We decided to take some weekend trips this year not too far from home. With gas prices so high it 's been a wise choice. We are so close to the mtns. and just a few hours from the beach.
We had to take my Mom back to Charlotte airport to fly home to FL after her visit last week. We started thinking we would be half way to my good friend Lynn, that has a summer home in Boone, NC . We quickly called and her chalet, that they rent out was unoccupied. It didn't take us long to throw a few clothes together and off we went. It's a beautiful town in the mtns., about 4,000 ft. above sea level. That meant cooler weather. It's 15 to 20 degrees cooler there than at our house.
The view below is from the wrap around deck on the chalet.
This is the outside of the chalet, actually built by Lynn's husband. They finished an apartment underneath to rent out also.
This is what you see when you first come in the door.She is the friend that does estate sales for people and where I found my tea cart and tables on a previous post. She has used those events to pick up furnishings for her rentals.
You go up the spiral staircase to the bedroom and full bath. There is a full bath down also.
Above the bed is a sky light that you can pull back to star gaze if you desire to. It's all so quaint. She did a nice job decorating.
This is the Cone Mansion (13,000 sq. ft) that we toured in the nearby town of Blowing Rock. Mr. Cone was in the textile business in 1889 when he started to build this as a summer get away. Yes, you heard me right, this was not their main residence. It has a gorgeous view of the mtns. It had their own servant quarters as well as extra servant quarters that were for their summer guests who visited with their servants.
This mansion was in the film The Green Mile with Tom Hanks.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer. Thanks for stopping by.