The Cabin: Sitting just off the Blue Ridge Parkway you will find Fernwood Cabin which is a new rough hewn 900 square foot log cabin that sits on five acres 10 miles outside Galax, Va. The home is less than 2 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and approximately 9 miles from the Interstate 77 Exit for Fancy Gap. Come to the Mountains to ride along the parkway, drift down the New River by canoe or float. Trout fish at the Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Area or bicycle down the New River Trail or Parkway. Visit the Blue Ridge Music Center and listen to Blue Grass. Drive to Mt. Airy, NC and enjoy Mayberry and the home place of Andy Griffith.
This charming cabin sits on a hill with one porch overlooking the mountains.
A paved drive comes into the house which has a gravel driveway. There is a rock walk leading into the home and another porch at the entrance. Large rockers sit on the back porch and a small dining table is on the back porch that overlooks a mountain. Very few lights are visible in the night sky. There is a picnic table on the front entrance porch.
The kitchen has all new General Electric stainless steel appliances and is fully furnished with refrigerator,stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. Dishes, pots, pans, blender, toaster and grill are provided. Linens and paper needs are also provided. There is a 32 inch flat screen tv with a DVD Player with Satellite TV getting HBO/SHOWTIME.
The first floor of the home has a combined living room, kitchen, a full bath and bedroom with a poster queen sized bed. The cabin has hardwood floors throughout. The living room has an oriental rug, a camel back sofa and upholstered chair. There is a dry stacked hearth with an electric fireplace with remote. In the kitchen/living room combination there is a small table with four chairs. The 2 bedroom home has an open construction with a loft above the living room and a bedroom and half bath. This bedroom lies to the left of the steps and has rails on one side. There is a half bath and a sitting area with a love seat and chair on the second floor.
The home is minutes from the Crooked Creek Fee Fishing Wildlife Area. Crooked Creek includes six miles of trout streams (some sections are stocked) plus 1,600 acres of mountain land available for hunting deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels and grouse. The area is home to the New River Trail which is recognized as one of the top ten mountain bike trails in the United States. You can hike, bike or ride horses along the New River. The New River Trail is approximately 15 minutes from the cabin. Close to many mountain cultural events, we hope you will chose us for your visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Also nearby is the Blue Ridge Mountain Music Center, the Hillsville Va. Labor Day Flea Market, the Galax Fiddler's Convention and many numerous events. You are only a stone's throw from Mt. Airy which is the home of Andy Griffith. Click "Information about the Area". The Rex Theater in Galax offers live Mountain Music and generally only $5 for admission. Eat Barbecue and kick back
and listen to music from local musicians. Note: Cell Phone Signals are Sketchy--Your in the mountains.
COMMENTS FROM VISITORS:
"What a find...2 thumbs up."
"Fernwood Cabin is tastefully decorated, has updated appliances, clean, well-maintained, and the photos do not do justice to the beauty of the cabin." "...."...comfortable and clean, with some lovely features. The owners provided lots of local information and they were very keen to ensure that all our needs were met."
"The surrounding environment was peaceful and the perfect place to relax. The house was well stocked and the bed was deliciously comfortable! "
Come to the mountains. Cut off the cell phone and unplug. Bike , hike, canoe on the New River, golf, fish, ride horse or float down a river.
Return to a simpler way of life.
Location: 1/2 hour from Mt. Airy, NC, 1 hour from Winston - Salem, NC, 1 1/2 hours from Greensboro, N.C.and 2 hours from Charlotte, NC. Virginia Tech and Radford University are only an hour away.
