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Family Camp, Jackson River; Fly fishing, Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, Biking&Golf

Covington, VA, USA
  • Cottage1250 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps13
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths, Sleeps 13

Cottage on Jackson River sit on four acres bordering the river. Great for fly fishing brown and rainbow trout. Kayaks and canoes are used often on the river. Three B/R's. First B/R has over/under bunk bed with twin on top and double on bottom and a slid out trundle under the double making a total of four sleeping spots. Upstairs B/R has king and two twins thus sleeping four. A sleeper/sofa in front of the fireplace has a queen mattress and sleeps two. The third bedroom is the master bedroom and has a king bed , and a queen sleeper as well as it's separate bathroom. The laundry room is off the hallway in the master bedroom. Separate Teepee along river is 20 feet by 18 feet and sleeps eight. A large fire pit is nearby for late nite talks or roasting marsh mellows or hot dogs. Great for kids.Both bathrooms in cottage have shower only. Large separate OUTDOOR shower is enclosed and 8 feet by 8 feet with hot water. Kitchen modern with range, micro, refrig/ice maker, and dish washer. Cottage is wifi with 50 inch TV in living room and 40 inch TV in upstairs B/R. Both H/D high speed cable multi channel. Laundry room has washer dryer. Cottage has fireplace with propane and remote control. Two car garage is detached and houses canoes, kayaks and rubber white water raft. The raft hold 6-8 people and is self bailing of water. Canoes, kayaks, white water raft, floats, paddles, and life jackets are all available to guests. There is a variety of sizes of lifejackets including infant, child ,teenager and adult. Great for family floats on the river. Bottom line is the cottage and grounds are fishing group or family group friendly .Floating, canoeing and kayaking are all very popular .The cottage is located north of Covington, Va. and is close to two well known Resorts. The Homestead Resort, located about 20 miles north on The Sam Snead Highway(route # 220 north) has world famous golf courses and features hot springs and is located in Hot Springs. The Greenbriar Resort is 25 Miles west on I-64 West and also has world famous golf hosting the national PGA tournament over the forth of July Weekend. Both resorts have horse back riding, falconry, guided fishing, boating,and hiking as well as tennis and golf. The Greenbriar also has a full Casino . Both Resorts have great shopping on the premisses or in the local area for the ladies to use while the guys fish. The cottage is good any season of the year and all seasons have their particular activities that are special to the time of year. The general area includes multiple ,hiking trails,rivers ,lakes, and State Parks. The Jackson River Trail is directly across the river from the cottage at about mile marker four. You can Google the trail and see the entire nine mile trail as it follows the river upstream towards the Gathright Dam. Also, Google the Gathright Dam, Douthat State Park and the Jackson River/Kings Grant Property for additonal areas of interest.


Owner / Property Manager , Mike Moldenhauer

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
      • Bedroom 1
        over/under bunk bed with twin on top and double on bottom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 3
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Master B/R also has queen sleep sofa plus the king bed
      • Teepee
        Teepee (20ftx16ft)sleeps8
      • Living room
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Porch
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Three separate bedrooms in cottage. The master has a king bed and a queen sleep sofa and as full bathroom. The second is upstairs with a king bed and two twin beds. The third bedroom has a bunk bed that is a double bed on the bottom and single on the top with a trundle bed under the double. The den /living room has a queen sleeper. The screen porch has a queen futon. Also, outside along the river is a large teepee 18 x 20 that can sleep 8 in sleeping bags.


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom 3
      • Bath #3 is an OUTDOOR 8 foot by 8 foot family shower which is great for warm weather and lots of kids. It has hot water.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Waterfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Internet
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          All available
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Boat
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear


                                        • limited accessibility


                                            • festivals
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • caves
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • restaurants
                                            • waterfalls

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • gambling casinos
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • rafting
                                                        • skiing
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • whitewater rafting

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: Flexible

                                                          Check-out: Flexible

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          29 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Awesome Family Time!

                                                          Cynthia J.

