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Lore Postman Schneider (pron. Lorie)

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Some Spanish

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24 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Butler Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (each w/ private bath), two half baths, 1 sleeping loft, sleeps 8-9

Stay at the Watauga Lake vacation rental home with the most private shoreline! Whipkins Cove has more than 300 feet... and it's swimmable. Plus you get a private dock during your stay.

Lake Watauga Luxury: Who said you can't have luxury when you're lakeside? Whipkins Cove comes complete with leather couches, plush bedding, 5 flat-screen TVs, an extensive DVD/CD collection (hundreds to view), Wii gaming system and more. Foodies will love the well-appointed kitchen. In addition to the stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and gas-burning stove, Whipkins Cove has All-Clad pots and pans (including stock pots large enough to boil 20 ears of corn), Wusthof professional-grade knives, 4-slot toaster, pancake griddle, stainless steel mixing bowls, large food-prep area and more. All nine guests can comfortably gather around the solid wood dining room table, while comfortable handmade Adirondack chairs beckon visitors to pause on the decks outside.

Great gatherings: This is a great place for multi-generational family gatherings. There is ample gathering space for everyone to share meals or a movie, but also plenty of spread-out space throughout the three-story home and extensive collection of porches and decks. Sorry though, this is not a house for wild parties or load-'em-in breaks from college. Also, no pets. An ill-mannered dog has forced us to rethink our pet policy.

Watauga Lake house for all seasons: This is a home for all seasons! Springtime brings new flowers, active wildlife, crisp mornings and cool nights. Summer, of course, offers swimming and fishing right off the private shoreline. Autumn’s tapestry of vibrant reds, yellows and orange paint the hillsides in breathtaking hues. And in winter, you can experience Watauga Lake at its most peaceful. You might even get to see snow falling on the glassy winter lake as you nestle by the fire indoors. You’ll certainly find snow each winter on the ski slopes within a 45-minute drive across the Tenn./NC state line. The cabin’s two-story wrap-around decks and expansive lower decks give guests plenty of room to spread out. Six-plus acres of woods surrounds the cabin and delights nature lovers with its mature trees, fern-and-moss-covered embankments and striking rock outcroppings. More than 300 feet of private shoreline give guests so much to explore – possibly with wildlife sightings of beaver, deer, herons and black bears.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Lore Postman Schneider (pron. Lorie) (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Some Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

First of all, I would like to say thank you for accommodating all of our families this weekend. We had so much fun, from swimming around the cove, riding on the boats and just relaxing around the cabin. I would highly recommend rending a boat for a couple days and exploring the lake. I also recommend making a bonfire, because our families had a blast making s'mores and just talking around the fire. (Comment written in guest book).
Jul 2010
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Waterfront Waterfront Waterfront Log Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews
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Debbie August 2016

  • 5 of 5

An incredible lake home for our entire family and friends. You will not be disappointed. The owners have thought of every little detail. Super clean and awesome!! My husband is a culinary instructor and absolutely loved the gourmet kitchen. Stocked with all the bells and whistles to create wonderful meals. All the rooms and beds are so comfortable.The private cove boat dock, the kayaks, the endless hours of noodling,relaxing and lake fun. The house layout is fantastic for places to watch TV and or read a book. Looking forward to coming again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent Lake House!!

  • 5 of 5

You will not be disappointed with this rental. The location and view are awesome. It has a very rustic, lake house feel, but everything is very modern. Wonderful kitchen with lots of great cookware. The beds are super comfy and the game room downstairs is great for kids. The entire house was exceptionally clean. There are decks everywhere with deck furniture to enjoy and a gas grill. We had so much fun with the boat and kayaks, fishing, and roasting hot dogs and making s'mores at the fire pit! The owners are great to work with.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nashville, TN
5

Fantastic House

  • 5 of 5

We are amazed at your attention to detail.

For the first few days we were there with my brother and his family from Atlanta as well as my sister from Phoenix. All travel extensively and all were wowed by your house and the entire set up.

At one point we decided to make up a game called "stump the landlord".

Want a Tom Hanks movie ? Yep two or three

Want a sharpie pen ? Yep (kitchen drawer)

Want a hex key ? Yep (one was with the tools in the utility closet,are you kidding me?)

We had major adventure using your kayaks and our paddleboards going up the cove to the whitewater of the Watauga.

We could not have been more pleased.

We are definitely planning a return visit.

You have a gift for hospitality by remote control.

