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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:
August 20, 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
  • Max. adults: 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 ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews
Pinehurst, NC

Great family cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the American Dream Cabin. It was clean, well appointed, and stocked with all necessities. We liked the remote and very private feel of the location yet it was very centrally located to where we needed to be. The owners were welcoming and attentive to any needs or questions. Thank you for providing a top notch property! We felt right at home during our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to review your experience at Appalachian Dream Cabin! You all were excellent guests and it was our pleasure hosting you and your family. We would like to welcome you back for another stay in the future. Best Regards, Michael
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Great view and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

Very steep driveway that takes you to a great Mountain View.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and awesome view

  • 4 of 5

Everything the previous reviews said about this home were spot on. Beautiful home with wonderful view. House was in perfect condition when we got there and totally makes you feel like you are in the mountains! The one small concern would be the driveway. Like everyone else has said it is very intimidating and didn’t believe how steep it was until I actually drove up it. Loved our time there! Would go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking time to review your experience. Our rental agreement posted on this site states the driveway is very steep. Every guest returns a signed copy within 7 days of booking. We also have posted a photo for all guests to see before booking with us what the driveway looks like. Guests may ask for additional photos of the driveway at any time. We are happy you want to stay with us again and welcome you back anytime. You and your family were excellent guests. Best Regards, Michael
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Chapel Hill, NC

Wonderful mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, well stocked, and immaculately clean cabin! We had a wonderful stay with our young kids. The s’mores were a lovely touch! We also enjoyed being so close to the beach at Lake James, Linville Caverns, and the Biltmore— all great activities for young ones. Would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay! We take pride in making sure everything is neat, clean, and in order as we advertise. We enjoy helping to make your experience exceptional. We hope the information packages about area attractions, guided horseback riding tours, hiking, breweries, wineries, and restaurant guide helped plan your vacation. We want to welcome you back anytime. You were excellent guests! Best Regards, Michael
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Wonderful adventure

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was well maintained and interior and exterior was beautiful with careful consideration for detail. Our grandkids 8 and 10 years old loved the cabin with its detail for comfort and entertainment. We had a delightful stay and hope the future will allow us to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were excellent guests and we look forward to having you stay at Appalachian Dream Cabin again! Thanks for taking time to share your experience with future guests! Best Regards, Michael
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The cabin was everything it was promised to be. Very well taken care of, beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay. The cabin was awesome. Very nice. Everything worked as promised. The views from the cabin were amazing. Would stay again if we are back in the area. Steep driveway.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at Appalachian Dream Cabin! We would love to have you back again. Thanks for being excellent guests. 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 $150
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Off season rate is: $169.00 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 $150.00. 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.