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Luxurious Blue Ridge Cabin with Breathtaking View from Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,470 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (4 Guest Maximum)



What a view! And it just got even better with the addition of new stainless steel cable deck rails that give an almost totally unobstructed view of the Piedmont and valley below - no wooden pickets or rails to get in the way!

'Pilot's Perch'TM is the perfect log cabin rental for your romantic mountain get-away or vacation.

Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Blue Ridge Mountains in this charming and tastefully decorated cabin with vaulted ceilings and a wall of windows and glass doors from which to experience the amazing mountain views. The phrase we hear over and over from our guests is "it's a million dollar view"!

'Pilot's Perch'TM sits atop the mountain, in a beautiful setting, away from the hustle and bustle, but within a short distance to area attractions. Located just off Highway 52, approximately 3.5 miles from Mile Marker 199 of the Blue Ridge Parkway; this log cabin home is furnished with everything you need for rest and relaxation.

Curl up on the comfy sofa or love seat, both of which offer recliners, in front of our stone fireplace with inviting gas logs. Relax in the Claw foot tub. If it's the outdoors you love, grab a seat in an old timey cedar rocking chair on one of the two spacious mountain view decks or front porch and take in the breathtaking view of Pilot Mountain, the valley below and a long-range view of the Piedmont. This cabin boasts a wide open panoramic view. An added bonus is that there's always a breeze.

Enjoy a soak in the 'oh-so-relaxing' bubbling hot tub and let the water wash away the tensions of the city. Cuddle in front of the gas lit fire pit on a covered deck. Wake up snuggling under a handmade quilt in a warm and cozy bed with luxurious linens and pillowtop mattress to the sounds of birds and sights of deer and wild turkeys as close as your own front yard. Step out onto a deck to sip your coffee as you take in the gorgeous colors of the season. Spend the afternoon fishing in one of the two ponds in our development, enjoy a picnic beside a covered bridge, hike nearby trails, climb waterfalls or just relax and do nothing.

Motorcyclists and bikers will appreciate the security of the garage and the paved driveways. Senior citizens will appreciate the ease of accessibility; only two steps up and you're on the front porch which leads directly into the main living area of the cabin.

This Fancy Gap cabin has it all!



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Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

About The Owner

We built “Pilot’s Perch”TM log cabin as our personal vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We named the cabin after Pilot Mountain, which both decks face, and the fact that the cabin appears to literally “perch” on the side of our mountain lot. 'Pilot's Perch'TM is our home away from home. It has given us a peaceful and stress free destination at which to relax and unwind. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do. The cabin is beautifully furnished and decorated with all the conveniences of home and we continually update and add amenities to enhance our guests' mountain experience. The only negative thing we have discovered about “Pilot’s Perch'TM, is having to leave it to go home. We know you will feel the same way once you've visited!

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2007

Why The Owner chose Blue Ridge Highlands

We chose the Fancy Gap area for its close proximity to our home. The lot on which we built the cabin was selected for its breathtaking views! It is also great that we are minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and we are really close and accessible to so many area attractions. The cabin is 25 minutes from Mount Airy, NC to the south (Andy Griffith's hometown) and 25 minutes from Galax, VA to the north (lots of antique stores and quaint shops). There are several wineries nearby, including Chateau Morrisette, West Wind Winery, Shelton Vineyards, Old North State Winery and Villa Appalacia. Mabry Mill is just a short scenic ride down the Parkway and the New River Trail State Park is only a short drive up I-77. 'Pilot's Perch'TM is located in an area in which you can always find something to do or you can just relax and enjoy doing nothing. The fact that all the roads leading to the cabin are paved is a definite plus.

What makes this cabin unique

'Pilot's Perch'TM has two large decks, both of which offer amazing views of the Piedmont and Pilot Mountain, the cabin's namesake. On clear days, we can actually see the tops of the skyscrapers in Winston-Salem, NC which are approximately 52 miles away. We have furnished the cabin with some really unique furniture and accessories that we hand picked because of the memories they evoke of our 'growing up' years. We have also tried to provide all the conveniences of home. Chances are, if you have it at home, you'll find it at 'Pilot's Perch'TM. The development in which the cabin is located has 2 ponds for our guests' enjoyment. (You should see the size of the catfish in one of them!) There is a covered bridge over a nearby stream with picnic tables, where visitors may enjoy a picnic lunch. We have waterfalls for you to enjoy climbing and it is an everyday occurrence to see wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife around the cabin and in the development. You might even spot a bear!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Where do we begin to say what a great place to spend our weekend? The view is wonderful and we had a great time and look forward to another visit. Your cabin is awesome!!
Nov 2006
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Fancy Gap Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Single Vanity
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Claw foot tub, Double Vanity, Shower, Private Toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Genuine Log Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Iron Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Louis Phillipe Platform Bed
  • All beds have plush pillow-top mattresses, luxurious sheets and beautiful handmade quilts.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Ceiling Fans, Handmade Quilts on Each Bed, Luxurious Sheets and Linens, Large Flat Screen HD TV Mounted on Stone Fireplace in Living Room that is connected to a DVD player, Flat Screen TV in downstairs suite, Two Satellite Receivers So Everyone Can Watch Their Favorite Channels or listen to their favorite music, Stainless Appliances, Smooth Top Stove, Mood Lighting Over Kitchen Cabinets, Crock Pot, Blender, Electric Fry Pan - Everything for the Avid Cook in your Family, Landscaped Yard, Two Paved Driveways, 2 Spacious Decks Complete with Adirondack Chairs, Oversized Cedar Rockers, Sectional Sofa and Gas Fire Pit, Front Porch with Oversized Cedar Rockers, Garage (Perfect for motorcyclists and Bikers), FREE Local Calls, Wi-Fi Internet, Premium Satellite Movie Channels.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxurious Blue Ridge Cabin with Breathtaking View from Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 87 reviews

