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Kathie Conaway

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Fireflies Cabin on the New River

41 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Virginia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, built for 2 adults, but can sleep 3.

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kathie Conaway (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 Virginia

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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Reviews

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Fireflies Cabin on the New River
average rating of 4.97561 based on 139 reviews
5

Cozy River Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Really loved the cabin. Met expectations and more. Planning to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The cabin and land were beautiful and peaceful. And just as the name suggests, there were tons of fireflies to enjoy as we sat on the porch at night. We will definitely be back in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing...Beautiful...Homey

  • 5 of 5

I rarely post reviews, but feel this exceptional property should be highlighted. This was our second visit to Fireflies, so we could meet family and bicycle the New River Rail Trail. The bicycles we rented at the Draper Merchantile were finely tuned and responsive, which made riding a pleasure on this most beautiful rail tail.

Once again we arrived to find a fully stocked kitchen, the cabin was impeccable, the bed and furniture were very comfortable and the entire cabin was beautifully decorated. Communication with the owner was very good and it is very obvious that they take great pride in their property, with exceptional care to the maintenance of cabin and grounds. The cabin is located below the owner’s home in a beautiful location above the river and it feels like you have the whole valley to yourself. P.S. The pumpkin muffins and fresh eggs were delicious and there were fireflies galore in late May, what fun!

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautifully Serene

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, my girlfriend and I, we were immediately awed by the beauty of the property. Our original intent was for somewhere peaceful, and private. That's exactly what we got at the Fireflies, and having Kathie and Bill only minutes away proved to be very convenient. The scenery made relaxing even more tranquil & our dog loved playing fetch in the open field. We will definitely be back and for longer!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautifully Serene

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived, my girlfriend and I, we were immediately awed by the beauty of the property. Our original intent was for somewhere peaceful, and private. That's exactly what we got at the Fireflies, and having Kathie and Bill only minutes away proved to be very convenient. The scenery made relaxing even more tranquil & our dog loved playing fetch in the open field. We will definitely be back and for longer!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Beautiful cabin and peaceful surroundings!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is so much better than the pictures portray. The stillness and beauty of the surroundings is so breathtaking that it paralyzes you stop and take a breath whether you are on the run or not. I was so pleased with the cabin and how beautiful it is inside. Kathie and Bill literally thought of everything. I needed nothing. At one point I thought, oh the only thing they forgot was the ironing board. Then my daughter stopped by and saw a chair in the corner and said, "Oh, this is an ironing board, how cool." I looked at my husband and said, "They thought of everything". I was visiting for my daughter's graduation from Va Tech so we were on the run most of the time. I almost didn't want to leave the house it was so peaceful and lovely. This is the best home away from home I have ever stayed in and I will definitely be back to enjoy the cabin and the surrounding area just for vacation. You MUST stay at this cabin if you are looking for all the attributes I mentioned. It is top notch!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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

Claytor Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
May 30 2016 - Oct 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Fall Rate
Oct 16 2016 - Nov 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$130
 
 
Winter Rate
Dec 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$120
 
 
Seasonal 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

NO CLEANING FEE!
ALL HOLIDAYS ARE RENTED FOR THREE DAYS AT A MINIMUM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Virginia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • 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
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 ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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.

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

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