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Summer in the Mountains. So much to do! SPECTACULAR view and HOT TUB for soaking

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 9 Sleeps

Summer in the cool mountains!

If you're looking to be in a busy place surrounded by stores, restaurants and people than this is NOT the place for you. If your looking to enjoy, nature, take a hike, have a cookout over a fire by the creek, roast marsh mellows, do some fishing in paddle boats, see fire flies, hummingbirds, deer, wild turkey, toes in the cool creek, pool time, hammock time, star gazing, hot tub soaking, and family time then THIS is the place for you!!

I built this cabin as a place to gather with family and friends, to reconnect with those you love and to relax and find peace - I think you will find all that here. New tennis and pickle ball court!!!!

Christmas and New Years rates are $245/night with a minimum of 5 nights stay.

June, July and August require a 4 or 5 night stay. MESSAGE ME IF YOU ONLY NEED 3 NIGHTS! I may be able to work it out. Official Holidays will require a 3 nights stay. Thanksgiving will require a 4 or 5 night stay..

'When I'm tired ...

and my strength has ebbed ...

I return to the mountains and draw from them

power, energy, renewal and inspiration.'


This beautiful custom built log home (May 2006)is located just

outside of Boone in the gated community of Powder Horn

Mountain. 'Heaven in the Hills' is a 3 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath cabin

with the BEST view on the mountain! It offers 2 large decks, a

screen porch and a new Hot Tub to sit outside and watch the

ever changing sky or the spectacular star show on a clear night. You

may even see deer, wild turkey and plenty of other wildlife just

outside your door! This home has Heat & Air conditioning, Gas Log

Fireplace, a fully appointed Kitchen with Dishwasher, Microwave, and

Flat Surface Stove, Outdoor Gas Grill, Washer/Dryer, 4 TV's with

Satelite Receivers (my husbands idea!), 2 DVD & VCR player and

plenty of board games to play with the family! New Pillow Top

Mattresses and a Private Bath for each bedroom makes this the

perfect place to share with friends and family. No worries - All bed

linens and towels are provided.

More Details

Terry Thompkins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2018

About Terry Thompkins

My name is Terry and my husband, Jeff and I live in Wilmington, NC. I grew up in upstate New York but moved to Raleigh and then to Wilmington when I was younger. We first went to Powder Horn Mountain when our kids were about 7 and 10 and had the best family vacation we have ever had. We loved getting out in the woods, hikng, fishing, animal watching and just getting back to pure family time. We returned every summer and then had the opportunity to buy a lot and build our own dream cabin. How lucky and blessed we are!

We have tried to make this cabin a cozy retreat for all who come to find peace and re-connect with nature and your loved ones.

Terry Thompkins purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Terry Thompkins chose Deep Gap

We built our dream cabin on the most beautiful spot on our mountain. The views from our deck can rival any others around!

What makes this cabin unique

You can make your stay as busy or lazy as you wish! Tackle the trails on our mountain or sit back in the hammock and read a good book. Then after dinner a long soak in the hot tub with the stars shinning above is heavenly!


Deep Gap Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Half Bathroom - toilet , On main floor
  • Each bedroom has it's own full bath!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Sleeper sofa in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
'Heaven in the Hills' has 3 Bedrooms and 3 1/2 Baths and accomodates up to 7 people - MAXIMUM! It has 2 Queen beds, 1 Bunk Bed with a Twin over Full and trundle bed, 1 Queen sleeper Sofa. Spend your days Fishing in the 3 lakes (catch and release only!), Hiking the many beautiful trails located in the community, Swimming in the community pool, Paddleboating with the kids, or enjoying a game of Ping-Pong, Pool or Air Hockey in the Club House. They also have a Tennis court, a Basketball goal and Picnic areas near the Creek. If never leaving the house is your thing, relax in the hot tub with the wonders of nature all around you!


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Summer in the Mountains. So much to do! SPECTACULAR view and HOT TUB for soaking
average rating of 4.818182 based on 22 reviews

It exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view watching a new sunrise each day over the mountains, comfortably accommodating, nice size cabin, clean and decorated nicely. We would love to come back and experience a different season there.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay at our cabin "Heaven in the Hills". We think it is a special place for all to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of the mountains! Terry
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Charlotte, NC, USA

Perfect Home with Beautiful Mountain Views

  • 5 of 5

As the name suggests, this home is truly Heaven in the Hills. The mountain views are breathtaking, and we enjoyed the upper and lower decks which have lots of furniture. The home has everything you need for a fabulous time - cable TV, gas fireplace, hot tub, grill, gas fire pit, rocking chairs and a screened porch, where we could all sit around the table to play games. The home is incredibly well equipped and stocked with everything you need, including plenty of throw blankets in the living room and linens in the bedrooms. We especially loved the loft bedroom and bathroom upstairs with the huge wall of windows overlooking the mountains. You can truly feel the love that has been put into this home and it has such a mountain-y feel, which is what we're always looking for when we escape to the mountains. Thank you for a wonderful stay, Terry!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is exactly why I built "Heaven in the Hills"! To gather with family or friends, relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay and hope you'll come stay again! Sincerely, Terry
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Great Cabin with an Awesome View!

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great time on a weekend getaway to the mountains! The cabin is a great space with plenty of room for everyone in our group! The view from the back deck was great. We all enjoyed the relaxing environment. Thanks for having us at your cabin!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to hear that your group was able to relax and unwind at our cabin. That is our goal for all our guests! Hope you all can come back and stay with us again! Sincerely, Terry
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Lexington, NC

A Charm in the Hills

  • 4 of 5

We recently had two couples go and enjoy this home over a quick weekend getaway. The house if very comfortable, extremely clean and cozy. Terry was accessible and easy to reach with any questions.

