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Relax in your Private Hot Tub Enjoy the SunSet Private Free night in Sept (buy3)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

WiFi, 3Bed, 2Bath, Private,Secluded,HotTub,Pooltable, 5 Mins to Lake/boat slip

Guests enjoy WiFi, Ourdoor Hot Tub, Jacuzzi bathtub, outdoor fire pit, Gas Grill, Stone Gas log fireplace, Pool table, vaulted ceiling, 2 large masters with kings, additional loft bedroom.

On the inside

Guests Have spectacular views from the great room – living and dining area, with Huge Custom glass window and wood accents throughout the cabin. Large New flat screen TV/DVD mounted above the Keystone Fireplace with Gas Logs adds a cozy, romantic feel to the room. Living room furniture faces the rock fireplace and dining table and chairs look out the large custom window with views of forest and trees. Satellite/TV includes many music stations for your listening pleasure. Large gas grill with buried propane tank so you never run out of gas. Grilling utensils and bake ware make cooking a pleasure indoors or out. TV's in both master bedrooms down stairs.

Central heat and air, modern appliances in the spacious kitchen (Range/ stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Blender, Toaster, Microwave, Coffee maker, Crockpot, Washer/Dryer)

Banjo Ridge cabin has the potential to sleep up to 6 comfortably, King, King, Queen. All linens, towels, bedding, dishes and utensils provided as well as a hair dryer.

Vaulted ceiling in the great room and over the large loft with pool table and queen bed.

Both master bedroom suites each have adjoining full baths, king size beds and feature large ceiling fans. You can expect a large Jacuzzi bathtub in one of the master baths.

The large loft upstairs has a queen size bed and plenty of room for a blow up mattress or port-a crib. All linens, towels, dishes, flatware and cooking utensils are provided.

On the outside

Large wrap around deck. Enjoy beautiful views from your hot tub.

Heavily wooded, private & secluded. Banjo Ridge cabin features an Outdoor Fire Pit with built in seating perfect for roasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs over an open flame. Views are hardwoods and forest.

Enjoy the picnic table, glass top table with cushion chairs or slip into your large Hot tub all located on deck. There is a Gas Grill hardwired so you never run out of propane – Both bedrooms have doors leading outside to deck. Views are heavily wooded, mountainous, with frequently seen wildlife, mostly deer and turkey.

Private, hidden deep in the woods, just off Hwy 321, minutes from Watauga Lake & River.

Banjo Ridge is a gated community that always leaves the gate open. Its entrance off Hwy 321 is a stucco wall with some stonework and Banjo Ridge Rd sign. This entrance is under a streetlight making an easy mark for nighttime arrivals. The entrance will be on your right if coming from the east (Boone) and on your left if coming from the west (Elizabethton) off Hwy 321. MapQuest and navigational equipment get most guests there and we provide directions that use your car’s odometer. Easy road access - great for any group who plan on daily car travel to area activities like white water rafting, zip lines, skiing, boat rentals as trips to attractions are convenient from this cabin.

Lots of Wildlife viewing from a huge glass windowing in living area. Deer, turkey, birds of pray.

More Details

Property Manager
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Homemaker, grandmother, Mtn Girl at heart. Our family enjoys many trips whether its the short weekend get away just to recharge or the longer week vacation renting boats and rebuilding relationships with those we care about. Great place to reconnect and still stay connected with Wifi & home phone land line.

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

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Tennessee

Everyone Loves the privacy and the nearby Lake access. Love being close but have to get away from it all, too .. Get the kind of privacy many are looking for, but still stay 30 mins to towns, shopping, even live entertainment. There's something for every body up here.

Come and get a way from the hustle and bustle but still enjoy easy roads that all lead somewhere .

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

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.

Very unique home with beautiful wood workmanship, Gas logs to fall a sleep with or outdoor fire pit to gather around. This cozy place will take your mind off everything else ... Come and recharge, regroup and reinvent.


