Beautiful, Themed, Well-Equipped Mountain Cabin - Supreme Quiet Great Views
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Welcome & thanks for checking with us! You & your party are very important to us and we try to make the home comfy & inviting with everything you need!
Parents with small children LOVE the gated, covered, wrap-around deck, as do dog owners (Pet fee is $35 charge). Rain or shine, the views are incredible, esp. in the fall or when the mist moves over the treetops.
We furnish many things in the cabin. Guests say you only need to bring your meals & yourselves. Everything else is there. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel at home!
The views are amazing & there are many things to do in & around the home. There are wonderful long range layered mountain views from the deck, upstairs balcony & from inside the living room.
Kids of all ages will love our new themed bedrooms! Wilderness abounds & we celebrate the animals that frequent the Blue Ridge area & other wild animals. Come join us!
The home is ideal for:
1) Family reunions or other family fun
2) Couples or group retreat
3) Bible study
4) Private & Secluded get away
5) Couples weekend
6) Visiting local attractions in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis Todd....
7) Relaxing & enjoying nature & family
8) Leatherwood events: weddings, organized runs, horseback riding, trout fishing
9) ATV riding along local gravel roads (check Penley road, ride through the small creek!)
10) Visiting Buffalo Mercantile for awesome food, antiques
Sample items we provide saving trip to a store:
1. Towels, bed linens & paper products
2. Many condiments
3. Spices, salt, pepper, toothpicks!
4. Alum foil, parchment paper to line baking pans
5. Soap, shampoo & body wash
6. Vegetable & olive oil
7. And so much more, ask owner for list!
Centrally located for visiting:
1. Blowing Rock
4. Linville Falls/Caverns
5. Mystery Hill
6. Grandfather Mountain
7. Tweetsie Railroad
9. NC waterfalls, parks, hiking, biking, & fishing
10. Buffalo Merchantile & Cafe (closed Mondays)
About our home:
This lovely home has features for everyone! Fabulous views & wonderful breezes! The home is decorated with cabin & mountain/woods themed art. We have several antiques. The antique dining table has several leaves, allowing it to seat 1-8 comfortably. We have extra folding tables & chairs in the basement. Check out the coffee table, read the inside! There is also an antique book that is fun to page through.
We have granite countertops, hardwood flooring & new flooring in the basement.
We have 4 bedrooms, 2 upstairs bedrooms each w a balcony; each has two double beds & share one bathroom. Master & basement bedroom each have a queen bed & ensuite bathroom. All linens & towels are sanitized for your visit. The master will be made up for you, the remaining sheets will be left out for you to choose the bed/room that suits you.
You will enjoy preparing meals in our well equipped kitchen & on the huge gas grill. Everything you need is at hand! For those not helping in meal preparation, there is high speed internet WIFI, DVD, pool table, darts & foosball. Bring a deck of cards. If you have a laptop with a Netflix account, you'll have no trouble downloading at this high speed. Our home has plenty of places to read & play games. You can play CDs on the PC, it has great speakers!
After a day of hiking, you might want to wash your duds then play a rousing game of Pool, Darts or Foosball. For the family that enjoys various activities, we have 3 DVD players (one DVD player in the upstairs front bedroom), 2 TVs with DVDs, & a large basement with space for games. The children call the basement 'The Kid Zone'.
Later, watch Satellite TV, or watch a DVD. For that romantic touch, turn on the fireplace with the remote; watch the flames & pulsating embers, while enjoying the long range layered mountain views.
In the mountains, cell phone coverage is spotty, especially traveling the Parkway. Keep this in mind while away from the home. At the home, we have a network extender that allows Verizon phones to work. Other cell phones may work at the top of the hill just past our property & some have had 4 bar service on the back deck. We also have free local & long distance (US) calling. Texting should work for any phone.
The home is great for reading & relaxing. It is so quiet & peaceful. Or just sit & do nothing on one of the 4 swings on the covered, gated, wrap around deck. So many ways to enjoy!
Outside the home, you'll find a reflection bench, a swing surrounded by daffodils (in season) with long range views. There is a fenced dog run that can accommodate 2 horses (that get along well). This secluded home has irises, mountain laurel & rhododendrons. We also have a wonderful firepit!
The night time views are spectacular; the stars seem so close you think you can touch them.
The Cabin is situated in the gated Deer Crossing Community, just off of State maintained Sampson Road, near the Watauga & Wilkes county lines.
