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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 - 5 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Relax and enjoy the beauty of the New River & mountains
average rating of 4.736842 based on 23 reviews

Very generous space for three families, not extremely clean

  • 4 of 5

We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of space in each of the rooms to fit our three families, however the carpet is very unclean. It was stained and caused our socks to turn brown on the bottom very quickly. There was also a bit of a smell that we assumed was coming from the carpet.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jill, Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize that you experienced this. We will certainly look into remedying the carpet cleanliness in the near term. We hope you enjoyed your stay and are glad you found the house to have adequate space! Thank you.
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Gorgeous Property and Location

  • 5 of 5

We were visiting family in the Mt. Airy, N.C., and we're a little concerned about the distance, but the drive from Charlotte to Galax, and the repeated trips to Mt. Airy were a breeze. In fact, very pleasurable. The location was perfect considering our sight-seeing agenda along the Parkway, and our family church in Round Peak. The house itself is gorgeous, very clean and well equipped. Three large sinks and a huge refrigerator, as well as all the small appliances you would ever need make this house perfect for a large group. We only had 5 people so we had plenty of space and privacy, with large private rooms and bathrooms for everybody. The view is incredible being right on the river and we saw a lot of wildlife. A large buck was standing on the road as we drove up to the house. Many deer come down to the river for a drink at dusk. We saw large flocks of geese flying formation at low altitude along the river. We can't wait to return to this property. I would recommend it to anyone seeking comfort, the serenity of nature and separation from the hustle of the city. The property manager was very friendly and accommodating. We needed an extra day and it was an easy fix. Book it now. You won't be disappointed. DJ.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little piece of heaven. Secluded and serene with amazing views. Open house for intimate getaway.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time fishing and walking along the New River. Our children had plenty of room to run around and play outside. The house was large and open making our visit more personal. Meals were fun and everyone could help due to the large kitchen. A place we made a wonderful memory and would do it again!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well maintained, beautiful views, lots of space

  • 5 of 5

We had six couples stay the weekend for a friend's wedding and this was the perfect house. All the bedrooms and bathrooms made it easy to have so many people under one roof. The large kitchen and sun porch with games allowed us to spend time as a big group.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A biking weekend with co-workers

  • 4 of 5

There are several of us that work together and like to play together too. We have ridden the Creeper in Damascus and stayed at a bed and breakfast there and we were looking for another place to go. One of our co-workers found your house on VRBO. It was great! The house is spacious and the view was terrific. The 4 bedrooms worked out well but we had a couple of people that were singles and the couples didn't want to share their bedroom with another single adult. We took mattresses and used the living room and the enclosed heated porch for them. The kitchen was big enough for many of us ladies to get in and cook. Three sinks were nice! Probably with 10 adults we could have used another stove and especially when one of the stove top eyes wasn't working. The living room was very nice and spacious to gather. The house was clean when we arrived and we did enjoy our weekend. The biking trail which was a "rails to Trails" was tougher than we thought it would be. We got a shuttle to Foster Falls and rode back to Fries. Although it was only supposed to be a 2% grade it was all up hill the whole 18 miles so for several of us that was tough. If you do this take water because there isn't any along the trail. It was a very pretty scenic ride.

I would definitely recommend this house!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Wonderful House, Beautiful Views, Excellent Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Galax for a small family gathering and wanted a house on the river where we could all stay together. We could not have hoped for a more perfect place than this. The pictures really don't do the house justice or the views justice! There were 4 spacious bedrooms with baths...a very unique find! Three of the bedrooms had access to either a porch, patio or deck area...another unique and lovely feature. The upstairs master with the porch overlooking the river was especially lovely. AND, the downstairs open concept living space was idea for hanging out and visiting with family while cooking and watching the kids go back and forth to the river. The kitchen in particular was fabulous. My family likes to cook and eat, and the kitchen, dining, living room area was laid out perfectly for us. This was an idea house and location for us and we'll definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Fries House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May - Jul
May 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Old Fiddler's Convention
Aug 6 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Aug - Sep
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct - Dec
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Year's
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.3%

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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