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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
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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:
July 25, 2017

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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Amenities

Draper Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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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A Romantic Riverside Cabin with Free Wi-Fi and NO cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.96875 based on 162 reviews
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing weekend. Great view of the river from the cabin. Very nicely furnished and well maintained. The kitchen is fully stocked. Bill and Kathie were great and went out of their way to make sure the stay was fantastic. We were met by Patrick(their dog) who was very welcoming. Even though the Conoway's house was just up the driveway, we felt as though we had the entire place to ourselves. Their are a couple of small country stores/gas stations within a mile or so should you need something when you get there. There is also a place up river that you can rent canoes, tubes, or kayaks where they drop you off and arrange pickup down river to transport you back. Fishing from the private dock was nice as well. We will absolutely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Danville, VA
5

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect with this place. We all enjoyed ourselves especially Vegas, the dog. The only thing that could have made our trip better, would be a few more mornings sitting on the back porch with a cup of coffee while enjoying the cool mountain air and the perfectly quiet surroundings. The cabin was clean and in pristine condition. It was very well appointed and lacked nothing in total comfort. Highly recommend it for a couple or small family as an excellent location to get away from it all without sacrificing any creature comforts.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 4 of 5

Clean cabin and very well stocked!! The fresh eggs and muffins were delicious. Good restaurants with 20-30 minutes drive. New River activities all around. Kayaking down the New River was a blast. Cabin was clean and very restful.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Fireflies Cabin on the New River is AMAZING with all of the comforts of home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at the cabin from June 27th to June 30th 2017 for our 49th anniversary. We could not have found a better location to relax and enjoy the scenery of the trees, river below the cabin and the wild life all around the property. The cabin is graciously furnished and stocked with everything from bath towels to many condiments and coffee/tea for your pleasure. Also, there was a bookcase with many books for your reading pleasure. Upon arrival we found muffins and fresh eggs provided by the owners. This was a nice warm welcome. We truly loved the cabin and very relaxing visit.

John & JoAnn Grubbs

Bridgewater, VA.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

We can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and property were well prepared for our visit. It seemed like almost every detail was thought of.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Westminster Maryland
5

This property was beautiful and the cabin exceeded all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing week and Fireflies cabin on the New River was perfect. The owners were wonderful and did a great job at making sure the cabin had every thing we might want. We loved the porches on each end of the house from which we enjoyed seeing a parade of wild life each evening. Our dogs loved being able to run off leash. We spent a couple of days down at the floating dock fishing and canoeing the river. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The property is on a hill and it is not the easiest walk back up from the river to the house but well worth it. The inside of the cabin was very comfortable for two and well stocked. The bathroom was like a spa with a wonderful jetted tub. The big screen TV, DVD collection and Wi-Fi was much appreciated. We found much to see and do in the area from scenic overlooks to artisan shopping. I recommend a trip to Floyd for those who like to shop. We loved the food at the Blue Door Cafe in Draper. Claytor Lake park was beautiful. We found that we could rent a motor boat at the marina and take our dogs out on the lake with us. This was a wonderful vacation spot and we look forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 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

Draper Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal 2017
Jun 26 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
 
 
Fall Rate
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$800
 
 
Winter Rate
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$125
$775
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Damage Waiver Fee $25 + 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.
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