- DC & Kimberly P., Posted: 10/22/2013
My wife and I were married on a ship in the Charleston Harbor in SC on October 13th. We spent our honeymoon adventuring along the East Coast. With no destination in mind, we packed for every occasion, jumped in the jeep and drove off into the sunset. OK....the sun had actually gone down by the time we left but in our memories we headed off into the sunset! Both of us being from Charleston, our internal compasses steered us towards the beach for the beginning of our adventure. After finding peace & relaxation in the waves we headed north where we enjoyed fine dining in a small town- and WHOOAAH! By chance there was a cancellation for the Dog House. I secretly reserved two nights and we were east bound for the mountains. Knowing my wife, if she discovered the name of the cabin prior to our arrival, I literally would have been in the Dog House, although if it is as nice as this one I surely would not mind! Thankfully she did not discover the name until I had already picked up the keys and we were halfway there. The funny look and comments were enough to express her doubts. The unmarked pavement and entrance to the road increased her worrisome looks and doubts. THEN WE ARRIVED......To quote her, This place is awesome! And indeed it is. We have never enjoyed a place as much as we enjoyed the Dog House. From the stream with the waterfall, reading by the firepit, roasting marshmallows, snuggling by the firepit, and walking in the woods. And we barely scratched the surface of things to do in the area. Romantic dinners, relaxing hot tub, rain on the skylight, and the serene sounds of the wind through the trees make this a magical place. Our only regret is having to leave. I am sure we will return. This place is too magical and has too much appeal for us not to return. I hope others find their peace and relaxation as we did. These mountains have a kind soul and will take care of you if you are willing to stop and listen.
- Krystal L., Posted: 03/22/2015
What a great choice in The Dog House. What a lovely and cozy cabin. My husband and I went here to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary. We are typically beach goers but thought we would do something out of the norm. Weather was great as well. Would recommend to others and would book again. Easy to book and get keys. Great customer service, follow up and overall communication.
- Cindy & Guy, Posted: 07/23/2015
What an idyllic setting bringing to mind the likes of Thoreau and Emerson, yet so convenient to everything in town. This place more than deserves all the extra TLC the owner can muster. We found him to be available and responsive to our needs. We truly appreciate his vision in making this place so special.
- Wendy and Brad, Posted: 11/15/2015
We really enjoyed our stay! So peaceful and quiet here. The hot tub is where we spent the majority of our time. It was so relaxing and with the drop in temperature, it was absolutely heavenly. We highly recommend Appalachian Mountain Brewery for some fantastic pints, too!
- John M., Posted: 11/25/2015
What an absolutely gorgeous place! So quiet and peaceful- the perfect getaway for me and my husband before the holidays begin. Boone and Blowing Rock are wonderful places. We discovered local hangouts like the Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Bald Guy Coffee and local trails. Our favorite was Glen Burney as it was so beautiful! We also visited Grandfather Mountain which was a lot of fun and helped us get into the spirit of winter as there was lots of ice at the top of the mile high bridge! Very different from our home in Jacksonville FL! The Dog House is truly amazing and I am sure we will be back again, perhaps with a fur-baby in tow! We loved it here. Truly the perfect escape.
- John & Kris and furbaby Grandy, Posted: 11/29/2015
Just what we were looking for! The Dog House came with everything we needed- even a new coffee maker! The creek, fireplace, and hot tub were just what the doctor ordered for us to get away from the craziness of Thanksgiving back home. Love Boone and Blowing Rock!! We just might have to get a place of our own here but in the meantime, it is The Dog House for us!
- Dallas T., Posted: 01/05/2016
The Dog House is exactly what we needed to get away. Its is so beautiful and peaceful here! We even connected in a way that was much needed. We will definitely be coming back! Thank you so much.
- Christine M., Posted: 01/07/2016
We came here on recommendation from a friend who stayed at the sister property Monkey Business. The Dog House surpassed our expectations!! This cabin is perfect in every way. It is warm and welcoming and feels like home from the first step over the threshold. We are so relaxed & happy. We are looking forward to our next stay here. Thank you Dog House for more wonderful memories to add to our book of life!! We felt Rubber dogs spirit.
