|Minimum Stay||1 - 7 nights|
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Banner Elk is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in western North Carolina. It is 20 minutes away from Boone, and is surrounded by the towns of Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Seven Devils and Hawk's Nest. There is a wide range restaurants and bars in town. And just a few minutes away there are ski resorts, golf clubs, hiking trails, campgrounds and other possibilities for outdoor fun.
Barefoot Cabin is a large 5 bedroom cabin with 3.5 bathrooms. You will have plenty of space in this 2400 sq. ft. cabin that sleeps 12. IF you need more room, we do have another cabin within walking distance. It's a 2 bedroom with loft log cabin that can accommodate up to 8 more guests. It's called "Refresh Retreat" on my website. These 2 cabins can accommodate up to 20 guests together.
The modern kitchen is fully stocked for you to make a fantastic family meal, including a food processor, blender, and all of the other common items you may find in a kitchen. There is seating for 8 at the dining room table and 4 bar stools at the bar for additional seating.
The living room has a cozy wood burning fireplace to enjoy on those cold mountain winter nights. Enjoy your favorite show on the 42" flat screen TV.
We offer a remarkable California king size bed on the main level with En Suite bathroom and HDTV Satellite TV .
There are 2 bedrooms upstairs. One bedroom is for the kids with 2 bunk beds and TV with VCR and kid friendly movies. The 3rd bedroom offers a lush queen size bed with HDTV Satellite TV.
Enjoy a game of billiards in the loft or sit down and play a competitive game of checkers.
There is additional sleeping on the lower level with another queen size bedroom with a gas cozy gas fireplace and Satellite TV. The fifth bedroom has yet another queen size bed!
Family memories are waiting to be had around our massive fire pit!! Life just doesn't get any better than this!
Enjoy the warmer summer months out on one of two covered decks. The upper deck has several rocking chairs and a picnic table along with a handcrafted log porch swing. The lower deck has a table with 4 chairs.
In the winter Banner Elk is where people come to choose and cut their own Christmas tree and ski, and in the summer it is a perfect place for a family getaway which can be quiet, peaceful, and relaxing or full of activity, fun, and adventure. Blue Ridge parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and Linville Gorge are just a few of the scenic landmarks in the area. The attractions that are worth visiting are the Woolly Worm Festival that takes place in Banner Elk in October, and the summer theater, by the Lees-McRae College Performing Arts department.
This is a Non-Smoking and Non-Pet Friendly home.
There is a 2 night minimum for off peak seasons and a 3 night minimum for holidays and the entire month of October. 4 night minimum for the Thanksgiving holiday and a 7 night minimum for the July 4th and Christmas/New Year holidays.
As you plan your trip to the mountains, please remember we do get rain, snow and some foggy days and occasional inconveniences which are out of our control. Winter weather in the Blue Ridge Mountains can occur from November through April. The majority of our homes are accessed by mountain roads, which will be icy in winter weather. For the safety of you and your party, please be prepared to drive in snow and ice. This means 4-wheel drive, good tires, and chains. It is your responsibility to be prepared for hazardous road conditions. There will be NO refunds, allowances, or date changes resulting from your negligence in this matter.
Everything about this cabin feels like home. Everything. Even after 35 years of vacation rentals I am always aware that my family is borrowing someone else's space, like a hotel room. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just part of vacationing. Until this cabin. From the moment we opened the door we felt like we belonged there...like it was ours. When we left, we didn't feel like we were going home, but leaving home. Truly you have never seen so many long faces. It was like having to give away something you love. This is special place. The owners have gift, and it's rare.
On the nuts and bolts the cabin is equipped with everything you would need or want. We did bring extra bath towels and used some of them. Towels for the hot tub are provided, as well as towels in each bathroom. The wi-fi, our cell phones and the satellite cable worked perfectly. There is no tv in the kids bunk room, not a big deal for us. The fire pit, the front porch and the beds, oh my lord, the beds, are amazing. Plenty of seating and tons of firewood. Our youngest was 8 so really don't know about baby equipment except to say I did see a high chair & a baby gate in the laundry room. The kitchen has everything you need to make, bake or prepare anything. There's plenty of storage in the pantry off the kitchen for food. Games galore for everyone. Fire sticks for s'mores. A lighted 12x vanity mirror.. We just never needed anything that wasn't there. The garbage has to be limited to two 13 gallon kitchen bags ( all that fits in the outdoor garbage can) or taken to the collection center a few minutes away. (closed Sunday's) . The kitchen sink does have a garbage disposal. The cabin is clean and beautifully maintained. We had no problems what-so-ever & had no need to contact the owner. The cabin uses the lock box on arrival so no need to stop by the realtors, an additional bonus. So was the friendly little dashound that visited frequently & provided endless hours of affection for the grandkids. A big shout out to Chewy!
The cabin is located about 2 miles from the little town of Banner Elk. We were there during the Woolly Worm festival, and traffic was a nightmare. But from the cabin into town we had no traffic. The festival is fantastic...check it out on you tube! Boone, Blowing Rock, and Grandfather Mountain are just a short drive away. So much to see and do and the mountains in changing foliage are breath-taking. Truly unforgettable. We can't wait to go back.