Fernwood Cabin is for anyone wanting to get away from it all. Escape from the congestion of modern day living. Sit on a porch, look at the stars and enjoy a simplier way of life. Fish, golf, canoe, ride bikes or horses, listen to the music, read a book......relax....Read more
Close to Heaven, Away From It All-- Galax, Virginia
Additional Location Information
The cabin is adjacent the the Crooked Creek Recreation area. This is a rural area. You can sit on the back porch and look at the stars. The cabin is about 8 - 10 miles from Galax and Hillsville, Va. The parkway is less than 2 miles away.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Car is not necessary
Last updated on March 26, 2015
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Left on 11/20/2014 for a stay in November 2014 | Tom MReviewed Nov 20, 2014Stayed Nov 2014
We stayed for 4 days and had a wonderful time, saw alot of deer and turkeys. Loved the cabin, and the area. The owners were the best to rent from. We enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay there again.
Left on 08/10/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 10, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Wonderful stay at this beautiful cabin. Super clean, comfortable and terrific back porch. Blackberry bushes around the perimeter were ripe and we enjoyed picking some. Butterflies were numerous around the butterfly bushes! We had a wonderful time and can't wait to go back! Read more
Thanks for the great review. The weather here now is quiet lovely. I hope you and your family will return again soon. Regards, Judy
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"A great place to relax yet close enough to everything."
Left on 08/08/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 8, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
The home is lovely. It is clean and up-to-date. It had everything that we needed to make our stay comfortable. The location is beautiful, quiet and easy to get to. We were there to visit family and do research and the cabin was the perfect place to come "home" to every evening. Read more
Dear Linda, I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the cabin and hope you will return to the mountains again soon. Judy
"Everything as advertised"
Left on 04/18/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | H.L.WestReviewed Apr 18, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
My stepmother and I rented this cabin so that we could spend some girl time over a long weekend. The cabin was everything as advertised and perfect for our purposes. The loft was spacious and the bedroom was plenty big. It was just the perfect size for the two of us.
It was situated far enough away from Galax that it was peaceful and scenic but close enough that we could easily drive to the New River Trail (which is great for walking and biking)and local restaraunts. The local people were also a highlight of our trip as everyone extremely friendly and helpful.
The only downside for me was the lack of internet access and our phones had zero signal. We actually had to drive to the I-77 intersection in order to call home. Read more
Thanks for the review. Verizon has promised a cell tower in that area for three years. We still await the construction of it. Sorry about the phone signal.
I am glad you liked the cabin and hope you will return. Judy
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Harry MyersReviewed Sep 6, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
This is a great place to stay. We stayed in the cabin for a week during the Hillsville antique Fest. Everything was wonderful. We cooked every meal there and everything was at our fingertips. The cabin was like new and beautiful. It was very clean and easy to stay in. The TV was very easy to use.
Glad you enjoyed the cabin and hope you will return in the future.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Pennsylvania and Texas
"Heaven in the Mountains"
Left on 07/19/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 19, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
What a Beautiful place to stay!!! With all the things we did on our vacation to NC...this was our most favorite. The tranquility and peace we found here will make this the place we will want to come back to. We arrived to pick up the key and was greated with a basket containing a loaf of homemade bread. We were given directions to the local store to shop and maps of places to go. But for two people who are always on the go...why leave such a beautiful cabin with everything we need to just sit back and relax. There was wonderful music for the cd player and a great kitchen to cook in. It was the perfect place for a romantic get away. We did take a day to drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is very close, and enjoy the beauty around us. We will be back in the future and give thanks to Judy and Richard for opening up such a wonderful place for people to stay. We loved the cabin so much that we inquired if it was a kit and where could we purchase one if it was. If you want a secluded romantic get away...This is it!!! Read more
Left on 06/02/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 2, 2012Stayed May 2012
We had the most wonderful holiday in this cabin and would recommend this cabin to anyone thinking of going to Virginia. Judy and Richard had written down places of interest, restaurants, day trips out for us to do if we wanted, they will tailor this to what you want to do. The cabin was clean and had all the mod cons you could wish for, it had the most wonderful views of the mountains. We had someone come at the end of our first week to change the bed and collect towels and to general give the place a spruce up. We were looking for a relaxing holiday and that's what we got, we would recommend the cabin to anybody and will definitely be going back. Read more
Thanks Kevin for the great review. I hope you will return to the Blue Ridge Mountains again in the future. We enjoyed making you feel at home in our area.
