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Secluded rustic log cabin at 4,000 ft with spectacular views & modern amenities.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,527 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 bunk room, 1.5 baths. Sleeps 10 comfortably.

Escape summer's heat in this rustic log cabin and enjoy its modern amenities and dramatic vistas over a broad valley. Situated close to Jefferson National Forest with its hiking trails (9 miles), New River Campground for canoeing or tubing (12 miles), Grayson Highlands State Park (Mt. Rogers - 13 miles) and the VA Creeper Bike Trail (42 miles), the cabin provides a base for scenic trips to numerous festivals, antique shops and outdoor recreational opportunities if you have an itch to do so. Alternatively, you can rock on the front porch and absorb the ever-changing and spectacular views. The log cabin features a 2-story vaulted ceiling, dramatic fireplace and rough-hewn plank walls and ceiling in the living room. Local vintage antiques decorate the living room walls.

The cabin sleeps 10, but there are 2 extra bunks and a pull-out couch if needed.

Surrounded by pine forests and fields, you might see some deer and wild turkeys and hear owls. You are guaranteed to hear a chorus of birds and the swish of the wind through pine trees in the morning. Bring your hiking shoes and some good books to enjoy in this tranquil, beautiful setting.

Temperatures at the cabin's 4,000 feet elevation are typically about 10 degrees cooler than in lower-elevation Independence, VA, just 8 miles away. And Independence typically has 10-degree lower temperatures than lower-elevation Piedmont locations such as Charlotte, NC, some 124 miles to the south. Independence has a large grocery store, restaurants, park with swimming pool and tennis courts, and antiqueing if you decide to go exploring.

Explore the area from the cabin's central base:

o Jefferson National Forest (9 mi from cabin)

o Grayson Highlands State Park (13 mi)

o Grayson Recreation Park (9 mi) swimming, tennis courts, hiking

o Peach Bottom Falls (9 mi)

o Blue Ridge Parkway (25 mi)

o Shatley Springs Restaurant (31 mi)

o Hillsville Flea Market (36 mi)

o Virginia Creeper Bike Trail (42 mi)

o Library, churches, museum and gift shop in Independence (8 mi)

Enjoy festivities and activities in Independence:

o Farmer's Market (Wednesday 4-6 pm; Friday 9 am -1 pm; early May thru early October)

o Concerts in the historic Old Courthouse on some weekends in summer

o Jam Sessions featuring bluegrass music Wed 6 - 9 pm on Old Courthouse lawn

o July 4th Parade and Fireworks display includes craft and food tents, music

o Potty Princess Pageant and Fall Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Race in October

o Safe Halloween with music, bouncy houses, pony rides, haunted house

. . . and nearby festivities:

o Clogging and Blue Grass Music (Saturday nights at Flat Ridge Community Center)

o Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA

More Details


Independence Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1527 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , aux heater if desired
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , aux heater if desired, located upstairs near bunk room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Sleeper sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in LR
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , MBR downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , upstairs
    Bunk Room - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds in small room near the 1/2 bath.
  • Vintage quilts and pine forest views. Rest or read on the peaceful balcony in the tree tops off the large, sunny bedroom on the second floor.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
Picnic amenities include 3 picnic tables, 2 serving tables, gas grill and Weber charcoal grill with flood lights for grilling after dark. Recreation amenities include badminton net, volleyball net, tire swing, croquet, frisbees, etc. Sitting/viewing alternatives include free-standing covered swing in yard and another on front porch; rockers on front porch; chairs on back porch and on second-floor deck off upstairs bedroom. Watch for deer and wild turkeys in yard; listen for the owl and woodpeckers; awaken to an avian chorus; otherwise, it's very quiet--at least a mile from the nearest neighbor--save for the swishing of pine trees if the wind picks up. Last half mile of drive to cabin borders a Christmas tree farm and goes through a dense pine forest. Sports car access might be problematical.


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Secluded rustic log cabin at 4,000 ft with spectacular views & modern amenities.
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful and secluded.