Butler Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please don't plan large gatherings here. If you need a venue please ask & we'll recommend some that are nearby & happy to handle your event.
  • Check the pet box for (1) Email for permission to bring multiple animals.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom opens up to bedroom and living area.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi bath tub / Seperate shower
  • Both bathrooms are supplied with guest towels & wash cloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master king with connecting bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master King with attached full bath and door leading outside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Loft bedroom
  • Doors opening up onto decking from both downstairs Master bedrooms. Each with attached full baths. Beautiful private views from the bedrooms. Connecting bath with Jacuzzi bath tub/separate shower. Large spacious bedrooms w/king size bed on the main level- no stairs. Third bedroom upstaris loft/queen.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You 'll be provided with your Housekeeper's phone number should you need anything during your stay. At the end of your stay you just leave and the housekeeper does it all.


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average rating of 4.46875 based on 32 reviews

Peaceful setting and a well-cared-for property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most pleasant, restful week at the Banjo Ridge cabin. We enjoyed the wildlife we saw (rabbit and wild turkeys) and the view from the porch.

The property is immaculate...clean and well maintained.

We'll book this cabin again, no doubt.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the place CLEAN, know our staff try's very hard. Love that you saw the wild life too. Know you are welcome back anytime.
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perhaps the most beautiful in which we have stayed; it exceeded our expectations. The location in the mountains was ideal; it was quiet and peaceful, idyllic and beautiful. Access was not difficult, and it was close enough to Elizabethton to allow us to do some intended research there. The cabin was clean and well-equipped when we arrived; I hope we left it so. The fire pit was ideal for cooking our brats and roasting marshmallows, which our granddaughter particularly enjoyed. The hot tub was really nice. The beds were comfortable, although ours creaked. The dishwasher also could use some WD-40 or something to cut the creaking. We noted that the toilet in the master bedroom suite was running, so it will need some attention. These are, of course, small matters. We continually commented on how much we enjoyed the property, and the rental price was reasonable. We spent one day inside just enjoying it. Listening to the rain was quite pleasant.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad these folks enjoyed their stay and hope everyone else that stays here feels the same way. Every member of our staff tries hard to keep the place clean and well-equipped. Love to hear that others enjoy the fire pit and roast some marshmallows with those they love. Its really nice to kick back and take advantage of time spent with grand kids, its priceless. We'll get the toilet to stop running and take some WD-40 with us. So good to hear positive words, thanks again for taking the time to share them.
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Great stay, clean cabin close to Boone

  • 5 of 5

beautiful setting, heavily wooded, nice views and private. Easy road access and just a half hour from Boone where we shopped, had dinner and went to a game at App State. Our group was large so we rented 3 cabins close to each other. Very clean, nice furniture and the wifi worked great. Being in the woods we enjoyed. Very quiet and peaceful. I can just image how beautiful the fall foliage would be ... Everyone was nice and the booking process easy. Would highly recommend and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the cabin had everything we needed. The only issue we had was the toilet in the main bathroom clogged several times and the plunger provided wasn't the best. Other than that, it was great.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable nice place, but needs some updates.

  • 3 of 5

- When we arrived, the place was full of dog hair and dust. It looked liked it had not been cleaned in awhile, specially under the furniture. Although, I understand it is a cabin and dust/hair/bugs will be there. I bring this up because of the warnings about the deposit. I emailed the owner with pictures about it, and they called to assure me that I should not worry about it and if I wanted to cleaning crew to stop would have been an inconvenience for us because we were going to town and the our dog was staying behind. So we declined (but appreciated) the offer and we cleaned a bit ourselves just to be more comfortable. We also saw reviews raving about how clean the cabin maybe we just had a wrong crew done the job before we arrived.

- The setting is nice, cabin middle of the woods. There is an old school bus down the hill that looks like just got back from Woodstock.

- The cabin itself needs some update and upkeep. But it is a cabin...

- A couple of abandoned constructions close by killed a bit of the view in the back, but it was ok.

- The cabin layout was nice with the big room

- To my taste I would place a couple of lights in the is dark very, dark if you want to take something from your car at night-- bring a good flashlight

- Enjoyed the fire-pit. Did not use the hot-tub

- Bring a stereo for some background classic music -- it is great next to the firepit in the late afternoon.

