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BREATHTAKING VIEWS at Kilkelly's CABIN

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NATURE'S MAGNIFICENCE
IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD
PERCHED HIGH AND PRIVATE!

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cabin
WE INVITE YOU TO RELAX AND REJUVENATE AT 'THE CABIN' AT KILKELLYS! Perched high on a finger ridge of the Eastern Continental Divide, in a gorgeous pristine area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this luxurious CABIN provides spectacular long-range views, fully comparable to those seen from nearby Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks. From this unique 22-acre ridge-top setting, you are surrounded by tall mountains and deep gorges and valleys, while privately nestled among flowers and gardens. Privacy and view were key in locating the CABIN. We selected the dramatic end of our finger ridge, well out of sight or sound of our Main House or any other dwellings, and providing the most panoramic views from the property. And to ensure that privacy and serenity, we decided to build just one CABIN. The l...WE INVITE YOU TO RELAX AND REJUVENATE AT 'THE CABIN' AT KILKELLYS! Perched high on a finger ridge of the Eastern Continental Divide, in a gorgeous pristine area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this luxurious CABIN provides spectacular long-range views, fully comparable to those seen from nearby Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks. From this unique 22-acre ridge-top setting, you are surrounded by tall mountains and deep gorges and valleys, while privately nestled among flowers and gardens. Privacy and view were key in locating the CABIN. We selected the dramatic end of our finger ridge, well out of sight or sound of our Main House or any other dwellings, and providing the most panoramic views from the property. And to ensure that privacy and serenity, we decided to build just one CABIN. The long-range and layered views from the CABIN are seen from a high and vaulted prospective, extending over 100 miles across natural, undisturbed woodlands and fields. Sunrises and sunsets are varied and magnificent. It's a perfect place to experience dramatic weather changes and cloud formations -- above you and below! Rainbows are frequent and dramatic! And at night, it's a star gazer's dream. With no city lights, the the stars are bright and abundant (we furnish binoculars). And there is no traffic noise to interfere with the orchestral sounds of nature. And WOW, we have NO MOSQUITOES. This two-story custom built, cedar-log CABIN surrounds you with warmth and elegance. It has two king bedroom suites on separate floors, and there are two comfortable pull-out sofa beds in the game room. You will find a fully appointed (basic stocked) kitchen, a small pantry, and lots of cabinet and counter space. There is comfortable dining for six, both inside and out. And there is a lovely stone gas fireplace, with fine couches and swivel-rocker chairs. With four HD TVs, DVRs and DVD players, the game room includes a 3D TV and a family-fun shuffleboard. On the outside is a covered front porch with an open deck wrapping around to the elevated attached gazebo. There is a full-size gas grill. Below is a covered patio with lounge chairs, and hammock. Our property is also very kid friendly! We have outdoor play areas and equipment for children of all ages, including a 45-foot rope swing, a standard swing set, a corn-hole toss, a regulation horse shoe pit, and a large stone fire pit. There are lots of children and adult games and a wide selection of HD DVDs. We also have an adjustable basketball goal, ping pong table, treadmill, and recumbent bike at the Main House. The property surrounding the CABIN includes open forest areas, grassy fields, flowering ornamental trees, beautiful landscaping, and seasonal vegetable gardens. And, of course, there are many beautiful adjacent and nearby walking trails and cascading streams. Enhancing and preserving this beautiful sanctuary is one of our greatest passions - - sharing it with others is another. Our goal is to be one of the most rewarding and rejuvenating vacation destinations in the Appalachian Mountains. And our ability to achieve and maintain this goal is best reflected by the REVIEWS of our guests. So we invite you to read what others have said. WE WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR CABIN! Your Hosts, Joanie & Gary Kilkelly Regarding Location: Kilkellys is only 1/3 mile from from the Bamboo Gap entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, convenient to Boone and Blowing Rock. Milage distances of interest: Boone downtown 5mi.; Blowing Rock downtown 8mi.; Appalachian Ski Mtn. 6mi.; Hawksnest Tubing & Zip Line 18mi.; Sugar Ski Mtn. 22mi.; Beech Ski Mtn. 28mi.; Banner Elk 22mi.; West Jefferson 26mi.; Grandfather Mtn. 19mi.; Linville Falls 34mi.; Mt. Mitchell 71mi.; Asheville & Biltmore Estate 100mi.; Charlotte 100mi.; HEAVEN 0mi.!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
For safety concerns, children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the hot tub
Bedrooms
2 Kings2 Twins
Bathrooms
2 Full baths

