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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 day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 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 Blue Ridge Highlands

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:
  • 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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Nellies Cave Lodge- Less Than 4 Miles To Virginia Tech-2 miles From S. Main St.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

It was just perfect for our weekend in Blacksburg

  • 5 of 5

We would definitely rent this house for our next stay in Blacksburg because it met our every need. It is spacious and has plenty of beds and bathrooms so everyone feels welcomed. I need to clone that kitchen too! Thank you, Steve.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. Take care and I hope we meet again some day. Steve
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5

Peaceful and private

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property with all amenities. Everything was beautiful and meticulously clean. Only 2 miles from Main Street but with total privacy and views.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This property is simply beautiful. The house is spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated and very clean. We loved the surroundings as well (the creek in the back was such a nice surprise!). It's quiet and secluded but only a very short ride to Blacksburg or Christiansburg. Steve is a wonderful host, answered all our questions and was extremely accommodating. We had a truly lovely stay and will be back if we are in the area again!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I am so happy you enjoyed your trip. Take care and God bless Steve
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5

Amazing House and Great Owner!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay at Nellies Cave Lodge. The house itself is beautiful and very cozy. Wonderfully furnished throughout, we felt so comfortable in the space. Steve did a great job furnishing the house with quality furniture and decorations. The property is beautiful and set back in a private lot. The local stores are only a 5-10 minute drive away if you need any groceries or want to go out and have dinner. Steve provided coffee, condiments, shampoo and soap...all you have to do is go and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rineet and everyone were so kind and all the pups were very well behaved. It was a pleasure having them and I look forward to a return visit. The house was left in wonderful shape. Take care, Steve
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5

Dream house for large group

  • 5 of 5

We chose Nellie's Cave Lodge for a family get together as it is near our daughter and her family. The house accommodated my husband and I, our adult son and our daughter, her husband and 2 small children. We all gathered at the lovely dinner table to eat meals cooked in a fully equipped kitchen. The bedrooms/ bathrooms are luxurious with loads of closet space. The home is beautifully decorated, warm and welcoming, and the surrounding grounds makes one feel far removed from city life. Steve was very gracious and accommodating. We would love to revisit.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. I do love this property as well. You were all so kind and thanks for leaving everything so nice! Peace be with you all, Steve
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5

Exceeded my expectations

  • 5 of 5

Home is very warm and comfortable. Owner had home clean and ready for us as planned with plentiful consumables, especially COFFEE!! Great location with trail that parallels neighboring creek. Swinging on porch with creek sounds, was a slice of heaven..

Nellies Cave Lodge enables my family and parents a comfortable place to be together for our very special weekend for our 1st son's wedding. :)

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so kind. Everyone was so kind and the house was left in perfect shape. I hope to see you again soon, Steve
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Map

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

Blacksburg House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2017 Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
From
$400
Fri,Sat
 

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.
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