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Outdoor Enthusiasts 3 Bdrm retreat Blue Ridge Mountains Jefferson National Frst

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Ranch Home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps open layout

Don't let the name fool you!! This beautifully remodeled ranch cabin in the woods is the perfect escape for you, your family and even your horses or mules (go long ears). The cabin boasts high end finishes throughout with custom woodwork in the kitchen and dining areas. This large yet cozy home is within walking distance to the Dismal Falls, Appalachian Trail, Flat Top horse trails and all that surrounds, in the Jefferson National Forest. This is the best of both worlds! Finally, you don't have to choose between a great place to trail ride, hike, mountain bike, cycle or adventure ride and a nice place to stay! This lovely three bedroom one bath cabin has every comfort of home. It accommodates it's guests with 1 king, 1 queen, and a bunk bed for the kids! There is also a pull-out sofa bed in the living room if required. The kitchen is fully equipped and linens are provided. The cabin also has a cedar, screened front porch with room enough for everyone to relax and listen to the creek flow by. The cabin, however, is merely a place to rest, it's the outside that has it all to offer. Whether you ride a horse, mountain bike or just like to get out on your own two feet and hike it's all just out the front door, literally. The Appalachian Trail runs parallel to the cabin and is accessible in several areas. The Flat Top Horse Trail System is a combination of forest roads and woodland trails that make up miles and miles of trail riding fun! Unlike the horse camp located a mile or two up the road, this cabin does accept reservations and is not affected by a government shutdown! If you love the trail but also like getting clean and putting your feet up in real comfort and style this is the perfect place for you! The property consists of approximately 2.5 acres and adjoins the Jefferson National Forest in the rear and Dismal Creek (a Virginia fisheries stocked trout stream) runs through the front yard. We offer approximately an acre of cross fenced corral for your horses or long ear friends. We also welcome hunters and fisherman seasonally for world class deer, turkey and bear hunting and trout and bass fishing. Motorcyclists on or on/off road find Bland County a beautiful and exciting place to ride.

Come stay with us and explore!

More Details

Property Manager
Christian Birdsall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

It was a pleasure hosting David and his friends. Really nice guys enjoying the outdoors. Thank you for picking my rental to visit, come back anytime!
Oct 2017
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Bland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is a $50 cleaning fee for over night stays. Please leave hiking packs and muddy shoes on the porch. No parties
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Bland county is a hidden jewel, somewhat forgotten. It's very quiet and peaceful. We are centrally located just far enough away from Roanoke, Bluefield, Charlotte, N.C etc.. to keep the country life at the forefront of our everyday lives. The house is conveniently located at the end of the state maintained road just at the edge of the Forest line. The Appalachian Trail is accessible from two different locations both of which are within a mile walk of the house. The Falls of Dismal are only a half mile walk and are wonderful to visit in any season. We have some local Amish families so be careful as you drive in as there is often a horse and buggy traveling the road. There is a wonderful Amish family that has a lovely grocery store about 6 miles away.


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Outdoor Enthusiasts 3 Bdrm retreat Blue Ridge Mountains Jefferson National Frst
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Super Friendly Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Great place in a fantastic location. Close to falls and hiking. Hosts were super friendly and accommodating. Bo and the goats were wonderful additions that helped make it he trip memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for the AT

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for hiking the AT. Only a short walk or car ride, although the obvious trail intersections are over a mile away. It was priced right and is a nice, spacious, quaint, clean place to stay. Christian was easy to work with - I recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The sound of the creek was so relaxing. The beds were incredibly comfortable. We were in Virginia for our son's wedding at Whitegate Farm and this was the perfect location. Christian was wonderful to work with - she left us an iron and ironing board to iron our wedding outfits. My husband and our friends enjoyed hiking to Dismal Falls. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality! We left you a beautiful bouquet from the wedding as a token of our appreciation :)

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation spot to get away from it all. The property is located steps from the Appalachian Trail. The house is beautiful inside, and is very well maintained. Dismal Creek runs through the front yard, just about, and you can hear the creek from the covered and screened porch. The owners are very friendly and accommodating too. I was only here for a few days, but would certainly return to explore the area some more. Perfect for wilderness explorers, hikers, people who like to fish/hunt. If you're an outdoors person, this is the place for you. The best part is, after a long day of being outdoors, is to come "home," and put your feet up with a glass of wine. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patsy and Greg

  • 5 of 5

A true retreat in the middle of the woods! The cabin was fully equipped and like new. It is much more spacious than it looks from the outside! The owners checked in with us to be sure all our needs were met and even provided us with a dozen fresh eggs from their hens. This is a perfect spot for AT hikers as the falls and trail is within a short distance. We enjoyed visiting with our son, an AT thru hiker, and sharing a little "trail magic" with several of his friends. The fireflies at night and the sound of the stream across the road from the cabin completed the magic. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Clean and Comforting

  • 5 of 5

This 3 Bedroom retreat is perfect for AT Hikers taking a break from the trail or a family retreat! Our family especially appreciated the customer service and their willingness to go the 'extra mile' while we were there. We also enjoyed hiking to the Dismall Falls from the cabin! Beautiful! Thanks for a great visit!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Roanoke Regional
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Highway 77 & Highway 81
Nearest Restaurant
25 Miles
Nice selection of restaurants in all directions
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
West VA, Pipestem
Nearest Beach
30 Miles
Claytor Lake
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Horse ride.

* Hiking.

* Hunting.

* Site seein.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Hiking.

* Hunting.

* Horse Riding.

* Site seeing.

* Fishing.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Hiking.

* Horse riding.

* Fishing...

The property consists of approx. 2.5 acres adjoining the Jefferson National Forest in the rear and Dismal Creek (a Virginia fisheries stocked trout stream) in the front. We offer approx. an acre of cross fenced corral for your horses. Bland County boats of its excellent hunting, fishing, bird watching and also many scenic areas to enjoy horseback riding, biking, motorcycling and hiking for all levels of difficulty. Bland County contains 54 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Big Bend Trail and Bland County's own Signature Bike Trail (the Tour De Bland). There also is the Wolf Creek Indian Village & Museum in Bland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Insurance $80
Tax Rate 5.0%

WE DO NOT REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT. An insurance policy is purchased to cover potential mishaps and accidents.


Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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