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Highland Meadow - Restful Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

New Renovation - 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath, upper & lower decks with mountain view

Newly Renovated

Come away and experience the refreshment of a true mountain retreat! Highland Meadow overlooks mountain pastures with a panoramic view of Hanging Rock, Grandfather Mountain, & Sugar Mountain. It offers rustic mountain charm & professional renovations (2015). Located in Banner Elk minutes away from Beech & Sugar Mountain Ski Resorts, and Lees McRae College. Thirty minutes from Appalachian State/Boone. This rustic home offers a refreshing year round retreat experience for visitors!

Upon entering Highland Meadow you will discover a home decorated with warmth and rustic elegance. The living room offers a stone fireplace (gas logs), 55"HDTV, leather furniture combined with additional comfortable decor, and a view to Sugar Mountain. The freshly renovated kitchen features a gas stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, new refrigerator/freezer, and new granite countertops. It is fully equipped for those who wish to cook and bake! The dining room seats 8 around a large, rustic farmhouse table - the perfect place to gather for a hearty meal after a day on the slopes, or to play games or work a puzzle with family and friends. The dining room opens to a lovely screened porch where you can sit and watch for deer or birds by day, and stars by night. The upstairs master bedroom has a brand new private bathroom and closet, king sized log bed, and panoramic view of the mountains. If you walk down stairs, you will find a bunkroom with a twin size extra long bed in a cozy cubby under the stairs, as well as bunk beds, HDTV, 1/2 bathroom and laundry area. This room opens to a covered porch . Also located downstairs is a private, spacious, freshly carpeted master bedroom which features a newly renovated bathroom and walk in closet, as well as a king sized bed and rustic elegance. This bedroom opens to the lower deck of the house.

Other features include wood floors throughout the first floor of the house, and newly tiled bathrooms.

It is sure to be a place that you will want to return often!

More Details

Jonathan and Jennifer Krueger
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Jonathan and Jennifer Krueger

My Husband Jon & I have lived in Charlotte for 25 years and love the mountains of North Carolina! They remind us of our northern roots in Pennsylvania & New England. In Charlotte, Jon is an owner/partner of an architecture firm which he helped establish over 20 years ago. I have been a homemaker most of my adult life but have a background in art and currently have the joy of working as a preschool teacher.

Our home, Highland Meadow, has challenged Jon & I to draw on all our abilities to make it a very warm, comfortable, charming, and special place. Our hope is that it will be enjoyed and loved by all who enter!

Jonathan and Jennifer Krueger purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Jonathan and Jennifer Krueger chose Banner Elk

Jon & I were instantly drawn to the awesome location of this mountain home. It overlooks lovely rolling meadows with the mountains as a backdrop. Visitors will see the beautiful stonework around the property, including a stone chimney & fireplace, walls, and stairs. It speaks of solid roots and history. Anyone who sits on the decks or screened porch of the house will fall in love with the views, the deer & bird visitors, and the fresh mountain breeze. There is also a big apple tree in the yard which fall visitors are welcome to pick for an apple pie or apple crisp!

What makes this lodge unique

Quiet retreat, panoramic mountain views, newly renovated, close to ski resorts, and great for parent weekends at Appalachian State or Lees McRae College.


Banner Elk Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Slate tile foor, all new finishes
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly updated hall bath, slate tile floors
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs master bath, slate tile floors, updated finishes
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs master, new private bathroom, log bed, great views
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Downstairs master, private newly renovated bath, carpeted
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , twin bunkbed and one XL twin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Highland Meadow - Restful Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at Highland Meadow. This is a great house to use for a mountain get away. The house is always clean and there is plenty of room to spread out. We love spending time on the screened porch reading, talking and looking at the beautiful view. . This house is comfortable, well stocked and a great value. Our family loves to come here and stay. The house is in a great location and is close to everything. We will definitely stay here again next year.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rebecca , We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Highland Meadow and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your return. Jon & Jennifer
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Amazing place- perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The location and panoramic views are to die for! This house is so wonderful, all amenities provided, comfortable beds, tastefully decorated and updated, with daily visits from deer to boot! We could not have loved it more- the whole family was sad to leave. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful mountain house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Highland Meadow. We came with another couple for a weekend getaway and this home was perfect. It's location was great for the hiking we wanted to do and when finished we enjoyed relaxing on the deck with the beautiful mountain views. The home has two very comfortable master suites and the kitchen is very well equiped. Thank you Jennifer and Jonathan for sharing your beautiful home with us. I expect that we will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Highland Meadow! The home was immaculate and well-stocked; it had everything we needed and more. The decor was perfect--not over the top-- and we really enjoyed the screened-in porch and the table on the deck, where we snacked and ate dinner one night. The views were magnificent! We were able to walk in the quiet surroundings and completely relax. We would definitely like to return and would highly recommend Highland Meadow.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Views; Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were absolutely blown away with the breathtaking views and the beautiful accommodations that this country home has to offer. Each room offered unobstructed views of the beautiful North Carolina countryside. In warmer weather, the multiple decks with rocking chairs or screened in porch offered a relaxing place to unwind. Home was beautifully decorated and had everything that we needed for our stay. Banner Elk was a quaint town with friendly people and delicious restaurants. We would highly recommend staying at Highland Meadow.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and Cozy with a Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

The Highland Meadow cabin was a perfect cabin for our winter vacation. We are a family of 6, with 4 kids ranging from 14 to 3, and found this cabin to be a perfect fit for our family. Some things I absolutely LOVED about Highland Meadows is it was very clean, very kid friendly, cozy and comfortable, and the view was amazing to wake up to every morning! The only reason I did not give this cabin 5 stars is because of the trash bag policy. You are only allowed 2 trash bags in your stay, and anymore than two you need to personally drive them to the town dump yourself. The dump was not that far away, however, it is a little inconvenient loading trash bags in your car and planning a trip on your vacation to throw away trash in the dump. Other than this little factor, which is a slight inconvenience, and probably not the owner's fault but the cleaning companies, this cabin was outstanding! It was a very central to everything, as well. We absolutely LOVED it and would have really truly given this cabin 5 stars if it was not for the inconvenient trash bag rule!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jessica, We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Highland Meadow. We apologize for any inconvenience but we try to help the cleaning company by limiting the number of bags they need to transport. Thank you for the feedback.
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Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Lodge / Banner Elk Cafe
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Beech Mountain & Sugar Mountain
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change prior to booking confirmation. Payment preference is E-check.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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