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Winter Special - New River Trail & Chestnut Creek, Great Location, Pet Friendly

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


About the property

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

Winter Special Rate - Now through March 15 - Only $99 Nightly! 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

Tonya Reavis
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

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 Galax

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!


Galax Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
There is an outdoor Fire Pit. We provide wood, kindling & Jiffy Pop popcorn (the kind you can shake over the fire!) as well.


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Winter Special - New River Trail & Chestnut Creek, Great Location, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.81982 based on 111 reviews

Wonderful as per usual

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have spent all 5 of our anniversaries at this cabin and every time it has never disappointed. We lucked out this year and had great weather and got to explore more of the area as a result! I highly recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a relaxing getaway or some outdoor activities since the creek and trail are so close.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin and even better location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the speckled trout cabin over the Thanksgiving weekend for a couple of days. The cottage has a nice sized bedroom with a really comfortable bed, bathroom is large too. The kitchen is stocked as though the owners live there. There was nothing we could not find to prepare our meals. The setting is beautiful, right on the chestnut creek with the sound of rushing water. Made good good use of the fire pit and enjoyed the beautiful sunsets over the creek and adjacent park. We also cycled the a small portion of new river trial which is right on the door step. Definitely planning to go up for a couple of weekends in summer. Only 2.5 hours from Raleigh. The muffins were also a wonderful touch and very tasty.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very clean lovely view

  • 5 of 5

relaxing clean wonderful river view only down was we had no service on our phones and no wifi

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful peaceful location. Very clean cabin and accommodations. Loved the fire pit. Only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars was the pots and pans were well worn.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We walked into the cabin to the sound of soft music playing, and an overall cozy, comfortable, at home feel. We enjoyed the muffins and coffee that were left for us for breakfast, and the ease of building a fire in the fire pit each evening with the wood that was provided for us. I could sit on the front porch of the cabin all day, from morning coffee time to afternoon cocktail and scrabble game. We hiked the New River Trail right outside the door, and then enjoyed toasting marshmallows over the fire (or the Jiffy pop that was provided)! The bed was super comfy, you go to sleep listening to the sound of the river, and we enjoyed the weekend so much, that we look forward to booking another visit asap!! Absolutely lovely, thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming Stay!

  • 5 of 5

What can I say? Perfect location, great house, sweet views, just awesome!

The gated deck and porch were perfect for our hounds!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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RJ's Pizza
One of our "go-to" spots for lunch. Great pizza, subs, wraps, pasta dishes, salads (super dr...
County Line Cafe
We love eating breakfast here. Wonderful home cooked favorites like biscuits & gravy, eggs, ...
Ciro's Pizza and Subs
Great menu - they have quite a selection of mostly Italian food. The portions are REALLY big...
Taco Bell
Pizza Hut
Little Caesars
Tlaquepaque Mexican Restaurant
Excellent salsa & chips - spicy, mmm! Great place to have an adult beverage and wind down. T...
Bogey's Restaurant
Excellent atmosphere. Right on the Galax Municipal Golf Course and only a couple of miles fr...
Creek Bottom Brews
OK, so I'm bias on this one because I'm a co-owner, but trust me, you are going to LOVE it! ...
Chapters Bookshop
Mt Vale Vineyards
Beautiful local vineyard. Excellent wine. My favorites are the buttery Chardonnay aged in Fr...
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
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.




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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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