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'Nature's Nest' - Charming Cabin Near Top of App. Ski Mtn. With 2 Master Suites

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Log cabin, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, covered & open decks, long range mountain view

Nature's Nest is a charming and comfortable log home at a cool 4020 feet elevation near the ski slopes on Appalachian Ski Mountain. It is a perfect mountain view location between the towns of Boone and Blowing Rock and convenient to many attractions like Tweetsie Railroad, Grandfather Mountain, Moses Cone Park, Julian Price Memorial Park, Appalachian State University, Appalachian Trail, Bass Lake, Tanger Outlet Mall, Blue Ridge Parkway and horseback riding, boating, hiking, fishing, skiing, ziplining, whitewater rafting, golf and many more activities in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a wonderful home to enjoy making lasting memories with family and friends. Wake up in you king bed in one of the two master suites on the main level each with their own views of the mountains, TV, full bathroom, walk-in closet, dresser and desk. Each suite opens onto a large open front deck and long range mountain views in the summer and winter as well as gorgeous sunsets while overlooking the town of Boone and ASU's campus. Part of the front deck is covered with a small sitting area outside of suite #2. There is a table and chairs on the front deck to sit and enjoy the views while you eat, play games or relax. The main level has cathedral ceilings with pine ceilings and walls, exposed beams with wood floors. There is a remote-controlled gas stone fireplace in the living room with 42 inch HD TV and DVD player. This is truly a mountain cabin. Enjoy lots of hours in the large covered back deck with gas fire pit, gas grill, table and chairs, large swing and rockers to relax and enjoy nature and viewing birds, deer, turkey and chipmunks that frequent the surrounding woods. The cabin has a fully equipped kitchen if you choose to cook in or, if you prefer to go out, there are a vast number of delicious restaurants in nearby Blowing Rock and Boone. Downstairs has a family room with two daybeds, a table and chairs, rocker, TV with DVD and a dresser. There is also a large bedroom with two twin beds, a walk-in closet, TV and dresser. In addition, there is a full bath, and a laundry room with washer/dryer and a drop down ironing board for your convenience. We hope you enjoy and feel at home in our cozy cabin as much as we do!

More Details

John Chambers
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About John Chambers

We (Jan and John) were high school sweethearts in Winter Haven, Florida and were born, raised and educated in Florida. John went to FSU and Jan to U of F. John was a CPA and worked primarily in private industry until his retirement. We have two daughters who are married and each with two children and both living short distances from us.

John Chambers purchased this cabin in 2003

Why John Chambers chose Blowing Rock

Because we both grew up in Florida, we were fascinated with the mountains and their beauty since we rarely visited this part of the country. We especially liked the cool weather in the summer at the higher elevations. We scoured various areas of North Carolina but fell in love with the Blowing Rock area once we experienced what it had to offer. We found this property after years of searching and bought it because it met our goal of being over 4,000 feet in elevation, provided the look and feel of a mountain home, was located close to many attractions, conveniences and activities as well as providing an abundance of shopping experiences, activities, restaurants and public golf courses. Further, it was refreshing to find that the people in this part of the country are truly nice and pleasant and are willing to help you in any way possible. We are confident you will enjoy your time in this area while staying at our cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

You know you're in the mountains in this cabin. It has the looks, the feel and the smell of the mountains with great views all around. It is easy to relax, read a book, or get to know each other better while spending time on the decks while siting in the swing or rockers and enjoying the fire pit and sights and sounds of the surrounding trees and animals.


Blowing Rock Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Also a vanity and linen closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes vanity & linen closet.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Includes vanity
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Suite #1 - 1 king
    Suite #2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • There are three bedrooms. Two master suites with king beds, desk, dresser, TV, own bath and doors to front deck with mountain views and walk-in closets. Spacious downstairs bedroom with two twin beds, dresser, rocker, walk-in closet. There are two day beds in the family room which also has a dresser.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
4 wheel drive recommended during winter months as the driveway has an incline Free Wi-Fi available.


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'Nature's Nest' - Charming Cabin Near Top of App. Ski Mtn. With 2 Master Suites
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Excellent home..... Big mountain views

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 week stay was fantastic. The home is in a great location close to Boone and Blowing Rock. The front deck has great mountain views, while the back deck has a nice wooded view with a fire pit. The home is in excellent condition, the kitchen has everything you need and then some. The home as 2 master suites which is great. Wonderful fireplace with views from the living room.

The owner John was great to deal with (as my plans changed a bit).

This is the 4th home I have rented and I will return to NATURES NEST!!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom. It was a pleasure working with you and we are certainly happy you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your return. John
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Mount Airy, NC

Great place and great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin with a great private back porch and a beautiful view from the front deck. It is located right between Boone and Blowing Rock, so either is a short drive away. John is a great host and I highly recommend his cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Richard. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves and that the cabin met your needs. You were a joy to work with and we hope you find an opportunity to make a return visit. John
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Sumter SC

Beautiful sunset off the deck!🐿and cute chipmunks! Great location.

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable and great extras--grill,firepit !

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

A great place to escape the summer heat!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful cabin and is exactly as described in the overview. John, the owner, is very helpful and responsive. We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, well-equipped

  • 5 of 5

With two master bedrooms, this place is especially suitable for two couples. It was great that we each had a king-size bed and private bath. The kitchen was very well equipped, it had everything we needed to prepare dinner and breakfast, including a grill. The library had a good selection of reading material, which came in handy on our rainy day. The house is large enough that you can get away for some quiet time if needed. We really enjoyed our stay, and would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, Clean, and Well Stocked

  • 5 of 5

We visited for my son's orientation for a few nights. It was easy to get to the home, and set a perfect distance between Blowing Rock and Boone. The home was clean and very well stocked. The owner made it very easy with well written directions in the guest book for all the home amenities as well as suggestions for restaurants and other locations of interest. We immediately felt welcome as it felt like an extension of home. As with any vacation, we had one issue. The downstairs was a little damp for sleeping, but seems to be common in a lot of the mountain homes set like this. However, the fans and the beautiful weather of Boone made it easy to fix by opening the windows for a short time. We absolutely loved the visit and plan on returning soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Boone Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US 321 and Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many quality restaurants within a few miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

Our cabin is centrally located between Boone and Blowing Rock and within 2 miles of the the ski lodge and the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance and just minutes from Moses Cone Mansion (maintained by the National Park Service), Appalachian State University, many hiking trails, the Appalachian Trail, lakes, Grandfather Mountain, public golf courses, Blowing Rock outlet mall, Julian Price Memorial Park, Horn in the West, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, camping, mountain music festivals, many quality restaurants, etc.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Prior to confirmation all charges are subject to change without notice.
Check-in at 3:00 PM and check-out at 11:00 AM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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