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Mountain Cabin with Creek near Watauga Lake

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Country Cabin on 81 Acres with privacy & views - sleeps 6

Come share our piece of Heaven! (24 miles from Boone, NC) When we come to the mountains and step on our property, we feel instantly relaxed. The clean mountain air and the sound of the rushing creek melt away any tensions from "city life". Bring your fishing pole and relax by the pond or walk back to the National Forest. We love to see the new fawns with their moms by the apple tree in summer. The butterflies, humming birds and wild flowers add beauty and color. Wild blackberries and apples just beg to be made into a pie. The kids and dogs romp in the creek. It's all here to enjoy! For a change of pace, it's a quick drive over to Roan Mtn State Park, Grandfather Mtn, Tweetsie Railroad, Linville Falls, Bristol Speedway, Bristol Caverns, Damascus Creeper Trail, Watauga Winery, Blue Ridge Pkwy, or take a hike on one of the many Appalachian Trail hiking paths. And who could miss Watauga Lake, surrounded by Cherokee National Forest! Boat and jet ski rentals are available at many of the marinas or go for a swim at one of the 17 access points. You can even fish for supper. The cabin was built from lumber cut from our 81 acres and boasts of down-home country. There are 2 bedrooms and a sleeper sofa, 1.5 baths, and full laundry. In summer it's fun to end the day in the private outdoor shower. We furnished the cabin for easy country living with all the extras that make it "home". Come visit the mountains . . . it's beautiful this time of year!


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

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Outdoor Shower , 1/2 bath. Private outdoor shower at back of cabin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountain Cabin with Creek near Watauga Lake
average rating of 4.625 based on 9 reviews

Serious nature lovers only! :)

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to relax and unwind! The house was beautiful and stocked with everything imaginable!(Outdoor shower included) So much beautiful land to explore and a pond for fishing. Don't forget your camera because there are photo ops at every turn(wildlife, mountains,sunrises). Located within easy driving distance from some amazing places. Boone,NC,Blowing Rock,Grandfather Mountain,Jonesborough,Tn,Johnson City and of course Watauga Lake. The customer service was outstanding. The manager is close by for any concerns and Barb was a phone call away. 4 adults slept comfortably and we had plenty of space to move around. Night time in the mountains can be a little chilly so the satellite tv(all channels) and collection of dvd's came in handy. The house is situated on the main road but you wouldn't know it sitting on the back porch(where we spent most of our time when we weren't taking in the sites). Bird feed is sitting by the door so it was fun to feed and watch the birds and the turkey was our morning alarm clock. For anyone staying I suggest a drive to Daniel Boone Inn(about 25 miles in Boone,NC) for some downhome delicious cooking! I would highly recommend this spot for families, couples,fishermen,or even girls weekend. Fall is a great time of the year to visit for sure(we could sit out and watch the leaves changing :) Can't wait for a return trip! Thanks for everything! !

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Retreat

  • 4 of 5

My family and I were looking for an opportunity to get away and unplug. We could not have asked for a better place to do so. The cabin is well equipped and the owner has thought about everything one could need for a delightful stay. It also met my very high standards of cleanliness, which is a definite perk. In other places we have stayed, I would typically spend most of day one cleaning.

