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Beautiful, themed, well-equipped Mountain Cabin - Supreme Quiet Great Views!!!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Mountain views, 4 BR, 3 1/2 BA, 2700 sq ft, wrap-around deck, 2 balconies

Welcome & thanks for checking with us! You & your party are very important & we try to make our home comfy & inviting with everything you need for your visit!

Parents with small children will LOVE the gated, covered, wrap-around deck, as will dog owners (Pet fee $35 ). Rain or shine, the views are incredible!

The initial VRBO posted rate is based on 6 guests; your online inquiry will generate 'estimated' totals for parties of 6 or more. Note: 2-5 guests will need the owners to quote as the rates will be less per night.


1. 2 guests 100$ per night

2. 3 guests 110$ per night

3. 4 guests 120$ per night

4. 5 guests 130$ per night

5. 6 guests 140$ per night

6. 7 guests 150$ per night

7. 8 guests 160$ per night

8. 9-14 guests request quote!

Cleaning fees range from 75-110$ for your stay, depending on the number in your party.

About our home:

This beautiful spacious home features an open floor plan & includes updates like granite countertops & hardwood flooring! Our full basement includes a private, spacious bedroom with ensuite bathroom.

There are wonderful long range layered mountain views from the deck, upstairs balcony & from inside the living room.

Kids of all ages love our themed bedrooms! Wilderness abounds here in Deer Crossing & we celebrate the animals that frequent the Blue Ridge area!

The home is ideal for:

1) Family reunions/birthdays/fun

2) Couples or group retreat

3) Bible study

4) Private & Secluded get away

5) Couples weekend

6) Visiting local attractions in Blowing Rock, Boone, Valle Crucis Todd....

7) Relaxing & enjoying nature

8) Leatherwood events: weddings, organized runs, horseback riding, trout fishing

9) Visiting Buffalo Mercantile & Cafe for awesome food & more!

Note: we have a small firepit but we do not supply firewood, please bring your own wood.

Here are some of the items we provide at our home saving trips to the store:

1. Towels, bed linens & paper products

2. Many condiments

3. Spices, salt, pepper, toothpicks

4. Alum foil, stretch wrap and parchment paper to line baking pans

5. Soap, shampoo & body wash

6. Vegetable & olive oil

7. 'Emergency' supplies like toothpaste etc.

8. And so much more, ask owner for list!

We are Centrally located, allowing you to hit so many nearby places!

1. Blowing Rock

2. Boone

3. Lenoir

4. Linville Falls/Caverns

5. Mystery Hill

6. Grandfather Mountain

7. Tweetsie Railroad

8. Leatherwood

9. NC waterfalls, parks, hiking, biking, & fishing

10. Buffalo Merchantile & Cafe (closed Mondays)

Our home is decorated with cabin & mountain/woods themed art & several antiques. The large antique dining table has several leaves, allowing it to seat 1-8 comfortably. We have extra folding tables & chairs in the basement. What's not to like with fabulous views & wonderful breezes, room for everyone to enjoy themselves!

We have 4 spacious bedrooms: the 2 upstairs bedrooms each has its own balcony, two double beds & share one bathroom. The Master & basement bedroom each have a queen bed & an ensuite bathroom. All linens & towels are provided for your visit. The master will be made up for you, the remaining sheets will be left out for you to choose the bed/room that suits you!

You will enjoy preparing meals in our well equipped kitchen. Our huge gas grill is on the basement level under the main deck. Everything you need is at hand! For those not helping in meal preparation, there is high speed internet WIFI, DVDs, Pool table, Darts & Foosball. If you have a laptop with a Netflix account, you'll have no trouble downloading, we have high speed internet. Our home has plenty of places to read or play games. The PC in the master bedroom plays CD/DVDs or games & has great speakers!

After a day of hiking, you might want to wash your duds then play a rousing game of Pool, Darts or Foosball. For the family that enjoys various activities, we have 4 DVD players (main floor master bedroom, living room, Bear room & basement bedroom).

Later, watch Satellite TV, or a DVD. For that romantic touch, turn on the fireplace with the remote; watch the flames & pulsating embers while enjoying the long range layered mountain views.

In the mountains, cell phone coverage is spotty, especially traveling the Parkway but texting works. Keep this in mind while away from the home. At the home, we have a Verizon network extender. Other cell phones may work at the top of the hill just past our property & some have had 4 bar service on our back deck. We also have free local & long distance (US) calling. Texting will work for any phone anywhere.

This home is great for reading & relaxing. It is so quiet & peaceful. Or just sit & do nothing on one of the 4 swings on the covered, gated, wrap around deck.

Outside the home, you'll find a reflection bench & a swing surrounded by daffodils (in season) that has long range views. There is a fenced dog run that can accommodate your favorite pooches. This secluded home has irises, mountain laurel & rhododendrons. We also have a wonderful firepit on the basement level!

The night time views are spectacular; the stars seem so close you think you can touch them.

The Cabin is situated in the gated Deer Crossing Community, just off of State maintained Sampson Road, near the Watauga & Wilkes county lines.


1) 7 mi Blue Ridge Parkway

2) 9 mi Blowing Rock city limits

3) 12.8 mi Tweetsie Railroad

4) 13.5 mi Boone

5) 13.5 mi App Ski Mtn

6) 13.1 mi Kilwins for ice cream

7) 15.5 mi to great food at Daniel Boone Inn or visit App State

8) 13.5 mi Mystery Hill

9) 12.2 mi Tanger Outlets (shopping)

10) 6.1 mi Leatherwood

11) 24.9 mi Grandfather Mtn

12) 31 mi Sugar Mtn

13) 28 mi Tubing/zipline Hawksnest

14) 39 mi Beech Mtn

2 routes to 321 (Blowing Rock or Boone):

1) Quickest:

a) Right out of Deer Crossing

b) Sampson to the Parkway (right on parkway)

c) Left on Aho which dead ends on 321 (left to BR, right to Boone)

Notes: State road Sampson had 6 mi gravel, but now 1.75 miles is 2 lane paved & the views are incredible! Trip time for the 6 miles is 18-20 minutes & getting quicker as they complete more road work. Benefits of taking this route include quicker travel time to attractions, outstanding views & wildlife sightings.

2) For those who prefer Minimum gravel:

a) Take Sampson (turn left out of Deer Crossing) to Elk Creek road (right on Elk Creek)

b) Then take Buffalo Cove road to highway 268, then to 321. Benefits include mostly paved roads except for 2.5 miles down Sampson; trip is longer to reach attractions. Once the deposit is paid, you will receive directions & info on local amenities/attractions & loads of information about the home. Check the local attractions document & plan your days.

The property is wooded & nature is a few feet away. The community is great for walking. If you are hiking wooded paths, wear long pants & before coming into the home, brush them off & park muddy boots outside the door. The wet shoe/boot tray is just inside the door.

Local activities:

Our guests do spelunking at Linville Caverns, hike, bird watch & boat at Julian Price Lake just off the Parkway, white water raft at Wahoo, bike on Railroad Grade rd then tube at Todd while others do trout fishing or horseback riding at Leatherwood. Guests say Wilson Creek is good for canoeing & hiking; excellent swimming is at Elk River Falls. There are directions to these locations in the white binder inside the home.

The Blue Ridge Parkway area has many less traveled hiking locations. We have several hiking books (return to the home after use) with directions & route info!

If you want to go to NC gem mining we have directions to many places in the white binder.

Bring your cycling, canoeing or fishing gear, the pull through drive way accommodates 5 or more cars, or car & trailer (motorcycle, canoe).

We have multiple bird feeders. When you're out, grab a bag of bird food! If you fill the feeders, they will come! During the hot months, we have sugar for making Hummingbird food. Extra hummingbird feeders are located under the deck next to stairs to the basement level.

You will love your day trip to laid back Blowing Rock, Kilwins ice cream shop is a must do, as is Tweetsie for the kids (April-Nov). Boone is famous for App state & Mast General Store, plus Daniel Boone Inn, where the food is terrific! If out food shopping, use the Styrofoam coolers we have in the laundry room. The coolers also come in handy on a day trip, to keep sandwiches & drinks cool. If you need to, you can take one of the coolers home with you.

Note: you do not need 4WD/AWD to get to the home or into Boone/BR April-November.

Stays of December thru end of March, 4WD or AWD is best in snowy weather. In the winter, be sure you have ample provisions with you on arrival, if heavy snows fall, you might need to wait a day for snow to melt/clear/get plowed. Snow often melts faster than plows travel at this altitude! Note that sections of the parkway are closed in winter, but Aho can be used to get to 321 just off the parkway.

Pets: We ask guests with dogs to use our pet sheets to cover furniture & bedding. This helps keep hair & dander from furniture fabric, bedding & throws.

Let this be your home away from home!

Counting Guests:

When counting your guests for a quote, include children & anyone you might invite during your stay. We will add 10$ per night for each additional guest. Children using pack&play stay free.

Cleaning Fees:

1. 2-4 guests 75$

2. 5-8 guests 95$

3. 9-14 guests will be quoted

Cleaning fees cover dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing, washing towels & linens, setting out renter geared supplies for your visit & also covers the pickup/transport of garbage & recycling to comply with the county’s refuse/recycling laws.

