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Burry yourself in the woods. *****Buy 3 get a night free (5/21st thru 6/14)

Bedrooms 3
Space 157 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3Bedroom, 2Baths, Private,Secluded,HotTub,Pool Table,5 Mins to Lake/boat slip

WiFi, Ourdoor Hot Tub, Jacuzzi bathtub, outdoor fire pit, Gas Grill, Stone Gas log fireplace, Pool table, vaulted ceiling, 2 large masters with king, additional loft bedroom.

On the inside

Enjoy spectacular views from the great room – living and dining area, with Huge Custom glass window and wood accents throughout the cabin. Large New flat screen TV/DVD mounted above the Keystone Fireplace with Gas Logs adds a cozy, romantic feel to the room. Living room furniture faces the rock fireplace and dining table and chairs look out the large custom window with views of forest and trees. Satellite/TV includes many music stations for your listening pleasure. Large gas grill with buried propane tank so you never run out of gas. Grilling utensils and bake ware make cooking a pleasure indoors or out. TV's in both master bedrooms down stairs.

Central heat and air, modern appliances in the spacious kitchen (Standard size range/ stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Blender, Toaster, Microwave, Coffee maker, Crockpot, Washer/dryer)

Banjo Ridge cabin has the potential to sleep up to 6 comfortably, King, King, Queen. All linens, towels, bedding, dishes and utensils provided as well as a hair dryer.

Vaulted ceiling in the great room and over the large loft with pool table and queen bed.

Both master bedroom suites each have adjoining full baths, king size beds and feature large ceiling fans. You can expect a large Jacuzzi bathtub in one of the master baths.

The large loft upstairs has a queen size bed and plenty of room for a blow up mattress or port-a crib. All linens, towels, dishes, flatware and cooking utensils are provided.

On the outside

Large wrap around deck. Enjoy beautiful views from your hot tub.

Heavily wooded, private & secluded. Banjo Ridge cabin features an Outdoor Fire Pit with built in seating perfect for roasting marshmallows or cooking hot dogs over an open flame. Views are hardwoods and forest.

Enjoy the picnic table, glass top table with cushion chairs or slip into your large Hot tub all located on deck. There is a Gas Grill hardwired so you never run out of propane – Both bedrooms have doors leading outside to deck. Views are heavily wooded, mountainous, with frequently seen wildlife, mostly deer and turkey.

Private, hidden deep in the woods, just off Hwy 321, minutes from Watauga Lake & River.

Banjo Ridge is a gated community that always leaves the gate open. Its entrance off Hwy 321 is a stucco wall with some stonework. This entrance is under a streetlight making an easy mark for nighttime arrivals. The entrance will be on your right if coming from the east (Boone) and on your left if coming from the west (Elizabethton) off Hwy 321. MapQuest and navigational equipment get most guests there and we provide directions that use your car’s odometer. Easy road access - great for any group who plan on daily car travel to area activities like white water rafting, zip lines, skiing, boat rentals as trips to attractions are convenient from this cabin.

Lots of Wildlife viewing from a huge glass windowing in living area. Deer, turkey, birds of pray.

More Details

Property Manager
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Homemaker, grandmother, Mtn Girl at heart.

Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Tennessee

Love the privacy and the near by Lake access. Love being on the water but have to get away from it to get the kind of privacy my family likes. Here you can target practice or get into the hot tub in your birthday suite.

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

Gorgeous cabin with quality craftsmanship. Cedar wood work, zebra wood floors. Very unique. A lot of thought went into this home. 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. 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:
  • 157 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , This bathroom opens up to bedroom and living area.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Jacuzzi bath tub / Seperate shower
  • Both bathrooms are supplied with guest towels & wash cloths.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master king with connecting bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , Master King with attached full bath and door leading outside
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , Loft bedroom
  • Doors opening up onto decking from both downstairs Master bedrooms. Each with attached full baths. Beautiful private views from the bedrooms. Connecting bath with Jacuzzi bath tub/separate shower. Large spacious bedrooms w/king size bed on the main level- no stairs. Third bedroom upstaris loft/queen.
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • 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:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
You 'll be provided with your Housekeeper's phone number should you need anything during your stay. At the end of your stay you just leave and the housekeeper does it all.


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Burry yourself in the woods. *****Buy 3 get a night free (5/21st thru 6/14)
average rating of 4.413793 based on 29 reviews

Wonderful Week in the Woods

  • 5 of 5

Overall, our stay at the cabin way exceeded our expectations.

