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Quaint Cottage Located 15 Miles From Blacksburg VA

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom In The Heart Of The Blue Ridge Mountains

The cottage has spacious bedrooms with hardwood floors, original plaster walls & a kitchen island made from early 1900 2ft wide boards. Both sofas fold out into beds for extra accommodations. It sits near the New River and the Norfolk & Western railway and, as such, the train occasionally passes by.

The cottage is not suitable for large groups or parties.

There is a stove with oven, a microwave and toaster, a refrigerator, cookware, plates, cups, glassware and silverware.

All bedding and towels are provided.

We have Smart TV hook up with a Netflix account just for the house, locally made soap and locally roasted coffee. We provide ear plugs for guests who prefer not to hear the train.

The cottage is located next to The Palisades Restaurant in an old resort village which was once a thriving destination and a stop on the N & W Railroad. A destination once again, the village is coming back to life with an award winning restaurant, artisan shop and now lodging.

As an added service, we guarantee dinner reservations at The Palisades Restaurant for guests. Please request reservations for the day, time and number of guests at the time of booking.

No public transportation exists.

More Details

Shaena Muldoon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

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.


Eggleston House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hand crafted local soaps, shampoo and conditioner and lush towels included. Fresh seasonal flowers are placed on the sink for you to enjoy.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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Quaint Cottage Located 15 Miles From Blacksburg VA
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Boonsboro, Maryland

Old Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Clean and quaint

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 4 of 5

Nice location for vt weekend. Roomy, clean. Trains do pass, but that's part of the charm.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Super clean rustic! Great porch.

  • 5 of 5

Great restaurant next door, wonderful remote area! Train occasionally loud. We loved sitting on the swing in the evening!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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We had a fantastic time with great food right next door!!!

  • 5 of 5

Two couples, each with their own suite - house was perfectly sized. Large porch was perfect for playing cards after dinner (if you didn't figure it out, The Pallisades Restaurant entrance is about 30 yards away). Easy access to the New River (maybe a 5-min drive?). We'll be back...

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Lovely cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was clean, comfortable beds, spacious and would return again. We especially loved the restaurant, The Palisades, delicious food, friendly service and yummy desserts.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Kernersville, NC

Great Country Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It was one of our most enjoyable VRBO getaways ever. Eggleston and the house were fun pleasant trips back in time. Sheana couldn't do enough to make sure our stay was comfortable and our every wish was taken care of. At dinner, she even introduced us to someone that allowed us to park at their house, near the stadium, for the Ga Tech-Va Tech football game since we had never been to Blacksburg before. What a beautiful hike to Cascade Falls, especially with her pointers and guidance. Our only regret is we did not make reservations for dinner at The Palisades Restaurant for both nights!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
32 Metres
The Palisades Restaurnt
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

2 night minimum stay for football games. 3 night minimum stay for graduation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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