BIRDTOWN GUESTHOUSE (PRICE INCLUDES TAXES) 60ACRES,POND,FISH,DUCKS,HIKING,VIEWS

Mary Vogel

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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BIRDTOWN GUESTHOUSE (PRICE INCLUDES TAXES) 60ACRES,POND,FISH,DUCKS,HIKING,VIEWS

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1 bedroom, queen-size bed, deluxe pull out w/air mattress insert, 1 full bath.

BirdTown Guests does not discriminate for ANY reason.

Secluded mountain home at 3800 ft in a hollow on 60 acres surrounded by the Pisgah Natl Forest. It's cool here when it's roasting in the Piedmont.

Things to do without getting in your car: hike to the mountain top, climb on big-as-a-house rock formations, challenging road cycling. Fish in our pond, let fido roam free.pick blueberries, listen to song birds & owls. Sit by a creek & read. Relax on the deck with a glass of wine & watch the sun set over the mountains. Look for deer and wild turkeys. Take a professionally guided photography tour.

10-15 minutes away: gallery hop, catch trout in downtown Bakersville , go rafting, buy gourmet goat cheeses at The Gateway Market.

20-30 minutes away: drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, go gem mining, hike the Appalachian Trail, go fly fishing with Rivers Edge Outfitters, visit Penland Gallery & take a tour of Penland School of Craft, visit TRAC Gallery, & artist studios, go golfing.

What you can’t do: easily connect to work and other people you need a vacation from.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Mary Vogel

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2006
Speaks english
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I am a professional photographer with a studio in Bakersville, I primarily photograph art for the large artist community here and I also do portrait work. I share my 60 acres with my wife Allison. I am also an avid bicyclist (5000 miles in 2013)

Mary Vogel purchased this house in 2000

I live on my 60 acres (in the front). We placed our cabin out of sight and sound with the intent to use it for family ( I have 10 sibs). In the mean time we thought it would be a great vacation rental as well. This has proven to be true due to the fun and pleasure of meeting people from all over the world. The Appalachian Mountains are unsurpassed in their beauty, peace and quiet. This area is home to the Penland School of Crafts, and world renowned artists.

First I'll describe my land: 60 acres surrounded by mountain and forest, very green in the summer, snow in the winter. There are 2 creeks that pass directly next to the cabin and a small waterfall outside the bedroom window. The view from the deck is pure rolling green landscape with a small pond (very meditative). The hiking trails start nearby on my property and snake through the mountains for miles. Bicyclists bring their road bikes for the challenge and beauty and some come to ride in the 'Roan Moan' century and metric century. Some folks just stay and hang out, never leaving once they get here. The driving routes are gorgeous, the Appalachian Trail is nearby as well as Blue Ridge Parkway.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 51 traveler reviews

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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
average rating of 5.0 based on 51 reviews
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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130348
828 467 2094
Bakersville High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Cotswolds UK
5

JUST SUPER!

  • 5 of 5
We spent three marvelous nights at Birdtown.
The guesthouse is very well cared for, well equiped and beautifully clean. It is decorated and furnished very tastefully with quality fittings. Extremely comfortable bed with down pillows and cotton linens, plenty of fluffy bath towels.
The location is extremely peaceful set in lovely grounds
and our hosts Mary and Alli were delightful, friendly and fun.
We loved everything about it.
A real highlight of our North Carolina touring holiday
I would not hesitate to recommend this property.
Thank you,
Helena and Haydn (UK)
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We thought you were just super, too...
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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130348
828 467 2094
Bakersville High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

LUSH STARS, PEACEFUL MOUNTAIN, BLISS.

  • 5 of 5
This gem of a cabin gives thoughtful care to guests' comfort. I wish I could do yoga on the balcony porch every morning! Mary and Alli were welcoming and quick to attend to any question. Their love of the mountains is visible in the way they care for their property. The sweet goats provided lots of entertainment for our daughter who delighted in them (and in being allowed to brush them and visit with them). We wish we were still there - hiking the balds of Roan Mountain, hanging out at Penland, and feasting our eyes on the views from every cabin window.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wish I were That eloquent! We're grateful for the heartfelt review and the pleasure of meeting all of you (Amy and Scott) and your stinkin' cute Sylvia. Oh! and the pooch, too! I'm still worried about our wayward stranger hitting the rock...
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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130348
828 467 2094
Bakersville High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

R&R FROM THE SUMMER HEAT

R&R from the summer heat
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I just returned from two delightful weeks at BirdTown, staying in the Big Bird. Everything was even nicer that we dared to hope. The house was well equipped, comfortable and had spectacular ever-changing views. We slept under blankets in the cool mountain air. The setting is at the very end of the six-mile road (paved) from Bakersville and away from the sounds and lights of busy modern life. Our two Aussies safely roamed the many acres, fascinated by the ducks swimming in the pond and the occasional deer who ran by. Mary and Alli immediately felt like old friends and were responsive to any need.

