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A step back in time with the comfort of today. Not fancy but affordable.

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A two bed room, 1 1/2 bath cottage with a spectacular view.

The Cozy Cottage is an updated farmhouse with two bed rooms, a well equipped kitchen and two living /family rooms. Each room has its own air conditioner and the cottage is easily warmed by a furnace , room heaters or and electric fireplace. It has one complete bathroom and a half bath off the master bed room. There is a breakfast nook in the eat in kitchen. The kitchen is supplied with most small appliances, a microwave, and a full size range but no dishwasher. The old farmhouse has cable TV and WiFi for guests who like both old and new. While most things at the Cozy Cottage are compact the view and out side are generous. The Cottage sits on almost and acre of lawn and the owners aren't picky about parking on it you need the space. The whole front of the house is a porch complete with rocking chairs and tables that can make this the most popular living/dining room in the house.

Curtis Absher
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

About Curtis Absher

We purchased the old farm house so that we could update it and enjoy it while sharing in the care of elderly parents that lived next door. Curtis' Dad

built the neighboring home place in which Curtis grew up and he played with the boys that lived in the Poff house. So while location was the main incentive to buy the house there was also a sentimental facet. In those care giving years, we generally came for a week but sometimes those weeks got extended. When we got the house livable we were able to give the parents the privacy of their own home and we had a short retreat. We never had the illusion of making a 'purse out of a sow's ear' as local folks might say but we wanted to blend the past with the present as we furnished and decorated the cottage from attics, consignment and yard sales, and thrift shops. We wanted the cottage to reflect its surroundings and the people of the area. We selected photographs and paintings that featured Virginia artists and scenes that could be seen only a short drive from the house.

Occasionally a Kentucky picture or book may show up in the cottage, something that we bring from our Old Kentucky Home. But as a Blacksburg native and a Hokie, Curtis still has much loyalty to his Old Virginia Home.

Curtis Absher purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Curtis Absher chose Blacksburg

The Cozy Cottage stands out because of its simplicity. There are some unique antiques and some plain old used furniture. But there is a blending of old and new; for example, the master bedstead is antique metal ( as is the rare find metal dresser) but it has an up-to-date memory foam mattress. The property used to be out in the country but now it is less than a 1/4 mile from Blacksburg's City limits. In minutes you can be in town or back out in the mountains. It is almost like having a mountain chalet with pizza delivery service. And no one has ever complained about not finding a place to park.

What makes this cottage unique

In addition to convient location the Cozy Cottage has cable TV, WiFi, a washer and dryer, an almost completely furnished kitchen ( no dish washer). Many guests have called it their home away from home. It is not fancy but it is homey!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a great time in Blacksburg at the Cozy Cottage. Friday we walked around campus, walked in the new indoor football practice building & visited some of our favorite spots downtown. Dinner was at the Social House and it was awesome, highly recommend! Saturday we floated the New River from Eggleston to Pembroke, a full 7 hours of catching fish. Saturday night we had dinner at Cabo Fish Taco & then visited more favorite spots downtown, along with the new Benny Marzanos for late night pizza. This morning we had Carol Lee doughnuts & coffee on the front porch & took in the views. Overall just a great weekend.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Blacksburg in G-01

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 16:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Master BR has a full size bed with a memory foam mattress and a small half bath. Antique metal dresser. BR 2 has full bed on bottom and twin on top.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing


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A step back in time with the comfort of today. Not fancy but affordable.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 37 reviews

Great location, great front porch with nice views, great value!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy cottage is a great deal! We stayed for VT graduation. Reasonable price and great location plus a super cute house with a nice front porch. I will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to your return. If I forget remind me you are a returning guests since no security deposit will be required. Thanks for staying.
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Perfect weekend getaway for the whole family in a peaceful rural setting.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend getaway for the whole family in a peaceful rural setting.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love for the Harding Place Cozy Cottage to be a family place.
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Perfect Cozy Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our family just got back from a weekend stay at the Cozy Cottage. We hope to go back again next year! The location was perfect...only 5 minutes into town. The house is bigger than it looks in the pictures. We really enjoyed having two separate livings rooms, since we had a 2 year old that was up early. Great house to stay at!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WE are pleased that your family was comfortable in the Cozy Cottage. The bedrooms are small but most guests spend more time in the two living areas than the bed rooms-- and we suspect that that only one of the TVs is used on the sports channels. We look forward to having you back.
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful weekend at the Cozy Cottage. The location was great with respect to downtown and the stadium. We had plenty of room for everyone and the house was nicely equipped with coffee, towels, sheets, blankets, etc. We enjoyed our stay

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for selecting the Cozy Cottage as a place for friends to meet. That is what we wanted to happen there. We know it is not fancy but guests seem to like the simplicity of it all. Can't take credit for the location; I grew up next door but we drive fewer local miles when we are in Blacksburg than any place we have lived or visited. Come back.
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2 month stay

  • 5 of 5

Curtis and his wife are excellent to deal with!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That goes both ways. It was a pleasure to have you in the Cozy Cottage and we appreciate how well you kept it. Hope you enjoy your new home and maybe you'll need the Cozy Cottage as a guest house in the future.
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Nice and cute cottage

  • 4 of 5

We spent three nights in this nice and cute cottage for my daughter's graduation. We hosted a small party there and it had everything we needed. When the weather is good, the view is gorgeous. We particularly like the comfortable beds, which gave everyone a sound sleep and full rest each night. The owner Curtis is very friendly and responsive. He always responded to my questions promptly with helpful information.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at the Cozy Cottage and congratulations on your daughter's graduation. Each person has a little different definition of a comfortable bed so I'm glad they worked for you. We like the comfort of the memory foam mattress in the master BR as well. Hope to host you again.
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Cascades National Recreation Trail
A wonderful 4 mile hike (round trip)
Blacksburg downtown
Lane Stadium
Where the Hokies play football.
Cellar Restaurant & 6-Pak Store
Bull & Bones Brewhaus & Grill
Famous Anthony's
Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
Interstate 81
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
West Virginia
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Blacksburg, Blue Ridge Highlands

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Home Football, 2018
30 Aug 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Graduaion 2020
15 Apr 2020 - 30 May 2020
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28
Cleaning £45.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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