PEACE LODGE - NATURE, SECLUSION, AND ROMANCE

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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PEACE LODGE - NATURE, SECLUSION, AND ROMANCE

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Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

The beauty of Peace Lodge is its location. We are far removed yet still convenient to several points of interest. Visit our website listed under 'Links & Video' for a Portfolio - Interior, Exterior, and Aerial views, and see what really sets it apart.

This 'Mountain Getaway' is secluded on 27 acres that includes wildflowers, hardwoods, pines, mountain laurel, and creek frontage with easy access for fishing and canoeing. Wildlife is abundant, including deer, raccoon, bobcat, black bear, turkey and hawk.

This private luxury mountain retreat is located on Big Reed Island Creek in Dugspur, Virginia. Our retreat includes several unique features to make your getaway really special. They include the following: The master suite has an airbath tub for a relaxing bath for one or two. The first floor suite offers an aromatherapy steam shower. We offer both a wood burning fireplace and pellet woodstove.

The following attractions are located within 30 minutes or less:

New River Foster Falls Recreation Area; New River Trail; Blue Ridge Parkway, Mabry Mill, Meadows of Dan, Galax, and Floyd, VA.

Conveniently located 3.4 miles from Virginia Highway 58 in Dugspur. Please contact us for specific directions.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

This three level retreat offers a bedroom and full bath on each floor along with a full kitchen, dining area, and two living areas. It easily accommodates eight guests. Outdoors there is a large entertaining deck and three covered porches.

Upper Level

The upper level master suite features a king-sized bed and private bath with double vanities. For that romantic setting or private relaxation period, there is an airbath tub large enough to accommodate two. This bedroom offers expansive outdoor views as it opens to the living room from the balcony.

Main Level

The main level includes a fully appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances - large refrigerator, range, microwave oven, and dishwasher. The dining room flows to the living room where a cozy wood-burning fireplace and large satellite HDTV flat-screen is situated for easy viewing. If you prefer, take in the fresh mountain air by simply opening the double patio doors to the custom deck overlooking the river below. A master suite with queen-sized bed and full bath with steam shower is luxuriously appointed on this level also. For easy listening of your favorite tunes or a lively party, a custom built stereo system pipes music into the living area to surely please the most avid listener.

Lower Level

The lower level offers much open space. It includes a full bath with a walk-in cultured marble shower, large vanity, and large capacity washer and dryer. The bedroom closes behind pocket doors and includes two twin trundle beds. The living area includes a toasty pellet stove, a satellite HDTV, X-box, games, and lots of space for fun. Walk outside onto the private patio and look across to the other mountainside and flowing creek below. Beginning at this level is a beautiful custom wood staircase that rises to the third floor. Whatever level you find yourself on, it can become the most private or lively area of the home. Take your pick as all will please.

The natural beauty of the mountains is perhaps the greatest attraction. When you choose this retreat, worries evaporate, you relax, and reflect on what is really important.

You may opt to canoe the endless miles of trout and nature filled creeks and rivers. Or inner-tube and float downstream all day. The closest body of water is Big Reed Island Creek located at the base of the property. Choose your own type of fishing day or hire a fishing guide for the 'hot spots'. We can assist here. Check out Greasy Creek Outfitters.

If photography is your past time by all means bring your camera. Wildflowers are abundant from late April through the fall. You could encounter deer, wild turkey, raccoon, our resident groundhogs, bob-cats, and yes, black bears. If you see a bear please don't try to approach it or feed it.

If you wish to venture out, you have 27 acres of mountain woods to stroll on. Avid hunters are also welcome. Please adhere to local hunting regulations, use extreme care in the woods, and do not shoot your guns across the river where several deer cross daily. We will advise where we recommend deer hunting endeavors. If you plan on extended hunting trips we gladly welcome a 'walk in the woods' before the season starts.

For the jogger or walker, if it is a workout you desire, simply walk or jog up the driveway! If you make it that far, there are miles of country roads with your own built in jogging trail right on the property. With over a mile of driveway on the property, you will soon learn that a few laps around the woods covered drive is very relaxing. A walk back down the driveway for your 'cool down' and it's off to the aromatic steam shower! For the more adventurous joggers, simply take a left or right out of the driveway and wear yourself out on the hills through the mountain roads. Happy jogging!

For all of those '12 ounce curl sports enthusiasts' who would rather work out on the back deck, I can not think of a better place to open a cold one, turn on the custom stereo, and enjoy a few tunes.

Keywords: Mountain Lodge, Resort Lodge

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Owner
Advertiser since 2010
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Why The Owner chose Dugspur

Peace Lodge was not bought. It was created and crafted over a three year period. We took the natural surroundings the good Lord gave us to work with and carved Peace Lodge right out of the side of the mountain. If you do not enjoy your stay we will gladly refund your money.

