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Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Twickenham House Destination Mansion ~ Exclusive Use Resort and Event Space

17 Reviews
Sleeps40
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms11
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Overview

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Estate Rental Photos and Description

11,000 Sq' Manor,Guest House & EVENT SPACE w/ Accommodations for 40 on 400 acres

Introducing TWICKENHAM HALL for events. Twickenham Hall is a 4000 square foot exclusive use event space with 40' ceilings, gorgeous blown glass chandeliers, 2200 square feet of decking, and the largest fireplace in North Carolina (perhaps the South East). Together with Twickenham House and Estate allows for an exclusive use private destination event at a personal resort!!

Twickenham Hall is priced in addition to Twickenham House & Estate.

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(4) Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant (5) or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; (6) it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. (7) Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (8) Love never ends.

Twickenham House

The most breathtaking estate in the high country, nestled at 4600', offers that rare assemblage of a true private sanctuary. Just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the estate has over 400 acres of park-like grounds, threaded by rushing water, ponds, and abundant wildlife. A beautifully manicured lawn surrounds Twickenham House with spectacular mountain views for a ceremony site or receptions.

The charming Old English Manor boasts more than 11,000 square feet of exquisitely finished living space designed for entertaining. Just a step away is a spacious guest cottage and 3800 square foot TWICKENHAM HALL for events. Together, the estate can accommodate 40 overnight guests comfortably, and TWICKENHAM HALL will serve up to 230 guests. Included are the following amenities in the main house: a commercial kitchen; two additional kitchens; a spa with hot tub, steam room, sauna, and indoor endless pool; fitness facility; library with billiards; movie theatre and more. The guesthouse has additional sleeping.

TWICKENHAM HALL has 3800 sq' of gorgeous event space with 40' ceilings, 20' fireplace that burns 8' logs, lovely chandeliers, restrooms, serving bar, 2200 square feet decks, and much more.

Twickenham House, Estate and Hall, located on Phoenix Mountain, overlooks the historic village of Jefferson, NC, among the famed Blue Ridge Mountains. Phoenix Mountain is also known as 'the Rocky Mountain of the East' due to its 1.6-mile cliff face. Phoenix is covered with a diverse mix of vegetation resulting from its high-altitude, unique topography, snowy winters and temperate summers. It is also boasts spectacular geological formations and a broad array of indigenous wildlife including white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, pheasant, grouse and three and half miles of native trout streams. In addition, the mountain is home to an unusual high-altitude fen that feeds the trout streams on the property.

Among the fauna are numerous wild orchids and the prized Morel mushrooms. For years botanists have studied the creeping aven, a rare plant that was prevalent during the Ice Age and now only exists on the cliffs of Phoenix Mountain and Europe.

The grounds are great for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, fishing in the stocked pond or for native trout in the streams. There are 50-mile long-range views from the terrace with fireplace built into the cliffs. Stunning sunsets and sunrises await you.

The estate is available for four or more days, allowing time to enjoy your guests and truly embrace every moment of your wedding or event activities. Relax and enjoy family and friends or experience great bonding as you gather together for a truly memorable time.

Twickenham is a doable destination wedding/event. Guests will gather at the estate for the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception, even a send off breakfast. The grounds boast many different wedding sites.

The surrounding area offers many cultural and recreational experiences. Nearby villages of Jefferson, Glendale Springs, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk represent the historic center of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mount Jefferson, Mount Rogers, the River (designated National Heritage River by President Clinton) and New River State Park are additional nearby natural attractions.

Though worlds away from traffic and city congestion, this legendary estate is conveniently sited within 3 miles of Ashe County Regional Airport and villages of Jefferson and West Jefferson, less than 10 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 miles from Boone and just 119 miles from Charlotte.

Twickenham is also easily accessible by plane, as it is located three miles from Ashe County Airport, 5000' runway, capable of landing most private jets including Falcon 50's, Beech jets, Citations and Hawkers.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Why The Owner chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Twickenham was named for the village in England where the owners spent their honeymoon. This manor was built to reflect that classic English grace and charm.

This private mountaintop estate boasts panoramic year round views, peaceful serenity and world class luxury located at 4600' on 400 acres atop Phoenix Mountain.

What makes this estate unique

Wedding ~ Family ~ Corporate

The property is truly a destination resort all to yourself and 40 overnight guests, with now added TWICKENHAM HALL event space for up to 230 guests. Many guests never leave the property, yet there is plenty to do near by.

The property is surrounded by 500 acre Nature preserve. There are 50+ mile long range views from the 300' cliff face, which can be enjoyed from a stone terrace. Many botanist have studied the rare flora and fauna which lives on Phoenix Mountain.

There is abundant wildlife including black bears, deer, wild turkey, grouse, native trout and an occasional mountain lion.

Reviews

4.5
based on 17 traveler reviews

Twickenham House Destination Mansion ~ Exclusive Use Resort and Event Space
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews
5

Wedding at our castle in the sky! Remarkable!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Twinkenham our wedding & week stay on the property was very surreal, we did not want to leave. The staff was very helpful in our planning process since our wedding was a destination coming from Florida. The house & estate grounds where perfectly manicured and maintained. We had a small wedding with 60 guest the kitchen was perfect for the chefs we had flown in!

We are defiantly planning on a return vacation!! The most picture perfect setting for groups families & weddings!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairytale Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This venue is unbelievably beautiful. We love how secluded it is, making guest feel like they are away in their own little world. The homes where both beautifully decorated and well equipped to handle all of our needs. Having multiple, large, well equipped kitchens was a huge plus for our group! We loved having everything there in one location. Our guest thoroughly enjoyed all the different features Twickenham has to offer. From short hikes to take in the views, to the media room, and the play room, there was plenty to keep everyone busy.The staff was very thorough and helped us make our stay and our wedding perfect. We cannot thank Jocelyn enough for all of her help. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful home tucked neatly away in the NC mountains!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wedding in a Cloud!

  • 5 of 5

The venue was absolutely gorgeous and we had a wonderful weekend, despite some sub-optimal weather on our wedding day. There were a lot of staffing and rule changes during our planning process but after some initial bumps the staff handled everything very well. The event manager in particular was extremely helpful and supportive, and even offered to be our day-of coordinator (which she did splendidly)! The staff provided by the venue were fantastic and a pleasure to work with. It was an unforgettable day and I can assure you that no matter what the weather conditions are you will have a gorgeous wedding here!

The houses were very well kept, and the only issue we had was the water shutting off but the staff was very responsive in helping us. The kids adored the playroom, and the grown-ups loved the whole house! The massage chair was a definite life-saver the day after the wedding. I had a great time and didn't hear any complaints from my guests so all-in-all I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding winter getaway!

  • 4 of 5

While most of what we found for reviews revolved around weddings, we chose the property for a weekend getaway for several families. We spent three nights at Twickenham during winter storm Jonas '16 - 12 adults and 17 kids (age 6-15). A wonderful time was had by all! The owner contacted us directly and was very gracious and helpful given the concern about winter weather. The property is remotely located at the top of a 2 mile winding road; when they tell you to have 4WD and chains during foul weather, they mean it! If you expect snow, take sleds, even if it's just adults! The path up the mountain is the perfect sledding trail.

The house had ample room for everyone to spend time together, while also providing plenty of space to get away. The library was a favorite spot for the adults, as was the large living room. The kids LOVED the theatre room and the pool. The kitchen was a bit small for a large group but not so small as to make it a problem. And we were very pleased with how well stocked the kitchen was! We had access to every pot, pan, appliance and utensil we could think of. Choosing the best bedroom was hard! They were all beautiful. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of towels. The kids could not have been happier in the large bunk rooms. (FYI - We found that we could keep the house warmer at night if we closed the fireplaces.)

We only had access to one washer and one dryer, which was not a problem for our group. The walk to the top of the mountain was easy and well worth it for the extraordinary view.

We had a problem with the hot water and the TV reception in Twinkie which could not be addressed due to foul weather. The house could use a little TLC - mostly cosmetic issues like cracked window panes, wobbly chairs, damaged walls - all typical of a rental or an older home. While the max occupancy is 40, and there are certainly beds to accommodate that, 40 could feel tight, especially if all 40 were adults. I highly recommend this property for a wedding or a getaway for a large group. We all hope to return next year. A FANTASTIC vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Church Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. The houses were warm and welcoming. We enjoyed fires in the fireplaces, the pool and media room, as well as all the other amenities and comforts of the rest of the home. We had a number of children and there was something for everyone. Many of us went for a hike and the views were amazing and breathtaking. We were so thankful for the full kitchen and spacious home for our group.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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disappointed

  • 2 of 5

the positives are this is a beautiful location and the 2 houses combined are large enough for 20 people. The following is what happened during our stay (18 people family reunion from all around the country):

