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Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, queen-size sleep sofa in LR, 1 full bath, sleeps 6.

Whitetail Hide-Away is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Bedford County. It is nestled in a private, wooded setting with a mountain creek behind the cottage. Sit on the back deck and listen to the creek and the many types of birds and just unwind.

This makes for a great romantic get-away or just a scenic private location to unwind. It is very popular with couples on their honeymoon, celebrating anniversaries or just looking for quiet secluded place to rekindle the flame. It is very private there are no other homes nearby. If you're looking for scenic, peaceful place to retreat from everyday stress this is it.

This cottage has spiraling steps to the upper and lower floors. It has a full bath on the upper level. The upper level has a queen-size bed. The living room has a queen size sleep sofa. The lower room has a full size bed. Please bring your own linens, pillowcases & towels.

The lower level also opens to a covered and screened patio with a 5-person spa in which to relax. We are meticulous in cleaning and maintaining our spa.

We strive to keep our cabin affordable. You won't be disappointed staying at our cabin. You will enjoy the peace and quiet, soaking in the hot tub, grilling on the deck while be serenaded by the creek and just kicking back!

Local Attractions: Liberty University - 22 miles; The National D-Day Memorial - 20 miles; Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline - 35 miles; Smith Mountain Lake State Park 40 miles; Peaks of Otter Recreational Area - 26 miles; Appomattox Court House, where Confederacy decided to let Union go home - 43 miles; Poplar Forest, summer home of Thomas Jefferson - 20 miles; Blue Ridge Parkway - 6 miles; Lexington, VMI, W&L, Lee's Tomb, George Marshall Library - 30 miles; Lynchburg City, with River Ridge Mall, many restaurants - 20 miles; Appalachian Trail - 7 miles; James River Face Wilderness Area. 8 miles ; James River – Canoeing/Kayaking.

More Details

Owner
Michael Ashworth
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Michael Ashworth

Michael Ashworth is retired from the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries. He worked 30 years in wildlife law enforcement as a Virginia Game Warden Captain. Michael grew up in Bassett, Va and graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Biology. He and his wife Patricia have three children and have lived in Bedford, Virginia since 1978. Patricia is a Mary Kay Director.

Michael Ashworth purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Michael Ashworth chose Big Island

We bought this property because it had many qualities that I knew would make it a great get-away. First is location. There are no other homes in sight. The closest in one direction is over 1/4 mile and in the other direction over one mile. Too many vacation get-aways are jammed up together and offer no privacy or peace. Another attractive is how cozy the cabin is. It's an A-frame and not a sprawling mega-house with no personality.

What makes this cabin unique

This property should be specially attractive to guests because it's directly handled by the owners. We want our guests to have the same quality vacation we expect when we travel. We encourage and welcome our guests to call us at any time while staying here if they have any issues or need any information about the area. Since, cell phone service is limited in the area of the cabin, but we do have a landline phone that has national unlimited useage.

Amenities

Big Island Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Be advised that our cabin has two sets of spiral steps that are fairly steep and narrow. Those with mobility issues could find them problematic.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The upper level has a queen-size bed and full bath. The lower level a has a full size bed. Please bring your own linens, pillowcases & towels. We furnish quilts/blankets and pillows. The lower level also opens to a covered and screened patio with a 5-person spa in which to relax. We are meticulous in cleaning and maintaining our spa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water tubing
Notes:
There are two sets of spiral stairs that may need to be considered for people with infirmities or small children.

Reviews

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Cozy mountain cabin in scenic, private setting!
average rating of 4.795699 based on 93 reviews
United States
5

A Grimm Fairy Tale Escape

  • 5 of 5

A great place to get away from reality. Cozy and a great couples retreat.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesterfield
5

Great quiet cabin in the woods.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay for the weekend. Very clean, quiet, and cozy. Will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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5

Sleep to the softly cascading creek

  • 5 of 5

Excited to book this getaway in every season! Its simplicity, remote location, immaculate hot tub & easy access to Otter Creek was ideal for our family. Note to self: in future bring a sharp kitchen knife & coffee grinder.

📵📚⛰🍷☕️🍮

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review. So happy you enjoyed it. Thanks for mentioning the knives needing sharpening. I'll do that tomorrow. We've never had a request for a coffee grinder, but if its needed we'll add it. We hope you come back again. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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Big Rock
4

Beautiful area great retreat

  • 4 of 5

Very relaxing loved listening to the creek from the deck and hot tub

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and thanks for taking time to give us a review. We hope you come back again. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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5

Sweet seclusion

  • 5 of 5

This is a cozy little cabin tucked away in the country. We enjoyed the quiet and loved the sounds of the creek bubbling along and the birds singing. This wasn't our first stay and it won't be our last.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Hampton Va
5

Amazing Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything this cabin provided! The seclusion, coziness, lovely views, etc. We will be returning. :)

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you all loved the cabin and had a great visit. Thanks for the review. Please come back and stay with us again. Michael & Patricia Ashworth
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Lynchburg Regional Airport
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Amtrack - Lynchburg
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt. 501
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Millstone Restaurant, 9058 Big Island Hwy, Bedford
Nearest Ski
55 Miles
Wintergreen Ski Resort, Roseland, VA.
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
Car: necessary

This cottage is located at 3284 Waugh Switch Rd, Big Island, VA which is only 4 miles from the James River, which is

noted for excellent smallmouth bass fishing, canoeing and kayaking.

It is also near the Balcony Falls area of the James, a float fishing

paradise. Within 10 miles are three river access points for boats and canoes. There are several native trout streams nearby. Nearby apple orchards: Gross, Johnson, Arrington and Kennedy. Gross & Johnson Orchards offer summer & fall festivals. The National D-Day Memorial- 20 miles. Smith Mountain Lake with 500 miles of shoreline- 35 miles. Smith Mountain Lake State Park- 40 miles. Peaks of Otter Recreational Area- 26 miles. Appomattox Court House, where Confederacy decided to let Union go home.-43 miles. Poplar Forest, summer home of Thomas Jefferson- 20 miles. Blue Ridge Parkway- 6 miles.

Lexington, VMI, W&L, Lee's Tomb, George Marshall Library- 30 miles. Lynchburg City, with River Ridge Mall, many restaurants.-20 miles. Appalachian Trail. 9 miles.

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 12.0%

The rental rate is $115 per night or $700 per week for 2 adults plus 10% Tax (5% state & 5% Bedford Co lodging tax). It is an additional $10 per night per adult beyond 2 adults. This fee does not apply to children. For example: 3 adults would be $125 per night and 4 adults would be $135/night, etc. For cancellations made at least 14 days prior to arrival date then a full refund will be made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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