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Owner / Property Manager , Mike Moldenhauer

Member since: 2013
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Family Camp, Jackson River; Fly fishing, Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, Biking&Golf

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Covington holiday cottage

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths, Sleeps 13

Cottage on Jackson River sit on four acres bordering the river. Great for fly fishing brown and rainbow trout. Kayaks and canoes are used often on the river. Three B/R's. First B/R has over/under bunk bed with twin on top and double on bottom and a slid out trundle under the double making a total of four sleeping spots. Upstairs B/R has king and two twins thus sleeping four. A sleeper/sofa in front of the fireplace has a queen mattress and sleeps two. The third bedroom is the master bedroom and has a king bed , and a queen sleeper as well as it's separate bathroom. The laundry room is off the hallway in the master bedroom, Separate bunkhouse has children's chairs and table and toys , but could house a queen futon moved from the porch and sleep two. Teepee along river is 20 feet by 18 feet and sleeps eight. A large fire pit is nearby for late nite talks or roasting marsh mellows or hot dogs. Great for kids.Both bathrooms in cottage have shower only. Large separate OUTDOOR shower is enclosed and 8 feet by 8 feet with hot water. Kitchen modern with range, micro, refrig/ice maker, and dish washer. Cottage is wifi with 50 inch TV in living room and 40 inch TV in upstairs B/R. Both H/D high speed cable multi channel. Laundry room has washer dryer. Cottage has fireplace with propane and remote control. Two car garage is detached and houses canoes, kayaks and rubber white water raft. The raft hold 6-8 people and is self bailing of water. Canoes, kayaks, white water raft, floats, paddles, and life jackets are all available to guests. There is a variety of sizes of lifejackets including infant, child ,teenager and adult. Great for family floats on the river. Bottom line is the cottage and grounds are fishing group or family group friendly .Floating, canoeing and kayaking are all very popular .The cottage is located north of Covington, Va. and is close to two well known Resorts. The Homestead Resort, located about 20 miles north on The Sam Snead Highway(route # 220 north) has world famous golf courses and features hot springs and is located in Hot Springs. The Greenbriar Resort is 25 Miles west on I-64 West and also has world famous golf hosting the national PGA tournament over the forth of July Weekend. Both resorts have horse back riding, falconry, guided fishing, boating,and hiking as well as tennis and golf. The Greenbriar also has a full Casino . Both Resorts have great shopping on the premisses or in the local area for the ladies to use while the guys fish. The cottage is good any season of the year and all seasons have their particular activities that are special to the time of year. The general area includes multiple ,hiking trails,rivers ,lakes, and State Parks. The Jackson River Trail is directly across the river from the cottage at about mile marker four. You can Google the trail and see the entire nine mile trail as it follows the river upstream towards the Gathright Dam. Also, Google the Gathright Dam, Douthat State Park and the Jackson River/Kings Grant Property for additonal areas of interest.

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner / Property Manager , Mike Moldenhauer (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english


based on 19 traveller reviews

Family Camp, Jackson River; Fly fishing, Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, Biking&Golf
average rating of 4.894737 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely an incredible spot. We loved hanging out at the river and fire pit.

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend with our two grown sons, daughter in law, and granddaughter. What a great place to hang out and spend time together. We will all be back this summer to swim and play in the river.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spot on the River

  • 4 of 5

This is a really nice property. House was clean, with plenty of linens for our large party. It is on a fantastic stretch of river. I was surprised by the amount of river front, and it is all nicely shaded. We made good use of the canoe and raft, putting in at Johnson Springs for a 4-5 hour float back to the property. The day before, some of us played golf at Cliff View Golf Club, which is about 5 minutes away. Others went mountain biking at Douthat State Park, which was a 30-40 minute drive. Owners were excellent to deal with; very responsive. Even though they had a lot on their plate, they made time to deliver the raft trailer to the property before our arrival. I recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a very welcoming, family oiented atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

