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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 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: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • 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 30 reviews

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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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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Loved the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The cottage was very nicely furnished and clean. Such a peaceful place, yet so convenient to the New River Trail and Galax. We hope to return in the fall.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, comfortable, sweet place.

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we got to stay in this great cottage, right on the New River Trail and just a couple miles from downtown Galax. Such a beautiful place to watch birds, deer, and fireflies right from the back porch. Terrific customer service!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! So nice of you! Please come back sometime!
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Adorable and clean in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the cottage was a pleasant experience from beginning to end. Booking the stay was easy, and the owners made access very convenient. The picturesque scene as you drive up to the property was just the preview for the attractively furnished interior of this unique cabin. It was meticulously clean. Many kitchen and bath staples are provided by the owners so you're not having to bring piles of supplies along with you. Some nice wine and cheese and crackers were a pleasant surprise. The view from the back porch was just lovely and made more entertaining with a daily parade of deer and turkey. Proximity to the New River Trail is a huge bonus. The 2 mile stretch into the center of Galax was an easy level and beautiful walk that we did several times. We brought our kayaks and were able to keep them on the porch. We paddled a stretch of the New River, Crooked Creek, and even a bit of Chestnut Creek. Grayson Highlands State Park was an hour drive, and yes, there were ponies galore to be seen on the hike. Checkout was so easy - no long list of things to do or clean as in other rentals we've encountered. A great peaceful location, but very close to town. We hope to be back again!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed this beautiful place so much! It's everything I would ever want in a vacation rental. A wonderful owner provides an exceptional experience as well as wonderful hospitality. The bed, the wrap around porch and the towels were the best part. Cannot wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • 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

Tax Rate 7.3%

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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