Cozy Mtn Cottage w/ Fire Pit: Hike, Ski, Relax!

Sleeps 42 BR1 BA


Nestled at the foot of Grandfather Mountain and centrally located to all things in the High Country, this Montezuma cottage with a s'mores-ready fire pit packs a cozy punch! When you're not nestled with your loved one in this 2-bed, 1-bath vacation rental, head out for adventures at Sugar Mountain Resort followed by blissful wine tastings at Banner Elk Winery or craft beer at Kettell Beerworks. No matter how you spend your day, numerous comforts will always be waiting at this inviting home base.


  • Essentials
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Kitchen
  • Central Heating


Location Details

SKI RESORTS: Sugar Mountain Resort (8.2 miles), Beech Mountain Ski Resort (15.5 miles), Appalachian Ski Mountain (21.8 miles)

FRESH-AIR ADVENTURE: Grandfather Mountain State Park (4.1 miles), Wildcat Lake (10.7 miles), Appalachian Trail (US 19-E) (11.7 miles), Elk River Falls (13.9 miles), Emerald Outback (16.0 miles), Roan Mountain State Park (17.2 miles), Watauga Lake (40.3 miles)

THINGS TO SEE & DO: Mile High Swinging Bridge (6.3 miles), Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster (7.2 miles), Banner Elk (10.1 miles), Apple Hill Farm - Alpaca Farm (15.4 miles), Tanger Outlets Blowing Rock (20.0 miles), The Blowing Rock (20.6 miles), Tweetsie Railroad (22.2 miles), Mystery Hill (22.6 miles)

WINERIES: Grandfather Vineyard & Winery (9.6 miles), Linville Falls Winery (11.2 miles), Banner Elk Winery (12.2 miles), Watauga Lake Winery (29.3 miles)

BANNER ELK EATERIES: Stonewalls Restaurant (10.0 miles), Sorrento's Italian Bistro (10.1 miles), Banner Elk Lodge & Cafe (10.1 miles), Dunn's Deli (10.2 miles), Artisanal Restaurant (10.5 miles), Bodegas Kitchen and Wine Bar (10.6 miles)

GOLF: Mountain Glen Golf Club (5.9 miles), Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course (7.5 miles), Beech Mountain Club (16.5 miles)

AIRPORTS: Tri-Cities Airport (56.0 miles), Asheville Regional Airport (74.5 miles), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (108 miles)


8 reviews
  • Perfect place


    What a quaint and cozy cabin. Perfect location to get to everything.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Daniel J.
    Published November 16, 2021
  • No Air Conditioning


    It was very convenient to Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and we had no trouble getting to and from the linville lot But the lack of Air Conditioning and fans made the evening's humid and miserable. The house is quaint and cute but not for kids or those with vertigo. If you stay in July/August bring your own fan or a way to stay cool. We would not have paid as much as we did had we known there was no air. Advertisement on VRBO stated there was a window unit. Not so. Also no ceiling fans or floor fans.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Donna B.
    Published August 2, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Response from owner: "Donna, I'm so sorry that you had an issue with the cottage. As the weather gets warmer each year the need for AC has become an issue. We do have a window unit available and I'm sorry that it didn't get installed before your stay. I apologize for my mistake!"

  • Good Location, Lots of Charm, Many Quirks


    The house is in a great location between Roan Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. The view from the front porch is the rear of a business, but the rest of the surroundings are lush and green. Inside is charmingly decorated and all the needs are supplied. The only problem is that every room is on a distinct slant. It's kind of like the tilted house at the county fair. Careful with the fridge since the slant sometimes means that you don't close the door when you think you have. The tub is the most problematic since it is a bit slippery in there and the slant adds to unsure footing. We also had a lot of large black ants. Overall it is a nice cottage and I would recommend it. Just be ready to walk up and down hills while at home and not just on the nearby hiking trails.

    Published June 17, 2021
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Keith, we're glad you enjoyed your stay overall, but we're sorry that you experienced some issues during your trip. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and we wanted to share the following:
    - The listing description accurately states due to the home's historic nature, the property does feature endearing quirks like slightly slanted floors, but we're sorry if this caught you off guard.
    - The owner appreciates your feedback about the surface of the tub. Since your stay, anti-slip/grip pads have been added to the tub bottom.
    - The ants were discovered right before your arrival. The owner immediately contacted Terminex, and they were able to come to the property the next day to address the issue.
    Thanks for letting us know about your stay, and we hope to host you again soon!

  • Cozy and quaint


    As childhood best friends, we had an incredible time visiting after not seeing each other for 15 months due to Covid. Our host was incredible and the cottage is the perfect drive to Boone! We will definitely be back!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Elizabeth P.
    Published April 29, 2021
  • Charming and cosy with everything you need.


    We had a wonderful weekend in this charming bungalow. Arrived to find lights on and everything perfect. And coffee ready for the next morning! The home is not fancy, but incredibly comfortable and just what you would need for a small family trip. Very conveniently located to tubing, skiing, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock etc. etc. thanks to our wonderful host.

    Harmony Taylor
    Published March 1, 2021
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