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Private Family Mountain Top Get Away with Magnificent Views

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, sleeps up to 20, with 3.5 bath with separate shower room.

3 story historic home with 2 fireplaces with wood provided. Fully equipped kitchen except no dishwasher, separate dining inside or on stone terrace. Hiking trails on property, 4 Queen beds with twins in 4 bedrooms, 2 bedrooms with twin beds, also have 2 roll away beds. All linens provided, washing machine and dryer on property, standard house amenities however, there is no airconditioning. French doors from living room leading onto terrace, which brings nature indoors. Experience the mountains of Western North Carolina with this unique property, which is well suited for those wishing solitude, peace and quiet, a chance 'to get away from it all'. It gives you an opportunity to get back to the basics and spend that quality time with family or friends. Relax and enjoy a picnic on the terrace while watching the sunset. Take a hike on the trails. Sit back with your favorite book in the hammock overlooking the valley or take that noon day snooze. Indulge in a well deserved bubble bath in one of the 3 claw foot tubs. Practice your photography with the magnificent views. Bring your mountain bike and test your skills. Ideal for entertaining and socializing. Just 15 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center.


Columbus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 5 - shower
  • 1 Full bathroom on the first floor. 2 Full bathrooms on the 2nd Floor with a Shower Room, 1/2 bath on the 3rd Floor
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom Otto's Grotto - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , with full bathroom/shower
    Front bedroom on 2nd Floor - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , with full bathroom
  • Spacious rooms with large windows to bring in the fresh mountain air. Cozy and inviting
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting


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Private Family Mountain Top Get Away with Magnificent Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Clayton, NC

A Weekend on Top of the World

  • 5 of 5

Our three night fall family mountain trip was successful in good measure because of the beautiful house in which we all stayed. This historic house sits high up on the eastern rim of the top of White Oak Mt. and offers breathtaking views off to the north and east. The house shows its age (~100 years) in some ways, but everyone thought that it was charming and appointed with beautiful fixtures and wall hangings throughout. We filled every bed in the house 2 of the 3 nights and filled the well equipped kitchen every morning as the group cooked and chatted right up to the time to head out for each day's activities. We did have a problem with the igniter for the furnace, but once we realized that there was a problem the owner addressed it quickly and repairs were made in a timely manner.

Although there is plenty of development on the mountain, this property is very peaceful and secluded. The grandchildren had a great time playing in the woods and especially loved the tire swing. We put up the rope hammock, but it didn't get used much because of the blustery winds that accompanied the cold front that passed through over the weekend. There is nice sturdy outdoor furniture on the front terrace and at the overlook area perfect for enjoying the spectacular views. There are also 3 hiking trails on the property, but we were only able to explore 1 which led to a nice rock outcropping with a clear view of the mountains to the north.

One of the highlights of our weekend was Saturday night at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. This is an amazing new facility with lots of activities to entertain the kids, various food venues, and best of all the opportunity to enjoy show jumping at a world class level. There are interesting small towns such as Tryon and Saluda nearby, and beautiful Pearson's Falls where our whole group enjoyed the lovely short hike to this picturesque waterfall. There is an abundance of other outdoor activities within a reasonable distance.

The descriptive information provided by Home Away was accurate and helpful, and the photos provide a good picture of the property layout. There is no way however, to adequately describe the stunning views provided from this property. They must be seen to be believed. All of our group would agree that this is a great place to make family memories and would definitely recommend it to any group looking for a charming setting for a relaxing time in/near the beautiful North Carolina mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special mountaintop get away with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

It was great to return to this special place where we were married. Slick Rock is a special place nestled on the top of White Oak Mountain overlooking the Blue Ridge. The views are spectacular and go forever. It a great place to get away from it all. The house has so much character and has everything you need for a family reunion and getaway. Plenty of room. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
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Janet Howell
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
February 7, 2018

About Janet Howell

This home is owned by the same family since being built in 1918. We have many years of memories of family reunions and celebrations. We invite you to share in the peace, tranquility and natural wonder that Slick Rock embodies. Charm and character still intact but updated for modern convenience and comfort. This is a well cherished home and an owner is available if necessary during your stay.

Janet Howell purchased this house in 1918

What makes this house unique

Large enough for family reunions, small enough for that intimate wedding, weekend get away and casual retreat.


Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Multiple sites
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Boone, NC
Car: necessary

Green River Gorge Zip line, Navitat Zip lining in Asheville, Biltmore House and Gardens, Arboretum in Asheville, FENCE yearly Steeple Chase, International Equestrian Center, Hincappie Autumn Bike Race route, Flat Rock Playhouse, Carl Sandburg House and Gardens, Palmetto Hiking Trail, Pisgah National Forest for hiking camping, waterfalls for easy day trips, Dupont Forest where filming of the Hunger Games, Green River Tubing, pontoon boats Lake Lure, hike the trail at Chimney Rock where Last of the Mohicans was filmed, also filmed in DuPont Forest.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

non-refundable cleaning $300
Refundable damage deposit $350

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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