Dog-Friendly Cabin: Hike, Bike, & Ski!

Property ID: 453020Banner ElkNCUS
Sleeps 62 BR2.5 BA
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Book your Banner Elk getaway at ‘Hound Trails’ and soak up everything it has to offer from top amenities, beautifully decorated cabin interiors, and an unbeatable view of the rolling hills surrounding the property. The vacation rental comes with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a loft, and a large deck for relaxing. In the winter, enjoy the slopes of Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain. During the summer, explore Wildcat Lake and Elk River Falls - you'll never run out of four-season fun!


  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Waterfront
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

HIT THE SLOPES: Sugar Mountain Resort (9.0 miles), Beech Mountain Ski Resort (10.5 miles), Appalachian Ski Mountain (16.0 miles)

HIKING & BIKING: Grandfather Mountain State Park (15.6 miles), Elk River Falls (17.3 miles), Julian Price Memorial Park (17.6 miles), The Blowing Rock (19.0 miles)

WINERIES & VINEYARDS: Banner Elk Winery & Villa (4.1 miles), Grandfather Vineyard & Winery (10.0 miles), Eagles Nest Winery (12.5 miles), Watauga Lake Winery (19.4 miles), Villa Nove Vineyards Winery (19.9 miles), Linville Falls Winery (24.0 miles)

TO-DO: Apple Hill Alpaca Farm (1.2 miles), Foggy Mountain Gem Mine (9.4 miles), Mile High Swinging Bridge (17.8 miles)

LOCAL FAVORITES: Downtown Banner Elk (4.8 miles), Wildcat Lake (6.7 miles), Elk River Club (7.2 miles)

AIRPORT: Tri-Cities Regional Airport (59.4 miles), Asheville Regional Airport / Wright Brothers Way (92.3 miles), Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (107 miles)


30 reviews
  • Better than expected!


    I have to admit that this place was nicer than what I though. If you want a place to completely relax and connect with nature, then look no further. Location was key. It wasn’t far away from anything. There is so many things we didn’t get to do since our time was limited, but I’m planning to go back and visit. Loved this cabin.

    Published March 25, 2024
  • Family Ski Trip


    Our stay could not have been any better. Wonderful experience with a true cabin feel in a great location. The cabin was just as expected, clean and with all the essentials needed for a fun filled 4 days of skiing and sightseeing.

    The photos do a transparent job on what to expect, beautiful kitchen, spacious living room, comfortable bedrooms and the best part, the huge backyard with the highlight of our stay, the fire pit.

    Highly recommended. Can’t wait to go back.

    Published February 28, 2024
  • Nice location—bring ice and all cooking gear


    We stayed here with our pups for a wedding and also some hiking. The house has a beautiful view, is very dog friendly and we loved the outdoor fenced area and large deck! Very quiet location, and we enjoyed watching deer and having a fire in the fire pit area. Some downsides—the primary bedroom has an open bathroom with no door (!). The bed is very squeaky—even just turning over can be loud. The ice maker is broken and there is no ice so stop for ice before heading up the mountain. Otherwise this is a nice short term stay for a couple or small family.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 11, 2023
  • Perfect for families with dogs


    House was beautiful, well equipped, and in a great location. Nice fenced area for dogs that was right off the deck. Deck had good latching gates so dogs could wonder on deck freely. Inside was spacious with a master suite on main level. A nice size kitchen/dining area and living room space. Only issues during the week was a small leak in kitchen to which the property owner responded they would be addressing, the WiFi went out for the last two days of the stay (so no TV watching and limited phone service for us since no cell signal), and on last day of stay the AC unit stopped working. I reported the WiFi outage and the AC not working to the property owner today when departing, but haven’t gotten a response yet. Despite these few unexpected things, we had a great week and would definitely consider renting this cabin again in future.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tracy W.
    Published August 23, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "We are glad you enjoyed the cabin. Furry friends love our big yard and their owners loved the fenced-in area. We wish we would have known about the internet problem sooner. As soon as we called the internet company, they came right over. As soon as the internet was fixed, so was the AC. Please come visit us again, we want our guests to have a great experience, all of your issues have been resolved."

  • Incredible view!


    So much to say! The view from this home is spectacular and so relaxing! Close to hiking and biking trails, quaint shopping, wineries, and floating down river!

    I can’t wait to go back!

    Published August 22, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "We can’t wait to have you back! Come visit again soon!"

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