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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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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 Half bath, 1 Full 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 December 17, 2014

Thank you again Judy and Richard ,We really appreciate you sharing your Lovely Cabin with us once again. Anyone that wants to get away from it all ,should stay here .Your Cabin is so lovely and charming ,a very peaceful place to get away from...More

Date of stay: December 2014
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jaal2015, VR Owner at Close to Heaven -Fire Pit, Now with Internet, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2016

Thank you for the review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cabin and the area. We try to keep the cabin clean and stocked with what ever you may need. Hope you will again visit. Judy

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Chocowinity, North Carolina
Reviewed November 20, 2014

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Date of stay: November 2014
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 4, 2014

This lovely, comfy cabin not only reflected the pictures in previous reviews, but surpassed them! Fernwood was cozy, lovingly decorated (including fresh flowers), and super, super clean! The view from the back porch was beautiful, and my husband and I, along with another couple (old...More

Date of stay: July 2014
Thank arbpkb
Management response:Responded July 12, 2014

I am so happy that you enjoyed the cabin and hope you will visit again soon. thanks for all the kind words. Judy

Reviewed June 25, 2014

Me and My daughter needed a get away to just have fun .This place was very warm and charming .We spent 2 days here laughing and having fun and getting to know each other again since she is a mother of 3 now herself .Its...More

Date of stay: June 2014
Thank Becky F
Management response:Responded July 3, 2014

I am so glad that you enjoyed the cabin. It is nice sometimes to get away from all the distractions of everyday life and engage with a person. Hope you will return. Best wishes to you and your family. Judy

Reviewed January 6, 2014

Greatly enjoyed our stay in this super clean and cozy cabin! What a great attention to detail! So many fluffy towels and so much extra bedding.... Did I mention how clean it was??? Love that appliances were modern and updated. Dishwasher was athe plus. My...More

Date of stay: December 2013
Thank Mcordero0677
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a great place to stay. The cabin was everything as advertised and perfect for our purposes. The loft was spacious and the bedroom was plenty big. We did take a day to drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, and enjoy the beauty around...More

Date of stay: June 2013
Thank BBgard
Management response:Responded November 12, 2013

Thanks so much for the review. I hope you and your family will return soon. Regards, Judy

A FlipKey verified reviewer
Raleigh
Reviewed August 10, 2013

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Date of stay: August 2013
Management response:Responded August 10, 2013

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A FlipKey verified reviewer
Connecticut
Reviewed August 8, 2013

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Date of stay: July 2013
Management response:Responded August 8, 2013

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H.L.West
NC
Reviewed April 18, 2013

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Date of stay: April 2013
Management response:Responded April 18, 2013

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We defninitely were not disappointed in this property! It was very clean, comfortable, and well decorated. The privacy was awesome yet we were close enough to town to find somewhere for entertainment and necessities. The homeowners were very professional -- considerate and helpful. Loved the...More

Date of stay: October 2012
Thank undershepherd
Management response:Responded November 1, 2012

Thanks for the review. We try to help visitors find things to do and places to eat while visiting. Glad you enjoyed your trip and hope you will return again...More

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.
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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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