Claytor Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description
Log Cabin w/Private Dock on Lake; 14 Acres Overlooking Lake, Mountains & Trail
This mountain lake retreat is where people come to relax, connect and get away from it all. Surrounded by nature and adventure...
Lost Horizon has been a honeymoon retreat, family celebration destination, girlfriend getaway and fishing/biking hideout for lovers of the outdoors. An original civil war trail winds through the woods behind the cabin; hikers, bikers and cross country skiers love the 57 mile New River Trail within walking distance of Lost Horizon. If you like watching birds, deer and a forest full of other animals... have a seat on one of the porches or decks at Lost Horizon – and don’t forget your camera.
Join them, or watch fishermen along the shoreline from your private hideaway above the lake.
Go down to the spacious deck for a day in the sun or cook-out on the lake, feed the ducks, or fish from the dock. You’ll have a fire pit right on the lake for roasting marshmallows. Play a game of horseshoes and swing on the rope swing. Two Canoes, oars & life jackets are provided for your exclusive use; bring floats or boats for more fun on the water.
Don’t miss sunrise & sunsets over the water... they are magnificent! Thunderstorms are even wonderful here! Listen to the rain pounding on the tin roof during a downpour from the covered porch, or cozy up in the cool autumn nights surrounded by the fall foliage; listen to the silence of a snowfall in the mountains. Build a fire or light the gas logs in either fireplace and relax into the warm surroundings.
Lost Horizon sleeps up to eight people.
The top floor includes a bedroom suite; comfortable full futon sofa; private back deck above the pond, woods & flower gardens; shelves full of books and a cozy sitting area overlooking the main floor.
The private master suite is charmingly intimate on the main floor where you find a fully-equipped kitchen, bar seating, small dining table, living room with a gas fireplace and bathroom with old fashioned claw-foot soaker tub.
Downstairs you have a large steam room/shower with benches (and 6 different shower heads), a bar, comfortable wrap around sofa & full futon. French doors lead out to the patio with a hanging swing overlooking the lake.
A few hidden treasures at Lost Horizon: Enjoy a library of DVDs & books (including “Lost Horizon”). There are family games and a guest book to share your experiences & read about the adventures of those before you.
Sunsets from the deck or down at the dock will take your breath away. Lean back in the deck chairs & look up; you are likely to see eagles flying high above the trees in the daytime, and stars are brilliant on clear nights at Lost Horizon.
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
- pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Views are gorgeous and so is the house. Loved that the Christmas lights were on when we got here - it was very romantic. We were married on New Year's Eve & this was a short honeymoon for us. So glad we picked this place! I had your mojito drink and it was fabulous! ... thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home. It was the perfect honeymoon spot!"
Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager
Debbie, the owner, grew up in the New River Valley, and after living all over the world, came back to the most beautiful place she knew of, The New River Valley, to build the cabin as a family getaway from a hectic lifestyle in DC. It was hard to leave again once Lost Horizon was built, so she focused on landscaping around the cabin & on the lakefront, writing, organizing events, enjoying friends & family and producing air shows.
Debbie is a published writer and photographer/videographer in newspapers, magazines and TV throughout the US. She flew around the country with Greg Poe Airshows promoting his sponsor and shooting air-to-air photography for a few years; now, as the owner of Always Eventful, LLC – events company is now back to doing what she does best… planning celebrations & watching guests have fun.
The cabin is a full time vacation property because Debbie likes sharing the joy (and it helps pay the mortgage).
With a flair for making events personal and unique, Debbie has earned the reputation from Hawaii to Europe to the Middle East as the person who can make good things happen in any environment, under any circumstances… In any Event - It will be Always Eventful! (Get it? Like Always Eventful, LLC).
The bottom line is written on a sign from her son that hangs above the downstairs fireplace “Family is everything.” Anyone who has been to the cabin has to agree that nothing is better than being at Lost Horizon with a cozy fire in that fireplace or eating on the deck surrounded by fall foliage reflecting on the water, maybe snowed in, or pushing your big brother off the dock then jumping into the canoe to paddle away... Lost Horizon is a place where family and friends gather, people come to celebrate or be alone, find romance or start a new chapter. Lost Horizon is where memories are made.
Lost Horizon’s name is inspired from a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La. (It has since been renamed Camp David.) The novel is said to be a loose basis for the film Star Trek: Insurrection.
In the novel, and at Claytor Lake, Lost Horizon is where one finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose and whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity and a true sense of utopia.
Utopia was a name coined by Sir Thomas More meaning 'no where' in Greek. But you will find that ideal places can and do exist. They may only be forgotten or lost lands which you have found. May you find your utopia at Lost Horizon.