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Rene Espinosa

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Large Log Cabin on App Ski Mtn, Blowing Rock w/ Kayaks, LOCATION!

64 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3,500 sf Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-15) - 3 BBQ's

'BERRY BLESSED CABIN' SUMMARY:

- On App Ski Mountain

- 3 levels, 3500 sf

- 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms

- 3 BBQ's in different locations

- All new luxury furnishings and finishes

- (3) king beds, (1) queen beds, (2) twin beds, (3) folding beds

- Large hot tub with LED Lighting, speakers, and 98 jets.

- 6 kayaks, 2 canoes with trailer

- Central AC, central heat, gas log fireplace

- best location (between Blowing Rock and Boone)

Right on Appalachian Mountain, beautiful modern log cabin with mountain views and lots of safe outdoor spaces to enjoy. Over 3500 square feet on three levels including 5 Bedrooms PLUS bonus room and 3.5 baths. Modern open kitchen includes gas range with warming drawer, stainless steel refrigerator, contemporary cabinets and island with abundant space for seating. Breakfast nook with huge farm table with seating up to 12. Kitchen overlooks BIG Great Room with soaring vaulted ceiling offering views to the outdoors. Lower level has bonus room with foosball table, TV and lots of space for the kids to relax. Home includes three TVs, Cable, high speed internet, high speed HD wifi and Nintendo Wii System. No problems with cell phone reception!

Two large rooms upstairs, one with King bed and the other a Queen bed, share large bathroom with separate vanities. On main floor, the Master Suite includes a King Bed, private bathroom, Vaulted Ceiling and private access to deck. 2 Additional rooms (one with King Bed and the other 2 twin beds) downstairs with full private bath. Three additional roll out beds and two sofas perfect for the younger guests. A pack and play folding crib is included.

Great outdoor spaces including extra large covered deck, large hot tub with LED lights, 3 BBQ's, paver patio, and backyard with plenty of space for fun and games. Evenings are a blast roasting marshmallows and relaxing around the large fire pit. Relax and watch the sunset with a beautiful mountain view from the covered deck.

New carpet, paint and furnishings 2015! Central Air, Central Heat, Gas Log Fire Place/Stove. Non Smoking! No Pets!

Easy access (under 10 minutes) to Julian Price Lake where you can kayak or canoe or try kayaking down the New River for a truly beautiful North Carolina experience.

Take a hike on one of the many trails along the Blue Ridge Parkway or at Moses Cone Park. Enjoy fishing at Trout Lake (stocked) less than five minutes away or try your hand at fly fishing at one of the many nearby creeks. Bring your swimsuit and experience Hebron Falls just a 15 minute drive.

Only five minute drive to historic Blowing Rock. Five minutes to Boone where you can find all your modern day conveniences including Wal-Mart, Harris Teeter Grocery, Walgreens, Chick-Fila, McDonalds and several choices of great pizza places! Between both and just on Hwy 321 you can find Tweeties Railroad amusement park, Doc’s Gem Mining and Mystery Hill which provide hours of fun for kids!

Winter visitors require 4x4 or all wheel drive.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Rene Espinosa (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Rene Espinosa

We are a family of four, our kids are 10 and 12 years old. This is our vacation home and we really love it. We spent the last 15 years traveling to the beautiful North Carolina Mountains before we decided to purchase our own. We enjoy snowboarding and skiing at Appalachian Ski Mountain, snow tubing, trout fishing and more during the winter months. During the warmer months, we enjoy kayaking, hiking, picnics, horseback riding and whitewater rafting. Long story short, we love the outdoors.

Rene Espinosa purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Rene Espinosa chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

As John Muir said, 'The mountains are calling and we must go!' We live in South Florida and enjoy the beaches and the outdoors, but we miss the mountains and the incredible countryside vistas. We enjoy Blowing Rock and Boone for many reasons. Berry Blessed Cabin is the perfect place for families and friends to come together and spend some quality time. We first started vacationing in the area by renting homes and truly enjoyed ourselves every time. Blowing Rock is located only 2 hours from Charlotte which makes it a really easy drive. We love all the choices for outdoor activities. Our kids' favorites are kayaking the calmer parts of the New River (little and safe rapids) and climbing the rocks at Hebron Falls. We also have become quite good snow boarders spending many winter weekends at App Ski Mnt. We are going to take up fly fishing next.

What makes this cabin unique

The feeling of being in the woods without a lot of homes around us yet very close to all the comforts of Boone and the downtown historic environment of Blowing Rock. What we like about our cabin is that we can send the kids (and their friends) down to the playroom where they can be noisy and we can relax on the main area and kitchen. We rented a lot of cabins and homes first and the noise with kids and crowded feeling with many family guests was always a problem. Our cabin is perfect for a lot of people and the location is as good as it gets. We hosted a Thanksgiving family reunion a few years ago. We had 10 adults and 10 kids and it was a total success. We have the shutter fly album on the coffee table.

