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 1/26/2022)
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
Sarah Long is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee. She has spent the last 24 years of her life in North Carolina. In 1997 she moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University where she received her degree in Theatre Education and Communications. She met her husband, Matt Long, a Boone native and general contractor in a “communications class”. Sarah moved to Charlotte to teach soon after graduation. After 5 years of teaching, they were finally given the opportunity to move back to the place they love, the High Country of NC. In 2007 Sarah received her NC Real Estate License and began her new career. After 3 years in the business, she was presented with an opportunity to help open a Franchise Real Estate Company in the area. Lots of growing, education and relationships were formed over the years with this large brokerage. In 2018 Sarah made the decision to step away from a larger company and start to build a smaller, locally focused brokerage. 828 Real Estate is located in vibrant downtown Boone. It is a boutique brokerage firm that focuses on Quality, not Quantity. Sarah is a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. She is also a member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce and on the board for Downtown Boone Development Association. She 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. On a personal note, Sarah and Matt have 2 beautiful children, Sadie Rose (11) and Levi (9). The Longs attend Alliance Bible Fellowship and stay connected by serving the community by supporting local non-profits like Western Youth Network, The Appalachian Theatre and Valle Crucis Community Park. The Longs love to spend time outside on hikes, on the river, playing with their pup, shredding the slopes and making the most of their time in this amazing place they get to call home!