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 - 3 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, 2 TVs with Netflix streaming, 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:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Shannon Payne (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Shannon Payne

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

Why Shannon Payne chose Fries

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.

What makes this house unique

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!

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

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Riverfront Home on 40 Private Acres, five minutes from New River Trail
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 reviews
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Riverfront Home on 40 Private Acres, five minutes from New River Trail
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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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Riverfront Home on 40 Private Acres, five minutes from New River Trail
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5

Simply Amazing...

  • 5 of 5
It is hard to decide whether I am more impressed with the property or the wonderful service from the owner. Everthing was fantastic! The pictures don't do the property justice! From the privacy to the scenery and even the homey touches in the cabin... we were all just swept off our feet by the River Mist Retreat. My group of 5 slept comfortably in the cabin where we had plenty of towels and kitchen items readily available, not to mention an excellent set up for cooking indoors our out with the propane grill (we used it many times with tasty results) There was wood already chopped for fires and a lauch ramp for the rafts we took out in the river every day of our vacation. A nap in the hammock will make you rethink going home at the end of it all. The town was fun to explore and the state park is close by. We even played horseshoes and hiked the creek that runs through the property. I could go on and on about River Mist and the family's incredible hospitality, but I will simply advise that you make this your vacation selection. I could not have been more satisfied with the booking or our decision to stay in the wonderful town of Fries! Thank you Shannon and family for sharing your retreat!
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review of our vacation home. It's very gratifying to know that you noticed and appreciated all the extra touches and service we provide for our guests. We appreciate you entrusting us with your vacation--we realize that you have thousands of choices when searching for accommodations. Thanks again for staying with us. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we hope you can visit again! Shannon & Scott
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
Norfolk,Va.
5

Relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend, myself and our dog stayed at River Misty Retreat for a week in August. First let me say Shannon the owner was a pleasure talking too. I would highly recommend this house for a very relaxing, fun get away. We loved our mornings on the porch reading and enjoying the river. We fished, (didn't have any luck) but we still tried. Especially loved the huge hammocks. Our dog loved here daily walks on the property and swimming in the river. We saw lots of deer on the other side of the river every evening and had a campfire at night. We did venture out and go to an alpaca farm and a few wineries. There is a winery close by in Galax (Mt. Vale Vineyards) which was very nice and the owners very friendly. It was was just the 3 of us but this lovely home is big enough for the whole gang and has lots of different games. Can't go wrong renting this property.
  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 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: Thank you for staying at River Mist Retreat. I enjoyed talking with you too! It's always a pleasure getting to know our guests. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can stay with us again. We try very hard to make the property a relaxing getaway and we're always pleased when our guests enjoy it as much as we do.
Shannon & Scott
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Riverfront Home on 40 Private Acres, five minutes from New River Trail
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our home. We are humbled and grateful for your kind words! All of our hard work is so worth it when we receive reviews like this. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we hope you can visit again. Shannon & Scott
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
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 River Mist 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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Riverfront Home on 40 Private Acres, five minutes from New River Trail
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
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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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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Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer 2014
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 3 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Fall 2014
Oct 4 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Winter
Dec 1 2014 - Mar 27 2015
2 night minimum stay
$140
$850
$1,200
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 28 2015 - May 22 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Summer 2015
May 23 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 
 
Late Summer 2015
Sep 12 2015 - Sep 25 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
 
 
Fall 2015
Sep 26 2015 - Nov 29 2015
2 night minimum stay
$185
$1,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Please call the owner, Shannon, at (508) 842-1154 for additional information about the property or to make a reservation.

Pet fees are extra.

Non-refundable damage insurance can be purchased for $49.00 in lieu of the $300.00 refundable damage deposit.
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Amenities

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