Linville River Log Cabins | Pet Policies

NC Vacation Rentals

As you read our pet policy keep in mind that we understand pets are part of the family. 


Email or call 828-387-6688 to request a COMPLETE copy of our pet contract.


PETS:  If guests send a VRBO email as an inquiry, providing credit card information is not required.  GUESTS SHOULD HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL BEFORE ENTERING THEIR CREDIT CARD INFORMATION.

WE LOVE DOGS.  However, we cannot accept breeds that are perceived by others (i.e. families with children) as aggressive or high shedding breeds.

Basic info is this:  – PET FEE -$115 for up to two dogs NOT refundable.  Each dog cannot weigh over 50 pounds.

Maximum number of guests permitted in cabins – PETS are counted as a guest, only as it relates to maximum occupancy per cabin. 1 dog is one guest.  Violating the pet agreement is expensive. (over 50 lbs. – high shedding – aggressive breed) automatic $300 charge and risk being asked to leave.  No refund.

By telling us about your dog and answering some questions an additional deposit is usually not necessary.  It is NOT part of the pet fee.    If you have positive references under your VRBO account or  AirBnB, Expedia or similar travel account, regarding your pet, it may help to speed the pet approval.

  • What breed is your dog?
  • Does your breed shed?
  • How much does your dog weigh?
  • Please attach a recent full photo with responses.
  • What flea and tick control do you use?
  • Send a picture of your “up to date” dog collar tag that must be worn at all times.
  • Bedding – all pet owners – Please bring your own sheets and blankets for the queen size bed and full-size futon. We will provide covers for the sofa and chair in the living room area and the mattress pad, pillows and pillow cases

A leash must be used at all times.  Pick up all excrement deposits immediately. Dispose of daily.

All Excrement must be picked up and disposed of in tightly sealed bags (plastic grocery bags will suffice).

Bath your dog no earlier than one day before arrival.  Bathing your pet in our bathtubs is not permitted.  Additional charges are applicable.   Sometimes owners are desensitized to the smell of their own dogs.  We use two different family-owned cleaning services.  Neither family owns pets and they can smell dog odor with very little any effort.   If they smell dog odor then the next guest will be able to as well.  Charges can vary and are applicable.

Pets cannot be left unattended at any time.  Not outside or inside.  They may be left inside a pet transport or portable kennel.  The kennel must be visible through the window.  If pet/s are left inside and not kenneled we will attempt to call you.  After which we will remove the pet and leash them on the deck. We reserve the right to ask a guest to leave and forfeit all or part of the damage deposit.

Why must the kennel be visible through the living room door window?

We have experienced costly damages from owners that thought their pet would never chew furniture or curtains or cause any damage whatsoever, because they don’t do it when alone at home.  Some, not all, pets can be unpredictable and develop an anxiety when left alone in a new place.   To protect our property:   If we hear barking but cannot see your pet, we will enter the cabin if the guests does not answer the door.

Updated 2/9/2022

Thank you,
LRLC Management