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Luxury Lake Cabin by New River Trail w/ Dock/Canoes/Steam Room/Fireplaces...

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Log Cabin w/Private Dock on Lake; 14 Acres Overlooking Lake, Mountains & Trail

This mountain lake retreat is where people come to relax, connect and get away from it all. Surrounded by nature and adventure...

Lost Horizon has been a honeymoon retreat, family celebration destination, girlfriend getaway and fishing/biking hideout for lovers of the outdoors. An original civil war trail winds through the woods behind the cabin; hikers, bikers and cross country skiers love the 57 mile New River Trail within walking distance of Lost Horizon. If you like watching birds, deer and a forest full of other animals... have a seat on one of the porches or decks at Lost Horizon – and don’t forget your camera.

Join them, or watch fishermen along the shoreline from your private hideaway above the lake.

Go down to the spacious deck for a day in the sun or cook-out on the lake, feed the ducks, or fish from the dock. You’ll have a fire pit right on the lake for roasting marshmallows. Play a game of horseshoes and swing on the rope swing. Two Canoes, oars & life jackets are provided for your exclusive use; bring floats or boats for more fun on the water.

Don’t miss sunrise & sunsets over the water... they are magnificent! Thunderstorms are even wonderful here! Listen to the rain pounding on the tin roof during a downpour from the covered porch, or cozy up in the cool autumn nights surrounded by the fall foliage; listen to the silence of a snowfall in the mountains. Build a fire or light the gas logs in either fireplace and relax into the warm surroundings.

Lost Horizon sleeps up to eight people.

The top floor includes a bedroom suite; comfortable full futon sofa; private back deck above the pond, woods & flower gardens; shelves full of books and a cozy sitting area overlooking the main floor.

The private master suite is charmingly intimate on the main floor where you find a fully-equipped kitchen, bar seating, small dining table, living room with a gas fireplace and bathroom with old fashioned claw-foot soaker tub.

Downstairs you have a large steam room/shower with benches (and 6 different shower heads), a bar, comfortable wrap around sofa & full futon. French doors lead out to the patio with a hanging swing overlooking the lake.

A few hidden treasures at Lost Horizon: Enjoy a library of DVDs & books (including “Lost Horizon”). There are family games and a guest book to share your experiences & read about the adventures of those before you.

Sunsets from the deck or down at the dock will take your breath away. Lean back in the deck chairs & look up; you are likely to see eagles flying high above the trees in the daytime, and stars are brilliant on clear nights at Lost Horizon.

More Details

Owner
Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 October, 2017

About Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager

Debbie, the owner, grew up in the New River Valley, and after living all over the world, came back to the most beautiful place she knew of, The New River Valley, to build the cabin as a family getaway from a hectic lifestyle in DC. It was hard to leave again once Lost Horizon was built, so she focused on landscaping around the cabin & on the lakefront, writing, organizing events, enjoying friends & family and producing air shows.

Debbie is a published writer and photographer/videographer in newspapers, magazines and TV throughout the US. She flew around the country with Greg Poe Airshows promoting his sponsor and shooting air-to-air photography for a few years; now, as the owner of Always Eventful, LLC – events company is now back to doing what she does best… planning celebrations & watching guests have fun.

The cabin is a full time vacation property because Debbie likes sharing the joy (and it helps pay the mortgage).

With a flair for making events personal and unique, Debbie has earned the reputation from Hawaii to Europe to the Middle East as the person who can make good things happen in any environment, under any circumstances… In any Event - It will be Always Eventful! (Get it? Like Always Eventful, LLC).

Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager chose Virginia

The bottom line is written on a sign from her son that hangs above the downstairs fireplace “Family is everything.” Anyone who has been to the cabin has to agree that nothing is better than being at Lost Horizon with a cozy fire in that fireplace or eating on the deck surrounded by fall foliage reflecting on the water, maybe snowed in, or pushing your big brother off the dock then jumping into the canoe to paddle away... Lost Horizon is a place where family and friends gather, people come to celebrate or be alone, find romance or start a new chapter. Lost Horizon is where memories are made.

What makes this cabin unique

Lost Horizon’s name is inspired from a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La. (It has since been renamed Camp David.) The novel is said to be a loose basis for the film Star Trek: Insurrection.

In the novel, and at Claytor Lake, Lost Horizon is where one finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose and whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity and a true sense of utopia.

