KAYAK THE NEW RIVER, BIKE THE NEW RIVER TRAIL

Fran & Walt Elkins

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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KAYAK THE NEW RIVER, BIKE THE NEW RIVER TRAIL

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House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

Relax on the front porch and large side deck of this SW Virginia home with a gorgeous view of the New River! Located in the small mill town of Fries, Virginia, you'll be just a short walk from the river, and the 55-mile New River Trail. A family-friendly place great for hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, or just unwinding.

5 miles from Galax, where you'll find the Rex Theater (bluegrass music), antique shops, coffee houses, and restaurants. 14 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Music Center.

Keywords: House, River view, New River, New River Trail, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Fishing, Bluegrass, Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Crooked Trail

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Fran & Walt Elkins (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Fran & Walt Elkins

After retiring to Myrtle Beach SC, we stumbled upon the little town of Fries, Virginia. We bought and renovated 3 homes, and eventually moved here full time. We enjoy meeting people vacationing here from all over the US. We now consider them friends and family.

Fran & Walt Elkins purchased this house in 2007

Why Fran & Walt Elkins chose Fries

We purchased this property in 2007 and spent one year renovating. We loved the million dollar view of the river! We added larger windows across the front of the house and a wraparound deck, added one bathroom and updated the entire 1902 cotton mill home.

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 16 traveler reviews

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Kayak the New River, Bike the New River Trail
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
Cincinnati
5

Wonderful start to a 2 week vacation

  • 5 of 5
This little town on the New River has many things to offer if you are looking for beautiful scenery, good music, farmer's markets and a relaxing environment. However, the best part of the house is the owner and the people that call this town their home. My family was amazed at the friendliness of this town. The home owner Fran was the friendliest owner I have met to date on VRBO. She took an interest in my family and made sure we were happy and had everything we needed. She knew my mother was coming down on the last day to celebrate her 75th birthday before we headed to the beach and she stopped by after she arrived so she could meet my mother and father. My children told my wife and I that they loved the town and thought Fran was like having an Aunt in Virginia. We will definitely be back and are already missing the peaceful beauty of this incredible little town.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dan & family, loved having your family in Aunt Myrtles River House. so much fun getting to meet your parents on you moms birthday! Love the beautiful rocks your sweet daughter painted before you had to leave for the beach! Hope to see all of you again! Fran
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
Santa Rosa, CA
5

Lovely cottage on the New River

  • 5 of 5
My grandfather's 100th birthday brought us to VA from CA. The cottage is located right across the street from access to the New River Trail and the New River itself. The view from the deck was stunning. My husband and I enjoyed morning walks on the trail (while our teenage children slept). While we spent most of our time with my family we did find time to tube down the River and enjoy a picnic on its banks. The cottage itself is adorable. All amenities were graciously provided. Fran was delightful and even had lunch waiting for is when we arrived (very much appreciated as we had taken a red-eye and were very tired)! Hope to stay here again when we come back to celebrate my grandpa's 105th!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • 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: Karianne ,What a great review! So glad your family had a nice trip,especially celebrating the 100th Birthday of your grandfather. We agree,hope we can all be here for his 105th BD.Walt & Fran
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
5

Piece of Heaven!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed 3 nights and bicycled the trail. Met Walt and spoke with Fran. What delightful people! The house was very clean and one could just feel the history of the house and town. Easily accessed the trail. Townspeople were all friendly and everyone spoke or waved. Felt like you were not an outsider.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Great review! So glad you had a great trip! Love to meet new friends & see old friends return again & again!!
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Kayak the New River, Bike the New River Trail
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
Richmond, VA
5

What a fun place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
I loved the location of the house and the view was magnificent. Hearing the river was a favorite part of the stay plus having all the benefits of home. Would highly recommend a stay here - it was wonderful!! Loved meeting Walt and next time we'll get to meet you Fran!!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Janice, Thank you so much for sending a great review! Glad you had a great time & enjoyed Aunt Myrtles. Hope to see you back soon, we will ride the trail. Fran
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
5

Peaceful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5
Walt & Fran's little cottage is a hidden gem. The view of the New River is worth the stay alone. It's well kept, well equipped, tastefully decorated.....I can't imagine what I would change. If you are a biking fan, the New River Trail begins within a stone's throw. About 1-1 1/2 hours away is the Creeper Trail, which is an awesome experience. The river allows fishing, kayaking, rafting, or just a slow tube ride. There's an outfitter pretty close. I think this is our third time, and definately not our last. I would (and have) highly recommended this cottage.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Phyllis & Family- You are so kind so write a great review! Always glad to to see you back again & again.Guess you just can't stay away from that big deck overlooking the New River. Looking forward to seeing your whole family next visit. Fran
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Kayak the New River, Bike the New River Trail
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Fries Blue Ridge Highlands
5

OH MY GOSH!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We had seen the house and thought it's on the river, great. We went inside and were bowled over!! The interior is beautiful, furnishings are darling and supplies on hand were all you could need. And then we met Fran..sweetest lady, we felt that we had a new friend!! A hike on the river trail and afternoon on the porch...all our cares were dropping away!!
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Sherry, What a great review,so kind of you! We've met so many nice renters that have become some of our best friends. Hope to see you back again next summer. Thanks Fran & Walt
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Thursday night bluegrass jam sessions in Fries.

Friday night bluegrass at the Rex Theater in Galax (5 miles).

Saturday night bluegrass at the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway (approximately 13 miles).

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Fries House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$120
 
Discounts: 6 nights or more: $100 Nightly
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Amenities

Amenities

Fries House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Dining
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • churches
  • live theater
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • hiking
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