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Hit the slopes, see some snow & bury yourself in the woods at the River Cabin."

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, River & mtn views 40 acres 3000 ft of river frontage

Total seclusion. This three story cedar home. Three levels and double decking. 3 bedroom 2.5 baths with central heating and air conditioning with the potential to sleep up to 8. And we allow up to ten as long as you bring their bedding. Three bedrooms (King, King, Queen and 2 fold out twins foam chairs perfect for kids) Great for two families traveling together. Hilltop towering over The Elk River with spectacular panoramic views of Forest and the rushing waters of the Elk River – one of America’s cleanest waterways. All linens, towels, bedding, dishes and utensils provided as well as a hair dryer.

40 heavily wooded acres with lots of private river frontage surrounded by cliffs and caves.

Large outdoor fire pit with built in seating perfect for roasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs over an open flame. Plenty of property to hike, fish and swim.

Lower level offers a large game room that features a pool table, another living area, stone fire place, & leather sofas. Flat screen TV/Blue ray DVD mounted above huge stone fire place with gas logs adds a cozy, romantic feel... Save the master bedroom suite (King) for someone special with a joining full bath featuring heated floors, Jacuzzi tub and double headed steam room shower. Also, a large laundry room with full size washer and dryer as well as a second fridge can be found on the first level just off the game room.

On the second level enjoy spectacular views from the living area with a high vaulted ceiling and glass wall overlooking the forest and river. Cabin has wood accents throughout, beautiful Brazilian walnut hardwood floors on main level. Another stone fire place with gas logs and TV/DVD. Half bath on this main level. Two sets of glass doors open up to massive decking, grill and picnic table.

Also, on this main level you have a Spacious kitchen with all the amenities & appliances from home, includes a granite top island, designer lighting. Dining area showcases a long formal table with ten chairs where you can view the river and woods while eating. Adjacent is the living area, with another stone fire place & two leather sofas.

Grilling utensils and bake ware make cooking a pleasure indoors or out. Full sized kitchen is equipped with all the appliances (dishwasher, stove, 2 refrigerators (one up stairs and one down stairs). 12 cup coffee maker, blender, toaster, crock pot, microwave, wine opener, and can opener) dishes, bakeware and grilling utensils.

The bedrooms (King, King Queen) two on the third story share a large full bath. The master with connecting bath is located on the first level. Two bedrooms offer flat screen tv's. All three beds are memory foam top of the line mattress. Additionally there are two fold out twin foam chairs great for kids making it possible to sleep 8.. We allow up to ten guests but remember to bring bedding for the extras. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and windows looking up the mountain and into the woods. Zebra hard wood floor and lots of wood work set this cabin aside the rest.

Bristol Race

Roan Mountain

Rhododendron festival


Blowing rock

Grandfather Mtn

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Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Love, Love, Love to hang out on the water and in the woods?

If that description fits then you've found the right place.

Being on the River provides the best fishing in the area. Guests also have great Watauga Lake access. Local marina down the street offers boat rentals. Nature and the outdoors at your finger tips.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Butler

Guests choose this property all year round. Winter sports to summer sports and the water-ways are some of the cleanest in the country. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

You have nascar racing in Bristol Tennessee just 40 miles

Ski Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing is 15 miles. Local Winery's, Blue Grass festivals, and small family oriented vacation villages in every direction. So get a way or get out and have some fun. Either way works!

What makes this cabin unique

Guests really enjoy the versatility of this location. Perfect for summers, with Boat rentals just down the road & river access on the property. Perfect for fishing, kayaking, or just wading around with youngsters. During the winter months family's enjoy Snow Skiing at one of the many slopes like Beech and Sugar mtns. Or just relax in front of gas logs to the beat of your drum. Fall is Full of color and foliage. Watch the world turn from Late Sept to Halloween. Or come & enjoy Spring time in the mountains when the 'earth' begins to wake with flowers blooming & baby doe's running around. Come and get a whole new perspective on life. Change your attitude, make some changes or just get a well deserved vacation. Here you can regroup, repair and rejuvenate.

