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Rejuvenate, Enjoy & Relax Free Wifi, Hottub, Pets Welcome, Fireplace & Firepit

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

WiFi, 3Bed, 2Bath, Private, Secluded, Firepit, Pooltable, 30 mins to Boone NC

Guests enjoy wooded views with mountains. Come watch local wildlife like deer, turkeys and birds of prey thru the huge picture window in the living area. Disconnect from the outside world for just a while, sip cider or wine and hold the hand of someone you love. Enjoy and be "in" the moment. When you do have to check in with work, friends or family this home offers Free WiFi so you can keep in touch. Just remember this is a vacation cabin and meant to do just that. You can expect a landline phone that you can forward your cell phones to and share the homes phone number with important people back home. And just incase you need help during your stay we provide local contacts, too. With an Outdoor Firepit, indoor fireplace with gas logs, theremostatly controlled and easy to operate. A Jacuzzi bathtub, Gas Grill, Stone Gas log fireplace and a Pool table, everyone should have something to do while staying as unplugged as possible. Expect vaulted ceiling, 2 large masters with kings, additional loft bedroom offers a pillow top queen.

On the inside

Guests Have spectacular views from the great room – living and dining area, with Huge Custom glass window and wood accents throughout the cabin. Large New flat screen TV/DVD mounted above the Keystone Fireplace with Gas Logs adds a cozy, romantic feel to the room. Living room furniture faces the rock fireplace and dining table and chairs look out the large custom window with views of forest and trees. Satellite/TV includes many music stations for your listening pleasure. Large gas grill with buried propane tank so you never run out of gas. Grilling utensils and bake ware make cooking a pleasure indoors or out. TV's in both master bedrooms down stairs.

Central heat and air, modern appliances in the spacious kitchen (Range/ stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Blender, Toaster, Microwave, Coffee maker, Crockpot, Washer/Dryer)

Banjo Ridge cabin has the potential to sleep up to 6 comfortably, King, King, Queen. All linens, towels, bedding, dishes and utensils provided as well as a hair dryer.

Vaulted ceiling in the great room and over the large loft with pool table and queen bed.

Both master bedroom suites each have adjoining full baths, king size beds and feature large ceiling fans. You can expect a large Jacuzzi bathtub in one of the master baths.

The large loft upstairs has a queen size bed and plenty of room for a blow up mattress or port-a crib. All linens, towels, dishes, flatware and cooking utensils are provided.

On the outside

Large wrap around deck with lots of furniture. Enjoy beautiful views from your hot tub.

Heavily wooded, private & secluded. Banjo Ridge cabin features an Outdoor Fire Pit with built in seating perfect for roasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs over an open flame. Views are hardwoods and forest.

Enjoy the picnic table, glass top table with cushion chairs or cushioned love seat and chairs. There is a Gas Grill hardwired so you never run out of propane – Both bedrooms have doors leading outside to deck. Views are heavily wooded, mountainous, with frequently seen wildlife, mostly deer and turkey.

Private, hidden deep in the woods, just off Hwy 321, minutes from Watauga Lake & River.

Banjo Ridge is a gated community that always leaves the gate open. Its entrance off Hwy 321 is a stucco wall with some stonework and Banjo Ridge Rd sign. This entrance is under a streetlight making an easy mark for nighttime arrivals. The entrance will be on your right if coming from the east (Boone) and on your left if coming from the west (Elizabethton) off Hwy 321. MapQuest and navigational equipment get most guests there and we provide directions that use your car’s odometer. Easy road access - great for any group who plan on daily car travel to area activities like white water rafting, zip lines, skiing, boat rentals as trips to attractions are convenient from this location.

Free WiFi

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Property Manager
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
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This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Homemaker, grandmother, Mtn Girl at heart. Our family enjoys many trips whether its the short weekend get away just to recharge or the longer week vacation renting boats and rebuilding relationships with those we care about. Great place to reconnect and still stay connected with Wifi & home phone land line.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Butler

Everyone Loves the privacy and the nearby Lake access. Love being close but have to get away from it all, too .. Get the kind of privacy many are looking for, but still stay 30 mins to towns, shopping, even live entertainment. There's something for every body up here.

Come and get a way from the hustle and bustle but still enjoy easy roads that all lead somewhere .

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

Snow skiing to jet skiing, Fall foliage to wildlife viewing right here on the property. Gorgeous views anytime of the year that are second to none. Paved roads, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mtns meet water.

Very unique home with beautiful wood workmanship, Gas logs to fall a sleep with or outdoor fire pit to gather around. This cozy place will take your mind off everything else ... Come and recharge, regroup and reinvent.


Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, no large gatherings This home is not a venue please ask & we'll recommend some that are nearby & happy to handle your event.
  • Check the pet box for (1) Email for permission to bring multiple animals. Keep the Peace Pets must be controlled, leashed & restrained.
  • We all love Music Just keep it indoors. Neighbors aren’t close but sound carries thru the forest especially in real quiet areas.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom opens up to bedroom and living area.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi bath tub / Seperate shower
  • Both bathrooms are supplied with guest towels & wash cloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master king with connecting bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master King with attached full bath and door leading outside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom
  • Doors opening up onto decking from both downstairs Master bedrooms. Each with attached full baths. Beautiful private views from the bedrooms. Connecting bath with Jacuzzi bath tub/separate shower. Large spacious bedrooms w/king size bed on the main level- no stairs. Third bedroom upstaris loft/queen.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You 'll be provided with your Housekeeper's phone number should you need anything during your stay. At the end of your stay you just leave and the housekeeper does it all.


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average rating of 4.512195 based on 41 reviews

Amazing Stay Beautiful Property Everything you Need!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this property, location, and all the amenities that come with it. I searched and searched in this area for a cabin with a hot tub, pool table, fireplace, and jet tub in this price range and when I found this cabin I was beyond excited and booked right away. When we arrived the drive was beautiful. We love driving into the woods and when we came to views of the lake we were beyond excited even though it is winter time we immediately decided that we were coming back to get in that lake in the summer time! The cabin was perfect, clean, and it was stocked with everything we needed. I did forget my shampoo and conditioner and there were little bottles available in the bathrooms like you seen in a hotel! We brought wood and had a wonderful fire out in the fire pit and the hot tub felt amazing. It was a perfect 104 temp and felt so good. The beds are super comfortable and the layout of the cabin is perfect. The cabin, deck and sitting areas are so peaceful and enough space for 6 people to enjoy. We went skiing on Beech Mtn and that was fantastic and the drive from this cabin to this ski resort is breathtaking. You drive up higher into the mountains and the views are amazing! The little towns around this cabin are so cute and pretty. What is a big thing is that this cabin is back in the woods and the neighbors are not too close. You can see the other cabins but not on top of each other so you have privacy and we love music and were able to have that on outside while we had cocktails around the fire and in the hot tub without disturbing anyone or getting a noise complaint. Thank you so much Watagua Lake Rentals/Home Away for an unforgettable stay and experience. We will be back as soon as it is warm to this same cabin and we are getting in the Lake!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for saying such nice things about the cabin and area. Yes, this place offers lots of amenities that most are looking for when visiting the mountains. Its hidden but easy to find, off the beating path but not too far from vacation towns like Boone that offer shopping, restaurants, skiing etc .. If you are looking for a place to get away, kick back and relax then you have found it. We look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you too for taking good care of the place. It is most appreciated.
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Charlotte, NC

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at the cabin! It was clean, quiet, cozy and comfortable. We used the location as our place to stay for a fun ski weekend and it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, so so good to hear. We try hard to make it a warm and inviting place. Will share the compliment with housekeeping as well. Thank you so much for sharing with others. Come back soon and expect a return guest discount.
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Canton, OH

January snow makes our feet and fingers glow.

  • 5 of 5

Just stayed at this cabin. So enjoyed the getaway. Peaceful and quiet. Very clean and very well stocked. Everything worked just fine and the beds slept well. We hit the slopes during the day, grilled steaks at night and enjoyed the outdoor fire pit. Thanks for allowing us the time there. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that all enjoyed the peace, and found the place clean. Yes, the slopes are open! This year this area has seen some really good ski weather. Flurries in the mornings but roads still nice and clear. Glad to hear the new beds are comfortable as we want all to get a good nights rest and be ready for tomorrows adventure. Whether you're hitting the slopes or the local winery down the street. Come on up when you're ready for that mountain weekend get away.
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We planned our stay here mainly because it had a jacuzzi but it didn’t work

  • 2 of 5

We were really disappointed that the jacuzzi didn’t work. The internet service didn’t work and had no running water the last day. It was too far from ski slopes which we thought 8 mikes would have been okay. We expected the jacuzzi operational when we got there like previous cabins we stayed at and no one called from the office to see if we were okay. The layout was okay, furniture a bit worn and deco was outdated, cobwebs on walls and fixtures. We did get ahold of management and they did come out to check jacuzzi and turned it on but didn’t wait to see if it actually worked. We couldn’t even shower or use toilets or wash dishes due to no running water last day. It wasn’t bad otherwise.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry for the winter storm. With sub degree temperatures of "-2 degrees" we were glad everyone had power. Glad maintenance could come over and get the hot tub started for you. For future guests please don't turn the hot tub off. That will prevent it from heating and you have to wait several hours for it to be heated back up. The WiFi password for the internet is located in the welcome package inside the home and works great when the password is entered. Ski Beech is the largest and closest slope to the cabin. Google say its about 20 miles down the road toward Boone. This place is very clean, cabin checked for cob webs and none were found. 24 pictures of the exact furnishing can be seen here on homeaway. New beds in both bedrooms were purchased last month. Everyone in the area was without water for only a couple of hours the morning of this guests departure. Water restored by lunch time and hot tub is warm, bubbling and ready for our next guest.
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was exactly as described. I was kept informed all along the way. Recommend highly!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Thank you, Thank you .. know we try hard. Look forward to hearing from you one day soon.
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nice & quiet

