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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 - 8 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:
April 19, 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
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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 4.72 based on 29 reviews

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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Perfect for multi-family gatherings. Spacious home with gorgeous views!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for my son's wedding, and had family and friends coming in to celebrate with us. This house offered everything we needed and more! The bedrooms are perfect for families-the extra space and day beds allowed each of us to have our own family space without crowding the main areas of the home. The kitchen was huge and perfect for cooking for a crowd! The porches with beautiful views were so lovely! We all enjoyed our stay so much, and this beautiful home made it so comfortable! We will definitely book again in the future! Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice large house with room for large groups, with beautiful view of the New River.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful location with lots of room along with being well provisioned. There were nine of us staying at the house while we were riding the New River Trail and Virginia Creeper Trail. Everyone really enjoyed our stay there. My only suggestion is that the exterior of the house be spruced up.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing. Excedllent for large family or groups.Second time we have stayed here sand it was just as grat as first time.

Everything you need is provided. Loved the lock box. Great location for our daily tubing adventure and not far to where we went for kayaking. My 85 year old Dad had a ball and I had trouble keeping up with him. Thanks for an awesome and unforgettable family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious & relaxing

  • 4 of 5

The lodge is spacious, the kitchen is well stocked, the linens not plush but clean and nice to the touch. It's truly not cramped as there are a lot of sitting areas and open space for moving around inside. The view from the porch is very pretty and calming. It's a bit of a steep walk down to & up from the river, especially for "older" folk. Getting into the river is also steep and we had concerns about the safety of it due to the metal on the ground posts. Once identified it was just a matter of being careful. Again, an older person would probably have a problem. The land area beside the river is large enough for several activities at once. The only semi-negatives are that the grass by the river needs to be bagged after cutting especially right before someone rents and the outside of the lodge could use a thorough power washing. I would absolutely rent here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New River Trail State Park
Bogey's Restaurant
Galax Smokehouse
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
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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