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

Bedrooms 2
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
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Calendar last updated:
February 27, 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.
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
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Farm Animals! Quaint Mountain Cabin! 68 Acres of Private Hiking!
average rating of 5.0 based on 54 reviews

Christmas Wonderland!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so wonderfully warm and cozy with touches of the holidays everywhere. We loved the down comforters, throw blankets, and fun games. The decorated Christmas tree was a delight! We climbed up to the overlook with Molly and Ella (the dogs) and spent 2 hours dozing in the sun in adirondack chairs and pillows. We visited the chickens, turkeys, and all the other barn animals making a special stop for Jessie, the horse. We sat out under the stars with marshmallows and a roaring pit fire. There were so many stars we nearly fell off our chairs looking at them all. We went into town and visited the coffee shops and art stores! Then the next morning, it snowed! Just a nice frosting and the entire place transformed into a wonderland. It was truly a beautiful scene. Everything we had seen had now changed with the snow. We loved the three dogs, especially in the snow. So relaxed! Did not want to leave! Thank you Lisa and Steve and Molly, Ella and Hank. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great. Go to this place if you have a chance.

  • 5 of 5

Pictures don't do it justice!!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of heaven, tucked into the mountains

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from a quiet weekend staying @ the Little Peak Creek Cabin. What a quaint, comfy, cozy little place! The cottage was so nice and warm with so much charm. Lisa and Steve are so sweet and they have such a cute area nestled between the mountains. We loved saying hello to all of the farm animals and taking our dogs on the hiking trails to enjoy the cold mountain air. We will definitely be back. Thank you, Steve & Lisa for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A Little Slice of Perfect

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was amazing. Just wandering around inside, looking at all the cool little antiques and collectibles makes it feel like a curio shop laid-out by an artist. No cell service. . . (but they have a work-around for emergencies). . .is a definite plus. We had the good fortune to go when the leaves were just beginning to change, and the views were breathtaking, especially from the overlook, which is a decent little hike up the hill. Couldn't tell you if the TV worked, we didn't try it because we didn't want to waste a moment just walking the property and relaxing in the warm (this year) fall air.

You'll get a 1 to 3 dog escort wherever you go, and they know where you're going before you do. We didn't even move the car till it was time to leave. There are lots of cool outdoors places within easy reach, but we were only there for two days and didn't need anything more than the property outside the door to keep us enchanted.

There are two photo albums inside that you just have to see to believe. They are a history of what the whole farm looked like before, and how much time, effort and love these folks put into it to make it what it is, today. We were simply blown-away by the transformation of an old Christmas Tree farm into this natural beauty, nestled in the North Carolina hills.

If you need a little romantic R&R, this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about our stay. We spent hours hiking and spending time with the farm animals that we had little time to enjoy the beautifully decorated cabin - so much so we are coming back in December! The dogs were so lovable, the animals so gentle, fall foliage was in full swing and the views in the pines and on the ridge were breathtaking, and the overall experience was delightful. We felt instantly relaxed whether spending time in the cabin, playing in the backyard, visiting the animals, standing in the middle of a massive pine forest, and we even visited the pumpkin patch/corn maze festival in nearby West Jefferson for pumpkins and a good hour in the maze. (BTW West Jefferson is a little gem to explore.) It was the perfect FALL weekend. The cabin had so many wonderful touches like fresh flowers in every room from the flower garden and the wonderful spa scent in the bathroom, as well as quilts and soft throws for when we finally sat down and curled up around a number of board games! So well stocked with added extra's made us feel at home including fresh eggs from the hen house! We could go on and on. It was the perfect little vacation. Thank you so much Steve and Lisa, see you and Molly, Big Hank, Andy and Ella in December!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Just what we needed...a serene, beautiful and fun getaway.

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived to a peaceful, lovely cabin my teenagers immediately decided that they didn't want to go out to dinner or escape to their cell phones. They explored the cabin, smokehouse loft, porches, fire pit and outdoor game area. The loft is definitely worth renting in addition to the cabin. It was perfect for our teenaged Daughter. We called it the Princess Castle. If she didn't sleep there my Husband and I would have definitely taken it over. During family dinners in the cabin and chats by the fire outside we reconnected - away from our city life. The farm and animals are adorable and well loved. Our hosts couldn't have been more gracious, responsive, caring and welcoming without being intrusive. We were pleasantly surprised by the town of West Jefferson which had great restaurants and quaint shops. If it's open don't miss the Farmer's Market! Also not to be missed on the farm...the short hike up to the lookout deck where you can see all of the way to Virgina. It's breathtaking. Everyone in our family asked that we stay here again. That's rare. My friends and I are interested in having a girls' weekend sometime soon. If you're looking for a quiet respite, a romantic getaway, a place where you can have uninterrupted family time or a location for you and your children to run and explore this is it.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

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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