About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
2 bedroom, 1 bath on your own mountain
Mountain Air Cottage:
Excellent property for that Romantic Retreat, Family getaway or for nature lovers.
This cozy 2 Bedroom 1 Bath cottage sits on 3.5 acres of private secluded mountain top retreat. it offers a barn for your horses with water and electric with enough room for your trailer or RV.
We are within minutes of Grayson Highland State Park/Mount Rogers National Recreation area, the famed Virginia Creeper Trail, New River Trail, Appalachian Trail, Virginia Highland horse trails and only a 45 minutes drive from I-77 or I-81.
Spend your days adventuring out and about. Come home to your own fully furnished, Mountain Cottage. Restore your soul surrounded with breath-taking mountain vistas and fresh mountain air while rocking on the front porch as you whip up some savory mountain cooking in the fully equipped kitchen or Roast marshmallows, grill some freshly caught trout or warm up on a chilly evening at the fire pit.
Excellent restaurants are within a casual 15-30 minute drive. And when your ready to retire after a memorable packed day, simply snuggle down amongst in either the King bed in the master bedroom, the full size bed in the 2nd bedroom, futon or the sofa bed. Take in that 'Country Quite' while breathing fresh country mountain air as you slowly drift off to sleep.
Whether planning a honeymoon, anniversary, family reunion or personal escape, Mountain Air Cottage can't be beat!
Temp's at the cottage's 2,800 foot elevation are typically about 10 degrees cooler than in lower-elevation Independence, VA, just 29 miles away. And Independence typically has 10-degree lower temperatures than lower-elevation Piedmont locations such as Charlotte, NC, some 124 miles to the south. Independence has a large grocery store, restaurants, park with swimming pool and tennis courts, and antiqueing if you decide to go exploring.
Explore the area from the cottage's central base:
o Appalachian Trail (4 mi from cabin)
o Grayson Highlands State Park (3 mi)
o Grayson Recreation Park (9 mi) swimming, tennis courts, hiking
o Peach Bottom Falls (9 mi)
o Blue Ridge Parkway (25 mi)
o Shatley Springs Restaurant (31 mi)
o Hillsville Flea Market (36 mi)
o Virginia Creeper Bike Trail (42 mi)
o Library, churches, museum and gift shop in Independence (29 mi)
Enjoy festivities and activities in Independence:
o Farmer's Market (Wed 4-6 pm; Fri 9 am -1 pm; early May thru early Oct)
o Concerts in the historic Old Courthouse on some weekends in summer
o Jam Sessions featuring bluegrass music Wed 6 - 9 pm on Old Courthouse lawn
o July 4th Parade and Fireworks display includes craft and food tents, music
o Potty Princess Pageant (Oct 12) and Fall Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Race (Oct 13)
o Safe Halloween (Oct 31) with music, bouncy houses, pony rides, haunted house
o Christmas Parade (Dec 1)
. . . and nearby festivities:
o Clogging and Blue Grass Music (Sat nights at Flat Ridge Community Center)
o Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA
Three night rentals required for these Holiday weekends:
Fourth of July
*** Home is Not child proof for children under 17y/o.
Private and serene but caretakers are just up the drive if needed.
Mountain Air Cottage honors all military personnel with a military discount year round. We want to say thank you to our service people and their families by offering an affordable yet relaxing cottage for your Southwest Virginia getaway. Contact us today about how we can accommodate your vacation dreams. Mountain Air Cottage and all of Grayson County, Virginia say Thank You!
Pet fee is $25.00 per pet per day. If you have 2 dogs (Max) we offer a Flat Fee of $50 1st pet, $25 2nd pet regardles of length of stay. Guest must bring crate and have pet(s) in crate anytime pet(s) are left alone. No cats.
If you book the Mountain Air Cottage, be aware that the rental property may come with some wildlife neighbors popping up from time to time. Deer, turkey, and other wildlife are common sights at this two bedroom, one bath cottage.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 12, 2018
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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.
Seclusion and Serenity at Mountain Air Cottage
Mountain Air Cottage is away from all the worries of the world and invites you recharge and relax. There is no cell reception or internet access at the cabin, which helped my husband and me spend quality time together. One thing we'd change is that it would be nice to have a landline in case of emergencies.
The cabin is hidden in a wooded mountain area among dozens of Christmas tree farms. It's at the very end of a gravel road, but full-time resident neighbors are not too far away if you need anything. The owner does not live nearby, but he communicated thoroughly and professionally through HomeAway. A sweet couple named Paul and Betty take care of the rental cottage, and they came to check on us when we arrived. They had even left a bouquet of flowers for us.
The house is clean and cozy, but it is several decades old, so expect a musty smell and old timey decor. It reminds me very much of my great grandmother's house. The cottage is advertised to sleep 6, and we found the king bed and full bed to be very comfortable. The people who slept on the couch and futon were less comfortable and had trouble sleeping, so we would suggest updating the living room furniture.
