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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


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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 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 Bakersville

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.


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:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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


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Little Bird Cabin (price includes taxes) Pond, ducks, goats, views, quiet.
average rating of 4.862069 based on 87 reviews

Best winter vacation ever

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Top 5!
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Place. Lots of hard work and love put into the property.

Mary gave us maps of area and ideas of where to go for all our needs.

Heaven on Earth.....

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks guys!
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Beautiful but Dangerous

  • 1 of 5

My wife gave me a mountain vacation cabin rental for my birthday. She is very much aware I enjoy the mountains while she prefers the beach. Unfortunately, we scheduled our mini-vacation at the same time a rain storm came through and washed out lots of gravel from the steep road leading to the cabin. We discovered when we got home that the owner, Ms. Vogel, did call us about 11:30 a.m. about the road's condition but we had left about an hour earlier to go to the cabin. I was driving a 2WD Honda Pilot when I arrived and got stuck about half way up the road. My wife and I carried our things up the steep grade to the cabin. During that time it was pouring down rain with lightening and thunder. Needless to say we were soaked. The power to the cabin went off also so no electricity which meant no heat, no water (well water), no refrigeration, and only one toilet flush that emptied the toilet bowl. Once the rain ended we walked carefully down the mountain and Ms. Vogel indicated she called Duke Energy and they informed her they would have the power back on by 5:00 p.m. We had no cell phone reception since we use T Mobile and only Verizon works in that area. I had my doubts about getting the power back on since the property begins at the end of a very rural road. Ms. Vogel pulled my Pilot up the mountain with a 4 WD tractor. As the day progressed toward nightfall Ms. Vogel came to the cabin and noted still no power was on. We were well aware of this. She suggested we could "make out" to give us something to do and returned to her nice home below. We settled down for the night before it became totally dark. We got into bed as the cabins temperature dropped. We both slept only about three hours and got up at 7:30 a.m. the next day. Still no electricity, no water, no heat. My wife and I were grungy, tired, cold, and desperately in need of a hot shower and usable toilet ( especially my wife because would not go outside to relieve herself.) After talking about our predicament, we decided to leave. It was 41 degrees in my Pilot so the cabin was likely 45-50 degrees. We loaded up and headed back toward civilization and electricity and all of its benefits. When we got back home a few hours later we both spent a long time in the bathrooms and took long, hot showers. Ms. Vogel indicated that the road was due to be paved very soon. I certainly hope so for future guests. My wife felt bad since it was her gift to me. I felt bad about the cost to her.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately, we did have a rainstorm. This was not a typical rainstorm, but an extraordinary rainstorm. It caused flooding across Western North Carolina. We had six inches of rain in something like two hours. We did indeed call you and leave a voicemail. We also sent you an email through the HomeAway app and another email directly from our private email account to your email account and sent you a text message. Actually, the power was restored at 10 pm. We came by in the morning to see if you needed anything. Your car was gone and we assumed you had gone out somewhere. It wasn't until the end of that day that we realized you had left which is when we discovered that the power to the cabin was not on. We found that the main breaker in the cabin had tripped and we reset it. It is unfortunate that you didn't say anything to us before you left as we would have discovered the breaker problem then and remedied the situation for you. We try to provide an experience where our guests can be close to nature and enjoy the seclusion of being at the edge of the natural forest while providing a comfortable cabin. That is what they come for. We are sorry that your experience wasn't good, due to circumstances beyond our control. We would be happy to have you come back and stay for your three nights at another time without cost.
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Beautiful secluded mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. We loved how quiet and peaceful it was. It was the perfect size for our little family.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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Pensacola, FL

Compact cabin in the woods for Glamping

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed visiting the area & we were able to take our furbabies with us to several pet friendly restaurants and locations including Mt. Mitchell and Blowing Rock. The owner allowed us to have our 3 small French bulldogs for the 2 nights at a rate of $50 per pet ($150) which felt a little steep but was still less than some other places in the area & most other places only allowed 2 pets so we were grateful she was accepting of our whole family. The cabin is up past her main house and nearby another rental cabin. It doesn't have a code lock like other Homeaway rentals & the key is on the table when you arrive. The windows were open to allow mountain air in. Mountain water into the cabin comes from a well & was super fresh. Its far out and nice & dark so you can see a lot of stars. Our first impression was that it is a small cute cozy cabin. We chose not to cook in the kitchen because there is no garbage disposal or dishwasher but otherwise has everything you'd need. It has a French press which I did not use because I travel with a travel sized Keurig I got off Amazon for $27. If you are a coffee person & can't use a French press you may want to get a travel Keurig too. There is no washer/dryer in the cabin so something to be aware of. There is a slight musty odor to the cabin which we thought initially was because there is no A/C and was perhaps from the humidity or water damage but later found out that previous renters had locked their dog in the bathroom (terrible!!!) and some damage was done by the dog to the floor. That is beyond sad to think of the poor dog locked in the bathroom when this area is so incredibly dog friendly & you can literally take your furbaby with you everywhere! Clearly those renters were monsters. I digress. Otherwise we had everything we needed and our furbabies enjoyed frolicking in the area around the cabin. The bed is a full/queen and was a bit tight for my husband and I, but he is 6'8" so most beds are too small if it is not a king size so I don't think it would bother most people. Mary made it a point to come meet us before we departed and was very kind and likeable. We enjoyed our stay and slept well while we were there. There is a creek outside that you can hear out the bathroom window that is very soothing. I would recommend staying here if you are on a budget and are traveling with your furbabies looking for a good location to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway and see local attractions like Linville Falls.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful place to get away from it all. Quiet, fresh air, a creek right by the cabin, and the stars at night are awesome. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, sorry we never met.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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