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Luxury Lake Cabin by New River Trail w/ Dock/Canoes/Steam Room/Fireplaces...

Hiwassee, VA, USA
  • Cabin2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Log Cabin w/Private Dock on Lake; 14 Acres Overlooking Lake, Mountains & Trail

This mountain lake retreat is where people come to relax, connect and get away from it all. Surrounded by nature and adventure...

Lost Horizon has been a honeymoon retreat, family celebration destination, girlfriend getaway and fishing/biking hideout for lovers of the outdoors. An original civil war trail winds through the woods behind the cabin; hikers, bikers and cross country skiers love the 57 mile New River Trail within walking distance of Lost Horizon. If you like watching birds, deer and a forest full of other animals... have a seat on one of the porches or decks at Lost Horizon – and don’t forget your camera.

Join them, or watch fishermen along the shoreline from your private hideaway above the lake.

Go down to the spacious deck for a day in the sun or cook-out on the lake, feed the ducks, or fish from the dock. You’ll have a fire pit right on the lake for roasting marshmallows. Play a game of horseshoes and swing on the rope swing. Two Canoes, oars & life jackets are provided for your exclusive use; bring floats or boats for more fun on the water.

Don’t miss sunrise & sunsets over the water... they are magnificent! Thunderstorms are even wonderful here! Listen to the rain pounding on the tin roof during a downpour from the covered porch, or cozy up in the cool autumn nights surrounded by the fall foliage; listen to the silence of a snowfall in the mountains. Build a fire or light the gas logs in either fireplace and relax into the warm surroundings.

Lost Horizon sleeps up to eight people.

The top floor includes a bedroom suite; comfortable full futon sofa; private back deck above the pond, woods & flower gardens; shelves full of books and a cozy sitting area overlooking the main floor.

The private master suite is charmingly intimate on the main floor where you find a fully-equipped kitchen, bar seating, small dining table, living room with a gas fireplace and bathroom with old fashioned claw-foot soaker tub.

Downstairs you have a large steam room/shower with benches (and 6 different shower heads), a bar, comfortable wrap around sofa & full futon. French doors lead out to the patio with a hanging swing overlooking the lake.

A few hidden treasures at Lost Horizon: Enjoy a library of DVDs & books (including “Lost Horizon”). There are family games and a guest book to share your experiences & read about the adventures of those before you.

Sunsets from the deck or down at the dock will take your breath away. Lean back in the deck chairs & look up; you are likely to see eagles flying high above the trees in the daytime, and stars are brilliant on clear nights at Lost Horizon.


Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager

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About Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager

Debbie, the owner, grew up in the New River Valley, and after living all over the world, came back to the most beautiful place she knew of, The New River Valley, to build the cabin as a family getaway from a hectic lifestyle in DC. It was hard to leave again once Lost Horizon was built, so she focused on landscaping around the cabin & on the lakefront, writing, organizing events, enjoying friends & family and producing air shows. Debbie is a published writer and photographer/videographer in newspapers, magazines and TV throughout the US. She flew around the country with Greg Poe Airshows promoting his sponsor and shooting air-to-air photography for a few years; now, as the owner of Always Eventful, LLC – events company is now back to doing what she does best… planning celebrations & watching guests have fun. The cabin is a full time vacation property because Debbie likes sharing the joy (and it helps pay the mortgage). With a flair for making events personal and unique, Debbie has earned the reputation from Hawaii to Europe to the Middle East as the person who can make good things happen in any environment, under any circumstances… In any Event - It will be Always Eventful! (Get it? Like Always Eventful, LLC).

Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager purchased this Cabin in 2005

Why Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager chose Hiwassee

The bottom line is written on a sign from her son that hangs above the downstairs fireplace “Family is everything.” Anyone who has been to the cabin has to agree that nothing is better than being at Lost Horizon with a cozy fire in that fireplace or eating on the deck surrounded by fall foliage reflecting on the water, maybe snowed in, or pushing your big brother off the dock then jumping into the canoe to paddle away... Lost Horizon is a place where family and friends gather, people come to celebrate or be alone, find romance or start a new chapter. Lost Horizon is where memories are made.