***From to jet skiing, Fall foliage to wildlife viewing right here on the property. Gorgeous views anytime of the year that are second to none. Paved to your back door, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mtns meet water.


Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our home is large but not a venue. No parties, no large gatherings Please ask & we'll recommend some that are nearby & happy to handle your event.
  • Pet fee is for 1, extra charge for additional pets. Email with your request. Smoking outside, please don't throw butts on the grounds.
  • Sleeps 6 in beds & 2 on small foldout sleeper kids chairs great for little people & easy to move & relocate anywhere in the home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi bath tub / double headed separate shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located off living area. main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large bath upstairs (3rd level) shared by both bedrooms.
  • Large spacious bathrooms, towels and linens provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Brand new Memory foam top of the line.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Brand new Memory foam top of the line.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand new Memory foam top of the line.
  • New memory foam mattresses for a great nights rest. 500 thread count sheets and cozy blankets and quilts. 2 bedrooms offer large flat screen tv's in addition to the Tv's in both game room and living area. There are 3 sofa's (not sleepers) that kids or small adults would be comfortable.This cabin sleeps 6 in beds. Two additional fold our twin beds are provided. Guests can bring their own blow up mattress as our home allows permits up to ten guests. *Extra guest fees apply .
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This property is unusual as it sits mountain side overlooking a river. Tons of decking and glass windows. This home offers privacy, seclusion with easy road access to town and lots of area activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking and boat rentals down the street at any of the local marina's. Hike on your own private 37 acres. Fish on your private river with over 2000 feet of river frontage. You don't even have to leave with a great gas grill and full equiped kitchen you are good to stay!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(64 traveler reviews)

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Views! Large Private Cabin, 37 acres, 2000 ft of river frontage, easy road acces
average rating of 4.421875 based on 64 reviews

