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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2017

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.


Sugar Grove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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 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
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King-size bed, single sleep sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleep sofa is single bed size
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Fern Hill Overlook, Fantastic Views, Hot Tub, Private setting
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 24 reviews
Powell, Ohio

Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

My sweetie and spend a weekend in Feb here to celebrate Valentines Day. It was everything we had hoped for! The cabin is clean, well stocked in all the necessities, and very romantic. The views were just as pictured.

Master bed was very comfortable (we didn't use the second bedroom), and the view of the mountains when waking up was gorgeous and peaceful. Loved the hot tub, and the fact that the setting was very private.

We arrived to a light dusting of snow, which made using the wood stove and the hot tub the perfect thing. The stove puts out a LOT of heat, and the cabin was cozy and warm in no time. The location was close to Boone, Blowing Rock and Valle Cruces, so if you want something to do, you can reach town within 20 min. Puzzles and games were supplied, so there was really no reason to leave.

We cooked 4 meals and found everything we needed in the kitchen.

I certainly hope to return to Fern Hill Overlook sometime in the future. Thank you Sandra for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Sweet remote cabin in the low mountains near Boone, NC

  • 4 of 5

We arrived to the cabin after snow storm Stella had created a beautiful winter scene for us. The driveway was steep but our 4WD had no issues going up it even in the snow. It was very cold and thankfully the cabin was very warm and cozy, clean, and stocked with well seasoned firewood for the stove. The long range mountain views are good and one morning we enjoyed a spectacular sunrise over the eastern range! We found the solitude to our liking and the hot tub kept us sweating even when it was 10 degrees outside. The kitchen was adequately stocked with pots, pans and dishes, but definitely bring your cooking oils and spices (and knives if you're a foody). The bedrooms are very comfy and the bathrooms are very clean. We enjoyed some of the local hiking like Elk River Falls and the woods surrounding the cabin, and Boone is a fun town for shopping with many local artisans and the kitschy Mast General store. We would recommend Fern Hill Overlook to our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views but needs updating.

  • 2 of 5


Beautiful views and low rental cost.


One TV which is a console (old school) no HDMI to play Play Station or XBOX on.

You have to put wood and start a fire in a wood burning stove to heat up living room.

Small cabin, toilets old and low to ground, not much plates, glasses, or utensils. Jacuzzi has a leak that leaks onto your vehicle in parking spot but, she did let me know a couple of days before arrival. Also very adamant about leaving by 11 am as next renters are coming that day. Just needs updating and upkeep. By the way we drove a small front wheel drive coupe and didn't have any issues getting up the driveway as I have raced cars in the past and knew how to navigate up the driveway in a aggressive fashion. Thank you for the stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad that you enjoyed the views. The cabin is a great retreat for people who want a natural setting in which to experience the beauty of the mountains. There are actually 3 means of heating the living/dining area. The primary source of heat is an energy efficient rectangular ceramic heater located near the sofa. It is controlled by the thermostat just inside the entry to the main part of the cabin. (There is a second ceramic heater and related thermostat in the master bedroom.) In addition, there is a baseboard heater along the dining room wall. As you discovered, the third means of heating in the living/dining area of the cabin is the woodstove which generates a significant amount of heat although I think most of my tenants light it for the ambience. Firewood is provided. As far as plates, the cabinets contain place settings for 6 in solid green and 4 dinner plates in a bear motif. Occupancy is listed as 4-5 so I felt that would be sufficient. Since I purchased the cabin, I have modified it to include a dishwasher, stone steps, rustic railing and patio, covered outside entry with bench, and wrap-around deck. The refrigerator and dryer are new. New sheets and bedspread were purchased and replaced in March. A ceiling fan was added to the second bedroom. In general, I have opted to add function rather than replace what is in working order. The leak in the hot tub does not cause a significant drop in water level or otherwise affect the usage of the tub. Once the weather is warmer, I plan to schedule a repair. Just 2 weeks before you arrived a dump truck load of gravel was spread on the driveway which was scraped and re-surfaced. I believe it is important to maintain a steady forward motion up the entire length of the sloped driveway. Experienced drivers will not stop on the incline and then attempt to resume their progress. Taking it too fast can scatter gravel and deteriorate the driveway over time. The TV has a basic channel service. Board games and puzzles are in the bookcase for entertainment. Normal check-in time is 2 PM and check-out is 11 AM. Three hours is the minimum period for my cleaning crew to arrive, do laundry, change linens, clean bathrooms, vacuum, dust, check chemicals in the hot tub, pack up and leave. Thank you for your cooperation with my standard check-out time so the cabin was prepared to be inviting to the next incoming vacationers that day.
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Beautiful, peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our stay at Fern Hill Outlook. It has amazing views and you feel like you are the only one on the mountain! We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming and cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend taking in the mountain views and watching the stars from the hot tub. The wrap around deck and mountain laurels make me want to visit here in the spring!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy comfort with a nice view!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our weekend, despite the cloudy weather. We enjoy the Boone area and visit often and will most likely stay here again. The hot tub was a nice ammenity and the king size bed was very comfortable. The woodstove works great and provided plenty of warmth for the whole place. Wood is provided but you'll want to bring some starter blocks. Oh, and trash can liners. The driveway is steep so get a good running start and stay on it.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • 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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Vacation
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Leaf Season
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
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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