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Hound Ears Resort & Club - Gated Community

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8). Every bdrm has its own Bath and TV!!!

Welcome to 'WeeksEnd'. This is our special retreat and the house of our hearts. As you enter, it wraps its arms around you and insists on relaxation and comfortable enjoyment. You will quickly feel your stress peel away. There are multiple living areas in the home each with its own ambiance and comforts. As one of our guests exclaimed 'The house spreads out like a country meal'! There are two master suites on the main level each with king beds and private baths along with cozy living room, spacious den, and kitchen and dining room. The second level has two bedrooms one with a king bed and the other with a double, both with private baths. The laundry room and recreation rooms are on the lower level of the house. You may choose quiet reading by the beautiful stone fire place or a movie from our over 300+ DVD collection and in the den equipped with surround sound. If the weather permits - sit out on the deck listening to music from our extensive CD collection which may be heard in 4 zones plus the living room and deck area. Or pull out the den table and start a puzzle of your choice from our game closet. The more energetic may head downstairs and rack up a game of pool, ping-pong or darts. Whatever you do - we know you will relax, leave your work and worries behind and enjoy the house and the mountains like we do.

Within Hounds Ears there is much to enjoy: The golf course was designed by George Cobb and in addition to being one of the most beautiful courses in NC, it demands precision and will test your skills no matter your handicap. There is an on-site golf pro who is also available for classes and instruction. In addition to golf, Hound Ears offers well-managed clay and hard surface tennis courts, also with an on-site pro. The heated outdoor pool is nestled in a beautiful setting with a cascading waterfall and is an ideal retreat for late afternoon cool offs. Our house is a short walk-away from the fitness/massage center located at the corner of Cherry Street. This center boasts the most current resistance training equipment , free weights as well as high performance machines which you may choose to use independently or request to work with the on-site personal trainer for new tips and work out ideas. Our home is also a short walk or drive to the main clubhouse which offers a beautiful setting for cocktails, fine and casual dining each day of the week during season. However, for a more relaxed schedule, cook-in on our Weber gas grill and have a spendid meal on our deck (which can easily sit 8-10) using our lovely mountain pottery. Fun and relaxation is the order of the day and the focus of your stay! ENJOY!

Keywords: Quintessential Mountain Home - rustic luxury - 2 master suites on main level, each bedroom has private bath (never share a bath again on vacation)- access to all club amenities including dining, golf, tennis and pool. Free WIFI at the house and the Clubhouse during season.

More Details

Mendy Childress
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Mendy Childress

We work in live in Chapel Hill, NC. Hound Ears Club has been a part of our family since the early 1960's. We love the resort and the surrounding towns during all four seasons of the year. We spend as much time as possible at 'WeeksEnd', and each and every time we are saddened to leave.

Mendy Childress purchased this house in 1993

Why Mendy Childress chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

As a child, my parents built a house in Hound Ears - one of the first home-owners - and I spent my childhood loving Hound Ears and the mountains of North Carolina. So when I had the opportunity to purchase a second home, it was the only place I considered. It is the perfect retreat.

What makes this house unique

Casual Elegance that will be enjoyed by all ages!!! Regardless of the time of year you visit - Hound Ears Club and the surrounding towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and West Jefferson offer wonderful restaurants, shopping, special events, antiquing, etc. to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"My husband and I were in the group staying at your cabin as arranged by our friends from New Bern. Your cabin was delightful and interesting with eclectic memorabilia we presumed were from your world travels. You had thought of every detail to make our stay fun and comfortable. Even though it was a cold, rainy and windy weekend, we hiked some every day and lit a nice fire in the cabin's fireplace (with dried wood conveniently stacked near the stairs). The best part in my opinion was the wonderful mattress that we slept on. We used the king bedroom on the second floor. If you have the time to reply to me and know the mattress brand and model, I would love to hear from you.
May 2017
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Boone House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Second Level Tiled Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Second level tiled bath with shower and marble vanity
    Main Level Master Tiled Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Mstr Bath suite w/ Lg shower, Lg tub & two marble vanities
    Main level Tiled Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level tiled bath with tub/shower and vanity
    Second Level Tiled Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second level tiled bath w/ tub/shower and marble vanity
    Main level Den Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Den Bath tiled with tub/shower and vanity
    Downstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , Downstairs between laundry and game room - toilet and vanity
  • 5.5 bathrooms in our home. Each bedroom has its own private bath - no guests ever have to share a bathroom!! And company may use the den bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Level Master bedroom 3 - 1 king , Second level master bdrm w/ ceiling fan, private bath & TV
    Main Level Master Bedroom 1 with Private bath & TV - 1 king , Main Level Master w/ Stone Gas Fireplace, private bath & TV
    Main Level Master Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master Bdrm w/ ceiling fan, private bath & Flat Screen TV
    Second level Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2nd level bdrm w/ Queen, ceiling fan, private bath & TV
  • King size beds (3) Three of our four bedrooms have king beds and the smallest room has a queen bed. Every bedroom has it's own private bath and television to enjoy.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Very spacious deck with two tables for setting, wonderful for any/all meals (weather permitting) but especially accommodating for family and friends cocktail hour during sunset and beyond. Be sure to have the CD player on with the deck zone speakers turned on! If you feel like a gourmet meal but don't want to cook on your vacation, call the club and have dinner delivered or pick it up. The staff will also be happy to provide catering for a special occasion or appetizers for your cocktail gatherings. If you are a rock climber, Hound Ears Club offers rocks outcroppings on the property that are rated some of the best in the country for bouldering!!! Of course, there are many other streams, lakes and hiking trails to enjoy around the area as well.


