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Sit Back, Relax, Enjoy...at "Cabin Un Wined"

Burnsville, Yancey County, NC, USA
  • Cabin2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 5 nights

3 Private Beds/baths With Open Central Space. Perfect For Families And Friends

Nestled at an approximate elevation of 3000 ft , with 3-D mountain views and the sounds of a bustling river below, sits Cabin UnWined, a private, 1450 sq ft, open-concept 3 bedroom/3 bath log sided home with top-notch décor and a relaxed modern vibe. Inside UnWined, one has all the comforts of home including a double-reclining leather sofa, two in suite baths, and a warming gas log fireplace. Cabin UnWined’s wraparound porch offers dining al fresco and plenty of rocking chairs to take in the view morning and night. The natural world, of course, begs exploration too. No car is required to enjoy what the Riverwalk community offers…200+ privately owned acres of lush nature that includes the trout-stocked Cane River, canopied hiking trails, wildlife, a riverside park with large picnic pavilion, a large fire pit and a zip-line just for kids.

PLEASE NOTE that only AWD or 4WD vehicles are permitted on the short road to access this home. The road is gravel and there is a short stretch that climbs. The incline of this stretch has proven time and again to be more than a 2WD vehicle can handle without spinning wheels (which damages the road).

If we can't accommodate you here, we might be able to in one of the other vacation homes we manage we manage on the same mountain that are 2WD friendly. We'd love to assist you!

Property Manager

Laura Watrous, Property Manager

Member Since 2014
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Laura Watrous, Property Manager

Hello, my name is Laura Watrous. I am a real estate broker with Green Cove Properties in Burnsville, NC. Green Cove Properties manages a number of homes in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain region of Western North Carolina. We pride ourselves in providing the most dedicated and professional service available to vacation rental property owners, full time residential owners and tenants and, most especially, vacationing guests. Reviews posted for our VRBO and HomeAway vacation rental listings average 5 stars and remarks written by guests in our guest books are quite complimentary. If this particular home does not meet your vacationing needs, please contact me as I may very likely have another rental that will.

Laura Watrous, Property Manager purchased this Cabin in 2015


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Upstairs bedroom
        1 double, 1 sleep sofa /futon, In-suite bathroom with step-in shower
      • Main level bedroom
        1 king
      • Downstairs level bedroom
        1 double, Just outside the recreation room
      • There is a bedroom and a bathroom on each of this homes 3 levels. The set up is appealing to adult only groups as it is to families with children.


      • 3 Bathrooms
      • Upstairs bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Main level bathroom
        toilet, shower
      • Downstairs bathroom
        toilet, shower, Washer/dryer + private access from each bedroom & rec room
      • There is a bedroom and a bathroom on each of this homes 3 levels. The set up is appealing to adult only groups as it is to families with children.

      Location Type

        • Downtown
          Cabin UnWined is just 6 short miles to downtown Burnsville...only 10 minutes!
        • Mountain View
          Lovely mountain views from both decked sides of the home. Bonus if the sound of the Cane River below!
        • Rural
          Town of Burnsville is rural in nature. C-W is surrounded by 200+ privately owned acres, there are horses grazing nearby and many farms (produce and cow) along the way.
        • Water View
          While not directly on or in view of the river, Cabin UnWined is located in a community directly on the Cane River. Guests of Cabin UnWined have access to all the river has to offer.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central cooling AND heating
                    • Fireplace
                      Gas log fireplace in the living room
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Central heating AND cooling
                    • Internet
                      Wireless Internet. Streaming of video is great
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Full size
                    • Linens Provided
                      ALL bedding linens
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      in front of home
                    • Towels Provided
                      ALL bathing linens
                    • Washing Machine
                      Full size


                        • Coffee Maker
                          includes starter coffee packs plus filters
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped!
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Game Room
                                  Garage converted into a rec area with ping pong table
                                • Games
                                • Ping Pong Table
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Dish Network
                                • Television
                                  There is a TV in the great room and a 2nd in the upstairs bedroom (set up with children in mind)


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      2 sided wrap porch
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Propane grill + there's a propane grill at the Riverwalk riverfront park pavilion
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      River tubes are made available complimentary to guests during the summer months


                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              There is a nearby semi-private pool available to cabin guests for a small additional fee. One fee covers all guests registered to the cabin for the duration of stay.


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • photography
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Cabin UnWined recently replaced the home's portable outside firepit with a gorgeous, custom built one complete with benches to sit back, put your feet up and enjoy the warmth below the sky bright with stars!

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  22 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews


                                                                  Allen K.

                                                                  Could not be happier.

                                                                  Perfect for winding down and kicking back!

                                                                  Tracy H.