Beautiful, away from it all vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The area here is beautiful. My husband and I love the mountains and this offered the most peaceful, beautiful trip we had been on. No way to give less than 5 stars even with the few inconveniences of being out in the middle of nowhere. Amazing place! The sky is full of stars and the river on the property is crystal clear. The house is absolutely beautiful, clean and offered amazing views. Our 2 teenage boys and our lab were with us. They Loved it! We explored the river, fished and even explored the cave on the property. There is a climb up to the cave and a good 15 ft steep drop to get down in it. Take a light with you. We saw wildlife and even a bear while hiking in the woods on the property. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the top of the mountain. It is a steep climb. The path is wide and open. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows at the fire pit. The ladybugs do come out in the afternoon when the sun comes out. We couldn't sit on the decks during that time because of the swarms but it didn't bother us because they were only in the back of the cabin so we congregated elsewhere. To get to the river there, you have to walk down the driveway, turn to the right, the river lines a gravel road. The area you are allowed on is very nice and there is plenty of river to enjoy. You can drive down to the river and park at the entrance beside the gravel road. You can see the river from the cabin. It is very close and hearing the river run was so relaxing. You can't walk straight down to the river because the house is situated on the side of a mountain. My son and I hillbilly rafted the river which was fun. This would not be possible with low river levels because of the many boulders in the water. We drove an hour to Erwin to see a movie. We went out on Watuga lake which lines the roads leading up to the property for miles. It is a beautiful, clear, deep clean lake. Lakeshore restaurant is a must. It's the only restaurant we visited while in the area. Just remember, if the map says something is 22 miles- that means it's going to take you almost double that in minutes to actually get there because the roads are winding mountainous roads. My two teenage boys didn't have 1 complaint. You will never forget this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oct 2017 was a beautiful month to visit. The colors this year were wonderful. So good to hear that the stay was a Success. Really appreciate the 5 stars. Love to hear that all enjoyed not only the home but the scenery too. Yes, guest have a short walk or minutes drive down to the river with over 2000 feet of river frontage and fishing paradise. This river year round is up to your waistline in most spots and even as high as your shoulders in its deepest spots. On the edge next to the shoreline its shallow area great for youngsters looking to 'wade' into the water. Great hike too to the top of the hill so be sure to bring your hiking boots. Wow, how lucky to get a glimpse of a bear. Over the past ten years we have never seen one. Bears are very recluse and rarity. Glad you were able to get out and visit the quaint town of Erwin. Its a beautiful place that also offers white water rafting trips. It is just short of an hours drive to Erwin. Know too there are movies in Elizabethan and Boone. Both only a 35 minute drive from this cabin. Boone and Blowing Rock are side by side, vacation destinations that are popular with the guests. Both towns offer great restaurants, live music, shopping mall, Tanger outlet mall, TJ Max and Wal-mart. Perfect for any guest who might tire of the peaceful woods in search of some action. All roads are paved to your back door. The two lane hwy leading to town has a 45 mph speed limit and is very scenic.There are also scenic over looks along the way to take advantage of. Sorry about the lady bugs. Looks like they've moved on now. Please come back and stay with us again. Would love to have you as guests anytime.
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It was beautiful and very secluded!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we pulled up to the house we fell in love with it. When we went inside it was awesome. The big windows in the living room area and kitchen area were beautiful . You could see the mountain when you looked out and hear the water running from the river. You couldn't see a house anywhere which is what I loved best. Everything was clean and beautiful in the house. There was an awesome fire pit on the hill which was great! This was the best place we have stayed at so far, and we have stayed at a lot of places. You get lots of sunshine through those huge windows. What we enjoyed most was the fishing right over the hill and checking out the Cave. We didn't need to go anywhere because we were happy to stay there. We took my five-year-old granddaughter there for her birthday and she didn't want to leave. She climb that mountain to the cave all by herself she had an awesome time and so did we.I am so glad I found this house. If you want privacy and quiet this is the place to go! It is awesome and we can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great for family to enjoy. Glad everyone was able to enjoy the property amenities like the fire pit and the fishing. Yes, there are lots of windows to capture awesome views of the river and mountains. Our family love's listening to the river flowing. Very peaceful environment perfect for families. Glad your grand daughter enjoying the cave, she must be a brave soul. Love to hear that everyone had a good time and we welcome you back anytime.
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Spectacular cabin with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a getaway in a luxury cabin, look no further. This cabin sits on the side of a hill overlooking miles of beautiful mountains. We hiked the 36 acres of property and enjoyed an evening by the outside firepit. This cabin was 30 minutes from Beech Ski resort, 40 minutes from Boone, and only a mile from milk, gas, and food.

We’ll definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for saying such nice things about the property and thank you for sharing with others. Your kind words are most appreciated.
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Canton, OH

Had a wonderful time in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Cabin, its spacious and very user friendly. Paved to the back door. We received a welcome package that outline everything for us so we didn’t need to search for stuff. The nearest store/gas station is less than a five minute drive and towns about 30 minutes. We visited Boone one evening and went out to dinner and did some shopping. Fishing on the property/river was great. Caught several trout that made a great dinner the second night. The place is well equipped and living room furniture like new. My wifed loved cooking in the cabin, the kitchen had everything even a blender for our fancy vacation drinks. Our grown children loved hiking the property and telling ghost stories by outdoor fire pit. My wife and I enjoyed the indoor fire places. Both are made of beautiful stone work. The steam shower was a big plus, too. The beds slept well so we all got a good nights rest. Perfect place for anyone looking to escape the hussle and bussle. We will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that everyone had a great time, enjoyed the property and liked the getaway. With so much land to hike and a big river to fish it sounds like you took advantage of the "highlights" this place has to offer. Please know that you are welcome back anytime and thanks again for taking good care of the place. It is very much appreciated.
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Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