1) 7 mi Blue Ridge Parkway
2) 9 mi Blowing Rock city limits
3) 12.8 mi Tweetsie Railroad
4) 13.5 mi Boone
5) 13.5 mi App Ski Mtn
6) 13.1 mi Kilwins for ice cream
7) 15.5 mi to great food at Daniel Boone Inn or visit App State
8) 13.5 mi Mystery Hill
9) 12.2 mi Tanger Outlets (shopping)
10) 6.1 mi Leatherwood
11) 24.9 mi Grandfather Mtn
12) 31 mi Sugar Mtn
13) 28 mi Tubing/zipline Hawksnest
14) 39 mi Beech Mtn
2 routes to 321 (Blowing Rock or Boone):
a) Right out of Deer Crossing
b) Sampson to the Parkway (right on parkway)
c) Left on Aho which dead ends on 321 (left to BR, right to Boone)
Notes: State road Sampson had 6 mi gravel, but now 1.75 mi is paved & the views are awesome! Trip time for the 6 miles is 18-20 minutes & getting quicker as road work continues! Benefits include quicker travel time to attractions, outstanding views & scenery and wildlife sightings.
2) Minimum gravel:
a) Take Sampson (turn left out of Deer Crossing) to Elk Creek road (right on Elk Creek)
b) Then take Buffalo Cove road to highway 268, then to 321. Benefits include mostly paved roads except for 2.5 miles down Sampson; trip is longer to reach attractions.
Once you have paid the deposit, you will receive directions and info on local amenities & attractions.
The property is wooded & nature is a few feet away. The community is great for walking. If you are hiking wooded paths, wear long pants & before coming into the home, brush them off & park muddy boots outside the door. The wet shoe/boot tray is just inside the door.
Our guests do spelunking at Linville Caverns, hike, bird watch & boat at Julian Price Lake just off the Parkway, white water raft at Wahoo, bike on Railroad Grade rd then tube at Todd while others do trout fishing or horseback riding at Leatherwood. Guests say Wilson Creek is good for canoeing & hiking; excellent swimming is at Elk River Falls. There are directions to these locations in the binder inside the home.
The Blue Ridge Parkway area has many less traveled hiking locations. We have several hiking books in the home (return to the home after use).
If you want to go to NC gem mining sites we have directions to many places in the white binder at the home!
Bring your ATV, cycling, canoeing or fishing gear, the pull through drive way accommodates 5 or more cars, or car & trailer (motorcycle, canoe, horse or ATV).
There are multiple bird feeders next to the home. When you're out, grab a bag of food put some in the feeders & they will show up! During the hot months, we have sugar for making Hummingbird food. Feeders are located under the deck next to stairs to the basement level.
You will love your day trip to laid back Blowing Rock, Kilwins ice cream shop is a must do, as is Tweetsie for the kids (April-Nov). Boone is famous for App state & Mast General Store, plus Daniel Boone Inn, where the food is terrific! The Saddlebrook restaurant in Leatherwood is open on weekends spring-fall for some tasty fare. When out food shopping you can use one of the Styrofoam coolers we have in the laundry room. The coolers also come in handy on a day trip, to keep sandwiches & drinks cool. If you need to, you can take one of the coolers home with you (those marked Omaha).
Note: you do not need 4WD/AWD to get to the home or into Boone/BR April-November.
Stays of December thru end of March, 4WD or AWD is best in snowy weather. Please be sure you have ample provisions with you on arrival, if heavy snows fall, you might need to wait a day for it snow to melt/clear/get plowed. Snow often melts faster than plows travel at this altitude!
Pets: We ask guests with dogs to use our pet sheets to cover fabric furniture and bedding to keep hair and dander from fabric; this also helps future guests with pet allergies.
A home away from home, private/secluded & free of all the trials & tribulations of a hectic pace!
When counting your guests for a quote, note that the number includes children & anyone you might invite during your stay so notify the owner if you are inviting more guests. We will add 10$ per night for each additional guest. Please let us know of children using pack&play, you will not be charged for bringing these young ones.
Rates (Please request personalized quote for weekly rates & for 2-5 or 10-14 guests):
1. 2 guests 95$ per night
2. 3 guests 105$ per night
3. 4 guests 115$ per night
4. 5 guests 125$ per night
5. 6 guests 135$ per night
6. 7 guests 145$ per night
7. 8 guests 155$ per night
8. 9 guests 165$ per night
9. 10-14 guests will be quoted for you & will include discounts
Cleaning fees cover dusting, vacuuming & sterilizing, scrubbing, washing towels & linens, setting out renter geared supplies for your visit & also covers the pickup/ transport & sorting to comply with the county’s refuse/recycling laws.