What makes this lodge unique

I do not care what you do for a living, the world is entirely too fast these days. At Peace Lodge we have created a natural and peaceful environment that is truly in touch with nature. Time does seem to slow down. When your vacation is over you will go home rested and relaxed. For my family that is what vacation is all about.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Mark,



Thank you for a wondeful stay. The home is beautiful !! We had a great time. We would recommend a toaster :) Thanks for the kind comments. Regarding the toaster, got one!
Mar 2010
  • 1 of 2
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 28 traveler reviews

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Peace Lodge - Nature, Seclusion, and Romance
average rating of 4.857143 based on 28 reviews
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(336)972-4270
Dugspur Blue Ridge Highlands
Martinsville, VA
5

An amazing and wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
> My husband Chris rented your home for us last weekend. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you sharing it with us. I had absolutely no idea of what he had planned- it was a complete surprise! It was a wonderful surprise!! As you know, when we arrived it was dark so I had no idea what to expect. To wake up the next morning and see everything in the light was breathtaking! I absolutely loved it!! The home was beautiful inside as well as out. The views of the river and just the seclusion of it all was amazing! God has truly blessed you both with a wonderful place.
> Again thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful place with us and making our 20th anniversary so memorable. I hope that we can stay again in the future! Thank you both, The Moorefields- Martinsville, VA
  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks. Peace Lodge was built for people "just like you!" We hope your travels bring you back to Peace Lodge where lifetime memories unfold.
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Dugspur Blue Ridge Highlands
Manassas, VA
4

Peace Lodge 8/28/2014 - 8/30/2014

  • 4 of 5
Our family group consisting of 8 adults (ages 55 - 65 years old) searched for a place that would accommodate a group our size. Peace Lodge advertised to sleep 10 persons. PL is a beautifully designed structure with high end furnishings built into the side of mountain. Though we are accustomed to mountain roads even on motorcycles, we found the description of the property on several websites to be misleading & needs to be revised. The realtor among us found the property description quite vague & shocking.

Advertised sleeping 10 people, thankfully one couple in our party was not able to come at the last minute, as there were beds for only 6 people. A king, a queen and 2 good size twins. The twin beds are also trundle beds which means 2 more people—or 2 couples would have to sleep in same room. Perhaps owner is not aware a number of web sites referencing PL state it accommodates 10 persons as he indicated great concern the drain fields could accommodate 8 persons. This made no sense to contractors among us; if the drain field was approved for 8 persons to live there, then 8 persons for 48 hours should not be a problem. Seating at KIT table is for 5. Seating in LIV RM is for 5. Seating in REC RM is for 4 plus seating for 2 at game table. Seating for 6 on deck. View of river is non-existent except for a couple peek-a-boo places thru trees. Access down to river requires someone in excellent health who can climb lots of steep steps & chicken ladders.

The advertised statement “conveniently located 3.5 miles from Route 58” needs to be revised also & the word “convenient” removed. AFTER we had reserved PL, we were THEN informed a 4-wheel drive vehicle was REQUIRED to access the lodge. Owner believed our truck would make trip down to the lodge but not back up. He graciously provided 4-wheel drive Durango…which meant all belongings had to be transferred to his vehicle every time you went back down to house. The “convenient 3.5 mile drive to Rt. 58" is very narrow, winding, steep w/several switchbacks & almost no place wide enough to pass another vehicle. Driver is required to back up to wide spot in road so other vehicle can pass. Thankfully this happened to us only once when my brother had to back up approx. 1/4 mile on narrow, curvy road to allow other vehicle to pass.

Owner very friendly, accommodating and if an accurate description of the Peace Lodge works for you, then this is a fabulous place to get away.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Peace Lodge is a PRIVATE and SECLUDED MOUNTAIN RESORT just as described in the listing and on the private website www.peacelodge.net which takes you through the entire painstaking building phase. Please visit it. Peace Lodge does sleep 10 people and there are beds for TEN people. The lower twin extra long trundle beds in the lower bedroom level roll out and make four beds, two of which can be rolled into the lower level where the pocket doors from the lower bedroom are closed off thus providing a separate fourth very large private area for sleeping accommodations. As a side note they are fitted with organic cotton sheets for your sleeping comfort.

As for the driveway had you bothered to read the description of the property and the 28 reviews of the property, many of which mention the driveway, and the rental agreement that you agreed to which state that if you do not have a four wheel or all wheel drive vehicle that you will absolutely drive the 4x4 vehicle down the driveway that is provided for you as a compliment that I would gladly refund your money. You chose not to have your money refunded but instead complain about it after the fact. We can not accommodate every one 100% and I suppose that is just a fact of life.

