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Beautiful 2007 3200 SQ FT log cabin in a secluded setting just a few miles from Grayson Highlands State Park, Appalachian Trail, Creeper Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, New River, and 1 hour from Boone and Blowing Rock. Fish in Fox Creek, which is a trout stocked creek running through the property and enjoy serene mountain views from spacious decks. Perfect for a romantic getaway in the mountains or a family vacation. The New River access is less than 2 miles away for canoeing, tubing or kayaking.
This lovely get-away can accommodate up to 10 visitors. Look at the amenities included:
24 Acres of wildlife for you to enjoy. Great getaway anytime of the year. 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle Required. Owner open to Vacation Home Exchange!!!
Fall Leaf Season
Second to none, this place is spectacular in the fall. Drive the Blue Ridge parkway and soak up the views of the sunny country side, the vast array of fall foliage colors and magnificent rolling mountains.
Escape the heat and head for the hills. Enjoy the cool nights and comfortable days in the mountains. Take a canoe trip down the New River, fish in the trout stream, or take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the lush green country side.
Winter Wonderland 2008/ 9 off to great ski season
Take a quick drive to Boone, North Carolina to enjoy one of the many ski resorts for the day. Return to the cabin on the mountain and cozy up to the fireplace, enjoy a warm beverage or start a fire in the fire pit for brisk outdoor experience.
Your home is so beautiful…when we first arrived all we could say was… “oh my gosh…oh my gosh…” We are already looking for a date to return in the Spring :) Things could not have been or gone better. We spent time hiking, exploring, the guys dragged several logs up from down in the woods and chopped them…feeling very manly :), we had a bonfire, made s’ mores, watched movies and just really enjoyed being together! I’ve attached a picture of our group. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality!
Finally writing about the wonderful time we had last Thanksgiving (2013). There was a slight snow and it was beautiful! Definitely need 4 wheel drive on the icy driveway. Arrived at night, going up the drive - take a right turn. The Owner is very responsive, but definitely ask him to have the gas company check the propane. All else is as great as everyone has said. Did take most of what we would need food and paper products wise to cut down on trips to store. Try to use the garbage disposal per the instructions. Lots of X-mas tree farms around to see. We enjoyed going to the A&N Store in Marion on Black Friday. One day we hiked in the Grayson Highlands State Park. Great hike, our 5 year old grandson could handle it, even with a few icy patches. We did the wild ponies in the Park!
This is a wonderful cabin in a quiet and secluded spot. There is plenty of room and everything is generally in good shape. Its only limitation is the access. One ABSOLUTELY needs a four-wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle to get to the cabin from the main road. Otherwise, you'll need to walk up a very steep driveway with whatever gear you can carry.
No cell service, no wifi, just nature in its finest! Recommend to anyone who wants to get away from it all! Comfortable accomodations for a family or friends. A little slice of heaven.
This property was a fantastic spot for a long weekend retreat. The views are outstanding and the location perfect for someone who is try to escape the city. This was also a great spot to go fishing. We had a blast!!At first I wasn't sure about not having internet and cell phone service but I later realized that I really needed the break from email and work related phone calls.
The driveway is no joke!! My Mazda 3 could not make it up the steep incline to the house. However, we knew this was going to be a problem ahead of time and I told my friends to bring their trucks. There was plenty of room at the bottom of the driveway to park my car while we were shuttled by friends up and down the driveway.
Overall, it was a great experience and I know that all my friends had as much fun as I did.
-The driveway definitely requires a four-wheel drive vehicle (all year around). However, you can park at the bottom of the driveway, but be careful because it is quite a hike up the hill to the house. The distance isn't ridiculously long but it has loose stones so traction was difficult and we had to stop several times to catch our breath and we definitely worked up a sweat. There was a four wheeler on the back patio with keys in it, however we didn't see any helmets.
-The house is secluded on a hill and is surrounded by wooded area with steep slopes. There was a relatively limited area in which our older kids could explore. There is a grassy area of land for kids to play down by the stream, and another in front of the house. However, the area in front of the house is sloped and the one edge has a steep downward slope with trees. This was tricky with our young ones and prevented us from being able to sit back and relax while they played. There is also another steep slope in back of the house, not far from the back patio.
-The stream at the bottom of the driveway is beautiful. There is a fire pit in front of the house with blocks of cement stacked up for seats.
-The mountain views are really nice, especially from the back of the house. It is very peaceful and we really enjoyed sitting on the front porch swing. Our older kids really enjoyed having the entire lower floor and patio all to themselves.
-We had no cell phone reception (AT&T or Verizon) at the property. We had no AT&T service in Independence or Sparta, NC, but we got Verizon service in Independence.
**Points that could be improved on**
-We had to purchase paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap, hand soap, and laundry detergent because there was either none or very little when we arrived. Also, the propane tank for the grill was empty.
-It is a beautiful house, but could have been cleaner. The floors had dust and dead bugs (mainly wasps) in the corners, along the edges, under/behind furniture, and in decorations.
-One of the showers didn't drain properly and about an inch of water backed up during showers. (Landlord was informed)
-There were wasps inside and out, including in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Our younger children are scared of them so we had lots of screaming. We didn't use the one upstairs bedroom and kept the door closed because the majority of them were there. They were also on the front porch.
-The flower beds were overgrown with weeds.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Highlands of Southwest Virginia in Grayson County.
Grayson County, VA is the perfect place to enjoy the stunning beauty and profound quiet moments that nature can provide. Home to the highest mountains in Virginia, Mt. Rogers at 5,729' and Whitetop Mountain at 5,520', This upper New River Valley region is a naturalists' paradise. Grayson County lies just north of the North Carolina state line in the region known as Far Southwest Virginia. The western end of the county includes the Grayson Highlands of Mt. Rogers and White Top mountain. In the east is the small city of Galax.
Grayson County is within 2 hours drive of Charlotte, N.C., 1 1/2 hours of Winston-Salem, N.C. and also Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. Bristol, TN is 70 miles to the west. Grayson County is accessible from both I-81 and I-77 and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Other Activities: Hiking
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