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Mountain View Paradise - Fisherman's Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


This ten room cabin includes four bedroom, two full bathrooms and is Lincoln Log style. The cabin is anything but rustic as the kitchen appliances are new, has internet access as well as Wi-Fi. You can feel your blood pressure start to drop as you drive up the winding private landscaped driveway. Located on 17 acres and secluded on top a mountain, the cabin overlooks a valley and horse pastures. A stream runs thru the property and has a pond that comes complete with a fishing dock and gazebo. The house is near trout streams for the fly fishing enthusiast. If you don’t fish, relax in the magnificent sunroom and enjoy the panoramic mountain view, or enjoy sitting on the covered front porch in the rocking chairs and enjoy the mountain view while watching the hummingbirds, deer, turkey and other wildlife.

All of your guests will enjoy their privacy as the cabin has 2200 square feet of covered living area, ten rooms and comfortably sleeps eight. There is a bedroom on the ground floor which has a queen size bed. Upstairs, there are two master bedrooms with king size beds while the fourth has a trundle bed. It is perfect retreat to comfortably accomodate two families. There is a full bathroom on each floor. This cabin has Satellite TV in the living room, DVD in the sunroom and lots of special features including a ramp entry, custom wormy chestnut cabinetry, hardwood floors downstairs and carpeting upstairs, exposed beams, luxurious bath towels and linens, washer/dryer, a covered parking area and more. When the weather is cool, sit in the living room, enjoy the wood burning fireplace and toast marshmallows or sit in the sunroom and watch the colors of autumn unfold. There is a cabinet in the sunroom which has board games, and there is a dollhouse for the younger members of your group.

Escape the heat as this cabin is 4200 ft. above sea level and located in Banner Elk, which has the highest elevation of any city in the Southeast. In the fall, the temperature starts to drop but not to worry as there is baseboard heat and you can set the thermostat in each room to your liking. There are lots of activities nearby including canoeing, nearby ski slopes, fishing, rock climbing, zip lining, mountain biking, gem mining, and hiking. Pick blueberries and blackberries in season or pick apples or pears from the fruit trees on this unique property. Four wheel, chains or all wheel drive required in winter conditions. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity!

Distances from the cabin to the following local attractions…

Base/Beech Mountain 2.6 miles

Banner Elk Downtown 2.9 miles

Base/Sugar Mountain 3.5 miles

Newland 5 miles

Grandfather Mountain 14 miles

Boone 20 miles

Keywords: Log Cabin, Lodge, Retreat, Mountain Home

More Details

Mary Frances
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

About Mary Frances

My family began visiting the Banner Elk area when I was a child. My father built this cabin is 1979 as a family retreat and has never been previously rented. I now have come full circle as I am watching my children enjoy and discover the area. Every time we go, I think, I need to come here more often and there is always something new to do and see. I hope you will enjoy it as well...

Mary Frances purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Mary Frances chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Our family wanted a break from the summer heat and built this cabin as a mountain retreat. We have enjoyed all four seasons in Banner Elk and the chance to relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery. You can be as sctive as you want be we often find ourselves content to stay on top of the mountain, sitting in the swings, reading, fishing, feeding apples to the horses and taking a break from our routine.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin sits on seventeen acres on top of a mountain, overlooking the pond and pastures. Many times I have looked out the window to see deer looking in at me. Children love to pick the apples and pears in late summer and fall, and feed them to the neighbor's horses which are in the pasture which surrounds the house. Beautifully landscaped, Mountain Laurel and Hostas bloom to add to the beauty of the setting. A stacked stone wall runs along the 1500 foot private drive that leads you to the cabin. Every time I drive up to the top, I am amazed at the beauty and with the serene setting.


Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Mountain View Paradise - Fisherman's Retreat
average rating of 4.964286 based on 28 reviews

Had a very fun time with our family! Everything was as stated and very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

Lovely time for Christmas with family!

Plenty of room for everyone!

Very comfortable!


  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family had a perfect weekend at this exceptional cabin. From the time we entered the paved driveway, banked with rhododendrons, we could tell we were in for a treat. The beauty, peace and tranquillity are wonderful. The sunroom was a favorite hangout, surrounded by three walls of windows high up in the trees. The only "problem " with this cabin is you don't want to leave it!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming mountain cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, two boys, mother in law and I stayed at the cabin Oct 8-10 and had a wonderful relaxing trip! The house is on 17 acres so we had plenty of privacy buy loved the fact we were so close to the town of Banner Elk. The yard in front was great for our boys and dog to play and run around and they thoroughly enjoyed picking (and eating) apples from the apple tree. We even had a visit from a neighbor's pot belly pig who seemed pretty friendly and mostly undeterred by our dog. In the evenings we enjoyed cooking in the fully equipped kitchen and eating on the beautiful sun porch. Mary Frances was a pleasure to work with and we would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Family Paradise

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at this beautiful cabin and were so over the moon. There were 8 of us, ages ranging from 2 to 62 and it was simply perfect. Being familiar with the Boone, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain locations, this cabin was perfectly in the middle and we loved it. Plenty of room, not one complaint, the back family room enclosed porch was lovely and one the best features was the beautiful front yard for the children, ages 2 to 9, to run, play and get that extra energy off before bedtime. The fireflies were abundant and were a great hit. Thank you for such a wonderful place to stay and for the cleanliness and comfort all the way around. Wonderful vacation spot. A+++

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this cabin was totally awesome. It is very roomy and is set up to provide space for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped, hot water was plentiful and the beds were very comfortable. The views were outstanding and we had the pleasure of staying during the last snowfall of this winter season! mary Frances, the owner, was a delight to work with and was very accommodating. We plan to return in the fall!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Mountain Family Escape

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a secluded mountain retreat with fabulous views, unbelievable comfort, spacious upscale rustic environment, this is the place. This wonderful retreat log home provided our two grandchildren, 3 adults children and us old folks the perfect environment to escape the city life and experience the grandeur of the Smokie Mountain tops at 3800 feet in a luxurious real log cabin with so many amenties -- it was like staying in a 5 star bed and breakfast. While I enjoyed the serenity and glorious of the glass enclosed porch, our children and grandchildren and 2 dogs enjoyed the loud TV movies or played games in the large living room or dining areas. The bedrooms are huge with high ceilings and comfy beds. If you can believe it or not, it rained for the 2 continuous days we were there and this was the perfect place to retreat and enjoy many ours together as a family including eating great homemade meals prepared in advance and broungt from home -- baked chicken with noodles in mushroom sauce one night and beef stew the next. The key descriptors for this place are -- spectacular views, luxurious, rustic, spacious, spacious, homey, secluded, clean, quiet. We look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Beech Mountain
Car: necessary

There is a trout-stocked pond on the property.

Distances from the cabin to the following local attractions…

Base/Beech Mountain 2.6 miles

Banner Elk Downtown 2.9 miles

Base/Sugar Mountain 3.5 miles

Newland 5 miles

Grandfather Mountain 14 miles

Boone 20 miles


Rates & Availability

Banner Elk Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $130

The rate is $200 per night for a two night stay. During holiday weekends, there is a minimum of a three night stay. There is a minimum age requirement as you must be at least 25 years old to rent this property. The person signing the rental agreement must attach a copy of a valid driver's license to the contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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