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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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

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: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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 Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews
Ringgold, GA

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with amazing views of the mountains. I look forward to another trip to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Second Visit....we love it!!

  • 5 of 5

Our second visit to the Lazy K cabin was just as enjoyable as our first! This is a great place to relax and enjoy the views after a full day of activites in the area. Our first visit was all about skiing the local slopes at Beech and Sugar Mountain and this last trip was for the whitewater rafting and hiking trail adventures close by. Thank you Sandy for sharing your little slice of heaven on earth.


Tiffany Davis

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lake Norman, NC

Luxurious Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We spent an adventurous weekend at the Lazy K! I have to say this cabin does not feel like a rental. When you walk in it feels like a cozy home. The attention to detail is spectacular!

Upon arrival we drove up to a beautiful porch with easy access to the front entrance for loading and unloading.

The ride up to the property is a trip in itself! Beautiful churches, bridges, flowing creek and an animal farm that my children enjoyed. It is located close to the slopes, Grandfather mountain and a number of other attractions.

After a strenuous hike up Grandfather Mountain my kids were begging to go back to the cabin. The floor plan is perfect as the adults sat upstairs and chatted by the fireplace while the kids had their own entertainment area downstairs.

I feel like we've found our "home away from home." Can't wait to go back! Huge thanks to The Kritzinger's for sharing their cozy mountain home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parkland, FL

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

What can I say.... this cabin is out of a magazine! Not only was it designed elegantly, it was filled with comfort and fun! From the amenities to the utilities - the Kritzinger family thought of EVERYTHING! We are very thankful they are willing to share their winter paradise with us! While then cabin is called the "Lazy K" out visit was far from that- in a good way! We ice skated, snow tubed, zip-lined, skied and gem-mined! The location of the cabin is close to everything! I will say the location is remote and a 4-wheel force vehicle in the snow is a MUST! The owners even had escorted down the mountain after a snow storm because as Floridians, we weren't confident driving in those conditions. If you are looking for the ultimate winter getaway, the LAZY K is your home away from home!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Lazy K in September during the Autumn at Oz festival. Upon reviewing the photos, we were excited about arriving and having a relaxing week. Our expectations were even exceeded, however, by the amazing craftsmanship of the cottage, the stellar view, and the pragmatic design. I can't say enough great things about Lazy K and the hospitality of the owners!

Thanks much and we hope to stay again soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pristine in every way

  • 5 of 5

They house is beautiful, well kept, and well stocked with everything you need. We had an incredible weekend getaway. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, and relaxing on the back porch. The house is located on a isolated ridge with long range views. We will definitely be planning a return trip. The owner was extremely thorough and very easy to work with. She really made it a great weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Banner Elk Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King
Jan 12 2018 - Jan 15 2018
3 night minimum stay
Presidents Day
Feb 16 2018 - Feb 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Thanks Giving
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable 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.
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