarged and modernized. Today, it contains 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a living room, large kitchen with dining area, and a large family room. Although rarely if ever needed, air conditioning has been added to insure your comfort.

The house is configured whereby it can be easily enjoyed by 6 people as an extended family or group, or by 2 or 3 couples or family units with separate sleeping areas in the 2 bedrooms and the family room.

Each of the living room and family room are equipped with a television with cable service and a dvd/vhs player. Also in the family room are a convertible sleeper couch and lounge chairs, a stereo system with cd player and floor speakers, and a bumper pool table.The house is heated primarily via gas heaters that helps keep this area warm and cozy even in the coldest weather. An extensive and varied collection of vhs movies are also available for your viewing pleasure.

All rooms are furnished with comfortable and suitable furniture and furnishings, including high quality mattresses in the bedrooms and plenty of closet space.

The kitchen contains all new appliances, including a refrigerator with ice maker, stove, and dishwasher, as well as all normal kitchen utensils, pots and glassware. Stove and oven are gas.

A utility room contains the electric clothes washer and clothes dryer, as well as a gas powered water heater.

One bath has a tub and shower, while the contains a shower.

There is also a “mud room” if needed to clean your feet before entering the house, and this is also a suitable area for storing skis or other outdoor equipment.

Enjoy a unique experience when you stay in this very cool house that is literally a taste of history, but with modern cooking and plumbing facilities as well as modern comforts and features like TV and Wi Fi . It is conveniently located close to stores and restaurants, but in a rural/natural setting. Where else do you get on the Blue Ridge Parkway to get groceries, but you are only 6 miles from a 24 hour WalMart Super Center, and a variety of other stores?

Logs and Stones Vacation Rentals is 14 acres, and we also offer 2 lovely log cabins with hot tubs at vrbo listings 481130 and 601785

More Details

Owner
Steve Pearson
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, spanish, Korean
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Steve Pearson

Wife Soony and I love Little Switzerland and the NC Mountains. I have been visiting different areas of the mountains since I was a child and selected Little Switzerland after careful consideration. It is a great area with a perfect mix of rural living and natural beauty, paired with the old time NC culture that keeps things like mountain music fresh and alive, yet close enough to more international art, music and cuisine in Asheville,

Steve Pearson purchased this house in 2011

Why Steve Pearson chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

About 11 years ago, this property and 2 acres were purchased by a couple from eastern NC. I then purchased the adjoining 12 acres that had been the historic farm that was owned by the family that also owned this house. When the last owners decided to sell in 2011, I wanted to re-unite the properties and I purchased the house with its 2 acres late that year. At the time, I wasn't even sure what I would do with the house as I have a log home that is nearby and that my wife is crazy about. But I had always dreamed of owning an old stone house, and it was literally a dream come true when we closed. Although we also like to stay in the stone house from time to time, we decided to open a vacation rental business with it and 2 brand new cabins that are now also on the 14 acre property. I wanted to share not only this unique house, but also what NC mountain living had meant to me as a child when I discovered it and my lifelong love affair began. I hope you will experience or re-discover that for yourself in this historic and interesting house. It was the 'cadillac' of its day, and we have worked hard to restore it to its former glory while modernizing the kitchen and baths, refinishing the floors, and otherwise getting the house into good condition. We could never have done it alone, and we are thankful for the assistance of our friend Doug McKinney (part of a family that has been involved with construction in this area for generations). With Doug's help, we are finally ready to share this treasure with others. We believe that you will have a great time if you rent this unique house, most of which was literally built by hand with rock and wood harvested from this property. Doug is now the Property Manager for our business, Logs and Stones Vacation Rentals, LLC.

What makes this house unique

Although the kitchen, baths and appointments of the house are updated and modern, you will really feel like you have stepped back in time when you stay here, especially sitting on the front porch. Picture yourself living a calmer, slower lifestyle where you are confronted with the beauty of nature at every turn... or perhaps on a special shoot for the Andy Griffith show....This area was the home of moonshine, but this is soul shine!

