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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2017

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Blue Ridge Mountains

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have posted a copy of our guest book online at
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Burnsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Serendipity is not ADA compliant.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(81 traveler reviews)

Hike to Mount Mitchell - No Cleaning or Pet Fee! Free Wifi!
average rating of 4.9135804 based on 82 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised by the cozyness and cleanliness of the cabin. Very spacious with lots of supplies for the kitchen. Our kids loved the swings on the tree branch and it was so relaxing to hear the roar of the river, while enjoying our morning coffee on the porch.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Cabin was clean, comfortable and as advertised. My family and I really enjoyed it! Great base for hiking and kids loved the creek and swings.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful cabin, well-located for great hiking

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cabin. The cabin is simple, clean, and comfortable. The owners were very responsive and the rental process was straight-forward and efficient. The cabin is ideally located right near the starting point for lots of great hikes, including Mt. Mitchell. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Always wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in the Serendipity cabin and it was a wonderful trip once again. The cabin is perfect for us -- clean, pet friendly, equipped kitchen, cozy and comfortable -- and we're always sorry to leave. Since the main purpose for our trips west are to spend time in the mountains, we especially love the location within walking distance of the park. Already looking forward to a future visit!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I had good time visited alot of places met very nice people the cabin was wonderful Thank you

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed exploring Mt. Mitchell and Pisgah National Forest and then sitting by the fire at night. We had a wonderful weekend at Serendipity.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: recommended

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, 1 hour from Asheville


Rates & Availability

Burnsville Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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