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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

Gorgeous designer cabin, indoor & outdoor wood fireplaces, wrap-around porch

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Close to Sugar, Beech and Appalachian Ski Resorts!

The cabin is within walking distance to the Grand Canyon of the east coast, crown jewel of the public lands in this area. It is surrounded by woodlands and accommodates up to 4 adults comfortably with it’s 2 inviting bedrooms, amazing attention to detail and beautiful views everywhere you turn. !

This gorgeous, quiet and unforgettable cabin built with wormy chestnut timbers is a sweet dream retreat with every attention to detail.

The upstairs master offers breathtaking views make guests feel as if they are sleeping in a forest, while the downstairs master features a wood-burning fireplace, rocking chairs, and a beautiful 9-foot down-filled sofa with reading lamp..

The main sitting area of Layer Cake cabin features a wood-burning double-sided fireplace flanked by perfectly placed comfortable club chairs and ottoman (with reading lamps) ready for you to sink into with your favorite beverage -. A perfect place to enjoy your favorite glass of wine and intimate conversation, or a good read.

The kitchen is equipped using care and quality that we ourselves would appreciate (as we too, enjoy our time at the cabin). The kitchen is well-thought-out and features stone countertops, a range, refrigerator/freezer with ice maker, stainless preparation table/bar and barstools, a very large, deep stainless sink, dishwasher, disposal (switch is under the sink), drip coffee maker and with permanent filter, and Keurig (stored in the hutch), coffee bean grinder, specialty wine bottle opener, microwave oven and a toaster.

The dining area boasts an upholstered corner booth with natural wood table top (created by a local artisan using slice from a downed tree hundreds of years old) light by a lodge-inspired chandelier.

The exterior features a metal roof, and a wrap-around covered porch with Timberlake deck chairs (perfect for enjoying morning coffee, watching the sun rise up over the trees as the birds enjoy their breakfast), as well as a gorgeous custom slate patio with comfy Timberlake rockers and another wood-burning fireplace.

Approximate Mileage to North Carolina Mountain and various destinations:

Table Rock Trailheads .. 2 miles.

Linville Falls .. 4 miles.

Blue Ridge Parkway .. 5 miles.

Linville Gorge .. 5 miles.

Linville .. 7 miles.

Grandfather Mountain .. 11 miles.

Sugar Mountain (skiing) .. 14 miles.

Banner Elk .. 16 miles.

Blowing Rock .. 23 miles.

Morganton .. 25 miles.

Boone .. 25 miles.

Marion .. 25 miles.

Asheville .. 59 miles.

Charlotte .. 102 miles.

Knoxville .. 155 miles.

Atlanta .. 262 miles.


More Details

Becky and Dave Roletter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Becky and Dave Roletter

Our family LOVES spending time at Layer Cake! We enjoy sharing this experience and the glowing reviews (over 28 and only 5-star since we've made it available for rent - less than 2 years ago), make it that much more wonderful to share!

We owe much of our positive experience and that of our renters to the efforts of the fabulous family that meticulously services our cabin, as we reside 2 hours east in Winston-Salem.

We LOVE to travel, and also consider home swapping an option.


Becky and Dave Roletter purchased this cabin in 2012

What makes this cabin unique

I never get enough of being at Layer Cake. I don't know what I like best. Is it:

When I open my eyes in the morning, I feel fortunate to awaken in a bed surrounded by views of the woodlands?

Proximity to 3 ski resorts (Sugar, Beech and Appalachian)?

Snow Tubing at Haws Next or Jonas Ridge Tube Park?

When I smile at the decadence of watching the sun setting from the master bath slate and glass shower?

On a star-filled evening, sitting under the stars on the slate patio in front of the slate outdoor fireplace watching a roaring fire, sipping my favorite wine (Penfold's Bin 389) with special people (or even alone)?

Waking up early just to walk 5 minutes to the overlook to see the heavenly sunrise?

Reclining in the hammock chair on the wrap-around porch either napping or reading a book?

Reclining on the new 9-foot down-filled sofa with a great book while surrounded by windows that look out on the woodlands?

Enjoying a wood fire in the indoor double-sided wood fireplace in a comfy club chair and with my ottoman, my mini-tray table attached to the arm of the chair with a hot cup of tea, and a good book, or just great conversation with the one directly across from me in the matching club chair?