Amenities

Spruce Pine House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No refunds within 30 days of check in unless relet to another customer No guns or shooting, or off road driving No noise before 10 am or after 10 pm
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • First bath has tub and shower. Second bath has shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Dressers, arm chair and lamp, walk-in closet, electric heat
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 has double bed, storage cabinet and closet
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Cross the creek to enter a lovely property that is a private 2 acre portion of a 14 acre property. Very picturesque house has lovely yard that includes a giant weeping willow tree, a large blue spruce, plum trees and many flowering shrubs. Watch hummingbirds and other birds that visit the property and pond. Deer, turkey and rabbits seen often, bear on occasion. Picnic table is located in yard under a large Black Walnut tree and overlooks the pond.

Reviews

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Stone House In Little Switzerland
average rating of 4.75 based on 16 reviews
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

The house is quaint, well equipped, very clean and in a great location.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in our stone house. Please visit again sometime.
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Charlotte, NC
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Rustic Stone House in Little Switzerland

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and clean rustic home 5 minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway and Little Switzerland...very quiet and peaceful location and easy drive to hiking - golf - dining and enjoying the beautiful NC mountains. The home is well appointed and the only thing missing are mountain views. We enjoyed our weekend here...

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay. The main appeal of the stone house is the chance to step back in time in a pleasant way and, although the trees block the view most of the year, there is a lovely view of the mountains from the front porch during the winter months.
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Nestled in the Mountains

  • 4 of 5

Very clean, spacious home with most amenities except central air (has window AC) which were never needed, and we spent the month of August! Chill out on the rockers on the front porch, explore the Blue Ridge Pkwy sites or drive to Blowing Rock, Boone, and Asheville. Mountain roads take a little getting used to ( you are really up there!), but worth it. Property manager, Doug, is very friendly and helpful, as is the owner, Steve. Peaceful and quiet!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again someday.
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5

Tranquil retreat

  • 5 of 5

We are so grateful that the Pearson's were able to accommodate our last minute reservation request. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by a chipmunk and baby bunny. The cabin was perfect for our family of 4. Everything we needed, including soap, hair dryer and detergents, was provided. The linens were clean and the mattresses comfortable. Our only disappointment was the poison ivy around the pond and creek. If we return to the area, we will definitely stay at the Stone House again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the stone house. I am sorry about poison ivy being by the pond and creek. It is very hard to control although we usually do a pretty good job of controlling it in area around the pond. I will go over and check it and bring some herbicide. I also wish you had let us know if you got poison ivy on you as we have some pretty effective medicine for that. Thanks, and keep care.
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4

Nice

  • 4 of 5

The stone house is very nice, lots of room, good location, well maintained.

Refrigerator runs loud and the ice machine did not work. Maybe clear some of the brush away to get a view of the pond from porch.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish you had called as all that was wrong with the ice maker was to turn the on/off lever down. I will check the noise. Come back in the winter and you can see the pond much better from the porch. But the things you are suggesting be cut would be very difficult to maintain at a low level. Other than that, it sounds like you enjoyed your stay and we are happy for that.
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5

Excellent location, Pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

We found this nice looking stone house for our memorial day guys weekend out. The place is spacious, quiet, clean and well kept with everything that you could need. The location is perfect for a relaxing retreat. Absolutely no hassles checking on and checking out and the owner and manager were very cooperative and helpful. Would definitely recommend the place to anyone.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for wanting to share your good experience at this very special home.
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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Charlotte
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Switzerland Inn
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Blue Ridge Pkwy and Highway 226A
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Little Switzerland Cafe
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

If you get tired of exploring the property's forest, pasture, creek and pond, then hop on the Blue Ridge Parkway for incredible views and sites, with Crabtree Falls, Mount Mitchell, and Craggy Gardens to the south, and Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, and Blowing Rock to the north.

Only 7 miles from the property, Crabtree Falls is a lovely falls that is best enjoyed as part of a 2 mile loop trail that includes a variety of terrain. 15 miles further south is Mount Mitchell State Park, a wild and beautiful area with a tower, picnic areas, restaurant, and lots of hiking trails. We enjoy visiting Mt. Mitchell most for an evening picnic combined with climbing the summit's tower to watch spectacular sunsets.

