Looking for a Country Getaway – Close to Virginia Tech? Big Fenced Yard for Pets

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, DVD player, books
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Overview of Looking for a Country Getaway – Close to Virginia Tech? Big Fenced Yard for Pets

Entire home

Looking for a Country Getaway – Close to Virginia Tech? Big Fenced Yard for Pets

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Newport, VA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVirginia Tech University18 min drive
  • Popular LocationMuseum of Geosciences19 min drive
  • Popular LocationLyric Theatre20 min drive
  • AirportRoanoke, VA (ROA-Roanoke Regional)61 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 bunk bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


Located in Newport, this vacation home is in a rural area and on the waterfront. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jefferson National Forest and Cascade Falls, while Lyric Theatre and Museum of Geosciences are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Lane Stadium or Cassell Coliseum. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Virginia Tech University - 18 min drive
  • Museum of Geosciences - 19 min drive
  • Lyric Theatre - 20 min drive
  • Cassell Coliseum - 21 min drive
  • Lane Stadium - 21 min drive

Getting around

  • Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) - 61 min drive


  • Carol Lee Donuts — 17 min drive
  • Chinese Kitchen — 17 min drive
  • Hunan King — 18 min drive
  • Papa John's — 18 min drive
  • Domino's Pizza — 19 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Looking for a Country Getaway – Close to Virginia Tech? Big Fenced Yard for Pets

Waterfront vacation home with kitchen and patio

Come relax in our country cottage and have a family or friend getaway! The perfect cottage to enjoy country life while being close to amenities of Blacksburg and the New River Valley.

We have the ideal quiet country cottage with sleeping accommodations for eight (8). The cottage is located in Newport, Virginia – which is 13 miles to the VT drillfield. In our cottage, you will find everything you need to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, including furnishings, large flat screen TVs, comfortable couches, board games, and free Wi-Fi. We just updated all the bedding, added fresh paint, new front porch furniture and new cozy blankets.

Upon arrival, you and your guests will find:
-fresh linen packets in all the bedrooms (trundle bed as well)
-fresh towels for both bathrooms
-toilet paper starter pack
-paper towel starter pack
-kitchen cleaning supplies
-extra blankets, pillows, and towels

The country cottage features:
• 3 bedrooms: 1 queen, 1 queen , a twin bunk set and a trundle twin bed.
• 2 full bathrooms: 1 with a shower, 1 with a shower/tub combo
• A full kitchen: Dishwasher, oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer combo, eat-in bar
• Dining room with table seating
• Living room with large leather reclining sofa and TV
• Den area with love seat sofa and recliner with a large flat screen TV
• High top table in the den –great for enjoying the views of the country, playing games, or eating
• A laundry area with washer and dryer
• Cozy front porch, which overlooks the beautiful Sinking Creek
• New outside sitting area to enjoy the view of the Appalachian mountains
• 4 flat screen TVs
• Dogs allowed. Large fenced area for pets with dog door (prior approval required and additional pet fee applies).
• baby gates and Fisher Price booster seat available

The country cottage is easily accessible to and great for:
• Virginia Tech Hokie football games
• Graduations
• Parents weekends
• Weekend getaways
• Very close to Hiking Trails – Appalachian Trial, The Cascades, Pandapas Pond, Kelly Knob, etc.
• Mountain Lake (film site for the original movie, Dirty Dancing)
• Historic Covered Bridges
• Enjoying scenic mountain views
• Alumni
• Campus Visits
• Tubing at the New River
• Fishing at the New River or on the Sinking Creek (fishing license required)
• Family gatherings
• Golfing at Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech
• Short trip to local wineries: Beliveau Estate, White Barrel, and Chateau Morrisette
• Accessible – one story home

New River Water Trail...https://www.newriverwatertrail.com/NRWT/...for recreation

If you love the mountains, the cool nights and warm sunny days filled with scenes of country life, peace and quietness, this is the place for you and your family and friends. The farm land is still rented, so cattle will be moving around mornings and evenings - making this a true country home. This home is over 60 years old and is comfortable, but older. The home is being updated weekly and we welcome your recommendations. Either way, you will find comfort and relaxation. Contact us to inquire about reservations.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Playground
  • Children's toys
  • Children's books
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Stair gate


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Spices
  • Paper towels
  • Coffee grinder


  • Dining table


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 8

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is recommended for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Looking Country Getaway Virginia Tech Big Fenced Yard Pets House
Looking Country Getaway Virginia Tech Big Fenced Yard Pets
Looking Country Getaway Virginia Tech Big Fenced Yard Pets House
Looking Country Getaway Virginia Tech Big Fenced Yard Pets House
Looking Country Getaway Virginia Tech Big Fenced Yard Pets

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 56 out of 71 reviews
5 - Excellent 79%
Rating 4 - Good. 13 out of 71 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 71 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 71 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 71 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

We had a great weekend trip to the Blacksburg area. Though the VT football fans weren’t happy with the outcome of the game to ND, we had a lovely time and both the house and location were just perfect!

5/5 Excellent

Peaceful, Beautiful, Relaxing
This is our 2nd time staying at Steele’s Cottage (which we call the cow house) :). It is well maintained, clean, and comfortable. It is so quiet and peaceful which is great after a day of tailgating. Next time we plan to bring our little dog and just hang out there and relax and hopefully get to see the cows up close again!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

loved it
We really enjoyed the house, the creek, the property, the views, and the cows. Totally recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Our family enjoyed a relaxing stay at the cottage - the kitchen was well supplied with all the cookware we needed, and the grocery store was just a short drive away. The neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, the views are lovely, and there are several different spaces to play or dine or relax throughout the home and the yard. Very gracious hosts and property. The cows and turkeys were entertaining to watch, especially with the sounds of the creek babbling in the background.

5/5 Excellent

Family Getaway
The property was lovely. We very much enjoyed this peaceful and rejuvenating getaway. We hiked Cascade Falls, explored Mountain Lake, and enjoyed the VT horticulture garden, Pandapas Pond, and the Steppin’ Out Festival in Blacksburg.