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Find Places to Stay in Elk Creek on Airbnb

Find Places to Stay in Elk Creek on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Elk Creek

Places to stay in Elk Creek
Small cottage secluded on 31 private acres. 3 bedrooms (2 full beds; 2 twin beds). One bath with claw tub/shower. House built in 1929 by owner's grandfather. Comfortably furnished. Linens provided. Front porch and back deck. Playhouse for children.
Secluded, peaceful. Great place to stay for musicians interested in mountain music!
Peaceful, quiet, safe.
  • Terrific hideaway for home base or quiet R&R. The house is amazing, full of wonders past into present. Enjoy the porch, the quiet, the breeze. Amelia is great with communication and the house is exactly (but better) as described. Great for solos or several.

    Nancy2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • For a girls road trip, this was a perfect little home away from home. A true gem in a small town with so much history, you have the entire place to yourself but are only minutes from practical amenities such as gas as food. We particularly enjoyed the privacy off the main road and saw chipmunks and deer each morning. Definitely an older place but that’s part of the charm of historic places. We would stay again if in the area!

    Elizabeth2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • The best

    Rick2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • This was my second stay at Granny's. It was the perfect home base as I explored the area and looked for a place I might buy as a permanent home. Tucked up and away from the road, you really get a sense of privacy - with the exception of the pond's occasional heron, a bald eagle flying overhead, or slow moving cows in the nearby pasture. Amelia was incredibly kind and helpful during our communications and interactions. Wi-Fi is good enough I could work remotely and end the day with the occasional Netflix binge. A truly special and lovely spot. Make sure to take a walk up the hill to get even more views of the rolling hills surrounding the area.

    Caroline2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Our third visit and this time for 2 weeks.

    Cindy2019-09-25T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here. I think we spent most of our time sitting on the front porch taking in the view, relaxing in the hammock, and enjoying the pond. Amelia went out of her way to make our stay wonderful!

    Lisa2019-08-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house and land. A+ host! Could not ask for a better, more relaxing place! If you are looking for a peacfull mountain getaway, this is the spot. Lots of great hikes, trails and swimming near by too.

    Dan2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • As a person on the hunt for her own homestead, this place was 100% the type of place I aspire to one day have. The house is set far back from the road so you can’t see it, and passing cars can’t see you. The sound of cattle in the background and the occasional croak of a frog. A great porch to watch the clouds and appreciate the landscape. A field to walk in. And really good WiFi? I couldn’t have asked for anything more...I will say I had a very hard time finding the silverware but that’s because I’m a nincompoop (it’s very obviously on the kitchen table but I spent many minutes checking and re-checking drawers because I am silly).

    Caroline2019-08-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Elk Creek, VA, United States

    Enjoy a relaxing vacation in our secluded mountaintop cabin getaway. Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains bordering Jefferson National Forest, this cabin is a cozy retreat with dynamite panoramic views. Spend your time sitting on the porch swing overlooking the Appalachian Mountain countryside. Glimpse the four highest peaks in Virginia, watch the hawks and eagles soar at eye level, and enjoy nature at its best.
    Inside the cabin, you will find: -A small but fully outfitted kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, dishes, utensils, pots and pans. -Living room with flat screen TV connected to Dish Network satellite with all the network stations as well as Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, and many more. -Unfortunately, we DO NOT provide internet at this time. However cell phone reception and data usage is confirmed to work well for U.S. Cellular and Verizon plans. (We do not have any knowledge of how well other carriers will work at this time.) -One full bathroom with shower and washer/dryer located on the ground floor adjacent to the kitchen. -Heating via baseboard heat. -Upstairs there are two small bedroom spaces; one bedroom with queen bed and the other bedroom with two twin beds. There are NO DOORS separating the bedrooms from each other or the staircase. -We will provide a starter amount of toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, dish soap, hand soap, and shampoo, however for longer stays you may need to purchase additional supplies. Outside the cabin, you will find: -Front porch with swing and two rocking chairs. -Picnic shelter with picnic table and gas barbecue grill. -Forested walking path along the ridge behind the cabin. -Scenic views of the countryside. You may spot some of the local wildlife including white tailed deer, wild turkey, raccoons, possums, hawks, and eagles. Although not as commonly seen, black bears, coyote, foxes, and snakes also live in the area. Also of note: -The drive to the property is somewhat of an adventure in of itself. You will be driving through curvy rural farmland roads with livestock including cows, sheep, horses, goats, and chickens in various fields. Please be cautious while driving; it is very common for livestock and/or wildlife to be in the road! You will be on paved road for the majority of the trip, but toward the end, this changes to a one lane gravel road as you climb up the mountain. The driveway to the cabin is steep, so we recommend front wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicles. -During winter months, reservations may be subject to cancellation due to safety concerns in the event of snow or ice on the road. -There are 4 steps up to the front porch, and there are 13 somewhat narrow steps inside up to the second floor bedrooms. -There is a cable gate (essentially a cable across the driveway) with combination padlock at the driveway entrance and keypad self check-in on the front door. (We will provide the codes and detailed driving directions prior to your stay. We strongly recommend you print this information prior to driving since there may be areas of spotty cell service.)
    The town of Fries (pronounced "freeze") is about 15-20 minutes away from the cabin, along with two nearby access points for the New River Trail. The New River Trail State Park is a linear park running 57 miles including 39 miles that parallels the scenic and historic New River along what had previously been a railroad track. The trail is relatively flat and includes trestle bridges, tunnels, small waterfalls, and other beautiful woodland scenery enjoyable to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders of all ages. The nearest stores for groceries and supplies would be the Star Market (~15 minutes) and Dollar General Store (~20 minutes) in Fries, VA. There are larger grocery stores and a Super Wal-Mart located in Galax, VA (~35 minutes). We would recommend picking up supplies on your way to the cabin to save time. About 20 minutes away, across from one of the more scenic New River Trail access points, you will find "New River Outdoor Adventures." This is a local company that provides shuttle services and rentals for canoes, kayaks, tubes, biking, fishing, etc. They also sell live bait and tackle for all your fishing needs, as well as fishing and hunting licenses (either short or long term). If you call (276)237-TUBE(8823) they will customize whatever adventure you might want for your group. The city of Galax is about a 30 minute drive. Within Galax, you will find many restaurants, fast food options, antique stores, a quaint walkable downtown area, a small movie theater, bowling alley, and of course Super Wal-Mart, among other amenities. Galax also happens to be home to the largest and oldest running Old Time Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention, which takes place annually in August since 1935. But don't worry, the entire Appalachian region is known for Bluegrass and traditional "old-timey" music which can be enjoyed year-round. The Rex Theater in Galax, VA hosts weekly live music and other special events. The Fries historic theater in Fries, VA also hosts weekly Thursday night Bluegrass "jam sessions" and other special events. The wonderful Blue Ridge Music Center can be found on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 213. This facility includes a large outdoor amphitheater with summer concert series, an award winning music museum of old-time music, and daily display of free music from local musicians. Access to the Blue Ridge Parkway is only 22 miles away, or about a 35 minute drive. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles through Virginia and North Carolina and is one of the most visited properties of the National Park System. The Parkway offers something for everyone including scenic drives, mountain views, biking/hiking/equestrian trails, waterfalls and swimming holes, historic farmsteads and museums, cultural exhibits, and much more. Grayson Highlands State Park is a longer trek, about 45 miles (or ~70 minutes) drive away from the cabin. This park serves as gateway to the state’s highest peak, Mount Rogers, as well as the Appalachian Trail and the Grayson Highlands. The park offers hiking trails, biking trails, horse riding trails, bouldering, fishing, boating, and the chance to encounter wild ponies.
  • Photos do not do the view justice. Porch swing is incredible. Fantastic getaway. I hope to return soon!

    Chris2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • If you want privacy, incredible views and a cozy place to come back to after hiking, this is the perfect place. I got a surprise snow storm while up there but had no issues and enjoyed myself during a much needed retreat.

    Austin2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • I would highly recommend this air bnb. Host kept house very clean and had detailed instructions of the location. She answered my phone call and help with all questions I had prior to stay. Very sweet lady with an incredible place to stay!

