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Private,fish,hear the river,hike the Mtnside, Explore the cave. Skislopes!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, River & mtn views 37 acres 2000 ft of river frontage

The Elk River Cabin: Total seclusion. This three story cedar cabin was constructed spring 2009 with three levels and double decking. 3 bedroom 2.5 baths with central heating and air conditioning with the potential to sleep up to 8 Three bedrooms (King, King, Queen) and a sleeper sofa down stairs - perfect 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.

On the outside

This cabin sits on 37 heavily wooded acres with a 2000 ft of river frontage surrounded by cliffs and caves.

The Elk River cabin features a 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, hunt (in season) and fish.

On the inside

Lower level offers a large game room that features a pool table, another living area, stone fire place, & leather sofa. 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 shower. Also, a large laundry room with full size washer and dryer can be found on the first level.

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. This isn’t just a cabin in the woods this is luxury all the way! Adjacent is the living area, with another stone fire place & another leather sofa.

Grilling utensils and bake ware make cooking a pleasure indoors or out. Full sized kitchen is equipped with all the appliances (dishwasher, stove, refrigerator, 12 cup coffee maker, blender, toaster, crock pot, microwave, wine opener, and can opener) dishes, bake-ware 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. Both king bedrooms offer large flat screen tv's. All three beds are memory foam top of the line mattress. Additionally there is also two sleeper sofa's in each living area. All 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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Property Manager
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Love, Love, Love to fish. Being on the River provides the best fishing in the area. Elk River cabin also has great provides great Watauga Lake access. Local marina down the street has boat rentals too. Love being on the lake but have to get away from it to get the kind of privacy I enjoy. Nature and the outdoors is my second home.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Tennessee

We chose to build our vacation home in this area because it offers many diverse activities. You have winter sports to summer sports where the water is very clean. 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

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

Gorgeous cabin with quality craftsmanship. Cedar wood work, zebra wood floors. Very unique. A lot of thought went into this home. Snow skiing 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 roads, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mtns meet water.


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Private,fish,hear the river,hike the Mtnside, Explore the cave. Skislopes!
average rating of 4.478261 based on 46 reviews

A beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with two other couples, enjoyed our stay here while attending the Battle at Bristol football game. Our only complaint is that we didn't get to spend as much time at the cabin as we would have liked! The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We found the kitchen to be well-stocked. We truly appreciate the cabin being pet friendly and were thrilled that we were able to make arrangements beforehand to have the housekeeper let our dog out twice while we were at the football game. (I paid her separately for this service.) I would highly recommend this cabin.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that you folks had a great time and that you find the home clean, comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Its definitely the kind of home where guests gather with their families to cook and prepare meals. It is important to have sharp knives, wine glasses, crockpot, etc .. we've tried to think of practical things anyone would have without over crowding. Yes, all of our properties are pet freindly. Glad to hear the housekeeper could take care of your furry family member while you folks were gone. She's a dog lover and has one herself. Thanks too for tipping her extra for her time. From housekeeping to maintenance every member of our team strives hard to make each property nice, clean and in good working order. We are blessed to have such good members on our team. Know that your comments are very much appreciated and you are welcome back anytime. Would love to hear from you one day soon!
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Scenic and private setting

  • 4 of 5

The home is extremely spacious and it's nice have three separate levels when you have kids.

Fireplace upstairs wasn't functional but lower one was. The river below was a nice addition

with the caves. Off the beaten path for sure.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind works. It is a spacious home, great for kids or adults looking to get away with over 40 acres and 2000 feet of river frontage to explore, hike and fish. Yes, and a cave too. New gas logs have been purchased and all is in great working order again. Know you are always welcome back.
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Great place to get away and enjoy family!!

  • 5 of 5

We had 6 adults, 4 kids and 2 dogs and still had plenty of space. We did not trip over each other. The kitchen is great. There's room for multiple people to cook at one time. We made a full Thanksgiving dinner.

We played board games, watched movies ate plenty of food, took walks, fished, found the caves, and just sat on the deck and enjoyed nature.

If you have questions, call Sheila, or Glen. They are great.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place

  • 4 of 5

Positives: Spacious, interesting architecture, with two decks overlooking a mountain stream and with view of the hills beyond. Quiet, well off the road, secluded. Lower level has a separate living area complete with master bedroom with private bath including stall shower and jacuzzi, and its own deck and living room with a fireplace. 2nd level has another living room w fireplace, kitchen, and deck. Upstairs are two smaller bedrooms which share a basic full bath. If you are going with three couples as we did, consider that one of you will have a lot more comfort and privacy than the other two!! Security deposit was promptly returned.

