Please note that we can not accept cats and can only accept up to 2 small (under 30 lbs) well behaved dogs or one medium (30-70 lbs) dog with payment of $100 pet fee.
You will love this spacious, secluded gem. Seven miles outside the charming village of Highlands and worlds away from the stress of city life, this lovely home is a welcome retreat. Situated among trees on a 33 acre gentleman's farm, it has a wonderful sense of privacy. Built in 2004 utilizing native timber to compliment its natural setting, this lovely home seamlessly combines elegance with rustic charm. Rise in the morning to a lovely view over fields and mountains. Spend the day antique shopping in Highlands, hiking to a local waterfall, or just lounging on the porch with a good book. In the evening enjoy a private sauna, a relaxing soak in the oversize whirlpool bath, or a glass of fine wine beside a crackling fire. Then slip between luxurious sheets on a King tempurpedic bed and drift off to sleep while listening to the soft sounds of crickets in the woods, or even the occasional far off call of a great horned owl or gentle trilling of a whip-poor-will.
Beautiful pine board finish interiors and lovely oak floors are found throughout the house. Take in the mountain views from the wrap around porch, the covered outside dining area, the entire main level and even the master bedroom!
The main level features a Great Room with vaulted ceilings and a commanding floor to ceiling fireplace with stunning custom handmade tiles framed with rock work. A pull-out entertainment center with 40" flatscreen TV can be the center of attention when desired or closed off when not. The main floor has a full bath with shower and washer/dryer as well as a half bath with pedestal sink topped by a hand-thrown ceramic basin and large antique stained glass window.
The modern fully appointed kitchen is open to the great room. The kitchen boasts a gas range, two ovens, microwave, separate ice maker, dishwasher, and beautiful Silestone counter tops. The range is situated in the kitchen's large central island, which also has seating for 5 making it an excellent hub for socializing. For more elegant dining there is the 8 seat dining room adjacent to the great room with a handsome Ralph Lauren Danby dining table, or enjoy the air and the view from the 4 seat outside covered dining area. The back porch has both a gas grill and a Big Green Egg brand charcoal grill with complimentary charcoal provided.
Upstairs you will find two bedrooms both with private baths. Both upstairs bedrooms have very comfortable king beds with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The "Senior" master bedroom has a two person sauna, private sun deck, and ample closet space. It also has an en-suite private bathroom featuring a 6 jet two-person tub, double head shower, lovely double sink vanity, custom tile work and bidet. The "Junior" master bedroom also has a private en-suite bathroom with shower and custom tile work.
Downstairs you will find two bedrooms, one with a King bed and one with a queen and a double bed. The downstairs bathroom is shared between them. We also have a Ping Pong table downstairs to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
The Jewel of the Woods combines the tranquility of the forest, the simple pleasures of the pastoral homestead, and the luxuries of a modern home into an experience that is hard to rival.
-central heating and air
-3,500 square feet interior, with additional 800 square feet of porches.
-Wrap around porch and covered outside dining area.
-"cat walk" leading from upper bedrooms around upper area of Great Room.
-Farm animals on property.
- Well behaved dogs accepted with $100 pet fee (2 dogs maximum). There is a fenced area of roughly 4 acres around the Jewel that includes some fields and woods so your dog can enjoy a bit of freedom. Any time the dog would be taken out of the fenced area they would need to be on a leash. No cats please.
-Sauna in Master bedroom and jet tub in Master bath.
-King beds in both upper bedrooms, both with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and both with en-suite private bathrooms.
-4 and 1/2 bathrooms.
-15 minutes from beautiful downtown Highlands which offers fantastic restaurants, shopping, yoga and much more.
-elevation 2800', mountain feel and setting but without the chill.
-Tons of great close by hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, etc, etc. Outdoor possibilities are endless!
-house phone with free long distance.
-fully furnished with linens, towels, soap, paper towels, etc.
-One mile off hwy 28 on a tree lined, one lane gravel road, that is well maintained but may occasionally be bumpy in a few spots or dusty/muddy at times, may not be suitable for vehicles with low clearance. In the winter months road may be snowy/icy/muddy so 4-wheel drive recommended in the winter.
-Accommodations for guests with accessibility issues might be possible, especially for longer stays, please inquire. We will make every effort to meet your needs if at all possible.
-For Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years we ask for a 7 night minimum stay.
-The Jewel is designed for tranquil relaxation, for that reason we don't allow fireworks, firearms, dirt bikes/4 wheelers, loud parties, etc. Thank you for your understanding.