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Exclusive Use Resort and Event Space - We now offer Sunday Weddings

Bedrooms 12
Space 14,500 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

11,000 Sq' Manor,Guest House & EVENT SPACE w/ Accommodations for 40 on 400 acres

Introducing TWICKENHAM HALL for events. Twickenham Hall is a 4000 square foot exclusive use event space with 40' ceilings, gorgeous blown glass chandeliers, 2200 square feet of decking, and the largest fireplace in North Carolina (perhaps the South East). Together with Twickenham House and Estate allows for an exclusive use private destination event at a personal resort!!

Twickenham Hall is priced in addition to Twickenham House & Estate.

Twickenham House

The most breathtaking estate in the high country, nestled at 4600', offers that rare assemblage of a true private sanctuary. Just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, the estate has over 400 acres of park-like grounds, threaded by rushing water, ponds, and abundant wildlife. A beautifully manicured lawn surrounds Twickenham House with spectacular mountain views for a ceremony site or receptions.

The charming Old English Manor boasts more than 11,000 square feet of exquisitely finished living space designed for entertaining. Just a step away is a spacious guest cottage and 3800 square foot TWICKENHAM HALL for events. Together, the estate can accommodate 40 overnight guests comfortably, and TWICKENHAM HALL will serve up to 230 guests. Included are the following amenities in the main house: a commercial kitchen; two additional kitchens; a spa with hot tub, steam room, sauna, and indoor endless pool; fitness facility; library with billiards; movie theatre and more. The guesthouse has additional sleeping.

TWICKENHAM HALL has 3800 sq' of gorgeous event space with 40' ceilings, 20' fireplace that burns 8' logs, lovely chandeliers, restrooms, serving bar, 2200 square feet decks, and much more.

Twickenham House, Estate and Hall, located on Phoenix Mountain, overlooks the historic village of Jefferson, NC, among the famed Blue Ridge Mountains. Phoenix Mountain is also known as 'the Rocky Mountain of the East' due to its 1.6-mile cliff face. Phoenix is covered with a diverse mix of vegetation resulting from its high-altitude, unique topography, snowy winters and temperate summers. It is also boasts spectacular geological formations and a broad array of indigenous wildlife including white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, pheasant, grouse and three and half miles of native trout streams. In addition, the mountain is home to an unusual high-altitude fen that feeds the trout streams on the property.

Among the fauna are numerous wild orchids and the prized Morel mushrooms. For years botanists have studied the creeping aven, a rare plant that was prevalent during the Ice Age and now only exists on the cliffs of Phoenix Mountain and Europe.

The grounds are great for walking, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, fishing in the stocked pond or for native trout in the streams. There are 50-mile long-range views from the terrace with fireplace built into the cliffs. Stunning sunsets and sunrises await you.

The estate is available for four or more days, allowing time to enjoy your guests and truly embrace every moment of your wedding or event activities. Relax and enjoy family and friends or experience great bonding as you gather together for a truly memorable time.

Twickenham is a doable destination wedding/event. Guests will gather at the estate for the rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception, even a send off breakfast. The grounds boast many different wedding sites.

The surrounding area offers many cultural and recreational experiences. Nearby villages of Jefferson, Glendale Springs, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk represent the historic center of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mount Jefferson, Mount Rogers, the River (designated National Heritage River by President Clinton) and New River State Park are additional nearby natural attractions.

Though worlds away from traffic and city congestion, this legendary estate is conveniently sited within 3 miles of Ashe County Regional Airport and villages of Jefferson and West Jefferson, less than 10 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 20 miles from Boone and just 119 miles from Charlotte.

Twickenham is also easily accessible by plane, as it is located three miles from Ashe County Airport, 5000' runway, capable of landing most private jets including Falcon 50's, Beech jets, Citations and Hawkers.

More Details

Property Manager
Twickenham House Team
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

Why Twickenham House Team chose Jefferson

Twickenham was named for the village in England where the owners spent their honeymoon. This manor was built to reflect that classic English grace and charm.

This private mountaintop estate boasts panoramic year round views, peaceful serenity and world class luxury located at 4600' on 400 acres atop Phoenix Mountain.

What makes this estate unique

Wedding ~ Family ~ Corporate

The property is truly a destination resort all to yourself and 40 overnight guests, with now added TWICKENHAM HALL event space for up to 230 guests. Many guests never leave the property, yet there is plenty to do near by.

The property is surrounded by 500 acre Nature preserve. There are 50+ mile long range views from the 300' cliff face, which can be enjoyed from a stone terrace. Many botanist have studied the rare flora and fauna which lives on Phoenix Mountain.

