Grandfather Knows 4BR/2.5BA Upscale Home Near Blowing Rock

Idyllic mountain getaway in Misty Mountain! Grandfather Views!!!

  10 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 full / 2 half bathrooms
  3983 sq. ft.

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“Grandfather Knows” no disappointment!  The highlight of this spacious beautifully maintained mountain home is the stunning view of Grandfather Mountain!  Looking right at the nose of “Grandfather” you can see how this home got its name.   

Mountain touches are found throughout and include art that captures the natural beauty of the mountains, vaulted tongue & grove ceilings and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the living room, a rustic laurel wood stair railing, wood floors, & a hand-hewn wood mantle.  The dining room has a newly installed tongue and groove ceiling. The owner's attention to detail and desire to create a fully maintained and peaceful haven for his family and guests for years to come is evident throughout the home. 

Grandfather Knows is perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.  The home offers many day-to-day conveniences such as a mudroom, 2 car garage, work/desk space just off the kitchen & living room, lots of storage, a separate laundry room, and so much more.  Every bedroom has its own TV and all the large flat-screen TVs have easy-access HDMI & USB ports.

Your cares will vanish from the moment you enter the gently sloped paved driveway and see beautiful poplar bark shutters framing the home's windows, two high quality willow chairs on the artfully designed flagstone patio and beautiful landscaping surrounding the entrance. There are no stairs obstructing entry to the arched, solid wood front door making an easy entry for every member of the family.

On the main level, you will find a chef’s kitchen complete with granite countertops, a gas range, single oven, stainless appliances, a tiled island, and bar space.  This leads you to the spacious living room with abundant seating and stylish decor, open to the view of Grandfather Mountain.   The large flat-screen TV with soundbar and gas fireplace completes this comfortable space.  Just off the living room and kitchen are 2 half baths, the dining room with seating for 8, and access to the expansive main level covered deck.  The deck features a beautiful view, a ceiling fan & skylight, and two grills.  Whether you cook your first night or order takeout, or head to downtown Blowing Rock for a gourmet meal, this is the perfect place to watch the sunset over Grandfather or enjoy a pleasant mountain summer breeze. 

Also, on the main level is the master bedroom with a private bath, deck access, walk-in closet, and king bed.  Just off the master is a separate sitting room with another gas fireplace and flat-screen tv.

Head downstairs to find a large den area with a sectional sofa, new leather swivel chair with ottoman, flat-screen TV with soundbar, and pool table.  Also on this level are 2 King bedrooms, one bunkroom with two bunk beds, one with upper twin and lower full bed and one with upper twin and lower twin, and 2 full bathrooms, and access to the bottom level deck. 

The back yard may well be some guests' favorite spot, with a strong firepit, surrounded by block walls and ample seating.  The partially shaded backyard has just been re-landscaped in 2022, with new lawn, perennials flower gardens, periwinkle beds, well placed stone walls and a great flagstone path or stairs from the upper deck to lead you down to enjoy the lovely garden.  As the landscaping matures, this is sure to be the most in-demand part of the property, for family time around the firepit or a game of cornhole or bocce ball.  Future plans (not yet in place), include a bar area under the lower deck. Feel free to ask us for an update!  Firewood is sometimes available, and if it is, you are welcome to help yourself to what is there and although firewood is not promised or guaranteed, local vendors do sell firewood, year round.  A new parking area below the back yard was added in 2022.  Although not as easy to access as the driveway, it does provide extra parking for a vehicle you are not using as frequently.

Grandfather Knows is a restful retreat sure to please everyone.  Located in Misty Mountain, just minutes from downtown Blowing Rock, this friendly walkable neighborhood is a crowd pleaser and the cherry on top of this idyllic mountain getaway!  


Property Type: Mountain Home

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps up to 6 Adults and Four Children, Beds for 10

Bedroom 1: Master Bedroom, main level, king bed, private bath

Bedroom 2: Guest Bedroom, downstairs, king bed, jack and jill bath
Bedroom 3: Guest Bedroom, downstairs, bunk beds, twin upper and full lower, twin upper with twin lower, jack and jill bath
Bedroom 4: Guest Bedroom, downstairs, king bed, private bath

Bathrooms: 3 Full + 2 Half Bathrooms

Bathroom 1: Master bath, double vanity, jetted tub and separate shower, main level
Bathroom 2: Jack and Jill bath, tub/shower combo, downstairs
Bathroom 3: Hallway bath, tub/shower combo, downstairs
Bathroom 4: Half bath off kitchen
Bathroom 5: Half bath off the living room



