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Ruth Duncan

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

59 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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Overview

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

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

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ruth Duncan (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

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

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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Reviews

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based on 59 traveler reviews

Refined lodging,natural retreat,warm and cozy, mountain streams very affordable
average rating of 5.0 based on 65 reviews
5

Beautiful Springtime Getaway

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased you chose to return to Buck Lair. That's a great testimonial in itself. Mystery solved on the nice little dams/waterfalls. Please send pics if you have any. Again, thank you for all. We thoroughly enjoyed the Palisades gift card that went far above and beyond any expectations.
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5

It's obvious these homeowners want your stay to be amazing!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: First thank you again for your stay. Thank you so very much for the really nice review. We are so pleased that you and family enjoyed your experience at Buck Lair and we look forward to your return in the future. We appreciate
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Columbus, Ohio
5

Fantastic Place - Bucks Lair Cabin

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks for the great review we are just so pleased your stay at Buck Lair was enjoyable for you and your family our goal is to create positive lifetime memories for our guests and thank you for leaving our property in such good order
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RICHMOND, VA
5

Wonderful Weekend at Buck Lair

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review and we are so pleased you and your family enjoyed Buck Lair and the surroundings. This is one of the main reasons we rent our cabin, it's the experience of empowering families to make positive lifetime memories. Again, thank you.
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Charleston, SC
5

Beautiful Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review. Thank you for leaving our property in such fine order. We appreciate your respect and look forward to a return visit in the future. We are very partial to and appreciative of our Hokie nation family. We enjoyed chatting with you'll even if it was so briefly. Again, we appreciate all.
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5

Perfect Weekend Away!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the very nice review. We were pleased to see and hear the children enjoying their exploring and adventures. Thank you for leaving our property in such fine order. We appreciate your respect and look forward to a return visit in the future.
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Map

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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Amenities

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Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
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:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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