  • 5 of 5

Very nice setting with great deck . the house was comfortable and clean, wish I had more time to stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dry Hill General Store & Deli
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Beech & Sugar Mountain Skiing
Appalachian Trail (West Virginia)
Crosses Watauga lake
East Tennessee State University
Doe Mountain Recreation Area
Great for the kids who are adventurous and out doorsey!
Pizza Place
Appalachian State University
30 mins from the cabin. Come up for football games or take your kids and walk around campus....
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Appalachian State University
30 mins from the cabin. Come up for football games or take your kids and walk around campus....
Dutch Creek Trails
Horse back ridding for all ages. Couples to large family rides.
Wahoo's Adventures
Mountain Adventures
White water rafting trips for the whole family, all ages and all levels.
Nearest Airport
37 Miles
TRI City Serviced by American Delta, United.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Captains table bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Red Tail country club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 321
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Shirley's place or Captains table restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Beech Mtn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shook branch beach on Watauga Lake
Car: necessary

You are surrounded by big mountains and one of the cleanest lakes in North America is just down the road. The setting for this home is very private, heavily wooded. Beautiful Fall Foliage views of woods and mountains. This property is in East Tennessee, and the North Carolina state line is a mile down the road. Guests visit nearby vacation villages like Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather mountain to the East and Abingdon Va to the North and Roan Mtn state park to the West. Boat Rentals, Rafting trips, Kayaking, Canoeing are very popular. You can even hike the Appalachian trail or canoe thru the Cherokee National Forest. Guests attend Events like the Roan mountain state park Rhododendron Festival, or the Storey Telling festival in Historic Jonesboro. Winter sports are fun too at nearby Ski Beech or Sugar Mtn. "Ready to get your engines started"? Bristol Speedway is 38 mins door to door. Music fills the air with Blue Grass festivals and bands at several nearby venues. In just a short drive you can see NC / TN and VA. Wheather you are seeking White water Rafting, Hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking or just want to ride around antiquing this Unique Location would be a great choice for families or couples. You get the benefits of both lake, river, mountains and nearby towns that are small, easy to explore and convenient to get to. Adventurous, thrill seekers can venture to Cliffs & Caves and Explore while others take guided tours that are perfect for elderly or someone with limited mobility. This is a true Fisherman's dream with five nearby rivers to fish plus the lake. It's also a Skiers paradise - water like glass here with very few boats. This area is Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring towns and actives fun for everyone. All guests receive a welcome package giving your u direction. Come stay at Banjo Ridge cabin and enjoy yourselves. Get a restful vacation with no mobs, no traffic just well deserved time spent with those you care for.

Activities: bring no your boat or just rent one at any of the local marinas. Fishing, fly fishing guides atvnear by local marina's,

Kayaking, canoeing, tubing trips with local companies. Near by snow skiing at Beech and Sugar. Lots of area wildlife viewing. Sports:Snowboarding, whitewater rafting, unique shopping and dining. Out door fire pit, hot tub, scenic drives, directions,

Boat Rentals

Fishsprings marina

White water rafting

wahoos adventures

Watauga lake is just a five minute drive

watauga lake tennessee

Golf: Near-by golf

redtailmountain 15 min drive

We are a mile from the NC state line where you can enjoy both Tn and NC

Ski: Beech Mountain, Boone NC, Sugar Mtn, Applachian ski resort, HawksNest,

Ski Area's

skibeech nc

skisugar nc

appskimtn nc

hawksnest-resort nc- tubing and zip line




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/trash removal $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Once your deposit is paid you'll receive an extensive welcome package giving direction to area activities, restaurants, boat rentas, ski resorts. Pet fee applies: If you choose to bring a pet be sure to click the pet box when reserving here on line. The pet fee is for one pet. If you have multiple pets please send an email with your request for multiple pet approval. Be sure to include the correct number of guests in your party so enough bedding is provided. All persons staying on the property over the age of 2 should be listed in your party.
Note: There are no refunds from the owner directly so guests are encouraged to protect their vacation by purchasing one of the protection plans offered. When making your reservation, guests will have the option to purchase or waive protection plans offered thru homeaway/vrbo. If there are any uncertainties with your stay please purchase a vacation protection plan and insure your stay so you can file for any reimbursement. Sometimes, we are able to rebook dates but it is not a guarantee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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