'COURTERMOON' RELAX IN NATURE-RIVER/MTNS/HOTTUB/SAUNA-NEAR FLOYD-WINERIES&MUSIC!

Cindi and Steve Courter

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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'COURTERMOON' RELAX IN NATURE-RIVER/MTNS/HOTTUB/SAUNA-NEAR FLOYD-WINERIES&MUSIC!

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Lodge/Estate Getaway! 3BDR/2.5BA w/Master Suite, Great Room w/FP, Hot Tub/Sauna!

Perfect for family and friends' getaways! Well appointed with new furnishings! EVERYTHING IS HERE....ALL YOU NEED TO BRING ARE YOUR CLOTHES AND FOOD! Nature abounds in this private and secluded contemporary, green-built vacation home. Built to be eco-friendly with all ceramic tile and hardwoods, you can enjoy all that nature offers - songbirds, hummingbirds, wildlife and an abundance of flowers and trees - from the large array of floor to ceiling windows and 5 palladium windows.

Enjoy the mountain views, breezes and sounds of the Smith River from the covered veranda, screened porch or the private deck. Relax in the hot tub, or enjoy a therapeutic sweat in our Swedish infra-red sauna! For the cooks and chefs in the crowd, this home boasts a well-equipped gourmet kitchen with a full complement of dishes, cooking utensils, cookware, and even some spices, oils, other ingredients, and a tea box! Enjoy the winter view of the mountains while cooking! Deer are frequent visitors and can be viewed less than 20 feet from the kitchen and great room windows! The 27'x16' Great Room with its central oak and iron railed staircase to the upstairs Master Suite and beautiful Fireplace Extraordinaire with Mexican tile surround will afford you and your group hours of cozy comfort, laughter and good times! The space offers a spectacular gathering place anytime of the day, when it might be too cool to sit out and enjoy the sounds of the tree frogs on the covered veranda and/or screened-in porch. This home is tucked away in a remote, secluded, gated community with few full time residents. Our out of country clients have said it very much resembles the Black Forest of Germany while others liken the area to Ireland. Tourism consultants and writers call southwestern Virginia 'The Tuscany of America.'

The owners purchased the land in 1996, originally camped here, built a cabin, and then in 2002, built this great Boca Grande Style (seen on the islands off of Florida) home in the mountains. Sit any where in the house and you may see wild turkeys, deer, fox, birds, and much more. Downstairs, there is the Great Room, Dining Room, Entryway, Eat-in Gourmet Kitchen, Two Double Rooms (one with access to the screened-in porch), the other Bedroom, we lovingly refer to as 'The Library' with hundreds of books and a loveseat to sit and enjoy some quiet time. An expansive bathroom with walk-in shower sets between the two downstairs bedrooms. There is also a 1/2 bath between the 'mudroom' (with sink, washer/dryer) and the kitchen. From the Great Room (which can provide additional sleeping areas) and the Entryway, there is a grand central staircase built from oak and wrought-iron leading up to the double french doors that open up into the grand 650 square foot private Master Suite! This private space has high ceilings, a private deck, queen-size bed, single futon chair/bed, loveseat, walk-in closet, Kohler soaking tub, two pedestal sinks with mirrors and lights, linen closet and a double shower! Pure Luxury!!! VISIT US ALSO ON FACEBOOK AT COURTER MOON LODGE & ECO-CABIN TO SEE MORE PICTURES (AND 'LIKE')

I would like everyone to know, this is an upscale rental. This is our home, which we choose to rent out from time to time.This is a high end luxury home and is fully furnished as such. When you come to stay with us, everything is exceptionally clean and well maintained. Beds are made, and ready to go, we strip all the beds and remake them after each rental. This is a NON SMOKING home,We accept pets on a case by case basis.(Pets MUST be declared at time of inquiry) There is a fully equipted kitchen. All you need to bring with you are you clothes and food! There are few rules, we expect our guests to treat this wonderful place with respect. If you are looking for a true wonderful place to get away, this is it. If you are looking for a 'Party House' this may not be what you are looking for.

Please fell free to call us, to discuss this wonderful property!

