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Cozy Cabin Nestled in Trees

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

A-frame house, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Full Baths; Sleeps 6-7

Cozy mountain house nestled under a canopy of trees and alongside a running stream. A wrap-around deck with rocking chairs and outdoor dining table provides the perfect spot to rest, relax, and reconnect. A quaint, quiet getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This cabin is halfway between Boone and Blowing Rock in a gated community with 24 hour security.

King sized bed in the master suite, which also has a private patio and seating. En suite bathroom has a tub/shower combo. Bedroom #2 is oversized and features a queen sized bed and sitting area. Bedroom #3 has two twin beds and a sleeping loft. A full bath with shower is off the hall between the bedrooms upstairs. New large-screen TV with Charter cable and DVR in great room, along with wood-burning fireplace. Complementary firewood and WiFi. Kitchen and laundry feature new appliances.

Motorcycles are not allowed in neighborhood. Housetrained four legged family members welcome at no additional cost.

Address: 512 Cherry, in Hound Ears Club.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Dennis and Lynne
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Dennis and Lynne

Family of four. Reside in Charlotte, NC but wishes they could be at the cabin all the time. Adults work for the school system that both boys attend and in County government. Dogs and chickens are also a part of the family!

Dennis and Lynne purchased this chateau / country house in 2007

Why Dennis and Lynne chose Boone

Purchased for weekend getaways from the hustle and bustle of big city life. Within easy driving distance of home, but offers an experience that is truly transcendent.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Peaceful and quiet, the cabin provides a break from the heat and high humidity of Charlotte summers. An amazing place to watch snow fall while nestled in front of the warm fireplace. Summer activities include hiking area trails or just walking the neighborhood, playing in the park in downtown Blowing Rock; or horseback riding. Winters are spent skiing, shopping, and enjoying each others' company. The wraparound porch offers some amazing views. The wood construction of the A-frame house is rustic, solid, and charming.


Boone Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 full bathrooms, one on each level. Tub/shower combo en suite in master; bath with shower adjacent to the bedrooms on the second floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master suite features king sized bed and en suite bathroom with tub/shower combo on main level. Bedroom #2 is oversized and has a queen sized bed and sitting area. Bedroom #3 features two twin beds and a sleeping loft that accommodates two in sleeping bags or on air mattresses.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Well-shaded lot with stream running through it provides a feeling of peace; heavy tree canopy provides seclusion. 24 hour security and gated access ensures peace of mind.


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(27 traveler reviews)

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Cozy Cabin Nestled in Trees
average rating of 4.296296 based on 27 reviews

Cozy family retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved the setting and the fact that we could bring our dog (with none of the ridiculous pet fees that many other owners charge). The cabin was rustic but had all the comforts of home that we are used to. Being Floridians, we were apprehensive about not having A/C, but due to the climate of the area, we didn't need it on the warmest day. There is some need for overall maintenance, but that mostly became obvious on the rainy days we were stuck inside long enough to notice. Loved the area and would stay at this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the favorable review, and appreciated having you as guests! Please remember we do offer discounts to repeat guests...and if you'd like to let us know via email what maintenance issues you noticed, we will move to quickly address them. Thanks again, and come back soon!
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Good value and great location.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cabin. It's a great value for the money if you are looking for three bedrooms/two bathrooms...quaint in a 70's decor way. If you are sensitive to moisture issues just be aware...we kept the dehumidifiers running 24/7. Overall tho, we enjoyed the deck, the great location, the number of beds and baths and the open floorplan. We'd stay here again 😀

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Great stay in Boone!

  • 3 of 5

I want to start saying that Dennis is a great person and provided me with all the support I needed since the beginning.

It was easy to get to the cabin. The security officer in the security cabin was very polite and helpful.

The cabin is located in a beautiful landscape, close to a golf course, in which we took a pleasant walk in the morning.

We were in 6 people (2 children) and stayed 1 night mainly to do snow tubing at Hawksnest. The cabin was near to everything we needed (15min drive). The cabin was clean and the size was right for us. We all (included the children) loved the place and had a great time, mainly because of its great mountain-cabin atmosphere. Children keep asking to come back! :)

I totally recommend other people to stay!

PS: None of the issues mentioned in other reviews were there. Keep in mind that the cabin is an old construction though, the main reason for the 3-star rating. You should not expect a fancy, modern cabin, but this fact didn't impact our weekend at all! Actually it was a somewhat cool! :)

The wall heaters worked very well and we didn't use the spare ones. Actually, if your turn the spares on, the circuit break can't handle. The property manager helped us with this in less than 15min. Great support!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words! Hope you come back soon!
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1 5

Crappy experience

  • 1 of 5

Worst vacation rental experience ever. I hope you arrive in time to finish washing and drying the sheets before you make your bed to go to sleep. Don't trust the owner if you have a crappy experience and they offer to make things right, it's a big fat lie! I would have been better off sleeping in my car. Be sure to bring your hazardous materials handlers because the cleaning crew does not actually empty the trash so when the guest before you leaves their used sanitary pads etc in the trash can either you have to empty it or you have to live with it. GROSS!!! Also the sheets and towels provided are way older than I am. Honestly I think their mother in law must have cleaned out her linen closet from the '30s to provide crappy old sheets and towels for this place. I live in the furniture capital of the world and when someone here rents a home to visitors they provide really nice sheets and towels for them to use. My expectations were not even that high but this really missed the mark. Please don't trust these people!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive to ensure that the house is totally prepped for each guest, and to rectify any situation promptly. Unfortunately, no one is perfect and sometimes we all fall short. Guests are always free to depart and receive a full refund if they are dissatisfied. This guest instead requested, and was granted, a late check out. The guest also asked for, and was sent, a refund of their cleaning fee.
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Perfect for a family get away

  • 5 of 5

The space and privacy that this cozy and beautiful cabin offers was what helped to have a greate Christmas get away from routine with our family and my in laws. I Like the convenience of the kitchen, it is prepared with everything you might need. The gate security staff are very friendly and informative which help us a lot to plan our days during our stay, and the property owners were easy to contact and willing to assist in everything we could need. If you Like hiking or any outdoor mountains activity this is the perfect place. Definitely will be back, love it...

