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Over 2000 ft of River Frontage & 37 private acres! Views, Pet, WIFI, easy access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3 story, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, River & mtn views 37 acres 2000 ft of river frontage

Hilltop towering over a large river with spectacular panoramic views of Forest and the rushing waters of the Elk River that feeds in the Watauga lake five minutes down the road in Butler Tn. Local marina's with boat rentals, Hiking trails like the Appalachian trail crosses Watauga Lake, one of America’s cleanest waterways. Guests can hike, fish and swim on this private property. The Cabin sits on 37 acres and offers over 2000 feet of river frontage surrounded by cliffs and caves. Total seclusion with the convenience of paved roads 30 mins to nearby towns like Boone NC, Johnson City and Bristol Tn. 5 minutes to the nearest convenience store. Far more private than lake front homes and only a 5 minute drive to nearby marina's that rent boats and offer boat launch and parking.

The back yard features a large outdoor fire pit with built in seating perfect for roasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs over an open flame.

Free WiFi. Pet friendly. Three stories with lots of decking and cushioned comfortable deck furniture. Gorgeous Views, very quiet, lots of nature to see. 3 bedroom 2.5 baths with central heating and air conditioning with the potential to sleep up to 8. Up to 10 guests permitted as long as you bring their bedding. Top of the line Memory Foam Mattresses King, King, Queen and 2 fold out twins foam chairs perfect for kids. Great for two families traveling together. All linens, towels, bedding, dishes and utensils provided as well as a hair dryer.

Lower level offers a large game room that features a pool table, another living area, stone fire place, & leather sofas. Flat screen TV/Blue ray DVD mounted above huge stone fire place with gas logs adds a cozy, romantic feel... Save the master bedroom suite (King) for someone special with a joining full bath featuring heated floors, Jacuzzi tub and double headed steam room shower. Also, a large laundry room with full size washer and dryer as well as a second fridge can be found on the first level just off the game room.

On the second level enjoy spectacular views from the living area. Relax in comfortable brand new leather living room set that features a sofa, love seat and over sized chair. High vaulted ceiling and glass wall overlooking the forest and river. Sliding glass doors on either side of this large great room open up to massive decking where you'll find a large grill, picnic table and can hear the rushing waters of the River. Walk down to the river, fish and swim or hike up to the top of the mtn explore and discover some of East Tn. This large, extensive property has lots to offer inside and out. Inside the cabin you'll find wood accents throughout, beautiful Brazilian walnut hardwood floors on main level. A second stone fire place with gas logs and TV/DVD. Half bath on this main level.

Also, on this main level you have a Spacious kitchen with all the amenities & appliances from home, includes a granite top island, designer lighting. Dining area showcases a long formal table with ten chairs where you can dine and take in the views.

Grilling utensils and bake ware make cooking a pleasure indoors or out. Full sized kitchen is equipped with all the appliances (dishwasher, stove, 2 refrigerators (one up stairs and one down stairs). 12 cup coffee maker, blender, toaster, crock pot, microwave, wine opener, and can opener) dishes, bakeware and grilling utensils.

The bedrooms (King, King Queen) two bedrooms are located on the third story and share a large full bath. The master with connecting bath is located on the first level. Two bedrooms offer flat screen tv's. All three beds are memory foam top of the line mattress. Additionally there are two fold out twin foam chairs great for kids making it possible to sleep 8.. We allow up to ten guests but remember to bring bedding for the extras. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and windows looking up the mountain and into the woods. Zebra hard wood floor and lots of wood work set this cabin aside the rest.

Bristol Race

Roan Mountain

Rhododendron festival


Blowing rock

Grandfather Mtn

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Property Manager
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2018

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Love, Love, Love to hang out on the water and in the woods?

If that description fits then you've found the right place.

Being on the River provides the best fishing in the area. Guests also have great Watauga Lake access. Local marina down the street offers boat rentals. Nature and the outdoors at your finger tips.

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

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Butler

Guests choose this property all year round. Winter sports to summer sports and the water-ways are some of the cleanest in the country. You have fall foliage to sunny summers with no humidity or mosquitoes.

