SECLUDED RUSTIC LOG CABIN AT 4,000 FT WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS & MODERN AMENITIES.

Anne Mayfield

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Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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SECLUDED RUSTIC LOG CABIN AT 4,000 FT WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS & MODERN AMENITIES.

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3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom; sleeps 10 + alcove & sleeper sofa.

Escape summer's heat in this rustic log cabin and enjoy its modern amenities and dramatic vistas over a broad valley. Situated close to the Appalachian Trial (9 miles), New River Campground for canoeing or tubing (12 miles), Grayson Highlands State Park (Mt. Rogers - 13 miles) and the VA Creeper Bike Trail (42 miles), the cabin provides a base for scenic trips to numerous festivals, antique shops and outdoor recreational opportunities if you have an itch to do so. Alternatively, you can rock on the front porch and absorb the ever-changing and spectacular views. The log cabin features a 2-story vaulted ceiling, dramatic fireplace and rough-hewn plank walls and ceiling in the living room. Local vintage antiques decorate the LR walls.

The cabin is surrounded by pine forests and fields, so you might see some deer and wild turkeys and hear owls. You are guaranteed to hear a chorus of birds and the swish of the wind through pine trees in the morning. Bring your hiking shoes and some good books to enjoy in this tranquil, beautiful setting.

Temp's at the cabin's 4,000 feet elevation are typically about 10 degrees cooler than in lower-elevation Independence, VA, just 8 miles away. And Independence typically has 10-degree lower temperatures than lower-elevation Piedmont locations such as Charlotte, NC, some 124 miles to the south. Independence has a large grocery store, restaurants, park with swimming pool and tennis courts, and antiqueing if you decide to go exploring.

Explore the area from the cabin's central base:

o Appalachian Trail (9 mi from cabin)

o Canoeing and Tubing at New River Campground (12 mi away) 276-773-3412 www.canoeingthenew.com)

o Grayson Highlands State Park (13 mi)

o Grayson Recreation Park (9 mi) swimming, tennis courts, hiking

o Peach Bottom Falls (9 mi)

o Blue Ridge Parkway (25 mi)

o Shatley Springs Restaurant (31 mi)

o Hillsville Flea Market (36 mi)

o Virginia Creeper Bike Trail (42 mi)

o Library, churches, museum and gift shop in Independence (8 mi)

Enjoy festivities and activities in Independence:

o Farmer's Market (Wed 4-6 pm; Fri 9 am -1 pm; early May thru early Oct)

o Concerts in the historic Old Courthouse on some weekends in summer

o Jam Sessions featuring bluegrass music Wed 6 - 9 pm on Old Courthouse lawn

o July 4th Parade and Fireworks display includes craft and food tents, music

o Potty Princess Pageant (Oct 12) and Fall Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Race (Oct 13)

o Safe Halloween (Oct 31) with music, bouncy houses, pony rides, haunted house

o Christmas Parade (Dec 1)

. . . and nearby festivities:

o Clogging and Blue Grass Music (Sat nights at Flat Ridge Community Center)

o Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Anne Mayfield

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks english
Sleeps14
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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4.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Secluded rustic log cabin at 4,000 ft with spectacular views & modern amenities.
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
5

A GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5
My sister and I came up to visit her 6 year old grandson. We brought him here to spend some quality time with him. We certainly got that! The cabin is wonderful. The weather was cool enough we got to use the wood burning fireplace. It is huge. The kitchen is extremely well stock with everything you would need. And, the gas grill was great for making grilled chicken and hamburgers. The beds were comfortable as was the seating in the living room area. Which I might add was huge too! My great nephew and I spent time roaming around the grounds and finding wild blackberries. The wildlife was abundant: turkeys, deer, rabbits, squirrels and even an occasional hummingbird. The owner was very nice and helpful. Would highly recommend for a get away whether family or couple. Oh, the front porch is a great place to sit and read!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Secluded rustic log cabin at 4,000 ft with spectacular views & modern amenities.
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
5

CHARMING LODGING IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to spend the July 4th weekend here. The cabin exceeded all of our expectations. The view is amazing and there are lot of fun things to do in the nearby parks and lovely towns, but it was all the little details that really set this place apart. The decor is rustic and charming. We arrived to fresh cut flowers in the kitchen and plenty of firewood (an extra good thing, because despite being July, the nights were pretty chilly up there). There were more than enough clean towels, books, and games, and the kitchen was stocked with all the tools you'd ever need to whip up a big country dinner. The property manager, Fred, was super friendly and easy to work with. Overall, we definitely felt very well taken care of through our interactions with Fred and by all the care that was obviously taken in the upkeep of the cabin. We'd surely stay here again in the future -- it was well worth the drive from Washington, DC (which, I should add, is a beautiful one).
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Secluded rustic log cabin at 4,000 ft with spectacular views & modern amenities.
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
Chattanooga, TN
5

WE MADE A FAMILY MEMORY!

  • 5 of 5
We had a truly memorable Thanksgiving at this cabin. Here is what we loved -- the fantastic views, the remoteness, the coziness of the cabin, the fireplace. We chose this area because we wanted to bike the Virginia Creeper Trail (so much fun!). It was quite a distance from the trail (we realized this), but what a beautiful drive. We arrived at the cabin late at night - not a good idea. You must read the info they send which gives detailed directions, explains stuff. I would suggest a picture of the 4th bedroom. We didn't need to use it, but it is tiny, with bunks (fun for kids). I can't say enough how we loved the "feel" of this cabin - inside and outside.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
Virginia Beach, Virginia
5

LOVED OUR STAY!

