- Located in Crumpler just north of Jefferson
- River frontage!
- Large yard
- 3 bedrooms, 3 baths plus extra sleeping spaces
- Wood burning Fireplace
Temenos is a beautiful sunlight-filled 2,000 square foot home on the North Fork of the New River, in Crumpler, just north of Jefferson. In Greek, Temenos means "a quiet place" and "a sanctuary," and is the perfect name for this lovely retreat on a bold stretch of the river.
Stroll to the river, where steps make it easy to get in the river to soak your feet in the crystal clear waters of the New, and you'll find your city stress disappears with each breath of crisp mountain air. The hammock may draw you in before you get a chance to unpack - stretch out and listen to the moving water and the birds, the best sounds in nature.
At this relaxing mountain house you'll enjoy the reflected light gleaming on the hardwood floors. On the first floor you'll find it a pleasure to prepare meals in the fully stocked kitchen, which includes a food processor, a slow cooker and on the porch there's a gas grill.
After a day of exploring, relax in the evening in front of the wood burning fireplace in the living room with a movie or your favorite show on the smart TV. Or gather your gang around the table and choose from one of the many games at the house.
The master bedroom is on the main floor, and offers a comfy king size bed to sink into for restorative sleep. The master has an en suite bath with tub/shower combo. Just down the hall another bedroom offers a queen bed, as well as a third bedroom with twin beds. If you need overflow sleeping space, you'll find a futon in the office, and daybed downstairs. If you are traveling with a baby, you'll be glad not to have to drag your pack n' play, baby tub, high chair and a sound machine, as the thoughtful owners have provided these.
For more play options, you've got a ping pong table downstairs, along with another bathroom (and the daybed). Want to keep up with your workouts? Downstairs you'll also find a treadmill (for adults only, please).
Temenos is about 15 minutes north of Jefferson, 15 minutes from Jefferson. From this location, you are perfectly situated to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Ashe County. Crumpler, with its undulating hills and long vistas makes the Sunday drive something you can enjoy every day of the week.
Even better, Temenos is a beautiful 30 minute drive to Grayson Highlands State Park, a gorgeous park with even more stunning views, and trails on open pastures home to wild ponies. You'll find a preserved cabins and an informative visitor's center about the history of the area.
Much closer to the cabin is the New River State Park with a visitor's center providing an education on the life of the New River.
West Jefferson offers an ever growing selection of restaurants, shops, antiques and galleries. Visit on the second Friday of every month from June to October and catch the monthly gallery crawl. Every Saturday from May to October (and then open again for the holidays), the Farmers Market provides an eclectic mix from vegetables to plants to hand-made jewelry to scarves, photography and birdhouses. Make sure you stop at the Visitor's Center to find out about the festivals unique to our county.
While there's a lot to do an explore, you might find relaxing at Temenos is just what the doctor ordered for your vacation! From this home, you can do it all, or do nothing. It's your choice!
This property is pet friendly. There is a $50/per pet fee.
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"We had a wonderful time at Temenos on the river. We had a group of 7 (2 children) and we had plenty of room. We thoroughly enjoyed the large back deck and the large yard. Although the property is extremely close to another home, the neighbors were friendly. The property has plenty of games and toys for children and we were extremely grateful! We only had three recommendations from our stay: 1. The furniture in the living room is not exactly comfortable. Although this did not inconvenience us, as the weather was nice and we spent most of our time relaxing on the deck, this would be extremely unfortunate in the colder months. 2. The weeds/trees along the bank of the river make it extremely hard to access the river anywhere besides the rock steps. Most of the other lots were nicely landscaped along the river's edge. Once again, we were only slightly inconvenienced as the water level was up and we only fished in the river. 3. Although the property pictures highlight the hammock by the river, the hammock was no where to be found. We ran up the road to Walmart and grabbed one as this was quite a bummer when we arrived. Overall we had a great time and we will consider staying at Temenos in the future!"
"Temenos provided a relaxing getaway for our family! We were 5 adults and 2 kids and there was plenty of space. The kitchen was the best we have ever had in a rental. It had lovely dishware and all the cooking items we needed to comfortably cook all our meals. The bonus of the gas grill was great! The kids loved the hammock and hammock chair. We had perfect weather for outside dining and we used the dining table every evening. The house was fully stocked with everything we could need or want and it really felt like we were using a friend's house rather than renting. There are three good size bedrooms, but in addition the futon in the office was great for a child to have their own room. The downstairs bed was a nice spot for a single adult with its own full bath. The downstairs had games, chairs and a mini fridge for extra drinks.
Can't say enough about the beauty of the location right on the river! It was close to several fun day trips. The owners provided a binder of ideas. The lot is large for kids to play but less steep than many around and provided great access to the river. We enjoyed floating on tubes from the bridge at Old 16; an easy 1/2 hour float back to the house as well as few other rides in the area. Would recommend bringing your own tubes rather than renting so you can go whenever and as often as you like.
The small things that did not change our enjoyment, but would have made the trip even more perfect were there was spotty (or no) cell service in and around the house (we have AT&T), the refrigerator in the kitchen leaked on the inside, the garbage compactor didn't work and the sun shade on the porch would not go back up. None of these kept us from fully enjoying. Finally, the neighbors to the left closest to the bridge)really don't want people walking on their yard. So, while that lot provides access to the bridge (for fishing, etc) don't be tempted to walk across.
We look forward to returning to Temenos soon! "
"We needed a restful weekend, and that is just what Temenos on the River allowed. The layout of the house is just right. Being right on the river is such a delight. We enjoyed the game room in the evening. Outside deck and grill made for super dinners. As we were driving closer to the house, we were wondering where it could be. But, keep going. The driveway is steep, but safe. Having 4 Wheel drive in the rain was a bonus for the incline. "
"My family absolutely loved our stay at Temenos. The giant grassy lawn was perfect for our young children (2 1/2 and 1 year old) to run and play. On a rainy day, we played in the basement, bouncing ping pong balls around. And the wonderful assortment of toys in the living room was an instant hit, providing hours of entertainment for both kids.
We loved the beautiful view of the river and the quiet neighborhood. Our 2 year old practiced reeling his fishing pole, and my husband fly fished. The hammock was fun too! I spent a lovely afternoon lounging in the hammock reading while the kids napped.
The location is great for outings too. We went out almost every day for hikes: Mt Jefferson, Grayson Highlands, and New River State Park.
We hope to come back!"
"We were very pleased with Temenos. Everything was as described in the listing and we enjoyed our visit. Our favorite place was sitting on the deck watching the river and enjoying the autumn colors."
"Wonderful very quite getaway!!! Great for the whole family. Kids loved the activities in the basement and the parents loved the quite time on the back deck over looking the river. "