Welcome to Winter in the mountains. Enjoy the blue skies and crisp mountain air. Make yourself at home in our lovingly restored Lincoln-log cabin located on more than an acre of pine and rhododendron half-way between Boone and Banner Elk off highway 105S on a quiet dead-end street. Enjoy the beautiful open floor plan. Fireplaces in living area and master bedroom. Very large, fully equipped eat-in kitchen. Plasma TV with cable in living area and cable TV in all bedrooms. Wireless internet, washer and dryer. Front and rear decks . Back yard offers peace and quiet among the pines with Grandfather Mountain view. Enjoy cooking out on the large infra-red grill. No mountain driving or 4-wheel required to get here. 1 king, 3 queen and 1 roll-away bed. Please inquire about pets, no smoking in-doors.
Let Us Work for You: We strive to give you and your group an old-fashioned vacation for all seasons. We will work with you to customize your stay with us for maximum comfort and enjoyment.
We welcome Multi-generational Families: Our easy access makes it possible for the whole family to enjoy mountain living. Two bedrooms on the main level next to bathroom are quiet for early evening retirement. Large kitchen and living area accommodate family gatherings for TV watching, game playing or just visiting with each other. Outdoor seating, family bar-b-ques, a dog run - accommodate everyone. Plenty of easy parking.
Activities, Culture, Shopping, Restaurants: Close to river swimming, fishing, hiking, skiing, Grandfather Mountain, zip-line. The cabin has its own sledding hill when there is snow. Boone's Appalachian State University holds concerts and other lecture, music, and theater events throughout the year. Many local art galleries, antiques and unique shopping await you. Excellent dining or eat casual - many bar-b-que recipes to sample as well as other traditional fare.
I am a retired school teacher and college administrator in love with the western North Carolina mountain communities around Boone. I spent my childhood in Ohio, raised my family of 5 children in Michigan and lived and worked in Chicago for 20 years before retirement. As a mid-westerner I especially enjoy our wonderful mountain climate; warmer in Winter, cooler in Summer and so so beautiful in Spring and Fall.
I have always been attracted to older homes, with large trees on the property, and enjoy returning them to their intended grace and beauty. We bought this tired, older log cabin in 2005 and spent 3 years restoring it to its current condition. I love being an Inn Keeper and sharing my home and its beautiful setting with our guests and my family when they can come for a visit. In addition to the upper cabin with its 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, etc, there is a separate apartment on the lowest level which is where I live when I am not traveling.
This property used to be a Christmas tree farm - the trees now tower over 70 feet and provide a year round green buffer from the local roads that make getting to points of interest easy and convenient. I like sitting on the hill next to the cabin and looking at the profile of Grandfather Mountain. It's a great way to start the day with a cup of coffee and an even better way to unwind after a busy day of mountain activity or just sightseeing our beautiful mountain area.