The Nut House Mountain Chalet Get-a-Way

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“ Excellent ”
15 Reviews
1416 Indian Lake Dr, West Jefferson, NC 28694


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps 8
Per night $100 - $150
Per week $780 - $800
Type: Chalet
Description of the West Jefferson vacation chalet rental
Upscale get-a-way for the entire family. Log home perched at the top of an easily accessible mountain. Offering modern and stylish furniture with sprigs of rustic antiques and colorful accessories throughtout. Private living for all the main level offers offers greatroom with stone fireplace with gas logs, satellite TV, DVD, large floor to ceiling windows with glorious mountain views. Sleeper queen sofa and comfortable swivel club chairs. Fully equiped kitchen with dishwasher, coffemaker and microwave. Two bedrooms downstairs, one queen and one kids room with DVD (no sat in this room) and bunk beds. Full bath downstairs with walk in shower. Upstairs king size retreat with satellite TV (HMDI provided) and DVD. Hot tub, hammock, cornhole and horeshoes available for outside enjoyment. Towels and linens are provided. Will accept credit cards thru Pay Pal.

Vickie Passwaters

Area Info
Located 5 miles from West Jefferson and 20 miles from Boone or Blowing Rock. Entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway is 8 miles. Beautiful mountain views in the lovely little mountain village of West Jefferson.
Property Rates
Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Jun 30 2015 $100 $140 $780 $2,000 2 nights
Jul 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 $100 $150 $800 $2,500 2 nights
Check In: 12 p.m. Check Out: 3 p.m.
Lodging tax: 10
Deposits: $200.00 Required Deposit
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Personal Check, PayPal
Other Fees: Linen Charge if we wash of $25.00
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Tweetsie Railroad is nearby. Also Jefferson Mountain State Park and the New River.
Reviews for this vacation chalet rental in West Jefferson, North Carolina
Donna Jacobs Fraley Isenhour

Donna Jacobs Fraley Isenhour

Salisbury, NC

Very Romantic & Relaxing Valentine Weekend!

February 18, 2014

Stayed 2 nights over Valentine’s weekend. There was 12 inches of snow when we arrived. We found the drive up the mountain to be quite treacherous (even in 4x4), but a phone call to Vickie got the road plowed in several hours. So only a slight delay in our trip. (The town does not have T-mobile phone service, so the only place we could call from was McDonald’s using their wifi). Once we got to the house, we were AMAZED! Such a beautiful, romantic setting…and lovely furnishings. The pictures don’t do the home justice. We loved the serenity and the privacy (2 other homes near this one, but due to the weather, we had the entire road to ourselves). We saw 3 deer crossing the road one evening. LOVED the push-button fireplace (gas logs) and the hot tub. Very romantic being in the hot tub surrounded by snow. Got up in the middle of the night with the outside lights on, and watched it snow for several hours! Peaceful and beautiful! The house had plenty of DVD’s to watch and every amenity you could imagine! There is a house phone for local calling, but you’re not able to make long distance calls. Thankfully the house had wifi so we could use our cell phones to make calls & to enjoy the internet. The only (small) complaint we had was that there were no wash clothes in the house (cleaning person mishap I’m sure), but we sufficed by using the hand towels. And I saved the very best for last. My boyfriend proposed to me as I was coming down the stairs on the last morning there. What wonderful, beautiful memories in such an awesome place! Couldn’t have been more romantic!! I would highly recommend this place to anyone wanting a romantic getaway or a place just to relax and enjoy serenity and nature. We only used the upstairs bedroom, but the house also has 2 other bedrooms (one with bunk beds) and a pull out sofa. So it’s large enough for a family of 8! Will definitely be back again!

Paul Fugate

Paul Fugate

Clearewater, FL

December Trip 2013

January 7, 2014

My family spent New Years week in this wonderful cabin and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The cabin has a rustic look and feel with all the benefits of home. We were so incredibly comfortable and relaxed during our stay. The location is great. It is in a wooded area, so you have privacy from the other homes in the area and don't feel boxed in. It is located a short and beautiful drive from Boone and Jefferson. Overall, our trip was so amazing and most of my family had the opportunity to see snow for the first time. As the week ended we were sorry we had to return home. The cabin owner (Vicki) is very nice and made renting the property a pleasure. We would highly recommend this wonderful cabin to anyone who wants to have a nice and relaxing vacation. We look forward to our next vacation so we might have the opportunity to return.

