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

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

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

Mary Vogel
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 29, 2017

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.


Bakersville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Little Bird Cabin (price includes taxes) Pond, ducks, goats, views, quiet.
average rating of 4.918919 based on 74 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay with Mary. The cabin was just perfect for what we needed. Our 3 year old loved the goats and to be able to just run around, play in the creek and and explore the woods. It is a wonderful place to just relax. There is absolutely no light pollution or any kind of noise at night. You can only imagine the stars you were able to see. The view from the cabin was breath-taking. I almost don't want to give a review to keep the cabin available for when we come back :)

Mary was wonderful, as well. She took the time to explain everything to us and to give suggestions and advice on where to go and what to do. Our son loved her and kept asking for her the whole week we were there.

Thank you for a wonderful stay! It surely is worth it.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And you, too were amazing! Thanks for the book which I will read and bring your adorable 3 year old back!
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Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at this property, beautiful mountain streams, and an owner who really went out of her way to be helpful. The cabin was well furnished and supplied with everything you might need, right down to a walking stick for mountain trails. Perfectly lovely.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Sorry we didn't meet! Biking was awesome in Atlanta!
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Wonderful, relaxing, simple

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Little Bird Cabin. The cabin is simple, yet it has everything you need. It was very clean and had the basics in the kitchen area. The shower worked well and the towels were fluffy too! The bed was comfy as was the little love seat in the front room and the view from the deck... amazing! The creek beside the cabin provided a wonderful sound both inside and outside of the cabin (we had the windows open most of the time).

This was a great place to come back to after a day of hiking in the area. We loved having a drink on the deck and grilling our dinners each evening (just remember to stop at a grocery store on your way in as there aren't many groceries nearby). Mary was very friendly and helpful too.

Highlights of our trip - Rough Ridge Overlook hike to the top (only about .7 of a mile), Crabtree Falls hike, Linville Falls hikes and Linville Falls Winery after hiking, and Mt. Mitchell. Could've stayed a couple more days and enjoyed more hikes on the North side of the Parkway. We also enjoyed lunch at the Mountain View Restaurant and The Chalet in Little Switzerland (both with pretty settings/views).

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Also thanks for the very tidy cabin and hummus! Mmmmm. We've never hiked rough ridge, we'll check it out.
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and so did our doggie! We tried to do a mix of what was recommended as well as our own exploring and it turned out great. The power went out and Mary contacted us right away and it was fixed in a timely fashion. We LOVED the recommended Knife and Fork. We definitely hope to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spectacular location, well-appointed cabin, welcoming host

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks Amy/Bryan😏
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  • 5 of 5

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 :)

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicola, Delighted BirdTown is delightful! 12 year old Beatrice left a beautiful hand written note which made my socks roll up and down!
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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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