"Peace in the Mountains."
Left on 04/01/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Denise JohnsonReviewed Apr 1, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
We had an amazing weekend at this beautiful cabin. It was so peaceful. The luxury and comfort made us feel right at home. The cabin owner made us feel so welcome upon arrival with fresh flowers through out the cabin and homemade Blueberry bread to enjoy. She also provided detailed directions to local restaurants and attractions. We loved it!!! Read more
Thanks so much for staying with us. We hope you will return again.
"Close to Heaven"
Left on 10/29/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | WewaGalReviewed Oct 29, 2011Stayed Oct 2011
Fernwood Cabin is not a rustic cabin, it is a beautifully designed home in a rural setting. You immediately notice that great detail and attention, and love, went into the building of this home. Tucked deep into the hills of Virginia, you are able to sit in the back porch rockers, and know that you are at one with nature. It's quiet, and the stars are literally right above your head. The owners are friendly, prompt, and professional people. They go out of the way to make your stay enjoyable. For us they furnished fresh baked bread in a basket along with maps, directions, and a catalog of local attractions and things to do. They even will have some fluffy robes hanging in the closet for you. They will route you to the cabin through Galax, so you will have an understanding of the location of groceries, etc, and that route will seem like a long way the first time you drive out. But after you get your bearings, and look at the local map, you will see that you are only a short distance from the Blue Ridge Parkway and the interstate. We loved being right in the middle of The Crooked Road, Virginia's destinations for old time music. Don't miss the midday free music at the nearby Blue Ridge Music Center. Here you get an up close experience with the musicians, not just performing on a stage, but interacting in small group settings. Fernwood Cabin is indeed a hidden jewel. We can't wait to return! Read more
Left on 07/12/2011 for a stay in May 2011 | PatrickReviewed Jul 12, 2011Stayed May 2011
I stayed at the Fernwood cabin near Galax for Memorial Day weekend with a friend. We had a little difficulty meeting up with Judy after a long drive from Washington, DC, but she was waiting with freshly baked bread, directions, and suggestions for our weekend.
The cabin itself, while a little out of the way, surpassed our expectations. It was clean, very large (we wished we had brought more friends!) and quiet. The kitchen was modern, we used to the provided grill to cook steak and brats, and were even able to watch movies and TV.
Judy's guidebook allowed us to pick a few recommended trails to see along the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cabin is also very close to Mt. Airy, NC, a great town to grab a meal in.
Be prepared to not have cell reception though! Also, a perfect addition would have been a hot tub. But all in all, a great experience, and dark enough to bring the telescope for stargazing! I would definitely go back.
Left on 06/29/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Mr. JReviewed Jun 29, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Very relaxing weekend, easy check in and felt like I was home. Very close to New River bike trail and fishing. Owners always send fresh muffins or bread for breakfast which is awesome! Thank You, I will be back soon!
Left on 06/15/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | BranchReviewed Jun 15, 2011Stayed Jun 2011
Spent a weekend at Fernwood Cabin and really enjoyed our stay. The cabin was exceptionally cleaned and very nicely furnished. Had everything we needed: fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, rockers on the porch. This is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from things and enjoy peace and solitude in a country setting. The owners were very nice, professional and helpful. Check-in was easy. Will return for another stay.
10.3 Percent Tax, The first night's rent is paid as a deposit. to hold requested dates. This amount is paid by providing Fernwood Cabin with your credit card number with expiration date and your zip code or if you have a Pay Pal account, you can to choose to pay the cabin deposit through them. A t the time of arrival a $100 security deposit will be held on your credit card. This will only be applied if the cabin is left dirty/damaged. If you pay the deposit three weeks before arrival and are unable to come,you will get back your deposit less $20. This will be done by our writing you a check, or through credit card credit or Pay Pal credit back to your account. Cancellation within three weeks before arrival, the deposit my be used for another visit.. Rates for four people visiting are: $140 per night and $890 a week, plus tax.
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