- The hot tub was a bit noise, specially at night when you want to sit outside and enjoy the "sounds of silence"

Overall it was a nice getaway with clean mountain air.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always appreciate guest comments. Thank you, glad that you enjoyed your stay. Would like to address a couple of the comments made. Housekeeping does a wonderful job according to most guests. Their ratings are usually 5 stars which you can see the reviews here online. All guests leave a security/damage deposit that is 100% refundable. Other Guests checked out that morning and our staff of 3 spent all day cleaning & preparing the cabin. This guest called during their stay after they had occupied the cabin & complained of dog hair, it was obvious they had brought a dog. Our staff did call, checked in with the guest and as always offers to help. This guest said everything was great and no assistance needed. The views from this property are heavily wooded. You can't see anything but woods, there's one other cabin in the distance that's beautiful, that's about all you can see from the cabin. There are two large lights on the front of the house. The switch is beside the door. Always a good idea to bring a flash light, too. This home offers wifi and DTV. You have over 100 music stations from classical to rock stations to listen to, hundreds of tv shows and all the movie stations. Glad you enjoyed the fire pit, peace and quiet. It's a beautiful place that most enjoy.
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Everything you need in the mountains of TN

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Banjo Ridge Cabin. The advanced instructions/guidance were detailed and appreciated. Our dog loved the secluded setting. I appreciated the offer of a discount when not using all bedrooms (there were only 2 adults on our trip). It can be hard to find pet friendly cabins just for 2. The kitchen offered more utensils and cooking dishes than most rental houses I've seen, which was really helpful.

The king bed in the master bedroom was pretty uncomfortable (worn out spring mattress). After 3 nights, we were definitely ready to get home to our own bed. Hopefully the beds (or at least this one) will be upgraded soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Even though this place is very easy to find, we still give guided instructions to all guest so that no turns are missed. Pets are always welcome, we love furry family members. Yes, rates are discounted based on the number of guests so be sure our office has the right number of guests in your party and be sure to list all pets. New beds were bought so that everyone gets a good nights rest.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
TRI City Serviced by American Delta, United.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Captains table bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Red Tail country club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 321
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Shirley's place or Captains table restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Beech Mtn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shook branch beach on Watauga Lake
Car: necessary

You are surrounded by big mountains and one of the cleanest lakes in North America is just down the road. The setting for this home is very private, heavily wooded. Beautiful Fall Foliage views of woods and mountains. This property is in East Tennessee, and the North Carolina state line is a mile down the road. Guests visit nearby vacation villages like Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather mountain to the East and Abingdon Va to the North and Roan Mtn state park to the West. Boat Rentals, Rafting trips, Kayaking, Canoeing are very popular. You can even hike the Appalachian trail or canoe thru the Cherokee National Forest. Guests attend Events like the Roan mountain state park Rhododendron Festival, or the Storey Telling festival in Historic Jonesboro. Winter sports are fun too at nearby Ski Beech or Sugar Mtn. "Ready to get your engines started"? Bristol Speedway is 38 mins door to door. Music fills the air with Blue Grass festivals and bands at several nearby venues. In just a short drive you can see NC / TN and VA. Wheather you are seeking White water Rafting, Hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking or just want to ride around antiquing this Unique Location would be a great choice for families or couples. You get the benefits of both lake, river, mountains and nearby towns that are small, easy to explore and convenient to get to. Adventurous, thrill seekers can venture to Cliffs & Caves and Explore while others take guided tours that are perfect for elderly or someone with limited mobility. This is a true Fisherman's dream with five nearby rivers to fish plus the lake. It's also a Skiers paradise - water like glass here with very few boats. This area is Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring towns and actives fun for everyone. All guests receive a welcome package giving your u direction. Come stay at Banjo Ridge cabin and enjoy yourselves. Get a restful vacation with no mobs, no traffic just well deserved time spent with those you care for.

Activities: bring no your boat or just rent one at any of the local marinas. Fishing, fly fishing guides atvnear by local marina's,

Kayaking, canoeing, tubing trips with local companies. Near by snow skiing at Beech and Sugar. Lots of area wildlife viewing. Sports:Snowboarding, whitewater rafting, unique shopping and dining. Out door fire pit, hot tub, scenic drives, directions,

Boat Rentals

Fishsprings marina

White water rafting

wahoos adventures

Watauga lake is just a five minute drive

watauga lake tennessee

Golf: 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 Fee $145
Additional Guest Fee $4 per person per night
Pet Fee $85
Damage Deposit $200

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund