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Fall and Winter in the Mountains!! SPECTACULAR view and HOT TUB for soaking!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, 9 Sleeps

Fall is here and the leaves are just starting to turn on our mountain!

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!!!!

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

June and July weekends and all of October require a 3 night stay!!! Official Holidays will require a 3 nights stay. Thanksgiving will require a 4 or 5 night stay, inquire about holiday pricing!

'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.

More Details

Terry Thompkins
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 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 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
  • 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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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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Fall and Winter in the Mountains!! SPECTACULAR view and HOT TUB for soaking!
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 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: January 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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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
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The property was very clean. We had linens and it was very nice. The view is incredible .

  • 5 of 5

The sleeping arrangewere great for our eight people. The kitchen was great with everything needed. The views frothe house and the deck are amazing. It was a great stay. The grill was great and the hot tub was very enjoyable. The only suggestion that I have is to replace the mattress in the sleeper sofa as you can feel the springs and it is not really usable.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay at our cabin "Heaven in the Hills. I'm sorry you all did not see the extra foam padding for the sleeper sofa in the downstairs bedroom closet. Sleeper sofas are not usually the most comfortable but I do have extra padding and blankets available to make it a comfy place to sleep, plus the stars are amazing shinning in the wall of windows at night! I will make a note about this and have it at the house for future guests!
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Breathtaking mountain views, relaxing and great hiking

  • 5 of 5

Terry's place is an absolute gem! If you're looking for a place that has privacy, is literally on top of a mountain with spectacular mountain views, has a relaxing and cozy atmosphere, and still has good access to outdoor activities as well as quaint towns like Blowing Rock and Boone, this is the place.

The location and views were spectacular from the moment you walk in. With the entire back wall of the cabin being of windows overlooking the mountains, you have beautiful misty sunrise mornings, gorgeous peaceful afternoons, relaxing sunsets, and outstanding starry nights. The hot tub, fire pit and rocking chairs on the back porch made it hard to leave the place while the easy to use gas fireplace and amenities inside made for a very comfortable stay.

There are great trails within walking distance of the cabin as well as great hikes 30-60minutes away. Blowing Rock is about 40min away and worth an evening for a nice dinner and quaint vibe. The drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway to get to Blowing Rock and hiking is a treat in itself - we looked forward to the drive as much as the destinations!

Terry has an impressive and incredibly helpful binder of information in the cabin for you to browse to know all you need to know about the cabin, things to do in the area and trail maps. Thank you Terry!! We loved the cabin so much that we've shared it with others and can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! It had everything we wanted. Kids loved the house as well. We will definitely be coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A True Heaven in the Hills

  • 5 of 5

This was a third time staying at Heaven in the Hills and it keeps getting better. This time a full week. Even after that it was still hard to leave.

The cabin itself is gorgeous. Perfect mix of rustic cabin without losing amenities we've come to enjoy. Beautiful open design and a view that stops you in your tracks. Very long mountain view facing south. Can barely find another cabin in sight helps you feel truly secluded.

The neighborhood of Powder Horn has all the thrills. From challenging hikes along fast moving rivers. Paddle boats at the club house and a pool. You can stay a week a barely scratch the surface on all there is to do.

Can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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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 $85
Damage Deposit $300

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.