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Cabin With Spectacular Mountain Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin in scenic mountain setting close to three small towns.

Cabin subdivision entrance is about 50 miles east of Asheville, NC and 15 miles south of Marion (interstate 40) in McDowell County.It is 21 miles west of Morganton, NC. and it is 22 miles north of Rutherfordton, NC.

Morning Star Cabin is nestled in the mountains at an elevation of 1800 feet and provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the South Mountains. This beautiful , quiet and peaceful location is an ideal spot for a restful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The log cabin is 1700+ square feet.It has 3 bedrooms each capable of accommodating 2 people comfortably for a total occupancy of 6 . King sized bed in master bed room, queen size bed in second bedroom and daybed with pop up trundle in third bedroom. (There is also a raised twin air mattress in master bedroom closet)

Two bathrooms, the master with a jacuzzi tub and the second bathroom with a tub/ shower.

Fully equipped kitchen with dining area, family room, utility room with washer and dryer.

Back porch and deck with beautiful view of mountains with access from family room, master bedroom and third bedroom.


- TV with Satellite

- High Speed Internet

- Stove

- Dishwasher

- Microwave

- Refrigerator with ice maker

- Washer and Dryer

- Bedding, mattress pads, including linens such as sheets, towels, pillows, etc.

- 3 bedrooms with beds sleeping six people

- Starter set of toiletries are provided (toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc.)

Note: No pets allowed.


- Beautiful panoramic view of South Mountains from cabin.

- Hiking trails through mountains around creeks leading to water falls in Grandview Peaks.

Our scenic creek-side nature trail, covers miles of walkways through 40 acres of pristine green space. The main trail is graveled and useful for jogging and mountain biking, and the gentle grade is ideal for hiking. At the end of the trail is a nice open resting spot that overlooks a magnificent waterfall perfect for a family picnic.

We have a recreational lake offering fishing, swimming, canoeing, picnicking and a community pavilion, which is scheduled for completion by January 2013. 1-hour drive from cabin to skiing.

Sightseeing with scenic drives along the blue ridge parkway. 35 miles drive from 15 different golf courses. Antique shopping in nearby towns. Winery visits in area. Gem Mining.

More Details

Sam Thomas
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

About Sam Thomas

We are originally from Youngstown, Ohio but presently reside in Louisiana. We are a retired couple and have been married over 40 years.

Sam Thomas purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Sam Thomas chose Nebo

We purchased this property because of the beautiful mountain views and the quiet and peaceful location.

What makes this cabin unique

We both love the outdoors and the opportunity for a variety of outdoor activities including:


Swimming, fishing,golfing, canoeing in nearby Lake James or subdivision lake ( to be completed beginning of 2013).

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed the lake, the gazebo, the hike to the waterfall area, are vineyards and restaurants.
Jun 2017
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Nebo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The Grandview Peaks home owners association prohibits the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in the subdivision.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin day bed with pop up trundle
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Pak n Play available and a twin air mattress for one extra guest. Card table with 4 chairs. Foam topper for pop up trundle if it is desired to turn the daybed into a king-size bed.


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Cabin With Spectacular Mountain Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 24 reviews

Relaxing and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Roomy and comfortable. 20-30 mins away from nearest grocery store. T-Mobile service was bad. Att was great. Hiking trail was very nice. Steep hills on property. Very secured and safe. TV could be upgraded. Only 1 shower. Master bedroom has tub, but no shower. All kitchen amenities. Definitely a place where you should plan on staying and not go anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for renting our cabin. We appreciate your taking the time to write a review and give us your feedback.
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A beautiful, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This spacious cabin with its stunning views in a secluded setting was perfect for our family get-together in the mountains. One night we enjoyed the stars of the Milky Way from the back porch, then woke up to find ourselves wrapped in fog. We had a lovely time.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and really appreciate your taking the time to write this review. Our major objective in renting is to share our beautiful cabin with its captivating views with families like yours. Thank you. Sam Thomas
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Enjoyable Stay

  • 4 of 5

We had 6 adults staying in the property and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Beautiful views from the back porch and we all enjoyed sitting out on the rocking chairs for hours. Some things have been mentioned in previous reviews, but things that impacted us were: master bath has only a jetted bathtub (no shower) and inexplicably has no towel bars to hang towels after use. We ate several meals at the cabin and found the kitchen had everything we needed, but the dining room table only seats 4 comfortably-- so we used a couple folding chairs from the closet and just sat close. The cabin was clean and linens/towels were fine. The master bedroom had older furnishings that were adequate, but the bed especially needed updating for a top-notch rating. The trundle bed situation seems more suited for kids but was do-able for adults. There was an option to try to convert the trundle to a king but that seemed dubious, so we elected to just leave it as two twin beds. We did make use of the gazebo grilling area, which is about 2/10 mile walk on steep hill-- not for my elderly parents so we grilled there and brought food back to cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We wanted to share our cabin home with others so they could also enjoy this special place with the beautiful mountain views. We have furnished our cabin home according to our standards, tastes and life style. Single adults as well as families of all ages have found the cabin very comfortable for their needs. There are many outdoor activities available in our subdivision ranging from hiking and swimming , and boating and fishing at our lake. Grilling is also available at the pavilion at the lake or at the gazebo near our cabin.
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  • 4 of 5

What a beautiful setting. Lots of views from Windows and living areas. Sitting on the porch has no city noise only nature's sounds of the birds and the wind blowing. The cabin is large and spacious. Kitchen cabinets are beautiful but lack knobs or pulls to open them. Master bath has a large jacuzzi tub but no shower!😕� No towel bars to hang wet or used towel on. Master bedroom is very large but master kingsize bed is 2 regular bed pushed together. The master closet door swings into the closet killing the space inside. The door should be reinstalled to open to the outside. Overall we enjoyed our stay and the beauty of the mountains .

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Others have also enjoyed the natural setting, beautiful mountain views, our large spacious cabin ,and master bedroom, jacuzzi tub, large walk in closet and beautiful cabinets and well-stocked. kitchen. In addition, we have a lake within the subdivision for swimming, fishing and light boating. Within a 1 hour drive you can dine and do antique shopping at Black Mountain, do white water rafting, visit wineries and the Biltmore, etc.
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Awesome views of the mountains

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at your cabin. It was very clean and comfortable. The view of the mountains were incredible. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Please come again.
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great property

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cabin very clean and quiet great area lots to do. Had a great time and great communication with owners will definately stay there again in the future .

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would welcome you again. Thank you.
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Silver Creek Plantation
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 226
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Yiannis Family Restaurant
Nearest Ski
56 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Area
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake James State Park
Car: necessary

We always enjoy taking a drive to Spruce Pine to

go to one of the gem mines. There are also various farms for picking your own fruit. We have picked apples at two different apple orchard

There is a wonderful live theater in nearby Morganton that features plays and musical talent. Pat Boone is featured for Dec. 13, 2012

There are places for zip lining and whitewater rafting about 1 hour or so away from the cabin for a day trip. Tweetsie Railroad is a popular theme park in Blowing Rock, NC. Check out the visitor's centers in Marion or Morganton for more ideas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.