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The Watauga River Cabinito

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

The Watauga River Cabinito

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. Or take a short drive down the road 3 miles to the Watauga Lake and Pioneer Landing Marina. 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. No internet but it does have an honest land line that will call anyone you might want to talk to. Take a break and enjoy the reprise from cell phones ringing & internet pinging and 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 bicycles!!! you're getting a virtual adventure package when you choose to rent the Cabinito!!

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

    Bunk Beds...moreless

  • One bedroom is in the loft which looks over the kitchen/dining/living room and has a pitched ceiling....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • We own a restaurant in Boone and offer special dining options should you choose to join us for any of your meals. Our head chef lives on the property where the cabinito is located and offers catering and private meal preparation at the cabin if requested in advance. Contact Mike at if interested in these options....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Back Porch sits above the clean and lively Watauga River...moreless


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet:

    No internet is available...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    10 dollars per bed...moreless

  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    No cell reception. Land line is 423-768-0207...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven:

    We have a convection toaster oven that is large enough for a frozen pizza and bakes a great cake!...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    A variety of bikes to choose from for 25 dollars. This is for up to three days. After three days another 25 is chrged for another 1-3 day perioid...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    On the banks of the Watuaga, river paddling is a great option. Fee is included in rental price..these are NOT whitewater kayaks. Suitable for fishing and river paddling but NOT for rated whitewater...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$600 $2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13.687%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: We're the coolest people on the planet.

Why the Owner Chose Butler, TN, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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