RIVERFRONT HOME ON 40 PRIVATE ACRES, FIVE MINUTES FROM NEW RIVER TRAIL

Shannon Payne

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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RIVERFRONT HOME ON 40 PRIVATE ACRES, FIVE MINUTES FROM NEW RIVER TRAIL

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House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-7)

If you're looking for that perfect mountain escape where you can kick back by the New River, River Mist Retreat is just the place for you. With 2500 feet of river frontage and forty secluded private acres, it 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, TV with satellite service, Wifi, and DVD player. Linens are provided.

Keywords: House, River front, New River, New River Trail, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, Bluegrass, Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Crooked Trail, Bird Watching

Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you very much for your special hospitality! We felt very welcome and enjoyed staying in your Misty River Retreat! Both of you are wonderful. Thanks.
Aug 2009
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Shannon Payne

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We're Scott & Shannon and we both grew up in the wonderful small town of Fries. Although time and circumstance moved us away, we have always made sure to come home as often as possible to our beloved Blue Ridge Mountains.

Shannon Payne purchased this house in 2009

We purchased River Mist Retreat from family in 2009 so that we would have a place of our own to entertain family and friends during our visits home. We have a special connection to this property as we shared many picnics here while we were dating.

The property is truly a relaxing retreat. It's secluded with enough ammenities to keep you occupied (hammocks, a firepit, horse shoes, volley ball, playhouses, the creek, and the river). The head of the New River Trail in downtown Fries is five minutes from our property. As an old railroad line, the terrain of the New River Trail is gently sloped without hills, making it perfect for visitors off all ages to hike, bike, and ride horseback. For adventure seekers, canoes, kayaks, and tubes can be rented from Riverside Outfitters or Blue Cat on the New. Several guests have enjoyed a four hour float from the public boat landing at Riverside on Route 94 back to River Mist Retreat.

We hope that our guests enjoy Misty River Retreat as much as we do and create memories to treasure!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveler reviews

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Riverfront Home on 40 Private Acres, five minutes from New River Trail
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 29 reviews
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
North Carolina
5

SOLACE ON THE RIVER

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for the Memorial Day Weekend with the hopes of enjoying the area and recharging our batteries. Mission accomplished! The home is comfortable and well stocked with everything you need for your visit. We found the house and grounds clean and the owners available via phone for area info if needed. This house is well sized for a couple or a family and there is something to do for everyone. Games, books and satellite TV are supplied but we were outside most of the time. Unlike some rentals, the property is private and secluded.
We enjoyed bicycling on the 39 mile New River Trail, and canoeing on the New River but our best moment was probably reading by the river in the hammocks. Fries (say it Freeze) is a town that time has forgotten and for so many reasons it is worth seeing. Fries is full of railroad, manufacturing/industrial and musical history. The town has a delicious Southwestern restaurant and Galax is close by if you want variety.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. We do try hard to make sure you have the best experience renting from us. It's nice to know the extra efforts we make are noticed and appreciated. We also appreciate you noticing all of the great things about our hometown. We would welcome you and your wife again any time.
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
North Carolina
5

WONDERFUL GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
The owner (Shannon) is wonderful. She answered all our questions and was so helpful with a list of things to do and places to eat in the area. The property is amazing. It is truly secluded. We hiked on the New River Trail, spent some time Antiquing in Galax, and exploring the property. The best part of our vacation was just relaxing and enjoying time with friends by the river. The house is really well stocked with things that you may need. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington,NC
5

RELAXING ON THE NEW RIVER

  • 5 of 5
First let me say that Shannon (owner) was the perfect host. She answered our questions prior to arrival and provided us with insider info on things to see and visit. The cabin sits right on the river, maybe 50 feet from the rivers edge. We spent a lot of time in the backyard by the fire pit and enjoying the beautiful weather. The rental was exactly as advertised---everything one would need was in the kitchen and more. The master bedroom had a balcony, so you could enjoy the morning sunrise and mist on the river while you had your coffee. We kayaked both above and below the rental which was nice. The river level was a little low and the water was clear. The river otters put on a show for us every day we spent on the river. Our pets loved the property, especially the river activity. We liked the privacy, yet closeness of the towns of Fries and Galax. This was our first trip to the Virginia mountains and we definitely will return. Thanks Shannon
  • Submitted: May 23, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review of Misty River Retreat. It's very gratifying to know that you noticed and appreciated all the extra touches we put into the property. We appreciate you entrusting us with your first vacation to the Virginia mountains. You are welcome back anytime! Shannon and Scott
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5

A QUIET RESPITE

  • 5 of 5
Imagine looking out over a smooth river with no sounds but birds and insects. You can't hear cars or people...well, okay, a fisherman boats by once a day. My 2 dogs loved the river and exploring the property--it was far away from the road and safe for them, which I appreciated. The hammocks are the best part. Sit back, pick up a magazine, and enjoy the stillness :)
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're so happy that you enjoyed the peacefulness that our property offers. It was a pleasure having you and your dogs as our guests and we hope we can host you again!
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
Washington DC
5

BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED GETAWAY; WONDERFUL FOR KIDS

  • 5 of 5
My husband and our young child stayed here during the Galax Fiddlers Convention in mid-August. We were excited to find such a lovingly put together home-- the kitchen is wonderfully stocked with quality equipment, the gas grill is top-of-the line, and all the furniture is just downright comfortable-- down to the quality mattresses and family-style dining table. Our three year-old loved the play houses (which was also, amazingly, well stocked with play furniture).

We loved the area as well. The house is just a short 1-2 minute drive from the New River Trail, which has wonderful offroad biking and hiking. We fished from the yard, found great quiet jogging roads a block or two away, and were just a short drive from the Galax Fiddlers Convention festivities.

You can't go wrong staying here.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Misty River Retreat. It pleased us that you appreciated all the extras we provide for our guests. We hope that you can visit again!
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
Winston Salem, NC
5

GREAT RETREAT BY THE RIVER

  • 5 of 5
House was exactly as described and pictured. Property was clean and well-prepared. Great location right on the river, and yet very private. Great access to New River Trail State park, river outfitters, Grayson Highlands Park, and Galax. Loved the kitchen - well stocked and easy for a group to work in as it is long with good prep and clean areas. Owners were very responsive to suggestions for river outfitters and other things to do. Even called to check in on us during our stay. Using the outdoor hammocks and fire pit are a must! Love the fog in the mornings (just like the pictures) and must be beautiful in the fall colors. Configuration is good for a couple's get away, a family, or a larger group retreat. We look forward to using it again!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words about Misty River Retreat and your stay. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
89 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Car: necessary

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.

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Availability & Rates

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Fries House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 17 2014 - Sep 5 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
$850
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $49 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Pet fees are extra.
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Amenities

Fries House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Paper Towels
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Heating
Kitchen:
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Pantry Items
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Foosball
Outside:
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Large Cooler
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • forests
  • winery tours
  • coin laundry
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • golf
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
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