2 bedrooms,plus sleep sofa, solitude mountains yet next door VA Tech Blacksburg
About Ruth Duncan
Ruth and Gerald Duncan We both are lifetime residents of this area. Ruth was a self employed Real Estate Appraiser with her own business located in Blacksburg for over 20 years. Her hobby now is Buck Lair Cabin. Gerald is a VT Hokie alumni. He is retired Treasurer of Giles County , Virginia, an elected by the people position. He retired from the US Army civilian service as a custom software developer and designer. We take great pride in making Buck Lair much more than just a cabin. We also take great pride in making your experience at Buck Lair very special. It's not just a stay, it's creating a positive lifetime memory for the entire family when you rent Buck Lair.
Ruth Duncan purchased this Cabin in 2010
Why Ruth Duncan chose Newport
Close to VT & RU campuses Near Blacksburg VA Much more than a cabin, a Retreat So relaxing and quiet and peaceful, listen to the streams. Giles County is a place filled with natural beauty, fresh waters, abundant wildlife and fish, hiking trails, canoe livery's, suited for the active and also for those wanting to be close to nature and enjoy peace and quiet time. Yet this is only 8 miles from the Virginia Tech campus and Blacksburg, the adjoining small quaint college town with unique shops and dining experiences. Just 8 miles 4-lane highway to VA Tech Campus( Football, basketball, track, swimming, softball, events too numerous to list). NOT A HOTEL - You are renting a complex not just a bed. Fully anointed house, large porches, small hiking area, picnic shelter, with tables, chairs, grills, fire pit, country swing
What makes this Cabin unique
All natural wood construction quality built including some oversize timbers. We love it here because of the quaintness of country and college atmospheres so intertwined yet with distance, a place to relax and enjoy and a place to be adventuresome whenever the mood strikes. The mountain streams flowing through the front yard is so unique and chatters to you so nicely.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Perfect setting for a get away.
Awesome cabin, beautiful and peaceful setting. Listening to the creek is so relaxing. We will certainly be back.
Nice cabin for AT Day hikes
This property is wonderfully located close to major roads that allow easy access to the AT.
Wild turkeys with chicks greeted us twice. Deer and a wonderful wren who has nested on the back porch. The babbling brook lulled is to sleep every night.
We have stayed here before and we will be back. It's a beautiful cabin with all the things needed. Ruth is always prompt to respond and there's always a little welcome gift. We love Buck's Lair. 5 stars all the way
thank you for the really nice review- these guests are great- left our property in great order- communicated appropriately - 5 STARS
Slice of heaven
We came to the brooks and trees and flowers and butterflies of Buck Lair. We were in town for the madness of VT graduation; what we had at this cabin was a cozy, well appointed apartment, and a spectacular picnic area to host our friends and family for a post-graduation BBQ. The cabin is lovingly decorated, and very well-equipped with everything one might need. We loved eating breakfast on the front porch in the mornings, and lighting the firepit in the evenings with friends. This place is a treasure...
Thank you for the great review and we hope you can return in the future - not sure where the reference to word 'apartment' came from since does not exist - confusing
Magical mountain getaway
We arrived to a welcoming rustic atmosphere, uniquely decorated with a mix of antiques and newer pieces with incredible attention to detail. Super clean. My favorite was the journey to the whimsical outdoor patio peninsula, surrounded by babbling brooks, simply amazing. Woke up to a wild turkey outside the window early Saturday! My husband met Gerald. He and his wife Ruth are thoughtful hosts. The kids had an unforgettable time. Thank you for exceeding our expectations.
Thank you for such a great review- such a nice family - enjoyed meeting husband and small pretty and shy daughter - we have special feelings for the VT ROTC families with their son at VT -they left the property shiny squeaky so clean - we hope they will return some day and best of luck to all in the future
The Buck Lair was an exceptional place to stay. It was so clean and had everything we needed. The hosts even left a pastry and a few beverages for us on arrival. That was so thoughtful and showed the generous, welcoming character of the hosts. We will return!
Thank you for such a very nice review- exceptionally great traditional family - husband & wife, son & daughter - son VT Corp Cadet very admirable, daughter incoming VT freshman this Fall also admirable - thank you for selecting Buck Lair for your stay
Va Tech, VT football (8 miles), 50 miles Appalachian Trail, 30 miles of New River and world class small mouth bass fishing, Mountain Lake home of 'Dirty Dancing' movie, scenic Route 42 By-way, Cascades Waterfall and related trails, miles of mountain bike trails for all levels of riders.