    Gary2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The view here was breathtaking. I stopped in for a few nights while I was working in a nearby town. I would love to visit this location multiple times in the future especially on vacation!

    Bronek2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful Cabin, just the right size. Everything you need for a secluded getaway. Amazing views!

    Todd2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin! It was clean, cozy, and the view was spectacular! Make sure you stop at a grocery store before getting to the cabin as it a good drive from the nearest grocery store and everything closes pretty early in the nearby town. I think it would be very convenient if there were a small welcoming basket awaiting you upon arrival. This could include things such as bottled water, coffee, and a few snacks; especially for those who are driving from far away and getting in late. There was a coffee maker and coffee creamer, but no coffee so we had to leave the next morning and drive about 45 minutes round trip to get coffee. This is obviously not a big deal and the host does say in the description to bring your own food. It is just nice when Airbnb hosts go the extra mile to make you feel welcome, which those items suggested above do and are relatively inexpensive. Other than that, the stay was great. Just make sure you come prepared!

    Jeff2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Cannot beat the view. Amazing value and even a better host. Prompt replies, thorough instructions for check in and check out was easy. Cannot wait to be back

    Brandon2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing sunset view right in front of the cabin which is located on top of the mountains. It's incredible how nice the landscape looks like all around. Very easy to arrive, my gps took me right at the cabin, no issues at all in finding the location. Very easy check in. Very clean space inside/outside. We had signal on our phones all the time. Tv is full of channels. My favorite thing to do was to stay on the porch and admire the surroundings. Very quiet place to be if you are looking to relax far away from everything. Nobody bothered us during our staying. I highly recommend it and definitely I will go back soon. Thank you Loren for your quick and helpful answers!

    Lory2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Fries, VA, United States

    You have traveled, you have explored. You have stayed in many places! Now its time to stay in one of the coolest locations you never knew existed. Stay in the top of a Silo! The Silo was finished in Nov 2018. We’ve been renovating this old 1950’s dairy barn/silo since 2013. The Silo has 4 floors and the top 2 are yours! There is a living room on the third floor (and bathroom) and bedroom at the very top with windows all around and 360 degree view ! Also your own private deck off the bedroom.
    We bought and have been renovating an old dairy barn since 2013. We had a goal to renovate the attached silo into a beautiful place people could come and enjoy. The silo itself is 4 stories. The top two floors are your living spaces. A living room and private bathroom with a bedroom on top. The rooms are circular, the original shape of the silo. The bedroom has windows that go all the way around the top for a stunning 360 degree view of the mountains and valley. It is an experience you will never forget! Breakfast is not included, however, there is a screened- in full kitchen for you to use anytime. The refrigerator will be stocked with fresh eggs, bacon, butter, oatmeal, grits and coffee/cream. HOWEVER, the outdoor kitchen is closed Nov-April due to weather conditions but there are restaurants in town. NOTE: This is a tall Silo. There are 15 steps to the entrance ( living area) and 12 more interior steps to the bedroom. ***We also have 2 other Suites available: Creekside Bungalow,sleeps 4 Rustic Rooster Room, sleeps 6
    ***Many things to do in Independence, VA! -Fire pit for night relaxation and s'mores. -Hiking in Grayson County, Grayson -Highlands Park, Creekside Trail in Galax, VA -Biking the Creeper Trail in Damascus, VA down a 17 mile old retired train railway......AWESOME! -New River Kayaking -Horseback Riding -Blue Ridge Parkway -Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. -Changing of the leaves in Autumn -Crooked Road Music Trail -Grayson Highlands State Park -Galax Home of the Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Second week in August) -Smoke on the Mountain Festival in July. (Galax, VA) BBQ cook off contest. -Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Races in Independence in mid-Oct. (Outhouse races) -Oak Hill Academy
  • This was our second time staying at the silo and both experiences were outstanding. There's so many ways you can enjoy your experience at the Silo. From quiet country serenity to soaking in the natural beauty hiking in nearby Grayson Highlands State Park, we had a wonderful time. When you step into the Silo you can sense the love and meticulous craftsmanship that went into building and decorating it. Karen is a wonderful host with so much energy and a great sense of creativity and fun that is reflected both inside and outside. We can't wait to come back again, and we're sure you will feel the same way too after your visit.

    Dommac2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Karen and Bill are architectural geniuses! This place is amazing! Many thoughtful touches! Amazing 360 degree view of the moon! Will definitely visit again!

    Marguerite "Ginny"2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • You may be reading all the reviews and thinking to yourself is it really THAT magical and lovely? And the answer is unequivocally, without a doubt 10000% yes! The property is beautiful and serene, the silo is stylish and unique and fun, and Karen and her family are incredibly welcoming and lovely! I can’t recommend this place enough. It was the perfect relaxing getaway. The story of how the place came to be is amazing and makes you appreciate it that much more. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind accommodations where you can unwind, do yourself a favor and book here. You’ll also have access to great hiking about 45 minutes away in Grayson Highlands State Park! We are already planning our return trip.

    Sarah2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great hospitality,super clean top notch rental ❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Georgeann2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • If you have stumbled upon this Hallmark gem you should consider yourself lucky and book immediately. Even the drive to The Silo is one that makes you take pause and soak in the open spaces. Upon arrival to our Dream Getaway, we were greeted by the most enthusiastic cats. Karen and Bill are the loveliest people who invite you into the magical world that they have created filled with fresh air, unmatched craftsmanship and a 360 view from your bed (and a balcony overlook!) make you want to cry from its beauty. The stunning hiking trail of Grayson Highlands State Park was gorgeous in the winter season with a frosted dusting on everything (and we are eager for our next trip back to see everything in bloom). There is a story and purpose in every cozy detail and we are so appreciative to have gotten to live the experience.

    Bree2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I stayed in the silo for a few days for a winter vacation and this place was just AMAZING!! Having the rays of sun wake you up each morning and falling asleep to the moonlight it doesn't get much better. The hosts are very welcoming and easy to chat with. The Christmas decorations made you feel like you stepped right into a hallmark movie which I love. The place is only about 20 to 30 minutes away from all kinds of shops and resturants. I highly recommend this place to anyone who is looking to truely relax in the country side. We hope to visit again.

    Sondra2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • I've been staying at B & B's for over 5 years and have found Karen's Dream Rock Silo to be the best. The location, incredible view of they're creek, mountains, and the warm feeling of being "home" as you relax in your comfortable space, makes for great experiences in themselves. Karen and Bill made us feel like family. This was truly a hallmark experience.

    William2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • This was my best Airbnb experience ever, the place was well designed and very detail was thought of very carefully. Plus, Karen and Bill were an outstanding hosts.

    Mohammed2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Independence, VA, United States

    This quaint, warm cabin in scenic, serene Elk Creek is located on the mountain up a gravel road on 5 wooded acres. The area is loaded with wild turkey and deer, and the occasional bear. This is the perfect getaway for nature lovers, hikers, hunters, fishers, bluegrass music enthusiasts, or anyone simply looking to disconnect from technology and the busyness of life. Roast marshmallows in the fire pit, grill out on our charcoal grill, rock on the front porch, or fish just 1 mile from the cabin.
    This cabin is very special to my family. It was built by my papa and several others in our family. We have shared many fond memories here and hope you will too. Our cabin is a rustic getaway for those seeking adventure, privacy, and peace. There is little to no cell reception, unless in town. We also do not have wifi or cable. This is a place to connect with loved ones instead of technology. We do have a tv and a dvd collection, and games! We recently had tree work done, a new roof installed, new back steps, and had some wood rot repaired. Exterior paint is coming soon!
    The cabin is located up a winding gravel mountain road full of beautiful scenery near the historic site where Caty Sage was said to have been kidnapped. The road is bumpy, but doesn't require 4 wheel drive. You DO need 4 wheel drive if visiting while snow is on the ground. Our cabin is a rustic getaway for those seeking adventure, privacy, and peace.
  • Everything was exactly as stated in all the details about the cabin. My family and I were very happy with our stay. I recommend this cabin if you are seriously looking for relaxation, peace and quiet!

