Cardinals Nest

Location: Banner Elk Type: Log Homes
4 Sleeping Areas 3.5 Baths Sleeps 10 Yes

2023 Specials!

2023 Specials! ANY new booking arriving before 6/15 gets 23% off, and new arrivals between 6/15-6/28 get 15% off!* 

New reservations arriving between May 1 and June 28, 2023 are eligible. Memorial Day weekend INCLUDED!

Discount will be automatically applied when booking online or reserving over the phone. 

Not able to be stacked with other discounts off the rental rate including last minute or off-season discounts. Returning guests may still receive half off the processing fee upon verification of past bookings.
Special offer is only valid at time of booking and may NOT be retroactively added to any existing reservations.

Remember that property owners may choose to join this special at any time at their own discretion, so if the Specials banner was not displayed on the listing for your dates at the time of reservation creation it will not be added at a later date to your booking. 

* Discount applies to select properties only. If you see this banner on the home, it applies. 

Offer expires 06/28/2023 and you must book your vacation between 05/01/2023 and 06/28/2023.
Looking for a waterfront cabin that is family friendly with just about every amenity you can think of? Well, your search is over now that you have found the Cardinal’s Nest, one of our popular log cabin rentals right on North Carolina’s Cranberry Creek! Be it summer fun with bike riding, river tubing, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding or winter fun in the game room with a ping pong table, large flat screen HDTV, this home truly provides fun and enjoyment no matter the season. The Cardinal's Nest has four bedrooms, one with a King and two with extra-long full-size beds and the fourth bedroom has two twin size beds. Also, downstairs is a sleeper sofa (queen size). This cozy home will complete your one-of-a-kind mountain stay.

Cardinals Nest is located less than thirty minutes to Beech Mountain Ski, and Sugar Mountain ski resort and Hawksnest Tubing & Zipline are both fifteen minutes away. The Town of Banner Elk is just ten minutes up the road for world-class shopping and dining.

Sleeping Accommodations
Main Level: Bedroom with King
Upper Level: Two bedrooms, one with an XL Full and another with two Twins
Lower Level: Bedroom with an XL Full, Pull-out Queen Sofa

OFF-PEAK SPECIAL: Stay longer than the minimum number of nights and automatically receive a 5-15% Discount -
Excluding Holidays.

Additional Notes:
Firewood may be purchased at the time of booking or with a week's notice. You receive two wrapped, kiln-dried bundles and a fire starter for $25 plus tax per night. Property offers a wood burning fire-pit located down a steep walkway by the picnic table and river.  
- The main roads are plowed in winter, but 4WD or AWD vehicles are required November-March, and chains may also be necessary to access all properties in winter months. 
- All linens and towels provided for your stay
-Dogs welcome $25/night per dog plus tax. Max of 4 dogs. Mature, well-trained dogs, only.
- Internet is currently Satellite-based with a monthly data cap. It's adequate for checking emails and general web browsing but should NOT be used for streaming, videos, or gaming activities. Depending on your phone carrier, your cell phone signal may or may not work in this location. Verizon is the best coverage here. If your wireless plan supports it you can use your phone's data as a hotspot. 
Room Beds Baths Room Features Comments
Bedroom 1 XL Full (57.5"x78") Full Bath
Tub / Shower Combo
Shared Bath
Upper Level
Bedroom 2 Two Twins Full Bath
Tub / Shower Combo
Shared Bath
Upper Level
Bedroom 3 King Full Bath
Custom Tiled Shower
Main Level
Bedroom 4 XL Full (57.5"x78") Shower
Full Bath
Lower Level
Downstairs Living Room Queen Sleeper Sofa Queen Sleeper Sofa

Rates & availability subject to change. Call to speak with a reservation specialist for the most up to date rates, availability and special offers.

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  • Central/Mini-Split Air Conditioning
  • Fire Pit
  • Fishing on Property
  • Gas Grill
  • Gas Log Fireplace
  • Gated Community
  • HighDef TV
  • Keurig Coffee Machine
  • Large Dogs OK
  • Pet Friendly
  • Ping Pong Table
  • River/Creek/Pond
  • Walk to Water
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WiFi


  • Close to Alpine Wilderness Coaster


  • Deck/Patio Covered

Outdoor Amenities

  • Deck Covered
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