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Much more than your typical cabin, 8 miles Bburg 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
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
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
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.
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
Ruth and Gerald have certainly raised the bar on hospitality! Other property owners could learn a lot from these lovely people. This was our second stay at Buck Lair, and we enjoyed ourselves very much. My 58 year old husband turned into a little boy, building dams in the creek. It was quite a sight to see! Thank you again for sharing your wonderful cabin with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
What a delight this mountain spot was! There were surprises around every corner in impeccable detail and thoughtfulness. If you want an immaculate home away from home, this is it, inside and out. The grounds have two running streams with charming bridges, a covered picnic/grill area and a pond surrounded by wildflowers. Perfection!
Fantastic Stay for my family !!!
I'll just list why it was so great as follows:
- Extremely easy check-in and check-out.
- Location easy to get to. Just about a 1/2 mile off US 460
- Close to Mountain Lake, the New River, Walker Creek, the Casades, Virginia Tech, Pandapis Lake, etc.
- Secluded and quiet with babbling brooks in front of the long covered porch.
- The cabin was very clean, theme decorated & furnished to perfection...with many pluses.
- The owner's had Panera pastries & fresh organic milk waiting for us when we arrived.
- The covered picnic area between the two brooks....very nice touch.
- Oh not to mention the cute Red Salamander my grandaughter found on a tree .
I could go on and on......
We will definitely return to stay at Bucks Lair Cabin1
Thank Ruth for a fantastic stay.
We recently spent our second weekend At Buck Lair! The cabin is immaculate and decorated wonderfully! Ruth has thought of everything you could possibly need and the layout works perfect for our family. Our children love the property and enjoyed wading in the creeks and smores by the firepit! It is a beautiful setting that is very convenient to the Virginia Tech campus. We can't wait to go back.
We had a great time at the Buck Lair Cabin! The owners were so flexible (we had to adjust our arrival date at the last minute), and the cabin was great. Clean, well-appointed, and had the best decor! We enjoyed being 'away from it all' but also within a quick car ride to Blacksburg. The picnic area, brook, woods, large and private front porch - all our favorites! We will be back and have already shared the info with other VT alum who I know would love to stay here. Thanks again for a restful weekend in the woods!
What a wonderful cabin! We loved spending the weekend there with our 4 children. The highlight was playing in the creek Easter morning- such a beautiful setting. We also enjoyed hiking and touring the Virginia Tech campus. Everyone has been busy chatting about when we can return! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.
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.