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Rollin' N the Hay (barnaminium) with or without your 'neigh' buddies! Great view

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4), 4 stalls in stable below, small pasture

Relaxing private vacation for a couple, a small family, or good friends...Or, Blue Ridge Trail Riding Vacation with your own horses! Living quarters are on one level that has only one step onto the deck (handicapped friendly, with a little help). Located on 16 mountain acres, Rolllin' N the Hay is the perfect equestrian set up: 4 riders enjoy the cypress sided two bedrooms and 4 horses enjoy the four box stalls below. Leatherwood Mountain Resort boasts 75+ miles of mountain horse trails that traverse directly through this 16 acre property. A captivating vacation: relaxing long soaks in the hot tub after a long trail ride, unobstructed mountain views from the raised deck chairs, brilliant star lit nights from the open deck (no light pollution here!); cherished moments await in the peace and solitude of this secluded mountain barn.

But don't let the horse facilities deter non-horsemen! Rollin' N the Hay is also a wonderful place for couples, small families, honeymooner's, anniversaries, or friends to get away from 'IT ALL'! Private, beautiful views, nature right outside the door, in the middle of wilderness, hiking trails, pool, tennis, fishing, and tubing are for everyone to enjoy.

Rollin N the Hay is located just off Tin Horn Road (1.8 miles from the Leatherwood Mountains security gate) and about 1/4 mile down graveled Flag Branch Road; while trailer parking is ample, the steep grade and tight turning requires a 'he-man' truck (not a wimpy truck or long rig)! Nightly board is $20 per horse, bring required shavings, hay and feed; a current health certificate from out of state horses and negative coggins for all horses is required to be shown at the Leatherwood Stables Office (closes at 5PM) in the Saddlebrook Restaurant Building at the entrance to Leatherwood. Rollin' N the Hay welcomes your other furry family members as well (pets up to 35 pounds) for a per pet fee of $50.

Rollin' N the Hay feels like stepping into an 'old shoe'. Warm cypress wood, stained glass panels, Frederick Remington cowboy prints, nature collections, your horses just below, and of course modern 'must haves' WiFi and digital television; who could ask for more to get away from the hustle and bustle of the 'real world'? Ask about partnering Rollin' N the Hay with the owner's close by log cabin, Hemlock Point and its two stall barn, to create a unique Equestrian compound for large groups of up to 10-12 guests and 6-8 horses (10% off rental rate for both homes on the same contract).

Keywords: Blue Ridge Parkway, cabin, Horses, Leatherwood Mountain Resort, Trail Riding, horseback riding, mountain views, Boone, Blowing Rock, secluded

More Details

Mary Helen Ellis
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Mary Helen Ellis

Love the quote by an unknown author: 'The Human Spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.' Scott and Mary Helen Ellis; we love the rural life! Our passions range from the oldest town in NC on the Pamlico River to the northern NC Blue Ridge Mountains. We love all things nature: woods, wildlife, Celtic music, boating, hiking, horseback riding, crafting, gardening...and all things old: antiques, genealogy, NC's oldest town, and old legends. Give us the views across rivers, oceans and mountains to the most sophisticated views across the grand cities of the world. We wonder at the remarkable beauty and elegance in a bevy of butterflies sunning on a rock in a bold mountain opposed to the brush strokes of someone hanging on a wall, lit by a bulb, in a stuffy building...Our fervent belief is that nothing mankind can do is ever on par with what our Creator did!

Mary Helen Ellis purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Mary Helen Ellis chose Ferguson

Every year of our 30+ years of marriage, we have ventured to the NC mountains. In 1997 we made the leap of faith to purchase our property at Leatherwood Mountains Resort, appreciating the concept of stewardship in creating a human presence but maintaining the wilderness for all generations.

What makes this cabin unique

Our Concept: seclusion, just you and your family/friends, your horses, the beautiful wilderness all around, the long range views of the glorious mountains, peace...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Everything about the house/cabin was perfect. We will be back- and next time we are going to stay at Rollin in the Hay again- it was perfect! Thanks for a wonderful vacation!!!
May 2010
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Ferguson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms feature step-in showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Well known in the horseback riding world, gated Leatherwood Mountains Resort features 75+ miles of maintained horse and hiking trails. Our dutch barn, Rollin' N the Hay is located on 16 acres in the center of 5000+- acres of private, pristine mountain wilderness. Close to all North Carolina High Country resorts, amenities and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Leatherwood Mountains is a respite of mountain glens and forests. Rollin' N the Hay features: 2 bedrooms for 4 riders, (4) 12' matted box stalls + interior barn area for 4 horses, a small turnout pasture, entrance to the Leatherwood trail system, 2 additional stalls and pasture available; Elk Creek available for tubing or fishing (w/ permit); also community pool and tennis. Rollin' N the Hay is perfect for honeymooner's, anniversaries, small families...It is suitable for anyone wanting privacy and serenity. Hikers will also enjoy the wilderness trail system available at Rollin N the Hay.


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Rollin' N the Hay (barnaminium) with or without your 'neigh' buddies! Great view
average rating of 4.909091 based on 36 reviews

All the amenities of home with a calmer pace.

  • 5 of 5

The mountain views are breathtaking and the quiet of the night is spectacular. We sat outside waiting to hear evidence of another human without success. It was blissful. The roads up the mountain are well maintained and make it easy to get to. We are glad we had written direction for when GPS failed. The cabin has comfortable beds and pillows which we do not always find when we use VBRO. The temperature was simple to control making our stay, with differing weather each day, that much more comfortable. The remote location did not stop us from exploring but did help us slow down and enjoy the sights, time and most of each other. Ending each night in the hot tub under the bright stars was frosting on the cake. It was a great stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Cozy and charming

  • 5 of 5

This was a great getaway for my husband and I. We were able to disconnect from the world (although there is WiFi if you need it) and just relax. We would absolutely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Extremely great hosts! Very clean and comfortable cabin! Beautiful location!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Littleton, NC

Wonderful get away !

  • 4 of 5

Better than pictures, super stocked and guest friendly. Truly had everything we needed down to clean and crisp linens and comfortable beds! The hot tub was clean and views from the deck are beautiful. Leatherwood has trail rides, a pool, fishing and a cute okay restaurant. Suggest making a trip to Buffalo Mercantile for pizza on the brook behind the store and the making the trip to Boone along Elk Creek Road (winding and gorgeous but not all paved :)

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Super Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

It's great when you think the place you have booked is awesome before you get there..... but then...... you get to the Rollin' in the Hay Cabin and your breath is instantly taken away!!! It's really great!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Great views

  • 5 of 5

Loved it very peaceful and well kept up.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Rollin N the Hay
Nearest Point of Interest
Hemlock Point
Nearest Point of Interest
Hemlock Point barn
Car: necessary

Rollin' N the Hay and Hemlock Point cabin are within walking distance (but not within sight) of each other. We are offering 10% off of both Rollin N the Hay and Hemlock Point if rented together on the same contract. This includes: 2 homes, 5 bedrooms, 6 stalls, 2 pastures for up to 10 people. What a DEAL! Ask about other deals that we may offer from time to time.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $150

If you are bringing horses, there is an extra liability form for all riders to be completed. Due to truck and trailer navigation on the drive around the barn, only a 2 horse trailer is allowed. There is Leatherwood Mountains horse trailer parking near the stables at the base of the mountain (within 2 miles of Rollin' N the Hay cabin/barn). Call with instructions for longer horse trailers.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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