The Ponderosa

LOW SPRING RATES! The Ponderosa- Luxurious Mtn Home w/Hot Tub & Pool Table


"The Ponderosa" - Jefferson, NC

From the moment you drive up to this luxurious mountain home you are sure to get the feeling of being on "The Ponderosa.”
Privately located in a quiet setting yet only 5 minutes to Jefferson it's the perfect escape from the busy world we live in.

The warm and inviting open great room offers cable TV, a stone fireplace with gas logs, and the upscale leather furniture welcomes you with a cozy, relaxing feeling.

A well-appointed kitchen with granite counters and wine bar is sure to please even the most discerning chefs in the family. A large pantry and laundry area is just off of the kitchen. Enjoy a family meal at the dining table while enjoying the sounds and view of the cascading waterfall outside.

Pure Indulgence features two master suites, one on each side of the cabin. The first is a spacious master suite with a comfy king bed, expansive windows that offers mountain views, and a bath with double vanities, an over-sized whirlpool tub for soaking your cares away, as well as a separate step-in shower. A large walk-in closet is great for storing clothing.

The second master suite also has a king bed and a bay window perfect for curling up with a good book! The private bath is outfitted with double vanities, another large Jacuzzi-whirlpool tub for relaxation, and a step-in shower as well.

The additional two bedrooms on the main level share a hall bath with a tub and shower combo. Each bedroom features a queen bed with elegant bedding and views of the mountains.

Downstairs, you will find an open family room with flat screen TV and sectional sofa - great for movie night with the family! This level also features a wet bar with small refrigerator for storing drinks and snacks. A set of twin bunk beds are also available for additional sleeping along with another half bath.

Out back, relax in the bubbling hot tub in the screened-in porch as you listen to the cascading waterfall that flows down to the Koi Pond. Another screened area offers seating for those just wanting to enjoy the sounds of nature.

You’re sure to want to take a stroll and enjoy the 75 acres that surround this property. Easy hiking and mountain views abound. Be sure to hike down to the hidden creek just at the edge of the property.

Located less than 2 miles from the New River (and a canoe rental company), and only 5 miles from Jefferson, this is the perfect vacation rental for those wanting to dine out, explore the area, fish or canoe the river. And the Blue Ridge Parkway is approximately a 10-minute drive. The New River State Park is within a couple of miles as well. So, call the family and plan your next vacation to the mountains today!

For some winter fun, head to one of our three most popular ski resorts: Appalachian Ski Mtn, Sugar Mtn, or Beech Mtn.

The Ponderosa is a Carolina Mountain Vacation Rentals property. Our calendar and rates are updated instantaneously. We strive to make it as easy as possible to stay at one of our properties. We will notify you proactively when an early check in is possible and you’ll receive the comforts of a luxury home when you arrive with a starter supply of paper products, hand soaps and lotions. In addition, we offer 24/7 emergency after-hours service. Carolina Mountain Vacation Rentals uses one of the industry’s most trusted brand of software to securely store all guest data. All of our vacation rentals follow local and state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, cleaning fee, and a processing fee. Carolina Mountain Vacation Rentals also offers an optional trip interruption insurance to protect your investment.

