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“Exceeded expectations, private, gorgeous...”
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GUEST PHOTO FROM FIRE PIT: JUNE 2015
UPPER RIDGE AT KILKELLYS
WEST WING ATTACHED TO MAIN HOUSE
PRIVATE CONDO
MAGNIFICENCE
INSPIRING SUNRISES
SURREAL SUNSETS
FRONT PORCH
REAR DECK AND HOT TUB
PRIVATE & PEACFUL
OVERLOOK THE GORGE
MAIN ROOM
DINING FOR UP TO SIX
DIRECT VENT STONE STOVE
UPPER KING SUITE
LOWER KING SUITE
AWESOME GAME ROOM
PRIVATE JACUZZI
LOTS OF RAINBOWS
MORNING DEW
LARGE FIRE PIT
CANTILEVERED DECK
RELAXING SWINGS
LOTS FOR CHILDREN
JOANIE'S GARDEN
EARLY HUMMINGBIRDS
BETWEEN THE CLOUDS
SUNSETS OVER BEECH MOUNTAIN
CLOUDS DANCE BELOW
SNOW BLANKETS
GLISTENING
WINTER PARADISE
BE PART OF IT
AND STAY WARM
'WELCOME'
Joanie & Gary
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Boone, North Carolina

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Mdorsey
Merritt Island, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceeded expectations, private, gorgeous, amenities that make you feel like royalty!”
Reviewed 6 January 2013 for a stay in December 2012
1
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Simply stated, we will never stay anywhere else when visiting the area. The write-up, reviews, and photos don't do it justice. I can't imagine a better location on the top of a mountain w/360 degree views. The West Wing is impeccably decorated and furnished, with very fine amenities. Even in the dead of winter, it was superb! Beautiful, peaceful, comfortable....an amazing house.
They even have a cabin of the property which is gorgeous as well. Joanie and Gary were the perfect hosts...they offer to have a homemade pizza and wine waiting for you. If you don't request it, there is still plenty of wine, beer, popcorn... with the offer to have your favorites as well. Otherwise, there were 2 breakfast casseroles in the frig for the next day's breakfast and freshly baked cookies were waiting.
There are menus which cover the 40+ nearby restaurants that will deliver to your door. The pool table was the finest I've ever played on, etc. Just when you think they have thought of everything, you'll notice another surprise touch.
I have paid more (and less) for lodging but have never seen a place like this nor felt more comfortable. Did I mention the 22 acres, professionally kept landscaping, and easy access to Blowing Rock, Boone, and the High Country? :-) 5 nights wasn't near enough....We felt spoiled rotten and loved ever second!

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Liked best: Views, impeccable home, amenities, privacy
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jb2756
Boone, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Unbelievable place with unbelievable views”
Reviewed 23 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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The Kilkelly’s are a great couple with an unbelievable place. It’s not often that a place meets expectations, but this one exceeded expectations. Everything was first class including the hosts. The attention detail, the views, even information about the area and site seeing, so your visit they was enjoyable. We’ve rented cabins for years in various areas, and by far this one was the best. Thank you for sharing your place and may God Bless you.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
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Chesapeake
Reviewed 15 November 2012 for a stay in November 2012
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GEHky913
Hickory, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Amazing stay at the Kilkelly[--]s West Wing - unbelievable location, property, and amenities”
Reviewed 18 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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My wife and I had a wonderful stay at The West Wing over this past weekend to celebrate our anniversary. There are so many great things to say about the Kilkelly's place and their hospitality, finding a way to sum it all up in words is difficult!

The Kilkelly's have such an amazing piece of property nestled in the mountains, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The West Wing has awesome (read dreamy) views of the surrounding mountains - and we were just in awe each day of our stay. The grounds are well kept and beautifully landscaped, and we enjoyed watching all the birds outside our window throughout the stay. The mix of privacy and proximity to Blowing Rock and Boone are just a bonus.

