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We are taking fundraising to the next level! Instead of making a donation directly to Living Libraries, you can rent the beautiful and picturesque NamaSTAY Chalet, a private mountain home conveniently located just :60 from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Valdese, NC. NamaSTAY is not on AirBNB or VRBO and can only be rented by friends and family of Living Libraries.
All proceeds from these rentals will benefit Living Libraries literacy leadership programs and operations. Please note, because you are receiving goods and services that actually exceed the value of your donation, your donation is NOT tax-deductible; but we promise you will feel AMAZING knowing you are vacationing to help kids read and learn more effectively!
The home is lovely and the view is even more stunning than pictures can portray. The 2+ acre lot includes 4+ bed/3 bath home with a full walk-out basement featuring 180 degree, all-seasons mountain sunset views, a salt-water pool, indoor "kids-zone," and kids outdoor playground on site. The home has internet, great cell service and excellent water pressure.
No matter the season, NamaSTAY is the perfect get-away for yourself, your family or your next girl's or guy's weekend!
The estate is located just 3.5 miles up a mountain off I-40W at exit 112. The elevation is approximately 1,900 feet which brings refreshing mountain breezes even on the hottest of days. The property boast beautiful near, mid, and far-range mountain ranges and views where you can see South Mountain State Park, Asheville, Table Rock and Hawksbill. The property is adjacent to a 45 acre state conservatory so there is plenty of privacy.
Within a quick 6 mile/15 minute drive are lots of amenities including a Shell gas station and several restaurants and bars. We love Twin Brother's Pizza, The Old World Baking Company and Myra's--a greasy spoon with 1990's prices for breakfast. (Some restaurants are closed on Sunday and Monday so check ahead.) We also love JD's Smokehouse which has a great catering menu and is fantastic if you don't feel like cooking in the fully functional NamaSTAY kitchen. There's also a Food Lion and McDonald's just 5-6 miles away, as well as a beautiful waterfall, (pictured above,) and several hiking trails at Lakeside Park in Valdese, NC. South Mountain State Park is a :25 minute drive. Both Hickory and Morganton are a quick 10-15 mile drive in either direction, and if you have time, check out the public sandy beach area with ample parking at Lake James State Park.
The house sleeps up to 12 (12 is MAX due to septic!!) with the following breakdown:
Main Floor-- king bedroom with ensuite bath
2nd Floor-- 2 queen bedrooms with shared double vanity bath
Walk-Out Basement-- 1 double bed as well as a set of bunks with trundle that can sleep up to 5 if needed, and one Flex Room that has two twins that can be pushed into a King if needed. The basement rooms also shares a bathroom with a standup shower.
(There is also an extra twin, and double mattress as well as a toddler mattress in one of the closets upstairs that can be moved where needed.)
Amenities include washer and dryer, a wood burning fireplace, a solo fire pit, dishwasher, wine fridge, 1 car garage, salt water pool, playground, corn hole, sunset porch with rocking chairs, indoor dining room that seats 8, outdoor dining area that seats 6, optional semi-private 2nd floor loft for extra twin bed, internet, cell service, county water, air conditioning and heat, pool toys, pool-side hammock, gas grill, outdoor tower heater, air hockey, electronic darts, a small indoor putting green, kids area TV and DVD player, kids toy and game area in basement, 2 high chairs, a toddler mattress, extra twin mattress, a Bumbo, and Pack and Play. The kitchen is well equipped with ample dishes, silverware, serving ware, cookware, a tea kettle and tea set, kuerig and regular coffee pot, crock pot, crepe iron, bread maker, waffle iron and just about everything you may need to relax and entertain. (If you find something our kitchen needs, please let us know!)
Rates range depending on the season, length of stay and how number of guests staying. Two night minimum. Rates are less than ½ off what we would charge on AirBNB as we want to make this a win-win and have the comfort of knowing everyone who stays has a connection to us and will treat the home as if it were their own.
Enjoy your NamaSTAY!
Join us for one of our upcoming, limited, "Mom and Me in the Mountains" retreats, or Ladies Yoga or Couples Retreats, all to raise money for Living Libraries! We can host and even cater meals for your next small group corporate retreat as well. Click button or send us a message in the contact form below.