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Best Long Views. Near Wineries, BR Parkway & Crooked Road

Bill Day

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, Eastern North Carolina dialect
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Bill Day

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, Eastern North Carolina dialect
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015
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Best Long Views. Near Wineries, BR Parkway & Crooked Road

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Meadows of Dan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A perfect getaway in beautiful Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The 4000 square feet home features 3 large bedrooms with privacy, one king, one queen and two doubles, each with full private bath and tub, as well as door to the deck. It's just like having three master bedrooms.

The 1400 square feet great room has gas fireplace and huge windows to enjoy the 75 mile views from it's ridge location. Full kitchen features new refrigerator, Jenn-Air stove, coffee maker, dishwasher and microwave. You can play CD's and DVD's on the Bose 3.2.1 entertainment system.

House is located near North Carolina - Virginia border about 4 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. For those interested in wine and viticulture, Chateau Morrisette, Virginia's largest winery, and Villa Appalachia are within five miles of the property. Chateau Morrisette features musical festival throughout the summer, as well as free Sunday concerts on the grounds. No trip would be complete without a Friday night in Floyd. The Country Store is alive with flat footing and bluegrass bands form in the alleys and on corners. It is a must see.

Experience nature's gradeur from the expansive deck with it's long views. Spring is showy with Mountain Laurel and Rhododendron, summer abounds with the flowery garden and aviary acrobatics and fall is spectacular as color drifts down the mountains side.

Get out in nature with easy walks from the Parkway like Smart View or stroll down the well worn path beside in Rock Castle Gorge. An exhilarating hike to Buffalo Mountain (once owned by the Robet E. and Harry Lighthorse Lee's family) can be made on a well graded trail leading to the almost 4000 foot peak and expansive 360 degree view.

Visit Fairy Stone Lake and experience the only place to find the mystical Fairy Stone or sink your hook in the Keibler Valley for mountain trout. Bike the Virginia Creeper Trail, Galax Trail or Blue Ridge Parkway. Raft the Dan River and experience the Zip Line nearby. This area has it all.

Golfers, take a swing at Primland's Highland Course rated by Golf Digest as the best new public course in 2006. Add Olde Mills Golf Resort and Great Oaks in Floyd, all within 15 miles of the house.

Visit my website, link can be found below, for more pictures and links to events in the area. Slide show can be seen on the third page of the website.

Keywords: Spacious House, Long Views, Peaceful, Quiet, Colorful, Meadows of Dan rentals, Rentals, Bluegrass, Virginia Tech Football Rental

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Bill Day (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, Eastern North Carolina dialect
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Bill Day

We're a North Carolina guy and a Kentucky girl who lives in Florida and has a beautiful home in Virginia. And yes, I have done the impossible and converted a Kentucky girl to a Tar Heel basketball fan.

Bill Day purchased this house in 2005

Why Bill Day chose Meadows of Dan

While dating, we visited a Christmas Tree farm in Meadows of Dan and loved it. We decided to get married there and in looking for a minister, we also looked for land. We wanted long range views and finally found a lot in Edgeview Estates just off Belcher Mountain Road.

In 2005, I was hating my job and decided to try one more backpacking trip. Went to the Smokies and came out with a couple of days left on my vacation. I decided to go up to our lot and take a sunrise picture that I could put in my office to keep my spirits up. I drove in early one morning and set up the tripod and waited for the sun. It was okay, but not a trophy shot. Packed everything up and headed back up Belcher mountain. Between my comings and goings, someone had put a for sale sign in front of Laurel Point.

I met the owners at the house and it was a glorious day. I think I could see Canada. I was known as a fierce negotiator but I was putty in their hands. I knew I had to have that house. They came down a little and I offered them my sweaty handshake. It takes nerves to buy a house without your new bride having seen it. Obviously all is well that ends well.

We decided that the worst thing we could do with the house is just let it sit there. We're 11 hours away and are lucky to visit 2 or 3 times a year. So far we have had excellent guests and feel good about sharing our house.

