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Handmade Private Log Cabin on 75 Wooded Acres

Bedrooms 1
Space 910 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

New Handmade Secluded Log Home Between Mount Airy & Winston-Salem

Escape to serenity in handmade 1 bedroom, 1 bath spacious floor plan in this recently built log house from nearby milled timber and tobacco barn logs over 150 years old. Locally renowned builder has just completed for unique rental experience. Cabin offers wraparound porch to deck with view of Sauratown Mountain and access to private pond with views of Hanging Rock.

Take advantage of a dozen or more wineries in the area, visit downtown Mt. Airy, Andy Griffith Museum, Carolina Zipline, or stay in and watch roaring logs in the fireplace. There is seasonal hunting available on property with permit.

Dexter Sams
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 August, 2017

About Dexter Sams

Dexter Sams is a General Contractor in Pilot Mountain, NC who specializes in period renovation as he has restored a number of 19th century log and classic homes in the Foothills area over the last 25 years. He also does new construction.

Dexter Sams purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Dexter Sams chose North Carolina

This log home is the result of reinventing the role of the local builder to make the most of the natural materials at hand by manually felling each tree and milling the logs for building materials on site. Coupled with the desire to preserve tobacco farming memorabilia, this first of several cabins displays the original logs from historic 1880 circa barns.

What makes this cabin unique

This space was created with an appreciation for natural scenery, simple quiet and to support human need to decompress and reconnect with the great outdoors within a short ride from the Triad and Southwest Virginia.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Pilot Mountain in Pilot

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 910 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One full bath, 4ft shower with seat
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Queen bed handmade furnishings
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
Firewood offered in winter months.


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Handmade Private Log Cabin on 75 Wooded Acres
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews

36 year anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding stay. Very clean. Mr Dexter and his brother David are both very friendly. We will stay again in the near future. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Peaceful, and Private

  • 5 of 5

We were welcomed warmly by Dexter with a kind smile and farm fresh veggies and berries in hand. Dexter gave us an overview of the layout of the land and the amenities offered. We spent our days relaxing in the tranquil cabin and listening to records while cooking in the very spacious kitchen. Our evenings were filled with leisurely walks with the dogs on the spacious land, discovering all the new plants and cabins with their own distinct character. The cabin by the closest pond has homemade fishing poles ready to use. At dusk you can hear a chorus of frogs and insects. We also ran into some wild turkeys and small reptiles. David, Dexter's brother found us on one of these walks and greeted us and our pups with the same warm welcome; he even gave us an insight for the future of the farm and his goals. The cabin has it's own veggie and herb gardens which we were welcome to use during our stay. We went to a little downtown area about 5 minutes from the cabin which had a great artisan made shop filled with upcycled items, homemade soaps, and handmade dolls. One day we made a trip to Mount Airy and got to be tourists in a small town, going to the Andy Griffith Museum and walking down the main street to check out the antiques. In that town, we found one of the poshest dog hotels we ever laid eyes one (also the only one we ever did). It was amusing and fun. On the night of the 4th, the mountain view was filled with fireworks from homes around town. Others have said it, but this is the perfect cabin to unplug and unwind. Dexter puts so much thought into the cabins and land, reusing resources from the past and from the land. The charm and care comes through very clear. We started planning our trip back on the ride home to the city.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity Now couldn't be a more fitting name!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Serenity Now. We found the cabin to be clean and have everything on hand needed to get our vaca off to a smooth start. The property the cabin is on is incredibly beautiful, views of the Sauratown Mountains from the front porch, fresh fruits and vegetables growing in several different locations on property all made available to guests for the picking and enjoyment, and enjoy we did. Hiking at 2 state parks just a few minutes away, wineries for touring and tastings as well as local eateries close by. My husband and I both love to eat and found a restaurant in downtown Winston Salem that had several exotic choices you don't normally find on menu's locally, so we made the very easy 30 minute drive to downtown Winston, no problem finding parking and had a fabulous dinner at which I ordered the Australian Kangaroo and it was yummy delicious! So while you are tucked away and secluded at Serenity Now you also have many choices of all sorts well within reach. Dexter, who owns the cabin couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. It was just a fabulous experience all the way around. We are already looking forward to our next visit!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Quiet and peaceful, a great place to go with your spouse and just enjoy the silence and scenery. We will definitaley be coming back, our new favorite place! Thanks to Mr. Sams for such a wonderful place to get away to!

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, serene vacation

  • 5 of 5

The log cabin in Pilot Mountain is a perfect place for a peaceful, relaxing vacation. The outdoor space is gorgeous and the cabin is a rustic beauty, with the added bonus of having all the luxuries of home. The place is much bigger than it appears in pictures, with a spacious open feel and gorgeous kitchen. The owner stopped by with fresh veggies from his garden, and is sincerely interested in making your stay a great one. The fireplace at night is cozy, and for the day time, there are chairs and even a porch swing to read on! The area is very pretty, with plenty to do and groceries and other necessities just 10 minutes away. But, you'll be so happy at the cabin, you may not want to leave. I highly recommend this property rental.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Butner, NC

Cozy and Serene, a peaceful home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We do a cabin trip to different areas at least once a year. This is our best experience yet. The owner Dexter was a great host. Our dog loved the massive open land as she chased butterflies through the tall grass fields, and we loved the amazing views of the Mountains from both the living room and the bedroom. My wife loved the swing on the deck facing the mountains, and I loved using my binoculars to see the wild turkey, and deer from the deck. If you are stuck on technology then this place is not for you. I wanted away from Internet and TV. Perfect place where you can reconnect with your other half and focus on reality not virtual reality. We would not hesitate to come back. Maybe next time with family members since the owner has 2 awesome cabins like this. Thank you Dexter! It was worth every penny spent.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Mount Airy Regional
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pilot Mountain Country Club
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Amtrak Greensboro, NC
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 52
Nearest Restaurant
3.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Boone, NC
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Car: recommended

Pilot Mountain is a favorite destination for outdoor enthusiasts with nearby Pilot Knob and Hanging Rock Parks. There are a dozen or more wineries in the Yadkin Valley area. For Andy Griffith fans looking to experience the real Mayberry and Mount Pilot, you are here X . We are one of a few of log cabin retreats in Pilot Mountain.

Guests can enjoy long walks in nearby woods, access to fishing pond, paddle boat and horse trails. MayFest occurs every Mother's Day weekend and the classic car show, Cruise-In, takes place the first Saturday each month, May through October on Main Street in Pilot Mountain.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Pilot Mountain, USA

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £23.31
Pet Fee £42.73
Damage Deposit £76.91

Minimum 2 vehicles per rental period. Smoking allowed outside of cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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