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Seay's Escape on Craig Creek, Across from the National Forest

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Studio cabin with 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)


Craig Creek

James River

Jackson River

Cowpasture River

Carvins Cove

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

More Details

April "Dawn" Seay
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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 Virginia

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.


Eagle Rock Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO SMALL CHILDREN due to steep stairs that can not be closed off and a steep bank in the back yard.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • No Tub, Large Shower with Rain Shower Head
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed in bedroom, 2 full size futons in living room with thick comfortable mattresses. Plus one super thick twin mattress on swinging bed on screen porch.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Near by Cities & Towns within an hour drive offer C&O Heritage Center Alleghany Highland Arts & Crafts Center Masonic Amphitheatre Antique Stores Kayak, Tube & Canoe Rentals by Twin Rivers Outfitters Swinging Bridge Movie Theatre 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 Humpback Covered Bridge Jackson Scenic Trail (Hiking & Biking) Falling Springs Waterfall Jefferson Hot Springs Omni Homestead Resort Skiing & Tubing Hidden Valley Trail Natural Bridge Historic Areas Horse center Lost World Caverns WV State Fair (August) Greenbrier Trail TV show Barnwood Builders Historic areas Hiking Biking Wineries Brewery


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Seay's Escape on Craig Creek, Across from the National Forest
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews
McLean, VA, USA

Comfortable Cabin in a Beautiful Location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, adult son, and I enjoyed our weekend here. We had a wedding nearby and also did some sight seeing in the area. There was plenty of room for the three of us. The directions in the binder to various places to visit and descriptions of the places were super helpful. The cabin is very comfortable with lots of thoughtful amenities. Dawn got back to us quickly on any questions we had. The location is beautiful.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. We always want everyone to have a good time and enjoy themselves. So glad you did! Thank you for choosing our place and taking great care of it.
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This was a great escape from everyday life!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cozy, quaint, and beautifully decorated. It's location was perfect, a babbling creek in the front yard, cozy swing on the screened in porch, beautifully decorated den and bedroom, stained glass windows, etc. etc. and attractions close enough to drive to. I especially enjoyed driving through the winding back roads of the Blue Ridge to find a beautiful 80 ft waterfall....(Falling Springs). I am recommending Seay's Escape to my friends. The owners were wonderful and included every thing I needed down to the tiniest detail!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the very kind review! We are so truly happy that you enjoyed your time at the cabin. Thanks for taking great care of our place. Hope to you come to visit again.
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Port Orange

Neat, clean, and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

This is just what we needed to get away and relax, and we did just that. You can't ask for a better way to Wake up each morning. Cool summer air (we are Floridians), wildlife, and the view.

The cabin was adorable, quaint, and comfortable. Plenty of pillows, and the mattress was perfect. No need to bring anything as they have it all. Washer and dryer included which came in handy with 2 kids.

The response from the owner with any questions or concerns was addressed immediately. We thought the grill was out of gas, but it was a valve issue. They sent someone out within minutes of my text. You can't beat that response.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. As always we are so glad you all enjoyed yourselves. You came along way to spend your time at our place! I certainly home you do come back. Thanks for taking care of our place and washing the towels!!
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Great location and very well done!

  • 4 of 5

Loved Craig Creek and the screen room with the swinging bed. Great choice for relaxation and comfort.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our place and caring for it! After speaking with you today you told me you meant for this to be a 5 star. Boy was I relieved! We sincerely want everyone's stay to be great and you assured me it it was... hope y'all get to visit this part of the country again!
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Fantastic cabin

  • 5 of 5

I loved the peace and serenity

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our place and taking great care of it! We are truly glad you enjoyed the week! Hope we'll see you again. Best Wishes
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Nice break from the city

  • 5 of 5

Would rent again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our place and taking good care of it. We'd love to have you come back!
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Nearest Airport
33.6 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
16.7 Miles
Jack Mason's Tavern Clifton Forge
Nearest Golf
19.3 Miles
Ashley Plantation Country Club
Nearest Train
16.9 Miles
Amtrak Clifton Forge
Nearest Restaurant
3.3 Miles
Maw & Paw's Eagle Rock
Nearest Ski
53 Miles
The Omni Homestead Resort
Car: necessary

Outfitters for Kayaking and Fishing guides


Rates & Availability

Eagle Rock Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Early Winter
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

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 or 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!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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