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If your cancellation is made 14 days in advance prior to the originally planned date we will gladly refund your deposit with a $25.00 service fee deducted to compensate for our time and effort to process the reservation as well as holding the cottage/room. If you have to cancel after that we will offer a gift certificate. This excludes the Highland Games.
That’s Ruffin Street in the high country of Linville NC where art, history, and romance are truly alive today. The romance began some 100 years ago when Thomas Jacob “Jake” Hartley built the original structure that now houses the Gable Haus Country Inn on Ruffin Street. He constructed the Victorian Farmhouse in the spring of 1910 and then brought his bride Clara Mooney Hartley to the home in the fall when they were married. He was the first “Caddy-Master” at the Linville Resorts. The Haus has had three other owners.
From October 2010 to present, the Haus and cottages remain under renovation with winding stone walkways around the perimeter, connecting the cottages to the Main Haus as well as the street. Jefferson Hartley, brother of Jake was a fine stonemason and would be proud to see the handiwork of the present owners of Gable Haus.
At 3,600 ft elevation, this enchanted place in the Blue Ridge is a wonderful retreat or just a place to get away. The front porch greets you and provides a setting for rocking away your cares and concerns.
A full breakfast is served each morning in the dining room. Breakfast favorites include Sweet Potato Pancakes, Crepes a’la Eric, Egg Cups and Gable Haus Granola and the best coffee in these parts. There are enough good restaurants in the area you will never go hungry. You can even schedule a private dinner with the Gable Haus Chef.
A good base camp for exploring the high country, the Gable Haus is located just two miles from Grandfather Mountain, 3 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway which can take you to the town of Blowing Rock via the Linville Viaduct and the opposite way 12 miles to Linville Falls, and Linville Caverns. Located 8 miles to Banner Elk, and 17 miles to Boone.
As you look out over the traditional English Gardens, the sight that greets you is one of charm and wonder.
The flowering perennials seem to never know when to stop blooming.
The lush green ferns blend into old-fashioned favorites as well as endangered species and an herb garden.
The yard art placed by the present owners blends right into the landscape.
The community of Linville is located just south of the U.S.221 and N.C. 105 intersection in Avery County.
The community was founded in 1883, designed by Samuel T. Kelsey of Kansas, and was named for William and John Linville, who were killed by Cherokees in 1766.
If it’s hiking, fly fishing, (Fay’s Store a real general store, tie their own flies, worth seeing) golf, the Highland Games, the Woolly Worm Festival, skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, rafting, exploring, cutting a Christmas Tree, taking in the wonder of autumn’s splendor, its all within your reach. Make reservations early for the games, festivals, and autumn.
We invite you on our journey to becoming the new Linville Arts District. With the Gable Haus Art Gallery on premises where local artists as well as the owner offer fine art, photography, primitive mirrors, handmade jewelry, antique jewelry, and weaving as well as mountain walking canes. The 87 Ruffin Street Folk Art Gallery is within walking distance.