- Walk to the river
- Private location but in a neighborhood
- Walking trails
- Your dogs are welcome!
- Fenced yard.
- Game Room
- 1 bedroom, 1 bath plus office with daybed
You'll delight in the architecture and setting of Sweetwater! Only 10 minutes to town, it's the ideal mountain cottage retreat for solo travelers or couples, or those with one or two children, or two couples that are close friends.
Sweetwater was custom-built by the owners, and you'll appreciate the design and decorating style. A vaulted living room opens to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area, as well as an "office" with sliding barn-style French doors where you'll find a daybed that converts to a king bed. In the master, which has an adjoining bath, you'll find a comfy queen bed where you'll be certain to sleep well!
The covered porch is a great place to relax on the sofa, or around the gas fire pit. You can choose to eat inside, or at the outside table for six. On the lower level of the porch you'll find the perfect spot for a nap - the swinging bed! Also downstairs (with an outside entrance) is the game room with foosball table and a sleeper sofa (but no bath on this level).
In the evenings, you can watch a movie on DVD, or any of the cable options on TV and also Netflix. Or gather at the round dining table for a board game - there are a bunch to choose from.
You can bring your dog to Sweetwater, and you and the dog will appreciate the fenced yard.
Just outside the door you'll find lots of trails - to the river, along the river, up hills and down. Chances are you'll not meet another soul, and feel like you have a state park all to yourself.
Location, Location, Location
Sweetwater can either be your destination or your home base for exploring the northwest corner of North Carolina and even up into southwest Virginia!
Located on the southeast side of Ashe County, Sweetwater is just a short 10 minute drive to the shops, galleries, dining and activities in West Jefferson. It's the same distance to Mt. Jefferson, where you can hike on your own or with rangers during their scheduled hikes. And it's only 10 minutes to Glendale Springs and the access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Head north to Doughton Park and the Brinegar cabin to understand what life was like for settlers in this area, or south toward Moses Cone Park and the crafts gallery. You're only 30 minutes from all that Boone has to offer, and another 15 to Blowing Rock!
One of our favorite destinations is the Grayson Highlands State Park, a 50 minute drive, where you can roam the gorgeous land with the wild ponies, explore old cabins, and visit the park's visitor center for more of the area's history.
Or head to Todd and rent a kayak, canoe or bicycle from River Girl Fishing. Or just past Glendale Springs to Zaloo's Canoes and enjoy some quality New River Time. You are less than ten minutes to the new park at Elk Shoals off Boggs Road - a great place to get into the river and play.
Sweetwater is pet friendly - $50/per dog non-refundable pet fee.
StayBlueRidge, located in downtown West Jefferson, offers over 50 quality vacation rentals in West Jefferson, Boone and surrounding areas.
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"A sort walk to the river and a peaceful place!"
"Very clean, easy to find, and super quite. The sounds of the river and the wind between the leaves was just the weekend getaway I was looking for. The host were extremely nice and hospitable. I would recommend this rental to anyone. "
"Our 5 night pet-friendly stay was 'good to the last drop'! Spacious, conveniently located to Jefferson/West Jefferson, and all the activities we targeted; hiking Mt. Jefferson and walking along as well as kayaking, the New River, retail & artisan shopping and restaurants. Met the owners and they were very helpful, conversational, and supportive. Loved the gas grill and the gas fire pit on the well-apportioned, mostly covered deck. A birder's paradise also. Had just enough of all the kitchen accessories for cooking and enjoyment. Containment areas for the pets an added bonus. We would stay again, and recommend to others..."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sweetwater Cottage. Everything we needed was supplied for. Up to date amenities - beds are super comfortable - outside deck had really comfortable sectional - fire pit overlooking the forest. Trail to river from front door step. Drove to trails around - cute town with good coffee cafes and restaurants. Hosts very accommodating - we will be back!!"
"This cabin is adorable and really well appointed. Owner has great decorating taste and this place has everything you could want during your stay. Just a few yards from the New River, it's a great walk for the dog. Very private. The only downside was the chainsaw. We were hoping to get away from noise but they needed some trees down and it was our week for the chainsaws. "
"Adorable cabin. Very cozy. The perfect quick getaway. Quick drive into town if you want, but secluded if you just want to relax. Outside deck/porch and fenced dog yard were great."
"My husband and I met up with our daughter for a few days at Sweetwater Cottage. We instantly felt at home for our stay. The decor and amenities are top-notch. And Mellissa, our host, could not have been more kind and gracious. Highly recommend for the house and its woodland setting. "
"We were hoping for a quiet get away. We were not disappointed! Beautiful cabin. We enjoyed everything from the full kitchen to the beautiful view. We will be back would love to be there in the fall to see all the trees changing colors. The owner even called what a personal touch. Highly recommend this cabin for a quiet get away. "
"We had a wonderful, exciting stay! We did have to cut our stay short due to weather, but if we could have had a few more days without prior school and work plans to enjoy the weather, we certainly would have! Stay Blue Ridge was easy to work with and stayed in touch with us as much as possible, even called to be sure we made it home in the snowy weather. The house is not only beautiful, but very comfortable and relaxing. Our pups also enjoyed the fenced in area outside and rolling around in the snow. A trip we will always remember. Thank you again for another wonderful weekend get away in a beautiful location and home. We will return. "