Trout Stream on Property and Lake Access Nearby for Fishermen
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Butler cabin description
Country Cordwood is a very unique vacation cabin nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee. Close to the Appalachian trail, ski resorts, Bristol Motor Speedway and situated on a blue ribbon trout stream, it is a relaxing location away from the stresses of everyday life. It is minutes from Watauga lake, a large TVA managed recreation lake known for it's clean water, good fishing, swimming and boating.
Easy access to the Tri Cities of Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol as well as Boone NC and Abingdon VA. Butler is a rural community in the history rich upper East Tennessee region. Less than an hour from Interstates 26 and 81, it is accessible by good roads year round.
The owners live on the property and maintain a small mountain farm with a wide variety of semi-exotic animals and livestock.
Keywords: mountains, cabin,
- 1440 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 6-10
- Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Parking Off Street
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Living Room seats 8
- Towels Provided
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Cross Country Skiing
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
The cabin was absolutely great! Clean, quiet and in beautiful surroundings. The owners were terrific, stocking the cabin with coffee, bottled water and providing us with firewood and charcoal for the BBQ! They live right on the property, so they were able to come to our aid if we had any problems (we had none). They have outside games available: volleyball, badminton and beanbag toss. Our children enjoyed these very much. Inside, the cabin is loaded with wholesome books and videos. The rental is close to the Appalachian Trail, and there was also hiking available right on the property. We really enjoyed our stay, we only wish we lived a bit closer so we could enjoy the cabin (and the owners) more often. The owners are a wonderful family, we enjoyed our time with them very much! We recommend this rental highly!
- Guest LW (Mid Missouri)
- Date of stay 10/14/13
- Review Submitted 10/21/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Wintering in Luck
Wintering in Luck
I don't know how we lucked into this wonderful cabin amidst one of the most beautiful snowfalls of the year. My partner and I happened to be visiting Johnson City (50 min away) for work when we decided at the last minute that we had had enough hotel rooms for a while. We had a feeling we would be snowed in following work that day, but decided to chance it and see if this adorable cabin against the pisgah forest was available. The owner was so timely and helpful for such short notice. We braved the snowy roads, and the weather gave us just enough time to get there without too much danger. We were met just before the actual cabin, welcomed, and shown all around the pre-warmed up bliss-box of a vacation spot! Although the cabin is exceptional and everything you would need and more for a long or short-term stay...we were already sold on the drive over. Watauga Lake and the branches of the river coming off of it along the way, crossing the appalachian trail, and every ounce of hills and mountains around...we knew we were headed to the right place and actually didn't care at that point WHAT the cabin was like!! To our fortune, it all happened to be perfect. The owner pointed us to a couple of trails close-by, and we found a handful of our own the next day on our way out. I will tell you, the snow had our attention, and we just couldn't stay inside long. We hit the woods behind the cabin promptly upon arrival that night, and followed another trail first thing the next morning...And we had our dog, who could not have expressed more wordless joy than we could. Although the driveway is extreeeemely accessible and flat, we did endure about 6" or more of snow in less than 24 hours...so while we were skidding and rocking my little sedan out of the driveway...we had the pleasure of meeting and employing the help of the owner's son and wife in pushing the car loose. I hope they know how much we appreciate their dirty hands and a couple dirty jeans!! We will definitely be back...it was perfect!
- Guest Grateful (Homer, GA)
- Date of stay 02/02/13
- Review Submitted 02/11/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners.
We stayed at the lovely cabin for a long weekend while visiting family. The owners and their daughter were so warm and welcoming. They stocked the refrigerator with water and even brought a child size fishing pole and a can of corn over to us for our two girls. The girls loved the animals on the property and even got to feed them. The home is so cozy and decorated charmingly. Our party of 4 adults and two children was very comfortable and look forward to returning.
- Guest Tampa group (Tampa, FL )
- Date of stay 08/30/12
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
We stayed in the cabin over thanksgiving while visiting family. This is a super cozy and quaint cabin. We were very comfortable and the place was extremely clean. We really enjoyed the story behind the building of the cabin and the owners were fantastic to rent from. I would recommend this cabin and look forward to staying here again when visiting family.
- Guest chris a.
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 11/25/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, pet owners.
We had the pleasure of staying in this beautiful hand crafted cabin while visiting Mountain City Tn, There was a total of two adults,an infant and three teenagers that stayed in the cabin. We all felt at home because the cabin was fully stocked with all of the neccessaties. The cabin was also just as described and was clean. The cabin was extremely spacious and completely comfortable. We were very satisfied with our stay and will be back in the near future and would recommend this cabin to all. We were also excited that the cabin welcomed pets as we brought our dog son Copper (Viszla).
