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New Custom Johns River Luxury Estate 175 Acres w/Miles of Trails

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

"One Of Kind" 175 ac Priv. Estate w/4 Bedr & "Rec Rm" off Main St. Blowing Rock

This is truly a “One-of-a-Kind”, spectacular custom-built luxury home, completed in 2015, and located on a private estate, 3.4 miles from Main Street in Blowing Rock, nestled along the John’s River on 175 acres with over five miles of trails and roads. (Please see over twenty five star reviews from another owned VRBO Property Listing #496559 for this owner). This unique setting surrounds you with nature in a luxury environment. You approach this property by traveling down a state maintained gravel road for 3.4 miles to enter the key coded electronic gate at the property entrance and you are surrounded by thousands of acres of the Pisgah National Forest on three sides of this property. You will be overlooking the pasture and the rushing John’s River.

This home was custom built with design furnishings throughout, including Hickory Chair furniture, Thermador brand kitchen appliances, antique and rustic furnishings and many more high-quality touches throughout.

Enter the main level through either solid Anderson wood doors and you will be greeted by kitchen and family room with 42 foot tall stone fire place with each stone selectively hand picked on the property. There is also a similar outdoor fireplace under a covered porch of cedar with beams. The hearths are four feet by four feet offering tremendous heat, comfort and attractiveness. From the family room, you can view the river, waterfall, pasture and surrounding trees. The view is extensive (see pictures). The kitchen has a custom reclaimed barn wood designed island, which seats four, and custom reclaimed barn wood table for eight together with granite counter tops throughout. The kitchen floors are all reclaimed barn wood, surrounding by spruce stained walls. There is plenty of room for the chefs in the group with stainless steel professional Thermador appliances and every item you may require for cooking your favorite dishes and entertaining. The family/living area is furnished with Franco sectional sofa, three side chairs, 50 inch HDTV Samsung TV (Dish Network), coffee table set over a Kilim Afghan rug. This is arranged around a beautiful stone fireplace, stretching to the ceiling with various artwork and professional photography throughout the main level as well as the entire home. There is also a half bath with stainless sink on this level, locker room and laundry room with stand up Maytag washer and dryer. Cuisinart coffee maker, toaster and blender are also available.

There are two master suites upstairs, one that you enter through a private hall and occupies the southern portion of the second story barn section. Decorated with white wash spruce walls on one side and view of the river from the side window, it features a ceiling fan, furniture by local Restoration Hardware and North Carolina company Hickory Chair, including a King bed and two sitting areas together with 42 inch HDTV. There is a master bath, with separate tub and glassed in shower. There are two vanities in this bath with Delicatus granite counters. There is a walk in closet in this master.

There is another master suite on this level featuring reclaimed barn wood walls with spruce trimmed window and closet trim. There are views of the stream as well as 46 inch HDTV for your enjoyment. This room is lavishly decorated with King Maison Panel Restoration Hardwood bed, antique books and other amenities with double vanity and Delicatus granite. This Master Bath also has double vanities and glass shower.

Additionally upstairs includes the “Rec Room Man Cave” with new C.C. Bailey Duke Pool Table, Maxwell leather sofa sectional, deer hide foot rests, 54 inch HDTV, several chairs, including cast iron tractor stools, reclaimed barn wood wall, together with display Dutch Shipyard book case and a hanging seven foot alligator to provide the ultimate “man cave”. All of this overlooks the John’s River. The next room includes three “full size” custom built, bunk beds and plenty of closet space. There is also a full bath off the bunk and rec room with Vyara granite counters together with an additional full bath in the upstairs hallway. There is an additional guest bedroom with queen bed and beautiful furnishings together with guest bathroom with Sage Brush granite counter top and walk-in closet.

There are a total of five full baths available in this home with granite and stone together with glass door showers and one half bath on the first floor.

The outdoor area includes a large front deck (14x42) together with an outdoor fireplace, seating, gas grill and beautiful views of stream, trees, pasture, waterfall, etc. There is also a hammock across the stream for peaceful relaxation. There are miles of hiking trails on the property for you, your family and guests. Please keep in mind that you are surrounded by thousands of acres of the Pisgah National Forest and animals exist (please do not keep any food outside overnight).

