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Walt and Melany

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

3900' ELEVATION-EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

11 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

Beautiful, Energy Star, GREEN 3-story Home Right off Blue Ridge Parkway

You will totally enjoy this beautiful home sitting at an elevation of 3900’ as you relax inside or outside on one of the beautiful decks overlooking Grandfather Mountain, cook in the fully-equipped kitchen, serve drinks at the second level bar, watch movies or your favorite team on the 70” LED/LCD screen in the theatre, or play pool or poker in the game room. Perfectly located between Blowing Rock and Boone with all the attractions, shopping, and excellent restaurants, this 3-story home is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway in the prestigious Greystone Estates.

The main level offers everything you need, as you enter from the front entrance or 2-car garage into the main living area where a beautiful stone fireplace awaits you, along with a spacious sitting area and extensive deck which offers seating, dining, and grilling - listen closely and you may hear the faint, sweet, whistle from Tweetsie Railroad echoing through the valley below. To the left of the entrance, you will be delighted with the modern kitchen and dining room that would make any gourmet cook happy. To the right, you will find a spacious laundry room , ½ bath, and exquisite master suite, complete with a king size bed, walk-in closet, and bath with a shower for two. The mountain view from the master bedroom will take your breath away!

One level down, the second floor provides a more casual living area adjacent to a magnificent bar with its own full-sized refrigerator and bar sink. A second master suite provides plenty of privacy, complete with king size bed, full bath, walk-in closet, and its own beautiful view of the mountain ranges. You’ll also find a bedroom with 2 twin beds, a bedroom with a queen bed, and a full bathroom on this level. Last, but not least, is the awesome theatre room, where the 70’ LED/LCD flat screen and comfy tiered seating are the main attractions. Enjoy Wii, X-box, or watch a favorite DVD or TV show. Two queen size sleeper sofas are in the theatre room for additional guests or for those who wish to stay up late watching movies and never want to leave.

The third floor will keep you busy at night or should a rainy day keep you indoors. Enjoy the game room’s professional pool table and poker table, grab a board game, a puzzle, or one of the many books lining the bookcases. You can also jump on the treadmill to get in a little walk or jog if you're unable to hit one of the many local trails nearby.

This Energy Star Rated Green Home equipped with high speed WiFi will keep you happy and comfortable in any location!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Walt and Melany (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Walt and Melany

Why is this house named the 'Flying Pig?' We searched for over 3 years for the perfect mountain home. Certain criteria had to be met & when one thing after another backed us away, we thought we'd never find it. 'When pigs fly we'll get our dream mountain home' we said, over and over again. Finally...the dream came true. You'll love the tasteful flying pigs throughout our home....a reminder that dreams really do come true. Walt spent many hard hours renovating this home to a true ENERGY STAR Specification GREEN home. From the appliances, to HVAC, to spray-foam insulation and sound proofing, you'll be amazed. We hope you'll love it as much as we do!

Walt and Melany purchased this house in 2012

Why Walt and Melany chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Our location between Blowing Rock and Boone is perfect! You are just minutes to Moses Cone Park and numerous hiking trails, Tanger Outlets and downtown Blowing Rock, Boone, ASU, antique stores, wonderful restaurants, ski slopes, and all the High Country has to offer....IF you want to leave, that is!

What makes this house unique

You will see the most beautiful sunsets from the decks -- you don't want to miss them. A different view of God's art work every single day. You'll probably see a deer, rabbit, or wild turkey in the expansive yard as you're enjoying the upper decks.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

3900' ELEVATION-EXCEPTIONAL VIEWS OF GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

There is no other way to describe this beautiful home - perfect location, perfect view, perfect amenities, perfectly decorated and furnished. We enjoyed every moment and the owner is incredibly kind, helpful, available, and easy to work with. We would not hesitate to return! We are very familiar with the area, and this lovely home is a winner. Our three kids loved the theater room, and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. And the house has a very impressive collection of flying pigs!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

View, Location, and Accomodations Can't Be Beat

  • 5 of 5

We are friends of the family and a stay at the Flying Pig has become an annual tradition - we LOVE to stay at this beautiful home. The view of Grandfather Mountain is so special and we love sitting on the deck even when it's chilly and enjoying that view. If you're lucky, you'll catch the hoot of an owl or the haunting yet beautiful whistle of the Tweetsie Train! The home is well equipped with everything you need for cooking in and the location is perfectly situated between Blowing Rock and Boone for sight seeing, shopping, and eating out at amazing restaurants. Along with the upper deck and view, we LOVE the sitting area upstairs with the fire place, as well the theatre room and game room on lower levels. And this home is so spacious with plenty of bedroom options for our larger group! It's just a very special place... that Flying Pig!!! And the owners are pretty special too!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

Property and views were fantastic. Home was very spacious and comfortable. Three families stayed for New Years and loved it. Many fun things for kids to do; was a chore just to get them out of the theater room.

Owner was very responsive and had all the bases covered. Was always a phone call/text away and offered many suggestions regarding the area.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Longwood, FL
5

An awesome month

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed at the Flying Pig and didn't want to leave. We loved the spaciousness of this home for our group of 10 and family pets. We really enjoyed the cool mornings and sunsets on the deck. We had lots of outside lawn for the kids to play. The house was so well equipped, we had everything we needed.

Our granddaughter picked enough blackberries nearby and made her first pie enjoyed by all! We watched Wimbledon, the championship ladies soccer match, and all of our special photos from the stay on the large screen TV in the theater room. Definitely made unforgettable memories and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

love love love this place :)

  • 5 of 5

My family just returned from vacationing a week at the Flying Pig. This home was perfect for our family of 12. It was not only beautiful and the perfect set up for us but we found it to be extremely clean and well supplied with everything that we needed. The views were beautiful, the theatre was a huge hit, but most of all we just loved both the privacy and togetherness it awarded us and we were able to share as a family. This home was amazing and we would stongly recommend. The owners were both helpful and insured that our stay was enjoyable and we would definitely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Florida
5

Exceptional Home with Exceptional Views

  • 5 of 5

A last minute trip for us turned into a fabulous retreat. While not expecting snow and zero degree weather, we were very happy to be curled up in this amazing home with spectacular views. It's location between Boone and Blowing Rock offers lots of dining options, although it was great to prepare dinner in the well stocked beautiful kitchen. For just 2 people, we had more room than we could possibly use; but the home is so well planned, several families could enjoy it without feeling crowded. We highly recommend this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Foggy Rock
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Blowing Rock Golf Course
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Appalachian Ski Resort
Car: necessary

12 miles from Hwy 421 by following the Blue Ridge Parkway. 4 miles from Hwy 321 following Aho Road. 6 miles to Blowing Rock. 9 miles to Boone.

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Rates & Availability

Boone House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
CHRISTMAS 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Dec 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
NEW YEARS 2016
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 12.75%

Until confirmed, all rates subject to change without notice. This rental includes all linens and towels.

When contract is signed, 50% 0f rental due and payable with security deposit. Remaining 50% due 30 days prior to moving in.
Security Deposit of $600.00. Tenant shall pay all damage in excess of Security Deposit on demand.

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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , 5 x 9 beautiful tiled 2 person dual shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Spacious half bath on 1st floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All full baths have dual sinks.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master Suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Theatre - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Guest Master Suite
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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