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Grand 'River Edge' Home Nestled On Creek, Plus Add'l Living Area Above Garage.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

This Home Has 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Bathrooms Along Stream

Welcome to the beautiful River Edge Lodge, nestled along the “Martin Creek” (also known as “Old Stillhouse Creek”), with a rushing waterfall, privacy, walking trails and plenty of wildlife. Enjoy the wonderful outdoor fire pit, positioned to take full advantage of sights and sounds of the boldly flowing stream. The decks, hot tub, outdoor cooking area and seating are also available to enjoy the outdoors. In the evenings, enjoy roasting marshmallows at the creek.

You will be very pleased with the quality of this home. The main level boasts a spacious living room with 25-foot ceiling and widows overlooking the stream and waterfall, a gorgeous stone, wood burning fireplace (firewood and fire starters provided), a 32-inch Satellite TV with Premium movie channels and DVD player and L-shaped sofa together with two leather chairs. The dining table will seat eight. The kitchen features wooden floors, tile counter tops, and walk-in-pantry. There is a door from the kitchen leads to the large covered deck, hot tub (7), and outdoor cooking area, including refrigerator, sink and gas grill. There is also a reading room/sitting area with leather sofa and comfortable chairs.

There are three bedrooms in the main house, including the Master Bedroom, which, indoor fireplace, Satellite TV and access to the deck area. The Master Bath includes hot tub/sauna. The second bedroom includes a queen bed and the third bedroom includes two twin beds and Satellite TV. Also, a full bathroom is off the bedrooms.

As a bonus, there is a 1000 square foot apartment above the garage with an additional bedroom, full bath, kitchen and large family room, perfect for the kids. There is x-box 360 and large Smart TV. Great area for kids or guests to hang out.. Also provides additional sleeping area. Total living area of main house and loft above garage is over 3700 sq. feet.

Please Note: This home is accessed by a private gravel road, where you will cross two beautiful stone bridges, driving over Martin Creek and enter gravel drive way. The garage stalls are in use and will be locked.

More Details

Jeffrey Krupa
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2017

About Jeffrey Krupa

We have decided to share our mountain home and this beautiful setting along the stream, (outdoor fire pit and large deck with cooking availability) for those families who want to enjoy a wonderful mountain experience in a private setting, yet close to Blowing Rock and Boone. We also enjoy traveling and renting around the country and recognize the necessary elements for a comfortable and care free vacation. Our enjoyment to this area led us to purchase an additional 180 acres three miles off Main Street in Blowing Rock where we have completed the construction of a new home on the John's River. This home is also available for rent and can be located by property number 744556.

Jeffrey Krupa purchased this house in 2011

Why Jeffrey Krupa chose North Carolina

This property is extremely unique, with a beautiful setting along the stream. If you enjoy the outdoors for walks, wildlife, outdoor night fires, outdoor cooking, hot tub, etc. this is the home for you. Also, we purchased this home for the setting and the additional apartment above the garage, which offers our kids and their friends freedom and privacy, while allowing the adults to gather in the main house. There is a loft, full bedroom, full bath and kitchen above the three car garage.

What makes this house unique

To make this an enjoyable vacation, we provide all the necessary amenities. Outdoor fire pit along the river (fire wood included), books in library are available for your enjoyment to read, WiFi, Xbox above garage, large screen TV's in main house and above garage. The only area that will not be available is the garage.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Jeff & Family

Your home felt like a "home" and not a rental. Thank you for allowing us to make our mountain memories here. There is a love of a family in this home and we could feel it throughout our stay here. Hope we can return again during the summer.



Nov 2013
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Lenoir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double vanity sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Loft Bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There are two full bathrooms and one half bath room in the main house with a full bathroom above the garage.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • There are three bedrooms in the main house, with a king in the master, queen in guest and two singles in the second guest room. There is Direct TV in both the Master and the two single bedroom. There is also a queen size bed in the bedroom above the garage with separate bathroom. There is also a private fireplace in the master bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • whitewater rafting
There is a loft area over the garage that is seperate from the main living area. This loft area contains a bedroom and seperate kitchen. It would be great for multiple families traveling together, as in-law suite, or for children.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Grand 'River Edge' Home Nestled On Creek, Plus Add'l Living Area Above Garage.
average rating of 4.870968 based on 33 reviews

Very Dissatisfied with the owner and condition of the property

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I will start by saying that the home itself was not a complete bust. It is nicely appointed and once you arrive, the home is comfortable. However, to say it is off the beaten path is an understatement. Its 3 miles down the mountain in one direction and 2 1/2 from the road is unpaved most of the way. There is a gravel that runs 1/4 mile up the hill once you arrive to Stillhouse Road. There is zero cell reception once you depart the main highway and WIFI is spotty at best inside the home especially with more than 3 people using it at a time. There is no Directv in the guesthouse either. We arrived to find the refrigerators ice maker handle broken, which I made Jeffrey aware of immediately but nothing was done. The BBQ was unclean but we didnt make a fuss about that. There was food left over from the previous guests in the refrigerator which we threw away. There is also an infestation of stinkbugs which I was told was "normal".

