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Charming High Country Cabin With A View !

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2


Charming high elevation cabin sleeps 2 only Enjoy peace and cool summer breezes and views of the Jefferson National Forest, the AT and Elk Creek Valley. Outstanding fall color! Cabin crowns seven acres of open land, springs and woods. On a ridge with elevations approaching 4k feet. Spacious back deck with cafe table and bench seating for outdoor picnics and even sleeping under the stars. See hummingbirds and wild turkey outside the back window, plenty of birding, wildlife and hiking trails for the outdoor adventurist.

Vaulted ceiling in main living space with dramatic, huge blue stone fireplace for chilly nights. Clean, efficient kitchen area has stove, refrigerator, drip coffee maker, microwave, kitchen basics. One bedroom with double bed and one bathroom with shower. Can accommodate four with romantic foldout sofa bed in front of the fireplace.

Land line phone available - cell phone / internet reception (with VERIZON). Nearby activities include antiquing and history in nearby Independence, The New River for paddlers, Grayson Highlands (including the Appalachian Trail) for hikers, Virginia Creeper Trail for bikers and walkers, or simple post-picnic strolls right from the cabin door (see photos). Many mountain festivals close by (Fiddler's Convention in Galax, for ex) Sparta and Stone Mountain State park are close enough for a day trip.

More Details

Michael Miller
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 December, 2016

About Michael Miller

A native North Carolinian, I have owned this cabin for 25 years, and it has always been a peaceful retreat from the heat and push of the city. Semi retired now - landscaping - beach walking - mountain hiking are favorite things to do these days along with occasional 5k race

Michael Miller purchased this cabin in 1989

Why Michael Miller chose Blue Ridge Highlands

Rustic but cool mountain cabin built 1970

Cool breezes, nice views with private location

Plenty of wildlife and long walks in the area

Cabin probably best suited for those who love rustic charms and are comfortable with the great outdoors

What makes this cabin unique

very private with cool temperatures during hot days of summer

the views from property are from around 4K feet. pretty nice!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Independence in Elk Creek

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small bath with awesome and powerful shower. Baseboard heat if needed. bring own towels
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Small, wood-paneled rustic room with double bed. Bring linens (sheets pillow cases) pillows and blankets provided
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • water tubing


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

Charming High Country Cabin With A View !
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Lovely, secluded, mountain top cabin with spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Cabin was clean and neat. The directions were easy to follow. The quiet and solitude was a welcome change from our busy lives. The best part was sitting on the deck in the evenings and watching the local deer graze in rear of cabin and the star show at night could not have been better. We can hardly wait to come back and do it again. Spent time in Galax riding our mountain bikes on the New River Trail and dining in local restaurants. The antique shops were very nice too. I am torn between recommending the property and saving it just for me to visit. It is a nice place to stay. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cabin. Great location near the recreation and scenic areas of the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, Grayson Highlands, Galax, the New River and the Virginia Creeper Trail. Total quiet and serenity with great views from a mountain ridge location--even with close-by hiking. Affords a great get a way for a romantic weekend, a family vacation or just a relaxing spot for a busy couple. We have stayed twice. The highlight of our first trip was finding a local honky tonk which had live bluegrass music and dancing. On the second trip, we enjoyed July 4th festivities in the nearby, small town of Independence. We will definitely stay again, and have wholeheartedly been recommended it to friends. Perfect for any season.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Carolina

Very, very, quaint.

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed at this cabin several times. It has a peaceful atmosphere and is set on a ridge with a breathtaking view. Once we slept outside on the back deck so we could see the stars. It is so dark there were million of them. A member of our group heard a stag snorting just before daybreak. The fireplace is huge and fills the cabin with warmth and light in the winter. My goal is to stay here in Autumn. The leaves would be stunning and we might be able to visit an apple orchard. Very comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Independence, Virginia

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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