- Kyle A., Posted: 01/24/2016
I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday. We planned on going skiing or snow tubing but Mother Nature had other plans. We got snowed in by winter storm Jonas. It worked out for the best. It was so beautiful and cozy. We were able to connect on a very special way. The dog house will always have a warm place in our hearts. Can not wait to come back!
- Nicole P., Posted: 03/18/2016
This house was our little piece of heaven. It was perfect. We came for a weekend to celebrate my husband 29th birthday. We found so much peace here. We have determined we will be coming to The Dog House every year now! This cabin has everything we need for rest and relaxation. We loved the hot tub and fire pit by the creek. We Can not wait to come back! Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!
- Stephen & Shay, Posted: 03/26/2016
Another great stay at The Dog House! Very relaxing and restful. We were greeted each morning by a cardinal tapping on the window. Thank you for sharing your cabin with us!
- Newberry, Posted: 04/04/2016
We chose this place to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary. We were delighted to find this awesome cabin. We visited many places yet this cabin is at the top of our list! These mountains bring healing and calmness. Our dog Boomer immediately made it his home after sniffing every inch and plopping down in front of the large windows to watch the rustling of the trees. Thank you for opening your home!
- Watson, Posted: 04/10/2016
This was our fourth stay at The Dog House. This time we were here to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversary. Our lives have been so busy lately. We had our second son Garrett in June 2015. We have a very active 5 yr old son Wyatt and busy careers so this getaway was very much needed. And once again , It was a wonderful stay. We will be back again to make more memories.
- The Bullocks, Posted: 05/04/2016
Loved the serenity of this place! The Surrounds are simply amazing. From the soothing sound of the nearby creek to the sky filled with stars for as far as you can see. This is a special place. We enjoyed hikes in nearby Moses Cone Park with varied paths to wander. Blowing Rock and Boone offered wonderful options for dining. We enjoyed Gideon Ridge and the Bistro including Canyons restaurant. They all we excellent. We can not wait to return!
- Johnson, Posted: 05/26/2016
Word cannot describe how relaxing this place is. We have been coming here for 6 yrs and it is always a wonderful stay. See you next year.
- Fellman, Posted: 06/06/2016
I waited two years to book a week at The Dog House. I waited too long last year and missed my opportunity although it was worth the wait. Perfect place from corporate chaos. I truly enjoyed the serenity of the mountains. The rustic charm and artistic decor of The Dog House provide the ideal backdrop for relaxation that was long over due. As other have mentioned, Mr. Cardinal was the perfect alarm clock tapping at the window but I loved waking up in the tree tops.
- Ian S. and Raechel B., Posted: 12/04/2016
My girlfriend and I stayed at the Dog House for our anniversary and enjoyed every second we spent there. The cabin is perfectly cozy and the epitome of mountain cabin getaway. We loved our time there so much that we are planning on making it a yearly trip just so we can recapture our great time there. Everything the Dog House offers is exactly what you would expect of a mountain house; wood fire place, backyard stream, quiet and peaceful surroundings . It has it all!!! We would totally recommend staying to any and everyone looking for the perfect weekend getaway!
- Michael, Posted: 08/17/2017
I am generally hesitant on renting from rental agencies like this. This is my first time. I found Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals superior in everything related to my rental from timely communications, pleasant staff, convenience, to the property that we rented (The Dog House). The entire process was efficient and flawless. We have two dogs and wanted a place that my wife and I could relax in a cabin setting while having our two dogs with us. The Dog House was absolutely perfect from the quaint and relaxing interior and amenities to the oversize deck (with gates) to the sound of rushing water down by the stream. If I could buy it I would and have Blue Ridge my rental partner. The dogs loved it. It was close to both Blowing Rock and Boone and provided a true mountain cabin experience. Thank you Blue Ridge and the owners of The Dog House! Mike, Cindy, Casey and Gabby Durham, NC
- Gail, Posted: 10/27/2017
We really enjoyed our short stay at the Dog House!! Just wish it could've been longer!