Just 2 miles from the property, you can also hike to Grassy Creek Falls, a high, delicate falls that is quite lovely.

You can easily visit Little Switzerland downtown and Spruce Pine for interesting shops and a wide assortment of restaurants. I particularly like the extensive bookstore located in Little Switzerland. There is fine dining at the Switzerland Inn, Little Switzerland Cafe, Mountain View, Knife and Fork, and Spruce Pine Golf Course restaurants.

Spruce Pine is the site of a blacksmithsfair each spring as well as a large gem and mineral show in late July and early August. The BBQ and Bluegrass Festival in July is great. The nearby towns of Bakersville, Burnsville, Marion, Old Fort and Black Mountain all have their own charms as well as festivals, especially during the summer months, with the famous rhododendron festival in Bakersville and Roan Mtn. in June. Of course, the area is aflame with fall colors and enlivened by spring flowers during those seasons, and for peace and long views, you can't beat a visit during winter.

Nature lovers, hikers, bikers and motorcyclists all love this area for its scenic and winding roads and trails, and its spectacular vistas. These are the oldest mountains in North America, and you have the highest native plant diversity in the continental U.S.in the southern Appalachians. Its a wonderfully rich and beautiful area in so many ways.

Authentic mountain music is played regularly at many local venues that are close by, including the Apple Orchard at Altapass during the day and Young's Mountain Music on Saturday nights. Lots of other music venues are available, including a weekly, traditional square dance in Little Switzerland during July and August.

Within an hour's drive is Asheville with its diverse art and music offerings, the Biltmore Estate, and an extensive and international selection of fine restaurants. A wellspring of new music that often combines bluegrass, rock and international rhythms, Asheville hosts a lot of concerts as well as free music events like the Downtown After Five and Shindig on the Green series during the summer. .

While staying at the stone house, we hope that you will also consider visiting our favorite local spot, Roan Mountain to the north with its famous rhododendron gardens and evergreen forests. If you go, also take at least a short walk on the Appalachian Trail that crosses at the entrance to the Park at Carver's Gap. Just an easy and short hike up the natural balds that characterize the tops of some mountains in this area are some of the most spectacular views in NC. On the way to Roan Mountain, you can also stop in Bakersville for some wonderful gourmet goat cheese that is produced by Oak Moon Creamery, a local farmer. You also might try one of the great hamburgers sold at Bonnie and Clyde's in nearby Loafers Glory or go there for a tubing ride in the afternoon on the way to the Roan for a late afternoon visit..

Gems and minerals have played, and continue to play, an important role in this community, and our property is just a few miles from the only commercially viable emerald mine to have ever operated in the US. You can also see historic mines and try your luck at finding gemstones at the Emerald Village, less than a mile from the cabin, and featuring some wonderfully picturesque mines for viewing even from the road. Other choices for rockhounds abound in this area.

There are many, many other things to do in the area and we provide our guests with an extensive guide to the foregoing mentioned activities as well as a host of other things ranging from horseback riding, golf, canoeing, skiing, whitewater rafting, etc.

However, maybe you won't even want to leave the house and property. You can find plenty to do right here exploring the hardwood knoll at the opposite end of the 14 acre property, playing in or relaxing by the creek, picking wildflowers or blackberries, or simply sitting on your porch watching a beautiful sunset. Stars and fireflies can create magical views during clear nights.

We will strive to provide you with a great and memorable vacation experience. That starts with a really neat and clean home and beautiful property, but includes helping you find activities that you enjoy.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are based on a maximum of 4 persons. No surcharge for infants under 2 years old. All others above 4 persons added at $15 per night per additional person.

11 AM is check-out deadline and 4 PM or later is check-in time. Owner may accommodate special requests.

Cancellations 60 days or more before arrival will receive full refund less $30 fee. Cancellations 30-59 days before arrival will receive full refund less $60 fee. Cancellations less than 30 days before arrival will receive refund (less $60) only for those days re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.