Rooms & Amenities

Property Type Cabin / Bungalow , 2 Story
Unit Code ThPndrs
Beds 2 King, 1 Queen, 2 Bunk
Bathrooms 3.5 Bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 10 , 2 car garage
Pets No Pets Allowed
Standard Amenities combination tub/shower, king, queen, shower, toilet, tub, twin/ single, autumn foliage, churches, cinemas, festivals, forests, library, live theater, museums, pond, restaurants, theme parks, waterfalls, winery tours, Dining, DVD Player, Foosball, Pool Table, Satellite / Cable, Television, Toys, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Fireplace, Garage, Heating, Internet, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Wifi, Free Wifi, Wifi Speed 25+ Mbps, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Dining Table, Kitchen Island, antiquing, bird watching, horseback riding, outlet shopping, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, ATM/bank, fitness center, groceries, hospital, laundromat, massage therapist, medical services, Mountain View, Deck / Patio, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, Hot Tub, cycling, equestrian events, fishing, fly fishing, freshwater fishing, golf, hiking, mountain biking, rafting, skiing, water tubing, whitewater rafting, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed, Minimum Age Limit for Renters, Private entrance, flexible, necessary, Guests provide their own meals, Dining Room, Outdoor lighting, Deadbolt lock on entryway, Smoke detectors, Carbon monoxide detector, Fire extinguisher, Emergency phone number: Medical, Emergency phone number: Police, Emergency phone number: Fire, Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Keurig Coffemaker
Living Central Air, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Jacuzzi Tub, WIFI - High Speed Internet, Fireplace, Fireplace - Wood
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Convenience Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres, Golf Course
Outdoor Deck, BBQ Grill, Gas Grill, Hot Tub, Biking, Fishing, Hiking
Geographic Secluded, Blue Ridge Parkway, New River, Grayson Highlands State Park, VA, W. Kerr Scott Lake Nearby, Grandfather Mountain, Stone Mountain State Park, Elk Knob State Park, Mount Jefferson State Park, New River State Park
Entertainment Cable TV, CD Player, DVD Player, Foosball, Ping Pong, Board Games
Paved Road Access Paved Road Access
Bedding King Size Bed


Dates Daily Weekly Monthly Minimum Stay Checkin Restrictions
2/19/2024 - 4/24/2024 $169 - $209 $1,263 N/A 2 No restrictions
4/25/2024 - 4/27/2024 $189 - $209 N/A N/A 2 Thur, Fri, Sat checkin only
4/28/2024 - 5/23/2024 $169 - $259 $1,437 - $1,548 N/A 2 No restrictions
5/24/2024 - 5/26/2024 $268 N/A N/A 3 Fri, Sat, Sun checkin only
5/27/2024 - 6/15/2024 $206 - $259 $1,548 N/A 2 No restrictions
6/16/2024 - 6/29/2024 $217 - $278 $1,641 N/A 2 No restrictions
6/30/2024 - 7/6/2024 $2,891 N/A 7 No restrictions
7/7/2024 - 8/29/2024 $217 - $278 $1,641 $6,998 - $7,120 2 No restrictions
8/30/2024 - 9/1/2024 $238 N/A N/A 3 Fri, Sat, Sun checkin only
9/2/2024 - 10/3/2024 $196 - $217 $1,414 $6,048 2 No restrictions
10/4/2024 - 11/2/2024 $259 - $334 $2,039 $8,900 3 No restrictions
11/3/2024 - 11/23/2024 $252 - $263 $1,786 N/A 2 No restrictions
11/24/2024 - 11/30/2024 $516 $3,612 N/A 3 No restrictions
12/1/2024 - 12/21/2024 $252 - $263 $1,786 N/A 2 No restrictions
12/22/2024 - 1/1/2025 $414 - $516 $3,305 - $3,612 N/A 3 No restrictions
1/2/2025 - 1/16/2025 $209 - $229 $1,503 N/A 2 No restrictions
1/17/2025 - 1/20/2025 $254 - $299 N/A N/A 2 Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun checkin only
1/21/2025 - 2/13/2025 $209 - $229 $1,503 N/A 2 No restrictions
2/14/2025 - 2/17/2025 $254 - $299 N/A N/A 2 Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun checkin only
2/18/2025 - 4/23/2025 $209 - $229 $1,503 $6,430 - $6,470 2 No restrictions

*Seasonal rates are estimates only. Actual rates may differ. Seasonal rates do not include fees or taxes.

24 Reviews

Overall satisfaction
Property condition

100.00% of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Our Stay at Ponderosa

Mary Anne R. from WINSTON SALEM, NC,
Stayed 3 days ending October 2023


Manager Responded on 11/14/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate it.

