About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
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 Meat Camp
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!
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Excellent get away location. Quiet, private, beautiful location, yet very close to Boone
Very nice and clean cottage with beautiful views. Our child and our pet enjoyed the open area in front of it and we enjoyed the quiet and peaceful atmosphere watching down the hill from the porch. Nice hiking paths along creeks. One of the best stays we have had so far in this area.
Quaint and comfortable, just as advertised...issue with reservation
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Cozy Nest. It was just as described and we too could see "coming to Grandma's house" again. Owners were quick to respond to questions and to help us through some very scary weather while we were there. Only reason I did not rate this stay a "5" was an issue with the reservation. We received all the appropriate documents so we went directly to the cottage right around 4 pm. We left fairly quickly to go to Boone and returned a couple of hours later. Waiting for us was a note from the owner indicating they were not expecting us and they had no record of our reservation. After further research, they did find the record - just glad there was not another renter coming with the same information. I think this was an issue with VRBO/Homeaway, not the owners. This makes the always increasing "fees to ensure a good experience" tacked on by VRBO even more frustating.
As the owners, we, too, were frustrated with the booking error as it was marked "tentative" on the calendar when I went deep into the web pages, so it did not show up on the active calendar. And, YES, good thing it was not double booked!
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.
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.
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!
Remote yet also accessible
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.
Great family vacation
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.
We think it's a terrific place but we, of course, are biased! Glad you and your family enjoyed it so much.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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!