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Blue Ridge Mountain Home - Upscale, Secluded, Peaceful Getaway

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

5 bedroom, 3 & 1/2 bathroom Log Home - Sleeps 14

Pet, child friendly modern home located on bold, native trout stream with sounds from the waterfall and the forests and yet a short distance from Olde Mill Golf Resort and Chateau Morrisette Winery and Restaurants. Sit in front of the fireplace or enjoy breath-taking views and sounds of nature from the expansive deck furnished with tables, chairs, gas grill and a hot tub for six. This 3900 square-foot home sleeps up to fourteen comfortably and appeals to all year round including fishermen, hunters, snow skiers, golfers, couples retreats, just friends and family hanging out, fans traveling to Martinsville Speedway, Floyd Fest or Virginia Tech .

Located near New River in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia it is a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan or Fancy Gap. Great area for four wheeling and hicking. are available on site. Golf, swimming, boating, antiquing, wineries and horseback riding are all within a few miles. For those that must stay connected, the house has WiFi and Satellite TV and a land line.

Events: This is a perfect place for Fall Foliage, NASCAR races in Martinsville and county music in Floyd. Two hours from Boone and other Ski resorts in North Carolina. Not far from Mayberry, NC. and Mt Airy, it is a great base for visiting a host of scenic places. The Labor Day Flea Market in Hillsville every September is the largest in the United States.

Chatteau Mirrisette Winery and the new restaurant at the Olde Mill Golf Resort are the finest dining experiences that we have found within a radius of at least 10 miles of our property. Chateau Morrisette is is located at:

287 Winery Road, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway just a few miles from Meadows of Dan.

More Details

Property Manager
George Gehl
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About George Gehl

We built this beautiful home as our second home to escape Florida during the summer. However, we decided that rather than leave it empty for much of the year, we would share this unique home and fantastic location with others. So this is our home and not a typical rental home.

George Gehl purchased this house in 2005

Why George Gehl chose Dugspur

It is probably the largest upscale property in the rental market in Carroll County Virginia area making it perfect for families and friends, hunters and fishermen gathering for vacations of all types.

What makes this house unique

All counter tops are granite including the baths, all floors are hardwood oak with tile in the bathrooms, all the conveniences of home plus the warmth and ambiance of a log home.

The deck is huge and includes a 6 person hot tub and a gas grill.


Dugspur House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kettle ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private/Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bdrms 2 & 3 Share
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Bdrms 4 & 5 Share
  • All counter tops are granite. All custom-created cabinets. All floors are oak, tile or stone.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beds for 10 adults and 4 children.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
CHILDREN: Children are absolutely welcomed. This is the perfect and safe environment for children and family vacations. PET POLICY: Pets are accepted with a $50.00 cleaning fee. SMOKING: Smoking is permitted outside on the deck, but not inside the home. Privacy and seclusion is offered. Cabin is in a great location for fishing, hunting or just relaxing by the fireplace watching satellite television. Smoking permitted outside on deck only! Trip Cancellation Insurance is available Copy & paste to Browser.


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Blue Ridge Mountain Home - Upscale, Secluded, Peaceful Getaway
average rating of 4.8139534 based on 86 reviews

