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Whimsical Creek Front Cabin on HUGE stocked pond in the National Forest

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Great place for children to run and play while enjoying nature. Awesome firepit

We have a no pet policy. Trout Run Cabin is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath real log cabin located on the banks of Fightingtown Creek, a protected trout steam. The cabin sleeps 6 comfortably. No pets, no smoking, no hot tub.

We are a family destination not a party location. It is very quiet here and we like it that way. If you like whimsy, you will love it here. The pictures tell the story.

At Trout Run Cabin you can take long walks back into the forest for miles or sit on the porch and read a book. How about sitting by the fire pit out back at night making s'mores while listening to the crystal clear water rushing by. The sounds of the forest are all around you. This is a very peaceful place. Lots of flat areas for the children to run and play. Bring their bikes and they can ride all day long.

No license needed to fish in the pond out front.

Inside you will find 2 premium king size beds: One in the master suite and the other in the loft suite. Also, there is a set of bunk beds in the bunk room. All beds have 1500 Egyptian cotton thread count sheets.

Come Relax and Re-energize.

Visit us at Trout Run Cabin.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Murray

Growing up in Florida, I have always taken summer vacations to the mountains because it is so different. I love the outdoors so it is a natural thing to love the cabin. For me and my wife, it is a dream come true. We found the perfect place in the perfect location. We have young children and wanted a place that we could let them run and play and not have to worry. We found it. This is one of those items on the bucket list that has been fulfilled. We hope that our guests enjoy the cabin as much as we do.

Murray purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Murray chose Cherry Log

My wife and I had always wanted a cabin in the mountains, on a stream, with a lot of flat area. In June of 2012, we found everything we had been looking for. One of the first things I noticed when I first visited the cabin was how quiet is it and all you can hear is the sound of the creek rushing by. It is a special place and we are just happy that we are able to share it with others.

What makes this cabin unique

Trout Run Cabin is such a relaxing place. It is so quiet here. You can just sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of the forest. One of the best things is that you feel so removed from everything yet you are only 20 minutes from downtown Blue Ridge. It is just an awesome place.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just spent a week at Trout Run Cabin and I already wish I could go back again. That was the most relaxing vacation I have ever had!

The cabin itself is wonderful, having everything you could need plus some. It is comfortable and beautifully decorated. My favorite part was sitting at the edge of the creek, just watching and listening. My husband fished from the pond and caught a nice little bream. We took walks along the road that runs by the creek, we played horseshoes by the pond and we relaxed by the fire pit at night. On our last morning there we woke to see two deer grazing on the other side of the pond.

We went to Mercier Orchard and into Blue Ridge for shopping, antiquing, The Art Center and a few lunches. Great area! (Our favorite lunch was at Joe’s BBQ!)

Murray, the owner of Trout Run was fabulous with communicating and giving suggestions for eating and activities. It was much appreciated!

Thank you, Murray, for sharing your little piece of heaven here on earth with us!

We will be back!
Mar 2015
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Cherry Log Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Loft Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master suite - 1 king
    Loft suite - 1 king
    Bunk room - 1 bunk bed
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Whimsical Creek Front Cabin on HUGE stocked pond in the National Forest
average rating of 4.75 based on 23 reviews

Relaxing long weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and the setting made our stay perfect. We especially loved the sunroom!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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100% Pure Serenity

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely above and beyond expectations. This cabin is incredible. The location is amazing. My boys and I enjoyed fishing in the pond everyday. The creek out back is just incredible. Just deep enough to grab a couple of tubes and float down. The sound of the creek rushing by is the most relaxing soundtrack you could ask for. At night, the sky is lit up with stars! My two young boys were in awe over all the stars they could see. The few cabins in the area are home to some of the nicest people you'll meet. Close enough to drive into town, but you could easily never leave your cabin. My sons asked me repeatedly if we could move here and that this was the best vacation they've ever had. Coming from a couple of kids that live by Disney World, that goes to show you special this cabin is. If you're looking for a place to reconnect with your family, this cabin is just the place for you! Highly HIGHLY recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Will, You nailed it. Your review is exactly why we get so many returning guests. The cabin is in the perfect location for those who want to get away and relax. Ultra comfortable beds, creek front back porch, fishing right out front and all the amenities of home make this the perfect location. So glad you and your family were able to get out and enjoy the area while you were here. We look forward to your return visit.
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Beautiful and relaxing atmosphere.

