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Ready for some down time. Private, yet convenient to marina's, hiking, fishing

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

WiFi, 3Bed, 2Bath, Private, Secluded, Firepit, Pooltable, 30 mins to Boone NC

Very private, yet convenient to nearby vacation villages and nearby local marina's where you can rent boats or keep one of your own there overnight. Enjoy 2,000 square feet of comfortable cabin living with wrap-around porches, out door hot tub, indoor jacuzzi bathtub, pool table, free WiFi and a large out door fire pit. During the warm months, visit marinas rent boats and experience Watauga-Lake, the 3rd cleanest lake in America. During the cold months, there are nearby ski resorts, ice-fishing, and snow tubing. The home has a pool table, outdoor hot tub, Firepit, free Wifi and laundry.

Guests enjoy wooded views with mountains. Come watch local wildlife like deer, turkeys and birds of prey thru the huge picture window in the living area. Disconnect from the outside world for just a while, sip cider or wine and hold the hand of someone you love. Enjoy and be "in" the moment. When you do have to check in with work, friends or family this home offers Free high speed WiFi so you can keep in touch. A Jacuzzi bathtub, Gas Grill, Gas log fireplace and a Pool table, everyone should have something to do. Vaulted ceiling, 2 large master bedrooms with kings, additional loft bedroom offers a pillow top queen.

On the inside

Guests Have 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 (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 with lots of furniture. 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, forest and mountains.

Enjoy the picnic table, glass top table with cushion chairs or cushioned love seat and chairs. 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 and Banjo Ridge Rd sign. 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. In addition to your navigational equipment 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, ski Beech, boat rentals as trips to attractions are convenient from this location.

More Details

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:
22 September, 2018

About Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals

Homemaker, grandmother, Mtn Girl at heart. Our family enjoys many trips whether its the short weekend get away just to recharge or the longer week vacation renting boats and rebuilding relationships with those we care about. Great place to reconnect and still stay connected with Wifi & land line phone with unlimited long distance in the states.

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

Why Watauga Lake & River vacation cabin rentals chose Butler

Everyone Loves the privacy and the nearby Lake access. Love being close but have to get away from it all, too .. Get the kind of privacy many are looking for, but still stay 30 mins to towns, shopping, even live entertainment. There's something for every body up here.

Come and get a way from the hustle and bustle but still enjoy easy roads that all lead somewhere .

What makes this cabin unique

The most unique benefit is the versatility of this location.

Snow skiing to jet skiing, Fall foliage to wildlife viewing right here on the property. Boat Rentals at nearby marina's. 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, Spelunking, Bristol race.

Snow ski at Beech or Sugar and Water Ski on the glass like waters of Watauga lake. Where mtns meet water.

Very unique home with beautiful wood workmanship, Gas logs to fall a sleep with or outdoor fire pit to gather around. This cozy place will take your mind off everything else ... Come and recharge, regroup and reinvent.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Butler

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties, no large gatherings This home is not a venue please ask & we'll recommend some that are nearby & happy to handle your event.
  • Check the pet box for (1) Email for permission to bring multiple animals. Keep the Peace Pets must be controlled, leashed & restrained.
  • We all love Music Neighbors aren’t close but sound carries thru the forest especially in real quiet areas like this one.
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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 ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • 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.


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Ready for some down time. Private, yet convenient to marina's, hiking, fishing
average rating of 4.478261 based on 46 reviews

