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Large Vacation Rental Chalet Mountain Views 6 BR

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4000 sq. ft. rustic mountain home with 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths. Sleeps 17 or more

Spacious mountain home, 300 feet from the Eastern Continental Divide, designed and built by Civil Engineer - General Contractor owner. Planned from the outset for comfortable living, gracious entertaining and looking out at the world! Spellbinding views from almost all of the 11 rooms. Main view deck is 80 feet wide. Other view decks on upper and lower levels.

Main Floor - welcoming Foyer has vaulted ceiling and Powder Room. Great Room boasts corner stone fireplace, hardwood floor, high beam and deck ceiling, towering glass wall for viewing exquisite sunrises, sunsets, and mountain ranges that let your eyes roam past Grandfather Mountain into Tennessee. Fully equipped Kitchen with gas range and separate electric oven joins Dining Room with patio doors to View Deck. Master Suite One has vaulted beam and deck ceiling, King size bed, hardwood floor, view deck, bath with double vanity, two person Jacuzzi Tub, large glass block and tile shower, and laundry. At the opposite end of this 110 foot long home is Master Suite Two, a huge bedroom with panoramic glass that overlooks the valley and mountains, walk in closet, new bath including double granite top vanity, and big glass block and tile shower with large picture window and view. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS BEDROOM SUITE IS WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE DIRECTLY FROM THE GARAGE WITH NO STEPS OR RAMPS INVOLVED!

Second Floor has bedroom with queen size bed, patio door to private view deck, small bedroom with 80 inch long trundle bed that sleeps 2, bath, and balcony lounge overlooking great room and mountains beyond. In the balcony lounge where the kids get together is the big 5th TV reserved for their DVD's. Update! Now there is a little 'Secret Room' for the tots - a special, built-in Playhouse adjoining the balcony. It has been highly praised by our most recent family guests.

Ground Floor has Master Suite Three with 2 Queen beds looking through a 20 foot wide wall with floor to ceiling glass overlooking the valley and mountains, full bath, plus another bedroom with queen bed, patio door to view deck, large bath and closet, also there is a large room with lots of glass for view, deck, wet bar, new 5x9 ping pong table & accessories, board games, puzzles, etc. and 5 ft. swing on view deck.

Extensive professional landscaping with mountainside timbered multi-levels and many steps. Golf tee from which you can hit the longest drive of your life! Hanging out in our yard is a lot of fun. Fire pit with firewood, kindling, seating, skewers provided.

We have had several small weddings here approx. 25-40 people, inside, on the deck, and in the yard, all with the mountain view for pictures. We had one young lady receive her engagement ring on our deck.

More Details

Jim Massey
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 10, 2017

About Jim Massey

My name is Jim Massey. I am a Civil Engineer, General Contractor, and Real Estate Broker, born in Winston-Salem. I came to Roaring Gap in 1965 where I met and married my wife, Nancy. She is a registered nurse with a specialty in surgery in Elkin and my partner in the real estate and construction business. WE ARE NEW TO THE RENTAL BUSINESS AND WILL NEGOITATE OUR RATES BASED ON NUMBER OF NIGHTS AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE STAYING. WE WILL ALSO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR BRINGING A PET.

Jim Massey purchased this chalet in 1998

Why Jim Massey chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

My company designed and built this house at about half its present size in 1966 for a couple from Winston-Salem. Years later we built them a bigger home two houses up the street, and sold this house to a couple from Florida. When it became available again in 1998, Nancy and I bought it because all the really good view lots had been built on and we had always dreamed of living on one of the spectacular view properties on Ridge Road. We gutted it down to the bare framing, doubled its size and built it all over again, finishing in 2000. We lived here for 10 years and then moved into a new home across the street in Olde Beau. Ultravista is presently for sale, but will not be shown when there is a guest in the house. LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR HOME BY VIEWING OUR MORE THAN 50 FIVE STAR REVIEWS!

