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Paradise For All:Woof!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cool Creekside Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Troutsong cabin sits just above Howard's Creek and is nestled in a park-like environment, secluded and private, yet only 10 minutes to a supermarket, theaters and restaurants in Boone. You can spend days exploring and playing in the creek, which makes a bend right above the porch where you can sit in the big yellow swing and cast your cares away. Fly fish? You found paradise. This is a place so sweet that even the trout seem to be singing its praises!

Raise the bedroom windows and you will fall asleep to the melody of Howard's Creek. We left this two-bedroom cabin furnished as it was when we lived here in hopes that it will feel like home to you: there's even a piano. The fully stocked kitchen also overlooks the creek. The kitchen, dining area, living room are open which makes downstairs one large open area with sliding glass doors on the creekside porch. When it's cool or cold, there's a great woodstove but the house can be fully heated by the Monitor heater. The master bedroom has a king bed; the second bedroom has twin beds and a loft bed with desk/play area below. Formerly our daughter's room, we have left some dolls and toys if you have young ones. We use flannel sheets in the cooler months, cotton in the summer. We have no air-conditioning because none is needed! There are ceiling fans in the bedrooms just in case but most summers the temperature at this creekside cabin never gets above 72 degrees.

We also welcome your dog here at Troutsong but we do charge a small fee. Having traveled with our two standard poodles we appreciate homeowners who rent to clients who like to vacation with their dog. Thanks for looking at our house.

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Beth McLeod
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2018

About Beth McLeod

Jon and I are former journalists who took a career change and moved back to where my heart has always been, here in the mountains of North Carolina.

Beth McLeod purchased this cabin in 1998

Why Beth McLeod chose Boone

We bought this cabin on 3 acres for ourselves! But when we moved full-time in 2002 we realized it was too small, so we built a 'round house' on the ridge behind the house and turned our former home into Troutsong. We believed that this was a special place and wanted to share it with others. The High Country of North Carolina is a wonderful place to live in all four seasons.

What makes this cabin unique

We love listening to the creek and sitting on the porch swing. Our daughter and our standard poodles love to play in the creek. Many nights we sat on the bench down by the creek, watched them play and enjoyed 'the gloaming,' as evening settled into our tranquil haven. I will never forget the way the former owner cried when we signed the papers to finalize the deal to buy this property in 1998. It is a place you just hate to leave!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your cabin is warm, eclectic and unique. A perfect moutnain getaway with

everything you could need or want! Our children loved it as much as we did and

are already asking when we can come back! They all took turns on the piano and

raced to the swing every day.
Mar 2007
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Boone in Bald Mountain

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub/shower combination; vanity with plenty of room for your personal items
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Loft bed is a full-sized bed best for older kids, teens
  • Both bedrooms are located upstairs. The only bathroom is downstairs. King size beds (1), Double Beds (1) Loft bed suitable for older children, young adults., Twin or Single Beds (2) Twin beds and loft bed are in same bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
Piano, tree swing by the creek, waterwheel... park-like setting and very private


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average rating of 4.891892 based on 38 reviews
Winston Salem, NC

Beautiful, clean, relaxing, a real getaway from city life.

  • 5 of 5

Facilities traditional and we'll kept. Wrap around porch is wonderful. Trout stream is excellent in every way. Minor issue, upgrade TV set and install better marker poles on bridge.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, John! I happen to have the flat screen TV in my car. It's overdue, for sure, but I have to have some help to get the old one out! We appreciate our guests who take such good care of Troutsong. Beth
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  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and relaxing. Loved it and looking forward to another stay

  • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Troutsong is awesome!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was so cozy, we felt right at home as soon as we walked in. The sound of the rushing water in the creek was so relaxing, and we enjoyed long, peaceful walks with our dog. Loved every minute of our getaway, and we'll definitely be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clinton, TN

Clean, comfortable and peaceful - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cottage and sitting on the porch swing listening to the stream. It was comfortable with everything we needed. We enjoyed coming back to our home away from home after an active day. We especially appreciated that it is a pet friendly place. We enjoyed hiking around the Blue Ridge and our trip to Grandfather Mountain. To top it off, the weather was beautiful all week.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, Fl

Very disappointed checked out early!

  • 1 of 5

Overwhelming moldy, musty odor permeates the dirty carpeting, the furniture and drapes! Owner has large dehumidifier and a fan in living room to attempt to combat the stench! Had to open several windows to breathe.

Treacherous entrance of stacked up rocks used as stairs, no railing.

No cell phone service and low water pressure.

No disclosures from owner on these problems.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great mountain cottage with easy access to Boone locations.

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay at Troutsong. Our three boys loved the Creek. It's amazing how tucked away and private this cottage is but yet still within minutes Boone. The owner was great and was available when the gas grill needed propane.Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £36.1 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £72.21
Tax Rate 12.75%

All auto quotes are subject to change as it is not a "cut-and-dry" business with us. We are flexible folks. We also do not REQUIRE payments in full at booking but some people prefer it. We don't REQUIRE payments be split 50% now, 50% later but some folks prefer it. Also, we do not add a cleaning fee and ask our guests to help us by leaving the cabin tidy, and almost all comply. Please email for clarification on anything that comes up automatically. Our pet fee may vary depending on how many, what breed and how long your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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