The Castle At Valle Crucis: Live Like A King! Over 10K sq ft, View, hot tub, pool table, and more!

7390 ft² House

Overview

6 bedrooms
14 guests max.
House
7390 ft²
5 bathrooms
No pets

Amenities

Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Parking
No pets
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Hairdryer
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Fitness
Dryer
Balcony
Mountain view
Parking
Table tennis
Suitable for events
Romantic
Games
Queen-size bed
King-size bed
Books available
Pool table
Patio
Golf
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Disinfected between stays
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing

Outdoor

Balcony/patio
Rooms
4 bedrooms
1 king size bed
1 bedroom
2 large double beds
1 bedroom
1 large double bed
Additional rooms
5 bathrooms
Description

Live like royalty in The Castle at Valle Crucis! This breathtaking home, perched on a mountaintop overlooking peaceful Valle Crucis, is more than just your next vacation home: it's a truly one-of-a-kind, carefully crafted destination offering over 10,000 square feet of living space, tasteful furnishings, game room, theater room, 5 fireplaces, hot tub, and long range mountain views.

Enter the Castle via a stone patio to imported antique wooden double door archway and antique imported church doors. The foyer has 24 foot ceilings and paneling imported from England, polished wood floors, enormous chandelier, grand staircase to the second floor. A knight's suit of armor waits to greet you, and a striking half-bath is located around the corner with a toilet and bidet.

To the right of the foyer is the grand ballroom, arranged as a welcoming living space with parquet hardwood floors and three distinct seating areas as well as a stone gas log fireplace. The furnishings in this room, as throughout the entire home, are exquisite antique and vintage pieces. Overhead are three crystal antique chandeliers. There are two sets of glass double doors leading to the verandah outside.

The covered verandah is a wonderful place to gather rain or shine. It is dominated by a breathtaking wood burning fireplace over 400 years old, imported from Italy and originally used in a monastery. There is a selection of patio furnishings as well as a picnic table here ready for you to relax and enjoy the cool mountain breezes and beautiful views. Out here you'll also find a gas grill and an 8-person Four Winds Spas hot tub.

Back inside, off the ballroom is the formal dining room, with another beautiful chandelier, a long dining table, and 10 plush chairs. There is a second dining area by the kitchen, with a table for 8 next to a decorative fireplace and the walk in pantry with ample storage space. The showstopping kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring exposed beams, stone tile floors, yards of blue granite counters, professional grade stainless steel appliances including a 7-burner gas range and a Subzero French door refrigerator, double ovens, pot filler, 3-basin copper sink, custom cabinets, and all the appliances, equipment, and dishes you'll need to create delicious meals.

A few steps from the kitchen is a sunroom with wrought iron windows and stone walls, featuring a breakfast table for 4 as well as a door to the parking area. You'll also find a huge laundry room and access to the two-car garage, as well as the Morganite Pink Room with Queen bed and Roku TV and its next-door full bathroom with tub/shower and bidet.

Around the corner from the sunroom is the library. Created to be a fun gathering space for all ages while evoking the hazy pubs of olde England, here you'll find built in shelves with over 2,000 books, a gas log fireplace with a big TV over the mantle, a pool table over a plush Oriental rug, a sitting area, plaster molded ceilings, and there's even a vintage tobacco Native American statue keeping silent watch in the corner.

The second floor of The Castle, accessed by the grand staircase, offers several luxurious sleeping accommodations.

The primary suite, the Emerald Green Room, encompasses the entire area over the ballroom and offers a King bed, carved antique marble fireplace, TV with cable and Roku, makeup vanity table bathed in natural light from the large windows, a sitting area, private balcony, and an oversized walk-in closet. Its private ensuite bath features twin pedestal sinks, an antique clawfoot iron glamour soaking tub, separate glassed in shower, and a water closet with toilet and bidet.

The second suite on this floor, the Peridot Green room, offers a King bed, TV with cable and Roku, private balcony, and a private bathroom with a toilet, bidet, and a tub/shower with waterfall head.

The third suite on this floor, the Ruby Red Room, offers a King bed, TV with cable and Roku, and a private bathroom with a toilet, bidet, laundry chute, and a tub/shower.

The fourth and fifth bedrooms on this floor, the Jade Green Room and the Amethyst Purple Room, share access to the fourth full bathroom with tub/shower with rainhead showerhead, toilet, and bidet. The Grass Green Room has two Queen beds and a Roku TV, and the Purple Room has a King bed and Roku TV.

