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Cozy Nest @ 4,100 feet

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Big Views, 2-Bedroom, 1 bath cabin 10 minutes from Boone

Welcome to simplicity. Remember what a trip to the mountains used to feel like? Back then a mountain vacation was the sun coming up and a cup of hot coffee watched from the porch swing. It was nothing to do but whatever you wanted. Well, that kind of family vacation still happens here at Aunt Birdie's, where we're a little retro and a whole lot of fun.

Well-mannered dogs, reasonable children and fun-loving grownups welcome.

When you see the photos, you'll notice there's a basement level. It is not connected to the upstairs level through interior stairs and we do not rent out that bottom level. That's where we have the laundry room and another small bathroom.

We have TV but not cable or satellite. We have a fully equipped kitchen but no dishwasher except your kids or yourself. Ceiling fans and windows keep you cool at 4,100 feet above sea level.

Come see for yourself why this is such a special place.

More Details

Owner
Beth McLeod
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Beth McLeod

Though officially owned by an LLC, we are four long-time friends who got together and brought this old house at the top of the ridge back into its glory.

Beth McLeod purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Beth McLeod chose Blue Ridge Mountains

Jon and Beth live on this road and also have a vacation rental on the nearby creek. We thought the house, which had fallen into disrepair, was a beautiful setting and worth saving.

What makes this cabin unique

Peace and quiet, but quite close to town. I am not sure I need to say any more!

Amenities

Boone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bathroom, just like back in the old days. And it is INDOORS! Bathroom has a stall shower, toilet and sink. Towels, soap, paper products provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , All bedding provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedrooms are simple: a bed, a dresser, bedside tables and lamps. Ceiling fans. Both bedrooms are about equal in size. Hardwood floors. Wood paneling. One bedroom has a queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There's a fire pit and plenty of burnable wood in the woods on the property. The house is a mile up a state-maintained paved road and feels a world away from town, which is an easy 10-minute drive to Boone, home to Applachian State University, close to Tweetsie, Grandfather Mountain and Blowing Rock. Y'all come!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews
4

Summer Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here for a little under a week and had a good time. Our two young boys spent most of the time playing on the porch or in the field in front of the house. My wife and I enjoyed studying the eclectic collection of art and knick knacks. The view was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We truly enjoy providing a place for folks to enjoy a simple kind of vacation together! Thanks for choosing to stay at Aunt Birdie's.
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Heather

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at Aunt Birdies instead of backpacking in the Smokies due to rain.

The house is like visiting Great Grandma's, very comfy, lived in, and cozy.

We loved playing in the woods, listening to the record collection, and introducing our kids to Monopoly.

Boone is a short 10min drive, and Grandfather Mountain 25min.

Huge thank you to Mrs. Beth for being so accommodating with our booking mix up!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outer Banks, NC
5

Remote yet also accessible

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in the High Country. Lousy weather the time we were here and yet we managed to have a wonderful visit. We visited the surrounding areas by day...town of Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis and the Mast General Store (worth the short drive), Banner Elk, and Grandfather Mountain, traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway and were blown away by the natural beauty. The foliage was in full breathtaking force. Most days were wet and windy but we knew at the end of the day we would be back at Aunt Birdies Cabin. The cabin is clean, clean, clean, remote and yet a short drive into Boone. The views from the porch were very beautiful and we looked forward to sitting out there with our coffee in the mornings and our red wine in the evenings. The cabin is not modern and outfitted with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances but it is warm and clean, the beds are comfortable, and the fireplace works like a champ...takes you back to the days you visited your grandparents vacation cabin in the woods. It became our home away from home in our short visit. The owners were easy to reach and very responsive. And our pooch was welcome.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Granville OH
5

Perfect for the Family

  • 5 of 5

Our 6 family members and one dog recently stayed at Aunt Birdie’s in order to attend and celebrate my youngest son’s graduation from Appalachian State University. It was a pleasant and far better choice for the family gathering than local hotels – much easier on the pocketbook, too!

I cannot say enough about how perfect Aunt Birdie’s was for us. The setting was beautiful and even included a bonfire spot with plenty of wood. We didn’t get to have a fire because of rain, but we did enjoy sitting on the wrap-around porch and enjoying the view. The cabin had everything we needed. My 4 sons were raised with family dinner every night, and that tradition continued while we were there. My son and I cooked for everyone and were pleased to find a few staple items like salt and pepper, etc., in the cabinets. All cooking and serving utensils we needed were available and the stove, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot all got lots of use. We found plenty of towels, linens, and hot water for all. The living area was furnished with books, games, puzzles, and a globe that two of my sons spent over an hour determining when it was made by checking out the names of the countries displayed. I think that was one of their favorite activities. An added bonus was the wrap-around porch is furnished with a baby/dog gate to keep children and pets confined and out of danger.

The best part about staying at Aunt Birdie’s is having a place to return to in the future as my family has fallen in love with the area as a recreation and vacation spot. All my communications with the owner were answered quickly and we were permitted to have a very late checkout time as graduation was on checkout day. I highly recommend this mountain retreat!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to have you Ohioans return for some more porch time and maybe a camp fire, weather permitting! Thanks for finding us, as I know there are many rental cabins in our beautiful NC mountains.
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Louisiana
5

Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend stay at this cabin - very welcoming with all the essentials. Our kids really loved the porch and the space to roam around. Would recommend to anyone seeking a no-nonsense, laid-back get away.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think it's a terrific place but we, of course, are biased! Glad you and your family enjoyed it so much.
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5

Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls getaway at Aunt Bertie's. The cabin was perfect. It was very clean, nice and toasty and all the little touches made it extra special. The kitchen/living room was so inviting and that lazy susan on the kitchen table was great! The views are spectacular from all sides of the house and it was so quiet and peaceful. We had everything we needed--bed linens, towels, hair dryer, shampoo, soap, grill, fire pit and pet friendly. I would highly recommend this cabin. It is only a few minutes from Boone and Blowing Rock and the drive is gorgeous. The owners left us a folder with advice on restaurants, things to do and all we needed to know about the house. If you are looking for a quiet, clean, and rustic getaway, this is the place for you. We will definitely be going back. Thanks so much for an awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love having happy guests, and that's the only kind we've had. Aunt Birdie's is like flying under the radar. If you find us, you are one of the lucky ones! Thanks for the great review!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

Please email (best) or call me with any questions. I am happy to answer any and all! All rates are based on length of stay, time of year and number of guests at the cabin during your stay. If you intend to bring your dog(s) you must inform us, have approval and agree to pet fee. Also, auto rates are not fail proof. We are a small mom-and-pop outfit and don't prefer the online booking service. Please email or call with questions. Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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