About the property
- Cabin400 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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, three Nigerian Dwarf goats, and two creeks. Listen to songbirds & owls, look for wild turkey and deer, pet the goats, feed the ducks, sit by a creek & read, etc.
The road to the cabin is paved and 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 few restaurants.
In nearby towns Spruce Pine and Burnsville, there are more galleries and 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 one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Mary Vogel
I am a professional photographer. 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 Cane Creek
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, the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway.
What makes this Cabin unique
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. There are world class galleries in tiny nearby Bakersville. Many artists come here to study at the Penland School of Craft and never leave. Did I mention a farm to table award-winning, chef-owned restaurant and a microbrewery? Knife and Fork and Pizza Shop Dry County Brewing respectively.
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.
Seclusion at its finest
We really enjoyed our stay at Little Bird. The trip out here itself is enough reason to make the journey, but the location of this cabin couldn’t be better. It’s close enough to civilization, but just far enough for a secluded weekend away from it all. Planning ahead for this trip is a must, but if you don’t do your research beforehand Mary has provided a plethora of resources.
The cabin was perfect - quaint and super cozy. Mary has done a fantastic job making sure guests have everything needed and more. Her eye for detail is apparent throughout the property, which was beautiful and full of surprises.
Our senior dog (Mollie) enjoyed herself as well. She wasn’t quite sure about the goats and seemed to think Hiccup wanted to play with her.. :) they were quite fun to watch! Mollie was able to roam around the property at her leisure, which was a huge appeal for us as dog people. And the cabin was senior-dog-friendly, with only a few steps up to the porch.
Whether you’re looking for a perfect weekend getaway with little to no agenda or you need a place to stay for a local festival or exhibit, come here. You’ll find plenty to do right here at the cabin or in nearby Bakersville, Spruce Pine or one of the many little mountain towns in the area.
We hope to return - thank you for sharing this special place with us.
I can’t thank you enough for the review and flowers which are now in my kitchen window!
Little Bird Cabin with a big view
We've rented cabins via VRBO and HomeAway over the last 10 years and by far this one had more amenities than the others. I was quite surprised to find knives in great condition (read - not dull) and a wooden cutting board versus the glass/plexi kind that I am usually afraid to cut on. The dogs made themselves at home right away, the bed was very comfortable. The only thing I would change would be the shower head; at best it trickled but I wasn't sure if it was one of those water-saver types that helps save water... We would definitely go back.
So sorry we didn’t meet as I was on a cycling adventure. Very sorry about the shower head, I wish you would have texted, we have a well that puts out fine silt over time. The fix was to remove the shower head and give it a good rap..very grateful for the fine review!
FANTASTIC. GORGEOUS. ADORABLE.
Beautiful property. Mary is a wonderful hostess. The cabin is just the right size for two. In my case it was my dad and I while on a gem mining trip. I slept in the loft bed while he took the downstairs bedroom. Both of us enjoyed our accommodations. If in the neighborhood again, I would definitely stay again. Charming. Serene. Quiet. Clean. Affordable. Kind people. Very nice. Highly recommend.
Peaceful & Serene
We had a wonderful time staying at Little Bird cabin. It was very clean and cozy. We also enjoyed being away from it all up on the mountain where it was very quiet and peaceful. The cabin is close enough to restaurants in Bakersville & Spruce Pine, but the kitchen and grill are convenient for a night in also. I would definitely recommend this place & we plan to go back!
Thank you, thank you!
We would do it again!
The location was perfect for our needs. Flowing stream, rolling mountains in the distance, trails in the backyard, nature surrounding us!
The cabin was great, easy to maintain cleanliness, all your necessary appliances, simply great!
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.
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
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday rates; 120.00/night, the day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.