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Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights


Sugar Grove Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Situated on 2 acres on the western slopes of the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains, Fern Hill Overlook offers magnificent mountain views, lots of privacy, and is conveniently accessible to local attractions and activities.

Curve up the driveway between rock ledges and rhododendron to a rustic cabin which is not easily visible from the road. A large carved bear greets your sight as you round the bend in the driveway.

Park under the deck and walk up the stone steps. At the top of the steps, there is a bench big enough for two and a stone patio. It's a great spot for quiet reflection. Go through the house or follow the deck to the front porch for BREATHTAKING mountain views and a glimpse of the river in winter. No other cabins are between you and the river. Put the two rocking chairs together and share nature's beauty and majesty with someone special. Or, soak in the hot tub on the deck and enjoy the scenic views and forest setting. Be sure to keep an eye out for deer passing by but please respect this property as a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna.

This cabin has many amenities including full length windows, an updated kitchen and open floor plan. It is nicely furnished with rustic style furniture and accents. The master bedroom with a reading area takes full advantage of the windows and views. Firewood is provided for the wood burning stove which keeps the cabin cozy in even the coldest weather.

Located only 25 minutes from Boone or Blowing Rock, it's a short ride for shopping, touring, or skiing. Head in the other direction and you can spend the day in Tennessee at Watauga Lake! Browse the collection of books in the cabin for reading on a rainy day.

Bear images and figures are included in the decor. Count the bears in and around the cabin and turn in your total to confirm whether you found all of them. Further details are available.

Fern Hill Overlook is accessible year round but four wheel drive or chains are recommended for this property in winter months due to the significant slope of the driveway.

Although the cabin does not have central air-conditioning, the relatively high elevation and ceiling fans usually keep it comfortable year round. There are 3 sources of heat during cooler months to keep the cabin warm and cozy. As a rustic cabin in the woods, the possibility of an outdoor fire spreading to the cabin is a concern. Therefore, no outdoor fires (grills for cooking, fire pits, etc.) are allowed. Wildlife such as deer and turkey may occasionally be seen crossing the property. These 2 acres are to be respected as a sanctuary for animals. No discharge of weapons of any sort is permitted.

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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Why Sandra chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

In May 2006 we found this permanent private rustic vacation cabin which is perfect for us. It is a truly special spot that has a feeling of seclusion on 2 acres, an awesome view of the mountains and seasonal views of the Watauga River.

What makes this cabin unique

Hot tub for relaxation. Rocking chair front porch. Close to the river. Wooded. For necessities, there is a nearby grocery, deli and gas station. We consider this property a refuge for the wildlife and the people who visit. Please respect our desire to maintain this property as a sanctuary for everything within its boundaries. We hope that your stay here will be an experience to store in your chest of treasured memories.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Perfect Mountain Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Originally, my boyfriend and I were supposed to go to Savannah, GA for a getaway but due to Hurricane Matthew we weren't able to go and had to cancel our trip the afternoon we were supposed to leave. I've always loved Boone and Blowing Rock and jumped at the chance to bring my boyfriend who had never been. Sandra was INCREDIBLE! She worked (very quickly) to squeeze us in EXTREMELY last minute! We were really bummed to not get to go to Savannah, but let me tell you...our disappointment quickly disappeared after arriving at this cabin.

We went exploring in Boone and Blowing Rock during the day and enjoyed our evenings just relaxing in this cozy cabin and spending time together. The drive way was an adventure but it wasn't an issue with 4wd.

Everything was beyond our expectations from the cabin to Sandra's impeccable costumer service. This would be great for a family, couple or friend getaway. The view was breathtaking! The hot tub made a relaxing evening even more enjoyable and we had so much fun playing the games that were provided in the cabin! It is a very private cabin and you have to drive a little way to get to a grocery store or restaurants but that's what made this the perfect place to escape everyday hustle & bustle.

We had a blast and definitely wish we could've stayed longer, but we will be back!

Thanks Sandra!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC, USA

My Get Away! Fern Hill Overlook

  • 5 of 5

This is my second stay. The cabin has amazing views and is easy to get up too. You can get up the driveway with a 2-wheel drive. Once in the cabin - I find it hard to leave because I fall in love with the place. I will definitely be booking this place again in a few months.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

My Renewals at Fern Hill Overlook

  • 5 of 5

I have personally had the fun and joy of spending 3 different times (spring, summer, winter) at Fern Hill Overlook within the past couple of years. I found it to be a beautiful “rustic” cabin with a view that reminded me of how lucky we are as Americans to have ‘purple mountains majesty’; a truly awesome view!! It also has some good TV, a great hot tub, laundry, range, refrigerator and dishwasher; the comforts of home!

