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Charming and unique Mountain vacation cabin

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Butler - Country Cordwood

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (sleeps 8)

Country Cordwood is a very unique vacation cabin nestled in the mountains of East Tennessee. Close to the Appalachian trail, ski resorts, Bristol Motor Speedway and situated on a blue ribbon trout stream, it is a relaxing location away from the stresses of everyday life. It is minutes from Watauga lake, a large TVA managed recreation lake known for it's clean water, good fishing, swimming and boating.

Easy access to the Tri Cities of Johnson City, Kingsport and Bristol as well as Boone NC and Abingdon VA. Butler is a rural community in the history rich upper East Tennessee region. Less than an hour from Interstates 26 and 81, it is accessible by good roads year round.

The owners live on the property and maintain a small mountain farm with a wide variety of semi-exotic animals and livestock.

Keywords: mountains, cabin, Bristol Speedway, Appalachian Trail, family vacation, trout fishing

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Karen Visser
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2016
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About Karen Visser

Your hosts have raised nine children on the adjoining property. We are a homeschooling family and operate a family manufacturing business, here.

Karen Visser purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Karen Visser chose Tennessee

This cabin was built entirely by our four sons, with Dad's oversight, as a homeschool project. Working every Saturday, from daylight until dark, for nearly three years, was a tremendous family experience and educational opportunity. The result is a handcrafted cabin with unique charm.

What makes this cabin unique

Nights around the fire ring, picnics and cookouts, peace and solitude. Lots of recreational opportunities, hiking, biking and boating.


based on 20 holidaymaker reviews

Charming and unique Mountain vacation cabin
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We just recently returned from a wonderful long weekend at this cabin. Karen is an amazing host and you can truly just bring a bag and enjoy the weekend. She included so many items to make this an easy and comforting stay. We were in town for the Bristol race weekend and the cabin is a short 40 minute trip to the track. It is also very close to the lake and numerous outdoor activities! We can't wait to come back and have another stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Enjoyable mountain cabin getaway

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely weekend in this Tennessee mountain cabin. We so enjoyed out time in this compact yet spacious home. There was plenty of room to spread out in the comfortable downstairs area. The kitchen was well equipped with a table that seats six comfortably. There were books, games and dvds available and plenty of seating in the living area. Everything was clean and the owners were very gracious and helpful. They anticipated many of the needs we might have had. We enjoyed visiting with Karen and found her more than willing to answer our questions about the area and suggest things to do. If you want a place to getaway from the hustle and enjoy some quiet this is it. The hike to nearby Laurel Falls was well worth the hour plus it took to get there.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet -peaceful-worth every penny

  • 5 of 5

Love the fact that this cabin was built by the Visser family with love and attention to detail.

We felt very comfortable with the furniture and beds. Fishing in Doe creek was fun catching trout. Local Watauga lake is beautiful and worth renting boats out of the marina. The Butler Museum is a must if you enjoy the rich history of an American city tucked away in the mountains.

Karen Visser went above and beyond through communication and help answering my questions.

Games on site included volley ball net, croquet, corn hole, board games and puzzles and lots of family movies. If you like to read there are scores of books to choose from.

Tv and cable worked great with DVD players too. Full kitchen with all essentials for cooking and clean Frig ready for making meals.

Best part was the fire pit and dry wood which we enjoyed every evening, roasting marshmallows and talking.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johnson City, TN


  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the cabin on a cool foggy evening and immediately built a fire in the outdoor fire pit, which we enjoyed for hours. Everything we needed for our bonfire and the charcoal grill were provided. We were very pleased that pets were not only allowed(at no additional cost) but there is also a chain link kennel behind the cabin if you need it. This cozy cabin tucked into the base of a mountain is the perfect place to unplug and get back to nature. The kitchen includes plenty of pots, pans, and dishes for cooking and serving your meals. Sitting on the porch in the morning we enjoyed delicious cups of the coffee provided at the cabin. The gracious owners are located right down road and respond immediately to any questions or concerns.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

The Country Cordwood cabin is much more beautiful than the pictures and the location in the mountains is perfect. Easy access of the scenic mountains and lakes of the area. The owners had everything to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. My wife and I truly enjoyed the peace and serenity surrounding the cabin. I would highly recommend this property and look forward to a return stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holiday vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your cabin with us. We had a wonderful relaxing vacation and enjoyed many things in the area. The drive to Bristol, Boone and Blowing Rock was very easy and scenic. The cabin was very cozy, clean and nicely decorated. Thank you for providing a Christmas tree for us to decorate as well as all of the other Christmas decorations. We loved the area and our stay. My husband found the fishing to be very good and hopes to return to do some more. Thank you again for everything. Awesome place.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Tri Cities Regional
Car: necessary

Convenient to the Appalachian trail for hiking, the Virginia Creeper trail for biking, Watauga lake for fishing and all kinds of water recreation, Roan Mountain State park


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Butler, Tennessee

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 13.5%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Butler, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor Lounging Area with Fire Ring, Doe Creek Trout Stream on property, Hiking Trails

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