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Farm Animals! Quaint Mountain Cabin! 68 Acres of Private Hiking!

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, sleeps 5 and smokehouse studio(Sleeps 2)

The Little Peak Creek cabin is located on 68 acres on some of the most beautiful mountain land in the high county. There is open pasture land, with farm animals for the whole family to enjoy. There are large hardwood forests and pine forests with trails winding all through the property. The trail to the over look offers a deck and chairs, and a view of every major mountain in the county, including the mountains in Virginia .

Gather your own eggs and fresh vegetables when in season from the cabin garden. In the evening the property is great for stargazing as there is no light pollution . Enjoy the cabin's front yard and lull away the afternoon in the hammock. There is a large Bocce ball court in the front yard for day and night time entertainment.. Enjoy reading and relaxing on the front or back porch, or on a rainy day find a movie to watch. The cabin has Direct tv, and has all the movie channels, it has wi-fi. The kids can enjoy the Smokehouse sand box which is on the lower level and is enclosed, while you can watch from rocking chairs on the porch. We have bikes on the property that you can use and will gladly provide you with suggested routes and back packs for your outing. If you love animals we have chickens, goats, ducks, geese, donkeys dogs and horses. Feel free to visit them as you wander the property on our hiking trails .

The owners live in a separate lodge on the property , but are a good distance from the cabin offering all the privacy you want. Their home is adjacent to a pond and it has a small doc., Although they prefer to consider the pond area their private space, as they have guest so frequently , they are happy for you to stop to snap a picture or two. As you pass their home and on the trail to the overlook you will see hillsides planted with wildflowers in the spring, summer and fall.

The cabin at Little Peak Creek Farm is charming and allows you to return to a simpler time. It is decorated beautifully and provides a homey atmosphere. You will want to adopt it as your own second home after your first visit. In the summer we provide you with a delightful kitchen garden where you can pick your own lettuce, herbs and tomatoes and cucumbers for the freshest salad you have ever tasted. The Willingham's personal garden, where they grow their food for winter, is a place to visit and learn about the plants grown there or you can produce some beautiful photographs to document your trip. The smokehouse studio is a private space to sleep 2 and you will hear and see the creek and water fall from your bed! The stunning barn rebuilt in 2013, after a tragic fire, is a delight to everyone for collecting eggs and visiting with the animals.

The cabin is well located for everything you would want to do. It is only 15 minuets from the historic town of West Jefferson. The town has a wide variety of interesting shops, great choices for dining, galleries, and a wonderful farmers market.

There are back street concerts, as well as many other events all around Ashe county. There are plays and performances at the Civic Center year round. From the cabin you can be on the New River in only 2 minuets for tubing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing , The Blue Ridge Parkway is only five minutes away. A stable is also a short 5 minute drive from your back door where the whole family can take a horse back riding trip through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains . The New River State Park is only 10 minutes away , with an indoor theater and walk through exhibit where you can learn about the history of the county. The farm adjoins Wagoner State Park where you can hike and enjoy the river. Across the street from the driveway is a gem mine where children and adults can pan for interesting gems and treasures from the old Ore Knob Mine . In 2014 one lucky individual found a sapphire valued at $16,000. The owner there can set your stones if you wish to create an unusual piece of jewelry to remember your trip ! In the winter the ski slopes are about 1 and a half hour away, there is sledding on the farm.

Keywords: fishing, hiking, biking , canoeing, ducks, chickens,

goats ,horse, donkeys, dogs, gardens ,porches, relaxing, private ,fire stove, farm

More Details

Lisa Willingham
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Lisa Willingham

Steve and Lisa Willingham are animal lovers ,love to garden ,hike and spend time outdoors. Lisa is a retired elementary school teacher and Steve is a successful artist ,landscape designer and remodels homes and businesses. They own a gallery in West Jefferson called ,The Artists' Theatre. They are active in the business community of West Jefferson and have contributed to many town improvements.

Lisa Willingham purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Lisa Willingham chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The Willinghams moved to Ashe County in 1977 after getting married and have never left the beautiful mountains. They lived in a wonderful farm house for 30 years and never thought they would leave it, but in 2006 they found their current property and it was love at first sight. They bought the property in the rough, but the transition has been amazing!

What makes this cabin unique

The farm has it all. Rolling hills,hardwood forests, a pond ,creeks, a 100 year old 2 story barn and above all it is secluded and has a magic all its' own. The primary mountain view of ,The Peak mountain is a part of a state park that will never be developed.


Jefferson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a bath/shower, pedestal sink, and toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , smokehouse we have turned into a private studio & double bed
  • Double Bed sleeps 2, Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleeper Sofa sleeps 1 ,double bed in studio smokehouse sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This property will provide you with a secluded farm experience and allow you to spend time outdoors in a beautiful serene environment.


