Converted Barn House Virtual Tour: 1857 Rainbow Trail Boone, NC

Converted horse barn home at 1857 Rainbow Trail in Boone, NC

Are you looking for a place in Boone, North Carolina, that has charm, flat property, an amazing creek and is an excellent rental investment? 1857 Rainbow Trail is what you have been looking for!   Not only does this property sit on almost 3 acres with a bold creek and green house, it has been both a successful long term and short term rental with its 2 separate living spaces. You don’t have to sacrifice living close to town for the added space and privacy this home offers. The property is located just five minutes from Down town.  The added upstairs apartment can make this piece of real estate the perfect rental property for Appalachian State University students, Vacationers or the mother-in-law. You can find more information in our MLS Listing below.

MLS Listing Information for 1857 Rainbow Trail

1857 Rainbow Trail, Boone, NC 28607 (MLS # 222121)

(all data current as of 6/13/2021)
Price $325,000
Beds 2
Baths 2 Baths
Home size 1,536 sqft
Lot Size 2.75 ac
Days on Market 65
Status Sold
One of a kind property on almost 3 flat acres with bold creek and greenhouse! Great for primary residence, vacation home or rental investment opportunity The main level offers 3 sleeping spaces w/ 2 full baths and upstairs apartment has 2 more BRs/ 1 BA. Property has had success as both short term & long term rental. Private location that feels like you are tucked away from it all, but you are 5 minutes from town! Outside enjoy a large flat yard with firepit & great storage shed. Inside find custom touches all around. Heated tile floors- Baja style salitilo handmade tiles from Mexico! Open floor plan- kitchen features soapstone counters, hammered copper farm sink, custom tile back splash, 6 burner blue star gas range, high end stainless steel appliances.The master bath features heated tile, dual head shower, jetted tub & custom vanity. Off living area are 2 sets of french doors bringing the outdoors in. One set leads to 3 season screen porch w/ wood stove. 2 additional spacious bedrooms, walk in closet w/ laundry and large 2nd bath are in the back. Instant hot water heater! Upstairs there is a very nice 2 BR apartment with private back porch and separate entrance. A must see!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 8/11/2020 Tract None
Year Built 1995 Community 1-Boone, Brushy Fork, New River
Garage Spaces n/a County Watauga
Total Parking n/a


Elementary School Hardin Park
High School Watauga

Additional Details

Lot 2.75 acre(s) Area 1-Boone, Brushy Fork, New River
Sewer Other,Sewer Applied for Permit,See Remarks Stories 2
Subdivision None Taxes 892
Water Other,See Remarks,Shared Well Waterfront Description Creek,Stream


Air None
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Gas Range, Microwave, Other, Refrigerator, Washer
Construction Frame, Wood Siding
Exterior Fire Pit, Horse Facilities, Other, See Remarks, Storage
Garage Gravel, No Garage, Shared Driveway
Heat Baseboard, Radiant Floor, Wood Stove
Interior High Speed Internet, Second Kitchen, Skylights
Lot Description Waterfall, Wooded
Style Cottage, Craftsman


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listed with 828 Real Estate

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About the Author

Hello, my name is Sarah Long. I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1997, I moved to Boone, North Carolina to attend Appalachian State University. I received my degree in Theatre Education and spent 6 years in Charlotte, North Carolina teaching before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country in 2007. I began practicing Real Estate in 2007 with a small firm in Blowing Rock, before helping to open a Real Estate Franchise in the area in 2010. As the franchise grew, I began to realize my desire to get back to my roots and have more of a local connection. In 2018 I launched 828 Real Estate and fulfilled my decade long dream of owning a real estate firm in Beautiful Downtown Boone!!

I feel so blessed to live in the High Country of North Carolina with my husband Matt, a local General Contractor, and our two children, Sadie Rose and Levi. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone. I love spending time outdoors and with my family. Between spending summers on the river or hiking and winters playing on the ski mountains- the High Country doesn’t disappoint with opportunities to enjoy God’s creation~!

I am a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. I stay involved in the Young Peoples Network through the local board of Realtors. This group allows me to stay up to date on the latest technology and marketing for Realtors. I am also a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and High Country Local First.

I am a licensed real estate broker in North Carolina and successfully completed the REALTOR e-PRO course to become one of a select few real estate professionals to earn the prestigious certification offered through the National Association of REALTORS.® The REALTOR e-PRO certification course is an educational program unlike any other professional certification or designation course available, comprehensive and interactive. It is specifically designed to provide real estate professionals with the technology tools needed to assist consumers in the purchase or sale property.