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Cozy Brookside Cottage-3 miles from ASU

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This cottage is on a paved and state maintained level road so a good place if we do get some snow. It is about 8-18 miles from all ski resorts in the area. An authentic mountain cabin, built in 1929, just restored and modernized with a brand new inside, this cabin maintains the character of the 1930's reminiscent of simpler quieter times, only with new plumbing and higher ceilings. It is located only 3 minutes from the Boone courthouse and ASU, yet it sits on a quiet side street where you can get peace and quiet. Some of the residents have lived there since the 1930's. Sit on the deck out back and listen to the babbling brook or play in the big yard.

Both of the bedrooms have ceiling fans and color TV's with cable. The queen bedroom has a euro top mattress from Sealy which is very comforable and the twin beds have new quality mattresses as well. The living room boasts a stone fireplace that covers one wall, it has vaulted ceilings, lots of lights, and it open to the kitchen.

There is easy access with off street parking and no steps. Great for people who might not like steps.

Escape the heat and come to Boone...this cottage stays cool all day long, but there is a window A/C unit for your comfort.

Keywords: Boone, Cute, 1930's, cabin, deck, babbling brook, grill, Cable TV, Internet, antiques, quilts, Bargain, ceiling fans, yard.

More Details

Andie Byrd
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Andie Byrd

I am the owner and I personally oversee these properties. I strive to make sure my guests have a worry free vacation.

Andie Byrd purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Andie Byrd chose Blue Ridge Mountains

Because I live in Boone and love it! This is the perfect area for a cool summer or winter fun.

What makes this cottage unique

This 1929 cottage still sits on a stacked rock foundation which was the way homes were built in the day. The original builder could not have picked a better location right next to a stream on a quiet side street yet only 1/10 mile from the highway and 3 miles from downtown Boone. There is a huge side yard for sledding, pets, and a stream behind. There is room for an outdoor campfire and roasting weenies and marshmellows or a game of tag, in the winter the slope of the yard makes for great sledding.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have had the most wonderful week at your beautiful home. We came from Florida and the cool weather and babbling creek have soothed our spirits and souls. We will always treasure the memories this time has created.

Thank you for providing such a gorgeous setting for our family to grow together.
Aug 2013
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Vilas Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfortable euro top mattress from Sealy, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in living room. We provide sheets.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting


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Cozy Brookside Cottage-3 miles from ASU
average rating of 4.84375 based on 75 reviews

The Howingtons

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin. It was perfect for our vacation at Boone. Great location, near restaurants and supermarkets. We really enjoyed sitting on the deck, enjoying the stream and relaxing view. The property was very clean and well kept. I loved all the little details that made it feel like home. The kids played on the yard, walked in the creek, and made smores at night. We are definitely coming back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was comfortable. The inside was very clean and nicely done. It would be a nice addition if you could open the window in the main bdrm. We did not use the window AC unit. With that installed you cannot open the window for fresh cool air. It was wonderful to have the movies for our boys! The kitchen was so well equipped for cooking. We walked to the farm down the road which was so much fun! Loved our stay! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for couple and dog

  • 5 of 5

Great place and second time staying here! House and yard are perfect for a couple with a dog. We only wish the master bedroom would have an option to just open the windows instead of running the AC especially at night. Having dinner on the deck next to the creek is a must for us for each visit! The neighborhood is quiet and close to everything. You can't beat the location. We never stay at the same place twice so you can tell this place is excellent!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words and repeat business. I agree about the window in the master bedroom but I am taking the AC out since it is so cool now so it will open all the way. Happy travels to you and our hubby.
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  • 5 of 5

Great cottage

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always appreciate a positive review, thank you very much.
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Perfect cottage getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and cozy, and fit what we were looking for perfectly. We brought our dog, and she loved the big yard on the side. The location is great - it's on a quiet side street and a short drive to downtown Boone. The farm down the road has chickens that came for a visit! We could hear the goats and roosters that added to the charm.

Andrea was a wonderful host and always a phone call away! We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan for your great review and the nice note. I don't know when the chickens started visiting but I've been on the lookout for fresh eggs. LOL Also you left the cottage very tidy and that is always appreciated. You are welcome back anytime.
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We had a wonderful stay!!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a wonderful location. The babbling brook and the yard were great!! The cottage was well stocked and comphy. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $5 per person per night
Pet Fee $25

Balance is due two weeks before arrival, you will receive a link to pay with credit card.
Check in 3PM
Check out 10AM
Once you are paid in full you can proceed directly to the cabin at 520 Greer Lane, Vilas, it will be unlocked with the keys inside.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.