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.
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Couldn't be better
Exceeded our expectations. Perfect place for a couple - we biked hours every day on the best biking trail we have been on. Owners couldn't have been more helpful and gracious. I rent from VRBO several times a year and have never felt more welcomed than by Liz and Don. Lovely, quiet setting and everything we could have wanted was there.
A great getaway
What a perfect place to get away for some peace and quiet. The house is always immaculate and the views are spectacular! We had three great days of rest and relaxation!!
Quiet and comfortable
Very clean, quiet and comfortable decorated tastefully. Would definitely stay there again
Sweet cottage in great location
Liz's cottage is a wonderful place to stay for enjoying Galax and the New River Trail. It is clean and well equipped and in a lovely, quiet setting. We especially enjoyed the porch where we could enjoy the beautiful landscape.
Wonderful and relaxing time
This is a nicely appointed cottage for a couple. The porch depicted in the first picture looks out onto a beautiful park-like area (where we saw four deer emerge from the trees on our first night), and is a very nice place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. The Chestnut Creek branch of the New River Trail runs right by the cottage, so it's easy to strike out for a walk or bike ride whenever you want. The hosts are gracious and kind, and shared a lot of interesting information about the history of this property. All in all, it was an enjoyable and memorable experience for us on our 41st anniversary.
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 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.