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Mountain Cabin by the Watauga River - 'Go Fish' -UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This charming log cabin is located in Valle Crucis (just a short distance from the Mast General Store in Valle Crucis) overlooking the Watauga River and a serene pasture with mountains beyond. It is the perfect get-away for all seasons! Blowing Rock, Boone, hiking trails, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, shopping and ski resorts are only a short drive away.

This spacious three bedroom/three bath cabin offers three levels with a game room on the lower level for children to enjoy watching television, playing foosball or video games (Sony Playstation). Also on the lower level is an air-conditioned bedroom with a Queen size bed, a “bunk nook” with a set of bunk beds, a full bath and laundry area with a washing machine and dryer.

The main level offers the air-conditioned living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, one bedroom with a king bed and full bath. The air-conditioned master bedroom has a king bed, full bath and is located on the upper level. Also in the master bedroom is a television with a DVD player (no cable) for watching movies in bed. There is also a 'pack-n-play' and queen air mattress available in the upstairs closet.

The large partially-covered double-decks offer a peaceful setting while enjoying the river, the mountains and the pasture. We welcome dogs and the trout fishing in front of the house is fantastic!

Amenities include an outside hot tub, air-conditioning on the main floor, in the loft and in the lower-level bedroom, wireless high-speed internet, gas log stove, satellite TV (on the televisions in the lower and middle floors, DVD/VCR, fully equipped kitchen, outdoor gas grill, washing machine/dryer, stereo and much more.

Sleeping Arrangements: 2 Kings, 1 Queen, 2 Twins (bunk beds) and 1 Sleeper Sofa

Keywords: Cabin, Mountain House, River

More Details

Property Manager
Todd Burbank
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Todd Burbank

We are a 47 yr old couple with 2 kids, 14 and 16 yrs old. I graduated from ASU in 1992 and have always loved the mountains. We live in Charlotte and get up to Valle Crucis as often as possible!

Todd Burbank purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Todd Burbank chose Sugar Grove

It's beautiful and peaceful. I went to ASU and still love the area after 20 years. My dream was to have a vacation property in the mountains and this cabin is perfect. It's close enough to Boone, Blowing Rock (shopping!) and Banner Elk for convenience, yet far enough away to feel 'off the beaten path'. I also love the river and winding road in front of the cabin. We meander down the road in all kinds of weather and play in the river during the summer. We usually see deer, geese, ducks, horses and of course COWS on every excursion.

What makes this cabin unique

As soon as the road turns gravel (about 1 mile from the cabin), all of my stress melts away. You cross a small bridge and we call it the 'Ahhh Bridge' because as soon as we get there, I just feel 'ahhhh'. The cabin is cozy and the mountain/pasture view is really peaceful. I feel like I get my best rest when we are there and we definitely enjoy our best family quality time. It's the only place where the TV is rarely on, where we play lots of games and work on puzzles.

The covered porch is probably my favorite spot. I sit in the rocker and read and relax. The view is great and you can sit out there on a rainy day and listen to the rain bouncing on the tin roof. Ahhhh....


Sugar Grove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play in loft closet, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Mountain Cabin by the Watauga River - 'Go Fish' -UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
average rating of 4.428571 based on 21 reviews

beautiful, amazing home

  • 5 of 5

Our family just returned from a three night stay at Go Fish, and we couldn't have been more pleased. The house is beautiful- to be honest, the pictures shown on VRBO simply do not do it justice! I own a housecleaning company, so my standards for "clean" are high, and this house met or exceeded my expectations for cleanliness. The views from the front porches are beautiful, and the house is very well maintained. The built-in gates by the stairs on the huge second level porch were perfect for our pets, who were able to spend time outdoors without venturing off unattended.

Our family will definitely return to visit this beautiful, quiet home in the future. The only downside to our trip was that our trip was too short- we should have taken a full week here. I'd recommend this house in a heartbeat, and we look forward to returning to Go Fish in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, Teresa. We love nothing more than to hear that our guests enjoy our cabin as much as we do! Hope to see you again soon!
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We have stayed in this log home approximately 8 times and have always been happy there!

