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New River Trail & Chestnut Creek, Great Location, Pet Friendly, Bike, Hike, Fish

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 572 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin on Trail -Enjoy Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Firepit, Deck Overlooks Creek

Speckled Trout Cabin in Galax, VA is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. It is a retreat created to entice your senses on many levels. The cabin is set in the most beautiful of landscapes, overlooking Chestnut Creek and on the New River Trail. Enjoy peace, relaxation, solitude & the simple pleasures in life often overlooked. The inner sanctuary is delightfully eclectic. A wonderland of hand painted furniture, colorful textiles, creative artwork and fanciful furnishings. We truly want your stay to be unforgettable. In the cozy one bedroom cabin we will provide breakfast goodies for your first morning, like scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth muffins… and always local gourmet coffee samplings & teas. You will be greeted with fresh flowers or plants and lots of candles, for you free-spirited folks. We hope to brighten your day with the unique bohemian, eclectic mix of décor. Galax is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, family vacation, anniversary trip & the cabin makes a splendid writer’s or artist’s soulful retreat.

The cabin sleeps 4 comfortably. The bedroom has a newly upgraded king sized bed & a trendy IKEA wrap-around sofa in the great room converts into a queen sized bed as well. Bed linens, posh comforters, plus extra cozy blankets are also provided. You will be provided with plush towels & robes, unique dishes for your noshes & glassware for your libations. The cabinets are stocked with cooking gear & utensils. There is no need to lug anything along – we provide it all!

To make your leisure time pleasurable, we encourage you to bring bicycles for peddling on the trail along the creek. The trail is 57 miles long and runs from Galax to Pulaski. Feel free to bring fishing poles & some tackle accessories for enjoying Chestnut Creek – VA fishing licenses are required and can be purchased locally. Dannelly Park is located approx. 200 yards from the cabin & has a walking track along with lots of fitness-related equipment plus playground equipment for the kiddos. There is access via a quaint bridge to the Cliffview campground (part of the New River Trail State Park) directly across the creek. So, if you have family with you that enjoys sleeping under the stars, bring them along – they will love it. Click here for more info. on the New River Trail & camping. All is within a very short jaunt through the cabin’s back yard. The cabin parking is horse trailer friendly & the trail allows horseback riding – horses can access the trail from the Cliffview entrance which is ¾ mile from the cabin.

Oh, did we mention that you can bring along your four-footed pals? We allow well-behaved dogs & cats. The porch is fitted with a gate that will keep most dogs contained. Extend the R&R into the evening by grilling on the wrap-around deck & letting the sound of the creek lull you into a well-deserved respite.

Finally, end your day of contentment enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountain breeze while taking delight in the firepit located beside the front deck overlooking the creek. Roast some marshmallows or shake some popcorn over the fire (Jiffy Pop is provided). You will be surrounded by fascinating flora made up of Flowering Dogwood, Black Walnut, River Birch, Hickory, Red Maple, Sweet Fern, Mountain Laurel, Spicebush & Wild Azalea.

Take time out to rejuvenate, refresh & renew at the Speckled Trout Cabin. You will be glad that you did.

More Details

Owner
Tonya Reavis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Tonya Reavis

We are natives of the Galax, VA area. After living in other parts of the United States, we decided to move back home in 1995 to set roots in the most beautiful place we have experienced. I am a breast cancer survivor (since 2012!) and hope in some way to help others going through similar situations find peace and tranquility at our retreat on occasion.

Tonya Reavis purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Tonya Reavis chose Blue Ridge Highlands

In our search for the perfect balance in life, we decided to invest in this cabin as the ideal spot to enjoy a home away from home, but not too far away (we live only 4 miles away :) Our hope is to provide a place for you to feel as comfortable as you do in your own home. And for you to find an adventurous spirit in the décor & comforts we offer.

What makes this cabin unique

I love to make things & am striving to fill the world with little pieces of creativity born from my imagination. That is why you will find a unique feature in our cabin – lots of artsy things & hand painted furniture. Changing the surroundings often is very enjoyable. My husband, Brian, loves the creek, anything outdoors & craft beer. Together, we are filling the cabin and its surroundings with lots of niceties for the well-being of our guests.

We are co-owners in the local craft brewery & brick oven restaurant (Creek Bottom Brewing).

Basically, we absolutely adore Speckled Trout Cabin. Having you visit & find it to be the perfect getaway is just icing on the cake for us!

