1 bedroom cottage on New River Trail and Chestnut Creek
About Liz Bortniak
My husband, Don, and I moved here from Lake Worth, Florida. My husband grew up in Herkimer, NY while I spent most of my life in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We love Virginia and look forward to our new adventure here.
Liz Bortniak purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Liz Bortniak chose Galax
We were spellbound with the beauty of this property and bought it at an auction in 2012. The history of the original builder/owner, Thomas L. Felts in 1904, is really fascinating as is the beauty of this land and the charming area of Galax.
What makes this Cottage unique
Access to New River Trail is literally runs through our property. We have our own beautiful little private hide-away pavilion located on Chestnut Creek. It is a great place to relax, read a book, dine or fish.
Max guests: 2
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
We loved the cabin!! Perfect size for my husband and I to get away for the weekend! It was very cute and very clean, and we loved being able to walk on the new river trail by just walking out the door. Walked around Galax too and found that to be a nice little town.
Only downside was we never got the WiFi to work, but not because Don didn’t try! He worked with Comcast most of Saturday. Would come back again!
Thanks for sharing your little cabin!
I was very impressed with the cottage and the owner. The whole experience and stay were a very pleasant and relaxing part of my trip. I hope to be traveling back in the area and will definitely stay again.
Great Location for biking
Great property. Clean and very comfortable.
Our visit to Galax was done on the fly and a tight time line and fortunately I found this gem. This was exactly what we were looking for! So much more inviting and relaxing than a hotel or a B&B Inn. Especially for avid cyclists and hikers like us - the house is right on the New River Trail.
The description of the Scales House is spot on so there won’t be any surprises and I’m hard pressed to find anything to add other than we plan to return.
This property is perfect if you want to get away from it all (but too far away). It's location is convenient to restaurants and coffee shops as well as local shopping. It was immaculately clean! The views were beautiful and we had visits from a deer family every day. The wrap-around porch was wonderful for enjoying a cup of coffee and just sitting and talking. The owners were easy to deal with and super nice. We intend to return soon.
We are adjacent to the New River Trail and Chestnut Creek at mile marker 2. New River Trail is recognized as one of the top 10 mountain bike trails in the country. August is an exciting time in Galax, which is when they host the Old Fiddler's Convention.