Harris Brothers Concert at Restored Valle Crucis Home on Crab Orchard Creek

Valle Crucis restored home on Crab Orchard Creek.

182 Lower Crab Orchard Road is a beautifully restored 1920s Banner Elk home located near Valle Crucis on over an acre of amazing flat land and 400′ of Crab Orchard Creek frontage. This idyllic setting with fully renovated historic home, does not come along every day! Located across from the Apple Barn in historic Valle Crucis, enjoy hiking to Crab Orchard Falls from your front door! The yard features open flat land, BOLD creek, and beautiful landscaping. A HUGE covered, wrap around porch with outdoor fireplace welcomes you to this home.

Inside you will find 3 bedrooms, a bunk room and 3 full baths. There is a huge stone wood-burning fireplace with a gas starter and the option to hook up a wood stove for an additional heat source. On the main level, you will find an open kitchen, a beautiful living area, a dining room, a large laundry room, mud room (not counted in finished sq ft), and a full bath and bedroom. Upstairs there are three additional sleeping rooms & two full baths. The home features high end, custom finishes throughout the house. In addition to new insulation, electrical and plumbing, enjoy the modern kitchen, huge clawfoot soaker tubs, Kohler Ironworks fixtures, Solid Fir Doors, High End Stainless kitchen appliances, amazing kitchen sink, new well pump, newly built bridge to the property. There’s no denying that this place is special!

Newly renovated open kitchen in Valle Crucis home on Crab Orchard Creek.Open living area that leads to the kitchen in Valle Crucis home.

Home located on footage on Crab Orchard Creek in Valle Crucis.Outdoor living area in Valle Crucis home on Crab Orchard Creek.

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Valle Crucis Community Park Tiny Porch Series

Featuring The Harris Brothers

828 Real Estate recently hosted and sponsored the Valle Crucis Community Park (VCCP) Tiny Porch Series featuring the Harris Brothers on July 24th, at 182 Lower Crab Orchard Road, listed by Sarah Long. The Harris Brothers are local High Country favorites and are so much FUN to listen to! The Harris Brothers are music lovers. Their infinite live repertoire consists of any number of genres including traditional roots music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, to vintage country and bluegrass. A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum.

History of Valle Crucis Community Park

With the 182 Lower Crab Orchard Road being so closely located to the Valle Crucis Community Park, there’s lots of communal recreation activities that you can become a part of! Valle Crucis is North Carolina’s first rural historic district and is known for it’s historic destinations. In 1983, members of the Valle Crucis Community joined forces to preserve a 12-acre tract of land along the Watauga River that was slated for development as a recreational vehicle campground. Their efforts were successful, and the VCCP was born. The park’s founders held a clear vision for the land: That it should remain undeveloped, as a recreational and gathering space for the community, in perpetuity. Today, Valle Crucis Community Park has grown into a 28-acre destination for High Country residents as well as visitors to the area. The park is open to the public year-round and provides space for a variety of outdoor activities.

Ways to Give to VCCP

VCCP Tiny Porch Concerts will be live streamed from Facebook and Instagram starting at 7pm every Friday. Tune in to learn about more hidden, local spots throughout the High Country of North Carolina. Shows will be available on the Valle Crucis Community Park YouTube channel within a few days of the show. Every dollar counts and the best way to say thanks is by donating in one of the following ways. See ya on the porch!

1. Venmo @ValleCrucis-Park
2. PayPal
3. On their Website

View the Listing

If you’re interested in seeing this listing for yourself and having your own tiny porch concert here, reach out to us at 828 Real Estate and we can assist you in scheduling a showing of this magnificent home in Valle Crucis!

182 Lower Crab Orchard Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (MLS # 210746)

(all data current as of 1/26/2022)
Price $685,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 Baths
Home size 2,675 sqft
Lot Size 1.03 ac
Days on Market 217
Status Sold
BIG CREEK FRONTAGE!! Reconstructed Historic home in the heart of Valle Crucis on Crab Orchard Creek and right across from the Apple Barn. 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with main floor bedroom and 2 upstairs bedrooms with private baths. Huge front porch with covered and open deck area AND AN OUTDOOR FIREPLACE!! New kitchen, living room and dining. What a location and property with frontage on Crab Orchard Creek with waterfalls and swimming holes. Tastefully constructed with new bark siding and cedar, and much more. You can still pick some finishes if you hurry. This is a very special property with its location and creek frontage. 2 minutes to Mast Store. Walk to the Valle Crucis Fair. Boone and Banner Elk only 15 minutes.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 8/12/2019 Tract None
Year Built 2017 Community 5-Watauga, Shawneehaw
Garage Spaces n/a County Watauga
Total Parking n/a


Elementary School Valle Crucis

Additional Details

Lot 1.03 acre(s) Area 5-Watauga, Shawneehaw
Sewer Private Sewer Stories 2
Subdivision None Taxes 755
View Description Mountain(s),Trees/Woods Water Private,Well
Waterfront Description Creek


Air 1 Unit, Central Air
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Electric Range, Microwave, Refrigerator
Basement Crawl Space
Construction Frame, Masonry
Fireplace Yes
Garage None
Heat Electric, Forced Air, Heat Pump
Interior High Speed Internet
Lot Description Pasture
Style Mountain
View Yes


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Listed with Century 21 Mountain Vistas

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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!