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Hike to Mount Mitchell - No Cleaning or Pet Fee! Free Wifi!

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Log cabin under 300 year old oak tree, available all year


Last updated: 05/18/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Newer smoke-free cabin sits under huge oak tree and across from trout stream in Pisgah National Forest. Located at the base of Mt. Mitchell and walking distance to the Mt. Mitchell Crest trailhead. Hike the trails of the forest and be back home in your cabin the same day without having to drive!

Fish or go tubing in the South Toe River or play a round of golf at the Mt. Mitchell Country Club. Located ten minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 30 minutes to historic downtown Burnsville, one hour to Asheville or Boone.

Our family has been coming to Western North Carolina for years searching for the perfect family vacation spot. We believe we have found it in Serendipity.

It is the perfect combination, isolated, but not too far from civilization. You can arrive, with a stop at the supermarket on the way in, and have enough to do without having to use your car. Serendipity also makes the perfect home base for day trips to all North Carolina and Tennessee has to offer. Free Wifi and pet friendly. Call or e-mail for more information.

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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of books, toys, DVD's, games and puzzles...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Please keep pets leashed and pick up after them where inappropriate. The road can get busy with cars going to the campground....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Serendipity is not ADA compliant.


  • Books:

    Lots of children's books....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    Puzzles and games and some toys are provided....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Timed dry is not working, please use auto dry. Sometimes there is dryer sheets but not guaranteed....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Please do not drive on right side of the house, there is a septic tank under the ground....moreless

  • Telephone:

    local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Unscented laundry soap provided...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop or device, can use VOIP app on phone to make long distance calls. Many phones have service here but not guaranteed....moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    Wood not provided. Those ready to light 'logs' work great. They are easy to light and to store. There are plenty of matches provided. Do not burn wood you find outside or non approved items inside. ...moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker:

    There is a traditional coffee maker and a Kuerig single cup maker. Please bring your own coffee or K-cups. Some sweetners are here but we would recommend bringing what you like....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Items have been left by other guests, please check expiration dates before use....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Ice maker and water not functional. Ice trays are there to make ice....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Mt. Mitchell Golf Course right up the street...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Outdoor fire pit. Please only use approved firewood and do not use when fire warnings are out. There is hot dog/marshmallow holders in island....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Bring your own charcoal/lighter fluid. Please have hose at the ready....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 81 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110 $140
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 10%


There will be a charge for more than 2 pets.

Note that this is an automated quote system and may calculate rates incorrectly, please email for exact quotes.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/18/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport

Car: Recommended

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1 hour from Asheville


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

Why the Owner Chose Burnsville, NC, USA (Town):
We wanted to break Out of our normal vacation routine! We were tired of overpaying for cramped hotel rooms and paying exorbitant entertainment costs. We couldn't even bring our dog with us without staying at the worst hotels. We chose North Carolina and the Blue Ridge Mountains because it provides a variety of free entertainment that gets our family's adrenaline pumping.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
When we stay at our cabin, we have the great outdoors right on your doorstep. We pack the bicycles, throw the kayak or tubes on top of the car, and get ready for a vacation of outdoor adventure that the kids (and dog) love! We can drive to Asheville, Water rafting, horseback riding, Gem Mining, Apple and Blueberry picking, etc. When we visit our cabin home, we are coming to beautiful Yancey County, the land of Mount Mitchell and the Pisgah National Forest. Our cabin is located in an alpine valley. The elevation of roughly 3,000 feet makes for a cooler summer, but the flatness of the terrain makes it easier to reach in the winter. You do not need an all-terrain vehicle to reach us. Hiker's love the fact they can do some very difficult trails and then relax in comfort when they are done.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/18/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Log cabin under 300 year old oak tree, available all year

    Log cabin under 300 year old oak tree, available all year

  • Kitchen with Island

    Kitchen with Island

  • Wood burning fireplace

    Wood burning fireplace

  • Master bedroom with queen bed

    Master bedroom with queen bed

  • Full size futon in second bedroom

    Full size futon in second bedroom

  • Front porch

    Front porch

  • Front yard with tree swings

    Front yard with tree swings

  • nearby hikes

    nearby hikes

  • Nearby watering hole

    Nearby watering hole

  • The whole family has fun

    The whole family has fun

  • Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall

    Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall

  • Set Rock Creek Waterfall trail through neighboring campground

    Set Rock Creek Waterfall trail through neighboring campground

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Great Room looking towards hallway

    Great Room looking towards hallway

  • Laundry room in bathroom

    Laundry room in bathroom

  • Second bedroom with twin beds

    Second bedroom with twin beds

  • Computer nook

    Computer nook

  • Side porch

    Side porch

  • Fire pit

    Fire pit

  • Summer brings lots of hummingbirds

    Summer brings lots of hummingbirds

  • Hike the highest peak from your front door

    Hike the highest peak from your front door

  • Open all year

    Open all year

  • 2 minute drive to trail of Roaring Fork Falls

    2 minute drive to trail of Roaring Fork Falls

VRBO #59187

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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