Very Special Mountain Retreat!(9 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
4 Bedroom House With Breathtaking View Of The Mountains.
Owned and operated by Albert's Lodge at Mt. Mitchell, the Birdhouse has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay for your family and friends. There are two gas fireplaces as well as central heating and A/C, a complete kitchen with all the fixins' and laundry room. All bedding is included as well as bath towels. We also have an outdoor fire pit where you can relax in the evening while roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars.
Inside you can relax next to the fireplace after a long day of hiking, biking or just traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway which is only 5 minutes away. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils you'll need for your cooking pleasure and there are 2 restaurants within walking distance should you not want to cook (May 1st - Oct. 31st). The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a private bathroom and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Downstairs in bedroom 3 there is a queen bed. Bedroom 4 has a pair of twin beds as well as a full size futon and the sitting room between them also has a futon. All linen and towels are provided as well as bathroom essentials and kitchen basics - the only thing you'll need to bring is your food and a change of clothes and even that's optional since there are laundry facilities to wash should you need to.
The Bird House is walking distance to the Roaring Fork falls - a 140 ft. cascading waterfall listed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. Mt. Mitchell State Park, home of the tallest peak east of the Mississippi is in our back yard.
The cottage is wired for high speed WiFi access. There's a flat panel HD TV with a BluRay Disc player if you want to bring the kid's favorite movies. Access to Netflix, Pandora as as well as other internet apps. We also have a media server accessible through the BluRay Disc player with a wide variety of current movies to watch with popcorn (provided) when you're kicking back.
Member since: 2014
- 1470 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Pet Fee $25
- Cleaning $80
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 9.75%
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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The Bird House is situated within the Pisgah National Forest, it is the perfect spot to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities - hiking, bicycling, tubing, white water rafting, skiing, bird watching, mining and so much more.
Uniquely located within walking distance of Roaring Fork Falls - ranked as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. We are in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi which offers miles of incredible vistas as well as trails for your hiking pleasure.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, listed as the second best touring road on the planet by Outdoor Magazine, is only 3 miles away at mile post 344 and offers a quick on and off point of entry for sightseeing along one of the most beautiful roads on the continent. Full of spectacular overlooks and mountain vistas, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the number one choice for travelling and sightseeing throughout the mountains of the Southeastern US. Centrally located a midst the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Black Mountains, the Birdhouse is the perfect base camp for all your sightseeing throughout western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia and South Carolina. Dynamic Asheville is less than an hour's drive where the grand Biltmore Estate is located.
If you like playing the links, we are within walking distance to the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club - one of the premier golf courses in North Carolina. The Bird House looks out towards the 18th hole. (Seasonal: May 1st - October 31st)
The South Toe Valley is widely known for its high concentration of arts & crafts studios due to the influence of the Penland School of Crafts, the premier arts & crafts school in the country attracting artists from around the globe for over 75 years. Many of the studios are open year round for you to visit.
Two excellent restaurants, J & J's Grill on the Green and Teo's Restaurant & Pub at the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club are walking distance from the Birdhouse. (Seasonal: May 1st - October 31st)
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: Debbie & myself came to the mountains from sunny So. Florida where we both grew up. We both wanted to trade the corporate life for an easier going lifestyle somewhere where we could enjoy the rest of our lives away from the hectic pace of a metropolitan city. We found our paradise in the western North Carolina mountains where we own and operate Albert's Lodge at Mt. Mitchell. We are fortunate to be living and working where we also love to vacation. I am an avid photographer and love being outdoors whether it's cycling, hiking or just sitting out on the patio with my beautiful wife, Debbie & chocolate Lab, listening to the babbling creek out front.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Bird House is named for the unique decor which includes bird houses, bird cages and, of course, small life-like birds throughout the house including the rafters. The layout of the house, elevated and round with large floor to ceiling windows, also adds to the feeling of being in a large aviary. The best part is the breathtaking view right from the living room sofa of the Black Mountains. One of the best views in the entire valley.
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The living room and dining area
Living room showing open, vaulted ceiling
Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds
Sitting room with gas fireplace and futon
Some of the friendly residents of the bird house you will find in the rafters.
Another cute resident
Cascasding 148ft., spectacular Roaring Fork Falls is only a 20 minute walk away
Crabtree Falls located along the Blue Ridge Parkway is only a 15 minute drive.
Mt. Mitchell State Park is only a 25 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Tubing fun for the whole family
Full kitchen with all the amenities
Another view of the living room
Master bedroom 1
Bedroom 3 with a queen size bed
Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds and a futon
Decorated with bird houses adorned withlittle birds throughout the house
The bird house givethe Bird House a special feeling of being a part of nature
Breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge arkway
Beautiful rivers & streams all through the valley
World class trout fishing along the many streams in the South Toe Valley
The Blue Ridge Parkway - the premier touring road on the continent. 3 miles away
Enjoying the vistas along the Black Mountain ridge trail
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Thursday, January 19, 2017
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