This outstanding rental, located near the Eastern Continental Divide at over 3,000 feet elevation, is a favorite in all seasons, but especially perfect for gatherings anytime from the early spring wildflowers until late fall when the leaves are at their showy best.

Located in the heart of North Carolina's Christmas Tree Country, The Place on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Milepost 248, is the perfect spot to get away and be renewed.

Many maintain that the only way to appreciate this home is to sit a spell on the sweeping farmhouse porch. Fill your cup with steaming coffee, put your feet up, and enjoy the view. Whether overlooking the Blue Ridge Parkway winding though the woods below, or watching deer come to eat from the apple tree, you will find your tensions oozing from every pore.

Once your body is attuned to the cool crisp mountain atmosphere, you will find yourself energized and looking for things to do. Hiking, canoeing, fishing, Appalachian music . . . whatever your interest, you will find your vacation home located in the center of the activities. We have listed many of these area events and attractions below.

Come spend a few days or a week in the High Country of beautiful Alleghany County, North Carolina. If you do, we can promise . . . you will return.

Call now to reserve your most restful vacation in years.

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OUTDOORS - mileage approximate

Blue Ridge Parkway - ¼ mile
Doughton Park - 8 miles: Milepost 240 on the Parkway - Hiking, Picnicking, Restaurant, Gas Station, and Gift Shop (in season)
New River State Park - 15 miles: Canoeing & Tubing
Stone Mountain State Park - 30 miles: Hiking, Picnicking
Mount Jefferson State Natural Area - 15 miles: Hiking, Picnicking
Tweetsie Railroad - 45 miles
Grandfather Mountain - 57 miles: Hiking, Picnicking, Highland Games
Downhill Skiing - 50 - 60 miles: Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Ski Beech
E.B. Jeffress Park - 24 miles: Hiking, Picnicking
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park - Milepost 292.7 on the Parkway: Horseback Riding, Hiking, Biking, Picnicking
Julian Price Memorial Park - Milepost 295 on the Parkway: Hiking, Biking, Picnicking
Virginia Creeper Trail - 50 miles: Hiking, Biking
Grayson Highlands State Park - 50 miles: Horseback Riding, Hiking, Picnicking
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area - 60 miles
Falconer's Day - 75 miles: Chateau Morrisette, Meadows of Dan, VA
Autumn Harvest Celebration - 75 miles: Chateau Morrisette, Meadows of Dan, VA
Choose & Cut Your Own Christmas Tree - 2 miles
Mountain Heritage Festival - 12 miles: Sparta
Farmer's Market - 12 miles: Sparta
Golf - 15 - 30 miles: Sparta, West Jefferson, Boone
Bird Watching
Rock Climbing
Hiking Trails on the Parkway
Hunting (with NC hunting license)
Stocked Fishing Streams & Ponds (with NC fishing license)
Private Fishing Ponds (no license required)
Blue Ridge Sports Car Hill Climb - 12 miles: Sparta
Hot Rod & Motorcycle Rallies - Laurel Springs
Cycle North Carolina - 12 miles: Sparta
Apple Dumpling Festival - Stuart, VA
Virginia Highlands Festival
Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival - 45 miles: Whitetop, VA
Brushy Mountain Apple Festival - 25 miles: North Wilkesboro


Burgiss Barn - 4 miles: Saturday Night Barn Dances
Wine Tours & Tasting
      Thistle Meadow Winery - 4 miles, Laurel Springs
      Chateau Laurinda Vineyard - 15 miles - Sparta
      Chateau Morrisette - 75 miles, Meadows of Dan, VA
      Biltmore Estate Winery - 145 miles, Asheville
Wine Making Classes and Supplies - 4 miles
Ashe County Cheese Factory - 13 miles: Tour and Store - West Jefferson
Todd General Store - 25 miles: Old Timey General Store - Todd
Mast General Store - 40 miles: Old Timey General Store - Valle Crucis
Woody's General Store - Antiques, Ice Cream, Old Movie Posters, and Records - Laurel Springs
Alleghany Wellness Center - 12 miles: Sparta
Area Restaurants - as close as .5 miles


Pottery Studios
Antique Shopping
Backroads of Ashe County - 12 miles: West Jefferson - Art Galleries
Northwest Trading Post - 12 miles: Mountain Crafts - Milepost 258 on the Parkway
Cheap Joe's Art Workshops & Supplies - 30 miles: Boone
Mountain Music Jamboree - 12 miles: Glendale Springs
Bluegrass & Old Time Fiddler's Convention - 13 miles: Ashe County Park
Mountain Heritage Festival - 12 miles: Sparta
Alleghany County Fiddler's Convention - 12 miles: Sparta
Foot Stomping Fridays - 12 miles: Glendale Springs
Famous Church Frescos - 12 miles: Glendale Springs
Blowing Rock Stage Company - 50 miles: Blowing Rock
The Barter Theater - 60 miles: Abingdon, VA
Horn in the West - Outdoor Drama - 45 miles: Boone
Folk Art Center - 34 miles - Milepost 383 on the Parkway
Blue Ridge Music Center - 35 miles - Milepost 213 on the Parkway
Appalachian State University - 45 miles: Boone (football & drama)
The Legend of Tom Dooley - 25 miles: Benton Hall, North Wilkesboro
Merle Fest - 25 miles: North Wilkesboro
Jazz & Blues Concerts - 75 miles: Chateau Morrisette, Meadows of Dan, VA
Arts & Craft Show - 12 miles: Sparta


Asheville, NC - 145 miles
Atlanta, GA - 330 miles
Boone, NC - 45 miles
Bristol, VA - 120 miles
Charleston, WV - 170 miles
Charlotte, NC - 85 miles
Greensboro, NC - 110 miles
High Point, NC - 95 miles
Raleigh, NC - 165 miles
Roanoke, VA - 125 miles
Washington, DC - 360 miles
Winston-Salem, NC - 65 miles

NIGHTLY: In-Season and Holidays - $175 (2 night minimum)
NIGHTLY: Off-Season - $150 (2 night minimum)

WEEKLY: In-Season and Holidays - $900
WEEKLY: Off-Season - $700
(In-Season - May 15th through October 31st., Thanksgiving weekend, and Christmas week. Rate includes NC taxes and cleaning fee.) Sorry, no smoking, no firearms, and no pets. Occupancy restricted to a maximum of eight (8).

Check-in at 4:00 pm, check-out at 11:00 am. We accept personal checks or money orders. 40% Deposit required to hold reservation. The remaining 60% is due three (3) weeks before check-in, along with an extra 15% Security Deposit. The Security Deposit will be returned immediately, and in whole, after inspection of the property. Please treat our mountain home with the same consideration you would your own home.

For more information, or to reserve your special vacation, please email,
or phone: 336-869-3145.

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