|Space||800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This cabin features two bedrooms and one bath with great views. Our neighborhood boasts a beautiful waterfall and many roads to explore. Turn right out of our neighborhood and drive two miles to reach The Blue Ridge Parkway. Fifteen minutes away is the town of West Jefferson, which has The Cheese Factory and some of the best little shops and eateries around. Thistle Meadow Winery is a short drive down the parkway as well. Outlets in Blowing Rock and the town of Boone are 30-45 minutes away. Wilkesboro is a 15 minute drive as well. The cabin is one of the most serene places you'll find. Enjoy sitting on the back porch, drinking coffee, and enjoying the view.
We rented this cabin for the weekend of MerleFest, but we honestly would have loved to have stayed at the cabin and just enjoyed the surroundings and the time together and we would have been just as happy! It was super cozy and homey, it was so easy to just sit back and relax. The beds were comfortable with plenty of blankets and pillows. The kitchen was fully equipped so we were able to brew coffee and cook breakfast and just enjoy the mornings together. We enjoyed s'mores at the fire pit with the sound of the creek flowing nearby. It was really a beautiful location with nice views from both the back and front of the home. It is also truly off the beaten path, which we loved. There is a Food Lion grocery store, a Dollar General store, a handful of casual/fast food restaurants, and a couple of gas stations about 10 miles away, so be sure to stock up because there is no "running to the store real quick". I also appreciated the instructions for arriving and leaving the cabin. It was nice to know exactly where we would find what we needed and what we needed to do before departing. I would definitely love to rent this cabin again in the future, it was a great experience! (we had no trouble with a cell signal, even my family members who are from another state and don't have one of the national providers for their cells had a good signal and were able to use their phones)
Our stay at the "Cozy Cabin in the Woods" was a "10 out of 10". We couldn't have asked for anything nicer. The cabin was as described...cozy. It was very clean with everything we ever needed from washer/dryer, to electric range, plates, silverware, glassware, coffee maker...even a Weber Grill outdoors.
The view from the back deck was serene. Five-thirty in the morning with a cup of "joe" in hand, a wooden rocking chair and the sounds of nature in the air was just what the doctor ordered. If you are looking to lay back and just take it easy, this is the place! Get up at 3am and you will see more stars above than you ever thought imaginable. A spectacular sight.
We drove an hour and a half south to Grandfather Mountain State Park for one of our days visit...I would suggest the trip to anyone looking to put the office behind. By the way, when they say a trail is "strenuous"...believe it. We also took a day to visit Jefferson State Park, only 20-30 minutes down the road. Again, I would encourage the short jaunt. The rangers are extremely friendly and appear to really enjoy speaking with their visitors.
Personally, I thought the grocery store in West Jefferson, Ingles, was a little on the pricier side without one of their "rewards cards". I would suggest going a little north on 221 and pick up groceries and other necessities at the Walmart.
The town of West Jefferson was quaint with little shops of antiques, clothing, eateries and a brewery scattered up and down the older section of town. Give yourself a couple hours to stroll the streets and enjoy the atmosphere. We ate at the Hillbilly Grill for lunch...Great food at a reasonable price. If you are looking for some great North Carolina BBQ, try Smokey Mountain BBQ. The help were great and the food even better. Ashe County Cheese is a "must" stop, with what seemed like a thousand different varieties. (Not really, but there are a lot of choices.) And speaking of choices, don't miss out on the Carolina Country Wines & Craft Beers. The tasting was excellent as was the conversation with the owner, Terri.
Overall, our stay was great. The cabin is in a great location, very convenient and extremely comfortable. We will definitely be back!
My family of 4 enjoyed our stay! My only complaint was the king bed was very firm and made me feel extremely stiff. My daughter and granddaughter slept in the other room with the queen bed and said it felt lumpy.
All in all, we loved the coziness of the cabin, and had everything we needed for our weekend stay! The views are beautiful and the location is tranquil. Just so others know...there is no Wi-Fi or landline (and we had no connectivity as T-mobile users), but the owner does provide contact info and the name of a full time neighbor in case of emergency.
I rented this cabin for three days before Christmas. I was looking for a secluded place to rest & reflect upon the past year. This cabin certainly met my goal. It was extremely clean & well-appointed. The owners responded quickly to my reservation request & questions that I posed.
There were three things that concerned me, two of which are no reflection upon the owners. These are the reasons for the 3-star rating. Otherwise, it would have been 5 stars. There was no internet service or landline, which was fine, but I could not get cellular service (AT&T). Additionally, there was no one else (that I could tell) occupying any of the dwellings on Stallings Dr. While this seclusion did not bother me, as that was what I was looking for, I later realized that it was a safety factor. If I had an accident or became ill to the point that I could not drive, I had no way of contacting anyone. Relatives in the area knew my location & certainly would have looked for me if I had not arrived on Christmas day, but....
Lastly, the peacefulness I was seeking was somewhat disturbed by the display of dead animal skins, obviously the work of a skilled taxidermist. The displays were of a deer head, fish, bobcat, & badger (I think it was a badger). I have no problem with killing animals & fish for food; however, I do not understand why one would kill a bobcat or badger. It seems to me that paintings or framed photographs of living animals would be more respectful of God's creatures. Having said that, I would probably rent this cabin again, but would do so in the summer or fall.
This cozy cabin is just that, cozy! The photos don't do it justice, it's very inviting and beautifully decorated. The kitchen had everything I needed to cook our Thanksgiving meal. Owner was great to work with and responsive to my requests to add a night to our stay. Four days went by too quickly and we were sad to leave. Hope to be able to stay here again in the near future.
This was our first VRBO experience based upon a recommendations from a friend. We choose this particular property due to the internet description and the proximity to our area of interests. Being pet friendly was a key decider ... Thanks! We were very pleased with the comfort and cleanliness of the property which exceeded all our expectations. We would highly recommend this property and will surely be back for another future stay hopefully one day soon. Matt & Sherry, Estero, Florida
Situated in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Cabin Retreat is minutes from Boone, Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge Parkway, and West Jefferson. There are many area recreation opportunities including: fishing, hiking, biking, canoeing, and tubing, all minutes away. Attractions near The Cabin Retreat include: the Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Caverns, Mast General Store, Grandfather Mountain, Mount Jefferson State Park, New River State Park, Blowing Rock, Thistle Meadow Winery, Hawk's Nest, Appalachian State University, the town of West Jefferson and Tweetsie Railroad! There are many hiking trails along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy the best scenery during the winter when trees are bare. Local goods and harvests are at the Ashe County Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay