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Country/mountain Living With Easy Access To Town.

Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • House1500 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Fully Furnished Three Bedroom Retreat Home.

Cozy three bedroom house with spectacular views. Master bed room features a queen size memory foam bed for wonderful sleeping. Second private bed room with full size bed; third bed room is dormitory style with two full and two twin size beds. .

Cable TV and WiFi. A feature that is hard to beat especially this close to town is a wonderful view of mountain ranges either from the picture window in the living room or from the airy side porch. The side yard is shaded by a huge pin oak tree. Great for VA Tech events, family visits , or study leave.


Curtis Absher

Member Since 2013
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 01, 2018
About Curtis Absher

I grew up in Blacksburg and got a B. S. at VA Tech. That stimulated me to get graduate degrees from Oklahoma State and The University of Tennessee. I retired from the University Of Kentucky. After my late wife died, Kaye and I blended our families making for one with 7 children and 17 grand children. We value family and like to provide places for families to celebrate significant life events. As a 10 year old boy , I helped my father build the Harding Place. ( I doubt I helped as much as I thought I did but the house is well built anyway.)

Curtis Absher purchased this House in 2013

Why Curtis Absher chose G-01

Comfortably furnished, secluded but so close to everything, especially to Blacksburg and VA Tech Campus. Short drives can put you on hiking trails. A little longer drive can take you to the country village of Floyd, VA or the Blue Ridge Parkway.

What makes this House unique

The side porch and yard provide space to relax and watch birds and deer.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, With memory foam mattress
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, With Memory foam topper
      • Bedroom 3
        2 double, 2 twin/ single, Can supply pack-n-play upon request.


        • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, Multiple grab rails. comfort height commode.
        • Bathroom 2

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              Only 1.5 miles to m Main Street
            • Mountain View
              Paris Mountain is the closest but 4 or 5 are in view most of the time.
            • Rural
              Only 1/4 mile out of the Blacksburg City Limits on the scenic road to Luster's Gate, McDonald's Mill, Catawba, or Ellet.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Central , Heat Pumps.
                        • Internet
                          Internet via cable with WiFi.
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                          Up to 4 cars can park on pavement. Contact owner if more parking is needed. The drive way is a shared so it should not be blocked.
                        • Towels Provided


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Coffee Station in kitchen. Coffee maker upstairs.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Complete sets of dishes and flat ware. All necessary cookware.
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  High Chair and/or Pack n Play supplied with sufficient notice.
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 8 people


                                    • Books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      Blue ray
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Comcast Cable for TV and internet.
                                    • Television
                                      One flat screen TV.


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Side porch is a feature with 5 chairs and a small table.
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Shaded lawn is a great place for kids to play or for picnics.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Can be supplied if requested.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain climbing


                                                                • Only .25 mile to bus stop.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Noon

                                                                  Check-out: Noon

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  27 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Perfect guest house

                                                                  Debbie B.

                                                                  We rented your house for family members and their 9 month old baby. Since we live down the street, the location was perfect. Everything was ready and clean and warm when they arrived. Plenty of room and privacy for everyone. The whole weekend turned out wonderfully. Everyone was able to relax and visit without getting overwhelmed. Curtis is a very considerate host who went out of his way to make sure

                                                                  everything was just right. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone and will recommend it to our local friends who have more family than house!! Thank you Curtis

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for reviewing our house. It is heart warming to know that it is serving to bring families together. I seems this is growing trend of our Cozy Cottages being used by local people as guests house. We feel honored to fill that need.

                                                                  Great stay a the Cozy Cottage

                                                                  Catherine D.

                                                                  We had a great visit at the Cozy Cottage. Plenty of room for everyone and close proximity to town. It met our needs perfectly!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Location, Location, Location is important in all real estate, whether you are buying or just staying for a weekend. 1.5 to 2 miles to about anywhere in town or on campus.

                                                                  5-stars every stay

                                                                  shanecvtRichmond, VA

                                                                  We have been staying at this house (or its sister property) for 7-8 years now, mostly for football games, and every stay has been a 5-star experience. Both houses have everything we need (sheets, towels, utensils, etc) and then some. Both houses are always very clean, as well. The owner is fantastic to work with and we look forward to our next stay!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We value every guests but returning guests are the best. We also value the care given our houses by Julie and Misty. We can't make them new but we want them to be clean and comfortable. Thanks

                                                                  for staying at the Cozy Cottages.

                                                                  Perfect setting for our family visit to Blacksburg

                                                                  Kathleen O.

                                                                  The house was the perfect size and location for our family getaway to Virginia Tech. Curtis, the owner, does a wonderful job of maintaining the home and welcoming guests. The location was close enough to Virginia Tech for our touring and tailgating purposes, but ideally located just outside the city limits which meant a tranquil respite as well. Highly recommended!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  It was good to see your family enjoying the porch. That is a perk that is priceless. It would be hard to guess the hours or days my family has spent there watching deer and the seasons change. You helped is with our desire to make the Cozy Cottages places where families gather. Advance planning is a good thing since the Cozy Cottage "Families" are growing.

                                                                  Great place to stay in Blacksburg

                                                                  Catherine D.

                                                                  Great place to stay in Blacksburg. Excellent location - close to everything. Plenty of room in an older home with 1950's charm. Owner is engaged and responsive. Looking forward to our next visit!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for staying at the Harding Place Cozy Cottage. It actually was built in1950. My dad was the builder. He was frugal out of necessity but chose good materials and was a master carpenter. He and mother lived in for about 61 years. Until age stopped her mother said her two favorite things to do were to "write notes and clean house." I'm sure that helped preserve the house. BTW, they were married for over 71 years.

                                                                  Great house/Great location.

                                                                  Julie P.

                                                                  I had a wonderful stay at the Harding Place Cozy Cottage with my mother and son, while we were in town to return my son to VT. The property was very clean and well maintained and provided all the amenities we could possibly need. It was a home away from home. The location provides privacy, beautiful views and is only a short distance to VT. A special treat provided us during our stay was the daily visit from several deer who would feast on the nearby apple tree.

                                                                  Mr. Absher went out of his way to ensure that we had a positive stay and even provided ideas for activities to do while in the area. On Mr. Absher's recommendation we hiked the Cascade Trail in nearby Pembroke. It was a beautiful hike that I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.

                                                                  Overall it was a great stay and I hope to be able to stay again at the Harding Place Cozy Cottage when I'm in the area.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  I'm so pleased that your side trips were enjoyable. There is so much to see around Blacksburg when not attending events on campus. It is always exciting and reassuring when guests return.


                                                                  Blacksburg, VA, USA

                                                                  Great place for families and friends that like out door activities such as hiking and sporting events. This is NOT a party house but is a comfortable place for family gatherings.


                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  Rates are for 6 people. $50 must be paid for each additional guest up to a maximum of 10.

                                                                  27 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.8/5
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