1. 2-4 guests 60$
2. 5-9 guests 75$
3. 10-14 guests will be quoted
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Member since: 2013
- 2700 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
High chair in basement. Stair gate. Wraparound covered deck is gated & can be 'locked'. Home is decorated with horse pictures, several Breyer horses to play with. Small gold-tone box contains toys, hug-able, stuffed toys, crayons and coloring books. ...moreless
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking allowed outside home only. We have a cigar/cigarette receptacle on the basement level please use this or the ash trays on the main deck or put the butts the small bags provided on the counter by the kitchen door.. Please do not toss butts on the ground, if you forget, collect them and dispose of them in one of the plastic bags on the counter by the door. If butts are found on the grounds, we will withhold monies from the security deposit. Please don't disrespect the property. ...moreless
Fenced Dog run, or, fenced area can be used for two horses that get along. Gated deck for pets. Pets to sleep in crates or on their own beds. Pets not allowed on furniture. Pet claws to be trimmed prior to visit to avoid scratching our hardwood flooring and doors. Our pet sheets must be put on furniture/beds to keep pet hair off bedding. ...moreless
- Wheelchair Inaccessible:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 12-14
- All bedrooms have closets with hangers. In addition to the 4 bedrooms with beds for sleeping 12, there is a futon that can accommodate 1-2 more and 3 queen blow up beds. Sheets are located in the master closet & are marked full, queen. We have blankets and pillows for sleeping 14 plus extras. Each bedroom is carpeted. Some have phones. Main floor bedroom and basement bedroom have ensuite bath. Basement bedroom has a large screen TV with Satellite & DVD player. Main floor bedroom (master) has a PC (CD/DVD) with printer. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- Bathrooms fully supplied with hand towels, bath cup dispenser, toilet paper & plunger. Extra toilet paper in powder room & in each bathroom. . Emergency toiletries in Master Closet. Tissues in several places throughout the home. Bar bath soap, body wash & shampoo are provided if you choose to use them. ...moreless
- Home has local maps, guidebooks for hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway & guidebook for cycling. Directions to attractions in binder, include Rocky Knob for mtn biking , Blowing Rock attractions, grocery stores as well as maps for Trout & fly fishing locations. 4 wheeler friendly. Foosball, pool & darts. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and in living room, heat and A/C. Styrofoam Cooler for day trips, Bath soap & emergency toiletries available. Extra fridge in basement for more food/beverage storage. Garbage cans on site, Smoke free home, Wood stove & fire pit (bring your own wood). 4 Bird feeders on site, bring your own food, watch the birds & squirrels from the wrap around deck. Star gazing from wrap around deck (stars so close you feel like you can touch them!) Motion sensor lights on home. Make sure these lights are on if you want the motion sensors on. Switches are next to kitchen door & are marked. ...moreless
Janet Evanovich, James Peterson, Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgans Clark, Harry Potter book set, Wine book, Beer books, detective stories, two fitness books related to cycling. Inc BRP hiking books. ...moreless
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- Game Room:
- Music Library:
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
Nationwide calling for Verizon phones. Other cellphones may work at intersection of Deer Crossing & Wild Turkey, some may work on back deck. Free local and long distance calling (US only). ...moreless
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- Wood Stove:
2 Coffee makers, both with gold wash-&-reuse filter, whole bean coffee grinder. Ice Tea maker with paper filters. A carafe for wine or water, & a one-two cup heater for instant coffee, & ground coffee...moreless
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- Pantry Items:
Smooth cook top stove. Hot mitts & kitchen towels provided. Containers for garbage under counter & in marked recycling bins. Remove entire bag when full, put in marked bins on the basement level....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
61,000 BTU Brinkman 4 burner gas grill with side burner. Grill brush (use prior to cooking) & lighter in case ignitor fails. Grill is permanently attached to large tank so no exchange of tanks needed....moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $175
- Cleaning fee 6 $75
- Pet Fee $35
- Taxes Not included
Note: regarding monthly rental, or, weekly rates and discounts for < 6 guests or 10+ , please ask owner for more details for your size party.
Our security deposit to 175$. We now have outside security cameras and signs to help deter damage.
