To our guests,

We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay in the cottage in beautiful Pulaski County, Virginia. It is such a pleasure to read your comments. We really appreciate your feedback!

Paige and Tom

(Updated August 18, 2008)

Thank you so much for letting us stay here. We had a wonderful time watching the wildlife from the porch. Yesterday we spotted a herd of deer up the road!! We really enjoyed our visit! The T’s


Thank you so much for renting us the cottage! It was just what we needed after an 11 hour drive J. We will definitely recommend this place to anyone we know heading this way. M, K, K, S, & A


We had a wonderful stay. Thanks so much for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. Everything was perfect. We couldn’t have asked for a better place. Everything was very clean, comfortable, well supplied. Thanks so much. D & T C


Can’t say enough about your beautiful little cottage. It felt so very much like home, except for the view which was beautiful (we don’t have that!). Wanted to take everything with us, sure hope we can come back next year. L & W T


Very nice, clean place! Thank you for all the details covered. We brought our friends “site unseen” and are pleased. D & D A


A very relaxing time was had by all! We hiked and biked. Daughter M joined us from Blacksburg. Spent good family time eating, talking and watching a couple of movies. Your cabin was perfect. Great views of the beautiful mountains, comfortable and spacious cabin, and very well equipped kitchen made for a restful weekend. Thanks! P, G, & M


We enjoyed the cabin so much. Everything was so convenient and clean. All of us usually go camping but this was a wonderful change and so comfortable. We would love to come back again. S, M, S, D, B, R, O


We were fortunate to enjoy great weather for the beginning of spring! The trail was beautiful and we especially enjoyed the view of the skies both during the day and night. Thanks so much for the use of your bicycles—hopefully next time we will be in better shape to use them more. The Hardware Store in Hillsville was a great restaurant. Thanks for providing an introduction to this stunning part of Pulaski County! S & K


What a great place. We felt very cozy in your nicely decorated home. Bridge cards were not too good!! We will recommend you to friends. W & J S; M & G L


Thank you for the use of your place. It’s beautiful here, even in the winter! P & S F & A


Thank you so much for letting us use your cottage. Your place is absolutely beautiful. We will definitely be back very soon! J & P


Your home is truly warm, comfortable, and cozy. As soon as we opened the front door we felt a warm glow of love you both established. A true journey and renewal of our spirits. This retreat is what we both needed to rekindle the true meaning of life. It’s nice to know you can escape the real world for a few days. The comforts of home are here. This was our first cabin experience and a first for learning there are other ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. The presence of nature and the spirituality of this experience is truly one we will always remember. Thank you for welcoming us to your home and the beauty of its surroundings. We are looking forward to coming back for years to come! T & D C


We had a wonderful stay despite the outcome of the football game and the rainy weather. The cottage is great, very peaceful and relaxing. Can’t wait to do it again next year! Thanks! S, M, K, & C


We came from Pennsylvania to meet my aunt and uncle from Florida. We took a walk and found a lot of walnuts. We’re going to a dinner theatre to see “Annie Get your Gun.” Thanks for everything! AZ and family


Thanks so much for the hospitality! This week has been wonderful! The cottage was perfect, beautifully decorated, very clean, well supplied, and the beds are comfortable. The leaves are turning (not yet peaked) but beautiful. We came mostly to relax, and we did. A couple of days we went sightseeing, and really enjoyed our days. We could love to come again! Thanks again for everything! J & E S


We enjoyed the cabin so much last year that we came back! This year we brought 2 other friends who could only stay one night, but were sad to leave. Cycling to Pulaski was very scenic. Last year we only went the other way. This year we managed 45 miles total in w days. We rock! Looking forward to next year already, B & MA, A, M & A


Your cottage is wonderful. Everything you could possibly need. The view from the front porch in the morning is just beautiful. Loved the information on the New River Trail. C & R


We had an awesome time! And we will be back for more! We went horseback riding and had a blast! We love the cottage. The S’s


What a wonderful cottage! We have been visiting our son after freshmen cadet week at Virginia Tech and this location is perfect. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back. The C’s


