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River Cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Land Harbor)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom on the River

River Cabin is located in the community of Linville Land Harbor. The cabin has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The two main floor bedrooms each have a queen bed and there is a large loft with two twin beds plus an additional queen bed. The living room has a cozy cabin feel with an antique wood burning fireplace, 43' flat screen television, and dvd player. There are also flat screen televisions in the master bedroom and the loft. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, stove/oven, refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, and cooking/eating utensils. Relax and take in the fresh mountain air on one of two decks. Sit on the back deck and observe nature with a view of the woods. Birds, hummingbirds, squirrels, chipmunks, foxes, and rabbits are some of our most common visitors. From the back yard, take a short trail through the woods to the river. There is a fire pit in the side yard with six folding chairs located in the basement. It is the last house on a dead end road which leads to the lake. Peaceful and private. Take a short walk through the side yard to the river where there is a bridge leading to a beautiful area on the lake with picnic tables, grills, tree platform lookouts, and a swinging bench. There are multiple walking trails in Land Harbor along the lake and rivers.

With an elevation of 3600 feet, the weather is perfect year-round. Summers are crisp and cool, and the winters are mild compared to other areas of the country.

Linville Land Harbor offers a wide variety of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Amenities include: 18 hole golf course, Junior Olympic sized swimming pool, recreation center with year-round activities for all ages, tennis courts, hiking trails, lake, rivers, shuffleboard, covered pavilion with grills, beach on the lake, tent platforms and tree stands on the lake, playground, and more. You can feel safe while staying at Land Harbor with its own North Carolina Certified law enforcement agency which serves the community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

More Details

Rebecca Kickham
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

About Rebecca Kickham

I am one of three grandchildren who currently run Nanny's Cabin. We have enjoyed it for over 30 years and have a lot of great information to share of things to do and places to see in the area.

Rebecca Kickham purchased this cabin in 1983

Why Rebecca Kickham chose Newland

Location. Location. Location. Our Grandmother, Nanny, fell in love with the property and designed her dream cabin. The property is great with two trails from the back door to a river that runs behind the cabin. It is the last cabin on a dead end road which ends on a lake. The view across the lake to the clubhouse and pavillion are amazing. Land Harbor is a resort community with numerous things to do including: hiking trails, clubhouse, beach, pool, pavillion with fire pits and grills, canoe/small boat ramp, golf course, children's pond, and much more. This cabin is located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and close to many area attractions, including: Linville falls, Grandfather mountain, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Blowing Rock, Boone, Hawksnest Ski Resort, Linville Cavern, Tweetsie railroad, and many more.

What makes this cabin unique

It has a unique Swiss cabin appeal surrounded by woods. The antique pot belly stove brings a great feel to the inside.


Newland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 bathroom located on main floor and one downstairs in the basement.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Large loft
  • 2 bedrooms on the main floor with queen beds and two twin beds plus a queen bed in the large loft.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
The cleaners provide the essentials for your arrival (one roll of toilet paper, garbage bag, soap). You will need to obtain any additional items needed for your stay.


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River Cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Land Harbor)
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews

Great family skiing vacation. Owner is responsive and accommodating. Neighborhood well cared for.

  • 5 of 5

Have stayed at the cabin for two Ski seasons now. Location is about 10 minutes from Sugar Mountain...during inclement weather roads have always been easy to manage to and from the mountain. Owner is wonderful to work with!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and great review! We love having your wonderful family stay at the cabin and enjoy the skiing!
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Land Harbor is the real gem - house needs some TLC

  • 3 of 5


Linville Land Harbor has lots to offer. Linville River, lake, swimming pool, golf course, tennis/pickleball courts. Loved the 19th Hole for breakfast. The internet connection at the house is very good as is cell service - not always the case in the mountains. The kitchen was well equipped with pretty much everything you need. You can hear the water coming over the dam but can't see the water. A short walk takes you to a nice view of the lake though. There's a short little stretch of river you can fish below the dam before getting to private property. Caught a beautiful 14" brown there. Great fishing in the river above the lake.


The house is in need of a little TLC. It was unusually warm the weekend we were there but cooled down at night. Unfortunately, the sliding glass doors in the bedrooms don't have screens so you can't leave them open to get any cross ventilation. I would not want to be here in the summer when you do have some days in the 80s.

The pros outweigh the cons and I would probably rent again except for one reason - we just bought our own place in Land Harbor!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upon arriving, we all got very much more excited! It was simply, beautiful! The house is inviting!

  • 5 of 5

Like I've already expressed, the home felt very warm and inviting! Everyone, was smiling and giggling, as we checked out the entire place! The Kid's didn't fight about where they wanted to sleep! There was a perfect spot for each of us! The house was perfect! The location, is near a dam! It's literally in the backyard! The sound of that water falling, was soothing! There are plenty of trails to explore. A big, clean, beautiful lake, that you can fish on! It was a little too early, still to cool, to enjoy any kind of swimming. The pool wasn't open yet. But, there is a huge pool and a sandy beach to enjoy, for warmer days! Golf Course, Tennis, fishing, swimming, and like my family did, we really enjoyed the home itself, the seclusion, time together, and location! Best blessed, mini vacation, ever!

...WE are in love with this Cabin and plan to keep coming back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect mountain hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, Thoughtfully supplied-We had a great time

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away fro home

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place. It was cozy, well cared for and well placed. It took no time at all to get to the surrounding areas. The property itself was reason enough to rent but throw in the perks of the subdivision and you’ve got perfection. Thank you Rebecca for allowing my family to stay here and see snow for the first time.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review! I'm so happy you and your family got to see snow and enjoyed your stay!
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Nice property and nice location

  • 4 of 5

Overall the house was very nice and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Land Harbor Golf Course
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort 9 miles

Beech Mountain Ski Resort 17 miles

Grandfather Mountain 6 miles

Linville Falls 9 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $100

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.