There is no hunting or target shooting on our property so please don't bring firearms, BB guns, pellet guns etc.
We have a lovely firepit, use on basement level only.
This is our home, please don't leave bags of garbage next to cans on basement level or on the deck for critters to get into, we have several garbage cans on site. If you fill them up, please take a load of garbage and recycling to the Buffalo Cove center. Hours & directions in white binder.
The home is set up for maximum family use. Please do not move appliances or furniture, the rooms are all large and can fit pack & plays, blow up mattresses & luggage etc.
We have a dehumidifier in the basement to help keep the home fresh. Please do not unplug it or anything that is plugged into the white surge protector or the wall. To use the fridge, plug in the long green cord into the white surge protector & then close the doors. The fridge has ice and water in the door, so moving may trigger a leak, causing damage to the new flooring.
Security deposit is refunded within 14 days of your departure. Once you receive notice that the refund has been started, you may get additional info by calling Home Away Payments at 1-866-210-6106. VRBO handles the money side of the rental.
Our cleaning rates are low & are based on the number in your party. Please leave our home as you found it. If you make spills, clean them up. If you have questions or concerns, please call me at 336-430-6855. I'll be happy to help you!
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: My husband is an avid cyclist and I love to ride my paint horse. We love our family and friends and love to entertain them and have fun! This is a vacation home, our main residence is in Pleasant Garden, NC. We were relocated to NC from Illinois, where we both grew up. I'm originally from Sandy Springs GA. We met over a pitcher of beer after a softball game and have been together now for over 27 years. My husband is so much fun to be with and we love it here in NC. My son and his wife live in Oregon, Wisconsin, a very long distance for a mom to endure! We love our visitors and will go to the nth degree to make your stay wonderful!
Why the Owner Chose Ferguson, NC, USA:
We chose this property because it accommodated both our interests! For my husband, the proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the cycling opportunities it offered, the cooler temps of the mountains and the ability to keep my horse at the property and sometimes trailer the 6.1 miles to Leatherwood for a day of riding. Plus we really love the mountain area. The photo shown here is of a day trip we took to Elk Knob. Elk Knob has a 1.9 mile hiking path to the heavens with heavenly views!
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The biggest benefit of this home is that it is secluded, quiet & peaceful, yet close enough to visit all the fun of the Blue Ridge and other tourist destinations! The home has wonderful mountain views, is spacious enough for the whole family so that everyone can do what they please without impacting the others. Proximity to Leatherwood is a real plus! 10$ and a coggins gets you a full day of trail riding! Another sensational feature of the home is the gated wrap around deck. There are 4 swings that allow you to take in the views and enjoy the breezes. A favorite is the upstairs bedrooms with private decking. Grab a chair from the master closet and sit and read on your own private deck. Or, gaze out at the long range views from the upstairs back bedroom. The main floor master has access to the deck and has an ensuite bathroom. The basement bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and is private. Home includes washer and dryer. The views can be shared from the living room with a french door leading to the deck. With all the windows open, there is rarely a day you need to turn on the AC, but it is at the ready. The home has a wonderful wood stove in the basement and a wall heater, plus an extra refrigerator. The fenced in paddock will accommodate a horse or your favorite pooch! Also, featuring photography and music by Vivid Peace (Margaret Denny and Jim Pearson) See their site for photos.
- Primary: 336-430-6855
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Come and visit this Quiet Cabin and reconnect with nature and your family!!
Spring long range views from this home.
Swing surrounded by daffodils.
Dining room looking to living room. open concept.
Cozy living area with area rug, fireplace, led TV and DVD.
Main floor powder room!
Lovely pine paneling, approach to upstairs, Denny art featured.
Bed two of Bear Room 2nd floor (shares bathroom with Moose Room).
Roomy upstairs bathroom.
Fishing Room: basement bedroom has ensuite bath and closet.
Basement, pool & card table, high chair, lots of room!
Long range mountain views from this home.
Lovely fall foliage!
Updated kitchen, granite countertops, new flooring, great for cooks!
Huge living room area!
This table has deco bears and books for the area!
Comfy chair, reading lamp and nearby coffee table.
Main floor master (has ensuite bathroom) and door to deck.
Bear Room, bed one (shares 1 bathroom with Moose Room).
Moose Room: located on the 2nd flr, shares bathroom with the Bear Room.
Large TV in Fishing room (has ensuite bathroom).
Basement bathroom suite (shower).
Laundry room and play area! Lots of room!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016
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