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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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

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 Hiwassee

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 4.8378377 based on 41 reviews

Cabin Cozy Shangri La !

  • 5 of 5

You can easily miss this place from the main road but don’t ! Very much worth the find ! Such a gem ! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ! Already planning a return visit when the weather warms up to take advantage of the many outdoor activities available. Plenty of room for two couples. We played games , ate and drank by the fire . Everything you need for meals or barware is made available. Very relaxing and so would recommend ! The view alone is worth the stay ! Just breathtaking !

The Shrader family

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, cozy cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had everything we needed and more! Plenty of towels, comfortable beds and cozy linens. The cabin was clean and beautifully decorated for the holidays. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tampa Florida

Wonderful! Peaceful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and very clean! Wonderful we had an awesome time and highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would go again!

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely, but busy weekend, wedding, had rehearsal dinner there around 20 people, they were awed at the beauty of the property,and house,they all said it was like having Thanksgiving there, I would go again,the owner was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

This year Lost Horizon was the destination for our annual high school gals getaway. The cabin is comfortable, welcoming, beautifully appointed and very clean. We spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the lake and when the cool temperatures encouraged us inside, we enjoyed the wood and gas fireplaces. We spent an afternoon at Draper Mercantile in Draper (highly recommend for shopping and lunch) and had a fabulous Mexican dinner at Compadres in Pulaski. The location is a lovely mix of peaceful beauty and little nearby towns to explore. I look forward to more adventures there. Thanks Debbie!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Outstanding views, very comfortable, grocery stores close

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New River Trail State Park
River CO Restaurant & Brewery
Draper Valley Golf Club
Great Golf, nice people, Beautiful place just a few miles from Lost Horizon Cabin!
Pulaski Country Club
Good golf course with lots of unusual angles to mix it up a little!
Chateau Morrisette
Beautiful Winery just off the Blue Ridge mountains near Lost Horizon Cabin. Great food & ev...
Attimo Winery
Very nice people with a great atmosphere & good food. Just down the road from Lost Horizon ...
Blacksnake Meadery
Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre
Fun place to go for an entertaining meal. Who doesn't love live theater! It's not very far...
Blue Ridge Parkway
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Radford University
Motor Mile Speedway
Car Racing just 20 miles from Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake!
Good Food, Good Atmosphere about 15 miles from Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake!
Pulaski Mariners Baseball
Great Minor League Baseball!
Rock House Marina
Great place to go on summer weekends to hear live music on the decks overlooking the marina....
Compadres Mexican Restaurant
Claytor Lake State Park
Fort Chiswell Animal Park
Randolph Park
New River Valley Airport
New River Valley Fairgrounds
Pulaski Theatre
movies & live entertainment in this beautifully renovated old-tyme theatre - fun place to go!
Tech Bookstore
Dixie Caverns Antique Mall
Cascades National Recreation Trail
New River Trail State Park
Appalachian Trail (Virginia)
Near Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake, the Appalachian Trail's Southwest Virginia section ...
Bisset Park
Not very far from Lost Horizon Cabin... Bisset Park has playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer a...
Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway
At an elevation of 3,405, climbing the 100 foot lookout tower provides visitors with breatht...
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
Located in a valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 160 acre wooded retreat is home to dee...
Food Lion Store
Wade's Supermarket -- CLOSED
Brackens Fish Hatchery
Near Lost Horizon Cabin, this former Federal Fish Hatchery was the first trout hatchery in t...
Winterfrost Farm
Riding on rehabilitated rescue horses. Trail rides, lessons, birthday parties and adoption. ...
Floyd Country Store
Heartwood, Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway
your gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food, and local culture. Shop crafts by loc...
Mill Mountain Zoo
home to more than 175 animals & is located on top of Mill Mountain next to the giant STAR th...
Mill Mountain Park
On November 23, 1949, a chilly Thanksgiving Eve, Roanoke Mayor, A.R. Minton, threw a switch ...
Wilderness Road Regional Museum
The museum, home of the New River Historical Society, specializes in artifacts circa 1810 to...
New River Valley Mall
plenty of shopping, restaurants & recreation in and all around the mall...
Aquatic Center
50-meter Olympic-sized pool, 1 & 3 meter spring boards, and 5, 7.5 & 10 meter diving plat...
Blacksburg Municipal Park
Activities such as skateboarding, bicycle riding and in-line skating
The Log House 1776 Restaurant
Set in a beautiful refurbished home, the The Log House offers delicious country style cookin...
Va Department Conservation Recreation
Foster Falls is a great place to start for a day on the water in canoes or kayaks... and you...
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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $700

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