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Large, Pet Friendly, Log Cabin HotTub PoolTable Exceptional Views of Mtns & Lake

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedroom (2 masters) sleeps:14 3.5 baths, boat rentals & slip Lake & Mtn Views

Guests enjoy this 3 story Custom Log home 3800 sq ft. Sleeps 14 in beds. Two master bedrooms: 1 on main & 1 downstairs both have adjoining full baths. Downstairs there are an additional 2 Large bedrooms (2 full size beds each for a total of 4 beds). Across the hall a large bath and laundry. Lots and lots of decking on both first and second level. Walk out onto decking from living area, great room, game room and bedrooms. Fire pit with built in seating and large hot tub. Spacious Loft/5th bedroom is the only room on the 3rd level. It has comfy Queen size bed. Linens, towels, bedding, provided. Custom Spacious kitchen all appliances - 2 refridgerators, dishes, laundry room, Open great room (1/2 bath) pulls together Sunroom, Kitchen, Dining & Living room w/ vaulted ceiling, lots of glass, gorgeous lake views, full size stuffed bear-gas log stone fireplace, large flat screen/DVD. Dining table seats 10-eat in kitchen has additional seating at island. Downstairs:Separate Game room features Pool Table, Poker Game table, sofa-another Gas Log Stone Fireplace, Large Flat screen/DVD Decking, Gas Grill- Large Outdoor Hot tub-Stone Fire Pit. Nearby Boat Rentals-Canoe/ Boat Slip included. Need more room? Additional rental cabins 5 min walk. Great Views, too!

Unique experience: You'll receive many unique benefits as our guest. The location of the cabin with both lake and river access offers you different choices daily in water activities. The location of the boat slip is close and just a few mins walk. Views from the cabin are second to none. The floor plan of the actual cabin is really nice and convenient. The Bedding and mattress are comfortable. But the best benefit is the A+ service you will receive as our guest!

Guests enjoy winter sports to summer sports where the water is very clean. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing,

Boone & Blowing Rock offer a host of good restaurants downtown off Hwy 321 business route that goes thru ASU campus where you will find independently owned restaurants, bars, shopping that is unique to the mtns, this area and the university/ASU. On Hwy 321 bypass is Casa Rustica, great Italian as well as many regular chains like Peddler Steak House – Ruby Tuesday - Applebee’s – Sagebrush. A great place for family dining than the Dan’l Boone Inn at the intersection of business 321 and 421 in downtown Boone - family style, southern fried and no alcohol makes it a great stop before you hit the road. They serve all day Sunday.

The Game Keeper 5 star rating & Unique dinning!

Boat rentals, horse back, raft,ski,tube, Zip line: Fish Springs Marina 423-768-2336 Boat rentals. Give them the name of the accommodations you have reserved and remind them you are a guest of alakecabin4u so they can offer you the best price possible. Say Hello to Tom White the owner.

Horseback Riding, Hay Rides, and Conference Center

Dutch Creek Trails gets the highest compliments with our guests. It is located near Valle Crucis

White Water Rafting

Mountain Adventure Guides

Zip Line Tours

Our zip line course is open daily during the spring months from 10am to 4pm. Our 10 cable tour offers 1.5 miles of zip line riding and a swing bridge. 828-963-6561 or 800-822-4295.

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Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Perfect for our family and Perfect for yours!

Come and discover the area, rekindle and rebuild relationship with those that you care for. Our family wanted to spend time together, just us and reconnect. We did just that here and so can you. With the lake, the river just outside your door step take that first step together - would love to have you'all as guests! Love the woods and water? You've found the right place! Stay in luxury centered around the Cherokee National Forest.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Butler

This area offers many diverse activities. You have winter sports like snow skiing at near by ski slopes, summer sports where you can rent a boat and enjoy one of America's cleanest water ways. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

Towns in every direction. Non commercial vacation villages like Boone and Blowing Rock and Roan Mountain.

*Nascar racing in Bristol Tennessee just 40 miles down the road.

*Nearby Ski Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain

*Local Winerys * Marina's * Boat rentals *Fall Foliage


and the list goes on ..

