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

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Lost Horizon in Spring - overlooking the lake & surrounding mountains


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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.
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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We were all young once (and wish we were again)... but you must be 21 to rent Lost Horizon....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    We have a cabinet full of games, movies &toys for children of all ages. You’ll find bedtime story books in both bedrooms & downstairs by the entertainment center. Enjoy a day on the lake in the canoes, but please know that regulations require anyone under the age of 18 must wear a life jacket (we provide two small & 4 large jackets in the Flamingo Cantina Dock house, but you may want to bring your own)....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is still allowed in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but please do not smoke inside the cabin at any time. Ashtrays are provided on the front, side & back decks, and on the dock on the lake. There is also a secluded area past the archway with butt buckets - for your closet smokers (please smoke outside, not in the closet)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    We love ours too, but pets are not allowed at Lost Horizon....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • 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....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Main floor w/ TV/DVD. French doors to deck overlooking lake...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Located on the Top Floor...moreless

  • 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

    Old-Fashioned Soaker Tub...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Downstairs Steam Room...moreless

  • 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....moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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 for more info!...moreless


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


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


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

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...moreless

  • 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....moreless

  • Mountain View
  • Rural:

    Plenty of privacy on 15 acres surrounded by beautiful fall foliage overlooking the lake!...moreless

  • Water View:

    The cabin sits above the lake with magnificent surrounding views of the lake and mountains....moreless

  • 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....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • 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


  • 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...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    One wood-burning & one gas fireplace...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat Pump / Air Conditioner...moreless

  • 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...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    The beds will be made for you when you arrive!...moreless

  • 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!...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    Filters provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen Fully equipped with everything you will need to prepare home-cooked meals during your stay ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Jenn-Air conventional & convection oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, Pepper, Sugar, Tea and coffee are provided. We've found that most guests prefer to bring their own favorite java....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Has ice, crushed ice & filtered water on outside of freezer door...moreless

  • Stove:

    Jenn-Air gas stove & iron griddle with downdraft in the middle....moreless

  • Toaster:

    A toaster is a toaster by any name...moreless


  • 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....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Life Jackets, canoes & oars...moreless

Pool / Spa



from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Season 2017
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$240 $295
Fri, Sat
Fall Off Season Rates
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$210 $240
Fri, Sat
Winter Rates
Dec 1 - Mar 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$180 $210
Fri, Sat
Spring Off Season 2018
Mar 21 - Apr 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$210 $240
Fri, Sat
Peak Season 2018
May 1 - Oct 31, 2018
3 night min stay
$240 $295
Fri, Sat
Fall Season Rates
Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2018
2 night min stay
$210 $240
Fri, Sat
Winter Rates
Dec 1 - Mar 20, 2019
2 night min stay
$190 $220
Fri, Sat
Spring Rates
Mar 21 - Apr 30, 2019
2 night min stay
$220 $245
Fri, Sat
Peak Season
May 1 - Oct 31, 2019
3 night min stay
$245 $295
Fri, Sat
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$180 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,200 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning & Trash Removal $90 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 10%


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

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • New River Trail State Park

  • River CO Restaurant & Brewery

  • Draper Valley Golf Club

    "Great Golf, nice people, Beautiful place just a few miles from Lost Horizon Cabin!"

  • Pulaski Country Club

    "Good golf course with lots of unusual angles to mix it up a little!"

  • Chateau Morrisette

    "Beautiful Winery just off the Blue Ridge mountains near Lost Horizon Cabin. Great food & ev..."

  • Attimo Winery

    "Very nice people with a great atmosphere & good food. Just down the road from Lost Horizon ..."

  • Blacksnake Meadery

  • Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre

    "Fun place to go for an entertaining meal. Who doesn't love live theater! It's not very far..."

  • Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Radford University

  • Motor Mile Speedway

    "Car Racing just 20 miles from Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake!"

  • FATZ

    "Good Food, Good Atmosphere about 15 miles from Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake!"

  • Pulaski Mariners Baseball

    "Great Minor League Baseball!"

  • Rock House Marina

    "Great place to go on summer weekends to hear live music on the decks overlooking the marina...."

  • Sharkey's

  • Compadres Mexican Restaurant

  • Claytor Lake State Park

  • Fort Chiswell Animal Park

  • Randolph Park

  • New River Valley Airport

  • New River Valley Fairgrounds

  • Pulaski Theatre

    "movies & live entertainment in this beautifully renovated old-tyme theatre - fun place to go!"

