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Refined lodging,natural retreat,warm and cozy, mountain streams very affordable

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms,plus sleep sofa, solitude mountains yet next door VA Tech Blacksburg

Much more than your typical cabin, 8 miles Blacksburg VA Va Tech campus, Full featured cabin with a queen size bedroom main level, 1 bath, full size bed in spacious loft, sleep sofa full size, speedy WIFI, big screen HD TV family/dining/kit area,DirecTV, blu ray player, Wie, large front and back porches for relaxation, cooking out. Large sheltered picnic area, small pond with native rainbow trout waiting to be fed. Listen to the music of the streams, no pets please- Rates vary with length of stay on a sliding scale, longer the stay the more affordable per night


Owner
Ruth Duncan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Ruth Duncan

Ruth and Gerald Duncan

We both are lifetime residents of this area. Ruth was a self employed Real Estate Appraiser with her own business located in Blacksburg for over 20 years. Her hobby now is Buck Lair Cabin. Gerald is a VT Hokie alumni. He is currently the Treasurer of Giles County , Virginia, an elected by the people position. He retired from the US Army civilian service as a custom software developer and designer. We take great pride in making Buck Lair much more than just a cabin. We also take great pride in making your experience at Buck Lair very special. It's not just a stay, it's creating a positive lifetime memory for the entire family when you rent Buck Lair.

Ruth Duncan purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Ruth Duncan chose New River Valley

Near Blacksburg VA Much more than a cabin, a Retreat So relaxing and quiet and peaceful, listen to the streams. Giles County is a place filled with natural beauty, fresh waters, abundant wildlife and fish, hiking trails, canoe liverys, suited for the active and also for those wanting to be close to nature and enjoy peace and quiet time. Yet this is only 8 miles from the Virginia Tech campus and Blacksburg, the adjoining small quaint college town with unique shops and dining experiences. Just 8 miles 4-lane highway to VA Tech Campus( Football, basketball, track, swimming, softball, events too numerous to list).

NOT A HOTEL - You are renting a complex not just a bed. Fully anointed house, large porches, small hiking area, picnic shelter, with tables, chairs grill, fire pit, country swing

What makes this cabin unique

All natural wood construction quality built including some oversized timbers. We love it here because of the quaintness of country and college atmospheres so intertwined yet with distance, a place to relax and enjoy and a place to be adventuresome whenever the mood strikes. The mountain streams flowing through the front yard is so unique.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Ruth

We can't thank you enough for the wonderful accommodations and hospitality. This cabin and property is better than we could have imagined. Every amenity is covered and the natural beauty is beyond compare.

Thank you for making us feel very welcomed and we look forward to the opportunity to return. Five stars

Sincerely-
Aug 2014
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Amenities

Newport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • a full size sleeper sofa is in loft/2nd bedroom area with a heavy wooden divider
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
  • water tubing

Reviews

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Refined lodging,natural retreat,warm and cozy, mountain streams very affordable
average rating of 5.0 based on 80 reviews
5

Perfect family weekend

  • 5 of 5

This was our third summer staying at Buck Lair! We always find it super clean, stocked with necessities and even extra treats. The setting is spectacular, close to town and great hiking trails. Our family of 5 truly loves this cabin in the woods, especially our 3 small nature loving kids! The porches and stream make it the perfect place for us to relax and get away. Easy access to VT and Blacksburg, but feels like another world. Gerald and Ruth are wonderful and have made this place a true gem!! It's adorable! Deserves 10 stars! So much better than any of the nearby hotels! We'll be back next year!!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you found Buck Cabin to be so pleasing. We hope you enjoyed your visit to our area again. You'll have such a beautiful young family. It was so enjoyable to see their excitement as they ventured forth exploring and investigating. We trust you will consider Buck Lair again for a stay when you are in this area. Again thank you for all.
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5

Just like being at home....

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful. We felt like we were at home. Cozy spots to relax. Welcomed with music , lights on , pastry on the table, refrigerator stocked with milk, beer, soft drinks, and water. Welcoming porch on front and back of house. Babbling brook runs across property. We enjoyed sitting on porch listening to brook. Did some hiking. Cabin looks brand new. Would definitely go again. Just can't say enough.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple were perfect guests. Left all in excellent order. It was like no one had been there. Communication was great. We certainly recommend them as tenants and our "door" is wide open for their return. We truly appreciate their 5 Star review and are so pleased they had a wonderful experience at Buck Lair.
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5

Wonderful cabin and location.

  • 5 of 5

This cabin/location is wonderful. Well stocked and very comfortable. Would definately stay here again and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were excellent tenants. Interesting motorcyclists from Canada - welcome back anytime- thank you for kind remarks
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5

Serene lovely surroundings. Delightful welcoming interior

  • 5 of 5

Paradise. Be sure to explore the tranquil woods. And fire up the grill and picnic streamside. The owners paid attention to every little detail ensuring a spectacular stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review. We enjoyed your stay and our very nice short conversation. Very interesting. Again thanks for all. Hope you can return.
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5

Perfectly appointed for a small group meeting

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to utilize Buck Lair for our small group meeting. It's perfectly appointed and such a wonderful location. We parked 5+ cars in the driveway, enjoyed lunch with 8 people comfortably, and enjoyed our time together. Not just for lodging, but a great place to consider for other meeting/small group needs.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad your group found Buck Cabin to be so pleasing. We hope you enjoyed your visit to our area. Winter time is so inviting and cozy at the cabin with the Vermont stove going. The heat and the dancing flames are so relaxing. We trust you will consider Buck Lair again for a stay when you are in this area.
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5

Perfect accomodations

  • 5 of 5

We have used VRBO several times in the best and this has to be the best place that we have stayed yet. Not only was the cabin nicely decorated but the owners thought of ever detail to make our stay perfect. Extra fresh towels and linens were available, soap, shampoo, firewood on hand and best of all fridge was stocked with milk (which we were thinking we would have to run out and get for our morning cereal), water and other assorted beverages. The breakfast pastry was such a nice thoughtful touch as well and lights were on and music playing when we arrived late - which were very thankful for!! Location was perfect for our tour of Virginia Tech and our day spent hiking in nearby at national park. The kids loved the stream (did some paper boat races) and the fish pond. We really needed one more night so that we could have enjoyed an outdoor fire. We would definitely come back here again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Macado's
The Palisades Restaurant
"great food unique atmosphere - reservation advised"
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Blacksburg, Virginia
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Castle Rock Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Route 460
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Mikie's Seven

Va Tech, VT football (8 miles), 50 miles Appalachian Trail, 30 miles of New River and world class small mouth bass fishing, Mountain Lake home of 'Dirty Dancing' movie, scenic Route 42 By-way, Cascades Waterfall and related trails, miles of mountain bike trails for all levels of riders.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One Time Cleaning Fee $60

This is the base price for 2 adults and children are free. Additional adults the fee is $25 per night per person
payable by the tenant.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.