Welcome to Above it All!
Sitting “Above it All” overlooking the town of Boone and Appalachian State University. Our home offers tremendous and breathtaking views of Grandfather Mountain, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and many other mountain ranges. Above it All offers 4 bedrooms with 3 bedrooms with king beds and the fourth bedroom has 2 twin beds. NEW hot tub installed October 2022! We can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests with all paved easy access and located within walking distance to Howard’s Knob County Park. This park is a small park that overlooks the town of Boone and ASU. Stroll down short walking paths, dispersed picnic table, and a picnic shelter. There are also portable restrooms at the park. The park is open May 1st – October 20th, 8:30 AM – 7:30 PM daily. The mountain has an elevation of 4,396 feet above sea level and rises nearly 1,000 feet above the town of Boone and the campus of Appalachian State University.
***Our home IS pet friendly, but there is a maximum of 2 dogs weighing less than 40 pounds, each. The pet fee is $100 per pet plus tax and must have management approval. There is a fenced in yard to let your dog out to use the bathroom. We ask that you clean up after your pet’s “business” and properly dispose of the waste.
LOCATION: Above it All is located approximately 2.5 miles to the Holmes Convocation Center at the campus of ASU. Blowing Rock is approximately 10 miles away and Banner Elk is 19 miles. Popular attractions like Tweetsie Railroad is 6.3 miles; Grandfather Mountain is 23 miles away; Appalachian Ski Mountain is 10 miles; Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline is 15 miles; Sugar Mountain Resort is 16.5 miles; Beech Mountain Ski Resort is 24 miles from our home.
MAIN FLOOR: The main floor offers 3 king size bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, living room with gas fireplace (seasonal), screened in porch with seating overlooking The Rock, ASU’s football stadium, and the sunroom.
The living room offers a gas fireplace (seasonal) for those cold winter days, a wall of windows to enjoy the stunning mountain views, a love seat, a couch and a single chair with ottoman. Just off the living room is the awesome fully enclosed screened in porch to enjoy those summer days. This is a great way to relax and unwind while breathing in the fresh mountain air. As you exit the screened in porch, you can walk out to the deck and enjoy the gas firepit with seating all around.
The kitchen has granite counter tops, regular coffee maker, Keurig maker, and basic appliances, including a large built in ice maker. The laundry area with a full size washer and dryer is just off the kitchen.
The dining area can seat up to 8 guests. Imagine enjoying your meal and looking at the incredible views. Just off the dining area is the sunroom for additional dining space. The windows in the sunroom can slide open with screens to let in the fresh mountain breeze. You have access to the deck from this room as well.
The master bedroom offers a king size bed, 2 full bathrooms: one bathroom has a shower, toilet and sinks, the other bathroom has a whirlpool tub, sink and toilet. To access these 2 bathrooms, you will enter the master bedroom. There is also a flat screen TV in the master bedroom.
There are 2 other king size bedrooms and a full bathroom with a step-in shower, toilet and sinks in the hallway across from one of the king bedrooms.
LOWER LEVEL: As you travel to the lower level, you’ll love spending time playing a game of pool or playing with board games/cards. There is a sectional sofa, large 50” flat screen TV with Roku, gas fireplace (seasonal), a full bathroom with a step-in shower. The 4th bedroom is also on the lower level with 2 twin beds. The bedroom has a door that goes out into the fenced area for your dog.
OUTSIDE: There is a gas fire pit on the deck with seating around overlooking Boone and incredible mountain views and stunning sunsets. There is parking for no more than 4 vehicles (graveled driveway). Relax in our new (October 2022) hot tub after a long day.
***The cabin is access by state maintained paved roads. However, it may be necessary to have 4X4 vehicles with tire chains during the winter months.
***The owners use outdoor surveillance cameras to ensure that their home remains safe. No cameras monitor the inside rooms of the home.
***There is no land-line phone in this cabin. Cell phone coverage is not guaranteed. The home does have WIFI so you may be able to call using WIFI calling.
***No Smoking inside the cabin
***Minimum age requirement is 25 years old
***Check in time: 4:00 PM; Check out time: 10:00 AM
2 night minimum for off peak seasons
3 night minimum for holidays and the entire month of October
4 night minimum for the Thanksgiving holiday
7 night minimum for the July 4th and Christmas/New Year holidays
As you plan your trip to the mountains, please remember we do get rain, snow and some foggy days and occasional inconveniences which are out of our control. Winter weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains can occur from November through April. The majority of our homes are accessed by mountain roads, which will be icy in winter weather. For the safety of you and your party, please be prepared to drive in snow and ice. This means 4-wheel drive, good tires, and chains. It is your responsibility to be prepared for hazardous road conditions.