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Little Bird Cabin (price includes taxes) Pond, ducks, goats, views, quiet.

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Bakersville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom (queen), Loft for kids

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, and a small kid-cave loft with a twin-size mattress.

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 Cabin 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mary Vogel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Mary Vogel

I am a professional photographer with a studio in Bakersville, I primarily photograph art for the large artist community here, I also do portrait work. I live with my wife Allison. I'm also an avid bicyclist (5000 miles in 2013).

Mary Vogel purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Mary Vogel chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

I 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, challenging road cycling and The Blue Ridge Parkway.

What makes this cabin 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 creek that passes directly next to the cabin and a small waterfall outside the bedroom window. The view from the deck is 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 and other hiking trails are nearby as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Mitchell County has more artists per capita than anywhere in the United States.

Many came here to study at the Penland School of Craft and never left.

Did I mention farm to table chef owned restaurant and a microbrewery: Knife and Fork, Dry County Pizza respectively.


based on 63 traveler reviews

Little Bird Cabin (price includes taxes) Pond, ducks, goats, views, quiet.
average rating of 4.904762 based on 63 reviews


  • 5 of 5

As a sometimes travel writer, I've covered countless miles over the past two decades, and Little Bird Cabin is unquestionably among the most memorable places in which I've stayed.

Whether you're seeking solitude, romance, or rejuvenating time with your family, you're likely to find what you're seeking in this lovely, well-cared for cabin alongside Soapstone Creek. Mary and Alli's thoughtful touches and artistic sensibilities grace the clean and cozy cabin. And though checking to see that you've all that you need, their graciousness and the cabin's setting provide privacy too.

My husband (then-boyfriend) and I awakened to spectacular views of mist rising over blue mountains, and we were lulled to sleep by the creek's gentle murmur. We're hoping to return someday to Little Bird Cabin, and in the meantime are sustained -- in more ways than can herein be described -- by memories of its magic and unparalleled sense of place.

Bellissima. Simply bellissima!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Maria, bella Maria, you made my socks roll up and down...Bella Vogelina (married? wow)
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A wonderful place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

If you wish for tranquility there is no finer place to choose. However it also has all the luxuries of a home from home.

This is a wonderful place to escape from the trappings of the busy world but places you close enough to all the advantages of the area. No finer place could you wish to stay at.

Your hosts make it feel homely from the moment you arrive and couldn't assist you more in every way.

There can be no finer place to stay near the mountains.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Such a great pleasure meeting my British guests! We'll there next year!
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Fort Mill, SC

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I (and our 2 dogs) had a great visit at the Little Bird cabin and it was just what we were looking for. Peaceful and quiet but still close enough to Bakersville and Spruce Pine to explore those areas. Hiking the balds on Roan Mountain was great as was cycling right from the property gate up to Carvers Gap and back (oof!). Our labs had a blast running around the property and swimming in the pond to cool off. The cabin had everything we needed and a nice front porch to just relax and decompress. We hope to be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! The water in the shower needed an adjustment to the hot water regulator in the faucet. Easy peasy after watching several youtubes..thanks for the heads up..
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Birmingham, Alabama

Perfect host, perfect cabin, perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

Top it off with some amazing weather and it adds up to an idyllic few days in the NC mountains! Welcoming host Mary Vogel knows all about local artists (she is one), flora/fauna, trails, views and restaurants, and is as available during your stay as you want. The cabin is exactly as shown in the photos and was the ideal getaway spot. Fans to pull the air through open (screened) windows kept everything cool -- even in the middle of July. You can hear the creek gurgling just outside the bedroom window, and visit the three goats whenever you like. Book early, pack your toothbrush and hiking boots, and come enjoy the simple life.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Denise...thanks! So sorry you left a day early accidentally. Hopefully when the drought lifts, we'll have more than bubbling creeks.
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Nashville, TN

Compact cabin with great views

  • 5 of 5

We chose the cabin due to proximity you our son's summer camp, Camp Spring Creek. It was just a few miles away. I also wanted to try out staying at a compact cabin because I am thinking of building one some day. The layout of the cabin was really efficient for me and my wife and daughter

Mary filled us in on what to do in the area and how to enjoy visiting with the goats. The goats were really fun for the adults and kid alike.

The cabin was clean and well organized. Even in the peak of summer heat, it still stays comfortable here at high elevation. I would visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Your daughter was the first kid that could actually steer my tractor..
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perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Little Bird was just what my girlfriend and I were looking for. Peace, quiet (other than the relaxing sound of the nearby stream) and a nice view. The weather seems to stay really comfortable (we mostly kept the windows open and let the breeze blow through) and the entire property is really pleasant. Mary was a great host, too. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks do much! My wife Alli and I are very proud of our property and very much enjoy our guests.
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Car: necessary

In the heart of the blue ridge mountains with stunning mountain top views and valleys. From the top of Roan Mountain 20 miles away to the Blue Ridge Parkway, also 20 miles away in the opposite direction. The Estatoe river offers class I and II rapids perfect for little kids or leisurely fun for the big folks, numerous hiking trails, twisty windy roads along mountain ridges and valleys. This area is known worldwide for it's artists and craftspeople. Most of the scenic driving passes their studios and many welcome drop in visitors. I am an avid bicyclist and welcome all levels to join me. The Burnsville metric and Roan Moan Century are 2 huge rides in this area, call for details.

Golf: Grassy Creek Country Club for the golf inclined with a lovely restaurant. Top notch chef, and I'm fussy. Robin is her name. 30 minutes away from BirdTown.

Ski: Winter skiing at Sugar and Beech Mountain. 10 miles as the crow flies, but you have to drive all the way around the mountain to get to it: about1 hour.


Rates & Availability

Bakersville Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $30
Pet Fee $50

Holiday rates; 120.00/night, the 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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Bakersville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Big fluffy white towels..
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , expensive mattress with memory foam overlay.
  • There is a small loft that kids love, (their secret cave). Access is by ladder (even better). All amenities are provided for the little ones..
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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