Utopia was a name coined by Sir Thomas More meaning 'no where' in Greek. But you will find that ideal places can and do exist. They may only be forgotten or lost lands which you have found. May you find your utopia at Lost Horizon.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Views are gorgeous and so is the house. Loved that the Christmas lights were on when we got here - it was very romantic. We were married on New Year's Eve & this was a short honeymoon for us. So glad we picked this place! I had your mojito drink and it was fabulous! ... thanks so much for sharing your beautiful home. It was the perfect honeymoon spot!"
Jan 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
New River Vally Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Als on First: 68 1st Street NW | Pulaski, Virginia
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
I 81
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Fatz Cafe & Bar
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Winterplace Ski Resort, Flat Top, WV
Nearest Beach
18 Miles
Claytor Lake State Park
Car: necessary

Location information:

Lost Horizon is a favorite destination for parents of Virginia Tech & Radford University students. We provide a private dock on the lake with deck furniture, grill, open window bar, 2 canoes, paddles, life jackets, rope swing, horse shoes & bonfire pits.

Fish or launch a boat/canoe/kayak from the dock. Or, walk (or swim) to New River Trail State Park a few hundred yards from the Flamingo Cantina Deck at Lost Horizon for 57 miles of hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding & Geocaching - the trail leads through beautiful scenery along the Claytor Lake & New River to quaint Cafes, shopping, local music events, fresh produce, etc – right off the trail! Details will be in your Guest Book at LH.

Some of the great festivals in the area include:

Trail Days, Damascus, May 17-19, 2014

VA Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Aug 2-11, 2014

Old Fiddlers Convention, Galax, Aug 5-10, 2014

Radford Highlanders Festival, Oct 12, 2014

Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival, Oct 13, 2014

Nearby activities are abundant!

Live Entertainment, Horse Shows

Spelunking & Cave Tours, Tree Climbing

Paintball, Bowling, Laser Tag

VT & Radford University, Art & Culture.

Wineries & Wine Tasting, Shopping, Antiquing, Flea Markets, Wildlife & Bird Watching

Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Tournaments, Hunting, Water Skiing, Boating & Boat Rentals, Kayaking, Tubing, Sandy Swimming Beach

Dinner Theatre, Mountain Biking, Waterfalls, Fly Fishing, Fishing Guides, Artisans, Crafts, Shopping Malls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall Foliage, Marina Dining, Outdoor Restaurants on the Lake for romantic and family meals with live music on summer weekends

Fine Dining & Adventure all over the New River Valley near Lost Horizon – all within a 50 miles radius!

Just 1 ½ hours to Winterplace Snow Ski Resort.

We will provide you with maps, addresses, and contact numbers for these & many more things to do during your stay at Lost Horizon... or you may just want to enjoy your peaceful, comfortable accommodations and relax around the 15 acres you’ve claimed for your amazing vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hiwassee in Ingles

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Old-Fashioned Soaker Tub
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs Steam Room
  • Main floor bathroom is white & antiquated with old-fashioned soaker claw-foot tub. Downstairs bathroom has 6 different shower heads in a lounging rain shower Steam Room with built-in tile benches. Relax and rejuvenate in the steam room – our guests say they love the luxury.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Main floor w/ TV/DVD. French doors to deck overlooking lake
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Located on the Top Floor
  • Queen suite is charmingly cozy on main floor w/comfortable bedding, TV/DVD radio, stocked bookshelf, seat bench, closet, armoire, multiple lighting features & French doors opening onto a deck overlooking the lake & woods. Upstairs, a loft overlooks main floor w/a seating area. Behind the snug perch is a large King Bedroom w/comfortable bedding, a futon sleeping sofa, coffee table, bench, books, closet, exquisite Persian silk rug, & marble top dressing table. Sit out on private deck overlooking the pond, woods & flower gardens. TV, lighting options, all wood w/sloped ceilings & warm furnishings. (But for some reason, owner prefers Queen bedroom – so, just saying, the king is not always better than the queen ; ) Lower level w/fireplace/TV/bar/steam room: comfy futon sofa sleeps two. FR doors to patio overlooking lake w/porch swing, seating & fire pit w/unbelievable view. So if you get the downstairs... feel lucky – it’s private & spacious with some of the cabin’s best features
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Gourmet & country style meals can be delivered to Lost Horizon for your convenience. Details can be found in your Guest Book at Lost Horizon, or Email losthorizon@yahoo.com for more info!

