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Laurel Creek Cottage - Roan Mountain/Creekside

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)



Named for the creek that flows beside it, Laurel Creek Cottage is a wonderful retreat beneath the High Knob of Roan Mountain. Located half way between Bakersville, NC and the Appalachian Trail at Carver's Gap, it is a beautiful drive from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Our area is known for the Rhododendron Gardens atop Roan Mountain and for the many Christmas tree farms. Our communities have great public areas for swimming, fishing, jogging, tennis and bicycling. These creek side and river side parks are pristine and relaxing. Other area activities include tubing, kayaking, gem mining, studio tours for local artists, museums and entertaining evenings at local restaurants and gathering spots.

As hosts to our visiting guests, we strive to make your trip enjoyable and comfortable. Our master suite is a soothing place with a king bed, cathedral ceilings and skylights. The double door access to the creek side deck invites one to explore the outdoors and the nearby waterfalls. Laurel Creek is a native stream. The sound of the rushing water has been a lullaby for many of our guests.

Our guest room has a double bed with a single bed bunk above. Another full bath is right next to the guest room and deck access, just steps away.

The cottage has all the conveniences of home. Linens and towels are provided. The living room adjoins the kitchen and dining area, and there is a 'mud room' entrance for those snowy days.

Asheville's Biltmore Estate is a leisurely drive of just over an hour. The slopes of Boone and Banner Elk are within an hour's drive. Our area is conveniently located near other exciting adventures. Packages are available as well.

Keywords: Relax on the Cool Deck or Hike the Mountain. Fall Asleep Listening to the Creek from the Master Suite. Roan Mountain. Appalachian Trail. Blue Ridge Parkway.

More Details

Charles & Jo Ann Buchanan
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Solitude, listening to the creek, enjoying the beautiful scenery, fishing in the creek, central location

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for letting us enjoy your wonderful cottage. You have a beautiful piece of property. Enjoyed the hike to the Waterfall. Happy New Year!
Dec 2011
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Bakersville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed (1) in Master Suite, Double Bed (1) with twin bunk above in guest room.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Great location in the Blue Ridge near Appalachian Trail and Parkway. Beautiful scenic drives to additional attractions in Asheville, Boone and surrounding areas.


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(28 traveler reviews)

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Laurel Creek Cottage - Roan Mountain/Creekside
average rating of 4.714286 based on 30 reviews

As beautiful as the pictures

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was welcoming and wonderful, and the new porch roof was a perfect touch. We enjoyed a fire by the creek, a hike following the waterfalls (never found the top!) while our Thanksgiving turkey was roasting. The area is just spectacular. As remote as it is, we were able to find a roasting pan in Bakersville on Thanksgiving Day when I discovered I had left my pan home! We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing weekend at Laurel Creek Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this house (and scenery)justice! We booked a last minute get away, in hopes to get away, just the two of us, and away spend time together. This house is perfect for just that. It is located at the end of the road, and although you can see the owners house across the street, which is overlooking a beautiful Mountain View, the minute you are inside you are drawn the backyard which feels like you are alone on a mountain, whith an amazing creek that runs right next to it. The owners were extremely helpful to make sure we had everything we needed, and that we didn’t need to contact them for anything. We saw them briefly, but it was clear that they were available if needed them, but respected their renters space to enjoy the property. We hiked up to a beautiful waterfall, which is located on the mountain, and accessible when leaving from the back yard. Cooking utinsels, linens, garbage bags, grill are all provided at the resd. The back porch, overlooking the river, is covered and has rocking chairs, grill and nice table. We spent most of our time out there. House has WiFi provided and we had spotty cell covg. (That was a plus for us, when trying to escape our hectic work schedules). It rained our second day at the house, but we were able to watch movies on Netflix and/or satellite and just relax in the cozy cottage. The second bedroom had bunk beds and is perfect, if you were to bring kids with you on this trip. We didn’t get a chance to fish, because of the weather, but we will definitely be planning another get away here.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Laurel creek cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage the location is perfect. The creek was amazing my kids really enjoyed it and didn’t want to leave. The cottage was clean and comfortable Jo Ann and Charles were very welcoming and helpful. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It is so peaceful and quiet. I enjoyed my stay and Joann is a wonderful host! I will be back very soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely place to stay for the weekend. House was clean and they have a great back porch where the creek is. No complaints and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable house, beautiful creek, beautiful master suite, improvements could be made.

  • 3 of 5

The house was comfortable and reasonably priced! My family had everything we needed and the owners provided things we didn't even expect! There is a beautiful creek outside that you can hear all night long from your bed! The master suite is beautiful! A few improvements could be made, especially on the other end of the house, which seemed older. The bathroom is very small and has a sliding door that does not lock, next to a small bedroom with no door. The wifi worked most of the time, in most parts of the house. Overall, I am pleased with my stay, but acknowledge that it could have been even better!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beech & Sugar Mountain Skiing
Dunn's Deli
Thomas Grocery
"Thomas Grocery"
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Grassy Creek Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Helen's Drive-In
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Laurel Creek Cottage
Nearest Point of Interest
Thomas Grocery

Nearby Conveniences:

Thomas Grocery - True "Mom & Pop" country store @ 3/4 mile from cottage

Melony's Restaurant - Open in Season- Thursday thru Sunday @ 3/4 mile from cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 9.75%

Cleaning Fees are included in the rental rate.
Renters needing long term accommodations should call for special rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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