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 Vilas reviews

  • Great location!

    "This was a perfect place for our quick Labor Day weekend trip. Our kids loved playing in the yard and we were happy to be close to everything! Owners were very accommodating."
    Guest: Kim M. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 5, 2016
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  • Perfect in Every Way

    "This past weekend we planned and successfully carried out a surprise 60th birthday party for a friend. There were 4 couples at Brown Bear Retreat for the weekend and it could not have been a more perfect place for this special occasion. The home design was perfect for us.....4 bedrooms with either queen or king size beds, each with it's own bathroom...and it was tastefully and lovingly decorated to make a homey feel for us. It was the perfect home design for being able to entertain and socialize....very open on the main floor with the kitchen, dining area, great room, and decks flowing together. Also, the fact that no 2 bedrooms were back to back allowed everyone to have their own space....2 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 (plus a smaller bedroom with single bed and bunk beds) on the upper floor, and 1 on the lower level. Each level had it's own "living area" also and the lower floor had a small kitchenette as well as access to a lower level deck with a hot tub. The house it situated to have a lovely view from the decks and although it is one of the first homes as you enter the "subdivision", you still have the feeling of being secluded. This was my first time to rent a vacation home and I must say it will not be the last. The owner of this property was wonderful to deal with in every way. She always answered any questions or concerns that I had very promptly. Should the occasion arise to return to this area, I would definitely book this home again and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a vacation rental for a larger group."
    Guest: Linda M. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 12, 2016
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  • Girls Wilderness Getaway Success!

    "This was a last minute rental for a bachelorette getaway that was a bit off the beaten path. The cabin turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. The drive up the mountain was a little intimidating for 8 Florida girls in a minivan, but if we were able to make it - anyone can. When we arrived we were extremely pleased to find that the cabin was exactly as described on HomeAway. It was well kept, clean, and cozy. It was secluded enough to feel very private, but not too far from the comforts of home. The cabin has a full kitchen - fridge, microwave, oven, toaster, and dishwasher. Although WiFi was available, we had a really hard time getting and staying connected. Our cell reception was also quite limited. Margene did leave a phone number for their internet provider, but we took this opportunity to stay 'unplugged' for the weekend and just enjoy our surroundings. We enjoyed the wonderful views from the patio every morning and evening. The tranquil and relaxing atmosphere was a nice (and welcomed) change of pace from our regular routines. We were even lucky enough to see a few family of deer, chipmunks, rabbits, and hummingbirds. Our group found plenty of things to do within just half an hour to an hour from the cabin: hiking, zip lining, rafting, shopping, and even an amusement park. There is literally something for everyone. We're giving this cabin a 5 star rating because it was everything we wanted and more. Margene was easily reachable whenever we had a question, the cabin was great, and the surrounding areas were awesome. If you're looking for a relaxing getaway, the Owls Roost is the place for you."
    Guest: Maggie M. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 6, 2016
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  • Great Home, Great Location

    "Everything you need for a weeks stay in the mountains. This is the ideal home in the ideal location. Hot tub, WIFI, firewood and a fully equipped kitchen. Close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, and even Damascus Virginia for the riding the Creeper Trail. Had a great time and hope to be back again in the future."
    Guest: David T. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 23, 2016
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