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Luxury Lake Cabin by New River Trail w/ Dock/Canoes/Steam Room/Fireplaces...

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Log Cabin w/Private Dock on Lake; 14 Acres Overlooking Lake, Mountains & Trail

This mountain lake retreat is where people come to relax, connect and get away from it all. Surrounded by nature and adventure...

Lost Horizon has been a honeymoon retreat, family celebration destination, girlfriend getaway and fishing/biking hideout for lovers of the outdoors. An original civil war trail winds through the woods behind the cabin; hikers, bikers and cross country skiers love the 57 mile New River Trail within walking distance of Lost Horizon. If you like watching birds, deer and a forest full of other animals... have a seat on one of the porches or decks at Lost Horizon – and don’t forget your camera.

Join them, or watch fishermen along the shoreline from your private hideaway above the lake.

Go down to the spacious deck for a day in the sun or cook-out on the lake, feed the ducks, or fish from the dock. You’ll have a fire pit right on the lake for roasting marshmallows. Play a game of horseshoes and swing on the rope swing. Two Canoes, oars & life jackets are provided for your exclusive use; bring floats or boats for more fun on the water.

Don’t miss sunrise & sunsets over the water... they are magnificent! Thunderstorms are even wonderful here! Listen to the rain pounding on the tin roof during a downpour from the covered porch, or cozy up in the cool autumn nights surrounded by the fall foliage; listen to the silence of a snowfall in the mountains. Build a fire or light the gas logs in either fireplace and relax into the warm surroundings.

Lost Horizon sleeps up to eight people.

The top floor includes a bedroom suite; comfortable full futon sofa; private back deck above the pond, woods & flower gardens; shelves full of books and a cozy sitting area overlooking the main floor.

The private master suite is charmingly intimate on the main floor where you find a fully-equipped kitchen, bar seating, small dining table, living room with a gas fireplace and bathroom with old fashioned claw-foot soaker tub.

Downstairs you have a large steam room/shower with benches (and 6 different shower heads), a bar, comfortable wrap around sofa & full futon. French doors lead out to the patio with a hanging swing overlooking the lake.

A few hidden treasures at Lost Horizon: Enjoy a library of DVDs & books (including “Lost Horizon”). There are family games and a guest book to share your experiences & read about the adventures of those before you.

Sunsets from the deck or down at the dock will take your breath away. Lean back in the deck chairs & look up; you are likely to see eagles flying high above the trees in the daytime, and stars are brilliant on clear nights at Lost Horizon.

More Details

Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager

Debbie, the owner, grew up in the New River Valley, and after living all over the world, came back to the most beautiful place she knew of, The New River Valley, to build the cabin as a family getaway from a hectic lifestyle in DC. It was hard to leave again once Lost Horizon was built, so she focused on landscaping around the cabin & on the lakefront, writing, organizing events, enjoying friends & family and producing air shows.

Debbie is a published writer and photographer/videographer in newspapers, magazines and TV throughout the US. She flew around the country with Greg Poe Airshows promoting his sponsor and shooting air-to-air photography for a few years; now, as the owner of Always Eventful, LLC – events company is now back to doing what she does best… planning celebrations & watching guests have fun.

The cabin is a full time vacation property because Debbie likes sharing the joy (and it helps pay the mortgage).

With a flair for making events personal and unique, Debbie has earned the reputation from Hawaii to Europe to the Middle East as the person who can make good things happen in any environment, under any circumstances… In any Event - It will be Always Eventful! (Get it? Like Always Eventful, LLC).

Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager chose Virginia

The bottom line is written on a sign from her son that hangs above the downstairs fireplace “Family is everything.” Anyone who has been to the cabin has to agree that nothing is better than being at Lost Horizon with a cozy fire in that fireplace or eating on the deck surrounded by fall foliage reflecting on the water, maybe snowed in, or pushing your big brother off the dock then jumping into the canoe to paddle away... Lost Horizon is a place where family and friends gather, people come to celebrate or be alone, find romance or start a new chapter. Lost Horizon is where memories are made.

What makes this cabin unique

Lost Horizon’s name is inspired from a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La. (It has since been renamed Camp David.) The novel is said to be a loose basis for the film Star Trek: Insurrection.

In the novel, and at Claytor Lake, Lost Horizon is where one finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose and whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity and a true sense of utopia.

