Mountainside Cabin,Fireplace,Wi-Fi,Hot Tub, Seven Devilsmtn.
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Banner Elk cabin description
Enjoy the cool mountain air and relax with a book on the deck.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday at this quiet mountain get-away nestled on a wooded mountain side. The cabin offers majestic winter views of Grandfather mountain and is conveniently located within one mile of Hawksnest Resort with 20 tube runs. Mountainside Cabin is within 15-30 minutes from three great ski areas. After a busy day, you'll be glad to relax in the jacuzzi and unwind in front of the rustic stone fireplace
Hiking, shopping, dining, gem mining, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns, horseback riding, Mast General Store and so much more are within a 1/2 hr drive. There is something for all ages, you'll find the area perfect for a romantic retreat or a fun-filled family get-away!
This cozy cabin offers two bedrooms, a loft, two full baths, a rugged stone fireplace and a full kitchen. The master bedroom offers a king bed and glass doors leading to the front deck. There is an adjacent full bathroom with hot tub area (5 person hot tub) and a deck adjacent to the hot tub.
The second bedroom has twin beds, glass doors leading to the deck and a secret loft area for the kids accessible by ladder. There is a second full bath accessible by a short hallway. The cabin offers all the conveniences of home including cable TV, Wi-Fi, DVD player, stereo, washer & dryer and is within 1/2 hr of countless area attractions.
The wooded, natural setting offers abundant wildlife and fresh mountain air that is certain to provide a change of attitude along with the change in altitude. You are sure to leave rejuvenated and ready to return to the 'real world' after your mountain get-away at Mountainside Cabin!
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Considered:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 4-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Wood Fireplace
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Location & View
- Rock Climbing
- Scenic Drives
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
- Bird Watching
- Wildlife Viewing
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- New zip line feature at Hawksnest Tubing Resort.
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Peaceful and relaxing escape
Peaceful and relaxing escape
My husband and I found the Fergusons' Cabins to be the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The cabins are located in a beautiful wooded setting with fantastic winter views of Grandfather Mountain and also the nearby slopes. We loved lounging in the jacuzzi and relaxing in front of a cozy fire each evening. The huge glass doors in the living room were wonderful as they allowed us to enjoy the beautiful scenery front the comfort of the fire. The cabin has all the amenities of home and more. The Fergusons have created a very warm and welcoming environment. We hope to return again this winter!
- Guest shellf (Orlando, FL)
- Date of stay 12/01/06
- Review Submitted 09/07/07
My four children and I had a fantastic time. The house was conveniently located in a gorgeous setting, and it had everything we needed to be comfortable. My youngest daughter, who is 9, said she'd be perfectly happy to spend the whole week in the house and never go anywhere else! We enjoyed the hot tub and the fireplace and the loft was a huge hit as well.
- Guest Jeff (Seattle, WA)
- Date of stay 10/13/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Charming. Janice was a great resource!
Charming. Janice was a great resource!
We were @ this charming cabin for a Blowing Rock wedding. We only wish we had more time to spend there. The cabin had anything and everything we could possibly need during our stay. Our fur babies loved it, too! Thanks for being pet friendly and not making bringing pets a costly pleasure!
- Guest Tanya W.
- Date of stay 10/25/13
- Review Submitted 10/30/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, pet owners.
What an incredible stay! We were so lucky to stay at your cabin in the mountains at the PEAK of the season. My children enjoyed going on walks into pictures they have only seen in storybooks - up and down winding roads in the most picturesque mountains I have ever seen. We enjoyed a wolly worm crossing, stomping in the leaves, collecting 'crystals' (rocks), chipmunk spotting, and being outside in their first snow flurry. Inside was just as magical. The jacuzzi was great - I could control the temperature easily and could give the kids a big warm bathwater experience in lieu of a too-hot hot-tub. They enjoyed it as much as the loft - where I could hardly believe my 4 year old climbed up into nearly every day and took a nap *entirely* on his own volition. In retrospect, I may have enjoyed the loft more than the kids! The kitchen was great - fully stocked and had extras that I wasn't expecting, like spices and extra virgin olive oil. We ended up eating every single meal in, despite planning on going out, because it was just so easy to be home for meals. The master bedroom was very nice. I slept very well on your mattress and liked the very smooth, high thread count sheets on the bed. That was an unexpected treat at a cabin rental. The views from the bedroom were just as good as in the living room; beautiful - everywhere you looked. The best part about your place was how the whole placed looked and felt like a cabin - not a traditional home just built in the mountains. I enjoyed your natural decor, great big fireplace, and rugged beds very much as they served as a continuous reminder of where we were and what we were there to enjoy. The pictures of your place do not do it justice. It is much nicer in person and has a warmth that I'm not sure any picture can really capture. Thanks again for working with me on rates and for such a lovely stay. We'll be back again soon!