Keywords: Secluded lodge on 12 acres amidst 300! Trout fishing, tubing, hiking, birding for the eco-conscious traveler. NWF Backyard Habitat! Indoor/Outdoor Living, covered veranda, Sauna and Hot Tub. 15 minutes to BR Parkway. Within 1-1/2 hrs of 35 wineries. On the Crooked Road Music Trail and Around the Mountain Artisan Trail. Near Fairystone State Park, Rock Castle Gourge and Philpott Resevoir.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Cindi,

This past weekend was amazing and your home is beautiful. We enjoyed morning walks along the river and to the nearby waterfall. We spent the day at the local wineries listed on the page. They were easy to get to and very relaxing. Also, we vacuumed and everything before we left. We left it exactly how we found it :)

We would definitely love to visit again and would recommend it! Thank you for giving us the perfect anniversary!



Thank you,

Courtni
Jul 2013
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Cindi and Steve Courter

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Steve and Cindi Courter have been the owners and caretakers of this property for nearly 18 years. It was purchased as raw land, and conceptualized, and built by them. Every detail on this property has been designed and completed by this family. Steve and Cindi are conservationists and environmentalists. Believing in 'Green Living,' they built their home 'Green' by using hardwoods and tile throughout, as well as low VOC paints, giving their home 'cleaner air.' The surrounding gardens and orchards are organically and biodynamically grown. When their son was young, the property was host to many a scouting event...camping, kayaking, bonfires, cookouts, etc. We love the outdoors, so we brought the outside in with all the floor to ceiling windows and a 50' covered veranda with screened-in porch. So, even when the weather is not conducive for outdoor activities, one can enjoy the outdoors from inside! When we are sharing our home with you, we stay in Virginia Beach at 'BeachCourters', Cindi's dad's old home.

They currently split their time between Woolwine & Virginia Beach when not traveling.

Steve is an Illinois farm boy who came to Virginia in the 70's, He is a licensed contractor and real estate broker. Who works as a special project manager.

Cindi is originally from NJ, (both have lived adult lives in MD, VA & NC) Cindi holds a Bachelor Degee from MD Institute College of Art, and a Masters Degee from Duke. She is a non profit consultant, and also a local Realtor.

The owners have 2 sons, one is an MD practicing in Indianapolis, the other is a Butler Theatre Grad. who is currently working as a set design/builder for Warner Bros. in Hollywood.

Cindi and Steve Courter purchased this estate in 2002

This property has been a 18 year project, 10 on the house, and the owners split time between Virginia Beach and Woolwine. The mountain house is so spectacular, we love to share it!! We operated as a B&B since 2006, and began marketing it on VRBO in 10/2011. Rock Castle Gorge is 6 miles away -- Enjoy up to a 10.8 mile hike through the gorge and up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. The weekly Friday night Jamboree is internationally known for its bluegrass/country/gospel music. We are on the Around the Mountain Artisan Trail and the Crooked Road Music Trail. Visit two of Virginia's premier wineries -- Chateau Morrisette and Villa Appalachia, as well as 35+ wineries in Virginia and North Carolina within a 1-1/2 to 2 hour radius! You don't have to go all the way to Napa Valley to enjoy wine touring! The area touts FloydFest in July, as well as many jazz and beach festivals throughout the year. When we bought this property, we were living and working in Durham, NC. The Blue Ridge Mountains were so rejuvenating and the cooler summer temperatures refreshing, especially by the Smith River! By immersing ourselves in nature we were protecting the health of our minds, bodies and spirits! Our well-being was enhanced in nature and the outdoors. The property was, and continues to be, a source of inspiration, solace, guidance and regeneration that we enjoy sharing with others! John Muir stated, 'In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.' We enjoyed the nourishment we gained from Mother Nature. Taking a long weekend, a week, or longer, we were immersed in Nature and rediscovered our 'true selves,' the ones unchained from traffic, shopping malls, work and societal pressures. It is sheer bliss to be amongst the trees, birds, wildlife, mountains and the clear, clean Smith River! By sharing our place with others, they can take a break from the modern social world and return to the natural environment surrounded by Nature...'a world away!'

