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Mary Helen Ellis

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Secluded vacation spot, with or without your 'neigh' buddies! Great views!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), 4 stalls available

Relaxing private vacation for a couple, a small family, or good friends...Or, Blue Ridge Trail Riding Vacation with your own horses! Living quarters are on one level that has only one step onto the deck (handicapped friendly, with a little help). Located on 16 mountain acres, Rolllin' N the Hay is the perfect equestrian set up: 4 riders enjoy the cypress sided two bedrooms and 4 horses enjoy the four box stalls below. Leatherwood Mountain Resort boasts 75+ miles of mountain horse trails that traverse directly through this 16 acre property. A captivating vacation: relaxing long soaks in the hot tub after a long trail ride, unobstructed mountain views from the raised deck chairs, brilliant star lit nights from the open deck (no light pollution here!); cherished moments await in the peace and solitude of this secluded mountain barn.

But don't let the horse facilities deter non-horsemen! Rollin' N the Hay is also a wonderful place for couples, small families, honeymooner's, anniversaries, or friends to get away from 'IT ALL'! Private, beautiful views, nature right outside the door, in the middle of wilderness, hiking trails, pool, tennis, fishing, and tubing are for everyone to enjoy.

Rollin N the Hay is located just off Tin Horn Road (1.8 miles from the Leatherwood Mountains security gate) and about 1/4 mile down graveled Flag Branch Road; while trailer parking is ample, the steep grade and tight turning requires a 'he-man' truck (not a wimpy truck or long rig)! Nightly board is $20 per horse, bring required shavings, hay and feed; a current health certificate from out of state horses and negative coggins for all horses is required to be shown at the Leatherwood Stables Office (closes at 5PM) in the Saddlebrook Restaurant Building at the entrance to Leatherwood. Rollin' N the Hay welcomes your other furry family members as well (pets up to 35 pounds) for a per pet fee of $50.

Rollin' N the Hay feels like stepping into an 'old shoe'. Warm cypress wood, stained glass panels, Frederick Remington cowboy prints, nature collections, your horses just below, and of course modern 'must haves' WiFi and digital television; who could ask for more to get away from the hustle and bustle of the 'real world'? Ask about partnering Rollin' N the Hay with the owner's close by log cabin, Hemlock Point and its two stall barn, to create a unique Equestrian compound for large groups of up to 10-12 guests and 6-8 horses (10% off rental rate for both homes on the same contract).

Keywords: Blue Ridge Parkway, cabin, Horses, Leatherwood Mountain Resort, Trail Riding, horseback riding, mountain views, Boone, Blowing Rock, secluded

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Mary Helen Ellis (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mary Helen Ellis

Love the quote by an unknown author: 'The Human Spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.' Scott and Mary Helen Ellis; we love the rural life! Our passions range from the oldest town in NC on the Pamlico River to the northern NC Blue Ridge Mountains. We love all things nature: woods, wildlife, Celtic music, boating, hiking, horseback riding, crafting, gardening...and all things old: antiques, genealogy, NC's oldest town, and old legends. Give us the views across rivers, oceans and mountains to the most sophisticated views across the grand cities of the world. We wonder at the remarkable beauty and elegance in a bevy of butterflies sunning on a rock in a bold mountain opposed to the brush strokes of someone hanging on a wall, lit by a bulb, in a stuffy building...Our fervent belief is that nothing mankind can do is ever on par with what our Creator did!

Mary Helen Ellis purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Mary Helen Ellis chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Every year of our 30+ years of marriage, we have ventured to the NC mountains. In 1997 we made the leap of faith to purchase our property at Leatherwood Mountains Resort, appreciating the concept of stewardship in creating a human presence but maintaining the wilderness for all generations.

What makes this cabin unique

Our Concept: seclusion, just you and your family/friends, your horses, the beautiful wilderness all around, the long range views of the glorious mountains, peace...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the house/cabin was perfect. We will be back- and next time we are going to stay at Rollin in the Hay again- it was perfect! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!!!
May 2010
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based on 16 traveler reviews

Secluded vacation spot, with or without your 'neigh' buddies! Great views!
average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews

Spectacular Weekend with the most amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to find a quiet place away from the world for a weekend, and this definitely met everything that we were looking for. It was beautiful and had everything that we could have needed if we had forgotten to bring something along. The Morning Sunrise was perfect, we even had deer playing in the yard. We got to watch the beautiful night sky from the hot tub. I think we will definitely be making this our little getaway! Thank you for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wake Forest

AMAZING Owners and Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at many places booked on VRBO, but this was our best experience yet. We decided last minute to get away for Thanksgiving with the kids. We called the day of travel and the owners were great to work with. Upon arrival everything was as promised in the add. The place is the perfect getaway for a couple or small family. The grounds and view are beautiful. Not only that, but the house itself had everything you would imagine having at your own home.

The only "hickup" we had was with the hot tub, but there was nothing the owners could have done about it. A part was not working right. Upon speaking to them on the phone and getting a work around we were able to make it work for our short stay. Even though we did not complain and we were still beyond happy with everything, the owners gave us a small refund for our trouble. I can honestly say that I have never experienced that kind of kindness in the form of customer service. I did not ask for anything, but they felt bad about a minor inconvenience. I highly recommend staying at places that are owned and operated but people lie this!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What an awesome place to stay. We wanted a private location to relax with our 2 dogs and this cabin delivered. The whole experience was great and hassle free. The cabin has great views of the mountain and fun hiking paths. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I decided to try out the mountains and we loved it. Was very private and peaceful. Was located convenient to Blowing Rock and Boone so we made a day trip out of it. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Property!!

  • 5 of 5

Although I have stayed in this amazing property multiple times, I always have a marvelous time at Rollin' in the Hay! Due to the weather, we did not get to ride our horses as much as we'd planned; however, we went exploring and discovered a wonderful cafe in Buffalo Cove! As always, our horses loved the large, padded stalls and enjoyed hanging out with their humans whenever we went downstairs! Thank you for building such an awesome property and for making it available to grateful vistors like me! We will be back soon!! Peace and Blessings to you both!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful! Owners were friendly, would love to stay here again. Recommend to anyone!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Point of Interest
Rollin N the Hay
Nearest Point of Interest
Hemlock Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Hemlock Point barn
Car: necessary

Rollin' N the Hay and Hemlock Point cabin are within walking distance (but not within sight) of each other. We are offering 10% off of both Rollin N the Hay and Hemlock Point if rented together on the same contract. This includes: 2 homes, 5 bedrooms, 6 stalls, 2 pastures for up to 10 people. What a DEAL! Ask about other deals that we may offer from time to time.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

housekeeping $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Horse Fees/$20/day $0
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

If you are bringing horses, there is an extra liability form for all riders to be completed. Due to truck and trailer navigation on the drive around the barn, only a 2 horse trailer is allowed. There is Leatherwood Mountains horse trailer parking near the stables at the base of the mountain (within 2 miles of Rollin' N the Hay cabin/barn). Call with instructions for longer horse trailers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms feature step-in showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Well known in the horseback riding world, gated Leatherwood Mountains Resort features 75+ miles of maintained horse and hiking trails. Our dutch barn, Rollin' N the Hay is located on 16 acres in the center of 5000+- acres of private, pristine mountain wilderness. Close to all North Carolina High Country resorts, amenities and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Leatherwood Mountains is a respite of mountain glens and forests. Rollin' N the Hay features: 2 bedrooms for 4 riders, (4) 12' matted box stalls + interior barn area for 4 horses, a small turnout pasture, entrance to the Leatherwood trail system, 2 additional stalls and pasture available; Elk Creek available for tubing or fishing (w/ permit); also community pool and tennis. Rollin' N the Hay is perfect for honeymooner's, anniversaries, small families...It is suitable for anyone wanting privacy and serenity. Hikers will also enjoy the wilderness trail system available at Rollin N the Hay.

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