About the property
- Cabin900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Couple's retreat w/ swinging bed on screen porch! Mountain Views on the Creek!
This 900 square feet, two story cabin (our garage turned into a cabin until we build our retirement home here) was completed in 2013. Conveniently, located 2 miles off Route 220 sitting on 2.2 acres. 111 feet private access of Craig Creek is in your back yard and Jefferson Nation Forest is in your front yard. Quiet, beautiful lot with Roaring Run and James River very close. Bring your Kayaks/Canoes or Tubes and float from the back yard to the James River. My husband calls this my "Princess Camping". The Cabin is a studio style with semi private bedroom queen size bed, infrared heater and the living room has a vent-free propane fireplace, also two full size futons that have thick mattresses, full kitchen, living area has a bar, laundry room with propane heater, bathroom with large rain shower, large patio, Screened in porch with swinging bed and dining table (enclosed during the winter with a propane heater), fire pit, corn hole boards and garage.
In the Winter this makes the prefect romantic weekend get away with the fireplace.
Bring your mountain bikes and ride the gravel roads. Once you cross the Phoenix Historic RR Bridge there isn't much traffic and it is the only way in and out to the cabin. There are great trails within an hour drive; Scenic Jackson, Greenbrier River Trail and the New River Trail.
There is hiking; Roaring Run, Douthat State Park and many others in the two National Forests: Jefferson (in front of the cabin) and George Washington National Forest.
Water: There is our pristine Craig Creek, James River (we are at the section called the "Upper James River Trail" the section from Eagle Rock to Springwood is a 14 miles stretch labeled 'Virginia Scenic River System') , the Jackson River and the Cow Pasture both make up the James River. They are located approximately 13.8 miles north. If you don't have water vehicles they can rented at Twin River Outfitters in Buchanan. Full Service Fishing Guide "Rock On Charters" Muskie and Small Mouth Bass; everything provided but VA Fishing License. They'll even pick you up!
There is SO MUCH TO DO! Within an hour drive is Roanoke, Lexington or Lewisburg, WV (home of the WV State Fair in August). Hot Springs with the Thomas Jefferson Hot Springs to soak in what is believed to be healing waters and sking. Wineries with entertainment and a brewery. History! You are stay in one of the two original counties of this country, Botetourt with historic Fincastle just down the road. Clifton Forge is a must see town. There is even a cave open to the public between Clifton Forge and Low Moor. Bring your own equipment because you're on your own!
If you want to stay in there are movies and board games. This is the place we go to get away from the world and electronics, so Sorry, no cable or internet! We'll always help you locate what it is you want to see or do. Visit Seay's Escape on Facebook.
Near by Cities & Towns-
All within an hour or less drive:
Clifton Forge: C&O Heritage Center, Allegheny Highland Arts & Crafts Center, Masonic Amphitheater & Antique Stores .
Buchanan; Kayak, Tube & Canoe Rentals by Twin Rivers Outfitters, Antique stores, Swinging Bridge & Movie Theater.
Roanoke; Mill Mountain Star, TV Show “Salvage Dogs” Black Dog Salvage, Greenway Trail (Hiking & Biking), Carvins Cove Natural Reserve (Boating, Hiking & Biking), Virginia Museum of Transportation, O. Winston Link Museum, Taubman Museum of Art, Mill Mountain Zoo, Science Museum of Western Virginia & Hopkins Planetarium,
Jefferson Center, Civic Center, City Market (Farmers & restaurants), Mill Mountain Theatre (Plays) & Breweries.
Covington; Humpback Covered Bridge, Jackson Scenic Trail (Hiking & Biking) & Falling Springs Waterfall.
Hot Springs; Jefferson Hot Springs, Omni Homestead Resort Skiing, & Hidden Valley Trail.
Lexington; Natural Bridge, Historic Areas & Horse center.
Lewisburg, WV; Lost World Caverns, WV State Fair, Greenbrier Trail, TV show Barnwood Builders & Historic areas.
Caving; Open to the public near Lowmoor VA I-64. Bring your own gear!!!
