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3 Levels, STUNNING VIEWS, Jaccuzi,WIFI, 2 ACRES, Mountain Top,15 min-Lake James

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,214 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom, Year round Mountain Views, Sleeps 8

Appalachian Dream was built in 2010. This spacious property has 3 bedrooms, and 3.5 bathrooms and enough sleeping arrangements for up to 8 guests to spread out comfortably throughout an impressive 2,214 square feet of living space, making it an ideal accommodation choice for a family or group of close friends looking for the ultimate mountain experience.

You will feel true mountain living the moment you step inside the cabin's beautiful interior, boasting rustic and leather furnishings, cozy wood touches and a large stone wood burning fireplace. Massive wall of windows displaying expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a long range view of Mount Mitchell creating a dazzling backdrop for your trip.

This mountain ridge top cabin has everything you'll need for a comfortable stay, including wireless internet access, central heating and cooling, 2 flat screen TVs with satellite programming sure to please all your entertainment needs during your vacation.

This cabin is located only 6 miles from downtown Marion, NC and just 2 miles to I-40. Lake James Beach and Marina (rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboards; swimming), wineries, NC's only caverns, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell (highest peak in eastern U.S.) Asheville, Biltmore Estate, snow tubing resorts are all just a short drive away.

This 3 level cabin is a beautifully appointed, log home nestled on a mountain ridge top and surrounded by lush and peaceful forest, making it perfect for relaxation, spending quality time with your loved ones, and enjoying nature. Every room in this cabin gives you a spectacular view of the mountains or the forest. We have a fire pit to enjoy with front row seats to a fantastic mountain view. A charcoal grill and plenty of outdoor furniture is available. WIFI is throughout the entire cabin. Satellite programming is also provided.

The cabin features three floors. There is one bedroom on each floor for maximum privacy. The main level includes a small covered porch and an open deck, great room with cathedral ceiling, wood burning fireplace, 32 inch LED HDTV, fully-equipped kitchen, half bathroom, master bedroom with king-sized bed and sitting area, master bathroom with shower and step-in jetted tub.

The loft features a second master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and private bathroom. The lower level includes a third bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, full bathroom, washer/dryer (high-efficiency), family room with a 55 inch LED HDTV and PS3, mud room, game room with 6 foot air hockey table.

There is always something to do or discover when you stay at Appalachian Dream Cabin. In Winter, you can unwind in front of the wood burning fire place with a glass of wine and a good book, take long walks in the woods, or visit the many attractions of our area. Spring displays an incredible variety of flowers and shades of green. The weather is perfect for sitting on the deck and watching how the mountain range changes color as the day progresses. This is also a great time to enjoy the beauty of the nearby parks and the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you like zip lining, water sports, hiking, and other warm weather fun, Summer is ideal for all these activities. You can also simply lounge in one of the log chairs and witness some of the most spectacular sunsets you'll ever see. The fall is when Mother Nature displays her most amazing display of colors. The crisp mountain air and clear blue skies complement the beauty of this season. Come and discover for yourself what a wonderful experience this is. Your only regret will be having to leave.

More Details

Michael Johns
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2018

About Michael Johns

I began vacationing to the area about 10 years ago while in college at Auburn University. Hiking, snow tubing, and escaping the hot humid summers down south were just a few reasons to start. As the years went by I became more knowledgeable about the area and shared the knowledge with family and friends. My family and I have been blessed with many wonderful memories in the mountains of North Carolina. We hope to have many more to come.

Michael Johns purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Michael Johns chose Marion

I decided to buy this property because of the outstanding mountain views, beautiful cabin, and central location to many area attractions. No matter what time of day or season the view is always spectacular. One step inside the great room and I knew this was my dream cabin. All the beautiful interior wood from floor to wall to ceiling is very impressive. Also, the property consists of over 2 acres at the top of a mountain ridge. The property is only a short few minutes to downtown Marion. (Just 10 minutes)

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin is spacious, but cozy. It is decorated with casual elegance and the furniture has been chosen with comfort in mind. The cabin features three floors. There is one bedroom on each floor for maximum privacy. It is not only close to Marion, but to many other attractions like Pisgah National Forest, Lake Lure, Lake James, Mount Mitchell, Blue Ridge Parkway, local wineries and vineyards, waterfalls, tubing, kayaking, swimming, Chimney Rock, Biltmore Estate, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Boone, Blowing Rock, and more.


