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Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven in Banner Elk, North Carolina


Sleeps: Adults: 6
Children: 0
Bedrooms Number: 3
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1530
Main Amenities: Hot Tub


Almost Heaven is a bright and sunny three bedroom log cabin in Valle Crucis NC with lovely outdoor space for enjoying the mountain surroundings. This two-level cabin has a hot tub, central AC, rocking chair porch, and wonderful setting, just minutes from the historic Mast General Store. The home accommodates up to six with one king size bed and two queen size beds.
3 BR, 2 Baths, Sleep 6
Main level: Master with king and private bath with walk-in tiled shower
Upper level: Second bedroom with queen, third bedroom with queen, second full bath 


This cabin is beautiful. The bed in the downstairs bedroom couldn’t have been more comfortable. Everything you need is provided, very well stocked. We have never stayed in a cleaner cabin! Every morning we were visited by wild bunnies, chipmunks and beautiful deer. One morning we even had a doe with her fawn, aww! We will definitely be back! Thank you very much! Also my daughter leaves here reigning as the foosball champion and she loves it!

The cabin is beautiful and decorated to the top. It is gorgeous with all of the Bob Timberlake paintings, fireplace and hot tub! We saw a doe and her fawn one morning that just stood there watching us for a very long time. Your cabin provided a great pace for us to relax and enjoy each other’s company. We will highly recommend it to others!

Almost Heaven - Valle Crucis NC Log Cabins

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Are you looking for a peaceful mountain getaway in a classic log cabin with great outdoor space and a cozy stone fireplace for warming up after a day on the nearby slopes? Welcome to Almost Heaven, a traditional Valle Crucis family cabin rental in a wonderful setting just minutes from the river and historic Mast General Store.

Valle Crucis NC has always been the heart of the High Country; driving through it feels as though you have stepped back in time as you pass the large white general store and fields with horses and cows. Cross the Watauga River, popular for canoes, river tubes and fishing, and head in to the Glen at Mast Gap. When you  arrive at the cabin, you will appreciate the easy, level entry, which makes unloading the car a breeze.

Step into the large, open living area and you are greeted with the large stone fireplace and many windows. The interior is warm and inviting, with special touches throughout. The care the owners have taken in preparing this cabin for your vacation is evident in every room, with unique mountain décor and charming touches.

There is plenty of seating for everyone in both the living room and around the large country dining table. Or take advantage of our lovely spring and summer weather and dine outside on the large deck. In the morning, enjoy your coffee on the covered porch, listening to the birds and perhaps even seeing  a deer or wild turkey pass by. At night, enjoy a relaxing soak in the  hot tub while trying to count all the stars overhead.

When your day comes to an end, there are three bedrooms to enjoy a comfortable nights’ sleep. The master bedroom is conveniently located on the main level, with art by popular local artists and scrollwork king bed. The highlight is the master bath, recently renovated with large tiled walk-in shower. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms, the first with high wooden ceilings and queen bed. The third bedroom has a queen size bed. There is an additional full bath on this level.

Spring, summer and even fall, enjoy the outdoor space at Almost Heaven. The large decks feature plenty of comfortable outdoor seating, including bent willow, rocking chairs, dining set and of course, the hot tub. There is a large gas grill for cooking up the days’ catch, and a great yard – lots of room for the kids to play, or the adults to enjoy the view and natural surroundings. There are even woods to explore!

Best of all, the cabin is convenient to local attractions and events, including Tweetsie Railroad, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain or home games of the championship Appalachian State University Mountaineers. But be sure to enjoy all there is in Valle Crucis, be it horseback riding, exploring the charms of the historic Mast General Store, or an afternoon at the popular Valle Crucis Park with its paved trails, river access, playground, picnic pavilion and live music on summer weekends.

For the classic mountain getaway, Almost Heaven is the perfect log cabin rental for your family!

Almost Heaven has paved access for all except the last ¼ mile.

Depending on the home, 4WD, chains or sometimes both may be required when visiting the mountains in winter. Access to this home may not be suitable for vehicles with rear wheel drive, limited ground clearance, or motorcycles even during summer months.  We are happy to help you find the home with the access you are most comfortable with, any time of year!

***All linens and towels included in home***

Call for special prices on last minute availability as well as for extended stays. 

Minimum stays may apply and vary throughout the year. 

