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THIS TRADITIONAL LOG CABIN is ideal for two couples and sleeps up to eight people. It has two master suites, each with king beds, and a private third bedroom.
The property is two miles from downtown Banner Elk, located between two large upscale communities. It's close to dining, shopping, parks, golf, skiing, hiking and zip-lining. Fourth of July is a special treat, with old-style celebrations scheduled nearby.
Our family shares this cabin with my husband's parents, who named the property Minorcan Ridge. We built the cabin in 1996 and added the upstairs master suite in 2002.
Both suites have their own television, washer/dryer unit and bathroom. The kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans and gadgets. The upstairs loft has wireless internet, with a desk that accommodates two laptops.
Outside, there's a roomy front deck and a small creek that runs down the edge of the property toward Elk River, which is a short walk away.
There are a handful of other homes on this private mountainside. The road down to the river gets very little traffic and makes for an invigorating hike. Many guests report spotting wild turkeys and deer along the way.
Guests also spend lots of time on the front deck, enjoying the mountain air.
Keywords: 2 master suites, Private Mountain House, Log Cabin, Lodge, Secluded Getaway, Master Suite, King Bed, Near Town, Elk River, Lodges at Eagles Nest, Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Boone, Blowing Rock, North Carolina Mountains, Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Lees McCrae College, Mast General Store, Fourth of July, Highland Games, Woolly Worm Festival, Fall Foliage, Leaf Peepers, Hiking
TWO KING BEDS: One downstairs, one upstairs.
TWO DAYBEDS, OR FOUR TWINS ALTOGETHER: Each daybed has two twin mattresses, one of which stays tucked under the other. Each bottom twin can be pulled up to be level with its accompanying main bed. These daybeds are upstairs in the third bedroom and in the den attached to the upstairs master suite....moreless
DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM is accessible from master suite and includes walk-in shower and two sinks.
UPSTAIRS MASTER BATHROOM is accessible from master suite and includes walk-in shower and one sink.
UPSTAIRS HALL BATH is opposite the third bedroom and includes tub with shower and one sink....moreless
Scrabble and other board games, jigsaw puzzles...moreless
Large and small pots, frying pan, cookie sheets, hand mixer, measuring cups/spoons, crock pot and more. Some of these items are tucked into the corners of the kitchen, and we can direct you to them!...moreless
Dishes & Utensils:
More than enough dishes/utensils for eight people. ...moreless
We keep basic items in the pantry, and guests are welcome to use them....moreless
Small balcony off the side of the upstairs master suite....moreless
Deck / Patio:
Roomy front deck, with views of a tree-covered mountain. ...moreless
Memorial Day May 25 - Jun 4, 2015 3 night min stay
SUMMER (early) Jun 5 - Jun 28, 2015 3 night min stay
July Fourth Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2015 3 night min stay
SUMMER (late) Jul 10 - Sep 27, 2015 3 night min stay
FALL Sep 28 - Nov 19, 2015 3 night min stay
WINTER Nov 20 - Feb 29, 2016 3 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
Refundable Damage Deposit$200
Trash Fee (refundable)$35
Standard check preferred. Accept credit card payments via Paypal for an additional charge of 2.9 percent.
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DURING THE SUMMER, there's rafting, zip-lining and swimming at nearby Wildcat Lake. Hikers can find easy or difficult trails along the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway and on Grandfather and Roan mountains. We'd love to share our favorite trails with you.
DURING THE WINTER, there's skiing, tubing and ice skating at nearby at Sugar, Beech and Hawknest.