                                                          We rented this cabin on the Jackson River for Thanksgiving this year, and we were so pleased with EVERYTHING that this placed offered. We loved the small town feel, the fishing, the coziness of the cabin. The owners are very well attentive and supply the cabin with anything and everything that you could possibly need. The fireplace was the icing on the cake!!! We even caught a few fish and the Teepee added a great touch! Being a black walnut fan, this place had hundreds of them, so we enjoyed cracking and eating them, while sitting by the campfire. The kitchen provided us with everything to prepare and cook our Thanksgiving feast. Thank you again, for sharing your cozy cabin!!!

                                                          Adventure at it's Best!

                                                          Courtney B.CHESTERFIELD, Virginia

                                                          Our 3 families, 10 of us, and our 3 small dogs stayed at "Family Camp" in mid August. We had a great time kayaking 12 miles on the Jackson River, fly fishing, trout fishing, biking down the Scenic Jackson Trail, enjoying the camp fire pit, and preparing and eating way to much food!!! The house was cozy and clean. The location is perfect as it sits right on the river. It made for an easy stop point for our kayak trips...pull them right out of the river onto the bank! The river is gorgeous and clean. Our boys loved swimming in the "swimming holes". We caught rainbow and brown trout. My youngest son loved catching crawdads! The owner, Mike Moldenhauer, was extremely helpful and provided quick responses to our questions. We would definitely love to return for another vacation.


                                                          Holly R.Charles City

                                                          Beautiful property along The Jackson River! They had everything to entertain everyone in our family (ranging in age from 1 to 65). Spent time rafting, kayaking, fishing, sight seeing and relaxing around the camp fire. Mike was pleasant to deal with and gave great advice on things to do in the area. The cottage was very clean and well stocked for our stay. There's a gas station 1 mile away for other needs ice, drinks and etc. No need to bring food and supplies with you, there's a Walmart 20 minutes away.

                                                          Great place to stay for an outdoorsy family or someone just looking for a quiet place to relax. I have already recommended it to some of our family & friends for there next vacation.

                                                          We will definitely be contacting you again in the future Mike to schedule another family vacation. Next time for a longer stay though, because 5 days wasn't enough!

                                                          Perfect property for family gatherings.

                                                          robin e.

                                                          We had a wonderful experience at this property.

                                                          The cabin is comfortable and well equipped. It is a perfect place for family gatherings and so beautiful by the river. Highly recommended! Robin Erickson

                                                          Perfect spot on the River

                                                          Matthew S.

                                                          We rented this home for a mid summer vacation. It is great place to relax and unwind and the photos do not do it justice. The stretch of the Jackson river the cottage sits on is awesome, clear, cold, and clean with lots of landings to start or end your float from. We spent a lot of time playing in the river floating and tubing. The trout fishing is challenging but good and I enjoyed fishing early mornings and late evenings while the kids were resting. The cottage itself is great, it was clean and comfortable with everything we needed. In addition, the garage had a nice raft, kayaks, and tubes for the use on the river. The raft was a great way to introduce the kids to floating down the river and there were a bunch of life jackets to use as well. We also spent a day at Douthat State Park which is only half an hour away and really is a state treasure.

                                                          I would highly reccomend this cottage if you need to get away. A bit of advice I would pass on- the river really is wonderful and great for families to enjoy, but remember you need to respect it, there are currents and riffles so make sure the kids wear a life jacket when tubing or kayaking and pay attention. Also there are some special regulations on the trout fishing but well worth it as there are healthy, strong fish in the water that are a challenge to catch.

                                                          Many times when I take a vacation I am ready to head for home by the end it, this was not the case at this cottage, when we had to pack up and leave I felt like we could have stayed on longer.

                                                          Amazing! Very well kept... and easy to work with owners!

                                                          Libbie K.

                                                          We reserved this for an extended weekend and found it more than what we could have wanted! We ranged from ages 2 to 68 and all 10 of us easily fit in the house, found lots of activities even for a teen ager :) and had more adventures that could be fulfilled. In fact the whole family agreed to meet here again. I have already referred two other groups to this location!


                                                          Covington, VA, USA

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