Meet the host
Joanie & Gary K
Hosting since November 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are nearby if you need us for anything! We love to give insight and helpful tips but also value privacy! Here if you need us, out of sight if you don't!

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Reviews (55)
Michael W
Michael W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the place you’ve been searching for,
My husband had been searching and searching for a beautiful, spotless, private, and well appointed mountain retreat. When he found the Kilkelly’s place, he knew he had found everything that we wanted. The views from the porch swing are breathtaking, and the gorgeous landscape gave us a relaxing time away together that we will always cherish. We will come right back to this cabin when we need another break from the world!
Visited December 2021
Written January 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Trip67481109245
Trip67481109245
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceptional Retreat With Spectacular View
No need to review any other rentals...if you can find any available dates for this spectacular cabin...book it! Easy Access, Extraordinary Views, Very Clean and Comfortable, Owners bent over backwards to accommodate us! Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to rent here again because we usually travel with our dogs, so I don’t mind letting y’all know what a jewel this rental is! Worth Every Penny!
Visited April 2021
Written April 19, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

AJ H
AJ H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING
Truly a magic place to be! We wish we had more time there but in the short time we were, we fell in love with the cabin and the area around it! The Kilkellys were amazing hosts and have what we think is the best view around with a castle of a cabin.
Visited February 2021
Written March 2, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Docs to go
Docs to go
Denver, NC68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
fantastic getaway!! Amazing views/location
My wife and I lucked into finding this place for a last-minute weekend getaway. We stayed in the separate cabin, and it truly does feel cut-off from everything. You can't see anything/anyone from the cabin other than the fantastic scenery. It feels like you are totally away from civilization, but it was an easy 10 minutes into Boone. We sat on the swing on the porch and watched the fireflies. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot-tub and listening to the birds (which are everywhere!). There is a fantastic set of gas-logs as well. I watched the sun rise over the valley, best cup of coffee I have had in a while. Downstairs has a "hangout" type area and another bedroom. This cabin would easily accommodate another couple and/or couple of kids. The grounds have some play areas as well. The cabin is luxurious/comfortable and perfectly set up. The property is wonderful, and the main house is beautiful as well. We got to meet the owners and they are truly delightful people. We asked about buying a mug, and they gave it to us as an anniversary present! I didn't realize they had a listing on TripAdvisor (doesn't show up on phone app for some reason), but as soon as I saw it on the full website, I just had to leave a review for them! We stay busy, but will find an excuse to come back for sure! Thanks!!!
Visited June 2019
Written November 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chaya Rao
Chaya Rao
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Upscale Mountain Condo with Breathtaking Panoramic view
A piece of paradise tucked away in the mountains! Beautiful Condo with very high end furnishings and beautiful view of the Blue Ridge mountains from inside and outside, spectacular property so well maintained with unique vegetation and garden, made comfortable inside the condo and outside with so much seating outside and absolutely peaceful and quiet - away from the din and bustle! Yet close to shopping, to Boone and Blowing Rock and major attractions! We even enjoying breathtaking sunrise and sunset that can be viewed from inside the Condo or outside from the patio or the front porch. A most heavenly experience that it was hard to leave the property to go sightseeing. To top it all, the hosts were so welcoming and friendly. They have done a phenomenal job in designing and planning the landscape and the acoodomodations - a hidden treasure not to be missed. Thank you, Joanie and Gary, for a most unforgetable experience!
Visited July 2019
Written July 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thecabinatkilkellys
thecabinatkilkellys
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property! It gives us great pleasure to ensure that our guest have the most delightful get-a-way experience possible! Whether it is a pure vacation or even a working vacation we love to hear that it's a great escape!
Written July 8, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