Reviews

4.9
based on 64 traveler reviews

Large Log Cabin on App Ski Mtn, Blowing Rock w/ Kayaks, LOCATION!
average rating of 4.890625 based on 64 reviews
5

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The home is beautiful and well maintained. Nice pine wood finishes. A spa, fire pit, great room, huge rear porch with breathtaking views. The house was just far enough outside to be secluded and private, but close enough to the market and venues to make it convienient. We are booking now to come back next year for another week.

John Micali

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Morrisville
5

Berry Blessed was wonderful...

  • 5 of 5

For the brief family gathering -- Berry Blessed was a wonderful stay. It accommodated the needs (an wants) for the extended family to experience the peace of nature while having the advantage of being in close proximity to all that Blowing Rock has to offer (Theme parks, restaurants, grocery stores). From the play area, to the guest rooms, to the master suite -- the home was cozy, clean and the views were therapeutic.

I would definitely recommend this to any large family/group, not just for the amenities, but the security of knowing the responsiveness of the owner is swift and assuring, that any unfamiliarity is simply a few keystrokes away from a resolve, or the lead to a resolve.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Rented 4 houses in the neighborhood for a family reunion. Of the 4, this was the best "party" house for the crew. Lots of living/dining/deck space for family to gather in. Those who slept there enjoyed the bedrooms and were very comfortable in the house. The driveway would be a challenge in the winter, but accessible in summertime, especially with AWD. Great games downstairs, and plenty of room in the kitchen for a big dinner prep. Very happy with our rental!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC
5

Perfect Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Vacation at Berry Blessed was wonderful. The cabin was well equipped, comfortable and great for 7 adults & 4 children. Owner provided all the information needed and was very prompt with reply. The Blowing Rock area has many activities close by for all age groups.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Cabin

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the rustic feel of the cabin while being close to town. It was easy to use the canoes and kayaks and, again, the location was so convenient with lakes for fishing and canoeing just minutes away. The beds were comfortable and plenty of room for our group of 14 to eat together and enjoy getting together in the living room. We would go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad your large group had a wonderful time at Berry Blessed Cabin. We hope to have you back soon. Unfortunately, we are already booked for the week you requested in November, but let me know if you have other dates you would like to consider. Rene
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5

Truly one of a kind trip to remember!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin in Blowing Rock called Berry Blessed was truly one of a kind experience. The cabin was in a very secluded area, but close to everything ( Boone and Blowing Rock) downtown. I liked that every room in the cabin was clean and updated. There was more than enough space for 10 people to sleep and hangout at night. I loved the outside fire pit and BBQ grille that we used almost every night while we stayed at the Berry Blessed cabin. It was a week that I was always remember and a wonderful time spend with friends and family. I would definitely rent it again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Many blessings!
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Tweetsie Railroad
Nearest Point of Interest
Gem Mining
Nearest Point of Interest
Road To Boone 5 min
Nearest Point of Interest
Trophy Fishing
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Kayak Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Road to Blowing Rock and Blue Ridge
Nearest Point of Interest
App Ski Resort

zipline, caving, water falls

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Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 10 2016 - Aug 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,750
$9,000
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 23 2016 - Nov 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,750
$9,000
 
 
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
$3,200
$9,000
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
$395
From
$445
Fri,Sat
$2,800
$9,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$395
$2,500
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.75%

1. No charge for use of kayaks. An additional $200 refundable trailer deposit is required if you would like to use the trailer.
2. Guest has option to pay for a renters insurance ($49 non refundable) in lieu of the $200 refundable deposit.
3. Taxes will be applied to rental, rate as required (6.75% state use tax + 6% county rental tax) / cleaning fee is $150.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - level 1 - toilet , shower , all new finishes
    Half Bath - main level - toilet , This is a half bath in the main living area
    Master Bath 1 - toilet , shower , double sinks and window
    Bathroom 2 - 3rd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , split vanities, two sinks, private door to shower, window
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master on Main Level - 1 king , private bath and access to deck. Vaulted ceiling and TV.
    Master on third level - 1 king , Vaulted ceiling, TV, and fully furnished
    Guest room on 3rd level - 1 queen , Vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan and fully furnsished
    Bedroom first floor - 2 twin/ single , small room with two twin beds, dresser and ceiling fan.
    Guest room first floor - 1 king , Views of mountain range, soundproof room, fully furnished
    Large Den / Playroom 1st floor - 3 murphy bed , Three twin folding portable beds, can be moved to any room
  • King bed on every level....Linens included. King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Regular Sofa (2) and (3) folding beds (ok for adults but ideal for teens and children)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Hot tub, New large deck overlooking magnificent sunset view of Tennessee Blue Ridge Mountains, Canoes & Trailer, Fire Pit with Chairs, Small Garage for Storage

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