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Country/mountain Living With Easy Access To Town.

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 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 Blacksburg

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Omgosh it was great.. love Harding Place!!! we were outside on porch or lawn almost the whole time!! When it would have a spring shower the tree protected us! thank you so much for working around us. It was much appreciated.

---again we loved having your house.. Started our time in Blacksburg with cozy cottage and ended with Harding place.. oh the memories!"
May 2015
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Blacksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Multiple grab rails. comfort height commode.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , With Memory foam topper
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , With memory foam mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , Can supply pack-n-play upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.814815 based on 29 reviews
Richmond, VA

5-stars every stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Perfect guest house

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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.
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Great stay a the Cozy Cottage

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Perfect setting for our family visit to Blacksburg

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great place to stay in Blacksburg

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Great house/Great location.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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.
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Blacksburg downtown
Mike's Grill -- CLOSED
"Out standing hamburgers!"
Lane Stadium
"Where the Hokies play football."
Cascades National Recreation Trail
"A wonderful 4 mile hike (round trip)"
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Blacksburg, General Aviation; Roanoke, commercial.
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
cleaning $75
Tax Rate 5.3%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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