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Banner Elk House deals

$200 /nt in savings

stays between: 8/19/14 & 11/30/14

deal expires in: 14 days

175.00 A night tax included.

Holidays not included.leaf season and wooly worm holiday rate weekends 225.00 a night 175.00 a night Sunday thru Thursday. Come stay in the mountains where it's cool in the summer All your linens and cleaning for 110.00 Prices includes tax

  • $375 $175/night ($200 off)

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Cougars Retreat is a newly completely renovated mountain house located in downtown Banner Elk.-Firepit---    

This beautiful mountain getaway has 5 bedrooms and will comfortably sleep 10 adults and children.  There is one king bedroom located on main floor, 3 Queen bedrooms, 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds located on the main floor  and 3 full bathrooms.   New hardwoods and carpet throughout the house.  The kitchen opens up to the great room with an outdoor deck and another outdoor deck is located on the bottom level.  The kitchen also has brand new appliances and all utensils are provided.  We offer a charcoal grill for those renters that want that great true grill taste.  Just don't forget your charcoal.

This mountain house has a rustic decor with log beds in two of the rooms, leather furniture and rustic accents.   On the main floor is the King Bedroom and the other bedroom located on the main floor has 2 twin beds. Then on the lower level there are 2 bedrooms with 'Queen beds and on the upper floor there is a queen bedroom with a private bath.. 3 Floors total..'


Banner Elk is a quaint little town located at the base of Beech Mountain.  You can enjoy mountain biking, hiking, skiing, the Zip Line and plenty of other fun outdoor activities.  All are nearby. 

As far as restaurants, Banner Elk has a great local coffee shop, lunch cafes, and fine dining. And don't forget the Banner Elk Winery which has tours Tuesday thru Sunday. 12:00  til 6 PM. 

For the wintertime vacationers that wish to snow ski, you are 5 miles from Beech Mountain and 2 miles from Sugar Mountain.  So why not enjoy both ski resorts in one weekend.

This mountain getaway is centrally located, so you can get to Boone in less than 25 min, Blowing Rock in less than 35 minutes and Grandfather Mountain is less than 20 minutes.  So if a local festival is happening, you are close by.

Schedule you vacation today and call us if you have any questions. 

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Wood burning Fireplace- Bring your firewood for a cozy fire..

2 Covered Outdoor Decks

Washer and  Dryer

2 Dens- one on First Floor and one downstairs

Fully Equiped Kitchen

2 Flat Screen TVS 32"

Charcoal Grill

Fire Pit Outside.


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Top things to do in Banner Elk
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Tour Banner Elk Winery
  • Skiing, Zip Lines
  • Sledding and Tubing
  • Fishing
Top things to do on a budget
  • HIking Trails at Beech Mtn Free
  • Biking Trails at Beech BYOBike- Free
  • Trout Fishing Stocked Rivers- Free
  • Sightseeing
  • Sledding
Top things to do with a family
  • Snow sking and Snowboarding
  • Fire pit for roasting marshmallows
  • Grilling and relaxing on decks
  • Linville Falls, Linville Caverns,
  • Grandfather Mountain, Swinging bridge

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This is a wonderful retreat!

Review submitted: January 7, 2013   Date of arrival: December 22, 2012

We rented this cabin to celebrate Christmas in the mountains. While I'm a northern girl at heart, we currently live in southern Florida. My in-laws live in Charlotte. We decided to rent this cabin so that my husbands family could all be together over the holidays. This house suited us beautifully. There are three levels so the house doesn't feel cramped. There are also plenty of bathrooms, which is a bonus. As others have said, the furnishings are upscale and the beds are comfortable. We had a fire going most of the time we were there. I was worried about finding wood and sleds, but neither was an issue. From what I could tell, you could get either at MANY places, including the grocery store. Be sure to buy kindling because the logs can be moist and we used it to get things going. Firestarter or paper logs would be a good option, too. We didn't eat out while there, and found it easy to prepare meals at the house. However, we did take advantage of the Beech mountain sledding hill with children ages 3 - 8 and all had a blast. They make snow there so it is always white. It is in the town of Beech Mountain near the chamber of commerce. Initially I thought it was in Banner Elk and was very confused as to where it was. We also went to wine tasting at Banner Elk Winery. The wine was fantastic and the decor is delightful. A group was there sitting by the fire, drinking wine and eating cheese and crackers. i think you can do that, too. My sister and mother-in-law got a mani-pedi in town at hollywood nails and enjoyed that. I got coffee next door, which was delicious. We will definitely return.

