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Nellies Cave Lodge- Less Than 4 Miles To Virginia Tech-2 miles From S. Main St.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Custom built home on 7 very private acres with beautiful mountain views you can enjoy from the huge (10' x 60') covered front porch. This property backs up to over 100 undeveloped acres of private land.

The main floor has a very large master suite with a king size bed. Washer and Dryer in walk in master closet for your convenience. Master bath has a huge jet tub and an over sized tile shower with two shower heads. Upstairs there is an office space in the landing and two additional bedrooms each with their own private bath. Large open floor plan with stone fireplace in the great room. Beautiful 'cooks kitchen' open to the sun room and great room. Dining area is open to the great room as well. Hardwood floors throughout. Very tastefully furnished and decorated. This is my personal home and I have everything you need including linens & towels, all kitchen needs, even extra table settings for more formal dining. There are several extra mattresses that can go in the bedrooms or the upstairs landing for additional guests.

I do not allow 'house parties' but my property is perfect for large family gatherings such as weddings, graduations, family reunions...There is ample parking as well.

We are only 2 miles off South Main Street in Blacksburg and less than 4 miles to Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium but you will feel like you are way out in the country. This home is perfect for visits to the New River Valley and Virginia Tech. You get the best of both worlds- close to everything but a true feel of being in the mountains. This home was featured in the New River Magazine. I have a separate apartment in the lower level with separate parking and access. I occasionally have tenants there and I use it myself when I have guests.

Well behaved pets are welcome. I will have my dogs (three Newfoundlands an 8 lb Yorkie mix and a Hound- long story) with me wherever I am and our outdoor cats will be around but will not come inside during your stay. NOTE- no cats have been in the house since early 2015 however the dogs are in with me whenever I am here. I only say this to forewarn anyone who may have an extreme cat allergy- the house is meticulously cleaned for every guest so this is not an issue for anyone except the extremely allergic (better safe than sorry). Some special events require a minimum 2-3 night stay and rates will vary for those weekends as well. We have had several long term tenants and we would be happy to discuss your needs and see if we can come to an agreement. Feel free to send a note describing your needs and I will work with you the best I can.

NOTE- SINCE THIS IS MY PERSONAL HOME AND NOT JUST AN INVESTMENT/ RENTAL HOME, I DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS MORE THAN 10-12 MONTHS OUT.

ALSO- ALL VT HOME FOOTBALL GAMES FOR 2016 AND 2017 ARE ALREADY RESERVED. VT GRADUATION FOR 2017 IS ALREADY BOOKED .I GET MANY REQUESTS FOR FUTURE VT GRADUATIONS AND I ALREADY HAVE A WAITING LIST FOR 2018 VT GRADUATION. THESE ARE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE IS A 3 NIGHT MINIMUM WITH CURRENT RATES FOR THOSE 3 NIGHTS OF $1350/ NIGHT. IF INTERESTED KNOWING THAT RATE ESTIMATE I WILL BE HAPPY TO ADD YOU TO THE LIST..

More Details

Owner
Steve Bodtke
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Steve Bodtke

Hello and welcome to Nellies Cave Lodge. This home was built in 2003 on 7 acres that I purchased several years earlier.

I have been a real estate agent in the area for the last 20 years. In the summer of 2013 I purchased Windrush Blueberry Farm about 20 minutes away in Newport and small farming is my passion.

I now have 5 dogs (three Newfoundlands and an 8lb Yorkie mix and a hound) and several outside cats . All well behaved pets are welcome andI will be happy to discuss any special needs you may have for them during your stay. My dogs will of course be with me wherever I am but the cats will be around somewhere- most likely on the front porch or the back deck or in and out of the lower level of the house (basement and drive under garage) that is not part of the rental space. They will not be allowed inside the rental space during your stay.

Please contact me with any questions and I look forward to making your stay enjoyable.

Steve Bodtke purchased this house in 2003

Why Steve Bodtke chose Blacksburg

This property is the best Blacksburg has to offer. Close to everything yet very private with wonderful mountain views. We are only 2 miles off South Main Street and 4 miles from Lane Stadium on VT Campus but you feel like you are way out in the country.

