Deck Overlooking Creek & New River Trail - Pets OK
Deck Overlooking Creek & New River Trail - Pets OK
Speckled Trout Cabin in Galax, VA is not your run-of-the-mill cabin. It is a retreat created to entice your senses on many levels. The cabin is set in the most beautiful of landscapes, overlooking Chestnut Creek and on the New River Trail. Enjoy peace, relaxation, solitude & the simple pleasures in life often overlooked. The inner sanctuary is delightfully eclectic. A wonderland of hand painted furniture, colorful textiles, creative artwork and fanciful furnishings. We truly want your stay to be unforgettable.In the cozy one bedroom cabin we will provide breakfast goodies for your first morning, like scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth muffins… and always local gourmet coffee samplings & teas. You will be greeted with fresh flowers or plants & lots of candles. We hope to brighten your day with the unique bohemian, eclectic mix of décor. Galax is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, family vacation, anniversary trip & the cabin makes a splendid writer's or artist's soulful retreat. The cabin sleeps 4 comfortably. The bedroom has a recently upgraded King sized bed & a trendy IKEA wrap-around sofa in the great room converts into a queen sized bed as well. Bed linens, posh comforters, plus extra cozy blankets are also provided. You will be provided with plush towels & robes, unique dishes for your noshes & glassware for your libations. The cabinets are stocked with cooking gear & utensils. There is no need to lug anything along – we provide it all!To make your leisure time pleasurable, we encourage you to bring bicycles for peddling on the trail along the creek. The trail is 57 miles long and runs from Galax to Pulaski. Feel free to bring fishing poles & some tackle accessories for enjoying Chestnut Creek – VA fishing licenses are required and can be purchased locally. Dannelly Park is located approx. 200 yards from the cabin & has a walking track along with lots of fitness-related equipment plus playground equipment for the kiddos. There is access via a quaint bridge to the Cliffview campground (part of the New River Trail State Park) directly across the creek. So, if you have family with you that enjoys sleeping under the stars, bring them along – they will love it. Click here for more info. on the New River Trail & camping. All is within a very short jaunt through the cabin's back yard. The cabin parking is horse trailer friendly & the trail allows horseback riding – horses can access the trail from the Cliffview entrance which is ¾ mile from the cabin. Oh, did we mention that you can bring along your four-footed pals? We allow well-behaved dogs & cats. The porch is fitted with a gate that will keep most dogs contained. Extend the R&R into the evening by grilling on the wrap-around deck & letting the sound of the creek lull you into a well-deserved respite.Finally, end your day of contentment enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountain breeze while taking delight in the firepit located beside the front deck overlooking the creek. Roast some marshmallows or shake some popcorn over the fire (Jiffy Pop provided). You will be surrounded by fascinating flora made up of Flowering Dogwood, Black Walnut, River Birch, Hickory, Red Maple, Sweet Fern, Mountain Laurel, Spicebush & Wild Azalea.Take time out to rejuvenate, refresh & renew at the Speckled Trout Cabin. You will be glad that you did.TripAdvisor property ID 2387502...Read more
Deck Overlooking Creek & New River Trail - Pets OK Galax, Virginia
Additional Location Information
The Galax area is blessed with various festivals & outdoor recreation. We experience the beauty of all four seasons with a grand show in autumn of scarlet, orange & gold leaves then in winter when the refreshing mountain snows blanket the countryside. The Spring & Summer’s are bursting with gorgeous green foliage, Dogwoods, Mountain Laurels & colorful blooming flowers.
Enjoy a rich bluegrass music heritage at the Old Galax Fiddlers’ Convention, Houston Fest or enjoy a concert at the Blue Ridge Music Center. Downtown Galax is only 4 miles from the Speckled Trout Cabin where you can visit the Rex Theater every Friday night for the Blue Ridge Backroads where bands entertain & refreshments are served. They also host many Saturday concerts and community plays. While downtown, visit the Chestnut Creek School of the Arts or the City Gallery where you will find wares for sale by various fine artists. Don’t leave without having a wonderful smoothie or cup of gourmet coffee at Cones & Coffee, then visit the antique store next door and find just the treasure you are looking for. There are many quaint antique shops, gift shops, book stores, wine shops and more to pop in while you walk the beautiful downtown community of Galax.
Stop into Creek Bottom Brews, the local craft beer store on Meadow Street (over 450 different Craft beers & now brewing local craft beer as well). There is live music most evenings Thurs. - Sat. Also stop in the local winery, Mt. Vale Vineyard and have an excellent glass of wine in a wonderful setting.
The fun doesn’t stop there… bike, walk or run on The New River Trail – then go fishing or kayaking in Chestnut Creek (both of these are right outside the Speckled Trout Cabin door!) Other outdoor activities include canoeing on The New River & hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Since you will be famished after all of your exploring, head to Bogey’s Restaurant, Macado’s or The Galax Smokehouse for a scrumptious lunch or dinner. Of course, these are only a few highlights of what you can do for entertainment in the Galax area.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Mountain nearby, Waterfront
How to get there
Nearest airport: Twin County Regional Airport, 8 miles Car is recommended
Left on 05/03/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 3, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
This is a lovely little cabin looking over a charming park and creek. The cabin is cozy, tastefully decorated, and very nicely equipped. The little extras like popcorn, locally made muffins, coffee, and cold drinks in the fridge were an unexpected bonus. We plan to come back when we have more time and take advantage of the biking paths in the area. Highly recommended. The only negative is there is no Internet access, and my Sprint phone had no reception either.
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