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Cabin - Special Rate - New River Trail & Creek - Pet Friendly, Bike, Hike, Fish

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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

Now through February 2017, enjoy our special Fall/Winter rate of $99 per night, or rent the cabin for a week and get the 7th night free!

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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 572 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 or older...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is only allowed outside and on the wrap-around porch....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    We welcome well behaved, house-broken dogs and cats for an additional fee of $20 per stay (includes up to 3 pets)...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Included In Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • 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

  • Bathroom: toilet, shower

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  • 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

Other Amenities

  • There is an outdoor Fire Pit. We provide wood, kindling & Jiffy Pop popcorn (the kind you can shake over the fire!) as well....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    An assortment of romance & paranormal romance paperbacks...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Bring or rent your favorite DVD's. Local video store close by, as well as several Red Box Video Rental Kiosks....moreless

  • Games:

    Poker cards, Rook cards, Digital mind teasers & a table top bocce ball set...moreless

  • 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

  • Stereo:

    There are lots of music channels on the Direct TV Satellite television which can be easily heard on the covered front porch overlooking the creek with the windows or door open...moreless

  • Television:

    Direct TV Satellite on the Flat screen television in the great room...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Watch a stunning sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia from the covered front porch while the cool mountain water babbles in the creek below....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The cabin is located on a hill overlooking a serene bend in Chestnut Creek, the majestic New River Trail, the wonderful Cliffview Campground & Dannelly Fitness Complex and Park...moreless

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

Dining

  • Dining:

    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

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    200 Thread Count Percale cotton-rich sheets, ring-spun for added softness, a posh fluffy comforter, plenty of comfortable pillows and extra cozy blankets for warming your toes...moreless

  • Living Room:

    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

  • Parking:

    Ample parking is directly beside the cabin and can easily fit a horse trailer....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Swedish bath towels, hand towels & wash clothes that are extra soft with fine fibers of combed cotton that are highly absorbent. Soft fluffy robes are also provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    The Bella Dots 12 cup coffee maker in a jazzy purple hue will help you get that morning java fix that you crave....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    An eclectic, funky mix of dishes & serving pieces, appetizer plates, pitchers, corkscrew, beer opener, cooking utensils, fondue set, all types of glassware & coffee mugs...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    KraftMade cabinetry, stainless steel Kohler sink, full fridge/freezer, stove with oven, microwave, island with seating or just hanging out while you prepare appetizers or a meal...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide a salt & pepper grinder, sugar packets, creamer, local gourmet coffee, teas, soft drinks, breakfast items like local muffins, breads & jellies, non-stick spray & butter...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • 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:

    The 3.5 acres of property expands into the woods and has lots of creek frontage for exploration. There is a firepit & chairs just down the hill at the creek....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    The electric Patio Bistro Infrared Outdoor Grill is provided for your grilling pleasure. It is very convenient & easy to use....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included
 

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Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$135
$795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $75
  • Tax Rate 10.3%

Notes:

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.


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Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Twin County Regional Airport
2.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Bogey's Restaurant
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Galax Municipal Golf Course
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 77
4.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Macado's
213 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snowshoe Mountain
283 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.

 

Owner info

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 18+ years ago to set roots in the most beautiful place we have experienced. I am a breast cancer survivor (1+ years now!) and plan to give back by donating several stays each year to a deserving breast cancer patient.

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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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Photos

  • Speckled Trout Cabin

    Speckled Trout Cabin

  • Picturesque view from the front deck of Chestnut Creek

    Picturesque view from the front deck of Chestnut Creek

  • The queen sized sofa bed in the great room

    The queen sized sofa bed in the great room

  • Enjoy the firepit & the sound of the babbling creek while roasting marshmallows

    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

    Special Add-Ons like local wine can be enjoyed while you walk the grounds

  • Flat screen television with Direct TV & DVD player.

    Flat screen television with Direct TV & DVD player.

  • Comfy King Sized Bed!

    Comfy King Sized Bed!

  • Roomy bathroom with standing shower & lots of fluffy linens provided

    Roomy bathroom with standing shower & lots of fluffy linens provided

  • The kitchen is creatively equipped with everything you need.

    The kitchen is creatively equipped with everything you need.

  • Enjoy the locally made soap by Soapbirds in Floyd, VA - Ahhh, refreshing...

    Enjoy the locally made soap by Soapbirds in Floyd, VA - Ahhh, refreshing...

  • Speckled Trout Cabin Side Deck

    Speckled Trout Cabin Side Deck

  • Our first snow in 2014 - what a sight outside & warm and cozy inside!

    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

    Windows capture the picturesque view of the creek and trail from the Great Room

  • Everyone likes to gather around the island for dinner prep!

    Everyone likes to gather around the island for dinner prep!

  • Enjoy breakfast on the front deck overlooking the creek & New River Trail

    Enjoy breakfast on the front deck overlooking the creek & New River Trail

  • Your dogs will have a blast... our Stella does!

    Your dogs will have a blast... our Stella does!

  • Hand painted adirondaks adorn the front deck of the cabin

    Hand painted adirondaks adorn the front deck of the cabin

  • The sofa bed has a neat cubby for the linens - we just love IKEA :)

    The sofa bed has a neat cubby for the linens - we just love IKEA :)

  • Hand painted furniture in an ambient, comfy bedroom

    Hand painted furniture in an ambient, comfy bedroom

  • One-of-a-Kind Handpainted & Decoupaged Dresser

    One-of-a-Kind Handpainted & Decoupaged Dresser

  • Plush IKEA Robes provided and a Towel Warmer to make your shower enjoyable

    Plush IKEA Robes provided and a Towel Warmer to make your shower enjoyable

  • Walk along Chestnut Creek on the cabin grounds

    Walk along Chestnut Creek on the cabin grounds

  • A special gate to keep your four-legged pals contained to the deck with you

    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

    The covered deck is spacious & a wonderful place to sit back & relax

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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