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Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing

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Fernwood Cabin - Close to Heaven, 1 mile from Blue Ridge Parkway/Now with WIFI
Butterflies, Blackberries and Cool Mountain Breezes
Crooked Creek -- Trails, Fishing, Horseback Trails--3 miles from Fernwood Cabin
1 of 24Fernwood Cabin - Close to Heaven, 1 mile from Blue Ridge Parkway/Now with WIFI
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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Cabin Holiday Rental
ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE... ****CURRENTLY DUE TO COVID VIRUS CONCERNS, WE ARE NO LONGER PROVIDING SHEETS, TOWELS OR ROBES. ( Hopefully we can again provide these items when the virus is resolved. ) Bedspreads, shams and a blanket for each bed will be provided and washed before each new visitor. We are removing decorative pillows and throws. We clean and sanitize and put at least 48 hours between visitors checking in and checking out. Mattress pads, pillows are sanitized with disinfectant spray.*** Sitting just off the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find Fernwood Cabin which is a new rough hewn 900 square foot log cabin that sits on five acres 10 miles outside Galax, Va. The home is less than 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and approximately 9 miles from the Interstate 77 Exi...ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE... ****CURRENTLY DUE TO COVID VIRUS CONCERNS, WE ARE NO LONGER PROVIDING SHEETS, TOWELS OR ROBES. ( Hopefully we can again provide these items when the virus is resolved. ) Bedspreads, shams and a blanket for each bed will be provided and washed before each new visitor. We are removing decorative pillows and throws. We clean and sanitize and put at least 48 hours between visitors checking in and checking out. Mattress pads, pillows are sanitized with disinfectant spray.*** Sitting just off the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find Fernwood Cabin which is a new rough hewn 900 square foot log cabin that sits on five acres 10 miles outside Galax, Va. The home is less than 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and approximately 9 miles from the Interstate 77 Exit for Fancy Gap. Come to the Mountains to ride along the parkway, drift down the New River by canoe or float. Trout fish at the Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Area or bicycle down the New River Trail or Parkway. Visit the Blue Ridge Music Center and listen to Blue Grass. Drive to Mt. Airy, NC and enjoy Mayberry and the home place of Andy Griffith. This charming cabin sits on a hill with one porch overlooking the mountains. A paved drive comes into the house which has a gravel driveway. There is a rock walk leading into the home and another porch at the entrance. Large rockers sit on the back porch and a small dining table is on the back porch that overlooks a mountain. Very few lights are visible in the night sky. There is a picnic table on the front entrance porch. The kitchen has all new General Electric stainless steel appliances and is fully furnished with refrigerator,stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Dishes, pots, pans, blender, toaster and grill are provided. LINENS (SHEETS,PILLOW CASES, TOWELS) ARE NO LONGER PROVIDED AT THIS POINT IN TIME.. There is a 32 inch flat screen tv with a DVD Player with Satellite TV getting SHOWTIME. The first floor of the home has a combined living room, kitchen, a full bath and bedroom with a poster queen sized bed. The cabin has hardwood floors throughout. The living room has an oriental rug, a camel back sofa and upholstered chair. There is a dry stacked hearth with an electric fireplace with remote. In the kitchen/living room combination there is a small table with four chairs. The 2 bedroom home has an open construction with a loft above the living room and a bedroom and half bath. This bedroom lies to the left of the steps and has rails on one side. There is a half bath and a sitting area with a love seat and chair on the second floor. The home is minutes from the Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Wildlife Area. Crooked Creek includes six miles of trout streams (some sections are stocked) plus 1,600 acres of mountain land available for hunting deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels and grouse. The area is home to the New River Trail which is recognized as one of the top ten mountain bike trails in the United States. You can hike, bike or ride horses along the New River. The New River Trail is approximately 15 minutes from the cabin.(MANY EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY CANCELLED). State Parks are open .Close to many mountain cultural events, we hope you will chose us for your visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also nearby is the Blue Ridge Mountain Music Center, the Hillsville Va. Labor Day Flea Market, the Galax Fiddler's Convention and many numerous events. You are only a stone's throw from Mt. Airy which is the home of Andy Griffith. Click 'Information about the Area'. The Rex Theater in Galax offers live Mountain Music and generally only $5 for admission. S Note: Cell Phone Signals are Sketchy--Your in the mountains. Call Us Before you Book. We give personal service. COMMENTS FROM VISITORS: 'What a find...2 thumbs up.' 'Fernwood Cabin is tastefully decorated, has updated appliances, clean, well-maintained, and the photos do not do justice to the beauty of the cabin.' '....'...comfortable and clean, with some lovely features. The owners provided lots of local information and they were very keen to ensure that all our needs were met.' 'The surrounding environment was peaceful and the perfect place to relax. The house was well stocked and the bed was deliciously comfortable! ' Come to the mountains. Cut off the cell phone and unplug. Bike , hike, canoe on the New River, golf, fish, ride horse or float down a river. Return to a simpler way of life. Location: 1/2 hour from Mt. Airy, NC, 1 hour from Winston - Salem, NC, 1 1/2 hours from Greensboro, N.C.and 2 hours from Charlotte, NC. Virginia Tech and Radford University are only an hour away. Fernwood Cabin is for anyone wanting to get away from it all. Escape from the congestion of modern day living. Sit on a porch, look at the stars and enjoy a simpler way of life. Fish, golf, canoe, ride bikes or horses, listen to the music, read a book......relax. At your request, NOW WITH INTERNETMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Only guest listed at the time of key pickup are allowed on the property without prior authorization. No parties allowed. No pets, sorry. No smoking.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
judy a
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2010
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Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful vacation at Fernwood Cabin! Our hostess did everything possible to make our visit relaxing and memorable. Highly recommend, and hope to return someday!

