Pet Friendly / Rental Review

We Stayed in this Perfect Log Cabin for our Winter Weekend Getaway | Collettsville, NC

This was more than just your average log cabin! I definitely recommend booking this Airbnb if you’re looking for that authentic log cabin feel for your mountain trip. It is large and spacious, while also feeling cozy. And did I mention there’s a hot tub on the back porch with expansive views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance? I couldn’t think of a more relaxing way to spend my afternoon!

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Any time is a good time to book this property! It’s close to the ski slopes in the winter and close to lots of great hikes and mountain town activities the rest of the year!

This cabin had the perfect amount of space for our family of 4 and our dog. There is a master bedroom downstairs with an en suite bathroom including a huge walk-in shower and walk-in closet. And this rain shower was amazing, with great water pressure and plenty of hot water, a perfect way to unwind after hiking all afternoon!

Our kids (ages 3 and 6) loved their bedroom upstairs. It had a set of 2 bunk beds (sleeping up to 4) and an adorable bear motif. There were little teddy bears throughout the house that just added that extra element of fun for our kiddos. There is also a second bedroom with a queen bed and a bathroom upstairs in addition to a cute balcony and living area with TV and skylights.

As usual, we spent most of our time in and around the kitchen, and with the wide-open floor plan that included the main living space, a ceiling-high stone fireplace, large TV, and a wall of windows leading out to the back porch, we spent most of our time in this space, cooking, watching movies, and enjoying the warmth from the fireplace.

My husband’s favorite room was the screened-in porch right off of the kitchen and main living space. The fireplace was double sided so people can enjoy it both in the living room and out on the screen-in porch.

Despite feeling secluded and remote, we had great wifi and cell service here. The directions were easy to follow, but I would HIGHLY recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle. There were a lot of steep, curvy roads leading to the house and I could definitely see it becoming dangerous in snowy weather.

This cabin is located roughly between Blowing Rock and Banner Elk. I would definitely recommend staying here if you plan to spend a lot of time hiking or skiing with several trips to the nearby mountain towns. If you’re planning to only spend your time in one of the mountain towns, I’d look for something a little closer to Boone or Blowing Rock. It’s a 40 minute drive to Boone, 27 minutes to Blowing Rock, and 35 minutes to Banner Elk.

Because we have young kids, our trips may look different than other people’s typical mountain trips. We still found so many great things to do in winter here and we didn’t even go skiing or snow-tubing! Here is a list of our favorite recommendations:

Our Favorite Area Recommendations

Favorite Attraction Mystery Hill – this was probably our favorite thing we did with our kids! There are a lot of great activities for kids here and we ended up buying the package with all the things. We started with a tour of the Gravitational Anomoly House, which has a funky angled floor among other attractions, then we went in for an old-time Tin Type photo, and finished with some old-fashioned gem-mining, which my kids LOVED.

Favorite HikeBeacon Heights Overlook – This is one of our favorite hikes with kids! It’s just a little over .3 miles and at the end, there is an INCREDIBLE overlook with sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The trail is covered in large boulders and my son refused to hike without his “walking stick”, so that was a little difficult watching him hike up rocks with a huge stick in hand, but we made it somehow without injury!

Favorite ParkBlowing Rock Park – This park is amazing for kids! So many fun mountain-themed playground structures, a great way for kids to get all their energy out.

The Boone area has so much to offer in the way of hiking, skiing, driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, or shopping and eating in the lovely little mountain towns nearby. I highly recommend checking out this cabin for that secluded and relaxing mountain getaway, while still being close to all the nearby mountain town activities you could want!