K and I enjoyed our time in the cottage and we made a spirit mask with the local flowers. We also visited nearby cemeteries and went down the New River in a canoe. What a lovely color scheme! S & C


What a beautiful place! We will be back for sure and plan to bring other family to your cottage/area. We enjoyed a day of exploring yesterday and highly recommend the Friday Nite Jamboree at Floyd’s Country Store, 206 S Locust St. It is mountain bluegrass and flat-footin’ at its best—6:30-10:30. Food and fun with the local people. The cottage is so beautiful, clean, and well-equipped. P, S, & A F


We came for a relaxing weekend away from the crazy city and enjoyed every minute! The cottage was so cozy and quiet and the scenery was breathtaking. We brought our telescope and saw stars, the moon, and planets in a relatively clear night sky after a gorgeous sunset. We will definitely return now that we’ve found such a lovely spot. J, A, M, & W


We came to celebrate the end of the school year for our children. We loved the mountain views; we rode on the NRT—even Mom, who did it with a sprained toe. We had a gorgeous sunset, and got to watch the clouds light up from a distant storm off to the south. We hope we can come again. J, K, R, C


Thank you for such a lovely place to stay. We came from a long road trip and needed down time in the mountains. This is our first trip to the New River area so we had no clue what to expect—still a lot to learn and discover since our time here was so short! I be it is amazing in the fall and we hope to be back soon!. D, S, D, & G


Dear Paige and Tom—Tonight is the last night of our visit and we are sad. The only bright spot is the knowledge that we will be back—soon and permanently. The cottage—or course—is perfect. Now that we have come to know you, we understand how everything came to be, well, perfect. You have molded everything we could wish for before we knew we wanted it. And the scenery—where do I begin? Every day we log hours sitting on the front porch just staring at the mountains. We listen to the birds, the tree, frogs and tonight, we listen to the cows. We are so relaxed that it will be a real jolt when we rejoin the rest of the world. S & R F


Paige and Tom--Friends and family all enjoyed your cottage. It is lovely. VA Tech graduation, Mothers Day and birthday wishes filled our weekend of fun. In between events we did some fishing on the New River…mostly fishing than catching and enjoyed the wild like and the bright stars at night. Thank you and God bless. L & T R


Paige and Tom We had a wonderful weekend. It was the perfect setting for our Radford graduation/family reunion event. We put the young people in the other cabin and the old folks stayed here. The area is so beautifully and every time we visit Radford or Tech we talk about retiring around here. D&R S


Thank you so much! This was the perfect weekend getaway; it was just what we needed. It was so beautiful and we loved it! A, S, M, J, N, & L


Thank you so much for providing us such a great place to stay. We wish it could have been longer stay! The next time it will be? Best wishes, SD & BF


Paige and Tom, I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed the cabin. My husband was surprised when I picked him up from work and he had no idea where we were going. The weekend is what we needed to top off our 17 th anniversary. The Rs


We loved your cottage. It was just great after a 12 hour drive from Ontario to be able to stay in such a beautiful place. We also enjoyed the bike trail, had a beautiful sunny day. M & A K


Dear Tom and Paige, We had such a wonderful time at the cottage! My husband and I had not seen each other in a month and a half, and the cottage was an ideal place for us to spend much needed time together. My husband is on a 5-6 month trek of the Appalachian Trail. I probably won’t see him for another month and a half. Thank you so much for providing this lovely place for us. We had a wonderfully time! It was just like being at home. B & J M


The cabin was a warm cozy abode for our family Thanksgiving celebration. Our son came from Virginia Beach, VA and our grandson and a girlfriend came from Ft Campbell, Ky. We enjoyed the cabin and the beautiful scenery. We had all we needed to prepare our Thanksgiving feast. We had a fun, relaxing time. We found your cabin online and it was a very nice find. Thank you. J & J R


The cabin was perfect for a nice weekend getaway. The scenery is beautiful and so peaceful. We could love to come back in the summer when it is a little warmer to take advantage of the outdoor activities around here. KS


This is the first I’ve seen the Appalachian Mountains, they are beautiful with their colors. And the trail was fun. The house was great, we liked the wood and everything! PS Dad really likes the soap and the silverware.


