The beauty of the North Carolina Mountains awaits at this unique 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom vacation rental! This octagon-shaped home features custom wood furnishings, modern amenities, and a wraparound deck, making it the perfect home-away-from-home. Spend your days exploring the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, fishing the historic New River, or venture downtown and enjoy some local bites and brews. When you’re ready to unwind, cozy up around the fire pit and enjoy the warm North Carolina evening.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE: South Fork New River access (1.0 mile), Blue Ridge Parkway (4.8 miles), Mount Jefferson State Natural Area (9.1 miles), EB Jeffress Park - The Cascades Trail (12.1 miles), Elk Mountain Overlook (14.4 miles), Appalachian Ski Mountain (29.3 miles), The Blowing Rock (33.5 miles), Doughton Recreation Area (33.5 miles)
BOONE HIGHLIGHTS (~25 miles): Appalachian State University, Tweetsie Railroad, Mystery Hill, trails, parks, gardens, museums, art galleries, shopping, restaurants, college football games
NEARBY TOWNS: West Jefferson (7.5 miles), Jefferson (8.9 miles), Wilkesboro (24.8 miles), North Wilkesboro (25.1 miles)
AIRPORTS: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (99.1 miles), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (113 miles)
We thought this Mountain Lighthouse was very cozy and fun. Stay was just what we expected. We had a great time here.
For starters, I am not sure who is at fault for the cons between the owners and the Evolve managers. Overall I had a great vacation and a lovely time at the home. It was a great place for two people. Had the cons not been a factor I would definitely stay again! The cons are not meant to be rude, but just some critiques.Pros:-Great communication anytime I had a question-Loved the concept of the house-Great Location-Affordable-Gas appliances-Easy check-in/check-out instructions-Fire pit with picnic tableCons:-Was given inaccurate check-in instructions so had to call the contact number at 11 PM for the correct door code. -Dirty (Upon arrival we found a lot of dead bugs on the kitchen floor, I killed multiple spiders in the kitchen sink and window area. There were also spiderwebs in the corners of the shower and bedroom, and there was dog hair/dirt on the bedspread and sheets before our dog was even upstairs. -No A/C (a big deal in the summer because the ceiling fan does not help cool down the house.) A spare box fan was upstairs for us to use, but still did not do much, and cooking with a gas oven made it even hotter.-The yard was overgrown and made walking the dog around the property at night and early morning very difficult, in addition, the dog kennel on the property looked unsanitary.-Had no hot water the first night, wasn't aware the water heater had been turned off and had to locate it. -The fire pit was not very useful due to the overgrown weeds.
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
Hi James, we're sorry to hear you were not fully satisfied with your visit. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your visit, and we want to assure you that we take your concerns seriously. Rest assured, we will pass on your valuable feedback to our local contact and cleaning crew to prevent such issues from happening in the future.
Your review helps us improve, and we appreciate your input.
We had some fun times at this Octagon home. The listing was described accurately. Home was clean and had all the items needed for our stay. Some of the amenities that we used were the gas grill, gas oven, and the Keurig. We also used the iron and ironing board. Worked perfectly. Thanks for a lovely long weekend. Note that there was not a hair dryer so, if you need one, bring one.
Cute little house in the mountains. CLEAN! Not too far from downtown but far enough away to see stars on a clear night. Owners are very polite. Will definitely book again
My girlfriend Madi and I had an amazing time here on new years!! Loved this property, beautiful little cozy lighthouse on top of the mountains!
*This review was originally posted on Vrbo
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