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Farm Animals! Quaint Mountain Cabin! 68 Acres of Private Hiking!
average rating of 5.0 based on 69 reviews

Met our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

It is a beautiful property. The cabin is very cozy, decorated beautifully and private Love that Lisa checked in with us. There are lots of places to hang out. I would recommend this VRBO property.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We brought guests visiting us from Italy to this wonderful place and it was the highlight of their visit. Their two year old was most impressed with the four wheel farm tour given by Steven and his entourage of friendly hounds. Our cozy cabin was nestled in a private area beside a creek where my husband napped in a hammock while we explored and discovered many friendly farm animals who eagerly greeted us at the fence. We enjoyed collecting fresh eggs, picking green beans from the garden and building a fire to roast marshmallows at night. The morning of our check out, Lisa sent us off with homemade mini muffins and jam. We had a wonderful experience and plan to return.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property. The owners were delightful and responsive.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very quaint and relaxing place to stay. Love the animals. Everything we needed was in the house. Lisa...and the dogs...were always around to make us feel wanted and well taken care of. This was a terrific vacation. We plan to go back next year. We loved it.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful grounds and friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Magical Little Cabin aside Babbling Brook

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay here in July. We found the cabin perfectly clean, comfortable, exceptionally charming and private.

Owners have left their artistic stamp on everything from the choice of furnishings and eclectic decor to the oil paintings and photography. They have clearly worked very hard to see that guests feel welcome and at home. Would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Simple Life

  • 5 of 5

This experience is about taking a step back in time, learning to relax and take in the beauty that nature has created. We were so happy to stay at the farm. Our kids, ages 2 and 6 really took to the animals, especially Molly!! We took a few day trips to Tweetsie's Railroad, Zaloo's Canoes and fishing on the New River, which later we read is one of the oldest rivers in the world! The farmhouse/cottage was amazing. My daughter made gathering eggs an everyday adventure. The attention to detail by Lisa and Steve was felt in every aspect. Steve is a Picasso of his time and Lisa's knack for decorating in French provincial and creating a relaxed environment were top notch. They were excellent hosts! Put simply, this is one of those experiences you'll never forget.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Boondocks Brewing
"Great for lunch and dinner. It is a micro brewery and serves locally brewed beer!"
Ashe County Cheese Company
"The only cheese factory in North Carolina is right here in West Jefferson! You can watch che..."
Smokey Mountain Barbecue
"Thursday nights are cruise in nights for old cars!"
Smithey's Cafe -- CLOSED
"Country style eating for breakfast and lunch in West Jefferson. Located on the back street"
West Jefferson Coffee House
"Hang out with the locals and have a cup of joe. You can relax in a comfortable atmosphere an..."
"1 drive thru with KFC and Taco Bell"
Mountain Aire Seafood & Steaks
"About 12 minutes away and located next to the parkway"
"Located in or across the street from Wal-Mart"
Blue Ridge Bakery Cafe -- CLOSED
"Never ate there but heard great things and it is located at the Church of the Frescoes in Gl..."
Mountain Aire Golf Club
"Beautiful 18 hole course!"
Mountain Music Jamboree
"Dinner theater with music and dancing along the country line. About 12 minutes away."
Ashe County Public Library
"Beautifully remodeled and a lovely walk up from the center of West Jefferson. Great childre..."
"Near Walmart!"
When Pigs Fly
"Good wings and a decent atmosphere located in a strip mall next to Lowe's Grocery Store"
Good Ole Days Ice Cream & Cndy -- CLOSED
"2 locations in WJ and has great shakes and ice cream as well as great hot dogs!"
Ashe Civic Center
"The little theater often has plays and there are live performances throughout the year."
Ashe County Arts Council
"Located in WJ the Arts Council offers a great diverse display of art throughout the year."
Red Flame Family Restaurant -- CLOSED
"Nice bowling Ally in WJ"
Burnthill Stables
"Horses to rent about 5 minutes from the cabin. They will lead you on guided trails."
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
"There are 2 tiny churches in our county that have beautiful Frescoe paintings."
Zaloo's Canoes
"Canoe, Tube and kayak rental and shuttle service to spend a day on the New River"
New River State Park
"Hike ,picnic, and visit the interactive plant and animal exhibit about 10 minutes from the c..."
Riverhouse Country Inn
"Very high end dining about 20 minutes from the cabin."
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Boondocks,Hotel Tavern,Blackjacks,Freeborns
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Jefferson Landing, Mountain Air
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Boondocks,Hotel Tavern,Smokey Mountain Barbque,
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain

There are 2 wineries in Ashe County, a farm implement museum, a frizbee golf course, 2 golf courses,3 state park locations and a wonderful new library along with many opportunities to experience the arts


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Each additional pet over 1 add $10.00 per night. Dogs must be at least 1 year of age.
Each additional person over 4 add $20.00 per night (7 maximum). If you include use of smokehouse studio bedroom add $30.00 per night .

For a single night stay we charge $180.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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