What makes this Cabin unique

Lost Horizon’s name is inspired from a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La. (It has since been renamed Camp David.) The novel is said to be a loose basis for the film Star Trek: Insurrection. In the novel, and at Claytor Lake, Lost Horizon is where one finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose and whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity and a true sense of utopia. Utopia was a name coined by Sir Thomas More meaning 'no where' in Greek. But you will find that ideal places can and do exist. They may only be forgotten or lost lands which you have found. May you find your utopia at Lost Horizon.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Main floor w/ TV/DVD. French doors to deck overlooking lake
      • Bedroom 2
        1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Located on the Top Floor
      • Queen suite is charmingly cozy on main floor w/comfortable bedding, TV/DVD radio, stocked bookshelf, seat bench, closet, armoire, multiple lighting features & French doors opening onto a deck overlooking the lake & woods. Upstairs, a loft overlooks main floor w/a seating area. Behind the snug perch is a large King Bedroom w/comfortable bedding, a futon sleeping sofa, coffee table, bench, books, closet, exquisite Persian silk rug, & marble top dressing table. Sit out on private deck overlooking the pond, woods & flower gardens. TV, lighting options, all wood w/sloped ceilings & warm furnishings. (But for some reason, owner prefers Queen bedroom – so, just saying, the king is not always better than the queen ; ) Lower level w/fireplace/TV/bar/steam room
        comfy futon sofa sleeps two. FR doors to patio overlooking lake w/porch swing, seating & fire pit w/unbelievable view. So if you get the downstairs... feel lucky – it’s private & spacious with some of the cabin’s best features


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, tub, Old-Fashioned Soaker Tub
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower, Downstairs Steam Room
      • Main floor bathroom is white & antiquated with old-fashioned soaker claw-foot tub. Downstairs bathroom has 6 different shower heads in a lounging rain shower Steam Room with built-in tile benches. Relax and rejuvenate in the steam room – our guests say they love the luxury.

      Location Type

        • Lake View
          Lost Horizon Cabin sits above the lake for a breath-taking view of the water and surrounding mountains. It's a good hike or a 1 minute drive to the dock on the lake - where you can park your vehicle
        • Lakefront
          15 Acres on the lake, with 2 acres of lakefront property including the dock. The cabin sits above the lake for a breath-taking view of the water and surrounding mountains.
        • Mountain View
        • Rural
          Plenty of privacy on 15 acres surrounded by beautiful fall foliage overlooking the lake!
        • Water View
          The cabin sits above the lake with magnificent surrounding views of the lake and mountains.
        • Waterfront
          Private dock and deck on the water with deck house that has double wooden windows and bar, tables, chairs, grill, picnic table, rope swing, horseshoes, bonfire pit, & ladder at the end of the dock.


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      One wood-burning & one gas fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                      Heat Pump / Air Conditioner
                    • Internet
                      WiFi is available, but please don't spend a lot of time playing games & downloading data. You're on vacation! Do something different: unplug, unwind, disconnect - and connect with nature. B where U R
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                      The beds will be made for you when you arrive!
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      When you come up the driveway, don’t slow down… simply keep momentum and turn right at the top of the hill to park in the large parking area by the garage. Room enough for 8 vehicles!
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Filters provided
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen Fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare home-cooked meals during your stay
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                          Jenn-Air conventional & convection oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Tea and coffee are provided. We've found that most guests prefer to bring their own favorite java.
                        • Refrigerator
                          Has ice, crushed ice & filtered water on outside of freezer door
                        • Stove
                          Jenn-Air gas stove & iron griddle with downdraft in the middle.
                        • Toaster
                          A toaster is a toaster by any name


                            • Dining
                              Six chairs surround kitchen bar. Antique table by the window w/two chairs. Two 6’ folding tables &10 chairs available. Front deck tables are where memories are made overlooking the lake & mountains
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                • Toys
                                • Video Library


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Two canoes are provided for your use! Oars & life jackets are in the Flamingo Cantina on the dock by the lake.
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Life Jackets, canoes & oars


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible
                                          Wish we had thought about this when we were building the cabin. We're going to need it too some day.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Sauna
                                              Steam Room

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef


                                                    • marina
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • synagogues
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • winery tours
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • photography
                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • sledding
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • cross country skiing
                                                                • racquetball
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • skiing
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • snowboarding
                                                                • spelunking
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • Gourmet & country style meals can be delivered to Lost Horizon for your convenience. Details can be found in your Guest Book at Lost Horizon, or Email losthorizon@yahoo.com for more info!

                                                                      37 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Cabin Cozy Shangri La !

                                                                      KELLY S.

