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Private Pioneer Rustic Cabin Secluded In The Heart Of God's Country

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 1.5 Bathroom Cabin Tucked Away With Tranquility In The Mountains

Family home place over 100 years old sleeps 10 with (3) Queens (4) Twins (1) full bath (1) half bath, washer/dryer, full kitchen, Den with Organ & soap stone wood burning fireplace. Heated by electric Oil Monitor, fireplace, electric wall & base heaters. Air conditioned by Nature and window fans. Front and Back porch, creek with waterfall in front yard, tin roof, outdoor fire pit, charcoal grill, quite peaceful and secluded on a dirt road. Four Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive is needed in winter snow season to get to the cabin. We offer lots of roads and trails for walking, hiking, and exploring. Our hollow is all privately owned by Calhoun's and is over 200 acres in area. We own 90 acres of this hollow with four homes on our piece. We invite you to enjoy our little slice of heaven.

Nancy Calhoun Thomason
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Nancy Calhoun Thomason

We are the Calhoun family. This property was the birthplace of my grandfather in the photo. He grew up there the only boy out of 10 children. Starlin Calhoun my great grandfather built this house in the 1900's. His family of brother all owned this hollow that we live in, There is over 200 acres in Calhoun Hollow owned by the sibling of the Calhoun Brothers. We proudly preserve the property and share it with you to enjoy a piece of history and God's country.

Nancy Calhoun Thomason purchased this cabin in 1900

Why Nancy Calhoun Thomason chose Newland

This home is over 100 years old. It was built by my great grandfather, then passed down to his only son, Coye Calhoun. In 1970 Coye sold the property to two Doctor brothers from Florida named the Vildibill"s. They owned the cabin as their mountain vacation home for years. In the early 1990's my father, Doyle Calhoun had the opportunity to buy it back from the Vildibill's. We have owned it ever since and have turned it into our vacation rental and family fun place to escape reality and rat race of the world. It is rustic and vintage in appearance and furnishings, however, it is also a lot of fun to revert back to your imagination and creativity to keep you entertained while staying here. There is no TV, Computers, Wi-fi, Telephone, video games or any other electronic device for entertainment other than a boom box CD player. It has a soap stone fireplace that burns real wood, a tin roof, two porches for relaxing on, a creek with waterfall in the front yard that my ancestors used to bathe in before indoor plumbing. The original out house is on site, original barn, grainery, and smoke house out buildings on the property. Only the cabin is opened to the public for use and enjoyment.

What makes this cabin unique

We have a bridge in the front yard that crosses the creek. The natural sounds of running water are most relaxing. We have a bon fire pit and grilling pit on site as well as charcoal grill for cook outs. The house has a musky woodsy smell to it. It is after all an old farm house that lacks nothing including character. Warning unique history and extinction to the cabin: The chimney rock was added on in the early 70's. Since then there has been a honey bee hive develop over the years in the chimney between the rock and the original exterior of the cabin chimney. The honey bees are against the law to kill and would destroy the cabins chimney all together at a very high cost to remove them. Therefore, if you are allergic to bees this is not for you. They usually do not bother you or get inside the house. The Boomer Squirrel is also a resident at the cabin. This is a little red squirrel that is also extinct and lives in the attic of the cabin. Sometimes you will hear them in the walls. They are scared of people so you will not see them just hear them. We do sometimes have mice and spiders in the cabin but try and control them with mice control and frequent exterminating schedules. After all this is a 100 year old house with wooden walls, floors and on a rock foundation in the woods surrounded by nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family had a great time embracing this amazing cabin! Nancy, you and your family are so friendly! We love this cabin and plan on visiting again one day soon. The Christmas tree was beautiful and the kids had a great time. Overall, this trip was amazing!
Dec 2015
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Newland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • There is one full bathroom with a tub/shower combo, a sink with mirror and a toilet. The half bathroom is in the laundry room and only has a sink with medicine mirror over it and a toilet. There are doors to both the bathrooms for privacy. Bathrooms are heated with electric baseboard heat and a wall electric heater. No fans or vents in the bathrooms, sorry. The half bathroom does have a window that will open for ventilation.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 Master on Main - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 Main Twin - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 Upstairs - 2 queen
    Bedroom 4 Upstairs - 3 twin/ single , 1 single couch for 1 sleeping guest
  • The Bedrooms are heated with base board heaters or electric heaters. The Bedrooms are cooled with electric fans and opened windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Grandfather Mountain is 10 minutes from Cabin. Roan Mountain State Park in TN is just a few minutes away from us as well. Beech Mountain Ski Slopes 20 minutes. Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park 20 minutes away.


