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Simple. Rustic. Luxury.

Bedrooms 2
Space 864 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Located in beautiful Highland County, Virginia nestled in a grove of sugar maples between Back Creek and Little Mountain. Wake up to valley views which are likely to include deer grazing in the meadow, hummingbirds at the feeder, or a Bald eagle or great blue heron fishing along the creek. This 28 acre property includes a sunny meadow with beautiful mountain views, picnic table by the creek and a mountain to climb!

The tastefully decorated cabin includes a master bedroom with queen bed, a second bedroom with two twin beds, one bathroom with laundry, a fully equipped kitchen, open living/dining area with cozy wood stove, a covered porch and a deck with hot tub and outdoor dining area with a gas grill. At the Cabin on Back Creek, you can enjoy the stars which light up the night sky, bird-watching, walking, or just relaxing with a book in the hammock, on the porch, or on the deck. In the early spring, we make maple syrup at the sugar house located adjacent to the Cabin. You are invited to watch (and smell!) the process of turning 40 gallons of sugar water into a gallon of pure maple syrup - or you can help us if you would like!

There are a variety of hunting and fishing opportunities nearby, and access to the George Washington National Forest is just two miles down the road.

The Cabin is located 16 miles from the quaint town of Monterey. Walking tours, galleries and shops, restaurants, beautiful mountain views, and friendly people make Highland County special all year round. Throughout the year, Monterey hosts numerous special events, the largest of which is the Highland County Maple Festival in March.

Located about 30 miles from Snowshoe Ski Resort, skiing, snowboard and tubing are available in season. Also nearby is the narrow-gauge railroad at Cass, West Virginia and the National Radio Observatory at Green Bank, WV.

Twenty miles south of the Cabin on Back Creek in neighboring Bath County are the towns of Warm Springs and Hot Springs, home to the historic Homestead resort and the Jefferson Pools mineral baths. These neighboring towns offer fine dining, golf, skiing/snowboarding, shopping, antiquing, chamber music at Garth Newel and a variety of art galleries.

The Cabin on Back Creek offers a peaceful retreat, surrounded by a variety of recreational opportunities.

Keywords: Restful retreat in the Allegheny mountains, Cabin, Hot Tub, Pets Welcome

More Details

Valerie & Pat Lowry
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

About Valerie & Pat Lowry

Pat has lived on Back Creek his entire life and has been making maple syrup since he was eight years old. Living in Highland County has taught him to literally 'live off the land'. Pat built the Cabin himself, his wife, Valerie did the decorating.

Valerie & Pat Lowry purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Valerie & Pat Lowry chose Monterey

After purchasing 'the sugarbush' to make maple syrup from the trees located there, we decided to share this little piece of heaven with others

What makes this cabin unique

The Cabin on Back Creek is a sanctuary to renew your spirit, unplug from the hectic pace of life, gain inspiration from the beauty of nature and generally chill out!


Monterey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large custom tiled shower, washer/dryer
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Crib (1) provided upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
2 Lounging sofas each make up as twin bed, located on Back Creek which provides soothing music as the water tumbles over rocks, lots of fossils! great for wading & water play. The Cabin is adjacent to our sugar house where we make maple syrup (February/March), but we are willing to give a tour (and tasting!) any time of the year.


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Simple. Rustic. Luxury.
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin in an outstanding location. Incredibly well equipped with wonderful hosts.

The stars!!!! The creek!!!!

We want to come back in warmer weather!

Bring all your food, it's really out there! No cell reception but great Wi-Fi & TV.

So thankful we could bring our dog. She loved the warm stones by the woodstove!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great escape

  • 5 of 5

Quite and pleasant

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Virginia Beach Va

Excellent stay will do it again

  • 5 of 5

Love the rustic look. The home is cozy the family loved it.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful gateaway location

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was nice and cozy, clean, and in a beautiful setting. We planned on doing some cooking so we brought along various condiments and other kitchen supplies, but the cabin was very well equipped with kitchenware, spices, olive oil, etc.. The wood stove was a wonderful feature during the cold days, and there was plenty of firewood provided. The only detractor was that the beds were not particularly comfortable; they should have been given the price; hence the four stars. But we would certainly stay here again at the next opportunity.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many of our guests say that it is the best night's sleep they have had in a long time!
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  • 5 of 5

I took my boyfriend, Daniel here for his Christmas gift. We stayed Jan 15-17, 2018 and LOVED every minute. From the 2x daily hot tub soaks, constant use of the wood stove, using the fire pit for Smores and star gazing this cabin was perfect beyond words. No detail is overlooked in making the cabin feel like my new home away from home. I had the best nights sleep of my life in the queen bed. We can't wait to come back and stay an extra night or two.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Because of the privacy and Beautiful river running through the property this has became me and my husband favorite spot. This was our 19th wedding anniversary, and we have stated at many cabins none have compared to the Comfort and attention to detail this cabin provides. Thanks so much, we will be back!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Highland Inn
Dinner Thursday - Saturday - fantastic!
The Attic
Great eclectic shopping to support animal welfare in Highland County
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Weyer's Cave, Virginia
Nearest Barpub
40 Miles
Snowshoe, WV
Nearest Golf
50 Miles
The Homestead Resort
Nearest Motorway
16 Miles
US 250
Nearest Restaurant
16 Miles
The Highland Inn, Mountain Hideaway, High's,
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Snowshoe, WV
Car: necessary

Tour our sugar house and watch us turn sugar water into pure maple syrup (February & March). Attend the Highland County Maple Festival (the second & third weekends in March). Enjoy spring wildflowers and migrating birds. Summer is cool and mosquito-free! Outdoor games (badminton, croquet, and cornhole) available for use. The fall color (beginning in mid-September) is amazing. The Cabin is decorated for the Christmas season... truly a year-round retreat.

If you need additional entertainment, Pat is always willing to tell stories of growing up in the Allegheny mountains!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $50
Tax Rate 10.3%

Rate quoted is for a couple. Additional charge for more guests, special rates apply for families, please call/e-mail for details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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