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Little Switzerland Cabin For Romance And Soul Shine!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

New Log Cabin With Hot Tub And Mountain Views.

Located on a 14 acre property, you will find tranquility, beauty, romance and nature on this rural yet convenient site. This cabin is one of two lovely and fully furnished cabins intended to inspire romantic interludes, spiritual renewal, and fond memories that will last a lifetime. Our guests have loved our property and some have indicated that one of the things they found special are the many fireflies they watched from the front porch at night. Its magical! Everyone has appreciated the cleanliness and quality of our cabins, and we are grateful and happy that our customers are having a great time here.

After driving up the private drive that runs through the middle of the property, you will come to a lovely log cabin constructed of solid pine logs. After climbing up the stairs, you will enter an elevated front porch that is mostly covered, but that also contains an open air portion where you can sit in the hot tub as you enjoy a cocktail or look up at the stars. A double bench swing glider is also available for your use on the front porch. Your main view will be across the pasture to a knoll of trees and, beyond that, the mountains, but you can also see the spring fed pond located below as well as the Christmas trees that surround the cabin. Finally, a hummingbird feeder is hung during the summer months and you will marvel at the magic of these tiny birds as they hover nearby. they are both fascinating and beautiful.

Upon entering the cabin, you will be enchanted with the warm glow of the pine logs that form the cabin's walls and that connect the matching wood floors and wood ceilings. The cabin contains electric air and heat, paired with a lovely gas powered fireplace whose primary purpose is ambiance, but that can also help heat the cabin on a snowy night. You can snuggle with someone special on the couch as you watch the new flat screen TV mounted above the fireplace. TV programming and WiFi is from the Dish Network, and a DVD player is also provided for your enjoyment.

On the other side of the main room is a fully equipped kitchen with all new appliances, a dining area with a round dining table in front of a large window to enjoy the views, and a full bath with tub and shower. Besides the normally supplied refrigerator and stove, a dishwasher, clothes washer and clothes dryer are installed for your convenience if you need them. The cabin is fully furnished with dishes and utensils, towels, and bedding, and 2 bath robes will be waiting for you to use with the hot tub, which is very easy to operate and provides good water flow and powerful jets.

The bedroom is furnished with a very comfortable queen-size bed as well as areas for storing and hanging your clothing. You can also enjoy a lovely view of the property while in bed looking out through the bedroom's main window. A CD player can be found in the bedroom.

When you are not enjoying the amenities of your cabin, there are lots of things to see and do on the property, including viewing the birds that visit the feeder containing seed in front of the cabin. Deer, turkey and rabbits are regularly seen on the property, with occasional bear, duck and bobcat seen as well. The best times to view wildlife are usually the early morning and dusk. You are free to pick wildflowers growing in the pasture or blackberries that are found along the road and near the creek during the summer.

Feel free to take a walk around the pond or along the creek fronting the property. At the entrance to the property there is a walk adn some areas where you can safely play, relax or look for salamanders, while other areas are for viewing only as the water cascades down a steep and slippery wall of rock. You can also climb through a forest of hardwoods on the knoll opposite the cabin, and a picnic table is available for the use and enjoyment of our guests. Country living doesn't get any better than this!

It is our goal to provide you with a fun and enjoyable vacation that will not only give you lots of great memories, but will inspire you to want to come back again. We pledge that we will do our best to make that happen! If you have any questions about this property, our other rental properties, or local activities, please feel free to contact us. We also supply our guests with an list of recommended activities and contacts while staying at the cabin, including directions as well as special little things to do or see while going or coming from your destination.

If the dates you desire are not available, please check out our second cabin at vrbo listing number 601785 or, for a really unique and cool experience, our stone house at homeaway listing number 3583167.