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful place and atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing listening to the creek or catching fish in the pond. Great fire pit to roast hot dogs or marshmallows for smores or just sit around!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are blessed to have found our slice of paradise. Our guests are always asking how we found such a wonderful place. Now you know why we love the cabin so much. We look forward to your return visit.
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The cabin is very clean and very well kept. The view of the creek is very serene.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with lots to do at the cabin itself. Our 7 and 4 year old loved playing and tubing in the creek. The water was cold but the kids didn't seem phased. It was nice just relaxing in the chairs watching the kids play. The creek is also pretty shallow in most areas so the kids didn't have any trouble navigating. We also fished in the pond with some success. While we were there my 7 year old and I did horse back riding with Adventure Trail rides which is right down the road and that was so much fun. We also did the Blue Ridge train ride which the kids and adults enjoyed but the town you stop in is a little older and the shopping is not nearly as nice as downtown Blue Ridge itself. Another place we enjoyed was Mercier Orchard, we ate breakfast there and shopped but unfortunately we didn't get to tour the orchard since they only do that on Sat and Sun. Overall the vacation was exactly what we wanted, something relaxing and slow paced. Everyone really had a great time. We will be back. I also forgot to mention we had 2 dogs that apparently live in the area that seemed to follow us wherever we went. One of the neighbors mentioned they can smell a "renter" a mile away. Thankfully they were very well mannered dogs and my kids are not fearful. But it seemed like anytime we were outside they'd show up to hang out and mostly sleep.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Most times our guests have plans to travel all over the place but once they get to the cabin and see how serene the location is they will generally spend most of their time at the cabin exploring the area around the cabin. Being in the National Forest, there are miles of roads to walk on and explore. Children love playing in the creek and fishing in the pond. Our seasoned guests love the fact that we have an abundance of flat land for walking. Also the back porch and fire pit area are the perfect places to get cozy and read a book. We are blessed to have such a magical place. As you stated, upkeep is very important to us. Cleanliness and comfort are our number one goals. We want our guests to be comfortable and feel like they are at home while they are relaxing at our whimsical log cabin in the woods. For those who want to get away from it all, this is the place.
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Tranquility at it's finest

  • 5 of 5

The decor of the cabin was well thought out- earth colors in symphony with nature, beckoning one to relax. The sound of the creek was also very calming. I went to rest and renew body, spirit and soul and I achieved that. I'll remember this vacation for a long time.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aja, Thank you so much for your review of stay your at the cabin. Our hope is that you can remember the peace and tranquility so that it will draw you back. The forest is calling so I must go. Glad you were able to get relaxed and re-energized while you were here. Even though it is a long drive for you, we look forward to your return visit.
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One of the quietest places on earth

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I absolutely enjoyed our time at Trout Run. It was very quiet and the sound of the stream out back further added to the solitude. The pond near the cabin was very low due to the drought but that wasn't really a problem.

The bed in the "master" was one of the most comfortable beds we've ever slept on in a cabin. We've had some doozies in the past but no problems here. The sofa and chair were also very comfortable and led to me sleeping more than watching television.

The kitchen was well-supplied and this cabin perhaps might be the most generously stocked cabins we've stayed at. Everything from a crockpot to a zester; it was there or in the pantry. And then the pantry, which had some food items, had a sign that said, "Use whatever you need, just replace it." This is unheard of in the cabin rental world. I'm thankful for the owner's generosity and willingness to trust the renters.

Tv was great. Netflixed worked ok. Internet was decent given where the cabin is located.

We went horseback riding at the stables nearby and that was so much fun for us.

We enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horseback riding and zip lining are within a few miles. This a great location for mountain bikers and outdoor lovers. Plenty of room to roam.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $107 + Tax
Firewood for Firepit $30 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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