- Julie, Posted: 02/19/2020
Sweetgrass was conveniently located to both Sugar Mountain and Hawksnest as well as being a beautiful destination all on its own. The house was beautiful and situated directly on the lake. Plenty of room for two families with children! Would definitely recommend.
- Dennis, Posted: 06/16/2020
Everything was perfect !!!!
- Dennis, Posted: 06/29/2020
The house was equipped with everything you could possibly need from kitchen utensils to kids toys. The perfect family getaway!
- John, Posted: 10/05/2020
I took some family members and friends to celebrate a birthday and this home was perfect. The views are great, the home is perfect and the space was just right for 7 of us. Has nothing to do with the property, but a "quick grocery run" is a solid 40 min round trip so load up before you get there because you will not want to leave. This place is amazing. Stop looking and book it.
- Christine, Posted: 10/19/2020
The house was very clean and had all the necessities to make it feel like home. The location was beautiful and In a very quiet and peaceful gated community.
- Chris, Posted: 11/02/2020
Love it - very comfortable. Planning to come again!
- Sarah, Posted: 12/14/2020
What a gorgeous home and property! We have stayed at many of your rentals but this one takes the cake. CANT wait to come back!
- Nishant, Posted: 12/28/2020
We spent the week of Christmas at Lakeshore Retreat and had an absolutely amazing time. The property was very clean and the instructions to arrive and check-in were crystal clear. We spent most of our week at the house given the pandemic, but getting to and from downtown Blowing Rock was fairly straightforward. We had a family of 5 plus 3 parents. Our children (ages 3, 5 and 7) had a great time in and outside of the property. All 8 of us were very comfortable and the sleeping arrangements were quite accommodating. The property seems fairly new and has been maintained very well. For anyone concerned about whether the kitchen had basic pots, pans, utensils, and other appliances, you will be pleasantly surprised. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked for a rental unit. We typically bring a basic set of popover pans, small appliances and baking dishes, but the home had all of these items and more. There was also a stand mixer available. While it was rather chilly, we managed to take a few walks across the trails that circle the lake. Alternatively, you could easily walk within the neighborhood if you wanted some longer distance. Kudos to the property owner for setting up a Christmas tree. While we were not expecting to have some holiday decorations, we and in particular the kids were thrilled to have a tree that not only lit up but played music as well! We were able to have two nights of fires using the outdoor fireplace before rain, snow and extremely cold weather settled in. The outdoor deck has a table and would make for a great dining experience during warmer months. For those concerned about getting snowed in or having to deal with ice during winter on the mountain, we did see several plows go through the neighborhood and Hwy 221 leading up to the property was fairly well maintained with plows and salt trucks. There is a snow shovel at the property that I ended up using to move snow off the paved driveway to ensure we could get to the primary road. All in all, we had a great experience over the Christmas break. The property listing is true to word and the pictures are accurate. We hope to return perhaps in the spring to enjoy a different season at this property. One last note about the rental company - Blue Ridge Rentals. I found their communication and response time to our questions incredibly fast and well informed. They certainly helped make our stay very enjoyable.
- Dustin, Posted: 01/15/2021
This house was so stunning! It was a cozy and delightful trip. We went to enjoy the snow and it certainly provided plenty!! This house would be amazing to occupy any time of year. In a nice gated community, we loved having the lake view. We will definitely be back to enjoy this home again.
- David, Posted: 02/09/2021
We stayed for a long weekend of skiing and tubing and this home did not disappoint. Plenty of room for our family and all the supplies we needed to cook at home and relax after long days out on the mountains. Property manager was easy to communicate with and responded quickly to our questions. Will definitely stay again!
- Kathryn, Posted: 02/24/2021
This was our second time renting a home in the Sweetgrass neighborhood and first time at Lakeshore Retreat (but hopefully not the last!) The home is gorgeous, with a perfect floor plan for a family and very well equipped kitchen, game room and more. As beautiful as the home is on the interior the exterior views are even more incredible. We enjoyed playing puzzles and games with our kids on the big kitchen island, reading and watching TV by the indoor gas fireplace and spent lots of time walking around the lake and exploring the trails in the neighborhood. Sweetgrass is super convenient to downtown Blowing Rock, Appalachian Mountain (where our kids went ice skating) and Hawksnest Snow Tubing, which is a must visit during the winter. Would highly recommend this wonderful home and look forward to coming back!
- Judi, Posted: 03/03/2021
This mountain home that was decorated beautifully and the windows, decks and layout took advantage of the peaceful lake views. The home was spotless and we felt very comfortable with the cleaning protocol. In addition, it had one of the best stocked kitchens I have ever seen and the outside fireplace provided a nice treat at the end of the day. Thank you for sharing your home!
- Andy, Posted: 04/08/2021
The property was fantastic, the home is new and extremely well furnished with all the comforts you can hope for. The lake and walking trail were terrific, multiple family walks and fishing took place, and it was easy to keep an eye on 10-12 year olds by the water. We loved the outdoor fireplace and rocking chairs on the large deck. The location is great, close to Blowing Rock and a short trip to Boone. We took day trips to Linville, Asheville, Grandfather Mountain and had a really pleasant experience.