We enjoyed almost daily drives through the surrounding mountains and valleys, enjoying the scenery and visiting the galleries that feature world-class local artists.

We highly recommend BirdTown and will return. I signed up for a week’s course in pottery glazing at Penland School in the coming spring and I will be staying at that time in the Little Bird cabin.
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Wow Judy, so well written, Alli and I are grateful and can't wait to see you in April
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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130348
828 467 2094
Bakersville High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Columbus, Mississippi
5

A NEW FAVORITE PLACE

  • 5 of 5
I love this cabin in the woods. It overlooks a pond with ducks happily quacking during the day. It is everything we needed and wanted. Mary answered all questions and knew the area well. There is a spring fed creek constantly flowing that provides a serene feeling while you are watching the view of the mountains change constantly. No air conditioning is needed due to the cool breeze coming through the many windows. I enjoyed visiting local artisans and purchased pottery in the downtown Bakersville shops and at local proprietor's studios. I so recommend this property. The cabin and surrounding area is exactly what you see in the photographs only better.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alli and I very much enjoyed meeting you and Gary and having dinner at The Knife and Fork. My duck is no longer limping and is still not laying eggs. Poo. Can't wait to see you again.
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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130348
828 467 2094
Bakersville High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

AWAY FROM IT ALL (BLISSFULLY!)

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I had such a wonderful week at BirdTown with our black lab. The cabin sits up on a hill at the end of a country road, with the owners house at the bottom of the hill and the other rental cabin on the other side of the hill, far enough away for privacy purposes.

If you want some peace, quiet, and solitude, this is your answer. We loved sitting on the deck in the morning sipping our coffee with nothing but the sounds of nature and the breeze to keep us company. We did not have cell phone service (ATT) at the cabin or in Bakersville, but I actually found it quite a refreshing experience. If you need email or wifi access it is available on the property.

Mary was a fantastic and gracious host, and has a great DVD collection in the cabin. She also has a list of nearby restaurants with her 1-5 star reviews, which was very helpful. Our dog had fun "greeting" the new ducks living on the property and taking dips in the pond. There are also great hiking trails right on the property!

Make sure to visit nearby Penland school of crafts and get a tour if possible. We would love to come back down and maybe take a summer course sometime. They also have a great cafe on the campus. Roan mountain and the appalacian trail are also minutes away from this area.

We will definitely be back here, hopefully sooner than later!
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, We very much enjoyed seeing you, having dinner together and playing with the pup. The beers didn't hurt either..
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BirdTown Guesthouse (price includes taxes) 60acres,pond,fish,ducks,hiking,views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p130348
828 467 2094
Bakersville High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

GREAT RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Wonderful quiet and peaceful. A great place to enjoy the mountains
and a beautiful Guest House, very comforable .
Would love to come again sometime.Loved the privacy.
Thank you Mary, enjoyed talking to you.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Carol, thanks so much for the sweet words. I hope the Rhododendron Festival was good for you..
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville or Johnson City
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
19E
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Spruce Pine
Car: necessary

My 60 acres is surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest which lends itself to complete quiet and privacy...This area is known for it's world class art (Penland School of Crafts), The Appalachian Trail and The Blue Ridge Parkway. 4 Chef owned restaurants and a small microbrewery with home made organic pizza.

Other Activities: The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mtn,

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Availability & Rates

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Bakersville House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$154
$970
$3,696
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Pet Fee $50
Notes Holiday rate, 140.00/night, day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.

Cancellation Policy

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

Bakersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tiled Stove
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen sleeper in living room
  • New Sealy mattress with down overlay. Down quilt and luxurious spread. Choice of down or fiberfill pillows. The sofa in the living room is a queen sleeper with an upgrade to an air mattress, very nice.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • waterfalls
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • whitewater rafting
  • water tubing
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