More Details

Owner
Steve Pearson
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Steve Pearson

Hi, we are Steve and Soony Pearson, the owners of Logs and Stones Vacation Rentals. Steve is also the General Manager. We split our time between a log home in Little Switzerland and Miami since, following his retirement from his former job, Steve agreed in late 2011 to work as the Director of the University of Miami's Gifford Arboretum. While this prevents us from living in North Carolina full time, Steve is passionate about plants and their importance, and he believes he can accomplish meaningful things at the Arboretum. In the meantime, he is afforded a lot of flexibility in his schedule, and we are living in NC a good portion of the year, particularly in the summer and winter months. While we are constantly involved in improving the property and will be actively involved in all aspects of our business, we also have our friend Doug McKinney working as Property Manager. Doug's family has been in this area for many generations (you will drive on 'McKinney Mine Road' to reach our cabin!), and he has a wealth of information about same and North Carolina mountain living. He is also a genuinely nice guy who lives less than a half mile from the cabin.

We believe that we have a great team in place, and all of us are committed to insuring that your stay in the cabin will be fun and memorable. So come enjoy yourself and recharge your batteries in this exceptionally nice log cabin in a beautiful area. We'll try to get you as close to heaven as you can get in this world.

Steve Pearson purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Steve Pearson chose Spruce Pine

There are many lovely areas and nice properties in the mountains of North Carolina. However, there aren't many areas where you can also get a taste of traditional mountain living. While quaint and charming, Little Switzerland is not, and hopefully never will be, a tourist mecca or a wealthy enclave that some areas have become. This is partly due to geography (its at the 'Crest of the Blue Ridge'), but also because there is a lot of preserved wilderness in the area. Yes, things like golf are available locally and some homes are very expensive, but this is not an area where there are too many houses crammed together to share a view, or exclusive millionaire only housing fronting on fancy golf courses. Instead, you will drive by fields with horses and cows and then get on the Blue Ridge Parkway to go get groceries, which are only 7 miles from the cabin. This property is peaceful and bucolic, with lots of wildlife and a smattering of true characters who keep mountain independence alive, but its also convenient and easy to use. So, if you want to stay in a great cabin on a lovely property where you can still experience 'old North Carolina,' including authentic mountain music, then come try our cabin. Its soul shine!

While we love the area's rural character, its also an area where you can easily satisfy creature needs, including medical care. After looking ALL over western North Carolina, we decided that Little Switzerland was the perfect fit between a rural/natural setting and being close to stores and modern needs. It perfect to us and we believe you will feel the same way.

What makes this cabin unique

Our property is a special mix of terrains. Not many places offer mountain views, open pasture, forested knolls, a spring fed pond, and a creek, but you can experience and explore all of those here.

The owners' long term goals are to maintain the property as a nature preserve while also planting out what will become a de facto botanical garden. Lots of interesting species have already been planted, and one of the things that really prompted the land's purchase was its diversity.

Our property affords a unique opportunity to feel like you have 'gotten away from it all', while having the comfort of knowing that if you need good or services, or even medical care, they are not far away.

And PLEASE consider our cabin if you are a young family looking for a family get away. The couch in the cabin converts to a bed that can sleep up to 2 children, and one of our motivations in starting this business was to afford young children the same opportunity that I enjoyed and benefited from as a child - the chance to explore and discover nature, and to run wild and free in a natural environment, which unfortunately is far from the realm of experience of most children today. I know that the childhood adventures I enjoyed during summers in the NC mountains were some of the best times of my life, and that they changed me in some important and positive ways. Please consider affording your children these kinds of experiences. Staying in our cabin can be a great opportunity for your family to re-bond in a positive and meaningful way.

Amenities

Spruce Pine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No refunds within 30 days of check in unless relet to another customer No guns or shooting, or off road driving No noise before 10 am or after 10 pm
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Clean, Functional, and Nice!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bed has excellent mattress and bedroom has 2 windows for views and cross ventilation
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
A great place to recharge! Our property would be attractive to anyone who loves beauty and nature, including couples looking for a romantic getaway, families looking for a special time together, and folks who want to motorcycle, cycle, hike, golf, fish, canoe, raft, ski , etc, or just explore this beautiful, mountainous area.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

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Little Switzerland Cabin For Romance And Soul Shine!
average rating of 4.875 based on 96 reviews
5

Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son and me stayed at the cabin for his spring break. The cabin was perfect. It was cozy and was beautiful inside. We enjoyed the hot tub. It was cool being able to be in the hot tub and look up at the stars. I loved the little details of how the cabin was built. Everything about the cabin was great! The owner was so helpful in sending directions ahead of time. When we arrived there was information on the table about places to go and visit. The man who keeps up the place was very nice. I enjoyed talking to him about the area. The cabin is close to Blue Ridge Parkway. We were able to hop right on and sight see as we headed to Grandfather Mountain. We had a wonderful time making fun memories in this awesome cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

This property was the perfect relaxing getaway. Along with being clean, secluded, and comfy, we were just minutes way from waterfalls and food! The trees around the cabin are gorgeous, and even more so with snow. Maybe I will come back in the warmer months to explore the area!!

Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you had such a good time and thank you for a very good review. Please come again someday as every season has special magic here. I am unsure what cost us one star in your rating, but I will contact you so that we can try to improve whatever it was that was less than perfect.
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Quiet and cozy

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. It snowed the night before we arrived and we received a call from Doug the property manager asking if we had a four wheel drive. I replied, "No, can we not get to the cabin without one?" He said if we couldn't he would take us in. He met us at the gate and followed us to make sure we had no problems. He had spent some time before we arrived driving over the road to prepare it for us. He is such a great guy. Steve you are very blessed to have Doug.

We have never stayed at a place where you could watch the stars from the hot tub. Most places the tub is under a porch. It was beautiful - snow, stars, 24 degrees, and a wonderful hot tub to enjoy it in.

Most things were closed down and were going to open back up within the next two weeks which was not surprising to us. We did have a great meal at the Mountain View Restaurant (the sweet potato fries were the best we have ever had). The bookstore in Little Switzerland was open and we enjoyed talking with the lady who was running it. We also ate a the Tokyo restaurant in Spruce Pine. These are listed on the information sheet that Steve has in the cabin. Thanks for all the great tips.

It is a great cabin for two people. It would be a little crowded for four. Even though there is another cabin next to this one the trees provided enough privacy. The internet connection and T.V. reception were great, even on the day that the wind was blowing so hard I thought the roof would surely come off - but of course it didn't. We have AT&T so no cell service but my husband used the internet for phone calls.

If you are looking for a quiet place near restaurants, beautiful drives, and wonderful views of the amazing world God created for us then this is it!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! We are happy that you had such a good time and hope that you will return again. Each season has its own special magic in the mountains. And, yes, Doug is a great guy who is integral to the success of our business.
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5

Cozy, Clean, and private

  • 5 of 5

We wanted to get away and this cabin was perfect. Clean and cozy. We loved the fire place and the hot tub. The detailed instructions and directions made it easy and comfortable for us to get around and use all of the cabins amenities. Great place!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you had such a good time, and thank you for your nice review. Please come visit again sometime!
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Great peaceful weekend !

  • 4 of 5

We loved the cabin and the location. It was clean modern. The bed was comfortable. The couch was not very comfortable so it was tough to sit through a movie. The hot tub was fantastic and the view of the stars was great. We had a good stay and would stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that you had a nice time, but are also deeply apologetic about the couch. That problem had been brought to our attention by a previous guest but we were having trouble finding a replacement that fit with the cabin's decor. Our manager had then thought he had temporarily fixed the problem, but obviously that was not the case. I am happy to report that the couch has now been replaced with a new sleeper couch that is much more comfortable. Again, we apologize that the old couch interfered with your having a completely great time at our cabin and we hope that you will come again. If you will contact me directly before your next booking, I will be happy to offer you a 20% discount on your next visit to compensate you for any discomfort that the old couch caused you. Thank you for being our customer.
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Cozy, warm, perfect for couples

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent New Year's in the cabin. We were able to find it fairly easily, but did have some difficulty with cell service throughout our stay. We skied at the nearby Wolf Ridge ski resort on our first day (approx 45 min). We also visited the Biltmore in Asheville on another day (approx 1 hour). The cabin was clean and cozy and warm. I especially enjoyed the fireplace, and the owners provided a portable heater in addition to the whole house heater (though I didn't think we needed it anyway). The hot tub was secluded nicely in a semicircle of evergreen trees closing in to the porch. Bed was comfortable, and extra blankets were provided as well. The owners were easy to work with and refunded our security deposit within 36 hours of our leaving the premises. We would definitely stay again should we return to the area. We would recommend nearby Mountain View restaurant for both sights and tastes.

