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Mark Lavin

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Cottage in the Woods-Shulls Mill Area (Boone/Blowing Rock)

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Blowing Rock Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Great mountain cottage located in a wooded setting between Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. Walking distance to the Hebron ColonyRocks/Falls. ***Weekends in October, holiday weekends and Special Event weekends/dates may require longer minimum stays.***

2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master bedroom and bath is located in the loft which overlooks the living room and kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and is newly remodeled with stainless appliances (Gas range/oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator) and granite counter tops.

The covered porch has several rocking chairs and a charcoal grill. The stone patio has additional dining/socializing space to take in the native gardens. There is an outdoor fire pit to enjoy the evenings.

Keywords: cabin, chalet, country house, bungalow, Boone, Blowing Rock, NC, North Carolina

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark Lavin (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Mark Lavin

I am a graduate of Appalachian State University and was fortunate enough to secure a career in the Boone/Blowing Rock area after graduation. Within time, I became a small land developer/realtor and obtained my General Contractors license. Although I still actively work in the Boone and Blowing Rock area, my job has me in other areas quite often. I purchased this cottage so that I would have a place to spend time with friends and family. However, I am not spending as much time in the area as I once did. Because of this, I have chosen to rent my home when I am not using it.

Mark Lavin purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Mark Lavin chose Blowing Rock

The location of the property was the key reason why I chose it. You can be in downtown Blowing Rock in 13 minutes, Downtown Boone in 12 minutes, and in downtown Banner Elk in 20 minutes. There are several hiking trails within walking distance or a very short drive. Only 4 miles from the nearest entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway.


based on 27 traveler reviews

Cottage in the Woods-Shulls Mill Area (Boone/Blowing Rock)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I went up for a little weekend getaway and this cottage really fit the bill! It would have been difficult to find without the detailed directions given by Mark. Once we arrived it was just as described; cute, quiet, private, and perfect. Being pet friendly, with a small yard for walks, and a porch to rock on makes this a place we will definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our dream home

  • 5 of 5

My little family stayed here for Christmas and we fell in love with the house. We wished we didn't have to leave it was so cozy and comfortable. Everything was clean and it looked like it was well taken care of. It was easy to find and was close to Boone so we were able to get to a store pretty quickly. The only issue we had was with the tv but Mark was very accommodating with that. I would recommend staying here and if a problem does come up the owner responds quickly to try to resolve it. I can say the whole experience was great and we plan to come back again. Thank you Mark for helping my family have a peaceful escape.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Last minute family getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very accommodating as we decided to rent about a week before our trip. The cottage was very clean, comfortable for our family of three, well stocked with necessities and some extras, and very peaceful. My son loved the loft sleeping area. We used and enjoyed the gas fireplace as it was in the 50s while we were visiting. We grilled out and enjoyed the rocking chairs on the back porch. We were close to Hebron Colony Falls and took advantage of a nice hike. Our trip was very relaxing and we are planning to return soon. We hope to be able to rent this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and private cabin but still convenient to many activities

  • 5 of 5

This was a nice little cabin for my husband, myself and our dog. There was a loft bedroom upstairs that we did not use, but it looked nice too. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck with our morning coffee or sipping some wine by candle and torch light on the stone patio. Loved the nice touch of recently potted plants and flowers.

It seemed quite out of the way when we first drove along the gravel road to get there, but once we got used to it, we found it to be easy to get to Boone, Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain. We had a fabulous meal at The Gamekeeper, which was a very short drive. Also went into Blowing Rock for an art festival and ate at a local restaurant in town there. Very cute.

The kitchen is new and very well done, with plenty of accessories, which I appreciate. I would like to see some new screens on the windows, but luckily we didn't have problems with bugs at all. Closet space is a little tight just because they are used to store some other items, but we felt it was great space for the price, and we'd recommend it to others. Just remember, that the views are of trees in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Please come back again soon.
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Lovely retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and i were fortunate to spend an entire month at Mark's cabin. We went hiking or exploring everyday and loved every minute of our time in the "high country". We got to see the mountain laurel blooming when we arrived and the rhododendrons were still blooming when we left. The area is quiet and peaceful. There are tons of great restaurants in the area, but we enjoyed eating at the cabin too. If you are into birdwatching, join Curtis on Wed at 8 at Valle Crucis Park for a wonderful walk. If you want to do some climbing in the area, go to Rock Dimensions and ask for Cameron. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Getaway

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I were looking for a getaway place to do some hiking and fishing near Boone/Blowing Rock, NC area. I found this place on and it was an excellent deal! The home was exceptionally clean and well organized. It is located far enough out if you are looking for a getaway from the city like I was, but also close to major hiking trails, lakes, and parks. The owner is also very hospitable and I was very impressed with the kitchen!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Walking distance to the Hebron Colony Rocks/falls


Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Weekends in October, holiday weekends, and special event dates may require a longer minimum stay.

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Blowing Rock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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