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Double the Fun - Two Homes in One - 2 kitchens, 2 large decks, 2 fireplaces

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4BR/2BA (2kitchens,2 living rooms,2 decks)


Double eating, living, and play space (2 Living Rooms, 2 Kitchens, 2 Decks) make this a perfect home for 2 small families or 1 large family with teenagers. (Please contact me if you are interested in renting only 1 floor of the home - anytime except holidays and weekends during peak season). This house is decorated with motivating photos of skiers, boarders, and climbers and has 13 ceiling-to-floor windows and 2 large decks. This creates a feeling of being in the middle of a large playground...which you are.

This quiet home, high in the trees, is less than 2 miles from Beech Mountain ski slopes, the golf course and clubhouse, tennis courts, heated Olympic swimming pool, fitness center, and recreation center with kids programs. There are also nearby hiking and biking trails.

If you prefer a more relaxing vacation at the home, the upstairs has a living room with fireplace and TV/DVD player with a selection of DVD's, board games, and wi-fi internet service. The dining room has seating for 6 guests and the kitchen is well-equiped with cookware and dining ware. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and glass door entrance to the deck. There is also a twin bedroom upstairs. The upstairs deck has a charcoal grill and casual seating for 6. This deck has a gate at the stairs to keep a dog or small kids out of trouble and there is a dog house at the back of the wrap-around.

The upstairs and downstairs share an entrance from outside and a mudroom, but each have a private, secure entrance off the mudroom. The downstairs has a living room with fireplace, futon, bumper pool table, TV/DVD player, and a selection of DVDs and board games as well. The kitchenette has a small refrigerator, two-burner stove, micro-wave, and full range of cooking and dining ware. The kitchen table seats 4. Also downstairs are a bedroom with a queen bed, a bedroom with twin beds, and a bathroom. The downstairs deck has a large swing on it.

This home is one of the original built on Beech Mountain - with a classic octagonal shape and high tongue-in-groove ceilings supported by large beams. It has been remodeled - with new windows, new paint, a new heat/air conditioning/dehumidification system, new mattresses and box springs on all beds, new appliances, new granite counter tops, and a new hardwood floor and carpeting upstairs. It feels light and airy. It is well-furnished, and relaxing. Moreover, we have updated it with modern conveniences - we have wi-fi, a network extender which enables you to have cell service where you otherwise would not have service, and two new TVs -one a smart TV, and the other with a Roku box, which enable you to get Netflicks, Hulu and other movie providers.

Beech Mountain, at 5.506', is the highest ski resort in Eastern America - with the highest temperatures in the 70's, it is a great escape from summer heat too. In winter, there skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and ice skating - all within 2 miles of our home. In summer, our Beech Mountain Club membership allows our guests access to swimming, tennis, golf, and the fitness and recreation centers and programs - again, all within 2 miles of our house.

We have enjoyed growing up in this home and hope that you will find it a great base for your adventures on Beech Mountain

More Details

kitty calhoun
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 4, 2018

About kitty calhoun

Growing up, I worked on ski patrol at Beech Mountain during the winter and at the tennis courts and recreation center during the summer. I went to the NC Outward Bound School, took up whitewater kayaking and climbing, and became a mountain guide for the American Alpine Institute. I still have many friends and connections on Beech Mountain and in the area - who are a great resource.

kitty calhoun purchased this house in 1973

Why kitty calhoun chose Beech Mountain

My parents chose to build on Beech Mountain because it offered the best skiing in the South. Ski Beech is still the best and over the years, has developed as an exceptional vacation resort for the spring, summer, and fall seasons as well.

What makes this house unique

This home is a particularly inspiring place to stay for 3 reasons: 1) I have lined up discounts with local outfitters, guides, and shops for my guests 2) the home is decorated with professional photos of people engaged in outdoor activities 3)it sits high up in the trees so from the second floor deck, it feels like you are up in a tree house - fun!