I intend to go back again this year for renewal as I call it. I noticed a recent review which mentioned the driveway and wanted to share my experience about that as well. True, it isn’t a flat and paved section of interstate roadway but I drive an older model 2wd pickup and have not experienced a problem getting up to the cabin, including one time with a light snowfall; maybe growing up in the country and knowing to keep going at a steady pace was an advantage for me. The same review mentioned no nearby grocery stores; there is a small store less than six miles away and I personally like my rustic get away opportunity without the mall effect. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a remote location--hot tub was perfect

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay! The cabin is definitely remote, but made for a great base for Boone and hiking at Grandfather Mountain. We found everything we needed to cook, and loved the hot tub. Two cautions for future renters: 1) the cabin is far from grocery stores, and it is good to get provisions on your way in and 2) the driveway is VERY steep--our sedan did not make it up the drive, though my cousin's 4WD car had no issues.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you loved your stay! Part of the charm is the rustic, rural, woodsy, private setting. The nearest local grocery is about 6 miles from the cabin. For a wider selection of food, the drive to a larger grocery store could take 25 minutes. Arriving with food essentials to have on hand at the cabin is a good plan. As far as the driveway, I am sorry to hear that you had to leave your sedan parked at the bottom. I am originally from Florida (a relatively flat landscape); I adapted to driving on slopes in the mountains when I was looking for a vacation home here in NC. I have been up and down my driveway in both 2WD and 4WD vehicles. It is important to maintain a steady slow forward momentum going up to the cabin. If the driver stops on the incline, the car will begin to roll back when the brake is released so it's harder to re-establish forward motion than it is on a level surface. In the 10 years I have owned the cabin, I have had a lot of visitors with 2WD vehicles. A few have mentioned not expecting the significant slope when they arrived but they overcame any initial issues they experienced. Once they became accustomed to the driveway, ingress and egress was not a continuing problem. At this time, you are only the second person who has reported that your vehicle was unable to make it from the street to the cabin when the driveway was clear of ice, snow and leaves. Four wheel drive is recommended especially in winter months and might be a good idea in general for people unfamiliar with driving on mountain roads. In inclement weather people in both 2WD and 4WD have parked at the bottom of the driveway which has a more gentle incline and walked up to the cabin. Please see pictures of the driveway and driveway as shown in video posted in the cabin listing.
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Perfect Mountain Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a mountain get away. Close to all of the tourist attractions. The owners have stocked the house with plenty of games to entertain you! The hot tub is located perfectly for star gazing! The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Peaceful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a quaint and airy cabin that is secluded on the mountain. The owners took extra care to be sure that the cabin was ready for us. The view from the family room, bedroom, and deck is breathtaking! We watched the beautiful sunrise every morning, while enjoying a cup of tea made from the teapot on the stove. The kitchen was perfect for making meals. The hot tub was clean and well maintained. We loved the views from the hot tub. If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy the outdoors, then this is the perfect spot! We hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mast General Store
"Great place to browse! Nostalgia, history, culture."
The Mast Farm Inn
"Nice dining spot in Valle Crucis."
Tweetsie Railroad
"Family entertainment theme park."
Appalachian Ski Mountain
"Ski resort"
Sugar Mountain Ski Area/Sports
"Snow ski destination"
Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant
"Family dining"
V C Farm
"Horseback riding"
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
U. S. Highway 321
Car: necessary

Enjoy majestic mountain views, the crisp tang of the air, the abundance of wildlife, the splendor of the leaves in fall, the sound of the river after a rain, and the character of this mountain community! In this very private setting, the hot tub on the deck is a great way to relax while you enjoy the view.

It's a short drive to Valle Crucis. Be sure to visit the Mast General Store and Annex there. Music in the Valle features local musicians in the community park on Friday nights during the summer. For “downtown” shopping, it is about 20 minutes from Boone. There’s a great grocery right around the corner from the cabin for any necessities. Ski resorts in the area provide sporting activity in the winter. For warmer weather, there are opportunities for horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing and whitewater rafting.

Rates & Availability

Sugar Grove Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

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Tax Rate 12.75%

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Sugar Grove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) One single sleep sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing

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