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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Helena and Haydn (UK)
Bird Town Guest House is a warm and lovely cabin amid a naturally beautiful property surrounded by tens of thousands of acres of national forest. It has Incredible views down valley and marked hiking trails that are easily accessed for an early morning hike. Wildlife (deer, birds,etc) and tame life (goats and ducks) abound, including one curious goat who seemed to spend the entire day standing balanced with all four feet on a stump about 12" in diameter :-). The cabin is quite well outfitted and Mary Vogel, the owner, has curated a book with ALL the information you could ever want on the house systems and the activities, restaurants and sites of interest around the area (Bakersville-Spruce Pine). We will be back again and highly recommend it to anyone interested in exploring this area of the NC mountains.
My husband and I have stayed many places in North Carolina and Tennessee but few were as clean and well maintained as Birdtown. The property is very secluded and thus very quiet. The owner, Mary Vogel, greeted us upon arrival. Showed us around, gave us good information and then let us be the rest of the weekend. I would highly recommend Birdtown for a getaway retreat.
The property was beautiful and well cared for. We couldn't have asked for a more picturesque view. We absolutely enjoyed every moment of our stay.
We greatly enjoyed our stay. The cabin and grounds are beautiful. The owners provide everything you need and are there to help if you need them. The cabin is very clean and decorated beautifully. We loved the little town of Bakersville and the surrounding area. The view from the deck is gorgeous and relaxing.
We had a wonderful stay at Birdtown guesthouse. The house was very clean, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need (including Starbucks coffee for the morning). The view from the front porch is spectacular. We didn't want to leave. The owners greet you upon arrival and then leave you to your privacy. It is one of the best places we have rented in North Carolina mountains.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Holiday rate, 140.00/night, day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.