During our first day, I will say I was a little concerned because the property is close to the highway, but I soon found that I never noticed it except for it's convenience when we were going out. We spent the majority of our time there on the back porch where you quickly notice nothing but the bubbling brook, the hum of the hummingbirds, butterflies and the wild turkeys that would come to visit twice a day. The property around the cabin is gorgeous and if you are bird lovers you will be in heaven and the pond is full of little bluegill that were fun for my little one to catch and release. We are an adventurous bunch and there are tons of fabulous hiking trails in short driving distance from cabin or just trek the property itself. Of course the lake is always close by for however you wish to enjoy it...fishing, kayaking, boating. I would advise that you purchase supplies on your way in. The closest full grocery store is a good bit away and a lot of the local restaurants and fares are only open on the weekend. We found, though, that we did not miss them. Loved the outdoor shower! There is nothing like coming back from a day of hiking or lake and being able to take a shower with the whisper of wind and birds above you (not to mention, not tracking through the house :)). If you are looking for a great place to get a way from it all and reconnect with your family and nature or just get a way in general, I would highly recommend this retreat!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for the month of June and used it to have convenient access to our boat on Watauga Lake. We soon discovered that we enjoyed spending time at the cabin just as much as the lake; maybe more! The creek that runs beside the cabin is the perfect centerpiece. The privacy and beauty that this property offers is hard to beat. It is close to the marinas on Watauga and is just a beautiful place. The owners were very accommodating and everything we could possibly need is stocked in the cabin. While there is no cell service at the cabin, there is a land line phone and we didn't miss being uplugged at all because it is just so beautiful there. I highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to the Watauga area for over 15 years and have stayed in many places. We rank this rental as one of our favorites! We truly enjoyed our stay. The house was very comfortable, clean and well-equipped. The property was beautiful and peaceful. I only wish we had found this place years before! We will definitely stay here again when we return. We will also highly recommend this rental to our friends and family who also enjoy coming to the area! The only thing that would have improved our stay...internet and phone service! Maybe the area will get cell coverage soon so we can stay connected! :0)

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review! We look forward to your return visits. Internet is in the works once Century Link can connect us. We did get the phone hooked back up again.
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Awesome mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was awesome! Super nice and cozy! Lots of turkeys and amazing views!! No cell service or wifi but there is a land line phone so it's not a big deal. Nice to be disconnected for awhile! Stream and pond are nice! Perfect to let the dogs run! Not far from beach access and only about 20 minutes from Appalachian Trail!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Central Location to Nature's Playground

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure who loved this place more, me or my dog! Two nights turned into four, then six. Centrally located for lake access, Roan Mountain Hiking and Boone activities (everything within 45min). The house was immaculately clean and inviting. The grounds peaceful and serene. The owner Barb is wonderful to deal with. This area has so much to offer! I look forward to my next visit! If you're a hiker, don't miss Roan Mtn Balds and Laurel Fork Falls! Watauga Lake Wine (winery right down the road) was enjoyed by the fire after a long day hiking. It was hard to leave the views, the barns, the creek, the pond and the mountain on this slice of heaven!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! Great review and hopefully will bring more guests to our piece of heaven. Hope you come back soon!
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Barbara Willard
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Barbara Willard

We looked for our perfect get-away in the mountains for over 12 years, and then we discovered this gem! We bought it the same day, and over the next year, cut trees and brought in a sawmill to mill the wood for our cabin. We live in Florida but love to spend 3 - 4 months in the mountains. In a few years, we will retire to TN full time.

Barbara Willard purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Barbara Willard chose Butler

This parcel was exactly what we were seeking because of the privacy it affords and the vast abundance of wildlife. The parcel runs ridge to ridge and backs up to Cherokee National Forest. It has a beautiful rushing stream that runs right through the middle of the property.

What makes this cabin unique

Very private and quiet. Lots of hiking and ATV trails. Fishing, bird watching, deer, ground hogs, turkey, bobcat, quail, grouse, and much more. Black Branch (the name of the creek) flows right down to Watauga Lake across the street.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Glad you enjoyed our little piece of Heaven! We look forward to your return visit.
Aug 2016
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Watauga Lake
Doe Mountain Recreation Area
Roan Mountain State Park
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Bristol Caverns
Tweetsie Railroad
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tri-Cities Airport
Nearest Barpub
24 Miles
Boone or Elizabethton
Nearest Golf
28 Miles
Boone, Elizabethton
Nearest Motorway
40 Miles
Bristol Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Boone, Elizabethton, Elk Mills
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Boone, Banner Elk
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Watauga Lake Access points


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £53.92
Pet Fee £7.19
Damage Deposit £179.73

Pets (house broken) with prior approval. Pets may not be left alone in cabin unless in crate. Cleaning fee may be waived if you leave the cabin neat and clean, place your linens in the laundry area and remove your trash.

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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