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Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, queen-size sleep sofa in LR, 1 full bath, sleeps 6.

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. Sit on the back deck and listen to the creek and the many types of birds and just unwind.

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.

More Details

Owner
Michael Ashworth
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Michael Ashworth

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

Why Michael Ashworth chose Virginia

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Amenities

Big Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The upper level has a queen-size bed and full bath. The lower level a 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
Notes:
There are two sets of spiral stairs that may need to be considered for people with infirmities or small children.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!
average rating of 4.7887325 based on 71 reviews
5

Beautiful and Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is so quaint and fun to stay in! Cozy bedrooms plus the balcony is just the cat's pajamas! I loved relaxing out there with a cup of coffee in the mornings just listening to all the birds.... Just heavenly! Private and peaceful. The hosts provided a lot information on the local area attractions. But it was hard to leave the cabin to be honest.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It gives us great pleasure to know our guests have enjoyed their stay. We hope to see you all again soon. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Relaxing and Quiet Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a relaxing weekend. We came out for a college football game with Hampton Sydney (the boys from UW Platteville won) and staying here was worth the 90 min drive to and from the game. Close to the Blue Ridge where we enjoyed a full day of hiking and sight seeing. Bring a bottle of wine or two and enjoy the peace and quiet, hot tube was a bonus after the hiking. Will stay again if we are in the area.

Tammie & Ken, IL

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear to enjoyed our cabin! That's the feeling we want all our guests to have. Glad to hear you will stay again when in the area. Thanks for the review. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Splendid Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect mountain getaway. The only sounds were of the creek, crickets and birds. The house offered comforts and amenities to help us enjoy our stay. We stocked up on groceries beforehand and our only outing was to the Peaks of Otter for a hike up Sharp Top Mountain. Cell phone service was accessible from the back deck and we received a strong signal by taking a short walk on the entry road. We highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice retreat at an affordable rate.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the great review! Cell phone is so limited we are having a phone installed on October 2. We hope you all get to come back again soon. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked, loved the hot tub, super charming little home. We really enjoyed our stay. I would like to encourage you to get a phone installed however in the event of an emergency with a guest staying there. Cell service is zero which we knew- but upon talking over the weekend we thought, oh my gosh what if we needed 911 heaven forbid?!

That really is my only "complaint "

We loved your home- thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We are taking your advice and are having a phone installed in the cabin. It will be hooked up on October 2 according to Verizon. We hope you come back and stay with us again. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great stay for my wife and I, we love the cabin and how private it is. Will defiantly try to stay again the next time we plan a trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice. Clean. The beds were good.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the privacy and quietness. The surprise was a spiral staircase leading to the lavatory upstairs. The hot tub was amazing. We hope to be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you all enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking time to give us a review. We look forward to having you back again soon. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lynchburg Regional Airport
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack - Lynchburg
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 501
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Millstone Restaurant, 9058 Big Island Hwy, Bedford
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Wintergreen Ski Resort, Roseland, VA.
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

This cottage is located at 3284 Waugh Switch Rd, Big Island, VA which is 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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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