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Beautifully Decorated Cabin Pristine and Peaceful!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue


About the property

Small Private Cabin with 1 Queen Bedroom and an additional Queen Bed Loft.

Our Private Wood Cabin is nestled in the woods with its own private driveway and creek. It has all of the modern amenities and luxuries of modern day living, and is nice and cozy for up to 5 people. There is one private bedroom, and a loft bedroom both with queen beds, as well an oversized sectional couch with a chaise. All of the furnishings and inside of the cabin are new and comfortable.

The cabin is located approximately 10 miles from the South side Smith Mountain Lake by car, and a couple minutes walk to the Pigg River for some Bass fishing (although you will have to bring your own pole).

We are situated on our own 12 acres that is attached to over 180 acres of untouched forest, so usually is plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery no matter what time of year you visit.

If you want to get away from it all, sit back, relax, and enjoy nature, this is the cabin for you! We are always available if you have any questions.

Michelle and Lonnie McDonald

More Details

Michelle McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 May, 2017

About Michelle McDonald

I am retired military, and my husband is in law enforcement. We are honest, hardworking people with a zest for life and adventure.

Michelle McDonald purchased this cabin in 2012


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Chatham in Callands-Gretna

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • There is a private queen bedroom, and an additional loft bedroom with a queen bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Beautifully Decorated Cabin Pristine and Peaceful!
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Clean, quiet. Most everything we needed..

  • 4 of 5

Everything was fine. We were very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful & relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway spot! Very relaxing & private. Enjoyed the peaceful creek next to the cabin and the nature around. The cabin is beautiful and it's so nice that its stocked with all the cooking supplies. Great to have the WiFi & satellite TV. Overall enjoyed the stay very much!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review! You are welcome back anytime ! Michelle and Lonnie McDonald- owners
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Me, my boyfriend and our dog loved the stay! The house was very cute and perfect size for us in our 4 night stay, the creek ok the property it awesome our dog loved running around on there huge 12 acres. Highly recommend going to the smith mountain lake. We rented a boat and packed a lunch and spent the day on the water with our dog. It was beautiful weather the whole time we were there! Spent the nights sitting at the out door fire pit. Will definitely be back it was a perfect get away. It was really nice to be in the middle of nowhere and get away from everything, had a lot of fun!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad that you loved our little cabin! You are certainly welcome back anytime! Michelle and Lonnie McDonald-Owners
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Beautiful cabin, beautiful land, beautiful time.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time staying here for a few days in March. The cabin is very well furnished, very comfortable, and clean. Michelle was great in getting contact with us when we had questions and I would highly recommend staying with them. Looking forward to staying here again in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Delaney! We are glad that you enjoyed The cabin, and you are certainly welcome back anytime! Michelle
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Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and hated to leave. We hope to be able to do it again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! You are welcome back anytime! Michelle and Lonnie McDonald
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So much privacy but civilization just a short drive away!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the centerpiece of the exact vacation we had been looking for. I must admit I did panic and pack the kids iPads but they never even asked for them! My two little WV boys are definitely outdoorsman and they adored the creek on the property! Although we took an approx. 30 min. drive to SML St Park (which we also loved) my little family would have been content to not leave the cabin property! We caught plenty of fish right there in the creek! We did make it to the Pigg River but I don't feel we found the best spot there, although my husband caught several fish! The cabin's furnishings were very comfortable and we found all the proper cooking utensils we needed to make a few scrumptious summer feasts (produce we brought from our own garden at home but saw plenty of beautiful produce for sale even at gas stations!) We visited Pino's Pizza in Chatham and it was lovely. My kids say it was their favorite vacation ever taken by far and I must agree, with my own maiden trip to SML some 18 yrs ago right in the running. We are even talking about buying property! We thoroughly enjoyed the property. Do be prepared to come into close contact with some wildlife, which doesn't faze us. But watch your garbage!! Raccoons took a good look through ours! Also found some bear scat along the creek bank AND much to my husband's glee what he is was pretty sure was a panther's track at the Pigg River, esp after talking to locals about sightings. My husband has hunted from eastern Canada all the way through each state to Florida and the elusive panther is one animal he has never seen. But not to worry, no sign of tracks anywhere near the cabin site! Hope that doesn't scare anyone, we are just a nature loving family and as far as the cabin itself we only saw deer and raccoon and a bunny. Great early morning walking. We loved the fire pit. Only a few cons, like a cheap full length mirror would be nice & we did feel a tad more light cleaning was necessary upon arrival but it was very cozy and nice decor. And not sure if I overlooked it in listing but my mom has rheumatoid arthritis & the steps are a little steep. Just something to consider if a health problem would impair walking steep steps. My mom did just fine and said she loved it so much she would stay there again. Overall, I still give it a 5 star rating. And Michele the owner made my last minute booking so easy! Oh! And I tried out both beds the first two nights but the couch is the real winner!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you loved the cabin as much as we do, and that you had a wonderful stay! We will definitely purchase a full length mirror for the bedroom (I have contemplated before, but didn't want to see the full length version of myself during our vacation :}). You are and your family are welcome back anytime! Michelle and Lonnie McDonald
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Nearest Airport
67 Miles
Roanoke, VA
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Highway 29
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
C & E
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Chatham, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
11 Jun 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £46.38
Pet Fee £38.65
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 6.0%

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.
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Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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