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Fantastic Kid & Pet Friendly 4 BR Log cabin 6 Acres-Near Boone

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

A Higher Ground is just that … Upon approaching this cabin, you know you are in the mountains. This setting offers soothing privacy, wooded areas for exploring and mountains views for day dreaming. Knotty pine tongue and groove paneling and hardwood floors in combination with the river rock fireplace and lots of natural light, invite nature indoors. Three queen size beds, a modern kitchen and hot tub on the covered deck create an appealing retreat for the mature crowd. The lower floor is an entertaining space, hosting electric air hockey and a foosball table. Two sets of bunk beds in the lower bedroom complete the atmosphere for the youth in your group. Round out your stay at A Higher Ground with relaxing nights by the wood burning fireplace. Enjoy the sounds of nature's nightlife on the decks and porches that surround the cabin. 4-wheel required during winter months.

In Valle Crucis near Mast General Store. Close to Boone & Blowing Rock, NC.

Higher Ground

• Sleeps 10

• 4 Bedrooms

• Pet Friendly

• Hot Tub

• Dishwasher, Microwave, Icemaker, Washer/Dryer

• Gas Grill

• Satellite TV, VCR, DVD

• Air Conditioner

• 2 fireplaces one Wood and one gas

• Private

Keywords: Log Cabin, Mountain House

More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About The Owner

We are a family of five. Hans-Erik & Lissa Johnsen plus 3 boys! We live in Raleigh NC and LOVE to visit the NC mountains. We hope you enjoy our vacation spot as much as we do!!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2004

Why The Owner chose Blue Ridge Mountains

We love the NC mountains. There is so much to do but it is still very relaxing! Our boys love to hike in the woods, raft/canoe and tube down rivers, ski & tube on the ski slopes, they love Grandfather Mountain park, the Blue Ridge parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, Appalachian trail, gem mining, Tweetsie Railroad and all the many other fun things to do in the mountains!! Plus they love playing on the 6 acres of our house!

What makes this cabin unique

There is an open fire pit that is fun to roast hotdogs and marshmallows. Very close to Appalachian State, Boone and Blowing Rock. Lots of GREAT hiking & rivers for rafting, canoeing or fishing. Fun places nearby with Tweetsie Railroad, Gem mining and more. Great shopping in downtown Blowing Rock. Skiing and snow tubing nearby.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This is our 5th time visiting Higher Ground for the holidays! Upon our arrival, the cabin was nicely decorated for the holiday and was cozy and clean. We love the area downstairs for kids since there are usually a few families that come together. And the fire pit outside and the hot tub on the deck are also BIG HITS with everyone. This is a great cabin with all the amenities included and we recommend it highly!!!
Dec 2012
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Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Queen size Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Fire pit outside for roasting marshmallow & hot dogs Very private - 6 acres (but still close to town)


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Fantastic Kid & Pet Friendly 4 BR Log cabin 6 Acres-Near Boone
average rating of 4.0 based on 4 reviews

Great location and great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Higher Ground several times and had wonderful experiences. The cabin and the surrounding grounds are always clean and kept in excellent condition. We love the huge deck with the very cool deck furniture and with the 6 acres it is secluded and quiet. Our dogs love it here as they have lots of room for lounging on the porch or by the fireplace. The first floor is easy access for loading in if you have older dogs or companions. You can't beat the location, close to Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crusis, Linville, and Banner Elk!!!We love Higher Ground and highly recommend for vacationing!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words! Our dog loves Higher Ground, too. We are glad you love our wonderful mountain home and hope that come back often.
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Hickory, NC

We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

My family recently spent a long weekend at Higher Ground. This was our ninth time over the last eight years! We LOVE staying on this private, six acres, just minutes from Boone. Several times we have driven up the long driveway, briefly stopping for the crossing of turkeys or deer!

Also, the house has always been clean and orderly. Another plus to this house is the downstairs area, perfectly suitable for children (or teens) who need their own space. Although we usually bring our own wood, it is nice that the owners have provided extra (in case we run low).

Thanks so much to the owners of Higher Ground for sharing your home with us.

We’ll be back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 1
Charlotte, NC

Could be so much more

  • 2 of 5

Upon our arrival at Higher Ground Cabin, we were very disappointed! The cabin was dirty, especially the floors, the appliances were very outdated especially the coffee maker. The basement provided great entertainment for the 4 children however, again it was in need of cleaning and repair. Also upon arrival, there was barely any fire wood and of the few pieces that were there,were very wet and we were unable to light a fire in the fireplace for Friday night and the rental agency refused to bring any until Saturday. This was our 5th year to the mountains and the first at this cabin and likely our last. The cabin could be so much more!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about your experience. We strive to have the cabin clean and apologize to you. We have taken efforts to ensure this doesn't happen again. As far as the fire wood, we don't advertise fire wood but do try to keep wood on hand for guests. Sorry you had to wait until Saturday to get wood delivered. I hope you will try the cabin again ... We host many guests each year and this is our first time hearing of an unclean arrival. Thanks for your candid review.
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Near Mast General Store

Very close to Boone & Blowing Rock

Near Blue Ridge Parkway


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Rates do NOT include TAXES, PROCESSING FEE, Insurance, nor Security Deposit.
Rates are subject to change prior to confirmation.

Deposit due to hold reservation. Balance due prior to check in.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.