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Mountain View Paradise - Fisherman's Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


This ten room SMOKE-FREE cabin includes four bedroom, two full bathrooms and is Lincoln Log style. The cabin is anything but rustic as the kitchen appliances are new, has internet access as well as free Wi-Fi. You can feel your blood pressure start to drop as you drive up the winding private landscaped driveway. Located on 17 acres and secluded on top a mountain, the cabin overlooks a valley and horse pastures. A stream runs thru the property and has a pond that comes complete with a fishing dock and gazebo. The house is near trout streams for the fly fishing enthusiast. If you don’t fish, relax in the magnificent sunroom and enjoy the panoramic mountain view, or enjoy sitting on the covered front porch in the rocking chairs and enjoy the mountain view while watching the hummingbirds, deer, turkey and other wildlife.

All of your guests will enjoy their privacy as the cabin has 2200 square feet of covered living area, ten rooms and comfortably sleeps eight. There is a bedroom on the ground floor which has a queen size bed. Upstairs, there are two master bedrooms with king size beds while the fourth has a trundle bed. It is perfect retreat to comfortably accomodate two families. There is a full bathroom on each floor. This cabin has Satellite TV in the living room, DVD in the sunroom and lots of special features including a ramp entry, custom wormy chestnut cabinetry, hardwood floors downstairs and carpeting upstairs, exposed beams, luxurious bath towels and linens, washer/dryer, a covered parking area and more. When the weather is cool, sit in the living room, enjoy the wood burning fireplace and toast marshmallows or sit in the sunroom and watch the colors of autumn unfold. There is a cabinet in the sunroom which is filled with board games, and there is a dollhouse which will delight the younger members of your group.

Escape the heat as this cabin is 4200 ft. above sea level and located in Banner Elk, which has the highest elevation of any city in the Southeast. In the fall, the temperature starts to drop but not to worry as there is baseboard heat and you can set the thermostat in each room to your liking. There are lots of activities nearby including rafting, canoeing, snow skiing, fishing, rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, gem mining, and hiking. Pick blueberries and blackberries in season or pick apples or pears from the fruit trees on this unique property. Four wheel drive, chains or all wheel drive is required in winter conditions. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Distances from the cabin to the following local attractions…

Base/Beech Mountain 2.6 miles

Banner Elk Downtown 2.9 miles

Base/Sugar Mountain 3.5 miles

Newland 5 miles

Grandfather Mountain 14 miles

Boone 20 miles

Keywords: Log Cabin, Lodge, Retreat, Mountain Home

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Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , There is one full bathroom downstairs with a shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , There is one bathroom upstairs with a shower/tub combination
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , There is one bedroom downstairs with a queen bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , There are two bedrooms upstairs with king beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , This is the second bedroom upstairs with a king size bed.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 murphy bed , This is the smallest bedroom upstairs and has a trundle bed.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The cabin is near two ski resorts, Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain which are main attractions in the winter. During the summer and fall, there are often festivals during the weekends. Grandfather Mountain is always a treat to visit as you can enjoy the views, visit the natural animal habitats, hike, or if you are feeling brave, venture to the top of the mountain to cross the swinging bridge. No visit would be complete without stopping at the Mast Store in Valle Crucis which is a General Store which dates back to Revolutionary times. The town of Banner Elk has two parks. One which is near the fire station and has a playground and walking trails. During the summer there are open air concerts where visitors bring picnic baskets and enjoy free concerts under the stars. The other park has a large pond (or a small lake depending on your viewpoint). White sand has been trucked in to create a white sandy beach and there is a nearby playground. Rafting trips are offered as well.


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Mountain View Paradise - Fisherman's Retreat
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 45 reviews

Great family cabin in beautiful setting and perfect location. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Owner/host was very communicative and helpful. The cabin was gorgeous and as expected/described. The setting and views from the cabin are incredible and the location is perfect - VERY convenient to Banner Elk and to Beech and Sugar Mountains. Perfect cabin for a family. There is a ample space and the kitchen is very well stocked which we definitely appreciated. We stayed here for a week and had a great experience. Would return! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful and Magical Experience!!! Beautiful and Breathtaking!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family had such an amazing time in Banner Elk :) Beautiful Mountains and wonderful amenities, and such an Amazing Cabin :) So very much to do :) We made so many magical memories :)

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lilburn, Ga

Our 2nd Visit - And We Will be Back!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the cabin and we loved it again. Mary Frances is a kind, accommodating hostess and makes things easy for us. The big sunroom in the back of the house is so wonderful- room for the kids to play and plenty of seating for adults. I love that there is no tv in that room. We will return! Great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cabin on a Hill!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay, the cabin was very cozy and comfortable. The dogs enjoyed the yard so much they didn't want to come inside. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. We played games at night in front of the fire! Overall one of the best trips we've had in a while. We'll definitely be back.

