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

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
Sandra (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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.


based on 9 traveler reviews

Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

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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Beautiful trip to the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Great location, secluded, great views. Close to downtown Boone, NC. Comfortable accommodations, really enjoyed the hot tub!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cabin in mountains

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin and the hot tub. However, we would not have been able to drive up the driveway without our four wheel drive vehicle. There had been a lot of rain and there were some deep ruts hidden under the leaves. The cabin was dark inside and could have used more lighting for reading.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: According to my housekeeper, prior to and during this stay there had been a lot of rain with locally very heavy rainfall at times. Apparently the rain had washed ruts in the gravel driveway. It was fall so the leaves were coming down and the inclement weather deepened the layer of leaves on the driveway. The cabin is in a woodsy setting so there are a lot of leaves in the fall! The wet conditions may have been a factor as well. A thick layer of wet leaves does not provide good traction. The driveway does have significant slope and in certain conditions a 4 wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended. I have had the driveway cleared of leaves at least once since this stay and there have been subsequent tenants. Periodically in the past I have contracted a backhoe company to smooth the driveway surface and add gravel if necessary. It is unfortunate that the weather and the season combined to make the driveway challenging for this tenant. Perhaps the rain also produced gray days that made the cabin seem darker than usual. There are multiple lamps in each room. I have been gradually replacing the bulbs with LEDs both for efficiency and increased brightness. I like reading in the cabin for relaxation. I'm glad they enjoyed the cabin in other respects, including the hot tub, and wish there had been sunnier days for their trip.
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raleigh, nc

Awesome getaway cabin

  • 5 of 5

It was so nice to have found this cabin. It was the best getaway my husband and I had in a long time. It was quiet, homey and the hot tub is surely a plus. I also love the stove heater, it sets the mood for a very romantic night. We will definitely be back!

Thank you for sharing such an amazing place with us.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Belmont, NC

Relaxation is the word!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for a much needed weekend of relaxation. It was quite easy to find and I managed to drive up the steep driveway in my little Civic, so it wasn't as bad as I had thought it might be. The cabin is a little older, but it was very comfortable and felt homey. The owner provided games, books and puzzles for entertainment, and lots of little blankets to curl up with in front of the wood-burning stove. An abundance of firewood is provided for you and the stove really keeps the place warmed up. The hot tub was our favorite part, and as silly as it sounds, sitting in the hot tub with the snow falling on us was magical. I would definitely recommend this cabin for anyone wanting some privacy or a nice spot to come home to after hiking the trails or exploring Watauga Lake, which was just a short drive away. The owner was very nice to talk to and having a local property manager was reassuring in case anything had gone wrong. We can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you had a relaxing stay and look forward to welcoming you back!
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 28 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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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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