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Mary Helen Ellis

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Hemlock Point cabin, in gated Leatherwood Mountains subdivision, 2 bdrms + loft

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Log Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + loft, 2 Baths, 2 horse stalls available

WOW, what a top of the ridge view! Hemlock Point is an Appalachian Log Homes cabin built in the vernacular of the Appalachian style. Square logs reminiscent of the Scotch Irish settlers in the 1700's make you feel as if you have stepped back to an earlier time. Large hemlocks, abundant on this property give Hemlock Point cabin its name. Furnished with antiques, a claw foot bathtub, natural materials, comfy furniture, quilts, a soapstone fireplace (albeit gas logs), a gun over the mantle, a variety of varmints hung on the wall (bought at auction)... collections to create an atmosphere of make believe. You are a now in the role of mountain settler, cozy up to the fire and set a spell.

The mountain ridge views from this log home are phenomenal. The breezes of refreshing mountain air are exhilarating. Looking out over 7 to 9 ridges (depends on the day) you can imagine how it looked to 'first nations' peoples and early settlers seeing it for the first time. Daniel Boone traversed these mountain ranges, living just few miles away on the Yadkin River. You certainly will believe that God was at work in building all the mountain's glory. Most of our guests have commented on God's blessings for this space, this mountain, this respite in their lives. Leatherwood Mountains subdivision, a 5000 acre gated community in southwestern Wilkes County, NC, is well known in the horse world for its extensive horse trail system, some of the most rugged in the eastern United States. Hemlock Point cabin has two horse stalls and pasture available for our guests.

The 75 miles of trails within the subdivision are perfect for hikers as well as horsemen. The views, the trails, the nature, the glory will abide here for all time.

Sitting on the top of a ridge, Hemlock Point cabin's views toward the western mountain ranges encompass up to 7 distant ridges. Nearly every window in the cabin features a long range mountain vista. Hemlock Point cabin is located in private wilderness Leatherwood Mountains subdivision. But being in the wilderness does not mean that one should be without modern comforts. The cabin features Digital television with Chromecast, WiFi, a new hot tub, and a well stocked kitchen for your convenience. Leatherwood Mountain's swimming pool, tennis courts, hiking and riding trails, and mountain fishing streams are also available. Check out the owner's link below to for additional information and photographs.

Keywords: Boone, Blueridge Mountains, North Carolina, Blowing Rock, Lenoir, Wilkesboro, log cabin, cabin, horseback riding, views, Blue Ridge Parkway, Merlefest, Yadkin Valley Wineries, rustic

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mary Helen Ellis (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mary Helen Ellis

'The Human Spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man,' written by an unknown author. We love the rural life! Our passions are the Blue Ridge Mountains and Eastern North Carolina on the Pamlico River. We surround our lives with history and culture; finding joy in the lives of those that came before us. We relish all things of nature: woods, wildlife, Celtic Music, boating, hiking, horseback riding, crafting, gardening... we see God's hands at work in the land and the creative spirit.

Mary Helen Ellis purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Mary Helen Ellis chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

In 1997 we made a leap of faith and purchased our first property at Leatherwood Mountains Resort. We appreciated Leatherwood Mountain's concept of stewardship in creating a human presence but maintaining the wilderness for all generations. Our 16 acres at the center of 5000 protected acres will always be a home for God's creatures. Our views across the mountains will pretty much be the same for our lives and the lives of those that come after us. The North Carolina High Country in northeastern N C has a tremendous cultural history that speaks to our interests. The beauty and availability of wilderness areas soothes our souls. We feel very blessed to have found our spot that brings all of our loves together.

What makes this cabin unique

Hemlock Point is designed to take you away from where ever you come from...away to an earlier time in our history, back to life of our forefathers. Mountain life was part and parcel to the environment...the home was made from trees, the scene taken in was of God's handiwork, everything was slower and more deliberate in nature; one heard the cicadas, saw the stars in the night sky, witnessed the morning sunrise. We want there to be a place left in this busy world to relish nature. Take a horse back ride through the mountains. But all that being said, Hemlock Point is situated close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and is close to many Blue Ridge Mountain activities and points of interest. Best of both worlds!

Hemlock Point cabin is located in gated Leatherwood Mountains Resort. The square Hemlock logs, gas fireplace, rustic wood cabinets and antiques, including a claw foot tub, are all meant to give you the true North Carolina mountain settler cabin experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Mary Helen

Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much we enjoyed Hemlock.

Very sad day for us.

We decided on a whim to head out of town with our 2yr old son and just regroup as a family. Arriving at Hemlock in time for sunset on the deck was perfect.