  • Tech Bookstore

  • Dixie Caverns Antique Mall

  • Cascades National Recreation Trail

  • New River Trail State Park

  • Appalachian Trail (Virginia)

    "Near Lost Horizon Cabin on Claytor Lake, the Appalachian Trail's Southwest Virginia section ..."

  • Bisset Park

    "Not very far from Lost Horizon Cabin... Bisset Park has playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer a..."

  • Big Walker Mountain Scenic Byway

    "At an elevation of 3,405, climbing the 100 foot lookout tower provides visitors with breatht..."

  • Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

    "Located in a valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this 160 acre wooded retreat is home to dee..."

  • Food Lion Store

  • Wade's Supermarket -- CLOSED

  • Brackens Fish Hatchery

    "Near Lost Horizon Cabin, this former Federal Fish Hatchery was the first trout hatchery in t..."

  • Winterfrost Farm

    "Riding on rehabilitated rescue horses. Trail rides, lessons, birthday parties and adoption. ..."

  • Floyd Country Store

  • Heartwood, Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway

    "your gateway to Southwest Virginia craft, music, food, and local culture. Shop crafts by loc..."

  • Mill Mountain Zoo

    "home to more than 175 animals & is located on top of Mill Mountain next to the giant STAR th..."

  • Mill Mountain Park

    "On November 23, 1949, a chilly Thanksgiving Eve, Roanoke Mayor, A.R. Minton, threw a switch ..."

  • Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    "The museum, home of the New River Historical Society, specializes in artifacts circa 1810 to..."

  • New River Valley Mall

    "plenty of shopping, restaurants & recreation in and all around the mall... "

  • Aquatic Center

    "50-meter Olympic-sized pool, 1 & 3 meter spring boards, and 5, 7.5 & 10 meter diving plat..."

  • Blacksburg Municipal Park

    "Activities such as skateboarding, bicycle riding and in-line skating "

  • The Log House 1776 Restaurant

    "Set in a beautiful refurbished home, the The Log House offers delicious country style cookin..."

  • Va Department Conservation Recreation

    "Foster Falls is a great place to start for a day on the water in canoes or kayaks... and you..."

14 Miles
Nearest Airport
New River Vally Airport
11 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Als on First: 68 1st Street NW | Pulaski, Virginia
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Draper Valley Golf Course
6.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 81
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Fatz Cafe & Bar
75 Miles
Nearest Ski
Winterplace Ski Resort, Flat Top, WV
18 Miles
Nearest Beach
Claytor Lake State Park

Car: Necessary

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: 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).

Why the Owner Chose Hiwassee, VA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Lost Horizon in Spring - overlooking the lake & surrounding mountains

    Lost Horizon in Spring - overlooking the lake & surrounding mountains

  • Archway from Secret Garden

    Archway from Secret Garden

  • Front Porch Rockers in the rain

    Front Porch Rockers in the rain

  • Double Rainbow from Lost Horizon's front deck

    Double Rainbow from Lost Horizon's front deck

  • Bottom Floor Patio w/swing

    Bottom Floor Patio w/swing

  • Family is Everything

    Family is Everything

  • Fishin' off Flamingo Cantina Dock

    Fishin' off Flamingo Cantina Dock

  • View of New River Trail from Lost Horizon's Dock at the Flamingo Cantina

    View of New River Trail from Lost Horizon's Dock at the Flamingo Cantina

  • Cozy Loft Seating overlooking main floor fireplace

    Cozy Loft Seating overlooking main floor fireplace

  • Welcome to Lost Horizon

    Welcome to Lost Horizon

  • Fish Pond out back

    Fish Pond out back

  • Outdoor Dining

    Outdoor Dining

  • Downstairs by the Fireplace

    Downstairs by the Fireplace

  • Downstairs Bar

    Downstairs Bar

  • Lost Horizon's Fall Foilage

    Lost Horizon's Fall Foilage

  • Front Deck Seating Area

    Front Deck Seating Area

  • Downstairs Steam Room

    Downstairs Steam Room

  • Upstairs King Bedroom (well, half of it)

    Upstairs King Bedroom (well, half of it)

  • Old Fashioned Soaker Tub on main floor

    Old Fashioned Soaker Tub on main floor

  • Queen Bedroom

    Queen Bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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