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Clif Ridenhour

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Ski Chalet with Hot Tub

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Nestled in across from Sugar Mountain this property is perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or for a small family who wants a little adventure in the mountains of North Carolina. After hiking or skiing all day relax in the evening by the gas fireplace or soak in the private hot tub outside and gaze at the stars. Close to Grand Father Mountain, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls, Tweetsie Railroad, and many other attractions. Less than 5 minute drive to Sugar Mountain Ski Lodge and downtown Banner Elk where there are plenty of great restaurants. Check in is 4pm and checkout is 11am.

Keywords: Ski Country Chalet, hot tub, fireplace

  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clif Ridenhour (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Clif Ridenhour

My wife and I are Realtors in the Charlotte area. We love the mountains and getting away. Often we leave Charlotte and head to the mountains. We are always amazed at the sights and drop of temperature in a two and a half hour drive.

Clif Ridenhour purchased this chalet in 2004

Why Clif Ridenhour chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We chose this area for snow skiing and the beautiful sites that the High Country offers. There are several ski resorts close by and the largest one in NC is across the street 'Sugar Mountain'. Grand Father Mountain is less than a 10 minute drive and it has unbelievable views. Grand Father Mountain also has a mile high swinging bridge and wildlife habitats to include bears, deer, and all kinds of other animals.

What makes this chalet unique

Location, Location, Location it is here. Across the street from Sugar Mountain. 5 Minute drive to downtown Banner Elk. 10 Minute drive to Grand Father Mountain and several other hiking trails and water falls in the nearby area.

My favorite restaurant in Banner Elk is Sorrento's which is downtown. After a wonderful meal, I love the hot tub on a cold night. Listening to the sound of the blowing of snow on Sugar Mountain and soaking in the hot tub is very relaxing.


based on 60 traveler reviews

Ski Chalet with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.75 based on 60 reviews

Quiet, Cozy, Perfect Romantic Couple Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I rented this property to celebrate our anniversary, and we could not have been happier with the choice. The location is right at Sugar Mountain, so we know we will be back during skiing season. Plenty of local cuisine and attractions are close by as well, so the weekend had plenty to do. The chalet itself was very inviting and stocked well with everything we needed. I have nothing but positive things to say about the unit and we will rent from them again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient location,tiny space

  • 4 of 5

Very convenient location. This place has everything you need-but no a/c and the bedroom is upstairs. There are fans. The space is tiny,the parking is tight and there is no view. There are 2 nice tvs. The only bathroom is upstairs. This is a great place to sleep and keep your stuff.This is not a place to hang out and enjoy the view but everything is up to date ,great condition, beautiful sink/vanity in the bathroom. This is what it says it is-a ski chalet. Also has internet.The owner is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Was really impressed with this home, it's the perfect little get away for a couple and near by a lot of the outdoor activities. The home had every amenitie you would need. The hot tub was perfect for relaxing at night in the cool mountain breeze. The owner was very friendly and would work with you on your stay there and would answer every question you have. I highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to take a small vacation. I will be returning to this location again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful chalet in gorgeous mountains.

  • 5 of 5

One of the best trips ever, will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Very hospitable and house conveniently located!

  • 5 of 5

Cliff was very accommodating and helped us locate the house when we got there after dark. The chalet was perfect for a weekend getaway having everything we needed there! We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to going back in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. This place had everything you could ask for! We arrived to a clean and cozy chalet after a long day of travel. Convenience is everything when you are in the mountains because things can sometimes be a bit of a drive. But this place was near EVERYTHING. Gas stations nearby, food lion 2 min down the road, local bars and restaurants within 5min, and you can literally see the slopes from the entrance to the community. Sugar mountain was 5 min up the road with skiing/snowboarding and tubing. The people in town couldn't be any nicer. Really awesome local bar open late that has pool tables and corn hole called bayou smokehouse and grille. The bars in the area are all pet friendly if your sitting outside. The hot tub on the property was so awesome after a long day of skiing. Only advice is if you are staying when it's warmer than 40 out id turn on the fans and crack the windows at night for some fresh cool air! No AC in the house which is fine if it's cool out, but when there's a heat wave it can get toasty. We had everything we needed never had to travel more than 5 min for anything. Also just to switch up the scenery we took a drive to Boone, which was only 25 min away and they had bowling and and nice brewery we visited called Appalachian mountain brewery. Super awesome vibes. To top it all off, Clif the owner was really helpful and accommodating. GO STAY HERE!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Grandfather Mountain State Park
"Awesome views and cool hiking trails"
Mountain Glen Golf Club
Sugar Mountain Resort
"Largest Ski Resort in North Carolina"
Sorrento's Bistro
"Awesome Italian food!"
"Another good restaurant less than 3 minute drive from the house"
Food Lion
"Grocery Store less than 2 miles from the house"
Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
"Wine tasting and beautiful scenery "
Blowing Rock Visitors Center
"Downtown Blowing Rock is a neat place to visit for that neat small community feeling with a ..."
Mast General Store
"Really neat very old store. Behind the annex there is a hidden park that is gorgeous."
Linville Falls
"Been a while since I have been there but if I remember right cool place, plus it is free unl..."
Linville Caverns
"Never been there but it is on my to do list"
Town of Beech Mountain - Town Hall
"Free sledding in the winter time in downtown Beech Mountain about 30 minutes from the house ..."
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sugar Mountain Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bella's Italian Restaurant
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Ski season
Nov 17 2016 - Mar 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 6.75%

No refunds due to cancellation or weather.

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • water tubing
Cable TV in Den, Cable TV in Bedroom

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