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A step back in time with the comfort of today. Not fancy but affordable.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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About the property

A two bed room, 1 1/2 bath cottage with a spectacular view.

The Cozy Cottage is an updated farmhouse with two bed rooms, a well equipped kitchen and two living /family rooms. Each room has its own air conditioner and the cottage is easily warmed by a furnace , room heaters or and electric fireplace. It has one complete bathroom and a half bath off the master bed room. There is a breakfast nook in the eat in kitchen. The kitchen is supplied with most small appliances, a microwave, and a full size range but no dishwasher. The old farmhouse has cable TV and WiFi for guests who like both old and new. While most things at the Cozy Cottage are compact the view and out side are generous. The Cottage sits on almost and acre of lawn and the owners aren't picky about parking on it you need the space. The whole front of the house is a porch complete with rocking chairs and tables that can make this the most popular living/dining room in the house.

Curtis Absher
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Curtis Absher

We purchased the old farm house so that we could update it and enjoy it while sharing in the care of elderly parents that lived next door. Curtis' Dad

built the neighboring home place in which Curtis grew up and he played with the boys that lived in the Poff house. So while location was the main incentive to buy the house there was also a sentimental facet. In those care giving years, we generally came for a week but sometimes those weeks got extended. When we got the house livable we were able to give the parents the privacy of their own home and we had a short retreat. We never had the illusion of making a 'purse out of a sow's ear' as local folks might say but we wanted to blend the past with the present as we furnished and decorated the cottage from attics, consignment and yard sales, and thrift shops. We wanted the cottage to reflect its surroundings and the people of the area. We selected photographs and paintings that featured Virginia artists and scenes that could be seen only a short drive from the house.

Occasionally a Kentucky picture or book may show up in the cottage, something that we bring from our Old Kentucky Home. But as a Blacksburg native and a Hokie, Curtis still has much loyalty to his Old Virginia Home.

Curtis Absher purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Curtis Absher chose Blue Ridge Highlands

The Cozy Cottage stands out because of its simplicity. There are some unique antiques and some plain old used furniture. But there is a blending of old and new; for example, the master bedstead is antique metal ( as is the rare find metal dresser) but it has an up-to-date memory foam mattress. The property used to be out in the country but now it is less than a 1/4 mile from Blacksburg's City limits. In minutes you can be in town or back out in the mountains. It is almost like having a mountain chalet with pizza delivery service. And no one has ever complained about not finding a place to park.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to convient location the Cozy Cottage has cable TV, WiFi, a washer and dryer, an almost completely furnished kitchen ( no dish washer). Many guests have called it their home away from home. It is not fancy but it is homey!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a great time in Blacksburg at the Cozy Cottage. Friday we walked around campus, walked in the new indoor football practice building & visited some of our favorite spots downtown. Dinner was at the Social House and it was awesome, highly recommend! Saturday we floated the New River from Eggleston to Pembroke, a full 7 hours of catching fish. Saturday night we had dinner at Cabo Fish Taco & then visited more favorite spots downtown, along with the new Benny Marzanos for late night pizza. This morning we had Carol Lee doughnuts & coffee on the front porch & took in the views. Overall just a great weekend.
Aug 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

A step back in time with the comfort of today. Not fancy but affordable.
average rating of 4.875 based on 31 reviews

This was a fun alternative to a hotel for a football game!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at the Cozy Cottage- and one of the best things was the owner, Curtis. He was very responsive to questions prior to the rental and then made sure that we knew how everything worked when we got there. It was true southern hospitality! Sitting on the front porch with my coffee looking at the mountains was wonderful- this really did feel like a vacation rather than a rushed tailgate weekend. The home is cozy- make sure you look at all the pictures on the wall to see some of Blacksburg history! We enjoyed staying there a lot. Note the description is very accurate, so you are pleasantly aware of everything when you open the door!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We took pains in getting pictures on the walls that represent some of our favorite things. One is a photo of an old log barn that stood on a farm down in the valley. So glad I took it since the barn was removed soon afterward. I just hope that it was put back together in a place that it is appreciated. We knew it as "Bax Johnson's Sheep Darn."
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Suffolk, VA

The Cozy Cottage was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cozy Cottage for a football game and absolutely loved every minute of it. There was ample room and amenities for our group of 5. The house is exactly as described and extremely charming. The location feels like you are far away but it is so close to downtown Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. Not to mention the view from the front porch is beautiful. The owner is receptive and easy to contact; this was hands down one of the easiest and most relaxing rental experiences I've ever had. I would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we'd love to have you back. We don't want anyone's vacation to be marred by missed details, and if we learn of any we try to correct ASAP. Thanks for affirming the accuracy of our advertisement. The house was old when we bought it but we wanted to make it comfortable without making it fancy. We tried to keep it close to it's vintage (plus flat screens and microwave that weren't on the scene when it was built.) Please come back. There is a lot to do in the area when Tech is not playing football.
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Loved the Cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the cozy cottage. We were there to see a hokie football game. The house was perfect for all our needs. There was plenty of room for all 6 of us, the beds were comfortable and you can't beat the location. Curtis was extremely attentive to be sure we were comfortable and was a quick phone call away for any questions we had. We will definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Cozy cottage. While the bedrooms are small the two living /tv rooms provide comfortable spaces for visiting. We've just returned from Blacksburg and the Cozy Cottage is ready for our winter guests. We enjoy the electric fireplace in cool weather and we love to have repeat guests.
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Richmond, VA

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at this property at least once a year for the last 7 years and it's always a great stay. The house has everything you could need and the owner is exceptionally helpful. I highly recommend this house for anyone staying in the New River Valley.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always good to have you in the Cozy Cottage.
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Cozy Cottage is a homey place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family found the cozy cottage to be a great place to stay while in Blacksburg. The front porch was a nice place to sit and drink coffee in the morning before starting the day. It had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Curtis was very concerned about our comfort and called to check in on us while we were there. Overall, it was a very homey place to stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am always concerned about the comfort of our guests but I don't want to invade anyone's privacy. I'm always pleased to hear if guests are in the house and everything is working as expected. There has been a time or two when my instructions were unclear or failed to get delivered. I appreciate the level of communication that suits the guests. We look forward to return visits.
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  • 5 of 5

This cozy cottage is very convenient to virginia tech. It was spacious for our seven party group. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch with morning coffee. It met all of our needs for the weekend stay. We would stay there again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Cozy Cottage. We always wanted it to meet the basic needs of families and friends. While it is a no-frills house the front porch is one of our favorite places too. Please come back!
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
West Virginia
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Blacksburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Home football
Aug 31 2017 - Dec 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Graduation 2018
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $60
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 5.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Blacksburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Master BR has a full size bed with a memory foam mattress and a small half bath. Antique metal dresser. BR 2 has full bed on bottom and twin on top.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing

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