You have nascar racing in Bristol Tennessee just 40 miles

Ski Beech Mountain, NC for snow skiing is 15 miles. Local Winery's, Blue Grass festivals, and small family oriented vacation villages in every direction. So get a way or get out and have some fun. Either way works!

What makes this cabin unique

Guests really enjoy the versatility of this location. Perfect for summers, with Boat rentals just down the road & river access on the property. Perfect for fishing, kayaking, or just wading around with youngsters. During the winter months family's enjoy Snow Skiing at one of the many slopes like Beech and Sugar mtns. Or just relax in front of gas logs to the beat of your drum. Fall is Full of color and foliage. Watch the world turn from Late Sept to Halloween. Or come & enjoy Spring time in the mountains when the 'earth' begins to wake with flowers blooming & baby doe's running around. Come and get a whole new perspective on life. Change your attitude, make some changes or just get a well deserved vacation. Here you can regroup, repair and rejuvenate. Free WiFi.

***From 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 to your back door, with good access to town, shopping and restaurants. Zip lines, whitewater rafting, Bristol race. Where mtns meet water.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Butler

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10 ...
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our home is large but not a venue. No parties, no large gatherings Please ask & we'll recommend some that are nearby & happy to handle your event.
  • Pet fee is for 1, extra charge for additional pets. Email with your request. Smoking outside, please don't throw butts on the grounds.
  • Sleeps 6 in beds & 2 on small foldout sleeper kids chairs great for little people & easy to move & relocate anywhere in the home.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Jacuzzi bath tub / double headed separate shower.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Located off living area. main level.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Large bath upstairs (3rd level) shared by both bedrooms.
  • Large spacious bathrooms, towels and linens provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Brand new Memory foam top of the line.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Brand new Memory foam top of the line.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Brand new Memory foam top of the line.
  • New memory foam mattresses for a great nights rest. 500 thread count sheets and cozy blankets and quilts. 2 bedrooms offer large flat screen tv's in addition to the Tv's in both game room and living area. There are 3 sofa's (not sleepers) that kids or small adults would be comfortable.This cabin sleeps 6 in beds. Two additional fold our twin beds are provided. Guests can bring their own blow up mattress as our home allows permits up to ten guests. *Extra guest fees apply .
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This property is unusual as it sits mountain side overlooking a river. Tons of decking and glass windows. This home offers privacy, seclusion with easy road access to town and lots of area activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, kayaking and boat rentals down the street at any of the local marina's. Hike on your own private 37 acres. Fish on your private river with over 2000 feet of river frontage. You don't even have to leave with a great gas grill and full equiped kitchen you are good to stay!


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Over 2000 ft of River Frontage & 37 private acres! Views, Pet, WIFI, easy access
average rating of 4.439394 based on 66 reviews

Beautiful, away from it all vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The area here is beautiful. My husband and I love the mountains and this offered the most peaceful, beautiful trip we had been on. No way to give less than 5 stars even with the few inconveniences of being out in the middle of nowhere. Amazing place! The sky is full of stars and the river on the property is crystal clear. The house is absolutely beautiful, clean and offered amazing views. Our 2 teenage boys and our lab were with us. They Loved it! We explored the river, fished and even explored the cave on the property. There is a climb up to the cave and a good 15 ft steep drop to get down in it. Take a light with you. We saw wildlife and even a bear while hiking in the woods on the property. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the top of the mountain. It is a steep climb. The path is wide and open. We enjoyed roasting marshmallows at the fire pit. The ladybugs do come out in the afternoon when the sun comes out. We couldn't sit on the decks during that time because of the swarms but it didn't bother us because they were only in the back of the cabin so we congregated elsewhere. To get to the river there, you have to walk down the driveway, turn to the right, the river lines a gravel road. The area you are allowed on is very nice and there is plenty of river to enjoy. You can drive down to the river and park at the entrance beside the gravel road. You can see the river from the cabin. It is very close and hearing the river run was so relaxing. You can't walk straight down to the river because the house is situated on the side of a mountain. My son and I hillbilly rafted the river which was fun. This would not be possible with low river levels because of the many boulders in the water. We drove an hour to Erwin to see a movie. We went out on Watuga lake which lines the roads leading up to the property for miles. It is a beautiful, clear, deep clean lake. Lakeshore restaurant is a must. It's the only restaurant we visited while in the area. Just remember, if the map says something is 22 miles- that means it's going to take you almost double that in minutes to actually get there because the roads are winding mountainous roads. My two teenage boys didn't have 1 complaint. You will never forget this place.

