|Space||2,700 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Welcome & thanks for checking with us! You & your party are very important and we try to make our home comfy & inviting with everything you need!
Parents with small children will LOVE the gated, covered, wrap-around deck, as will dog owners (Pet fee $35 ). Rain or shine, the views are incredible!
The initial VRBO posted rate is based on 6 guests; your online inquiry will generate 'estimated' totals for parties of 6 or more. Note: 2-5 guests will need the owners to quote as the rates will be less per night.
1. 2 guests 100$ per night
2. 3 guests 110$ per night
3. 4 guests 120$ per night
4. 5 guests 130$ per night
5. 6 guests 140$ per night
6. 7 guests 150$ per night
7. 8 guests 160$ per night
8. 9-14 guests request quote!
Cleaning fees range from 75-110$ for your stay, depending on the number in your party.
About our home:
This beautiful spacious home features an open floor plan & includes updates like granite countertops & hardwood flooring! Our full basement includes a private, spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
There are wonderful long range layered mountain views from the deck, upstairs balcony & from inside the living room.
Kids of all ages love our themed bedrooms! Wilderness abounds here in Deer Crossing & we celebrate the animals that frequent the Blue Ridge area!
The home is ideal for:
1) Family reunions/birthdays/fun
2) Couples or group retreat
3) Bible study
4) Private & Secluded get away
5) Couples weekend
6) Visiting local attractions in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis Todd....
7) Relaxing & enjoying nature
8) Leatherwood events: weddings, organized runs, horseback riding, trout fishing
9) Visiting Buffalo Mercantile for awesome food, antiques!
Note: we have a small firepit but we do not supply firewood, please bring your own wood bundle.
Here are some of the items we provide at our home saving trips to the store:
1. Towels, bed linens & paper products
2. Many condiments
3. Spices, salt, pepper, toothpicks
4. Alum foil, stretch wrap and parchment paper to line baking pans
5. Soap, shampoo & body wash
6. Vegetable & olive oil
7. 'Emergency' supplies like toothpaste etc.
8. And so much more, ask owner for list!
We are Centrally located, allowing you to hit so many nearby places!
1. Blowing Rock
4. Linville Falls/Caverns
5. Mystery Hill
6. Grandfather Mountain
7. Tweetsie Railroad
9. NC waterfalls, parks, hiking, biking, & fishing
10. Buffalo Merchantile & Cafe (closed Mondays)
Our home is decorated with cabin & mountain/woods themed art & several antiques. The large antique dining table has several leaves, allowing it to seat 1-8 comfortably. We have extra folding tables & chairs in the basement. What's not to like with fabulous views & wonderful breezes, room for everyone to enjoy themselves!
We have 4 spacious bedrooms: the 2 upstairs bedrooms each has its own balcony, two double beds & share one bathroom. The Master & basement bedroom each have a queen bed & an ensuite bathroom. All linens & towels are provided for your visit. The master will be made up for you, the remaining sheets will be left out for you to choose the bed/room that suits you!
You will enjoy preparing meals in our well equipped kitchen. Our huge gas grill is on the basement level under the main deck. Everything you need is at hand! For those not helping in meal preparation, there is high speed internet WIFI, DVDs, Pool table, Darts & Foosball. Bring a deck of cards. If you have a laptop with a Netflix account, you'll have no trouble downloading, we have high speed internet. Our home has plenty of places to read or play games. The PC in the master bedroom plays CD/DVDs or games and has great speakers!
After a day of hiking, you might want to wash your duds then play a rousing game of Pool, Darts or Foosball. For the family that enjoys various activities, we have 3 DVD players (main floor master bedroom, living room & basement bedroom).
Later, watch Satellite TV, or a DVD. For that romantic touch, turn on the fireplace with the remote; watch the flames & pulsating embers while enjoying the long range layered mountain views.
In the mountains, cell phone coverage is spotty, especially traveling the Parkway. Keep this in mind while away from the home. At the home, we have a network extender that allows Verizon phones to work. Other cell phones may work at the top of the hill just past our property & some have had 4 bar service on our back deck. We also have free local & long distance (US) calling. Texting will work for any phone anywhere.
This home is great for reading & relaxing. It is so quiet & peaceful. Or just sit & do nothing on one of the 4 swings on the covered, gated, wrap around deck.
Outside the home, you'll find a reflection bench & a swing surrounded by daffodils (in season) that has long range views. There is a fenced dog run that can accommodate your favorite pooches. This secluded home has irises, mountain laurel & rhododendrons. We also have a wonderful firepit on the basement level!
The night time views are spectacular; the stars seem so close you think you can touch them.
The Cabin is situated in the gated Deer Crossing Community, just off of State maintained Sampson Road, near the Watauga & Wilkes county lines.
