House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps
The Continental Divide Cottage offers everything you would need for a wonderful mountain getaway. The gently sloped driveway, ample parking and attached two car garage all provide easy access to your home away from home! As you approach the cottage, you can appreciate the beautiful long range views of the mountains and the owner's Christmas tree farm. They invite you to explore the miles of trails among the trees right outside your front door!
The cottage is beautifully furnished and features three bedrooms: one king, one queen and two twin beds, as well as two full baths. With the pull-out sofa in the living room, it can comfortably sleep 8 people. The fully equipped, nicely appointed kitchen provides everything needed to have a pleasurable dining-in experience or you can enjoy grilling and dining out on the back deck while gazing at the amazing view of Grandfather Mountain.
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Perfect vacation cottage!
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
The house is great.. It is like home, everything that I need in the kitchen to prepare meals, big, fluffy towels,soaps. shampoos.. The views are unreal, Lots of walking trails. We could have stayed forever,,Thank you for a wonderful stay.
5 based on 5 traveler reviews
Perfect vacation cottage!
Beautiful home with gorgeous mountain views! We stayed for 4 nights at this lovely location and enjoyed every second. The home was well stocked and there were plenty of supplies to use in the kitchen. We arrived to a bottle of wine, drinks in the fridge, and board games are available for entertainment. They provided us with a welcome folder that included directions to nearby stores and very useful information that proved to be incredibly helpful. Only one small issue came up with the central heat not working one night, but the owners immediately fixed the problem after being notified. We definitely recommend this location to any looking to relax, explore, or just simply getaway. We look forward to coming back!
We arrived Christmas Eve to a house they had decorated with a real tree, garland all along the front porch and wreaths on the doors! Then we walked in to find a Christmas card, wine, and a bowl of real fruit.
The cottage is very clean, comfortable and lots of amenities. There is a gas fireplace, BBQ grill, separate heaters in each of the bathrooms, plenty of towels and linens, and most everything you will need to cook your own meals, just stop at the nearby Ingles and bring your food.
The views are amazing from the large back private deck with Grandfather Mountain as the featured focal point, and the front porch offers long range views overlooking the tree farm along the long gravel driveway.
The owners David and Virginia were amazing! They answered any questions I had at any point since I booked this cottage 6 months prior to while we were there. They have gone the extra mile to make this a great place to stay for anyone wanting privacy, family gatherings, romantic getaways, or just to unwind. There were even 8 or so deer that came to visit when I was drinking my coffee on the back porch.
We have stayed in many different places over the past few years and this rates right up at the top!
Nearby is Banner elk with a good winery, Snow tubing at Hawksnest, easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway where we hiked at Rough Ridge to experience what seemed to be an endless mountains, even Blowing Rock and Boone are short drives too.
Definitely call and book this cottage! In my opinion, you will not be disappointed!
George and Pat, NC
Absolutely beautiful property! Spent a glorious 5 nights and wanted more. We would most certainly go back again and have recommended it to our friends. So well appointed; every detail has been anticipated from needed spices in the cabinet to the cappuccino maker on the shelf.
The cabin is in excellent condition! Very clean, has all the modern amenities, great location for hiking (waterfalls), or shopping (Banner Elk), and has a large, inviting, back porch. Beautiful area that is great for those looking to get away for a quite weekend!
A Fabulous Stay!
We had a fabulous stay at the Continental Divide Cottage! The leaf color was at its peak, and the views of the mountains, surrounding woods and the tree farm were simply beautiful. The cottage was lovely, tastefully furnished and easy to access from the main road. We had everything we needed...the beds were comfortable with plush linens, and we loved sitting out among the trees on the big deck off of the kitchen and master bedroom. We enjoyed relaxing in front of the fireplace with a glass of wine after a day of sight-seeing and gallery hopping in Boone. Loved how close we were to Grandfather Mountain, and took a short hike on the AT. The kids enjoyed fishing at the lake and tennis at Linville Land Harbor. I'll bring my golf clubs along next time...thanks for making the resort available to us! We will recommend your cottage to all of our friends and hope to return!
Activity and Interests
Avery County, created in 1911, is nestled in the majesty of the Appalachian Mountains, the oldest mountain chain in the world! Avery County also has the highest elevation of any county seat located east of the Rocky Mountains, reaching 5500 feet above sea level. Newland, the County Seat, is 3621 feet above sea level, making it the highest county seat in the Eastern US.