We just got back from the cabin on Jan. 10th. The cabin is much bigger and nicer than shown on the pictures. Very close to the slopes, tubing and ice skating! (6 min drive at 35 mph city limit). Very well equipped kitchen, nicely decorated and you surely feel like home when away from home. The only note have is that cleaning crew needs to do a better job but other than that everything was perfect! We are booking it soon again for a 2nd trip next month! I would most definitely recommend it to anyone!
Our family rented the Bearfoot Cabin for a long weekend to celebrate the 60th Annual Highland Games @ Grandfather Mountain. Upon arrival we were so excited simply because the outside of the house was so gorgeous and to our delight the inside was just as beautiful! The kitchen is a wonderful size along with the large dining room table that seats eight! The kitchen was stocked with everything you could hope for to assist you the cooking of meals! The master bedroom right off the kitchen was perfect for my parents and the bathroom was awesome, we loved having a door between the shower and the rest of the bathroom so people could be using both with privacy! The living room was beautifully decorated with extremely comfortable furniture! The two bedrooms upstairs were just as comfortable and spacious as the master bedroom on the main level! The pool table was enjoyed several times as well! The downstairs bedrooms were no disappointment just like the rest of the house. One thing my family loved was the ceiling fans in all of the rooms except the bunk bed room. Ceiling fans are important to the women of the family! I cannot really describe how peaceful and welcoming the two front porches were other than we absolutely loved them! The fire pit was perfect and incredibly convenient! Wood was delivered promptly on the check-in day! Our entire stay was made perfect by this beautiful, comfortable, and welcoming cabin!
Tracey was wonderful to work with, any questions we had he promptly answered! We appreciate all he did to make our vacation as fabulous as it could be!
This was our first time visiting Barefoot Cabin, but it far exceeded our expectations. The cabin is beautifully furnished with VERY comfortable beds and a well-stocked kitchen. It is spacious but still feels very cozy and inviting. We especially enjoyed sitting on the upper porch, watching the hummingbirds and enjoying the beautiful view. Having a laundry room on the main floor was really helpful, too. And the pool table was a big hit! I think we have at least one pool shark in the family now. We loved that the cabin feels secluded and peaceful but is really only a few minutes from town, shopping, and lots of fun places to explore! There really is something for everyone: antique shopping, hiking to area waterfalls, braving the bridge on Grandfather Mountain, or relaxing at the cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
We had a wonderful weekend at this rental. We had 8 adults and 8 kids. The house was very clean, very well stocked, and located in a perfect spot. With the picnic table on the balcony the kids could all sit there for meals, while the adults sat in the chairs and swing outside or around the table and bar inside. The kids had plenty of space to run around and explore. We all loved the hot tub and fire pit. The house had more supplies then ever expected. We all really enjoyed this house and are already planning our next trip. I can't say enough how perfect this house was for our group and the price was one of the lowest I found. We felt extremely blessed and hope to make it a tradition!
My family and I came to this cabin for Thanksgiving this year and had a blast. We had three families come from 3 different states, 7 adults and 7 kids (7 and under!). We arrived and had a couple days of beautiful weather. The outside decks are big and a perfect place for eating or reading books on the porch swing, we loved having fires in the fire pit and the hot tub under the stars.
On day two at the cabin we had the first big snow of the year. The hills right outside the cabin are perfect for sledding! We saved so much money by not having to pay for tubing/sledding at the ski resorts for the kids. We could take the kids right out the front door and the neighbors even loaned us a sled.
The kitchen was big enough and equipped for us to make our Thanksgiving meal. We loved the layout of the bedrooms. Two bedrooms upstairs for my family, Master on the main for my parents, and then the downstairs has two more bedrooms for my brothers family.
We will definitely be coming back to this cabin again with our family. We made so many good memories. It was clean, plenty of space and the perfect location!
Bearfoot Cabin is located only 2.5 miles from downtown Banner Elk with easy access. Minutes to shopping, skiing, tubing, hiking, dining, and everything else our beautiful area has to offer. Also about 3 miles to Lees-McRae College!
Visit Grandfather Mountain, Banner House Museum, Dutch Creek Trails (horseback riding), High Mountain Expeditions, Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc. (skiing in winter and golf in summer), River and Earth Adventures, Inc., Banner Elk Winery, Rock Dimensions Climbing Guides, and much more.
Enjoy AWESOME dining: Bayou Smokehouse and Grill & Bayou Store, Dunn's Deli, Sorrento's Bistro, Bella's, Hearthstone Tavern & Grille, Zuzda, Stonewalls Restaurant, and more.
Banner Elk has something for everyone! Bearfoot Cabin can accommodate your entire family so stay with us and start making memories TODAY!!! You'll be glad you did!
Other Activities: Close to Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls/Caverns, EVERYTHING!
Ski: 10 minutes to Sugar Mountain Ski Resort.....15-20 minutes to Ski Beech Ski Resort......20 minutes to Hawksnest Tubing Park