Off U.S. Highway 321 just across the North Carolina/Tennessee border in Butler, Tn is a nice cottage off the beaten path that offers, peace and quiet with a refreshing view of the surrounding mountains. The view was better than advertised. It is easy to have your morning coffee and watch the fog roll in or to sit and watch the hawks soar above the valley below. The long range views are at least 20 miles and you have about 150 degree arc that you can see far off views. This cottage is a short drive from Watauga Lake a very peaceful, lake that offers boating and fishing opportunities from either of the main marinas serving the lake. It is about 25 minutes outside of Boone, NC and shopping is limited in the area so make sure you hit the grocery in Elizabethton, TN or Boone, NC before heading to the cottage. As for the cottage it is a new, well constructed, cozy two bedroom unit, with two baths, one has a jacuzzi, complete kitchen, nice outdoor gas grill, Direct TV and nice furnishings and comfortable queen sized beds. There is a selection of a dozen or so movies, a couple of puzzles to keep you occupied, and cards. If you are bringing the kids you may want to bring a couple of games to keep them occupied since there is no WIFI or internet connections since the location is in the mountains. You can hear a river from the porch and the gravel driveway to th cottage is easily accessible with a standard vehicle. In the winter months it would be advisable to have 4WD though in case of inclement weather. The fall colors were out in all its' splendor and you can walk up the drive for a ways before encountering a fence/gate. This accomodation is great for those seeking peach and quiet. Very nice location, close to Banner Elk and Boone.
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