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Penland Cabin: Cozy farm cottage by a creek

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Relax by 20 ft wide creek, large pasture, and proximity to attractions

Located ~2.5 miles from Penland School of Crafts, this 1100 sqft cozy cottage rests in a quiet valley on pasture land, surrounded by huge trees and bordering a 20 ft-wide rushing creek. We offer 18% off weekly stays and 30% off monthly stays. It is built in the pricing on the website. Walk to John Britt's and Shawn Ireland's Galleries and pottery making labs. Centrally located between Mt. Mitchell (tallest east of the Mississippi), Roan Mountain, and Grandfather Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway is approximately 8.6 miles from the house. Enjoy the Gem and Rock Museum before entering the Parkway. Go either direction on the Parkway to visit either Crabtree Falls or Linville Falls. Although you will be in a very serene and secluded area, you are very close to grocery stores, restaurants, antique shops, galleries, and attractions.

The space

Penland Cabin is approximately 1100 sq ft, with vaulted ceilings in the Living Room and Dining/Sun room. The Living Room includes a comfy seating area in front of wood burning fireplace and another sitting area across the room facing a 46 inch HDTV. Bring your own gaming system and HDMI cord for connection and steaming via the TV. Enjoy your nights in the cozy Living Room relaxing by the fire, playing games, reading books, accessing the internet, or watching the HDTV with full cable access.

This charming cottage-style home offers a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher, along with fully stocked kitchen implements, including plates, glasses, cups and tableware/cookware. Coffee/tea and water are provided. Please bring your own food, spices, and condiments with you. We appreciate you leaving things cleaned and all dishes put away before you check out.

The Dining/Sun Room includes washer/dryer, dining area surrounded by huge windows letting in an enormous amount of natural light, and a full sized futon for extra guests to sleep on as needed. A deck off the back of the Dining/Sun Room offers another path to the 1.5 Acre lot.

The first of two bedrooms is furnished with a comfortable full bed, a cedar wardrobe, side table and a small vanity. The second bedroom includes two equally comfortable twin beds, a cedar wardrobe and side tables. Clean linens are provided on the beds and extra sheets for the futon are provided. Please leave the linen on your bed at checkout - housekeeping will launder all linens following your stay.

An added amenity is a writing/office nook complete with charming desk and lamp for your computer, handwritten note-taking, or postcard writing . You will also find an array of pamphlets describing attractions in the area.

Things to note

- This house is NOT wheel-chair accessible. Guests must walk up approximately 5 front porch steps to enter front door. There are approximately 3 steps up side deck to sun room entrance.

- Towels, washclothes, bed linen, and dish towels are provided. A starter supply of body wash, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, paper towels, and dish soap/detergent are provided.

- CABLE television and WiFi are provided.

- Smoking: Penland Cabin is a smoke free environment. Smoking is allowed outside only. Please extinguish cigarette butts in porch ashtrays and dispose of safely.

- Pets: Sorry, but no pets allowed in the house. This is for the comfort of guests with allergies.

- PHONE: Cell phone coverage depends largely on the service provider. However, most smart phones can use WiFi to place a call. There is no land line phone service.

- HEAT: Central heat.

-Air Conditioning: Open screened windows and the ceiling fans along with cool mountain breezes keep the summer indoor temperatures fairly comfortable. However, for those warm days, window a/c units are available in the living room and in the sun/dining room.

- No parties or events to be held at Penland Cabin or it's property.

- The house is approximately 4 minutes from a gas station and 7 min to Ingles Grocery store in Spruce Pine. There is also a Walmart on Spruce Pine and local Farmer's Markets on scheduled days.

The neighborhood

This home is located in Bakersville, North Carolina, United States.

Spend quiet days on the creek, on the porch, or playing on the large pasture away from your normal rushed routine, or head into one of the many small towns and attractions in this area for some local flavor:

Distance and time to nearby towns and attractions:

*2.7 miles to Penland School of Crafts (~ 5-6 min)

*1.3 miles to the closest gas station/convenience store (P&R Valero), 3-4 min drive

*4.1 miles to downtown Spruce Pine (~ 8 min) for local Ingles Grocery Store, downtown restaurants, and galleries

*5.6 miles to the Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club (great restaurant on site) (~9 min)

*6.9 miles to Bakersville (Galleries and country restaurants) (~10 min)

*8.6 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway access in Spruce Pine(~13 min).

*Approx 10 miles to downtown Micaville: ice cream, art gallery, local music, and coffee shop.

*16 miles to Burnsville (~ 20 min)

*16 miles to Linville falls (~ 24 min)

*51.7 to Asheville, (~1 hr)

*41.9 miles to Boone (~1 hr)

*36.8 miles to Mt. Mitchell State Park via Blue Ridge Parkway (~1 hr)

*27.4 miles to Roan Mountain State Park and The Appalachian Trail via Hwy 226(~ 44 min)

* 28 miles to "Mile High Swinging Bridge", 2050 Blowing Rock Hwy, Linville, NC 28646 (50 min)

*29.7 miles to Grandfather mountain (~ 44 min)

*19.5 miles to Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area off Hwy 80 South (~ 27 min)

*Approx 24 miles to Roaring Fork Falls, Solstice Cycles bike shop, and access to Black Mountain Campground.