    Todd2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful cabin to relax and enjoy some relaxing time. The cabin had 2 full bedrooms, one bath and space for 6 to stay. The property is large, and the house includes a front and back (screened in) porch. There is also a fire pit behind the house. The kitchen has full appliances to cook if you choose to do so. The house has a TV with a DVD player and nothing more. It’s what you should do on a nice trip such as this: disconnect, relax, and have no use for WiFi of cell service. Communication was great, quick, and thorough. Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a relaxing weekend. Hikes and outdoor walks are available in driving distance.

    Craig2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin was an excellent place to stay and we look forward to staying again ASAP.

    Bruce2019-11-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great cozy spot to unplug!

    Hannah2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to visit for the weekend. Very relaxing, calm and quiet. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and the cabin was very clean. Kayla made our rental process and stay very simple and enjoyable.

    Nick2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Secluded cabin in the beautiful mountains! We saw deer, lovely sunsets, and wild turkeys! We loved grilling out and then relaxing by the campfire. Kayla provides many brochures of local attractions and this was so helpful for us to enjoy our impromptu “hurrication” as we fled from Hurricane Dorian. We would definitely recommend this cabin to those looking for peace and quiet and/or quality time with loved ones.

    Felicia2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • This cabin is absolutely amazing. It’s peaceful and serene with a screened porch and a fire pit. The stars are gorgeous without city lights. It had everything we needed.

    William2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • My family and I enjoyed ourselves

    Terry2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Elk Creek, VA, United States

    Enjoy all four seasons on the New River from Black Dog River Retreat. Located approximately thirty yards off the New River and ten miles from Main Street Galax, Virginia, Black Dog River Retreat is a peaceful destination. Enjoy our river front views, take a kayak ride down the river, witness wildlife, or just relax by the campfire on this delightful piece of property.
    This quaint river house is the perfect place for a couple looking for alone time or a family. The property is water front, approximately 30 yards off of the river, with concrete steps into the river. The home is quiet, peaceful, and relaxing.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    1

    Galax, VA, United States

    We have been renovating an old 1950's dairy barn for the past 5 years. We fell in love with this location because the barn is set in a beautiful valley in the Appalachian Mountains. You have to drive through the creek to get to the barn. We built this private bungalow on the creekside of the barn with its private entrance. It is close enough to the creek to hear it from your bedroom window. *** We also have 2 other Suites available: Dream Rock Silo, sleeps 2 Rustic Rooster Room, sleeps 6
    We have been renovating our barn and silo (ourselves) since 2013. We love the space we have created here. Outside, you can expect beautiful mountain scenery and a peaceful atmosphere, with a calming creek next to your bungalow. And the landscaping and creek rock walls are outstanding! The bungalow has its own entrance. There is a bathroom with stand up shower , full kitchen and living area. There is 1 separate bedroom with a queen size bed. In the living room the futon make a double/full size bed, so the bungalow sleeps 4. ***We also have 2 other Suites available: Dream Rock Silo, sleeps 2 Rustic Rooster Room, sleeps 6
    Many things to do in Independence, VA! Fire pit for night relaxation and s'mores. Hiking in Grayson County, Grayson Highlands Park, Creekside Trail in Galax, VA Biking the Creeper Trail in Damascus, VA down a 17 mile old retired train railway......AWESOME! New River Kayaking Horseback Riding Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Changing of the leaves in Autumn Crooked Road Music Trail Grayson Highlands State Park Galax Home of the Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Second week in August) Smoke on the Mountain Festival in July. (Galax, VA) BBQ cook off contest. Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Races in Independence in mid-Oct. (Outhouse races)
  • Karen and her husband have built a lifes work here and decided to share with others. They were the kindest and most considerate hosts and their spaces were cozy and very thoughtful. Thank you so much for sharing this special place.

    Rachel2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Karen went above and beyond. When I first met her I thought she was extremely sweet. A few months ago I was trying to find somewhere to elope in the mountains and when I asked her about ideas she offered to let us have it there. By all means she is like family and I can't imagine my life without her and her Dream Rock Silo. My husband and I will always come back!

    Sarah2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • This is my second time back, and it will absolutely not be my last visit to Dream Rock Silo. And again, like I did in August, I stayed at the Creekside Bungalow. Sitting by the rushing creek on my favorite bench, steps away from the bungalow, provided such a restful sense of peace. This magical place has completely changed, for me, the definition of "vacation." When I am here, surrounded by mountains and incredible, pastoral views of countless acres of pastureland, with complete silence other than the melodic symphony of the ever-flowing creek, chirping birds, and winter's breath of chilled wind, my "me time" is more of a holistic sabbatical rest physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Grayson Highlands is one of several great hiking spots less than 30 minutes drive away. The Dream Rock Silo property is tucked away about a mile or two off the main highway, on great, well-maintained gravel roads, which also make for terrific early morning or sunset jogs or walks. My whole being exhales "ahhhhh" in pure, tranquil delight...so much so, that I have already reserved multiple trips for this coming year, even though, the easy commute is 5.5 hours from Chattanooga. Well worth the journey. Every. Single. Time.This slice of heaven, has once again set the standard of what a great AirBnB stay should be, thanks to the wonderful hosts, Karen and Bill, who consistently make me feel like I have come "home." I am, without question, grateful.

    Marta2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • This has to be one of the BEST Airbnb’s I have ever had the pleasure of staying in! Karen and Bill have made a unique, cozy and beautiful space to share and we will certainly be back.

    Brianna2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • If you need a peaceful and relaxing getaway with a unique touch, Dream Rock Silo is the place to go. Karen and Bill are excellent hosts. You can see how much hard work and love they have put into their place. We appreciated them sharing their beautiful home. They were always available, quick to respond and provide recommendations, if needed, but also gave us our privacy. The Creekside Bungalow was perfect for my husband and I. We enjoyed relaxing in the rocking chairs on the porch and listening to the water flowing through the creek. There were also great hiking trails with incredible views nearby that we enjoyed as well. We hope to return to Dream Rock again soon.

    Kaitlyn2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • If you need a peaceful and relaxing getaway with a unique touch, Dream Rock Silo is the place to go. Karen and Bill are excellent hosts. You can see how much hard work and love they have put into their place. We appreciated them sharing their beautiful home. They were always available, quick to respond and provide recommendations, if needed, but also gave us our privacy. The Creekside Bungalow was perfect for my husband and I. We enjoyed relaxing in the rocking chairs on the porch and listening to the water flowing through the creek. There were also great hiking trails with incredible views nearby that we enjoyed as well. We hope to return to Dream Rock again soon.

    Kaitlyn2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful place to stay nestled in the rolling mountains of rural Virginia. Perfect place to be close to nature but enjoy a comfortable place to stay. Karen and her partner are super friendly and have made a really lovely spot with their renovated barn. We arrived late but they thoughtfully left us fresh eggs from their chickens and bacon so we'd have breakfast the next morning. The cows grazing nextdoor and the well landscaped garden and creek make this a perfect place to relax. There's also a short hike one can do on the property. Independence is the local town (15 mins away) and had a fun farmers market we went to. Karen was up on all the local events and had helpful tips. They also had a firepit with smores going that evening which was really lovely. Hope to come back!

    Myles2019-10-12T00:00:00Z
  • Kare is a great host! She made us feel at home and part of her extended family. The room is great, has everything that we need, even Wi-fi ;) My family hopes to get back there soon as we enjoyed a lot the time there.

