A small home vacation in the North Carolina mountains offers big views and big adventures
Little Mountainview House
For 25 years, ESCAPE has been designing and building award-winning tiny homes. It is a sought-after brand for its construction, its open layout and its clean and efficient design.
“The appeal of this getaway is in the simplicity of the home,” says Michael Steel, who owns small vacation rentals, including an ESCAPE property, Mountainview, with his wife, Samantha. “It caters to those looking for a peaceful, secluded getaway and a chance to connect with nature.”
Located in Vilas, NC near Boone, a staycation is an unforgettable experience. Although this ESCAPE property is considered tiny at only 319 square feet, it is also surprisingly spacious thanks to its carefully planned design.
Perched on the mountainside, the Mountainview Tiny House can comfortably accommodate two people. The simple, clean interior does not distract from the ever-changing spectacle of nature. Features such as a floor-to-ceiling bay window in the kitchen and windows throughout bring the outdoors in and are ideal for stargazing and admiring the rolling clouds.
The uncluttered little house offers a lot of modern comfort in a small space. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need, including a microwave, full oven, refrigerator, and dining table and chairs.
Bathrooms are also spacious and include a full tub with shower and a full-size washer-dryer combo. The sleeping area has a comfortable double bed. A small electric fireplace nestled at the foot of the bed adds warmth. Free Wi-Fi is also included.
For a healthy dose of wonder, soak up mountain views and tranquil sunsets by the fire pit or fire on the patio. Drafting has never looked so good.
little red house
Although this tiny house is not an ESCAPE design, Little Red offers an experience all its own. Located a short walk from the Mountainview property, Little Red has a more rustic, creative vibe. It’s equipped with similar amenities, like a fire pit and gas grill on a deck with stunning views of Grandfather Mountain. Handcrafted wooden stairs lead to a loft bedroom with a comfortable queen bed.
More to explore
A beautiful forest walk begins right outside your door on the Red Arrow Loop trail. This 0.03 mile private trail winds along a mountain stream where you can spot wildlife like deer, black bears, and coyotes.
“It’s located on undeveloped land and is still a very wild place – ideal for someone who likes to explore nature,” says Steele. “Many people find staying here to be a magical experience.”
The area offers nearby activities all year round, such as great hiking, fly fishing, skiing and mountain biking. Go on an adventure with nearby options such as Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, Virginia Creeper Trail, Appalachian Trail, and the Cherokee and Jefferson National Forests.
A handful of charming mountain towns, like Boone, Blowing Rock, and Linville, are located about 30 minutes from both cottages, where you can explore great restaurants and shop.
Small ESCAPE vacation homes can be found all over the country. In addition to Vilas, North Carolina, a few places close to Greenville include Topton, North Carolina, Griffin, Georgia, and Chattanooga, Tennessee. For more information on the Mountainview Tiny House, visitwww.airbnb.com/h/mountainviewtiny And for more information on ESCAPE, visithttps://www.escapevacations.net/