The Blacksmith’s Festival, Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, Rhododendron Festival, and TRAC Studio Tours are just a few of the events that occur each year. Make time for a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway—stop at The Orchard at Altapass (featuring live music and festivities during Summer and Fall) and scenic overlooks. Enjoy horseback riding at Springmaid Mountain. Make this your home base for adventures further away—Chimney Rock State Park, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Linville Falls and Grandfather Mountain are all excellent day trips. Don't forget to visit Penland School of Crafts!

We are only about 4 miles from Historic Downtown Spruce Pine where you'll find antique stores, art and craft stores, restaurants, grocery store, and a local brewery and pizza shop. For any unforeseen emergencies, Blue Ridge Mission Regional Hospital is also in Spruce Pine. Nearby attractions also include tubing/rafting, zip-lines, gem mining, golf, and horseback riding. Additionally, Penland Cabin is within a short walking distant to two renowned artists homes and galleries (John Britt and Shawn Ireland).

We are centrally located between Mt. Mitchell (tallest mountain east of the Mississippi), Roan Mountain (world's largest natural rhododendron garden), and Grandfather Mountain (mile high swinging bridge and wildlife preserve). The Blue Ridge Parkway is approximately 8.6 miles driving through Spruce Pine. You will want to explore the Gem and Rock Museum (very kid friendly!) before entering the Parkway. Go either direction on the Parkway to visit either Crabtree Falls or Linville Falls. Also try to visit the newly opened Bare Dark Sky Observatory off Hwy 80 North at the old Energy Xchange site.

Of course, visiting eclectic Asheville and America’s largest private home, the Biltmore Estate, is a must and well worth the hour drive.

Burnsville, approximately 20 miles southwest is another quaint town with lots of shops, restaurants, old fashioned ice-cream shop, old time movie theater, antique shops galore, a town square used for musical, crafts, arts, historical re-enactments AND the annual Old Timey Days (last weekend in September) is headed up with a parade of antique tractors and cars followed by bluegrass music, dancing, etc. You will want to also try to catch live theatre at the historic Parkway Playhouse near downtown Burnsville. Local restaurants and breweries also offer live music.

Mayland Community College’s Bare Dark Sky Observatory offers tours to see the observatory and telescopes. Astronomy videos are available for viewing, as well as tours of the Earth to Sky Park. For upcoming events visit, visit their web site.

Getting around

- A car is essential to getting around. The closest airport is in Asheville, one hour + away. There is also Johnson City Airport, TN that is over an hour away. Boone is one hour away. Charlotte is 2 1/2 hours away. There is no public transportation, taxi, or Uber in our immediate area.

- This house is NOT wheel-chair accessible. The bathroom is not handicapped accessible. Guests must walk up steps to get to inside of house.

More Details

Property Manager
Jada Cash
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Jada Cash

Being in the mountains is a joy and I love living in this area and experiencing four distinct seasons. I look forward to helping you enjoy your visit to this beautiful area. My family and I live nearby and are only a phone call or text away for any needs. I look forward to meeting you and helping you enjoy your stay.

Why Jada Cash chose Bakersville

- Relax at the 20 ft wide creek (small river), listen to the babbling sound of water, and enjoy life in the water and birds

- Two large open spaces with high ceiling (living room and dinning/sun room) give a sense of living in a large house

- Large pasture that was used for horses in the past. Play crocket, volleyball, badminton, ring toss, sack race, etc or just sit around the fire pit.

- Great porch: eat, drink, or just relax on the sound of water from the creek

- So many attractions nearby. Three mountain tops are a short distance away. Centrally located, just hit the road in any direction to get to Roan, Mitchell, Grand Father, or Sugar Mountain.

- Linville Falls and Crabtree Falls on Blue Ridge Hwy on either direction

- Penland School of Craft is only 2.5 away. A must see site. Talk to the artists and watch them making clay, porcelain, iron work, glass work, etc.

- One hr away from Boon and Asheville.

- The area is filled with artists. They have open galleries in their homes. Walk to Shawn Ireland's and John Britt's Galleries from your parking lot (less than 0.15 mile).


Bakersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - This house is NOT wheel-chair accessible. Guests must walk up steps to get into the house.
  • - There is a wide creek that borders the back of the property and a small creek runs along the side of the property
  • - Guests are expected to practice water safety and to provide constant supervision to children 14 and younger. Enjoy the water with safety in mind.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - The facet in the bathroom tub is old style (ask grandpa). Both hot and cold knobs open by turning the knob away from the center (spout) and close by turning the knob toward the center unlike the new styles where both knobs open and close in the same way.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
- Your Thermostat (only heating) is located in the corridor leading to the bedroom, just before the door to the restroom. The two rectangular knobs at the bottom left control the temperature (one up and the other one down) - The facet in the bathroom tub is old style. Both hot and cold knobs open by turning the knob away from the center (spout) and close by turning the knob toward the center unlike the new styles where both knobs open and close in the same way. - There is a space heater in the Dinning/Sun room. The Dinning room tends to be a bit colder than the rest of the house.


