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Luxury Secluded Mountain Retreat, Incredible Long Range View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Chateau / Country House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

We searched a long time for the perfect spot for our second home; this is it. Eagles Nest (here before the development by the same name) sits on two secluded acres at the very top of a mountain between Valle Crucis and Banner Elk overlooking three states. When you stay with us, you are only 15 minutes from boutique shopping, recreation, four star restaurants and even a winery.

Yet, you're surrounded by farms, beautiful wildlife and breathtaking views. You see it all here. Weather takes on a new meaning. From rare Rime Frosts to thick August fogs, winter white blankets of snow to linen white Catawba Rhododendron blooming under cool mountain skies, front row to a fierce symphony thunderstorm to unmatched panoramic fall color. You can watch it all from the covered deck overlooking Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina, or by the stone fireplace in our living room cozy with French and English country antiques and reproductions.

In the winter we get snow, snow , snow. In the summer we get a 22-25 degree temperature difference--cool. And don't worry, with all of this weather activity we have a whole house generator that takes over automatically if the power goes out. The bedrooms here are furnished with 100% oxford cotton sheets and Sterns & Foster mattresses. The chef's kitchen (we're cooks) is stocked with pantry items and spices.

Please replace what you use. There is an honor bar and honor wine cellar. Also please replace what you use. Nearby there are several spas including the famed Westglow Spa in Blowing Rock. You are surrounded by hundreds of mountain trails to hike and three major ski resorts. Yes, this is a very special place. Warning: you will be addicted. We hope you enjoy and gently care for our second home as much as we do.


Keywords: Luxury, Country House, Views, Seclusion, Private, Gourmet, French Country, Mountain Retreat, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 June, 2018

About The Owner

We enjoy life. We love to travel (when we can afford it.) We love to eat (I guess we're foodies, and probably wine-os) and fortunately we can cook. It's almost as much fun to cook as it is to eat, but we are grateful when people cook for us. Walking and hiking are the best and look where we are! Now, when we hike we take reinforcements (charcuterie and chateneauf de pape.) One of the many times we hiked Hawksbill Mountain, we had a spread, wine, pate, cheese, chicken sad... Other hikers on the mountain commented that it was 'a whole new level of hiking... and to hell with this power bar.' We both own our own businesses so it's really great when we can come here and relax. Last 4th of July we had dinner outside on the deck. We watched every little community's firework show. It got a little chilly so we went in a built a fire (yes, in July.) We plan to retire here. Someday.

The Owner purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why The Owner chose Banner Elk

We accidentally found this house one summer afternoon when visiting the local winery and remarked how the area reminded us of Tuscany. We already owed a house in the area and had no idea that this beauty was so close by. We felt so removed from the hustle and bustle of the city and our hectic lives and fell in love with the area and purchased Eagles Nest the next day!

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Luxury , seclusion, the view and long hikes on our country roads picking blueberries. We have traveled the world and rented many vacation homes and for the most part were always disappointed with the level of quality. So we did something about it and are here to share it with you.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house rental in Banner Elk, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Two well appointed bathrooms. Master with walk-in 2 person shower. Guest with shower/tub combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Chefs Kitchen, Luxury Linens, Antiques


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Luxury Secluded Mountain Retreat, Incredible Long Range View
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Very relaxing and peaceful trip! Probably the best decorated and cozy place I had ever stayed

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful cozy vacation rental I have ever stayed! Nothing is left out. NOTHING!!! This a home and not a rental. The View is to die for. Remember you are out a bit... road is a mixture of paved and gravel. We are very glad we drove our this place... but don’t be stay too long no as I will be back!!! Happy New Year!

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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warm, cozy and beautiful inside and out

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed 3 wonderful weeks in Randy and Johns lovely mountain retreat.

I spent so many wonderful days just curled up on the beautiful deck enjoying the books and magazines and the stunning views

The kitchen was well stocked and even inspired me to cook. My husband loved cooking on the grill in the evenings enjoying the fall weather and colors

Everything is top quality including the fantastic sheets

  • Review Submitted: 08/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pinehurst NC

Gorgeous and peaceful.....please don't come when I want to revisit!

  • 5 of 5

The pull of selfishness is trying to drag me toward not telling you what a fabulous rental this is...except I found it online and so should you be able to. This is for adults in that it is beautifully decorated and children under 18 are likely not to appreciate the quality of the home that it deserves.

Both bedrooms are lovely and extremely comfortable. The kitchen provides ample elements to make wonderful meals. The living room, dinning room and small library are equally lovely. The view is stunning even in the rain.

Just check with me before you rent so that we are going for the same week or I will be forced to send someone to your house to "persuade" you to look at another date!

Really, why go anywhere else? The owners are a pure delight to deal with and go out of their way to help you get on the right road. GPS will work but often wishes to guide you to a road you do not or should not use.

Follow the map Randy sends you.

We had no trouble with Verizon cell although my sister and her husband on T-mobile did have issues. The TV worked great the one time we used it.

This is peace, inside and out with beauty inside and out....oh and a hot tub.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pleasant Garden, NC

The view will take your breath away!

  • 5 of 5

This house was everything we hoped for and more. The owners thought of EVERYTHING! When I mentioned to the owners that we enjoyed hiking, the owners even left us detailed info on some great hikes both from the house as well as in the Banner Elk area. We stayed an entire week and really hated to leave. I could personally just live on the deck overlooking the mountains -- it was like a beautiful painting. Each morning/evening was a different work of art. And the stars you can see at night! Wow. Hot tub was fantastic after an afternoon of hiking. Comfy beds and linens were perfect. And the music -- every song and genre you can think of is available in their library of music. Thank you for helping my family enjoy a great vacation away from it all! We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delray Beach, Fl 33484

great secluded hideaway

  • 5 of 5

The Owner was very gracious in answering questions questions promptly. The property was as described and very well equipped. The views are truly manificent!!!

We hope to return again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 04/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henderson, Kentucky

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Eagles Nest was the perfect place for us to stay. It was beautifully decorated and not too far from other activities we wanted to do. The view as we traveled up the mountain was breath taking with all the beautiful colored leaves on the trees and all the scenery around. After getting to the house there was a beautiful view from the back deck that we enjoyed every morning as we sat, drank coffee, and planned our day. There were days that it rained, but we still enjoyed staying in, watching movies and playing games in the comfort of the home. We definitely will recommend this house to friends or family that may be looking for a place in the Banner Elk area. Thank you to the owners for being so accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Winery, 4 Star Restaurant Close by, Fresh Eggs


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,347.8

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.