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much!!! All the best for 2017!
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1 4

Can't recommend it

  • 2 of 5

We stayed here for 8 days in early May and had a very mixed reaction to the place. The good things first. The house has a nice location near Boone in a gated community, very quiet yet reasonably convenient to area attractions. The access road is steep, narrow, and curvy, but it is paved. We liked the layout of the house and the absence of tacky decorations. That said, the house is clearly a well-worn rental that’s suffered from neglect of basic maintenance, and for us it threatened to become the rental from hell. When we arrived, we found that the electrics in the living room weren’t working (that included the lights, the TV, the Wifi, and the heater). We located the panel and got it working by flipping all the breakers. But that was only a temporary fix, as the breakers continued to trip several times a day…until finally we lost all power. After repeated calls to Dennis, the owner, several staff members from the property management office at the community took over (they were great, by the way), and an electrician quickly sorted things out. Good thing, because we were on the verge of cutting our losses and bailing out. Even after the repairs, we had to run the Monitor heater with an extension cord because there was one receptacle behind the heater that the electrician couldn't get to. With the major problem solved (four days into our stay), the house served us pretty well. But among other things, we noted the following: 1.The water line to the water heater in the basement/crawlspace (where the breaker panel was located) was leaking and spewing water all over. A plumber fixed this before we got the electrics fixed, but the overhead insulation remained dripping wet.

2.The foundation was badly cracked (didn’t directly affect us but indicative of neglect).

3.The fridge was barely adequate. Freezer wouldn’t make ice cubes until we managed to remove a big sheet of ice that had formed in it. (We had to buy new ice cube trays as the ones in there were cracked and leaking.) Fridge section wouldn’t cool properly even on highest setting.

4.Space heaters in bedrooms lacked dials to adjust thermostats. Dennis said to use a screwdriver (we never found one in the house). So… you take your chances with this place. Some people have obviously had positive experiences here, and the place does have its good points. But unless the owners start doing a better job of monitoring conditions here and keeping up with basic maintenance, it’s a risky prospect.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hate to hear that a guest has had a less then pleasant stay..especially when the only way we hear it is through a negative review. Was made aware of the electrical issue by the guest, and scrambled the fine staff at Hound Ears to address the problem...which was the T&P valve on the water heater popping off and spraying water under the house. We are in the process of remediating the issues with this, but anyone's water heater can have an issue at any time. Our focus was on solving the problem with minimal impact to our guest, who stayed (as he noted in his review). When I offered to come up from our home two hours away, I was told that wasn't necessary. The wall-mounted heaters have knobs which were stripped and had to be special ordered. In the meanwhile, we have asked that guests use a screwdriver which (cleaner verified) is in the "junk drawer" in the kitchen. Alternately, there are plug-in space heaters which can be used. The fridge/freezer was brand new last summer. Apparently, someone had set the freezer to "max" and caused some ice build up. To our knowledge, this has been resolved by turning the thermostat down. Finally, the foundation of the house is not cracked. At all, in any place. Some stucco has delaminated. There are zero structural issues with the house. This is an older A-frame in a quaint setting. We make no representations that anyone who stays with us is booking passage on the Queen Mary. That said, we strive to ensure that our guests are as comfortable as they can be; the large number of repeat guests we receive is confirmation of that fact. Usually, we would ask a guest to give us another chance. But this review is a gross misrepresentation of both our home and the events which transpired during the guest's stay. Further, at no time did the guest express this level of displeasure despite multiple contacts over phone and text while addressing the water heater issue. We certainly hope that folks will be willing to make up their own minds regarding the charm and coziness of the cabin.
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Nearest Golf
Hound Ears Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Tweetsie Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
NC 105
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Sugar or Appalachian
Nearest Point of Interest
Hound Ears
Nearest Point of Interest
Cozy cabin nestled in trees
Car: necessary

Hound Ears Club is a gated residential community. Situated just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and adjacent to Moses Cone Park, the neighborhood offers privately maintained roads and 24 hour security in an amazingly serene setting.

Our home is convenient to downtown Blowing Rock, with its municipal park, quaint shopping and fine dining options. It also is just minutes from Boone; attractions there include collegiate sports at Appalachian State University and a diverse culinary scene. Valle Crucis Park is an amazing gem tucked behind the original Mast General Store, where kids can run and play while parents walk the track. Great base for exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, whether for a scenic drive or to undertake hikes from easy to challenging. Walking to the top of Hound Ears is a challenge in and of itself; a stunning view of Grandfather Mountain is among the rewards of the walk. Ski Appalachian and Sugar Mountain ski slopes are just a brief car ride away. Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock are family-focused attractions nearby.

Our house offers a beautiful place to watch the leaves change in autumn, a welcome respite from the heat and humidity of summer, and a cozy place to curl up by the fire and read as snow falls around you in winter. Four wheel drive vehicles are not required to access the house nor the amenities the area has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100

Rates subject to change. Please be aware that this is our second home...and that you are not renting a room in a full-service resort hotel. We work to satisfy each of our guests, but the amount of service we can provide from 2 hours away is limited. There is sufficient kitchen equipment and linens to serve your needs throughout the stay; consumables (such as paper products, firestarters or charcoal) may need to be replenished at guest's expense.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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