The view from this house is amazing. The house is charming and comfortable. We loved the fire pit, the pool tqble and the warmth of the fireplaces. Hiking around the area was a wonderful family experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear such nice things about the property. Glad everyone enjoyed the view and found the place clean and comfortable. The fire pit is a neat place to hang out and bond with friends and family. The pool table seems to bring groups together and enjoy fellowship. Everyone in your party is welcome back. Thank you for taking such good care of the place. The housekeeper said it was a pleasure meeting you all. Thanks for saying such kind words.
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Charlotte, NC

Wonderful property with a great view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, and views of the mountains and river are gorgeous. Fishing on the river was excellent. We enjoyed relaxing on the deck every evening and cooked every meal at the cabin. You have a large kitchen and an out door gas grill. This place offers a really long dinning room table that sat everybody so we could all eat together. There's also two picnic tables on deck, great place for kids to eat and it doesn't matter what they spill. The home has gas logs upstairs and down stairs that are easy to start. The down stair game room came in handy with the teenagers and gave them enough space to watch TV and shoot pool and their own deck to hang out on. Up stairs the adults have the same set up with our own TV, fire place and our own deck. So if you are two families traveling together with kids then you should have plenty of room. The home was very clean and the beds were extremely comfortable. Everyone in our group really enjoyed and yes, I think we'll be back later this summer and bring our boat. Gorgeous area, paved to the back door. Wifi works pretty good. You have unlimited long distance on the house phone which is nice because cell service in the mans isn't that great. Thanks for sharing you home. We very much enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad everyone enjoyed there stay and thanks so much for taking the time to write a nice review. Always good to hear that guests enjoyed the property, its location and found everything clean and in order. Know that you are always welcome back and look forward to hearing from you this summer when you're ready for another trip this direction.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Tri City Airport
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mtn City 'Red Tail'
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 321
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Elk Mills general store
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Beech
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Shook Branch Beech
Car: necessary

Elk River, Watauga Lake, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Boat Rentals, Watauga River, Cherokee National Forest, Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Blowing Rock , Boone NC, Grandfather mountain, Lineville , Banner Elk , Ski Beech, Sugar Mtn , Bristol , Bristol Speedway, Race week, Blue Grass festivals. Just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Nestled between the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains. Excellent access to NC and TN Attractions. White water Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Unique Location. You get the benefits of both lake & river access. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing and is a water skiers paradise. From your boat slip down the river or out to the main body of Lake Watauga- skiing & sailing can be enjoyed. Cliffs & caves ready for those who seek adventure. Fisherman's dream - Both river & lake access. Skiers paradise - water like glass. Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring vacation villages.

Other Activities: boating, boat rentals, fishing, fly fishing, near by local marina's, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, skiing, wildlife viewing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, unique shopping and dining. Out door fire pit, scenic drives, Boat Rentals, White water raftin, Watauga lake is just a five minute drive, Near-by golf

redtailmountain 15 min drive

We are a mile from the NC state line where you can enjoy both Tn and NC

Ski: Beech Mountain, Boone NC, Sugar Mtn, Applachian ski resort, HawksNest,

Ski Area's

skibeech nc

skisugar nc

appskimtn nc

hawksnest-resort nc- tubing and zip line


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/trash removal $155 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Once your deposit is paid you'll receive an extensive welcome package giving direction to area activities, restaurants, boat rentas, ski resorts. Pet fee applies: If you choose to bring a pet be sure to click the pet box when reserving here on line. The pet fee is for one pet. If you have multiple pets please send an email with your request for multiple pet approval. Be sure to include the correct number of guests in your party so enough bedding is provided. All persons staying on the property over the age of 2 should be listed in your party.
Note: There are no refunds from the owner directly so guests are encouraged to protect their vacation by purchasing one of the protection plans offered. When making your reservation, guests will have the option to purchase or waive protection plans offered thru homeaway/vrbo. If there are any uncertainties with your stay please purchase a vacation protection plan and insure your stay so you can file for any reimbursement. Sometimes, we are able to rebook dates but it is not a guarantee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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