Fern Ridge Lodge is a new, distinctive, luxury mountain home on 2.25 acres in Sweetgrass, Blowing Rock’s premier mountain lake community. Nestled in a forest blanketed with ferns next to the Blue Ridge Parkway at an elevation of 3500 ft., Fern Ridge Lodge offers relaxed, upscale elegance that is sure to surpass your expectations!
This gorgeous million-dollar home features over 6,200 square feet of indoor living space, over 900 square feet of covered outdoor living space, seasonal mountain views, upscale furnishings, exquisite custom wood and tile craftsmanship throughout the home, 4 King bed suites and 3 additional suites all with beautiful bathroom tilework with rain head showers and hand-held spray wands. There are 3 gas log fireplaces, many original art pieces, granite countertops, upscale furnishings, hand-sewn Persian rugs, walnut wood flooring and trim, two great rooms, 8 HDTV’s equipped with Direct TV, 9-ft to 20-ft ceilings throughout, a beautiful fire pit area with lots of seating, and a 5-minute walk to Sweetgrass Lake which includes complimentary access to canoes, paddles, and life jackets, and extensive hiking trails.
With just one step to enter the main level, the home is easily accessible. On the main level there is a spacious great room featuring a 20-foot high stained walnut boxed beam ceiling, walnut flooring and trim, HDTV, a stone gas log fireplace overseen by Bob the moose, a hand-sewn Persian rug, plenty of comfortable leather seating, and beautiful views through floor-to-ceiling windows of the surrounding forests as well as seasonal views of Grandfather Mountain.
On this level are also a large fully-equipped kitchen featuring spacious granite counters and a large granite and wood paneled island with seating for 6 that offers plenty of room for your group whatever the occasion. The island also features a large copper sink, a microwave oven, and 2 dishwashers. Also featured is a 6-burner gas range with double gas ovens, griddle, and warming shelves.
Adjacent to the kitchen and great room is a spacious dining area with seating for 10. Also, the dining and living areas extend comfortably and easily outside to a large wrap-around deck with a covered dining area with seating for 6, a grilling area, and a covered outdoor living room area with plenty of cozy seating.
Down the hall from the kitchen is a mud room and laundry room with 2 sets of stacked front loading washers and dryers as well as a second full-sized refrigerator. Off the foyer there is a bedroom featuring a vaulted ceiling, queen poster bed, an overhead antique pendant light recycled from a church, an HDTV, and full bathroom with custom tiled shower which also opens to the hallway.
Off the north side of the main great room is a spacious master suite featuring a fireplace, king poster bed, and a full bathroom with double granite vanities, large tiled steam shower with rain head and hand-held spray wand, and a luxurious copper soaking tub.
Upstairs you’ll find a roomy King bed suite with a vaulted ceiling, HDTV, and bathroom with tiled shower, another beautiful King bedroom containing an HDTV and a bathroom with tiled shower, and a spacious bedroom with 2 queen poster beds and a sitting area and desk and a full bathroom featuring double vanities and a tub-shower combo that is also accessible from the landing.
Downstairs is a great room featuring a wet bar with mini-fridge and icemaker, a 65-Inch ROKU Smart HDTV, a stone gas log fireplace, leather sofas, a fishing-themed gameroom featuring an Ol’ Hausen pool table with a custom light fixture overhead made from a 100-year-old canoe and fishing buckets, and another gameroom with air hockey, arcade games, card table, and shuffleboard. There is also a custom made camp-style bunkroom with sleeping for 8 in XL twin mattresses housed in 4 bunk sets made from tree trunks which contain built-in stairs for access to the top bunks. There is also a full bath with tub/shower combo and dual access from the great room.
Off the lower great room is also a spacious king bed suite with HDTV and a bathroom with tiled shower. Step outside to more spacious covered decks with furnished sitting areas, an 8-person hot tub, and a stone patio with Adirondack chairs positioned around a large built-in stone firepit.