Negatives: the oven and broiler did not work, and the faucet handle of the upstairs bath/shower was so loose that this engineer needed his girlfriend to figure out how to make it work, so maintenance could have been better. Otherwise, fully recommended and would have been five stars.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for saying such nice things. So glad you enjoyed your stay here in our home. It is a spacious places with lots of decking, great views, very quiet, perfect for 3 couples traveling together. Large stone fireplaces on both levels makes for a cozy, romantic environment. Glad our maintenance man could come by and show you how the stove and shower work. Its always a bit difficult being in unfamiliar surrounding and comforting to know our staff was responsive and could show you how it all works. Know that you folks are welcome back anytime, please come again.
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Great place! Highly recommend and will stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

I was very pleased with the cabin. It had everything we needed. It was very clean and comfortable. I enjoyed sitting on the deck listening to the river and seeing thousands of stars and the moon. The only suggestion I have is to put a handle or bar in the walk in shower. I had a handicapped guest and was a little fearful when showering because he didn't have anything to hold on to. This is a great place and we all had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin, very responsive owner, property needs some very minor improvements

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself is absolutely beautiful - it has very high ceilings, lots of natural lighting, and everywhere you look, in every small window, there is a beautiful view. It was spotless and you can tell that someone has invested time and money into this cabin. It has 3 levels:

- Top level: A loft that consists of 2 bedrooms (1 king, 1 queen) and 1 beautiful bathroom. Stairs are wooden and may be a bit scary for the elderly. One room has no TV.

- Main level: Has a living area, 1/2 bath, kitchen (gas stovetop!), wraparound deck, huge TV, huge dining room table, and lovely gas fireplace. The kitchen is breathtaking and has everything you need. Pullout couch doesn't work. Firewood not provided.

- Bottom level: Has a living area with a pool table, gas fireplace, coffee table, TWO couches (one of which is a functional pull-out couch), a laundry room with a refrigerator (surprisingly convenient), and a separate master bedroom with an en suite (bathroom). Stairs are carpet. The second deck is on this level. There is a Steamist in the ginormous double (yes, double) shower that works very well, to create steam in the shower area during cooler months. There is also a jacuzzi or whirlpool type of tub in there, but I didn't use it. I tried to use the heated floors in the bathroom and it never worked for me. Large flat screen TV in the main area and master bedroom. There was also a creepy Corgi coin bank on the table that my dog just couldn't stop staring at. I couldn't stop laughing and ultimately had to move it to the bookshelf (which, btw, is lovely).

The owner was very quick to respond (I mean lighting speed, under 3-4 minutes) when I had a question on the day of check-in, which I really appreciated. 4WD not necessary when it's not snowing; there is a beautiful paved road all the way up to the cabin. Beautiful river within walking distance, parking available.

My biggest gripe was the practically unusable Internet. I appreciate being "away from it all" as the cabin is truly secluded and private, but the bottom line is that nowadays Internet is necessary. I even tried to Google a picture of poison ivy before going out to check out the hiking trails on the property and couldn't because of how slow the internet was ;D which had me laughing but also slightly terrified. Verizon gets no signal, but landlines for domestic calls are provided. If you want to unplug from the world, I highly recommend this cabin and owner! Thank you for being pet-friendly!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all your kind words. We love the place too. Its great for outdoorsy families who enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming and want to 'get away' from it all yet have town (Boone NC) just 30 minutes down the road with restaurants, live music and shopping. High speed wifi Internet is provided thru and has always worked well for all guests. Phone numbers are provided to all guests for help and assistance during their stay. Please know you are welcome to come again.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Tri City Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
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

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/trasher removal $155 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.0%

Guests can pay online or mail in a personal check or money order and avoid the online service fees. Call 803-415-4714 for mailing address. 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. Rates are discounted for only a couple or you can bring a full house. Extra guest fees apply: Be sure to include the correct number of guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Available arrival
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Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
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
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi bath tub / double headed separate shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Large bath upstairs (3rd level) shared by both bedrooms.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located off living area. main level.
  • Large spacious bathrooms, towels and linens provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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. Sleeper sofa down stairs living area. In addition to the sleeper sofa there are 3 more sofa's(not sleepers) that kids or small adults would be comfortable.This cabin sleeps 8 in beds. Bring your own blow up mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
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
Looking for privacy & seclusion with easy road access to town and lots of area activities? You've found it!

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