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A Romantic Riverside Cabin with Free Wi-Fi and NO cleaning Fee

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, built for 2 adults, but can sleep 4.

If you are looking for a place to relax while surrounded with the sights and sounds of nature, stay in Fireflies. The cabin is located along the New River waterfront across from the 57-mile New River Trail State Park. The cabin rests 200 feet from the water not far from a bend in the river. You can watch the sun come up over the mountain and the mist rise above the river while sitting on one of Fireflies’ two porches.The New River is 350 million years old and retains the pristine beauty of an unspoiled waterway. Enjoy canoeing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing from our floating dock. If you would like dining and entertainment options, Fireflies sits midway between Wytheville and Christainsburg with both cities just 35 minutes away. Located within 45 minutes of 3 wineries.

Why the Owner Chose Barren Springs: : We are originally from New Jersey. While vacationing in the New River Valley in 2004 we fell in love with the area. We purchased property on the river in 2005. As this was our second home we rented it as a vacation rental for 3 years before our retirement. In 2009 we moved into our home and began to build a small cabin on the property close to the river. The cabin, which we call Fireflies, is now ready to be enjoyed by vacationers looking for a place to relax.

The Unique Benefits of this Cabin: : Year Purchased: 2010 - The cabin sits just above the riverbank and has large windows and two porches that have been designed to enable you to enjoy the abundance of nature. It is common place to see the deer in the early morning and again in the evening. Water birds of many varieties fly up and down the river each day and it is not unusual to see a bald eagle.

Owner Description/Comments:: This property is owned by Bill and Kathie Conaway both of whom are retired. Bill and his father spent the last year building the cabin.

More Details

Owner
Kathie Conaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Kathie Conaway

We retired to the New River Valley in 2008 having lived in the southern portion of New Jersey. Kathie was an elementary school principal and Bill ran a small contracting business.

Kathie Conaway purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Kathie Conaway chose Draper

Bill and his father built the cabin in 2009. The cabin was designed and furnished with our future guests in mind. Our aim has always been to make our guests' stay relaxing. We make every effort to make Fireflies Cabin your home away from home.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin has been designed and located on the property in such a way that you feel like you are far 'away from it all' while being only 5 miles from Interstate 81 and 800 feet off of route 100 (Wysor Highway).Our very own floating dock sits on the river in front of the cabin. It is great for fishing and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the gorgeous accommodations! We had a lovely stay here during our daughter's graduation and only regret that we never found this little piece of heaven before! The word "cabin" is truly unfair to your beautiful little home! We will definitely be back! PS. the pumpkin muffins were awesome!
May 2013
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Amenities

Draper Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs must be housebroken & disciplined & cannot be left alone in cabin. They can be crated or left on north porch if you are away. No Puppies!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • The large bathroom has a marbled whirl pool tub for two and two sinks. The tiled floor contains radiant floor heat.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • There is an inflatable queen size mattress available in addition to the queen size bed. The bedroom opens onto the north porch.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The kitchen flooring contains radiant floor heating.

Reviews

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Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our cabin, called Fireflies, was a joy to stay in. The cabin was well stocked and equipped with everything you could think of and may have forgotten. Everything was spotless. The surrounding grass field was great for exercising our dogs, and the view of the river was majestic. We had a wonderful time and definitely plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Cozy as always!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent another Christmas at Fireflies and it never disappoints. They always have everything we need and is our home away from home for the holidays. Patrick left my boys some treats and they loved them. My furry boys love to run and play especially because they can do it off leash. Thanks for having us again! Can’t wait till next year.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing as usual!

  • 5 of 5

Another amazing stay at our home away from home for the holidays. Going back for Christmas! Our furry children love the cabin so much that they jumped out of the car when we were packing it up to leave and didn’t want to get back in.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little place to get away!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our extended weekend here. They provided a fully cook-ready kitchen with oils, spices and every pot and pan needed. Everything was extremely clean and well organized. The owners put a lot of effort into making our stay as comfortable as possible. They provided snuggly blankets, linens and everything we needed to enjoy our time there. The view of the New River was beautiful and we felt as if we were the only folks for miles (it is tucked down at the bottom of the hill). Thank you for making our 10th-Anniversary stay so wonderful!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

My dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed our week at Fireflies. The cabin was well-appointed and clean as a whistle. The setting was spectacular -- right on the New River with a floating dock for access. My dogs, Scrappy and Domino, were in dog heaven with their new running buddy -- Patrick who lives up the hill with owners Bill and Kathie.

I used the floating dock as the starting point for kayaking and just for lounging and reading in the shade. Also used nearby River Junction for shuttle for a nice long paddle from Foster Falls. The back porch at the cabin is a treat for coffee in the morning -- watching the wildlife and listening to the river while geese flew south overhead. We also enjoyed the nearby New River Trail.

We'll be back, same time next year.

Lynette, Scrappy and Domino

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Cozy Cabin with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Fireflies and our 1st of 3 this year. The cabin is so cozy and they provide everything you need. You can truly consider this your home away from home except it has a better view!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Map

New River Trail State Park
Chateau Morrisette
Claytor Lake State Park
Draper Valley Golf Club
Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
Va Department Conservation Recreation
Mabry Mill Restaurant
Pulaski Mariners Baseball
Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Fatz Cafe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 81 intersects Route 100 (Wysor Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
The River Company Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Winter Place Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are located 5 miles off I 81 ,exit 89A, route 100, Wysor Highway.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

ALL HOLIDAYS ARE RENTED FOR THREE DAYS AT A MINIMUM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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