From check in to check out, everything was perfect!! Thanks so much!
- Kevin, Posted: 01/18/2018
Blue Ridge was great as always, third time renting through them. Stayed at The Dog House, so we were able to bring our Husky with us for her first trip ever. House was very cute and well kept. My wife and I loved the various humorous photos that adorned the house. Weather was bad most of the time, so we just hung out at the house. Great internet there, so that plus some Netflix and we had a nice relaxing time.
- Tracy, Posted: 01/31/2018
This was short get a way surprise for my fiancee and we had the best weekend ever. The atmosphere was romantic and cozy. We will be returning for our honeymoon in December. Was very sad to leave...felt like we home. We cant wait to return??
- Emily, Posted: 02/02/2018
The process was very easy, secure and reliable. Staff was friendly and the cabin was FANTASTIC! Truly felt like a home away from home.
- Dr. Stephen, Posted: 02/21/2018
Had a great week here with the privacy we desired and easy access to BOONE for supplies and a couple of dinner dates. Will definitely recommend to others who want some time alone for R&R.
- John, Posted: 04/03/2018
The dog house exceeded our expectations in all respects. Blue Ridge Mountain Rental personnel were fantastic. I highly recommend this experience.
- Paul, Posted: 04/17/2018
Friendly and helpful staff and the property we rented was well maintained and had beautiful views.
- John & Kelly, Posted: 09/04/2018
The staff was awesome to work with and were very helpful with all of our questions. The rental was great, clean and stocked with essentials. It was a great first experience.
- Howard, Posted: 10/01/2018
Beautiful even in the rain. The Dog House was a lovely house set right down by Winkler's Creek. We were here during a horrendous rain storm and it was stupendous. The kitchen is nice and bright. The fireplace is really beautiful with the maple mantle. It is conveniently located near town so when it was drizzling we could drive in and enjoy a local brewery. Definitely a spectacular few days and a nice, cozy house to enjoy.
- Elizabeth ( Hannah Figgins will be staying at cabin ), Posted: 10/30/2018
This house is absolutely amazing. Everything about it. To the way it looks on the outside to every detail inside. It was the coziest house and felt right at home. My husband and I came on our honeymoon and we had plans to do this and that but we relaxed at the house most the time. It felt like home. Everything was super clean and functioning. The hot tub felt so great with the sound of the steam down the way. Comfy couch and great tv and surround sound. The bathroom was perfect and the the bed was so comfortable. The drive to the house is easy to get to and beautiful and so close to Boone and Blowing Rock. This is our second trip to Boone and for our third we might just be back here one day. Love this house so much.
- Matt, Posted: 04/10/2019
If you are a hiker this is a fantastic location, so many trails of every level near by. The dog house is wonderful and charming - perfect place for two to get away with privacy. Fireplace and hot tub are well done. If you are not a dog owner, don't let the name dissuade you, place is clean and the only smell is the hardwood smoke of the fireplace. Kitchen is very well appointed and you can cook anything there as well as a gas grill on the deck. We will return
- Heather, Posted: 06/25/2019
We had a great time. The house was cozy and clean. We loved the fire pit by the creek and the hot tub.
- Howard, Posted: 09/30/2019
This was a wonderful stay. The check in was so easy now that you just go to the property. Saves time and is just simple. The place itself is charming. From a fire pit by the stream to a small but nicely working kitchen. It's so comfortable. The location is ideal. You are not on top of others and yet close enough to town to go enjoy a beer or a meal.
- Billy, Posted: 10/14/2019
The Doghouse was perfect and your customer service is excellent. This was our second stay there and we will definitely be back!
- Brent, Posted: 10/28/2019
Perfect stay for us and our dog. Loved the property and location. Can't wait to stay again!
