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A Romantic Riverside Cabin with Free Wi-Fi and NO cleaning Fee

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 74 m²
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Kathie Conaway
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
24 June, 2017

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 Virginia

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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Draper

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
The kitchen flooring contains radiant floor heating.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(59 traveller reviews)

A Romantic Riverside Cabin with Free Wi-Fi and NO cleaning Fee
average rating of 4.983051 based on 157 reviews
Westminster Maryland
5

This property was beautiful and the cabin exceeded all expectations.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing week and Fireflies cabin on the New River was perfect. The owners were wonderful and did a great job at making sure the cabin had every thing we might want. We loved the porches on each end of the house from which we enjoyed seeing a parade of wild life each evening. Our dogs loved being able to run off leash. We spent a couple of days down at the floating dock fishing and canoeing the river. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The property is on a hill and it is not the easiest walk back up from the river to the house but well worth it. The inside of the cabin was very comfortable for two and well stocked. The bathroom was like a spa with a wonderful jetted tub. The big screen TV, DVD collection and Wi-Fi was much appreciated. We found much to see and do in the area from scenic overlooks to artisan shopping. I recommend a trip to Floyd for those who like to shop. We loved the food at the Blue Door Cafe in Draper. Claytor Lake park was beautiful. We found that we could rent a motor boat at the marina and take our dogs out on the lake with us. This was a wonderful vacation spot and we look forward to a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, Tennessee
5

A Beautiful and Quiet Escape

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing find, and Kathie, was incredibly friendly, nice, responsive, and easy to work with!

My Fiance had to go to this area to check out some residency programs, and I wanted to make a little vacation out of it, instead of sitting in a regular hotel. This also meant bringing our dog, Bo. We (including Bo) could not have been more pleased with this property, and it was far beyond our expectations! The landscape of the property is enough to take anyone's breath away, with large green hills that lead directly down to the river, viewing occasional wildlife, and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. I highly recommend going out to the dock and just sitting by the river, so peaceful!

Upon entering the cabin, we were blown away by how beautiful it was, and would definitely describe this as more of a small luxury cabin. It was beautifully decorated, had updated amenities/appliances (more than what we were expecting), and they have made everything so easy to use and find. The best part was when we walked in and found fresh eggs and homemade pumpkin muffins left on the table!

If we are in the area, we'll definitely stay at Fireflies again! Thank you for making this place wonderful Kathie!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying. Very quiet and relaxing...close to the New River bike trails.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Upstate, New York USA
5

Everything one would want - and a touch more.

  • 5 of 5

An amazing place to stay! If you are searching for a place to stay and are debating if this is "the place" - don't hesitate any longer. Reserve and be impressed. No joking here. I am extremely picky and always find something wrong with the places I stay. I did not find ONE single thing wrong with this glorious cabin, location or owners. The owners may live on site, but they do not intrude. The owners are now new friends to our family.

From the area, to the cabin, to the view, the peace and quiet - you WILL be so pleased and very happy. THIS is what vacation should be like.

Thank you for sharing your amazing cabin and for sharing a part of yourselves. We thank you and look forward to continuing our friendship when we move down near you all.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely setting. Cottage is comfortable, with a spectacular setting perched above the New River

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a couple's quiet retreat. Serene atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Why look anywhere else for a cabin??

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is everything that you want/need in a cabin. I would rate it 20 stars if i could.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Draper

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal 2017
26 Jun 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$201
A$1,271
 
 
Fall Rate
1 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$174
A$1,070
 
 
Winter Rate
1 Dec 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
A$167
A$1,037
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$181
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee A$33.44 + Tax
Pet Fee A$66.89 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.3%

ALL HOLIDAYS ARE RENTED FOR THREE DAYS AT A MINIMUM.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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