Ponderosa-Beautiful Mountain Home

Jennifer H. from Wallace, NC
Stayed 4 days ending August 2023

The Ponderosa was such a nice place to stay! We will rent this place again!!
We were so pleased! So much room and amenities!!
Thank you Missy w/Carolina Mountain Properties for finding us such a great place! This is our 4th time using Carolina Mountain Properties and will be using them again

Manager Responded on 8/10/2023

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at "The Ponderosa" and look forward to having you stay with us again.

Great location

Anonymous from Sneads Ferry, NC, Unknown
Stayed 7 days ending September 2022

We enjoyed our stay. This is our second time we have stayed here. Overall good home but handyman needs to pay a visit for quite a few little things that would make the stay even better.

Manager Responded on 10/11/2022

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We will be sending someone out to assess the house. We do hope you stay with us again.

Ponderosa with all my Family

Kathy F. from Cumberland, RI, US
Stayed 2 days ending October 2022

My Mom, Aunt & Uncle, cousin and 3 siblings and I stayed at this lovely home to attend another cousin's wedding nearby. The setting was beautiful-- with views of the mountains right out every window! Beautiful stone front porch. House was clean and ready for our stay. Beds are very comfortable-- and 4 full baths helps for multiple people staying! Property in our opinion was nicer in person than the pictures reflect. Hot tub was good size and the screen porch kept most of the bugs out. Security gate at the entrance to the driveway was one more layer of security. Wonderful stay.

Manager Responded on 10/19/2022

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Ponderosa. This is a beautiful home and we look forward to your next stay.

Beautiful House and Location

Rhonda N. from Pittsboro, NC, US
Stayed 2 days ending December 2022

My family all enjoyed this property. The house is very spacious and was very clean. The lower level had plenty of games and very nice well-appointed kitchen. Beds were very comfortable. Overall excellent property for all ages.

Manager Responded on 1/5/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We look forward to having you stay with us again.


Anonymous from Sneads Ferry, NC, Unknown
Stayed 7 days ending July 2023

This is our 3rd year renting the ponderosa. We enjoy the property so much but would like to see some repairs. Sending out concerns to the
Rental company.

Manager Responded on 7/27/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. The router for the internet was upgraded during your stay and we will speak to the owner about other repairs. We do hope you will stay with us again.

Goulet Family Vacation

Deborah G. from Franklinton, NC
Stayed 5 days ending August 2021

We had a wonderful time, however the house was not cleaned very well. We have stayed in the past and it was immaculate, but not this time.

Manager Responded on 9/7/2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your stay at The Ponderosa. We do wish you had contacted us during your stay regarding the cleaning issues, we could have addressed them during your stay.

Beautiful spot!

Kathleen R. from STATESVILLE, NC, US
Stayed 3 days ending September 2021

Beautiful location near town.
Combo lock on door didn’t work but was able to get in within 30 minutes of arrival with help of several office staff. Would be helpful to have outside stairs lit at night, lamppost not working.
Screened in porch overlooking creek and pond was so peaceful and my granddaughter loved the koi fish!
Exit instructions allow 1 load of laundry done by cleaning staff, additional to be done by customer or you will be charged. Washing linens for 4 beds plus towels cannot be done in 1 load, and to request it done before checkout the day of departure is unreasonable.

Manager Responded on 9/7/2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We do not make our guests do the laundry and will be removing all documentation regarding guests doing the laundry from the rental. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Super Nice!

Anonymous from Winter Garden, FL
Stayed 3 days ending October 2021

Very comfortable stay for everyone that came to our friend's wedding.

Manager Responded on 10/19/2021

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at The Ponderosa! We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Outstanding Rental

Mark C. from Goldsboro, NC, US
Stayed 3 days ending October 2021

This is an outstanding rental property, beautiful views and very convenient to Jefferson/West Jefferson. The property is clean and well-appointed, and the rental personnel were very helpful and friendly. We will definitely be back.

Manager Responded on 10/25/2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Family Mt. Weekend

Robyn H. from Lenoir, NC
Stayed 3 days ending November 2021

The house was very nice. We did a lot of cooking for our family and could have used more items in the kitchen. Other than that everything was great!

