|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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.
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.
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.
Helena and Haydn (UK)
My husband and I are northerners. We longed to play in snow hoping to find the opportunity to make "snow angels" after fourteen years of Florida sunshine. The guesthouse and surrounding property provided both the crisp winter chill and quiet solitude we so desperately sought. Morning coffee on the deck, long walks together, playing with the goats, and watching the ducks swim on the partially frozen pond are memories we will forever hold dear. The guesthouse far exceeded our expectations.
With the Blue Ridge Mountains as backdrop, BirdTown provides simplistic elegance in a pastoral setting. Within the guesthouse we found beautiful contemporary rustic decor complementing functional design. Equipped with every conceivable necessity, Mary and Alli have created a charming extension of their home for guests. Although our adventure did not include the snow we hoped for, thank you for sharing your home and making us feel like family.
We are already planning our return in the fall.
We had a great time here! Mary is an amazing host and left a binder full of suggestions (trails, restaurants, info on the property) for us to try out that weekend. Our only regret is that we wish we could have stayed longer! We brought our dog and took her on some of the trails... I've never seen her so excited. We're pretty sure she was depressed for a few days after we had to leave Bakersville. :(
This place is great if you're looking to get away from TV, computers, internet, etc. and spend some quality family time. There's a local diner with good food, and a gas station/convenience store nearby and other great restaurants about 20 minutes away. Everyone we met in the Bakersville area were friendly and welcome outsiders. Definitely check out OakMoon (very close to town) for some delicious jam and goat cheese.
The view was amazing from this cabin (I made it my screensaver and iPhone lock screen), and the property is quiet and peaceful. I think this place is great for all ages... we're in our mid-20's and had a great time here. We can't wait to return when it gets just a little warmer!
I will keep this short and sweet. This house is amazing, clean, and fully stocked with everything you need. The property is up the hill at the end of a 6 some mile road, very secluded and quiet. The only sound you hear if the creeks flowing around the property and occasionally the ducks and goats that live on property. If you want peace and relaxation, this is the place for you. Just sit back on the deck, take in the fresh air and amazing mountain views.
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.
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.
We are 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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes||Holiday rate, 140.00/night, day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.|
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