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Simple. Rustic. Luxury.

Bedrooms 2
Space 864 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located in beautiful Highland County, Virginia nestled in a grove of sugar maples between Back Creek and Little Mountain. Wake up to valley views which are likely to include deer grazing in the meadow, hummingbirds at the feeder, or a Bald eagle or great blue heron fishing along the creek. This 28 acre property includes a sunny meadow with beautiful mountain views, picnic table by the creek and a mountain to climb!

The tastefully decorated cabin includes a master bedroom with queen bed, a second bedroom with two twin beds, one bathroom with laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, open living/dining area with cozy wood stove, a covered porch and a deck with hot tub and outdoor dining area with a gas grill. At the Cabin on Back Creek, you can enjoy the stars which light up the night sky, bird-watching, walking, or just relaxing with a book in the hammock, on the porch, or on the deck. In the early spring, we make maple syrup at the sugar house located adjacent to the Cabin. You are invited to watch (and smell!) the process of turning 40 gallons of sugar water into a gallon of pure maple syrup - or you can help us if you would like!

There are a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities nearby, and access to the George Washington National Forest is just two miles down the road.

The Cabin is located 16 miles from the quaint town of Monterey. Walking tours, galleries and shops, restaurants, beautiful mountain views, and friendly people make Highland County special all year round. Throughout the year, Monterey hosts numerous special events, the largest of which is the Highland County Maple Festival in March.

Located about 30 miles from Snowshoe Ski Resort, skiing, snowboard and tubing are available in season. Also nearby is the narrow-gauge railroad at Cass, West Virginia and the National Radio Observatory at Green Bank, WV.

Twenty miles south of the Cabin on Back Creek in neighboring Bath County are the towns of Warm Springs and Hot Springs, home to the historic Homestead resort and the Jefferson Pools mineral baths. These neighboring towns offer fine dining, golf, skiing/snowboarding, shopping, antiquing, chamber music at Garth Newel and a variety of art galleries.

The Cabin on Back Creek offers a peaceful retreat, surrounded by a variety of recreational opportunities.

Keywords: Restful retreat in the Allegheny mountains

More Details

Valerie & Pat Lowry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Valerie & Pat Lowry

Pat has lived on Back Creek his entire life and has been making maple syrup since he was eight years old. Living in Highland County has taught him to literally 'live off the land'. Pat built the Cabin himself, his wife, Valerie did the decorating.

Valerie & Pat Lowry purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Valerie & Pat Lowry chose Shenandoah Valley

After purchasing 'the sugarbush' to make maple syrup from the trees located there, we decided to share this little piece of heaven with others

What makes this cabin unique

The Cabin on Back Creek is a sanctuary to renew your spirit, unplug from the hectic pace of life, gain inspiration from the beauty of nature and generally chill out!


Monterey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large custom tiled shower, washer/dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Crib (1) provided upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
2 Lounging sofas each make up as twin bed, located on Back Creek which provides soothing music as the water tumbles over rocks, lots of fossils! great for wading & water play. The Cabin is adjacent to our sugar house where we make maple syrup (February/March), but we are willing to give a tour (and tasting!) any time of the year.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Simple. Rustic. Luxury.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great place to get away from it all. Can't wait to come back

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Cabin and are already looking forward to our next visit. We didn't get to ski as planned due to some unseasonably warm weather, but we got to go hiking instead which we loved. Locust Springs was a great suggestion for a hike and didn't see another person on the trail the entire time! Pat and Val were making maple syrup and gave us a little taste and tour of the sugar shack where they make their syrup. We even took a couple of bottles home with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of heaven on earth!

  • 5 of 5

Cabin at Back Creek is idyllic - a perfect little log cabin situated on a maple farm right on a beautiful creek with a mountain view in your front and back yards. It's decorated perfectly and Valerie even had a beautiful Christmas tree decorated for our visit. The wood stove was cozy and warm. The bathroom is updated and gorgeous, as are both bedrooms and the entire cabin, actually. You can see that a lot of time and care have been put into every detail of this cabin and the experience. Valerie and Pat are lovely, welcoming people - you will want to meet them and take a tour of the sugar house! The cabin was immaculately clean and well appointed. If you're looking for the perfect peaceful, beautiful get away, this is it!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful & cozy cabin!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this beautiful cabin. The property is beautiful too, the sound of the creek and star gazing was amazing!! Valerie is an excellent host that literally thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. It was definitely a nice relaxing long weekend. Thank you again Karen & Larry

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Norfolk, Va

Great Getaway, Solitude Guaranteed!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to unwind, do bring your own food from your local grocery store. Very dark skies, great to see the Milky Way. Hot tub is awesome, bring some water shoes to walk the creek, a camera for the deer, and a few books too. Get in to Monterey's Highland Inn for dinner on Thurs, Fri, or Sat! You'll thank me later!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlottesville, VA

Luxurious Log Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This place provided us with a quiet and peaceful getaway from people, noise, traffic, etc. The property was well appointed and had everything we needed. )Take food, as grocery stores are a little far and not open 24 hrs a day).

We loved sitting in the hot tub and hammock

And seeing the starry sky! Also enjoyed the fire pit for our hotdogs and s'mores.

From first contact with the owners to our departure ....all was very smoothe!

Thank you , Valerie and Pat.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Joseph Il

Picturesque, Cozy cabin with an amazing view of the night sky!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 wonderful days in the cabin at back creek, it was very peaceful and relaxing. The cabin is beautifully decorated, and has all the comforts of home. Valerie and Pat have done a remarkable job of making the cabin homey and welcoming. Everything you need is provided for you at the cabin including the opportunity to meet and make new friends! We enjoyed spending time with Pat and Valerie at their sugar house next door. They took the time to share their passion of making maple syrup and explain all involved in the process... it was a blast!

Not only is the cabin immaculate Pat and Valerie made sure it was well equipped to have fun. There are a variety of board games, cards, croquet, a fire pit including marshmallows and roasting sticks, chairs for watching the wild life by the creek, a hot tub, blankets to star gaze and anything else you can think you might need!!

Only a short drive to Monterey, Seneca Rock and Greenbrier observatory if you like to see the sights too!

If you are looking to spend some time in a very nice cabin, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life I would encourage you to stay at the the cabin at back creek! It is a gem hidden in a beautiful valley!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Highland Inn
"Dinner Thursday - Saturday - fantastic!"
The Attic
"Great eclectic shopping to support animal welfare in Highland County"
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Weyer's Cave, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Snowshoe, WV
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
The Homestead Resort
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
US 250
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
The Highland Inn, Mountain Hideaway, High's,
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snowshoe, WV
Car: necessary

Tour our sugar house and watch us turn sugar water into pure maple syrup (February & March). Attend the Highland County Maple Festival (the second & third weekends in March). Enjoy spring wildflowers and migrating birds. Summer is cool and mosquito-free! Outdoor games (badminton, croquet, and cornhole) available for use. The fall color (beginning in mid-September) is amazing. The Cabin is decorated for the Christmas season... truly a year-round retreat.

If you need additional entertainment, Pat is always willing to tell stories of growing up in the Allegheny mountains!


Rates & Availability

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Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $50
Pet Fee $50
Tax Rate 7.3%

Rate quoted is for a couple. Additional charge for more guests, special rates apply for families, please call/e-mail for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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