This completely renovated two bedroom-one bath, cabin (which sleeps 4-6) sits on 2 1/4 acres of land peacefully nestled in the western mountains of North Carolina just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain.
Newland is in the northwestern part of the state about 22 miles from Boone, NC. The cabin, just two miles from the center of downtown Newland, features 800 square foot deck provides ample area for relaxing and listening to the 900 feet of the White Oak Creek (14 feet away) which wends it way throughout the property. Then head to the western edge of the property and set your easy chair on our private bridge over the creek and just relax!
And shall we talk nature? This cabin in nestled in a small plateau at the foot of a Christmas tree farm, with native North Carolina forest everywhere! Plus, clean, crisp mountain air during the day and more stars than you can imagine at night. During the summer, you can't tell where the stars end and the fireflies begin!
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There are so many activities and attractions in the area!
Just two miles from the front door of La Casa de Buck (across from an Ingles Food Store, Roses Express and Dollar General) is a beautiful day trip hiking trail with waterfalls and mountainside terrain - delightful year round.
Like to ski? Near the towns of Banner Elk and Boone, four areas offer skiers ample opportunity for winter fun. Ski Beech (18 miles) has been called one of the best ski resorts in the east, and was rated #1 by National Ski Magazine. Sugar Mountain (11 miles) has 18 slopes, and is the largest of the ski areas in North Carolina; Sugar Mountain is one of the few resorts in the east that boast an elevation above 1000 feet, south of New England. Also near by? Appalachian Ski Mountain (27 miles) and Hawksnest (15 miles).
Like to hike and sightsee? Just ten miles from our front door is the Blue Ridge Parkway, the perfect way to see the mountains in the area. This recreational road is designated for scenic driving and every bend in the Parkway offers another, even MORE breathtaking view! Perfect for day trips, hiking, rock jumping and having a blast! The toll-free Parkway winds from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. It's our favorite way to spend a day!
One of our favorite summer things is Elk River Falls, an old swimming hole in the grandest of fashion, just 10 miles from the cabin in nearby Elk Falls. Once there it's only a few minutes into the National Park to enjoy swimming, rock hopping, fishing or just lounging with the butterflies on the natural rock formations.
Grandfather Mountain, just 8.5 miles away is Carolina's Top Scenic Attraction!. At 5,964 feet, Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains and has been considered the most biologically diverse mountain in eastern North America. The private park offers spectacular scenery and adventurous walking across the Mile High Swinging Bridge. This is a favorite with our guests.
Boone, North Carolina, just 17 miles away and home to Appalachian State University, was recently voted one of the top 10 outdoor cities. The tallest mountain in the East lies not in Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine but near Boone, North Carolina. It's 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell, a centerpiece of the Pisgah National Forest and Blue Ridge Mountains, whose valleys hide hip little hiking towns. Paddlers hit the Nolichucky and French Broad Rivers for class III and IV rapids while mountain bikers wheel along the 18-Mile Ride. For a classic adventure, tackle the 40-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the area; even in the summer, temperatures remain refreshingly cool.
Like to fish? Just 13 miles away, according to their on line listing, Foscoe Fishing has been providing clients with top notch guides and fly fishing experiences. Foscoe Fishing Company and Outfitters offer year round excursions, float and wade trips on over 300 miles of small streams and tailrace rivers for brown, rainbow and brook trout.
One of our guest families tells us:
"If you take a left at the end of Vale Rd. and go about 5-6 miles you'll see a Cranberry High School on the left. Turn left at school (may be 19E?) and go through Cranberry community. Eventually you'll see the town on Minneapolis and there's normally good trout fishing there and river goes several miles. After you go through Plumtree, Yellow Mountain Baptist Church is on the left and that's where Zach caught his brown. Last year he caught a nice Brook trout in the same area. My son caught his first Brown Trout (19 in) near Spear community. We're having it mounted. We had a great time. There's usually good areas near Linville Falls too. So many places are "Posted" that it's hard to find a good location."
Like horseback riding? I didn't think much of it initially but now I'm hooked. The place we go takes you up and down mountains, across streams and through the most beautiful NC forest trails - and we're not talking about paying Valle Crucis prices of $60.00 or $70.00 for a one hour ride, just $40.00 for a full hour during a recent stay. It's a must do on our vacation.
