This serene, 65-acre country property is quiet personified in a noisy world. The main sleeping accommodation is a 30' yurt on large 40'x60' deck replete with rocking chairs, Adirondack loungers and picnic tables. This property represents the height of glamping, combining both the convenience of electricity with the sustainable elements of composting toilets, spring water and solar shower bags with a privacy tent. Apples and blackberries abound in season for your picking pleasure. A large private pond with inner tubes and rafts for floating completes this idyllic picture.
Even with all this solitude, the amenities of Boone and Blowing Rock, NC, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mountain City, TN, Watauga Lake and Abingdon, VA are not far away. The area is a recreational paradise with an abundance of hiking and biking trails, as well as restaurants to suit every persuasion.
If you are looking to get away from it all, this is the place for you. It is a perfect writer's retreat with plenty of silence and low distractability to complete that pressing project or to start a new one. Couples will find it perfect for spending alone time together. It might even be possible to arrange your own in-house massage after a day of hiking, riding the Virginia Creeper Trail or simply lounging by the pond.
Potential renters should realize that this property is rustic and comfortably minimalistic. It is not for everyone. Polestar Retreat offers an unbridled connection with nature and a minimum of artificial distractions in a stripped-to-essentials setting. For those unfamiliar with yurts, though minimally insulated, they can mimic the outdoor temperature - becoming very warm during the most intense summer day heat and hard to warm adequately during the colder months. At this point, there are multiple fans but no air conditioning. However, the seven screened windows provide lots of cross ventilation.+ More