Cabin on Trail -Enjoy Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Firepits, Deck Overlooks Creek
About Tonya Reavis
We are natives of the Galax, VA area. After living in other parts of the United States, we decided to move back home in 1995 to set roots in the most beautiful place we have experienced. I am a breast cancer survivor (since 2012!) and hope in some way to help others going through similar situations find peace and tranquility at our retreat on occasion.
Tonya Reavis purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Tonya Reavis chose Galax
In our search for the perfect balance in life, we decided to invest in this cabin as the ideal spot to enjoy a home away from home, but not too far away (we live only 4 miles away :) Our hope is to provide a place for you to feel as comfortable as you do in your own home. And for you to find an adventurous spirit in the décor & comforts we offer.
What makes this Cabin unique
I love to make things & am striving to fill the world with little pieces of creativity born from my imagination. That is why you will find a unique feature in our cabin – lots of artsy things & hand painted furniture. Changing the surroundings often is very enjoyable. My husband, Brian, loves the creek, anything outdoors & craft beer. Together, we are filling the cabin and its surroundings with lots of niceties for the well-being of our guests. We are co-owners in the local craft brewery & brick oven restaurant (Creek Bottom Brewing). Basically, we absolutely adore Speckled Trout Cabin. Having you visit & find it to be the perfect getaway is just icing on the cake for us!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a wonderful little cabin. Very clean, nice view, and quaint touches. Close enough to town for supplies, but also far enough away for some peace and quiet. We really enjoyed fishing in the stream just below the cabin... we caught some great looking trout (and released them).
The house is in a perfect location, with a beautiful view and right there at the New River Trail for hiking. The house interior was clean, and with a super porch for sitting on. Highly recommend, and we will definitely stay there again.
My husband and I enjoyed the cabin and the thoughtfulness of the owners! Highly recommend this cabin !
The cabin is nice the rest is...
The cabin is clean and well maintained. The photos show a cabin with a stream running by. What it doesn’t show is that if you sit on that sweet little porch you are also looking at a public park. It also doesn’t show all the trash along the stream, mostly plastic bags stuck on bushes and fallen trees along the banks. Not that the owners have anything to do with how people treat the environment but it appears that the residence of Galax and surrounding areas don’t mind having trash litter all over the roads, streams, lawns, parks and everywhere else you can think of. It’s such a beautiful natural place under all the garbage.
Also if you have Verizon will you not have any connectivity. The cabin is in a valley so I imagine no cell phone will work. The description states “no WiFi” but we thought we could at least use our cell phones. The cabin does not have a landline phone either so if something goes wrong, I am not sure how you would reach out for help.
This cabin is perfect. It had everything we needed. Very Clean and cozy!
We loved the decorations inside and the big front porch overlooking the river!
Can't wait to go again!
Charming and Clean
My husband and our dog can't wait to come back! The cabin is so charming and very relaxing. The view is amazing and there is plenty to do outside. If you enjoy,hiking, biking, and kayaking this is the place to stay!
The Galax area is blessed with various festivals & outdoor recreation. We experience the beauty of all four seasons with a grand show in autumn of scarlet, orange & gold leaves then in winter when the refreshing mountain snows blanket the countryside. The Spring & Summer’s are bursting with gorgeous green foliage, Dogwoods, Mountain Laurels & colorful blooming flowers.
Enjoy a rich bluegrass music heritage at the Old Galax Fiddlers’ Convention, Houston Fest or enjoy a concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Downtown Galax is only 4 miles from the Speckled Trout Cabin where you can visit the Rex Theater every Friday night for the Blue Ridge Backroads where bands entertain & refreshments are served. They also host many Saturday concerts and community plays. While downtown, visit the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts or the City Gallery where you will find wares for sale by various fine artists. Don’t leave without having a wonderful smoothie or cup of gourmet coffee at Cones & Coffee, then visit the antique store next door and find just the treasure you are looking for. There are many quaint antique shops, gift shops, book stores, wine shops and more to pop in while you walk the beautiful downtown community of Galax.
Every Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday you can get free tastings at the local craft beer store on Meadow Street (over 400 different Craft beers & they carry local wines too). They will be brewing local beer beginning sometime during the first quarter of 2014. Also stop in the local winery, Mt. Vale Vineyard and have an excellent glass of wine in a wonderful setting.
The fun doesn’t stop there… bike, walk or run on The New River Trail – then go fishing or kayaking in Chestnut Creek (both of these are right outside the Speckled Trout Cabin door!) Other outdoor activities include canoeing on The New River & hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since you will be famished after all of your exploring, head to Bogey’s Restaurant, Macado’s or The Galax Smokehouse for a scrumptious lunch or dinner. Of course, these are only a few highlights of what you can do for entertainment in the Galax area.