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Beautiful Log Home with Stone Fireplace & Pristine View of Grandfather Mountain

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

A serene mountain log cabin loaded with luxury as well as end of years specials!

At my home, A 'Peace' of Heaven, I want every guest to feel like they are at home. You will find every luxury of your own house here at my cabin - a fully stocked kitchen, a laundry set up with complimentary detergent and supplies, a master bedroom, bathroom, and guest room on the main floor; in addition to a loft (with pull out sofa) and large bedroom on the top floor, complete with plenty of plush blankets and pillows for cold nights! My home sleeps 11 comfortably in beds, with room for any air mattresses you may require.

I want to make sure that here in my home you have every amenity and luxury that you have in your own home. Between the beautiful kitchen and gorgeous stone fireplace, you will find a large dining table that can seat up to 8 guests. In the kitchen you will find endless supplies for cooking wonderful home cooked meals for your friends and family. All throughout the house there are plenty of books if you like to just sit outside and read while soaking up some sun and checking out the one of a kind view.

The main floor boasts an incredible view of Grandfather Mountain during the day time - with windows from the floor all the way to the rooftop, you will find yourself staring at the awe of mother nature - whether it be from a comfortable recliner in the living room or a rocking chair on the wrap around deck. The outside area is fully furnished, and the wrap around deck is an incredible place to just sit back and take in the view. With rocking chairs, tables, and dining areas, you may find yourself spending more time outside than inside on your vacation!

The loft is a great area for kids, with its pull out sleeper sofa and plush pillows. There is also a chest full of games in the loft! Its got all the classics like Candyland, Monopoly, and Trivial Pursuit, and will keep you and your family entertained for hours! The bedroom beside the loft features a bunk bed with a full size bed on bottom and a twin size bed on top. Beside the bunk beds there is a huge, queen sized bed with a wonderful pillow top mattress cover. Also in this room, a window-nook overlooking the outdoor dining area - perfect for gazing at the view from the top floor!

The master bedroom downstairs features another queen sized bed as well as its own flatscreen TV. The guest room beside it features two twin sized beds - these two bedrooms are connected by the master bathroom, an incredible stone tiled walk in shower/tub decorates this bathroom.

Here at A 'Peace' of Heaven, relaxation is the vibe, and you will most definitely leave here feeling more centered and rested. I would encourage all my guests to check out all that the local area has to offer. There are endless activities and I will happily recommend activities for you and your friends and family, just contact me!


Check in at no earlier than 4PM on the date of check in and check out is no later than 11:30AM on the day of check out. These times are flexible with approval from the owner.

Cleaning Fee: $150 - Includes professional grade pre-check-in cleaning to ensure top to bottom aesthetic perfection in our cabin. Also includes all fresh linens, towels, two Tide laundry detergent pods, dish soap, two large paper towel rolls, and two hotel-quality toilet paper rolls per bathroom.

For parties of two who do no wish to use the top floor and only wish to use the main floor, the cleaning fee can be discounted, by request.

*Please note - the owner resides on the basement level of the rental house in a separate Owner's Apartment. It is not necessary to meet the owner to gain access to the rental, there is a key lockbox beside the front door on the ground level (code will be provided before check in). Contact with the owner is minimum to nil, as the owner works full time and has a private entrance to the Owner's Apartment. The owner respects the privacy of all guests and will not enter the rental portion of the premises during any guest's stay unless absolutely necessary.*

*The owner requests that loud music be turned off after 12:00 AM.*

*Please note that the left most parking spot is designated for the owner, and the availability of that designated spot must remain open at all times and a car must be able to enter and exit that leftmost parking spot at all times.*

**5% discount for military, teachers, police, firefighters**

**10% discount for returning guests**

More Details

Barbara York
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Barbara York

Hi, my name is Barbara and I am a retired elementary school teacher from Burlington, NC where I taught for 23 years. I currently work at a local veterinary clinic which I love! I am blessed to have this beautiful home and I want to share it with you! I love to spend time with my family, be involved with my church, travel, read, shop in quaint little towns, go antiquing and spend time with my wonderful friends.

Barbara York purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Barbara York chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

My father bought this property in 1968 and I grew up coming up here with my parents for weekends in what my father referred to as 'God's Country'. We had a mobile home on this site for years and would come up, and many times, invite family and friends to come with us. After retirement I decided to build a log home on this land which was completed in November 2009. I then moved to the great NC mountains and became a local!

