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Michael Ashworth

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!

36 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Big Island Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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.

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.

Local Attractions: 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael Ashworth (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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. He currently works as a Realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate. 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.

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.

Reviews

4.7
based on 36 traveler reviews

Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 36 reviews
Stanardsville
5

BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO GET AWAY

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful inside and out. The windows on the siding of the house are absolutely beautiful, and the deck was a dream. We had such a good time sitting out on the deck and cooking on the grill while looking at the beautiful view of the creek and NATURE! Just breathtaking views. I have to say my favorite part was the screened in porch with the EXCEPTIONAL hot tub. We enjoyed being in the hot tub and being surrounded by trees. The kitchen was well equipped with anything you may need. Unfortunately, we had a family emergency and had to leave early. The owners, Michael and Patricia, were so understanding, and even didn't make us pay for the last night due to us having to leave before we were scheduled to. Only cons I have are: If you're overweight the stairs are not easy, I had a hard time with them. The bed was also very firm. But, the views, deck, extremely polite owners and hot tub more than make up for the cons.

Thank you again for your hospitality. Will be spreading the word about your cabin to my family and friends!!!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry you all had to leave a day early due to an emergency, but we've had the same thing happen to us once on a trip. We always treat our guests as we would want to be treated. Thanks so much for the kind words about your stay. We hope you all come back and stay with us again! Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Cute, quiet and secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Highlights were the hot tub, relaxing on the deck or by the small stream and just getting away from everything (Including cell service). The spiral stairs keep you limber but it was fine for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your comments and always strive to make it a great experience for our guests. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Great getaway for a few days

  • 5 of 5

The property is as described and exactly as pictured. It is well maintained and has everything you need for a few days so long as you bring some groceries and linens. The house is far enough away from town that you feel secluded but not so far away that it would take forever to get to a store or restaurant. Very peaceful and quiet. You can really only the hear the stream behind the house. The hot tub is very clean and comfortable. I would worry about small children or the elderly navigating the spiral staircases though but that's clearly listed in the description. Cell service is spotty at best but I was glad to be without it. For the price, I can't imagine anything better. I hope to return someday soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for giving us a review. We are delighted that you all really enjoyed your stay. We look forward to you coming back again. Michael & Patricia
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5

A definite hideaway😊

  • 5 of 5

We thought the description of the cabin and location was accurate. It was perfect for the honeymooners! We would recommend the property to a friend.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed it. We hope you all come back again.
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4

Nice quiet setting with everything you need.

  • 4 of 5

Including a hot tub! Cute A-frame with a nice deck and roomy living area. We enjoyed 3 nights in this cabin with day trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway for hiking. The spiral staircases add a necessary but unique touch; can be hard to navigate with your baggage. I would come back!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We look forward to you all coming back again. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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4

a very nice, quiet, remote cabin in the woods

  • 4 of 5

It was just right for us. The back deck was very relaxing. We missed not having much cell or wifi coverage but did not expect it.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lynchburg Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
18 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
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 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

Big Island Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$115
$700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.

Guests may pay with personal check if payment is received at least two weeks prior to arrival. Payments can also be made using PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Big Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
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
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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