What makes this chalet unique

Having designed and built almost all the view homes on Ridge Road, Nancy and I knew that the view was good, but didn't know it was spectacular until we lived there. I didn't know that sunrises sometimes are as beautiful as the best sunset. Also, I had no idea that a full moon could be so brilliantly exciting. Watching lightning storms in the valley from up here is really special. So are fireworks in valley communities on July 4th. When the fog is lying in the valley, the mountain tops look like islands in a cotton sea. And every night when the lights come on down below, called 'valley stars' by locals, it looks like a large city. The view is different every day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Jim,Thank you again for your gracious hospitality. We truly enjoyed our stay and had a wonderful time. Everyone had nothing but good comments about the house, location and of course the beautiful view. I think we spent as much time on the deck as we could regardless of the weather!!! It was a perfect place for us!It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to seeing you again in the not to distant future.Kind regards,Bobby
Sep 2014
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Roaring Gap Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Granite vanity for 2, huge shower with view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Powder room in foyer
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 42 by 72 Jacuzzi for two, 9 foot vanity for two
  • Master bath one has six foot real Jacuzzi tub for 2, double vanity, large glass block and tile shower. Master bath two has new double granite vanity, extra large glass block and tile shower with picture view window. Bath three has combination tub/shower. Bath four has tile shower. Bath five : Half bath is in foyer. Bath six has combination tub/shower.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 queen
  • Two Master Suites on main floor. King size beds. Large private baths. Bedroom on lower level has Queen size bed, private bath. Second huge view bedroom has 2 Queen beds and full bath. 2 twin beds are in separate spaces. Upper level has bedroom with Queen size bed, small bedroom with king length (80') trundle bed (sleeps 2), shared bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
One day out and back trips will take you to the wine country, Mt. Airy (home of Mayberry and Andy Griffith), Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Boone, Blowing Rock, Sparta, Elkin, and even Raleigh and Charlotte if you get an early start. But, just being at Ultravista will probably be the highlight of your trip. Bring your camera for there's a lot to see and do. Don't forget to check our all our 5 star reviews at (#459614). Our mountain video is also there.


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Large Vacation Rental Chalet Mountain Views 6 BR
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 55 reviews

No one wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5

I've had the pleasure of staying in this wonderful home with a large group of my girlfriends. As a group, we've visited many vacation homes but have NEVER returned to the same one. But when we stayed here, every single guest said we were coming back, and we did. it's now an annual joy. This time I got to bring my family, and every day someone said 'I wish we never had to leave.' This home is an oasis of peace and loveliness. The view is extraordinary. The true gift is arriving to a warm welcome and not having to worry about bedding or snacks or trash bags or's all there! Easiest and most delightful trip imaginable. You will never want to leave :)

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for your generous review. I appreciate getting to meet your family and friends, and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best to you, Jim
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Beautiful home, fabulous views, wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 spent the week between Christmas and New Years at this lovely property. Two things make this property unique: the home is large and on 3 levels, providing space for privacy as well as plenty of comfortable room for groups to be together;

And the views are spectacular. Sunrises as well as sunsets are visible, and mountain vistas are all that can be seen from the back of the house. Absolutely stunning!

Jim was a wonderful host and delightful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Laurie, for your kind review of our house on Roaring Gap Mountain. We are fortunate to have many large family groups such as yours, and to have lots of space for them to be comfortable. As you mentioned, the big bonus is having the panoramic views of the sunrises and the sunsets. Hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Jim
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Million dollar view!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our Thanksgiving Holiday stay at this spacious mountain home. Pictures do not do the home justice. Amazing! The pantry and kitchen were very well stocked. Plenty of room for our family of 14. Located in a neighborhood but looking out all the windows across the back of the house you have the feeling of being secluded in the mountains. Beautiful views of sunrise and sunset. Mr. Massey was wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sylvia for your review of our house on the mountain. We always enjoy having large families like yours, especially on special occasions like Thanksgiving. Also, we hope you can come back next year. Until then, we wish you the very best......Jim and Nancy
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Weekend with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We're a group of lifelong friends. Each year we get together for a long weekend of fun, conversation, visiting local sights and catching up on everyone's family. We stayed in Jim's house last year in the Spring. This year, we got together in late Fall. Jim's house is a great place with a million dollar view, plenty of bedrooms and baths, a large den and dining large enough for eight comfortably. It's located near Mount Airy, home of Andy Griffith, and several nice wineries. The house feels like home. If is the perfect place for a group of friends or a large family. The neighborhood is great and it is located near interstates and several neat towns. We highly recommend visiting here soon and often.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, Harold and Diane, for staying with us again, and writing such a nice review! We have lots of guests that visit nearby Mount Airy, our many North Carolina wineries, as well as Stone Mountain State Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are glad that you feel at home here, and feel that is our best compliment. We look forward to having you back.......Jim and Nancy
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A classic mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful home, wonderful view! Only stayed for a weekend, however we will be back. Owner has thought of many details, making it an easy arrival, easy departure and of course a relaxing stay in between.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot, Chip, for your kind review of our mountain house. It is really meaningful coming from an airline Captain who flies regularly to exciting parts of the world and knows lots of special places to visit. Hope you can come our way again soon.......JIm
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Great views in a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We're always looking for a house that accommodates our family of 8 adults and 6 children aged 2-10. We hit a home run with this find. Beautiful, south-facing views of the NC Foothills in a well-stocked home with everything you need and then some. Proximity to Stone Mountain State Park and local offerings make it even better for quick, daytime excursions (always interesting with this many people).

This house feels like a home from the moment you walk in, making the ease into vacation mode that much easier. The owners have a "use what you need" and pay it forward approach to renting, which means common household items are on hand.

As with any rental I always recommend bringing a quality kitchen knife or two and your own pillows. Although plenty of knives and pillows, nothing really comes close to those items from home for prepping and sleeping...two high points on my list for any trip.

To close I'll say our comprehensive search for homes in the NC mountains,

this house is a find when it comes to value and accommodations, occupying a sweet spot I've only found with a few other properties.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Ben, for staying at our mountain house and for your interesting and informative review. We take pride in having a big, clean, wide open home that makes you feel you are on vacation when you enter the foyer. I hope that you and your folks can come back soon!.....Jim and Nancy
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
PTI Greensboro, NC
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
High Meadows Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 21
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
Myrtle Beach, SC
Car: necessary

This cusom designed and built home, ULTRAVISTA, is located in High Meadows Development, home of the private High Meadows Golf and Country Club. Because the owner is a member, house guests can play golf most weekdays. The course is a meticulously maintained layout designed by the well known architect George Cobb. For more golf, guests may play across the street at Olde Beau Golf Club, which Curtis Strange called 'one of the greatest mountain golf courses ever built'. There are 2 more 18 hole courses within a 20 minute drive.

3 miles from High Meadows is the center of the famous 469 mile long Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway provides sightseeing, hiking, bicycling, restaurants, and pleasurable driving to many points of interests.

4 miles from High Meadows is the entry to the 14,000 acre Stone Mountain State Park. Bring your camera, because there is a lot to see and do - scenic walking trails, flora & fauna, waterfalls, horse trails, camping, trout fishing, picnicking, rock climbing and much more. Here in Alleghany County is the developing New River State Park (New River is the second oldest river in the world) for camping, tubing, hiking, picnicking, etc.

11 miles north is Sparta, NC, our county seat and a great small town to visit. Nestled between the local mountains, you will find our Court House, Alleghany Memorial Hospital, Farmer's Hardware, many restaurants, delis, and coffee shops, museum, arts and craft stores, wonderful local pottery, artists, campgrounds, fitness center, antiques & collectibles, grocery stores, pet care, river recreation, sporting goods, winery, etc.

Vineyards and wine making comprise a huge industry in our area. Many wineries are within a 30 minute drive from ULTRAVISTA with tours, tasting, restaurants, and award winning wines.


Rates & Availability

Roaring Gap Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning at end of stay $300
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 11.25%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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