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'Reach the Heavens in Virginia' - Beautiful New Log Cabin Nestled in the Woods

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, sleeps 6-8

Our cabin is located on 4.5 acres where you can hike in the woods and capture the magic of the abundant amount of wildlife often as close as your front door; but if fishing or canoeing is in your itinerary, enjoy just 8 miles away the New River. Whether you are sitting on the front porch, living room, loft, or having meals in the dining room, you can experience the gorgeous mountains all around you. Enjoy the picturesque view of the only castle in Grayson County. The cabin's interior consists of rustically/ modern decorated great room with wood flooring, vaulted 20 ft. ceilings and six picture windows to enjoy the breathtaking mountain view. The master bedroom includes a private bathroom with Jacuzzi & shower. The upstairs level consists of a full bathroom, and a second bedroom with a queen size bed, and bunk beds. The loft, with a queen size sofa bed, offers a cozy setting to enjoy the view. Our cabin gives you a haven to relax your, mind ~ body~ and ~ soul.

Activities in the area:: Hiking - Horseback riding - Boating - Restaurants - Water Rafting - Winery - Fishing - Cinemas/Movie theater - Hunting - Bowling - Swimming - National Parks - Biking/mountain biking - National Trails - Golf - Hillsville Flea Market - Sledding/tubing - Antiquing - Shopping

Nearby attractions:: New River trail rentals 8 miles

Jefferson Nat'l Park 8 miles

Sparta, N.C. 15 miles

Galax, VA 17 miles

Blue Ridge Parkway 21 miles

Mount Rogers 37 miles

Mount Airy N.C. 58 miles

Boone, N.C. 59 miles

Asheville N.C. 173 miles

Richmond VA 277 miles

Washington D.C. 330 miles

Atlanta, GA 350 miles

Nashville, TN 370 miles

New York, N.Y. 549 miles.

Nearest airports: Roanoke VA 102 miles.

Greensboro N.C. 108 miles.

Charlotte N.C. 116 miles.

More Details

Maritza Morgado
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very quiet...Very beautiful...Serene...Peaceful - just what we needed to get away from daily "life"!

Your cabin is lovely, thank you so much for the opportunity to enjoy it for a couple of days! The heavens declare the glory of God - the skies the work of his Hands!
Oct 2014
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Independence Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • fax
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1: Has a shower. The bathroom is located inside the master bedroom. Bathroom 2: Tub combination shower. Bathroom 3: Sink with mirror, and toilet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , & Bunk beds
    Loft - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1: Queen size bed with nigh stand ( telephone), dresser with mirror, and chest. Large walk-in closet. Bedroom 2: Queen size bed, bunk beds, night stand, dresser with mirror, and large dresser, TV (for your video games) Loft: Queen size sofa bed.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
40' LCD Television, with DIRECTV Wireless Internet Service Outdoors Fire Pit Wooden swing (for three) Four rocking chairs on the front porch We include a card / dominoes table with four chairs & Also Foosball game ( A stater kit is provided which includes, toilet paper, paper towels, soap and dish washing liquid with sponge.) Slow Cooker


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'Reach the Heavens in Virginia' - Beautiful New Log Cabin Nestled in the Woods
average rating of 4.8627453 based on 68 reviews

Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

We loved the log cabin house and the quiet surroundings. My husband loves to look at the stars at night and was there ever a show in the mountains away from the city lights. The house is wonderful and cozy for two people. The only draw back was little to no cell and internet service. That was great for me but my husband was going crazy. Can't get him disconnected from those annoying devices.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely dreamy!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I loved the house. It was exactly as described. We enjoyed the nicely equipped kitchen and the swing in the back. A highlight was watching a beautiful sunset with the view of the mountains sitting on the rocking chairs. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well maintained and well stocked!!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd time staying here and we had a wonder visit. We plan to make this an annual trip and appreciate you letting us use your cabin!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

Two couples rented this property for a 4 night stay in September 2017. We found the directions to be very clear and accurate, property was just as described on line with VRBO; sturdy, well maintained structure, clean, with a breath taking view in the woods on a mountain. We saw some playful deer pass through on a daily basis. My personal favorite was sipping coffee while rocking on the porch, observing the beautiful, peaceful surroundings nature provides. We had one rainy day during our stay but the porch allowed a dry place to still observe the fresh outdoors without getting wet. It was awesome!

We had the opportunity of meeting the property manager that stopped by to be sure we had everything we needed. He was very personable and we enjoyed talking with him.

The only negative comment, which has no reflection of the property or property owners, is the lack of known restaurants in the area, other than fast food. Perhaps on our next visit we will consider cooking evening meals at the cabin and eating in.

Our stay at this property was all that was expected and more. We will certainly come again if our schedule permits. Thank you for the opportunity to book a stay in your beautiful "Reach the Heavens in Virginia" property. It is truly a "heavenly" place.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat in the Mountains - Aug 25, 2017

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 nights at "Reach the Heavens" in South West Virginia. The cottage was beautifully maintained and though up some steep gravel roads, accessible without problem. The location, 5 miles north of Independence, VA, was quiet and secluded without feeling like you were in the middle of nowhere. The owner stated to not follow GPS as it takes you a bit too far up US 21, but Google maps brought us right to the door, even though I was prepared with written directions.

The views from the west facing full windows were beautiful, especially the sunsets. Every morning and most evenings we had deer in the yard. The cottage was well furnished and comfortable. Sleeping 6 comfortably and 8 with a sleeper sofa, it was more than plenty for the two of us. Water pressure for a well was fine and the water tasted great. Phone reception is very spotty (Verizon for us) and internet was a bit spotty - had to reboot the router a few times - but we can easily live with that and was not a deterrent in any way.

We spent hours on the porch in the rockers reading books and relaxing. Hiking is nearby at Greyson State Park and the New River state park located in Galax. If you are looking for fancy dining opportunities this is not the location for you. However, we cooked in most meals and grilled out one night and did just fine staying put. We ate a good lunch in Galax and enjoyed the sights.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upscale cabin in the Virginia Highlands

  • 5 of 5

This cabin exceeded all our expectations. Beautifully built and decorated, it sits in a picturesque spot above a clearing where deer and wild turkeys wander before green mountains rising above. A cathedral ceiling supported by massive beams fills the cabin with light. Every need is supplied in a modern spotless kitchen. Best in class.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
108 Miles
Greensboro, NC
Car: necessary

Our cabin is situated in the Blue Ridge Highlands of southwest Virginia, right on Grayson County, just 17 miles from Mouth of Wilson. You can experience 'America’s Favorite Ride' on the Blue Ridge Parkway, just 21 miles, & Boone, NC is 59 miles from us. For those a bit more daring, you are minutes away from Jefferson Nat’l Forest, with its many trails (400 miles), waterfalls & stunning views. There you can find Mt. Rogers, the highest peak in Virginia. The New River is just 8 miles away for all kinds of activities. The small city of Galax & Independence brings to you restaurants and many recreational activities.

Other Activities: Hillsville Flea Market


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70
Damage Insurance $59

$950/ week......$140/ night (2 night min.) Holidays.....$1,200/week....$180/night (3 nights min.)
Holidays........$1050/ week ..................$160/ per night (3 nights min.) Thanksgiving (4 nights min.)
Add $70 cleaning fee. Security/Damage Deposit $300, due at booking. (This is fully refundable within 7 days, of departure, provided no damage is done to the property or its contents)
50% depo

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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