2 Story Bark Siding Family Homestead 4Bd 1.5Ba Secluded in a Hollow on a Creekc
Nancy Calhoun Thomason
About Nancy Calhoun Thomason
We are the Calhoun family. This property was the birthplace of my grandfather in the photo. He grew up there the only boy out of 9 children. Starlin Calhoun, my great grandfather, built this house in the early 1900's. His family of brothers all owned this hollow that we live in, There is over 200 acres in Calhoun Hollow owned by the siblings of the Calhoun Brothers. The Calhoun's played an important role in our history of the Tweetsie railroad. They helped to build this railroad and worked on it right her in our hollow. In fact my driveway down in front of the Old Toe River was the Tweetsie Railroad bed when it was running. Today the Tweetsie Train can be experienced and enjoyed by familes of all ages in Blowing Rock just miuntes from here at the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement park. We proudly preserve the property and share it with you to enjoy a piece of history and God's country.
Nancy Calhoun Thomason purchased this Cabin in 1900
Why Nancy Calhoun Thomason chose Newland
This home is over 100 years old. It was built by my great grandfather, then passed down to his only son, Coye Calhoun. In 1970 Coye sold the property to two Doctor brothers from Florida. They owned the cabin as their mountain vacation home for years. In the early 1990's my father, Doyle Calhoun had the opportunity to buy it back from the Vildibill's. We have owned it ever since and have turned it into our vacation rental and family fun place to escape reality and rat race of the world. It is rustic and vintage in appearance and furnishings, however, it is also a lot of fun to revert back to your imagination and creativity to keep you entertained while staying here. There is NEWLY ADDED Cable TV, WIFI Internet Service, Telephone, Karaokee CD player and an Electric organ for your entertainment. It has a soap stone fireplace that burns real wood, a tin roof, two porches for relaxing on, a creek with waterfall in the front yard that my ancestors used to bathe in before indoor plumbing. The original out house is on site, original barn, grainery, and smoke house out buildings on the property. Only the cabin is opened to the public for use and enjoyment. We have a Christmas tree farm on the property too that my father has ran since the late 90's. At Thanksgiving and Christmas I like to decorate the cabiin accordingly and offer my guests a chance to learn how t make a wreath or pick out a real tree to take home for the holidays. We are centrally located in the town of Newland just 10 minutes to Grandfather Mountain, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. 25 minutes to Beech Mountain, Boone, Appalachain Ski Resort, ASU, Blowing Rock, Linville Gorge, Linville Caverns and Raon Mountain State Park in TN. Watauga Lake in Butler TN is also a great place for families and fun just 30 minutes from us. The mountains always offer LOTS to do and see. Come experience a magical, memory filled, majestic vacation with us in the heart of God's cuntry Avery county North Carolina.
What makes this Cabin unique
We have a bridge in the front yard that crosses the creek. The natural sounds of running water are most relaxing. We have a bon fire pit and grilling pit on site as well as charcoal grill for cook outs. The house has a musky woodsy smell to it. It is after all an old farm house that lacks nothing including character. Warning unique history and extinction to the cabin: The chimney rock was added on in the early 70's. Since then there has been a honey bee hive develop over the years in the chimney between the rock and the original exterior of the cabin chimney. The honey bees are against the law to kill and would destroy the cabins chimney all together at a very high cost to remove them. Therefore, if you are allergic to bees this is not for you. They usually do not bother you or get inside the house. The Boomer Squirrel is also a resident at the cabin. This is a little red squirrel that is also extinct and lives in the attic of the cabin. Sometimes you will hear them in the walls. They are scared of people so you will not see them just hear them. We do sometimes have mice and spiders in the cabin but try and control them with mice control and frequent exterminating schedules. After all this is a 100 year old house with wooden walls, floors and on a rock foundation in the woods surrounded by nature.
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Rustic but exactly what we needed!
Rustic accommodations with loads of charm!
Love it !
Thank you Nancy for opening your home up so others can enjoy it, even if for a little while. You can FEEL the history of a loving family having lived there so many years ago. Walking outside you get a feeling of peace. The only sounds coming from the creek. It’s funny how it all can take you back in time. My Sister and I had everything we needed, we enjoyed our stay very much, thank you again !!
The cabin was in a great location for everything we wanted to see and do while there. The property was beautiful and we loved the old charm of the cabin. The fire pit next to the creek was a really nice touch. The only downfall I found was cabin was a bit cluttered and not clean enough for my comfort. Also, I would recommend investing in a dishwasher. I’m definitely not above handwashing dishes but the dishes provided were pretty nasty and I had to rewash everything before it could be used. Overall, I had a lovely time spending time with my family.
Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I am going to be doing some updates and repairs the next few weeks before opening it back up for spring and summer. Although, I too would love to have a dishwasher installed but, my father will not allow such "fineries" to take away from its pioneer ways. Ha! Most of the items in the cabin have a lot of history, are antiques, and/or originally my great grandmothers. Again, my father thinks this gives it charm and character. I tend to agree to some extent but will take into consideration your clutter comment and weed a few items out as suggested. I will continue to strive to make it as clean as possible for each guest. We look forward to making improvements in order to share our little piece of heaven with more guests in the future.
Historical country retreat
The Old Calhoun House was perfect for 5 older guys, who love the outdoors; hiking, biking and hanging out by the campfire. Thank you.
Cabin was rustic but had everything we needed for our weekend stay.
We had a great time. The creek was pretty. There were trails to walk around the cabin. The cabin had everything we needed for our stay. We had a wonderful stay.
Perfect quiet getaway!!
We enjoyed our stay very much. It was just too short!! Rustic mountain home. We loved the fireplace and the outdoor firepit. The beds were all made and fresh towels in the bathrooms. We will definitely return again!
Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Linville Ridge Resort, Eseola Resort, Linville Falls, Gorge, and Caverns, Toe River, Linville, River, Watauga River, Watauga Lake, Wildcat Lake, Bristol Motor Speedway, Appalachain Trail, Tweetsie Rail Road, Scottish Highland Games, Christmas Tree Farm, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lin Cove Via Duct, Julian Price Lake, Blowing Rock, Gem Mines, Lees McRae College, Appalachain State University, Mayland Community College, Caldwell Community College, ETSU, Johnson City, TN, Roan Mountain State Park TN, Cranberry Ore Mines, Pisgah National Forest, Banner Elk, Boone, Daniel Boone Inn Restaurant, Louise;s Famous Rock House Restaurant, Avery County Museum, Elk River Falls, Brown Mountain Lights, Jonas Ridge Snow tubing, Table Rock