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Beautiful Log Home with Stone Fireplace & Pristine View of Grandfather Mountain

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,850 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Serene mountain log cabin loaded w/ luxuries & amenities - perfect for families!

At my home, A 'Peace' of Heaven, I want every guest to feel like they are at home. You will find every luxury of your own house here at my cabin - a fully stocked kitchen, a laundry set up with complimentary detergent and supplies, a master bedroom, bathroom, and guest room on the main floor; in addition to a loft (with pull out sofa) and large bedroom on the top floor, complete with plenty of plush blankets and pillows for cold nights! My home sleeps 11 comfortably in beds, with room for any air mattresses you may require.

I want to make sure that here in my home you have every amenity and luxury that you have in your own home. Between the beautiful kitchen and gorgeous stone fireplace, you will find a large dining table that can seat up to 8 guests. In the kitchen you will find endless supplies for cooking wonderful home cooked meals for your friends and family. All throughout the house there are plenty of books if you like to just sit outside and read while soaking up some sun and checking out the one of a kind view.

The main floor boasts an incredible view of Grandfather Mountain during the day time - with windows from the floor all the way to the rooftop, you will find yourself staring at the awe of mother nature - whether it be from a comfortable recliner in the living room or a rocking chair on the wrap around deck. The outside area is fully furnished, and the wrap around deck is an incredible place to just sit back and take in the view. With rocking chairs, tables, and dining areas, you may find yourself spending more time outside than inside on your vacation!

The loft is a great area for kids, with its pull out sleeper sofa and plush pillows. There is also a chest full of games in the loft! Its got all the classics like Candyland, Monopoly, and Trivial Pursuit, and will keep you and your family entertained for hours! The bedroom beside the loft features a bunk bed with a full size bed on bottom and a twin size bed on top. Beside the bunk beds there is a huge, queen sized bed with a wonderful pillow top mattress cover. Also in this room, a window-nook overlooking the outdoor dining area - perfect for gazing at the view from the top floor!

The master bedroom downstairs features another queen sized bed as well as its own flatscreen TV. The guest room beside it features two twin sized beds - these two bedrooms are connected by the master bathroom, an incredible stone tiled walk in shower/tub decorates this bathroom.

Here at A 'Peace' of Heaven, relaxation is the vibe, and you will most definitely leave here feeling more centered and rested. I would encourage all my guests to check out all that the local area has to offer. There are endless activities and I will happily recommend activities for you and your friends and family, just contact me!


Check in at no earlier than 4PM on the date of check in and check out is no later than 11:30AM on the day of check out. These times are flexible with approval from the owner.

Cleaning Fee: $150 - Includes professional grade pre-check-in cleaning to ensure top to bottom aesthetic perfection in our cabin. Also includes all fresh linens, towels, two Tide laundry detergent pods, dish soap, two large paper towel rolls, and two hotel-quality toilet paper rolls per bathroom.

For parties of two who do no wish to use the top floor and only wish to use the main floor, the cleaning fee can be discounted, by request.

*Please note - the owner resides on the basement level of the rental house in a separate Owner's Apartment. It is not necessary to meet the owner to gain access to the rental, there is a key lockbox beside the front door on the ground level (code will be provided before check in). Contact with the owner is minimum to nil, as the owner works full time and has a private entrance to the Owner's Apartment. The owner respects the privacy of all guests and will not enter the rental portion of the premises during any guest's stay unless absolutely necessary.*

*The owner requests that loud music be turned off after 12:00 AM.*

*Please note that the left most parking spot is designated for the owner, and the availability of that designated spot must remain open at all times and a car must be able to enter and exit that leftmost parking spot at all times.*

**5% discount for military, teachers, police, firefighters**

**10% discount for returning guests**

More Details

Michael York
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 2017

About Michael York

Hi, my name is Barbara and I am a retired elementary school teacher from Burlington, NC where I taught for 23 years. I currently work at a local veterinary clinic which I love! I am blessed to have this beautiful home and I want to share it with you! I love to spend time with my family, be involved with my church, travel, read, shop in quaint little towns, go antiquing and spend time with my wonderful friends.

Michael York purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Michael York chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

My father bought this property in 1968 and I grew up coming up here with my parents for weekends in what my father referred to as 'God's Country'. We had a mobile home on this site for years and would come up, and many times, invite family and friends to come with us. After retirement I decided to build a log home on this land which was completed in November 2009. I then moved to the great NC mountains and became a local!

What makes this cabin unique

I am so blessed to have this home, I mean not many people can get up every morning and stare into the face of the spectacular Grandfather Mountain while drinking their coffee! My home is centrally located around Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Valle Cruise. You can get to any of those towns in 30 minutes or less. There are so many wonderful opportunities for having fun in my area such as shopping in the quaint boutiques in Blowing Rock, people watching in their wonderful Main Street park while eating yummy ice cream from Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream. You can also walk across the famous mile high swinging bridge on Grandfather Mountain and visit their fun little zoo to see the bears. Go and drink an old fashioned bottled Coke and eat a Moonpie on the back porch of the original Mast Store while listening to live blue grass music. Go hiking on one of the hundreds of trails in the High Country or go whitewater rafting or tubing on the Watauga or New Rivers. In the winter you can go skiing or snow tubing on one of our 4 terrific ski slopes. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of our fabulous High Country restaurants. There are too many things for me to name here, but I will have a guest book for you to get more ideas for mountain adventures and directions on how to get to them. After your busy day, you can come back home and relax on the deck while gazing at the thousands of stars and the silhouette of Grandfather across the sky or come on inside and sit by the fire! Just make yourself at home!