    Maiquel2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Independence, VA, United States

    We have been renovating an old 1950’s dairy barn since 2013. We fell in love with this location because the barn is set in a beautiful valley in the Appalachian Mountains. You have to drive through the creek to get to the barn. We built this private Rustic Rooster Room on the creekside of the barn with its private entrance. It is close enough to the creek to hear it from your bedroom window. We also have 2 other Suites available: Dream Rock Silo, sleeps 2 Creekside Bungalow, sleeps 4
    We have been renovating our barn and silo (ourselves) since 2013. We love the space we have created here. Outside, you can expect beautiful mountain scenery and a peaceful atmosphere, with a calming creek next to your suite. And the landscaping and creek rock walls are outstanding! The Rustic Rooster Room has its own entrance. There is a large rustic looking bathroom with stand up shower. The living area has a sofa, comfy chair and a large TV and fireplace. There are 2 queen size Murphy beds and a queen size pull out sofa bed making it sleep up to 6 people. ***We also have 2 other Suites available: Dream Rock Silo, sleeps 2 Creekside Bungalow, sleeps 4
    Many things to do in Independence, VA! Fire pit for night relaxation and s'mores. Hiking in Grayson County, Grayson Highlands Park, Creekside Trail in Galax, VA Biking the Creeper Trail in Damascus, VA down a 17 mile old retired train railway......AWESOME! New River Kayaking Horseback Riding Blue Ridge Parkway Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Changing of the leaves in Autumn Crooked Road Music Trail Grayson Highlands State Park Galax Home of the Old Time Fiddlers Convention (Second week in August) Smoke on the Mountain Festival in July. (Galax, VA) BBQ cook off contest. Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Races in Independence in mid-Oct. (Outhouse races)
  • Karen is so kind, sweet and warm caring person. We had such a lovely and inspiring time at dream rock silo and can’t wait go back! Thanks for delicious strawberries, and eggs! looking forward to visiting again.

    Semi2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Karen and her family are amazing. They made us feel very welcomed and comfortable in their home. We will definitely return!

    Joseph2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time in the rooster room over New Years, the place is lovely with plenty of little extra touches that enhance your stay! Our 3 year old daughter was so happy to feed the chickens, play with the dogs and cats and just be out in the lovely garden. We really look forward to come back in spring!!

    Johanna2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Dream Rock Silo is literally what dreams are made of! Karen went above and beyond to make everyone feel special and have a wonderful time. So many thoughtful touches throughout that were just for us. Everything all over the property has clearly been well thought out and just so unique and fun. We loved it and hope we can book again if she ever has any openings after the word gets out about this magical place!

    Katie2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • I've stayed on a flower farm in Maui and an oceanfront villa in Jamaica. I've seen some incredible sights but NOTHING holds a candle to what my family and I experienced at Dream Rock Silo this past weekend. The location was perfect, the grounds were breathtaking and the accommodations were gorgeous (and so thoughtfully decorated!) but the real magic of this place lies in the family behind it. I've never felt more at home or welcomed than they made me feel. I could write a novel about this oasis, but words can't possibly do it justice. Do yourself a favor and discover this getaway for yourself!

    Courtney2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Karen is wonderful and the property is even more beautiful in person! The place was spotless! It was my friends birthday and Karen planned something special just as a thank you for staying with her. Everything was a hit and I would recommend this place to a friend. When people find out about this place, its likely they will stay completely booked and people will have to plan much further in advance than I did. Thanks again Karen and family!

    Debbie2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • The Dream Rock Silo is truly an amazing place inside and out. After reading the newly featured article in the local paper and getting the full tour of the place it really made us appreciate not only Bill and Karen as people but their story on how the place started and all the work they have put into it. Everywhere you look on the property you can tell they have busted their butts on making their dreams come alive. Their attention to details will really blow you away. The landscaping is beautiful with colorful flowers everywhere and the sound of the creek alone will make you feel so relaxed and welcomed. It took no time at all to know that we wanted to come back as soon as we could. If you are looking to stay at this masterpiece, don't hesitate to book any of the rooms because you will not regret it. It's a beautiful place with beautiful people who are masters at their crafts.

    Chris2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Really this is a Dream Place You have , neat clean locations , you are surrounded by nature ,fresh air , fresh water ,you would feel happy the moment you see the entrance of castle

    Steve2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Barn


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    0

    Independence, VA, United States

    Stone’s Throw Cabin is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains on approximately 1 1\2 acres on its own grounds. It is the perfect, private, small rustic getaway Cabin with its own private driveway. Just a 40 second drive to the New River Public access where you can enjoy fishing, tubing, kayaking etc., The small town of Independence is just 15 minutes away, convenient for groceries, restaurants and rental of kayaks etc., Visit Grayson Highlands National Park for hiking and spot wild ponies.
    Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway stopping on the way to admire the breath taking views, discover the numerous trails, visit Galleries and Restaurants all on the Parkway. Go Waterfall hunting! Downtown Galax is just a 20 minute drive, famous for it’s music festival, Antique and unique stores. In the Fall come choose and cut your own Christmas Tree from one of the many farms nearby. Come see the colors of the changing leaves in the fall. So cozy in the fall with wood stove (wood provided). Grill provided. Fire pit coming soon!
    This is not a neighborhood. This is a Cabin set in it’s own grounds in the Mountains of Independence VA, where the people are friendly. You have your own privacy here. Peaceful and quiet area, great place to get away from the noise and bustle of everyday life, a great place to do what you want, not what you have to do!
  • Nice views, cute and relaxing house.

    Ayla2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful rental in a wonderful location! Danielle is a great and accommodating host.

    Lukas2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • It is such a beautiful location!

    Lukas2019-11-03T00:00:00Z
  • Stones Throw cabin was a wonderful place to get away from it all and unwind. We loved the watching all of the wildlife ( domestic animals included)! Danielle has equipped with all the comforts of home.

    Lori2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great weekend here. The location was beautiful and quiet. The house was spacious with plenty of room for our party of 5 and our children loved running and playing in the yard. Was close to lots of great places to get outside and explore. Made for a very relaxing getaway.

    Carrie2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful peaceful location! Very clean! A wonderful hostess that makes you feel so welcome. She has thought of everything. Directions made it easy to find. Will definitely stay again & recommend to friends. Even more beautiful than the pictures. Awesome place to stay for kayaking. Close to several boat landings.

    Stacey2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • This pretty cabin had it all- simple country charm; every amenity you would expect to see at home; comfortable beds; a lovely view of the countryside with its rolling hills; and enough wildlife to keep you entertained for hours. Located on the New River, we were lulled by the sound of the river as it flowed nearby. While not isolated, the property was quiet and relaxing. Eclectic restaurants were easily within a reasonable drive. If you like the outdoors, canoeing, kayaking, or fishing you are within an easy drive of three state parks, Grayson Highlands State Park, New River Trail State Park, and a short drive south, in North Carolina, Mount Jefferson State Park. Danielle provided good information for the surrounding area. Would I stay here again? YES, YES and YES!!!

    Debbye D2019-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • This place was very quiet and relaxing for us. We stayed two nights and took in a concert at the Blue Ridge Mountain Center. I would easily stay here again.

    Cynthia2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Independence, VA, United States

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    Artisan home surrounded by 15 acres with a 150ft waterfall a few feet off the front deck. If you are looking for WI FI and TV this is NOT your vacation. Looking for down time? Looking for inspiration? Looking to reconnect with nature and disconnect from the speed of the world this IS the place for you.
    Craftsman build. Custom interior. Unique experience lying in bed looking at the Falls. It feels like you are anywhere in the world but Independence Va.
    Beautiful rolling hills with pasture and cows surround you as you drive up.
  • Second stay at the falls house. A spa-like retreat that must be experienced. Cozy, amazing accommodations. Caroline is a gracious host & very easy to communicate with!

    Christina2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is truly paradise! The waterfall in the back is absolutely stunning & an amazing sight to look at. We literally sat in the chair looking out at the waterfall for hours and the sound of it is so relaxing! Definitely secluded, no cell service & no tv but it was absolutely perfect for us. Best weekend we have ever had and the most relaxing!! We will most definitely go back and suggest everyone to check this place out!

    Jessica2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This space is pure magic. The quiet, the beauty of the waterfall, the deer that visit the yard are so special. Caroline has decorated the home in such a stylish but comfortable way. This is a great place for a romantic get away or even a solo trip for someone wanting peaceful solitude. We can't say enough good things about it. There are restaurants near by but we cooked simple meals in the kitchen and never left.

    Cristin2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This was the most wonderful way to get away in the mountains for a few days. The falls were amazing and the cabin had everything needed to rest and relax. We will definitely be returning.

    Johnathan2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • I booked this place for my parents to have a getaway weekend for moms 71st birthday! They absolutely loved it, as I knew they would. The told me the falls were just amazing and they loved the little cabin!

    Vince2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • It is truly such an amazing little spot! Second time booking, will be returning again. Awesome house in a beautiful setting!