A few weeks after return home, I wrote Jeffrey and asked where my deposit was, only to receive a response that we had left significant damages according to the cleaning the tune of 7 hours of cleaning for 2 people. I was never informed in wiring or otherwise and this was clearly a gross misrepresentation by either the cleaning people or the owner himself. Not until i inquired about my deposit was I made aware of these matters. I received a 50% return and have an email and follow up where Jeffrey stated he was returning the monies to me and then a follow up saying the money was being sent out on March 1st, however I have not received that check.

If you are looking to ski Boone, Beech or Grandfather, there are homes that are far closer and more affordable. It is a minimum of 10 minutes to the main road in either direction and 20 to Food Lion. If you need a Walmart you will drive 3 minutes. Beech which is the closest mountain is a 30 minute drive. This is not the most ideal location unless your goal is to get off the grid and disconnect for your length of stay.

I have all electronic communications to validate this and will gladly share them.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is beautiful!!! And very comfortable. Don't think twice

  • 5 of 5

The host was great with all instructions and preparations in advance. The home is beautiful and very comfortable. The Wifi worked great as there is no cell phone signal, the house does have a land line. The outdoor kitchen is amazing. This house is located 17 min from Blowing Rock so it was convenient for buying groceries to cook at the house. My kids enjoyed the backyard creek and the outdoors of the property. A must rent!! Don't think about it twice.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at our home. You are welcome here anytime with your family. Thanks for taking care of the home during your stay. We appreciate your thoughtful comments!!! Thank you!
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Exceptional Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was above and beyond anything we expected. Such a fantastic getaway from our busy lives, but close enough to Boone and Blowing Rock that we could do anything we wanted. Amenities were fantastic and the owner went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of. We go back tomorrow!!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect property and host!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect! Strongly recomend this vacation property!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks. You are welcome back any time!! We are glad you enjoyed our home.
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Awesome family weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Love this home. We stayed last fall and was excited to stay here again this year. This home is amazing,

Beautiful, clean and comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. The grandkids love Buster the rocking bear and enjoyed playing in the stream and yard. We had the firepit going each night with s”mores, also loved the hot tub. Jeff was awesome to work with, everything was perfect. This rental has everything you need to have a great stay. Convenient to Blowing Rock and Tweetsie Railroad.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent news! Glad you like the Rocking Bear, who is now officially knows as, Buster! We are glad that you returned and enjoyed your time in Blowing Rock and at the home. You are certainly welcome back anytime and thank you for take it care of the home. We are glad you enjoyed the fire pit by the stream. Its a great spot. Thanks again. Jeff
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We rented River Edge for 10 days in October to celebrate a special family birthday for my husband. He had expressly asked for a mountain home on a river where all the family could gather. It was the answer to a prayer! The home was exquisitely decorated and immaculately clean. We have rented many places in the past and this was by far the best equipped, including plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, laundry supplies, etc. It was even provided with all the supplies to make s'mores over the outside firepit.

The owner, Jeff Krupa, was a delight to work with. He answered emails promptly and responded to our every question. He even purchased new dishes, pots and pans and towels before our arrival and arranged for someone to come carry away trash half way through our stay so we wouldn't have to be bothered.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed cooking in the gorgeous kitchen and on the outside grill, playing games on the big family table, and watching football next to a big roaring fire in the family room. In the morning, we spent quiet time with our coffee in the den off the family room. The river was small, but you could hear the waterfalls with the windows open and it was lovely. The grounds were filled with trees and the river, and fall was definitely in the air! Walking around the property was a delight.

We hope we have the opportunity to rent this home again in the future. It was the perfect gathering place for our family.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your detailed and thoughtful review. We are delighted to hear that you, your family and your friends had a great experience at the house. Thanks for mentioning the plates, pots, linens, etc. as we truly try to keep this well maintained and offer updated and new items so that you can truly enjoy your vacation. Our goal is for you to truly experience an enjoyable vacation in a environmental friendly home and environment. The cleaners and Dwight, our maintenance contact, will be happy to hear your review on the cleanliness of the house as they work hard and I am fortunate to have such a great group. Also, a thank you to you and your family for keeping the house in great shape and helping with the linens. You are certainly welcome anytime at our home and we hope that you will visit again. Regards, Jeff
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Rates & Availability

Lenoir House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Season
Mar 17 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 2 2017 - Aug 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 30 2017
6 night minimum stay
Early December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 27 2017
6 night minimum stay
New Year 2017
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $300

In terms of pets, we will allow dogs, if above two years of age. No cats or puppies allowed. We enjoy animals but this property is not conducive for a young dog or cat. Please provide payment via check as rates do not include processing fees and I will provide the address upon agreement of your lease. If the house is available, you will be welcome to come early. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Car: necessary

The property sits on two acres of which there is a gravel road that is available for hikes. Additionally, this property is 15-20 minutes from Cone Estate and Bass Lake, which has hiking, running, horse trails etc.


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