Utopia was a name coined by Sir Thomas More meaning 'no where' in Greek. But you will find that ideal places can and do exist. They may only be forgotten or lost lands which you have found. May you find your utopia at Lost Horizon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Views are gorgeous and so is the house. Loved that the Christmas lights were on when we got here - it was very romantic. We were married on New Year's Eve & this was a short honeymoon for us. So glad we picked this place! I had your mojito drink and it was fabulous! ... thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home. It was the perfect honeymoon spot!"
Jan 2013
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Hiwassee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Old-Fashioned Soaker Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Steam Room
  • Main floor bathroom is white & antiquated with old-fashioned soaker claw-foot tub. Downstairs bathroom has 6 different shower heads in a lounging rain shower Steam Room with built-in tile benches. Relax and rejuvenate in the steam room – our guests say they love the luxury.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Main floor w/ TV/DVD. French doors to deck overlooking lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located on the Top Floor
  • Queen suite is charmingly cozy on main floor w/comfortable bedding, TV/DVD radio, stocked bookshelf, seat bench, closet, armoire, multiple lighting features & French doors opening onto a deck overlooking the lake & woods. Upstairs, a loft overlooks main floor w/a seating area. Behind the snug perch is a large King Bedroom w/comfortable bedding, a futon sleeping sofa, coffee table, bench, books, closet, exquisite Persian silk rug, & marble top dressing table. Sit out on private deck overlooking the pond, woods & flower gardens. TV, lighting options, all wood w/sloped ceilings & warm furnishings. (But for some reason, owner prefers Queen bedroom – so, just saying, the king is not always better than the queen ; ) Lower level w/fireplace/TV/bar/steam room: comfy futon sofa sleeps two. FR doors to patio overlooking lake w/porch swing, seating & fire pit w/unbelievable view. So if you get the downstairs... feel lucky – it’s private & spacious with some of the cabin’s best features
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Gourmet & country style meals can be delivered to Lost Horizon for your convenience. Details can be found in your Guest Book at Lost Horizon, or Email for more info!


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Luxury Lake Cabin by New River Trail w/ Dock/Canoes/Steam Room/Fireplaces...
average rating of 4.892857 based on 32 reviews

Spectacular VT Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to be celebrating our son's graduation from Va Tech and staying at the Lost Horizon made the weekend extra special. Debbie, the owner, has thought of everything to make a stay memorable and delightful. Our family enjoyed relaxing on the deck, the views of the lake and s'mores by the fire pit. The attention to detail was outstanding from the fluffy towels, comfortable bedding, to vase of fresh mint with a recipe for mojitos. We are looking forward to staying again when we have more time to enjoy the lake.

The Fellone Family

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were honored to have a new VT graduate and his family stay at Lost Horizon. You were wonderful guests, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the wonderful review. Looking forward to having you back! Sincerely, Debbie
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Beautiful, relaxing place - wish we could stay longer

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cabin with great views. Well kept and owner thought of many things that made it easy to enjoy. Had trouble getting access to canoes at dock but owner responded quickly so even with our short stay, we could use canoes before we left. Will look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay, and we're looking forward to sharing Lost Horizon with you again soon! Sincerely, Debbie
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  • 5 of 5

This year, several family members and I decided we would go away during the week between Christmas and New Year's. We wanted to find a place that allowed us to escape the typical busy-ness of our lives while still having access to necessities just a few miles down the road. Lost Horizon was the PERFECT mix of an escape to the forest while not feeling completely isolated.

Upon arriving onto the property, we were all immediately pleased and impressed with the amount of Christmas decorations on the exterior of the house that greeted us with holiday cheer. We inspected the outside of the property and noted the careful detail that apparently was planned thoughtfully and meaningfully. The koi pond (yes, there was a koi pond) that was right outside one of the back doors was peaceful and well-crafted. The wrap-around deck made the entire house feel even more open and instigated an immediate feeling of exploration around the rest of the property. The yard was maintained very well and there were inconspicuous places to put trash and compost all delivering a feel of natural living.

As soon as we entered the house, we were all struck aghast at the decorations, layout, and large space the house had to offer! There was a small chalkboard that personally welcomed our family and a table that had information regarding the many excursions and activities our family could go on during our stay (which we did - check out the lake!). We set our bags down in the front entrance and let our curiosity guide us throughout the rest of the house as we gleefully discovered the large fire place downstairs, the king-sized bed upstairs, the elegant bar, and, yes, the steam shower! We kept noting the extreme detail of the decorations that were displayed by someone with a clear gift for design. Although we arrived the day after Christmas, we felt the Christmas spirit stay alive due to the directions, mountain air, and overall great vibe of the property.

