A lovely little cabin resting on the sun speckled banks of the Watauga River. Nestled between the AWA takeout for the Watauga Gorge Run & Cherokee National Forest. At the end of a dirt road and over a little creek & you find The Cabinito awaiting you. As you walk in to our small cozy cabin from the front or back porch you enter the kitchen/living/dining room. From there you can see a bathroom and 2 bedrooms, one with a queen bed and a tv/dvd, and one with a double/twin bunk bed. Above the bedrooms there is a loft with a queen bed, a low ceiling and the couch that folds out into a double bed. Out the back door the creek cascades down into the river and where they meet you will find kayaks, intertubes, and a little swim hole. Hike around the river for some big swim holes and perfect fishing spots. It’s a short drive to Lakeshore Marina and even closer to Fish Springs, Mallard Cove and Pioneer Landing Marinas. Located 18 miles (30 minutes) to Boone NC and 35 miles (1hour) drive to Johnson City or Bristol TN. There is spotty cell reception at the cabinito; closest reception is 2 miles away. Enjoy the dappled sunlight and the pristine waters of Watuga river, one of the most beautiful rivers in the Appalachian mountains! Included in the rental price are the options for kayaks and a zip line to the island. You are getting a virtual adventure package when you choose to rent the Cabinito!!
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
The Watauga River Cabinito is available for hurricane evacuees at discount rate
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 20, 2018
We are offering travelers who are evacuating for the hurricane a discounted rate as our cabin has become available during this week.
Owner/Manager purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Owner/Manager chose Butler
We have a 24 acre farm on the Watauga River and when the opportunity arose to purchase additional acreage with a cabin bordering our farm, we didnt hesitate even a moment because we know how beautiful the cabin and its surroundings are and secondly because of the rarity of the opportunity. We love renovating, building and decorating... the Cabinito offered us all that and more! We're enjoying the process of seeing it become more and more hospitable with amenities being added frequently.
What makes this Cabin unique
The feeling of being away from it all in a rustic cabin with old growth trees and a wild river flowing gives us a feeling of relaxation unparalleled by other vacation experiences. Bordered on the Cherokee National forest you are literally away from development and the disappointment of stumbling on a housing development or strip mall in the middle of nowhere. If you enjoy deep relaxation, you will find it here. And don't forget that included in the rental price are options for boats and bicycles!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful place and many extras outside to do. River kayaking,zip lines and very peaceful.
My only complaint would be the temperature in the cabin. Could only cool one room and everywhere else very hot. We left early because of power outage. Too hot to stay with kids and unable to use fans. Cabin could use some updates but many extras that were appreciated. New towels, bedding and coolers. Also water in fridge. Bed in the room with AC fell and didn’t sleep well. All in all a good trip. My 8 year old granddaughter truly enjoyed everything! Thank you Mike
The Perfect Escape
We explored. We swam. We drank coffee on the river in the morning. Our kids loved it. Our dog loved it. Our second time and we will be back again!
Nice place to get away
We had a great week at the cabin! We had an unexpected guest, as we adopted a dog the night of our arrival. We were supposed to get the dog (Doug) the following week but due to an emergency the rescue group asked up to get him a week earlier. The cabin owner was very accommodating and willing to let us add a last minute guest!
The cabin itself was exactly what I was looking for, away from everything but still convenient enough to do day trips. The kids loved playing in the river, and we made memories I will never forget!
This is the place to come and unwind. The owner was great.
Our daughter and granddaughter really enjoyed getting in the ice cold river. Even though it poured down rain and we lost power for a little while. The owner Mike even offered to put us n a hotel and pay for dinner because of the power outage we declined. We had a blast just enjoying family time and relaxing with no phones.
very quite and peaceful
This little cabin in very cool. You will have to make do without cellphones or wifi here, which we loved not having to deal with work phone calls coming in all weekend. The combination of listening to the creek water toppling over the rocks and the super comfy beds put me into a coma like sleep that I haven't had in weeks. The road coming in looks to be constructed of gravel or crush-and-run, which is good shape.
Was a great getaway for our business life.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The Cabinito does not come with linens on the beds. There are clean mattress covers. We would be happy to provide linens and blankets at a charge of $20 per bed which must be paid to us directly before arrival. We will also provide towels for $5 each.