3 Br & Fam RM is 4th; 2.5 BA; Beech Mtn Club; Firepit, HOT TUB, Wi;
About Debbie Apple
My name is Debbie Apple and and my husband Ken and I are the owners of the Apple Chalet. We bought our first home (Apple Chalet I) in 1997 (since sold) and then purchased Apple Chalet (this one)in 2000. I started out as a rent from owner until in 2002, I loved it so much I became a NC Real Estate broker (renting vacation Rentals). Happily, I am no longer a broker, I am now retired and live in Florida with my husband. I get to enjoy our Grandchildren AND secondly,I get to concentrate on renting out our own Beech Mountain home. My husband and I like nothing better than to be able to visit Apple Chalet any chance that we can get, and we hope that you will feel the same way about our home that we do, and that you will want to come back time and time again.
Debbie Apple purchased this House in 2000
Why Debbie Apple chose Beech Mountain
Ken and I lived in Florida, but when we talked about having a summer retirement home in the future, we always came back to wanting to retire somewhere in the mountains. Our 25th wedding anniversary was coming up, so we decided not to wait to purchase a home to enjoy. We started checking out different areas and fell in love with the fact that the Banner Elk/Beech Mtn. area basically had 2 strong rental seasons (we knew we needed to rent our home to help pay the expenses) - the winter ski season and the summer and fall season. We took a summer family trip and Ken chose Beech Mountain, mainly because he had heard from friends what a wonderful golf course the Beech Mountain Golf Course was. The whole family fell in love with Beech Mountain and all the fun things there was to do in the area. Then to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we returned again in October and the fall foliage was spectacular. We were completely sold on Beech Mountain after checking out the Ski Beech Resort (now Beech Mountain Ski Resort). We realized what a winter wonderland Beech Mountain truly was. That explains how we picked Beech Mountain, but 'why this property?' The answer is simple. We had purchased our first property on Beech Mountain in 1997. Since we enjoyed that home so, we decided to look for another. The first requirement was that it had Beech Mountain Club Membership (has a fabulous golf course, tennis, Olympic size swimming pool, exercise room etc). Secondly, we loved that it had a great location, it was only ½ mile to the parking lot at Ski Beech Resort. Our first home, was 1 1/2 miles from the Ski Resort. More importantly though, we just fell in love with this home the first minute we walked in the door, and knew this was the home for us. We have since sold Apple Chalet I, so now Apple Chalet II is our only Beech Mtn. home. In the summer, we love nothing more than to sit on the upper deck enjoying the cool mountain air and watching the deer that visit our property.
What makes this House unique
In the summer you will be interested to know that our home has membership at the private Beech Mountain Club (BMC) which allows our guests for a fee to golf on Eastern America's highest golf course, play tennis or pickleball on one of the many courts and swim in the Olympic swimming pool on Beech Mountain. They also have a fitness center. Beech Mountain has over 50 acres of developed parkland, almost 10 acres of lakes, miles of streams, over 28 miles of designated hiking and biking trails and the 23,000 sq.' state of the art BUCKEYE RECREATION CENTER, you probably won’t ever want to leave the mountain. This indoor Recreation Center has a full size gymnasium, indoor tennis court, meeting areas, kids indoor playroom (7-under), fitness area with state of the art equipment, indoor walking track and lobby with free WIFI. It makes a great place to go anytime, but especially on a rainy day. Buckeye Park offers outdoor tennis, walking trail, ball field, fishing, boating, hiking, campfire area, a picnic area. The rec center has a wide range of sports equip. and outdoor gear for you to rent or borrow. Come by the Buckeye Recreation Center and they will get you ready for a day of boating (only non motorized vessels, canoes, kayaks, row boats and a paddle boat which they supply) or fishing. They have fishing poles, but you will need to purchase a license. Hikers and mountain bikers- trail maps are available ( Visitor’s Center, Fred’s Mercantile and the Buckeye Recreation Center.) Questions? Call Buckeye Recreation Center. I have compiled a very extensive list of things to do during your Beech Mountain getaway that I will be emailing to you before your arrival. It will includes HIKING trails,, mountain biking (rent!), fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, zip lining, gem mining, shopping, picnicking restaurants, exploring the Blue Ridge Pkwy, Restaurants, Attractions: Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad, and much more.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Caution stairs going to loft & downstairsCaution stairs going to loft & downstairs
No parties/events - No college or house parties/ groupsNo college or house parties/ groups
No smoking - ONLY on decks.Use sand buckets-Empty when depart.ONLY on decks.Use sand buckets-Empty when depart.