Our 12-acre estate sets amidst 300+ wooded acres in the horseshoe of the Smith River, a designated trout river. There are over 3 miles of hiking/biking on roads and trails. Walk to the waterfall, walk along the river. The property is a designated National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat, so we have songbirds and wildlife galore. We have had as many as 27 wild turkeys in our yard at one time with many deer, Blue Heron, kingfishers, raccoon, bear, and fox seen on a regular basis. One of the most favorite things to do is to sit on the covered veranda sipping coffee or tea in the morning or a glass of wine or beer in the evening with a dozen or so hummingbirds flying and buzzing by! The sounds of the spring peepers, crickets, tree frogs and bull frogs fill the air as we sit on the deck enjoying the mountain breezes. While staying at Courter Moon Lodge, our guests can enjoy a full day of activity and exercise and then enjoy the relaxing health benefits of taking a sauna in the infra-red sauna on the covered veranda and/or a soak in the hot tub! Upstairs, in the master suite, there is a Kohler soaking tub in the light-filled south-facing bath, and a double tiled shower. Drink your coffee or read a book while sitting on the private deck off the Master suite. Or, enjoy sitting in the screened-in porch at the end of the covered veranda. The lodge is very warm, friendly and your 'home away from home', even though it seems 'worlds away.' Many guest have remarked that it has a European feel, much like the Black Forest of Germany. Take a walk or drive down to the river and rest on the Pauley Island Hammock, picnic in the picnic shelter, or have a bonfire in the firepit near the river. Cindi and Steve have built a labyrinth in the 3-acre white pine thicket, as well as a reflexology walk for further meditation and quiet reflection. The labyrinth walk is 1/2 + mile in length when walking into the center and back out again. Great for artists/writers!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
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'CourterMoon' Relax in Nature-River/Mtns/HotTub/Sauna-Near Floyd-Wineries&Music!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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'CourterMoon' Relax in Nature-River/Mtns/HotTub/Sauna-Near Floyd-Wineries&Music!
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Woolwine Blue Ridge Highlands
5

GIRLS WEEKEND

  • 5 of 5
The property was wonderful. Very clean and well stocked. We enjoyed hiking and cooking and just sitting on the porch drinking wine and talking. Very relaxing girls weekend. Thanks for sharing your lovely home.
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pam,
We're so pleased you had such a wonderful "Girls' Getaway Weekend!" Thank you again for choosing Courter Moon Eco-Cabin! We look forward to having your group back for a return stay....With so many miles of hiking trails around -- along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Fairy Stone State Park, and Rock Castle Gorge, you could come back time and time again and never hike the same trail twice! Of course, we are also centrally located within a two hour radius of close to 40 wineries! We know you have a choice when it comes to vacation rentals...Thanks so much for choosing us!
All the best,
Cindi and Steve
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Woolwine Blue Ridge Highlands
Virginia Beach, Virginia
5

DENNIS AND JUDI T.

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was absolutely incredible! We stayed for 9 nights during Thanksgiving week. We had our children and grandchildren join us. The lodge is beautiful. The mountains are fantastic. We had such fun exploring. We saw several deer and wild turkeys. We went to the jamboree at Floyd. We all danced and listened to the music. We visited an art gallery. We visited nearby Bassett and Fairystone State Park. We went on the climbing tour of the old ore mines there. The kids went fishing. We had a fire down by Smith River next to the A frame cabin. Our stay was perfect! We will be back!
  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dennis and Judi,
We are so pleased you and your family had such a wonderful time! It sounds like you experienced a huge part of what our beautiful area has to offer! We look forward to your next stay with us ....There is always so much to do, both at the property and within a 20-60 minute drive! Happy, Happy Holidays, Cindi and Steve
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Woolwine Blue Ridge Highlands
5

GREAT SABBATICAL~

  • 5 of 5
The house is exactly as portrayed- perfect spot for even the Solo adventurous spirit in need of peace & quiet! You are really getting 2 properties, the River Cabin ref. to as the Eco Lodge, (a drive or long hike- 2 roads to the right of the house, down to the bottom of hill, and about another 1/2 mile hike or drive-worth every second!) to be able to actually see the river and be transported to another private retreat experience. A nature's paradise! Also to note for some is the drive to the house - once past the somewhat mountainy/twisty/ roads you will have to navigate about 2 miles of gravel roads, all which is pretty easy once done. After going up to Floyd, Fairy Stone State Park & the Wineries, you get used to it pretty quick. The owners are great and very giving-- great Wi-Fi, the piano was nice to practice again, plenty of linens, dishes, etc and of course I was in the Hot Tub & Sauna every day-! Thank you so much, my original 4 days turned into 9, I loved it!!!

Places to note-, the Stained Glass shop on the corner of 8 & 40, the Apple Stand right after that--, Healing Tree Wellness Center on Main St. for a greatly affordable massage, & Mickey G's Italian Rest. in Floyd, also the market past the Food Lion, they carry your bags out for you:) everyone is the area is just so nice, all the little shops are also a must see, the Mac & Cheese in the store with the ice cream in the Country Store, oh stop me! Thank you all!
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Tawnia, You were the perfect guests! We were so pleased how you loved staying here so much that you extended your stay from 4 to 9 days! In reading your review, it brought us back to how we fell in love with the area, its beauty, music, wineries and nature, and thus created our special place of refuge to share with others! We look forward to your return in the near future when you need another retreat and getaway! All the best, Cindi and Steve
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5

FAMILY WEEKEND.