- Guest Rebecca and Harvey Chapman (St. Petersburg, FL)
- Date of stay 10/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/28/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
We had a lovely honeymoon here! Loved the fall color and then relished the snow we got-a taste of real winter, and so fun to use the fireplace! The local antique shops were such gems and hiking Grandfather Mountain was unforgettable-such a neat "scary" trail! It was so fun to be able to cook too-having a stove handy was such an exciting preview of real life shopping and making meals together. Beautiful memories. Enjoyed the classic radio station (89.9) and Scrabble on the comfy coutches! The commanding views of the surrounding mountains and the serenity and seclusion of the cabin were such a wonderful scene for this auspicious time in our lives! Thank you! Erich and Elizabeth Ehlinger
- Guest Erich E.
- Date of stay 10/22/12
- Review Submitted 11/04/12
Owner response: We're so pleased to know your honeymoon at Mountainside Cabin was so enjoyable. Fall is so beautiful in the High Country and the snow was an early, but welcome, surprise for you. We can just imagine you playing scrabble on the coffee table in front of a roaring fire while the snow fell. We wish you a lifetime of the joy and happiness you shared at Mountainside Cabin. We would love for you to come back for your anniversary! Janice Ferguson
We found the home "just good enough". With a two story drop off of the porch, we were not able to sit with our pets out there, as the spacing between the spindles could allow our medium sized dog to fall through. I know this sounds crazy, but sitting on that porch on the side of the mountain would have been great and was although they had to stand at the door and watch us. Also, the state of moldiness in the master bedroom/bath was so bad (smelled) that we had to use the other bedroom and sleep in twin beds. I don't know if this is a classic state in mountain homes that do not have air conditioning, or a problem due to the huge hot tub (we did not want to use it), in the bathroom on that side of the house. We also began our first evening there with a mouse sharing the living room with us, although never saw him again! The drive up the mountain to Seven Devils is not something that my husband and I would do again, it is tedious at best. Did not give us as much come and go freedom as we would have liked.
- Guest lisa (Acworth, Georgia)
- Date of stay 07/18/12
- Review Submitted 07/29/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing.
Owner response: There is no mildew or mold in the bathroom or in any other part of the cabin. The odor you detected was from an animal which had died under the cabin. Our handyman would have removed it quickly if you had mentioned this when you called with your other complaints. He came the day after your complaint to replace burned out light bulbs and to readjust the screen door. We respond promptly to any guest concerns. I am sorry you chose not to use the hot tub. It is maintained in the highest standards of cleanliness and the cabinet is stocked with more chemicals to keep it clean while guests are in house and using it. I am sorry your dogs were not able to enjoy the deck. The photos posted in the listing clearly show the deck and spindles which were built to code. I am sorry you found the well maintained, paved road to the cabin so tedious that it limited your freedom to come and go as you would have liked. Seven Devils is a vacation home community populated mostly with retirees who likely have more driving experience than you. Perhaps you would have been happier at the foot of a mountain rather than on the Mountainside, as the cabin is named. I am sorry you were visited by a mouse. In the mountains, they sometimes find an open door and come in. They do not habitate our cabin. I hope the next time you visit the mountains you find a place to stay that is more suited to your preferences.
What a great little Chalet to stay in! Close to Boone, Banner Elk and all the village of Blowing Rock. The hot tub was a blessing after hiking Grandfather Mountain and the zip line at Hawks nest is close enough to walk to (which we did, and the kids loved). My favorite time was sitting on the front porch with the kids watching the Chipmunks in the yard and walking the incredibly quiet neighborhood. We will be back!
- Guest Phil D.
