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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Bakersville reviews

  • clean, well stocked, a lovely home

    "The home was so clean, inviting and very well stocked. Our group enjoyed snow tubing at Jonas Ridge, the Linville Caverns, hiking in the trails behind the home and making smores at the fire pit!! Playing cards around the table with the fireplace going was wonderful too. I would highly recommend this to others. The owners were very courteous and caring as they made sure all was well upon our arrival. We plan to return in the future! Jan, 16, 2017"
    Guest: Rhonda S. Date of Stay: January 2017 Review Submitted: January 16, 2017
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  • Amazing house, Secluded yet Close, Great Views, Best Amenities Ever

    "Must echo other reviewers in agreeing you just can't go wrong staying at Coal Train House! Immaculately clean; beautiful, unique furnishings and art; best equipped house we've ever rented (and we've rented a lot). Add the gorgeous view, pond, excitement of the daily train, beautiful (cool and clean) river and proximity to town, Penland School and other activities--the perfect vacation spot. Having a host actually meet you, and also the fact they live fairly close--huge plus. No one wants to show up at a rental, ready to relax, and not be able to get in, find the key, punch in a non-working code, or find essential equipment not working. K met us, explained the A/C thermostat, pointed out essential features, and answered our questions. Another plus is the fact that every need or want has been considered in this house--from the grill on the porch, to the very well-equipped kitchen (all basics, including oil, spices, mayo, tea, coffee, syrup, tons of plates, glasses, utensils, napkins, cutting board, toaster, blender--and much, much more that I can't recall). Linens and bedding are comfy and attractive, mattresses great, towels plush. No second hand "vacation home" items here, at all!!! Even the cookware is high end, as is everything else in this home. Thoughtful touches abound, including games, books, music, binoculars, cooler--even breakfast basics upon arrival (pastries, orange juice, coffee, creamer, fridge full of drinks). I can't think of a single thing that we could have possibly needed or wanted. So many extras...As for the home itself--perfect place for two small families or one extended, with multiple porches/balconies and lots of outdoor space to "get away," plus bedrooms on two floors and plenty of bathrooms. Outdoors you can bird watch, gaze at the view of the river and hills, hang out at the pond (hammock and pier down there--feed the fish, read, nap), or walk the railroad tracks about a 1/8 mile upriver to access a small sandy area for river play. Road into property is a smidge steep in places, but excellent condition on our visit, with lots of gravel, no "washboard" areas. As others mentioned, there is one small house on the same property, but it is not close and plenty of vegetation between the two homes (and apparently the home is rarely occupied). You would never know it is there, and you feel quite secluded, especially as the sound of the river is constantly in the background. No mosquitoes at all, despite the pond. Dog paradise, too!"
    Guest: sati Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 10, 2016
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  • Cabin was fabulous!

    "We could not have asked for more! The owners have thought of every need. The furnishings were top notch, the kitchen completely stocked with everything needed to cook a gourmet meal and the entire cabin was spotlessly clean. Thank you for sharing your beautiful place!"
    Guest: deb l. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: December 27, 2016
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  • Peaceful Retreat

    "To say that my family enjoyed this charming home is an understatement. We picked it for the view and were not disappointed. When we drove up the driveway and expectantly unlocked the front door and it was such a relief to see how much it felt like home. There were so many personal details in the house you can tell how much the owners care for the space and the people who are their guests. While the main living space is a modest square footage the open floor plan and wall of windows makes it seem as if the whole mountain was part of the house. The house and rooms were spacious and clean and although we did do a bit of driving for excursions, some of our favorite memories are those when we just hung out at the house and spent time together. This house as coined by a neighbor and local potter has a "million dollar view" and they are not exaggerating. While the local towns that surround it (Spruce Pines, Bakersville) ,while I am sure are beautiful in the summer and fall, during the winter could leave little to the imagination. Many of the yards and homes are unkempt and were not masked by the vibrant foliage of warmer seasons. Do not expect much to do locally in those areas BUT the people are some the kindest around. We were about 1 hour away from Grandfather Mountain, Asheville, Lenior Falls (highly recommend), and in the winter some ski resorts. As we were staying in the winter we had ladybug visitors in the house which our kids loved! We even heard wolves howling on one cold night and were able to take our boys outside to listen, such a special memory to make with them. Could not say more about the customer service of Lisa she went above and beyond. The beds and pillows were large, comfortable, and clean. There was also plenty of blankets and even a dog blanket, toys, and no rinse dog shampoo for our pet to enjoy. In the closet we found extra soap, razors, and conditioner which was so thoughtful and saved us a trip. Besides the views our favorites were 1. Only seeing 2 neighbors from the home 2. Having shrubs surrounding the house on the hill so that while all of the windows are open you cannot see inside the house from down on the street 3. A fully stocked kitchen and unique dishware 4. Jetted tub in master bath 5. Being in the middle of nowhere but having all the amenities (internet, Netflix, Amazon's Alexa) properly working and available to us. If you want a mountain retreat that is secluded and don't mind a little drive book this ASAP"
    Guest: Ervis S. Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 14, 2017
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