The general location was close to a great variety of outdoor activities – too many for one week! The local area was delightfully hilly and green. Temps were cooler than anticipated, but apparently normal for the area, which was a definite bonus. (And still warm enough for kayaking.)

The cabin was truly "secluded"; I remember seeing a car go by maybe four times in the whole week. Excellent privacy! Instead of suburbia, you have the sounds of the woods. What a treat to sit out on the porch and listen to the rain. The trees were great (we don't have trees like that out in the Midwest), with lots of birds to hear, and some to see. We LOVED the porch; most times we ate at the table out there.

The exterior of the cabin had decking all around, except for the driveway; very clean; no mud. We totally enjoyed the fire pit and the hot tub. (Nice to get out and not stink of chlorine - thank you!) Grill worked great, and the laundry was very convenient.

The cabin (seems a misnomer) was amazing! (Who built that?) Way spacious with a great layout, much cleaner than home :( , very well appointed, both in the kitchen and the rest. I don't pack light, so I would have liked a small dresser in the bedroom. The water's apparently from a well, sweet!

Heed their recommendation to plan ahead of time! We had almost no cellphone service at the cabin (although the landline is there if needed). There was no internet service so planning had to be done elsewhere. There was TV, but had trouble getting local weather forecasts. We'll prepare better next time.

The housekeeper was available and friendly, although we didn't see her. On-line booking, paying, etc. went well. The info they provided covered about everything (very key!).

We got a lot of hiking in (get trail maps ahead of time and bring them with you), horseback riding (Dutch Creek), and kayaking (Fish Springs Marina; Toni was delightful!). The Mast General Store WAS cool, the Game Keeper was worth all its stars, and the Captain's Table was excellent. (We ate in the cabin most of the time.) We ran out of week long before we ran out of things to do, and would have enjoyed more time just sitting on the porch enjoying the woods. Next time.

I would definitely recommend Banjo Ridge to anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of a beautiful cabin, or just “get away”.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoyable nice place, but needs some updates.

  • 3 of 5

- When we arrived, the place was full of dog hair and dust. It looked liked it had not been cleaned in awhile, specially under the furniture. Although, I understand it is a cabin and dust/hair/bugs will be there. I bring this up because of the warnings about the deposit. I emailed the owner with pictures about it, and they called to assure me that I should not worry about it and if I wanted to cleaning crew to stop would have been an inconvenience for us because we were going to town and the our dog was staying behind. So we declined (but appreciated) the offer and we cleaned a bit ourselves just to be more comfortable. We also saw reviews raving about how clean the cabin maybe we just had a wrong crew done the job before we arrived.

- The setting is nice, cabin middle of the woods. There is an old school bus down the hill that looks like just got back from Woodstock.

- The cabin itself needs some update and upkeep. But it is a cabin...

- A couple of abandoned constructions close by killed a bit of the view in the back, but it was ok.

- The cabin layout was nice with the big room

- To my taste I would place a couple of lights in the is dark very, dark if you want to take something from your car at night-- bring a good flashlight

- Enjoyed the fire-pit. Did not use the hot-tub

- Bring a stereo for some background classic music -- it is great next to the firepit in the late afternoon.

- The hot tub was a bit noise, specially at night when you want to sit outside and enjoy the "sounds of silence"

Overall it was a nice getaway with clean mountain air.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always appreciate guest comments. Thank you, glad that you enjoyed your stay. Would like to address a couple of the comments made. Housekeeping does a wonderful job according to most guests. Their ratings are usually 5 stars which you can see the reviews here online. All guests leave a security/damage deposit that is 100% refundable. Other Guests checked out that morning and our staff of 3 spent all day cleaning & preparing the cabin. This guest called during their stay after they had occupied the cabin & complained of dog hair, it was obvious they had brought a dog. Our staff did call, checked in with the guest and as always offers to help. This guest said everything was great and no assistance needed. The views from this property are heavily wooded. You can't see anything but woods, there's one other cabin in the distance that's beautiful, that's about all you can see from the cabin. There are two large lights on the front of the house. The switch is beside the door. Always a good idea to bring a flash light, too. This home offers wifi and DTV. You have over 100 music stations from classical to rock stations to listen to, hundreds of tv shows and all the movie stations. Glad you enjoyed the fire pit, peace and quiet. It's a beautiful place that most enjoy.
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Peaceful setting and a well-cared-for property

  • 5 of 5

We had the most pleasant, restful week at the Banjo Ridge cabin. We enjoyed the wildlife we saw (rabbit and wild turkeys) and the view from the porch.