We woke up on our second morning to find that a mouse had been nibbling at our food, but we found an old trap and caught the mouse within hours. We don't advise leaving food out on the counter.
The cottage is very pet friendly, and the owner generously waived 3 days of the pet fee for us to bring our dog for 5 nights. One important thing to note is that people who are afraid of large dogs may have trouble staying at this cabin. Two houses down the road, there are at least 3 boxer dogs who chase your car while barking and biting at the tires. One dog even took a bite out of our car's mud flap! The scary dogs never followed us all the way to the cottage, but it was very stressful driving past their yard each day. We almost accidentally hit them several times when they jumped in front of us. When my husband asked the caretaker about the dogs, Paul said the dog owner refuses to keep his dogs put away.
There are so many wonderful places to visit around this cottage, and we loved how close it was to Grayson Highlands State Park, which we visited 3 out of our 5 days! The Twin Pinnacles hiking trail is an easy 1.6 mile hike with an extremely gorgeous view!
Overall, we give this cottage 4 stars and encourage fellow adventurers to stay there.
Wish NO stars was an option!!!
WORST EXPERIANCE EVER!!!! Would NOT reccomend. Absolutely no service, the "house" was more a glorified hunting cabin. Smelled like mold upon arrival, and was NOT clean. The power turned off half way through our stay so we were unable to shower or prepare for the day before we left nor were we able to clean since the water was off as well. NO instructions on how anything in the house worked. The floor was caving in extremely bad in the dinning room area and would give way when walking. The outlets were make shift at best with exposed wiring. We informed the host that we would have dogs and nowhere on the listing does it mention a weight limit or the amount of dogs allowed, nor does it state they need to be crated. Needless to say we are NOT satisfied and will NOT reccomend and will NOT be back. Side note the caretakers are a bit over bearing beating down the door before 7:30 am...not that we weren't already up leaving this atrocious property.
Peaceful, quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of life!
Cozy & Clean It was exactly what we were looking for! I would love to visit again! Thank you for sharing your treasure with us! 😀
Great location and helpful host with easy access to the highlands just down the road.
Great location and helpful host with easy access to the highlands just down the road.
Getaway From it All
My wife an I enjoyed our stay at the cabin. After a long day of hiking at Grayson Highlands, it was nice to come back in the evening to to a very peaceful, relaxing environment. The cabin is clean and has everything you need. It's also conveniently located to many recreation areas. Nights were filled with sitting on the front porch, enjoying the cool breeze, watching the fireflies and stargazing. We hope to come back.
Cozy Porch and Near Grayson Highlands
We enjoyed our stay and our time spent on the front porch was very relaxing. We would come and stay again, however there is only one bathroom and it is located in the master bedroom. With that said, my husband and I would not find this ideal if we had others joining us.
One of my favorite things was the king bed and bedding, very comfortable and clean.
I am glad I brought some of my own cooking supplies. The kitchen does have the basic essentials, but could use some upgrades.
Good deal for the price and location.
Virginia Creeper Trail (beautiful rails to trails bike run, all downhill), hike the Appalachian Trail, Bluegrass festivals & jam sessions, fly fishing, Maple syrup festival, choose your own Christmas Tree, pumpkin patches, see the historic John Long frescoes, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike up to see the wild ponies at Grayson Highlands, kayak on the New River (one of the oldest rivers int he world , like the Nile, it runs north instead of south), horse-back riding trails all around. Enjoy local maple syrup, trout, and artisan cheese from Ashe County Cheese.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
1- Pets are considered and are limited to (2) dogs, they should be housebroken and guest needs to provide crates & have pets remain in crates when you leave them alone in the cottage. pets should be crate trained .... there is a $ 50.00 total pet fee for the first Pet and a $75.00 total Pet Fee for two dogs. There are some rules and considerations for guests with Pets and Guests should review the Pet Addendum for further information. * Weekend stays beginning on Fridays require a minimum 2 nights. 2- Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 3- Cancellation Policy available by contacting owner when booking..Guests may request an earlier than 4:00 pm check-in time or a later than 11:00 am check out time for an additional fee of $ 35.00 based on the availability at the time of the request .... usually this time is reserved for Maintenance to perform Housekeeping responsibilities. All rates are subject to change during the different seasons and prior to booking your reservation. 4- 10% discount to all present or former military and first responder's (must request discount at time of reservation) 5- For Lock Outs or Lost Keys contact our Housekeeping Supervisor Bob Wilkinson at (336) 877-0148, there will be a $50.00 fee associated with each lockout call for service and a $50.00 free plus the cost of copying keys for the replacement of lost cabin keys.