Beech Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms - one upstairs and one downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Upstairs: King size beds (1), twin or single beds (2) Downstairs: Queen bed (1), twin or single beds (2), double futon (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Guests have access to Olympic swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts, fitness facility, and recreation center


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Double the Fun - Two Homes in One - 2 kitchens, 2 large decks, 2 fireplaces
average rating of 4.655738 based on 61 reviews

Great getaway for two families

  • 5 of 5

The house was very well appointed with all that you could need. The proximity to Beech and Sugar means that this one is marked in our favorites. Kitty communicated very well and was an excellent host.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place for Beech Mountain vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 families so the layout of the house worked great for us. Each family had their own space, but it was very easy for everyone to hang out together as well. Not really 2 kitchens as "kitchen" on first floor is only a sink and a mini fridge. Kitchen on 2nd floor had everything we needed though. Bedrooms were roomy enough and beds were comfortable. Place was clean and cozy. Would stay here again if we return to Beech.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great location! Easy access to all the mountain offers. Clean and comfortable living space!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, cozy, and secluded!

  • 4 of 5

Great trails, with waterfalls nearby. Nice, cozy home away from home! Love the decks! Very nice!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Comfortable and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We had a very good stay in this comfortable, large home. Because we had a large group, we especially appreciated the large upstairs living room, which opens onto a large deck, and the kids enjoyed playing games and catching up with cousins. There is a large screen TV on each level, but we never even turned them on--so much else to do and enjoy. Beds are very comfortable, and the use of a washing machine and dryer on the bottom level was very helpful for a week long stay, especially when kids returned from a hike soaking wet from falling in a stream. The pool table was a big hit.

Kitchen-the stove was quite new, and cooking supplies were plentiful for cooking for so many people. Turbo-boil setting heated up a very large pan of water very fast. We easily cooked 2 pounds of pasta and mashed potatoes and ground beef for 10 with the available pans. There are helpful extras like cheese grater, crock pot, casserole dishes, etc.

Location--beautiful! It really was super to be high up in the trees and see and hear birds at eye-level, and deer from above. You definitely need to be comfortable managing lots of steps if you stay here. We loved the views from the bedrooms, and enjoyed being able to go out to the deck from the master bedroom upstairs. The porch swing also got a lot of use. We've learned when staying in Beech Mountain to make a stop for groceries at the Food Lion in Banner Elk before heading to our vacation home, because it is a hike back into town. Fred's does have basic supplies on the mountain, but it took us ~20 minutes to go to Banner Elk, so plan accordingly.

Because we had such a large family group in town, we didn't do our usual pay-per-person activities (e.g. ski-lift ride and disc golf down Beech). There was plenty of free hiking--Fireman's Park was in walking distance, with a fun trail off of it, and the kids also loved hiking on trails at the top of Beech at Emerald Outback. My husband and I were in a slower mood, and sat quietly under the powerlines, which weren't so pretty, but still enjoyed a great view, especially when we got to see indigo buntings flying back and forth.

Signal is always very spotty for us in Banner Elk/Beech, so set your phone to wireless calling for reliable, clear calls when you're in the house. Wifi was excellent.When the power blinked out, wi-fi came right back on without any problem.

The only problem we encountered was handled quickly and thoroughly. We loved our stay and would happily return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that you enjoyed our house and vacation time on Beech Mountain as much as we have with our families.
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Quiet and relaxing. Had a great time with two families at this property.

  • 4 of 5

Good location to get away from everything. Great hiking trails all around the area. Close to Boone and Blowing Rock. Internet is sketchy if you need it. Weather was great and we LOVED the upstairs patio.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the house! We will check on the internet right away.
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Nearest Golf
0.76 Miles
Beech Golf Course
Nearest Ski
2.34 Miles
Ski Beech
Car: necessary

Beech Mountain offers many recreational opportunities and activities without ever having to drive off the mountain. However, if you are adventurous, there are also an abundance of recreational opportunities such as rafting, caving, rock climbing, and cross-country skiing - within a 45 minute drive of our home. Never tried it or don't have your gear? There are several outfitters, guides, and equipment shops nearby to help. These are all listed in our extensive Welcome Book, with discount coupons to select outfitters and shops. Relax and enjoy exploring Beech Mountain and the surrounding High Country!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $175 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Pet fee is per night charge and will vary depending on number of nights you stay. Also, the cleaning fee varies according to the season and how many people are staying. Min rental age is 30 years old.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.