Thank You Mary Frances!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, ideally located.

  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous log cabin with views, a cozy fireplace and an apple tree! The apples were ripe during our stay (9/29-10/2). Close to Boone, Linville Falls, Valle Crucis, and Blowing Rock hiking. We'll definitely be back. One small criticism of the house: If you like to cook, bring your own pots and pans. The set at the house is very old-seeming nonstick stuff and the coating is coming off. Otherwise, the house is perfectly cozy, clean, and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace, tire swing, views, and comfy quilts.

The owner communicated in a timely manner and was very generous about letting us check in early and out late. Very pleasant to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for letting me know about the pots and pans as I have ordered a new set as well as bakeware. I hadn’t really noticed as what was there is what we had always used, but it was dated. Hope you keep us in mind if you return to the area....
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Perfect place to visit to relax and visit students attending Lees McRae

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the cabin. We booked it because we wanted to take grandparents to visit my niece and see her college, but all stay together. This was the perfect place!!! We all had our own rooms. The grandparents never had to climb stairs. The front even had a ramp to get in. We were very close to the college, but when we were at the cabin we felt like we were away from most everything. The linens and towels were provided and on the beds and in the bathrooms. The washer and dryer were SO helpful and handy. We even picked apples and pears from the trees out front. We ate the pears and I stewed the apples. The little fishing pond was a beautiful walk. We didn't catch any fish, but it was an adventure and we used the backdoor to the washer and dryer. Awesome time. Highly recommend an escape from the world. Oh, you don't have to fully escape...cable tv and wifi worked perfectly. ;)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Mary Frances
Member since: 2010
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:
February 21, 2018

About Mary Frances

My family began visiting the Banner Elk area when I was a child, and my parents looked for the perfect piece of propety for over ten years. They built this cabin is 1979 as a family retreat to escape the south Florida heat. It was my father's dream to have a Lincoln-log style cabin where he could fish. My parents found this property in which consists of 17 acres on top of a mountain, and knew it was what they had been waiting for. It became a center for all of us to gather for celebrations, family reunions and weekend retreats. After he retired, they needed to reduce their expenses, and I had heard about VRBO and suggested we try it. I now have come full circle as I have watched my children grow up enjoying the cabin and discover the area. Both of them caught their first fish in the pond. We have a catch and release policy; however; there is an exception for whenever anyone catches their first fish! Every time we go, I think, I need to come here more often and there is always something new to do and see. I hope you will enjoy it as well and make a memory with your family.

Mary Frances purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Mary Frances chose Banner Elk

Banner Elk has the highest elevation of any city in the southeastern United States which means it is cooler than most other places. The cabin is on top of a mountain, and we use the blankets on the bed year round. We have enjoyed all four seasons in Banner Elk and the chance to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery from the front porch or the sunroom. You can be as active as you want at there is rafting, golf, hiking, zip-lining, mining for gold, canoeing, fishing and all sorts of cultural events just minutes from the cabin. Frankly, we often find ourselves content to stay on top of the mountain, sitting in the swings, reading, fishing in the private pond, or just taking a break from the routine of life..

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits on seventeen acres on top of a mountain, overlooking the pond and pastures. Many times I have looked out the window to see deer looking in at me. We also have turkeys, foxes that roam the property (you might draw a bear if you leave your trash outside so PLEASE don't). Children love to pick the apples and pears in late summer and fall. Beautifully landscaped, Mountain Laurel and Hostas bloom to add to the beauty of the setting. A stacked stone wall runs along the 1500 foot private drive that leads you to the cabin. Every time I drive up to the top, I am amazed at the beauty and with the serene setting.


Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Banner elk
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

There is a trout-stocked pond on the property.

Distances from the cabin to the following local attractions…

Base/Beech Mountain 2.6 miles

Banner Elk Downtown 2.9 miles

Base/Sugar Mountain 3.5 miles

Newland 5 miles

Grandfather Mountain 14 miles

Boone 20 miles




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

The rate is $200 per night for a two night stay. During holiday weekends, there is a minimum of a three night stay. There is a minimum age requirement as you must be at least 25 years old to rent this property. The person signing the rental agreement must attach a copy of a valid driver's license to the contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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