Cabin on Working Alpaca Ranch, Near Wineries!

City: Thurmond, North Carolina Property ID: 432695

grand total: From $130 total Per Night

    A one-of-a-kind North Carolina getaway awaits at this Thurmond vacation rental property! This antebellum farmhouse has been restored to a modern dream home, providing high-end updated appliances, luxurious comforts, and chic style that your whole group will love. Spend afternoons taste-testing your favorite reds and whites - with nearly 40 vineyards within a 20-mile radius - and return to the cozy 2-bed, 1.5-bath abode to sip local wine on the gazebo, as the friendly animals keep you company!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    ** NOTE: This cabin is on a working alpaca farm. The homeowner lives in a separate house on the property and may be present during your stay **

    Central Heating & A/C | Recent Renovation | On-Site Animals

    Wine connoisseurs, animal lovers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike will thrive at this phenomenal North Carolina cabin, surrounded by renowned vineyards and boasting the privacy, peacefulness, and entertainment of a working ranch.

    Master Bedroom: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Full Bed

    WORKING RANCH: Alpaca, llama, ponies, cattle, chickens, ducks, stocked fishing pond, creek
    OUTDOOR LIVING: Expansive yard, wraparound covered porch w/ seating, gazebo w/ 2 Adirondack chairs & wood-burning stove (wood provided), fire pit w/ chairs, hammock
    KITCHEN: Fully equipped, updated stainless steel appliances, 3-person breakfast bar, refrigerator w/ ice maker, Keurig coffeemaker (K-cups provided), cooking basics, crock pot
    INDOOR LIVING: Chic modern farmhouse style, hardwood floors, fireplace, 2 flat-screen Smart TVs
    GENERAL: Free WiFi, linens & towels, ceiling fans
    PARKING: Gravel driveway (2 vehicles)

    -- THE LOCATION --

    WINERIES: Jones von Drehle Vineyards (0.4 miles), McRitchie Winery & Ciderworks (1.8 miles), Roaring River Vineyards (10.4 miles), Elkin Creek Vineyard & Winery (9.8 miles), Slightly Askew Winery (11.1 miles), MenaRick Vineyard & Winery (11.3 miles), Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery (8.6 miles), Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery (19.0 miles), Piccione Vineyards (21.5 miles), JOLO Winery & Vineyards (31.6 miles)
    OUTDOOR ACTIVITY: Stone Mountain State Park (10.1 miles), Stone Mountain Falls (9.7 miles), High Meadows Golf & Country Club (8.3 miles), Doughton Recreation Area (17.5 miles)
    ATTRACTIONS: Blue Ridge Parkway (9.0 miles), The Reeves Theater & Cafe (12.3 miles), Mountain-to-Sea Trail
    DAY TRIPS: Boone (58.4 miles), Blowing Rock (63.2 miles), Charlotte (85.4 miles)
    AIRPORTS: Piedmont Triad International Airport (77.2 miles), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (90.2 miles)


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    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - No pets allowed
    - Horses are allowed upon discussion with owner, additional fees will be applied
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - NOTE: This cabin is on a working alpaca farm. The homeowner lives in a separate house on the property and may be present during your stay
    - NOTE: This property is not suitable for children since it is a working ranch with livestock and the pond is not fenced in
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cycling
    • Farmers Market
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Restaurants
    • Winery Tours

    Inside Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Cooking Basics
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Free Parking
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hangers
    • Iron/Board
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Other Amenities

    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Fire Pit
    • Gas Grill
    • Hammock
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio
    • Private Yard

    Property Amenities

    • Alarm Clock
    • Bedroom Closet
    • Bedroom TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • Fireplace
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Internet Connection
    • Keyless Entry
    • Linens Provided
    • Shower
    • Smart TV
    • Towels Provided
    • View


    • Access Only By Stairs
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non Smoking
    • Not Suitable For Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (13)
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    Beautiful property, great location!