Note: guests staying a week or more are asked to take some garbage/recycling to the Buffalo Cove Convenience center if you overflow any containers during your visit.

Thanks for your interest & welcome!

More Details

Mary Ellen Smith
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Mary Ellen Smith

My husband is an avid cyclist and I love to ride my horse. We love our family and friends and love to entertain them and have fun! This is a vacation home, our main residence is in Pleasant Garden, NC.

We were relocated to NC from Illinois, where we both grew up. I'm originally from Sandy Springs GA. We met over a pitcher of beer after a softball game and have been together now for over 27 years. My husband is so much fun to be with and we love it here in NC. My son and his wife live in Oregon, Wisconsin, a very long distance for a mom to endure! We love our visitors and will go to the nth degree to make your stay wonderful!

Mary Ellen Smith purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Mary Ellen Smith chose Lenoir

We chose this property because it accommodated both our interests! For my husband, the proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the cycling opportunities it offered, the cooler temps of the mountains and the ability to keep my horse at the property and sometimes trailer the 6.1 miles to Leatherwood for a day of riding. Plus we really love the mountain area. The photo shown here is of a day trip we took to Elk Knob. Elk Knob has a 1.9 mile hiking path to the heavens with heavenly views!

What makes this cabin unique

The biggest benefit of this home is that it is secluded, quiet & peaceful, yet close enough to visit all the fun of the Blue Ridge and other tourist destinations! The home has wonderful mountain views, is spacious enough for the whole family so that everyone can do what they please without impacting the others. Another sensational feature of the home is the gated wrap around deck. There are 4 swings that allow you to take in the views and enjoy the breezes. A favorite is the upstairs bedrooms with private decking. Grab a folding chair from the master closet or one of our white plastic chairs and sit and read on your own private deck. Or, gaze out at the long range views from the upstairs back bedroom. The main floor master has access to the deck and has an ensuite bathroom. The basement bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, and is private. Home includes washer and dryer. The views can be shared from the living room with a french door leading to the deck. With all the windows open, there is rarely a day you need to turn on the AC, but it is at the ready. The home has a wonderful wood stove in the basement and a wall heater, plus an extra refrigerator. The fenced in area will accommodate your favorite pooch!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This group spent quality time together and had a fantastic time. Joyce spoke with me on the phone and remarked that this home made everyone feel at home. There was nothing they required as it was all right there for their use. She remarked that it was a wonderful stay, they wrote all their comments in the book we keep at the home for such remarks. She did say that using their GPS, in lieu of our supplied directions, took them out of their way. So future renters, take the directions the owner provides with you! As a property owner, I enjoyed speaking with Joyce, such nice folks! They had a wonderful family get together!
Nov 2014
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Nearest Airport
88.3 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6.1 Miles
Saddlebrook restaraunt (weekends only)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Boone Golf
Nearest Train
12.8 Miles
Tweetsie Railroad
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Buffalo Mercantile and Cafe (closed Mondays)
Nearest Ski
13.5 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Car: necessary

uicker. Enjoy this paradise in a home that will welcome you!


Lenoir Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Firepit usage limited to basement level ONLY.
  • Trash/butts on property will be fined.
  • Grill has on/off valve inside door.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bathroom.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor bathroom has large sink.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Toilet and sink in the main floor powder room.
  • Bathrooms fully supplied with hand towels, bath cup dispenser, toilet paper & plunger. Extra toilet paper in powder room & in each bathroom. . Emergency toiletries in Master Closet. Tissues in several places throughout the home. Bar bath soap, body wash & shampoo are provided if you choose to use them.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Has ensuite bathroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Has balcony and shares a bath with the other bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double , Upstairs bedroom with balcony shares a bath.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master, has ensuite bathroom
  • All bedrooms have closets with hangers. In addition to the 4 bedrooms with beds for sleeping 12, there is a futon that can accommodate 1-2 more and 3 queen blow up beds. Sheets are located in the master closet & are marked full, queen. We have blankets and pillows for sleeping 14 plus extras. Each bedroom is carpeted. Some have phones. Main floor bedroom and basement bedroom have ensuite bath. Basement bedroom has a large screen TV with Satellite & DVD player. Main floor bedroom (master) has a PC (CD/DVD) with printer.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Home has local maps, guidebooks for hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway & guidebook for cycling. Directions to attractions in binder, include Rocky Knob for mtn biking , Blowing Rock attractions, grocery stores as well as maps for Trout & fly fishing locations. 4 wheeler friendly. Foosball, pool & darts. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms and in living room, heat and A/C. Styrofoam Cooler for day trips, Bath soap & emergency toiletries available. Extra fridge in basement for more food/beverage storage. Garbage cans on site, Smoke free home, Wood stove & fire pit (bring your own wood). 4 Bird feeders on site, bring your own food, watch the birds & squirrels from the wrap around deck. Star gazing from wrap around deck (stars so close you feel like you can touch them!) Motion sensor lights on home. Make sure these lights are on if you want the motion sensors on. Switches are next to kitchen door & are marked.


