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Views! Close to Boone & Lake. Click request to book & see Rates & Reserve

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Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Butler Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom,2 full bath (jacuzzi bathtub) sleeps 4 -spacious, Great view!

Cozy cottage-spectacular views overlooking Cherokee National Forest. See NC, TN and Va from your deck! Very Private & Secluded. 2 bedroom, 2 full bath w/ 2 person jacuzzi tub. Pillow top Queens in both bedrooms. Lots of Windows in the living & dining room give you excellent views of mountain range. Kitchen with all the amenities from home. Gas grill with plenty of grilling utensils make a barbecue the ideal choice. Picnic table $ fire pit. Linens, Towels, Paper products & detergents included. w/d -a/c. Satellite TV/DVD. Motor boat rentals thru the local marina. A fisherman's dream. Skiers paradise - water like glass. White water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, skiing & fishing. Secluded & Private yet convenient to many neighboring vacation villages like Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mtn. Extensive welcome package, with directions, contact #'s & websites 4 local activities.

Watauga Lake Tn: 15 mins:

Huge Mtn Lake,

Water Activities.

Boone & Blowing Rock NC: 20 mins:

Near by towns/vacation villages,

Tweetsie Rail Road,

Grandfather Mtn,



Music Festivals.

Ski Resorts: Beech Mtn,

Sugar Mtn,

Hawks Nest,

and More.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Hiking, Fishing, Skiing/tubing, Explore Caves, rent boats, shop & dine.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Tennessee

great place to get a way. Peaceful quiet romantic & relaxing. Lots of fun activities near-by.

What makes this cottage unique

The Best of all worlds. Nice summers without humidity or mosquitoes, Fall foliage with lots of colors to beautiful winters and light snows ..


based on 18 traveler reviews

Views! Close to Boone & Lake. Click request to book & see Rates & Reserve
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful place, great views, and clean.

  • 5 of 5

Recently just stayed here and loved it. The views are really much nicer than pictured. Spacious, comfortable furnishing, and loved the jacuzzi bath tub. Easy to find and convenient to get around. Melody does a great job too with her area information. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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if you wanna getaway from it all with a great view, this is it

  • 4 of 5

nice, clean, well kept property, though we did have a small problem with water that was immediately resolved. The cabin sits atop a mountain with gorgeous views of mountains. The drive to and from the property can be a little tiring for a flatlander and it is removed from most civilized activity. The cabin is close to Lake Watagua and there are a couple of marinas with boat rentals, kayaks, paddleboards, etc that are reasonably close. There is not much dining or shopping opportunity that is very close so unless you looking for a secluded mountain retreat, or a lake vacation, you will probably be doing some mountain driving.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you found the place clean and in good working order. Sometimes guests turn off the water and the lever has to be turned back on - just a flip of the switch. Yes, it is definitely a mountain get away with gorgeous views and great lake access. This place sits mid mountain closer to the water which is about a 5 minute walk down to the dock. Boat rentals are easy thru any of the local marinas. All are very accommodating. There isn't a McDonalds at the end of the road but there are lots of hidden places, non commercialized, family owned options around this area which is tourism driven. Dry Hill general store is less than a five minute drive and sells breakfast lunch and dinner. On Watauga lake there is a finer dinning restaurant that is kid friendly too serving lunch and dinner with a full bar. Shirley's restaurant has a line out the door on Saturdays and Sundays and is a ten minute drive. Theres vacation villages too in every direction all about a 30 minute drive with lots of restaurants, shopping, live music and festivals. All this and more is in a welcome package emailed to every guest who stays with us. Make sure you review the list of favorite places so you don't miss out on the fun!
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Nice home with great views!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here and really enjoyed the place. The online booking was very easy and we immediately received a welcome package directly from the cabin rental company that gave us lots of helpful information. The long range views were gorgeous, you could see far far away. There's a nice yard for dogs, and a large wrap around deck with a grill. The place is a large two bedroom home that was spotless. We met the housekeeper one morning, her and her husband make themselves available if guests need anything which is really nice. We never called but it was nice to know someone would be there if needed. Its a 30 minute trip to Boone for Walmart, restaurants and entertainment. Our favorite restaurant was Hob Knob Cafe. It was recommended in our welcome package and it was a great place to eat and not expensive. At the property you feel like you are very removed from the world but town isn't too far. Theres marina's around the lake area. We stop at a couple of them and finally rented a boat. We saw just about every inch of Watauga lake, too. Then we discovered the river and that was even more fun. If you like to fish, then you've arrived in the right area. We all hiked around on the Appalachian trail, it runs right thru this area and we hiked to Elk River Falls which were gorgeous. We would definite return and would recommend this for anyone looking to get a way and relax. Thanks for sharing your home with our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like this vacation started off right. They had an easy time making their reservation. Everyone in the office tries to accommodate anyone looking to book a property. The welcome package is key to those unfamiliar with the area. It allows guests to move and groove like a local. You are right, the long range view is gorgeous and there is a large yard that welcomes pets. Glad to hear that you didn't need anything during your stay but if did know that the housekeeper is very attentive. The restaurants in all the nearby vacation villages are good. Lots are owned and run by Chiefs. Some are very inexpensive and some are 5 star dinning experiences. And of course there are all the usual chain restaurants for those who like familiarity. Boat rentals are provided thru the local marina's. In addition to Watauga lake you have four rivers to see, fish and swim along with water falls and hiking trails. Theres just so much to do up here from snow ski to water ski. Its a great retreat for any season.
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Was not impressed and way over priced.