You have a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Sep 2012
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Hemlock Point cabin, in gated Leatherwood Mountains subdivision, 2 bdrms + loft
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Didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful! Hot tub and fireplace on a big covered deck with mountain views... Who could ask for more? Amazing kitchen and bathrooms. Lots of fun stuff to keep you busy, like ping pong and great movie selection. Bring records, because there is a record player!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful mountain views from everywhere in the cabin...great stay for the weekend...we saw deer..lightning bugs...had a great time..the community is very nice..I just wish it had hiking trails...if it did, we didn't find any..and we tried..I guess they are more like horse trails..but it is located close to Blue Ridge Pkwy for hiking...Cabin was very clean and had great beds and bed linens...great location...easy to get to from eastern NC...wifi..TV..cell service was all good...the owner had games, DVD' rained one day and we went to the community restaurant for a drink and bite to eat..everyone was very friendly...we will be back...thankyou to the owners for a great mountain view cabin...

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Relaxing Home with Stunning Views

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home nestled in the treetops was perfect relaxation for a stressed-out family. We loved every minute of our stay from the drive in through the winding mountain roads, to the horseback rides to the bubbling hot tub! The beds we're cozy and comfortable. And linens provided were nice quality. All the little things that you need when you're away from home were provided. I've never stayed in a rental that was nice enough to provide trashbags, hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, and laundry and dish washer tabs. The kitchen was well stocked with all the tools we needed to make a great meal and well organized. The Wi-Fi and cable were a nice addition. We hope to come back again soon. Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Ellis for Sharing your beautiful home with us and being great to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing weekend without anything to do. Enjoyed the hottub and beautiful views. Very relaxing! Cooked all our meals and just enjoyed some family time.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We decided to take a quick weekend get-a-way (2 adults, 2 kids, and a dog) and could not have picked a more perfect spot! First of all, the community is outstanding. Gated entrance, breathtaking views, friendly people everywhere, and the restaurant was delicious. We enjoyed breakfast every morning and dinner and drinks every evening. Now, as for the house...perfect, perfect, and more perfect! I could have literally stayed inside the entire time. The space was just right, very clean, and anything we needed was available. We had smores by the fire and the kids even took a dip in the hot tub (brrrr)! I can't say enough good things about this house. We will definitely be back!

Lastly, I highly recommend a trail ride. I am not a horse person like my husband is (although I think they are beautiful) but I am so glad I did it! We each had our own horse and they assured us the horses were extremely tame. Our children are 8 and 12 so yes I was very nervous! Our guide said the horses would follow her horse and they did just that. We took an hour ride through water, up and down hills, over rocks, and down the road. It was the perfect ending to our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Awesome Vacation Experience

  • 5 of 5

Hemlock Point Cabin is such a cool place with AWESOME views from every direction. You can enjoy the views from the upstairs deck, front deck or screened porch as well as from each window. The cabin is very private and quiet. The interior design and furnishings are fun and comfortable and having the washer and dryer was convenient. From watching the Sunrise to the Sunset, each moment has its own awe, we took over 700 photos in 11 days! The stargazing is absolutely amazing and the hiking is fabulous! We were blessed to experience the Fall Foliage which was beautiful.

I cannot express enough how gracious and accommodating Mary Helen, the owner is. She has truly thought of everything that you could need during your stay and is so easy to work with.

It was fun to see people horse back riding and also to visit the horses while they were in the pastures grazing. We enjoyed having lunch and dinner at the Leatherwood Mountains Resort office and they are also convenient for buying snacks, etc.

I highly recommend this little piece of Heaven. Eleven days flew by and we will definitely be returning as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: necessary

Guided horse back riding, hiking, mountain creek tubing. This cabin rents with Rollin N the Hay for a 10% discount on both.


Rates & Availability

Ferguson Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
cleaning $80 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.0%

2 night rentals considered except during holidays
$150 refundable security deposit
$80 house keeping fee
$50 pet fee (under 50 lbs)
7% NC State Occupancy Tax
Ask about 2 stalls available at $20 for each horse per day, 2 horse trailer maximum allowed to barn.
$50/night for each additional guest beyond 6

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Ferguson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , hand rails and hand held shower for handicapped use
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub
  • Main floor bathroom is handicapped friendly with shower and toilet hand rails. Upstairs bathroom features a shower and a claw foot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , wider doorway for wheelchair access
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master bedroom, bath with claw foot tub and walk-in shower
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs bedroom, shares bath with loft; Queen size Beds (1) Main floor bedroom, wheel chair accessible bathroom (1) Loft futon (double bed size)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
2 stall barn with pasture available, within walking distance. Ongoing 10% off offer to rent Hemlock Point in same contract with Rollin N the Hay, totaling 2 houses, 5 bedrooms, 6 stalls, 2 pastures ...all on same 16 acre property in Leatherwood Mountains gated subdivision.

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