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Rock your cares away on the deck overlooking the Black Mountians.
5.0 of 5 bubbles
16 reviews
Rock your cares away on the deck overlooking the Black Mountians.
A freshly cleaned deck and new chairs await your arrival.
Autumn view of the home from below.
Living area with access to the deck.
Kitchen and laundry area.
Dining on the deck is always an option.
View of the kitchen area with bar.
Handmade tiles above the kitchen sink.
Close up of the tiles.
Twin bed bedroom aka 'Jungle room' with adjoining bath and no deck access.
2nd view
View from Jungle room into main part of the house. This is the only bedroom without deck access.
Floral room bedroom. Queen bed. Walk-in closet
2nd view of floral bedroom
3rd view of floral bedroom.
And yet another view of the floral bedroom
Master/Mistress bedroom with Queen bed. Adjoining bath with jacuzzi tub and separate shower
2nd view of Master/Mistress bedroom
3rd view of the Master/Mistress bedroom
View from the Master/Mistress bedroom. All rooms except the twin bed jungle room have great views!
Barred owls. deer and a variety of birds can be seen. We've even seen a bobcat.
The owners are artists. The dinnerware is all handmade at studios nearby. Tours are available.
The skies provide added enjoyment.
Winter view of the pond from the deck. Open 12 months a  year.
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Burnsville, North Carolina
In the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina there are many vacation homes, but there is nothing quite like the Yummy Mud Puddle. Nestled on ten acres amidst a tall forest, the Yummy Mud Puddle vacation home overlooks the rolling hills and valleys of Yancey County, 5 minutes from downtown Burnsville and roughly forty minutes from historic Asheville, NC. You will dine on handmade dinnerware by the potter/owner, Claudia Dunaway, and read by the light of the whimsical lamps created by artist/owner, John D. Richards. This a handmade in Yancey County home.

Spacious enough for six and versatile enough to accommodate couples, families, or singles, the Yummy Mud Puddle vacation house is the perfect fit for a quick getaway to the mountains or a longer retreat. Both the master and second bedrooms have queen beds and walk-in closets a...
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About the Owner, Claudia D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 16 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #FKN3665067 by: FlipKey
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Rohit S
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Had a very pleasant stay at Yummy Mud Puddle! views from the porch are amazing. Very beautiful nf artistic pottery plates and mugs.

Management response:

Thank you for your review. We're so glad you had an enjoyable weekend at the Yummy Mud Puddle. This is such a fine time to visit the mountains of western North Carolina. We hope you'll come back and visit soon. Thank you again! Claudia and John


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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The Yummy Mud Puddle was a delightful rental! We loved the views from the back deck, before the rain socked in the mountains. It was a real treat to enjoy eating from the artists pottery plates and mugs. We bought some, and at every use I remark how beautiful they are. The hosts are great. The beds were really firm, not my preference, but other than that, I highly recommend this place. Complete with a...

Management response:

Thank you for your glowing review! We're very pleased you enjoyed your time at the Puddle and in Yancey county. We look forward to your return. Have a great Fall. Claudia and John of the Yummy Mud Puddle


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glen w
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Perfect for our needs. 3 good sized rooms and a large open kitchen/dining/family room area. The views off the deck of the app mountains are wonderful. Fun collection of old school VCR tapes. I wish we could have stayed more than a few days.

Management response:

Thank you, Glen, for your review! We're thrilled you had a good time while at the Puddle. We hope you'll visit again soon and stay longer. We have an even larger collection of fine films at the main house we are happy to share. Thanks again, Claudia and John


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pets Allowed:
  • Smoking Allowed:
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Jan 1, 2017 -
Apr 30, 2017
2 nights
  • Pet fee, if applicable: $50 / stay - Fee
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