|Space||1,200 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Whitetail Hide-Away is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Bedford County. It is nestled in a private, wooded setting with a mountain creek behind the cottage.
This makes for a great romantic get-away. It is very popular with couples on their honeymoon, celebrating anniversaries or just looking for quiet secluded place to rekindle the flame. It is very private there are no other homes nearby. If you're looking for scenic, peaceful place to retreat from everyday stress this is it.
This cottage has spiraling steps to the upper and lower floors. It has a full bath on the upper level. The upper level has a queen-size bed. The living room has a queen size sleep sofa. The lower room has a full size bed. Please bring your own linens, pillowcases & towels.
The lower level also opens to a covered and screened patio with a 5-person spa in which to relax. We are meticulous in cleaning and maintaining our spa.
We do not use the "Book it Now" feature with HomeAway because they charge the visitor a 9% fee for using that feature. We have to pay an extra $200 per year to HomeAway for not allowing them to charge our guests the extra fee. We strive to keep our cabin affordable. You won't be disappointed staying at our cabin. You will enjoy the peace and quiet, soaking in the hot tub, grilling on the deck while be serenaded by the creek and just kicking back!
Local Attractions: Liberty University - 22 miles; The National D-Day Memorial - 20 miles; Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline - 35 miles; Smith Mountain Lake State Park 40 miles; Peaks of Otter Recreational Area - 26 miles; Appomattox Court House, where Confederacy decided to let Union go home - 43 miles; Poplar Forest, summer home of Thomas Jefferson - 20 miles; Blue Ridge Parkway - 6 miles; Lexington, VMI, W&L, Lee's Tomb, George Marshall Library - 30 miles; Lynchburg City, with River Ridge Mall, many restaurants - 20 miles; Appalachian Trail - 7 miles; James River Face Wilderness Area. 8 miles ; James River – Canoeing/Kayaking.
Michael Ashworth is retired from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries. He worked 30 years in wildlife law enforcement as a Virginia Game Warden Captain. Michael grew up in Bassett, Va and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Biology. He and his wife Patricia have three children and have lived in Bedford, Virginia since 1978. Patricia is a Mary Kay Director.
Michael Ashworth purchased this cabin in 2003
We bought this property because it had many qualities that I knew would make it a great get-away. First is location. There are no other homes in sight. The closest in one direction is over 1/4 mile and in the other direction over one mile. Too many vacation get-aways are jammed up together and offer no privacy or peace. Another attractive is how cozy the cabin is. It's an A-frame and not a sprawling mega-house with no personality.
This property should be specially attractive to guests because it's directly handled by the owners. We want our guests to have the same quality vacation we expect when we travel. We encourage and welcome our guests to call us at any time while staying here if they have any issues or need any information about the area. Since, cell phone service is limited in the area of the cabin we welcome guests to give family members our home and cell numbers in case family members need to contact them in an emergency and we will gladly go and relay the message.
From the first moment we contacted the owners, our experience was first rate. Good communication gave us proper expectations, and upon arrival, everything was exactly as advertised. The cabin is clean, secluded and there was much more space than I expected. We absolutely loved the hot tub. There are great attractions in every direction, more than we were able to take in during our first visit. We can't wait to come back!
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the cabin, but there were definitely a few quirks with this rental. Firstly, we loved the location and peaceful setting around the cabin. The best part of our trip was sitting on the back deck, watching the sun set and enjoying the sound of a creek running through the property. The hot tub was excellent as well-- the best way relax after a day of hiking!
However, there were a few inconveniences we experienced during our stay. One day of our stay was unseasonably warm, and the top floor of the house heated up considerably. We didn't want to open the windows because there were no screens (not sure if maybe these get put on in the summer?) and it was quite buggy outside. There was a portable A/C unit upstairs which we ran for a bit, but we couldn't find a way to vent it outside, so it didn't make much of a difference. In the end, we ended sleeping on the futon on the main level, where there was an air conditioner. (There is a bed on the bottom level, which stayed nice and cool throughout our stay, but it's two levels down from the bathroom) Perhaps putting screens in the upstairs windows would help with this, or replacing the A/C unit upstairs.
Another inconvenience was that the stove was a little difficult to cook on- some of the burners were dirty and would smoke when heated. We didn't see a fire extinguisher so we decided not to use those burners.
Overall, the location, setting, and feel of the property were excellent. Taking care of those other quirks would make this a 5-star getaway, for sure!
My husband and I came here for a long weekend to get away from crazy life before I started school back up again! We loved our stay, and We will definitely keep this place in mind for the future (friends have already asked for contact info). We loved how homey and cute this place was. We loved coming home from, hiking in Shenandoah National park, driving through Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting a nearby winery to a wonderful relaxing hot tub. Nothing better than that! We also loved waking up to the sound of the nice creek in the back of the property. We highly recommend!! btw if you go into bedford county you have to eat at Liberty Station, we had the best food ever!!!!!!
Stayed here last weekend, already looking forward to our next trip. Such a quiet, peaceful getaway, We highly recommend!!!!
This cabin was the perfect place for a relaxing long weekend. It is secluded, quiet, has a cute stream in the backyard and a lovely view. The kitchen was well-equipped for cooking your own meals (which is recommended since it is a bit of a drive into town/to a restaurant) and the whole cabin was clean and well-kept. The hot tub was the cherry on top and really made our stay perfect! Thanks Michael and Patricia for the lovely getaway!
We are 3 college buddies who had not spent time with each other in about 10 years. We wanted to find a place to go for a weekend where we could shut off from the world and just catch up. This home was perfect for that. It was so well taken care of and had everything we needed, including the hot tub which was an incredible amenity for the price. Get ready to have the constant sound of a stream which is right outside. For someone who lives in NYC, this was really nice! As you can see from the picture, this house is tall and skinny, so be prepared to walk up and down a small spiral staircase. Good to know for those who might have difficulty with something like this. Especially since the bathroom is on the second floor.
We took walks in the woods, watched Duke basketball lose to Miami (satellite tv was nice!) and enjoyed home cooked meals. It was the perfect getaway.
This cottage is located only 4 miles from the James River, which is
noted for excellent smallmouth bass fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
It is also near the Balcony Falls area of the James, a float fishing
paradise. Within 10 miles are three river access points for boats and canoes. There are several native trout streams nearby. Nearby apple orchards: Gross, Johnson, Arrington and Kennedy. Gross & Johnson Orchards offer summer & fall festivals. The National D-Day Memorial- 20 miles. Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline- 35 miles. Smith Mountain Lake State Park- 40 miles. Peaks of Otter Recreational Area- 26 miles. Appomattox Court House, where Confederacy decided to let Union go home.-43 miles. Poplar Forest, summer home of Thomas Jefferson- 20 miles. Blue Ridge Parkway- 6 miles.
Lexington, VMI, W&L, Lee's Tomb, George Marshall Library- 30 miles. Lynchburg City, with River Ridge Mall, many restaurants.-20 miles. Appalachian Trail. 9 miles.
Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
The rental rate is $115 per night or $700 per week for 2 adults plus 10% Tax (5% state & 5% Bedford Co lodging tax). It is an additional $10 per night per adult beyond 2 adults. This fee does not apply to children. For example: 3 adults would be $125 per night and 4 adults would be $135/night, etc. For cancellations made at least 14 days prior to arrival date then a full refund will be made.