I do hope the owners will invest in a newer, comfier couch at some point, but all in all, we had a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Replacing that couch is on our list of things to do and would have already been done if I had not been delayed by another, unrelated project. I am trying to get it replaced and will strive to have ti completed by the end of this month. Thanks again, and we hope you can return someday.
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Map

Nearest Airport
113 Miles
Charlotte
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Switzerland Inn
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Little Switzerland Cafe
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

If you get tired of relaxing or exploring the 14 acre property, you can get on the Blue Ridge Parkway for incredible views and hikes, with Crabtree Falls, Mount Mitchell, and Craggy Gardens to the south, and Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, and Blowing Rock/Boone to the north. Only 6 or 7 miles from the property, Crabtree Falls is a lovely falls that is best enjoyed as part of a 2 mile loop trail that includes a variety of terrain. Mount Mitchell State Park is a wild and beautiful area with lots of hiking trails and we enjoy visiting most for an evening picnic while we watch the usually spectacular sunsets.

Just 2 miles from the property, you can also hike to Grassy Creek Falls, a high, delicate fall that is quite lovely. Additional waterfalls are nearby, including on Route 80 South.

Visit Little Switzerland downtown and Spruce Pine for interesting shops and a wide assortment of restaurants. I particularly like the funky but extensive bookstore located in Little Switzerland. Besides the usual mix of fast food there are 2 good barbecue restaurants near by as well as fine dining at the Switzerland Inn, Little Switzerland Cafe, Mountain View and Knife and Fork restaurants, as well as Stuarts on the Green at the Spruce Pine Golf Course.

Spruce Pine is the sight of a blacksmiths fair each spring as well as a large gem and mineral show and a bluegrass and barbeque festival in the summer. The nearby towns of Bakersville, Burnsville, Micaville, Old Fort and Black Mountain all have their own charms as well as festivals, especially during the summer months.

Gems and minerals have and continue to play an important role in this community, and our property is just a few miles from the only commercially viable emerald mine to have ever operated in the US. You can see historic mines and try your luck at finding gemstones at the Emerald Village, less than a mile from your cabin.

Authentic mountain music is played regularly at many local venues that are close by, including the Apple Orchard and Young's Mountain Music. A little further, but within an hours drive, are Asheville with its diverse art and music offerings, the Biltmore Estate, and an extensive and international selection of fine restaurants. A wellspring of new music that often combines bluegrass, rock and international rhythms, Asheville hosts a lot of concerts as well as free music events like the Downtown After Five and Shindig on the Green series.

Be sure to also check out our favorite local spot, Roan Mountain with its famous rhododendron gardens and evergreen forests. When you go, also take at least a short walk on the Appalachian Trail that crosses at the entrance to the Park at Carver's Gap. Just an easy and short hike up to the natural balds that characterize the tops of some mountains in this area are some of the most spectacular views in NC.

On the way to Roan Mountain, you can also stop in Bakersville for some wonderful goat cheese that is produced by a local farmer. You also might try one of the great hamburgers sold at Bonnie and Clyde's in nearby and picturesque Loafers Glory.

There are many, many other things to do in the area and we provide our guests with a guide to the foregoing mentioned activities as well as a host of other activities ranging from horseback riding, golf, canoeing, skiing, whitewater rafting, etc. etc., at the cabin.

But you will also find plenty to do right on the property as you explore the hardwood knoll across from the cabin, play or hunt salamanders in the creek, or simply sit on your porch or in the hot tub watching a beautiful sunset or the stars. The fireflies can be magical.

Our goal is to provide you with a fun and memorable vacation experience that will make you want to come back again. We pledge to do our best to make that happen.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Damage Deposit $150

11 AM is check-out deadline and 4 PM or later is check-in time. Owner may accommodate special requests.

Cancellations 60 days or more before arrival will receive full refund less $30 fee. Cancellations 30-59 days before arrival will receive full refund less $60 fee. Cancellations less than 30 days before arrival will receive refund (less $60) only for those days re-booked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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