Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-8)
Virginia or David
About Virginia or David
The Cartner Christmas Tree Farm is family owned and operated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Founders, Sam and Magaret Cartner, have been growing high quality Fraser fir Christmas trees since 1959. Active in management today are Sam Sr. and his three sons, David, Jim, and Sam Jr. We invite our guests who stay at the Continental Divide Cottage to explore the tree farm. All you have to do is walk out the door, and miles of grass trails lead through the Christmas tree farm, all the way to a fire tower at 4400ft elevation, surrounded by stunning mountain views. Come see for yourself!
Why Virginia or David chose Newland
The Continental Divide Cottage offers everything you would need for a wonderful mountain getaway. The gently sloped driveway, ample parking and attached two car garage all provide easy access to your home away from home! As you approach the cottage, you can appreciate the beautiful long range views of the mountains and the owner's Christmas tree farm. They invite you to explore the miles of trails among the trees right outside your front door!
What makes this Cottage unique
Great Skiing at Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain! What is a trip to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the winter without a snow adventure? Whether your idea of adventure is skiing or sledding you’re in the right place! Both Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain are within 30 minutes from us at the Continental Divide Cottages! Beech Mountain, NC is the highest town in Eastern North America (5,506 feet) and an ideal day trip and only 15 miles from us at the Continental Divide Cottages. Nestled in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, Beech Mountain Ski Resort offers 95 skiable acres,15 slopes and trails at the Beech Mountain Resort with a vertical drop of 830 feet. Their longest run is one mile. Lifts include four doubles, a quad and a high-speed quad with a panoramic vista. With an average snowfall of 84 inches Beech Mountain is a winter wonderland for skiing, snowboarding, skating, and sledding there is fun for the entire family! Sugar Mountain, N.C is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains about 30 minutes southwest of Boone, NC, and only 16 miles from us at the Continental Divide Cottages and approximately 30 minutes south of nearby Beech Mountain. Sugar Mountain is said to be the largest ski resort in North Carolina, Sugar Mountain resides at a base and summit elevation of 4,100 ft. and 5,300 ft. high respectively, featuring 125 acres of skiable terrain across 21 trails. Sugar Mountain boasts the steepest run, Whoopdeedoo, at a pitch of 48 degrees yet half of the mountain is perfect for intermediate skiers and riders. Aside from skiing Sugar Mountain offers plenty of winter family fun with tubing and ice skating.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Property is great and have nothing we would change. It is off the “beaten path” yet minutes from everything you will need. It is a great house in a great location with lots to do in the area. Will stay here again if our travels take us to the area.
Beautiful location and very quiet.
After the water heater problem was corrected, we had a very enjoyable stay. We would stay at Rabbit Hill again.
Roomy comfortable house with everything you need. Even had a decorated Christmas tree.
Wonderful! Owners very helpful with directions etc. great house great views
Peaceful and Relaxing
Loved, loved, loved this place! House was neat and very clean with everything you could possibly need for your stay. They even had fresh flowers and a bottle of wine waiting for us upon arrival. The house is at the end of a long driveway that is perfect for walks-along with the connecting tree farm. It was nice to walk early in the morning and smell the sweet smell of the trees. House feels secluded but is very close to restaurants/groceries. We also had a great view of Grandfather Mountain from the back deck. The only bad thing about this place was having to leave it. Can’t wait to come back for another stay!
Thank you for your kind review...much appreciated! Glad that you enjoyed the mountains. Hope to see you soon.
Absolutely gorgeous and serene setting with amazing mountain views
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here as the cottage was very tidy, cozy, and affords beautiful views with solitude. A great place to unwind and take in the forested area along with the fresh mountain air. David and Virginia, as well as their caretaker, Rhonda were first class. Thank you
Beautiful cabin in great location...
Going somewhere new for the first time, it can be challenging to choose where to stay. Virginia, one of the owners, was very helpful from the first inquiry. She answered my many questions and gave us some essential tips.
The cabin was as clean and beautiful as shown in the photos. Spacious enough for all 6 of us (4 adults, 2 children) to comfortably live and play. The kitchen had all the essentials and more. And the linens and towels were fresh and clean. We especially loved eating in the dining room where there was a lot of natural light and scenery to enjoy. The fireplace is gas and made it easy for us Miamians to use (especially thanks to the great instructions they left in their welcome book).
But our favorite part was exploring the adjacent Christmas tree farm also owned by the cottage owners. We got to take some great photos there during a morning walk and also enjoyed a sunset or two from that area. It was a special treat for the boys (10 and 11).
Overall, Id highly recommend this cabin to future renters. The owners are very helpful and responsive (of the highest importance when traveling somewhere unfamiliar). The location was great. Everything was less than 25 minutes from us and most things are less than 15.
Thank you, Virginia and David, for lending us your home to make memories with our family. Hoping to visit again soon.
We are happy that you enjoyed our house and farm. Please come again. David Cartner
Avery County, created in 1911, is nestled in the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains, the oldest mountain chain in the world! Avery County also has the highest elevation of any county seat located east of the Rocky Mountains, reaching 5500 feet above sea level. Newland, the County Seat, is 3621 feet above sea level, making it the highest county seat in the Eastern US.
Recreational opportunities abound in Avery County, with numerous lakes, rivers and waterfalls, all testaments to the beauty and splendor of nature. Approximately half the county lies within the Pisgah National Forest, making it ideally suited for hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. We are the home of Grandfather Mountain and the “Mile-high Swinging Bridge.” If sports are more to your liking, there are several golf courses for your warm weather enjoyment, and Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain ski resorts for cold weather fun.
The Town of Banner Elk and its surrounding areas offer a quality of life that is sought by many folks today; a beautiful mountain retreat away from the busy crowds where one can still have access to the finer conveniences found in larger metropolitan areas. This beautiful Avery County setting is surrounded by some of the highest mountains east of the Rockies including Grandfather Mountain and Beech Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the county just six miles from town. Banner Elk is home to Lees McRae College and features a lively arts and crafts cultural scene, complete with an intimate pedestrian shopping district of upscale boutiques and outstanding restaurants, several of which are regularly featured in national travel and food magazines.
This area offers a wonderful year-round climate, with four distinct seasons. Spring blossoms beautifully with rhododendron and mountain laurel. Summer features sunny days for outdoor activities and cool evenings for relaxation. Fall bursts forth in a palette of brilliant colors while Winter provides skiing and cozy nights by the fireside. The higher elevations of this region make for cooler summer temperatures. In fact, Avery County’s seat, the Town of Newland, and neighboring Beech Mountain are the highest county seat and incorporated town, respectively, in the eastern United States. Don’t be fooled by other mountain towns that claim cool summers but have lower elevations. If you are looking for cooler summer temperatures, you can’t do any better than the High Country.
The Town of Boone is a university town in Watauga County, atop the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and serves as the county seat and market town. Boone acquires its name from the famous pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone, who on several occasions camped at a site generally agreed to be within the present city limits.
The town was incorporated in 1872 and its current population is 17,751. Boone has the highest elevation (3,300 feet) of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River. During summer, high temperatures in Boone are typically 76°F or below, noticeably cooler than the lowland areas to the east and south. Summers are also considerably cooler than most parts of the Carolinas. Winters are colder with sleet and snowfall common.
Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone offers its residents and visitors a four-season playground for sports and outdoor activities. Boone is recognized by travel journalists as an 'ultimate outdoor adventure destination' in the Southeast.
For additional attractions and information, visit
High Mountain Expeditions