This is a difficult place to leave once you arrive, but you are only 3.4 miles from Main Street in Blowing Rock (10 minute drive). The home is central to all the area's ski and tubing resorts, as well as other great High Country attractions such as ziplining, rafting, hiking, and more. Fabulous shopping and five-star dining is just moments away as well.

Amenities: Air conditioning, pet friendly (downstairs only to well trained dogs- not upper level), gas grill, internet, WiFi, two wood fireplaces (only outdoor fireplace during the summer), southern pasture views, northern and southern river views, gravel roads and hiking trails throughout, gated private entrance to property and large deck.

We are offering this home for families to have an enjoyable and memorable vacation in a unique private setting, yet close to town. Additionally, there is abundant wildlife throughout. We have rented an additional home over the last year on VRBO (#496559 - please see reviews) with wonderful guests, which provides us the confidence to rent this home a few weeks a year.

For a few restrictions, the lower barn section of this home will be unavailable to protect the guests from heavy equipment and machinery required to maintain the pasture, garden and trails. There is NO HUNTING and NO FISHING on this property. The National Wildlife Department has visited the property and our goal is to increase the fish population in the stream and improve wildlife habitat. We will provide a limited amount of “Trout Pellets” for you to feed the fish. The maintenance crew periodically improves and inspects the trails for fallen timber and may cut the pasture during your stay. You will not be disturbed at the home and you will probably not even know they are on the land.

Once within the property, there is a fork in the road past the house and a sign with names leading to the right. Please refrain from entering this area of the property as two families have a “right of way” through our land to enter and exit their property, which they have owned for years. There is a tremendous amount of privacy on this property for you, family and friends to enjoy.

Maximum occupancy: 12

More Details

Jeffrey Krupa
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Jeffrey Krupa

We have elected to offer this home for rental for families to truly experience a very unique, One-of-Kind, vacation. We have rented another property (please see reviews #496559), through VRBO and our renters have been extremely respectful of our property and therefore, we have elected to offer this unique property.

Why Jeffrey Krupa chose Lenoir

This home is an extremely special offering the opportunity to live in nature with privacy in an impressive setting on 175 acres of wooded land and pasture. You have access to the stream and miles of groomed roads and trails on the property. We have created and improved the roads for hiking and mountain biking. This property is also surrounded on three sides by over 20,000 acres of the Pisgah National Forest.

What makes this estate unique

This property begins with a unique and wonderful drive down a state maintained gravel road through the Pisgah National Forest and this property is surrounded by over 20,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest on three sides. This secluded property is along the initial part of the Johns River, providing one of the cleanest bodies of water in the High Country. This property has elevations from 2700 feet with viewing deck and pasture as well as organic garden at 1700 feet providing rich soil and produce. This elevation also provides warmer climates in the coldest winter and cooler climate during the summer. There are literally miles of numerous walking and biking trails throughout the property with improvements and additional trails every year. There are multiple creeks and streams throughout the property and tremendous wildlife from hundreds of birds, beautiful butterflies, turkey, white tail, etc. This home is custom built by one of the best builders in the high country and furnished with the help of well known designer. There are many unique features of the property available for your review in the photos. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at 617-285-9014. Regards,



Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Lenoir

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Second Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Bunk Room Bath - toilet , shower
    Second Floor Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Guest Bedroom Bath - toilet , shower
    First Floor Hall Guest - toilet , First Floor Bathroom
  • There are six bathrooms available, including
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • First Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bunk Room - Three Full Size Bunks - 3 bunk bed
  • There are four bedrooms available with two master bedrooms with Kings, together with guest bedroom with queen and one bunk room with three full size custom bunk beds.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
We can arrange or recommend a catering service or chef as they have worked with our family for several gatherings. We can also arrange for additional house keeping duties for longer term rentals.


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New Custom Johns River Luxury Estate 175 Acres w/Miles of Trails
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
North Carolina, British Virgin Islands

Very beautiful home, well equipped and clean!

