Quaint & Scenic Country Cottage, 3 Mi to New River

Property ID: 439845IndependenceVAUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA
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Enjoy the simple joys of countryside living courtesy of this 2-bed, 1-bath Virginia cottage! Located close to Independence, Grayson Highlands, and West Jefferson, this vacation rental invites you to hike your days away. Lace up those boots and head to Grayson Highlands State Park or New River both a short drive away. Head into Independence for some Aunt Bea’s BBQ or grill out in the comfort of your own backyard. Come evening, gather around the fire pit to share s’mores and laughs with family!


  • Pets Allowed
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Kitchen


Location Details

INDEPENDENCE (7.5 miles): Oak Hill Academy, museums, outdoor attractions, zoos, shopping & dining

HIKING & BIKING: Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (16.8 miles), New River State Park (16.8 miles), Appalachian Trail Access (18.6 miles), Grayson Highlands State Park (18.7 miles), Massey Gap (20.5 miles), Big Pinnacle (20.7 miles), New River Trail Gambetta Access (27.7 miles)

DAY TRIPS: Blacksburg, Virginia (91.9 miles), Roanoke, Virginia (108 miles), Greensboro, North Carolina (110 miles)

AIRPORTS: Tri-Cities Airport (88.9 miles), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (124 miles)


14 reviews
  • Excellent



    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 16, 2024
  • "Mother Daughter Time"


    Restful, cozy, nice older home in which to relax. Great kitchen for preparing meals and talking!

    Lovely area to explore!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 12, 2023
  • Lesson Learned


    After reading reviews from renters past, I was hesitant to book this location; but being that it was a busy weekend nearby, our options were slim. When we arrived at the property, upon walking in, you were hit with the smell of cat, or rodent urine. The air was stale in the home, so it was very pungent. As the A/C unit in the living room didn't work, we were never able to solve this problem. It just kept baking in during the day, if you will. And obviously, not having A/C in the common areas of the house was an issue.Our 3 year old was playing on the floor in the living room (on a rug) and before we knew it, she was displaying signs of an allergic reaction. Sure enough, her pants were covered in pet hair. Upon further inspection later, we looked under the furniture and it was as if an entire animal were shed there. We were aware that this was a pet-friendly home and we have stayed in other pet-friendly homes as well. We have never had an issue where the home was not thoroughly cleaned though.In the home there is a sign that mentions the color of the water and the fact that it is iron-rich, but safe. Fine. We verified this to be sure, but what you don't know is that if you have a white, or light colored item you need to rinse in the tub; it will be brown afterward. Just an FYI. When we arrived at we the home we tried to contact the property manager via phone and email and never received a response. We did reach out to Evolve and they were kind enough to help us.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Angela R.
    Published June 27, 2023
  • Grandma’s Cottage


    The cottage was very quaint and quiet. Even though it is near a road we payed no attention to passing cars. My daughter summoned it up as staying Grandma’s cottage. She loved it and she’s 15. Coming from her that was a big compliment. Great location to the things we wanted to do. People in the area are very nice as well. We will make a return visit.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Regena K.
    Published April 25, 2023
  • Good location


    This was a nice location for exploring the area from the river to Galax.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Linda S.
    Published July 15, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 6 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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