|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
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.
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.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at this little cabin. High ceilings, nice furniture, all needed amenities, spotless. Mountain stream runs ten feet next to the cabin. Trails behind the cabin lead up into the mountain. The goats were a big hit with my 10 year old. The grounds here provide privacy and are well-maintained. Fabulous view. Will return.
As others have written, this is a wonderful retreat, one I'd prefer to keep a closely guarded secret. Please don't book it, so we can go back :)
Thank you for renting your beautiful cabin out to us, especially our pups. They loved it!
Me, my wife, daughter and the wiener dog stayed here for 2 nights and it was perfect. We had no plans and just wanted to relax. My daughter really enjoyed being able to pet the goats and take the one for a walk. Also, behind the property there are some great trails that can be tough going up, but the payoff view makes it well worth it. Also, on the trail I saw a group of white tailed deer! And, last but not least, I can't say enough about how great the hosts were. They have absolutely thought of everything, from directions on how to work the TV and heater, to local restaurant recommendations and a stash of DVDs to watch. Also, one night during a storm the power went out and they came up to check on everyone offering to let us into their home if needed. Really top notch customer service. We can't wait to get back.
My wife and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary over a weekend at the the Little Bird Cabin. We really just wanted a place to go and disconnect and recharge for a few days. The cabin and the town of Bakersville worked out great.
Could not have asked for more. The property and the cabin were both everything we hoped for! Mary is a wonderful host. It was so much fun getting to know a little bit about her and hearing about things to do around town. We cannot wait to visit again!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Holiday rates; 120.00/night, the 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.
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.