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Long Range, Layered Views Overlooking 2 Ponds

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Vilas Cabin Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom Cabin with fireplace and gorgeous views!

Breathe ... It's time to take that long awaited vacation in the North Carolina mountains. Mountain Song Cabin is the perfect retreat from the busy world. It is located in a quiet, private neighborhood just 8 minutes from downtown Boone, NC. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy getting back to this peaceful retreat after a long day on the trail.

Grab a glass of your favorite beverage and sit on the porch and watch the breathtaking sunsets and the indigenous wildlife feeding on the apple, pear, and cherry trees or even the wild blackberry bushes.

Inside you have all of the comforts of home. A well equipped kitchen, a cozy living area to enjoy the fireplace, a nicely remodeled bathroom and comfortable beds with heated mattress pads for those chilly nights.

Unplug and enjoy the fresh mountain air by the stream fed ponds. Have a fire; roast some marshmallows and enjoy s'mores at the large fire-pit! Enjoy your downtime listening to the spring peepers, crickets and chirping frogs. Chase lightning bugs like you did when you were a kid. Appreciate nature right here in your own backyard! Be on the look out for deer, groundhogs, wild turkey and foxes and there is always an orchestra of songbirds close by.

For your 'plugged in' entertainment and connectivity needs, there is a Bose iPod docking station, cable TV, a video library and of course wireless internet service.

Mountain Song Cabin is your peaceful retreat in the Appalachian Mountains but don't forget to get out and enjoy the activities in the area. There is a wonderful farmers' market every Saturday morning from May to October at the Horn in the West parking lot. All of the wonderful fresh foods of the area are recommended. There are artists that create amazing works of art. There is usually live music and even fresh flowers for your table. Check out the 'Area Attractions' page for the links to many of the area's activities.

Thank you for your interest in Mountain Song Cabin. We look forward to seeing you!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Donna - Katy Conley
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Donna - Katy Conley

We love the mountains but can't get there often enough! So when we're not at the cabin, it's available to you. Enjoy this slice of heaven.

Donna - Katy Conley purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Donna - Katy Conley chose North Carolina

Stunning views yet only 3 miles to downtown Boone.

What makes this cabin unique

Stunning views; close in to town yet nice and quiet!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved staying in this log cabin. It was just what we were looking for. Katy & Donna were very attentive - they email back immediately if you are having any issues - which, judging by our stay, you most likely won't have. I only emailed them because I couldn't locate the thermostat. It was so modern I didn't recognize it as the thermostat. But I found it in 5 or ten minutes and they had already emailed me back to tell me where it was and how it worked. It heated the place up very quickly. Almost too quickly. We didn't have time to take our jackets off. The place itself has everything you need to entertain yourself. I could've just stayed there the whole time & not ventured out but we did venture out to Blowing Rock, Boone & Gtrandfather Mtn which were all very close by. We drove the Parkway from Grandfather to BR one afternoon and ate at the Blowing Rock Ale house and it was a day well spent to say the least. They have a lot of information on places to hike, and things to see and do to get you started. From there you can go online or just ask people around town and you're sure to find what you're looking for in terms of NC mountain adventure. They even had a couple stamped postcards that you were welcome to use to tell your fiends about the beautiful sunsets you'll see from the large swing on the huge porch. Theres even a guitar you can play while you sit around the fire pit under the brightest stars I've seen in long time.
Apr 2014
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Long Range, Layered Views Overlooking 2 Ponds
average rating of 4.882353 based on 39 reviews

Beautiful Property with Everything You Need

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had a great time here for our anniversary weekend. We used it more as a vacation to get away from it all and had great privacy in this cabin. However, it was also within easy driving distance of Boone if you were looking for a place that also allowed you to go out to eat or for some bars. For us, the cabin had everything we needed to stay in and cook for ourselves and we were able to take advantage of the iPod dock, the DVDs available, as well as the game table to pass the time. The cabin was very comfortable and easy to get to and was clean and nicely updated. We especially enjoyed the large porch with a view over the two ponds and a nice big swinging chair to sit out on.

We drove to Elk Knob State Park (about 20-30 minutes away) for a hike one day as well which was very nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Song Cabin

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was cozy, comfortable and very well equipped. We did not cook in much but when we did everything was right there. The cabin was convenient to Boone and Blowing Rock.

The view was the reason we were there. It was spectacular. It was a big view with mountains close and in the distance. We never tired of looking at the mountains.

We would rent this cabin again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome views!

  • 4 of 5

The views are awesome as advertised! Although the cabin is remote, it is only a 4-mile drive to downtown Boone. The kitchen is well equipped and the fire pit was fun for cooking marsh mellows a few nights. It is difficult to walk or run in the neighborhood because of the hills but the Greenway trail in Boone is only 10 minutes away.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice view and comfortable accomadations

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cabin. It had everything we needed, was charming, and had a spectacular view from the porch. We loved all of the surrounding towns and filled our vacation with sight-seeing, tubing down the New River, walking on the mile-high swinging bridge on Grandfather Mountain, a silly trip to Mystery Hill and a ride on Tweetsie. The cabin was perfectly located so that no activity was that far of a drive. A great place for a summer vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A gem of a property

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying a full week here and enjoying both the house and the area. We started out the week loading up on supplies at the Harris Teeter. The kitchen was exceedingly well equipped, even with small things like spices that you tend to forget at the grocery store. It made cooking at the house really easy. We loved doing so because we could have dinner while enjoying a gorgeous view of the sun setting over the mountains from the back porch. The two ponds in the back were a constant source of fascination for us, as we enjoyed watching the tadpoles and frogs, which serenaded us night and day. The property also draws all kinds of birds, though I don't think the wrens that live in the birdhouse enjoyed sharing the porch with us. We also had a daily morning visit from a sweet skunk that patiently let me photograph him (without getting too close), several groundhog sightings, and an evening stop through by a fox. It was all just lovely.

The property is fairly quiet except in the evening when someone's hounds are getting ready to be fed, but the barking subsides pretty quickly.

We also appreciated the iPod and the owners' taste in music. We love Bach, and Abba.

While in the area, we hiked at Grandfather Mountain, visited Linville Falls, and took a lovely stroll at Moses Cone Memorial Park off the BGP. We also took a whitewater rafting trip. I strongly suggest anyone interested in doing so, read the TripAdvisor reviews very carefully, both the good ones and the bad ones, before making reservations. Most of the trips leave from locations an hour or two away.

I have to say one of my favorite parts of the day was coming back to the cabin! So relaxing, clean, and off the beaten path but not so much so to make it inconvenient. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Hwy 321/421
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Vilas Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Leaf Peeping
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Vilas Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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