                                                                      You can easily miss this place from the main road but don’t ! Very much worth the find ! Such a gem ! My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ! Already planning a return visit when the weather warms up to take advantage of the many outdoor activities available. Plenty of room for two couples. We played games , ate and drank by the fire . Everything you need for meals or barware is made available. Very relaxing and so would recommend ! The view alone is worth the stay ! Just breathtaking !

                                                                      The Shrader family

                                                                      Beautiful, cozy cabin!

                                                                      Sarah H.

                                                                      We had everything we needed and more! Plenty of towels, comfortable beds and cozy linens. The cabin was clean and beautifully decorated for the holidays. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would come back in a heartbeat!

                                                                      Wonderful! Peaceful and relaxing

                                                                      Sherry L.Tampa Florida

                                                                      Beautiful and very clean! Wonderful we had an awesome time and highly recommend this property.

                                                                      Would go again!

                                                                      Gwen W.

                                                                      We had a lovely, but busy weekend, wedding, had rehearsal dinner there around 20 people, they were awed at the beauty of the property,and house,they all said it was like having Thanksgiving there, I would go again,the owner was very helpful.

                                                                      Wonderful getaway spot!

                                                                      Denise W.

                                                                      This year Lost Horizon was the destination for our annual high school gals getaway. The cabin is comfortable, welcoming, beautifully appointed and very clean. We spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the lake and when the cool temperatures encouraged us inside, we enjoyed the wood and gas fireplaces. We spent an afternoon at Draper Mercantile in Draper (highly recommend for shopping and lunch) and had a fabulous Mexican dinner at Compadres in Pulaski. The location is a lovely mix of peaceful beauty and little nearby towns to explore. I look forward to more adventures there. Thanks Debbie!

                                                                      Great cabin with a great view with kayak/canoe

                                                                      brandon w.

                                                                      Great view from cabin looking out over lake clayton(?). The cabin is very nice with bedrooms and amazing shower/steamer. Outdoor fire pit and charcoal grill worked well. There's a koi pond right out the door! There's a ~10 minute hike to the kayak/canoes. Definitely make sure you don't slow poke up the driveway hill or you won't make it. There's no flat land right near the cabin if you wanted to play catch or outdoor games nearby.


                                                                      Hiwassee, VA, USA

                                                                      Location information: Lost Horizon is a favorite destination for parents of Virginia Tech & Radford University students. We provide a private dock on the lake with deck furniture, grill, open window bar, 2 canoes, paddles, life jackets, rope swing, horse shoes & bonfire pits. Fish or launch a boat/canoe/kayak from the dock. Or, walk (or swim) to New River Trail State Park a few hundred yards from the Flamingo Cantina Deck at Lost Horizon for 57 miles of hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding & Geocaching - the trail leads through beautiful scenery along the Claytor Lake & New River to quaint Cafes, shopping, local music events, fresh produce, etc – right off the trail! Details will be in your Guest Book at LH. Some of the great festivals in the area include: Trail Days, Damascus, May 17-19, 2014 VA Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Aug 2-11, 2014 Old Fiddlers Convention, Galax, Aug 5-10, 2014 Radford Highlanders Festival, Oct 12, 2014 Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival, Oct 13, 2014 Nearby activities are abundant! Live Entertainment, Horse Shows Spelunking & Cave Tours, Tree Climbing Paintball, Bowling, Laser Tag VT & Radford University, Art & Culture. Wineries & Wine Tasting, Shopping, Antiquing, Flea Markets, Wildlife & Bird Watching Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Tournaments, Hunting, Water Skiing, Boating & Boat Rentals, Kayaking, Tubing, Sandy Swimming Beach Dinner Theatre, Mountain Biking, Waterfalls, Fly Fishing, Fishing Guides, Artisans, Crafts, Shopping Malls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall Foliage, Marina Dining, Outdoor Restaurants on the Lake for romantic and family meals with live music on summer weekends Fine Dining & Adventure all over the New River Valley near Lost Horizon – all within a 50 miles radius! Just 1 ½ hours to Winterplace Snow Ski Resort. We will provide you with maps, addresses, and contact numbers for these & many more things to do during your stay at Lost Horizon... or you may just want to enjoy your peaceful, comfortable accommodations and relax around the 15 acres you’ve claimed for your amazing vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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                                                                      We love ours too, but pets are not allowed at Lost Horizon Cabin because we offer it as an allergy/pet free property.

                                                                      37 Reviews
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