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Family Friendly Location, All Blue Ridge Attractions Are Just Minutes Away

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Hot Tub, Sleeps 6

Welcome to Appalachian Boone Shine, a charming one-level cabin on the mountain overlooking Boone!

Step into the home's spacious great room, punctuated by the floor-to-ceiling stacked stone double gas log fireplace. This work of art has a fireplace on both faces, so those cooking dinner can enjoy a fire as well as those relaxing in the living room. The kitchen features granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and three stools at the bar. Next to the kitchen is the dining area, with a table for four, and at the other end of the kitchen is a walk-in laundry closet.

On the other side of the fireplace is the cozy living area. This room has two circular leather couches, a table with four chairs, and a flatscreen HDTV with both VHS and DVD players. Two sets of doors allow access to the spacious deck, furnished with a bench and glider rockers to enjoy the winter views, a charcoal grill, and steps to the hot tub, set down on its own deck space affording ultimate privacy. There is also a porch swing on the front deck.

The left wing of the house is the spacious master suite. This room has a King bed with a TV, access to the deck, and a private bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower and double stone vanities.

On the right wing of the house are two bedroom suites. One with a Queen bed and one with a Full bed and private bathrooms with showers. The suite on the front of the house has French doors to the deck, and this room also has a small TV.

Located on the mountain known as Howard's Knob, just 15 minutes north of Boone, Appalachian Boone Shine is sure to become your new home away from home!

PLEASE NOTE: This home is accessed by a steep gravel driveway. It is plowed in winter, but 4WD or AWD vehicles are strongly recommended year-round and are required November-March. Chains may also be necessary to access the property in winter months.

More Details

Carrie Dillon
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Carrie Dillon

My wife and I live in Tybee Island, GA. We decided to build a second home here while our daughter was a student at Appalachian State University. I am retired and try to spend as much time as possible in Boone as it is such a beautiful area and time spent here is both entertaining as there is so much to offer and at the same time it is an extremely restful relaxing place to be.

Carrie Dillon purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Carrie Dillon chose Boone

My daughter was a student at Appalachian State University in Boone. My wife and I fell in love with the location during numerous visits there. We built the house as a rental property and to allow us to spend as much time there as possible.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the very distinct four seasons, The beauty of the mountains of northwest North Carolina, and the changing of the leaves provides a truly unique experience of the areas fall beauty.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kelly Almond

9 Nov (10 days ago)

We just returned from visiting your beautiful cabin on Howard’s Knob. I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed it. We loved the furnishings and the kitchen was nicely equipped. Your housekeeper does a great job. The house was extremely clean. We were excited that we got to see snow for the first time this season! Thanks again for sharing your cabin. We are looking forward to visiting again!


Nov 2014
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Boone Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Full size custom built vanity
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Full size custom built vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full size custom built vanity
  • All bedrooms fully furnished with large closet space.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • Each bedroom has its own private bath with entry from bedroom only.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Pack N' Play in queen bedroom closet.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Family Friendly Location, All Blue Ridge Attractions Are Just Minutes Away
average rating of 4.766667 based on 61 reviews

I liked the location and the home

  • 3 of 5

The house was nice and private and clean. But we had some issues. The hot tub was green when we got there we did call the property mgr they came a couple of hours later to fix but we couldn't use it that night due to the high amount of chemicals they put it in it. We only got one day of use. The microwave didn't work. The blow dryer in the master and second bedroom didn't work. The fireplace was a pain to get started and when we didn't turned off. The barbecue was a big disappointment as we planned to grill out. It was dirty like it hasn't been cleaned in awhile and would not start. I just think for the money we spent to rent this house that all these items would be working and their needs to be some upgrades.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin & Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

I took the family to Boone for father's day and this was the absolute perfect cabin to rent.

The cabin is very easy to find. Located right in town, very convenient. At the same time, it's secluded too. There are no neighbors that you can see at all.

The manager took care to make sure everything was ready for our stay. We just showed up and began enjoying our trip. Plenty of towels and similar items. Then, checking out was even better. All we had to do was leave. Some rentals you'll have to do multiple loads of linen laundry just be able to go home without being charged a major fee. No this one.

I would definitely rent this one again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in Boone!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a family weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains. "Boone Shine" is a perfect size for our family of 5. The log-style cabin is beautifully maintained and impeccably clean. The location is just minutes outside of Boone and a short drive to blue ribbon trout fishing and fantastic hikes. After our days spent outdoors, we enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub prior to dinner. We highly recommend this cabin and will absolutely rent again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time staying at Boone Shine! The home was very clean, well stocked with necessities, had a gorgeous view! Carrie was amazing to work with, she was so thorough with instructions (seriously, the driveway is steep!), and as there was a winter storm warning during our stay, she checked in and was so accommodating. Absolutely lovely vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Burlington NC

Neat & Convienent Home near Boone and ASU!!

  • 5 of 5

We found the cabin to be neat and had all that we needed for a quick getaway!!

Thanks so much!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin, Wonderful Trip!!! The mountains at it's finest!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was well decorated and furnished. It was clean and cozy. The weather was rainy most of the weekend so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoors that much, but the view from the windows overlooking the forest is Amazing! It is very conveinent to downtown Boone. I would highly recommend this cabin for a nice mountain stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Charlotte NC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Boone Saloon
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Boone Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
341, 441
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Daniel Boone Inn
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Appalachian Mtn, Beech Mtn, Sugar Mtn

Three very good snow skiing areas that include snow tubing. Excellent fly fishing, canoeing, rafting, kayaking outfitters.Beautiful mountain terrain and foliage viewing throughout the area. Lake Watauga is 45 min. drive. Watauga is listed as the 3rd cleanest lake in the US. Offers sailing, boating, pontoon boat rentals. Several nice winery tours. One of the largest Christmas tree producing areas in the US.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59
Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000

As indicated above in the fees and taxes section taxes are applied to rent, cleaning, and pet fees. The rate is 12.75%.
This is 6% payable to Watauga County, and 6.75% for the North Carolina Department of Revenue.
The insurance requirements are in lieu of security deposit. The coverage is for up to $1500 damages. The payment goes directly to the insurance company and refunds, as a result of a compliant cancellation, is made by the insurance company.
Pet fees are collected by the owner and are paid directly to housekeeping.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.