There is abundant wildlife including black bears, deer, wild turkey, grouse, native trout and an occasional mountain lion.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Jefferson, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 14500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 46
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Versace Bath - toilet , shower , Features large shower w/ seat & heated towel bar.
    Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Luxurious bathroom w/ claw foot tub & heated towel bar.
    Roxy Bath - Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower & heated towel bar
    Jack's Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower & heated towel bar
    The Africa Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower & heated towel bar
    Slumber Room Bath - toilet , tub , Victorian claw foot tub & heated towel bar.
    Pool Bath - toilet , shower , Large shower & heated towel bar convienent to pool.
    Workout Room Bath - toilet , shower , Large shower, heated towel bar, sauna & steam room.
    Twinkie Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ victorian shower.
    Twinkie Bunk Room Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique claw foot tub w/ Victorian shower.
    Twinkie Game Room Bath - toilet , shower , Large shower convienent to game room.
  • All baths are outfitted with victorian style fixtures, heated towel bars, large egyptian cotton towels and rugs.
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 46
  • Jack's Room - Queen bed with private bath, walk in closet & TV w/ DVD
    Versace Suite - 1 king , 650 square foot king suite with private bath & TV w/ DVD.
    Twinkie Master - 1 king , King room with adjacent bath, TV w/ DVD.
    The Africa - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King suite with private bath, walk in closet & TV w/ DVD.
    The Roxy - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King suite with private bath, walk in closet & TV w/ DVD.
    Slumber Party - 1 king , 9 twin/ single , King, 4 day beds with trundles + single (13), bath & kitchen
    Grotto - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , King room adjacent to the Slumber party studio.
    Master Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 650 square foot king suite with private bath & TV w/ DVD.
    Twinkie Slumber - 1 king , 5 twin/ single , King, 2 daybeds w/ Trundles + twin, TV w/ DVD, adjacent bath
    Twinkie Nest - 1 king , 1 King, TV w/ DVD.
    The Dickens - 1 king , King bedroom with Television
    The Jane Austen - 1 king , King bedroom with Television
    The C.S. Lewis - 1 king , King bed with televistion
  • The bedrooms are all outfitted with fine linens, down duvets, accent pillow, televisions w/ DVD, comfortable pillow top mattresses. Nothing has been spared for your comfort.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Exclusive Use Resort and Event Space - We now offer Sunday Weddings
average rating of 4.55 based on 20 reviews
Naples, Florida

Wedding at our castle in the sky! Remarkable!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much Twinkenham our wedding & week stay on the property was very surreal, we did not want to leave. The staff was very helpful in our planning process since our wedding was a destination coming from Florida. The house & estate grounds where perfectly manicured and maintained. We had a small wedding with 60 guest the kitchen was perfect for the chefs we had flown in!

We are defiantly planning on a return vacation!! The most picture perfect setting for groups families & weddings!!

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment that we arrived, everything seemed like it came out of a fairy tale. The buildings were clean and orderly and ready for our use, there were some minor maintenance issues; however they were quickly addressed. The staff was friendly and helpful when needed. The day of the wedding the staff all pitched in to be sure that everything went smoothly, including accommodating several last minute changes. The property was gorgeous and everything we had hoped for, we could not have asked for a better wedding and accompanying weekend. Thanks again for everything, and making our weekend so memorable and special!

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Perfect venue for our wedding. Gave 4 stars because WiFi unavailable. Even though the WiFi was out for the weekend, it allowed our families to "disconnect" and focus on communicating with each other!

  • Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Twickenham House

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at the house for my daughter's wedding. It was just wonderful. The grounds were impeccable, reception hall was beautiful, and the main house and cottage amazing. Our guests had a wonderful time. I recommend this venue.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fairytale Wedding

  • 5 of 5

This venue is unbelievably beautiful. We love how secluded it is, making guest feel like they are away in their own little world. The homes where both beautifully decorated and well equipped to handle all of our needs. Having multiple, large, well equipped kitchens was a huge plus for our group! We loved having everything there in one location. Our guest thoroughly enjoyed all the different features Twickenham has to offer. From short hikes to take in the views, to the media room, and the play room, there was plenty to keep everyone busy.The staff was very thorough and helped us make our stay and our wedding perfect. We cannot thank Jocelyn enough for all of her help. You will not be disappointed with this beautiful home tucked neatly away in the NC mountains!

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding in a Cloud!

  • 5 of 5

The venue was absolutely gorgeous and we had a wonderful weekend, despite some sub-optimal weather on our wedding day. There were a lot of staffing and rule changes during our planning process but after some initial bumps the staff handled everything very well. The event manager in particular was extremely helpful and supportive, and even offered to be our day-of coordinator (which she did splendidly)! The staff provided by the venue were fantastic and a pleasure to work with. It was an unforgettable day and I can assure you that no matter what the weather conditions are you will have a gorgeous wedding here!

The houses were very well kept, and the only issue we had was the water shutting off but the staff was very responsive in helping us. The kids adored the playroom, and the grown-ups loved the whole house! The massage chair was a definite life-saver the day after the wedding. I had a great time and didn't hear any complaints from my guests so all-in-all I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: 17-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Ashe County Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Jefferson Landing
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Old Hwy 16
Nearest Ski
36 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: recommended

Twickenham house and estate is located at 4600' on its own mountain, with many outdoor activities. There is hiking, fishing, climbing on the property. It is it's own destination.

The weather is in the upper 70's in the summer. You can watch the fireworks from above during 4th of July. Nearby New River, an American Heritage River, offers a lot of fun recreation - swimming, fishing, tubing, kayaking and canoeing. The Mountains offer exhilarating hiking and gorgeous walking. The village of West Jefferson has many art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, a cheese factory, other quaint shops including bee keeping shop, retro movie theatre, bowling even a brewery. Skiing is not too far away, pretty 45 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A great place to relax and enjoy natural beauty.

At the cliffs, on the property, is a large terrace with a fireplace at 4600' with 50 mile long range views.

There is also a nearby private airport that can land a galaxy. Also there is even a place to land a helicopter on the property.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Jefferson, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$165.05
Damage Insurance C$130.72
Damage Deposit C$660.2

*Pricing is based on a per night/per guest stay. Minimum of 20 adults per night.

**For events and weddings, there is a required minimum stay of 4 nights. The rental of the reception hall is $6,800.00.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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