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Beautiful Log Cabin Mountain Top Retreat, Among the Trees

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

This beautifully decorated log cabin is located on a rural mountaintop and surrounded by forests, laurel thickets, and many varieties of wildlife. Enjoy many outdoors activities such as hiking the Appalachian Trail, exploring the wild horse colonies of Grayson Highlands State Park (called the 'sweetest miles of the AT [Appalachian Trail]' by Backpacker Magazine, August 2007), or taking a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are stocked trout streams and many historical places in the surrounding areas to explore.

The kitchen is well equipped and all linens are provided. Relax on the big wrap around porches as dusk falls or as the sun rises over the crest and enjoy nature at its finest as the turkeys fly over the ridge, or the deer emerge from their resting places in the laurels. Don't forget your camera!

Keywords: house, applachian trail, mount rogers, log cabin, fireplace

More Details

Property Manager
Dianne Johnston
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Dianne Johnston

My sister and I live in two distant cities in North Carolina. We have always been great friends growing up, but owning this house together has made us even closer.

We hope this house will bring your and your family closer together too.

Why Dianne Johnston chose Troutdale

My sister and I inherited this house from my mom and dad not long after they built it.

We have some great family memories of this log cabin retreat, and hope you will soon too!

What makes this house unique

It is wonderful to get away from it all. If you are tired of the hustle and bustle of urban life, this is the place to come to rest and restore your soul. Our guests often tell us it is one of the most refreshing vacations they have ever had. We know it will be the same for you.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful cabin! We have had a wonderful time visiting Damascus and doing the Virginia Creeper Trail as well as seeing the wild ponies at Grayson Highlands! It was nice to come “home” in the evening and unwind, watch TV, play games, and spend quality family time. We also appreciated the responsiveness by you and the property managers with the heat issue the first night. Thank you again for allowing us to stay in your home! We had a great time!
Oct 2013
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Troutdale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Mountain roads are curvy and steep. Drive is well maintained, with one water break to prevent washing. We do not refund due to road conditions.
  • Linens and bath towels are provided but daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. If desired, daily laundering is your responsibility.
  • All guests assume the risk of any harm, accidents, and injury arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower bath is between kitchen and bedroom, and inc. laundry.
    Main Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located directly across from bedroom on main floor.
    Top Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located between the two upper floor bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen , Lower level bedroom on ground level w/bath, laundry, kitchen
    Main Floor Bedroom - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Family Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Lower Level Den - 2 twin/ single , Burgundy trundle beds are on left side of lower den picture.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Bunk Beds (2).
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering


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Beautiful Log Cabin Mountain Top Retreat, Among the Trees
average rating of 4.826087 based on 39 reviews

Exactly as described, everything worked beautifully including the Wifi

  • 4 of 5

Very remote. House well cared for. Clear instructions

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the BEST rentals I've had!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin had everything we needed for our party of 10 for a Christmas get-away! Linda and her crew made everything VERY easy for us and the cabin was well-equipped and very roomy! This area is pretty remote and it was nice to be unplugged for awhile (be aware cell phone service is sketchy at best, but the cabin's wifi is FAST)! The price was VERY reasonable as well which was the icing on the cake! We hope to come back again to further explore this interesting area. Thank you, Linda!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was fabulous! The views and the house were both great.

  • 5 of 5

My entire family enjoyed the house, the property and exploring the area. We had a great Thanksgiving and loved hiking in Grayson Highlands State Park. The house is very homey, clean and organized. The kitchen is stocked with everything you could possibly need, right down to storage containers. Having two kitchens made Thanksgiving dinner easy! We loved having the fire to play games in front of in the evenings. We would definitely stay again! Thank you for sharing your home with me and my family!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The kids loved it and we enjoyed the scenery and the House was great

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Excellent weekend. This was a nice secluded spot with plenty of space to spread out for our group. We really appreciated the ability to sleep singles instead of every bed being for couples.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at your cabin. It litterally had everything we needed minus the food. Although the driveway is steep, it was well worth the climb. Thank you for an amazing week!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
91 Miles
Car: necessary

Two Sisters, Troutdale, VA is minutes away from many state and national parks with great fishing, amazing bike trails, and some of the finest hiking trails in the south. The changing of the seasons makes every day a new and different experience in these amazing mountains.

Even though it is located in such a remote area, it is still very close to many urban attractions such as the Bristol Motor Speedway (1.5 hours), the Lincoln Theatre in Marion (.5 hours), and Galewinds Amusement Park in Wytheville (1 hour).

Other Activities: hiking, exploring civil war historical sites


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Profess. Cleaning Fee $50
Tax Rate 9.0%

Rates will not change after reservation is confirmed. Professional Cleaning rates for 2018 will be $50.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.