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Blue Ridge Parkway! Boone/Blowing Rock (20 mins). Custom log cabin! Views! Hi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,340 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

700 Blue Ridge Parkway, very close to Boone,Blowing Rock & West Jefferson

The "Perfect Couples' Getaway". Enter via the large covered front porch to a custom built, real log cabin, situated at 3250' elevation and only 700 yds to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 268!

NOTE: We do not accept any reservation that includes pets of any size - NO exceptions. Additionally, so as to further provide all guests with a meticulously maintained custom cabin, smoking any substance inside the cabin (including e-cigs or vapes) is not permitted.

You will immediately know you made the right choice beginning with the warm and comfortable high end furniture and accessories, a complimentary bottle of wine, and the perfect spacious room layout for one or two adult couples. Choose either Very Large fully appointed bedroom - the loft with the comfy Queen, or the downstairs Master with just as comfortable king bedding and custom quilts. Both offer full and large bathrooms with insulated windows and custom privacy shades. Stay warm with overhead fan heaters in each bathroom for the ever so often morning chills.

Parkway BellaVista is meticulously maintained amid peaceful mountain surroundings. Rock away on the large covered front porch to the many different sounds of birds and wildlife, or simply relax to the relaxing flow of the stream across the street. The newly enlarged back deck that ties seamlessly into the front porch covered front porch is where you can enjoy eating in the open or move to the covered porch.

Dine inside at the large bar height dining table while taking in the warm ambience of a massive stone gas log fireplace. Take in the vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, a 42" HDTV with custom sound bar fronting the fireplace.

With a total of 3 HDTV's, unlimited hi speed wifi, plus the convenience of a fully equipped kitchen, outdoor space heater alongside a propane grill, there is no need to go anywhere. The only missing element for the utmost stay is your anxious anticipation of feeling like you've arrived!

Venture 700 yards up from the driveway to access the Blue Ridge Parkway, and drive one of the most breathtaking Parkway routes to West Jefferson and Glendale Springs, or south to Boone and Blowing Rock. You can actually walk to the Parkway, bike, hike, or drive in either direction to take in the views, overlooks, waterfalls, picnic areas and trails. Kayak, canoe, or just enjoy the South Fork River only a few miles away.

This cabin is only 7 years 'young' and we have truly attempted to pay very close attention to every detail. Bring your bike, kayaks, and energy to the Blue Ridge. If you are looking for noise, traffic, hard to manage dirt roads to a cabin in the woods with no view, then this is not for you!

We offer the absolute opposite, and when you open the door to Parkway 'Bella Vista', you will simply say 'Yes'! Try it once; you will most likely come again!

Note: Quote includes nightly rate PLUS cleaning, taxes, propane, and Refundable Key/Excess Cleaning deposit for 1 couple. $20.00 per night Surcharge for additional couple. Max capacity - 4. Sorry, NO PETS- NO EXCEPTIONS! NO SMOKING inside the Cabin, including NO E or Vapor Cigs.

More Details

John G. Leggett
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 3, 2018

About John G. Leggett

Graduate of UNC-CH. Naval Aviator, licensed Real Estate Broker and General Contractor. Two great sons, with wonderful families and four beautiful grandchildren!

John G. Leggett purchased this cabin in 2014

Why John G. Leggett chose West Jefferson

Elevation, proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway, scenic drive to/from any direction. Searched the area for almost 3 years before finding Parkway 'Bella Vista'. It is simply just what I was looking for. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, close to Boone, Blowing Rock, and the up and coming 'artsy' downtown area of West Jefferson. Cool crisp nights, clean air, the sound of the roadside creek from the front porch while sipping morning coffee or evening wine. The quality of the construction was also a key factor and this cabin boasts quality and precision throughout. Spacious, lofty, roomy, bright, well ventilated, heated and cooled, and a great covered front porch to take in the sights and sounds of the mountain views. Easily accessible, yet with little or not traffic, and plenty of room to do your own thing.

What makes this cabin unique

No noise, no traffic, less summer heat, wildlife, surrounding mountain views, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the local people.


West Jefferson Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO PETS, NO EXCEPTIONS allowed in the Cabin or on the grounds.
  • Smoking inside the cabin including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookahs, e-cigs or vapes is not allowed. Your choice outside, anytime/anything.
  • The maximum guest capacity is 4. There is no sofa bed, rollaway, or cot/s. Housekeeping is very strict about this.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Window, with shade and exhaust fan.
  • Bathroom down is a full bath with window and privacy shade. Walk in glass shower. Storage. Bathroom up is a full bath with combo tub/shower, window and privacy shade.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large room, with HDTV, radio, private bath with shower.
  • Downstairs BR is a King with large full bath. Lots of windows, private shades and window treatments. Large Master Closet, dresser/s, night stand and leather recliner with ottoman. HDTV, Wireless Upstairs private loft area is a Queen, with skylight. Lots of windows with full private bath. Huge walk-in closet. Dressers and night stand. HDTV, Wireless.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing


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Blue Ridge Parkway! Boone/Blowing Rock (20 mins). Custom log cabin! Views! Hi
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews
Gold Hill, NC

A Small Piece of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Dear John,

Our stay at the lovely Parkway BellaVista could not have been any more relaxing and pleasant. The cabin was meticulously decorated, inside and out. Fresh flowers on the entrance steps, easy access when initially arriving at the cabin, very comfortable high end furniture and bedding, extremely well equipped kitchen, nice gas grill on the deck - I could go on forever. The welcome bottle of Merlot was also appreciated. Oh, and did I mention the basket of lights sitting at the foot of the inside stairway that just happened to come on every evening as dusk rolled in? The first evening it was a pleasant surprise. The evenings to follow, I waited with anticipation for the moment that the sparkling lights would once again grace the corner in which they sat. This was a simple, nice addition to the character of your lovely cabin. I must not leave out my comments regarding the housekeeping - IMMACULATE!!! I didn't even give it a second thought when I took my shoes off and walked barefooted through the house, which is something I rarely do in any rental property. And I loved all the beautiful rugs. It's almost like they were strategically placed so that one could walk (barefooted) throughout the whole house without stepping on cold floors. In your check-in instructions, I love your note about how some guests decided to take certain items that should have been left for others to enjoy and that you know every item in the house - well, as I meandered through the house admiring all your decorations - each seeming to have its own place and meaning for being there - I jokingly reminded my husband of your comments and said "now this is a piece that I would take home with me IF I were one of those people". But I'm not. I hope that all your guests to follow will take the time to look around and see how much time, energy and love has gone into this beautiful little cabin nestled in a warm, welcoming spot in our gorgeous NC mountains. Thank you so much for allowing us to visit. The remainder of this year is quite full, however, I hope to return in the spring.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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United States/North Carolina

This was just what the Dr. ordered!!!

  • 5 of 5

Location was easy to find and absolutely perfect! Very clean neat and organized! We will be going back.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Functional

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin last minute as our other plans during work out. We were very impressed it is a beautiful house, also we were impressed with the detail that the owner cleary has. Everything you may need is there. It is also very clean and orderly. Overall it was a good stay. We hope to be back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always pleased to have a very satisfied guest. We strive to provide the very best in accommodations with attention to detail, and spotless cleaning for the ideal stay. Thanks for your positive review and consider visiting again soon. John Leggett/Owner
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Harrisburg, PA

Lovely, serene

  • 5 of 5

We knew the owner was conscientious and quite meticulous as we received a long and detailed welcome letter.

The cabin was clean and well furnished. We found most of the kitchen items we needed. The cabin was very well located for hiking off of the Blue Ridge.

We had a relaxing vacation and would rent John's cabin should we return to NC in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Had all we need for a week away from real life and had all the comforts. My idea of vacation is to relax and we did exactly that staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Another very satisfied guest - what is strived for. Thanks for your comments and consider a return visit for Fall Foliage. Glad you were able to relax and explore the area. John Leggett/Owner
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Doesn't get any better than this!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from a month's stay at this cabin and what a wonderful, restorative time we had. First of all, the cabin is furnished and decorated with first class furniture and decor. It is immaculate and was very easy to keep that way. The setting is quiet and serene. Sitting out on the deck watching the hummingbirds and listening to the brook across the street was one of our favorite activities. The cabin is close enough to downtown West Jefferson, Boone and Blowing Rock yet secluded enough to afford that "get away from it all" feeling. The owner, John Leggett, could not have been more gracious and accommodating. We are hoping to return next year. Thank you, John, for making your lovely cabin available to us- we are truly grateful.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice and complimentary comments. You're the best in what an owner likes to have as guests. Every time I get a chance to visit, I always feel like describing the cabin exactly as you did. Hope to see you next year. John/Owner
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Boone, West Jefferson, Blowing Rock
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Mountain Aire
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway - 500 yds.
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Car: recommended

Blue Ridge Parkway one minute away. Walk, bike or drive it! Mile Post 268 is access and travel north or south to overlooks, walking trails, picnic areas, or drive to the South Fork of the New River and kayak, tube, or float at your liesure. 18 minutes to Boone, West Jefferson, 30 to Blowing Rock. Grandfather Mountain nearby as well. The MST along the Blue Ridge is easily accessible by walking up the hill from the Cabin in 10 minutes. Enjoy the new found art, crafts, and specialty stores in West Jefferson, eat at Shatley Springs for an incredible breakfast, lunch or dinner, or treat yourself to great restaurant choices in nearby Boone or Blowing Rock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Propane charge/$20 nt. $60
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable Key/Cleaning $150
Cleaning upon Check-Out $135
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates posted for MAXIMUM No.persons - 4. NOTE: Propane charge $20/day. Renters' Property Damages Insurance required for all stays. Sorry, PETS NOT ALLOWED, no exceptions, inside or outside. SMOKING any substance is NOT PERMITTED inside the cabin. CHECK-IN, 4:00PM, Check-OUT, 11:00 AM. Refundable Key/Excess Cleaning Deposit subject to normal cleaning/return of all sets of keys.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.