- Nicole, Posted: 11/25/2019
It's quaint and cozy, we loved it!
- Sarah, Posted: 12/09/2019
Overall great experience! Will definitely be back!
- Guest, Posted: 02/07/2020
Our stay could not have been better! The Doghouse is so cozy and inviting. We loved the rustic authenticity of this place...the rushing stream was a perfect backdrop. We hibernated in our pajamas next to the fire most of the long weekend with the exception of making the short trip into downtown Boone for a few groceries, then out to dinner. Our dog Decker loved venturing thru the woods and into the water! The king bed and the couch were both very comfy; also very pleased with the stocked kitchen cookware/dishes/flatware. The hot tub was AMAZING! The Doghouse is the perfect place for R&R. Thank you for for everything! We will definitely be back!
- Amanda, Posted: 02/26/2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Dog House was clean and comfortable with a rustic feel. The cabin was a convenient drive from shopping and food. We loved everything about it. I would highly recommend!
- Matthew, Posted: 03/17/2020
Wonderful quite environment for my wife and I to getaway. Online access and emails made logistics very user friendly
- Christina, Posted: 03/23/2020
Literally had everything we wanted. So happy we stayed there :)
- Hannah, Posted: 06/16/2020
We had a great visit to the Dog House. The check in process was simple. The house was totally clean. The hot tub was amazing. We loved sitting down by the creek in the Adirondack chairs. The property management was responsive when I had a question prior to the visit. Overall a wonderful visit and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a quiet place to get away from the noise of life.
- Kara, Posted: 06/17/2020
The Doghouse is super cute and very comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The weather was perfect for enjoying the porch, the fire pit down by the stream and the hot tub. Our dog loved being able to lounge on the deck or wade in the stream. The gates on either side of the deck were awesome! The kitchen is well stocked with cooking equipment and we made some delicious meals during our stay. Highly recommend!
- Olivia, Posted: 06/17/2020
I loved this place. It was exactly what I needed just to getaway and let go of built up stress. It's so close to everything but feels just far enough out to have the peace and quiet
- Michael, Posted: 06/22/2020
It was a great week. Cabin has everything you need. The firepit by the creek is AWESOME. You are able to listen to the water and just enjoy being with the one you love. Boone is a easy 10 minute drive if you need anything. Great location. Peaceful. We will return.
- James, Posted: 08/03/2020
Amazing house. Would definitely book again.
- Lars, Posted: 08/18/2020
Great little cabin in the woods.
- Natalie, Posted: 08/20/2020
I cannot say enough about this property and the management company! The place was a beautiful cabin tucked away with peace and quiet, yet so close to many things. The management company was incredible as well! They brought us extra supplies and helped me retrieve my lost wedding band that I accidentally dropped behind a counter. Best stay in the “doghouse” ever!
- Kelly, Posted: 09/04/2020
What a great time we had! Hiking, cooking, relaxing, s'mores, weather, we will be back. It's a first class experience with an owner who could not have been nicer or more attentive and helpful.
- Joseph, Posted: 10/05/2020
Online reservation was easy. Communication before arrival for instructions was perfect. Property was as expected...perfect!
- James, Posted: 10/05/2020
Absolutely perfect!!! Clean, private and very cozy and comfortable! I am definitely staying again at the doghouse!!
- James, Posted: 10/14/2020
Everything was outstanding!!!!!!!
- Shante, Posted: 10/27/2020
After delivering our son seven weeks early and entering into a global pandemic, I knew we would need this trip more than anything. Little did I know that The Dog House was the peace we so needed. From the chaos of an infant and two remote learning children all while working from home for the past several months, this place provided the solitude and space to reconnect with my husband. The fire pit/creek was peaceful, the hot tub was relaxing and the cabin itself was just perfect for the two of us. Everything about this property and this stay was perfect. It was just far enough removed from the bustle of downtown and yet close to so many outdoor adventures. We look forward to coming back in the future.
