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- Cave Spring
Enjoy our cozy late 1800’s log cabin just outside of Roanoke. It's the best of old meets luxurious new. Warm, comfy, well appointed and oh-so convenient! Minutes to the city, hiking, winery, Blue Ridge Parkway, airport and Interstate I-81. 10% discount for weekly or 15% discount for monthly stays! * During this time of COVID 19, we are following CDC and Airbnb disinfecting protocols in addition to our usual cleaning protocols.
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The original log cabin was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). These cabins were built after the Blue Ridge Parkway was laid in 1935, which is just down the street. With love and attention our cabin's renovations were complete in 2017. We kept the original log walls to add a rustic feel to the contemporary, crisp clean decor. The cottage overlooks the babbling waters of Back Creek but is just a 5 minute drive to the grocery store, private yet convenient.
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Magic is the word most people use when they visit this hidden gem. Built in 1939 as a fishing cabin by a gentleman who incorporated box cars as rafters and beams, dates still visible since removing the attic. By far the best place I've ever lived. I decided to share it with others who love to explore, who love listening to the voice of the creek or who come just to sit on the porch high above the creek with a spouse, friend, family, or alone. For the best sleep, open the bedroom window!
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Your guide to Roanoke
All About Roanoke
Surrounded by the unspoiled beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke is the largest city along the world-famous Appalachian Trail — a major draw for visitors to this area of Southwest Virginia. During Prohibition, the area was known as the Moonshine Capital of the World. Craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries are still a local fixture here, and you can make your way along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Cheers Trail to get a taste of the scene.
Roanoke is a mountain-biking haven. Whether you’re a newbie looking for a half-hour ride at Carvins Cove or a pro in search of a full day’s adventure at Mill Mountain Park, there’s a trail for everyone. Alongside its outdoor attractions, Roanoke is also an artistic community. You’ll find plenty of musicians and actors performing live while painters and sculptors stock the region’s galleries, boutiques, and museums, including the futuristic-looking Taubman Museum of Art with its 77-foot peaked glass atrium.
How do I get around Roanoke?
Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA) is located just 10 minutes north of town. From here you can take a rental car, cab, ride-booking service, or bus to cabins in Roanoke. Richmond International Airport (RIC) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in neighboring South Carolina are both major hubs around a three-hour drive away.
Roanoke is served by the free Star Line Trolley, which runs downtown along Jefferson Street, and the Smart Way Bus return route to Blacksburg in the New River Valley. The city also has an Amtrak station, where trains connect to Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. If you’re planning to explore Virginia’s famous trails, renting a car is the most flexible way to get around.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Roanoke?
The best time to book Roanoke vacation rentals is in the fall, when you can expect pleasant temperatures and foliage exploding with color. There are also two big festivals nearby in September. Olde Salem Days in downtown Salem is one of Virginia’s largest arts and craft festivals and includes live music, food, and classic cars. The Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival showcases wineries in the region and the Shenandoah Valley.
December through February, temperatures hover around freezing, which makes the ice skating rink in Elmwood Park a popular place. Hot summer days see many kayakers on the many rivers in the area, along with scenic hikes in mountains and parks — just remember to bring sunscreen and plenty of water.
What are the top things to do in Roanoke?
Natural Bridge State Park
A road trip through the Blue Ridge Mountains is one of the most scenic routes in the United States, with plenty to see along the way. Less than an hour north of Roanoke, stop off at Natural Bridge State Park to walk under the main feature, a 215-foot-tall rock arch above the Cedar Creek Nature Trail, and learn about the area’s heritage at the Monacan Indian Living History Exhibit, a re-created interpretive village.
Smith Mountain Lake
Around an hour southeast of town, Smith Mountain Lake is a popular summer destination, where you can admire the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains from the water. Rental services offer equipment for water-skiing, fishing, and sailing, or you can simply cruise along on a pontoon. If you’re staying on dry land, there are golf courses, restaurants, and shops within easy reach.
Upper James River Trail
More than 50 miles of the Upper James River have Virginia Scenic River status, boasting placid waters as well as Class I and II rapids. Launch from Buchanan, a 30-minute drive from Roanoke, where you can rent fishing gear, get kitted out for a relaxing day’s tubing, or book a guided trip. Look out for herons at the water’s edge and bald eagles overhead.