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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Mary Vogel
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 16, 2017

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 Bakersville

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.

Map

Appalachian Trail Carver's Gap to Roan High Knob
"Start on the Appalachian Trail at Carver's Gap by first walking through a tiny, but rare alp..."
Linville Caverns
"A guided tour through a real cavern, excellent for kids (big and little)"
Penland School of Crafts
"The oldest craft school in the country, started in the 1930's as a way for Appalachian women..."
Linville Gorge Wilderness
Knife and Fork
"An awesome Farm to Table restaurant, chef owned, known for it's cuisine, service and ambian..."
Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville or Johnson City
Nearest Barpub
17 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Spruce Pine
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
19E
Nearest Restaurant
17 Miles
Spruce Pine
Car: necessary

Amenities

Bakersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • River
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
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:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(96 traveler reviews)

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BirdTown Guesthouse/Cabin (price includes taxes) quiet & secluded
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Raleigh
5

Beautiful home with wonderful view

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a spectacular time staying at the BirdTown Guesthouse. Mary, the owner, was wonderful with communication, making sure we knew all the necessary details for our time in her home as well as places to visit while we were there. We were so tired when we arrived and left feeling very refreshed. The view from the porch is lovely and entirely peaceful. The home was not only decorated well and very comfortable, it was also perfectly clean when we arrived. We loved our time at BirdTown Guesthouse and definately want to recommend it to others looking for peace and quiet and an opportunity to recharge.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow guys, I am humbled and very pleased!
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5

Peaceful and beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The rental property was exactly what we were looking for. It had everything we needed and more. Our dog is very much a big part of our family and to be able to let him run and play without a leash was wonderful. We climbed the hiking trail daily which was conveniently located right outside our back door. The owners, Mary and Alli, were very attentive and responded immediately to requests. The cabin was very well maintained and spotless.We also enjoyed the goats just down the path from the rental. They didn't much care for the dog but loved the carrots I gave them!

If you are looking for peace, quiet and privacy, this is a great place! I would highly recommend it!

Jack, Debbie and Fritz (the dog)

Kinston, NC

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! How nice! Love those suspenders, Jack!
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5

Great location and views

  • 5 of 5

Not our first time and we enjoyed it again

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys,
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5

Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was everything we could have hoped for. The cabin was just the right amount of space for my husband and two toddlers. It was well done, comfortable, with a beautiful view from the big deck. Our dog was welcome and had a great time running around the big beautiful property. Mary was a great host, provided us with lots of suggestions on things to do in the area. Overall, couldn’t of asked for more from this relaxing stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Bird town stay

  • 4 of 5

The house was very neat and clean. If we found we needed anything, all we had to do was ask. Because we are not accustomed to roku tv, that wasn't the greatest. The night before we arrived, they had a lot of rain and the road to the house was a bit difficult to climb.

Overall though, it was a good experience.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry about Roku, it was learning curve for us, too. If you can suggest something better, that would great. We’re paving our road in November!
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5

Professional

  • 5 of 5

Excellent view quaint homelike atmosphere very peaceful good for hiking and retreating from everyday monotony. Mary is very personable and kind

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
cleaning $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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