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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

The rate is for 2 adults and respective children. Additional adults are charged $25 per night per each. 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 -central heating and air conditioning


Newport Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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


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Refined lodging,natural retreat,warm and cozy, mountain streams very affordable
average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews

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: August 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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Our time at the cabin was too short!

  • 5 of 5

Our schedule was so packed that we didn’t get to spend much time in the cabin. However, it was long enough that my wife wants one just like it with a babbling brook and all!

Kids were happy and cozy up in the loft...and with 3 teenagers who rarely agree on anything...that’s high praise.

I plan on encouraging my parents and my in-laws to stay here when they visit the Blacksburg area later this year.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Famous line from the Disney movie Mary Poppins

  • 5 of 5

Practically perfect in every way. We are looking forward to being back in about 6 weeks.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for you stay at Buck Lair, for you 5 Star as a tenant during your stay and for the great and wonderful review. We are looking forward to you return soon. Again, thank you for all
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They thought of everything!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented many cabins in the past but never one that has supplied all the perks. Upon our arrival we found a fire going in the woodstove, music playing in the background, fresh pastry waiting, and a refrigerator full of sodas, water, wine and beer. They have every amenity and luxury you could ever think of! Such a cozy, warm and charming environment they ensure their guests have. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you had such a wonderful stay. You'll as guests were exceptionally good. We so appreciate with your cleanliness in how you left the property upon your departure. We do hope you'll can return. Again thank you.
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Marvelous Outdoors.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property was adorable. There was a stream directly outside of the front door. The owner had a pastry on the counter and milk in the refrigerator.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The lodge was absolutely beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. It was better than advertised. Ruth was very accommodating and made our weekend get away perfect.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a very nice review. We welcome you et al back anytime. We appreciate you choosing Buck Lair for your stay in our area.
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Ruth Duncan
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2018

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 Newport

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, grills, 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 and chatters to you so nicely.

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

Aug 2014
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.