The top floor of The Castle has been converted into an amazing game and theater room! The walls are lined with framed authentic theater-used movie posters. Up here you will find another half bathroom, ping pong table, bumper pool table, foosball table, card table, a leather sectional couch and 4 theater-style reclining seats facing a huge TV, a snack bar with mini-fridge and a microwave, and a workout area with yoga mats, dumbbells, water cooler, and its own little TV for inspirational workout videos.

The Castle at Valle Crucis is located just minutes from the heart of historic Valle Crucis in the scenic community of Matney. A short hike to a scenic waterfall is just down the road, along with the beautiful Valle Crucis Community Park where you can fish, have a picnic, and play at the playground. Downtown Banner Elk is just 10 minutes away, as well. Boone and Blowing Rock are about 20-25 minutes away.

Don't wait – book your next getaway to The Castle today and live like royalty!

IMPORTANT NOTES:
- Firewood may be purchased at the time of booking or with a week's notice. You will receive two wrapped, kiln-dried bundles and a firestarter for $25 plus tax per night.
- To reach The Castle, you will need to climb the mountain! The driveway is paved but it is one lane, very steep, and it has multiple switchbacks. It is navigable with a regular car. All vehicles coming during the winter months absolutely must come with 4WD or AWD and tires with good tread, and chains will also be necessary during winter months. Vehicles over 20 feet in length should not try to navigate this driveway.
- The Castle offers ample open-air paved parking for 6-7 vehicles, as well as space for 2 vehicles in the garage that guests may use.
- Events of any kind may NOT be held at The Castle. Please do not ask for an exception.
- All reservations at The Castle are subject to a $1,500 refundable security deposit.
- The Castle is equipped with many valuable and irreplaceable antique pieces of art and furniture. Children should absolutely be always kept under supervision and not allowed to horseplay.
- Due to its size and scale, same-day turnarounds are not permitted. A minimum of one day block will be required between all reservations.
- The only TVs in The Castle that offer cable TV are noted in the description. All other TVs offer Roku streaming services.
- Please observe a quiet hour of 10PM as there are full time residents in the valley below, and sound travels quite far in these mountains.
- All BRMR homes offer well stocked kitchens with all utensils needed to cook meals. There is also a "starter set" of paper products at the house: a roll of toilet paper per bath, several garbage bags, a small vial of dishwashing liquid, a few tablets of dishwasher detergent, some laundry pods, a roll of paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and some makeup remover cloths. There are enough of these items for one night, or maybe two. We do not provide hair dryers. Towels and linens will be provided.
- Check in is after 4pm and Checkout is by 10am
- Must be at least 25 years old to reserve. This person is required to be the person signing the agreement and must be one of the persons staying in the property for the reserved dates.
- No smoking inside the home. No trace of smoking left outside the home.
- Do not leave food or trash outside as it could attract animals. All trash must be bagged and placed in the trash receptacle indicated in the Welcome Book inside the house or your digital guidebook.
- No parties or gatherings above the posted occupancy allowed at any time. Keep outside noise respectable.
- 4WD/AWD and/or chains recommended during winter (Nov-March) for all homes. Travelers visiting during the winter months where inclement weather may be possible should come prepared with an AWD or 4WD vehicle, and chains may also be required if it snows. No refunds, allowances, or date changes will be given to travelers who are not prepared with the proper vehicle, as outlined in the Rental Agreement.
- NCREC Broker Name: Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals. NCREC License Number: 298198
-This home is not pet friendly. Thank you for not bringing pets into this home.
-CANCELLATION POLICY: Bookings canceled within 24 hours of their creation will receive a full refund of payments. Bookings canceled more than 24 hours after their creation are not entitled to a refund unless the reservation dates are rebooked to another guest. All bookings are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pets not allowed
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

