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Looking for a Country Getaway – Close to Virginia Tech? Big Fenced Yard for Pets

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 8 (6 full privacy)


Come relax in our country cottage and have a family or friend getaway! The perfect cottage to enjoy country life while being close to amenities of Blacksburg and the New River Valley.

We have the ideal quiet country cottage with sleeping accommodations for eight (8). The cottage is located in Newport, Virginia – which is 14 miles to the VT drillfield. In our cottage, you will find everything you need to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, including furnishings, large flat screen TVs, comfortable couches, board games, and free Wi-Fi. We just updated all the bedding, added fresh paint, new front porch furniture and new cozy blankets.

Upon arrival, you and your guests will find:

-fresh linen packets in all the bedrooms (trundle bed as well)

-fresh towels for both bathrooms

-toilet paper starter pack

-paper towel starter pack

-kitchen cleaning supplies

-extra blankets, pillows, and towels

The country cottage features:

• 3 bedrooms: 1 queen, 1 full , a twin bunk set and a trundle twin bed.

• 2 full bathrooms: 1 with a shower, 1 with a shower/tub combo

• A full kitchen: Dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combo, eat-in bar

• Dining room with table seating

• Living room with large leather reclining sofa and TV

• Den area with love seat sofa and recliner with a large flat screen TV

• High top table in the den –great for enjoying the views of the country, playing games, or eating

• A separate laundry room with washer and dryer

• Cozy front porch, which overlooks the beautiful Sinking Creek

• New outside sitting area to enjoy the view of the Appalachian mountains

• 4 flat screen TVs

• Dogs allowed. Large fenced area for pets with dog door (prior approval required and additional pet fee applies).

The country cottage is easily accessible to and great for:

• Virginia Tech Hokie football games

• Graduations

• Parents weekends

• Weekend getaways

• Very close to Hiking Trails – Appalachian Trial, The Cascades, Pandapas Pond, Kelly Knob, etc.

• Mountain Lake (film site for the original movie, Dirty Dancing)

• Historic Covered Bridges

• Enjoying scenic mountain views

• Alumni

• Campus Visits

• Tubing at the New River

• Fishing at the New River or on the Sinking Creek (fishing license required)

• Family gatherings

• Golfing at Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech

• Short trip to local wineries: Beliveau Estate, White Barrel, and Chateau Morrisette

• Accessible – one story home

If you love the mountains, the cool nights and warm sunny days filled with scenes of country life, peace and quietness, this is the place for you and your family and friends. The farm land is still rented, so cattle will be moving around mornings and evenings - making this a true country home. This home is over 60 years old and is comfortable, but older. The home is being updated weekly and we welcome your recommendations. Either way, you will find comfort and relaxation. Contact us to inquire about reservations.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

About Owner/Manager

I grew up in this country cottage and spent many wonderful years in the area. I moved from the area when I married and then my children spent many wonderful years visiting their grandparents on this property. My brothers and I wanted to keep a home place, but still have the property used and enjoyed by others.

Owner/Manager purchased this house in 2012

Why Owner/Manager chose Newport

This is a very special property with many memories and always a place to get a way from it all, but so close to major functions in the local college towns. It also allows a group to stay with their pets with large fenced in back yard, while being the opposite direction of traffic.

What makes this house unique

The beautiful view of the mountains, the peaceful sounds of the Sinking Creek, the coziness of the living room and game room, the large fenced in back yard.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Newport, Virginia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bathrooms are old but are clean and being slowly updated.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed , with trundle bed
  • TVs in each bedroom bunkbed room TV for DVDs only
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Massage Therapy Associates of the New River Valley are no located in the Newport area. 540-544-3057


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Looking for a Country Getaway – Close to Virginia Tech? Big Fenced Yard for Pets
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews
Charlotte, NC

great location and option for VT visit!

  • 5 of 5

In the country with the cows, smiles, but what a wonderful way to spend a busy long weekend of graduation activity - close enough to quickly and easily get to the activities on campus, but then an awesome escape back out to the peaceful house. We enjoyed having so much room (versus squeezing into two hotel rooms), a full kitchen, and even grilled burgers one nite on the charcoal grill. This ended up being a fantastic option for our family and I will definitely be in touch again for future visits to blacksburg. Ps - we detoured by the historic bridge, wow!, and made the easy trip to the Cascades, great!

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy The Steele Cottage location, surroundings, and comfort provided your family a happy graduation weekend.
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Tyler, TX

Beautiful valley getaway!

  • 5 of 5

A great cabin getaway from busy Virginia Tech. The cabin is clean & very well stocked with everything you could need. The beds are comfortable & the surrounding countryside is breathtaking. We loved sitting in the sunroom & watching the cows roam. The stream was a huge bonus for my avid fly fishermen. Thank you for sharing your beautiful valley with us.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice farm house

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay...will stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 29/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like a visit to Grandma!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Kitchen was clean and FULLY stocked with many little extras, all of which were located exactly where our grandmothers would have stored them. The house and grounds were kept perfectly. We really did not want for anything. Excellent value as well.

Perfect for a football weekend at VT. Just the right distance (15-20 minutes) from Blacksburg to experience the best of campus life and mountain solitude. The setting and scenery were great for walking, reminiscing with family and friends, and enjoying the babbling brook. We only wish we could have stayed a week or more. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesterfield VA

Very relaxing and perfect for visiting VT !

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home for our family! We enjoyed eating outside at the table watching the sunset and having a fire pit night roasting marshmallows! Our cadet freshman at Tech really enjoyed getting away and the drive to campus was a very easy 15 minute trip! Definitely would come back.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, will stay there again!

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and quiet with a great back yard for the dogs, close to hiking and Blacksburg!

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
53 Miles
Roanoke Virginia
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Virginia Teach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 460
Car: recommended

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closest hospital is Montgomery Regional Hospital which is approximately 17 miles away


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$40.43
Pet Fee AU$67.39
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$202.17

Rates are subject to change.
Rental agreement and rules

ADDRESS: 206 Steele Acres Rd. Phone: 540-544-7401

CHECK-IN TIME is AFTER 3 P.M. EST AND CHECKOUT is 10 A.M. EST. Early check in or out is not allowed unless special permission is requested and granted.

This is a NON SMOKING cottage.


PETS are permitted in rental units only with prior approval. $50 per pet fee applies

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.