About Us

Our Vision

As avid travelers ourselves, we love meeting new people, learning about their adventures, and helping them make the most of their experience right here at the New River Escape Barn and Guest House.

Whether relaxing in the gazebo, sitting by the river, and relaxing around a roaring bonfire with family, friends, or your loved one, we look forward to helping you create memories for years to come.

The Dream

The New River Escape grew from a dream to live on a river and own a guest house. In August 2017, the dream came true on the historic and wild South Fork of the New River. We are excited to share our dream with you, your family, and friends. Come make memories and enjoy the “Coolest Corner of North Carolina.”

The Team


Nestled in the Mountains


Just 20 minutes away from the iconic downtowns of both Boone and West Jefferson, there is so much to do, even beyond the grounds of the New River Escape Barn and Guest House.

  • Grandfather Mountain State Park
  • The Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Linville Cavern and Falls
  • Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures
  • Moses Cone Manor
  • The Blowing Rock
  • Sky Valley Zip Tours
  • Boone Golf Course
  • Beech Mountain Ski Resort
  • Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
  • Grayson Highlands State Park
  • Mt. Jefferson State Park
  • Turchin Center
  • Ashe County Cheese

Best 30 Year anniversary ever!! We love Garden Gate, definitely our kind of place. Your attention to detail was amazing. Loved the fresh flowers!!! We hope to come back again sometime. We definitely made a wonderful stay and on our day in West Jefferson.

~ Terry and Ellen