|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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.
Great location, secluded, great views. Close to downtown Boone, NC. Comfortable accommodations, really enjoyed the hot tub!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Jul 1 2016 - Aug 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. A $200 deposit is required to hold dates. Payment in full at least 15 days prior to arrival.