FIREFLIES - A ROMANTIC RIVERSIDE CABIN

Kathie Conaway

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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FIREFLIES - A ROMANTIC RIVERSIDE CABIN

Claytor Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, built for 2 adults, but can sleep 3.

If you are looking for a place to relax while surrounded with the sights and sounds of nature, stay in Fireflies. The cabin is located along the New River waterfront across from the 57-mile New River Trail State Park. The cabin rests 200 feet from the water not far from a bend in the river. You can watch the sun come up over the mountain and the mist rise above the river while sitting on one of Fireflies’ two porches.The New River is 350 million years old and retains the pristine beauty of an unspoiled waterway. Enjoy canoeing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing. If you would like dining and entertainment options, Fireflies sits midway between Wytheville and Christainsburg with both cities just 35 minutes away. Located within 45 minutes of 3 wineries.

Why the Owner Chose Barren Springs: : We are originally from New Jersey. While vacationing in the New River Valley in 2004 we fell in love with the area. We purchased property on the river in 2005. As this was our second home we rented it as a vacation rental for 3 years before our retirement. In 2009 we moved into our home and began to build a small cabin on the property close to the river. The cabin, which we call Fireflies, is now ready to be enjoyed by vacationers looking for a place to relax.

The Unique Benefits of this Cabin: : Year Purchased: 2010 - The cabin sits just above the riverbank and has large windows and two porches that have been designed to enable you to enjoy the abundance of nature. It is common place to see the deer in the early morning and again in the evening. Water birds of many varieties fly up and down the river each day and it is not unusual to see a bald eagle.

Owner Description/Comments:: This property is owned by Bill and Kathie Conaway both of whom are retired. Bill and his father spent the last year building the cabin. See more about this cabin at riverviewhaven.com.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathie Conaway (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the gorgeous accommodations! We had a lovely stay here during our daughter's graduation and only regret that we never found this little piece of heaven before! The word "cabin" is truly unfair to your beautiful little home! We will definitely be back! PS. the pumpkin muffins were awesome!
May 2013
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332285
+1 856 906-9405
Claytor Lake Blue Ridge Highlands
Newport, RI, USA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent a glorious week at Fireflies and cannot thank the owners, Bill and Kathy enough for sharing this piece of paradise. The cabin is. Beautifully designed and so comfortable. The high ceilings, picture window and open floor plan make it seem much larger than it is, and the views from the front and rear porches and the living room are fantastic. It was so lovely waking each morning to bird calls, the breeze in the trees, and the sight of mist cloaking the hills and rising from the river. I wished several times that I had the talent to paint. What a picture !
The bathroom is another feature that helped me leave all my stress behind. I am a believer in long soaks in the tub, and this tub was beyond a doubt the best I have ever had the pleasure to use ! I really had a hard time saying goodbye to it ! My dear husband had equally kind words for the shower !
Every detail of the cabin was perfect for out of town guests. The kitchen was very well equipped, and did I mention that the whole cabin was spotless ? We very much enjoyed watching the Little League World Series on the huge T V! The games were so exciting and the excellent TV made us feel we were there....
Our dogs really enjoyed exploring the property and barking at the geese ! Thank you so much for allowing us to bring our fur family. They really relaxed for the whole week too!
And last but not least thank you for the wonderful gift basket of produce and muffins ! After our long drive from New England the pumpkin muffins and a cup of tea restored our good humor and we felt so much better !
We really enjoyed exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway (the restaurant at Tuggles Gap) was a treat, the New River Trail ( we did 10 miles on it and could nit believe the beauty of it), minor league baseball in Pulaski ( the game was great, the stadium is really a treasure, and the other fans were so kind and welcoming, they made us feel special just for visiting !). Draper Merc was also a treat, and we did a little exploring in Bristol and Roanoke. But we always felt so blessed to be able to come back to the peace and beauty of Fireflies. Many many thanks, and if you will have us we definitely plan to return ! Pictures and words can only convey part of the magic we found at Fireflies. Thank you so much !
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in loves itch everything about this
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332285
+1 856 906-9405
Claytor Lake Blue Ridge Highlands
5

Absolutely beautiful !!!!

  • 5 of 5
Fireflies is the perfect spot for a getaway!!
We had out wedding here and I couldn't have asked for a better place. Kathie and bill were so good to us. They made our special day happen with this beautiful land and cabin. We searched and searched for a place and this one was it. We had our wedding plus a good stay for our honeymoon. Kathie and bill and their sweet dog Patrick was just like family by the time we left. The cabin really has everything I mean everything you have in your own home. If you like outdoors it's wonderful you have the river, trails, campfires, good fishing and peaceful spot even if you just like to snuggle up and have a good view I highly recommend this place .
I'm thankful for all the help and all the hard work they put into our wedding. The river side view is stunning and was the background view of the ceremony and reception . They were also so good to our 9 month old and she just loved them and their dog Patrick. I'm really blessed and thankful for the hospitality and kindness. We most definitely will be looking forward to staying again in the future. Honestly thank you guys so much.
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We most certainly enjoyed having the wedding on our river front. It was a beautiful ceremony. Watching you and your wedding party jump into the river after the reception was priceless! It gave us many laughs. We wish your family a very happy, prosperous future held together with a lot of love!
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332285
+1 856 906-9405
Claytor Lake Blue Ridge Highlands
Marietta, GA
5

Wow

  • 5 of 5
The name of the cabin is certainly appropriate. The free light show was worth the trip. We will definitely be back to "Fireflies."
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332285
+1 856 906-9405
Claytor Lake Blue Ridge Highlands
Argyle, TX
5

Wow! What a great place!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I spent a wonderful week at Fireflies, and we were amazed repeatedly by the beauty of the setting and the quality of the cottage itself. Everything was top-of-the-line. The cottage was so comfortable and well-appointed with high quality touches throughout. The owners seem to have thought of everything when it comes to making their guests comfortable -- plush towels, spotless rooms, panoramic views, etc. -- right down to labeling the switches as to their function. I must also comment on the appropriateness of the name: Fireflies. We were treated to a nightly show of fireflies that was unbelievable. It was as though the trees in the nearby wood were strung with twinkling Christmas lights, the fireflies were so intense. We could have never left the cottage and had a wonderful time, it was so peaceful and relaxing. However, we did venture out to explore southwest VA, and those excursions (especially to the D-Day Memorial and Cascade Falls) were most enjoyable. We cannot say enough good things about the cottage or the owners, who were a pleasure to work with. We would stay at Fireflies again in a heartbeat. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332285
+1 856 906-9405
Claytor Lake Blue Ridge Highlands
5

Couldn't ask for anything better!

Couldn't ask for anything better!
  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have stayed at several different properties over the last several years, and Fireflies is by FAR the best we've ever stayed at. The owners have obviously put a lot of care into making sure everything is just right to make the stay the best it can be. They even called to make sure we were okay and to see if we needed anything during a power outage that was caused by a storm. I would highly recommend this property to anyone who asks. We couldn't have asked for anything better!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fireflies - A Romantic Riverside Cabin
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p332285
+1 856 906-9405
Claytor Lake Blue Ridge Highlands
5

LOVED IT !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I loved the cabin. It was very nice, clean and well decorated. The property was
well kept and neat. We didn't need for anything while we were there the cabin had it all. The most beautifull thing was the fireflies at night. I was amazing. I would recommend this cabin to anyone who is looking for a relaxing vacation in a peacfull settting.
anita
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Map

New River Trail State Park
Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurant
Claytor Lake State Park
Draper Valley Golf Club
Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
Va Department Conservation Recreation
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 81 intersects Route 100 (Wysor Highway)
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Fatz Cafe
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Winter Place Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
The River Company Restaurant

We are located 5 miles off I 81 ,exit 89A, route 100, Wysor Highway.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Claytor Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 16 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$145
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$975
 
 
Fall 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$130
Fri,Sat,Sun
$850
 
 
Off Season
Dec 1 2014 - Apr 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Damage Waiver Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes NO CLEANING FEE!
ALL HOLIDAYS ARE RENTED FOR THREE DAYS AT A MINIMUM.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Claytor Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • The large bathroom has a marbled whirl pool tub for two and two sinks. The tiled floor contains radiant floor heat.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is an inflatable queen size mattress available in addition to the queen size bed. The bedroom opens onto the north porch.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The kitchen flooring contains radiant floor heating.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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