Hope you come and visit. It's beautiful during the spring, cool in the summer and spectacular in the fall. Notice I didn't mention winter. A little too cool for this Tar Heel converted Floridian.


What makes this house unique

Backpacked for over 30 years in the Southern Appalachians and the view from the deck is in my top five.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From Guest Book: The house was everything you said it was and more. The

quiet was so relaxing and the views fantastic. My son and his wife absolutely

adored it (and kept saying they sure hope we were coming here again). We had

great fun at Oddfellas, the Woodberry Inn and Chateau Morrisette. We also had

great meals in the "Laurel Point Kitchen". Thanks so much for sharing your

Aug 2006
  • 1 of 5

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Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Best Long Views. Near Wineries, BR Parkway & Crooked Road
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 41 reviews
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Almost heaven..

  • 5 of 5

As the opening lyrics to John Denver's great song say this house will make you feel about as close to heaven as you can get on this planet. Plus, the music in these mountains will get under your skin if you give it any chance whatsoever. The house is beautiful with majestic views that can't be caught by camera and defy description, you have to see it to believe it, the very reason that if you truly want to get away to a quiet, wonderful place to relax and enjoy the mountains this should be your destination. The house was immaculate and very well stocked, all you need are your food and your clothes. The house is so large and well laid out that 3 families or 3 couples could live there and either enjoy each others company in the huge living room with windows that provide views that have to be seen to be fully appreciated, or live in their own spaces without hardly ever seeing each other. Every bedroom has it own bath and every bedroom leads onto a 2 level deck that you will just sit out on and marvel at the views. Birds soar below your perch on the deck as you look down into the magnificent valleys below. The owner was responsive to any inquiry and had a small hot water heater problem fixed almost immediately. We saw deer and wild turkey as we drove down to Floyd and to Meadows of Dan. The people in these small towns are just about as good of folks as you would ever want to meet and the live music at the Floyd Country Store should not be missed. We have rented several cabins in the mountains in Western North Carolina but this one, our first in Virginia, was our favorite to date. We will be back. Thanks Bill for a great stay.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

A wonderful mountain house!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a visit to this wonderful house. We cannot say enough great things about it. Of course, the view is incomparable. Pictures cannot capture the beauty of the long-range views. I guarantee you will be mesmerized. The house itself is very nice -- clean, roomy, and comfortable. The bedrooms are arranged such that you will feel like you are in your own little retreat -- each one has a bath and is off by itself. The kitchen is well stocked with everything you need to cook just about anything. The house was immaculate. Cleanliness matters to us and you never know until you get there how things will be -- pictures can be deceiving. But this house was very clean and well-maintained (it is not a new house, but it is not very old either….) The carpet looked new as did the deck. The wood floors shined. The bathrooms were spotless. But the best thing about this rental is the owners. They really take good care of you - very attentive, lots of communication. We had one small problem -- we could not get the gas fireplace to light. (Stupid us -- the pilot light was out!) I e-mailed the owner and he called us right away! He offered to have someone come out and get the pilot light lit. (We refused mainly because we were embarrassed not to have noticed something so obvious and did not think it warranted having someone come to the house, but the owner would have arranged it had we asked.) The owners are just great to work with and give you complete confidence that your rental experience will be a positive one. All in all, this was the best VRBO experience I have had!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

There are two star attractions with this rental: 1) the house itself is beautiful, comfortable, with lots of space and all of the creature comforts. The bedrooms are large and each has a bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have direct access to the back deck which leads us to the other attraction: 2) The View - I grew up in that part of Virginia with lots of trips to the parkway. I had never seen a view from the parkway that magnificent until our stay. Watching a thunderstorm move across the valley or clouds engulf everything but the mountain peaks was part of our daily routine. The only sound came from the birds in the day and cicadas at night. The property is very secluded and hummingbirds were the only other guests we saw all week.

