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

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


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

Mary Vogel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 30, 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 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.


Bakersville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

BirdTown Guesthouse/Cabin (price includes taxes) quiet & secluded
average rating of 4.987805 based on 82 reviews

Great mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to the mountains of NC, and Birdtown was everything we could have hoped for! Mary stayed in contact with us after booking and made sure everything was ready. The guesthouse was very clean and had everything we needed for the weekend. Mary came up to welcome us after we got settled and gave us a quick run down of the area. We hiked up one of the trails the first morning and found that the mountain behind the guesthouse is truly magnificent. The views from the deck were amazing, especially when the clouds were rolling above the valley. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we hope to return when the weather is a bit warmer.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow guys, delightfully delighted to have met you and your adorable precocious kid..
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Florence, SC / USA

Very Nice and Peaceful Stay

  • 5 of 5

This little gem was nestled at the end of Cane Creek Road coming out of Bakersville, NC. It was very quiet. The cabin was very up to date, clean, and well taken care of. The owners took care of the road for me after a very heavy rain that washed the road out a little bit. I hope i can stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Neil!
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Mountain Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Birdhouse Guesthouse was even better than I hoped. A beautiful house in an even more beautiful landscape- we couldn't have asked for a more peaceful weekend in the NC mountains! Even our pup Charlie had a blast!

Thanks to Mary for her gracious hospitality!

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And the weather is vastly improving! Very green up here. Thanks so much!
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Chattanooga, Tennessee

Private + Tranquil + Scenic = Perfection

  • 5 of 5

I first of all want to thank Mary for all her hospitality. She is one of the kindest people you will EVER meet! My wife and I were looking for a few days of relaxation in the mountains. We couldn't have picked a more perfect place. BirdTown Guesthouse is perfectly appointed and the location is private yet close to any day activities one would want. We spent the majority of our time at the cabin and wouldn't have it any other way. The mountains were calling and this cabin is beyond perfect! The fresh air, mountain breezes, soothing creek sounds, wildlife and star gazing make for a stress free and relaxing environment. We are already planning our next visit to the cabin. Thank you Mary for sharing such a beautiful place! If everyone was as kind and welcoming as you this world would be a better place!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow...I'm humbled. Wasn't hard after meeting you and the lovely wife. Bring the kids and pooch next time!
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Secluded and pristine

  • 4 of 5

My family enjoyed our long weekend at the Birdtown cabin. We got six inches of snow, Mary was so accommodating to our needs. The cabin was well heated in the single digit weather and had everything we needed.

Great first weekend in January!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, relaxing, beautiful; all we could ask for.....

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Allison were very welcoming, helpful and attentive to our needs; however, they were also very respectful of our privacy. They have a wealth of information about Bakersville and the surrounding area. The Birdhouse Cabin had everything we needed and was very comfortable. Our two dogs were in Heaven. If you are looking for peace and quiet while having modern amenities, book your visit to BirdTown now.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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.
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