- Guest john (coral springs, florida)
- Date of stay 07/08/12
- Review Submitted 07/17/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners.
My family and I stayed in this cabin for 8 days while visitng family. This cabin was wonderful. My children really enjoyed the games and loved playing outdoors. The cabin was very clean and beautiful. Greg and Karen (the owners who live just down the road) where very welcoming and made us feel right at home. We WILL be returning to stay here!!!! You will not regret staying here!!! It was so peaceful!!!!
- Guest Marsha (Royston, GA)
- Date of stay 06/30/12
- Review Submitted 07/10/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children.
I love it!
I love it!
Best vacation ever. We really enjoy the time at the cabin. The owner and their family are a blessings. My kids love the animals and we enjoy the quiet and relaxing time. I will come back next year.
- Guest Ida (Florida)
- Date of stay 04/30/12
- Review Submitted 05/02/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children.
A Hidden Gem in Tennessee!
A Hidden Gem in Tennessee!
My three daughters and I visited Tennessee for our first time this summer and it was clearly one of our favorite vacations so far. We live in Pennsylvania and we are accustomed to the fast paced Northeast lifestyle and I was looking for a place that could truly be peaceful and relaxing for our summer trip. I searched and searched many places to rent and nothing came to my liking until I found the Cordwood Cabin. I was drawn to the history of the cabin where the boys built the cabin for their school project. I thought, there is not a better place to go than here to learn about Tennessee and nearby North Carolina, where I was born. We arrived later than expected and the owners graciously welcomed us to our new home for the week. The family was so kind and pleasant, we felt comfortable the moment we got there. The cabin was well stocked, clean and orderly, and had such an interesting decor inside the cabin. Simply, the place is tastefully done. Clearly, the kids and I could sense the relaxing atmosphere and excitement of our new adventure. Each morning we had our days carefully planned. We went boating, swimming, and fishing on a pontoon boat on the nearby Watauga Lake. We also went to Asheville, NC to visit the Biltmore mansion and saw the minor league baseball team Asheville Tourist play. We also visited the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and Smokey Mountains National Park. We also spent the day in Boone, NC and Abington, Va for a local historic festival. All these places are relatively close to the Cordwood Cabin. So our day trips were filled with fun, and we looked forward to returning to the cabin for dinner and playing some games in the yard. If you are looking for a place that is peaceful and a heightened sense of tranquility, the Cordwood Cabin should be your chosen place to stay. It is close to many interesting places to visit and is a true pleasure for you to enjoy. We have every intention to visit the Cordwood Cabin again.
- Guest Jon (Lehigh Valley, United States)
- Date of stay 07/17/11
- Review Submitted 10/12/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.
Charming and tranquil
Charming and tranquil
Country Cordwood cabin embraces and comforts you like a fine, well-worn quilt. We've had the pleasure of spending two weeks here this August and it's everything we wished for - and then some. Karen, Greg and their family have created an incredible place here and we feel very fortunate to have found it. We hope to return often.
- Guest Debra E. (-)
- Date of stay 08/07/11
- Review Submitted 08/17/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, families with teenagers, families with young children, pet owners.
Very Peaceful Weekend :)
Very Peaceful Weekend :)
Thanks for letting us enjoy your beautiful cabin for the weekend. It was very quiet and peaceful. I loved that it was off the road a bit, so my 3 year old could enjoy playing outside. She was super excited to see a deer in the yard on Sat. morning. There was absolutely nothing I needed that wasn't there, it is a very well supplied cabin, from a pack & play to aluminum foil. Thanks again for a wonderful weekend.
- Guest Stephanie (Sunbright, TN)
- Date of stay 08/05/11
- Review Submitted 08/14/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.
$85/night .. $425/week Plus tax. No minimum rental period except race weekends.
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Your hosts have raised nine children on the adjoining property. We are a homeschooling family and operate a family manufacturing business, here.
Why the Owner Chose Butler:
This cabin was built entirely by our four sons, with Dad's oversight, as a homeschool project. Working every Saturday, from daylight until dark, for nearly three years, was a tremendous family experience and educational opportunity. The result is a handcrafted cabin with unique charm.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Nights around the fire ring, picnics and cookouts, peace and solitude.
- Primary: (423) 768-3029 (Tennessee, USA)
- Fax: +1 423-768-3039
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