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank jebtex_13
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Judy/Fernwood Cabin

Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Fernwood Cabin has always been a favorite place for us to stay but this year was The Best! The addition of Internet Service made it Perfect! We could even make Wifi Phone calls. A Clean, Quiet, secluded spot with all the comfort of Home. Thank...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank dgmarshall2002
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

It is always great having you all visit. We try to continually improve the cabin. Glad you enjoyed the new WIFI. Have a great year. Thanks for the great review

Reviewed August 15, 2018

Cabin is nicely equipped to meet the needs of up to 4 people for a 7 day stay. Plenty of fluffy towels, comfortable beds, and climate control to ensure comfort regardless of the year. One note, shower curtain liner needs to be replaced, lots of...More

Date of stay: August 2018
1  Thank Sylvia H
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Sorry about Mildew on the back of the shower curtain. Did not notice and took care of immediately.

Reviewed April 18, 2018

Picking up our key was the beginning of a great stay. Judy warmly greeted us and provided a loaf of fresh bread to enjoy. There were fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table welcoming us as we entered the cabin. We enjoyed the quite that...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Sylvia H
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

So glad you enjoyed the cabin. Thank you for leaving the cabin so clean We appreciate your choosing us for your vacation time. Judy

Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We spent a long early spring weekend at this charming cabin. It was private but had easy access to Galax, Hillsville, Mt. Airy and is only 4 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great hospitality - fresh-cut daffodils and fresh bread greeted us upon arrival....More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank Julie B
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Dear Julie, Thank you for staying with us I am glad you enjoyed the mountains and our cabin. Judy

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

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Date of stay: September 2017
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

Situated in the mountains of Virginia, this cabin offers the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life. Amenities abound, peaceful, private and cozy.....

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Escape426224
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come to the mountains again soon.

Reviewed November 9, 2016

The cabin was beautiful. It was exactly what we needed.we had a great time in the Galax area. The cabin is very close to the blue ridge parkway, which was our goal. The Rex Theater is a very cool place to go while you are...More

Date of stay: November 2016
Thank annh270
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2016

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. This is a lovely time to visit the mountains. Since the cabin is in such a deeply forested area and because of the topography we are unable to get good cell service and even wifi. But...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016

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Date of stay: October 2016
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2016

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Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

The cabin was immaculate! We enjoyed the rocking chairs on the back porch nightly. The cabin is the perfect retreat into nature!

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank HollyOsborne
jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2015

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you and your family will visit us again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Parking
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
TV
VCR
Wi-Fi
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The cabin is adjacent the the Crooked Creek Recreation area. This is a rural area. You can sit on the back porch and look at the stars. The cabin is about 8 - 10 miles from Galax and Hillsville, Va. The parkway is less than 2 miles away.
Getting around
You will need a car to get around. When you arrive you get a local map, a list of restaurants, events and places you should visit.
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