  • Pool Table
  • 2 Gas Log Fireplaces
  • Wireless Internet
  • Television (7 Smart TVs: 60” in the lower level family room, 55” in the living room, 40” in den & 32” in all 4 bedrooms).  The living room upstairs, the family room downstairs, and the master bedroom all have cable TV.  The 3 bedrooms downstairs and the den upstairs have Roku Streaming only, no cable and no paid streaming accounts.  You will need to log in with your accounts, so bring your passwords!
  • Board Games


  • View of Grandfather Mountain - Note:  The lower portion of view is more obstructed than in the photo due to tree growth.  But there is still a beautiful view of the top of the mountains.
  • Gas & Charcoal Grill
  • 2 Covered Decks
  • Yard
  • Firepit
  • Dining Area Seating for 8
  • 2 Car Garage - The side of the garage opposite the door to the house houses the owner's Jeep and will not be available for guest use.
  • Linens & Towels Provided
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Heat
  • Central AC
  • High Chair
  • ~3768' Elevation
  • Ample Parking
  • 4wd suggested in the winter


  • Fully Equipped
  • 12 Cup Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Single Oven
  • Refrigerator with ice and water dispenser
  • Gas range
  • Toaster
  • Granite countertops



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Write a Review
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2022
Property Manager
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Feb 27, 2022
Property Manager
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Oct 11, 2021
Property Manager
Excellent, office staff quick and responsive.
Well equipped home, rained entire time and had to leave early due to a death in the family. The home was so nice that it made our stay so much bearable in difficult circumstance. Would love to return. Owners attention to detail, grill clean, kitchen details remarkable. Thank you!!!
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2021
Property Manager
You have been our realtors for about 30 years with buying and selling property. This was a first rental and it was just dine.
We look forward to renting there again in the future.
Marvin, US
Reviewed: May 7, 2021
Property Manager
Thank you for all your assistance in making this a wonderful weekend!
We would definitely go back to this property!
Rock Hill, US
Reviewed: May 2, 2021
Property Manager
We loved our stay in this beautiful home! We had everything we needed. We would love to come back again!
Reviewed: Mar 1, 2021
Property Manager
wonderful accommodations all around!
Chapel Hill, US
Reviewed: Nov 30, 2020
Property Manager
The website was great and it was very easy to rent the property.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grandfather Knows!!! The house was awesome!! It was beautifully furnished and spacious!! We would love to come back again sometime.
Maitland, US
Reviewed: Oct 31, 2020
Property Manager
We are not technologically savvy. We received in person help several times during our stay with TV sound, internet and fireplace issues. The staff was happy and efficient in coming to the home to straighten out tech problems always with a smile. Nothing was wrong with the systems just us users.
Very well appointed. Clean. Not cluttered with owners personal items. Nice view. Easy entrance with garage.
Mandeville, US
Reviewed: Sep 24, 2020
Property Manager
Very Professional. Helped with a administrative task.
Met and exceeded expectations. Tell owners we loved their home.
Wilson, US
Reviewed: Nov 26, 2019
Property Manager
Very efficient
Just would like to mention that the Keurig, other wise it was a great property
Chapel Hill, US
Reviewed: Oct 26, 2019
Property Manager
The house exceeded our expectations. Could have used a few more pillows on the master bed, but otherwise everything was perfect.
Reviewed: Apr 2, 2018
Our stay at Grandfather Knows was wonderful, we wished we could have stayed longer. The house is immaculately clean with everything you could need in the kitchen. The bed(s) were comfortable and we loved the layout of the downstairs living space with room for our teens to hang out. It was also a plus to have two full baths downstairs at either end. We've stayed in a lot of rental homes and this house is as good as it gets; clean, spacious, beautifully furnished, with ample bedding (with extra blanket in closet for those mountain nights), and close to the town of Blowing Rock where we went out for dinner. One of the biggest perks for me was the private quiet neighborhood. I took a walk each day around the neighborhood which is it's own "hike" with hills and vista views. I loved not even having to get in a car to enjoy a refreshing heart rate elevating walk! Loved this house, looking at the calendar to figure out when we could get in a mountain visit again. Lysa J



This home is NOT pet friendly, NO EXCEPTIONS except true Service Dogs.  Emotional support animals are not "Service Dogs" under NC law. Guests violating this rule will be asked to leave, with no refund. Please consider one of our many pet-friendly homes.

4wd Suggested for winter months

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change

Ask about our discounts for longer stays
Minimum stays are required and vary throughout the year

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