  • 5 of 5

I am sorry that we didn't stay there this past December. We thought Go Fish was booked and ended up at another cabin with a horrible experience. We live in a very nice log lodge on a lake, with surrounding 8' covered porches. Sometimes, it's a little 'dark' instead of 'bright' because less light comes in a window with a covered porch and I think some guests may think of a dark area as unclean. We have never had a cleanliness issue at this log home and have stayed there at least eight times, and I believe closer to 10 times, through the years. We had nothing but positive experiences with Kelley at Rustic Rentals and a positive experience with the owner in December of 2014. (Only a few outside stairs to stay on the main floor for those who need to avoid stairs).

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liz, I'm so happy that you enjoyed your stay and I certainly hope you visit us again soon! I too have been a bit baffled about the few bad comments that we've received about cleanliness, but perhaps you are correct that the covered deck creates shade and thus the illusion of uncleanliness. In any event, thanks for the review and Happy New Year!
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pinehurst nc

Great time but disappointed with cleanliness

  • 3 of 5

Our family of nine stayed for an extended weekend starting 10/15/15. We had a great time together! The cabin was easy to find and the scenery was beautiful! The cabin accomodated us all well and we had lots of fun exploring about the grounds. We were disappointed that parts of the cabin were not clean upon our arrival. The dinner plates in the cabinet were dirty (dried food stuck on them), the sheets on the main level bed had black dog hair on them, and there was a fair amount of dust everywhere (we have hardwoods at home so I know this is easy to happen but not what I expected). Downstairs, there was pretzals and trash in the sleeper sofa and a lot of candy wrappers and papers under the bunk beds. There was a stand fan in the tv room downstairs with thick dust all over it. The hot tub would not excced 84 degrees so it was not relaxing or warm enough to enjoy during our stay. The air mattress is much more comfortable than the sleeper sofa - we were grateful it was there.

Once we cleaned the floors, washed the sheets/dishes, and dusted a bit, we settled in for a fabulous weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I made contact with the relator to express our concerns for cleanliness shortly after our stay and hope that will help for future renters. She was very nice and apologetic. We would definately try this cabin again if we continue to see positive reviews and I would recommend to others in hopes that the cleanliness is better.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, we do appreciate the constructive criticism because we absolutely love our cabin, and we want all of our guests to feel the same way. First of all, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, the layout of the cabin, and the surrounding area. I am concerned about the performance of my rental agent's cleaning crew, and I have been assured by them that greater attention will be paid towards making sure the cabin is clean. If you've read the other reviews, you will know that I fired my last rental agency because for some reason they couldn't seem to properly clean the cabin. I recognize that if someone stuffs candy wrappers in the cushions of the sofa that our cleaning crew probably won't find them, but dust and dog hair is inexcusable. I've never had any complaints about the hub tub functioning properly, and I will look into that ASAP. Thanks again and I do hope you will visit us again soon!
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Fantastic Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I just spent the weekend at Go Fish! The scenery was amazing! The location was perfect! It accommodated all of us very comfortably with lots of extra room! We did not catch one fish, but we had a great time trying! Thanks for sharing your mountain home! Hopefully we will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very glad that you enjoyed your stay, but sorry to hear the fish weren't biting. We hope to see you again soon!!
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Kannapolis, NC

Always where we stay

  • 5 of 5

I love coming to Go Fish!! When we want to stay in Valle Crucis, THIS is the place!! We can take the dogs and the kids and let them have a great time out in the wild! My boys love that on rainy days, they have their own little nook where they can play games or watch their own tv and not get fussed at. We have a separate room for my daughter to sleep without her brothers bothering her. It's just a great place to be!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matthews, NC

Great cabin - beautiful view and close to many attractions.

  • 5 of 5

Just spent New Year's week at Go Fish with another family. There were a total of 10 of us, and the cabin is set up nicely to accommodate two families with kids. It wasn't clear to us, but the cabin has a king bed / loft with bathroom on the top floor, another on the main floor with a bathroom and room for about 6 to sleep in the basement with another bathroom. Nice comfortable furniture and plenty of tv's for everyone. Nice gas powered wood stove warms the place up nicely. The kids loved the hot tub on the porch. Kudos to the owners for springing for some nice quality mattresses ... first time I have not woken up with back pain in years ! Two large decks overlooking the Watauga river and a small horse farm. Great getaway for fishing or skiing in the NC mts.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So much to see and do in this area. Tons of outdoor activities like hiking, golf, fishing and swimming. We love to spend time in the river in front of the house and the waterfalls nearby. Lots of good shopping (and restaurants) in Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. Boone Country Club is one of my favorite golf courses in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 12.75%

My rental agent handles bookings, keys, etc.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.