rxtarmacrider
rxtarmacrider
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The attraction is not just the beautiful log cabin in the mountains...
My wife booked the Kilkelly’s cabin based on the excellent reviews, and we found them spot on - the Kilkellys thought of everything that makes their cabin one of the best we’ve ever rented. We found many surprises unusual to the renting experience, like a Kuerig coffeemaker fully stocked with a good selection of coffee, plenty of movies, books, a Bose speaker to listen to music - the sound filling the living room - even plenty of games to play, plus binoculars to view the mountains and allowing closeup views of the birds feeding on the 2 bird feeders right outside the big picture window. Location: we like to take walks exploring around cabins we rent and we found the entrance to The Blue Ridge Pkwy at Bamboo Gap less than 10 minutes away. You will find unlimited things to see/do even within 30 min. from the cabin via The BRP. Boone & Blowing rock are less than 15 min. away. Our stay was in early February so unfortunately, I did not bring my sports car or motorcycle, my road bicycle or MTB, but great road and trail opportunities abound not far from the cabin! Truly, I cannot think of a better cabin/location in the mountains that we are so fond of - thanks Joanie & Gary!!
Visited February 2019
Written February 27, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thecabinatkilkellys
thecabinatkilkellys
Thank you so very much for taking the time to review! We consider ourselves so very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place in such a perfect location! It Gives us great joy to share it! It is always our desire that our guests leave rested and rejuvenated and pleased with their stay!! We I would love for you to come back anytime !!!
Written February 28, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ali N.
Ali N.
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing!
Absolutely amazing place. Peaceful, beautiful & luxurious. The Kilkellys thought about every details to make it espectacular. can’t wait to come back!
Visited November 2018
Written December 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jaxmom5
Jaxmom5
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Slice of Heaven-the cabin
There is nothing at all that could be more perfect or relaxing than Kilkelly's Cabin. The view of the mountains is beyond amazing. The most perfect view from a mountain cabin that I've ever seen!! The bird feeders outside of the large picture window are an added bonus to the view. So many birds, rabbits and chipmunks provided additional relaxation while takin in the gorgeous mountain view. The tree swing was a perfect place for our kids to play!! I've NEVER rented a beach or mountain home so clean or so well-supplied. There truly is nothing that you could possibly need that isn't provided. Numerous board games and movies are provided. There are super nice tv-s in every room - blue tooth speakers and the fireplace is amazing!! We love how easy it was to arrive to the cabin. Even though the view is amazing, there is no skinny rabbit trail to drive up but a perfectly paved lighted driveway!! There is so much I could brag about including the hospitality of the owners. (Homemade cupcakes were waiting for us upon arrival). To make a long story short.....a trip to the mountains will always include renting this cabin above any other!!! Thank you Joanie and Gary for sharing your slice of heaven with our families.
Visited March 2016
Written March 12, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thecabinatkilkellys
thecabinatkilkellys
Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! It is our desire and passion to ensure that guests are blessed by the beautiful views as we are! We are so happy that you plan to return and will look forward to seeing you all again!
Written March 15, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rlynnbennett
Rlynnbennett
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Mountain Oasis
This cabin and it's views are breathtaking. The cabin has everything you could ever possibly need/want. We came here without my knowledge that we would leave engaged :) and the Kilkelly's were so thoughtful and generous - they went above and beyond to help make the proposal perfect. We can't thank them enough. If you are looking to get away from the everyday chaos, then this is where you want to be. We look forward to many return trips to this beautiful cabin.
Visited October 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written October 25, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
thecabinatkilkellys
thecabinatkilkellys
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and especially that our place is now a part of a beautiful journey and happy memory :-) We loved meeting you and hope you will return,...perhaps to celebrate an anniversary :) Warmest Regards to you both! Joanie & Gary
Written October 27, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sun77dog
sun77dog
Apex, NC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The best of the best
I have been visiting and staying in rental places in Western NC for many years and the Kilkelly Cabin has no peer. The cabin is perfect and the views other worldly but the best part of the experience are the hosts. Joanie and Gary made sure our stay was more than we ever could have imagined. We celebrated my son's graduation from App St, my Mom's 80th birthday and Mother's Day all in one spectacular long weekend. It literally could not have been better. 5 stars are not nearly enough. Thanks Joanie and Gary. We'll be back
Visited May 2015 Traveled with family
Written May 14, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Additional amenities
  • Gym
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer

