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Outdoor Enthusiasts 3 Bdrm retreat Blue Ridge Mountains Jefferson National Frst

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Ranch Home, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 6 Sleeps open layout

Don't let the name fool you!! This beautifully remodeled ranch cabin in the woods is the perfect escape for you, your family and even your horses or mules (go long ears). The cabin boasts high end finishes throughout with custom woodwork in the kitchen and dining areas. This large yet cozy home is within walking distance to the Dismal Falls, Appalachian Trail, Flat Top horse trails and all that surrounds, in the Jefferson National Forest. This is the best of both worlds! Finally, you don't have to choose between a great place to trail ride, hike, mountain bike, cycle or adventure ride and a nice place to stay! This lovely three bedroom one bath cabin has every comfort of home. It accommodates it's guests with 1 king, 1 queen, and a bunk bed for the kids! There is also a pull-out sofa bed in the living room if required. The kitchen is fully equipped and linens are provided. The cabin also has a cedar, screened front porch with room enough for everyone to relax and listen to the creek flow by. The cabin, however, is merely a place to rest, it's the outside that has it all to offer. Whether you ride a horse, mountain bike or just like to get out on your own two feet and hike it's all just out the front door, literally. The Appalachian Trail runs parallel to the cabin and is accessible in several areas. The Flat Top Horse Trail System is a combination of forest roads and woodland trails that make up miles and miles of trail riding fun! Unlike the horse camp located a mile or two up the road, this cabin does accept reservations and is not affected by a government shutdown! If you love the trail but also like getting clean and putting your feet up in real comfort and style this is the perfect place for you! The property consists of approximately 2.5 acres and adjoins the Jefferson National Forest in the rear and Dismal Creek (a Virginia fisheries stocked trout stream) runs through the front yard. We offer approximately an acre of cross fenced corral for your horses or long ear friends. We also welcome hunters and fisherman seasonally for world class deer, turkey and bear hunting and trout and bass fishing. Motorcyclists on or on/off road find Bland County a beautiful and exciting place to ride.

Come stay with us and explore!

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Property Manager
Christian Birdsall
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
January 24, 2017


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)


Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect vacation spot to get away from it all. The property is located steps from the Appalachian Trail. The house is beautiful inside, and is very well maintained. Dismal Creek runs through the front yard, just about, and you can hear the creek from the covered and screened porch. The owners are very friendly and accommodating too. I was only here for a few days, but would certainly return to explore the area some more. Perfect for wilderness explorers, hikers, people who like to fish/hunt. If you're an outdoors person, this is the place for you. The best part is, after a long day of being outdoors, is to come "home," and put your feet up with a glass of wine. Highly recommended!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Patsy and Greg

  • 5 of 5

A true retreat in the middle of the woods! The cabin was fully equipped and like new. It is much more spacious than it looks from the outside! The owners checked in with us to be sure all our needs were met and even provided us with a dozen fresh eggs from their hens. This is a perfect spot for AT hikers as the falls and trail is within a short distance. We enjoyed visiting with our son, an AT thru hiker, and sharing a little "trail magic" with several of his friends. The fireflies at night and the sound of the stream across the road from the cabin completed the magic. Great trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Fort Myers

Clean and Comforting

  • 5 of 5

This 3 Bedroom retreat is perfect for AT Hikers taking a break from the trail or a family retreat! Our family especially appreciated the customer service and their willingness to go the 'extra mile' while we were there. We also enjoyed hiking to the Dismall Falls from the cabin! Beautiful! Thanks for a great visit!!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Insurance $80
Tax Rate 5.0%

WE DO NOT REQUIRE A SECURITY DEPOSIT. An insurance policy is purchased to cover potential mishaps and accidents.


Fifty percent of payment due at time of reservation. Remainder due at time of reservation or thirty (30) days prior to date of stay which ever is sooner. We accept certified checks or money orders.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Bland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • autumn foliage
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • pond
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Bland county is a hidden jewel, somewhat forgotten. It's very quiet and peaceful. We are centrally located just far enough away from Roanoke, Bluefield, Charlotte, N.C etc.. to keep the country life at the forefront of our everyday lives. The house is conveniently located at the end of the state maintained road just at the edge of the Forest line. The Appalachian Trail is accessible from two different locations both of which are within a mile walk of the house. The Falls of Dismal are only a half mile walk and are wonderful to visit in any season. We have some local Amish families so be careful as you drive in as there is often a horse and buggy traveling the road. There is a wonderful Amish family that has a lovely grocery store about 6 miles away.

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