    Vince2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wish I didn’t have to leave lol pictures didn’t do the views any justice something that can only be mentally captured. But highly suggest too try & capture it all. I love this secret hiding spot very peaceful will definitely be returning in the spring. Caught some snow so I couldn’t really enjoy the outdoors like I wanted too but the house was more than enough fun wasn’t bored not once even without any service. - p.s.: caught pretty good service in Wytheville about 40mins away from the home.

    Amber2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • The location was very beautiful and we completely enjoyed our stay at the cabin. The beautiful view of the falls from the cabin was blissful.

    Ashutosh2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Independence, VA, United States

    Beautiful Mountain cabin with city amenities to help you relax and enjoy nature to it's fullest. Many outdoor activities nearby to enjoy for an exciting stay and a life long time of memories. This great 3 bedroom 2 bath with den and loft is the perfect getaway for a family or friend's for a retreat. Enjoy the outdoors in the winter and summer. Beautiful scenery during the fall and spring. With 75 acres you can enjoy fishing, hiking, and exploring.
    Master bedroom and bathroom with stand up shower is located on main floor.Two bedrooms and with full bath are located upstairs.
    A must visit is the historic town of Wytheville. Shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Including several museum's.
  • We love this cabin. My family has come here twice now. You will be in awe of the view and the peacefulness. An added touch is the occasional visits of the cows from the pasture!

    Rose2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great Spot, can’t think of a better place in the area to sit on the porch & enjoy morning coffee. Great access to canoe points for the New River

    Gary2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • greatness😍

    Mason2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Pictures don’t do this justice. Breath taking views and absolute privacy. Enjoy sitting on the front porch or cozy up in front of the fire for the perfect vacation getaway here.

    Fletcher2019-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular views and very spacious comfortable space with all the amenities you will need for a great stay.

    Jim2019-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin is beautiful with an amazing view of the mountainside. There was plenty of space for my family of 4 and a infant. The pasture surrounding the cabin made the seclusion even better. It had every thing needed for a great vacation, including gas grill.

    Monica2018-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! The view and the cabin were gorgeous! The second picture in the listing isn't just a picture of the general area, it's the view off the porch! We really enjoyed getting away from everything for a weekend. 10/10 would book again.

    Oliver2018-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking to “get away from it all”, look no further. Nestled on the side of a mountain with views that pictures can’t do justice. Robert was a great host with quick communications. The drive is 6/10s of a mile long and once your at the house you feel miles away from anyone. We were on motorcycles for this trip and were able to get to the house with no trouble even though it had been raining that morning. Easy access to several motorcycle routes associated with the Claw of the Dragon. We rode for 4 days and didn’t come close to riding half of the routes. Our favorite activity was sitting on the porch in the early mornings and late evenings and watching the deer (including a 10 point) come into the meadow to eat apples that had fallen from the many ancient apple trees.

    Dave2018-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Elk Creek, VA, United States

    This tiny house is for outdoor enthusiast. Our tastefully remodeled tiny house surrounded by 50 of the most beautiful acres in Grayson county. Spectacular southern views of mountains in Allegheny and Ashe county, North Carolina. There is no WiFi but good cell phone signal is available all over property including 4G. You will find plenty of restaurants and bars in Independence, VA and Sparta, NC but we have found that once you arrive you don't want to leave!
    If relaxation and comfort had a baby...here she is!
  • Great place as an alternative to a hotel. Peaceful and one of the best views you are going to get. Very clean and comfortable. Great place if you are looking to take your dog. It is very rustic and value for money with a view like that.

    Kevin2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Mary’s place is just like described. It’s peaceful and cozy. Check-in and out was a breeze.

    Erin2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing view, peace and relaxing place in nature.

    Zdenek2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and peaceful forest surroundings. The New River is nearby with excellent swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, and fishing. Nice place. We will probably visit every year.

    James2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a relaxing stay away from the noise! Beautiful view and gracious hosts!

    Steve2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • We will absolutely be returning to this location! The view was spectacular and so calming. We unexpectedly did not get service (with AT&T) but not only did that help us unplug but our hosts came to check on us and were able to provide a personal hotspot! Mary and Andy are incredibly nice. They give you plenty of breathing room but also give you peace of mind with what’s in the area. They even invited us (with no pressure) to their home down the river to watch the sunset. Mary makes the BEST homemade ice cream. It was such a treat and really above and beyond expectation. The home we stayed in was clean and spacious. Full kitchen allowed us to pack a cooler and bring food for breakfasts and lunches (we explored for dinners). Home included basic such as a cooking set, plates, cups, utensils, etc. The deck already had chairs to sit in and there’s even a fire pit on site! Trails around the property are great for all levels of hikers. Some harsh inclines but they quickly become forgiving. Plenty of areas to stop and soak in your surroundings. We did see deer occasionally, normally off in the distance and they didn’t cause any bother. Overall great weekend and we look forward to booking another trip!

    Samantha2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Tiny house


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Mouth of Wilson, VA, United States

    The Peach Bottom Lodge was built in 2018 on 11.5 scenic acres. It is hidden from the road to give you a true private mountain lodge experience. This mountain house has everything you would ever want in a vacation rental. The living and dining areas include oak flooring and walnut walls, as well as beautiful wrought iron chandeliers.The Peach Bottom Lodge has a large basement with entertainment for all including a 60 inch TV, dart board, pool table and bar area.
    KITCHEN: -Dishwasher and dish soap -Gas stove and oven -Microwave -Refrigerator and freezer with ice machine and water dispenser -Dishes and utensils: plenty of dishes, bowls, silverware and cooking materials -Coffee maker -Blender -Large farm style sink -Dining room table has seating for 6 with additional seating options in the living room and deck area -Gas grill also available for cooking options LIVING ROOM: -Leather couches -Rocking chair -50 inch flat screen TV -Gas Fireplace that can be turned on with the touch of a button LOFT: -Coffee nook with 2-arm chairs and chess table -Off of the upstairs bedroom BASEMENT: -65" Flat Screen TV -Pool table -Bar area -Fireplace -Pull out sofa -Washer/Dryer - Soap/Detergent Provided -Outside deck area with Hot Tub. Fire pit, horseshoe pit and board games -Bedroom ADDITIONAL AMENTIITES: -Towels/Linen Provided -Iron & Ironing Board -Hair Dryer -WiFi
  • The pictures don’t do it justice - it’s a very beautiful and spacious 3-story home. There is always something to do between the hot tub, games, and outside areas. We loved this house so much we decided to stay an extra day and I think that says enough! Zach was very helpful and quick to respond. I would definitely stay here again!

    Emma2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • The space is lovely for a weekend off the grid. I finally got to unplug and unwind. I would definitely come back and stay again. There was a small issue my first day, but Zach had someone over to check it out in 2 hours. Everything worked out and Zach was a great host.

    Jill2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Our weekend at The Peach Bottom Lodge was perfect. The cabin is lovely and was even nicer than we expected. It's remote location is incredibly beautiful and peaceful, we felt recharged after our relaxing stay. The open floor plan made for a wonderful place for everyone to spend time together. The patio and hot tub were also enjoyed . A sweet and thoughtful touch - they left us a s'mores platter to use with the fire pit :) Needless to say, our kids were very happy as well.

    Emily2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful cabin in a nice, private setting. We saw lots of deer while we were staying there, and we were able to have a nice campfire while looking at the stars as well. The cabin was very clean and very nicely decorated, and had everything we possibly could have needed, including a nice selection of tools for the kitchen as well as games to play with the family. We stayed with our two young boys, but there is plenty of space on different floors and 3.5 bathrooms, so there would have been room to share with more adults or another family as well. We had to book last minute because of a family emergency, and the host was super understanding and very quick to respond. I would highly recommend this cabin and we hope to stay here again. Thanks again!!