  • 5 of 5
We're family with 3 small children (ages newborn, 2 and 6). We had so much fun and there was so much for the kids to do and explore just even at and around the cabin itself! We did find it a little precarious physically getting to and from the cabin in our minivan, especially after a day of rain, but we made it and it was well worth it! If you have the option of a 4 wheel drive vehicle, I would suggest using that even in the other seasons not just fall/winter. I have to say that's the only potentially negative thing I can say. The cabin is clean and well maintained and rustic all at the same time. The views are spectacular and it's so secluded. We spent a day hiking the Appalachian Trail but otherwise we were happy to hike on the road to and from the cabin and the children and my husband loved the giant boulder in the front yard! We got some great family pictures! My husband and I sipped wine in the evening while rocking on the front porch and enjoyed some beautiful sunsets. Even the day where all it did was rain we kept busy with a fire in the fireplace (we actually had one going every evening), roasted marshmallows, played hide and seek and other games. Fred was so friendly and easy to work with! He was prompt in responding to emails and willing to really go out of his way for us to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Even when we weren't sure on the dates he was flexible and gave us different options and prices of each option.
We would love to do this get-a-way again. Next time we would probably invite another family to join us. We mostly just inhabited the downstairs area except for our game of hide and seek. However, we would highly recommend this cabin and look forward to renting it again in the future! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
Concord, North Carolina
5

GREAT CABIN FOR FAMILIES!

  • 5 of 5
This is the quintessential 'cabin in the woods'. Independence (closest town) looks like it was made out of a movie set. I kept looking behind the buildings to make sure they were real.

We took our family canoeing in the local river. It was fabulous! Water temperature was cool (not cold). Great family bonding time! That's saying a lot since we have teenage daughters. Other activities included a tubing trip, local sightseeing, great local food in some one of a kind restaurants. All of the local folks were so friendly.

All of the accommodations are cozy. We had plenty of room to spread out and lots of privacy. We were able to do puzzles during the day, wander about the woods, all in seclusion. Our dinners were filled with great conversation in the quaint dining room overlooking the mountain.

The pictures don't do it justice. We spent every night on the porch with the most beautiful skies and not another sound other than the joyful sounds of our girls playing on 'the rock'. In fact, we kept a photo as a keepsake for the trip. It brings back wonderful memories! We built the most beauttiful fire at night. My husband and I stayed up and drank wine by the fire. It was so peaceful. No sound at night other than the rhythmic chirping of the cicadas.

You won't be disappointed in this property. To top it off, the owners are gracious, welcoming, and friendly.
  • Submitted: May 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
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Secluded rustic log cabin at 4,000 ft with spectacular views & modern amenities.
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
Mooresville, North Carolina
4

"AWESOME VIEWS"

"Awesome Views"
  • 4 of 5
The views from the front porch is worth the trip! We stayed the 4th of July in 2011 and the weather was perfect. This cabin sits on approx. 30+ acres and you can see 3 or 4 states from the front porch. Inside was very clean and had all the comforts of home. New kitchen with hardwood floors. Large living room w/fireplace. Upstairs bedroom is amazing for kids. Double beds and lots of bunk beds in one room. Put em all up there! Large area to play out front and a hiking loop around the Christmas tree farm. Located about 25 miles from Shatley Springs for good home cooking and fun place to go. Fun rafting down the New River as well. The parade in Independence, Va. was a site! Mt. Rodgers State Park was also a great place to visit.

We will going back again soon!
Frances & Roger Tipton
Mooresville, NC
  • Submitted: May 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
124 Miles
Charlotte, NC (2 hr 30 min south of cabin)
Car: necessary

Secluded mountain-top log cabin at 4,000 ft elevation provides mild summer temperatures 20 degrees cooler than the general Piedmont region. Conducive to cozy fires in the fireplace, even in summer. Rustic but modernized cabin is surrounded by pine forests with dramatic vista overlooking broad valley. Collect wild flowers, float the New River, hike in the woods and fields.

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Availability & Rates

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Independence Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 19 2014 - Sep 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 2014 - Dec 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - May 17 2015
3 night minimum stay
$150
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$1,000
 
 
Summer 2015
May 18 2015 - Sep 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

CC Processing $35
Seasonal heat surc/night $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%
Notes This is a 3 season house and we close it up for December, January, February and March.

Additional $20/night surcharge for heating costs applies to mid-September to mid-May rentals. The calculator only adds one night, so please consider when calculating or we will calculate it for you.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Independence Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1527 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Telescope
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Activities Guide
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , aux heater if desired
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , aux heater if desired
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , MBR downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in LR
    Alcove - upstairs; alcove with washer/dryer & 2 bunks, no storage
  • Vintage quilts and pine forest views. Rest or read on the peaceful balcony in the tree tops off the large, sunny bedroom on the second floor.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Books for Adults
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Child's Swing
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Towels
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
Notes:
Picnic amenities include 3 picnic tables, 2 serving tables, gas grill and Weber charcoal grill with flood lights for grilling after dark. Recreation amenities include badminton net, volleyball net, tire swing, croquet, frisbees, etc. Sitting/viewing alternatives include free-standing covered swing in yard and another on front porch; rockers on front porch; chairs on back porch and on second-floor deck off upstairs bedroom. Watch for deer and wild turkeys in yard; listen for the owl and woodpeckers; awaken to an avian chorus; otherwise, it's very quiet--at least a mile from the nearest neighbor--save for the swishing of pine trees if the wind picks up. Last half mile of drive to cabin borders a Christmas tree farm and goes through a dense pine forest. Sports car access might be problematical.
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