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Recent Blue Ridge Highlands reviews

  • Perfectly Lovely Cottage

    "We stayed at this beautiful cottage during Thanksgiving week and found it to be just wonderful. It has been beautifully re-furbished and furnished with high end fixtures and appliances and the heated bathroom floors are amazing. It is tucked away in a little corner of town that afforded a nice view and easy access to all things Abingdon ( Creeper Trail, Barter Theater, restaurants, etc ). The owners were attentive and accommodating and we will definitely stay there again. We recommend it without hesitation. Dan"
    Guest: Dan Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 13, 2014
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  • Wonderful weekend away

    "We recently stayed at your beautiful house with friends. We loved the house. There were so many personal touches that made this visit wonderful. The kitchen was well stocked and we loved that there were toiletries provided in the bathrooms. We spent much of our time cooking in your kitchen and enjoying the large dining room table. We hope to come back in the spring when we can enjoy the outdoor space more."
    Guest: Katie Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 14, 2014
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  • Exceeded expectations, by far

    "This was a wonderful vacation rental! It is right off VA 58, but far enough up the mountain to be private - we saw no one, except the owner, and a bunch of deer, during our five-day stay. This cabin is on many acres of private property with hiking trails, and very well-maintained roads/driveways. Ample A/C or heat if you need. This little cabin was VERY clean and well-maintained, with a great layout. The view at sunset from the back yard was amazing. The bed was firm and comfortable, with a gorgeous quilt and ample blankets. Water pressure in the shower was a joy, especially at 4000'. There's a built-in heater in the bathroom that I appreciated on chilly mornings. There are tons of seating/dining options on the deck, the screened porch, or down by the fire pit. Kitchen had everything we needed, and there's a gas grill on the deck. For those interested in the VA Creeper Trail: The property is about halfway between Whitetop and Green Cove stations. We spent most of our days hiking and biking, Mt Rogers and Grayson Highlands. Do know that there is no cell phone service here. There may be Internet if you go down by the lower cabin (access code for that was in our cabin, but we didn't check it out.) Happily, they allow dogs with no pet fee or cleaning fee = AMAZING. We use VRBO rentals for our vacations often. This one was the best value, and most comfortable stay I have ever had. Many thanks to the owners!"
    Guest: Hajnalka Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 22, 2014
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  • Cabin in the Mountains!

    "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed staying at River Oak Retreat. We had a couple of small glitches when we checked, but Stephanie was on top of it and came over immediately. The cabin is clean, comfortable and well supplied. It's a great location with lots of privacy. The hot tub is a great feature after a full day of bike riding or hiking."
    Guest: Mark Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 5, 2014
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Blue Ridge Highlands Travel Tips

Enjoy Virginia's Unspoiled Beauty from Well-Located Blue Ridge Highlands Vacation Homes

The Blue Ridge Highlands area extends through the southwest of Virginia in a triangle between Bristol to the southwest, Blacksburg to the north and Rocky Mount to the east. It covers several counties and towns including Wytheville, Pulaski, Abingdon, Galax and Radford. As the birthplace of country music, the area transports visitors on a musical journey with highlights at Bristol, Floyd County Store and the Fiddling Convention at Galax. The outdoor activities in this stunningly beautiful area also draw many visitors throughout the year.

Blue Ridge Highlands Lodging Makes for Comfortable Stays

Staying in a cabin is the perfect way to enjoy the scenic beauty of this area of Virginia. Enjoy sunsets and barbecues on the porch, and relax in comfortable surroundings with all the amenities required for preparing home-cooked meals. Blue Ridge Highlands vacation rentals offer plenty of space and an economical option for families staying in this rural area at any time of year.

Blue Ridge Highlands Cabins Are Surrounded by Great Places to Visit

The area offers something for all interests, from fishing and hiking in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area to historical pursuits at Andrew Johnston House. Visitors can tour the house and office (circa 1857) and learn about the Civil War. The historic town of Roanoke is less than an hour's drive away. On a different note, Saltville is the salt capitol of the confederacy and has an interesting Museum of the Middle Appalachians.

Atkins offers an open-air museum and reconstruction of a settler's life or you can learn about native Indians at the Wolf Creek Indian Village and Museum. Reflecting on the area's mining history, the Harry W. Meador Jr. Coal Museum is fascinating for geologists at Big Stone Gap. The caverns at Bristol and the historic 1908 courthouse at Independence are also within easy driving distance from your well-located Blue Ridge Highlands lodging.

Virginia Vacation Rentals Are Easy to Reach

The nearest airport to Bristol and the Blue Ridge Highlands is 118 miles away at Charlotte, NC. A car is required to explore this rural area. For those preferring to drive to the area, it is accessible from the I-77 to the east, the I-40 to the south or from the I-64 which runs to the north of the area.

Attractions and Things to Do Around Blue Ridge Highlands Vacation Homes

The Blue Ridge Parkway, known as America's most scenic drive, runs through this area and provides ample opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, biking and scenic drives. You can enjoy the wildlife and stunning woodland scenery, especially during the fall when colors are at their best. Clinch Mountain Wildlife Management Area, Crooked Creek and the state parks provide ample opportunities for outdoor recreation. ATV trails, mountain biking, fly fishing, hunting and wingshooting are all available in this lovely rural setting. Claytor Lake and New River provide opportunities for rafting, swimming, fishing, canoeing and tubing. The Appalachian Trail is well known for its scenic hikes and wildlife viewing.

More cultural activities include visiting the Barter Theater, the state theater of Virginia at Abingdon, or attending the two-week long Virginia Highlands Festival held there. Take a wine tour, visit a museum, go birding or kayaking – the choice of activities is endless in the Blue Ridge Highlands.

Seasons and Weather at Your Virginia Vacation Rentals

Virginia is truly a four-season destination with the geography and climate to suit every adventure and sporting activity. The summers are pleasantly warm and the altitude keeps the heat from becoming unbearable. Expect temperatures up to 84 F in the summer. The winter months are cool with daytime temperatures at or just above freezing. Spring and fall are beautiful times to visit with temperatures in the 60s F, and the fall color on the trees is breathtaking.

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