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Breathtaking Views From Every Room in Adorable Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 202 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Suites, One On Each Floor, Sleeps 6

Ruby Moon is a jewel of a house. This bright and airy home is not your typical mountain cabin. All of the finishes are top of the line, with granite counters, travertine baths, and wood floors throughout.

Ruby Moon has three levels of cozy beauty, with a bedroom and full bath on each floor. The first floor offers a fireplace in the bedroom with a queen size bed and direct access to the wraparound deck. The second level hosts another wraparound deck, the main room, kitchen and a king size bedroom. The upper floor offers a loft and private suite with a third bedroom and a king size bed. The loft is perfect for hanging out to read late into the night, or greet the day with a quiet cup of coffee. If you are a morning person, you will never see a prettier sunrise than from here. Enjoy luxurious surroundings and the panoramic view from every room in the house.

Big Tree Mountain is an established subdivision with paved roads that provide easy access to Ruby Moon. You feel above it all at 4,500 feet. As you relax on the covered decks, you can watch the cars travel through the hills below or see the lights flicker on as the day ends.

More Details

Jeff Hill
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Jeff Hill

Our daughter began college at ASU in the fall of 2012. Every time we went to visit her we drove around and looked at homes dreaming of one day having a place in the mountains. In the spring of 2015 we were driving around in West Jefferson and happened on this enchanting cottage. We were charmed by the house and amazed by the view. Later that afternoon, as we were heading home, Jeff suggested we drive by one more time. It was twilight as we pulled down the driveway. The moon began to rise over the mountains on the horizon. It was a magical moment! Later we realized that it was the night of the Blood Moon. As we drove home we discussed the house and agreed that if it was ours, we would honor that memory in the name. Hence, Ruby Moon.

Why Jeff Hill chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Ruby is beautiful inside and captivating outside. The view is incredible during all seasons with covered decks for maximum comfort.

What makes this cottage unique

There are spectacular long range views from every room. At 4,500 feet high, summers are cool and comfortable. During winter, two gas fireplaces keep you cozy. Smart home features have been added for your convenience, including coded door locks for home access and full security system. TVs in every bedroom and in both living areas with access to all major programming. High speed, wireless internet is included.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in West Jefferson, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 202 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , This bath is on the first floor with travertine and granite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , This bath is on the main floor with travertine and granite
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , This bath is on the upper floor with travertine and granite
  • One full bath on each floor. Baths have travertine tile and granite counters. All showers have rainshower head. Upstairs bath has a tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Bedroom has a gas fireplace, TV and direct access to deck
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bedroom on main floor has private balcony and TV
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Bedroom on upper floor has private balcony and TV
  • Three suites, one on each floor. Two king beds and one queen. Downstairs queen bedroom has a fireplace. All bedrooms have a TV.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Breathtaking Views From Every Room in Adorable Cottage
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews

A small slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Our four nights at Ruby Moon were far too few. Everything about the house is first class, lovely and commodious. All the comments about the view that people have posted are, if anything, understated. Watch the sunrise: A symphony in the sky, grande opera for the eye. On a level with the bottoms of the cumulus clouds, you look down on the cottony patches of fog in the valleys so far below. These gradually burn off, and you gaze off on the hills and mountains, layer after layer until they get lost in the distance. You really could spend your entire day on one of several porches just watching the languid rolling of the weather. The hummingbirds that come to visit are adorable, too.

Everyone thought the beds were very comfortable, and all the spaces were delightful.

Wonderful in every way. We would be very happy to make a return trip.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Home!

  • 5 of 5

The views are as beautiful as the pictures depict. This is a beautiful and well maintained home and the owner has gone the extra mile to make sure you enjoy your stay, such as providing quality bed and bath linens. We've stayed in several cabins and these were by far the best linens! He also is great with communications with you and the videos and instructions he provided for the amenities were great. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds come to the feeders provided. Everything was first class and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Jeff for a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect vacation getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed an August vacation at Ruby Moon for the past three years. Ruby Moon is one of those places you never tire of and look forward to visiting year after year. The cottage is charming and comfortable and has all the amenities of home and then some. As advertised, there are breathtaking views from every room. Each morning greets you with a spectacular sunrise and each evening brings in a beautiful sunset. Ruby Moon is the perfect getaway for both family and friends. Each of the 3 levels of this cottage provides a private suite with bedroom, bath, sitting area and TVs. The second level is the perfect gathering area with an upgraded kitchen and ample seating for entertaining. Cannot say enough about this cottage. Make your reservations today.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location and house.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ruby Moon for a few days before we moved our daughter into her dorm at Appalachian State University. It was a relaxing way to spend some quality family time before the last one leaves the nest. The house had everything we needed. The only recommendation we have is it would have been nice to have screens on the sliding doors. We were always worried that a hummingbird would fly in. Plus it would have created a nice breeze. Other than that it was perfect. I see a few more trips to Ruby Moon in the future. Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Teresa. We've talked about adding screens on the sliding doors in the past and that's something I'll investigate further. It certainly would expand the air circulation and help keep critters out.
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Very well furnished, beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Jeff for sharing such a beautiful vacation home. Everything we needed was available. The beds were sooo comfortable and the views from sun up to sun down were breathtaking. Above all the humming birds put on a show for us all day. Sitting on the porch and looking at the mountains and watching the hummers and relaxing is what vacation is all about!!! Can't get much better than that! We will be planning a future visit. I highly recommend Ruby Moon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Wow. This home is a treasure high on the mountain side. It is everything it says in the write-up and in the endless glowing reviews. We will be back. We traveled as three couples and each floor had its own full suite. I could not say one was any better than the other and they were all fabulous. We spent a great deal of time simply enjoying the decks and the ever-changing hues of the landscape surrounding us. And those lively hummingbirds entertained us endlessly with their territorial antics. Jeff was so easy to deal with and showed attention to every detail.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

When at Ruby Moon, you are less than 15 minutes from West Jefferson, which offers several grocery and drug stores, as well as a charming downtown area with fun shops and great restaurants. If you are interested in a day trip, you are 30 minutes from Boone, a vibrant college town with lots to explore. After a leisurely 45 minute ride via the Blue Ridge Parkway, you can be in Blowing Rock, an enchanting mountain town with lots of shops and restaurants to try. For the adventuresome types, the tiny town of Todd is only 15 minutes away. This unspoiled spot offers several miles of flat, bike riding heaven along the New River on Railroad Grade Road. The New River is also a perfect spot to fish or kayak.

There is truly something for everyone, from skiing to Tweetsie Railroad and antiquing to fishing, there is an activity for every taste. Or you might just want to hang out and enjoy the best view in the mountains!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in West Jefferson, North Carolina

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$124.9
Damage Deposit A$374.7

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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