  • 5 of 5
A great home with every thing you need for a relaxing weekend. My sister's & our husbands spent the weekend & it was fun. Did a lot of hiking. Relaxed in the hot tub & sauna. Slept well. Much thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Renee,
We were so happy to share our home with your family! Glad you had such a wonderful, relaxing time. We look forward to having you for a return vacation get away! All the best, Cindi and Steve
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Woolwine Blue Ridge Highlands
Jonesborough, TN
5

COUSINS REUNION

  • 5 of 5
This home was all we expected it to be. We especially enjoyed the back deck and walk to the river. The home was extremely clean, well maintained, and all amenities were accurately described in the listing. We would definitely come back and recommend it to others looking for a lovely and private place to gather.
  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lori! We were so happy to host your cousin's reunion! It does seem to be the perfect place for friends and family to relax and get away. We built our place with this in mind and enjoy sharing the scenery, energy and spirit of the area with others. Looking forward to having you back soon!
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Woolwine Blue Ridge Highlands
Virginia
5

FUN GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Dear Cindy and Steve - thank you so much for sharing your amazing home with us. It was the perfect getaway for us. We were traveling with extended family which included grandparents and young children, and each one of us had a great time. We loved that your home is so comfortable and artistically decorated, and thoroughly enjoyed your enjoyed your covered deck. We would have our morning tea there every morning in the company of beautiful hummingbirds barely a few feet away from us, who would feast on the hummingbird nectar every few minutes. The river was close by with a picnic area and we even spent a day at the Fairystone park which was a few minutes away. We had a great time and look forward to coming back sometime. All the best to your family.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • 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: Sanjay and Sohini,

We are so happy that you had such a wonderful time with your parents and family at Courter Moon! Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're pleased that our hummingbirds gave you such a great show, too! We look forward to having you and your friends and family stay with us again very soon! All the best, Cindi and Steve
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Roanoke
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Am Track, Danville, VA
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Route 8, Route 40
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Fairystone State Park
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Gordon Trent, Primland, and Olde Mill
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Orchard View, Woolwine
Nearest Point of Interest
CourterMoon Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Floyd
Nearest Point of Interest
Meadows of Dan
Nearest Point of Interest
Woodberry Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Chateau Morrisette Winery
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Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Point of Interest
Rock Castle Gorge Hike
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FairyStone State Park
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Stuart
Nearest Point of Interest
WalMart, Advanced Auto
Nearest Point of Interest
Jack's Creek Coverd Bridge
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Bob White Covered Bridge
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1700's Primitive Baptist Church
Nearest Point of Interest
Woolwine (General Store)
Nearest Point of Interest
Lovers Leap
Nearest Point of Interest
Henrieda Crafters Bird Houses
Nearest Point of Interest
Mt Airy, NC( Andy Griffith)
Nearest Point of Interest
Villa Appalacia Winery
Nearest Point of Interest
Floyd Fest Grounds
Car: recommended

20 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway, wineries, Floyd Jamboree, Fairystone State Park, Philpott Lake, and much more!

see our map for near by attractions. Golfers, give us a call!

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Availability & Rates

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Woolwine Estate Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Main Floor Only-2/1.5 (1-4pp)
Jan 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,500
$4,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$1,995
$6,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. This luxury home can be rented with just the main floor only (2BDR/1.5) for 1-4 people-$275/nt & $1650/wk (Upstairs Master Suite will be closed off). For groups of 5-8, the whole house including upstairs master suite applies at the $350/night rate. Pet fees are based on one small/med size dog. Add'l fee may apply for second pet.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Woolwine Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Queen size Beds (1) In Master Suite, Double Beds -- In second & third Bedrooms, Twin or Single Beds (1) There is also a single futon in the master for a child., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size futon in the Great Room.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • water tubing
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
Plenty of roads to walk, privacy, covered veranda, screened porch, private deck off master, soaking tub in master bath, hardwood and ceramic tile floors(no carpet) . Master has single futon for child, walk to a waterfall, picnic shelter & fire pit on Trout River. Need more photos or info, give us a call!
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