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Joanie & Gary Kilkelly

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english


Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A 2-story, 2-bedroom private condo, with SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

RELAX and REJUVENATE at Kilkellys WEST WING Condo! We are blessed to live in an unusually beautiful part of the Blue Ridge Mountains, perched high on a finger ridge of the Eastern Continental Divide. With safe, paved road year-around access, we are just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Bamboo Gap entrance, and only minutes from Boone and Blowing Rock. Yet we enjoy total privacy and unsurpassed panoramic views. There are no city lights, so the stars are magnificent. And with no nearby highways or traffic noise, we are able to enjoy the orchestral sounds of nature. As we are very grateful for being able to share this beauty with others, our goal is to provide a unique vacation destination, centered around the serenity and majesty of the oldest mountain range on our continent.

You will be surrounded by gorgeous mountain views from our 22-acre ridge of gardens, woodland and fields. You will be welcomed with warmth and special amenities - and pampered by luxurious furnishings. About 3 years ago, we opened our WEST WING -- a luxurious and totally private and independent, 2-bedroom/2-bath condo. It is sound-separated from the Main House by double exterior walls and doors. And it was designed at an angle from the Main House to ensure visual privacy. It is also out of sight or sound of our other vacation rental, the 'CABIN at Kilkelly's', which is further down our ridge. The 'WEST WING' is 1800 square feet, two stories, with a king bedroom suite on each floor. It has its own private drive, its own parking area, three private entrances, its own front porch, rear patio, and corner-wrapped deck -- all with tables, swings, and comfortable seating. The Wing has a private Jacuzzi hot tub, a dedicated heating/AC system and satellite TV system; a private foyer, living room, kitchen, pantry, and billiard/game room. And best of all -- it has its own breathtaking, panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, valleys, sunrises, and sunsets.

20 of the 24 photos included here were taken directly from the 'West Wing' condo. The other 4 photos are from the adjoining fire pit, playground area, and the property entrance.

We encourage you to check out our guest reviews, some of which have been submitted directly to VRBO and the remainder taken directly from our Guest Book (which are unedited and include ALL guest reviews and comments).

There are flowering trees, beautiful landscaping, and seasonal vegetable gardens. We have outdoor play areas and play equipment, a horse shoe pit, a fire pit, a 45-foot rope swing, and nearby streams. There is also a short but rigorous climb to our own small cave.

It's a perfect place to experience dramatic weather changes and cloud formations, above you and below. And at night, it's a star gazer's dream! And we have another little gift from Mother Nature: WE'VE NEVER HAD MOSQUITOES! All patios and decks are open to nature.

Our goal is to share this remarkable natural setting with our guests by providing private, warm and luxurious accommodations, and a memorable visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Your Innkeepers,

Joanie and Gary Kilkelly

Keywords: Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Western North Carolina, Condo, Condominium, B&B, Cabin, Mountain Views, Panoramic Views, Long Range Views, Vaulted Views, Layered Views, Privacy, Mountains, High Elevation, Snow, Sunrises, Sunsets, Quiet, Peaceful, Cozy, Luxury, Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, Year-around Access, Paved Roads.

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  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Joanie & Gary Kilkelly (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Joanie & Gary Kilkelly

Enhancing and maintaining this unusually beautiful place is one of our greatest passions -- sharing it with others is another. Our ability to achieve our goal is best reflected by the REVIEWS of our guests. Guests' reviews are either submitted directly to VRBO or taken directly from our Guest Book, fully and accurately quoted, and include the reviews by ALL of our guests. In addition, all photos shown here are genuine and taken from the 'West Wing'.

Joanie & Gary Kilkelly purchased this condo in 2011

Why Joanie & Gary Kilkelly chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

In 2009 we built 'The Cabin at Kilkellys', further down our finger ridge, several hundred yards from the Main House and West Wing. Because of its popularity, in 2011 we decided to open our West Wing condo. Like the Cabin, the West Wing is private and upscale, and shares the same spectacular views. So with this addition, we are continuing our journey, meeting wonderful people along the way. And it remains our goal to provide the most unique, highest quality, and relaxing vacation destination in the Blue Ridge Mountains!