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Hound Ears Resort & Club - Gated Community
average rating of 4.851852 based on 29 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I can speak for all 8 of us and say our stay at the resort and in the Childress home was the best vacation venue we have done together. Please thank Mendy and charming family for the privilege to stay in such carefully planned and organized surroundings.

Susanne Hinkle

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Susanne - Your email and your review have made my day - thank you! We are so very pleased that your group chose to stay with us on this trip. It sounds like you took good advantage of experiencing Hound Ears and so pleased, although not surprised, that you found the facilities, amenities and the staff exceptional. Thank you also for being such wonderful and respectful guests of our property and our Club. You are always welcomed back and hope we have the opportunity to work together on another getaway for you and your friends. Warm Regards, Mendy,
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Mountain SummerEscape

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the well stocked home, and Club and house amenities.

Pool table/ ping pong, large deck, comfortable beds and furniture.

definitely 5 stars if kitchen--dining area a bit larger and more accessible.

Owner was very pleasant, attentive and easy to deal with.

Would definitely recommend and might stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sumter, SC 29150

Fabulous House in Hound Ears!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderfully inviting home set in a very lovely community. The gatekeepers or guards are very welcoming and friendly so the vacation is off to a great start. The house is very clean and has everything a guest might need.

Our favorite part of the house is the terrific deck. We turn on the string lights, start the music and fire up the grill. We have made great memories on that deck.

We also love the spaciousness of the house. There is always a place to escape if a nap or quiet time is needed even if the children are playing. Conversely, the children can nap while the adults are visiting or are playing games in the recreation room downstairs. It is just the perfect arrangement for a family.

The bedrooms are nicely decorated and have very comfortable beds and nice linens.

The house is decorated in an interesting way. We walked around the rooms admiring the art, knickknacks, photos, sculptures, books. The owners must be fun, interesting and well-travelled.

A music system pipes the music all over the house including the deck. There are many CDs and VCR movies/DVDs. Puzzles and games and cards are available and lots of them! The game room in the basement has a pool table which can be converted to a ping pong table. There is a treadmill and weights. There is also a fitness center at the end of the street.

The kitchen is small but very adequate especially since we spend most of our time in the deck. Every size pot or pan is available. There are plenty of utensils and cutlery. Serving dishes and barware are plentiful. Small appliances are available. We lacked nothing.

There are 5.5 bathrooms so no one has to go far or up/down stairs when a restroom is needed.

The community pool is very nice. We really liked the trails in the community which are beautiful, well maintained and lined with huge boulders.

There is so much to do near Hound Ears. Our favorites included visiting Tweetsie Railroad, visiting Mast General store in Valle Crucis and eating at Over Yonder across the street from Mast (delicious food, took a long time to be served), hiking in Hound Ears and Blowing Rock, walking around ASU in Boone then checking out downtown Boone, eating at Coyote Kitchen (yum!), playing on the playground in Blowing Rock and shopping in the town's cute shops (favorite is The Last Straw), hiking in Linville Falls.

This is our second stay at this interesting home and it will not be our last. It is a beautiful and comfortable property.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy home nestled among blooming rhododendrons

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed the radical hospitality we found in this beautiful home. We lacked for nothing during our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay and you found "WeeksEnd" accommodating and hospitable. Thank you for staying with us and we welcome you back anytime!!
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Had a great time!

  • 4 of 5

The house continues to provide a great place for our family reunion.We really enjoy sitting on the deck. We all had a good time and look forward to coming back next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love the fact that you celebrate your family reunions at our home and delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us again this year. We too love the deck from Spring till late fall and even sometimes during the winter months when the weather cooperates! We do hope you will return next year and look forward to hearing from you in the near future. ---Very Best,
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Greensboro, NC

Motley party of 8

  • 5 of 5

Four couples stayed here and had an excellent time. Beds were comfortable and each couple had their own bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped and the dining table handled the eight of us comfortably. The owners were a pleasure to work with. A great stay for our group!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay. We are delighted that you decided to visit and we hope that you and your friends will return often!! Warm Regards, Mendy
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Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Hawks Nest and Sugar Mountain
Car: recommended

Hound Ears Club offers full club amenities to include: 18 Hole Golf Course designed by George Cobb, a beautiful mountain chilled pool with cascading waterfall, clay and hard-surface tennis courts, fine and casual dining with a new excellent chef in the Hound Ears Club dining room, fully equipped fitness center with on-site personal trainer and massage therapist. Also, Hound Ears Club property has rock outcroppings ranked as some of the finest for 'bouldering' in the country.


Rates & Availability

Boone House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Years
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 25 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
July 4th
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 7 2018
6 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2018 - Dec 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $210
Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is booked and confirmed. 90% of your deposit will be returned if cancellation occurs before 30 days prior to your arrival. Cancellations within the 30 days of your arrival are forfeited.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.