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good review
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Relaxing stay with fun abounding for all!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time at Elk River Cabin! Clean and inviting with big open floor Plan that allowed for us to gather together for cooking, meals, and playing games. Comfortable beds too. The view was wonderful and we enjoyed fishing at the river and exploring. Definitely want to return for some summer fun. Thanks for all the great suggestions for restaraunts. Loved Shirleys and La Cucina!!

The Andersons

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Know you are welcome back.
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Rustic view with a Modern feeling.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was in a nice secluded area, nestled back in the woods. The overall feeling was relaxing and inviting. All the amenities were exactly what we needed and being able to sleep 8 people comfortably was great. I highly recommend booking this lovely cabin for a weekend or longer get away.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a relaxing place
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It was beautiful and very secluded!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we pulled up to the house we fell in love with it. When we went inside it was awesome. The big windows in the living room area and kitchen area were beautiful . You could see the mountain when you looked out and hear the water running from the river. You couldn't see a house anywhere which is what I loved best. Everything was clean and beautiful in the house. There was an awesome fire pit on the hill which was great! This was the best place we have stayed at so far, and we have stayed at a lot of places. You get lots of sunshine through those huge windows. What we enjoyed most was the fishing right over the hill and checking out the Cave. We didn't need to go anywhere because we were happy to stay there. We took my five-year-old granddaughter there for her birthday and she didn't want to leave. She climb that mountain to the cave all by herself she had an awesome time and so did we.I am so glad I found this house. If you want privacy and quiet this is the place to go! It is awesome and we can't wait to go back

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lots of privacy at this place, enjoy.
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Spectacular cabin with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

If you’re looking for a getaway in a luxury cabin, look no further. This cabin sits on the side of a hill overlooking miles of beautiful mountains. We hiked the 36 acres of property and enjoyed an evening by the outside firepit. This cabin was 30 minutes from Beech Ski resort, 40 minutes from Boone, and only a mile from milk, gas, and food.

We’ll definitely be back next year!

  • Review Submitted: 06/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: TY
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Had a wonderful time in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the Cabin, its spacious and very user friendly. Paved to the back door. We received a welcome package that outline everything for us so we didn’t need to search for stuff. The nearest store/gas station is less than a five minute drive and towns about 30 minutes. We visited Boone one evening and went out to dinner and did some shopping. Fishing on the property/river was great. Caught several trout that made a great dinner the second night. The place is well equipped and living room furniture like new. My wifed loved cooking in the cabin, the kitchen had everything even a blender for our fancy vacation drinks. Our grown children loved hiking the property and telling ghost stories by outdoor fire pit. My wife and I enjoyed the indoor fire places. Both are made of beautiful stone work. The steam shower was a big plus, too. The beds slept well so we all got a good nights rest. Perfect place for anyone looking to escape the hussle and bussle. We will definitely be back sooner rather than later.

  • Review Submitted: 07/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to hear that everyone had a great time.
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Nearest Airport
38 Miles
Tri City Airport
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Mtn City 'Red Tail'
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 321
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Elk Mills general store
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Ski Beech
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Shook Branch Beech
Car: necessary

Elk River, 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. Out door fire pit, scenic drives, Boat Rentals, White water raftin, Watauga lake is just a five minute drive, Near-by golf

redtailmountain 15 min drive

We are a mile from the NC state line where you can enjoy both Tn and NC

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

Ski Area's

skibeech nc

skisugar nc

appskimtn nc

hawksnest-resort nc- tubing and zip line


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Butler

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 6th - 10th
6 Jul 2018 - 10 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
July Peak Weeks
14 Jul 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer Dates
26 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer Sept Dates
5 Sep 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer Dates
7 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall Foliage 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late fall
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early winter
25 Nov 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
27 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/trash removal AU$208.3 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$537.56
Pet Fee AU$134.39 + Tax

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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