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Fall and Winter in the Mountains! Nothing better! Hot Tub w/SPECTACULAR views


Property Details

Updated: Feb 19, 2017
  • Sleeps 9
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Fall and Winter are Here!!! Come enjoy the beauty of the beautiful mountains at our cozy cabin! CHRISTMAS HAS A 4 or 5 NIGHT MINIMUM with a holiday rate of $245/night for 4 and $225/night for 5.

If you're looking for the perfect family vacation or a couples get-a-way 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!!!!

Official Holidays will require a 3 nights stay. Thanksgiving will require a 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 players 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.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Terry Thompkins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2017

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 High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

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!

9 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)


Highly recommended! Beautiful and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was everything listed and more! It was the perfect getaway! Quiet and away from it all. During the day the views were beautiful, and at night the sky was lit up with starts. I highly recommend staying at this cabin, I will definitely be back. Terry was a terrific host... easy directions, helpful with local activities and everything was clean and laid out for us when we arrived. One of the best places I have rented!

If you are looking for a small place with great food, visit Wild Craft Eatery in Boone, NC. We caught a live band and some drinks at The Local. Both great places that I will visit again.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jessica! It certainly is my "Happy Place" and I am glad you all enjoyed it as well. I have not visited Wild Craft Eatery or The Local yet and I look forward to checking them out on my next trip which can't happen soon enough! Hope you come stay again! Sincerely, Terry
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Great views and super clean

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this cabin. It is the cleanest place we have stayed. The view is perfect. We have 3 small children and they loved the park in the community. Great place. Definitely would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you all have enjoyed another stay at our cabin! I think our place is the perfect for families to spend some quality time together.... that's why we built it! Thanks again! Terry
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View was amazing! Property was great. I would stay again!

  • 4 of 5

Stayed 3 nights cabin was real nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great place with out of this world view. Beautiful cabin. Great amenities. Comfortable and quiet.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The view is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful and everything was as advertised, the view was the best I have experienced since staying in the mountains!! We enjoyed our stay would recommend this home to anyone looking for a stay in the mountains!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxation with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was even more beautiful than the pictures show, and was very clean and comfortable. Waking up each morning to the view of clouds rising from the mountains was breathtaking. The hot tub was great for the cool nights. My boyfriend and I visited from Charlotte, and it was a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city- it was great to unplug and enjoy nature. We went hiking at Grandfather Mountain and Linville falls, each about a 40 minute drive from the cabin. Hint-there is a Groupon for entry to Grandfather Mountain for $25 instead of $40 (for 2 people). We also went into the towns of Blowing Rock (my favorite spot-go to Blowing Rock Ale house and get a beer flight) and Boone. Terry was great to work with from start to finish. I would recommend this to friends and family for sure! We are so ready to plan our next stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed our cabin! It is definitely a place to relax and recharge. I hope you will come back and explore the hiking trails on our mountain....they can match any I have seen in this area and they are in our neighborhood!!!!! Thanks for staying with us! Terry
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Nearest Ski : Apalachain Ski Resort at 20 Miles Car: necessary

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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Security Deposit $150
Tax Rate 7.75%

Nightly Rate: $145 - $225 JUNE, JULY and AUGUST will book weekly rental first and then as time gets closer will fill in shorter stays!

Weekly Rate for Spring/Summer is $1,295.00 Off-Season rates are November (except Thanksgiving), December (except Christmas and New Year's holiday), Jan, Feb, March and April (except Easter weekend)! Weekend rates are only $165/night and only $145/weekday!!!!!!!
Summer rates are $185/night with a 2 night minimum.

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Updated: Feb 19, 2017


From the Owner

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!

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • 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


  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • '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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