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A Romantic Riverside Cabin with 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 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

Owner
Kathie Conaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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
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:
  • 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:

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

A Romantic Riverside Cabin with NO Cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.9814816 based on 152 reviews
5

Why look anywhere else for a cabin??

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is everything that you want/need in a cabin. I would rate it 20 stars if i could.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful 4 days at FireFlies! This cabin was perfect for a relaxing few days away from the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. The cabin in fully stocked and incredibly clean. Our 2 little fur babies loved being off leash for a few days as well! We will definitely be back. Thank you Kathie and Bill for the fresh eggs and muffins and for sharing your little piece of paradise with us! Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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far exceeds any expectations

  • 5 of 5

Had an absolutely wonderful time. the cabin is perfectly located next to the river and was beautiful inside and out. highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Five stars

  • 5 of 5

Kathie is an exceptional host: kind, responsive, and accommodating. Beautiful property on a hill overlooking a river. Doesn't get much better than this!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Amazing

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was our home away from home for the holidays. We were greated with fresh eggs, muffins and cookies. The kitchen is fully stocked. I usually don't get to enjoy baking at the holidays because we travel from Alabama to Virginia but they had everything I needed. Our furry children loved it too. They were able to run and play off leashes which made mama bear very nervous but it was the perfect environment for them. Amazing views out of the living room overlooking the property. Everything in this cabin is top notch. My husband enjoyed being able to watch TV before bed every night. We can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Experience!!!! Cabin was beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

I can thanked enough Kathie and Bill for their hospitality @ fireflies. Our family had a great time and enjoy everything. The cabin is fully equipped with everything and anything you can possible imagine you feel just like home. Everything was clean, organized, even had the option to do a campfire. Amazing view and the weather was just perfect. Thank you for the muffins and the fresh eggs. The kiddo love then chocolate too. We really hope we can come back in the summer😀.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
 
End of Winter Days
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$99
From
$120
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$130
$850
 
 
Seasonal 2017
May 15 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
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
 

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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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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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