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Beautiful, themed, well-equipped Mountain Cabin - Supreme Quiet Great Views!!!
average rating of 4.737288 based on 153 reviews

Very spacious home, close to Parkway

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the amount of room in the house and on the porches. The Blue Ridge Parkway is not far away that provided many hiking options.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! We have enjoyed many hikes along the parkway. These were less traveled trails and we were able to see more of nature than the more popular trails. Hours of enjoyment on the trails and back at the home!
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Beautiful Cozy Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this quiet cabin. It was clean and had a beautiful view. Our kids loved the pool table in the basement. If you want a nice place to come and relax then this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! So glad you could get away and stay with us! Mary
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Great place to relax. Loved the cabin and the location

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was clean with all the instructions as to operation of everything. Great little cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home! It is a wonderful place to relax and commune with nature! Mary
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Owner exceeded all expectations. Thanks Mary.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith, so glad you and your party enjoyed our home. Mary
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Great Cabin in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place for us to enjoy our long weekend stay with friends. The cabin is beautiful as are the surroundings. The supplies that are provided in the kitchen and other areas of the cabin are numerous and really well thought out. I have stayed other places and barely had enough pans and silverware to cook but they even have spices, oil, and condiments that you can use, plus tons of different pans and dishes. Also, the emergency toiletries came in handy when one person in our party left her toothbrush home. She was very appreciative. The guys loved playing pool and we had a couple of very pleasant evenings around the firepit and enjoyed coffee in the mornings on the porch swings. MaryEllen is very nice and very responsive. They have a binder in the living room that has a lot of information about areas you can visit. It is up a windy, gravel road and not very close to town so it is nice and quiet but if you need anything at the store, you will need to drive to the next town, however, that does have several choices and directions are in the binder. Great time!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tanya, Thanks so much for this great review! Come back and see us again!
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Perfect Mountain Cabin & Owners

  • 5 of 5

Randy and Mary could not have been more nice and accommodating. We rented this mountain cabin under not the best of circumstances - an approaching hurricane in our home town. From first contact with Mary she was completely understanding and helpful and provided me the comfort I needed to know we had a place to go with our dogs to get out of harms way. This cabin was also the perfect way to relax and alleviate the stress of everything. We love the completely enclosed wrap around porch that provides not only great views but also an enclosure for the dogs so we didn't have to worry about their running off. We also met a few of the neighbors in the community and they were all so delightfully friendly! We did have a pair of goats wander up to the property and hang out for a bit; the dogs were certainly intrigued. The cabin is pretty far off any main roads so it is a pretty drive, but certainly plan ahead to get supplies in town as you won't want to be going back and forth much if you can help it. We rent cabins in this part of NC a lot and I have to say this cabin was one of the most equipped. They provide nearly everything you could need, from cleaning supplies to kitchen tools and appliances. Kudos to the owners for putting together a lovely getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy! I am so glad you were able to relax and thanks for great goat corralling! Mary
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $175
Cleaning fee 2-4 $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Note: regarding monthly rental, or, weekly rates and discounts for < 6 guests or 10+ , please ask owner for more details for your size party.

Our security deposit to 175$. We now have outside security cameras and signs to help deter damage.

There is no hunting or target shooting on our property so please don't bring firearms, BB guns, pellet guns etc.

We have a lovely firepit, use on basement level only.

This is our home, please don't leave bags of garbage next to cans on basement level or on the deck for critters to get into, we have several garbage cans on site. If you fill them up, please take a load of garbage and recycling to the Buffalo Cove center. Hours & directions in white binder.

The home is set up for maximum family use. Please do not move appliances or furniture, the rooms are all large and can fit pack & plays, blow up mattresses & luggage etc.

We have a dehumidifier in the basement to help keep the home fresh. Please do not unplug it or anything that is plugged into the white surge protector or the wall. To use the fridge, plug in the long green cord into the white surge protector & then close the doors. The fridge has ice and water in the door, so moving may trigger a leak, causing damage to the new flooring.

Security deposit is refunded within 14 days of your departure. Once you receive notice that the refund has been started, you may get additional info by calling Home Away Payments at 1-866-210-6106. VRBO handles the money side of the rental.

Our cleaning rates are low & are based on the number in your party. Please leave our home as you found it. If you make spills, clean them up. If you have questions or concerns, please call me at 336-430-6855. I'll be happy to help you!

Thank you!

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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