5742 NC Highway 194-N

28604 Banner Elk, NC, United States

Bret
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed our time at the Castle. Beautiful property with gorgeous views! This did not disappoint!"
Reviewed on 06/24/2024
Gay
5.0
Outstanding
"Everything was amazing and beyond expectations!"
Reviewed on 04/22/2024
Sharon
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved everything about this “CASTLE. ” We had 10 adults and more than enough room for everyone to relax and have their own space. There was a ton of seating for hanging out and for dining together as a group. We don't have one bad thing to say about this place…. we will be renting again!"
Reviewed on 04/07/2024
Bret
5.0
Outstanding
"There are simply no words. It was exceptional! I never write reviews, but this place was royalty."
Reviewed on 02/13/2024
David J.
5.0
Outstanding
"All aspects of this property are well described. Extremely steep drive with switchbacks. 4WD plus snow chains were needed on our visit. Section of roof on master bedroom balcony had collapsed and tarp covered. It did not affect use of the house. All bedrooms were very comfortable. Hot tub was a hit as were the table games in rec rooom. Lovely place."
Reviewed on 01/22/2024
John
5.0
Outstanding
"The castle is an incredible place to stay. a beautiful, gigantic home with tons of amenities, set in an incredible section of the smoky mountains. It was very convenient to get to, right off of an accessible road. the driveway is very steep! it would not have been possible with my 2wd vehicle with any amount of snow or ice. the house was spotless when we arrived. communication with the host was extremely proactive, detailed, and responsive"
Reviewed on 12/11/2023
Cathi
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved everything about this house - it was huge and plenty of space for our party of 15. We had a big “thanksgiving” dinner and the kitchen had everything, and so much space to for us to sit and eat. The castle motif was fun for the kids and the beds were comfortable. Just as advertised… We loved our stay and will be back again!"
Reviewed on 12/06/2023
Karen S.
5.0
Outstanding
"Property was just as described. Beautifully decorated and lots of room to spread out. The game room was a hit for the men to watch football. We loved spending time at the large dining table that was large enought to seat everyone. The only problem we had was the ice maker in the refridgerator did not work and according to the property manager who was quick to arrive, it has never worked. For a house of this size this is a big inconvenience and dissapointment. I would expect ice to be provided or at least mentioned in the description. Otherwise, the property is magnificent once you arrive!"
Reviewed on 12/04/2023
Lola
5.0
Outstanding
"Magical stay at this one of a kind spot. Such a memorable experience for my family. Super communicative and kind hosts, too. Thanks so much!"
Reviewed on 11/20/2023
Luke
5.0
Outstanding
"What an impressive home. It was everything it says it was. Plenty of room for everyone."
Reviewed on 10/30/2023
Luke
5.0
Outstanding
"Everything was super easy. Great communication and no surprises. Would use them for future rentals"
Reviewed on 10/25/2023
Howard H.
5.0
Outstanding
"Absolutely amazing house. The family had a wonderful time. Take notice of needing a 4x4 to heart. A regular 2x drive vehicle will not make the driveway to the house safely."
Reviewed on 06/25/2023
Howard N.
5.0
Outstanding
"The Castle is a remarkable home. Everything was amazing. The only thing I would say is that you really do need a 4x4 to navigate the driveway. There's no way a 2-wheel drive vehicle will make the climb."
Reviewed on 06/14/2023
Louis
5.0
Outstanding
"It's hard to describe just how perfect this property is for a large group, but it's great. The property is huge, luxurious, and well kept."
Reviewed on 04/17/2023
Louis W.
5.0
Outstanding
"It’s hard to describe just how perfect this property is for a large group, but it’s great. The property is huge, luxurious, and well kept."
Reviewed on 04/17/2023
Amosshen M.
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful place"
Reviewed on 03/08/2023
Anthony
5.0
Outstanding
"This location served as a lovely retreat-style getaway for close friends, lovely environment for a birthday weekend, and spacious backdrop for an engagement proposal. The pictures (in some cases) does not do this place justice; it’s something you have to experience for yourself. I hope you will choose to make the Castle your destination soon because my fiancé, friends, and I can tell you that it is well worth it!"
Reviewed on 02/27/2023
Daniel
5.0
Outstanding
"The castle was amazing! Our family had plenty of room, and the home was well cared for and clean. The views are breathtaking. Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation."
Reviewed on 02/24/2023
LOU E.
5.0
Outstanding
"Our group had a great time! Your home is beautiful and we enjoyed our time in the Castle! Suggestions: With limited cell service a better stronger WIFI service is needed. Kitchen: Need dish towels, ovens not heating properly and racks need to be repositioned, ice maker not working. HOT tub is fabulous but temp was 70 degrees when we arrived. We absolutely loved our stay with 10 friends for my birthday and will be back! Above is suggestions not negatives!"
Reviewed on 02/06/2023
Lora H.
5.0
Outstanding
"The entire family enjoyed our stay at the "Christmas Castle". Many memories were made we enjoyed watching basket ball, playing in game room and pool room. Library was enjoyed by some. The kitchen was great stock to cook, gather and enjoy great meals. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous home. We look forward to coming again in the future."
Reviewed on 12/29/2022
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