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I had rented the house from July 1st to July 4th. The house was a little difficult to find but that is because the mail box down on the road is blocking it coming in from Boone but we did end of finding it. As far as the difficulty of the drive way it was a little more rough then what we expected but we managed to get up and down just fine. Our problem was with the uncleanliness of the home itself, there was mouse droppings under the sink and in every cupboard plus a mouse nest left in the garbage that someone had apparently found not only were there mouse droppings but we had to listen to them in the one of the bedrooms needless to say we did not get much rest. "We are not ignorant of the country life and what you can expect considering we lived in the country for 25 years and yes you will get a mouse in the home every now and then but I think more care could have been done before we arrived. The grill was not cleaned the container that the grease would drip into was full to the top lets just say it was not inviting to use. The guy across the road ran his quad up and down the road for hours Saturday and Sunday night so was it relaxing no it was not. And for the price of this home that we paid to stay I think was way out of line. We could have honestly stayed at a very nice Hotel for what we paid to stay for three nights. No we will not be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This place is well hidden from the road in the woods that why we have a road sign with Mtn Views name on it pointing out the driveway. We'd put up a larger sign but county ordinance doesn't allow for really large signs. Most guests use our directions and their cars odometer and arrive right at the driveway. Hard to believe that we saw this guest and go with their dog daily and waive and not stop to say anything about a mouse. We of course have combed the house and don't see any mice. We'll keep a look out for them. The July 4th parade was a success sorry that the four wheels were a bother. The parade ended early before dark with some fireworks. Its hard for Americans not celebrate Independence day.
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Perfect place to stay, gorgeous view and clean!

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal spot for our family. The view is second to none. A large yard too for our two dogs. Love the large wrap around porch and the fire pit in the back yard. Even though this places offers a large kitchen we grilled every night on deck and watched the sun set. Very peaceful and quiet. This is a larger two bedroom cottage with beautiful hard wood floors. Both bedrooms offer pillow top queen mattresses that are like new, and two large bathrooms, one bath offers a huge jacuzzi bath tub that both are kids fit in. Family oriented close towns in all directions were fun to visit, shop and enjoy out door festivals and live music. This place gets an A+ too for cleanliness. Lots of good folks helped us make our reservation online but also offered us option to mail in our payments which we really appreciate. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Clean, spacious cottage, pristine mountain views

