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Wonderlust Acres

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· Purlear, Wilkes, North Carolina
11 acres hosted by Benjamin R.
1 lodging site
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The farmhouse served as Benjamin’s primary residence for six years, providing a never-ending source of inspiration and peace that most folks only experience a handful times in their life. In 2011, Benjamin moved to Boone and began leasing the farmhouse as a vacation rental. In 2018, he purchased the adjacent five acres (that he could not afford in 2004) and began to reclaim the land and creek from the scrubby, thorny growth that had settled on the dormant property. While the property transformed before his eyes, Benjamin felt as if he was discovering this place for the very first time. As he reveled in the excitement and pleasant exhaustion of working with the land, he became increasingly convinced that this special place was meant to be shared. Thus, the concept of Wonderlust Acres as a gathering place was born. More than a business, Wonderlust Acres is an expression of Benajmin’s appreciation for the spirit of the mountains and the endearing communities that they envelop. With the opening of Wonderlust Acres, Benjamin invites you to experience the enchantment for yourself. Learn more about this land: Located just 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mountains-to-Sea trail, and just 30 minutes from Boone/West Jefferson/Wilkesboro, and nestled in a private, open-meadowed valley overlooking a noisy trout stream and large ponds, the timber frame barn is a 3800 sqft wedding venue with the 2 changing rooms which have been converted to 2 glamping rooms. Both are locked off from the main barn structure to allow use when no events are scheduled, and have separate private keyed access, and include streaming TV, a 2-top burner, mini-fridge, and fold-down small full sofa bed for 2 (larger people may need to bring a blow-up mattress/pad for more room to spread out!). There is a men's and women's bathroom with 2 stalls joining the barn and accessed from the outside, along with 2 outdoor showers for longer stays. Propane, on-demand hot water is provided. The other structure that can be rented is the pond pavilion (an additional guest fee is charged over 4 people to accommodate) that features 2 full-size outdoor mattresses, a camping stove, chairs, and large firepit and firecircle. There are picnic tables also on site for use. This is truly luxury camping.Located just 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mountains-to-Sea trail, and just 30 minutes from Boone/West Jefferson/Wilkesboro, and nestled in a private, open-meadowed valley overlooking a noisy trout stream, large ponds and a new 10 basket disc golf course, the timber frame barn is a 3800 sqft wedding venue with the 2 changing rooms which have been converted to 2 glamping rooms. Both are locked off from the main barn structure to allow use when no events are scheduled, and have separate private keyed access, and include fiber-optic wifi/ streaming TV, a 2-top burner, toaster, mini-fridge, and fold-out small full sofa bed for 2 (larger people may need to use the provided blow-up mattress/pad for more room to spread out!). There is a men's and women's bathroom with 2 stalls joining the barn and accessed from the outside, along with 2 outdoor showers for longer stays. Propane, on-demand hot water is provided. The other structure that can be rented is the pond pavilion that features 2 full-size outdoor mattresses, a camping stove, chairs, and large firepit and fire circle. There are picnic tables and grills also on site for use. The upper portion of the property (Moriah Knoll) sleeps 8 in 4 glamping pavilions each with a memory foam mattress, 2 hammock chairs, a firepit, cooler, retractable privacy shade, bug netting for the bed, and grills. They all have access to the bath house serving men and women each with 2 toilets, 2 vanities, and hot showers.This is truly luxury camping!
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Matt W.recommends
April 22, 2024
Wonderlust: A Glamping Adventure!
Unwind, unplug and relax.
This is a beautiful property, secluded and set in a valley with a bumbling brook running through it. The fish were biting, the bathrooms with running water and clean. Outdoor showers were warm and the field big enough for ultimate frisbee. There were plenty of sitting venues and we were able to use the kitchen shelter to serve our group. There is no cell service and It was the ideal place to relax, cut off from life’s business and rejuvenate. The blue ridge is close and there are many hiking trails a short drive away.
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Austin P.recommends
April 21, 2024
Wonderlust: A Glamping Adventure!
Exceeded Expectations!
We had a group of 50 guys ages 11-65. We spent two nights camping on the Wonderlust land and exceeding expectations by a mile! The cooking area on Moriah Knoll sat our whole group and made for an excellent gathering space. People played ultimate frisbee in the field. Fishing in the pond was a hit. The fire pits were great. Benjamin’s communication was diligent and clear. This was an A+ adventure for us!
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Michelle K.recommends
March 29, 2022
Wonderlust: A Glamping Adventure!
Glamping in treehouses.
Benjamin's land is so beautiful! I love the attention to detail in everything he's built using wood all sourced from his land and milled locally. The stream running through the property is so lovely. All the accommodations are next level in beauty and comfort and there's so much space for people to stay! The little treehouses are so cute and have electricity, privacy screens, mosquito nets, and very comfortable mattresses. The bathrooms and indoor/outdoor showers are top-notch as well. You won't be disappointed with your stay!
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Purlear, Wilkes, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Moneton, S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Cheraw, Yesan (Tutelo), and Keyauwee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Benjamin R.

Joined in September 2018
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