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Affordable Cottage-Style Cabin in the Woods ~ Biking, Hiking ~ See Our Reviews!!

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Last updated: 09/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy fresh mountain air and peaceful atmosphere at Bear Tree Cabin! Cute as a button, it's nestled on the margin of a forest and gets its nickname from an unusual natural formation on a tree in the yard that looks like a bear is hugging it.

Less than a mile from the Watauga River, the cabin is situated near a rural farming neighborhood. Fishing, canoeing or swimming in the Watauga River is less than a mile away. Bring your mountain bike and enjoy the gentle grade of the Watauga River Road ... or for a little more adventure, let our resident mountain bike expert recommend a nearby trail that fits your abilities ... And if road biking is your passion, find out why Lance Armstrong said of our area '...I'd say it's the best area for training in the whole of the United States.' (Cycle Sport June 1998).

Shopping at the historic Mast General Store is only 3 miles away.

Restaurants of all types are in nearby Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock as well as a few in the village of Valle Crucis itself. Hiking trails are available onsite or within a short drive.

And during the winter months ... Three ski resorts are within a 30 to 40 min. drive. Cross country skiing onsite is available if snow conditions are right. Snow tubing is an option for the non-skier at some ski resorts nearby. At the end of the day, come 'home' to a relaxing hot tub.


Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Birding, Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking, Christmas Trees, Skiing

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome:

    If notified in advance, a babysitter can be arranged....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only:

    This means no smoking inside or outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    This means no pets inside or outside. Sorry....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Upstairs KING. The upstairs bathroom is inside this bedroom....moreless

  • Upstairs bonus room: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Spacious room with 2 twins, TV/DVD and a Queen Sleeper Sofa...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in upstairs loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa upstairs in the same room as the two twin beds....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Downstairs bathroom is full; upstairs bathroom has a shower stall.

Other Amenities

  • Four wheel drive is recommended for the driveway in winter

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    DVE Player for each TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Two TVs (one upstairs and one down) are in the cabin with a satellite receiver on each....moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Many recent and classic movies for all ages are available on DVD...moreless

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The view is not long range but rather a view of lush rhododendron, tall poplars and other woodland plants that surround the cabin....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    NONE!! Ususally not needed in the cool mountains of NC. Cabin has ceiling fans in each bedroom and in both living areas to help with those occasional hot days in summer....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric monitor as well as an electric realistic Wood Stove-look heater in the fireplace....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We provide sheets and bath towels. You may want to bring Beach towels for tubing or canoeing the river....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local or calling card calls only....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your own laptop....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    In addition to pots, pans and utensils, a Coffee maker, toaster and blender are provided....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Electric, glass top stove....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    The side yard has a picnic table....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We keep a spare tank of gas on hand for the grill....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    A boardwalk leads you to the hot tub behind the cabin....moreless

 

Reviews

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My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$160

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $50
  • Tax Rate 12.75%

Notes:

Nightly rate is for two adults. Each additional adult is $10 more per night ... so please tell me how many adults you will have.

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Owner info

About the owner: A resident of Watauga county for most of his life, owner Jim Henson has traveled around the world climbing mountains including Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, and Mt. Ranier. He is an avid mountain biker and enjoys playing tennis. He grows Christmas trees on part of his farm, but the vast majority of his 250 acres is woodlands and he has donated a conservation easement on more than half of his land to the Blue Ridge Conservancy. If you call for more info you will likely speak with Jim's assistant, Angela.

Why the Owner Chose Sugar Grove, NC, USA:
After owning the 250-acre farm for over 40 years, Jim decided to build a cabin in 2006 for friends and family to share in the beauty of the location. Valle Crucis is centrally located to Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Bear Tree cabin gets its name from an unusual natural formation on a tree near the cabin. The wooded surroundings allow for the discovery of many of Mother Nature's wonders! An extensive network of mountain bike trails is not far away.


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Photos

  • Kitchen has everything you need!

    Kitchen has everything you need!

  • Relax by the cozy electric heater with realistic flames ...

    Relax by the cozy electric heater with realistic flames ...

  • The upstairs room has 2 twin beds plus a queen sleeper sofa.

    The upstairs room has 2 twin beds plus a queen sleeper sofa.

  • Downstairs King Bedroom

    Downstairs King Bedroom

  • The rain chain in winter..

    The rain chain in winter..

  • Aerial view ... the Christmas Tree farm can be seen on the right side of photo.

    Aerial view ... the Christmas Tree farm can be seen on the right side of photo.

  • Newly built walkway to the Hot Tub from back porch.

    Newly built walkway to the Hot Tub from back porch.

  • Relax on the front porch.

    Relax on the front porch.

  • Dining area adjacent to kitchen. The table seats six.

    Dining area adjacent to kitchen. The table seats six.

  • Downstairs bath.

    Downstairs bath.

  • Upstairs bedroom has a king bed.

    Upstairs bedroom has a king bed.

  • View from bottom of driveway.

    View from bottom of driveway.

  • Side yard in autumn.

    Side yard in autumn.

  • Tubing along the nearby Watauga River

    Tubing along the nearby Watauga River

  • New walkway to the hot tub.

    New walkway to the hot tub.

VRBO #137753

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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