    Kari2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Independence, VA, United States

    Enjoy the simple joys of countryside living courtesy of this 2-bed, 1-bath Virginia cottage! Located close to Independence, Grayson Highlands, and West Jefferson, this vacation rental invites you to hike your days away. Lace up those boots and head to Grayson Highlands State Park or New River both a short drive away. Head into Independence for some Aunt Bea’s BBQ or grill out in the comfort of your own backyard. Come evening, gather around the fire pit to share s’mores and laughs with family!
    1,200 Sq Ft | Free WiFi | Pet Friendly Unwind, unplug, and immerse yourself in the charming Virginia and North Carolina outdoors when you book this cottage boasting space for the whole family and even Fido! Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Living Room: Sleeper Sofa OUTDOOR LIVING: Hammock, charcoal grill, picnic table, fire pit, spacious yard INDOOR LIVING: Flat-screen TV, dining table, rustic interior decor KITCHEN: Well-equipped, cooking basics, drip coffee maker, toaster GENERAL: Complimentary toiletries, linens/towels, air conditioning, ceiling fans PARKING: Driveway (3 vehicles)
    INDEPENDENCE (7.5 miles): Oak Hill Academy, museums, outdoor attractions, zoos, shopping & dining HIKING & BIKING: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (16.8 miles), New River State Park (16.8 miles), Appalachian Trail Access (18.6 miles), Grayson Highlands State Park (18.7 miles), Massey Gap (20.5 miles), Big Pinnacle (20.7 miles), New River Trail Gambetta Access (27.7 miles) DAY TRIPS: Blacksburg, Virginia (91.9 miles), Roanoke, Virginia (108 miles), Greensboro, North Carolina (110 miles) AIRPORTS: Tri-Cities Airport (88.9 miles), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (124 miles)
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Independence, VA, United States

    Beautiful home in the heart of Independence, VA. Walk to the historic courthouse, restaurants, shops, and farmers market (seasonal) while enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains and New River. Oak Hill Academy, Mount Rogers, and Grayson Highlands State Park are close by. Hike, golf, bike, canoe, fish or hunt in Grayson County. 5 golf courses within 30 min. Cherry Hill has mountain views from the front porch and back patio, with seating for dining or just rocking. Relax here after exploring the area!
  • Mandy's home is spacious and well-stocked. Our teenage daughter loves to bake and found all that she needed to make pies, cookies, and cakes for the Thanksgiving holiday. We had extended family join us for a meal and there was plenty of room to entertain. The beds were comfortable and we walked to local restaurants and the grocery store each day. It was a great trip and Mandy was a flexible and accommodating host.

    Mark2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful home! Right in town, yet quiet and peaceful. Perfect house for large groups. Nice open spaces. Super clean with everything you’ll need. Mandy is great with responding to anything you send her. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. 5* all the way!!

    Kristen2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Eight adults and two young children were very comfortable in Mandy's beautiful home. Parks with playgrounds were nearby for our grandchildren. Sunrises and sunsets were beautiful. The people in Independence stores and restaurants were very friendly. The kitchen is very well equipped as each couple prepared delicious dinners.

    Robert2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Mandy Place was amazing! Beautiful views and all details fit the character of the home perfectly. Loved the big kitchen and all the large dining spaces. We would totally stay again.

    Sheila2018-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Mandy is attentive, kind, responds quickly and is seriously the best host for which one could hope. The beds in the home are INCREDIBLY comfortable and are incomparable to those found in hotels or many other rental properties. The kitchen is well stocked with cooking utensils and the bathrooms are filled with plush towels and personal toiletry items. Independence is a lovely town chock full of welcoming and friendly people who will always have a smile at the ready. We really cannot say enough about the house, hostess and town!

    Megan2018-09-17T00:00:00Z
  • Mandy was great to communicate with. The home is beautiful and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Joe2018-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely large spacious home! Better than pictured! Great location! Host was accommodating and helpful!

    Leslie2018-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • This home is exactly as it looks in the pictures. Scenic views in the backyard and a bright and sunny home. Mandy was super accommodating for my situation and is a great host!

    Megan2018-05-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    5

    Independence, VA, United States

    Take in stunning views of Elk Creek Valley and Jefferson National Forest from every room of this comfortable and updated home sitting at 3500ft elevation. Privately situated with all-weather access via a paved road off US-21. When you’re not exploring the country outside the gates, you can roam 48 acres of authentic Appalachian terrain right on the property. You’ll find unimproved wildlife trails through the forested hills, large rock formations, a seasonal spring, and a cascading stream.
    Three bedrooms sleep seven comfortably (4 adults, 3 kids). The spacious new kitchen has everything you need to settle in for a while with all the necessities. Sip your coffee over breakfast, and take in a gorgeous panoramic sunrise over distant hills before heading out for the day. Marvel at the warm glow lighting the valley right from a large sectional sofa as the sun sets. Enjoy a night cap outside and see millions of stars and the sweep of the Milky Way as you haven’t seen it before in Virginia from the deck after the sun sets. New in 2020: We have added a stone fire pit just off the back patio. Now guests can relax in the evenings around a fire regardless of the season, while still enjoying all of our magnificent views!
    Only minutes from the town of Independence and its historic courthouse, restaurants, shops, and seasonal farmers markets, Whitetail Spur is convenient to countless attractions in southwest Virginia and nearby North Carolina. Hike the Appalachian Trail at Mt. Rogers, Virginia’s highest peak; go tubing and kayaking on the New River; or take a cruise along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The area is the home of Bluegrass music, and hosts several festivals and themed events throughout the year. Tour area wineries and catch trout for dinner from one of the many state-stocked streams.
  • Beautiful location and home.

    Hannah2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Spectacular view with open (and warm) accommodations. House has been updated, and hosts (albeit remote) are very well organized and communicate well. Overall, a very positive experience, and hope to come back in future years.

    Marc2019-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • This was a great choice for us. The pictures does the house and view no justice. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL!! 😍 I would definitely visit with them again...

    Jacquelyn2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful views, the most amazing sunrises and an all around comfortable space. Plenty of nature to enjoy but good wifi and technology in the house as well. Best of both worlds!

    Miles2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Clay and Kristen have a beautiful house: A great view, very comfortable and modern accommodations located half way between all the outdoor activities of Grayson highlands and the music of Galax. Their home was perfect for our weekend trip.

    Gail2019-06-23T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home with plenty of space both inside and out

    Mitch2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
  • Wow! This is an amazing place to stay! Fully furnished with everything you could need to stay, relax, cook, play games... they had it all. The view is stunning... could sit out on the porch and enjoy it without ever getting bored. The hiking in the area is amazing as well! Hosts Clay and Kristen are great with communication and giving you all the information you need. Definitely recommend!!

    Nicole2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • The house and views will exceed your expectations. My wife and I have stayed at cabins and houses in NC, WV, VA, ME and UT and this house has one of the best views that we have experienced from a rental house. The house has all the amenities that you will need for a week's stay in the Virginia Highlands. It is convenient to the Grayson Highlands State Park, Mount Rogers and the New River Rail Trail. Clay and Kristen are very quick to respond to any questions that you may have before and during your stay. Be sure to book your vacation here soon because this place will be popular!

    Michael2019-05-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Independence, VA, United States

    CLOSED for renovations. Located 20 miles from both I-77 and I-81, we are surrounded by the Jefferson National Forest. Horseback riding, hiking, biking, kayaking and fishing are just a few area activities. We welcome well behaved pets and there is a large fenced area around the house. There is a 50.00 pet fee per stay. We will collect local and state sales tax of 10.3% upon arrival. We have a fenced grass paddock (1+ acre) to accommodate horses.
    Trotter's Rest was built in 1941 and has been extensively updated to be a relaxing retreat for you and your friends to enjoy. There are 4 bedrooms, 2 on the main floor and a nice bathroom with a combination shower/bathtub. The kitchen/dining area is very convenient whether you want just snacks or a home cooked meal. A covered porch provides a great place to sit and relax at any time of day or night. Horses can be accommodated in our barn or pasture.
    Trotter's Rest sits on a 44 acre property with 30 acres being wooded. We are adjacent to the Jefferson National Forest with endless hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking trails at your doorstep. Neighbors are 600 ft.+ away and the house sits 500ft. off the road. Shopping and restaurants are about 20 miles away in Wytheville, Galax, and Independence. We will gladly share info. about what's available.
  • Beautiful country location with all the comforts of home.

    Carla2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely lovely hospitality and thoughtfulness on an equally beautiful property inside/out complete with a firepit and BBQer. My family and I had an absolutely splendid stay! Thank you again!

    Jennifer2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Bruce and Wendy are genuinely good people. Really enjoyed my stay with them and the house was perfect.

