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Lake Cabin with New Hot Tub, Boat Slip & Amazing Views **Ask about Sept specials

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Thrasher's Nest is a three story cedar cabin built in 2007, overlooking Watauga Lake, said to be the third cleanest lake in the county. Our cabin has 3 bedrooms a loft, 2 1/2 baths, and sleeps 10 comfortably. Soak in the large, six person hot tub or just enjoy the views of the Cherokee National Forest and Watauga River Gorge from the large deck.

The bottom floor has a master bedroom plus another bedroom, a bathroom, and large laundry room. The main floor has another full tile bath, beautiful kitchen with black granite tiled counter tops, and access to the deck. Both bathrooms feature beautiful tile, large jetted tubs, and rainfall shower heads. Upstairs you will find another bedroom with two queen beds, a half bath, and a loft area with a day bed, foosball table, and TV with PlayStation and other games.

Dock your boat or jet ski, fish, take a trip in our canoe, or just enjoy swimming from the included dock and dedicated boat slip. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, all major appliances, hair dryer, central air, gas fireplace, satellite TV, and free wireless internet. Linens, towels, dishes, utensils, and cookware are provided. We also provide a high chair and portable crib (sheets not provided) in this family friendly home. Pets are welcome for a small pet fee.

Aside from fishing the 13 species of game fish in the lake, swimming, and boating, there are many other outdoor activities in the area year round.

Hawksnest provides snow tubing and zip lining.

Beech Mountain is a great place for skiing, snow tubing, snow boarding, and ice skating.

Sugar Mountain also has great ski slopes.

Wahoo Adventures and Mountain Adventure Guide offer rafting and other outdoor adventures.

Tweetsie Railroad is a great stop for families.

Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains. View the animal habitats, including bears, cougars, and river otters, or walk across the mile high swinging bridge.

We hope you take the opportunity to rest and relax in our cabin while spending your time enjoying the lake, nature, and each other!

More Details

Emily Good
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017


Nearest Golf
17 Miles
Redtail Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Captain's Table
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Beech Mountain

Located 41 miles from Bristol Motor Speedway.

Located 30-45 minutes from Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk, and ski mountains.


Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Both full bathrooms feature jetted tubs, large showers with rain shower heads, and beautiful tile.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Master with king bed located downstairs with sliding glass door providing access to covered parking below the deck. Second bedroom downstairs with queen bed also has sliding glass door. Upstairs bedroom has two queen beds. There is also a loft upstairs with a day bed and trundle.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
A community dock with shed is included in this rental. You have a space to park a boat or jet ski and can use the dock for fishing and swimming. Boats and jet skis can be rented at nearby marinas or you can launch your own boat from a marina if you desire.


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Lake Cabin with New Hot Tub, Boat Slip & Amazing Views **Ask about Sept specials
average rating of 4.65625 based on 32 reviews
Winston-Salem , NC

The view is unbelievable

  • 4 of 5

It feels as if you have stepped into a painting when you stand on the deck and see the mountains and the lake and cabins tucked amongst the trees...The owner has stocked this property well. There's hand soap in all the bathrooms, a well equipped kitchen and even an iron and ironing board ( which came in handy since we were attending a wedding). I found the windy one lane roads nerve wracking, especially at night... but that's part of being in the mountains!...A very homey place that is welcoming with a view that is breathtaking

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs some love

  • 3 of 5

We had a great time at the cabin, but it was mostly because we were with great people. The owner was very nice and accommodating through email, as we had asked for an early check in with our one year old son. We were meeting a couple who also had children ranging from ages 4 to 13. Upon arrival, parental red flags kept going off. The deck is old and unfinished, super splintery. The chairs and swing on the deck are old, broken, wobbly and splintery with rusty nails sticking out of them and chunks of wood missing. There was lots of dog hair all over the extra blankets. And there were roaches (smoked joints) all over the bottom deck. The gas fireplace smells strongly like propane. The cabin is actually for sale, and you could tell needed a little bit of love. Some jets in the hot tub were broken and it was a bit dirty. There were lots of lightbulbs out in the house. There were hornet nests all along the ceiling of the covered porch area. The dock was super shaky and very unsafe for children. We read the reviews about the beds being uncomfortable, so we brought our own pillows and it was actually fine. The cabin served its purpose for us, as we figured out ways to baby proof or avoid the extremely unsafe things.

I also recommend doing research on the town before getting there. Mountain City has some really sketchy areas and for whatever reason everything closes at 2pm. Also, it's a dry county, with the exception of one beer (just beer, no wine) store and not many restaurant options if you wanted to head out for a good dinner. Plan on stopping at the Food Lion on your way to prepare your own meals!

The price was great and we were there during the peak of the color change, so the view was beautiful. The negatives are just things I wish I was prepared for, like I said, we had a great time because we were around great company.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the house and surrounding beauty of the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to get away from it all. Beautiful weather. The fall colors, especially at higher altitudes are starting to change. The house is a little remote but you get used to it. We took a day trip to Roan Mountain and hiked Roan Mountain. The trip time was about 1.5 hours each way. Was nice stopping in Boone on the way back down the mountain to head home. Plenty to do and see in this location. The house amenities were good. Everything we needed was there and it was clean. The hot tub was a nice feature. Our family enjoyed the weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great views!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had such a great time vacationing here. It is a beautiful home in a beautiful spot. The lake is gorgeous, we swam and canoed all day every day! The owner was lovely to communicate with via email. I highly recommend this spot!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Lights burned out


We did hear some wild animals and were up early walking dogs

Jets in spa not all working

Area great

House great

Well stocked

Very clean

Perfect for dogs

Loved the safety gate

Hard to find house only one small sign

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Beautiful lake

  • 5 of 5

Great view and beautiful house. Thanks to the owner for allowing us to enjoy your house.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $140
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.0%

Ask about last minute discounts!
If your group is larger than 10, we can refer you to other cabins nearby available for rent.
Rates subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
You may pay online through online booking, by check, or by PayPal. If using PayPal you will be charged a $35 fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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