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Cottage on Craig Creek - Waterfront Retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedroom ( Sleeping Porch), 2 Baths plus exterior shower, water/mt. view

Enjoy swimming, tubing, canoeing and fishing on pristine Craig Creek. Perfect setting for a romantic getaway or family vacation. Glassed-in sleeping / eating porch overlooks clear water and private forest with hiking trails and access to National Forest.

Gated access.

Bountiful wildlife, wildflowers and panoramic views.

Firepit is ready for smores, hotdogs, hamburgers and steaks. Firewood is provided.

Master bedroom with a Queen and Twin has full bath. Sleeping porch consists of Queen, Twin and Full Sofa Bed. Open Kitchen and Living room with access to half bathroom.

Inner tubes provided.

Canoe and kayaks provided.

Bring your own mountain bikes, fishing poles, horses.

Fully furnished kitchen, satellite tv with dvd.

Landline telephone and WiFi Internet provided, but no cell phone service.

'Creek shoes' are a necessity due to rocky creekbed.

***Weekly Rental Only for Summer 2016***

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More Details

Mitch and Bobbie Bowman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Mitch and Bobbie Bowman

Retired educators who enjoying hiking, birdwatching, tubing, canoeing and wildflowers.

Mitch and Bobbie Bowman purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Mitch and Bobbie Bowman chose Shenandoah Valley

Owners enjoy hiking on private trails, National Forest (Roaring Run, Hoop Hole Trail), floating the creek in inner tubes, canoes,kayaks and biking on nearby rail trails.

What makes this cabin unique

Adjacent to 150 acres of private woodlands (across the creek) and surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful cabin. We had an absolutely lovely time!
Mar 2011
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Eagle Rock Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower
  • 2
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
You will find yourself in an unmatched natural setting where you can walk the grounds, watch the creek and enjoy the peace and beauty.


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Cottage on Craig Creek - Waterfront Retreat
average rating of 4.985507 based on 70 reviews
Forest, Va

Perfect setting for family time away from it all

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with our boys, 10 and 13, had the best time. Canoed and kayaked all day, enjoyed a fire by night. The cottage was a step back in time but had everything for a comfortable stay. Nothing lacked. Thank you, Mitch and Bobbie for sharing your home and allowing us to escape reality for a couple of days. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for coming to Cottage on Craig with your fellows! It sounds like you all had a good time. Please come back soon.
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Great Family Vacation Spot!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the canoeing and fishing at this cottage, also lots of great open space and perfect fire pit for the evening. Owners were very gracious and accommodating. Even when it rained all day one day, we had a ball sitting on the screened in porch and playing board games. Great place for family time!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted your family had such a good time even with a rainy day. We hope to see you again soon.
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Perfect place to relax and unwind

  • 5 of 5

Let me see if I can fit all of this in here. First of all we just loved this place. It's very simple, somewhat rural and peaceful. When you come down the driveway the house is to the left as you go through the trees. The cabin was very clean and had what we needed. Keurig coffee maker, toaster, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, glasses and utensils. All very clean.

The kayaks and canoe, near the water, are such a great idea. When you go wear some pool shoes or old tennis shoes because there are a few times you will need to get out if the water is low. Go LEFT (downstream) because the scenery is just the best. You'll see an old bridge, fish etc. The water is crystal clear even when it's 9-10 ft deep. Definitely worth doing. The fact that the owners have made them available is the best. We woke up each morning to watch the slow calm river/creek. We saw Pileated Woodpeckers and heard them everywhere. No Eagles, but we were only there 2 days. Make sure you bring everything you need because there is not a lot close by as far as grocery stores etc. Just what we wanted. No cell service, which was even better. There is wifi and it did come in handy when looking for things close by. The beds were very clean and comfortable. ZERO complaints with the cabin.

Make it a point to go to Jefferson National Forest. It's about 10 mins away but worth the trip for sure. If you want a long hike take the right trail (3 miles) Shorter trail to your left, but worth the hike. The falls are at the end of the trail. Go up to the right of the falls and there is a small lagoon like pool at the top of the falls. Look up Roaring Run Falls Jefferson National Forest.

I would highly recommend this place for a simple getaway for relaxation and I'd love to come back again one day. Hope this helps someone's decision making. We narrowed our list down to 3 places to stay and we are so glad we picked this one.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a detailed review which will surely assist others to plan their getaway. We love Cottage on Craig and we are glad you do too!
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Dillsburg, Pa

Wonderful vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful get away! The cottage is extremely remote and so private. The creek is amazing and the kayaking was wonderful. The dog loved being able to run around without fences! No cell service.... It was wonderful! We sat in the chairs drinking coffee and watching the water in the mornings and ended the day sitting in front of the fire. Couldn't ask for anything more! Perfect in every way!! Thank you Mitch and Bobbie!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This could not be better. This was our fourth trip. Has become our annual Labor Day destination!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We think you are perfect! So glad that Cottage on Craig is your tradition!
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Denver, CO

Blissful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Cottage on Craig Creek - my husband, dog, and me visited 4 years ago on our 1st wedding anniversary, and came back for our 5th!

We've traveled to a lot of rural places for vacations, but we've never found a better place than this for home comforts AND adventures in equal parts. The cottage is great and the creek is even better. The best part? Our 9-year-old pup finally learned how to swim! :)

Thank you so much, Mitch and Bobbie, for your generosity and hospitality. We will come again, hopefully soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Clifton Forge Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
10.8 Miles
U S Rt. 220
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
The Cat and the Owl Seafood and Steak House


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning/linens $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.3%

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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