The property is immaculate...clean and well maintained.

We'll book this cabin again, no doubt.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need in the mountains of TN

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Banjo Ridge Cabin. The advanced instructions/guidance were detailed and appreciated. Our dog loved the secluded setting. I appreciated the offer of a discount when not using all bedrooms (there were only 2 adults on our trip). It can be hard to find pet friendly cabins just for 2. The kitchen offered more utensils and cooking dishes than most rental houses I've seen, which was really helpful.

The king bed in the master bedroom was pretty uncomfortable (worn out spring mattress). After 3 nights, we were definitely ready to get home to our own bed. Hopefully the beds (or at least this one) will be upgraded soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. Even though this place is very easy to find, we still give guided instructions to all guest so that no turns are missed. Pets are always welcome, we love furry family members. Yes, rates are discounted based on the number of guests so be sure our office has the right number of guests in your party and be sure to list all pets. New beds were bought so that everyone gets a good nights rest.
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  • 5 of 5

Banjo cabin was everything we could hope for. 2 couples, 3 dogs, not a worry in the world. No complaints.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you folks enjoyed your stay here at Banjo Ridge Cabin. Its an awesome place to unwind, relax and kickback. Very secluded, quiet yet easy and accessible to Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mtn, Roan Mtn State Park, Ski slopes and Boat rentals just down the road at any of the local marina's. Come Spring, Summer, Winter of Fall and you'll discover a new 'vacation' for every season!
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Nice cabin but needs to be cleaned thoroughly

  • 2 of 5

The cabin itself was good. The hot tub worked great and we had a lot of fun playing pool. The issue was that we had rat poop in our bed and on our pillows in the upstairs bedroom. There were not any final checks done to ensure this place was ready to go. When I went to get the spare linens out of the washer dryer room, they were all soaked. Considering I spent $8 a night extra per person, I expect the linens and extra cleaning maintenance I was charged for to be completed. There were signs everywhere threatening your deposit which makes you feel like something is always about to go wrong. Outside of the negligence of the cleaning crew and oppressive nature of the signs, this is a very good cabin and you can't beat the price. One final note the welcome binder stated that the hot tub has to be in ST mode to heat but nothing about how to get it there. Explaining how to make the equipment work would be a nice addition.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, So good to hear that the cabin was good and the hot tub clean. The pool table is enjoyable and brings groups and family together. You're right, for the price this is a great deal on a cabin rental especially one with so many amenities, privacy and easy road access. We try very hard to make everything 100% perfect for every guest, but realize thats just not realestic. Sorry that a field mouse visited, they are around out there in the country and a member of your group had left the cabin door open. We suspect thats how he got in. Our cleaning crew has caught the little creature and all is well. Owners do post directions in their homes only to give guests a little nudge in the right direction. The hot tub needs to stay in ST mode is what our note says. All we ask is that guests don't change the mode. Thanks for your positive remarks, they are most appreciated. Please don't leave the doors open, especially at night when field mice are out and about.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
TRI City Serviced by Delta, American and United.
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Captains table bar and restaurant
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Red Tail country club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 321
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Shirley's place or Captains table restaurant
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Beech Mtn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Shook branch beach on Watauga Lake
Car: necessary

Elk River, Watauga Lake, East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Boat Rentals, Watauga River, Kayaking, Canoeing, Cherokee National Forest, Roan mountain state park, Rhododendron Festival, Storey Telling 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 and mountains 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, hot tub, scenic drives, directions,

Boat Rentals

Fishsprings marina

White water rafting

wahoos adventures

Watauga lake is just a five minute drive

watauga lake tennessee

Golf: 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 Dates
28 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th week
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
Peak Weeks
9 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer-Fall 2017
20 Aug 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
22 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2017
26 Nov 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$11 per night, per additional guest
The Holidays 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning/trash removal A$180.6 + Tax
Pet Fee A$113.71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$267.56
Tax Rate 14.0%

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. Rates are discounted for only a couple or you can bring a full house. Extra guest fees apply: Be sure to include the correct number of guests.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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