As I am a contractor too and built Peace Lodge with my own two hands along side my uncle on this $750,000 project that took us over a year to construct it is quite a personal issue with me. In the future it would be wise for you to speak of things that you are aware of and not make a guess as to construction details that you are clueless on.

Yet even after all of your "concerns" thank you for the 4 out of 5 star review. Peace Lodge can not be a place for everyone even though we attempt to make it so. In the future I suggest your party stay at the Holiday Inn for the Labor Day flea market.

For those reading this review please note that Peace Lodge is a PRIVATE and SECLUDED MOUNTAIN RESORT. Half of the fun is just getting there! The other half is walking down to the water below at the foot of the property.

We find that the overwhelming majority of folks visiting us are people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and the people that can really stress our lives to a snapping point.

Life is a short term event so make it the best one you can!

Proudly Written,

Mark Thomas Eskew, Contractor/Owner
Peace Lodge
336-972-4270
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Dugspur Blue Ridge Highlands
Snellville, GA
5

Peace Lodge is AMAZING

  • 5 of 5
Peace Lodge is truly an amazing place to stay. The architecture of the home, along with the equisite furnishings, is truly a sight to see. I also enjoyed the steam shower. Seriously, the owners pay attention to every detail, answered all of my questions and were responsive and friendly. The house was spotless, mattresses were comfortable and towels/linens were provided. We were a group of 9 and the kids really enjoyed tubing down the creek, reading on the porch, taking pictures, watching movies and going to the Fair in Galax. We can't wait to stay here again.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Debra thank you for your response and kind comments. It appears your group enjoyed Peace Lodge in its natural setting. The creek is a refreshing place to take it all in. We hope your travels bring you back and until then may peace be with you and your family! Kindest Regards, Mark and Nita Eskew, Owners
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Peace Lodge - Nature, Seclusion, and Romance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p287092vb
(336)972-4270
Dugspur Blue Ridge Highlands
Leesburg, VA
5

Just Gorgeous!!

  • 5 of 5
This is an absolute gem of a home hidden away in the woods. The details and worksmanship of the home is outstanding. Mark did a fantastic job in building this home. Our getaway to this home is just what the doctor ordered. It was so nice to be able to relax, unwind and de-stress. Thanks Mark for opening and sharing the Peace Lodge. Its so aptly named.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind remarks. Today has been a day when I wish I was on vacation; away from daily stress. When I read your comments I felt refreshed again! We hope your travels bring you back to visit again and your travels are met with relaxation and peace. Regards from Mark and Nita
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Peace Lodge - Nature, Seclusion, and Romance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p287092vb
(336)972-4270
Dugspur Blue Ridge Highlands
5

An amazing escape!

  • 5 of 5
I'm truly not sure that words can do this home justice. It is a wonderful adventure in a beautiful location. If you need a break from the craziness of the 'real world' and want to be transported to a private quiet haven, look no further. The Peace Lodge was far more than we hoped. We hiked, explored, wandered up the river, fished, cooked, relaxed by a warm fire, played in the rain, and watched a gentle snow fall. Every detail was covered...we showed up with our groceries and needed nothing further. We loved the drive in on the shaded dirt road. You feel the stresses of the city fall away as you drive in through the trees. The owner is kind and helpful and we can't express how thankful we are that you shared this beautiful escape with us. All amenities go above and beyond. All is clean and organized. All is perfect! For all who need a place away from it all to relax and enjoy time with family and friends...you have found it!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind remarks. You summed up exactly what we set out to build. We hope your travels bring you back to Peace Lodge - time and time again it appears the name pretty much sums it up! May all your travels be peaceful ones. Take care.
business
Peace Lodge - Nature, Seclusion, and Romance
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p287092vb
(336)972-4270
Dugspur Blue Ridge Highlands
5

Lovely isolated getaway

  • 5 of 5
We rented the Peace Lodge for my husbands surprise 30th birthday party with a small group of guests. The owner Mark was very helpful and thorough with his directions and suggestions for local wineries. I would absolutely recommend this for a disconnect vacation, which is hard to come by these days!
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Dugspur Lodge Rental Rates

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Base Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
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$285
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$1,769
$7,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 5.0%
Notes $100.00 cleaning fee to be added to rental amount

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Dugspur Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Free Long Distance
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Computer Available
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1) Master Suite up, Queen size Beds (1) Main level, Twin or Single Beds (1) Twin Trundle sleeping for 4
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Games
  • Television ...
  • Music Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rock climbing
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
Unique Airbath technology sets the stage for a relaxing bath for two. First floor suite offers an aromatherapy steam shower. We offer both a wood burning fireplace and pellet woodstove. Aromatic steam shower with eucalyptus
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