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Amazing 3 Levels, STUNNING VIEWS, Private 2 ACRE Mountain Top,15 min-Lake James

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 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.

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 traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Michael Johns

I live in Alabama, but North Carolina is my second home. 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 offers an abundance of privacy and 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:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • 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 ...
  • 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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Amazing 3 Levels, STUNNING VIEWS, Private 2 ACRE Mountain Top,15 min-Lake James
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews

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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  • 5 of 5

Awesome Cabin. Owner was great and easy to work with. We would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You all were wonderful guests! Thanks so much for taking the time to give us your review and your kind words. We look forward to having you back again! Take care.
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The Ole Geezer trip

  • 4 of 5

My sister & my wife from K.C area & two of our cousins from GA visited for 5 days in early Oct. 2017.

The house was very nice. We had everything we needed. Beds are great. The house is clean & neat & in very good condition. Everything worked well. We had a fire in the pit & used the outside grill. Weather turned out better than expected. A good time for a group of 5 or 6 & maybe throw in a couple of kids, too.

The only critique is I would like a different toaster. And, The drive up is not for the faint of heart. It's steep, but manageable in good conditions. But, if there is snow on you'll need a four-wheel vehicle. If icy, you better punt!


  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure hosting you and your family! Thank you for your critique. We have added a new toaster today to our full kitchen. The driveway is steep due to our mountain top location but the views are worth it. We do recommend to all guests during snowy weather to have 4 wheel drive and when icy conditions arise to use extreme caution. We like to have this info for all guests to read and understand in our rental rules agreement sent out before booking our lovely cabin occurs. Thanks again so much for taking time to review your stay! Best Regards, Michael
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Amazing cabin with beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Appalachian Dream Cabin. The cabin was very cozy and was equipped with everything we needed. It was decorated beautifully and very clean. The view was absolutely amazing. The location is close to many attractions that we traveled to and enjoyed very much. Thank you for everything. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to review your stay! You were excellent guests. We are very excited to see you want to stay with us again! Take care Michael
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Nice property, excellent views!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this cabin. We would reccomend it to anyone as you are a short drive to many great area attractions. We were in town for a wedding and the house met all of our needs. We would love to come back and do a bit more sight seeing next time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and would recommend us to friends! Thank you for taking time to review us. We greatly appreciate your review! There are many great places to see just a short drive away. We list approximate drives to attractions on our listing here for all potential guests to view. We also like to send out a detailed multi-page handout of area highlights with contact information, description, web pages so guests can use to plan their vacation. Thank you for being such excellent guests and we look forward to you returning again soon! 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

Housekeeping fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.75%

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.