What makes this cabin unique

I am so blessed to have this home, I mean not many people can get up every morning and stare into the face of the spectacular Grandfather Mountain while drinking their coffee! My home is centrally located around Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and Valle Cruise. You can get to any of those towns in 30 minutes or less. There are so many wonderful opportunities for having fun in my area such as shopping in the quaint boutiques in Blowing Rock, people watching in their wonderful Main Street park while eating yummy ice cream from Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream. You can also walk across the famous mile high swinging bridge on Grandfather Mountain and visit their fun little zoo to see the bears. Go and drink an old fashioned bottled Coke and eat a Moonpie on the back porch of the original Mast Store while listening to live blue grass music. Go hiking on one of the hundreds of trails in the High Country or go whitewater rafting or tubing on the Watauga or New Rivers. In the winter you can go skiing or snow tubing on one of our 4 terrific ski slopes. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in one of our fabulous High Country restaurants. There are too many things for me to name here, but I will have a guest book for you to get more ideas for mountain adventures and directions on how to get to them. After your busy day, you can come back home and relax on the deck while gazing at the thousands of stars and the silhouette of Grandfather across the sky or come on inside and sit by the fire! Just make yourself at home!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Log Home with Stone Fireplace & Pristine View of Grandfather Mountain
average rating of 4.952381 based on 21 reviews

Nice cabin at a great location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great, it had all the nice amenities that made it comfortable with the rustic charm to still provide that cabin feel. The location was perfect with a short commute to Appalachian Ski, Hawksnest, Grandfather mountain, and downtown Banner Elk. A must do again for the family and I. I did stay in the winter to enjoy some of the winter activities but may consider a fall experience in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review! We enjoyed hosting you and your family and hope to see you again in the future!
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Wonderful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at your cabin. Amazing views and very peaceful. Cabin was clean and well-maintained. Good location convenient to banner elk/boone/blowing rock. Everything was as described on the VRBO website. Our only complaint was that we couldn't get the overhead light to work in the great room, which made it feel a bit dark in the evenings. Overall, a wonderful cabin and great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin on the mountainside

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great 4 day stay at Barbar's home. The photos are great, but the cabin is even more beautiful. Plenty of kitchen tools and gadgets, modern kitchen, and a perfect touch of finishes to make you feel like you are somewhere special. Amazing view of Grandfather mountain! Quick drive into Boone, Valle Crucis and the wineries. I would love to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Our two families enjoyed a great summer weekend getaway. The home had great views,and a nice porch. The home was very clean, and the kitchen had all we needed to cook. It is close to many things to do in the area.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magestic, clean, comfortable, and great communication

  • 5 of 5

I booked Barbara's house 11 months in advance for our college reunion knowing I had found the perfect place. Based on my friends reaction when we arrived, I did! We had a great experience - top to bottom- and I am fortunate to live in Charlotte that I will look her up again. Thank you! Mary Buwick

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A Peace of Heaven lives up to its name and pictures. The cabin was beautiful, spacious, and very comfortable. The wrap around deck, which faced Grandfather Mountain, was spectacular. Barbara, the owner, was very helpful with suggestions for restaurants and activities. Our family loved our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
97 Miles
Charlotte Douglas Airport
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Highway 105
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
8 Miles
Banner Elk
Car: necessary

While visiting my home, you are centrally located to many wonderful mountain attractions. You can visit Grandfather Mountain with the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge and its wild animal zoo. The famous Tweetsie Railroad is less than 30 minutes away. Another place you must visit is Mast General Store with 2 locations in Valle Cruise (about 15 minutes away) and another location in the town of Boone, I love to go on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to the Mast Store location in Valle Cruise and sit in a rocking chair on their back porch and listen to live Blue Grass music! There are also several places in the area where you can book a white water rafting or tubing trip down the Watauga or New Rivers. About a mile from my house, you can book flyfishing tours and catch some good ole mountain trout! Shopping is wonderful at the quaint local shops in both Boone and Blowing Rock and their is a Tanger Outlet between the 2 towns! There are lots of wonderful restaurants in the area with great food and some with exquisite views of the Blue Ridge. Almost year around, there are festivals going on nearby like the famous Wooly Worm Festival in Banner Elk where you can race your very own wooly worm and possibly win $1000 if you have the winning worm! There is also Art in the Park held each month from April - October in Blowing Rock which is a wonderful place to shop for beautiful crafts and art. In the winter there is nearby skiing and tubing opportunities at Beech, Sugar, Appalachian and Hawksnest Mountains. There is always something fun to do and see in this area and my home is centrally located to all of it!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £242
Pet Fee £40 + Tax
Cleaning-waived @7+days £101 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.75%

Please read rental agreement before submitting payment! Also, please be sure to log in to the Hospitality Manager on HomeAway/VRBO in order to see important Welcome Information!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Banner Elk in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom Master suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 main floor - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 Second Floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Main Floor
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main Floor Master
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Second Floor includes Bunk Bed-DBL on bottom, SGL top
    Loft second Floor - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Queen size Beds (2) There is a queen bed in the master bedroom on the main floor and one in the upstairs bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (3) There are 2 twin beds on the main floor 2nd bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are 2 full size sofas (NOT sleeper sofas). One is on the main floor in the living room and the other is downstairs in the family room. Both are quite comfortable to sleep on., Bunk Beds (1) There is a bunk bed in the upstairs bedroom. The top bunk is a twin and the bottom bunk is a double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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