Recreational opportunities abound in Avery County, with numerous lakes, rivers and waterfalls, all testaments to the beauty and splendor of nature. Approximately half the county lies within the Pisgah National Forest, making it ideally suited for hiking, camping, fishing and hunting. We are the home of Grandfather Mountainand the “Mile-high Swinging Bridge.” If sports are more to your liking, there are several golf courses for your warm weather enjoyment, and Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain ski resorts for cold weather fun.
The Town of Banner Elk and its surrounding areas offer a quality of life that is sought by many folks today; a beautiful mountain retreat away from the busy crowds where one can still have access to the finer conveniences found in larger metropolitan areas. This beautiful Avery County setting is surrounded by some of the highest mountains east of the Rockies including Grandfather Mountain and Beech Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the county just six miles from town. Banner Elk is home to Lees McRae College and features a lively arts and crafts cultural scene, complete with an intimate pedestrian shopping district of upscale boutiques and outstanding restaurants, several of which are regularly featured in national travel and food magazines.
This area offers a wonderful year-round climate, with four distinct seasons. Spring blossoms beautifully with rhododendron and mountain laurel. Summer features sunny days for outdoor activities and cool evenings for relaxation. Fall bursts forth in a palette of brilliant colors while Winter provides skiing and cozy nights by the fireside. The higher elevations of this region make for cooler summer temperatures. In fact, Avery County’s seat, the Town of Newland, and neighboring Beech Mountain are the highest county seat and incorporated town, respectively, in the eastern United States. Don’t be fooled by other mountain towns that claim cool summers but have lower elevations. If you are looking for cooler summer temperatures, you can’t do any better than the High Country.
The Town of Boone is a university town in Watauga County, atop the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina and serves as the county seat and market town. Boone acquires its name from the famous pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone, who on several occasions camped at a site generally agreed to be within the present city limits.
The town was incorporated in 1872 and its current population is 17,751. Boone has the highest elevation (3,300 feet) of any town of its size (over 10,000 population) east of the Mississippi River. During summer, high temperatures in Boone are typically 76°F or below, noticeably cooler than the lowland areas to the east and south. Summers are also considerably cooler than most parts of the Carolinas. Winters are colder with sleet and snowfall common.
Located off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone offers its residents and visitors a four-season playground for sports and outdoor activities. Boone is recognized by travel journalists as an "ultimate outdoor adventure destination" in the Southeast.
- Nightly Rate: $250 - $250
Weekly Rate: $1250 - $1250
Monthly Rate: $0 - $0
A reservation deposit of 50% of the total fee will hold your dates for the cottage. Payment can be made by check or by credit card via paypal, see button below.
The same affordable rates all year long:
•$250/night or $1250/week.
•Rates are for a 6 person occupancy. Add $10/night for an additional person.
•2 night minimum stay. Monthly rates available.
•Add 7% NC sales tax and a $65 cleaning fee per visit.
You will receive an email confirmation once your deposit is received. The balance is due upon arrival, and can be paid by either cash or check.
You may make your deposit using your PayPal account or your credit card. You do not need to set up a PayPal account. PayPal protects your financial information and is a method used to secure your transaction. We accept VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS.
Upon arrival you’ll be asked to provide a check made out to Rabbit Hill Cottage in the amount of $300 as a damage/security deposit.This deposit is fully refundable within 3 days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
a. No damage is done to the cottage or it’s contents, beyond normal wear and tear.
b. No linens are lost or damaged
c. All steps as outlined on departure policy are carried out.
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- pets considered
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- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
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- Additional amenities include: * Wrap around deck and comfortable outdoor seating for eight people * Gas grill and outdoor heater for deck * Cozy fireplace with gas logs in the living room * 2 Flat screen TVs (in living room and master suite) * Wifi * Front loading washer and dryer * Plush linens and towels * Starter paper products, trash bags and bath soaps. * Hair dryer, iron and ironing board * And... don't forget... FREE passes toLinville Land Harbor! Linville Land Harbor is only a few minutes from the cottage and offers the finest amenities: * Beautiful hiking trails * 18 hole golf course * Professional quality tennis courts and a ball machine * A junior Olympic sized outdoor, heated swimming pool * 45 acre lake for fishing and canoeing * Dancing * Yoga & Tai Chi classes * Arts/crafts and a billiard a room