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Close to Heaven

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cabin Holiday Rental
ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE... 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...ESCAPE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE... 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 provide.. There is a 32 inch flat screen tv with a DVD Player with Satellite TV. We now have WIFI 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. All Linens supplied. Great kitchen. 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. State Parks are open .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. Note: Cell Phone Signals are Sketchy--Your in the mountains. Call Us Before you Book. We give personal service. 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 simpler way of life. Fish, golf, canoe, ride bikes or horses, listen to the music, read a book......relax. At your request, NOW WITH INTERNET
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Only guest listed at the time of key pickup are allowed on the property without prior authorization. No parties allowed. No pets, sorry. No smoking.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
judy a
Hosting since March 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (32)
Shirley D
Shirley D
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Quiet
Cabin was very quiet and relaxing. Stove & hot water breakers were off & we had to figure out where the breaker box was to turn on. For future renters I would recommend that you check out the cabin upon arrival to make sure there was no damage to anything so you aren't accused of damage to items you did not use.
Visited March 2021
Written 8 April 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
hildaVa
hildaVa
Sorry about the breakers. We do check before folks come. The housekeeper didn't flip all the breakers but I take responsibility for not notice. Regrets, Judy
Written 9 April 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

jebtex_13
jebtex_13
Orange, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Getaway!
We had a wonderful vacation at Fernwood Cabin! Our hostess did everything possible to make our visit relaxing and memorable. Highly recommend, and hope to return someday!
Visited July 2019
Written 28 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
Thanks so much for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Judy/Fernwood Cabin
Written 9 August 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DG Marshall
DG Marshall
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful
Fernwood Cabin has always been a favorite place for us to stay but this year was The Best! The addition of Internet Service made it Perfect! We could even make Wifi Phone calls. A Clean, Quiet, secluded spot with all the comfort of Home. Thank You Judy for allowing us to spend time at your Cabin and being so Close to Heaven.
Visited April 2019
Written 20 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
It is always great having you all visit. We try to continually improve the cabin. Glad you enjoyed the new WIFI. Have a great year. Thanks for the great review
Written 21 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sylvia H
Sylvia H
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Totally relaxing for us
Cabin is nicely equipped to meet the needs of up to 4 people for a 7 day stay. Plenty of fluffy towels, comfortable beds, and climate control to ensure comfort regardless of the year. One note, shower curtain liner needs to be replaced, lots of mold/mildew on the bottom of it. Otherwise, the cabin is clean and well maintained with up to date appliances in the kitchen. We loved the rocking chairs on the back deck, spent time there in the morning drinking coffee. Lots of flowers to attract butterflies, and a few rabbits.
Visited August 2018
Written 15 August 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
Sorry about Mildew on the back of the shower curtain. Did not notice and took care of immediately.
Written 25 February 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sylvia H
Sylvia H
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully appointed accommodations in the mountians
Picking up our key was the beginning of a great stay. Judy warmly greeted us and provided a loaf of fresh bread to enjoy. There were fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table welcoming us as we entered the cabin. We enjoyed the quite that surrounded us and the view was breath taking. Wish we had been able to enjoy the fire pit and rocking chairs, but time did not allow it. Looking forward to going back in August.
Visited April 2018
Written 18 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
So glad you enjoyed the cabin. Thank you for leaving the cabin so clean We appreciate your choosing us for your vacation time. Judy
Written 30 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie B
Julie B
Findlay, OH150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Relaxing Mountain Retreat
We spent a long early spring weekend at this charming cabin. It was private but had easy access to Galax, Hillsville, Mt. Airy and is only 4 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Great hospitality - fresh-cut daffodils and fresh bread greeted us upon arrival. We will come back here again. Thank you!
Visited April 2018
Written 4 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
Dear Julie, Thank you for staying with us I am glad you enjoyed the mountains and our cabin. Judy
Written 30 April 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary G
Mary G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Peaceful Getaway
We really enjoyed the cabin. The location is not far from nearby stores and restaurants, but far enough out that you have plenty of privacy. We had deer in the yard one evening and enjoyed coffee on the back porch every morning listening to the birds and taking in the beautiful scenery. The beds were very comfortable, the cabin was very clean and beautifully decorated. Judy was very easy to work with and we look forward to returning in the future!!
Visited September 2017
Written 4 October 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
Thanks so Much. We try to provide a clean, comfortable place to kick back and enjoy life. We have added rocking chairs to the front porch. Looking forward to your visiting again. Thanks for leaving things so clean upon your departure. Judy
Written 5 October 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Escape426224
Escape426224
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Incredible
Situated in the mountains of Virginia, this cabin offers the perfect retreat away from the hustle and bustle of life. Amenities abound, peaceful, private and cozy.....
Visited May 2017
Written 11 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
So glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come to the mountains again soon.
Written 14 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ann H
Ann H
Charlotte, NC3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Love Galax
The cabin was beautiful. It was exactly what we needed.we had a great time in the Galax area. The cabin is very close to the blue ridge parkway, which was our goal. The Rex Theater is a very cool place to go while you are in the area. Judy was extremely helpful! She had a list of directions printed up for how to get just about anywhere you might want to go. She also printed out a list of everything going on in the area. She was a wealth of knowledge. She even knew which restaurants would be open and which would be closed. The only small negative with the cabin, we didn't have any cell service but for us we were glad to get away from technology.
Visited November 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 9 November 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. This is a lovely time to visit the mountains. Since the cabin is in such a deeply forested area and because of the topography we are unable to get good cell service and even wifi. But isn't it great to take a break from all that? Hope you will return. Thanks for the great review. Judy
Written 9 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Trek676438
Trek676438
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a great visit to the mountains.
The cabin was clean and had everything we needed during our stay. We enjoyed the back porch for nature watching and star gazing. The cabin's location was perfect for all the local points of interest.
Visited October 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 25 October 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
jaal2015
jaal2015
Thanks for your review. We hope you enjoyed the mountains and the mountain music and sights. Judy
Written 9 November 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Private yard
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Parking
  • Parking available
Nearby
  • Countryside area
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron

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About the neighbourhood
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.
Getting around
You will need a car to get around. When you arrive you get a local map, a list of restaurants, events and places you should visit.
Access
Car required
How to get there
You are send directions by email before arrival.

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 11 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
A deposit will hold your reservation. A t the time of arrival a $100 security deposit will be held on your credit card. Carroll County charges a 5% hotel tax which you are required to pay at key pick up. This will only be applied if the cabin is left dirty/damaged. 3 night minimum stay. If the guest pays the full balance on time, they receive a 100% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least two weeks before check-in.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Close to Heaven

Close to Heaven is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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