Reviews

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5

Wonderful getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

This year Lost Horizon was the destination for our annual high school gals getaway. The cabin is comfortable, welcoming, beautifully appointed and very clean. We spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the lake and when the cool temperatures encouraged us inside, we enjoyed the wood and gas fireplaces. We spent an afternoon at Draper Mercantile in Draper (highly recommend for shopping and lunch) and had a fabulous Mexican dinner at Compadres in Pulaski. The location is a lovely mix of peaceful beauty and little nearby towns to explore. I look forward to more adventures there. Thanks Debbie!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding views, very comfortable, grocery stores close

  • 5 of 5

Can't wait to come back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin with a great view with kayak/canoe

  • 4 of 5

Great view from cabin looking out over lake clayton(?). The cabin is very nice with bedrooms and amazing shower/steamer. Outdoor fire pit and charcoal grill worked well. There's a koi pond right out the door! There's a ~10 minute hike to the kayak/canoes. Definitely make sure you don't slow poke up the driveway hill or you won't make it. There's no flat land right near the cabin if you wanted to play catch or outdoor games nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really beautiful home and views

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed your home very much and was so glad to meet you before we left. Would have loved it if the children could have used the water from the dock to swim in. However the water by the dock was not great for that but enjoyed the canoes. Thank you again for taking care of the electricity by the dock. Have a good rest of the summer. God bless you and yours. Mrs. Bailey

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A fantastic cabin!

  • 5 of 5

A truly peaceful location.

This cabin is great, with an amazing view of the river. The condition of the cabin is immaculate, and the great room is perfect for entertaining guests and family. The kitchen is fully stocked and has ample counter top space to serve a large group. Extra details like extra blankets, towels, books, even folding tables and chairs (for boardgame night!)--it's all well thought out.

The lack of a bathroom in the upstairs master bedroom is a minor frustration, but the nice bathroom tub in one bath, and the stand up, deluxe shower in the den more than makes up for this.

The den is especially nice for the kids and adults alike. The large screen TV can be used for family movie and video games night, or try out the nice bar for adult drinking fun.

The exterior of the cabin is also wonderful, with gardens, a beautiful koi pond and lots of deck space to lounge around and enjoy the views and fresh air.

The cabin sits high on the hill overlooking the river, and so be aware that the path to the river from the cabin is about 1/2 mile easy hike.

The riverfront is also nice, with a dock (we used a neighbor's dock while the owner was renovating the Lost Horizon dock) to use to jump into the river and lounge in the sun.

Overall, I love this cabin. I would highly recommend and look forward to spending time here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular VT Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to be celebrating our son's graduation from Va Tech and staying at the Lost Horizon made the weekend extra special. Debbie, the owner, has thought of everything to make a stay memorable and delightful. Our family enjoyed relaxing on the deck, the views of the lake and s'mores by the fire pit. The attention to detail was outstanding from the fluffy towels, comfortable bedding, to vase of fresh mint with a recipe for mojitos. We are looking forward to staying again when we have more time to enjoy the lake.

The Fellone Family

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were honored to have a new VT graduate and his family stay at Lost Horizon. You were wonderful guests, and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for the wonderful review. Looking forward to having you back! Sincerely, Debbie
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Hiwassee, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Season 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£715
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£244
Fri,Sat
£1,523
 
 
Fall Off Season Rates
1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£467
for 2 nights
From
£174
From
£199
Fri,Sat
£1,175
 
 
Winter Rates
1 Dec 2017 - 20 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£174
Fri,Sat
£1,042
 
 
Spring Off Season 2018
21 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£467
for 2 nights
From
£174
From
£199
Fri,Sat
£1,191
 
 
Peak Season 2018
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£715
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£244
Fri,Sat
£1,523
 
 
Fall Season Rates
1 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£467
for 2 nights
From
£174
From
£199
Fri,Sat
£1,175
 
 
Winter Rates
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£434
for 2 nights
From
£157
From
£182
Fri,Sat
£1,191
 
 
Spring Rates
21 Mar 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
£483
for 2 nights
From
£182
From
£203
Fri,Sat
 
 
Peak Season
1 May 2019 - 31 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£728
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£244
Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£417
for 2 nights
From
£149
From
£174
Fri,Sat
£1,113
£3,845
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning & Trash Removal £67.75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £44.42
Tax Rate 10.0%

We love ours too, but pets are not allowed at Lost Horizon Cabin because we offer it as an allergy/pet free property.

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