  • 5 of 5

The home was very well equipped and clean! Beautiful piece of property... with running stream close enough to sit outside and hear and lots of space to run around and hike!! Very convenient location in Blowing Rock once you get to Main Street! The owner was a pleasure to deal with and made everything very easy! I would love to revisit this home in the summertime when the hiking would be fabulous!!

Thanks Jeff for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed the home and property. We truly appreciate your comments as we truly try to make this is a truly relaxing and memorable experience with nature.
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Comfy, homey, beautiful river as soon you open the door!

  • 5 of 5

Maybe the house is a little hidden but on arrival you can appreciate it as it is next to a beautiful river.

We went skiing to appalachian mountain which is only 30 min away and very close is the main avenue with restaurants and picturesque shops.

The house is extremely comfortable, the beds are delicious, we all sleep like angels and the fireplace was the star of the day because kept the whole family together talking and resting.

Mr. Jeff has all the details covered in writing and he is very kind when answering emails, the communication was always very good.

Mrs. Joyce bought us the fruits and vegetables in the market and when we arrived we had everything organized in the kitchen

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments regarding your stay at our home and in Blowing Rock. We truly enjoy hearing that you and your family had a great experience on the property as Joyce, Karli and the rest of the crew do a wonderful job preparing the home and they certainly appreciate your comments. Also, we are glad you enjoyed the fireplace as it is one of the unique features of the property at 52 feet with a 4x4 hearth and each stone was hand picked from the property, plus the fire wood is aged for beautiful burning fires! We are glad you enjoyed it. Please do not hesitate to contact us again. Regards, Jeff
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awesome property . Everything you want for a mountain get away

  • 5 of 5

This property was excellent. From the time you first register till you leave the property owner was in touch and helpful. The property is just as it was advertised. the perfect mountain getaway. Would do this again in a minute. There was everything you needed at the house when you arrived, right down to marshmallows for the fire. If you want a place to really get away but be only 4 miles from the center of blowing rock you can't beat this place. Could not think of one thing I would do different if I owned it. Just come, relax and have a great time.

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home and Property

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at your beautiful home. Professionally decorated. More then enough room for everyone, we had 6 adults and 3 kids. Kitchen supplied with all your needs. Loved sitting on that front porch listening to the babbling creek. Very peaceful place. Our group enjoyed exploring all the property. We tested out our balance skills hopping from rock to rock over the creek. Thank you for sharing the veggies in your garden. We made veggie omelette every morning. I highly recommend this place and definitely will return. Jeff was very very easy and helpful to work with.

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ultimate NC Mountain Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

This property is extraordinarily!! The home itself is immaculate with everything you could ever need being provided for you from luxury linens to all the ingredients to make the perfect smore by the campfire. Although the home itself is amazing the land is what makes this property so special. Miles

of hiking trails, open pastures, a beautiful stream, and a vegetable garden that will inspire your meals. My husband and I vacationed here with our four year old daughter and it was perfect. Cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and thoughtful remarks as we are excited to hear that you enjoyed your time on the property and our home. It is a unique setting and we are very happy that you were able to enjoy the trails, garden, stream, pasture as well as the home as this is truly our intent of offering this property. The outdoors is a wonderful experience for your young daughter and we are glad she enjoyed the garden. We are hopeful that you will return. You are the perfect guests! Regards, Jeff
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Peaceful and perfect family getaway - close to downtown Blowing Rock

  • 5 of 5

This home is spectacular! Everything about the home - inside and out - delivered an amazing and high-quality vacation getaway for our family. The property is situated on a beautiful piece of land which kept us busy exploring every day. We felt lucky to enjoy this quiet, beautiful home with our young children for some terrific outside adventures during the summer. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our home! The land and home are all very special so we are so happy you and your family were able to experience this during your stay! Thank you for keeping it clean and neat - our Cleaners commented on what great guest you all were - so thank you! Please consider us again when you return again to Blowing Rock in the future!
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Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Appalachian Ski Resort


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Lenoir

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Season
Mar 17 2018 - Jun 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 18 2018 - Aug 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2018 - Dec 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2018 - Jan 6 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$385.32
Damage Deposit C$1,027.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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