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Additional Information

If you have additional questions or are interested in any of our Boone NC cabin rentals, Valle Crucis vacation rentals, private NC vacation rentals, or one of our other vacations just give us a call on our toll-free number 855 NC MOUNTAINS (855 626 6868), send us an e-mail or Use Our Online Request Form.


Season Dates Nightly Weekly
Seasonal 3 Sep 03 - Sep 30 2018 09/03/2018
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 4 Oct 01 - Oct 29 2018 10/01/2018
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 3 Oct 30 - Nov 17 2018 10/30/2018
$160.00 $1,005.00
Holiday 5 Nov 18 - Nov 25 2018 11/18/2018
$320.00 $2,125.00
Off Season Nov 26- Dec 13 2018 11/26/2018
$140.00 $865.00
Holiday 5 Dec 14- Jan 04 2019 12/14/2018
$320.00 $2,125.00
Seasonal 3 Jan 05 - Jan 16 2019 01/05/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 3 Jan 17 - Jan 21 2019 01/17/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 3 Jan 22 - Feb 13 2019 01/22/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 3 Feb 14 - Feb 18 2019 02/14/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 2 Feb 19 - Apr 17 2019 02/19/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 3 Apr 18 - Apr 22 2019 04/18/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Off Season 3 Apr 23 - May 08 2019 04/23/2019
$140.00 $865.00
Peak 3 May 09 - May 13 2019 05/09/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 3 May 14 - May 23 2019 05/14/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 3 May 24 - May 27 2019 05/24/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 3 May 28 - Jun 12 2019 05/28/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 4 Jun 13 - Jun 27 2019 06/13/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Peak 5 Jun 28 - Aug 08 2019 06/28/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Peak 3 Aug 09 - Sep 02 2019 08/09/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 3 Sep 03 - Oct 09 2019 09/03/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Peak 4 Oct 10 - Oct 28 2019 10/10/2019
$185.00 $1,180.00
Seasonal 3 Oct 29 - Nov 23 2019 10/29/2019
$160.00 $1,005.00
Holiday 5 Nov 24 - Dec 01 2019 11/24/2019
$320.00 $2,125.00
Off Season 3 Dec 02 - Dec 12 2019 12/02/2019
$140.00 $865.00
Holiday 5 Dec 13 - Jan 06 2020 12/13/2019
$320.00 $2,125.00

Note: these prices do not include housekeeping, taxes, etc.

Hot Tub

You will enjoy a soak in the hot tub. #hottub

Additional Amenities

Walk to Water
Dog Friendly
Game Table

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  • Diana
    on 11/11/2016
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    "Beautiful Cabin in a perfectly safe, serene setting" This was exactly what we were searching for to celebrate my fiancé's 50th birthday! Beautiful décor, very clean and well maintained inside and out. Very private and peaceful! We even had a young buck walk into our yard one evening, beautiful! The view was breathtaking and the peace & quiet heavenly! Everything was immaculate with plenty of extras. Really enjoyed the gas fireplace, hot tub and flat screens in every room, not to mention free Wi-Fi and fantastic cell service! We actually extended our stay after being so pleased with everything including the customer service reps who were very helpful and responsive from the start! We look forward to returning for the Christmas Holiday & bringing friends and relatives! Thanks for a wonderful, relaxing vacation away from home!

  • Ann
    on 09/19/2016
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    Almost Heaven was great for our family get-away. We enjoyed exploring the area and some down time here at Almost Heaven playing charades and watching movies. We enjoyed our coffee each morning outside on the porch, and the kids loved the foosball table, calvin and hobbs collection, and the hot tub. We really apperciate the little touches like the fresh flowers, coffee fixins', and the shampoo samples. Thanks!

  • Dan
    on 07/27/2016
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    We had a great time during our recent stay in Almost Heaven. The attention to small conveniences made our stay very pleasant. Location was convenient to what we wanted to do.We are planning a trip for Memorial Day weekend next year. We would like something on the Watauga River if you have it.Thanks so much.

  • Virginia
    on 10/09/2015
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    We had a wonderful time in your cabin! It was beautiful!Our Thanksgiving was everything we had hoped for! We were visited by chipmunks, bunnies and deer. We will definitely be back! We have to see who will be the fooseball champion next year.

  • Debra
    on 10/09/2015
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    We thoughly enjoyed our trip to Boone for a Christmas tree this year! Your mountain home is so beautiful!We loved the privacy, views and hot tub! We saw wildlife and relaxed together.Your home is aptly named.

Almost Heaven

At the chosen time there is a minimum night stay for this home.