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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:
January 15, 2018

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 Big Island

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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

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Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!
average rating of 4.7831326 based on 83 reviews
5

Great Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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5

Quiet get away.

  • 5 of 5

This was just what I needed. Beautiful and quiet and the hot tub was amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are delighted it was a positive experience for you all. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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Another lovely visit!

  • 5 of 5

I love coming here.... the location couldn't be more beautiful in my opinion. The large balcony is where I spend most of my time. Feet up, pot of tea, reading a good book and listening to nature. True peace and relaxation!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's what we like to hear! So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for writing a review. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Wonderful spot in the woods

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay here. The location is quiet and tranquil. The hot tub is immaculate, and it was wonderful after a cold winter day. One of the owners called me early on our check in day to let us know that it was ready and we could check in early. Great hosts! We would like to come back and stay again in another season - I bet they are all beautiful.

There are a few games in the cabin and several other thoughtful little things. You'll love it.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review. We are delighted that our guests enjoy their stay. We hope you get to come back again. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Beautiful cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean, and great location!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Lovely place with a few quirks, worth a visit.

  • 3 of 5

The owners are extremely helpful and organized and all of the positive reviews are 100% accurate. Adorable house, off the grid-ish, nice hot tub. My issues with the house are only mild but include: the water has a smell (sulphuric?) which is not a big deal but we needed to go out and get water which we could have planned for had we known; there were quite a few bugs in the house (again, not a big deal until they land on you while you're sleeping); noisy bats.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So are very disappointed to hear you had issues with the stay. The water does sometimes have a sulphur smell, but usually disappears once it runs for awhile. We didn't see any bugs when cleaning before and after your stay. But, we have had lady bugs show up in all of Bedford County on a few warms days. We had them in our home also for a few days. I would be interested to know where you heard bats so we can address that problem. We don't accept criticism lightly and will do everything we can to address your issues. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback. (12/29/17) We have corrected the problem causing a sulfur smell in the hot water. It was the anode rod in the hot water heater. We replaced it with an aluminum anode rod and the sulfphur smell is now gone.
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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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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