Roaring Run, Eagle Rock
Hoop Hole, Eagle Rock
Jackson River Scenic Trail, Covington
Dragon’s Tooth - On Rt 311
McAfee’s Knob - On Rt 311
Peaks of Otter - Sharp Top & Flat Top Mountain Trails
Greenbrier Rails to Trails - Lewisburg, WV (87 miles long)
State Parks & Recreational Areas:
Douthat (Clifton Forge area)
Roaring Run (Eagle Rock)
Carvins Cove (Roanoke Area)
Full Service Fishing Guide:
Rock On Charters (Roanoke) Will pick you up and provide everything needed but your VA fishing license. Muskie and Small Mouth Bass
April "Dawn" Seay
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 24, 2018
About April "Dawn" Seay
Larry and I have been together since 1981 and married in 1984. We've owned a dog grooming shop for the past 25 years. We have two sons that love to come down there with us and bring their their friends to fish, hike and kayak or just hang out. We plan to retire on this lot, so we can continue to enjoy the great outdoors! Our sons are in college. We are still traveling quite a bit. We don't have the time go to the cabin as much as we would like so we thought we'd try renting it as a vacation home. We have always loved Craig Creek area. After many years of dreaming about owning a place on the creek, this lot came available at the right time for us. So in 2012 we built our garage and a large RV pad. Well, that turned into a temporary cabin and screen porch. We have plans to build our permanent retire home adjacent to the garage.
April "Dawn" Seay purchased this Cabin in 2007
Why April "Dawn" Seay chose Fincastle
This is a unique place located directly across the road from the national forest and on pristine Craig Creek. The cabin itself has much up-cycled products redone in a creative way. There is much to do in this area, yet you can have quiet time at the cabins.
What makes this Cabin unique
This tiny cabin took nearly two years to complete. It has 60 yr reclaimed beaded pine boards from a house in Blacksburg and another in Vinton. 80 yr old rough sawn tongue and groove doors from a cabin in Salem. 60 yr Metal cabinets from a home in Lynchburg. The bathroom vanity is a 100 yr old antique washstand refinished and converted. When hand building and designing this cabin I wanted to feel great when I was there and so all the special touches were done to create that atmosphere. We hope you'll feel the same.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great weekend get away!
The house was adorable and very clean. We spent a lot of time on the swings enjoying the view. The owner Dawn was very helpful and welcoming!
Clean, quaint and beautiful setting
Convenient to tons of mountain tops and trails and lots of outdoor activities close by. Had a lot of fun doing the Island Ford cave; bring coveralls, boots, lights and rope :)
Quiet - relaxing and very convenient to hiking
The cabin was very clean and homey. The swinging bed on the porch is a great place to take a nap! We were close to all the hikes we wanted to take - highly recommend Roaring Run and McAfee Knob. Great cabin!!
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are truly pleased you enjoyed yourselves as that is our goal for everyone. We appreciate you taking care of our cabin.
We loved our stay here! The house is beautiful and cozy and has everything you could want, including a full kitchen stocked with cookware, laundry facilities, and a tv with DVDs and an Xbox. It was bitterly cold during our stay, but the house stayed plenty warm. There’s great hiking within an hour’s drive, and plenty of information on those and other local attractions at the house. Dawn made the process easy for us.
Thank you for the kind review! It was brutally cold and I was concerned about your stay so I am thrilled you were able to enjoyed yourselves in spite of the weather.
Cozy out of the way place.
We sat around and enjoyed the view. It was a nice change of pace from city life. We were amazed at all the stars you can see at night.
Thank you for your review and for taking great care of our place. Yes the stars are quite visible. Hope you get to come back!
Cozy getaway for two
Enjoyable experience. Dawn was an outstanding owner. Weather turned cool and we experienced a heater problem. She lives an hour away but arranged to meet us at the cabin with the heater mechanic to get the problem fixed (it was). The sun room was enjoyable although the weather limited its use. The kitchen is tight but functional with only the two of us. We did not lack for anything. Only suggestion - lighting is dim upstairs - brighter overhead lights would be helpful, especially for "old eyes."
Thank you for your review and we are truly happy you enjoyed yourselves despite the weather turning cold. We did add lamps to each room for a total of four lamps upstairs in addition to the two ceiling lights. Sorry this was not sufficient for you stay. Again I apologize about the heater but thank you for the compliment about my ownership, I truly care about everyone's stay. It was a pleasure to meet you both.
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Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Our contract must be signed and returned us within 48 hours to keep your reservation. Failure to do so will result in cancellation of reservation. Must by over 25 years of age to rent and stay; verification of age maybe required. Complete refund if canceled before 60 days and 50% if cancelled before 30 days. Check in 3:00 pm checkout 11 am. No Pets. Caution: This cabin is not set up for handicap or young children. There are steep stairs and steep banks on this property. We can not be responsible for injuries. No excessive drinking and absolutely no smoking. We are SHARING OUR SECOND HOME, please, care for it as we do. This is an amazing place to stay and enjoy the outdoors! We want you to enjoy it and we want to continue to enjoy it. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING OUR RULES!