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River Front Cabin on a Cattle Farm

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

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.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 625 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Children are welcome, just be aware that this is a riverfront property and a cattle farm. There is electric fence around the cabin to keep the cows out. This will shock your child (and yourself) if you touch it. The deck has proper railing and gates that will keep small children on the deck, but you still must keep an eye on your children. We will not be liable for any injuries incurred on our property. The shower has a removable shower head for bathing smaller children. There is no tub. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking inside the cabin. Please only smoke outside on the deck or other areas of the property and please dispose of your cigarettes/cigars in a suitable receptacle and be sure it is fully extinguished....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 bunk bed

    Twin on top, Full/double on bottom, Linens Provided...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Queen Bed Suitable for 2 Adults, Linens Provided...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • 1 Shower (No Tub), Sink, Vanity, Mirror, Towels, Washcloths and Hand towels...moreless


  • DVD Player:

    Some movies are provided as well....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Directv has a good selection of music channels....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Directv HD Television with HBO, Cinemax and Showtime...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Small radio....moreless

  • Television:

    Directv HD DVR Television with HBO, Cinemax and Showtime...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are some videos at the cabin. Not everyone likes the same movies, I only leave a few common ones....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic


  • Dining:

    The dining table has 4 chairs. If you need an extra chair, we can provide one (it will not match but it will accommodate an extra person). There is always the picnic table on the deck....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Wall unit air condition in kitchen/living area. Ceiling fan in queen bedroom....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    We have a micro sized washer and dryer (not full size) for washing small loads of laundry....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas log fire place only active during the winter....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Gas log fire place and infrared space heaters provided in the winter months....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Satellite Internet...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    One set of linens and pillows are provided for each bed. Quilts are also provided as well as throw blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    1 couch and 1 chair...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 cars easily next to cabin. The property is over 100 acres so anywhere else on property is fine for other cars, trailers, etc....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, washcloths, hand towels and kitchen towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We have a micro sized washer and dryer (not full size) for washing small loads of laundry....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Maker and Filters are in the cabin....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All cups, dishes, bowls, mugs, utensils, cooking utensils, pots and pans are provided....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with all plates, cups, pots, pans, utensils, stove, oven, microwave, standard sized refrigerator/freezer, coffee maker, toaster, everything you would need in a regular home. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    This can change, but I try to keep some of the basics there such as sugar, flour, oil, teas, coffee, filters, etc. If you plan on using a lot, please bring your own....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    Deck is enclosed with gates. A picnic table, Adirondack chairs and some rocking chairs. If gates are closed properly, makes it easier to contain children....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    There is a canoe and a bunch of river rafts available for the warmer months....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There is a mid sized outdoor charcoal grill....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We have a canoe, and river rafts available for the warmer months. You are responsible to provide your own life jackets for yourself if needed and your children....moreless



from 3 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Race Week August 2017
Aug 14 - Aug 20, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $75
  • Taxes Not included


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Mendota, VA, USA:
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!

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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