Perhaps the best feature of the house is the owner. She is absolutely delightful and low key. I've rented a lot of houses in my time and she is easily the nicest person I have ever rented from. it was a very low stress vacation.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, romantic getaway

Owners response: Thank you for the sweet response. It is so nice to get in family like yours that really appreciate things. You guys are welcome to come back anytime. You were a joy to work with too.
Katie Purgason

Helpful votes: 6 / 6


Perfect Mountain Getaway

Review submitted: January 9, 2014   Date of arrival: January 4, 2014

Just got back from my mountain getaway vacation at "Cougars Retreat" and I must say what a wonderful time I had. The location was perfect! The furnishings were first class. I loved the dining table so much that I am going to ask the owner where she got it so I can get one for myself. Everything was spotless and all the appliances were new and up-to-date. I love to cook and found everything I could need or use in the well-stocked kitchen. This is a first class getaway and is close to all the slopes. My only regret is that I didn't book it for longer. I definitely plan on going back and will recommend this house to all my friends and family as well. It was also a pleasure talking with the owner, Katie. She was super helpful and friendly. I have booked other houses before and you often wonder about whether what you see in the pictures is what you are going to get but I can say that the pictures do not do this home justice. It is a beautiful home, gorgeously decorated, perfectly located and trouble-free, which is what a vacation is supposed to be. I cannot wait to plan another getaway to "Cougars Retreat"!!

Recommended for: adventure seekers, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 1


Not what we thought

Review submitted: January 3, 2014   Date of arrival: December 21, 2013

I am sure the owner of this unit is a nice person but there were so many things that went wrong that I feel the need to warn others. First of all, we had difficulty confirming our reservation. Granted, the person that made the reservation and the person that sent the check were two different people - BUT, appropriate documentation was provided during every interaction (and with every check sent). Still had trouble up until nearly the day we left simply confirming we were good to go. Second, the unit itself is in need of some TLC. Basically no instruction on how to operate much of anything in the unit outside of the basics - you are totally on your own. More importantly, however, is the major stuff that went wrong. The heat never worked as specified - boiling hot in the evenings, ice cold by morning. So much was missing/broken/unusable - missing/burned out light bulbs, non-functional coffee maker (went out and purchased one after two days without), lack of wine bottle opener and lots of other kitchen basics - to sum it up, really elementary stuff. The cabin itself was in a bit of disrepair - broken door knobs, kitchen cabinets out of their hinges, windows that didn't shut. The stairs to get into the cabin are steep and very slippery when wet. If you have anyone in your party that has mobility issues, this is not the rental for them. Please also note that there is no wifi connection - which is OK but we just would have wanted to know this going in. Finally, we rented this for 3 families to come together for Christmas (which was mentioned several times) - although this cabin sleeps 10+ there is only a small kitchen/pub like table for dining that seats 4 and virtually no other place to sit as the living area (common space) is the smallest part of the home. We had to do every meal in shifts - had I had any idea that this cabin could sleep so many but service so few I would have said no right off the bat.

Owners response: First of all we got a check in the mail with no info on which house you were renting and what dates or anything. The check came with no phone number or email address or any info so I could book the house. So I had to write a letter to the address the check came from. It took over 2 months for me to hear from someone about which house they wanted and the dates.
As for the elememtary stuff wine opener we supply mostly everything but sometimes things disappear. My kitchen is fully stocked. There were extra bulbs in the drawer. As for the WIFI we didn't advertise that we had it.
Sorry you must have read that on another web page. As for the steps to get up there that's the way most houses are in the mountains. I wouldn't suggest it for eldery in the winter either. As for the dinette there is a huge table with 6 stools.

Helpful votes: 2 / 2


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