- Viviane, Posted: 02/01/2018
We stayed here this weekend and enjoyed our time. The house was neat and clean and the kitchen had all that we needed. It is not an updated house with fancy bathrooms or kitchen, but it was well kept up. We have never stayed at a mountain cabin that is so private. There are no neighbors that you can see or hear, just the sound of the river below and the birds singing. The thing that surprised us and that isn't mentioned anywhere is the wooden bridge that we had to drive over each time we left the house. It is quaint, but It is right over the river and we were concerned that with the forecast calling for a lot of rain, we might find ourselves unable to leave the house if the river rose too high. Other than that, it was a really nice location and we wished we'd brought our kayaks since it would have been easy to use on that river. Thank you for sharing your house with us!
- Michael, Posted: 06/04/2018
Very comfortable cabin in a very convenient location between Boone and West Jefferson. Had a great stay. We will stay there again. Thanks!
- Taylor, Posted: 06/20/2018
This house has great location for anyone wanting to stay near Boone and not be right in the middle of town. We had a great weekend getaway tubing down the New River at Wahoos River Adventures (5 mins away). The house was very clean and had every feature listed. The only disappointment was the grill, which we had planned to cook steaks on. It had sitting water in the bottom of it and didn’t seem safe to cook out of. Otherwise, we would highly suggest the house to anyone...just bring your own grill!
- Cathy, Posted: 07/03/2018
We really enjoyed our stay in Buckys Retreat. The cabin was very clean and well kept. The layout was comfortable and functional. Once we entered the gate at the road and crossed the bridge we felt like we were on our own private mountain retreat. The property was close to all of the attractions in the Boone/Blowing Rock area. The only surprise we had, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, was how low the bridge is crossing the river. There was some concern about the amount of rain that was falling and the river rising which could cause access/egress issues. We didn't have any of these issues and the little amount that the river did rise didn't even come close to causing any issues. I would definitely stay in this property again if we make it back to this area.
- Susan, Posted: 07/11/2018
Beautiful setting; good location; house and furnishings are very dated.
- Constance, Posted: 07/19/2018
This was quite the perfect place for my family. Kitchen was a cooks dream of having the right utensils, pots and pans. Loved the large tv and sitting in living room. The lazy boy chair could use replacing. Loved the outdoor deck even though we were confronted with some weird sulphur smell. My family had a great time and we all agreed we could definitely book again. Thanks for providing us a safe and comfortable place.
- Laurie, Posted: 07/23/2018
The directions at the very end need to be updated and the gate lock will jam up on you, especially if you don’t position the key properly but those are the only things which will discourage you about this place. Yes, it’s not modern or up-to-date but why do you need those things? This place allows you to sip on coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night without any disturbance of tranquility. The river is a perfect mid point to enjoy kayaking or tubing, jumping out at the bridge grabbing a bite to eat and jumping back in. The general store around the corner is ideal and if you want to grab dinner you are 12.5 miles from Boone or West Jefferson. Perfect couple(s) retreat to just break away from it all.
- John, Posted: 07/23/2018
Great location near River Girl Tubing. Enjoyed the back porch and river view (somewhat obscured by foliage but still nice). Would definitely recommend for a relaxing getaway.
- Julie, Posted: 08/13/2018
This cabin is clean and has a great view. I highly recommend.
- Curtis, Posted: 10/22/2018
We had a wonderful weekend catching up with our family, hiking around the beautiful property and relaxing in the rocking chairs on the deck. Great getaway location - very secluded but close to everything.
- Andrew, Posted: 11/28/2018
We LOVED this cabin. Everything was perfect. It was stocked with everything we needed plus some. The beds were very comfortable and the view from the living room was great. We will stay here again.
- Donald, Posted: 09/03/2019
Everything was great
- Katie, Posted: 10/08/2019
We loved it! So beautiful and such a great location!
- Adrienne, Posted: 07/20/2020
The most wonderful place I've been in the mountains Will absolutely return Making plans now!
- Katie, Posted: 08/05/2020
This is a WONDERFUL cabin right on the New River! It was the perfect size for the 5 of us and extremely clean and tidy. We had everything we needed. We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to stay here again.
- Daniel, Posted: 09/21/2020
Wonderful cabin with a good feel to it. Sitting out on the porch while listening to the river below is so relaxing!