2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom In The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains
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About Shaena Muldoon
Shaena grew up in Pembroke, Virginia just two miles from the site of the cottage. She remembers visiting Pyne's General Store, which was located right next to the cottage, as a little girl with her family. In 2009, she turned the building into The Palisades Restaurant. She has been in the restaurant and event businesses for over 20 years. Her extensive experience includes producing high-profile worldwide events such as the award-winning 2004 International VSA Arts Festival in Washington, D.C., the 2002 U.S. Olympic Torch Relay and the 1998 World Exposition in Lisbon, Portugal. After traveling to all of the seven continents, including Antarctica, Shaena has returned to Giles County which she considers one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Shaena Muldoon purchased this House in 2007
Why Shaena Muldoon chose Eggleston
Mr. Hunter's Cottage is located in Giles County – one of the most scenic areas in Virginia. Before dining at the Palisades restaurant right next door, you can work up an appetite by hiking to the Cascades, a natural waterfall. Or grab a paddle and canoe down the New River – the worlds second oldest waterway. Or visit Giles’ three historic covered bridges – the most of any county in the state. Giles County offers numerous recreational activities so there's more than just one reason you’ll want to come to visit.
What makes this House unique
Enjoy the rumble of passing trains as the cottage is located 50 feet from the tracks in the bucolic mountains of southwest Virginia.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children not allowed - Children over 10 years of age are welcome.Children over 10 years of age are welcome.
Max guests: 8
Minimum age of primary renter: 18
The restaurant’s reputation speaks for itself, and this is an adorable cottage- it reminded me of an apartment I had in Richmond when I was younger. Everything was comfortable and lovely you can’t complain about the trains because you are pre-warned about them. It’s part of the charm.
If had one constructive suggestion -it would be to please not have the mowing/weeding service so early on a Sunday morning, even in such hot weather.
thanks for the stay!
Adorable Historic Property
Great space, yes, the trains can be loud. Nothing a set of earplugs can't cure. Good walking and great restaurant.
The house was decorated so cute, beds were nice and comfortable,
fully stocked with everything you need.
One suggestion the two rooms with sofa beds could use ceiling
fans or portable fans. Also there was no place to hang your clothes.
We enjoyed our stay. Hope to visit the area again.
Shaena had everything ready when we arrived. It was great to have the history of the house and area provided in the check-in notes. The house is exactly as described. The trains are a little noisy, but my 1.5 year old granddaughter slept through the night with no problems. The drive to the house is a bit of a thrill with all the twists and turns. We were in Blacksburg for graduation and just looking for a reasonable place to stay for 3 generations. We had plenty of room for everyone to sleep and the water pressure in the showers was great. Next time I think we will make reservations at The Palisades for dinner since it is right next door.
Great weekend getaway !
We stayed from Saturday to Sunday and have a great time. Yes the train tracks are right there, the kids loved seeing the trains go by. We didn't think it made a big deal for sleeping. The beds are super comfortable also. And the host was very accommodating. If you make it up that way, go take the hike to Cascade falls.
The cottage is a bucolic setting just above the New River in the small village of Eggleston, VA. It is surrounded by mountains on all sides and is situated 50 feet from the Norfolk and Western train line, which adds an element of rustic charm and enables our guests to enjoy hearing and seeing the occasional freight train rumbling past on its way down the river.