Ann Canipe

Ann Canipe

Hudson, NC

Relaxing getaway

December 2, 2013

LOVED the time we spent in your home. the location was beautiful and the house was immaculate! all the comforts of home and then some. star gazing from the hot tub was spectacular as well as seeing the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. will book with you again!! Thank you for everything!!!

Bill Sicknick

Bill Sicknick

Sneads ferry , NC

A gift with a view

November 4, 2013

We spent a long weekend at the nut house the fall weather was perfect. The house was spotless. Was perfect temperature for the hot tub. The bed was huge and extremely comfortable. I slept like a baby. The heaters in the bathrooms are a special touch on a cool morning. We saw plenty of wildlife even Marley the mountain watchdog. She was a special treat. The drive up the mountain was awesome. Once you get up there the top of the mountains yours. Very private. I would highly recommend staying at this getaway. I know I will be returning again next year

Sylvia Jane

Sylvia Jane



October 12, 2013

Everything was so clean and fireplace was soo cozy- turned on with a push of a button! Plenty of room privacy for families with kids too as bedrooms are arranged just right! Booked this for a last minute end of the yr ski trip and Vickie was so nice and helpful with getting us in. Took mini van up & no problems with road. Kitchen stocked with any cooking item needed. Lastly, our deposit was returned quickly so a plus as well. Cant wait to go back!

Clara Elton Sharp

Clara Elton Sharp

Marietta, GA

Relaxing, quiet, private home away from home

July 29, 2013

I stayed at the Nut House last summer, with my 3 dogs. It was so quiet and comfortable, I felt as if it were mine. Complete with Margarita glasses! The dogs had free run, but were never very far. The hot tub was a nice way to start a pleasant evening,of star gazing and listening to the night sounds of Nature. Vickie is very accessible and accommodating. .I went upstairs only once to have a look. Otherwise I stayed downstairs where I was very comfortable. Went into town once for groceries. Otherwise I was content to stay put. The winding road was not a problem. The fire pit was nice for early evenings. Unfortunately, I won't be able to return this year. But I expect to go back again, hopefully can bring a couple of friends next time to share the experience.

Kim Lett

Kim Lett

Fredericksburg, VA

Stress free getaway

June 12, 2013

The Nuthouse is a great get-away-from-it-all place. Located in the mountains of NC at the end of an up-hill, gravel road with some sharp turns (although completely manageable in a Honda Odessy in the rain), the Nuthouse was very clean and nicely decorated.. We read, watched movies, napped, and relaxed in the hot tub. The master bedroom was extremely cozy. My only complaint was the lighting. With only one small lamp with the new CFL light bulb and the same bulbs in the fan above, the light in the family room in the evening had an eerie feel. Locally, there are many different activities, from zip lines to river sports, although we preferred to stay put and tune out the rest of the world. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes and appliances and we loved the gnomes on the trees and the hot tub. I would recommend the Nuthouse for a stress-free getaway!fffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff

Dale Nix

Dale Nix

Halifax, NS

Beautiful Area

April 1, 2013

Even though the weather did not co-operate, we had a wonderful time in West Jefferson. The house was attractive, clean, very well stocked and had beautiful views. The road up to the Nut House was not the straightest, flattest or smoothest we had ever driven; but as long as you drive slow, no troubles. There had been heavy rains a few weeks prior which I know did not help much. If you want to get away from the city, this would be a great choice.

Johanna Miller

Johanna Miller

Lewisville, NC

Amazing Place!

March 19, 2013

This place is beautiful, inside and out. It is a short distance from lots of fun places, too. I took my daughter for her 13th birthday with a few of her friends and we all had a blast. However, beware of the drive up the mountain. It is the second to the last house at the top and a 4 wheel drive vehicle would be ideal for the trek. I have a 4 cylinder, front wheel drive and it made it ok but that's because the ground was dry. Had it have rained, I would have been stranded. It was well worth the drive though. :)

Edwin Ramirez

Edwin Ramirez

Orlando, FL

Spectacular vacation home

December 4, 2012

Cabin Fever met just about every expectation we had for our trip to the mountains of N.C. Not only because it was cozy and well taken care of, but also because it was located in a secluded enough place, where we got to enjoy nature to the fullest. The only concerned that I would bring up is the kitchen. We went during thanks giving, so trying to cook a meal of that sort in the outdated oven was definitively a challenge, and I would say even a bit dangerous. However, don't let that discourage you from renting the cabin. It is well taken care of and it is worth the money!!!

