About the property
- Cabin2200 sqft
- 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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- Apr 09, 2018
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.
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Cabin Cozy Shangri La !
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!
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
Beautiful and very clean! Wonderful we had an awesome time and highly recommend this property.
Would go again!
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!
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
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.
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.