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A Romantic Riverside Cabin

Kathie Conaway

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Kathie Conaway

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015
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A Romantic Riverside Cabin

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathie Conaway (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2015

About Kathie Conaway

We retired to the New River Valley in 2008 having lived in the southern portion of New Jersey. Kathie was an elementary school principal and Bill ran a small contracting business.

Kathie Conaway purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Kathie Conaway chose Claytor Lake

Bill and his father built the cabin in 2009. The cabin was designed and furnished with our future guests in mind. Our aim has always been to make our guests' stay relaxing. We make every effort to make Fireflies Cabin your home away from home.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin has been designed and located on the property in such a way that you feel like you are far 'away from it all' while being only 5 miles from Interstate 81 and 800 feet from Wysor highway.

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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Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 21 traveler reviews

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A Romantic Riverside Cabin
average rating of 5.0 based on 119 reviews
5

was so relaxing and fun!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun. It is so peaceful and relaxing out here! And thanks you for the delicious eggs and muffins! I will definitely choose this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Best kept hidden secret

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Fireflies for the celebration of my mother in law's 70th bday. This place is truly special and the setting is magnificent. From the moment you arrive, the owners have taken great care to ensure your entire visit will be absolutely amazing. They are extremely organized and professional and were a pleasure to work with through the entire process. The website description and reviews are completely accurate.

As far as the property, the large picture windows in the living room allow you to fully take in the sweeping landscape and river view in addition to a lovely front and back porch that is ideal for star gazing or simply sitting and sipping a cup of coffee. The property is beautifully maintained and VERY clean and every detail is considered for guests. You will leave Fireflies feeling as if you have been a cherished guest in someone's lovely home.

The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook with and the owners welcome you with delicious pumpkin muffins and fresh hen eggs. This home is the best kept secret in Virginia and we have stayed at many rentals and B & B's. We will be back and I have already begun spreading the word to friends. If you want an enchanting, peaceful weekend away- then Fireflies is the place to come.

There was nothing more thrilling than to watch our young children soar a kite for the first time on the bank of the New River, and all a stones throw from the front door.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A Great Birthday

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were blown away. It exceeded our expectations it was an amazing trip. Peace and quiet, relaxing and very romantic. We will definitely be coming back with our children soon. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Fierflies

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely amazing trip, you can literally feel the stress role off your shoulders as you proceed to fireflies. It's surrounded by beautiful uncommercialized farmland. The cabin sits on a gorgeous rolling hill 200 feet from the river bank. The sky is amazing at night my children and I counted many so many shooting stars. I've never seen the sky so beautiful as it was at fireflies , it seems as if your so close. Fireflies is pet friendly so we were able to take a very important part of our family with us and that made this weekend that much more special, they made endless trips up the roiling hills beside the cabin and down to the river. The cabin itself was beautiful. Everything was modern upscale and even had heated flooring , the kids enjoyed the jacuzzi bathtub. It was really nice to have cookware and quality dishes right there at the cabin, even though we were away it had the comfort of home in that aspect, it allowed us to maximize our time at the cabin. The river was beautiful so much wildlife, the water look clean and it was very quite. Sorry this review is so long but it's rare for us that you pay your hard earned money to visit a place that you see advertised and your exspectations are met. You can tell that the owners truly wanted to do more than create profit, it's my opinion that they wanted to share what they saw when they first came to this beautiful place. In closing I will say to the owners well done. Fireflies is defiantly first class . since the visit I have told numerous friends and we are scheduling trips for both sets of parents, and we will be returning in the summer.

Thanks again for sharing

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! You are exactly right! We have always wanted to share this beautiful place with others. Thank you for writing about your experiences at Fireflies. We are so happy that we met your expectations and look forward to your return! Kathie and Bill Conaway
Alexandria, VA, USA
5

Dog Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Fireflies for 3 nights with our 2 dogs. It was so wonderful. We found that every great reviews about the cabin to be true and then some. The cabin was very comfortable, clean, and beautiful. We enjoyed the Whirlpool tub and our dogs enjoyed the lake nearby. The view and the weather was great.

Bill and Kathie Conaway were really nice people. Their house is just up the hill, however you have a complete privacy to enjoy your vacation. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for two nights in September. From the moment I entered, I was just at peace. Beautiful place and kept up to perfection. My only regret was that I only booked 2 nights. Bill brought us fresh corn one night for dinner....delicious! The muffins and the fresh eggs were also an added delight. WE will definitely be back!!! So much to see and do in he surrounding area, you really need a week to relax and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds you. Thanks for our quick but most enjoyable get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

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
Mabry Mill Restaurant
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Fatz Cafe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 81 intersects Route 100 (Wysor Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
The River Company Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Winter Place Ski Resort

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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Rates & Availability

From $130 Per night

Claytor Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 16 2015 - Oct 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$155
From
$170
Fri,Sat
$995
 
 
Autumn Rate
Oct 16 2015 - Dec 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$135
$850
 
 
Winter Rate
Dec 16 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
$825
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Claytor Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The kitchen flooring contains radiant floor heating.

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