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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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
..when you're looking for some peaceful, relaxing time away from everything that makes your life a blur. It's up to you whether you will go hiking, running, exploring the local culinary gems or simply stay in the cabin and watch some of the great video Mary has in her collection. We spent wonderful few days in Bird Town with our little 9-week old son who loved it :). This was exactly what I needed after an exhausting pregnancy, a tough delivery and crazy initial weeks with a newborn. We hiked a little, slept ( a little ;)), watched movies and enjoyed each other's company. We'll be back when it gets green!
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.
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2 night minimum stay
Holiday rates; 120.00/night, the day before, day of and the day after a holiday. 3 night minimum please.
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