                                                                  My family and I loved the space. The views were great! It was clean and neat and airy. Everything we needed was right there in the cabin. I was especially pleased when, after realizing I'd only brought coffee and creamer, I found packets of my favorite sweetener in the cabinet!! Us coffee lovers know what this feels like :).

                                                                  We will be back soon and often.

                                                                  Lovely cabin, but you need 4-wheel drive

                                                                  Chelsea D.

                                                                  My friends and I stayed in Cabin Unwined for the weekend of my wedding (ceremony held at Sunset Gatherings). The cabin itself is lovely and once we got up to it, a good time was had by all.

                                                                  With that said, we found the drive nearly impossible with 2wd. The cabin is at the top of an incredibly steep hill. Even when following the directions given in the listing, a friend got stuck. This was in early October, so no snow or ice on the ground. This is a friend experienced with mountain driving, having gone to App State. Even still, his SUV was perilously close to going over the side of the road. He needed a tractor to pull him to safety, which we are all most grateful for Laura's parents for helping him out.

                                                                  Still, I think it's borderline irresponsible to rent this cabin to people who do not have 4wd. Every time someone needed to come or go from the cabin (a lot, on a wedding weekend), they groaned in anxiety and frustration about the drive.

                                                                  As nice as this cabin was, we won't be back and would actively discourage folks from renting it if they do not have 4wd.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you Chelsea, for posting a review and for choosing Cabin UnWined as lodging for the weekend of your beautiful wedding.

                                                                  However...in defense of Cabin UnWined, I must remind you that the requirement for AWD or 4WD IS made available to EVERY guest numerous times prior to arrival. It is written in Cabin UnWined’s listing description on VRBO and HomeAway as well as in the driving instructions located in the Pre-Arrival section of Cabin UnWined's listing. If fact, every booked guest receives an email approximately 10 days prior to arrival reminding them to visit the Pre-Arrival section of the listing prior to travel. It is also written and bolded as “IMPORTANT” in the Reservation Email each guest personally receives at the time of initially booking of Cabin UnWined. I personally believe it unfair to post a review of which will lower this home's over-all rating when it is actually the irresponsibility of any guest booking this home not to read the multiple mentions and warnings of the need for AWD or 4WD and to take these warnings seriously. AWD and 4WD drive vehicles will not and do not ever have issues.

                                                                  Very Nice and Quiet Cabin

                                                                  Tamara N.

                                                                  My family and another family spent a long weekend in the Cabin at the end of August. The cabin is well maintained, clean, quiet and very enjoyable. The only negative part of the weekend is the very steep road to get to the cabin. On the first day we got up there no problem but by the third day our car almost didn't make it up the road.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for posting a review. Sounds like you all had a very nice time in the mountains.

                                                                  I'm sorry to hear the road was a challenge for you. It is a bit steep and I do make every effort to make guests aware prior to booking a reservation. While many 2WD vehicles have traveled with little difficulty (owners have only driven it with 2WD vehicles), it is no easy task if you are "un-rehearsed". This is why I state "AWD or 4WD vehicles only" in Cabin UnWined's description online as well as in inquiry responses and Reservation Statements. I appreciate your notation of the challenge in your review and hope others desiring to book Cabin UnWined in the future will pay close attention to the vehicular requirements stated in the listing.

                                                                  Thanks once again for choosing Cabin UnWined! LEW

                                                                  Cabin Unwind

                                                                  Melissa J.Wilmington, NC

                                                                  Cabin Unwind is the Perfect spot for a relaxing getaway. The house is gorgeous, updated and has EVERYTHING you need! We enjoyed tubing the creek, the pool and the house. There was plenty of room for all of us. We definitely plan on recommending this cabin to others plus coming back ourselves.

                                                                  Great Place

                                                                  James W.

                                                                  We loved this location. The house was so lovely. it had enough room for our 5 adults, the views are breath taking. i would rent this place again.


                                                                  Burnsville, Yancey County, NC, USA

                                                                  Burnsville is a balanced distanced between adventurous mountain activities and Asheville, home to the infamous Biltmore Estate. * The town of Burnsville is proud to be home to Mount Mitchell State Park. The peak of Mount Mitchell has an elevation of 6,366 ft, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. * Burnsville hosts the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair the first weekend of August annually. This is the largest crafts fair in all of Western North Carolina. * Yancey and neighboring Mitchell County is home to some of the world's most renowned artist and craftsman. Twice annually TRAC (The Toe River Arts Council) puts together the TRAC Tour, a self-guided tour to over 100 of these private art studios.

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                                                                  AWD or 4WD recommended during wintery weather conditions.

                                                                  22 Reviews
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