Amazing Stay Beautiful Property Everything you Need!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love this property, location, and all the amenities that come with it. I searched and searched in this area for a cabin with a hot tub, pool table, fireplace, and jet tub in this price range and when I found this cabin I was beyond excited and booked right away. When we arrived the drive was beautiful. We love driving into the woods and when we came to views of the lake we were beyond excited even though it is winter time we immediately decided that we were coming back to get in that lake in the summer time! The cabin was perfect, clean, and it was stocked with everything we needed. I did forget my shampoo and conditioner and there were little bottles available in the bathrooms like you seen in a hotel! We brought wood and had a wonderful fire out in the fire pit and the hot tub felt amazing. It was a perfect 104 temp and felt so good. The beds are super comfortable and the layout of the cabin is perfect. The cabin, deck and sitting areas are so peaceful and enough space for 6 people to enjoy. We went skiing on Beech Mtn and that was fantastic and the drive from this cabin to this ski resort is breathtaking. You drive up higher into the mountains and the views are amazing! The little towns around this cabin are so cute and pretty. What is a big thing is that this cabin is back in the woods and the neighbors are not too close. You can see the other cabins but not on top of each other so you have privacy and we love music and were able to have that on outside while we had cocktails around the fire and in the hot tub without disturbing anyone or getting a noise complaint. Thank you so much Watagua Lake Rentals/Home Away for an unforgettable stay and experience. We will be back as soon as it is warm to this same cabin and we are getting in the Lake!

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for saying such nice things about the cabin and area. Yes, this place offers lots of amenities that most are looking for when visiting the mountains. Its hidden but easy to find, off the beating path but not too far from vacation towns like Boone that offer shopping, restaurants, skiing etc .. If you are looking for a place to get away, kick back and relax then you have found it. We look forward to hearing from you again. Thank you too for taking good care of the place. It is most appreciated.
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Nice Chalet; private and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at Banjo Ridge, All the beds were comfortable, the bathrooms clean and modern, and the kitchen was well equipped. Some of our favorite things to do were to sit out on the deck, relaxing in the hot tub and play pool.

Would have been 5 star but the upstairs bed is right next to the pool table which didn't give our teenager much of a private area. Also, it was hot upstairs and no fans. To keep it comfortable we had to freeze downstairs. Also, the pool table equipment was not in great shape either: many sticks were missing tips, there is no 15 ball, and no bridge stick. But it was still fun.

While the cabin is a ways from things it is not difficult to get to the lake, restaurants or the various marinas. Our favorite was "Off the Grid Adventures" for jet skiing, paddle boards and kayaks. The owners were so friendly and thoughtful (Adam and Toni) and all the equipment was extremely well kept.

We spent most of our days on gorgeous Watauga lake or exploring nearby towns; but really appreciated coming back to this home to relax and enjoy our family time.

  • Review Submitted: 18/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Close and convenient to the lake, boat rentals and off the grid adventures right down the road and Boone NC is 30 mins and offers even more. Guests can expect a large long loft upstairs. The pool table is at one end of the loft most visible from down stairs. And the queen bed is all the way at the far end of the loft not visible from down stairs. Its pretty cool in the mtns and lots of additional blankets in all the bedrooms. No worries the pool ball was found under the bed. Plenty of pool sticks and tips to replace any not in 'tip top' shape. All is good so come and enjoy!
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Great place to escape the world. Very quiet and clean cabin. Loved the entry into the neighborhood.

  • 4 of 5

Off the beaten path and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 09/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, relaxing, and great surrounding activities!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and equally appreciated all the sites and activities in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 08/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cabin hidden away

