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Beautiful Mountain Home w/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Total Privacy

Bedrooms 7
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Main House (6 Bedrooms 4 Bath Sleeps 16) + Guest Cabin (1 Bed 1 Bath Sleeps 2)

The Great Escape is a spectacular, newly renovated mountain property that was built for privacy, relaxation and the enjoyment of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The spacious three level cabin with 6 bedrooms and two master bedrooms is located at 3,900 feet at the center/top of a private mountain spanning 106 acres which boasts spectacular westward views of meadows, mountains, and valleys. There is a guest cabin 100 yards from the main house that can be rented for $100 per night. The guest cabin includes the 7th bedroom and 5th bathroom. We can host larger events such as weddings, but charge additional fees and need to discuss on a case by case basis.

30 minutes north of Boone, 20 minutes from Mountain City. Last half mile uphill on a private gravel driveway. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE REQUIRED IN WINTER AND EARLY SPRING (always check the weather). We have had guests attempt the driveway after a snow in two wheel drive and we end up having to ask our neighbors with 4WD for help :) We have had guests bring trailers with bikes/motorcycles up the driveway without any issues, however less experienced/skilled motorcycle riders might not be comfortable with the gravel/pitch of drive. There are gas stations/convenience stores 5-10 minutes away, but the closest full service grocery stores are in Boone and Mountain City which are 30 and 20 mins, away respectively.

Key Amenities:

Main House: Six bedrooms/four baths in main house. This includes two master bedrooms. The primary master has a fireplace and a private deck with view.

There are two upstairs bedrooms with queens that share a bathroom.

In addition there are two "kids" rooms on the lower level that share a bathroom. These bedrooms have two bunk beds in each, however there is a full size bottom bunk in each room if you need more room for adults.

Sonos music in the dining room, living room, upstairs master, downstairs rec room and deck. Makes it easy to stream your favorite music.

Two large TV areas with L-shaped couches. The one on the lower level is perfect for kids.

Large dining room table seats 14.

Guest Cabin: 1 bedroom, w bath, kitchenette and sitting room (rents for an additional $85-$100 per night). The guest cabin is approximately 100 yards from the main house. Great for grandparents, adult children who appreciate a little quiet. We never rent the guest separately, so you will have complete privacy if you don't end up renting the guest cabin also.

Spectacular mountain views

Very quiet - zero man-made noise

Spacious deck

Large, outdoor hot tub with great views

Great room with 20' cathedral ceiling

Two fireplaces (one in master, firewood provided, but bring kindling, fire starter, lighters, matches)

New hardwood floors

Fully equipped kitchen - granite counters/stainless appliances, keurig, traditional coffee maker, crock pot, waffle iron, microwave

Air conditioning

Newly tiled bathrooms

Two outdoor fire pits (firewood provided, but bring kindling, fire starter, lighters, matches)

Wrap around deck

Stone patio with tremendous view

Scenic pond

Foosball table (telescoping rods, awesome safety feature for little kids)

130' by 60' ball field

Gas grill


Miles of back country hiking

Cool, dry weather at 3,900 feet elevation

Pet Friendly

Free WiFi in main house guest cabin doesn't have wifi

Cable TV in main house, guest cabin doesn't have cable

Great cell phone coverage


Second story Master bedroom/bath with king bed, tv, balcony with view, electric fireplace

Main level Master bedroom/bath with king bed, tv and walk-out deck and hot tub access

Two guest bedrooms, each with queen bed

Lower level has large rec area with l-shaped couch and TV and two kids rooms with two bunk beds each.

Guest cabin has kitchen, bathroom, cozy living area and bedroom with queen bed - rents for an additional $60 - $85 per night, depending on the season

Still need more room - please reach out and I can refer you to another newly built rental house half a mile away.

Want to host a special event? please call us to discuss whether this is the right venue.

Nearby Activities:


- Elk Knob State Park

Horseback riding

Fly fishing

- Wade fishing in the New River - 5-20 minutes away

- Float Trips on the Holston and Watauga Rivers

- Guides

-- Dustin Coffey - 828-750-4198

-- Foscoe Fishing

(828) 963-6556

-- South Holston River Fly Shop 423-878-2822

Rafting, Canoeing, Tubing

Cross Country Skiing

- Elk Knob State Park

Rock Climbing/Ropes Course

Downhill skiing

- Appalachian, Beech Mountain - 45-60 mins away


- Red Tail Golf Course (20 mins away in Mountain City)

Nearby Attractions:

Appalachian State University

Mast General Store - downtown Boone

Tweetsie Railroad

Recommend four wheel drive or all wheel drive in the winter. Last half mile is uphill a private gravel driveway.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
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Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Gordie

We're a family of six with four kids who love the Great Escape - ages 11, 7, 5 and 1. We've always enjoyed the outdoors and the mountains. We rented the property in early 2014 and after a great weekend, decided to try to purchase it.

We renovated the main house and are adding three bedrooms and substantial living space in the spring of 2017.

As former military members, my wife and i are happy to offer an 5% discount to Active Duty Military personnel. We also offer returning guests an 5% discount off of list price.

Gordie purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Gordie chose Zionville

Spectacular views and chance to escape the city. It's very private and quiet with no other houses in sight. We wanted to have a place where our tfour children could tramp around and explore while we could relax with extraordinary views.

What makes this cabin unique

Very, very quiet, and very very private. Our recent upgrades have transformed a great piece of mountain property into a premium mountain escape.

Plenty of room for several families. Two master bedrooms and four additional guest rooms. Huge dining room table that seats 14. Plenty of seating areas on first two floors.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Zionville

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Primary Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Double shower.
    Guest Cabin Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , 100 yards from main house in guest cabin
    Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Newly renovated
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Newly renovated.
    Main Floor Master Bath - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly Renovated
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Primary Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Newly added master with fireplace and private deck.
    Main Floor Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Easy access. Newly renovated bathroom
    Upstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Shares a full bath with Upstairs Bedroom 2
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Shares a full bathroom with Upstairs Bedroom 1
    Guest Cabin - 1 large double bed , Bedroom is in a separate guest house - 100 yards - extra fee
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed , 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds. Bottom of one bunk is a double bed.
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed , 2 bunk bed , Two bunk beds. Bottom bunk of one bed is a double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
Initial supply of paper goods and kitchen supplies (paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap etc.) is provided but guests should plan to bring their own supplies.


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Beautiful Mountain Home w/ Incredible Views - 106 Acres, Hot Tub, Total Privacy
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Mt. Pleasant, SC

The property is stunning and perfect for a family trip!

  • 5 of 5

The views are incredible!! We went from sitting on the porch, to the fire pit overlooking the mountains! The kids loved playing in the large field, going to the fort on the property and walking down to the pond for fishing! The place was clean and gordie was amazing answering any questions we had!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The house was great with great view

  • 5 of 5

The property was wonderful, quiet and wonderful for our large family get together. The view was spectacular and the sunsets were awesome

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Great Escape and it was even better this time. Loved the additions! Beautiful home with fantastic views! Love the privacy! Had some water issues (stuff happens) but they were dealt with promptly! Lord willing, we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, District of Columbia

Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I did a long weekend at Gordie's house and had an incredible time. The house is beautiful and in a perfect setting. There was more than enough room for 10 of us and the house was stocked with everything we need for a great weekend. Will definitely be returning here again!

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jonesborough, TN

Amazing House. Perfect View

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this home for 4 night with 12 adults. The home was very nice and comfortable. The outdoor space and view was absolutely stunning!

I could just sit on the porch and look at the view all day long. The hot tub and fire pit outside was very nice as well, and enjoyed hiking around the area. Tons of space with nobody around but a few cows in the far far distance. Entry into the home isn't too bad - gravel driveway uphill but well kept.

The house was clean and well stocked. We did a lot of cooking at the kitchen wasnt too bad, although a bit smaller than I would like for a house this size. There at least was an extra standard fridge in the laundry room so that helped out quite a bit.

The all-house sound system that you could control from your phone was a nice touch!

The huge dining room table and nice large living area was perfect for a large group of friends hanging out.

The only thing I wish had been different is the lack of window curtains in the living room and some bedrooms. This caused early morning rises that weren't always welcome as well as bad glare on the TV.

I would absolutely choose this home again!

Note: Sky Valley Zip Tours is a great thing to do in the area as well.

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Pictures do not do this property justice!

  • 5 of 5

Words can not explain how amazing this property is. The owner has created an amazing property that has everything you need for a family getaway. if you are seeking an off the grid retreat this is perfect. The kitchen table is amazing. We were one of the first renters post renovation and Gordie and his contractors were amazing as we worked out some post construction issues.

The memories we made as a family just being together were made even better at this home. You can not go wrong on this rental .

  • Review Submitted: 05/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$303.14
Pet Fee AU$67.37
Damage Insurance AU$79.49

The Guest Cabin can be rented for an additional $85 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.