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Luxurious Blue Ridge Cabin with Breathtaking View from Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 25, 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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Luxurious Blue Ridge Cabin with Breathtaking View from Hot Tub
average rating of 5.0 based on 83 reviews
Wilmington, NC

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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One of the most beautiful places on earth!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second romantic getaway to Pilot's Perch and it just keeps getting better. The drive up for us is country part of the way, which we love. The first thing I love to do when we get there is just enjoy the spectaculor view. You can see mountains (almost at eye level), valleys, and everything in between. The hot tub is great at any time but we seem to migrate to it more at night. You can see the city and country lights, or just enjoy looking out at the stars! The owners are the best!! They provide so many things there at the cabin that packing for the stay is so easy. They are a delight to work with on your stay, and we so appreciate them for being willing to share such a beautiful place with us. The cabin itself is wonderful. It has a country and rustic feel to it, but it is also modern in that you have computer access, and great television reception. Multiple bedrooms on multiple levels come in handy, and the decor is fabulous! When we go, we like to take our food and grill out. There's something special about eating out on the deck with the beauty of the mountains as your backdrop. For us it's a total getaway. We leave any problems or stresses at the bottom of the mountain and just enjoy our time together and recharge and reconnect. I can't say enough about the view and what makes this cabin so special (well, one of the things) is that you have that great view no matter which level of the cabin you are enjoying. We would wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone and everyone. If you choose to stay at Pilot's Perch, you will not regret it and like us and so many others, you will very likely return for another stress-free time to enjoy the view, the amenities, and the loved ones you're with...enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly a little piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

We just enjoyed our second “Girl’s Getaway” at Pilot’s Perch, and we cannot wait to schedule another trip. We absolutely love this cabin! The view is spectacular, the hot tub is relaxing, and it is just what the doctor ordered for those who need peace and quiet and time to rest, relax, and renew. The home is beautifully and comfortably furnished, and Roxanne and Clint are very friendly and helpful in making sure you have the most pleasant visit possible. Pilot’s Perch is truly a little piece of heaven on earth!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place, phenomenal owner, we will be back

  • 5 of 5

All I can say is wow. We were there over the MLK weekend earlier this year. The cabin is perfect. Well appointed with everything you need for a nice quiet getaway. Wonderful views of the mountains and the sky at night was awesome. Comfortable couches and beds. Sitting in the hot tub in the winter was especially nice. Wifi was nice to have and the decks are nice. Was too cold during our visit but I imagine during warmer weather we would have been outside much of the time.

The owners communication was so far above expectation, very impressive. Roxanne was very prompt in getting back to us and was very clear with what to expect and gave a great list of places to see and restaurants to try. Checked in with us when we got there and was quick to respond when we had a question. You could not ask for a better experience.

Both my wife and I would strongly recommend Pilots Perch to anyone looking for a great,place to get away from it all. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful inside & out!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had been longing for a peaceful and relaxing time away together (we have four precious children and it's been years since we've gone on a trip, just the two of us). I was thrilled when I found Pilot's Perch! The description of the home and view sounded perfect... and, wow, it WAS!!! This beautiful home seemed to welcome us from the moment we entered! Not just the beautiful decorations, but the ATMOSPHERE just enveloped us with rest, comfort and relaxation. Also, I immediately noticed the sign with the verse on it above the stairs and felt even more at home. We have a similar sign at our front door. Our stay was blessed from start to finish! We spent so much time talking, relaxing and taking in the beauty of the view (whether from the hot tub, both decks or the comfy sofas... where ever we were we could see the gorgeous view!)! We watched the sun rise and set every day and soaked in each peaceful moment... it was just what my heart and soul needed.

Roxanne and Clint were so great to work with and we are so thankful that they allowed us to make their home ours for a small window of time. I truly hope we will be able to come again (& again!)!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so appreciative of your kind words. You described so perfectly in words the relaxed, comfortable and romantic atmosphere that we have strived so hard to create for all our guests of Pilot's Perch. All I can say is you "got" it!!!! We are constantly updating and improving our home. Over the past 18 months we have added hardwoods to the main floor, installed stainless steel cables to open up the already amazing views from both decks, added composite decking to the top deck, purchased new living room furniture, added a sectional sofa and gas fire pit to the lower deck, added a claw foot tub in the main floor bathroom, closed in the ends of both decks for total privacy - need I say more? We are never content to say it's good enough. We want Pilot's Perch to be the best! Thanks for describing it as such!! We look forward to having you back for a future visit.
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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.

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Fancy Gap Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1470 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • 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.

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