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location. This cabin sits where the lake and river intersect. So you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Take your complimentary canoe down the river and or bring your own boat or rent a motor boat from one of the nearby marina's.

Snow skiing to jet skiing, Fall foliage to wildlife viewing right here on the property. Gorgeous views anytime of the year that are second to none. Paved roads, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants in the nearby vacation villages. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mountains meet water.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Butler in Johnson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Check the pet box for (1) Email for permission to bring multiple animals.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Half Bathroom -
  • Bathrooms are spacious.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , down stairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Double Bed , down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Double Bed , down stairs
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , main level, private adjoining bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , when in bed no one down stairs can see you.
  • Red Top Retreats bedrooms are spacious nic and very comfortable. Everyone has a beautiful view and most bedrooms offer walk out to decking.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
After renting cabins ourselves for years we knew the important factors and convenience, Comfort and Privacy were at the top of our list. The great room offers an open floor plan combining living area, dining room and kitchen. This allows everyone to be together whether cooking, watching TV & playing board games at the dining room table. Folks who are on Deck are just off the great room and just a yell away. The large six person hot tub is on deck too secluded on the side of the home overlooking the water and mtn range. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: You are able to bring and park trailers and boats at digisnated area* Lake View: with boat slip just a few mins walk. You have an absolutely gorgeous view of the lake and Cherokee National Forest * Mountain View: Cherokee National forest * Boat rentals at the Local marina's.


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Large, Pet Friendly, Log Cabin HotTub PoolTable Exceptional Views of Mtns & Lake
average rating of 4.586207 based on 58 reviews
Chillicothe, OH

Comfort, Cozy, Secluded and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

Our small family with a few friends enjoyed this cabin. Situated slightly up hill along a cove of Lake Watauga, this cabin comes with all the amenities: multiple decks, porch swing, hot tub, pool table, large kitchen, fire pit, and plenty of room. We were able to enjoy multiple excursions out to the lake via Fish Springs Marina (boating) and Off the Grid Adventures (Jet Skis) just 25 minutes drive from cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So good to hear that you all enjoyed the cabin, its amenities, and the water excursions. Renting a boat is a must during the warmer months. Watauga lake is one of the cleanest and most beautiful lakes in America. With jaw dropping views and very little traffic it is a boaters dream vacation. Thanks for your kind words and for taking good care of the home.
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Poor cooking equipment and small appliances for how nice house is, coffe maker took 35 min to brew

  • 3 of 5

Could be cleaner, many many dead bugs, but very nice cabin design and in good shape

  • Review Submitted: 08-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This property offers two 12 cup, Mr Coffee makers. The home is supplied with several pots, pans, a crock pot and two refrigerators.The toaster will toast 4 slices at a time and in addition to a hand held can opener there is also an electric one. There's a microwave above the stove is a standard size blender. Lady bugs came and went as they do this time of year. Being so close to the Cherokee National Forest is really beautiful but theres a few things in nature that you have to put up with. This cabin has a frontside facing the lake with mtn views. In the fall, when the sun beams in the these windows it gets really warm making it a great place for the lady bugs congregate. This is also mentioned in the online rental agreement that all guests are required to acknowledge when making their reservation. This cabin sees the Orkin man monthly, a housekeeper and maintenance man weekly. It is well maintained and cared for by many. Its a trade off that we agree is worth it.
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Charlotte, NC

Awesome house and with a view!

  • 5 of 5

This was exactly what my friends and I were looking for in a weekend cabin getaway. It was spacious, clean, and well layed for the group to gather. The only thing that was a little disappointing was the distance from walking trails. We did walk around the lake on the road which wasn't bad but I think it would have taken a 20 mins drive to get to a hike and since we were only there for a weekend we didn't want to spend that time in a car. There was plenty of room for outdoor activities around the cabin and the views of the lake at the foot of the hills was really great. I would recommend this cabin and certainly consider staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for our boys' weekend

