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Farm Animals! Quaint Mountain Cabin! 74 Acres of Private Hiking!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, sleeps 5 and smokehouse studio(Sleeps 2)

The Little Peak Creek cabin is located on 74 acres on some of the most beautiful mountain land in the high county. There is open pasture land, with farm animals for the whole family to enjoy. There are large hardwood forests and pine forests with trails winding all through the property. The trail to the over look offers a deck and chairs, and a view of every major mountain in the county, including the mountains in Virginia .

Gather your own eggs and fresh vegetables when in season from the cabin garden. In the evening the property is great for stargazing as there is no light pollution . Enjoy the cabin's front yard and lull away the afternoon in the hammock. There is a large Bocce ball court in the front yard for day and night time entertainment.. Enjoy reading and relaxing on the front or back porch, or on a rainy day find a movie to watch. The cabin has Direct tv, and has all the movie channels, it has wi-fi. The kids can enjoy the Smokehouse sand box which is on the lower level and is enclosed, while you can watch from rocking chairs on the porch. We have bikes on the property that you can use and will gladly provide you with suggested routes and back packs for your outing. If you love animals we have chickens, goats, ducks, geese, donkeys dogs and horses. Feel free to visit them as you wander the property on our hiking trails .

The owners live in a separate lodge on the property , but are a good distance from the cabin offering all the privacy you want. Their home is adjacent to a pond and it has a small doc., Although they prefer to consider the pond area their private space, as they have guest so frequently , they are happy for you to stop to snap a picture or two. As you pass their home and on the trail to the overlook you will see hillsides planted with wildflowers in the spring, summer and fall.

The cabin at Little Peak Creek Farm is charming and allows you to return to a simpler time. It is decorated beautifully and provides a homey atmosphere. You will want to adopt it as your own second home after your first visit. In the summer we provide you with a delightful kitchen garden where you can pick your own lettuce, herbs and tomatoes and cucumbers for the freshest salad you have ever tasted. The Willingham's personal garden, where they grow their food for winter, is a place to visit and learn about the plants grown there or you can produce some beautiful photographs to document your trip. The smokehouse studio is a private space to sleep 2 and you will hear and see the creek and water fall from your bed! The stunning barn rebuilt in 2013, after a tragic fire, is a delight to everyone for collecting eggs and visiting with the animals.

The cabin is well located for everything you would want to do. It is only 15 minuets from the historic town of West Jefferson. The town has a wide variety of interesting shops, great choices for dining, galleries, and a wonderful farmers market.

There are back street concerts, as well as many other events all around Ashe county. There are plays and performances at the Civic Center year round. From the cabin you can be on the New River in only 2 minuets for tubing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing , The Blue Ridge Parkway is only five minutes away. A stable is also a short 5 minute drive from your back door where the whole family can take a horse back riding trip through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains . The New River State Park is only 10 minutes away , with an indoor theater and walk through exhibit where you can learn about the history of the county. The farm adjoins Wagoner State Park where you can hike and enjoy the river. Across the street from the driveway is a gem mine where children and adults can pan for interesting gems and treasures from the old Ore Knob Mine . In 2014 one lucky individual found a sapphire valued at $16,000. The owner there can set your stones if you wish to create an unusual piece of jewelry to remember your trip ! In the winter the ski slopes are about 1 and a half hour away, there is sledding on the farm.

Keywords: fishing, hiking, biking , canoeing, ducks, chickens,

goats ,horse, donkeys, dogs, gardens ,porches, relaxing, private ,fire stove, farm

More Details

Lisa Willingham
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2018

About Lisa Willingham

Steve and Lisa Willingham are animal lovers ,love to garden ,hike and spend time outdoors. Lisa is a retired elementary school teacher and Steve is a successful artist ,landscape designer and remodels homes and businesses. Their home and farm have artistic touches at every step.

Lisa Willingham purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Lisa Willingham chose Jefferson

The Willinghams moved to Ashe County in 1977 after getting married and have never left the beautiful mountains. They lived in a wonderful farm house for 30 years and never thought they would leave it, but in 2006 they found their current property and it was love at first sight. They bought the property in the rough, but the transition continues to be amazing!

What makes this cabin unique

The farm has it all. Rolling hills,hardwood forests, a ponds ,creeks, beautiful 2 story barn and above all it is secluded and has a magic all its' own. The primary mountain view of ,The Peak mountain is a part of a state park that will never be developed.


Jefferson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bath/shower, pedestal sink, and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , smokehouse we have turned into a private studio & double bed
  • Double Bed and single roll out bed , King Bed , Sleeper Sofa sleeps 1 ,double bed in smoke house which is an additional rental of $30.00
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This property will provide you with a secluded farm experience and allow you to spend time outdoors in a beautiful serene environment. There are several local attractions for family fun.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 79 reviews

Simply Perfect! Friendly, Loving Animals + Amazing, Kind Host + Cozy Cabin & Beautiful Scenery!

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded every expectation! This quaint cabin has more space than it appears in the pictures, and the water even gets hot quick (which is a plus in my book). We had 4 adults, 1 11yr old and dogs but did not need the extra smokehouse room. Although it is super cute and I wanted to sleep in there to see the sun rise. The 1 bathroom was not an issue either (I was a little concerned how my family was going to handle it over the weekend but it worked out great).