Linville Caverns and Falls (12 miles) located at the head of the beautiful Linville Valley on US 221, North Carolina's only caverns lie deep under Humpback Mountain. Linville Falls is a beautiful series of dramatic falls that drop to a deep gorge, accessed by a trail lined with rare virgin stands of white pine, and hemlock. The area around the Falls is one of the few places in these mountains where the Rosebay, Catawba, and Carolina Rhododendron grow side by side. A campground and picnic area along the Linville River are among the most popular on the Parkway. The various trails here include the short walk up Duggers Creek and more strenuous walks along the Linville Gorge.
Gem mining - there are dozens of places to gem mine and we've done a few of them, but the most enjoyable was at Emerald Village near Spruce Pine, just thirty minutes away. It's a real (feldspar) mine in a beautiful natural setting with an authentic look back at how things were. You get to walk around the mining area and the museum is well worth the $5.00 per person ($4.00 for kids, I think). The gem mining was cheaper and far more productive than ANY of our other gem mining stops. Definitely a must see and do.
Roan Mountain State Park (14 miles) in nearby Tennessee, encompasses 2,006 acres of southern Appalachian forest at the base of 6,285 foot Roan Mountain. Park elevation ranges from 3,000 feet in the valley to around 3,700 feet on surrounding ridges. Rich hardwood forests allow for a great diversity of life and a wide range of outdoor activities. Park guests have opportunities to hike along creeks and ridges, fish for trout, play tennis, swim, tour a century old farmhouse, join rangers and naturalists for educational programs, and enjoy mountain music concerts. Wildflowers and wildlife inhabit the hollows and ridges of the Roan foothills in abundance. From Dutchman's-breeches to deer, trillium to turkeys and bee balm to black bears there is always something to discover.
In nearby Blowing Rock (15 miles) the Tweetsie Railroad is an amusement park that is a blast from the past! Enjoy a three-mile adventure ride on a historic steam locomotive that transports guests through the mountains and an authentic frontier village with country fair rides, crafts and live entertainment. Open May-October. I can honestly tell you that I was a bit skeptical of this tourist attraction, but we thoroughly enjoyed the nostalgia of simpler days at this wholesome, family oriented park - and make sure you check out the petting zoo. It's a wonderful day and one of our favorites!
The Blowing Rock is North Carolina's oldest travel attraction. Beautiful short scenic walk with a garden waterfall, gardens, observation tower and unique gift shops. Open daily March-December and open weekends January-February, weather permitting.
We have specific directions from the cabin to most of these attractions at the cabin...
The town of Newland, the county seat and hub of Avery county has the highest county seat East of the Rocky Mountains. It's like stepping back 40 years into the past. It is a gem of a town with everything you need: a couple of food stores, a hardware store, restaurants, McDonald's, pizza, a video store, drug store, several gas stations and convenience stores.
One resident we talked to says that he goes out of town for a week and doesn't even bother to lock his house!
Distance to nearby cities:
* Crossnore - 4.51
* Elk Park - 5.71
* Banner Elk - 6.26
* Roan Mountain - 11.29
* Bakersville - 13.74
* Spruce Pine - 14.15
* Blowing Rock - 14.41
* Boone - 16.42
* Burnsville - 23.74
* Elizabethton, TN - 24.45
* Lenoir - 24.69
* Unicoi, TN - 24.79
* Glen Alpine - 26.09
* Morganton - 27.05
* Erwin, TN - 27.65
* Mountain City, TN - 27.81
* Marion - 28.07
* Watauga, TN - 28.30
* Johnson City, TN - 28.39
* Drexel - 28.80
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Reviews for this vacation cabin rental in Newland, North Carolina
Lazy Bear Lodge was a great mountain get-away
August 1, 2014
The cabin was well equipped and roomy and pretty clean. Loved the front porch & its view! Having a pool table in the cabin provided hours of family fun & bonding. The people of this area are extremely friendly & accommodating. My husband & I had the master bedroom with a king bed and it was so comfortable---heavenly !!!! One thing that disappointed us was that the cabin had no air-conditioning, and we were not informed of that before. For the most part we were comfortable, but had a couple days that we were too warm. However--overall we were happy.