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Beautiful Log Home near the Blue Ridge Parkway / Little Switzerland Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Newly remodeled for 2015 season! Beautiful LOG Home in Mountain setting...

Come enjoy our beautiful, log home in the quiet town of Little Switzerland, NC. Relax, unwind and reaquaint yourself with nature. Enjoy hiking, rafting, fishing, golfing, and horseback-riding . We're just off the Blue Ridge Parkway with nearby attractions including Gem Mines, Craggy Gardens, Linville Caverns and Falls, and Mt. Mitchell State Park. It's a beautiful drive and lots of hiking along the parkway. Grandfather Mountain is about 30 minutes away.

The cabin is at almost 4000ft elevation, providing pleasant summers with cool evenings and snowfall in the winter when surrounding areas may see no snow. It is a very quiet area without a lot of nearby homes. The nearest 'bigger' town for shopping and groceries is Spruce Pine, NC, less than 10 miles away, via the Parkway.

The cabin uses a well and septic, so we limit the number of guests to ensure the resources are not stressed. With larger parties, we recommend shower/bath times be staggered to avoid depleting the 2 hot water heaters. There is a King bed upstairs along with a twin in the loft area. On the main level, there are 2 bedrooms, both with queen beds and one also has a twin with trundle. Downstairs, there are also 2 bedrooms with the same set up of beds as the main level.. In total: 1 King, 4 Queens, 3 Twins , 2 with trundles. The trundles are youth beds and not intended for adults. We allow pets, with a fee, but do not allow smoking inside our home. There are lots of books for reading and games for the children to play. It is our privilege to share our home with you and we want you want you to feel as if you were at home while staying there, We ask that you treat our home with the same respect that you do your own.

More Details

Lori Vreeland
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Lori Vreeland

Our cabin is a Southland Home. We are fortunate enough to have family members who build log homes, so our cabin was truly a labor of love!

Lori Vreeland purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Lori Vreeland chose Spruce Pine

Our love of the mountains and a desire to have a second home, in a cool, quiet mountain area, were our reasons for building our log cabin.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is all wood, with the exception of one tiny closet, under the stairs. For some reason, code required sheetrock! Otherwise, it's all wood; walls, floors and ceiling! It is located on a wooded lot. But every year we get a better view of the mountain from Mother Nature, as she thins the trees with ice and winds! There is a wrap around deck, with outdoor tables and chairs as well as a fire pit area for cool evenings and making s'mores.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the use of your cabin. It was all that we hoped for, both the cabin and the peaceful, beautiful surroundings.The wrap around deck is great. We're looking forward to coming back in the summer when everything is green and lush.
Feb 2011
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville NC
Car: necessary

Little Switzerland is the quintessential 'sleepy little mountain town'. There's a quaint downtown with a great cafe, bookstore, and general store. While it seems remote, you're with 20 minutes of 'civilization' for groceries, gas and shopping. The Blue Parkway is minutes away providing access to an array of activities.


Spruce Pine Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin has trundle, intended for child only.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , twin w/trundle
    bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom is upstairs with a king bed, bathroom and loft area with double futon. On the main level there's a bedroom with a queen and a bedroom with 1 twin and a queen, and 1 trundle bed and a full bath. On the lower level there is a bedroom with a queen bed and a bedroom with a queen and a twin with 1 trundle bed and a full bath.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting
Smoking allowed outdoors only. Any indication of indoor smoking will result in loss of security deposit.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Beautiful Log Home near the Blue Ridge Parkway / Little Switzerland Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.178571 based on 29 reviews

Great value and our group 5 adults, 4 older teens, and one little had a great time here.

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great value. It was perfect for our family ( 1 couple and three singles plus 4 teens and a 5yo) to be able to have a long weekend away together. We could have easily fit 4 couples 4-6 teens and 2-4 little kids in. Found everything we wanted at hand and kids enjoyed the fire pit and the grill was in good order for cooking. Managed 4 cars in the driveway also. We split showers half at night half morning just by natural preference and had no significant problems with hot water considering there were 10 of us (including 4 teens who evidently are amphibians). The water pressure isn't incredible but certainly not a deal breaker. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Log home was nice.

  • 3 of 5

This home had adequate bedrooms and bathrooms for our group but we were unhappy with the cleanliness. One of the bathrooms had to be cleaned and we bought a new shower curtain. Also the oven had been sprayed but not cleaned . When I addressed these issues to the home owner, she made the statement , everyone standards are different. Overall the home was not clean and every room had an air freshener in it. The vacuum that was in the home did not work well.

WiFi was very spotty.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely property, and clearly maintained. Used the fire pit and grill which was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Property was beautiful. Definitely bigger than expected. The location is wonderful. Kind of gives you an "away from it all" feel. Truly no major complaints. There was 9 of us. Two of them were small children and they loved hiking around the property. The property is three levels and the first two floors are immaculate. Basement area could use a bit more attention. Of course, it was clean, but a few things need to be addressed (new shower curtain, tighten the bed due to squeaking, back door windows need extra cleaning). But it was clean, just needed a small amount of TLC. Wifi is a bit spotty. Of course, you are in the mountains, so that is to be expected. There is a house phone, where we were able to give our family back at home the cabin phone number, just know you cannot call out (unless emergency services). So we made it work. I highly recommend this property. It is beautiful. Overall experience was wonderful. If you are looking to get away with the family, this place is fantastic!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you choose our cabin for another getaway in the future. It is indeed a great layout for 2 or more small families. We appreciate your heads up on ares which could be improved, thanks again.
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Nichols SC

Beautiful and comfy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in your cabin. Plenty of everything we needed for a large crowd. We brought an extra coffee pot from home but didn't need it because there are 2 already in place. The master bed is like sleeping on a cloud. Others with us said they felt their beds were awesome too. We looked forward to seeing some wildlife but saw nothing more than a squirrel. We deffinately will recommend your cabin to friends and family and will consider a future stay for ourselves.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having your family as guests in the future. We have several families who are repeat guests. All four seasons are great!
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1 - 81 years old enjoyed !!!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed exploring this region of our NC mountains.

Our cabin had many positives: floor plan, comfortable seating and beds, new grill, wrap around porch with plenty of chairs and table for six, privacy, nice neighborhood for walking.

The property manager plans to take care of some needs: cabinets and drawers and stove needed cleaning....cookware needs to be replaced....unsafe banister is being repaired....lower level tub/shower faucet and control handles need to be repaired.

A nice place to enjoy your family and nature!!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to hear you had a wonderful time. We continue to make upgrades and improvements on our cabin. Thank you for calling me to inform me of conditions. It's the best way for us to stay informed. We look forward to having you and your family as our guests in the future.
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Perfect retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great cabin. Wonderful location.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You! We hope to add you to our growing list of returning guests!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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