- Date of stay 06/23/12
- Review Submitted 07/03/12
Thank you for sharing your mountain home! We had a rough start with the winter storm and over a foot of snow when we arrived. Once we made it up to the cabin we had a wonderful time and the cabin was very cozy. The children roasted marshmellows at the fireplace, we made snowcream, fed the squirrels and even saw some turkeys! Everyone loved the hot tub! We'll definitely visit again! The Laniers Whiteville NC
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 02/13/10
- Review Submitted 02/13/10
Shelly this is by far one of the best kept secrets of the high country! Your cabin is so perfectly located and has such great ammenities and decor it just suited us to a T. I would highly recommend your cabin to ANYONE wanting to spend time in the hills of NC, only a stone throw (litteraly) from Hawksnest ski resort and so close to Boone, Banner Elk and Grandfathers Mtn. as well as the fine dining at the Gamekeeper Restraunt just 3 miles away. it is all just to much to mention here.
- Guest David Kane (Overton Texas)
- Date of stay 10/24/09
- Review Submitted 10/24/09
Owner response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! We hope to hear from you again. Shelly
We enjoyed our recent visit to the NC mountains and the Seven Devils area. It is very centrally located. The cabin was very comfortable and equipped with everything we could want besides being very clean. We hope to visit again. Bob and Mary Ann Roussin
- Guest Robert Roussin (Vero Beach, FL)
- Date of stay 09/07/09
- Review Submitted 09/07/09
$850 per week, $160 per night 2 night minimum cleaning fee $75 Security/damage deposit $200. non-refundable pet fee $50 state and local sales tax 13.75% Paypal accepted Please inquire about holiday rates and minimums
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Year Purchased: 2001
About the owner: Bob grew up in New York and graduated first from Renssalear Polytechnic Institute and later from University of Florida. Janice was born and raised in Illinois where she graduated first from Northern Illinois University and later Stetson University. We're happily married (46 years now) parents of two wonderful children who have blessed us with 4 delightful grandchildren, all of whom love going to the cabin. Bob enjoys woodworking (he installed all the shelves and extra lighting at the cabin). Janice loves sewing and needlework. Together, we enjoy gardening, Gator football and spending time at Mountainside Cabin.
Why the Owner Chose Banner Elk:
When our daughter attended a nearby summer camp, we fell in love with the rugged mountains and cool temperatures. We wanted an escape from our scorching Florida summers and a home base for skiing vacations. After searching for years to find the perfect location, we settled on Seven Devils Mountain and Mountainside Cabin. Located on one side of a triangle anchored by the towns of Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, Seven Devils Mountain provided easy access to these unique communities as well as nearby snowtubing, golf and ski resorts. We love that the cabin is just a stone's throw from Linville, Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock. The kids love exploring the wooded back yard and the quiet, wooded street is perfect for afternoon walks. We love the natural serenity while being just a few minutes from shopping and dining. In the winter months, the sunrise over Grandfather mountain is breathtaking.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Mountainside Cabin is--A GREAT RETREAT. Been skiing? Retreat to a couch in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Been hiking? Retreat to the hot tub to relax those aching muscles. Been shopping--'til you dropped? Sit on the front deck and examine all your goodies. Been to Boone or Asheville amidst all the hustle and bustle? Retreat to the back porch to look up the serene mountain. You'll see nothing but nature. Been worn out by life in general? Retreat to the quiet side deck or cozy loft with a good book? Mountainside Cabin is---WELL EQUIPPED. No one wants to 'make do' while on vacation. At mealtime, we can find whatever we need in the well stocked kitchen. Good pots and pans, sharp knives, a full array of small appliances from electric griddle for those morning pancakes to a crock pot and mixer, pretty dishes, nice silverware, wine glasses and cloth napkins are all at our fingertips. Two TV's, one in the living room and one in the master bedroom, allow our children and grandchildren to watch a movie on the dvd player while we watch our own shows on the king bed in the master bedroom. Mountainside Cabin is---COMFORTABLE. A large variety of quilts and polar fleece throws are handy for naps or a snuggle when we catch a chill from carrying in firewood. The beds are top quality, as are the 100% luxury cotton sheets and other linens. We love watching our children's delight as they watch their children's awe when they spot their first ground hog, make their first snowman, navigate the ladder to the loft for the first time, romp on the rocks, splash in the hot tub, walk the Mile High Bridge at Grandfather Mountain and later fall asleep in front of the fire. When we bought Mountainside Cabin, we dreamed of the lifelong memories it would help create for our family. But we didn't realize just how precious those memories would be.
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Master bedroom King bed (the second bedroom has two twin beds)
Main living area
kitchen and bar
5-person hot tub
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