What makes this condo unique

In addition to the panoramic views, the West Wing itself is a unique rental property. It is a fully furnished two-story condo with warm and upscale characteristics of a B&B. But because it offers so much more, we feel it's better categorized as a luxury condo that's attached to, but private from, our Main House. We ONLY rent the West Wing in its entirety, to one set of guests at a time. The guests or guest party simply decide if they need one or two master suites, and only pay for what they need.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow! Hard to describe how special the West Wing became in our (too) brief 4+ days

Escaping the South Florida heat was great, but to be able to do so at your marvelous location with every amenity (and the birds!) is fantastic. We will be back next summer, but for a LONGER stay.
Jul 2016
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)
average rating of 4.967742 based on 162 reviews

A Great Escape

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Joanie and Gary's hospitality was fantastic. The setting was gorgeous, the birds plentiful, the mountains unsurpassed, and the landscaping, privacy, decor, and comfort were all top-notch. The pictures don't/can't do justice to the reality. We would love to go back to this great escape for an extended stay next year, but it doesn't seem to be available during the time we are. We'll shoot for 2018!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply Delightful; Spectacular Views

  • 5 of 5

Sometimes you get lucky and find the perfect place at the perfect time. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend getaway in the Boone area, although it was hard to leave the West Wing to actually explore the area. Sitting on the deck, walking around the grounds, taking the cart down the trail, enjoying an evening fire in the fire pit, watching the stars at night and sunrise in morning, being serenaded by the birds .... totally enjoyable, totally relaxing. Top notch accommodations and warm hospitality. The perfect place.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when our guests are pleased!! We enjoyed seeing you and will look forward to your returning :-)
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Great trip /stunning views

  • 5 of 5


Awesome views

Very Comfortable beds

Clean and well stocked

Close to Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone and Blowing Rock

Friendly helpful owners,that were respectful of our privacy

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect, Beautiful Beyond Words

  • 5 of 5

The West Wing was so incredibly wonderful - even more beautiful than the photographs, the views unmatched, just magical. The craftsmanship of the home is stunning, with the amenities being way over and above what was expected. Joanie and Gary treated us like family, were super respectful of our privacy yet there for us if we needed anything. We played pool (on the Rolls Royce of pool tables), cooked our meals on the amazing deck overlooking the majestic mountains (on a big Jenn Air grill!), stargazed from the hot tub, hiked through the forest, and slept on the most comfortable bed on the planet. The birds were everywhere, hummingbirds, yellow finches, we even saw a precious baby deer in the yard! Being on this property was such a treat, and just good for the soul. A huge thank you to Joanie and Gary for your kindness, and sharing this extraordinary place with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Kilkelly's property is an amazing find; operated by the owners, Joanie and Gary Kilkelly, they overlook NOTHING in this magnificent, luxurious perch in paradise other than glorious views of the mountains!

They are wonderful hosts, warm and accessible and everything one could possible want is not only available, but exactly where you would expect to find it in this lovely home.

We consider it home away from home and just wish we could be there more often!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing

  • 5 of 5

The best words to describe this place is "Absolutely Amazing" we arrived on Friday afternoon and stayed until Monday for the Memorial Day Weekend. The owners Joanie and Gary are the most welcoming and caring people I ever met. They really go out of the way, to make the stay extrodinary. We couldn't be more happier and this was the best vacation that we had in a long time. We will be back for sure, there is no need to look for any other place to stay in the

Boone area. The West Wing was very clean and well taken care off, the bed is the most luxurious comfortable king size bed that we have ever encounter outside our home. The amount of wild life - birds, chipmunks, bunnies and of course their wonderful dog Annie make the place feel very serene. Also, this place is in a great location very close to stores, restaurants and attractions!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful to meet you 3 :-) Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. We know how busy you are!! We loved that you enjoyed seeing the birds and little wildlife as we have a passion for them!! We would love for you to come back again and again! Joanie & Gary
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At the top of our Blue Ridge Mountain ridge, the West Wing condo at Kilkellys has FULL PANORAMIC VIEWS of mountain sunrises and sunsets!! It's a perfect place to experience dramatic and beautiful weather changes and cloud formations -- and stars at night. (we furnish binoculars)! Our closest attraction, the Blue Ridge Parkway (1/3 mile) is the largest National Park in the US. It alone offers the most scenic and dramatic views of the mountains of western NC, as well as numerous hiking trails, horseback riding, biking river rafting, river/lake canoeing and fishing, picnicking, cascades, waterfalls, and dramatic rock outcrops.

Distance to other popular atractions: Blue Ridge Mountain hiking, EVERYWHERE; Boone downtown, 5mi. (shopping, 3 mi.); Blowing Rock downtown 8mi.; Appalachian Ski Mtn. 6mi.; Hawksnest Ski Resort 18mi.; Sugar Mtn. Ski Resort 22mi.; Beech Mtn. Ski Resort 28mi.; Banner Elk 22mi.; Grandfather Mtn. 19mi.; Linville Gorge Falls 34mi.; Mt. Mitchell 71mi.; Asheville 100mi.; West Jefferson 26mi.; Charlotte 100mi.; Heaven 0 mi.!


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Boone Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double shower and double sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 inflatable single-beds available. Pack'n Play available.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 inflatable single-beds available. Pack'n Play available.
  • King size beds (2) Luxurious Sterns-Foster and Simmons mattresses. Up to two single bed auto-fill air mattresses available on request, as well as Pack'n Play Play, high chair, etc. Some charges may apply.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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