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River Front Cabin on a Cattle Farm

Bedrooms 2
Space 625 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Riverfront Cabin on Cattle Farm, Satellite Internet and TV

This is a small 625 square foot cabin with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath located on the North Fork Holston River in Mendota, VA, just on the north side of Bristol, VA. One bedroom has a bunk bed with a full size bottom bunk and a twin size top bunk. Suitable to sleep three. The other bedroom has a queen sized bed. Suitable to sleep 2. Living room with one couch and chair. Full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishware, and cooking utensils. Kitchen table to seat 4. Picnic table on the porch, just outside the kitchen. We now have Directv Television with most of the pay channels, as well as Satellite High Speed Wireless Internet. Currently there is no land line. The only cellular signal that works out here is through Verizon. So if you come, you are coming to RELAX!

There is over a mile of river frontage. You can sit on the front porch and enjoy the sounds of the river, while being secluded on this private farm. Relax and read a book, or break out the swimming gear and rafts or tubes and go for a tube ride from one end of the property to the other.

The property is hidden over a ridge, so when you come up the driveway and crest the hill, you are pleasantly surprised at the phenomenal view. Total privacy since the cabin is just off the river and well off of the road so you will never see a passer-by unless someone passes by in a canoe, raft or kayak.

This is an active cattle farm, so there are cows and care takers on the property. You will probably never see the caretakers, but they are there in a house located at the center of the property. You can not even see their home from your cabin. During the spring, summer and fall, you can enjoy most of the river frontage without being disturbed by the wondering cattle. There are a few areas where the cattle roam free so you will want to drive through those areas. You can drive from one end of the property to the other and have picnics, relax in the river, on the front porch or under a tree. The cattle are fenced off by an electric fence around the cabin to keep them from coming right up to you. They are cattle, not pets, so please do not attempt to pet or feed them. Enjoy their beauty and company from a distance. A majority of the river frontage is free from cattle, so you will be able to enjoy and explore most of the frontage. We will be available for a tour to show you all the areas of the property you can enjoy and explore freely.

The cabin is located in a private location on the property with mountain long range views. The views from all areas of the property are just phenomenal. There is even a 'beach' where you can go and easily lounge around by the river. Have a picnic under the massive trees offering shade. Run around in the hay fields. Or just sit back and listen to the river passing by.

We are located about 45 minutes from the Bristol Motor Speedway and 40 minutes to Abingdon. Downtown Bristol is approximately 35 minutes. The closest mall is about 35 minutes away in Bristol. Bass Pro Shops and Cabelas are about 30 minutes from the cabin. The nearest convenience store is about 15 minutes drive. Walmart and grocery stores are about 30 minutes drive for all your grocery and miscellaneous needs.

This cabin is small and is best suited for 4-5 people to be comfortable. There is a shower (no tub, but the shower head is the removable kind if you need to wash smaller children), sink, vanity in the bathroom. Linens, towels, sheets and blankets are provided. There is a 'micro' sized washer and dryer. The driveway is dirt/gravel off of the main road. I do not recommend sports cars (i.e. Corvette sized vehicles, super low vehicles not recommended) to drive on these roads.

You can feel free to open the windows to enjoy the fresh air, or there is a wall unit air conditioner in the kitchen/living/dining area if it gets too warm. There is a ceiling fan in the queen sized room (not int he bunk bed room). In the winter, there is a gas log fire place in the living room to enjoy and use for heat as well as an electric area heater.

If you have questions, please feel free to call or email.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Owner/Manager

We currently live in Bristol, VA. This is our cattle farm where we also come to relax and play with our family on the river.

Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Owner/Manager chose Mendota

We fell in love with this property because of the view as you crest over the ridge from the entrance. It is total privacy and seclusion. Phenomenal views from many areas of the property, all of which are easily accessible. The property had been a cattle farm in the same family for 3 generations when we purchased it. We felt we were purchasing a piece of history as well as a gorgeous place to come and relax and enjoy what this area has to offer while still maintaining it as a working cattle farm. You are out in the mountains for privacy, but not too far from town for when you want to go shopping, out to eat, or need the usual grocery items. The cabin is simple with the necessities for a lovely stay, but we will be adding upgrades as time goes on both inside and out. So, even though you will enjoy your stay, each time you come back, it will get better and better!

What makes this cabin unique

There are rocking chairs and a picnic table on the front porch overlooking the river. Warning: it will put you to sleep! The sound of the river is so relaxing. You can sit in the rocking chairs and just relax and read a book. Open the windows to enjoy the fresh air and hear the sounds of the river from the inside. The best place to visit on the property is the bottom land across the hay fields on the river where we call 'the beach'. There are magnificent shade trees lining the river where you can sit and relax or wade in the river, or bring a blanket to have a picnic.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Mendota in Tyler

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 625 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Shower (No Tub), Sink, Vanity, Mirror, Towels, Washcloths and Hand towels
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin on top, Full/double on bottom, Linens Provided
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed Suitable for 2 Adults, Linens Provided
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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River Front Cabin on a Cattle Farm
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews

Solitude at its Finest!

  • 5 of 5

The reflection of the moon glistening off the river, the relaxation sitting down at the beach, the sounds of the river, the visits from the cows, the convenience of the modern amenities...what else could you ask for. This place has everything you need! We had a blast.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place to get away from everything..

  • 5 of 5

So much to do or not do anything at all. Loved sitting on the porch listening to the river and how the cows would moo good morning. AMAZING PLACE!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So peaceful!!!

  • 5 of 5

The river was so nice and it was an added bonus that tubes were provided. We had an issue with a flat tire and the owner was gracious enough to bring us a portable air pump. Very nice weekend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great family place! No distractions. Lots of swimming, canoeing and fishing. Quiet and secluded. Loved it! We will be staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and it's surroundings were so wonderful. Enjoyed our meals out on the deck listening to the sounds of the river flowing by and the birds chirping. We toured the area including some of the crooked road venues, Natural Tunnel State Park, Heartwood and just driving around to see all of the beauty of the mountains. We ventured out and went canoeing on the river and we even played cowhands for a couple of days :) Everything we needed was provided and then some. Thanks Teresa for letting us share this beautiful, peaceful spot with you even if it was only for a week. I hope others have the same opportunity we had.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great secluded retreat

  • 4 of 5

Very quiet and relaxing cabin on the river. The owner was very helpful. Clean, comfortable and well kept and everything worked. It was a good headquarters for fishing the North Fork.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £52.47

Other payment and reservation methods are accepted by owner. Please contact to make arrangements if you do not see a payment option you are comfortable with. We are flexible. During Race week, feel free to contact us if you require an extended stay during that week. Race week bookings are non-refundable if cancelled within 14 days of arrival date.

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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