Big Pine Trout Farm will capture your imagination and provide you with the tranquil and peaceful experience that you have always longed for. You will create your own memorable experience from the moment you arrive, catch a trophy trout in our crystal clear mountain stream, soar over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, take a brisk hike, or simply relax in the tranquil mountain air on the backyard hammock… The possibilities are endless – either close by or within an hours’ drive.
- House2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 8 Sleeps
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 15, 2018
About Jim Chewning
Lifetime angler. Entertaining host.
Jim Chewning purchased this House in 2009
Why Jim Chewning chose New Castle
Beautiful, peaceful . . . "your own private Idaho"
What makes this House unique
Fish for the day or make it a weekend outing. Beautiful upscale farmhouse with mountain view.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
It was a pleasant experience all around. Jim was a gracious host and helpful in all regards. He maintains is home in exceptional condition. It is located close enough to Blacksburg for a Hokies game (45 mins) and you. can get their from back roads ( no traffic). It was an excellent experience
Thanks Al. It was a pleasure having your group visit -- you were great guests. Keep us in mind if you're back in the area.
Beautiful Home near a stream of peace
Perfect retreat to enjoy a constant relaxing stream backdrop. The property was clean, well maintained and had more to offer than we could possibly experience in one short weekend get-a-way. Thank you for allowing my family to enjoy your home!
Sonya -- thanks so much for visiting and the kind words about your stay. Your group was a pleasure and you left the home in great shape -- a home owners perfect guests. Come back anytime.
Beautiful peaceful place.
Our brief visit was perfect. The house is very comfortable and in a beautiful setting.Our host was most gracious and very helpful.
I just want to say I LOVE this place. Me and my family stayed here for the weekend, and we had a great time. The house is soooooooo nice and comfortable. Has everything u need. Jim and Brenda were so sweet. I look forward to my next time because if they will have me, I am coming back. So if you are looking for a place to relax and feel at home, contact these sweet people. Thanks so much Jim and Brenda for a wonderful weekend..I am coming for a week next time..
Thanks Catherine for visiting with us and for the nice comments. It was a pleasure having you and your family and we would love to have you all come back again -- hopefully next time we'll have a little more sunshine. Hope you all have a great fall season. Again, we appreciate you choosing Big PIne.
Jim and Brenda
You need to stay here!
I could use numerous adjectives to describe our stay at Big Pine Trout Farmhouse, but I think "perfect" is the best word. This house is beautiful! We loved sitting on the front porch and enjoying the sounds of the creek and nature (and no mosquitos!!). Jim and Brenda are excellent hosts - they not only made us feel welcome in their home, but left us with fresh vegetables and blackberries, blackberries and more blackberries. The kitchen is very well-stocked, and a grocery store is a few minutes away. This house is a great example of what makes VRBO so awesome; absolutely, no comparison to staying in a hotel. We felt like we were staying in a friend's home. I can't say enough about our stay here. We had a great time and hated to leave!
Lori, Don, and family - Thanks so much for your nice comments. We are so happy that we could share our home with you. We have owned Big Pine since 2009 and have been fortunate to share it with such wonderful people as yourselves from all over the United States -- we are happy that your first trip to Virginia to see the mountains was a positive experience and that we could share the beauty and relaxation at Big Pine with you and your family. The blackberries are certainly an added bonus to our July and August guests and they have been especially good this year. Hope the rest of your vacation was very nice and that you made it home safely. Come again if you're ever in the area and pass the word to your friends and family!
Jim and Brenda
We enjoyed every minute at this wonderful house. Directions were a little tricky (Would not advise following GPS,as we had quite an adventure, and limited cell service). Plenty of room for myself, husband, three sons, and their girlfriends. Took quick-fix casserole ingredients and groceries from home, and appreciated such a well-appointed kitchen. Lots of pots, pans, bowls, servingware, etc. Played games the first night, enjoyed a movie the second. But the highlight was, of coarse, the fishing! Had the time of our lives catching those beautiful trout! Came home with so many fish and memories! Raymond was so accomodating and gracious. We all enjoyed his company & advise. Loved the Home Place in Catawba for a fantastic dinner (Don't miss it!). Hoping to return this spring for another round!
So kind! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Our in house journal is full of stories like yours but your caring really matters!
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P.S. The warm weather has the phone ringing so give us a quick call to reserve your dates :)
Mrs Vitale from Illinois calls this " The prettiest part of the country she's ever seen"!
Don’t Just Stand There, Do Something..Or Not!
Our property is a great place to set up basecamp for seasonal outdoor excursions or drop the keys in a basket and never leave. Your choice is always the right one!
Hiking-The Virginia Highlands
* Leisurely Big Pine jaunt on our streamside groomed trail-Easy For Everyone
* Dragon’s Tooth on the way to Big Pine from I-81 (15 miles) on 311
* McAfee’s Knobat top of Catawba Mtn on way to Big Pine from I-81(5 Miles) on 311
Golfing- The Best Terrain in The East
* Hanging Rock-”A Real Gem” same exit as New Castle/Salem 311-Roanoke College home course
* Blue Hills-” A Local Roanoke Value”
* Greenbrier “Home Of the PGA’s “Greenbrier Classic” a 59 won it last year
* Homestead-”Just The Oldest Continuously Operating Course in The USA
Cycling-Olympic training destination for Canadian cycling teams. World Class Inclines.
Soaring-World Reknowned Gliderport,BLUE RIDGE SOARING SOCIETY,Membership Required
Virginia Tech Football-South on beautiful Rte 42 about an hour and NO I-81 traffic
Close to Roanoke and Salem
Explore Historic New Castle, Virginia and The Old Brick Hotel our Historical Society
Paint Bank General Store 25 gorgeous miles West of of Big Pine for “The Best American Bison Sandwich Ever”, a great place for kids to run around,too!
The Home Place Restaurant – A quick 15 minute drive for a local home cooked all you can eat country meal. Rave Reviews! Check hours early in the week:)
IGA Supermarket in DOWNTOWN New Castle. Very Close,Very Good! Fried Chicken is "The Bomb"! Shop when you arrive, no need to haul groceries.
SUBWAY-Downtown New Castle across from IGA