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Handmade Private Log Cabin on 75 Wooded Acres

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

New Handmade Secluded Log Home Between Mount Airy & Winston-Salem

Escape to serenity in handmade 1 bedroom, 1 bath spacious floor plan in this recently built log house from nearby milled timber and tobacco barn logs over 150 years old. Locally renowned builder has just completed for unique rental experience. Cabin offers wraparound porch to deck with view of Sauratown Mountain and access to private pond with views of Hanging Rock.

Take advantage of a dozen or more wineries in the area, visit downtown Mt. Airy, Andy Griffith Museum, Carolina Zipline, or stay in and watch roaring logs in the fireplace. There is seasonal hunting available on property with permit.

Dexter Sams
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Dexter Sams

Dexter Sams is a General Contractor in Pilot Mountain, NC who specializes in period renovation as he has restored a number of 19th century log and classic homes in the Foothills area over the last 25 years. He also does new construction.

Dexter Sams purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Dexter Sams chose Blue Ridge Mountains

This log home is the result of reinventing the role of the local builder to make the most of the natural materials at hand by manually felling each tree and milling the logs for building materials on site. Coupled with the desire to preserve tobacco farming memorabilia, this first of several cabins displays the original logs from historic 1880 circa barns.

What makes this cabin unique

This space was created with an appreciation for natural scenery, simple quiet and to support human need to decompress and reconnect with the great outdoors within a short ride from the Triad and Southwest Virginia.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Handmade Private Log Cabin on 75 Wooded Acres
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews

Pilot Mountain Thanksgiving 2016

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to spend our Thanksgiving... We had planned to stay at this cabin for two nights but decided to stay another night because we just simply didn't want to leave. Dexter Sams, the owner, stopped by shortly after we arrived. What a great guy. Seemed like we had known him all our lives. Sam had already set everything up for a fire. All we had to do was to light the match. He has several stacks of firewood at the property so there's plenty to burn. And there isn't a charge for it... The cabin is beautiful with a nice front porch and a deck on the side with beautiful views. We could actually see the sun coming up over the mountains each morning through the huge windows . The stars were so beautiful at night. We could not believe how quiet it was at the cabin and the views in all directions were beautiful. The folks living in Pilot Mountain are so friendly... Never met a stranger. We loved dining at Mountain View restaurant. The owner, Kathy Mueller and her son Donald (the chef) were so friendly and the food was fantastic. We spent a good part of a day at the "knob" on Pilot Mountain. Beautiful breathtaking views in all directions. We also visited Hanging Rock State Park. Another beautiful place. There is a 70 mile corridor that runs from Hanging Rock to Pilot Mountain State Park. We plan to do more hiking and maybe rent horses to ride the 70 mile corridor when we go back. Another neat place is Pilot Mtn main street. A lot of neat shops and friendly people. We will definitely be returning to Pilot Mountain and "the cabin" in the spring. Thank you Dexter for being so friendly and helpful. Thank you Kathy and Donald at Mountain View Restaurant and all the friendly folks we met in Pilot Mountain...

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serenity Now was the perfect getaway for a long weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about the cabin and its surroundings! Loved how we were close to everything, yet away from it all. It was peaceful, relaxing, and enjoyable. We can hardly wait to visit again! ~The Simpsons

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Spent a wonderful Sun-Tues stay in this great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very well maintained cabin! Mr Dexter was very friendly and had everything ready for us even though we arrived hour early (that change of DST always gets us). We WILL return and hope to make it a semi annual event. Sam can we get repeat renter discounts? LOL.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Great weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a wonderful weekend at this cabin. It was perfect for our family of three and two dogs. The cabin was clean, had basic kitchen items like soap and paper towels, had lots of natural light from the big windows, and it is obvious that the owner really cares for this place. For dinner Saturday night we even enjoyed grilling steaks on the new gas grill and made salads with the fresh vegetables that the owner has grown off the patio for his guests. We particularly enjoyed the views from the cabin and taking long walks with our dogs around his land and two ponds. We did leave the cabin to see Mt. Airy and hike at Hanging Rock, but I feel we would have been just as happy staying the entire weekend "unplugged" on his farm. The only thing I would change would be to have a better quality mattress. But other than that, we can't wait to stay again and enjoy this property! We truly felt at home here!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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scenic and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience while staying at Mr. Sams cabin. Two state parks are just miles away and both are visible form the property (Pilot Mt. & Hanging Rock). We really enjoyed sitting on the porch swing and looking out at the mountain view. Also saw some wild turkeys and deer in the evenings. Mr. Sams was a great host. Very pleasant, hard working, down to earth good ol' boy (much like most of us North Carolinians). Very accommodating and generous. We would & will recommend this cabin to our family and friends. Thanks for great experience Dexter!


  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful stay in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful area in Pilot Mountain. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed for our weekend visit. There were even cherry tomatoes and basil in the garden to use in our appetizer I made the first evening. What a bonus!

Dexter was a great host and told us all about the area and building the cabin. We had one small problem and he came immediately to fix it.

We will be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Mount Airy Regional
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pilot Mountain Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Greensboro, NC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Boone, NC
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Car: recommended

Pilot Mountain is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts with nearby Pilot Knob and Hanging Rock Parks. There are a dozen or more wineries in the Yadkin Valley area. For Andy Griffith fans looking to experience the real Mayberry and Mount Pilot, you are here X . We are one of a few of log cabin retreats in Pilot Mountain.

Guests can enjoy long walks in nearby woods, access to fishing pond, paddle boat and horse trails. MayFest occurs every Mother's Day weekend and the classic car show, Cruise-In, takes place the first Saturday each month, May through October on Main Street in Pilot Mountain.


Rates & Availability

Pilot Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $55
Refundable damage deposit $99
Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

Minimum 2 vehicles per rental period. Smoking allowed outside of cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Pilot Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 910 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One full bath, 4ft shower with seat
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed handmade furnishings
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
Firewood offered in winter months.

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