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A Romantic Riverside Cabin with Free Wi-Fi

Bedrooms 1
Space 74 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, built for 2 adults, but can sleep 4.

If you are looking for a place to relax while surrounded with the sights and sounds of nature, stay in Fireflies. The cabin is located along the New River waterfront across from the 57-mile New River Trail State Park. The cabin rests 200 feet from the water not far from a bend in the river. You can watch the sun come up over the mountain and the mist rise above the river while sitting on one of Fireflies’ two porches.The New River is 350 million years old and retains the pristine beauty of an unspoiled waterway. Enjoy canoeing, tubing, kayaking, hiking, biking, horseback riding, or fishing from our floating dock. If you would like dining and entertainment options, Fireflies sits midway between Wytheville and Christainsburg with both cities just 35 minutes away. Located within 45 minutes of 3 wineries.

Why the Owner Chose Barren Springs: : We are originally from New Jersey. While vacationing in the New River Valley in 2004 we fell in love with the area. We purchased property on the river in 2005. As this was our second home we rented it as a vacation rental for 3 years before our retirement. In 2009 we moved into our home and began to build a small cabin on the property close to the river. The cabin, which we call Fireflies, is now ready to be enjoyed by vacationers looking for a place to relax.

The Unique Benefits of this Cabin: : Year Purchased: 2010 - The cabin sits just above the riverbank and has large windows and two porches that have been designed to enable you to enjoy the abundance of nature. It is common place to see the deer in the early morning and again in the evening. Water birds of many varieties fly up and down the river each day and it is not unusual to see a bald eagle.

Owner Description/Comments:: This property is owned by Bill and Kathie Conaway both of whom are retired. Bill and his father spent the last year building the cabin.

More Details

Kathie Conaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2018

About Kathie Conaway

We retired to the New River Valley in 2008 having lived in the southern portion of New Jersey. Kathie was an elementary school principal and Bill ran a small contracting business.

Kathie Conaway purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Kathie Conaway chose Draper

Bill and his father built the cabin in 2009. The cabin was designed and furnished with our future guests in mind. Our aim has always been to make our guests' stay relaxing. We make every effort to make Fireflies Cabin your home away from home.

What makes this cabin unique

The cabin has been designed and located on the property in such a way that you feel like you are far 'away from it all' while being only 5 miles from Interstate 81 and 800 feet off of route 100 (Wysor Highway).Our very own floating dock sits on the river in front of the cabin. It is great for fishing and swimming.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for the gorgeous accommodations! We had a lovely stay here during our daughter's graduation and only regret that we never found this little piece of heaven before! The word "cabin" is truly unfair to your beautiful little home! We will definitely be back! PS. the pumpkin muffins were awesome!
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Draper

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Dogs must be housebroken & disciplined & cannot be left alone in cabin. They can be crated or left on north porch if you are away. No Puppies!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • The large bathroom has a marbled whirl pool tub for two and two sinks. The tiled floor contains radiant floor heat.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • There is an inflatable queen size mattress available in addition to the queen size bed. The bedroom opens onto the north porch.
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The kitchen flooring contains radiant floor heating.


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A Romantic Riverside Cabin with Free Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.974026 based on 175 reviews

Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at the Firefly and we loved it just as much as we did the first time. The scenery is beautiful and it’s a great getaway. There is plenty to do in the area whether you like hiking / the outdoors and restaurants. The cabin is immaculately kept and everything is easy to find with a fully stocked kitchen (pots, pans, dishes, basic spices, etc.).

  • Review Submitted: 12/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Fireflies! The cabin was very clean and comfortable. We will definitely consider staying there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay on the property. It was very relaxing and peaceful. The place was clean and put together well.

  • Review Submitted: 14/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Our cabin, called Fireflies, was a joy to stay in. The cabin was well stocked and equipped with everything you could think of and may have forgotten. Everything was spotless. The surrounding grass field was great for exercising our dogs, and the view of the river was majestic. We had a wonderful time and definitely plan to return.

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy as always!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent another Christmas at Fireflies and it never disappoints. They always have everything we need and is our home away from home for the holidays. Patrick left my boys some treats and they loved them. My furry boys love to run and play especially because they can do it off leash. Thanks for having us again! Can’t wait till next year.

  • Review Submitted: 26/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing as usual!

  • 5 of 5

Another amazing stay at our home away from home for the holidays. Going back for Christmas! Our furry children love the cabin so much that they jumped out of the car when we were packing it up to leave and didn’t want to get back in.

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
58 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
11 Miles
Fatz Cafe
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Draper Valley Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 81 intersects Route 100 (Wysor Highway)
Nearest Restaurant
18 Miles
The River Company Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Winter Place Ski Resort
Car: necessary

We are located 5 miles off I 81 ,exit 89A, route 100, Wysor Highway.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Tubing, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Draper

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March Rate 2018
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 10 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Seasonal 2018
11 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018/19
1 Dec 2018 - 21 Mar 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$63.71 + Tax
Pet Fee AU$63.71 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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