    Audu2019-07-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic place. Quiet and serene, horses in the meadow out the kitchen window, lush and green. The home has everything you need. We forgot coffee and Bruce brought some to us along with a chocolate treat . Great place and a wonderful host.

    William2018-10-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place! Beautiful surroundings, peaceful, relaxing! Bruce and his wife are great hosts- very kind, making sure we had everything we needed!

    Cynthia2018-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for cool weather, spectacular scenery, beautiful wildlife, and some peace and quiet, then this is the place for you. The host went beyond our expectations and the place was immaculate. Had everything we needed for our 3 day stay. Definitely going back in November.

    Toni2018-07-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Very nice hosts. It's off the beaten path and the perfect place to end a busy day. Horse farms are everywhere. The only sounds are those of the wildlife around.

    Dylan And Lynn2017-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Bruce is a great host and great guy.

    Anna2017-08-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Ivanhoe, VA, United States

    Cozy, private queen bed room in a new, 4BR cottage along the scenic New River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our 22-acre property has it all: river frontage for fishing, kayak, or tube; and a rambling creek to hike.
  • It is a very nice place, beautiful views of the river and mountains. It was really fun exploring the land around the house and a nice place to come back to after our days out.

    Kelsey2019-06-08T00:00:00Z
  • We were looking for an escape from city noise and Laura's house was the perfect fix. The home is beautiful and the views of the New River are spectacular. Plenty of hiking trails around the Oracle campus if you're so inclined. One point to consider: cell service is hit or miss in that part of Grayson County, but that can be a good thing. Unplug and enjoy the scenery. Highly recommended.

    Scott2017-10-08T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend. Great place to stay in a very restful area of VA. Lodging is suburb. Not far from town and restaurants. Located on the New River, one of VA's top small mouth bass rivers. Bring your fishing equipment. Have a fun peaceful time when you visit here.

    Charles2017-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • The house is really nice. The back deck overlooking the new river is wonderful spot for meditation watching birds etc. there is internet but there were storms in the area on my visit and service was spotty. Be prepared to unplug.

    Wanda2017-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful get-away with and privacy. Laura is certainly a wonderful and caring hostess! She had breakfast items for us and the house was clean and spacious. Thank you so much -- we would certainly stay there again!

    Christine2017-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Such a fantastic place to get away from city life and connect with nature and gorgeous views! Nice full kitchen and everything we needed for a comfy stay.

    Annick2017-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • We loved this beautiful and quite home on the New River. It has a spectacular view of the river and is a peaceful retreat! If you want to get away from it all, this is a perfect place.

    Anne2017-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place to stay, very clean and comfortable, with magnificent views of the New River.

    William2017-06-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Independence, VA, United States

    If you're looking for that perfect mountain escape where you can kick back by the New River in the Blue Ridge mountains of VA, River Mist Retreat is just the place for you. Amenities include a dock for fishing and launching canoes & kayaks, volley ball, 2 children’s log play houses, horse shoe pits, hammocks, & a fire pit.
    With 2500 feet of river frontage and forty secluded private acres, River Mist Retreat offers endless opportunities for relaxation. While sipping your morning coffee on the front deck, you can watch the mist rise off the river and often spot a nesting eagle or a timid deer crossing through the yard. Many enjoyable hours can be spent canoeing, fishing, or tubing in the river. The spacious home includes a master bedroom with a private deck that overlooks the river, a well equipped kitchen, gas grill, 2 TVs with streaming, Wifi, and DVD player. Linens are provided. Located on the main upstairs level, the master bedroom has a Queen Size bed, a flat screen TV with streaming, and a balcony overlooking the river. The Second upstairs bedroom has a Full Size bed. The cozy nook off of the downstairs living room has a Queen Size bed. Comfortable living room furniture includes a sofa, love seat, and recliner. Extras to add to your enjoyment include a foosball table, books, games, high-speed WIFI and a flat screen TV with streaming. Our kitchen is well-equipped and we even have specialty items including a pizza oven and milk shake maker. The Dining area features a large table with bench seating for 6. We have a large, wrap around deck with rocking chairs and a propane gas grill.
    The tranquil town of Fries is located in Grayson County Virginia on the banks of the New River, one of the American Heritage Rivers. Fries is a 2 hour drive from Charlotte, N.C., 1 1/2 hours from Winston-Salem, N.C. and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, and 5 ½ hours from Washington DC. Local events include the Galax and Fries Fiddler’s Conventions, Festival by the River, The Grayson Highlands Fall Festival, and the Hillsville Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy an array of activities including hiking, biking, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding. An entrance to the New River Trail State Park is a five minute drive from our home. Grayson Highlands State Park is an hour drive away.
  • Great place. Great amenities. Beautiful location. Highly recommend New River Outdoor Adventures.

    Season2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here--home was immaculate--well stocked--had everything we needed--beautiful location--perfect for family with kids. Beautiful! Highly recommend

    Barbara2017-09-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Fries, VA, United States

    130 year old restored Victorian farm house in Spring Valley. Very private, large bass pond just off kitchen. 100 acres with walking trails. You can see the wagon wheel grooves in the rocks at stream crossing. large kitchen, and dining room. Beautiful mountain view from every bedroom. Flower and vegetable gardens surrounding house. So many birds, and wildlife. Take a rest from all of life's business to our quiet, healing mountain farm. The friendliest folks, best tasting water. Come visit!
    Access to Mt. Rogers NRA( hundreds of miles of trail, mountain biking, hiking, horses.) 5 miles to New River( great kayaking for all levels) New River Trail State Park( rail trail) Close to Galax, Fries, Elk Creek fiddler's convention. Bluegrass jam and square dance every Thursday night in old Fries Rec. Center. You should bring your groceries, closest food store 30 minutes away.
    Heaven on Earth
  • This is a really fantastic getaway in a rustic setting. We want to tell people not to go so we’re sure it’s available next time we’re ready!!!We are soooo happy to have met Gina and Tom and explore their amazing Valley. If you are seeking to relax and enjoy a mountain view getaway, you can ask for nothing more than this secluded off-the-grid spot. Adorable dogs, gorgeous horses and unbelievable night skies included.

    Tracey2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Fries, VA, United States

    A new, 4BR cottage along the scenic New River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our 22-acre property has it all: river frontage for fishing, kayak, or tube; and a rambling creek to hike. The room features its own private bath and office area.
  • Laura’s place is magical. The property is more like a summer camp with lots of neat whimsical touches. We stayed in the king suite. It was very clean, plenty of towels and beautifully decorated. We enjoyed cooking in large chefs kitchen. There were other guests staying and we enjoyed some time with them in the common spaces. We can’t wait to go back again.

    Jennifer2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place with a great view of the river.

    Cyrus2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Independence, VA, United States

    Comfortable, private room with two double beds in a new, 4BR cottage along the scenic New River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our 22-acre property has it all: river frontage for fishing, kayak, or tube; and a rambling creek to hike.
    Prices include all state and local occupancy taxes.
  • Breathtakingly beautiful place, both in the location and the hospitality of the hostess and the people there. Visiting will be worth it.

    Jonathan2019-03-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home, spectacular views, very tranquil . Loved it!

    Betty2018-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice home in a peaceful, secluded area. Loved the indoor wood heater!

    Thomas2017-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful location with stunning views over the New River. Very large and modern home. Because only our bedroom was occupied we got the bathroom all to ourselves!

    Margaret2017-10-22T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend. The grounds are awesome! Very beautiful & peaceful. Could have sat forever on the patio overlooking the river. Comfortable, tastefully decorated guest house. Everything you ever wanted in a kitchen! (If place is full, though, two rooms upstairs have to share a bathroom...) Great hospitality.

    Michael2017-10-14T00:00:00Z
  • Laura was very friendly and helpful. And we settled in quickly. The home was beautiful and the location was splendid. We would definitely return.

    Harold2016-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great host, with truly amazing place. You feel like you are living in palace.

    John2016-09-11T00:00:00Z
  • I would like to say if I have a chance, I like to come back always. It is comfortable inside the house , and the house is with magnificent view of New River. In this land there is another creek passing by, it is also a pleasure to explore with. Laura is very kind and considerate, she gave me a tour of the property. Through talking I know she is trying her best to build a retreat here for relaxation, and also hopefully for peace which could come to our mind and the world. It is enjoyable to have nights here.