The directions to the cabin is something visitors should be aware of. We went after a week of rain and heavy rain on the weekend of our trip making some of the roads "interesting," where a lot of slushy road conditions made it a little uneasy. I wouldn't say that 4WD is not required by any means, but it may be an easier trip under these type of conditions.

There are two entrances to Powder Horn Estates. The first, which GPS will lead you to, is an owners only entrance. You'll need to continue another 2+ miles down a very curvy gravel/paved road to the public entrance. Once we made it to the public entrance we were able to access the property. However, we did not have service on our phone (Verizon) and were unable to get proper directors to the house from the person manning the gate. If the gate is unattended you may have the same trouble. We made our way down the clubhouse and office area where we were able to speak to the property manager, Kermit, who was able to provide us directions to get to the cabin. Possibly having written directions and the estates property map could be helpful to future renters.

The house was perfectly fit for all of our needs. Unless you want a 30+ minute trip back to Wilkesboro, you will definitely want to make sure you have all the food and supplies you need. We loved the hot tub and had one great evening to enjoy the hot tub under the stars before weather turned bad. We used the grill each night and the propane firepit. The owners have done a great job of making sure you have everything you need to use the facility (propane, hot tub cleaned, plenty of towels, extra kitchen essentials).

I would highly recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay at our cozy cabin! I am so sorry your GPS took you in the "back" way. The directions I send you bring you in the front and to the front/security gate. I also include a map of our mountain in this information. We are a winding mountain community but that is also the charm of our mountain :0) I hope you all come back again and the weather be nicer for you! Sincerely, Terry
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Beautiful Cozy Cabin

  • 4 of 5

This home is a beautiful cozy cabin with an incredible view! The living area is very comfortable and roomy and decorated nicely. The upstairs bedroom was my favorite of all the bedrooms! This home is perfect for a nice romantic quiet getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming log cabin nestled in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this log cabin and the views from the back of the house. The house was beautifully laid out and had everything we needed. We loved how the bedrooms were separated between the upstairs and downstairs. We used the grill and hot tub and took advantage of some of the games also. It was nice that the owners had a manual with lots of information about the house and the surrounding area. We highly recommended this house to anyone visiting this area.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all enjoyed your stay at our cabin!! I love to hear that. Hope you come back again! Sincerely, Terry
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Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Apalachain Ski Resort
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Grandfather Mountain.

* Golfing.

* Mast General Store.

* Shopping/Dining in Boone.

* Gem mining.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking on Powder Horn & Town.

* Swimming.

* Fishing.

* Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway.

* Deer watching from porch.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Linville Falls/Caverns.

* Grandfather Mountain.

* Tweetsie Railroad.

* Bike Ride-Virgina Creeper Trail.

* White water Rafting.

If you do want to go out for the day there are many wonderful places

to explore. Boone, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain,

Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns and Mast General

Store are just some of the great places to visit. There is also

Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Fly Fishing, and of course, Skiing in

the winter and Golfing in the summer. Most of these activities are

just a short 20-45 minute beautiful country drive from the house.

Another option - Take a relaxing drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway

with its breathtaking views - What a wonderful way to spend the

day! The Parkway entrance is located minutes from Powder Horn


Whatever the season, there is always something to do at 'Heaven in

the Hills'!

A Few words from our guests!

'Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. We came

here to celebrate our 10th anniversary and we enjoyed this trip more than our honeymoon! Everything was perfect and beyond our

expectations. We are planning on a return trip with family. Two nights is just not enough!'

'The home and view exceeded our expectations! We saw too many deer to

count and we enjoyed the hot tub at night after long days of hiking and rafting. The mountain itself had wonderful hiking!

Although we went out for dinner most nights, next time we will plan to

eat in more often. The ammenities were great and the home was so very clean. Thank you for a wonderful vacation! We will surly be back!'

'This place is truly a slice of heaven. Thank you for a wonderful vacation spot! We'll be back!'

'We had a wonderful week in your home. The cabin is very well stocked

and truly beautiful. The view was lovely. We were very impressed with all that Powder Horn has to offer. We enjoyed hiking, swimming, fishing and watching all the wildlife! We put corn out for the deer and had them eating

at the foot of the hill. We will be back.'

'Had a great time in this beautiful mountain home! We all enjoyed the

ambiance, the environment, the amenities and comfort. Hope to return in a different season to see the changes. Thanks so much.'

'What an amazing view! This is the 4th house on Powderhorn that we

have spent some vacation and by far the best! Your house is so beautiful and breath-taking. Thanks for making this trip to the mountains so well worth it. We would love to come back with family to show them what they have

missed! Thank you for sharing!'

'Hiking on Grandfather Mountain - the perfect trail

Shopping in Blowing Rock - the perfect store

Biking down the Virginia Creeper trail - the perfect ride

Our four days on Powder Horn - the perfect honeymoon!

Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home.'

'Dear Terry,

I hardly know where to begin as it seems words are inadequate to

express my graditude to you and your family.

We chose your cabin in Deep Gap, NC for one of our two family

vacations... We usually go to the beach as my family has always gone to Myrtle and we got in a rut. I decided to do something different.

Terry your home on Powder Horn Mountain is beautiful, peaceful, and

welcoming. From the moment we walked in we felt we were home. We have done a lot of private rentals but truly this was the BEST!

I found myself at one point standing on the deck with tears in my eyes

as I reflected on the fact this was the most relaxed I have felt in a very long time. All your little touches and extra efforts make people want to not only nestle in but treat it like home.

Amazing, you have a gift.

OK. I could go on and on but please allow me to say again .... Thank

you! It was wonderful and we are so looking forward to going back. It is so gracious of you to share such a wonderful place with

others and I wanted to take the time to tell you.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.