Max guests: 9 (sleeps up to 8 adults) - Group- ages 18-24, max 4 adults -verification req.Group- ages 18-24, max 4 adults -verification req.
Minimum age of primary renter: 24 - verification requiredverification required
- Instructions for the home and departure will be emailed to you ahead of your stay. Please brig a copy when you arrive at our home.
- Your mailing address will be needed upon making your reservation.
- I am sorry but no pets are allowed for any reservation placed after 1/19/2020. My housekeeper has found that she is allergic to dogs and cats.
Weekend Ski Trip
Had a group of 5, three adults and two kids. Everyone had there own separate place to sleep. Very short drive to Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Restaurants, and other stores. Very private and cozy!
Great for family.
This place is everything it says it is. Very well stocked and comfortable. Will most definitely be back.
Started the New Year at Apple Chalet
Great time. Very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen although tight for 2 cooks. Spiral staircase to downstairs was a little tough. I might have missed that in the description of the property. Loved having the dog with us.
Most relaxing vacation ever
The property was perfect for relaxing and unwinding. Everything we needed was provided. Nice and comfortable and the deer were always around to just hang out. We will definitely look forward to another trip there!!
Perfect Thanksgiving at the cabin
We had 4 adults, 4 kids, and a dog for 4 nights over Thanksgiving. We loved this cozy cabin! The woods and surrounding area were beautiful. We had everything we needed for making meals. I would highly recommend this cabin for families looking to spend time in Beech Mountain and I hope we can come back again in the future. Debbie is a wonderful host and made or stay very comfortable. She informed us about the area and we had a worry free stay. Thank you!
In the summer you will be interested to know that our home has membership at the private Beech Mountain Club (BMC) which allows our guests for a fee to golf on Eastern America's highest golf course, play tennis or pickleball on one of the many courts and swim in the Olympic swimming pool on Beech Mountain. For those wanting to work out at a fitness center while you are here, there is also a fitness center. My husband is a golfer and loves the golf course, but my favorite thing is being at home in the evening and having a fire in the outside fire pit.
The town of Beech Mountain offers so much to do for all it’s visitors. With over 50 acres of developed parkland, almost 10 acres of lakes, miles of streams, over 28 miles of designated hiking and biking trails and the 23,000 state of the art BUCKEYE RECREATION CENTER, you probably won’t ever want to leave the mountain. This indoor Recreation Center has a full size gymnasium, indoor tennis court, meeting areas, kids indoor playroom (7 and under), fitness area with state of the art equipment, an indoor walking track and lobby with free WIFI. It makes a great place to go anytime, but especially on a rainy day. Buckeye Park offers outdoor tennis, walking trail, ball field, fishing, boating, hiking, campfire area, and a picnic area. The recreation center has a wide range of sports equipment and outdoor gear for you to rent or borrow. Come by the Buckeye Recreation Center and they will get you ready for a day of boating (only non motorized vessels, canoes, kayaks, row boats and a paddle boat which they supply) or fishing. While they can help you get supplied for fishing, you will need to purchase a license. I will send information to you regarding where you get this. For the hikers and mountain bikers, trail maps are available at the Visitor’s Center, Fred’s Mercantile and the Buckeye Recreation Center. If you have any questions, call the Buckeye Recreation Center at 828-387-3003.
Now, when you do decide that you are ready to explore the rest of the High Country, you won't have to worry as I have compiled a very extensive list of things to do during your Beech Mountain getaway that I will be emailing to you before your arrival. That way you can become familiar with all the area offers, which includes HIKING (I have pages of info. listing area hiking trails that will help you find all levels of difficulty, including easy!), mountain biking (I will even add where you can rent a bike!), fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, whitewater rafting, zip lining, gem mining, shopping, picnicking restaurants, exploring the Beech Mountain Parkway, Attractions like Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Tweetsie Railroad, many of the restaurants in the area and SO MUCH MORE. Your only problem will be finding enough time to do all the things you want to do while you are in the High Country.
In the winter on Beech Mountain......................If you are skiers, snowboarders, or love to ice skate or go tubing, our home is perfect for you in the winter. From our driveway to the parking lot entrance at BEECH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT (formerly called Ski Beech) it is only 1/2 mile. A highlight for children 12 and under, is sledding on the Sledding hill by the Beech Mountain Visitors Center. My hiking info. I will send you, is great for the winter too. If you are a hiker, The Buckeye Recreational Center rents out snowshoes, so you can enjoy winter hiking on Beech Mountain. The list of Beech Mtn. hiking trails will list which ones are good for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.