Escape to Beech Mountain and stay above the clouds in this 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom vacation rental. Boasting a private deck with breathtaking mountain views, floor-to-ceiling windows, a hot tub, fireplaces, and 2,600 square feet to kick back and relax, this incredible home is perfect for families or large groups! Snap on your skis, and head to Beech Mountain Ski Resort for a day full of slope-side adventures, tubing, or ice skating. Come summer, enjoy mountain biking and scenic chair lift rides!
BEECH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT (3.1 miles): Skiing, tubing, ice skating (winter), mountain biking, chair lift rides (summer/fall), 5506' Skybar, brewery, grill, and taproom, summer movie nights, disc golf, mile-high yoga, private events
NATIONAL PARKS/HIKING: Emerald Outback (1.1 miles), Sassafras Trail (3.8 miles), Buckeye Lake (4.7 miles), Appalachian Trail (16.5 miles), Grandfather Mountain State Park (18.8 miles),
FAMILY FUN: Apple Hill Farm - Alpaca Farm (12.6 miles), Elk River Falls (18.8 miles), Mile High Swinging Bridge (20.0 miles), Tweetsie Railroad (26.6 miles), The Blowing Rock (27.7 miles)
GOLF: Beech Mountain Club (3.3 miles), Elk River Club (8.7 miles), Diamond Creek (10.5 miles)
WINERIES: Grandfather Vineyard & Winery (15.3 miles), Watauga Lake Winery (19.6 miles), Linville Falls Winery (26.2 miles)
AIRPORT: Tri-Cities Airport (60.8 miles)
Words and pictures really can't do this place justice. It was amazing. The house was well stocked, well decorated, and super cozy. The owners left many wonderful things to entertain ourselves, like TVs, puzzles, and games. But if you want to unplug and just take in the beauty of the North Carolina mountains, just book the Sky Barn. I spent hours watching the fog glide through the valley below or clouds consume a peak beyond. I spent hours watching incredible sunbeams and shadows dance along the nearly 180 degree view. I watched birds floating on thermals or landing in the trees below. Every evening, we stood on the deck taking in the last sunlight as the sun set behind the mountain ridge. Absolutely breathtaking view.
Hi Glenn, the homeowner has asked us to share this response:
I’m so happy that you and your family were able to fully take in all the magic that happens with the views from Sky Barn Retreat. Hearing the feedback and appreciation from our guests confirms that it’s worth sharing. Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. Please consider Sky Barn Retreat during your next stay on Beech Mountain.
My family and I stayed at the Sky Barn for a Land of Oz visit. The location was absolutely perfect! Sky Barn was an incredibly clean and comfortable accommodation for our entire family. Chrystol was responsive and helpful with a few questions we had during our stay, including staying an additional night. Highly recommend for a mountain getaway!
From the owner: "Hi Amanda, I’m so happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay at Sky Barn Retreat. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review. It’s very much appreciated. Please consider staying at Sky Barn Retreat during your next trip to Beech Mountain."
There are no words to really adequately describe how amazing our stay was. The views alone are all this property needs but then you add the cleanliness, the decor, the space inside and outside‚Ä¶all really top notch. Everything was truly spectacular and our family had an amazing time.
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Response from owner: "Hi Tara, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a nice review. Feedback is always important and knowing that our guests have a wonderful experience is what’s most important. Hope you consider Sky Barn Retreat the next time you visit Beech Mountain!"
Wonderful views. Very clean and comfortable. Perfect getaway for groups or famalies.
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This is a beautifully situated home perfectly positioned to view the sunset and the lovely valleys below. The surroundings were quiet. The house was well stocked and nicely decorated. The spa was immaculate and professionally cleaned mid week. Cozy robes were available in the master bath. Robes are so bulky to pack so this was greatly appreciated!
Getting up to the house takes considerable time on a narrow and winding road so I would advise stocking up on groceries to avoid frequent trips out. We did have issues with our GPS not wanting to take the best path to the house. The property manager did send written instructions so once we got that route down we just ignored the GPS instructions.
We knew when we initially booked this property that it clearly specified that it did not have AC. However, we found out later that AC was recently installed on the main floor. This was wonderful as all of those lovely windows let in a lot of afternoon heat regardless of the solar shades being pulled down so the AC kept it comfortable. The heat upstairs did make for some uncomfortable sleeping conditions. In all fairness, the weather was likely unusually warm the week that we were there so perhaps this is not usually an issue. The property manager did say that installing AC upstairs is in their future plans.
Owner's Response: "Hi Katherine! Thank you for leaving such a thorough review. Feedback is always important. I’m so glad that you found Sky Barn Retreat to be well-stocked and you enjoyed the robes and amazing views. The roads can definitely be tricky when the GPS isn’t working correctly. I’m happy that the written directions were helpful. Thank you for the feedback about the AC. This feedback is important as we make decisions on moving forward with adding AC units on the top floor. Thank you for being lovely renters. Please consider staying at Sky Barn Retreat the next time you visit Beech Mountain!"