Manager Responded on 11/26/2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. Is there specific items that the kitchen needs?

Great Retreat

Anonymous from harmony, NC, US
Stayed 2 days ending February 2022

Great place to relax.

Manager Responded on 3/2/2022

Thank you for the review!

You can't go wrong with this rental.

Timothy A. from Asheboro, North Carolina
Stayed 3 days ending April 2022

The Ponderosa was great. It had more than enough room for everyone to spread out. The kids love the basement with the kids toys and the pool/air hockey table. We walked the trail around the property and let the boys play outside. This rental checked all the boxes for me and my family. We will definitely rent again.

Manager Responded on 4/25/2022

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next stay.

Ces' celebration

Lynette N. from Kennesaw, Georgia
Stayed 3 days ending May 2022

This was the perfect place for our celebration. Our dear friend passed away and we and 3 of our friends shared the house. It was a perfect place for reflection, taking walks, and CELEBRATING our friend's life.

Manager Responded on 6/13/2022

We are delighted that you chose The Ponderosa for your celebration. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Perfect mountain vacation!

Janet C. from WASHINGTON, NC
Stayed 7 days ending August 2021

We had a wonderful week at the Ponderosa! We had 9 family members ranging in age from 5 to 76. The house was lovely and had everything we needed and more. We did bring a large covered skillet and a stock pot for large meal prep but everything else was provided. The house was large and sound-proof! We enjoyed the waterfall and fish pond off the screened-in porch in the mornings and the front porch at night, looking up at the stars and out over the hills at the deer in the fields and listening to the calls of the wildlife (deer, cows, etc.) We enjoyed the bird seed feeder outside the kitchen window and the hummingbird feeder next to the waterfall.
The digital lock on the front door was convenient since we didn’t need to keep track of a key. Our GPS worked just fine to get us there and around the area. Our US Cellular phones worked well, too. We used the gas grill almost every day. We hung a clothes line in the garage for swim towels and our youngest had a great time riding his scooter on the driveway and in the garage.
The Master Bedroom closet was a pleasant surprise. It was very large and acted as a storage room for everyone’s extras and suitcases.
We highly recommend the PONDEROSA for a relaxing vacation!

Manager Responded on 8/12/2021

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your week at The Ponderosa.

Great place to vacation during the summer months

Christine H. from Goldsboro, NC
Stayed 7 days ending July 2020

Peaceful and quiet relaxing, plenty of room
Climate cool

Manager Responded on 8/11/2020

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.

Great place. Everybody wants to go back again.

Anonymous from Okatie, South Carolina
Stayed 5 days ending August 2020

The whole family had a great time exploring, going for walks on trails, playing games or just sitting on the porch relaxing watching the kids shoot their slingshots. Also just down the road we were able to go fishing. There was some thing for our whole group of eight from a 5 year old to a 75 to do. Would definitely recommend and we will go back.

Manager Responded on 10/22/2020

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. This home has something for everyone. We can't wait to have you stay with us again.

Great Time

Anonymous from Matthews, NC, US
Stayed 2 days ending February 2021

We stayed at this property 4 years ago and it was as great as we remembered! We LOVE the property. It is unique in that all the bedrooms are on the same level and the hot tub is off the kitchen on a screened in porch - all are pluses for us as we have 3 young children that we wanted near us at night and also loved the perk of allowing them to be in the hot tub while we cooked dinner and yet still supervised. The property is large, and that is also so nice with kids - we loved walking the trail on the property and letting the kids run in woods on the property. I would say that if you plan to cook, bring your own knives - everything I tried was VERY dull. I'd probably also bring my own pot because I couldn't find one big enough for what I wanted to do and I'd bring a cutting board (something else I couldn't find). The property management group was also VERY kind and helpful. It was a wonderful stay.

Family Getaway

Shanika L. from Norfolk, VA, US
Stayed 4 days ending April 2021

Wonderful enjoyed everything. Only issues is when the maintenance came and fixed the lights they went back out the next day. So the house may have some electric issues that need to be looked into. Also the some of the light sockets were over heating. Also the hot tub was sandy for some reason even after they ce and cleaned it out.