Outstanding in all aspects; A modern "classic" in a most beautiful setting; America, defined.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 11 stout veterans gathered for a three-day "boondoggle" reunion on the local golf links and stayed at the Highlands at Chisholm Creek; The "lodge" as we called it is situated in a rustic setting nestled into the side of a climbing hill, with a panoramic view of the surrounding country and at night, a gorgeous view of the celestial bodies above. The home was meticulously maintained, well-appointed with the modern conveniences to allow for preparing bountiful meals - a great dining table to serve as the centerpiece for fellowship and conversation. The large deck and hot tub provide a relaxing charm- especially as older bodies unwind after a day at the Olde Mille resort golf course (highly recommended). Despite some late March showers negating an opportunity for the fly fishing we had hoped for, the flowing creek offered calm and serenity - especially in the evening, blocking out any noise beyond nature's own. The bedding was ample, even a few 6'foot frames able to get a good night's rest - the washer and dryer units (2 of them) coming in handy to wash away the day's dust - the flat screen TV provided some NCAA basketball viewing of the Final 4 - and even a movie night. For families or groups of friends looking for a getaway that is off the beaten path, but not so far - we highly recommend this home. The design and layout of the home, coupled with the majesty of the mountains and crisp, cool air, afforded a most hospitable setting. Indeed, the captivating setting and austerity of this grand Scots-Irish country served as a gateway for a reflection of the past, with ceremonial toasts offered, complemented with tall tales of days of yore, intermingled with memories of faraway fields of strife and stories that could be told in confidence and comfort of knowing that the hills would keep true to their silent, eternal watch over those loved and gone, and as well futures' yet to unfold, in the land of the Free and the home of the Brave. America, the Beautiful; indeed. Stay here. Hike, fish, golf, relax, bond -You will be refreshed and renewed.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We receive nothing, but great reviews, but no one has ever said it better. It is getting away from daily pressures and traveling to a remote, rural, mountain location with all the beauty of nature without sacrificing the modern conveniences. Those of us who lie in metropolitan areas and lower elevation, forget how many stars there are in the sky until we sit one night on that deck in the hot tub. I don't remember the sounds of crickets and the flickering of all of the fireflies since I was a boy. We spent $30,000.00 just on dynamite to place the home where it is. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our home. You truly captured the essence of being there. Thank you, The Owners
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New Bern, NC

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Loved it except for power being out for several hours, but that was not a fault of the home as it was the power co. area outage due to storms.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit again. Sorry you has a few hours without power. We just had the same issue in Florida and had to boil water for two days. We don't get many storms in that area of the Virginia mountains and almost no snow in the winters so power outages are seldom and for short periods. George & Linda Gehl
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Very nice and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The home was very private and well appointed. Everything worked and was very clean.

The home could use new matttesses, lounge chairs for sunning on large deck, and improvements to the driveway. Don’t bring the corvette or 911, unless you willing to practice your off road rally skills you won’t make it to the house. I can see how motorcycles will have hard time as well. It’s very steep, rocky, with 90 degree turn.

The location is rather rural. Your a good 30 minutes from anything with very curvy roads, fun for the sports car or bike, nausiting for whomever is in back of SUV.

If you looking for a break for civilization and willing to bring food you’ll will love it here. We had a great time, with no issues with the home. We had 4 wheel drive for the driveway.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This large luxurious log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Floyd, VA is perfect for any family retreat or vacation. You will find plenty of indoor and outdoor living space, a well appointed and furnished kitchen, comfortable bedding and living room furniture, as well as an oversized garage, three refrigerators, two washer/dryers, etc. This was our second visit and we will definitely be returning in the future. Kudos to the owners and property manager! Thank you for taking such good care of this vacation home.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful serenity

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. We have a large family that met at the home for a few days to unplug and reconnect. This was a wonderful choice! We did not have cell, but that may have been due to our carrier. However, we were able to text. And with the WiFi, we had all the connection we needed. Just an FYI, there is a small market about 15 minuets away but the closest grocery store is almost 45 min. So pack accordingly. I honestly can’t say anything negative about the home. It was large, comfortable, with lots of privacy, serene with large gathering areas. We spent much of our time on the oversized deck soaking in the views. We will definitely put this home on our short list of places to revisit.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful remote location

  • 4 of 5

The property was nice, nestled in the mountains. Far from groceries! Although it has enough beds for the capacity listed, know this isn’t a 5 bedroom. The 5th bedroom is 2 twin beds in a little hall in the basement on concrete floor.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

This property is located on 500 feet of frontage at a waterfall on Laural Fork Creek in Laurel Fork, Virginia. It is close to Floyd, Virginia and Mt. Airy, North Carolina and Meadows of Dan on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is near the junctions of Interstate 77 & Interstate 81 The closest Exit off Interstate 77 is at Hwyay 58 in Hillsville, Virginia.


WINERY: Chateau Morrisette®:


SHOP: Flea Market & Gun Show Shopping :


G.L. LOG HOMES/LOTS: We have four 5 acre home sites remaining for sale at the Highlands at Burks Fork.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50

Minimum three night stay
Two nights will be considered within two weeks of arrival date; subject to availability. A $150 house cleaning fee will apply for two night stays once confirmed. Please email owner for availability and confirmation. When booking "Event" dates, rates are based on 1-6 guests just as with "Seasonal" dates with a charge of $25.00 per person per night for each additional gust over the 6 guest base rate.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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