A Romantic Riverside Cabin

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

If you are looking for a place to relax while surrounded with the sights and sounds of nature, stay in Fireflies. The cabin is located along the New River waterfront across from the 57-mile New River Trail State Park. The cabin rests 200 feet from the water not far from a bend in the river. You can watch the sun come up over the mountain and the mist rise above the river while sitting on one of Fireflies’ two porches.The New River is 350 million years old and retains the pristine beauty of an unspoiled waterway. Enjoy canoeing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing from our floating dock. If you would like dining and entertainment options, Fireflies sits midway between Wytheville and Christainsburg with both cities just 35 minutes away. Located within 45 minutes of 3 wineries.

Why the Owner Chose Barren Springs: : We are originally from New Jersey. While vacationing in the New River Valley in 2004 we fell in love with the area. We purchased property on the river in 2005. As this was our second home we rented it as a vacation rental for 3 years before our retirement. In 2009 we moved into our home and began to build a small cabin on the property close to the river. The cabin, which we call Fireflies, is now ready to be enjoyed by vacationers looking for a place to relax.

The Unique Benefits of this Cabin: : Year Purchased: 2010 - The cabin sits just above the riverbank and has large windows and two porches that have been designed to enable you to enjoy the abundance of nature. It is common place to see the deer in the early morning and again in the evening. Water birds of many varieties fly up and down the river each day and it is not unusual to see a bald eagle.

Owner Description/Comments:: This property is owned by Bill and Kathie Conaway both of whom are retired. Bill and his father spent the last year building the cabin.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Fireflies welcomes non-aggressive, friendly pets for a flat fee of $50 plus tax. The cabin is limited to two pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • There is an inflatable queen size mattress available in addition to the queen size bed. The bedroom opens onto the north porch....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub


  • The large bathroom has a marbled whirl pool tub for two and two sinks. The tiled floor contains radiant floor heat....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The kitchen flooring contains radiant floor heating.


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Wi-Fi access to Internet ...moreless

  • Television:

    Smart HDTV, 50 inch screen mounted on the wall....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The cabin is a 30 minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway. ...moreless

  • Rural:

    Fireflies cabin is located in a rural area away from the hustle and bustle of suburban life. The nearest house to the cabin is the owner's home two football fields away at the top of the hill....moreless

  • Water View:

    The cabin sits 150 feet back from the scenic New River. The New River Trail is just across the river. A great place to enjoy nature and the wildlife....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The cabin sits about 200 feet back from the New River with a beautiful view from the large picture window....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The waterfront includes floating dock for fishing, swimming, R & R, launching your canoe or kayak. Also fire ring w/grill, table & benches, a horseshoe court and open space for camping/activities....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The dining area is part of the living space with the kitchen flowing into the dining area which flows into the living room. The table seats four. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi is provided for the cabin. The log on information is available for our guests in a notebook in the cabin....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The cabin has an open living area that includes the dining room/living room space....moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    The coffee is a drip coffee maker with a reusable filter. We supply coffee for this machine. There is also a Keurig coffee maker that uses K-cups. We DO NOT supply the K-cups....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    The kitchen has multiple pots and pans, a slow cooker, a small waffle maker and a small food processor....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The dishes in the cabin will serve four people. ...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The cabin has a galley kitchen with a refrigerator, range, oven, microwave,dishwasher, and washer/dryer...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    The oven is a 24 inch wall oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Fireflies has an assortment of pantry items that includes coffee, tea, sugar, non-dairy creamer, salt, pepper, misc. spices and herbs, and olive oil....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    Two outdoor covered porches....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks, canoes and tubes are available to rent from our next door neighbor upstream .."Blue Cat on the New." They will deliver and pick up to our floating dock....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Cabin is located on 9 open acres with a 700 foot riverfront...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We provide enough charcoal for one grilling....moreless

  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool


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from 47 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Rate
Oct 16 - Nov 30, 2016
2 night min stay
Winter Rate
Dec 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Seasonal 2017
Apr 1 - Oct 15, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Damage Waiver Fee $25 + tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.3%




Owner's cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 10/20/2016
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58 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roanoke Regional Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Fatz Cafe
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Draper Valley Golf Course
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 81 intersects Route 100 (Wysor Highway)
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The River Company Restaurant
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Winter Place Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

We are located 5 miles off I 81 ,exit 89A, route 100, Wysor Highway.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We retired to the New River Valley in 2008 having lived in the southern portion of New Jersey. Kathie was an elementary school principal and Bill ran a small contracting business.

Why the Owner Chose Draper, VA, USA:
Bill and his father built the cabin in 2009. The cabin was designed and furnished with our future guests in mind. Our aim has always been to make our guests' stay relaxing. We make every effort to make Fireflies Cabin your home away from home.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
The cabin has been designed and located on the property in such a way that you feel like you are far 'away from it all' while being only 5 miles from Interstate 81 and 800 feet off of route 100 (Wysor Highway).Our very own floating dock sits on the river in front of the cabin. It is great for fishing and swimming.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fireflies at the end of the rainbow.

    Fireflies at the end of the rainbow.

  • Fireflies Cabin along the New River

    Fireflies Cabin along the New River

  • The living room area.

    The living room area.

  • Wall mounted, Smart HDTV, 50 inch screen.

    Wall mounted, Smart HDTV, 50 inch screen.

  • Fireflies dining area.

    Fireflies dining area.

  • kitchen view

    kitchen view

  • The North porch.

    The North porch.

  • Fireflies in Spring.

    Fireflies in Spring.

  • Fireflies as seen from a canoe in the river.

    Fireflies as seen from a canoe in the river.

  • Fireflies in Spring

    Fireflies in Spring

  • The north porch

    The north porch

  • Beautiful View

    Beautiful View

  • The ally kitchen is fully equipped.

    The ally kitchen is fully equipped.

  • kitchen view

    kitchen view

  • Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom.

    Looking into the bathroom from the bedroom.

  • A view of the mist above the New River.

    A view of the mist above the New River.

  • Fireflies in Spring.

    Fireflies in Spring.

  • The floating dock on the New River. Lots of fun!

    The floating dock on the New River. Lots of fun!

  • Fireflies cabin in Autumn

    Fireflies cabin in Autumn

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A Romantic Riverside Cabin

Draper, VA, USA #332285ha

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