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Deborah Thurston

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Mountaintop Getaway with Sunset Views

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Comfortable, accessible 2 bedroom, 2 bath in the NC Mountains

Located in scenic Avery County, secluded yet close to town, Alpenhaus is located at over 4000 ft. The house features 2 enclosed decks and is surrounded by woods on 3 sides. Wake up to green trees outside your bedroom window or watch the sunrise reflected on the mountains. Look out for foxes as you enjoy breakfast on the south facing deck. In autumn, watch the leaves change from green to hues of red and gold. Enjoy a game of golf at Mountain Glen Golf Club or take a short drive to Grandfather Mountain or Linville Falls, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway or go hiking or rafting, see the stalagtites at Linville Caverns and then come back to appreciate the sunset from the living room window. In winter, enjoy a day of skiing or sledding at nearby Beech Mountain or Sugar Mountain. Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing is also nearby. Return home, build a snowman and enjoy the gas log fireplace which takes the mountain chill off the evenings. Experience our fully appointed kitchen if you choose to eat in or venture out to local restaurants in nearby Linville, Banner Elk, Boone, or even Asheville. Enjoy the Wooly Worm Festival, Valle Crucis Fair, Music on the Mountaintop, Land of OZ, Singing on the Mountain, Highland Games, Shag at Sugar, Oktoberfest at Sugar Mt., Arts and Crafts shows, and much more. Then return a short distance to the quiet of your mountain getaway.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Deborah Thurston (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Deborah Thurston

Grandma & Grandpa built this house to be close to their grandchildren. Now we want to share this lovely spot with you

Deborah Thurston purchased this house in 1982

Why Deborah Thurston chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The Blue Ridge Mountains are a magical place to live. This house is right in the woods and has many windows so you seem to be outside even when you are in. There are many different birds, and a family of foxes. The cool evening mountain air is just the thing after a warm summer day.

What makes this house unique

After a day of shopping, hiking, walking, or sightseeing, this is a cozy and comfortable home to return to. It is near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls & Linville Caverns. Avery County is centrally located so you can be in Blowing Rock or Boone in 30 miniutes or less or venture further to Black Mountain or Asheville.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Mountaintop Getaway with Sunset Views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Lovely Cabin with a great view!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely weekend with friends - the view was fantastic, and the house was welcoming. Sleeps 4 easy, pull out couch for more sleeping. Kitchen was cozy, but everything was there. Two bathrooms. Lots of windows. Steep street could be a little intimidating at night. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend away in Newland!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! Deb and Scott were so easy to work with and the location and house were just perfect! Very comfortable, clean, and had everything we needed for a wonderful time in the mountains! We will definitely be going back here to relax and enjoy the beautiful views!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay. The place was perfect for us, had everything we needed. There was a beautiful mountain view. The owners could not be more accommodating and easy to work with. We took the trip because we were attending a wedding but have talked about a return visit just because we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We love our little spot of heaven and are glad you do too. Please do come back any time.
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Very nice and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We recently stayed from Saturday until Monday. The house is super cozy and comfy. The views from the windows and porches are awesome, especially at dusk when the lights of Newland, in the valley below, start to glow. The gas logs warmed the place up fast. There's 2 grocery stores, a CVS and numerous "normal" service business' that I didn't expect in this small town. There were even a few thrift stores we visited.

We will likely rent this property again, if available, next trip to this area.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved the house and its view!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this property is almost 360 degrees and is awesome. The leaves were changing, which provided the most beautiful scenery. The house offers an enclosed porch, so you can take in the view from either inside the house or sitting in the comfort of the porch. The house itself is well stocked, with plenty of cookware, kitchen utensils and basic cooking needs. There is a wonderful Lowe's grocery store in Newland, for whatever else you might need. Beds were comfortable, the house was warm and cozy. It was a great stay, one which I hope to repeat next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was an amazing mountain getaway experience!

  • 5 of 5

I forgot to review this property, but it is a good sign that a year later I am still thinking about it. We highly enjoyed this experience. It snowed while we were here and being on top of a small mountain my beach children were in heaven enjoying the snow. We would love to go back and recommend it to all. Jonas Tubing was so much fun and not far away!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Tri Cities, Johnson City, TN
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Mountain Glen Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Mason Jar, Newland, NC
Car: necessary

Located only 8 miles from Banner Elk and 4 miles from Linville AlpenHaus is centrally located in lovely Avery County. The house is a short drive from Grandfather Mountain, and a scenic drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway will take you to Blowing Rock and Boone. Go the other direction and you will come to Linville Falls. It is less than 1/2 hour to Roan Mtn State Park and only a little more than an hour to Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Newland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
September Special
Sep 7 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 1 - Oct 15
2 night minimum stay
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Ski/Sledding Season
Dec 1 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Newland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) This is an unusually comfortable sleeper sofa.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting

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