1548 Dutch Creek Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604
5499 sqft (511 sqm)
Valle Crucis, NC, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is home to this expansive retreat.Property boasts 38 acres with a heated barn with tack room, four stalls and an attached chicken coop; a covered riding-training ring with four paddocks; a pond stocked with large-mouth bass and home to Canadian geese and mallards, a large vehicle-equipment garage with a second large chicken coop attached, majestic mountain lodge with a three-car detached garage and upstairs workshop. Much of the land is wooded and has well-maintained ATV or horse trails throughout. Current owners keep underbrush cleared creating a park-like setting. The great room of this superbly built home has a massive stone wood-burning fireplace, double tongue and groove ceiling with impressive timber-frame construction and the floors are white oak throughout the main level except for the master bedroom. Downstairs the large family-recreation room has the second true-masonry stone fireplace. There is so much potential here, but its best feature may well be safe-refuge from the outside world.