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Relax and enjoy the beauty of the New River & mountains

Bedrooms 4
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious & private, 370' river frontage; fantastic river views

Spacious and private 5,000 sq.ft. house with four large bedrooms - sleeps maximum of 13 (king with trundled day bed, king with sleeper chair, queen with trundled day bed, twin beds). Great room with dining, all glass sunporch with seating, dining, games. Deck, porches, balcony & many windows offer great views. Fully equipped modern kitchen, refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, microwave, washer & dryer. TV with Blue-Ray, boom box with CD, foosball table, bumper pool/game table. Outdoor gas grill & 2 picnic tables. Linens are proved. Private & easy access to the river with flat grassy area. No pets. No smoking.

Property Manager
Amy @ New River Lodge
Member since: 2013
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:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

This house is a home. You can feel it as you enter the porch in anticipation of a very special time. When the door is opened, one can feel love emanating from the walls and spreading through the rooms as we explore each nook and corner. Echos of eager voices and shared laughter are here. Music is in the background. Merry friends and families have lived, though briefly, in this house that is a home.

And now, we too will add the essence of our own experiences, sharing old memories and making new ones. Reunited families under one roof love and laugh and shed a few tears in this unforgettable time. How quickly we settled in as though time was forever. And now, we too, must leave, separating us physically but united spiritually in endless love.
Oct 2015
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Fries House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • .
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Relax and enjoy the beauty of the New River & mountains
average rating of 4.724138 based on 33 reviews

Beautiful location and spacious home

  • 5 of 5

We spent the week here and just had the most wonderful time with family! The house is huge and each of us had our private space and bath. The kitchen was perfect for preparing meals for all of us. The best part was the river. We kayaked every day and the water was great to just wade and/or play in. The New River Trail is very close also and we biked quite a bit too! Overall, we loved this house and it’s location!! It’s perfect for a large family. We definitely will rent it again!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David! We are so glad you enjoyed your time! We hope to see you again.
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Loved it

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, amazing view. Enjoyed every minute. Plenty of room for adults and children to do their own thing but also plenty of room for quality family time. A great weekend

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Donna, for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again!
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Great weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great porch sitting space. We loved it. Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your trip and the porches, especially! We hope you will come again.
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A Slice of Heaven

  • 4 of 5

What an amazing home!! Looked like a Southern Living cover. Secluded with a spectacular view of the river. Tons of room. Extremely spacious. We loved the deck, upstairs covered porch, and the lovely sunroom. There were 10 adults and we all said it was one of the best places we had ever stayed. Could use some painting and pressure washing or I'd give it a 5 but we quickly forgot about that as we were having so much fun. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had such a lovely time at the New River Lodge! And thank you for noting the need for a spruce up in paint/power-washing. We hope to see you again soon!
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Wonderful Thanksgiving Gathering!

  • 5 of 5

We joined our kids and grandkids for a Thanksgiving/Christmas celebration at New River Lodge. Everyone greatly enjoyed this home and our stay! The layout and anemities enabled all to be comfortable with room to roam. Coffee on the porch over looking the river was a favorite. The kitchen was wonderfully stocked, beds were comfortable, and everything was clean. We want to come back and intertube down the river in the summer! Took the nearby New River Trail (rails to trails) for a hike with the kids and it was a hit. Next day, rented some bikes in Fries and biked another section of the trail into the town of Fries. Perfect! All in all, New River Lodge and hosts, Amy and Susie were just great! We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gayle! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon! Amy
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Enjoyed the beautiful riverside home for second time!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to host large family gatherings. Two items of note: we lost electricity last night for two+ hours and water/plumbing stopped working. Also, it would be great to have a working wifi available.

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous home! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ben -- thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back. Very sorry you experienced a power outage!
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Greensboro, NC; Charlotte, NC; Roanoke, VA
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Galax Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 77 & US 58
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Galax is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. It is famous for bluegrass and old-time mountain music and live music is performed regularly at the Rex Theatre in Galax and the Blue Ridge Music Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Galax may be best known for the Old Fiddlers Convention and other local music festivals include Houston Fest held held in the spring and the Wayne Henderson Festival in June. Galax is a stop on Virginia's Crooked Road (

Other area attractions include the New River Trail State Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Virginia Highlands State Park.

The area is great for many outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, tubing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, and golfing.

Galax is also home to Virginia's state BBQ Competition, a qualifying competition for the Memphis BBQ Network and the Kansas City BBQ Society. This event is held the third weekend in July.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Cleaning fee of $225 per stay

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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