And that's at the cabin... the walking along tgravel and paved roads, the 5-minute walk to the overlook on Table Rock road, the hike to Sitting Bear, Upper Creek Falls, Table Rock, antiquing in Foscoe, kayaking Price Lake, and one of my all-time favorites - the Orchard at Altapass on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Spruce Pine for live Appalachian music, flat footing, locals, homemade cobbler, warm local folks and tourists. And every time I go back, I found something else to love. I hate to leave and wish I could retire!!!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Excellent, Rustic, Inspiring

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing perfect cozy cabin for 2-4 people! Stayed for 4 nights and relaxed, cooked, hiked and visited Asheville breweries. The blue ridge mountains are stunning. Everything we needed was provided for us, and we recommend any artistic/ nature lovers plan a vacation here!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Beautiful.. Even more so than I expected

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cabin snuggled in the mountains. Impeccable attention paid to every detail. Beautifully furnished. Lots to explore- Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Appalachian Ski Mountain. The owner was kind and very helpful in ensuring a great experience! Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Awesome getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Not much I can say but wow! This is a special place. The owner is great and the place is spectacular. We will def rent again and hopefully real soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had the best time ever at your place. The beds were so special and we all slept great ! The Kitchen is set up so well and we cooked a lot Thanksgiving meal and week-end was and is so wonderful at the layer cake.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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an excellent spot for our couple's week away

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent little cottage in a great location, far enough off the grid to encourage decompression but also close enough to recreation and amenities to be convenient. We had a great week and couldn't have asked for a better nest during our stay.

Pro tip - Spruce Pine is a happening little burg. We knew about the sports bar and the coffeeshop and the standard issue Mexican restaurant but were delighted to find new spots including a truly world class culinary experience at the Knife and Fork (twice!) and a sweet little evening's entertainment in the Dispensary.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Layer Cake is layer upon layer of fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in this charming cabin. It was very well equipped, comfortable, and everything was as stated and pictured in the description. We thoroughly enjoyed both of the fireplaces, as well as the peace and quiet. The owner was very helpful and she made it easy for us to check in and out. I highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Sugar Mountain, Beech Mtn, Appalachian Mtn.

Layer Cake is located in the Woodlands, just off Table Rock Road in Jonas Ridge. Thirty minutes from skiing at Beech, Sugar or Appalachian..and tubing at Hawks Nest or Jonas Ridge. This cabin is surrounded by huge rhododendron, and tall trees on a gravel road off Table Rock Road (from I-181). Near the "Grand Canyon of the East!" hiking (Grandfather Mountain, Table Rock trails, Sitting Bear and too many others to list), antiquing (Foscoe is a must), beer tasting at Blind Squirrel Brewery (Plumtree, NC), Wine tasting at Grandfather Vineyards (Foscoe), dining at Eat Crow (Foscoe), lunch at Christa's (daily-made yeast rolls in Pinola), (daily-made enormous cinnamon buns and sourdough loaves (check hours - Linville Mercantile and Bakery (Newland), biking (route I-181), driving the Blue Ridge Parkway to places such as Linn Cove Viaduct, Price Lake (wonderful walking trail, canoe/kayak/fishing lake with rentals available), and Moses Cone Arts Center with history, high-end crafts, and hiking trails), and one of my personal favorites May-October -- the Orchard at Altapass (near Spruce Pine) for friendly locals and tourists, live music, dancing, ice cream and apple pie. The cabin is also approximately 30 minutes from Boone and Blowing Rock (outlet shopping), and perfect for App State visits.

Owner is a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker.


Rates & Availability

Newland Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Day
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jul 5 2017 - Nov 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Sanitizing Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.75%

IMPORTANT: Please leave cabin in the condition in which it was first entered. Please only use driveway for parking (septic is under front lawn). Owners not responsible for injuries; renters stay at their own risk. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Newland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - Beautiful slate shower w/glass walls, forest view
    Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - w/ separate rooms for commode & vanity sink
  • Please remember to bring towels and sheets as they are not provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa is 9-feet long, very deep, down-filled (not a pull-out)
  • 2 master bedrooms, each with double beds. The upstairs master offers breathtaking views of the forest making guests feel as if they are living in a forest, while the downstairs master features it's own porch entrance, wood-burning fireplace, rocking chairs, and beautiful 9-foot down-filled sofa. Please remember to bring sheets and towels as they are not provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • skiing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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