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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, Cabin, Hot Tub, Pets Welcome

More Details

Valerie & Pat Lowry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

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 Monterey

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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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.


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Simple. Rustic. Luxury.
average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Private and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Because of the privacy and Beautiful river running through the property this has became me and my husband favorite spot. This was our 19th wedding anniversary, and we have stated at many cabins none have compared to the Comfort and attention to detail this cabin provides. Thanks so much, we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best cabin stays we’ve had. Nice secluded location situated alongside a mountain stream and adjacent to an open meadow with views of the nearby mountains. We enjoyed cycling and walking on the back roads and just hanging out around the cabin enjoying the Fall weather and scenery. Pat and Valerie ensured a pleasant stay with up to date cabin amenities and ample supplies. All you have to do is show up and relax!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the cabin. It was very comfortable, clean and cozy. Loved the relaxation in the evening around the fire pit and enjoyed the hot tub. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything needed for cooking and great set up for grilling as well. My fury babies also enjoyed the hikes around the property and a dip in the creek. Will love to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Restful place is bask in the beauty of nature!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our dog had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. Our dog loved exploring the meadows and creek. My husband and I built fires, read, and grilled out. We had a wonderful time soaking in the beautiful weather! Would absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!!!

  • 5 of 5

A nature lovers paradise!!! A wonderful experience in so many ways- the wildlife, the creek, the beauty of the mountain and pastures, the rich history, the local way of life, of course the cabin with all its loveliness, the syrup!, and the owners Pat and Valerie , we are so blessed for meeting them!!! They took their time to give us a tour of their amazing syrup making art. It's hard work and art at the same time. We learned so much and find their "sugar camp" just amazing. We just arrived home and miss it all already!!! We hope to go back in the winter!!! What a find.... blessings abound. Terry and Ricky

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A wonderful, restful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came back after five years, with our 6- and 14-year old children. Our stay was absolutely lovely - The Cabin on Back Creek Farm is meticulously maintained, very clean and spruce, and very comfortable. We enjoyed the chaise lounges by Upper Back Creek, grilling and eating outdoors, walking around the property on the freshly mown path, cooking in the lovely kitchen, and the cool breezes. Our kids were excited to explore Upper Back Creek (under supervision, of course!), to play outside, and to go with us exploring the mountains. We used the Cabin as a base for watching the Perseid meteor shower, as we had five years ago. We took several day trips - the Garth Newel Music Center for an awesome, relaxed jazz concert; the Green Bank Observatory; hiking at Seneca Rocks, and exploring Highland County. We felt utterly at home - as a city mouse and a vagabond occasional country mouse, this escape to peace, quiet, and privacy was relaxing and refreshing. Chatting with Valerie and Pat at the sugar shack, sampling their innovative maple syrups, and getting their advice on things to do, were all unexpected bonuses. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 10.3%

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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