- Laura G., Posted: 01/09/2014
I just wanted to leave a comment about the High Country Retreat....the cabin was amazing I have been visiting north Carolina for 35 years, every single year we make a trip to north Carolina and have stayed in many cabins...this cabin was by far the most beautiful cabin and all the kitchen gadgets made this place amazing, the decor and the cleanliness was superb. our entire group had an amazing time even though we were snowed in the majority of our trip. (1/4/14-1/9/14) we want to make another reservation already for the summer :) thank you!
- Keoshia P., Posted: 12/04/2016
My friends and I were looking for a unique experience to celebrate a friend's 30th birthday. We decided to rent a cabin and just enjoy some time in the mountains. We found the Blue Ridge rentals and immediately fell in love with the pictures of the High Country Retreat cabin. The pricing was fantastic and very affordable for the number of people going. The entire booking experience was simple and straight forward. The insurance for the stay was a no-brainer being that accidents do happen (we ended up with a couple of small accidents that were covered 100% by the insurance). When we arrived at the cabin it was BREATHTAKING! The home was gorgeous, clean and extremely comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked and had just about any cookware you could think of and then some. Needless to say, our four day stay had no dull moments. We plan to make this an annual trip now and will only book through Blue Ridge Rentals. Side note: they advise for visitors to have AWD or 4WD and I couldn't agree more. I tried making it up to the cabin in my 2014 Chevrolet Equinox (FWD) and barely made it up the driveway. Luckily, it didn't start snowing until the morning we left so I got lucky. I will definitely have an AWD vehicle for the next visit. Anyone planning to rent this cabin will not regret it.
- Joellin, Posted: 05/17/2017
Our family came together to celebrate my daughters' graduation from ASU. There were 10 of us...We had a blast. This was so much better than 5 individual motel rooms. The house was clean and neat and spacious and well laid out. The zoned AC worked well for all our temperature needs. We were glad we had been warned about the winding, curvy road and steep driveway We sat around the dining room table for 12 and talked and talked and talked. We sat on the deck and talked and talked and talked. The bedrooms were gorgeous and the space immense. We had contests playing pool, shuffleboard, foosball and air hockey. We watched movies, read, relaxed and sat in the hot tub. We spent 18 minutes trying to lock doors and turn o ff the shower. We grilled. We laughed and we cried. We had a very, special long weekend. Not only was my daughter valedictorian of her class, she also got engaged. We were greatly blessed. The Rental Company was wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend Blue Ridge Rentals. Ask for Casey Ellison -- she is awesome and a pleasure to work with as were the front desk staff who were friendly, as excited as we were, organized and very professional.
- Christine, Posted: 05/31/2017
Our family came together to celebrate my daughters' graduation from ASU. There were 10 of us...We had a blast. This was so much better than 5 individual motel rooms. The house was clean and neat and spacious and well laid out. The zoned AC worked well. We were glad we had been warned about the winding, curvy road and steep driveway We sat around the dining room table for 12 and talked and talked and talked. We sat on the deck and talked and talked and talked. The bedrooms were gorgeous and the space immense. We had contests playing pool, shuffleboard, Foosball and air hockey. We watched movies, read, relaxed and sat in the hot tub. We spent 18 minutes trying to lock doors and turn o ff the shower. We grilled. We laughed and we cried. We had a very, special long weekend. Not only was my daughter valedictorian of her class, she also got engaged. We were greatly blessed.
- Jeni, Posted: 03/19/2018
High Country Retreat was the perfect size for our three families over Spring Break. It is right outside the downtown portion of Boone, with lots of cute shops and restaurants. About 25 minutes from Appalachian Ski Mountain and 30 minutes from Blowing Rock.
The home is well stocked, very clean, with comfortable beds and plenty of areas to hang out. The fireplaces in nearly every rom were so cozy, and the hot tub was a big hit. The kitchen was the perfect place to cook meals for our group and the dining table provides the perfect spot to share meals together.
The home is located on the top of a very steep road. 4 wheel drives are required and they were absolutely necessary. We got about 10 inches of snow throughout the week and on the days of heavy snow, even the 4 wd's couldn't make it back up the mountain. We didn't mind being snowed in at all at the High Country Retreat, though! The management company does send out a snow plow for the road once it stopped snowing and we were able to make it to the Appalachian Ski Resort ( which was the perfect place for our kids to learn to ski)
We had a wonderful time and will cherish the memories made at the High County Retreat!
- Christie, Posted: 04/03/2018
Excellent place for our family vacation! Lots of space for everyone. Well stocked chef's kitchen. We brought extra utensils but didn't need to unpack them because everything we needed was in the kitchen. Loved the views from the house. Was able to hike around the location. Maintenance replied quickly when needed and checked on us to make sure everything was fixed. Would definitely stay here again.
- Christie, Posted: 04/04/2018
We LOVED staying at the High Country Retreat! The kitchen was amazing! It was a well stocked chef's kitchen with everything we needed. We loved having the room downstairs to watch movies, play games and work puzzles. We will definitely stay here again!
- Gloria, Posted: 07/03/2018
A High Country Retreat was the perfect property for our family of ten--parents, grown children and grandchildren. The four granddaughters loved staying together in the bunk room, as well as playing all over this lovely and comfortable house. The adults loved the fabulously well-equipped kitchen, and the design of the house allowed for both privacy and togetherness -- we gave it an A-plus for three "master" bedrooms, great furnishings, and wraparound porches with gorgeous views. Our only disappointment was the time it took for the rental agency to complete a needed hot tub repair--wish we could have used it earlier, as it is delightful. Our thanks to the owners for such attention to detail.
- Norma, Posted: 09/04/2018
We loved the house. I've never been In a rental so fully equipped with every
thing you could possibly want. The kitchen was great and the whole house was beautifully furnished. Thank you for your services.
- Joanne, Posted: 10/31/2018
Our family had a wonderful weekend, absolutely loved the house, the views, the hot tub. We will be back!
- Dani, Posted: 01/21/2019
This cabin had everything we needed to entertain the children and adults. The hot tub was a hit. The spacious kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The speaker system that runs throughout the house and outside was amazing! The spacious living quarters, each with a fireplace, gave it that extra cozy feeling. We will definitely be back.
- Barbara, Posted: 11/16/2020
This home was perfect for our entire family of adult children and grandchildren! The kitchen was totally equipped and spacious to accommodate all 14 of us! We enjoyed the hot tub and game room as well for fun. The high ceilings in the family room with beautiful views was my favorite space!