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 3/30/2023)
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

I am a native of Knoxville, Tennessee, but I have been in North Carolina since1997 when I moved to Boone to attend Appalachian State University. I earned my degree in Theatre Education and Communications. While at ASU I met my husband, Matt Long, a Boone native and general contractor, and gained a heart for these mountains and my beloved ASU Mountaineers. After graduation, I spent 5 years teaching in Charlotte before being given the opportunity to move back to the High Country. In 2007 I earned my NC Real Estate License and began in full-time brokerage. In 2010 I helped to open a franchise brokerage in the High Country. I gained impactful knowledge and built important relationships during my 8 years there, but began to feel the calling to get back to my roots. In June of 2018, my dream became a reality when I opened 828 Real Estate. We are a boutique brokerage that is locally focused, community-minded and client-driven. I feel so fortunate to be in a career that I love, have opportunities to serve wonderful clients, and get to work with the best team here at 828 Real Estate. I am a member of The High Country Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors. I am a member the Boone Chamber of Commerce and I am on the board for the Downtown Boone Development Association. I have also completed the Realtor  e-Pro certification that specifically focuses on the technology tools needed in the purchase or sale of a property. Additionally, I have earned my CLHMS Designation. (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) and a qualified Affiliate. Over the years I have been awarded various Top Producer Awards. I am honored each year to be invited to the Top 50 Brokers in the High Country celebration. My husband and I reside in downtown Boone and have 2 beautiful children, Sadie Rose and Levi. We attend Alliance Bible Fellowship and stay connected by serving the community and supporting local non-profits like Western Youth Network, The Appalachian Theatre and Valle Crucis Community Park. We love to spend time outside hiking, playing on the river, running with their dog, Emmie Lou, hitting the slopes and making the most of our time in this amazing place we get to call home!