A Blessed Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

The Pilot's Perch was the nicest vacation rentals we've ever had! It was such a Blessing to have had this experience. The cabin is immaculate with "breath taking" views & having the decks & hot tub was wonderful. Everything inside & out is beautifully decorated-so nice that you forget about everything! Roxanne was very helpful with preparations & questions about the trip. Anytime I needed her, she would always text or return my call right away. You can't ask for anything better. We would "highly" recommend this cabin for your stay & can't wait to go again!!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The best! Nice and quiet, with outstanding views. Great property/house that I believe will be hard to match. Anything that you need is just a short distance away in Hillsville or Mt. Airy.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the high praise. Positive comments from our guests are better than any advertising we could purchase. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return sometime for another relaxing visit. We continually try to make improvements and upgrades that will enhance the enjoyment of our guests. Thank you for choosing Pilot's Perch for your special getaway!
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Wonderful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Pilot's Perch. There is so much to see and do in the area and the views all around are breathtaking. The proprietors were gracious and accommodating. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect Perch! :)

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay at Pilot's Perch was every bit as wonderful as our first! This beautiful home is both comfortable and breathtaking. It just invites you to rest and take in the beauty around it!!! Our time there was refreshing and peaceful. Even though we were there to rest, we still woke early enough to watch each sunrise and take in each sunset as well! It is obvious that the owners love their home and care about the experience of those who visit. They are wonderful to work with! Pilot's Perch is beautifully decorated and provides a variety of places to enjoy the view (including the both decks, the hot tub, and the wall of windows!). We will be back without a doubt!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are truly blessed to have such nice guests as you all to stay in our home. And we say time and time again that "return guests are best." Thank you for taking the time to review Pilot's Perch cabin. It is absolutely a little "peace" of heaven in the Blue Ridge Mountains that we enjoy sharing. We look forward to having you back again in the near future.
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What a view!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Want to thank Roxanne and James for opening up their home for us to stay in. There were 4 of us that stayed here. Had 1 HD2500 truck and an enclosed 16 ft trailer with 2 motorcycles. If your planning to trailer, there is plenty of room to back the trailer into an empty lot at the end of the single lane road past the house. Garage had plenty of room to store them at night.

All the reviews are correct, this place is awesome. Thanks again. I (WE) will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Rental That Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have rented a lot of great properties from VRBO, but none have had the feeling of home like this property. The owners were dealing with Hurricane Matthew in their hometown and they were still concerned about our stay. I don't think we will ever find owners like this again. They give you so much great info while staying in Fancy Gap. The cabin has a feel like no other, from the views to relaxing in the hot tub and then kicking back next to the fire pit talking late into the night. I could write a short story about the fun we had at Pilot's Perch but you need to experience it for yourself. Again, you will be hard pressed to find owners who have taken their cabin and made it a home for whom ever shall visit. Thank you Roxanne and Clint for making our stay a fantastic one. Can't wait to return!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Piedmont Triad International
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
95 Miles
Car: necessary

About 15 miles from Mt Airy, NC (Mayberry USA),Conveniently located to Parkway attractions including Blue Ridge Music Center, Chateau Morrisette, Meadows of the Dan, Mabry Mill, Levering Orchard (outdoor theatre), Cana, VA's Applewood Music Center, Olde Mill Golf Course, Historic Hillsville, Rex Theater, Raft & Kayak at New River Trail State Park 15 minutes North on I-77, Whitewater Rafting in Beckley, W. VA, Snow Skiing at Winterplace, Special events nearby: Floydfest, Hillsville Flea Market, Annual Mayberry Days, Autumn Leaves Festival (Mt. Airy), Wine down the Music Trail & the Annual Fiddler's Convention (Galax).

If you enjoy wine tasting, nearby wineries include Chateau Morrisette (tours, tastings, special events & great restaurant), Shelton Vineyards, Old North State Winery, Villa Appalacia (live music) & West Wind Winery.


Rates & Availability

Fancy Gap Cabin Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Maximum Guest Limit of 4 per Rental. Owner Must Approve Any Additional Guest(s) - Never to Exceed Six. Additional Person Fee Applies to 5th and 6th Guest, if Approved by Owner.
All Weekend Rentals Require a 3 Night Minimum Stay. Two Night Minimum Rentals Only Allowed on Weekday Nights- Excludes Holiday/Special Event Periods - Call Owner to Verify.
Holiday/Special Event Dates - Call Owner to Inquire about Rates and Minimum Nights Requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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