You will continuously be delighted by all the wonderful surroundings in the mountains this winter! There’s no better way to spend the holiday season than cuddled up inside one of our cozy Blue Ridge Mountain rentals. Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals offers a wide selection of more than 50 pristine cabins to choose from to accommodate a memorable, private family Christmas.
Come cozy up in one of our cabins for rent in Boone, NC! Enjoy the panoramic views of the incredible Blue Ridge Mountains while curled up by an intricate stone fireplace, with a hot beverage and a good book, inside the large, yet inviting, living area of a comfortable and roomy cabin.
Whether you are looking for a cabin for a weekend away with your furry friend, family vacation, corporate retreat, romantic excursion or a getaway with friends this holiday season, Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals has the perfect cabin for you! Our cabins range from a variety of pet-friendly cabins to cozy one-bedroom cabins to spacious cabins for all of your loved ones, and everything in between!
What are you waiting for? Grab a blanket, your favorite coffee mug, and your loved ones and come cozy up with us this December in one of our spectacular Boone area cabins and take advantage of the the most magical time of year. Enjoy quality time together in a secluded and spacious cabin. Our trained and friendly staff is waiting for your call today! They are ready to help you discover the perfect cabin for your stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains this winter.
All of our cabins come fully equipped with all the necessary amenities and so many bonus features that you will find it difficult to even leave your cabin to explore all that the area has to offer! Prepare a delicious, holiday inspired dinner inside your home away from home, with recipes such as the featured dessert below. Then take part in some friendly competition over a game of pool in one of the game rooms or hop in the hot tub to warm up on a cold, wintery night and admire the nature that will surround you. It will always be a good time when you are spending time with loved ones in the North Carolina mountains!
Candy Cane Pie
36 Oreo cookies
½ cup unsalted butter melted
8 oz. cream cheese – softened
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter- softened
1 ¼ cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla (or peppermint) extract
1 3.9 oz. box vanilla or white chocolate instant pudding (for 4 x ½ cups serving)
¾ cup milk
2 teaspoons gelatin powder
2 tablespoons cold water
½ cup crushed candy cane or peppermint candies
¼ cup mini chocolate chips
4.5 oz. white chocolate (or white chocolate chips)
¼ cup heavy cream
1.5 oz. semi-sweet chocolate-melted
Crushed candy canes
To assemble Candy Cane Pie you’ll need dish with at least 8 cup volume. I used 9.5 x 2 inch tart pan with removable bottom. If you don’t have one I suggest 9 inch springform pan or deep pie dish.
To make the crust in a food processor ground whole Oreo cookies with the filling into fine crumbs. Stir in ½ cup melted butter until evenly moistened. Press the mixture in the bottom and up the sides of tart pan. Place in the freezer while you make the filling.
To make the filling mix 1 ½ cups heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add ¼ confectioners’ sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing until STIFF peaks form. You can use peppermint extract instead of vanilla, it’s up to your taste. Set aside.
Beat softened cream cheese and ½ cup softened butter until smooth. Add 1 cup Confectioners’ sugar and beat until well blended.
In a small heatproof bowl dissolve 2 teaspoon gelatin in 2 tablespoons cold. Set aside for 5 mins. Heat over double broiler until the gelatin has melted, set aside to cool.
Stir white chocolate or vanilla instant pudding with ¾ cup milk until thickens.
Add the pudding into cream cheese and butter mixture, mix to combine. Add 2 cups of beaten heavy cream(reserve leftovers of for garnish), mix on low speed just to combine. Add cooled melted gelatin and mix just to combine.
Stir in chocolate chips and crushed candy canes. Pour into crust, smooth the top and refrigerate until firm (5-6 hours).
To make the topping in a heatproof bowl place white chocolate chips or finely chopped white chocolate. Heat heavy cream until gentle simmer, pour over white chocolate and let it sit for 1-2 minutes. Stir until all chocolate has melted and the ganache is smooth. Spread on top of firmed filling.
To garnish the pie, melt 1.5 oz. chocolate, transfer in a small ziploc bag, cut off the corner and drizzle over the white chocolate layer. Use leftovers of beaten heavy cream to pipe the swirls around the pie.
Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and snowflake sprinkles.
Store in the fridge.
2931 Broadstone Road
Banner Elk, NC 28604
PO Box 554
Valle Crucis, NC 28691
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