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of 4, joined by another couple. If you are looking for beauty and seclusion, this is your place. The cabin is rustic, but charming. If you come in the Fall, as we did, make sure to bring warm clothes as the bedrooms can be a bit chilly. For a longer walk in the area, Graystone Highlands is truly spectacular. All in all, highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing setting in cool mountain air!

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was in mid July to take a break from the heat and humidity of the flat land. What an amazing place. Picturesque setting at the end of the road, so no cars passing by. Secluded but convenient to Independence Va for anything one might need. Combination of pine forest, hardwood forest, open pastureland, and fields of wildflowers made for some very interesting hikes.

The cabin is perched on a knoll offering a wonderful view of the valley below as well as long range views of the adjacent mountain ranges. Constructed with a combination of log and timber, the cabin is nicely decorated and has a great fireplace. Very clean and neat with all needed amenities.

The location gave us reasonably quick access to the New River where we canoed and kayaked for an entire day. The town of Fries was also convenient where we started a 30 mile bike journey on the New River Bike Trail. Evenings at the cabin are spectacular as the sun paints its glow across the sky over the mountain range.

The rental couldn't have been easier. Mrs Anne is a great communicator. It was an awesome visit. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mark, we are so glad you had a wonderful time. Please come again! Anne
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Breathtaking views and beautiful accomodations. The log cabin was very clean

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very clean and we'll stocked. The property is so peaceful and quiet. We loved every moment we were there!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We'd love to have you back, thanks for your kind words! Anne
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Anne was excellent to deal with and the cabin and property were awesome. We had a great time around the fireplace and the sunsets were gorgeous. Highly recommend this location if you are looking to decompress and unplug for a while. Close to Galax, the Rex Theater, and Creek Bottom Brewing.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 12, 6 adults and 6 kids ranging from 4 months to 12 years old had an absolute blast in this house! Everything you'd ever need is provided! The weather wasn't great but despite the rain and high winds we made the most of our time on the property. the tire swing and fireplace provided priceless memories! Board games where a hit with the kids and the front porch was a hit with the adults. There is plenty of space for a large group similar to our size. The last day there the weather cleared and the views were stunning! Anne was extremely responsive to my emails and very accommodating. I'd take her recommendations about the directions and driveway, it was rough but our 4WD did fine. The instructions were spot on though I created ones with even more detail for my late 70s inlaws. A few things we noted were the very strong winds, not sure it that is normal becuase you're so high up or becuase of th unusual weather but it did impact the kids sleeping upstairs, it was very, very noisy at night and hard for them to sleep through. We carried up a lot of wood from the stack behind the house. This didn't pose a problem for us becuase we had so many hands but if there are only a few of you getting wood on the deck earlier in the day would be more ideal. Again, weather dependent, it was around 45 degrees in the evenings while we where there. Cell service is minimal and spotty but we managed to get a signal here and there. The house phone was a lifesaver, we were able to connect with family traveling later to give more details on location and keep in touch with dog sitter back home. There is wifi but it's a bit slower. I'd suggest taking the opportunity to really unplug while visiting this home, it provides the perfect setting to remove yourself of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. No one had devices glued to their face. We made great meals and truly enjoyed much needed family time together. We hope to come back in the spring or summer to fully enjoy the outdoors a bit more. Thanks to Anne for being such a welcoming home owner!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful view, excellent cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin has an impressive view from its front porch. Very private. Excellent spot for a retreat from the city. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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Anne Mayfield
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017


Nearest Airport
124 Miles
Charlotte, NC (2 hr 30 min south of cabin)
Car: necessary

Secluded mountain-top log cabin at 4,000 ft elevation provides mild summer temperatures 20 degrees cooler than the general Piedmont region. Conducive to cozy fires in the fireplace, even in summer. Rustic but modernized cabin is surrounded by pine forests with dramatic vista overlooking broad valley. Collect wild flowers, float the New River, hike in the woods and fields.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
CC Processing $35
Tax Rate 5.3%

This is a 3 season house and we close it up for November, December, January, February and March. Thanksgiving rentals should have at least one car with 4 wheel drive in case of rain/ice/snow

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.