Manager Responded on 4/16/2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. An electrician has been to the property and the lights are now properly. Some of the sockets needed to be replaced. We do hope you will stay with us again.


Jamie D. from Timberlake, NC
Stayed 2 days ending March 2021

The Ponderosa was beautiful and relaxing. Highly recommend this property.

Great family getaway

Robin B. from GASTONIA, NC
Stayed 4 days ending July 2021

Beautiful views with close proximity to New River State Park. House was very nice with a great hot tub. Kitchen could be a little more stocked but we made it work.

Manager Responded on 8/12/2021

We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Ponderosa. We will be checking on the kitchen and will add items if needed. We do hope you will stay with us again.

Beautiful, convenient location

Anonymous from Edwardsville, IL
Stayed 7 days ending July 2021

Generally the house was spacious and well laid out.I have rented many houses for vacations over the years & could give some suggestions to this owner for making a good place even better. Kitchen looked beautiful but could use more table knives, plastic cutting boards, crock-pot. Separate master bedroom needs a table on both sides of the bed, alarm clock & softer than concrete mattress. Hallway bathroom needs a shelving unit for toiletries. Furniture on front porch could use updating. Paper products should be supplied for the entire rental period.If I stayed at a hotel(less expensive), toilet paper & tissues would be furnished for the entire stay.The house was clean but there was an obvious build-up of dust under any furniture in the LR that wasn't sitting flat on the floor.Some window sills were covered with dust & dead flies; woodwork-especially in the bathrooms needed dusted.Just a little extra from house-keeping would remedy issues. Also, if you are going to have rules-such as keeping the grill clean-then enforce them.Four days into our stay we decided to use the BBQ grill. Imagine our surprise when we found 8 petrified hot dogs inside and the grease trap looked as though it had never been cleaned. None of these issues would keep me from renting this beautiful house, but with a little effort there wouldn't even be any issues. Just a note:be careful on the carpeted steps to lower level. Two people in our group slipped on stairs and slid all the way down. It would be safer to remove the carpeting which seems to be "slick" in spots. There was confusion as to check-out times. Advanced email from owner and instructions posted on fridge state 11:00 but email from rental company states 10:00.The instructions pertaining to laundering sheets and towels are not clear. I've never been instructed to launder the linens before leaving in any other rental house I've stayed in. Would rent again if these suggestions were heeded.

Manager Responded on 8/12/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We will definitely take your suggestions to heart. We do leave starter rolls of toilet paper in each bathroom and paper towels in the kitchen. This is included in our paperwork that you will need to provide any extra. Check out time is at 10 am and we are working to update this across all platforms. We do not ask our guests to do all the laundry. We do ask that you strip the beds you use and place soiled sheets and towels in the bathtub closest to the washer and dryer. We do hope you will stay with us again in the future.

Relaxing Stay

Anonymous from Concord, NC
Stayed 2 days ending June 2021

This house was absolutely amazing! The location was perfect. We felt like we had privacy, but were close to everything. We love going to downtown West Jefferson and this house was really close. The house was very well stocked. The hot tub and koi pond were so relaxing. The mattresses were a little too firm for my liking, but I know lots of people like a firm mattress. All the furniture was in good condition and we felt right at home. We will definitely be back.

Manager Responded on 6/16/2021

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Ponderosa and appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. Mattress firmness is definitely a personal preference. The koi pond and hot tub are wonderful amenities that this vacation rental offers. We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Great time with a super small hiccup

Dekota J. from Ruckersville, VA, US
Stayed 4 days ending July 2021

My family rented this property we had a great time and the house was in great condition except there was a leak from one of the bathrooms while we were there. The management company had someone come out quickly but we could not take baths in that bathroom for the remainder of our time. Because the handyman could not do a complete fix while we were present. Besides this issue we would still definitely come back.

Manager Responded on 8/12/2021

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay at The Ponderosa. We appreciate you alerting us to the leak so quickly and the repair has been completed. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future.