For 3 nights a mix of family members from age 67 years to 6 months old stayed here and had a wonderful time. The kitchen was well stocked. The rooms were fresh and clean. The decorating was very tasteful. The property was beautiful and so much fun. The owner's description is right on! One suggestion is to have a latch on the sliding door of the smaller bathroom. The young teenager was very uncomfortable using a bathroom that didn't have a lock. The outdoor toys were great! We used the raft twice. Its not an easy excursion but lots of fun.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing getaway weekend with family and friends at this beautiful home. Mike was very helpful with all my questions concerning my reservation. We utilized the kayaks and rafts that were available to us and we had a blast going down the river! This is defiantly an amazing place to take family for vacation and I will be returning next year!!

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Trip/Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

As we pulled into the driveway Saturday afternoon, I thought this is great.

We explored the house and the outside porch area overlooking the river. Perfect!!!

The one member of the party called his wife and said he wasn't coming home.

As we spent most of our time fishing we did not use the camp fire. By the time we cooked and had a

few cocktails it was time to hit the sack.

As we prepared to leave, I could not find any departure instructions. I hoped we cleaned up sufficiently.

As this is an annual trip for us, we'll be back next year.

Thank you very much,


  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Easter vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for four days over the Easter holiday. Our group included 3 adults and two children. I can't say enough good things about this rental......literally ANYTHING you could possibly desire for entertainment is available. Just to name a few: bikes, kites, badmitton, croquet, kayaks, canoes, inner tubes, a huge inflated raft, fire pit, TEE PEE, life jackets of all sizes, every board game imaginable, and a popcorn machine. There is an entire garage that is well stocked with all of these things plus more! The front yard is huge and perfect for flying kites. All of this and you are directly on the river. We caught a few trout and floated a bit in the raft. We grilled hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire pit. Oh yeah, forgot to mention they also have long metal skewers for this purpose! The kitchen was well stocked and we had a fantastic Easter dinner. We never saw any neighbors, just a few people that kayaked past on the river. And a sweet pair of geese who seemed to live right across from the cabin. It was so peaceful. There is a glassed in porch, a screened in porch, a picnic table by the river, a swinging bench, and another seating area around an outdoor chiminea. And of course the gigantic tee pee with a fire pit inside. There is a great little store just down the road, Petticoat Junction, that sells all the basics including bait, beer, snacks, paper goods, etc. We drove a few miles out to see a HUGE 60ft waterfall (the people at Petticoat can direct you). We also went to the Greenbriar Hotel (only about 30 minutes away) and to Gathright Dam. The Dam is about 15-20 minutes away and worth the is huge and impressive. They have a neat welcome center with various artifacts.

Mike was incredibly helpful prior to our trip. He sent us brochures about the surrounding area and spoke with my husband on the phone in regards to fishing tips. We are so incredibly appreciative for all he did for our stay.

We have stayed in countless rentals over the years found through this website. This is by far the best we have come across. We can't wait to go back!

One last thing.....the beds are SUPER comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Lewisburg,WVA 35miles Roanoke VA 70 miles


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Covington, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
23 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
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23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
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30 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Easter weekend
14 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection A$78
Refundable Damage Deposit A$395
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Covington, Virginia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - shower enclosure
  • Bath #3 is an OUTDOOR 8 foot by 8 foot family shower which is great for warm weather and lots of kids. It has hot water.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2 single bed
    Bedroom 1 - over/under bunk bed with twin on top and double on bottom
    Teepee - Teepee (20ftx16ft)sleeps8
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Master B/R also has queen sleep sofa plus the king bed
    Living room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Porch - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Three separate bedrooms in cottage. The master has a king bed and a queen sleep sofa and as full bathroom. The second is upstairs with a king bed and two twin beds. The third bedroom has a bunk bed that is a double bed on the bottom and single on the top with a trundle bed under the double. The den /living room has a queen sleeper. The screen porch has a queen futon. Also, outside along the river is a large teepee 18 x 20 that can sleep 8 in sleeping bags.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting