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Our Log Cabin Has A Large, Level Yard And Is On the Watauga River.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Three Bedrooms ; Two Baths On the Main Level. Loft With King and Twin Beds

Cabin offer year round access and is only 3 minutes from Mast General Store in Valle Crucis. This cabin is equipped with everything you need to enjoy your vacation from TVs in every room to a large TV and DVD in the living room. Offers central heat and air conditioning. Kick back on the porch in one of the rockers while the kids fish or play just steps away in the river. With the beautiful rustic furnishings and decor you are sure to be relaxed while kicking back in front of the wood burning fireplace or in the kitchen putting together a meal . Easy flat parking and just a few steps into the cabin make Taylor's Cozy River easy access. In the 'season' you can enjoy the well manicured lawn and fresh flower beds. Close to the ski lodges and zip lines.

James Taylor
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About James Taylor

My wife and I live in Woodleaf NC, right outside of Salisbury. We have two grown children-Adam and wife Lauren and my daughter Brooke. Lauren and Adam have blessed us with our wonderful granddaughter -Abby who is three.

James Taylor purchased this cabin in 2000

Why James Taylor chose Blue Ridge Mountains

We just couldn't resist buying this little 'heaven on earth' cozy river cabin. It's so peaceful as if you are in another world and your stress and cares just seem to drift away. Great places to walk, close to Valle Crucis Park, Mast Store, and just ten minutes from downtown Boone. Valley is so peaceful with deer in the front and back yard around the apple tree being a common sight.

What makes this cabin unique

You are promised to have rest and relaxation in one of the rockers on the front porch looking at the peaceful river or the lovely nearby mountains. Watching the birds, and squirrels play in the yard and God's majestic views in the valley.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Our Log Cabin Has A Large, Level Yard And Is On the Watauga River.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

In love!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our stay at the cozy cabin and we fell in love! Did not want to leave! Pictures don't do it justice. Super clean, everything we needed was there. Cannot say enough about this place! Hoping to book a week for the summer

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent a week at Cozy River and enjoyed every minute. we spent time sitting on the porch reading, drinking coffee and just chilling. The cabin is immaculate and the owner was so easy to work with, even calling when we arrived to see if we needed anything. The cabin had everything we needed, a great kitchen, new master bath and plenty of rockers and comfy furniture.

Boone is just close enough for eating out and shopping, but far enough from traffic, etc. There is a great restaurant (Over Yonder) about 5 minutes away with wonderful food.

We are already working on 2 weeks in September.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind remarks . Looking forward to your return
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A bit of paradise !!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at Cozy River Cabin! This is just the sweetest cabin...with the river right a quiet spot...we must admit that it was really hard to leave ! The cabin was so comfortable and had everything that we needed, it was just the perfect place for us to stay and I am certain that we will be coming back as soon as we can :)

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind remarks and looking forward to your return.
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cozy mountain cabin on a creek where we could celebrate my mom's 70th birthday. We needed a place that would provide easy access. We also needed a place that could accommodate two couples staying on the main floor, plus a fun retreat space for our teenaged daughter. This cabin was perfect -- two nice bedrooms and baths downstairs and a full loft that ran the length of the house upstairs for her (bonus points for spiral staircase)! The Taylors' place is lovely, immaculate, has modern bathrooms and a nice updated kitchen. However, when you're sitting in the main room by the roaring wood fireplace, you feel like Jeremiah Johnson is going to come by for a cup of coffee. In other words, just the right blend of rustic look and feel with all the modern amenities. You get the feeling of being welcomed into their home, not a rental. They thought of every single thing: plenty of towels, firewood, nice plates and mugs and glassware (not the usual for rentals), high-end linens that made it very hard to get out of bed to enjoy the wrap-around porch. The cabin feels very secluded and private, but there are still neighbors and signs of activity close by. We got in late the first night, but ordered full dinners that we picked up from a wonderful restaurant called Over Yonder that was only four min. away. During the day, the guys hung out at the cabin, and my mom and teenaged daughter and I went into Boone and Blowing Rock and had a great girls' day. We went to dinner at Joy Bistro in Boone, and it was the perfect place for a special birthday celebration. There are nice roads and paths for long walks throughout Valle Cruces and of course, the Mast General store is fun. My stepdad ordered up another visit for his birthday, so we'll definitely be back. So glad to have found this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Great couples weekend! Thoroughly enjoyed watching the snow fall while staying warm by the fire. Home was comfortable, clean, and well equipped. Owners were easy to work with. Perfect place for couples or for a small family to enjoy. Awesome loft space that will sleep several. Would highly recommend as rental and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect cabin for our family trip. The loft was perfect for 3 teens and our 6 year old and the 2 bedrooms down stairs were prefect for the 3 adults.

The location was quiet and easy to get to. The kitchen was perfectly equipped with every thing we needed. The owners were great to work with and even called the day we arrived to make sure everything was ok. No one wanted to leave and everyone agreed that we want to visit again in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and look forward to your return
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Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Cabin Rental Rates

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Feb 16 2017 - Feb 16 2017
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Jun 30 2017 - Jul 31 2017
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Sep 29 2017 - Oct 31 2017
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Holiday Season
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning fee $65
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Large spacious full bath on main level of the cabin.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2nd bath is off master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen , Spacious bedroom on main level with Queen bed and tv
    Loft - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large loft area with 1 King, 1 Futon and 1 Twin
    King Bedroom - 1 king , Master suite with King bed, TV and full spacious bath
  • there are two bedrooms on the main level of the cabin and a large loft with additional sleeping for 5
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great fishing spot just one minute from the front door of cabin . Easy quick access into the river.

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