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Mark Skolnick

Member since: 2010
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Amazing 3 Story Log Cabin with View/Jacuzzi/Loft/Pool Table/Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, loft, gameroom, wifi, sleeps up to 12.

Your Home Away From Home. New, beautiful 3-story log cabin vacation rental located in the Blue Ridge Mountains has all the luxurious features that you could ask for. Appalachian Dream is perfect for any size family (2-12 guests), multiple families, business travelers, and the honeymoon couple. With each level offering a large bedroom and bathroom, 3 families can spread out with ease. There are color televisions with cable, DVD players, and ceiling fans in every room in the house and living areas for a total of 6. Free WiFi is offered and unlimited local calls to those in need of keeping up with the outside world. Appalachian Dream has long range views from almost every window in the cabin. There is a short walk to a running waterfall stream, with hiking and sledding all around the area. The house also has central AC for your summer stay and a quiet heat pump to keep you comfortable in the winter. With all these amenities, why look anywhere else.

Main Level.: This amazing tri-level mountain getaway is named for its incredible amenities. The main level of the home is where you will find the full-service kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances and desirable eclectic décor. The main living area is located here and features a professionally decorated living and dining room, complete with brand new furnishings, and dining for 10. The living room features an elegant sofa, love seat, and chair and is set around a hand stacked-stone fire place and a 47' HD flat-screen television. This spacious room makes for a great area to relax with family and friends. The balcony door leads out to a large covered patio equipped with an outside dining area, 2 hand-carved rockers, and a gas grill for barbequing. This main level also has a master suite with a comfortable king size bed, authentic quilt bedding and a whirlpool tub/shower.

Upstairs, Loft and Gameroom: Upstairs is another large master suite with a queen size bed, walk-in closet and full bathroom. There is a cozy loft which overlooks the living room area and is a great place to spread out, read or play games on the game table. The loft is furnished with a twin daybed, queen sleeper sofa, a 36’ television / DVD player, books, and many board games and puzzles for the kids. The lower level game room area has a regulation sized pool table, ping pong table, 50’ HD flat-screen television / DVD player, along with a pub style table with stools and a new L-shaped italian leather sofa surrounding all the action. The downstairs bedroom has two new queen sized beds, dresser, and night stand with hand-made bedding, and a full bathroom with granite countertops. Enjoy the mountain ambiance to the fullest as you walk through the double French doors to a private 6-person heated hot tub Jacuzzi with an amazing mountain view. This additional deck has even more outside dining and additional seating.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Mark Skolnick (Owner)
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About Mark Skolnick

My wife Stacy and I purchased this new cabin and completely upgraded the home one room and one floor at a time. We've tried to combine the mountain ambiance with some of the modern necessities we all look for in a vacation home. Appalachian Dream is our family's stress relief and provides an escape from the Florida heat. We wanted to show our 2 young children that there really are 4 seasons and each is as beautiful as the next. Appalachian Dream always brings our family and friends closer together. There are so many memories to be shared and I'm glad I have the opportunity to share my home with you and your family.

Mark Skolnick purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Mark Skolnick chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The cabin is centrally located between Boone, Blowing Rock, and Valle Crucis to the East and Sevin Devils, Banner Elk, and Linville to the West. The cabin is less than 15 minutes to virtually anywhere in the High Country.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(51 traveler reviews)
Amazing 3 Story Log Cabin with View/Jacuzzi/Loft/Pool Table/Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.9215684 based on 51 reviews

We had a wonderful time in NC

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to Mark for sharing his wonderful cabin with us. The setting was great and private, even though other houses were around the treed area. The home accommodated our group of seven splendidly. The three levels created spaces for the group to be together while also creating a way not to be in each other's space if you needed a little me time. Each level had sitting areas, eating areas, a bedroom, with tv's in every bedroom and sitting areas. There was a game area, pool table with ping pong, and a hot tub. I have never been in a rental that is set up to be so accommodating with things that are in shortage in other rentals, such as plenty of towels, toilet paper, throws, extra pillows, and covers. Also the kitchen was fully furnished for use. There were even spices, etc in the kitchen so if you forgot anything, you were covered. Batteries for the remote, look in the drawer. I called Mark the first day in the cabin and It was like he was sitting by the phone for any need. He helped me and the rest of the week, all was great. He called me toward the end of our time in the cabin, just to check in and see if all was okay and any recommendations I might have. One recommendation that I would give to anyone reading this is to get to know Mark and go and enjoy his wonderful vacation home. You will not be disappointed. I hope to return one day. We felt like we just needed more time. We hiked, biked, went kayaking, and sight seeing. Yes, a few more days would be great! Thanks again Mark. It was a true pleasure!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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This place is a gen