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Map
Getting there
Douglas Airport
77.1 mi

Tri-Cities Regional
49 mi
Restaurants
Stick Boy Bread Co
4.4 mi

Mint Cuisine of India
3.3 mi

Come Back Shack
3.5 mi

Troy's 105 Diner
4.3 mi
Attractions
Doc's Rocks Gem Mine
3.4 miMines

Tweetsie Railroad
3.3 miAmusement & Theme Parks

Mast General Store Old Boone Mercantile
5 miSpeciality & Gift Shops

The Greenway Trail
3 miHiking Trails
About the neighborhood
The CABIN is on the highest ridge of Jake's Mountain, at an elevation of 3,320'. It is less than 1/3 mile from the Bamboo Gap entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 285); a short 3-mile drive to the town of Boone; and less than 8 miles down the Parkway to Blowing Rock. Being our closest attraction, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the largest National Park in the US. It alone offers the most scenic and dramatic views of the mountains of western NC, as well as numerous hiking trails, horseback riding, biking, river rafting, river/lake canoeing and fishing, picnicking, cascades, waterfalls, and dramatic rock outcrops. There are several historical sites as well, like the Cone Manor Estate. Distances to a few more popular places include: Grandfather Mtn. 19 mi.; Mt. Mitchell State Park 71 mi.; Linville Gorge Falls 34 mi.; Banner Elk 22 mi.; Asheville 100mi.; Appalachian Ski Mtn. 6 mi.; Hawksnest Ski Resort 18 mi.; Sugar Mtn. 22 mi.; Beech Mtn. 28 mi.; Charlotte 100 mi.; HEAVEN 0 MI.!
Getting around
We are within walking distance of the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway! Take a slow scenic drive stopping off to take in the views or hike, Picnic or shop. We have many excellent taxi services if you prefer not to drive after enjoying the nearby winery or excellent restaurants! We are minutes away from all you need on easy paved roads! Yet when you are here you are in the mountains with incredible views on top of the world!
Access
Car advised
How to get there
We are approximately 1 hour from Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte and from Greensboro/Triad Airport in Greensboro

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
RENTAL RATES FOR ADDITIONAL GUESTS: Maximum occupancy is 6 guests. RESERVATION DEPOSIT: NON-REFUNDABLE 30% OF TOTAL RENT, PAYABLE WITHIN 2 DAYS OF BOOKING. PAYMENT BALANCE: REMAINING 70% OF TOTAL RENT, PAYABLE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL DATE. IF CANCELLED OR SHORTENED, REIMBURSEMENT OF PAYMENT BALANCE WILL BE MADE ONLY FOR THE NUMBER OF RESERVED DAYS THAT CAN BE RE-BOOKED. DAMAGE DEPOSIT: FOR GUESTS WITHOUT DAMAGE PROTECTION/INSURANCE, ACTIVE CREDIT CARD MUST BE ON FILE ($1,000 MINIMUM CARD LIMIT. TRIP INSURANCE: RECOMMENDED. PAYMENT METHOD: CASH, PERSONAL CHECK, MONEY ORDER, VISA, MASTERCARD, AND DISCOVER.

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