About the property
- Cabin625 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
2 Bedroom 1 Bath Riverfront Cabin on Cattle Farm, Satellite Internet and TV
This is a small 625 square foot cabin with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath located on the North Fork Holston River in Mendota, VA, just on the north side of Bristol, VA. One bedroom has a bunk bed with a full size bottom bunk and a twin size top bunk. Suitable to sleep three. The other bedroom has a queen sized bed. Suitable to sleep 2. Living room with one couch and chair. Full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishware, and cooking utensils. Kitchen table to seat 4. Picnic table on the porch, just outside the kitchen. We now have Directv Television with most of the pay channels, as well as Satellite High Speed Wireless Internet. Currently there is no land line. The only cellular signal that works out here is through Verizon. So if you come, you are coming to RELAX!
There is over a mile of river frontage. You can sit on the front porch and enjoy the sounds of the river, while being secluded on this private farm. Relax and read a book, or break out the swimming gear and rafts or tubes and go for a tube ride from one end of the property to the other.
The property is hidden over a ridge, so when you come up the driveway and crest the hill, you are pleasantly surprised at the phenomenal view. Total privacy since the cabin is just off the river and well off of the road so you will never see a passer-by unless someone passes by in a canoe, raft or kayak.
This is an active cattle farm, so there are cows and care takers on the property. You will probably never see the caretakers, but they are there in a house located at the center of the property. You can not even see their home from your cabin. During the spring, summer and fall, you can enjoy most of the river frontage without being disturbed by the wondering cattle. There are a few areas where the cattle roam free so you will want to drive through those areas. You can drive from one end of the property to the other and have picnics, relax in the river, on the front porch or under a tree. The cattle are fenced off by an electric fence around the cabin to keep them from coming right up to you. They are cattle, not pets, so please do not attempt to pet or feed them. Enjoy their beauty and company from a distance. A majority of the river frontage is free from cattle, so you will be able to enjoy and explore most of the frontage. We will be available for a tour to show you all the areas of the property you can enjoy and explore freely.
The cabin is located in a private location on the property with mountain long range views. The views from all areas of the property are just phenomenal. There is even a 'beach' where you can go and easily lounge around by the river. Have a picnic under the massive trees offering shade. Run around in the hay fields. Or just sit back and listen to the river passing by.
We are located about 45 minutes from the Bristol Motor Speedway and 40 minutes to Abingdon. Downtown Bristol is approximately 35 minutes. The closest mall is about 35 minutes away in Bristol. Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas are about 30 minutes from the cabin. The nearest convenience store is about 15 minutes drive. Walmart and grocery stores are about 30 minutes drive for all your grocery and miscellaneous needs.
This cabin is small and is best suited for 4-5 people to be comfortable. There is a shower (no tub, but the shower head is the removable kind if you need to wash smaller children), sink, vanity in the bathroom. Linens, towels, sheets and blankets are provided. There is a 'micro' sized washer and dryer. The driveway is dirt/gravel off of the main road. I do not recommend sports cars (i.e. Corvette sized vehicles, super low vehicles not recommended) to drive on these roads.
You can feel free to open the windows to enjoy the fresh air, or there is a wall unit air conditioner in the kitchen/living/dining area if it gets too warm. There is a ceiling fan in the queen sized room (not int he bunk bed room). In the winter, there is a gas log fire place in the living room to enjoy and use for heat as well as an electric area heater.
If you have questions, please feel free to call or email.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
We currently live in Bristol, VA. This is our cattle farm where we also come to relax and play with our family on the river.
Owner/Manager purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Owner/Manager chose Mendota
We fell in love with this property because of the view as you crest over the ridge from the entrance. It is total privacy and seclusion. Phenomenal views from many areas of the property, all of which are easily accessible. The property had been a cattle farm in the same family for 3 generations when we purchased it. We felt we were purchasing a piece of history as well as a gorgeous place to come and relax and enjoy what this area has to offer while still maintaining it as a working cattle farm. You are out in the mountains for privacy, but not too far from town for when you want to go shopping, out to eat, or need the usual grocery items. The cabin is simple with the necessities for a lovely stay, but we will be adding upgrades as time goes on both inside and out. So, even though you will enjoy your stay, each time you come back, it will get better and better!
What makes this Cabin unique
There are rocking chairs and a picnic table on the front porch overlooking the river. Warning: it will put you to sleep! The sound of the river is so relaxing. You can sit in the rocking chairs and just relax and read a book. Open the windows to enjoy the fresh air and hear the sounds of the river from the inside. The best place to visit on the property is the bottom land across the hay fields on the river where we call 'the beach'. There are magnificent shade trees lining the river where you can sit and relax or wade in the river, or bring a blanket to have a picnic.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great! It is very homey.
There were all the comforts of home, but in the most beautiful setting. Fishing and hiking, walking the grounds, or just sitting on the porch watching the river drift by, makes for the most relaxing vacation. A great place to recharge your batteries and feel like you took a real vacation! Thank you!!
The cabin was more we had hoped for!
Great location, awesome views! If you can’t relax on that deck, you’ll never be able to relax anywhere!
Awesome view and privacy
The weather wasn't cooperative, but the porch alone is worth the trip. Saw turtles, woodchucks, even had a hawk swoop into the river & scoop up a fish! Great place with everything you need.
Solitude at its Finest!
The reflection of the moon glistening off the river, the relaxation sitting down at the beach, the sounds of the river, the visits from the cows, the convenience of the modern amenities...what else could you ask for. This place has everything you need! We had a blast.
Amazing place to get away from everything..
So much to do or not do anything at all. Loved sitting on the porch listening to the river and how the cows would moo good morning. AMAZING PLACE!!!!
The river was so nice and it was an added bonus that tubes were provided. We had an issue with a flat tire and the owner was gracious enough to bring us a portable air pump. Very nice weekend!!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Other payment and reservation methods are accepted by owner. Please contact to make arrangements if you do not see a payment option you are comfortable with. We are flexible. During Race week, feel free to contact us if you require an extended stay during that week. Race week bookings are non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days of arrival date.