We arrived at 5:30 pm and there were 2 cleaning people still cleaning both houses. It looked like the prior guests may have left more of a mess than normal. we were advised they had 40! guests. to me that is far too many for this property. when the cleaning people left this is what we found. The old coffee and grinds were still in the pot, when my brother moved it it spilled on him and the wood floor in the kitchen. when we cleaned up the floor, it was filthy. I am guessing they just sweep the floor, don't ever mop it. There was a lot of black hair in one of the tubs in the main house and on the walls of the shower. The property is not cheap so we are thinking this is not acceptable for this much money. Other things that were wrong: the guest house had no smoke detectors. there had been 3, but they were removed for a paint job and never replaced. the 2nd floor a/c unit in the main house was broken, so the first few days it was very warm to sleep. There was no direct tv in the guest house, (thus there was no tv at all). There is also no internet in the guest house, I don't believe this was made clear in their listing. The sink disposal did not work in the guest house. All this would be bad enough, as we had to spend the first few days trying to get them to address these issues, but the most annoying part was that the manager Jo Lynn told us when she left on the first day to call her anytime, anywhere. I guess she just meant call her and go to voicemail, and then she wouldn't be calling back. Several calls went unanswered. Finally ricardo, the maintenance man showed up on Tuesday, and when he saw our frustration he called jo lynn and then she returned our call. During that call she said she couldt call the night befor due to a storm? Funny we were able to leave her a message during that same rainstorm. She must have then got the cable guy finally and he showed up Thursday, and he advised the cable had been out for awhile, I guess it was never set up. We are supposed to be on vacation and we are spending the firs 2-3 days trying to get things fixed, get them to respond, I felt like a general contractor, this was very annoying to say the least. My overall thought is that they don't stay on top of the maintenance of the property

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ashe County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Jefferson Landing
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Old Hwy 16
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: recommended

Twickenham house and estate is located at 4600' on its own mountain, with many outdoor activities. There is hiking, fishing, climbing on the property. It is it's own destination.

The weather is in the upper 70's in the summer. You can watch the fireworks from above during 4th of July. Nearby New River, an American Heritage River, offers a lot of fun recreation - swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing. The Mountains offer exhilarating hiking and gorgeous walking. The village of West Jefferson has many art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, a cheese factory, other quaint shops including bee keeping shop, retro movie theatre, bowling even a brewery. Skiing is not too far away, pretty 45 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A great place to relax and enjoy natural beauty.

At the cliffs, on the property, is a large terrace with a fireplace at 4600' with 50 mile long range views.

There is also a nearby private airport that can land a galaxy. Also there is even a place to land a helicopter on the property.

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Rates & Availability

Boone Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
May 31 2016 - Sep 5 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,180
$15,260
 
 
Fall 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
6 night minimum stay
$2,180
$15,260
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$16,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
$2,180
$15,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 10.0%

For events and weddings there is an additional usage fee of $800.00 for up to 100 guests. Above 100 guests additional fee of $10 per guest applies.

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Amenities

High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Versace Bath - toilet , shower , Features large shower w/ seat & heated towel bar.
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious bathroom w/ claw foot tub & heated towel bar.
    Roxy Bath - Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower & heated towel bar
    Jack's Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower & heated towel bar
    The Africa Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower & heated towel bar
    Slumber Room Bath - toilet , tub , Victorian claw foot tub & heated towel bar.
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower , Large shower & heated towel bar convienent to pool.
    Workout Room Bath - toilet , shower , Large shower, heated towel bar, sauna & steam room.
    Twinkie Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower.
    Twinkie Bunk Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ Victorian shower.
    Twinkie Game Room Bath - toilet , shower , Large shower convienent to game room.
  • All baths are outfitted with victorian style fixtures, heated towel bars, large egyptian cotton towels and rugs.
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • Jack's Room - Queen bed with private bath, walk in closet & TV w/ DVD
    The Africa - 1 king , King suite with private bath, walk in closet & TV w/ DVD.
    Versace Suite - 1 king , 650 square foot king suite with private bath & TV w/ DVD.
    Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 650 square foot king suite with private bath & TV w/ DVD.
    The Roxy - 1 king , King suite with private bath, walk in closet & TV w/ DVD.
    Slumber Party - 9 twin/ single , 6 day beds with trundles + single (13), bath & kitchen.
    Nanny Room - 1 king , King room adjacent to the Slumber party studio.
    Twinkie Up - 2 queen , 2 queen beds, TV w/ DVD.
    Twinkie Master - 1 king , King room with adjacent bath, TV w/ DVD.
    Twinkie Bunk Room - 9 twin/ single , 5 daybeds w/ Trundles + twin, TV w/ DVD, adjacent bath.
  • The bedrooms are all outfitted with fine linens, down duvets, accent pillow, televisions w/ DVD, comfortable pillow top mattresses. Nothing has been spared for your comfort.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

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