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Penland Cabin: Cozy farm cottage by a creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Nice Weekend / Family Get Together

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rendezvous'd with my cousin and his wife at the Penland Cabin for a weekend. It was perfect for our purpose. We spent each day out hiking (one day on Roan High Knob, another at Linville Falls). Both are close. And the evenings, we spent around the fireplace cozy. Had great weather and saw emerging fall colors.

Happened upon a town fair in Bakersville and bought a book, Moonshine, Murders and Mountaineers from the local author Allen Cook about the wild history of Mitchell County. Had a great time reading it aloud around the fireplace.

Cooked our meals in the cabin's kitchen. There is a lovely sunroom where we ate. So many windows we almost felt we were outdoors.

It was an easy weekend. Everything worked. Nice shower. Owner was very nice.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad we could host you to a lovely family weekend! It was wonderful to meet you all. Come back again!
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Wonderful stay in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 days with my best friend as a girls getaway and it was great! Thank you, Jada, so much for all you did! The house was clean and ready for us to relax and enjoy. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clearwater Florida

A hidden affordable gem !!

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start !?!? We are a family from Florida with an 8 year old who has been asking “Santa” to see snow for two years now!! Jada went above and beyond as Santa’s helper and decorated the cabin and received and hid a box of gifts for me to make our Christmas at this cabin magical. The cabin was super clean, cozy, tastefully decorated and inviting. We could not have asked for a more comfortable setting to celebrate the Birth of Jesus and each other.

Upon arriving I noticed every meticulous detail from the stocked wood, paper and matches by the fireplace to the towels laid out for use. Jada left us a wonderful box of cookies to enjoy over the holiday and was superb at communicating with us.

We relaxed by the fire with family games after our Christmas Eve dinner and to our surprise it began to snow .. how perfect !! My son woke up Christmas morning to presents under the decorated tree and it was more than I could have asked for !!

My sons gift was snow tubing and skiing at Sugar Mountain .. it was a beautiful 40 minute drive that we enjoyed both times. We had a blast skiing and did not want to leave the area. There is so much to do and see within an hours drive from the cabin that we unfortunately did not get to experience due to it being a Holiday week.. looks like we will just have to happily return at a later date to explore more !! We did however catch this quaint coffee/antique shop on our way to sugar mountain that was open .. We had hot fresh apple cider and bought two big bags of fresh carolina apples from wooden barrels.

We were fortunate enough to have time to stop at Linville falls on our way home.. It was worth the mile hike in the cold as it was beautiful with the cascading icicles on the ledges.

We have already been looking into our calendar on a date in which we can return in the spring or summer to enjoy some hiking in the area and the wonderful cabin again. Thank you again Jada for your top quality hospitality. We had an amazing Christmas !!!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, Nature, and Off the Grid

  • 5 of 5

This little farm cottage is very cute and cozy. the owner stayed in contact with me and make sure I had everything that I needed. It was actually bigger than I thought. If you want to get away from the strain of bustle and enjoy nature and the beauty and sounds, you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mary, Thank you for choosing our Cabin for your stay. I am glad you have enjoyed the cabin, the creek and its babbling sound, and the large pasture. I look forward to hosting you again. Cheers
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Salisbury, NC

Relaxing stay at Penland Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 3 days enjoying this rustic mountain cabin with everything one might need available, even a pod coffee maker. All linens were supplied. One thing I particularly enjoyed was quality cookware to use for meals. Made cooking meals all the more enjoyable. Our bed slept great! We enjoyed many firsts on this trip and met some very interesting people. If you visit from May to October, visit the Blue Ridge Soap Shed. And, visit Shawn Ireland's pottery shed on Penland Road just beyond the Pitman Road turn off to the cabin. We enjoyed talking with him and seeing his pottery. Making time to visit Roan Mountain is a must. Awesome views and beautiful drive seeing the mountain ranges even though the leaves did not have the color this year that we have seen in the past. While we didn't spend a lot of time in the cabin, when we were there we appreciated all the extra touches that were provided by Jada.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to host such a lovely couple. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit Mary. Hurry back soon! Jada
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Excellent cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little place in the middle of NC mtns. It is close to Spruce Pine (a cute little town wish some coffeeshops, art galleries, etc), Bakersville (gateway to Roan Mtn and appalachian trail), and about 10 min from the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is also about 10 min from the Penland School of Craft, where you can check out a nice gallery, have some good food, and take a class. We stayed for 2 nights over labor day and just spent the time seeing the sights and sounds of the area.

The cabin itself has everything that you need. Washer and dryer are new and work well. There are plenty of sheets an comforters. The heating units work very well and kept the cabin cozy. The place was clean when we arrived, and we had no trouble communicating with Jada when needed. We made a bonfire one night and that was really nice. The TV and internet worked without issue. Our phones did not have reception, but i guess that is what you get in the countryside.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Likewise, we enjoyed your visit and your family. The cuteness of your little baby is still filling every corner of the house! I am glad you had time to ravel around. The proximity of the cabin to attractions nearby allows our guest to visit more than one place per day. I look forward to hosting you again. Cheers!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Damage Deposit $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.