The West Wing was an amazing stay for our anniversary, and I would love to come back with my children. The Kilkelly's have stocked each bedroom (and the living area) with large HDTVs with satellite, and DVD players. There is a nice selection of DVDs readily available to watch, and the pantry has several board games to play!

We particularly loved the homemade bread and cookies that awaited us in The West Wing upon our check in. And the pizza... is an absolute must! We ordered Joanie's homemade pizza for our first evening's dinner, and we were blown away. It was so delicious - don't pass it up!

And don't bother bringing pillows from home. The bedding and pillows are super comfortable!

Surely I am missing details, but again there truly is so much to say, you should just go and experience it for yourself. Gary and Joanie were excellent hosts and really thought of everything to make this a special place. Easily our best stay in Blowing Rock - can't wait to come back and stay in the cabin next year!

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Liked best: Everything!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
17 Sep 2012
Thank you so much for your review! It was wonderful meeting you both and we would truly look forward to your returning ANY TIME! Blessings to you both.
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hrs1117
Knoxville, TN
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed 28 July 2012 for a stay in May 2012
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person found this review helpful

We shared the West Wing at the Kilkelly's with friends over a 3 day weekend. We all wished it could have been much longer! From the welcome we received upon arrival to our sad farewell to this beautiful cottage, we enjoyed every minute.

The West Wing, while attached to the owner's home, is totally private. This includes a private entrance, sliding doors to a quiet sitting patio and the most wonderful deck overlooking the beautiful mountain views. We were so pleased with the floor plan, especially for 2 couples. The bedrooms are on separate levels. Upstairs is a large BR with bath, along with a kitchenette/sitting area. Downstairs has another large BR with bath and a den with pool table. You would not have to carry luggage up or down stairs, as there are entrances on each level! The breakfast casserole and home made cookies left for us were tasty!

The grounds surrounding the home are absolutely gorgeous and so serene. No traffic. No airplanes. No sound other than that of nature. The photos on their website while lovely, just don't give the full depth of the beauty. The bird feeders surrounding the property are a treat and the birds obviously love their habitat.

We all look forward to a return trip to this area and especially to visit The Kilkelly's. Joanie and Gary are to be commended for sharing their home, which is truly A Little Piece of Heaven on Earth.

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Liked best: Lovely serene setting of the mountains.
Travelling group: Friends
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Anne123_1...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“So breath-taking and cozy it was hard to get out to explore surrounding area.”
Reviewed 2 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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person found this review helpful

We absolutely LOVED our three days at Kilkelly's West Wing. ohhhh, to be back there! Everyone goes on about the view in their reviews and they are not wrong. But it's not just the view of the mountains - the landscaping in the immediate vicinity is phenomenal and the birds! Oh my goodness, the birds. I don't consider myself much of a bird watcher but we were captivated. The big picture window in the living room and the comfy chairs are soooo hard to leave.

The cottage comes with everything you could ever think of needing and is so comfortable, well designed and fabulous. I was slightly worried about it being right next door to the owner's residence but there is a corridor that separates the two and it is truly very private indeed. And the place is perfectly situated for exploring the activities, adventures and food in Boone, Blowing Rock and surrounding areas. We loved it and will definitely go back. Five stars!

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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
2 Jul 2012
It was lovely to meet you and would love for you to return anytime! Thanks for taking precious time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the birds as much as we do! :-)
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ComfortMa...
Stokesdale, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Absolutely stunning both inside and out!”
Reviewed 5 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
1
person found this review helpful

The Kilkelly's own a slice of heaven. The views are amazing and the level of comfort they provide their guests is outstanding. We stayed with them for my 60th birthday weekend and throughly enjoyed ourselves. The attention to detail and to your comfort is special. The grounds feel like a beautiful park; every direction you look there is a view.
Joanie left us a yummy breakfast casserole and even made us cupcakes. Now where else do you get that great a treatment?
Will definately be returning this summer to see how much more beautiful it is wearing green.

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Liked best: The attention to their guests comfort and the views
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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