With the hot and humid weather here in Danville, we were in need of a change in temperature and scenery. So we went back up to Boone and stayed in this treehouse-esque rental that is right on the river! If you’re not familiar with the area, the New River starts in Blowing Rock and flows all the way up to West Virginia. It is one of the oldest rivers in the world dating back 260-325 million years ago. If only the river could talk! I’ve been in this river numerous times and it never ceases to amaze me with how clear the water is. Other than looking for arrowheads, we tubed and rafted the river during our weekend getaway.
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This can host 10 guests, there were 8 of us on this trip and there was a bed for everyone!
This is great for all ages, but if you have mobility issues this may not be the best option considering all the stairs.
The home features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area, 2 living spaces, and another room with a ping-pong table. Two of the bedrooms had 2 twin beds and the other bedrooms had queen beds. So this is good for a group of friends or families. I will say, the kitchen was a tight squeeze if there is more than 1 person moving around. So if you’re planning on making big meals keep that in mind. But downtown Boone was about an 18-minute drive and there are some amazing restaurants in town.
Outside, there was a hot tub that some of us enjoyed into the night, a fire pit area with seating, and 7 acres of land with 600 ft of riverbank. The river is no stranger to fly fishers, tubers, kayakers, and those just wanting to take a dip! The hosts provide tubes and fishing poles for guest use.
We always have a good time when visiting this area, and this rental was a unique experience! We had never stayed in something like this before and with it being close to town it was a no-brainer. It was unbelievably quiet out here, with the occasional scream from tubers floating by or a car going down the gravel road. There was enough room for everyone to spread out, but this home does a good job of bringing everyone together.
A lot of our time was spent on the deck or in the living room! The temperature was PERFECT the weekend we went and the view from the deck was beautiful; soaking it in was a must. And the living room was great for curling up and watching a movie.
When we weren’t at the house, we were either tubing, rafting, hiking, or exploring downtown Boone. We hiked down to Hebron Falls via the Boone Fork Trail(click to see our reel) on Friday and tubed the New River afterward. Saturday, we went white water rafting with Watauga Kayak which is great for ALL ages! Although most of our meals were eaten at home, we stopped by Vicious Biscuit and Pal’s after our excursions. Two places we had never been to, but now recommend!
What To Do
If you haven’t read our A Weekend In Boone guide and are needing some recommendations on what to do, click here. I lived in Boone for a few years, so you can trust me! I loved my time up there and I’ve never met someone who didn’t.
If you love Boone as much as we do, send your pictures in from past trips and we’ll feature some in our article!