About the property
- House600 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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, 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 road to the Guesthouse is paved and the house 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 few restaurants.
In nearby towns Spruce Pine and Burnsville, there are more galleries and various restaurants 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.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
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 Cane Creek
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Absolutely breathtaking; beautiful; wonderful; accommodating; charming; quiet; calm
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay at the Birdtown guest house. Mary was/is an exceptional host and friend. She gladly answered all of our questions and shared ample advice on everything from where to eat to what activities we would enjoy the most.
We fed the pygmy goats, walked the hillsides, fell asleep to the rushing creek, and lounged on the large front porch looking at the surrounding mountains. The property is absolutely beautiful! This is a secret hideaway in a small, quaint town. There is not one thing that says “tourist” in Bakersville, and that was what we were looking for.
We are very confident that we will return and spend more and more time here. There is so much to do but we simply didn’t have the time. There are no negatives that come to mind when thinking about our stay. 100% positive. Visiting Mary and her little secret is definitely a life changer. Thank you again!!
Thanks James and especially thanks for leaving my cabin so tidy!
Love the view, cleaness, especially the details of the house.
Thank you! Sorry we didn’t meet. Next time though..
We had such a wonderful weekend at the Bird Town guesthouse. Mary is an exceptional host, and we would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a relaxing mountain getaway.
Great Place to Relax
This was my second stay at this cabin, and I loved it. This place is perfect for a quiet getaway and a good place to use as a base to visit a bunch of places around the area. I appreciate the owner's hospitality and hope to stay there again.
Thank you, Neal!
Best winter vacation ever
Mary and Alli
We want it to thank you for opening your home to us during the holidays. This place is so beautiful and well maintain and you guys are so kind and friendly that it made us felt like home. We were looking for a peaceful, good-looking cabin with a great view for our vacations and we got more than that, because we meet a great couple.
Who needs Yelp when you have Mary? Your list of restaurants was spot on. Out of the restaurants that we visited, The Knife and Fork was the best.
If you ever go to Miami you will have a home with us.
Thank you ,
Yiset, Ernesto & Bella
Thank you for the hot shower.
2 reviews! Wow!
Would stay again in a heartbeat
The cabin is the perfect place for a romantic getaway and my fiance and I had the best time spending our first thanksgiving together here. Bakersville is a very cute little town and Mary is super cool.
And you’re super cool, too! Congratulations BTW!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday rate, 140.00/night, day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.