    Liying2015-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Independence, VA, United States

    A lovely 4BR cottage along the scenic New River in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Our 22-acre property has it all: river frontage for fishing, kayak, or tube; and a rambling creek to hike. The house has full amenities.
  • Beautiful home in a gorgeous setting. Laura was responsive and helpful. Everything was very clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals.

    Elizabeth2019-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • This was an amazing place, beautiful surroundings, spacious and nicely decorated rooms, a very cosy and social common space. In addition, the nice kitchen was very well equipped with appliances, pans, pots and cuttlery. We had the best time, if we have the chance, we will for sure be back!!

    Johanna2018-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place in an amazing space. The view is breathtaking and the home feels like home. This was the first time that our family (eight people), when traveling for the holiday, has been able to stay in the same space. This was so much better than separate hotel rooms. Thank you Laura for making our Thanksgiving travel experience special. We will definitely consider Laura's place in the future when traveling home to Virginia for special occasions.

    Christopher2018-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • The house was perfect for us. We had a large family(7adults and 5 kids) and we had enough space for everyone that we didn’t feel crowded. Plenty of beds and space for air mattresses for the kids. Plus 2 full bathrooms with showers. one in the master bedroom and the other in the hallway. Plus the half bath downstairs. The pictures give you only half the beauty and functionality of this house. The View is spectacular out the front windows(facing out onto the deck and over the river) The front deck was an amazing place to have morning coffee and evening dinner. They have outdoor seating/table and a bbq too. The kitchen table was huge and sat 8 people easy. Which made it perfect for us. The house is cozy and has great amenities. Full kitchen that had everything we needed. All we had to bring was food and drinks. The driveway up to the house is gravel and steep, but we all managed and there was plenty of parking. Thank you to Laura and her family for helping us enjoy the weekend together as a family. If your looking for a beautiful place overlooking the river, that is beautiful and comfortable. This is the house!!!

    Melanie2018-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice quiet, place on the New River with great views.

    Mike2018-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Laura's place was just right for our extended family to spend a relaxing Christmas week together. The kitchen was fully stocked with supplies, the woodstove was toasty, and places to walk were plentiful. Check in and check out was casual and easy. Laura was very communicative before and during our visit. We can highly recommended this place. One of our favorite Winter activities was our hike on the Two Pinnacles trail at Grayson Highland State Park. We saw plenty of snow there and it was a beautiful hike. The creek on Laura's property would be delightful in warmer months, but the beauty of it partially frozen would be hard to beat. All in all we had a great time and can't wait to go back.

    Patricia2017-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed staying at Laura's place! It was very spacious and comfortable with wonderful views! It was a short walk to the river with a perfect place to swim, fish, and put in kayaks. I would highly recommend it!

    Kelley2017-07-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful home, with lots of space for hanging out, cooking or just relaxing in general. We particularly loved the lack of light pollution while star-gazing. River access is a short walk down the hill. Laura is a gracious host and we will definitely return!

    Jenna2017-07-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Nature lodge


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Independence, VA, United States

    Escape summer's heat in this rustic log cabin and enjoy its modern amenities and dramatic views Situated close to Jefferson National Forest with its hiking trails, New River Campground for canoeing or tubing, Grayson Highlands State Park and the VA Creeper Bike Trail, the cabin provides a base for scenic trips to numerous festivals, antique shops and outdoor recreational opportunities. Alternatively, you can rock on the front porch and absorb the ever-changing and spectacular views.
    The log cabin features a 2-story vaulted ceiling, dramatic fireplace and rough-hewn plank walls and ceiling in the living room. Local vintage antiques decorate the living room walls. The cabin sleeps 10, but there are 2 extra bunks and a pull-out couch if needed. Surrounded by pine forests and fields, you might see some deer and wild turkeys and hear owls. You are guaranteed to hear a chorus of birds and the swish of the wind through pine trees in the morning. Bring your hiking shoes and some good books to enjoy in this tranquil, beautiful setting. Temperatures at the cabin's 4,000 feet elevation are typically about 10 degrees cooler than in lower-elevation Independence, VA, just 8 miles away. And Independence typically has 10-degree lower temperatures than lower-elevation Piedmont locations such as Charlotte, NC, some 124 miles to the south. Independence has a large grocery store, restaurants, park with swimming pool and tennis courts, and antiqueing if you decide to go exploring.
    Temperatures at the cabin's 4,000 feet elevation are typically about 10 degrees cooler than in lower-elevation Independence, VA, just 8 miles away. And Independence typically has 10-degree lower temperatures than lower-elevation Piedmont locations such as Charlotte, NC, some 124 miles to the south. Independence has a large grocery store, restaurants, park with swimming pool and tennis courts, and antiqueing if you decide to go exploring. Explore the area from the cabin's central base: o Jefferson National Forest (9 mi from cabin) o Grayson Highlands State Park (13 mi) o Grayson Recreation Park (9 mi) swimming, tennis courts, hiking o Peach Bottom Falls (9 mi) o Blue Ridge Parkway (25 mi) o Shatley Springs Restaurant (31 mi) o Hillsville Flea Market (36 mi) o Virginia Creeper Bike Trail (42 mi) o Library, churches, museum and gift shop in Independence (8 mi) Enjoy festivities and activities in Independence: o Farmer's Market (Wednesday 4-6 pm; Friday 9 am -1 pm; early May thru early October) o Concerts in the historic Old Courthouse on some weekends in summer o Jam Sessions featuring bluegrass music Wed 6 - 9 pm on Old Courthouse lawn o July 4th Parade and Fireworks display includes craft and food tents, music o Potty Princess Pageant and Fall Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Race in October o Safe Halloween with music, bouncy houses, pony rides, haunted house . . . and nearby festivities: o Clogging and Blue Grass Music (Saturday nights at Flat Ridge Community Center) o Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA
  • I came to the Blue Ridge Retreat from Charlottesville for the weekend with an Outdoor Club—what a delight it was to arrive at the cabin! It is a beautiful cabin of stone and wood with thoughtful finishes. It is clear so much time and attention was taken to build the cabin. There was plenty of room with two private rooms with a king and queen bed and another room with two double beds (larger than a twin) and two bunks built into the wall (very cozy, perfect for kids and adults who like nooks) and another room with a set of bunks. The couch downstairs makes a comfortable pullout bed as well. The kitchen is fully outfitted for cooking with plenty of space to cook for larger groups. And the fireplace! The property feels secluded but still very accessible to Grayson Highlands, gas, and groceries. We spent an evening watching the sunset from the porch and the large boulders outside and hiked Mt. Rogers (about a 50 min, easy drive). I couldn’t more highly recommend Anne’s cabin for a weekend away from it all! I would note there’s a gravel drive into the cabin so best to have a four wheel drive vehicle to be comfortable. Thanks Anne!

    Laura2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Our second summer stay at Big Ridge Retreat. Absolutely wonderful cabin! Well appointed. Spectacular views. At nearly 4,000' it is a nice reprieve from those hot/humid summer summer days in the flat land. Will return!

    Mark2018-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • If you're looking for an "off the grid" beautiful location with the best views this is the spot! Wildlife everywhere, the best sunrises and sunsets. Will definitely be brining the rest of the family next time!

    Susan2018-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • I can't tell you enough how amazing this cabin was. So quaint and rustic and the views. Can we talk about the views? A. M. A. Z. I. N. G. It was one of the best trips my family and I have ever been on and I believe it was because of the perfect location of this cabin. If you are looking for a simple yet exciting adventure this is the place for you! Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your home. We can't wait to get back soon!

    Erin2016-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful cabin! The cabin has an amazing view from its front porch and so little light pollution you can see every star. The cabin is very private and an excellent getaway from the city. It got a bit chilly at night but the fireplace had the large living room warmed up in no time and was perfect for making s'mores! We had a wonderful time reading, playing board games and exploring the property. It was a great way to spend quality time with my boyfriend since it's so remote. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely come back!

    Jennie2016-08-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    3

    Independence, VA, United States

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