Amenities

Galax Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 572 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • In the bathroom you will find a standing shower with full sliding doors. The removable handheld shower head is designed to provide a refreshing experience with different spray settings that range from invigorating massage to a soothing mist. It is stocked with Swedish bath towels, hand towels & wash clothes that are extra soft with fine fibers of combed cotton that are highly absorbent. There is a towel warmer to help the plush towels envelop you in toasty comfort. We also provide irresistible plush IKEA bath robes to wrap your body in a sumptuous blanket of warmth. The personal products you will receive are meant to provide a spa-like experience for your senses. Like the local handmade soaps with skin nourishing essential oils, high quality hair products & body quenching lotion.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
  • The bedroom has a newly upgraded king sized bed piled high with 200 Thread Count Percale cotton-rich linens which are ring-spun for added softness, a posh fluffy comforter, colorful pillows and extra cozy blankets. The bedroom is also bedecked with an armless upholstered accent chair & a stylish modern paper lantern. A Hand-painted chest of drawers with decoupage drawers is one of the highlights of the room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
There is an outdoor Fire Pit. We provide wood, kindling & Jiffy Pop popcorn (the kind you can shake over the fire!) as well.

Reviews

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New River Trail & Chestnut Creek, Great Location, Pet Friendly, Bike, Hike, Fish
average rating of 4.815534 based on 103 reviews
5

The property is clean, manicured and inviting inside and out.

  • 5 of 5

There is amazing privacy in a location close to a campground. Neat, clean and warm. Thank you for the local muffins and coffee.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cabin, lovely location. Great place to take dogs since Chestnut Creek and the New River Trail State Park are right there. You do have a feeling of getting away, but local amenities are not too far away at all. The air conditioning is nice. I didn't think I would really need it but the cabin does get a lot of sun in the afternoons.

While the cookware is ok for a weekend, it's not really adequate for a longer stay. Bring your own if you want to cook. I couldn't find any ovenware at all (maybe I missed it) and the pots and pans were too old to be serviceable. Same thing with cleaning supplies. I stayed for a week and when I wanted to clean up every few days, the equipment wasn't really up to the job. If you are staying for more than a few days, bring your own cookware and brooms. No matter what you will have a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nicely decorated and comfortable. The beautiful

scenery from the front porch was so peaceful.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Great location, very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Great little cabin on the creek! The decor is fun and cabin is cozy. The creek is fantastic to wade in and you can hear it from the cabin which is lovely. It doesn't quite live up to the spa experience. Just an FYI to pet owners, they are very particular about pets on the furniture. If you want something convenient to the New River Trail its a great spot.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great cabin by the creak!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this great little cabin by the creek! We spent quite a bit of time on the porch, listening and looking at the creek, as well as hiking on the New River Trail. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great place close to town to stay!

  • 4 of 5

Owners very accommodating with our schedule and arrival times. The cabin was clean and neat and a great view of the stream/creek. Close to the park for exercise or picnic. Would have given a 5 star if it had better internet service.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galax Smokehouse
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Twin County Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.7 Miles
Bogey's Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Galax Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 77
Nearest Restaurant
4.4 Miles
Macado's
Nearest Ski
213 Miles
Snowshoe Mountain
Nearest Beach
283 Miles
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Car: recommended

The Galax area is blessed with various festivals & outdoor recreation. We experience the beauty of all four seasons with a grand show in autumn of scarlet, orange & gold leaves then in winter when the refreshing mountain snows blanket the countryside. The Spring & Summer’s are bursting with gorgeous green foliage, Dogwoods, Mountain Laurels & colorful blooming flowers.

Enjoy a rich bluegrass music heritage at the Old Galax Fiddlers’ Convention, Houston Fest or enjoy a concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Downtown Galax is only 4 miles from the Speckled Trout Cabin where you can visit the Rex Theater every Friday night for the Blue Ridge Backroads where bands entertain & refreshments are served. They also host many Saturday concerts and community plays. While downtown, visit the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts or the City Gallery where you will find wares for sale by various fine artists. Don’t leave without having a wonderful smoothie or cup of gourmet coffee at Cones & Coffee, then visit the antique store next door and find just the treasure you are looking for. There are many quaint antique shops, gift shops, book stores, wine shops and more to pop in while you walk the beautiful downtown community of Galax.

Every Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday you can get free tastings at the local craft beer store on Meadow Street (over 400 different Craft beers & they carry local wines too). They will be brewing local beer beginning sometime during the first quarter of 2014. Also stop in the local winery, Mt. Vale Vineyard and have an excellent glass of wine in a wonderful setting.

The fun doesn’t stop there… bike, walk or run on The New River Trail – then go fishing or kayaking in Chestnut Creek (both of these are right outside the Speckled Trout Cabin door!) Other outdoor activities include canoeing on The New River & hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since you will be famished after all of your exploring, head to Bogey’s Restaurant, Macado’s or The Galax Smokehouse for a scrumptious lunch or dinner. Of course, these are only a few highlights of what you can do for entertainment in the Galax area.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $20
Damage Deposit $75

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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