Thanks

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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blowing rock, NC
5

amazing house - best vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

house had everything for everyone! the littles loved the toys and huge dvd collection - the middles loved the Wi and their own 'space'. we all loved the top of the line everything. we brought firewood and marshmallows for the firepit - we brought our boat but you could easily rent one there and keep it docked at the house. spent most of the week in our bathing suits. and everyone had fun fishing. we will be back. oh - the most thought should go into what to bring grocery wise. we planned and brought it all and I didn't step foot in a car for a WEEK! wonderful!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Laurin. Thanks for taking time to review Whipkins Cove. Delighted to know you'll be back! Please let the "littles" know we've just added more games, books and movies for their entertainment pleasure. :)
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Perfect rental on Watauga Lake

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Watauga Lake twice this summer (came here because Boone Lake was drained this summer). First stayed at a property atop a hill that claimed to be waterfront. Hey people: Having a dock in the water doesn't count as waterfront if you HAVE TO DRIVE TO THAT DOCK.

Whipkins Cove REALLY IS waterfront. The house is great. Up to date, clean, upscale comfortable. Wonderful!!! Can't beat the well-stocked kitchen with plates and cookware you want to use. And the shoreline is huge! Great for both swimming and docking your boat. Looking forward to returning next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jennifer. I didn't realize you'd come to Watauga Lake twice this summer. Glad you found us after your first stay wasn't as advertised. We are fortunate to have 300 feet of waterfront connected to the house. :) Looking forward to having you back. I suspect we will see more Boone Lake vacation renters before Boone Lake is refilled in coming years.
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Sewickley, PA
5

Awesome week at the lake!

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful week at Whipkins Cove. With 5 children (4 teenagers) it is always difficult finding suitable accommodations and this was amazing. The bedrooms are spacious, the bathrooms well designed, the kitchen well-equipped, the decks spacious and the indoor gathering spaces were well-suited for games or reading/downtime. The water is beautiful and a very comfortable swimming temperature when we were there. With little boat traffic in front of the cabin we felt like we had the place to ourselves! We enjoyed the kayacks and exploring the waterways. We certainly certainly could have spent our entire time at Whipkins cove but we also enjoyed Grandfather Mountain, Boone, Blowing Rock, ziplining, hiking, and much more... A favorite of our teenage boys was jumping off cliffs at nearby waterfalls (not for the light of heart) and our 7 year old loved going gem mining.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
23 Miles
Several located in Boone, NC
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Red Tail Mountain (public course)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Dry Hill Diner & grocery
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Approx. six downhill ski resorts within 45 miles
Car: necessary

Watauga Lake is the most-pristine and most-undeveloped lake in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) system. More than half of Watauga Lake’s 105 miles of shoreline lies within the Cherokee National Forest and cannot be developed. Scuba divers might like checking out Old Butler, located on the bottom of Lake Watauga.

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Rates & Availability

Butler Cabin Rental Rates

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Standard pricing

Changeover Day: Sunday
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,740
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $145 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.5%

We rent only for full weeks during the summer months. Rentals are Sunday to Sunday.

One-half of total fees are required to hold dates. Balance due 30 days before stay.

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Amenities

Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Luxury master bath - toilet , tub , shower , claw-footed soaking tub
    Main floor master bath - toilet , shower
    Lower-level bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Main floor 1/2 bath - toilet
    Lower-level 1/2 bath - toilet , Off mudroom
  • All three bedrooms have private bathrooms. Two additional half bathrooms. One half bath is off the kitchen, the other half bath is off the mudroom. Accommodations include cotton towels, branded toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soaps), starter toilet paper and paper towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Luxury master suite - 1 king , private spa bath
    Main floor master suite - 1 king , private bath
    Large lower-level bedroom - 4 twin/ single , private bath
    Comfortable loft bed - 1 double , open w/ lake view
  • House has two master bedrooms with king beds in each. All three bedrooms have private bathrooms. Designed for upscale family-oriented getaways, Whipkins Cove's three bedrooms each have private baths and plenty of room to find solitude even during multi-family or multi-generational gatherings. All beds have plush linens (high thread count sheets, down and down-alternative comforters, plush-woven blankets), and guests have a wide range of pillow choices throughout the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Whipkins Cove has easy access/entry for elderly or disabled. Only one step from driveway/parking area to front door. Entire first floor (with exception of 1/2 bath) is wheelchair accessible. First floor is home to kitchen, dining, fireplace, seating area and master bedroom w/ flat-screen TV and private bath. * * * Top floor has luxury master suite with king bed, flat-screen TV and private bath with extra-large shower and claw-footed tub. Top floor also has large loft, which overlooks Lake Watauga, a built-in daybed (double/full bed), and L-shaped desk/work station. * * * Lower level has large bedroom with two sets of twin-over-twin bunk beds, walk-in closet, flat-screen TV and private bath. Basement also has mudroom (front-load W/D and utility sink), and family room with large-screen TV, DVD/CD library, games, puzzles and more. * * * Private 300+ feet of shoreline with great fishing. Has dock.

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