The cabin is stocked with a ton of extra blankets, sheets, towels and other supplies as well. It was perfect for our winter stay!

Lisa and Steve were so kind, welcoming and there for us if we needed anything or had any questions. They were able to provide us with local info as well as help us try to find an old family lot we were in search of.

Ella, Hank, and Molly (the Little Peak Creek Yellow Labs) were the perfect tour guides on our hikes around and just an absolute great addition to our "dog loving" family for the weekend! We welcomed them to join us from the moment we got there. However if you prefer not to, they will stay away. But believe me, you will want them to!

It was such an awesome experience to be so free with the other animals as well! They are all loving and a wonderful addition to the scenery and experience. We were never woken up or bothered by any of the animals. Although I was thinking we might be woken up, since we are not usually around them. But I never heard them while inside.

Lisa and Steve took the time to tell us about the animals, show us around the barn and it just made me feel more at ease to actually try to pet the chickens (again dog person but never really around farm animals). One of our favorite things was being able to feed the horses, donkeys, and goats! Next time I will bring at least 10 more bags of carrots.

The cabin is as warm and cozy as you want to make it, and the fire pit was perfect for the beautiful, winter night. I look forward to sitting around it when we visit again in the spring and summer months!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We hope other families can come enjoy the cabin and farm. That is what we love to do is share it with others. We really appreciate the detail and the openness in your review, not only your favorite things to do but also how the nuts and bolts worked in the cabin. We cannot wait to see you and your wonderful family in the warmer weather ! You can have so much fun then, too!
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Great cabin amazing farm

  • 5 of 5

Great time

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

This is just what our family was looking for. We have 2 young kids (8&5) who are animal lovers and this place was a perfect mix of quiet getaway and farm life. Lisa was very pleasant and seemed to go out of her way to make sure our kids had a great time with the animals. The cabin was very clean and maintained and was a perfect fit for us. They had WiFi, cable, equipped kitchen and plenty of room for a family of 4. The farm land was amazing and we hope to go back when the weather is a little warmer so we can do more hiking / walking around the beautiful grounds. Steve and Lisa were very gracious hosts. Overall, this was the perfect place for us and we hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time. Felt like home. Very quaint. We wish we had more time. Will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of heaven in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was perfect. Cozy and accommodating for 2 adults and 4 kids. We enjoyed star-gazing, gathering eggs, socializing with the horses, goats, donkeys, dogs, and feathered friends. Steve and Lisa were supurb hosts. We look forward to coming back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The hosts were wonderful, the property beautiful and the stay relaxing. Perfect for roaming the woods and enjoying the country setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Boondocks Brewing
Great for lunch and dinner. It is a micro brewery and serves locally brewed beer!
Ashe County Cheese Company
The only cheese factory in North Carolina is right here in West Jefferson! You can watch che...
Smokey Mountain Barbecue
Thursday nights are cruise in nights for old cars!
Smithey's Cafe -- CLOSED
Country style eating for breakfast and lunch in West Jefferson. Located on the back street
West Jefferson Coffee House
Hang out with the locals and have a cup of joe. You can relax in a comfortable atmosphere an...
1 drive thru with KFC and Taco Bell
Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks
About 12 minutes away and located next to the parkway
Located in or across the street from Wal-Mart
Blue Ridge Bakery Cafe -- CLOSED
Never ate there but heard great things and it is located at the Church of the Frescoes in Gl...
Mountain Aire Golf Club
Beautiful 18 hole course!
Mountain Music Jamboree
Dinner theater with music and dancing along the country line. About 12 minutes away.
Ashe County Public Library
Beautifully remodeled and a lovely walk up from the center of West Jefferson. Great childre...
Near Walmart!
When Pigs Fly
Good wings and a decent atmosphere located in a strip mall next to Lowe's Grocery Store
Good Ole Days Ice Cream & Cndy -- CLOSED
2 locations in WJ and has great shakes and ice cream as well as great hot dogs!
Ashe Civic Center
The little theater often has plays and there are live performances throughout the year.
Ashe County Arts Council
Located in WJ the Arts Council offers a great diverse display of art throughout the year.
Red Flame Family Restaurant -- CLOSED
Nice bowling Ally in WJ
Burnthill Stables
Horses to rent about 5 minutes from the cabin. They will lead you on guided trails.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
There are 2 tiny churches in our county that have beautiful Frescoe paintings.
Zaloo's Canoes
Canoe, Tube and kayak rental and shuttle service to spend a day on the New River
New River State Park
Hike ,picnic, and visit the interactive plant and animal exhibit about 10 minutes from the c...
The River House Restaurant
Very high end dining about 20 minutes from the cabin.
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Greenboro ,NC Jefferson
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Boondocks,Hotel Tavern,Blackjacks,Freeborns
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Jefferson Landing, Mountain Air
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Boondocks,Hotel Tavern,Smokey Mountain Barbque,
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain

There is a winery , a farm implement museum, a Frisbee golf course, 2 golf courses,3 state park locations and a wonderful new library and playground along with many opportunities to experience the arts.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

Each additional pet over 1 add $10.00 per night. Dogs must be at least 1 year of age.
Each additional person over 4 add $20.00 per night (7 maximum). If you include use of smokehouse studio bedroom add $30.00 per night . The only time we charge for cleaning is for single night stays. That fee is $40.00 for 1 night only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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