Banner Elk Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please be mindful of the owner by keeping noise moderately low during the hours of 12am to 7am.
  • Guests are responsible for disposing of all trash (incl. pet waste) in the large trash recepticle provided outside the main entryway, to the left.
  • Guests are responsible for cleaning any dishes or cookware used during their stay by rinsing thoroughly, placing in the dishwasher, and running it.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom Master suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 main floor - toilet
    Bathroom 3 Second Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main Floor Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Second Floor includes Bunk Bed-DBL on bottom, SGL top
    2nd Floor Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Loft
    Living Room Pullout Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a queen bed in the master bedroom on the main floor and one in the upstairs bedroom, a total of three twin beds, two in the main floor 2nd bedroom, and one in the top floor bedroom. One sleeper sofa in the loft area, and one full-size sofa in the living room and the other is upstairs in the loft. Both are quite comfortable to sleep on. Finally, there is a bunk bed in the upstairs bedroom, the top bunk is a twin and the bottom bunk is a double.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Our cabin has all the amenities you could ever need. Plush blankets for cold nights, cooking appliances for making family meals, even detergent for any necessary loads of laundry. We even provide each rental group with a complimentary welcome basket that includes a sample of local produce, arts, crafts, and essentials. If you are in doubt as to whether or not we provide something you might need during your stay, please reach out and we will accommodate you in any way that we can.


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Beautiful Log Home with Stone Fireplace & Pristine View of Grandfather Mountain
average rating of 4.857143 based on 35 reviews

FANTASTIC views and cozy interior

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED this cabin - the view is spectacular and Barbara was so nice/helpful/responsive. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with pots, pans (etc.) necessary for preparing meals for a big group of people. The location is amazing because it is close to grocery stores and fun things to do in boone/banner elk, but the view from the cabin makes you feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness. Just perfect! Would definitely rent from Barbara again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, clean, spectacular location.

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous place close to attractions, comfy for family(ies) with great decor and beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect view. Perfect location. Perfectly comfortable for 6 adults and one older puppy.

  • 5 of 5

Great views and location to do all the things we wanted to do without having a long drive. Very easy access to Banner Elk, Valle Crucis, Boone and Blowing Rock and lots of wonderful hikes and waterfalls. Home was roomy and very comfortable. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week of vacation at this house! The location is convenient to Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain and all of the other places we wanted to see, but the house itself is secluded and very peaceful. We spent much of our time on the porch enjoying the gorgeous views. All seven of us slept comfortably, although the bunk bed in the upstairs bedroom is very low (the top bed is really close to the bottom bed), so I would not recommend that bed for adults. The kitchen is very nicely appointed and had all of the pots, pans, dishes, etc. that we needed to prepare all of our meals. I would recommend bringing paper plates because the dishes get extremely hot in the microwave. The house was very clean and there were lots of small personal touches that made the house very comfortable. I would definitely rent this house again for our next mountain vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is just how it is described. Wonderful!!

  • 5 of 5

My college girlfriends rented this property for a reunion. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of space. There was room for several more if needed. The views are spectacular and the fixtures inside are top notch. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

A Peace of Heaven was the perfect place for my family and dog. The view of Grandfather Mountain was incredible. The house is very clean, well stocked kitchen and linens provided. We look forward to returning for another fun trip.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Charlotte Douglas Airport
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Hound Ears Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 105
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Banner Elk
Car: necessary

While visiting my home, you are centrally located to many wonderful mountain attractions. You can visit Grandfather Mountain with the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge and its wild animal zoo. The famous Tweetsie Railroad is less than 30 minutes away. Another place you must visit is Mast General Store with 2 locations in Valle Cruise (about 15 minutes away) and another location in the town of Boone, I love to go on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to the Mast Store location in Valle Cruise and sit in a rocking chair on their back porch and listen to live Blue Grass music! There are also several places in the area where you can book a white water rafting or tubing trip down the Watauga or New Rivers. About a mile from my house, you can book flyfishing tours and catch some good ole mountain trout! Shopping is wonderful at the quaint local shops in both Boone and Blowing Rock and their is a Tanger Outlet between the 2 towns! There are lots of wonderful restaurants in the area with great food and some with exquisite views of the Blue Ridge. Almost year around, there are festivals going on nearby like the famous Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk where you can race your very own wooly worm and possibly win $1000 if you have the winning worm! There is also Art in the Park held each month from April - October in Blowing Rock which is a wonderful place to shop for beautiful crafts and art. In the winter there is nearby skiing and tubing opportunities at Beech, Sugar, Appalachian and Hawksnest Mountains. There is always something fun to do and see in this area and my home is centrally located to all of it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Additional Guest Fee $15 per person per night
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $300

Please be sure to read the rental agreement before submitting payment! Also, be sure to log in to the Hospitality Manager on HomeAway/VRBO in order to see important information regarding your reservation, such as check-in info and house rules.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.