1) 7 mi Blue Ridge Parkway
2) 9 mi Blowing Rock city limits
3) 12.8 mi Tweetsie Railroad
4) 13.5 mi Boone
5) 13.5 mi App Ski Mtn
6) 13.1 mi Kilwins for ice cream
7) 15.5 mi to great food at Daniel Boone Inn or visit App State
8) 13.5 mi Mystery Hill
9) 12.2 mi Tanger Outlets (shopping)
10) 6.1 mi Leatherwood
11) 24.9 mi Grandfather Mtn
12) 31 mi Sugar Mtn
13) 28 mi Tubing/zipline Hawksnest
14) 39 mi Beech Mtn
2 routes to 321 (Blowing Rock or Boone):
a) Right out of Deer Crossing
b) Sampson to the Parkway (right on parkway)
c) Left on Aho which dead ends on 321 (left to BR, right to Boone)
Notes: State road Sampson had 6 mi gravel, but now 1.75 miles is 2 lane paved & the views are incredible! Trip time for the 6 miles is 18-20 minutes & getting quicker as they complete more road work. Benefits of taking this route include quicker travel time to attractions, outstanding views & wildlife sightings.
2) For those who prefer Minimum gravel:
a) Take Sampson (turn left out of Deer Crossing) to Elk Creek road (right on Elk Creek)
b) Then take Buffalo Cove road to highway 268, then to 321. Benefits include mostly paved roads except for 2.5 miles down Sampson; trip is longer to reach attractions. Once the deposit is paid, you will receive directions & info on local amenities/attractions & loads of information about the home. Check the local attractions document & plan your days.
The property is wooded & nature is a few feet away. The community is great for walking. If you are hiking wooded paths, wear long pants & before coming into the home, brush them off & park muddy boots outside the door. The wet shoe/boot tray is just inside the door.
Our guests do spelunking at Linville Caverns, hike, bird watch & boat at Julian Price Lake just off the Parkway, white water raft at Wahoo, bike on Railroad Grade rd then tube at Todd while others do trout fishing or horseback riding at Leatherwood. Guests say Wilson Creek is good for canoeing & hiking; excellent swimming is at Elk River Falls. There are directions to these locations in the white binder inside the home.
The Blue Ridge Parkway area has many less traveled hiking locations. We have several hiking books (return to the home after use) with directions & route info!
If you want to go to NC gem mining we have directions to many places in the white binder.
Bring your cycling, canoeing or fishing gear, the pull through drive way accommodates 5 or more cars, or car & trailer (motorcycle, canoe).
We have multiple bird feeders. When you're out, grab a bag of bird food! If you fill the feeders, they will come! During the hot months, we have sugar for making Hummingbird food. Extra feeders are located under the deck next to stairs to the basement level.
You will love your day trip to laid back Blowing Rock, Kilwins ice cream shop is a must do, as is Tweetsie for the kids (April-Nov). Boone is famous for App state & Mast General Store, plus Daniel Boone Inn, where the food is terrific! If out food shopping, use the Styrofoam coolers we have in the laundry room. The coolers also come in handy on a day trip, to keep sandwiches & drinks cool. If you need to, you can take one of the coolers home with you.
Note: you do not need 4WD/AWD to get to the home or into Boone/BR April-November.
Stays of December thru end of March, 4WD or AWD is best in snowy weather. In the winter, be sure you have ample provisions with you on arrival, if heavy snows fall, you might need to wait a day for snow to melt/clear/get plowed. Snow often melts faster than plows travel at this altitude! Note that sections of the parkway are closed in winter, but Aho can be used to get to 321 just off the parkway.
Pets: We ask guests with dogs to use our pet sheets to cover furniture & bedding. This helps keep hair & dander from furniture fabric, bedding & throws.
Let this be your home away from home!
When counting your guests for a quote, include children & anyone you might invite during your stay. We will add 10$ per night for each additional guest. Children using pack&play stay free.
1. 2-4 guests 75$
2. 5-8 guests 95$
3. 9-14 guests will be quoted
Cleaning fees cover dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, washing towels & linens, setting out renter geared supplies for your visit & also covers the pickup/transport of garbage & recycling to comply with the county’s refuse/recycling laws.
Note: guests staying a week or more are asked to take some garbage/recycling to the Buffalo Cove Convenience center if you overflow any containers during your visit.
Thanks for your interest & welcome!
My husband is an avid cyclist and I love to ride my horse. We love our family and friends and love to entertain them and have fun! This is a vacation home, our main residence is in Pleasant Garden, NC.
We were relocated to NC from Illinois, where we both grew up. I'm originally from Sandy Springs GA. We met over a pitcher of beer after a softball game and have been together now for over 27 years. My husband is so much fun to be with and we love it here in NC. My son and his wife live in Oregon, Wisconsin, a very long distance for a mom to endure! We love our visitors and will go to the nth degree to make your stay wonderful!
Mary Ellen Smith purchased this cabin in 2006
We chose this property because it accommodated both our interests! For my husband, the proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the cycling opportunities it offered, the cooler temps of the mountains and the ability to keep my horse at the property and sometimes trailer the 6.1 miles to Leatherwood for a day of riding. Plus we really love the mountain area. The photo shown here is of a day trip we took to Elk Knob. Elk Knob has a 1.9 mile hiking path to the heavens with heavenly views!
The biggest benefit of this home is that it is secluded, quiet & peaceful, yet close enough to visit all the fun of the Blue Ridge and other tourist destinations! The home has wonderful mountain views, is spacious enough for the whole family so that everyone can do what they please without impacting the others. Another sensational feature of the home is the gated wrap around deck. There are 4 swings that allow you to take in the views and enjoy the breezes. A favorite is the upstairs bedrooms with private decking. Grab a folding chair from the master closet or one of our white plastic chairs and sit and read on your own private deck. Or, gaze out at the long range views from the upstairs back bedroom. The main floor master has access to the deck and has an ensuite bathroom. The basement bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and is private. Home includes washer and dryer. The views can be shared from the living room with a french door leading to the deck. With all the windows open, there is rarely a day you need to turn on the AC, but it is at the ready. The home has a wonderful wood stove in the basement and a wall heater, plus an extra refrigerator. The fenced in area will accommodate your favorite pooch!
This group spent quality time together and had a fantastic time. Joyce spoke with me on the phone and remarked that this home made everyone feel at home. There was nothing they required as it was all right there for their use. She remarked that it was a wonderful stay, they wrote all their comments in the book we keep at the home for such remarks. She did say that using their GPS, in lieu of our supplied directions, took them out of their way. So future renters, take the directions the owner provides with you! As a property owner, I enjoyed speaking with Joyce, such nice folks! They had a wonderful family get together!
We were very happy with the amount of room in the house and on the porches. The Blue Ridge Parkway is not far away that provided many hiking options.
We enjoyed our stay at this cabin a lot. It was very clean and spacious. The cabin is attractive and has a lovely view. It was well stocked with kitchen items, food stuffs and things to keep entertained with. Most everything was in good working order. So I would give the cabin 5 stars. For the money, I don’t think you can beat it.
The location is nice, but far from most places we wanted to go. We drove quite a bit on gravel/dirt roads to get in and out and to avoid going the long way to places. Fortunately, the gravel roads were all in good condition. But, the travel time was an impediment to going some places for us. (We were only there 3 days and wanted to maximize our time.)
If you plan to spend a lot of your time at the cabin, I highly recommend this cabin. If you plan to travel a lot, a car that is good on gravel roads will help, and plan your days to avoid unnecessary trips in and out.
Other than the no propane in the grill, or downstairs heater, and the beetles in the moose room, we had a great time. Bring a grill or propane and make sure you know how to use the bug zapper.
It is as described. The pictures of the views off the decks are real. It was very spacious for the three of us and our two dogs. The kitchen was well equipped. The key feature for me is that is was secluded. You could see a neighbor's home from one side of the house, but that was it. Watching the sun come up and nature awaken was exactly what I needed to refresh.
What I didn't like - and I am nitpicking here - the seclusion comes at a price. Namely the quality of the road to get there and the distance to any amenity. Sampson Road is a gravel path pretending to be a two lane road. A majority of the road that was still gravel (coming from the south) was wide enough for one car, but two would have been a very tight fit if at all. Because of the road and the fact that you are in the mountains, while it may only be 5 miles 'as the crow flies' to civilization, it is 17 mile - 45 minute drive to Boone/Blowing Rock. It is the price you pay for seclusion and these awesome views.
Great house for family gathering. Lovely view and basement was great for the kids.
My stay in North Carolina would not have been so great if it weren't for this house. Upon arrival the house was perfectly cleaned, stocked with essentials such as paper towels and cooking supplies, and had beautiful views! This house was perfect for my large party due to the fact that we only needed to bring some food and our clothes. Also. The owners were very helpful in that my group and I needed to spend an extra night at the home due to a snow storm, the owners even gave us a discount for the additional night because they understood such conditions. Our stay in the beautiful home will never be forgotten and I will be sure to recommend to my friends and family in the future, and possibly return to this property!
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|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning fee 6||$75|
|Refundable damage deposit||$175|
Note: regarding monthly rental, or, weekly rates and discounts for < 6 guests or 10+ , please ask owner for more details for your size party.
Our security deposit to 175$. We now have outside security cameras and signs to help deter damage.
There is no hunting or target shooting on our property so please don't bring firearms, BB guns, pellet guns etc.
We have a lovely firepit, use on basement level only.
This is our home, please don't leave bags of garbage next to cans on basement level or on the deck for critters to get into, we have several garbage cans on site. If you fill them up, please take a load of garbage and recycling to the Buffalo Cove center. Hours & directions in white binder.
The home is set up for maximum family use. Please do not move appliances or furniture, the rooms are all large and can fit pack & plays, blow up mattresses & luggage etc.
We have a dehumidifier in the basement to help keep the home fresh. Please do not unplug it or anything that is plugged into the white surge protector or the wall. To use the fridge, plug in the long green cord into the white surge protector & then close the doors. The fridge has ice and water in the door, so moving may trigger a leak, causing damage to the new flooring.
Security deposit is refunded within 14 days of your departure. Once you receive notice that the refund has been started, you may get additional info by calling Home Away Payments at 1-866-210-6106. VRBO handles the money side of the rental.
Our cleaning rates are low & are based on the number in your party. Please leave our home as you found it. If you make spills, clean them up. If you have questions or concerns, please call me at 336-430-6855. I'll be happy to help you!
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.