Tom Lannin

Tom Lannin


Wonderful experience

November 12, 2012

The house proved to have everything we wanted: solitude, lovely views, very nice furniture, and all amenities such as the hot tub and electronics 100% functional. We also had a resident pair of wild turkeys. We enjoyed the fire cicle on the deck each night too. My wife found the hairpin turns and erosion bumps unnerving for our Honda van, so I drove. I thought it added to the adventure..... We would stay again.

joachim gensecke

joachim gensecke

hudson, florida

October Vacation

November 7, 2012

All arrangements prior to our arrival were professional and most satisfying. We arrived on Friday and found lodging which far exceeded our expectations. Pictures on the web site do not do justice to the fine interior and décor. We settled in and tried out the hot tub. What a way to start - wine, cheese and crackers in a beautiful surrounding. We spent 4 wonderful weeks in this upscale property, never wanting for anything. It's perfect location and serenity was the cornerstone of our stay. The location makes it a perfect place to enjoy what is offered in the area - Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain, vineyards, the Parkway and the wonderful hiking trails all across the tri-county area. We felt at home in West Jefferson with its quaint downtown, friendly locals and a helpful tourist office. This house is highly recommended for any size group. We look forward to another visit in 2013. Thank you Vicki for allowing us to stay.

Kate Pritchard

Kate Pritchard

Nashville, TN

Beautiful house, rather tricky to get to

October 5, 2012

We rented the Nut House with some friends while we were in the Jefferson area for a wedding. It's a lovely house and served our needs well, even with six adults and six kids (most of the kids slept in one room, some in sleeping bags on the floor). The main room is quite spacious and we enjoyed cooking a leisurely breakfast for all. It rained the whole time we were there so I can't comment on the view, but certainly the surrounding area is beautiful. The one drawback to the Nut House is that it is at the top of a difficult road. It's only a mile or so off the main road, but that mile is unpaved, extremely bumpy, and quite steep at times. I'm sure plenty of vehicles could make the drive just fine, but our Hyundai Elantra had significant difficulty on a few steep curves. We were very relieved when we finally arrived at the house, and glad to see that it lived up to the pictures & description on this website.

Francilia Ivorine

Francilia Ivorine

New York City and Norfolk VA

Romantic and Comfy!

September 9, 2012

We lovvvvvvved this Cabin! I rented the Nut House for a surprise birthday getaway with my boyfriend and his brother and sister in law. Let's just say the pictures do not do it justice! It is perched on top of a mountain in the woods and there is an amazing view from the back of the house. There are other cabins in the area however, we were on a private acre surrounded by full trees and had complete privacy. The entire house is fully stacked with everything you would need for a vacation including towels and linen and cooking supplies. The hot tub was amazing and the fireplace easily lit. The dual level allows for private living for couples, yet the entire cabin has such a romantic and comfortable feel that we felt right at home. Everything was very clean and well kept. Vickie (the property owner) was amazing. She was easy to contact and assisted us with finding the cabin upon arrival. She returned our deposit promptly and answered all of our questions in a timely and efficient manner. The drive up to the cabin was a little rocky at first but soon became a breeze and was well worth the surprise at the top! There is a Walmart 4 miles from the cabin (in town) and you can buy groceries and any other necessities. Also it less than 30 minutes from the attractions in Blowing Rock and Boone! I would recommend this cabin for couples, friends, a family with children, or anyone just wanting a peaceful, beautiful getaway!

Diane Welsh

Diane Welsh

Burlington Nc

Great Place

August 21, 2012

Hi. This cabin is just how she describes it, very upscale, Loved the open floor plan. We will be staying here again. However, the this cabin is on top of a mountain, in the winter months you would have to have an SUV. The drive is well maintained, but our Sonata drug a few times going in. There is lots of parking. There is a fire ring on back porch so don't forget your mountain pie irons. They also have a home made ice cream maker. We made strawberry. This cabin is handi cap accessible, there are high toilets, and one level bed, bath, kitchen, dining. From outside there are 2 steps so you might need a small ramp. Lots of games, movies, books... Bring your games for the game system. We were very pleased, and it was a great over all experience.

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