|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Master bedroom with bath, 2nd bedroom with queen size bed, 3rd bedroom with bunk beds (also have toddler bed if needed). Living room has 3 sleeper sofa's which will sleep 6. The kitchen and living room have cathedral ceilings with skylights. The living room features a tv with satellite, stereo and dvd player. It has a wood burning fireplace and there are also games and movies for your convenience. The kitchen is full and completely functional with a large country table which seats 8 comfortably. Out the kitchen door, it opens up to a large screened in porch which overlooks the water. We love having our morning coffee there. The screened in area is large enough (has a large table) so you have the option to eat outdoors as well. There is also a cooler on the screened in porch for your use. Outside the screened in porch also has an open deck in which grilling is perfect. Under the house, there is a patio area in which you could eat, read, or relax in the hammock. There are corn hole boards and bags for a friendly game. Or take the canoes, kayak or tubes out for a float. Go fishing or swimming right on the property. At night enjoy the large firepit with a fire for smores or cook your meal of hot dogs on it.
We are the Bruce Family. David and Kimberly Bruce-the owners of Bruce's Bend. We have 3 children. David was raised just one mile from the property and is very familiar with and loves the area. I was born and raised in New jersey till 1999 when I moved to Virginia. We both love to hike and be outdoors. Our children also love to hike and do all the outdoor activities that we hope you get to enjoy when you visit. We look forward to meeting new people who share the same love of the area.
Kimberly Bruce purchased this house in 1999
David grew up just a mile down the road from the property. He had visited this house and knew the prior owners and told them that if they ever wanted to sell to let him know. Fortunately for us, they decided to sell and contacted David about purchasing the house. We love the house and plan on retiring here. We have had to move for a job change at this point and thought why not let others enjoy our home while we cannot.
David was in love with the house from the first visit. The view from the couch gave the appearance that the creek flowed directly under the house. We absolutely love the screened in porch. We love sitting on the couch in the screened in porch and have our morning coffee. The house has many great points--firepit, creek view, big side yard, patio area, deck overlooking creek and much more. The screened in structure out front is the origional camp that still remains. It has a fireplace which is a good place to sit back and relax or hangout on a rainy day or evening.
Thank you so much for reviewing our home. We love it all too. We hope you will come stay again soon.
My family has been staying at a different mountain rental every year, looking for one that fits all our wants and needs. We are city people who want to be outdoors and away from the crowd, and Bruce's Bend is it! We will return! The canoes and kayaks with access to Craig's Creek is a real plus, along with the special permission to bring our dog. Plan to bring all your groceries to save time. Also, make sure everyone in your group can climb stairs.
Thank you to the gracious owners for sharing their place on Craig's Creek. What a fantastic location and just perfect for my family of six (ages 13,18,20,21 and 50 something). We took full advantage of what Bruce's Bend had to offer...canoeing, kayaking, tubing, swimming, hiking, reading on the back porch, s'mores by the fire pit....and much more. My youngest son went swimming at least once every single day. Our dog, had the best time of her life and enjoyed her vacation as much as anyone. We enjoyed the openness of the kitchen and living space, as we love to cook and visit while doing so. Many good times were had sitting at the large farm table, eating together as a family, playing games, cards, talking........etc.
I want to express to you why Bruce's Bend was truly a REAL Blessing to our family. What you don't know is that my father had just passed away approximately two weeks prior to our selected vacation date and we had just celebrated his life and passing in his funeral service the Saturday prior to arriving. We all were a bit worn physically and emotionally. The house...the surroundings....the family time...the peace....is what we all needed at that exact time! I believe....that God in His awesome mercy and grace orchestrated the timing! Bruce's Bend comes highly recommended, it is an excellent place to go and celebrate life! (In it's many shapes and forms). Our family is grateful for the all the special memories of our stay. We would love to return soon!
This was the 21st annual gathering of our gang which included some third generation children for the first time. The house was excellently maintained and accommodating for small children as well. The location made it perfect for a day of floating the creek for some fishing, tubing, kayaking and just slowly floating along. Lots of space outside but sheltered under roof for additional sleeping for those who wanted the continuous water flow sound at night. We all brought plenty of extras for outside cooking, eating outdoors, etc; but there was really no need for that as this house had all the trappings to handle outside activities. Our hats off to the owners for offering such a nice place in a great outdoor setting!
What an amazing home and location! The house was spacious and comfortable and has everything you could need. The views are fabulous. We spent most of our time in the creek: tubes, canoes, kayaks provided! We fished daily, had campfires, and grilled out. Wonderful for the whole family (kids, parents and grandparents). Our children were in the water all day and tried everything. Sad to leave! Already thinking of when we can return! Perfect balance of adventure and relaxation! Thank you for a wonderful end to our family vacation!
We had a little mini-family reunion at this great gem of a property last week. I couldn't be happier with the house! It's big, in great condition and has all of the amenities. I like the country and I like to "rough it," but my idea of roughing it is sitting on a deck with a glass of wine and then going inside to the central AC to sleep in comfort. This place is perfect for that! However, it's also perfect for hiking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and swimming in the gentle river. There's a swing set and a big yard for the kids to play and a comfy hammock for the grown ups to relax in.
This is out in the middle of NOWHERE, so a word of caution, bring what you need or it's a 30 minute drive to the grocery store. But it's a pretty drive so it's not bad. You'll see great wildlife and beautiful scenery and the people are some of the friendliest I've met.
I would not hesitate to go again, and again, and again.
Place and location was simply perfect! I can't think of one thing we missed out on - definitely a great place to get away and enjoy the great outdoors in a modern setting. Thanks!
The property is in the mountain/creek area. Craigs Creek runs across the property. It is perfect for a peaceful yet full family vacation You can swim, fish, canoe, kayak, tube, cook out, campfire, bike, run, or simply relax and read a book. In the area, you can hike, bike, shop, go to the Zoo, antiquing, bird watching, winery tours or scenic drives
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee||$75.00 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200.00|
$150/night Monday - Thur.; $175/night Fri. Sat, Sun
$20.00 per person/per day Mon-Thur, $25.00 Fri, Sat, Sun above 8 guest 15 and over.
2 night minimum, 3 night minimum on holiday weekends.
$75 cleaning fee, 10.3% lodging and sales tax, and refundable security deposit required.
$10.00 per day per pet, plus $200.00 Refundable Pet Damage Deposit w/approval