  • 5 of 5

I gathered at Red Top Retreat with 4 high school friends and it was perfect for our needs. Not many places have five distinct bedrooms, counting the loft, and also all of the other amenities like the hot tub, pool table, fixed fire pit with benches, etc. The satellite TV and wi-fi worked well, and the kitchen was more than sufficient. The boat dock is a short walk down the hill, and we enjoyed using the canoe and some kayaks that we rented. This cabin is on the far eastern side of the lake, easy enough to canoe/kayak to the point where the river enters the lake. I would definitely come back to this house.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We loved the house itself. Plenty of room for 10 adults and 4 kids to enjoy a relaxing week on the lake. The only reason I might look for something else on the same lake would be for something right on the lake as opposed to up the hill. On the downside the hot tub only actually heated past 96 degrees once someone came out to repair it on the 5th day of a 7 day reservation. Also, the main room floor was dirty and there were a lot of spider webs on the porches upon arrival. Once we cleaned up those couple things we really enjoyed the rest of our week there. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful lake if you're looking for a Smoky Mountain Lake experience!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay and had plenty of room for your large group. It is a short walk to the water where you have a boat slip and canoe. Building restrictions don't allowed building larger homes at the shore line. This lake is 80% Cherokee National Forest and its shore line is very protected. Know that the hot tub heated to 105 day of arrival when cleaned. Maybe one of the children may have pressed some buttons to get it off course. Glad that maintenance was able to fix it for you.
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Very enjoyable Family Vacation on Wautaga Lake in Butler Tennessee!

  • 4 of 5

This is a nice property overlooking beautiful Watauga Lake with roughly a 1/4 mile walk downhill to shared docks(Canoe,paddles and life jackets provided). Enjoyed Kayaking and canoeing on the lake. Great hiking in nearby Cherokee National Park-Laurel Falls and compression Falls in particular. Our visit to Watauga Lake Winery for wine testing proved to be an enjoyable experience as well. Very enjoyable Family Vacation on Watauga Lake in Butler Tennessee!

Kevin and Tina McGroarty and Family-Media,Pennsylvania

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
neighbor hood bar
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Red Tail Golf Club (open to public)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Dry Hill General Store
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Beech Mtn
Nearest Beach
Watauga Lake shore line
Car: necessary

Watauga Lake, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Boat Rentals, Watauga River, Cherokee National Forest ,Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Blowing Rock , Boone NC, Grandfather mountain, Lineville , Banner Elk , Ski Beech, Sugar Mtn , Bristol , Bristol Speedway, Race week, Blue Grass festivals. Just a short distance from the NC / TN state line in East Tennessee. Nestled between the Appalachian and Great Smoky Mountains. Excellent access to NC and TN Attractions. White water Rafting, Hiking, Hunting, fishing, canoeing, kayaking. Unique Location. You get the benefits of both lake & river access. Kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing and is a water skiers paradise. From your boat slip down the river or out to the main body of Lake Watauga- skiing & sailing can be enjoyed. Cliffs & caves ready for those who seek adventure. Fisherman's dream - Both river & lake access. Skiers paradise - water like glass. Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring vacation villages.

Other Activities: boating, boat rentals, fishing, fly fishing, near by local marina's, kayaking, canoeing, tubing, skiing, wildlife viewing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, unique shopping and dining.

Golf: Near-by golf 15 min drive

Ski: Beech Mountain, Boone NC, Sugar Mtn, Applachian ski resort, HawksNest,

Ski Area's


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £139.05
Pet Fee £75.16
Damage Insurance £44.34
Damage Deposit £375.8

Once your deposit is paid you'll receive an extensive welcome package giving direction to area activities, restaurants, boat rentas, ski resorts. Pet fee applies: If you choose to bring a pet be sure to click the pet box when reserving here on line. The pet fee is for one pet. If you have multiple pets please send an email with your request for multiple pet approval. Be sure to include the correct number of guests in your party so enough bedding is provided. All persons staying on the property over the age of 2 should be listed in your party.
Note: There are no refunds from the owner directly so guests are encouraged to protect their vacation by purchasing one of the protection plans offered. When making your reservation, guests will have the option to purchase or waive protection plans offered thru homeaway/vrbo. If there are any uncertainties with your stay please purchase a vacation protection plan and insure your stay so you can file for any reimbursement. Sometimes, we are able to rebook dates but it is not a guarantee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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