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Private ridge-top cabin with spectacular sunrises and sunsets!

Banner Elk, NC, USA
  • Cabin3000 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights

4/3 sleeps 10. 3+ acres on mountain ridge with no neighbors in sight.

After driving past the apple barn, covered bridge, and waterfall, the creek lined road reveals breathtaking, soul renewing views. Keep driving up into the sky because the High Five is nestled in the trees at an elevation of 3900 feet. You have arrived at heaven on earth! The wrap around porch, hammock and unlimited view welcomes you into our 3 floor cabin. The main floor includes the living room with gas fire place, master suite, dining and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless appliances and granite counters. Upstairs we have an open light filled loft and a luxurious master suite with king size bed, sitting area, atelevision, and a claw foot bath tub. The walk out ground floor has two more bedrooms (queen bed and four twins), a family room with 60 inch tv, fireplace, full bath and 7 person hot tub on the deck. The bunk room has 4 twins, a cozy loft play area and tv. Each bunk is designed to be a cozy bear's lair with mini windows and reading lights. If you enjoyed forts as a kid, it is a dream come true! We are also fully stocked with games and toys for both boys and girls. Two to three families are able to enjoy each other's company and yet all have private quiet space as well.


Tara M.

Member Since 2013
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within a few hours
english, spanish, PORTUGESE
Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 2018
About Tara M.

We are a family of five that LOVES the Blue Ridge Mountains and everything they have to offer. The cabin has been a dream come true and keeps giving us the most cherished memories. We wish to share the magic of High Five. Come make magical family memories too.

Tara M. purchased this Cabin in 2012

Why Tara M. chose Shawneehaw

We have vacationed in the area for many years. After exploring one day, we drove as high as the road would take us and came to the location where we built High Five. The air was fresh, the trees were rustling and our eyes were in disbelief of the natural beauty before us.

What makes this Cabin unique

High Five is wonderfully private, beautiful piece of earth that renews my soul every time. Unique custom layout designed by owner.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 3 - Ground level
        1 queen, Walk out to back yard from basement.
      • Bedroom 4 - Bunk Room
        4 twin/ single, Plus a play loft, tv & toys. Custom forts: windows + lights
      • Main Floor Master
        1 king, Sunrise views. Private and spacious.
      • Loft Master
        1 king, Private sitting area and bath w claw foot tub. 32 inch tv
      • Maximum privacy with bedrooms, baths and sitting areas on each of the 3 levels.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom - Main Floor Suite
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom - Loft Suite
        toilet, tub, shower, Very private and quiet w claw foot tub.
      • Bathroom - Basement
        toilet, shower
      • Bathrooms on each floor. Never run out of hot water with tankless hot water heater!

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          Layered Mountains and almost 360 view in winter. Mountain Ridge, no neighbors in sight. Fabulous sunrises from bed and sunsets on the porch.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                      WiFi available. Watauga county is in the process of installing fiber optic cable. Until this is completed, we utilize a personal wifi device. Connection can be spotty so have a backup.
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Custom climate setting for each floor.
                    • Fireplace
                      Fireplace on main floor living room and basement family room. Easy operation with remote control.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Custom climate setting for each floor.
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      Gas fireplace in rock mantel.
                    • Parking
                      Up to 4 cars.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          We have a traditional coffee maker and the new Keurig 2.0 that takes k cups large and small!
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All provided.
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          All new stainless and granite kitchen.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          Ice maker and filtered water.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Seat 6 at table and 4 at kitchen bar! Or eat outside at table for 6 plus.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Puzzles, Scrabble, yhatzee, Connect Four, Simon, Uno, GoFish, Matching, Monopoly, Bob-it and more.
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish network basic.
                                • Stereo
                                  Attach your iPhone for indoor and outdoor music.
                                • Television
                                  3 Televisions. Huge 60 inch tv/dvr in family room. Bunk room has tv/dvd/vhs. Loft Master has 32 inch tv/dvr.
                                • Toys
                                  Action figures, dinosaurs, coloring books and pencils, stuffed animals, Disney movies, basketball hoop, and Playstation.
                                • Video Games
                                  Playstation and several games for kids.
                                • Video Library
                                  Tons of movies.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Professionally landscaped level yard on top of the mountain!
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Ski & Snowboard
                                      Several near by ski resorts including Appalachian (15 min), Sugar (15) and Beech (25)! Our favorite activity is sledding in the front yard!


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              Brand new 7-person hot tub. LED lighting, waterfall, and amazing views of mountains and stars.


                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              45 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Comfort, great views, amazing accommodations, absolutely lovely

                                                              Eduardo L.

                                                              Tara the owners was very responsive and we appreciate her for opening her home to us. She offered great advice about the need for a 4WD and excellent driving directions. For whatever reason gps is not able to get you to the right location so make sure you follow Tara’s instructions

                                                              Great home and great host

                                                              Brett C.

                                                              We had a truly memorable experience at the High Five cabin. The home is gourgeous and has everything you could need to make your mountain vacation perfect. We were 4 adults and 4 kids and everyone had their own space to enjoy. The basement level is perfect for kids and has tons to keep them occupied. The host Tara was very responsive and helped us deal with some challenges. I would highly recommend this home to families looking for a great place with amazing views!

                                                              Fabulous Cabin with Amazing View

                                                              Rhonda H.

                                                              We spent Christmas in this cabin with extended family and had a wonderful time. There is plenty of room for all ages to be together for quality time or for the kids to hang in the fun bunk room or hot tub. It was close enough to allow for skiing and shopping. We all had a blast in this beautiful cabin and would love to stay here again!

                                                              Our family had the best time at this house !!! It was perfect for the kids and adults !!

                                                              Holly G.

                                                              We loved this house !!! The kids loved the swing and playing outside !!! It was a great house for the adults and the kids . We cooked a thanksgiving feast in the kitchen and created new memories that will last a lifetime . We will be back for sure!!

                                                              Property was beautifully rustic and very well maintained.

                                                              Angela H.

                                                              We loved the property and had a wonderful time.

                                                              Amazing views

                                                              Courtney S.

                                                              My husband and 2 kids adored High Five for our weekend stay! It was an incredible place to recharge. There are plenty of spaces for a family to enjoy the entire home yet feels cozy and welcoming with fire places in the basement and main level. The swing out back, the Justus farm animals up the road, and the bunk bed room were a huge hit with my kids. The house is well stocked and decorated tastefully. It was a peaceful retreat from the city. Our family didn’t want to leave! Thank you for a wonderful stay, Tara and Jeff!


                                                              Banner Elk, NC, USA

                                                              You can have it all...adventure or leisure. We have young kids that love horse back riding, tubing, sledding, hiking, biking at Valley Crucis Park and the goodies at the original Mast General Store (1.5 miles). There is antiquing in Foscoe (1.5 miles), skiing Beach Mountain (8), Sugar (6) and Appalachian(5), zip lining and snow tubing at Hawksnest (3), Tweetsie RailRoad (8),

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