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Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

Private, Wooded, hottub, firepit, Click request to book & see Rates & Reserve.

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this Butler holiday cabin

3 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, Gorgeous Views, Foliage, Very Private, 5 Mins To Lake

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
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2010
Call Manager
Speaks english

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.


based on 21 traveller reviews

Private, Wooded, hottub, firepit, Click request to book & see Rates & Reserve.
average rating of 4.5238094 based on 21 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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Great property in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We booked the cabin for our Labor day weekend getaway, and we had an excellent time! Once you get in, you will see a very spacious open living room/kitchen. With two master bedrooms on the first floor and the loft bedroom on the second floor, we had plenty of space for 6 of us.

Things we liked/things we did:

1. The management was very responsive. We had to contact the manager multiple times before/during/after our trip, and we got the responses within a few minutes. We didn't check out any restaurants since we cooked/grilled, but the general stores seemed to have most of the groceries that we forgot to bring.

2. There were multiple hiking trails within 30-40 minutes of drive. We especially enjoyed Laurel Falls hiking trail, which is about 40 minutes drive from the cabin.

3. The hot tub outside as well as the jet tub in one of the master bedroom were excellent ways to relax after days of hiking.

4. The house itself definitely exceeded our expectation from the picture. The house is kept very clean, and a lot of windows and the porch provided plenty of exposure to the outdoor. The hot water and HVAC worked excellent as well.

5. Grill worked great. We used the grill and fire pit every night to cook burgers, hot dogs, and s'mores.

6. A lot of the necessities were provided, including towels, linens, trash bags, laundry detergent, dish washer detergent, paper towel, toilet paper, and trash bags, which was very convenient.

7. Internet is not super fast, but it is freely provided; definitely sufficient for checking e-mails and looking up trails or recipes.

8. TV and DVD players worked great; it was a perfect setting to watch a few scary movies that we brought (which we left for the next guests).

9. Payment and refund of the security deposit went very smoothly and promptly.

Rooms for improvement:

1. A few of the light bulbs were out, thought it didn't bother us at all with all the natural light as well as a lot of other lights.

2. Some of the kitchen supplies would have been nice if provided (ketchup, mustard, sugar, black pepper, baking powder, etc. - which we bought and left for the next guests).

3. Some of the hot tub jets were not working, but it wasn't really inconveniencing.

4. We had a little difficulty finding the place because we lost GPS signal about 10 minutes prior to the cabin (as the manager warned); be sure to read the materials that they send you prior to arrival.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mars Hill, NC

Beautiful property!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this cabin. It was easy to find, yet private and quiet. The house was very clean and spacious. Great tub, nice beds, wonderful porch! The hot tub was great after a day on the lake. Part of the jets weren't working and the housekeeper was great when I notified her. The oven was a little weird. It seemed to be set in Celsius instead of Fahrenheit. But it baked fine, with a little calculation. The knives were very dull. Again, a minor issue unless you're doing major cooking. We'd stay again and recommend it to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the kind words and helpful heads up on the stove. A new one has been installed and new kitchen knives bought. Yes, all the jets may not work but the hot tub is clean, bubbling hot and ready for the next guest, for the most part its in good working order. Thanks so much for taking good care of our home. Know you are welcome back.
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Nice and clean cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and private cabin in the woods. The cabin was very clean and had pretty much everything we needed. Appliances were pretty new and worked great. I enjoyed the jetted tub in the masterbath. Would highly recommend. We stayed here during a race weekend. It's about 45 minutes from the track but well worth the drive. Hidden gem for sure

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and compliments. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, this place is private and hidden in the woods with great road access to towns, the track, marina's and lots of area attractions. Thought your name sounded familiar, always glad to see returning guests. Know you are always welcome back. Watauga lake vacation rentals Alakecabin4u
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Wrightsville ga

A great secluded place to enjoy a cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect place if your looking for a private secluded place to stay. The cabin was very clean. I loved relaxing in the hot tub. The fire pit was a added luxury that I also liked about this cabin. Although I did not bring my pets, it would have been a perfect place to bring them. We thoroughly enjoyed playing with the pool table. Great place for privacy.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad all of you enjoyed your stay. It is a very quiet, private property with easy road access to get to all the area attractions. Thanks too for letting us know that housekeeping is doing their job. Glad you could enjoy the amenities like fire pit and pool table. Your right pets are welcome and its a super property to bring along your furry family members. Look forward to hearing from you again when you're ready for a return trip this direction. alakecabin4u
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the cacin

  • 5 of 5

the cabin itself was as advertised. Not only did it look good, it was clean. there is no cell service, which they told me in advance. they do have very good internet ,so if your have facebook messenger its very easy, and reliable for face calls. with that said now comes the my one complant the driveway is very hard to navigate on a large motorcycle. its in the mountains and the can't change, but it would help to pave the drive if possible.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had an enjoyable stay. Please know you are welcome back anytime. Will pass along your comments about paving but with such a short driveway most have no trouble and is preferable during the winter months when it snows.
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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, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
5 Sep 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$10 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2016
21 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early Winter 2016
28 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$9 per night, per additional guest
Holidays 2016
16 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 17 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
18 May 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$111 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$261
cleaning/trash removal A$176 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Guests can pay online or mail in a personal check or money order and avoid the online service fees. Call 803-415-4714 for mailing address. 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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Butler

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.