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Peaceful NC farm house recently renovated with easy access

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Other, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

Located six miles from the quaint town of Burnsville and 36 miles from Asheville, this house sits on 10 acres and offers you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the mountain air. We are close to Blue Ridge Parkway, Penland School of Art, Boone, Mt. Mitchell, Sliding Rock, Grandfather Mountain and many other local attractions. Plenty of hikes and nature. This is a family home that is full of love and care.

The house has been remodeled in 2009 and all carpets removed and the original wood floors restored and new flooring throughout. New paint inside and out. New kitchen counters, sink and dishwasher. Lots of TLC given to this house. It has been in the family for over 35 years. A heating monitor installed along with a wood burning fireplace for those chilly nights.

The home is situated on a dead end road with easy driving access and one story home with no stairs!

Plenty of deer on the property and wild turkeys - just look out the back porch to see them grazing in the field behind you.

The town of Burnsville is a quaint town full of arts and crafts, great restaurants and shopping.

Grab a glass of wine or sweet tea and sit out on the front or back porch and watch the deer, wild turkeys and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Or cozy in with a fire and watch a movie with popcorn. JUST ENJOY!

Keywords: Farm House with 10 acres

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Owner

This is Jim and I at Roan Mountain National Park which is less than an hour drive from Burnsville and it had just snowed in the area. We love going to North Carolina to hike, enjoy the fresh air, the peaceful environment and just relax. There are so many sights and attractions less than an hour away and there is something for everyone at any age. We have family members with vacation homes within a mile from us so able to bring big groups up if we want.

Why Owner chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

This is a family home that we purchased from my parents and has been in the family for over 35 years. There are seven children in our family and my parents needed a place to escape the Florida heat and a place to bring us for vacations and they fell in love with this house and Burnsville. They remodeled the home but kept most of the original structure and bought ten acres to go with the property. We visit the house as much as possible and always look forward to our trip to NC.

What makes this house unique

Cozy, clean and as many of our guest have said 'you just want to sit down and stay awhile' so come and sit awhile!


Burnsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Trundle Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is a trundle bed available in twin room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Penland School of Art and many featured artist in the area. Yancey County is the capital of Arts & Crafts for NC.


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Peaceful NC farm house recently renovated with easy access
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Check in was very easy and once inside the place, owner had very good instructions on the operation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! Very easy to get to. Very good instructions and suggestions of what to do were listed in a binder inside the house! I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a quite getaway!!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was as described.

  • 4 of 5

The property was as described and a good value. Everything worked fine but we were in the sweet spot where neither ac nor heat was utilized.

Burnsville has some small town charm.

I was put off, however, by this property coming to my attention as a Asheville cabin.

It is 40-60 minutes from Asheville, not what I call convenient.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't describe it as an Asheville property and will have to see if HomeAway/VRBO is putting it in that category. I know I say we are 35 miles from Asheville. I do apologize that you thought this property was closer. Burnsville is a very cute town but it is not Asheville either. Thank you for your input.
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Nice and homey

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and cozy little farmhouse. Enjoyed the daily views of wildlife which included deer, turkeys, rabbits, and neighboring mules.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful farm cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just spent 10 fantastic days in the very comfortable well maintained/updated “Happy Apple” farmhouse. It was exactly what we expected. A quiet and somewhat eclectic home that was “livable” for more than a weekend or couples days.

Everyday, we had coffee on the front porch and in the evening a glass of wine on the rear deck. We enjoyed watching deer and occasionally wild turkeys in the pasture behind the house and found the hummingbirds a never ending source amusement. The country, farm like setting was a wonderful stress reliever. As stated in other reviews, the kitchen was well stocked and comfortable to work in.

The owner, Karen, was a pleasure to work with. She responded to all my phone calls and emails promptly with ready answers and lots of local knowledge of the Burnsville area.

If you’re looking for a quaint and quiet place to spend a couple of days or a couple weeks, you’d be hard pressed to find a better place than the “Happy Apple” farmhouse.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: SO HAPPY you enjoyed our family farmhouse! You were a joy to work with also. But think you left a very nice sun hat at the house and need to mail back to much as love to keep, it's yours. Hope you find your second home in the area and if need another stay hope you come back!
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

House was great. The kitchen had great pots and pans with a well stocked pantry. This would be great for a small family or a girls weekend retreat. Very close to town but you feel like your are in the country. Definitely would stay there again, my children loved it as well.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our farmhouse! We want everyone to feel at home and have the basic supplies and stocked kitchen to make your stay more enjoyable. We love to cook when we are there. Hope to have you and family back
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Burnsville, NC

Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

We lost our home to a fire January 23rd of this year (2014). Our home was one driveway above the Happy Apple Retreat. During our state of shock at losing all our material things, we contacted the owners of the Happy Apple to see if we could stay in their farmhouse until we could get back into a home of our home. When you basically have nothing but the clothes on your back, it is a blessing to walk into a home where that is actually all you need. The owners told us to go to the house immediately and they would have someone there as soon as possible to turn on the water and the phone. (The house had been winterized, and with no guests for the winter, the phone service had been disconnected...but the heat was on, and in zero degree weather, it was a welcomed surprise.) The owners have graciously let us stay in their farmhouse until our new home is ready for us to move into. We should be leaving this cozy, wonderful, home away from home, by the end of July so someone else can experience the charm and unique character of this one-of-a-kind house. As to the owners, they will always have a special place in our hearts.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a touching surprise to see this unsolicited review as we do not consider you 'a guest' in our summer home (well winter for you!) but part of our family and NC community. We could not be happier to provide a 'cozy and warm' place for you to stay while you literally had to rebuild your home and life. We are are glad the house provided you all the comforts you needed and you enjoyed it. You will always be special in our hearts and in our life!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Snap Dragon
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Grassy Greek
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Garden Deli
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

Mountain Air

Other Activities: Snowboarding; Rock Climbing; Shopping; Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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