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4 Seasons Vacation Rentals and Sales is in the heart of of the NC Mountains. We offer select Vacation Rental Cabins, long-term rentals and property management services. As A full service real estate firm, we specializing in Exclusive BUYER AGENCY. We can represent YOUR needs in the purchase of a mountain dream home or investment vacation rental. Member MLS and Realtor member NC Association of Realtors, NC Association of Realtors Property Management Division & NC Association of Realtor Vacation Rental Property Management Division.
Our full-time Real Estate Specialists are Sherrie Bare and Walt Petersen.

Sherrie Bare is a native of Ashe County, a mom, and active in her church and community. She is currently serving on the Ashe Chamber Board of Directors and tourism committee as well as youth mentoring. Sherrie began her Real Estate career in 1990 and quickly became a firm Broker-in-Charge and Vacation Rental Manager. She is the owner and founder of 4 Seasons which began in 2002. Let Sherrie's many years of Real Estate expertise work for you. She can assist you with Real Estate buying or selling, Property Management or your Vacation Rental needs. Sherrie's direct email is

Walt Petersen

Walt Petersen has called the High Country home for the past 32 years, moving to area shortly after honeymooning in Ashe County with his "bride” Dee in the summer of 1980. Walt began his real estate career in 1987 and has earned the GRI, CRS, and SFR, professional designations. He has been real estate business owner, Broker in Charge, General Sales Manager, and also has a resort marketing and management background. He proudly brings his 24+ years of real estate experience to 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals and Sales. "What an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing growth and success of the company…vacation and long term rentals and real estate buying and selling…all of us at 4 Seasons want to welcome you to our beautiful mountains to enjoy them as we do”.

Walt was President of the Ashe County Board of Realtors in 2006 and he has also served as President of the Board for Hospice of Ashe County, Ashe Memorial Hospital Foundation, and Ashe Habitat For Humanity. He has been a member of the Board of Ashe County Homes Builders Association and Ashe County Chamber of Commerce (2008 to present), and the Tourism Development Committee.

Walt gives thanks every day for the many blessings received and for the grand opportunity now before him at 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals and Sales! He looks forward to hearing from you and your wants and needs!!! His email address is

Joyce BennerJoyce Benner came to Ashe County for a vacation and stayed.  That was 15 years ago.  She grew up in Moline, IL, on the Mississippi, home of John Deere.  After many cold winters she moved to Naples, FL.  After many hot summers she went North again but only as far as NC and has found her forever home.  Joyce spent 25 years as a mortgage loan originator before entering the real estate business.  Before joining 4 Seasons Vacation Rentals & Sales, Joyce was Broker in Charge of Mountain Living Homes & Land.  She is a member of MLS and a Realtor member of NC Association of Realtors.  She is active in the community and a member of P.E.O.  She has 2 grown daughters who now live in Ashe County.  Her leisure time is spent caring for her 3 big rescue dogs and a cat named Mr. Squeaky.  She enjoys her garden and hiking in the mountains.

After you visit the mountains and decide that this is where you want to be, call Joyce to help you with your real estate needs.  "Looking Out For You Is All I Do".  Her email address is

4 Seasons is staffed with friendly, knowledgeable full time reservationists to assist you in choosing the vacation cabin that is right for you. Our hot tubs are serviced by nationally certified pool and spa operators and cabins are professionally cleaned and set-up between each guest.

Each Ashe County NC Mountain cabin rental offers a large information book with area maps, points of interest, restaurants, attractions, golf, kayaking, biking, fishing, snow skiing, shopping and much more.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us 336-246-2700, email us, or use our online request form.