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Pam Kicklighter

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Peaceful Retreat in the Mountains on New River in Todd, Nc

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 7)

Luger Haus Inn - not quite a B&B but a little more than a Vacation Rental!

Luger Haus offers accommodations in our 3 bedroom, 2 bath Guest House with full kitchen, dining and living room facilities, and a 1-bedroom 1 bath apartment with full kitchen for short term rentals (call for special rates for this unit only). Located directly on the south fork of the New river, enjoy the view from the front porch, bicycle on Railroad Grade Road, tube, kayak or fish the New River or just relax in the mountains of Todd.

Three bedroom, 2 bath house has a large master bedroom and bath downstairs with kitchen and living area and 2 bedrooms and shared bath on second floor. Three queen size beds plus a full size roll-away bed in one of the upstairs bedrooms. An additional single roll-away can be added for a minimal fee.

'Barn Apartment' is a 1-bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen and living area for a quiet retreat. This unit has a queen bed with a single roll-away available. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults/2 children renting for seventy five per night plus tax.

Options for rental of all units for a fun family or group getaway are also available.

We are pet friendly, however pets are not allowed in the units. We have a separate pet suite that is heated and air conditioned, attached to the guest house and opens to a large fenced in area. Please be sure to let us know if you are bringing your furry family member so we can be sure the pet suite is ready for guests too!

Railroad Grade Road is a nice, flat bicycling road if you want to bike but do not want to tackle the hills of the High Country.

Downtown Todd is small but offers a historical walking tour, the Todd Mercantile and Rivergirl Fishing (fishing, kayaking, tubing and bicycle rentals).

Luger Haus is named for our friendly German Shepherd Luger who will greet you with his favorite toys for a play session in the front yard. His kitty, LK (Luger's Kitty) also known as Lucky, will also come to join the activities at his leisure. Children can feed the chickens and collect eggs.

In October, the apple trees are full of fruit for your enjoyment.

We are located 12 miles from Boone and 14 miles from West Jefferson. Golf is available in both towns as are shopping, antique stores, art galleries, mountain biking and numerous other activities to keep you busy.

The Blue Ridge Parkway is only 8 miles away and offers a beautiful drive with views and outlooks of the mountains. Grandfather Mountain is also not far and a wonderful place to hike during your stay.

After your days out and about, retreat back to Luger Haus to watch the sunset over the mountains, catch fireflies, watch the deer and just relax and rejuvinate.

Keywords: 6-acre farm, peaceful mountain views, on the South Fork of the New River, biking, fishing, kayaking, located 2 miles from downtown Todd and 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway in northwest NC.

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  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pam Kicklighter (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Pam Kicklighter

Warren, Pam and Luger and LK are your hosts at the Luger Haus. We purchased this home in 2006 after finding the NC High Country on a vacation in 2001. We are retired engineers from NASA and now enjoy country living in the mountains during the summers and retreat to warm Florida in winter. Here in Todd, we have chickens, an herb garden, a blueberry patch, an inherited apple orchard, and plant a vegetable garden each summer.

Luger, our German Sheperd, is also our host - he loves children and other dogs, loves to hike and play with his toys, and especially play with visitors - he truly believes that the only reason people come to his house is to play with him!!

Pam Kicklighter purchased this house in 2006

Why Pam Kicklighter chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We found the 'High Country' in 2001 after traveling the country during a severely hot summer - when we camped in Boone, in August, we had to turn on the heat at night as it was so cool! We decided to retire to this area. After searching for the perfect spot, we found Todd - with easy access to major roads, the towns of Boone and West Jefferson nearby - we fell in love with the peace and quiet of Todd.

What makes this house unique

From Luger Haus, you can walk to the end of the driveway and bike on Railroad Grade Road, fish or kayak or tube on the river, or just sit on the front porch with a cup of coffee and watch the river.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Peaceful Retreat in the Mountains on New River in Todd, Nc
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

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  • 5 of 5

We took a summer family trip to the mountains for three days and had a wonderful time. Without even leaving the property, our family tubed in the river, collected the eggs from the chickens, picked an apple from the tree, watched deer, hummingbirds and a prairie dog, collected fireflies, cooked s'mores in the fire pit, and stargazed at night from the adjacent field. We also enjoyed a free concert in Todd, went in to West Jefferson for a great dinner, and did a few nearby mountain vista hikes--and discovered a new park at Elk Knob State Park. We even brought our dog, who enjoyed playing with Luger and Luger's toys, and who appreciated the many treats he was offered by Pam. The home was clean, comfortable, well-kept, and well-stocked, and Warren and Pam's hospitality was wonderful. We'll definitely be back--I can't imagine going anywhere else when we take our next family mountain trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time had by all!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Pam and Warren,

We all had a wonderful time and had everything we needed.... Again Thank You for your Hospitality........

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice house, lovely area

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Luger Haus and exploring the area around Todd and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Pam and Warren are perfect hosts - very helpful, but careful not to intrude. The guest house is neat and clean and the location very quiet with lovely flowers and scenery to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your wild flower research trip was both successful and enjoyable. With the Blue Ridge Parkway only 6 miles away, it is a great place for day trips.
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting with luger and warren. Facilities great. We will be back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Very clean and cozy, quiet

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location to spend some quality time in quiet, beautiful Todd North Carolina. My son and I love to fish the rivers of the Mountains. You can see the New River from the property directly across the street. The owners are extremely accommodating and the property is beautiful. Wish we could go every weekend!!

Thank you!

Jeff, Susan and Bryant King

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your weekend. And Todd has recently been selected as a Mountain Trout Heritage location! More fishing opportunities! We hope to see you again soon.
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Family Gathering Spot

  • 5 of 5

We had three generations stay here and had a great time all under one roof. Simple home with everything we needed for a weekend in the mountains. Pam and Warren are very friendly and accommodating. This time we rented the house as well as the apartment. The apartment is small and charming, and the house had plenty of room for us. We had game night both nights we were there. So much more reasonable than a motel, for traveling with a larger family. There is plenty of beautiful scenery on the 20 minute drive into Boone.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a nice stay and that App. State won their football game! The guest house dining room table is a great place to gather for food and family fun. Hope we see you again next year.
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Nearest Airport
105 Miles
Piedmont Triad International Airpor
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mountain Aire, West Jefferson; Boone Golf, Boone
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
US 421
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Riverside, Fleetwood
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Todd
Car: necessary

Located only 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 30 miles to Grandfather Mountain, 12 miles to Applachian State University. Rivergirl Fishing Company - kayak and tube rentals 1.5 miles.


Rates & Availability

Todd House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Luger Haus Cancellation Policy 2015

Cancellation less than 3 days prior to reservation will require a $50.00 processing fee. Full refund, minus bank charges for processing, if cancellation is 3 days or more prior to check in.

Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to arrival and will incur a 1 night charge.

Check in is 3:00 p.m. – please contact Luger Haus if you need to make other arrival arrangements – we are very flexible.

Pets are welcome, however, they may not go into the rental units, we have a climate controlled pet suite for your pet which is attached to a large fenced in area.

Please remember that Luger Haus units are Non-smoking.

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Laundry room in bath also
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Downstairs Master bedroom with large closet and bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , Fold out 3/4 bed in room with queen bed
  • Queen size Beds (3), 3/4 rollaway bed available Pack-n-play available, please bring your own baby sheets. Single roll-away bed available for minimal fee.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • water tubing
Fenced area for dogs, Large front porch overlooking New River, apple orchard, kayak, tube and bicycle rentals nearby. Also visit our gallery of locally made crafts - woodwork, photography, and woven items. Located only 8 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway

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