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Private Pioneer Rustic Cabin Secluded In The Heart Of God's Country
average rating of 4.45 based on 25 reviews

Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Easily handled the 5 of us. Close to town & hiking, running river outside the cabin, made a campfire, great time by all. Thanks Nancy. Tom

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it. We have addressed the issues in previous reviews and continue to strive to make it more pleasurable and comfortable for our guests. Enjoyed chatting on the front porch listening to the waterfall and stream in front yard then saw a Deer strolling along in front of the apple tree beside the porch. He didn't seem to mind us watching him. It really is relaxing and rejuvenating to take in all the nature and wildlife surrounding the cabin. We look forward to many more return visits and long lasting friendships. That is what makes it all worth it and the beauty of my secret piece of serenity. Thankful to be able to share it with you!
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Rustic Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

My family of eight loved this Cabin. It was great to be able to disconnect from the digital world for a while. The driving distance was great for Linville falls and caverns, great sights on the Parkway, friendly people all around. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lenoir, NC

Loved getting away from it all

  • 5 of 5

There are no neighbors around for a while, no internet, no phone and no noises.... just the sounds of the creek and the woods. Walking into the house brought a flood of childhood memories of my mamaw. The house is old and rustic and I loved it, just wish I had more time to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Concord, NC

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to get away and disconnect from everything, this is the place to go. We spent the weekend with our children and grandchildren and loved very minute o fit. The house is old and charming and can’t wait to go again. Thank you Nancy and Doyle for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Another fun stay at the Calhoun's!

  • 5 of 5

4 moms and their kids for a fall break getaway! We had a blast and the kids never wanted to leave the comfort and magic of the hollow! We also loved having the pups come down and visit!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charm to be Desired

  • 3 of 5

We chose Calhoun Hollow for a chance to unplug and be humbled by simple living during our getaway. What we found during our stay was humbling, but also disappointing. My husband and I, our daughter, and my parents stayed at the house, with the dogs. The house was rather dirty and poorly maintained. We respect the characteristic pioneer style the house is going for, but that doesn't mean sacrifice cleanliness. I spent 2 hours on a rainy Sunday morning (which also happened to be our first wedding anniversary), cleaning the walls, trim work, and cabinets in the kitchen. It was bad. There was what appeared to be years of yuck splattered everywhere. I took pictures of what it looked like before I cleaned it. The house smelled of must mixed with dog, and I am dog lover and am not usually bothered by it. There was mouse droppings in the dishes under the cabinet and behind the microwave. It wasn't recent either. It was clearly aged poo. There was a dirty sock left from previous visitors left at the bottom of the stairs to go upstairs, and then another found by our dog from under the downstairs bed, along with an Not hardly what my daughter needed to find the dog playing with. Then, every night, I made my husband check the bed for bugs and spiders because the cob webs and spider webs and trash behind the beds in the first room upstairs was overwhelming. My husband woke up in the middle of the night once with something crawling on him. In a nut shell, the house really needs deep cleaning. Plus, there was trash and boxes around the outside of the house and building. The chair at the fire was broken and we couldn't use it. We had planned to have our family pictures done at the house, but when we got there we had to make other plans because we just didn't feel that it was maintained enough. My dad went home with a sinus infection, and he literally never gets sick. We enjoyed the intentions, but we're disappointed at the lack of effort. And we won't even address the squirrels in detail. If you want to sleep, don't plan on being upstairs, because like clockwork, every night at 11:00 to midnight, and every morning between 3 and 4 am, they eat the house. Lastly, the shower curtain is mildewed, and paint peeling from the wall in the bathroom shows the black mold. It definitely needs some sort of ventilation. I could go on, but I'm out of characters! We are typically easy keepers. We had fun, but won't be returning to Calhoun Hollow. :(

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your suggestions and kind review. I will shut down the cabin for a while to address all your issues, deep clean, and make repairs. Perhaps if I add an exhaust fan in the bathrooms and a dehumidifier some of the musty smell will subside. The cabin is made of wood with a bark exterior on a rock and dirt foundation. We have the cabin on a routine exterminating plan but it is still hard to keep it free of cobwebs for more than 2-3 days. I truly apologize for your disappointment. I will see to it that this doesn't happen again!
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60 Miles
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10 Miles
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5 Miles
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50 Miles
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15 Miles
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400 Miles
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Car: necessary

Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Linville Ridge Resort, Eseola Resort, Linville Falls, Gorge, and Caverns, Toe River, Linville, River, Watauga River, Watauga Lake, Wildcat Lake, Bristol Motor Speedway, Appalachain Trail, Tweetsie Rail Road, Scottish Highland Games, Christmas Tree Farm, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lin Cove Via Duct, Julian Price Lake, Blowing Rock, Gem Mines, Lees McRae College, Appalachain State University, Mayland Community College, Caldwell Community College, ETSU, Johnson City, TN, Roan Mountain State Park TN, Cranberry Ore Mines, Pisgah National Forest, Banner Elk, Boone, Daniel Boone Inn Restaurant, Louise;s Famous Rock House Restaurant, Avery County Museum, Elk River Falls, Brown Mountain Lights, Jonas Ridge Snow tubing, Table Rock




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $100
Tax Rate 6.75%

Rates are subject to change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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