We would all agree to rate this stay as a 5 out of 5. There was not a single problem we had. All of our questions were asked about maintenance of the property during our stay and check out procedures as Ms. Seagle had clear instructions in a well-placed manual for us that was easy to refer to. I always hesitate writing reviews of the great places we stay because we do not want to have to 'fight' for our beloved destinations, however, this one was too good to resist. Kudos to you Debbie Seagle!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cabin and property for enjoying activities on the New River/Claytor Lake!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the beautiful cabin with it's spectacular views of the New River. We hopped our bikes directly to the New River Trail and rode south to Foster Falls. Another day we rode north to Draper. The Draper Mercantile House is a must visit. We also took the canoes up to Foster Falls and rode the river back to the dock. Claytor Lake State Park is about a half hour drive. We spent a couple of afternoons there with a rented ski boat and jet skis. Can't wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing, well-managed getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing week here. The owner keeps the cabin in fantastic form and we even took our very small children out in the property's canoe. We enjoyed local activities like the Draper Mercantile market and restaurant, our little ones caught rainbow trout at the Brackens Fish Hatchery, and they couldn't get enough of the cabin's peaceful Koi pond. The wrap around porch and view are the highlight of the cabin and do not disappoint. We cannot say enough good things about this property and owner and hope to return for another family getaway soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view, perfect location to enjoy nature.

  • 5 of 5

I went with a group of six guys for a bachelor party and it was exactly what we were looking for. We wanted an area in the woods to just hang out and have some guy time. It was close enough to go rent boats on the lake and take a night trip to Blacksburg. A huge benefit was the covered side porch so we could enjoy the weather even in the rain. We also loved the steam room. Definitely plan on going back.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Car Racing just 20 miles from Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake!"
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"Great Minor League Baseball!"
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"movies & live entertainment in this beautifully renovated old-tyme theatre - fun place to go!"
Tech Bookstore
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
New River Vally Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Als on First: 68 1st Street NW | Pulaski, Virginia
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
I 81
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Fatz Cafe & Bar
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Winterplace Ski Resort, Flat Top, WV
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Claytor Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Location information:

Lost Horizon is a favorite destination for parents of Virginia Tech & Radford University students. We provide a private dock on the lake with deck furniture, grill, open window bar, 2 canoes, paddles, life jackets, rope swing, horse shoes & bonfire pits.

Fish or launch a boat/canoe/kayak from the dock. Or, walk (or swim) to New River Trail State Park a few hundred yards from the Flamingo Cantina Deck at Lost Horizon for 57 miles of hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding & Geocaching - the trail leads through beautiful scenery along the Claytor Lake & New River to quaint Cafes, shopping, local music events, fresh produce, etc – right off the trail! Details will be in your Guest Book at LH.

Some of the great festivals in the area include:

Trail Days, Damascus, May 17-19, 2014

VA Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Aug 2-11, 2014

Old Fiddlers Convention, Galax, Aug 5-10, 2014

Radford Highlanders Festival, Oct 12, 2014

Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival, Oct 13, 2014

Nearby activities are abundant!

Live Entertainment, Horse Shows

Spelunking & Cave Tours, Tree Climbing

Paintball, Bowling, Laser Tag

VT & Radford University, Art & Culture.

Wineries & Wine Tasting, Shopping, Antiquing, Flea Markets, Wildlife & Bird Watching

Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Tournaments, Hunting, Water Skiing, Boating & Boat Rentals, Kayaking, Tubing, Sandy Swimming Beach

Dinner Theatre, Mountain Biking, Waterfalls, Fly Fishing, Fishing Guides, Artisans, Crafts, Shopping Malls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall Foliage, Marina Dining, Outdoor Restaurants on the Lake for romantic and family meals with live music on summer weekends

Fine Dining & Adventure all over the New River Valley near Lost Horizon – all within a 50 miles radius!

Just 1 ½ hours to Winterplace Snow Ski Resort.

We will provide you with maps, addresses, and contact numbers for these & many more things to do during your stay at Lost Horizon... or you may just want to enjoy your peaceful, comfortable accommodations and relax around the 15 acres you’ve claimed for your amazing vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Rates & Availability

Hiwassee Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Off Season Rates
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 20 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Off Season 2018
Mar 21 2018 - Apr 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season 2018
May 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season Rates
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2018 - Mar 20 2019
2 night minimum stay
Spring Rates
Mar 21 2019 - Apr 30 2019
2 night minimum stay
Peak Season
May 1 2019 - Oct 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning & Trash Removal $90 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

We love ours too, but pets are not allowed at Lost Horizon Cabin because we offer it as an allergy/pet free property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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