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is wonderful. Its pantry is well stocked, the furnishings are beautiful and comfortable. Despite the rainy weather we had a lot of fun and special family time playing pool, ping pong and lounging in the hot tub. Mark was a pleasure to work with and he made sure that we had everything we'd need for an awesome trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation staying at Appalachian Dream! It was convenient to get to from the main roads, just a few minutes from Sugar Mountain, and had everything we needed. It was a wonderful place to relax after long days skiing - cozy fireplace, lots of comfy beds, jacuzzi with a view. Plenty of room for our friends and family, and the kids loved it. The owner Mark was very easy to work with and responsive. We hope to return soon and highly recommend. Thank you for sharing your home!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Great stay at Appalachian Dream

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a great stay at the cabin. We were very impressed that all the necessities were there in abundance. Plenty of towels, blankets, pots and pans and spices for cooking to name a few. The coffee setup was better than any hotel I have been to. The location was very convenient for the things we had planned. Hawksnest was just a few minutes away and the grocery store only 3 miles away. The hot tub and grill were great amenities. The owner was very easy to work with and was very responsive to any questions I had. Would highly recommend this cabin to anyone coming to this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Perfect Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I had been looking for a cabin for a group of 8 girls to go skiing for the first time for months, then I found the Appalachian Dream. The pictures online do not do it justice. The cabin is very spacious, we fit 8 girls more than comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needs to cook a few meals, ad even come complimentary coffee. I spent the eve of my birthday in the hot tub and could not have been happier. This cabin would be perfect for anything from family gathering to a friend's trip.

Being from Florida the drive up the mountain to the cabin was a little scary, but the prius made it just fine. This cabin is also perfectly places between Boone and skiing. It didn't take us more than 15 minutes to get anywhere.

Working with Mark was a great experience. He's understanding and quick to reply. He was available to help with any concerns through out the whole trip and even gave us his opinion on the best places to eat and things to do in the area.

I highly reccond this cabin to anyone looking for a great vacation in this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Great Vaction Home and Location

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely loved this home. It was in a great location. There were eight adults that stayed for 4 nights and it was plenty of room for all of us and our little dog. I would have to say that this is the best vacation home that I have ever used through VRBO. The home was well stocked with everything. The owner Mark was a pleasure to work with and everything that he said he would do was done. I would for sure use this vacation rental again. I am hoping to go back in the winter to do some snow tubing and if we do and this rental is available I will be requesting it for sure. Thank you Mark for making this so easy to rent and for having such a remarkable place to use.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: necessary

Appalachian Dream is ideally nestled in a quiet wooded community, centered between Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk with a breathtaking view of Grandfather Mountain. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and a short drive to every major attraction including: Ski slopes at Sugar, Beach, Hawksnest, and Appalachian Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Caverns / Falls, Grandfather Mountain, ASU college campus and so much more. White water rafting, zipline, hiking trails, horseback riding and mining are just a few other activities for you and your family to enjoy.

Other Activities: Zipline, go-carting, miniature golf, sight-seeing, & mining


Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Aug 17 2016 - Sep 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
October (Changing of Leaves)
Sep 29 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
November - December
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas / New Year's
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Mar 4 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Avoid paying website fees and cc fee by booking through me directly. Call first (Mark 954-806-4600)
$350 Refundable security hold required.
12.75% sales/lodging tax and $95 cleaning fee not included.
$325 per night (Thurs - Sun) on all holiday weekends w/ a 4
night min stay (Excluding Thanksgiving week, Christmas and New Year's week)
3% credit card fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen , 2 baby crib , Pak n Plays
  • House is also equipped with an additional queen size sleeper sofa, two pak n' plays for infant and toddler use.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Please remember 4WD and/or chains are always recommended and necessary during the winter months.

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