Chateau Morrisette is a beautiful winery nearby that serves lunch/dinner most days. Floyd is also a lot of fun, especially on Friday nights with live bluegrass.

I have stayed at several cabins on the parkway and this was by far my favorite.

I would also like to mention that the owner is very engaged and strives to make sure your stay is pleasant. The week before we arrived, a power surge struck and fried a few of the major appliances as well as some circuits. Everything was repaired or replaced quickly and I know a lot of effort was required to get everything working again. I was kept informed and urged to report anything not working properly (but everything was great).

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Yorktown, VA

VT Graduation group

  • 5 of 5

A truly memorable experience in this beautiful home. Well maintained and beautifully furnished, Laurel Point Villa served as the perfect central gathering spot for our family as we celebrated graduation. We woke to incredible sunrises and enjoyed the beautiful mountain views from the large deck as much as possible. We found it so comfortable and relaxing that it was difficult to want to leave to do anything else.

The owners were a great resource and provided exact directions and information regarding areas of interest and key importance. They were available by email and telephone to answer any questions prior to and during our stay which enabled me to plan well to accommodate our family of 12.

The house is as beautiful as the pictures, and I'm certain the views are spectacular in every season. We look forward to a return trip to Laurel Point Villa to see the beautiful fall leaves.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winter Garden, FL

Meadows of Dan: remote, peaceful and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home we were able to enjoy while visiting the Meadows of Dan area. It totally suited the needs of the 3 couples that met at this location for a week's long vacation. The home is in a beautiful setting and was large enough that we were not stepping on each other. The remote location with it's winding, stone roads made site seeing a bit difficult, but the quality time in the home more than made up for it. The owners were readily available for any questions. GREAT, GREAT property.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Wonderful, Peaceful place to spend time!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was one great house! We enjoyed it greatly. Felt right at home. It is a little ways away from any big town, however Meadows of Dan was a great little town. The view is one of the best! Better than any overlook on the "Blue Ridge Parkway", which is just minutes from the house.

If your in to Wine/Winery's....your in for a treat, there are several in the area. Most offer free wine tasting and tours. If you have never been, I recommend it.

Also lovely shops in Floyd , Stuart and Martinsville. We also went as far as Roanoke and Galax.

I hope to return to visit again. Cindy Theilacker

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway


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Laurel Point Villa
"Ridge Top Home Approximately 5 miles from Chateau Morrisette, Villa Appalchia and Primland. ..."
Chateau Morrisette
"Virginia's largest winery. Check schedule for music festivals and other events at"
Villa Appalaccia Winery
"Smaller boutique style winery. Worth a visit."
Floyd Country Store
"Make sure to catch the Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd. Bluegrass players congregate on the ..."
"Top outdoor musical festival. See for other festivals held on t..."
"One of the highest rated golf courses and resort."
Fairy Stone Lake
"Unique cross shaped stone is found only in this area."
Buffalo Mountain
"360 degree views from highest point in area. Trail is about 1 mile long and has switchbacks..."
Rock Castle Gorge
"Easy hike following Rock Castle Creek. Approximately 4 mile trail but can be turned into a ..."
Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Roanoke, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Primland and Ole Mill
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Crooked Road Cafe
Car: necessary

Chateau Morrisette Winery, Villa Appalachia Winery, Floyd Fest, Beach Music Festival in Stuart, Free Musical Festivals on Sunday, Bluegrass Jamboree, Fiddlers Convention, Rock Castle Gorge, Birding from deck, Photography from deck or nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, Mountain Art in the town of Floyd


Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Meadows of Dan House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2015 - Nov 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300.00
Tax Rate 10.3%
Notes Rates are subject to change until quoted. No refunds for early departure. Deposit returned if house is rented for same time as reserved. Call for rates to schedule large gatherings.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Meadows of Dan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1) Tempurpedic, Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Radiant Floor Heating, DSL service, Wi-fi, Bose 3, 2, 1 Home Entertainment Player (CD and DVD), Beautifully Landscaped, No Smoking.

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