What makes this house unique

There is ample parking and I do allow well behaved dogs. I can provide a very large dog crate if necessary.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Communication was great and the house was left in wonderful shape. I was only there for the first couple to arrive but it was my understanding 2 dogs were coming with the other groups- if they did- you certainly couldn't tell. Everyone (two legged and four) was great and I look forward to seeing all of you again sometime. Peace- Steve
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Blacksburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bath. Oversized shower with 2 shower heads.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to room.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Door to third bedroom and to hallway for additional access.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master on main
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Private bath in room
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , We have several additional mattresses and cots if needed
    Bedroom 4 - Office area/ landing can be used for single mattress/ cots
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
Notes:
I do not take reservations more than 10-12 months out.

Reviews

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Nellies Cave Lodge- Less Than 4 Miles To Virginia Tech-2 miles From S. Main St.
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
5

Very clean and well prepared for visitors!

  • 5 of 5

Steve was a very pleasant and acoomodating host. The house was absolutely beautiful - somehow even more so than the photos show! The kitchen was well stocked for our group to prepare food in, and the extra refrigerator and sink came in handy more than once. Bathrooms were very nice, beds very comfortable. The porches were perfect for relaxing, reading, and watching the deer in the yard. My mother-in-law couldn't stop telling everyone she was staying forever!! Overall a wonderful stay - thank you Steve! We hope to be able to stay again next time we visit family in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you had a nice time. Sorry I was not there when you left but I am glad to see you made it home safe and sound. I do feel very blessed that I get to call this my home. Peace, Steve
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5

Perfect house, perfect host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nellies Cave Lodge for 5 days for our daughter's wedding.

It is the PERFECT place to relax. It is in a tranquil, scenic location a few miles from the Va Tech campus. We hosted several gatherings, and made our own floral arrangements here. The host Steve Bodtke, assisted us and found solutions to any items we forgot or needed. He is WONDERFUL. My wife and I cannot say enough about this house, well designed for fun, nice decks, great room, kitchen. Come and visit and you will return as we have three times so far.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind. I am glad everything went so well at the wedding. It's a HUGE undertaking and I am so happy that everything went to smoothly. Thanks for leaving the house so nice. I am sure we will cross paths again soon. Steve
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5

A truly wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this rental and it's a toss up whether the house or the owners are more fantastic. The hosts couldn't have been more gracious. They allowed us to take our 4 (yes 4) small dogs down to the house and made an effort to make sure they had their own 3 dogs in whenever ours wanted to be out. They were also incredibly flexible about both check in time and check out time, letting us stay late on the last day. And they checked in frequently to make sure everything was o.k.

The house itself is wonderful, even better than the pictures. It's an Arts and Crafts home with wonderful decor, excellent views, a fantastic porch and walking trail out back. And while the house feels like it's miles away from anything, it's a very short drive into Blacksburg for shopping and restaurants. We couldn't have been happier.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind. I am happy you had a wonderful stay. Your 4 dogs (combined weight 60 lbs) and my 3 dogs (combined weight just under 400 lbs) worked well together to give each other space. I really enjoyed having you all hear. Take care and God bless, Steve
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5

The house is beautiful and in such a beautiful setting but just minutes from downtown!

  • 5 of 5

The house is spectacular but the owner is amazing. He is the icing on the cake! The nicest and most accommodating person. We were there for a week before our daughters wedding and it was perfect.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind. Everyone was so wonderful (including the pup Chance!). I am so happy everything went so well. Take care and God bless you all, Steve
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was absolutely wonderful. Even more than we expected. Very spacious, clean, and accommodating to make our stay even more relaxing. We had six adults and 4 children in the house and was roomy for us all. Due to the rain had a family gathering of many people. The large porch, dining, and living area made it a perfect place to meet and enjoy.

Steve was very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. I would absolutely stay here again. Location of in a home in the mountains but only 5 minutes from town.

Steve-Thanks for sharing your beautiful house with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We found a diamond in the ruff

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

VirginiaTech
Cascades National Recreation Trail
Blacksburg downtown
Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
"Our house is only 2 miles from Bull & Bones"
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Bull & Bones
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Blacksburg Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Bull & Bones, El Rodeo
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Winterplace

Blacksburg is a Special Place! We have a small town feel within a university setting surrounded by beautiful mountains.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

1-Rates may vary due to seasonal events- not all events in the area can be accounted for but I try to keep the calendar as up to date as possible. I AM NOT TAKING BOOKINGS BEYOND 2015 AT THIS TIME- THANKS
2-Rates are guaranteed upon booking confirmation. Occasionally I will require damage insurance for multiple people and/ or pets.
3-I do have a huge dog crate I can set up upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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