- K., Posted: 11/16/2020
I can not wait to come back to the doghouse, I researched many rentals before booking and I couldn't have been happier with my decision. This was exactly what we needed in a cabin and was secluded while still being close to many great restaurant's in Boone as well as many great hikes. Everything was clean, the house came with anything you would need and the hot tub was perfect. The stream is beautiful and was the perfect final touch.
- Meredith, Posted: 12/08/2020
The Dog House is an excellent stay! The hot tub is a major plus. It's cozy and beautiful.
- Talitha, Posted: 12/10/2020
Cozy quiet cabin in a lovely setting close to town. Highly recommend.
- Dave, Posted: 12/14/2020
A wonderful place to getaway in the mountains up near Boone. Incredibly scenic area, and the Dog House perfectly embodies the location. Loved the hot tub, the sound of the creek, the furnishings...and the communication was stellar.
- Anna, Posted: 12/17/2020
Doghouse is a great spot! We enjoyed the location as it was secluded yet also close to town. We stayed at the house except for errands and a hike, and after getting groceries, we had everything we needed to relax for a few days. The hot tub, fireplace, and fire pit by the creek definitely made the trip!
- Michelle, Posted: 12/21/2020
Great location! We would love to come back again!
- Stewart, Posted: 12/29/2020
Can't beat this location right along a rolling creek with constant waterfall noises that can be heard with all doors and windows closed. Close enough to everything you would need in town yet remote and relaxing. We even got lucky and had a white Christmas in the hot tub. Host provided ample firewood for a few nights which was a nice touch. We highly recommend a visit to Grandfather Mountain!
- Elizabeth, Posted: 02/01/2021
Wonderful stay yet again! We'll be back. Highly recommend for a convenient location with allll the winter wonderland amenities and setting. Thank you Dog House!
- James, Posted: 02/09/2021
second time there! will definitely return!!!! thanks for a wonderful property!!! love the doghouse!!
- Alli, Posted: 02/16/2021
Perfect cozy cabin for a couple get away!
- Caroline, Posted: 02/16/2021
The Dog House was a lovely get away for me and my husband and our pup! It's really charming and cozy and has everything you need for a mountain get-away. One day it rained the entire day and we did not leave the house except for a quick morning walk - the house was perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature (loved the big windows). We also appreciated the sounds of the stream just off of the deck and of course, the hot tub! The kitchen has all you need too. Being 10 minutes from Boone was nice too. Thanks for a great stay and RIP Rubberdog!
- Francie, Posted: 03/22/2021
Great location, very dog-friendly!
- Raven, Posted: 03/24/2021
We had a great time at the dog house! The drive up the mountain was pretty scary lol (we're floridans and not use to mountains) but being right there on the creek was amazing!
- Katherine, Posted: 03/31/2021
Communication prior and check-in process were easy. The cabin was clean and ready for our visit. It is a beautiful, small cabin in a quiet, wooded neighborhood. Loved sitting on the deck and by the fire pit with only the sound of the stream running by.
- Matt, Posted: 04/08/2021
Great secluded getaway spot for couples. Surprisingly well furnished kitchen for such a small place- we had everything we needed. Conveniently located close to Boone, Blowing, Rock, and lots of outdoor activities.
- Emma, Posted: 04/09/2021
We had an incredible time at The Dog House with our Shepherd, Hailey! We did a brewery tour in Asheville and hiked Elk Knob trail for a beautiful mountain top view. The fire pit was so peaceful and Hailey had a LOT of fun chasing her Kong Ball down the creek. We'll definitely be back - can't say enough great things!
- Patrick, Posted: 04/19/2021
We had a wonderful stay at The Dog House! The location feels very rustic and remote, even though you're about 5 minutes out of Boone. Both Julian Price and Moses Cone parks are almost right out the door. Staying in is very cool too; this place's architecture and environment are very unique and memorable.
- James, Posted: 04/19/2021
Beautiful place to stay, unbelievably serene and very close to town. Hosts are crazy responsive and extremely helpful. An awesome getaway.