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Mary Vogel

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

BirdTown Guesthouse/Cabin (price includes taxes) quiet & secluded

63 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Rental Photos and Description

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

We do not discriminate for ANY reason.

Private & quiet, located at 3800 ft in a cove surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservancy land and the Pisgah National Forest. It's cool here when it's roasting in the Piedmont. Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway nearby, trout fishing, beautiful views. Nearby rafting that's suitable for even little kids (or my 86 year old dad).

Tastefully appointed with a queen bed, La-Z-Boy pullout w/ deluxe air mattress in the living room.

There is a majestic view of the mountains. We have apple trees, blueberries, a pond with ducks, three Nigerian Dwarf goats, and two creeks. Listen to song birds & owls, look for wild turkey and deer, pet the goats, feed the ducks, sit by a creek & read, etc.

The Guesthouse is fully equipped and well appointed, all the way down to the corkscrew and Starbucks coffee. High speed WiFi internet. HDTV with Roku streaming, a DVD player and an eclectic movie collection.

Pets are allowed off leash to run around. I find lots of tennis balls in the creek!

Road cycling for the serious bicyclist, from a challenging trip to the top of the Roan to a relatively flat ride along the river. (I'm an avid bicyclist, all are welcome). The Appalachian Trail at Carver's Gap and the Blue Ridge Parkway are 20 miles away. If you're too tired to hike, it's a beautiful drive.

This area is known for its artists and Penland School of Craft, the oldest craft school in the country. There are hundreds of artists studios in the area.

Bakersville, which is tiny, has two world class galleries, some other small galleries, a traditional goat cheese making operation, and a tailgate farmers’ market on Saturdays.

In nearby Spruce Pine there are more galleries, the award-winning farm to table restaurant Knife and Fork (#45 in Southern Living’s 100 best restaurants in the entire South) and classic cocktail bar Spoon. The Pizza Shop & Dry County Brewing Company serves hand tossed pizza and small batch craft beer, and there is a tailgate farmers’ market on Wednesdays. There are various other restaurants in the area most of which are detailed in our welcome book.

When you arrive, I make it a point to come up and say 'hello' and tell you all about tasty and delicious things about BirdTown and the area...then I leave you to your privacy. I'm always available in person or electronically; my house is in the front of BirdTown, out of view.

You need a car..or a bicycle.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mary Vogel (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Mary Vogel

I am a professional photographer; I primarily photograph art for the large artist community here and I also do portrait work. I am also an avid bicyclist. I live with my wife Allison.

Mary Vogel purchased this house in 2000

Why Mary Vogel chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

We live in the front of the property. 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.

What makes this house unique

First I'll describe my land: We are surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservancy land and the Pisgah National Forest, very green in the summer, snow in the winter. There is a majestic view of the mountains from the deck and pure rolling green landscape with a small pond (very meditative). 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.


based on 63 traveler reviews

BirdTown Guesthouse/Cabin (price includes taxes) quiet & secluded
average rating of 5.0 based on 63 reviews
Cotswolds UK

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
Owner's Response: We thought you were just super, too...
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Tampa, FL

Clean, fresh air & Clean fresh sheets

  • 5 of 5

a true oasis away from the modern world

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! See you in July..
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Jacksonville, North Carolina

Little slice of paradise.

  • 5 of 5

Words can not express how amazing this place is. If you are looking for a secluded place with no cell service (AT&T) to get away from everything, than this is the spot. What was supposed to be a rainy couple days turned out to be sunny up until the night prior where unfortunately there was a more severe storm that knocked out power in the middle of the night and lightning struck a tree that so happened to fall on the road out. I think it was a sign to stay even longer :). The issue was quickly taken care of though by the nicest owners ever! The house was perfectly stocked with the basics that you would need. The nights were the best. With a glass of wine out on the deck that overlooked everything, you could see hundreds of fireflies with every blink of your eyes. This place was smack in the middle of everything the girlfriend and I had planned. Even if I wanted to leave at least one negative thing, I could not think of anything. I will definitely be back for a much longer visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And words cannot express how lucky we were to have you..thank you! Took me 2 days to clean up the tree mess..ick.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin. Beautiful scenery. Awesome stay. The cabin had everything we needed and then some. I really like the fact they had a compost bucket. Everything was clean and orderly. Loved all the hiking trails right there at the cabin. The cabin is very secluded. Perfect stay at the cabin and relax kind of place. Didn't want to leave. Will defiantly be back and maybe rent both cabins for the whole family to come.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! BirdTown tries to make our property the best for you. Very much enjoyed meeting you, It's getting very green right now in late March..
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  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to unplug, get away from it all, and relax in a beautiful setting.... it would be hard to beat this place. Privacy, natural beauty, goats, ducks, apple trees, mountain views, hiking......this place has it all. Mary was so hospitable and welcoming. The accommodations are very nice and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff!
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Beautiful Area and Cabins

  • 5 of 5

The cabins are beautifully kept and actually like new. Wonderful country setting in the mountains. Apple trees, goats in a pen, well tended, yet secluded privacy. We even saw deer in the front yard, munching on apples. Very bummed that we had to leave early, due to weather threats. The cabin was great!

Mike & Donna

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Alli and I would like to give you and Donna and rain check for 4 nights..on us. Hope you can come and not during a hurricane..
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville or Johnson City
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Spruce Pine
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bakersville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $50
Pet Fee $50

Holiday rate, 140.00/night, day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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