|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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.
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.
This was the perfect little cabin for our family of 4. The area is beautiful, rural and private. It is a short 25 minute drive into Boone where we found tons of restaurants and grocery stores etc. We spent time hiking and skiing in the area, then relaxing at the cabin at night. The hot tub was a bonus after skiing all day! Great time would recommend!
Our stay was wonderful! The pictures don't even do the place justice. We loved sitting in the hot tub in the cold mountain morning, listening to the silence all around us. In the evening, the wood stove kept the cabin cozy and warm with plenty of wood stocked, and all the little touches throughout the cabin made us feel right at home. Check out was made even easier by the state of the art little dishwasher and the clear instructions provided by the owner. We felt in good hands throughout the process. My Subaru didn't have any trouble with the driveway but I could definitely see where a non 4WD might have trouble. We loved being perched up on the mountainside but still nestled among tall trees. We would definitely come back in a heart beat!
My husband and I stayed at Fern Hill Overlook for a weekend getaway to celebrate his 50th birthday! We had a fantastic time! The cabin was perfect size, hot tub was nice and there were incredible views! Very convenient location. Secluded but then only 20 minutes from Boone and Blowing Rock! We had such a restful relaxing weekend! The driveway was NO problem at all. We were in my brand new Buick Lacrosse which is a 4-door sedan and we had no problems getting up the driveway! Sandra was wonderful to work with! Very responsive!! We will definitely be back again!! Absolutely loved it!!!!
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!
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.
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!
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.