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Lazy K - Your Cozy Mountain Cabin with Fantastic Valley Views!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Lazy K is a beautiful log style cabin perched on the side of a mountain overlooking wonderful layered views of the Blue Ridge Mountains! You will feel totally relaxed and at peace in our cozy cabin looking out the french doors down the valley from the great room with the fire burning in the fireplace or enjoying coffee and hot chocolate on the huge back deck watching the sun rise over the valley, often with morning mist below you.

This is a great house for 1 large family or two smaller families with two master bedrooms with queen beds (one on the main level and one downstairs) and a fun kids bunkroom with one bunk bed and 2 twins downstairs (4 twin beds total). The den downstairs is a great place for the kids to play or watch tv or a dvd while parents enjoy some quiet time upstairs in the great room, on the large back deck with outdoor speakers or on the covered front porch.

The Cabin is within close driving distance to many North Carolina ski and tubing areas - Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Ski Hawksnest and Appalachian! The community of Valle Crucis with the original Mast General Store and great Valle Crucis community park along the Watauga River are a short drive down the valley for summer time swimming in the Watauga River. Banner Elk, Tyne Castle, Foscoe and Boone are all within 25 minutes of the cabin.

You are close to many fabulous activities such as horse back riding, trout fishing, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, skiing, tubing and hiking!


We welcome you to our Cabin and are excited about your sharing this beautiful place with us. Come stay a while!

Keywords: Mountain, Cabin, Cozy, View, Appalachian, Blue Ridge

More Details

Sandy Kritzinger
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Sandy Kritzinger

My Husband and I have been visiting this area of the Blue Ridge mountains for over 11 years and decided to build a second home in this peaceful yet activity rich area. We have two young children and love to bring them here to enjoy nature and taking part in activities like skiing, snow tubing, sledding, trout fishing and hiking! We look forward to making lots of great memories with our family and friends at the cabin!

Sandy Kritzinger purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Sandy Kritzinger chose Banner Elk

The cabin is located in the beautiful and peaceful setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We have been visiting this area for many years and were delighted to find a such a beautiful site to build our cabin.


Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main level en suite bathroom - toilet , shower
    Main level half bath - toilet
    Lower level Full bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All bathrooms feature slate tile and custom made barn wood vanities with custom concrete countertops. Upstairs half bath features reclaimed antique wash stand.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • 1 Queen bed each in main level and lower level master bedrooms, 2 twin beds in lower level bunk room plus 1 bunk bed twin over twin in lower level bunk room (total 4 twin beds in bunk room)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
Fabulous Mountain and Valley views, close to all the wonderful high country activities and towns, close to ski areas,


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Lazy K - Your Cozy Mountain Cabin with Fantastic Valley Views!
average rating of 4.943396 based on 53 reviews
Charlotte, NC

We loved your property!! Beautiful views, cozy atmosphere, and well appointed!

  • 5 of 5

We had such fun fly fishing the Watauga River, skiing Sugar and browsing around Blowing Rock in Christmas Eve. The views from every window are spectacular and the house is so cozy and livable. Thank you so much for a fabulous stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful high country cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My family's Thanksgiving weekend will never be forgotten, and the Lazy K cabin is a big part of our memories. It is so comfortable, has all the amenities, and the mountain views are spectacular. We loved the location - it feels stashed away but is right in the middle of all Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk have to offer. And communication with the owner was quick, easy, and spot on. Highly recommended Lazy K for your next High Country vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Lazy K. This was the second time we have stayed here and hope to visit many times more! Perfect for a family vacation or a quick getaway!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views and cabin!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views, gorgeous cabin, and great location.

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful!! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home - Location not for everyone

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Lazy K this summer. The home is lovely, very clean, and well stocked with most everything one would need. The homeowners were responsive and very easy to work with. Pretty surroundings, but in the summer there is not much of a view because it is obscured by the trees in front of the deck. It is on top of the mountain, so the location is a good 15 minute drive to a main road (up a long windy road, followed by approximately one mile of a slow-going, unpaved gravel road.) If you are looking for a remote location and a place to get away from it all, this is the home for you. If you would like to explore the area and visit some of the local attractions, this is probably not the best location. It is not a home you would go back and forth to because the drive to reach it is so long. We found the location so inconvenient that we ended up leaving a day early and staying at a family member's home the last night. Again, a great place if you plan to relax and enjoy the home, but that was not the purpose of our particular trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad that you found the cabin to be lovely as we strive for it to feel like a home away from home, with all the comforts that entails. When we chose where to build our cabin we looked for a location that felt "away from it all" yet was relatively close to grocery stores (15 minutes) , hiking trails (10 minutes), community park in Valle Crucis (10 minutes), skiing and tubing resorts (20 - 35 minutes) etc. We understand that if you are looking to be within quick drive distance to stores this is not the location you would choose.
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Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Over Yonder Resturant, Mast Farm Inn Resturant
Car: necessary

The High Country offers outdoor enthusiasts hiking, trout fishing, horseback riding, scenic drives on the parkway, mountain biking, gorgeous views of the Appalachian mountains around every corner. Lazy K is also close to the quaint mountain towns of Valle Crucis, Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock where restaurants, outlet shopping and browsing help you get ready for Christmas.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $250

Damage deposit is fully refundable and will be sent back to guest within 5 days of departure. For long term rentals please contact owner directly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.