Marion Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2214 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • A signed Rental Agreement must be sent to the owner by email or regular mail within 1 week of booking
  • Booking must occur securely through Homeaway, VRBO, or other sites owned by this listing site only. Checks are not accepted.
  • Read all information sent to you by the owner prior to arrival. Important access instructions, door codes, and how to use TV remotes, appliances, etc
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 ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 3 Bathrooms 1 half bathroom The comfortable bathrooms in both master suites have windows overlooking the woods. The bathroom in the lower level includes a laundry area and has access from both the bunk room and the mud room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8 The cabin features three floors with three bedrooms. There is one bedroom on each floor for maximum privacy. The spacious master suite has a sitting area and a beautiful view of the forest and the mountains. The second master suite in the loft has a sitting area and also a gorgeous view of the forest that makes you feel like you are in a tree house. The bunk room has four twin beds, a big window overlooking the woods, and access to the TV room on lower level.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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3 Levels, STUNNING VIEWS, Jaccuzi,WIFI, 2 ACRES, Mountain Top,15 min-Lake James
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful, well kept cabin with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the cabin! We have 6 kids and planned a get away for this family to see snow and spend quality time together. This cabin was updated and very clean. Plenty of space and board games for kids, everything you need for the kitchen and the master suite was perfect with a huge jacuzzi tub to relax after a long day. The outdoor area was fantastic with a great fire pit and grill. We truly enjoyed our stay and...we even got snow!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your stay. We are so happy our mountain top property meet your needs. We work very hard to make everything clean and neat for our guests. We look forward to having you back again. Best Regards Michael
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Amazing place.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is one of the best if you want a scenic weekend getaway! We stayed a full weekend. Our favorite part is the view in the back yard from the deck. You can see all through the mountains and the sunrise is amazing. The cabin is plenty big for your group and can fit everyone comfortabley. Having three floors makes it great for privacy and the main floor with kitchen and full living room connected makes it a great spot to spend time with your friends and family! It is a little tricky finding the cabin at first, but once you’re up there, you feel away from the world and can make some great memories. If you want a scenic mountain getaway with lots of friends and family, then this is your cabin.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to share with others your experience staying at our property. Best Regards, Michael
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  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. The views and amenities are spectacular. I would highly recommend this wonderful location for vacation thoughts tina from Ohio

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! You all were wonderful guests! Best Regards, Michael
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Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wondeeful cabin for 3 nights in a weekend. We were 3 couples and 2 year little girl. The cabin is as seen in the pictures. Everything is perfect and beautiful. You will find all the things you need inside. Not only the house is made of wood but even every single furniture. The owner seems to be e very detailed person as everything si perfect and in the right place. Inside you can enjoy the cozy fireplace and outside there is another firepit perfect for s'mores and a grill. We enjoyed more staying near the fire inside as it was freezing outside. The view is stunning. We enjoyed our morning coffee and cigars outside. The driveway is steep but without ice or snow you can do it with any car. The house is located in the top of the mountain and you could feel very safe all the time. You can find everything you need close to you, since Marion downtown is 5 minutes away. I don't havy any more words to describe the beauty of this house. Our little toddler wouldn't leave the house to go outside. She fell in love with the little woody bear.

I highly recommend this cabin and i will definitely go again this summer. To really understand me you have to feel it so give it a try. Keep up the good work Michael!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy we provided a exceptional experience and that you would like to visit again soon! You all were wonderful guests and we look forward to having you back again. Thank you for taking the time to share with others your vacation experience! Best Regards, Michael
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Great destination Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in your home for Christmas. It was perfect for our family. All the extra touches really made it special. The downstairs living area was such a treat- each night we did popcorn, hot chocolate and a Christmas movie in front of the big tv. The kids had their own space down there to play games. The views are fantastic, you really feel like the only people around. We really needed some downtime and this was just the place to take it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our cabin! It truly is a special one of a kind property. We enjoy hearing back from guests like you that your expectations were exceeded at our Appalachian Dream Cabin. Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us. We look forward to having you back again. Best Regards, Michael
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Ha dc a great time in a great place

  • 5 of 5

Real quiet but close to a lot of things to do

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time out to submit your review of our Appalachian Dream! So happy to see another satisfied customer! The 2 acres of property on the mountain top provides peace, quiet, and stunning long range views year round. Thanks for choosing us twice for your vacation! Best Regards, Michael
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Marion Lake Club Golf
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Countryside Barbecue
Nearest Ski
41 Miles
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
12 Miles
Lake James Beach

Attractions in the Surrounding Area:

-Downtown Marion

-Catawba River Outdoors (tube/ kayak rental)

-Belle Nicho Winery, South Creek Winery, Silver Fork Vineyard

-Lake James Beach (swimming, kayak, canoe, paddleboard rentals)

-Bear Creek Marina

-Linville Falls Golf Club

-Linville Caverns

-Blue Ridge Parkway

(MP 317.4, MP 331, MP 334, MP 344)

-Little Switzerland

-Linville Falls

-Linville Falls Winery

-Western NC Nature Center

-Crabtree falls


-Catawba falls

-Lake Lure

-Chimney Rock

-Biltmore Estate

-Asheville Hot Air Balloons

-Grandfather Mountain

-Hawk's Nest (ziplines /snow tubing)

-Boone / Blowing Rock

-Tweetsie Rail Road Wild West Theme Park



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $200

Off season rate is: $179.00 per night, minimum 2 nights, plus tax. Peak season and Holidays rate is $199.00 per night, minimum 3 to 4 nights, plus tax. There is also a one time housekeeping fee of $125.00. There is no daily maid service. A $200.00 refundable security deposit is required. This site will require the $200.00 refundable security deposit in your first payment. If no damage occurs during your stay the damage deposit will be refunded within 7 to 14 days. A 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. I have a Rental Rules Agreement/Contract which you must agree to all terms and conditions sign and return a copy to rent the cabin. The copy will be emailed after a request has been made and confirmed.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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