Newly renovated studio cottage located on the New River Trail and Chestnut Creek. The deck wraps around the cabin with rockers to enjoy nature at its best. The front of this cabin is all windows overlooking the New River Trail. This use to be the scale house that cattle were weighed on prior to boarding the train in the early 1900s. Frequently seen are whitetail deer, diversity in birds, rabbits, and ground hogs. Hike, bike or horseback on the New River Trail or relax with your packed lunch at our private pavilion located next to Chestnut Creek.
1 bedroom cottage on New River Trail and Chestnut Creek
- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 21, 2019
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.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
We had a very relaxing weekend, thank you! The home is so charming... the owner is thoughtful and includes lots of special details to take care of guests that were much appreciated.
We loved this cute cottage. It was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The owner had it well-stocked with all the necessities. We had a relaxing and peaceful stay.
Cozy and Relaxing!
We enjoyed the quiet of nature in the cozy, tastefully decorated cottage and just took the opportunity to breathe from the stressful life of norm! It was refreshing. We will definitely plan to visit again. The hosts were kind and attentive and we could not have asked for more. Private, yet close to town.
A beautiful place next to the New River Trail
The Scale House was beautifully decorated and appointed, and its location next to the New River Trail made it a great place to stay. The grounds around the house were lovely and peaceful. We appreciated the little extras Liz provided. It was the perfect place for us to celebrate our anniversary
Everything was perfect! We felt like we were at home and had all the necessities we needed and a little more. The cheese and crackers were delicious and we were grateful for the other items Liz provided. The cottage was very clean, cozy and relaxing. Thank you Liz and your husband for a pleasant and peaceful place to stay. We plan on coming back!
Our second stay here, we have certainly enjoyed both the character and the location.
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.