    Reviewed by: Stephanie W. on


    Stayed two nights in this newly renovated, beautiful cabin! Very comfortable and the layout worked great for us. Loved the ranch and the views from the cabin overlooking the animals on the property! The owners are more than accommodating and very responsive. Mike met us at the barn and gave us a tour of the ranch. This was definitely one of the highlights of our girl's weekend trip! We met the goats (held a baby goat!), llamas and alpacas! Cattle and horses are also on the property. The ranch is close to everything that we needed. Will absolutely be back!! Thank you for a wonderful time!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in January 2020

    Peaceful mountain getaway

    Reviewed by: Cassandra B. on


    We did a couples wine weekend and stayed at the ridenour ranch, we had such a lovely time. The cabin was newly renovated, clean, spacious, and so charming. The property owner showed us the grounds and the animals, he was such a great host. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we can't wait to come back.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2019

    Reviewed by: Amy on


    Our stay was so wonderful. It is hard to describe how adorable and charming the whole house is, including the porch and out-buildings. Everything was thoughtfully curated for a relaxing, romantic stay. Would highly recommend!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in October 2019

    Reviewed by: Dawn on


    Loved this cabin! It was cozy and a perfect spot for wine tasting and hiking.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in November 2019


    Reviewed by: Keith O. on


    The property was fantastic. We also enjoyed the tour the owners gave us of the farm. If you are going to tour the Yadkin Valley wineries for multiple days this is the place to stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2019

    Fantastic setting and fantastic people. We are coming back next year!

    Reviewed by: H David H. on


    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2019

    Amazing Trip

    Reviewed by: Paige on


    My husband and I enjoyed two nights at this wonderful cabin. The property is so beautiful and relaxing. We enjoyed sitting on the porch drinking coffee and watching the alpacas and goats. The cabin is gorgeous and made us feel right at home. We will definitely be back soon!

    Anniversary Get Away

    Reviewed by: Kristine B. on


    My husband and I absolutely adored Mike and Susie's property. They welcomed us the first morning and gave up a tour of the farm. We learned all about alpacas. Hung out with the goats, lamas, ducks and kitties. We also got to visit with the 3 week old pony. He was so cute. From the gorgeous sunrises on the porch to our evenings spent by the fire with wine. We truly enjoyed our weekend there and look forward to our next.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019

    Everything we had hoped for and so much more!

    Reviewed by: VHM on


    Only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer! Cabin has been lovingly restored and has every amenity you could possibly need. Setting is peaceful and beautiful, a hidden valley in the cool foothills. Incredibly convenient to the area wineries. Our hosts were considerate of our privacy but available to answer questions or offer suggestions of local attractions. And we could have happily just rocked on the porch and watched the animals for the length of our stay. We are already discussing dates for our next visit!

    Great Getaway

    Reviewed by: Kathleen F. on


    We came for a weekend away and to enjoy the wineries in the area. The cabin is beautiful and has everything we needed for our stay. The owners were great and gave us a tour of the property and let me hold a baby alpaca. Location was great with several wineries within a 15 minute drive and secluded enough to relax and enjoy the country setting. We will definitely be back.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2019

    5 stars

    Reviewed by: Brittany l. on


    Great time and beautiful property
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    Amazing Place and People!

    Reviewed by: Jim B. on


    What a fantastic property! The ranch is beautiful and so peaceful and quiet. The renovated 1850s cabin is cozy and the porch (where we spent most of our time) is so inviting. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway....this is it. Close to Elkin, close to Stone Mountain and many wineries. Mike and Sue, the owners, are welcoming and accommodating. We enjoyed our tour of the ranch and hanging with the alpacas, llamas, goats, ducks and kitties. We are already planning our next trip!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2019

    Reviewed by: Kris on


    The cabin has been beautifully renovated on a breathtaking farm. We loved visiting with the animals, sipping coffee on the porch and exploring the area. It's located across the street from a fantastic winery. The hosts were very welcoming and great resources for exploring the area.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in July 2019