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

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

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains 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.

For quick supplies, there's a grocery and gas station just around the bend. Located only 20 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 from the property manager.

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.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ziglar (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why Ziglar 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 7 traveler reviews

Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

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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Charlotte, NC

Great Experinence

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What breath taking views from all windows of this cute little cabin. We loved waking up to the gorgeous fall foliage greeting us as it stood tall on the beautiful NC mountains! The hot tub was fantastic as we star gazed. We enjoyed the Woolly Worm festival, Mast General Store, Grandfather Mountain but MOSTLY this cabin and nature of the NC mountains.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again!
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Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Found this nice cabin at the last minute. proved to be a nice experience. The view is good if not great (only because the property's trees obstruct what can be a really awesome view). Spider webs inside the cabin in a couple of places was a bit surprising. The setting is private enough, and the sound of the birds chirping is only disturbed by the frequent/occasional cars that drive by some 100 or 200 feet away.

We had mentioned that we would check in late, and the manager had assured us that some of the lights would be turned on by the time we arrived. However, when we arrived around 10:30p we were invited by pitch darkness and after a bit of fumbling in total darkness we were able to get in. Perhaps the lights have a timer and it had switched off ..may be.

The entrance has a steep slope and one would need to take adequate care during winter months.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and that we could accommodate you on short notice. Privacy at the cabin is enhanced by the surrounding woods. The trees, which are shown in the video posted on VRBO of the view, were pruned to open the line of sight to that vista. They are hemlocks which are becoming less common in the NC mountain forests and are part of the character of my cabin in the woods. After every guest the cabin is cleaned and I asked my property manager to make sure the maid inspects for cobwebs before she leaves based on your comment. It has not been a problem in the past, but the cabin is in a natural rustic setting. Frankly, I'm puzzled by the issue with the lights. There is a pole light outside that works dusk-to-dawn when the switch is "on". In addition, there are porch lights which are turned on for guests who plan to arrive late. Inside the cabin there is an automatic motion sensor light. My property manager usually turns on a lamp in the family room when she inspects the cabin before each arrival if she knows they will come in after dark. With the cabin in a secluded wooded setting, I know how dark the surroundings can be at night without lights! We will check all the light bulbs and replace as needed. I am sorry for any inconvenience you experienced in that regard. As you noted, there is some vehicle noise from the road which is located well below the cabin. The weekend you stayed was ASU Homecoming as well as during the peak color leaf season so there may have been more traffic than usual. The benefit of being near the highway is easy well-maintained access to the driveway in all seasons. Thank you for your feedback.
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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.


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Tax Rate 12.75%

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains 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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