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Karen Ostergaard

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, danish

Sunrise Lookout ~ Peaceful Mountain Top Home With Amazing Views ~

43 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

Sunrise Lookout is a truly unique mountain top vacation rental in the heart of Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Come enjoy the peace of the cabin and amazing views of the Spring Creek area.

Our home is private, yet accessible, and situated atop a mountain on 4 acres. We modeled our home after the Duckett Top fire lookout tower, which is visible across the Spring Creek valley. Inside, you will find a simple, modern design with a bright living area, 2 bedrooms (plus a futon in the living area), and lots of windows to enjoy the views. The cabin is stocked with games (for adults and children) and books and toys for kids. There is cozy in-floor radiant heat (and A/C for those rare days when it is needed) to keep you comfortable. We have wireless broadband internet and a WiFi radio (listen to stations and podcasts from around the world).

Outside, help yourself to seasonal offerings in our gardens...blueberries, raspberries (golden and red!), blackberries, and a variety of vegetables and herbs. Enjoy the views and peace on the hammock chairs, the porch swing, or the outdoor dining set. There is a charcoal grill for cooking and a fire pit (wood supplied) for relaxing. The hot tub is also a favorite feature -- we clean and refill the hot tub for each set of guests. The hot tub is located on the deck which surrounds the second floor.

Your four legged friends are welcome at Sunrise Lookout. You may also encounter wildlife during your stay as we share the mountains with bears, bobcats, turkeys, coyotes, and other animals.

We are located about 45 minutes from Asheville and 20 minutes from Hot Springs in the friendly and scenic community of Spring Creek. We are 7 miles from Max Patch (and the Appalachian Trail) and the same distance from Harmon Den Recreation Area. You can fly fish in the area creeks or fish in the pond at Max Patch. Rafting/tubing are available in Hot Springs, and there are local opportunities for horse back riding and llama trekking. Also, ask us for directions to the secret swimming hole when you book!

Feel free to contact us with any questions about our home or the area.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Karen Ostergaard (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, danish

Reviews

4.8
based on 43 traveler reviews

Sunrise Lookout ~ Peaceful Mountain Top Home With Amazing Views ~
average rating of 4.837209 based on 43 reviews
5

Amazing get away- you'll be a repeat vacationer

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I LOVE this place. The cabin itself is very nice. It feels very new and is always very clean. We love the views, and we particularly love the solitude and peace and quiet. Yet, it is a short-ish drive to Hot Springs if we want to go out to dinner. The main reason we first stayed here is because it is pet friendly. It is so hard to find a truly nice place to stay with your pets, and this is one of them. We have stayed here many times over the years, and will continue to do so. We have visited during all seasons, and love visiting any time of the year. The hot tub is nice- I only wish that the temperature could be made warmer, it always feels on the lukewarm (vs. hot) end to my husband and I, but that is my only complaint. The owners are very fast with communication, which I appreciate.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone. You will love it.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you have enjoyed your visits to Sunrise Lookout! Thanks for the note about the hot tub. We will increase the temperature and hope that you find it more comfortable next time.
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5

This property is well-maintained; personal touches are provided; and it's just right for us.

  • 5 of 5

We had anotner wonderful week at Sunrise. The surroundings and amenities were incredible. Thank you for all you do to make this a terrific vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

July 4th Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 (parents plus 3 boys) thoroughly enjoyed this quaint, prefect cabin for our July 4th vacation. Comfortable accommodations - the pull out sleeper sofa served well for additioanl sleeping. Everything we could possibly need was provided - no detail overlooked. The location was convenient for our daily adventures - Duckett Top, Max Patch, Hot Springs & whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky River. I should also not fail to mention our trips to the Spring Creek swimming hole - what a treat! We definitely are looking forward to another stay at Sunrise!

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

Great home base for our summer vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for someplace that could serve as our base for exploring the Pisgah area and Sunrise Lookout fit the bill perfectly. The cabin was nicely furnished, with all of the creature comforts needed to enjoy the week. (No, a TV is not needed.) We hiked numerous trails in the area, from Hot Springs to down off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Having the dog with us was even more fun, so thanks for being pet-friendly. Asheville is easy driving distance and we spent a day there as well. We enjoyed our time on the property too. Our daughter gave the tree swing a great workout and spent more time than any of us in the hot tub. We even made blueberry pancakes from fruit fresh off the bush. They were all green the day we arrived, but we had our pick of fat, ripe berries by week's end. Overall, we had a fantastic time in our North Carolina hideaway! Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Love this place!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Sunrise Lookout for our wedding anniversary. The cabin is very private and has a stunning view of the mountains. It's very clean and stocked with everything that you need. The location is great! It's a scenic drive (~25-30 mins) to downtown Hot Springs and also within close proximity to great hiking trails -- Laurel River Trail, Spring Creek Nature trail, and Max Patch (a must see!!!). Perfect place to relax and unwind! We will definitely be visiting again in the future!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alpharetta
5

Amazing Get Away

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful place!

We celebrated our one year anniversary at Sunrise Lookout this past weekend and the whole time we were in awe. Nothing beats a beautiful sun rise with a large deck and a cup of coffee. I loved that the architecture of the house was simple and beautiful. We loved everything about this house actually. It had everything we needed.

Our dog loved to just run up and down the hillside and around the deck surrounding the house. We were so thankful we could bring our pup to enjoy the great smokie mountains with us.

The house is a 25 minute drive to Max Patch, were you will have an amazing view of God's creation. And of course is near Asheville, were we will spend the afternoon.

This rental is highly recommended. Perfect for couples and families.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
3.2 Miles
Spring Creek Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Sunrise Lookout is situated atop a mountain 45 minutes northwest of Asheville and 20 minutes south of Hot Springs in the community of Spring Creek.

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65 + Tax
Pet Fee $0
Tax Rate 6.75%

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Amenities

Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Living Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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