  • 3 of 5

We rented this cabin from the pictures on the web site. The cabin was just like the pictures, very nice and comfortable. We did have a little bit of trouble finding the cabin and finding anywhere to eat or shop was at least 45 minutes away. It would have been nice if the covered porch would have went all the way around the cabin (to cover the hot tub and picnic table). It was nice that they included free long distance because cell phones didn't work well at all. If you really want to get away from it all then this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 30/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A welcome package is sent 24 hours after making a reservation. Near by restaurants, marina's, winery's, near by hiking trails, Ski resorts and watering holes are mentioned. Directions are included and are step by step using your cars odometer. There is a wall entrance and a street sign. The nearest restaurant is 'Shirley's' home cooking, maybe a 10 minute drive, The Captains Table restaurant overlooks Watauga lake, serves adult beverages, is kid friendly, a 15 min drive. Watauga lake winery is a 10 minute drive, has wine tastings, serves food and is a popular venue for weddings, family gatherings and parties. Anyone can google these mentioned and see them online as well. Guests receive the welcome package within 24 hours of making a reservation, We encourage guests to make use of this helpful information. Rent a boat one day, go to Abingdon VA for a day, Ski Beech Mtn, visit Boone and Blowing NC. 30 minutes down the road is Boone NC with over 25 restaurants, lounges and lots of live entertainment as it is a vacation destination for many. The wrap around porch is huge with lots of nice cushioned outdoor furniture that is under a covered roof/porch. The hot tub isn't under cover/roof so you can look up and see the stars, no real reason to cover up a beautiful sight. There is a table with several chairs, right beside the grill that is under a covered roof. The picnic table is open but can easy be pushed just a couple of feet to locate under roof line as well. Its definitely a get away with lots of convenient Kool spots to visit. The welcome package as well as google are good ways to reference the area attractions. Cell reception depends on the age of your phone and the service provider. Spring and Verizon both work pretty well for texting and some might have conversations from the deck outside on a good clear day. Like this guest mentions you have unlimited long distance on the house phone and are welcome to forward your calls to the house phone. Reach out to our office anytime for assistance, finding things to do, places to go are our business. The Wifi is high speed and emails are answered quickly. We hope you choose to stay with us.
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Great place to stay Banjo Ridge Cabin Butler TN

  • 5 of 5

We booked Banjo Ridge Cabin to go to Bristol TN for the NASCAR race, great choice beautiful mountain setting, close enough to town and fantastic lake

wish it was warn could have enjoyed what the area had to offer (now we have to come back) The cabin was beautiful, clean and more than enough space for us. It had everything you need and then some. Very Nice place to stay !!!

  • Review Submitted: 03/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: All enjoyed!
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
TRI City Serviced by American Delta, 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

You are surrounded by big mountains and one of the cleanest lakes in North America is just down the road. The setting for this home is very private, heavily wooded. Beautiful Fall Foliage views of woods and mountains. This property is in East Tennessee, and the North Carolina state line is a mile down the road. Guests visit nearby vacation villages like Boone, Blowing Rock, Grandfather mountain to the East and Abingdon Va to the North and Roan Mtn state park to the West. Boat Rentals, Rafting trips, Kayaking, Canoeing are very popular. You can even hike the Appalachian trail or canoe thru the Cherokee National Forest. Guests attend Events like the Roan mountain state park Rhododendron Festival, or the Storey Telling festival in Historic Jonesboro. Winter sports are fun too at nearby Ski Beech or Sugar Mtn. "Ready to get your engines started"? Bristol Speedway is 38 mins door to door. Music fills the air with Blue Grass festivals and bands at several nearby venues. In just a short drive you can see NC / TN and VA. Wheather you are seeking White water Rafting, Hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking or just want to ride around antiquing this Unique Location would be a great choice for families or couples. You get the benefits of both lake, river, mountains and nearby towns that are small, easy to explore and convenient to get to. Adventurous, thrill seekers can venture to Cliffs & Caves and Explore while others take guided tours that are perfect for elderly or someone with limited mobility. This is a true Fisherman's dream with five nearby rivers to fish plus the lake. It's also a Skiers paradise - water like glass here with very few boats. This area is Secluded yet convenient to many neighboring towns and actives fun for everyone. All guests receive a welcome package giving your u direction. Come stay at Banjo Ridge cabin and enjoy yourselves. Get a restful vacation with no mobs, no traffic just well deserved time spent with those you care for.

Activities: bring no your boat or just rent one at any of the local marinas. Fishing, fly fishing guides atvnear by local marina's,

Kayaking, canoeing, tubing trips with local companies. Near by snow skiing at Beech and Sugar. Lots of area wildlife viewing. Sports: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 around the Butler

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sept Wknd
18 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$11 per night, per additional guest
Fall Foliage 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 2018
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
21 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
Early winter
26 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holidays 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$116.64 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$548.88
cleaning/trash removal AU$198.97 + 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 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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