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New River Trail and Chestnut Creek

Bedrooms 1
Space 640 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom cottage on New River Trail and Chestnut Creek

Newly renovated studio cottage located on the New River Trail and Chestnut Creek. The deck wraps around the cabin with rockers to enjoy nature at its best. The front of this cabin is all windows overlooking the New River Trail. This use to be the scale house that cattle were weighed on prior to boarding the train in the early 1900s. Frequently seen are whitetail deer, diversity in birds, rabbits, and ground hogs. Hike, bike or horseback on the New River Trail or relax with your packed lunch at our private pavilion located next to Chestnut Creek.

More Details

Liz Bortniak
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Liz Bortniak

My husband, Don, and I moved here from Lake Worth, Florida. My husband grew up in Herkimer, NY while I spent most of my life in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. We love Virginia and look forward to our new adventure here.

Liz Bortniak purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Liz Bortniak chose Galax

We were spellbound with the beauty of this property and bought it at an auction in 2012. The history of the original builder/owner, Thomas L. Felts in 1904, is really fascinating as is the beauty of this land and the charming area of Galax.

What makes this cottage unique

Access to New River Trail is literally runs through our property. We have our own beautiful little private hide-away pavilion located on Chestnut Creek. It is a great place to relax, read a book, dine or fish.


Galax Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Following items provided: Toilet paper Shampoo and conditioner Hair dryer Soap Lotion First aid kit Facial wipes Q-tips
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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New River Trail and Chestnut Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Asheville, NC

Peaceful Cottage next to New River Trail

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this charming, well decorated cottage. We took day trips on our bicycles and evening strolls along the New River Trail which runs right by the house. In the evening, deer grazed in the pasture in the side yard. A delightful, peaceful cottage to spend a relaxed vacation away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

This place is a real hidden gem! Love the open space layout and all of the nicer appointments (towels, bottle of wine with cheese and crackers, dishes, pillows - perfect for a couple. Your stress will melt away in moments sitting on the porch watching dear come out of the woods and hang out in the big field or the occasional hiker/biker on the New River Trail that runs right along the property. Neat and clean - small enough to be cozy - big enough to be comfortable. Ideal location for active hikers/bikers - easy drive to center of Galax. Already trying to figure out an excuse to get back. And Liz is a wonderful host.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Liz greeted us when we arrived. Very lovely person and welcomed us and gave us some recommendations for dinner and things to do!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Liz’s attention to detail was evident in that the cottage had everything we needed. Her thoughtfulness in providing wine and cheese for our anniversary was much appreciated. The cottage was clean and well furnished. Wonderful location right next to the New River Trail. We will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place. Beautiful and relaxing. Very comfortable and clean

  • 5 of 5

This is a very peaceful setting and the cottege is clean and decorated very cool industrial with warm feel. The cottage a huge firepit and porch overlooks a 54 mile New River Trail for biking and running. Liz is very friendly and helpful. Also no checkout time as long as no upcoming reservations. Close to Blue Ridge Parkway. Already talking about next trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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athens. ga

Firefly Fantasia

  • 5 of 5

We had the most enjoyable stay. The weigh house is renovated beautifully, so posh and comfortable. We were right on the trail, so perfect for riding, walking and watching all the trail goers. At dusk the fireflies would light the front yard. It was fantastic. One of my most favorite trail rides and certainly the best stay. We loved the Creek Bottom Brewery in Galax. Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We are adjacent to the New River Trail and Chestnut Creek at mile marker 2. New River Trail is recognized as one of the top 10 mountain bike trails in the country. August is an exciting time in Galax, which is when they host the Old Fiddler's Convention.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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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