New River Trail & Chestnut Creek, Great Location, Pet Friendly, Bike, Hike, Fish(91 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin on Trail -Enjoy Biking, Hiking, Fishing, Firepit, Deck Overlooks Creek
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.
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Member since: 2013
- 572 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Included In Price
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Included
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 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. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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. ...moreless
- DVD Player:
Satellite / Cable:
Direct TV channel lineup includes over 100 channels. Record your favorite programs with the Genie DVR. Pay-per-view movie channels also available. Movies watched on PPV are an additional fee....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Golf Privileges Optional
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
Dine at the island or on the bean bag chairs that are the perfect size for eating Japanese-style at the coffee table in the great room. Outdoors, there is a bar-height table with chairs on the porch...moreless
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
The great room is furnished with a wonderful IKEA wrap-around queen sleeper sofa full of energetic throw pillows, a hand-painted entertainment center, a large coffee table & an enchanting armless chai...moreless
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- Dishes & Utensils:
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Deck / Patio:
Enjoy a wrap-around wide solid wood deck overlooking Chestnut Creek, The New River Trail, Dannelly Park & The Cliffview Campground. Plenty of outdoor lighting, a ceiling fan & seating provided....moreless
- Lawn / Garden:
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Pet Fee $20 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit $75
- Tax Rate 10.3%
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation Policy: Please cancel at least 14 days prior to your reserved dates or you will be charged for one night + tax at the rate for which your reservation was made.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 2013
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Galax, VA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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!
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Speckled Trout Cabin
Picturesque view from the front deck of Chestnut Creek
The queen sized sofa bed in the great room
Enjoy the firepit & the sound of the babbling creek while roasting marshmallows
Special Add-Ons like local wine can be enjoyed while you walk the grounds
Flat screen television with Direct TV & DVD player.
Comfy King Sized Bed!
Roomy bathroom with standing shower & lots of fluffy linens provided
The kitchen is creatively equipped with everything you need.
Enjoy the locally made soap by Soapbirds in Floyd, VA - Ahhh, refreshing...
Speckled Trout Cabin Side Deck
Our first snow in 2014 - what a sight outside & warm and cozy inside!
Windows capture the picturesque view of the creek and trail from the Great Room
Everyone likes to gather around the island for dinner prep!
Enjoy breakfast on the front deck overlooking the creek & New River Trail
Your dogs will have a blast... our Stella does!
Hand painted adirondaks adorn the front deck of the cabin
The sofa bed has a neat cubby for the linens - we just love IKEA :)
Hand painted furniture in an ambient, comfy bedroom
One-of-a-Kind Handpainted & Decoupaged Dresser
Plush IKEA Robes provided and a Towel Warmer to make your shower enjoyable
Walk along Chestnut Creek on the cabin grounds
A special gate to keep your four-legged pals contained to the deck with you
The covered deck is spacious & a wonderful place to sit back & relax
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017
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