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Designed by Mr. Bunn, and built by a well-known builder out of Highlands, the house is paneled predominantly with smooth cedar plank boards. The living room boasts exposed beveled beams, with wood covered bolts, a cherry floor and wormy chestnut paneled walls, a rarity after the blight of the chestnut trees.
Roy Bunn came to the Carolinas from Iowa in the 1940’s, bought a mountaintop and built this cozy winterized home to live in while he developed sites for the rest of the neighborhood. He selected the best lot, with a view of Whiteside Mountain, and nestled his home right next to a stream that cascades over a small falls, runs along the side of the house down to a waterfall below. He built a bridge across the stream and through a tunnel of mountain laurel Mr. Bunn could walk to a quiet meadow under an enormous hemlock tree, five acres in all.
When my family constructed the house a short hike past Mr. Bunn’s grapevine, the families grew to know each other and his house became affectionately known as The Bunn House. Mr. Bunn has passed on, as well as my grandparents. Now it’s our house, with all its mementos and curious eccentricities, like the copper envelope holder by the entrance, swinging Dutch door into the office and Mr. Bunn’s safari hat hanging on a piece of old laurel root outside. Three families were raised here and now we are ready to share it with you.
In the morning you can heat up the kitchen with another fire there, or turn on the furnace for an hour or two until the day warms up, often to a perfect 72 in the summer. In a heat wave, fans are all that are needed to keep cool after opening the windows for cross ventilation.
Twilight is my favorite time on the deck, stretched out on cushy cypress wood chairs listening to the birds while light closes down on Whiteside Mountain. During the day, hummingbirds visit feeders and the trees move in the breeze. When it rains, Adirondack chairs on the front porch sit safely under shelter and allow you to read or just enjoy the sounds of the Appalachian rain forest. Wild flowers grow along the stream and the granite gravel drive, while laurel drop blooms on the trail and rhododendron grow like trees.
From humble beginnings, we try to maintain our humility and not overprice the simple life. You will have everything you need and none of the worries you left behind. Cable TV and WIFI, comfortable beds and amenable temperatures offer an atmosphere unparalleled.
Zugang für Gäste
You have the entire house and property to yourself, so enjoy!
Interaktion mit Gästen
The bookshelves are stocked with classics from high school reading lists, novels that guests have shared and books about the area, wildlife and history. There is also a drawer full of brochures, trail maps and excursions from local vendors. If you need specific information, you may call or email me directly.
Weitere wichtige Infos
A note on bears:
Bears live in the mountains and are a protected species. In Stillmont as elsewhere, there have been some bear sightings and a few break-ins, Yogi and BooBoo looking for picnic baskets. We just close the windows to the deck and dining room when we leave or go to bed and that takes care of it. The rest of the windows are up on the second floor and inaccessible.
Because this is a family house and we have pretty intense allergies, we do not allow pets or smoking. For those with allergies you will appreciate the efforts we take to keep the allergens down.
Wenn du bis zu 7 Tage vor deinem Aufenthalt stornierst, erhältst du eine Rückerstattung über 50 %, plus die Service-Gebühren.
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I grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and moved away after college. After raising a family of four boys and a husband, I bought a house close to home but miles away. I wanted to be near my parents but immerse myself in the beach life of Atlantic Beach. I lived there most of the time and rented part-time. Then my husband got a part-time job in Charleston and travels there during the winter. I considered AirBnB an opportunity to share the homes we live in part-time so that's what we do!
In the summer we live on our farm in Kentucky where I am an Equus Coach, my dream job. Through this I teach leadership skills, improve relationships, help the walking wounded and much, much more. It is my passion, as are horses, and I keep thinking, perhaps miniature horses would fit into the backyard on James Island. Maybe?