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed this beautiful, quiet cottage sitting on the side of a mountain above the lake where you can see the mountains for miles. We drove around the area and explored Boone, NC and Grandfather mountain. My husband also trout fished while we were there. We were surprised at how big the cottage was and we spent time sitting on the front porch and just taking in the peaceful beauty below. The cottage was very clean and the beds were comfy. Thanks for letting us visit your cottage and we hope to return someday soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words they are most appreciated. This guest is right. This property offers great views and easy access to Watauga lake and Boone. Our housekeeper tries very hard and does a great job keeping the place clean and helping guests during their stay.
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Fish Springs Marina
"Boat Rentals, Fishing Guides, 15 min drive from any of our cabins."
Watauga Point Recreational Area
"Sandy shore line, roped off for safe swimming, grassy area with picnic tables and grills. Gr..."
Old Butler Days
"Down home feeling comes over you .. Lets go back in time."
Shirley's Restaurant
"Down home cooking, live music and serves the house wine of the south - sweet tea. Great for ..."
Hob Nob Farm Cafe
"Great food from around the world, unusual menu, family oriented and reasonably priced. Adult..."
Gamekeeper Restaurant
"Culinary chiefs, excellent menu, causal dining inside and out. Beautifully built into the si..."
Casa Rustica
"Great Italian Dining just 25 mins from any of our cabins on Watauga lake."
V C Farm
"Great ridding, fun for all."
Watauga Point Recreation Area
"In and around Watauga lake, Butler TN Great day trip! Roped off for safe swimming. Grassy ..."
Cove Ridge Marina
"Several Marinas on the lake that sell maps, rent boats and sell food and your favorite bever..."
Cherry Hill Restaurant
Watauga Lake 4th of July Parade
"You can join in the parade and putts around the lake or go off by yourself and see no one. W..."
The Butler Museum
"Great place for all ages. Every gone on vacation with different age groups. Grandpa and Gra..."
Wahoo's Adventures
Watauga Lake Winery
"Wonderful wine tasting, great place for events. "
Appalachian Trail (West Virginia)
"Crosses Watauga lake"
Beech & Sugar Mountain Skiing
Watauga Lake Winery
"Wonderful wines to taste, friendly service a great place to hold an event. "
Doe Mountain Recreation Area
"Great for the kids who are adventurous and out doorsey!"
Watauga Lake
"One of the cleanest lakes in the states. Watauga lake offers exceptional beauty and clean wa..."
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Mtn City
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
boone nc
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
ski beech
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Shook branch beach
Car: necessary

This property comes with Watauga River access within a 5 minute drive. Watauga Lake, East Tn mtns, Western NC Boat Rentals, Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Blowing Rock , Boone , Lineville , Banner Elk , Ski Beech, Sugar Mtn , Bristol , Bristol Speedway, Race week, Blue Grass festivals. Just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Appalachian Great Smoky Mountains. NC and TN Attractions. White water Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Unique Location. You get the benefits of both lake & river access. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing Water ski, water tubing, skiing & sailing All can be enjoyed. Cliffs & caves ready for those who seek adventure. Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring vacation villages, restaurants, entertainment from family style to 5 star.

Ski: Ski Beech Mtn Boone NC.

Sugar Mtn Banner Elk NC.


Rates & Availability

Butler Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Late Fall discounted rates
Oct 31 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
The Holidays 2016
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $95 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Guests can pay online or mail in a personal check or money order and avoid the online service fees. Call 803-415-4714 for mailing address. Once your deposit is paid you'll receive an extensive welcome package giving direction to area activities, restaurants, boat rentas, ski resorts. Pet fee applies: If you choose to bring a pet be sure to click the pet box when reserving here online. Rates are discounted for only a couple or you can bring a full house. Extra guest fees apply: Be sure to include the correct number of guest

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Butler Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 perpon Jacuzzi tub
  • 2 person Jacuzzi tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Pillow Top. 500 Thread count sheets. Both bedrooms have their own bathrooms. plenty of room for porta crib or blow up mattress for extra guests or kids.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Guests are given river access right down the street. In a five minute drive you park by the river, great place to take pets and children or anyone wanting to fish or picnic. Flat area around the water that's not steep. You'll turn right at the local store where you can purchase hot dogs, ice cream, gas etc .. Mtn View Cottage is only 25 minutes to Boone where you'll find restaurants, unique shops as well as live entertainment and walmart.

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