A charming cabin on a beautiful mountain top made for the perfect get-away for two brothers—one from South Carolina and one from Ohio. We talked, laughed, and created new thoughts for our minds. Out the back window we saw three deer walking across the yard and my wife saw a red fox in the edge of the woods. Even in the rain, the smoke rolled out a fantastic show for us through the colorful tapestry of our mountain top. We enjoyed every minute of our stay here. Love was here! G&L M


Paige and Tom, We really enjoyed the cabin! Hope to come back again! D & L C


Wonderful trip! Kitchen was wonderfully well stocked. We were able to complete the biking of the New River Trail even both branches to Fries and Galax. Beautiful trail even in pouring rain from Austinville to Lone Ash. Laughter, fun, beautiful music, and scenery made for a wonderful vacation!! J & S C


We have really enjoyed our stay here at your cottage. I am seven months pregnant and couldn’t enjoy all the activities the area has to offer but me and my 5 year old daughter REALLY enjoyed floating around in our inner tubes—much better than standing around in a chemistry lab! We live just down the road in Salem, VA and couldn’t ask for a better place to “get away from it all.” We’ll be back! Many thanks. God bless. The Rs


Our time here has been so relaxing/refreshing. The cabin was thoroughly furnished and beautifully decorated. We were most comfortable and appreciated especially the porch and the wonderful view. Of course, the quiet atmosphere was an added blessing. Thank you so much for this great mini-vacation. May this fine house continue to be a blessing to many. J & S R


Dear Paige and Tom, Six ol’ broads from New Jersey came to the Virginia mountains…some with weary heart, others with tired bodies…hoping to escape the hustle and bustle of our “retired” lives. The welcoming warmth of your cozy cottage immediately became our enchanted sanctuary and allowed each of us to take time from the normal routines of our lives while providing us pleasurable time for bonding, nurturing and sharing as friends. While here we enjoyed many local sights, along with our trip to Andy Griffiths’s “Mayberry” in Mt. Airy, North Carolina and a day trip to Foster Falls State Park. Whether we were sitting on the cottage porch, by the riverside, or driving along the winding mountain roads our eyes were opened to the marvelous and magnificent handiwork of God’s creation and we could truly raise our voices in singing “How great Thou art!” We had ample time to lunge, chat and enjoy the early morning dew and mist, the balmy breezes, the gentle afternoon rains and the many sounds of God’s creatures—great and small, as well as the evening light of the fireflies. We delighted in the company of neighbors as they welcomes us with bounty from their gardens. Our ordinary lives have been transformed into something extraordinary. Paige and Tim, our hearts are filled with much gratitude to you for providing TLC in creating this enchanted cottage with all its charm and warmth. We look forward to a return visit in God’s “enchanted garden” and your cozy sanctuary. Meanwhile, we leave, knowing we have been blessed with precious memories of our stay in “The Cottage.” Thank you, thank you! The Magnificent Six


We had a wonderful time here in VA. Since our family is from all over the country we all came together and enjoyed each other. We spent many nights on the front porch swing, talking and laughing. Since there are so many people here with us we had the opportunity to spend time at each of the cabins. They are all beautiful with each serving its own purpose. We used the Trailview as our primary home for dinner and playing since it is the largest. Then we enjoyed the quiet road here at The Cottage for the children to ride bikes and play. Then The Cabin was used for bonfires—toasting marshmallows and smore making and also fireworks. All in all we used every feature that your wonderful cabins had to offer. So from all of us thank you for our wonderful accommodations. Best to you, may the Lord bless you and your family. The Ks


Thank you the use of your beautiful cottage—it was wonderful. We also will be back. We have really enjoyed our short stay. The P’s


Dear Tom and Paige, Thank you for the use of this beautiful cottage and your hospitality. It was a great get away for all of us. We will be back! The M M’s


Thank you for this lovely cottage. We had a wonderful time. The W’s


We had a great time! Your place is perfect. The New River Trail is awesome! Special thanks to Bill and Ceretha for coming to our rescue when our battery died on the truck. We will be back. K & R H


Dear Tom and Paige, We spent our honeymoon here the past weekend. We had a wonderful time! We needed a break from reality and found it here. We are planning on coming back with another couple in the future. The home and environment are just beautiful. Keep doing what you are doing. Thank you for giving us a fresh start in our new live together. See you in the future. S & J G


Thank you for the use of the cabin! We needed a break from work….and this was exactly what we needed! Had a great time mountain biking and taking in the beautiful scenery! The cabin is clean, cozy and well furnished. We will be back…soon. Thank you again. It’s been a memorable weekend!


Thank you for fitting us in on short notice. Once again everything was wonderful. We didn’t have our bikes with us but we did walk a few miles on the NRT. We are looking forward to our trips here in July and August. We hope to see you then.


Thanks so much for allowing us to use your lovely cabin to celebrate the graduation!! Everyone truly enjoyed the cabin and the scenery and family. We’d love to come back soon—so you’ll definitely be hearing from us. Thanks also to Ceretha—she is so sweet and helpful! S & K


We had my graduation celebration here, and it was great. We loved this place—so awesome. It truly accommodated our needs, and it is absolutely gorgeous. It was comfortable, spacious, and the scenery was beautiful. Thank you so much. The S’s


We had a great time. 50 miles on the New River Trail and a scout badge!! Can’t beat that. We are tired but happy! K, A, H, & R


We had a wonderful time! Everyone had a great time on the New River Trail. Thankfully we spent 2 days on it. We also got to enjoy the New River kayaking, and rafting. Hopefully we will get to come back soon. A, P, N, P, A, & J


We had a great time in the mountains. Your cabin has a great view and location. You’ve got many of the extras in the kitchen that made us right at home. Just gotta get in better shape to ride more of the bike trail! Thanks!


What a wonderful “pre-spring” week! We’ve had Spring Fever for sure! The cabin has been a wonderful get-away for us for a week. We feel fortunate to have had such a comfortable and beautiful spot to enjoy our “spring break” from south Florida. Since we have used this time here to work on our plans for our new home and cabins to rent in Wytheville it was a perfect spot to come home to every evening! The view is a beautifully and very relaxing change from Palm City, Fl. Hopefully this time next year we will be full time residents of Virginia and able to enjoy this in our own mountain top home.


Spent three nights here at the cabin and enjoyed the comforts of home. The cottage is great, well stocked and comfortable. The weather was nice too—sunny everyday (60’s) but a strong wind that made it a little chilly in the mornings and evening. Biked one day on the New River Trail from Allisonia to Foster Falls. Beautiful landscape! Took one day to check out sites south and east. Breakfast at Hillsville Streetcar Diner, Devil’s Den Nature Preserve, Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Nancy’s Candy Factory in Meadows of Dan, Wood Brothers Racing Museum in Stuart, the 2 covered bridges up by Woolwine, and a few places in Floyd. At a great dinner in Floyd at Oddfellas—flank steak and grilled tuna salad—delicious! Also good coffee, whole foods, good sandwiches in Floyd (8 north 2.5 miles from town) The K’s


Thank you for the use of the cabin! Such a beautiful setting! We had lovely weather! It was so nice to have our complete family together! Thank you for having the cabin so well supplied, especially the first-aid kit. The bike trail across the railroad bridge was a nice place to ride and walk. The grandchildren also enjoyed the water at the boat ramp. The W’s.


The cabin was great and the view off the front porch was great. L & R


We had a wonderful time at your cottage this weekend. It was nice to get away from the hustle of Washington and the place is really beautiful.


Happy New Year! We enjoyed the warmth of your cabin as well as the warmth of January’s weather. We had good food with family in a relaxing atmosphere. Thank you for this quiet place. It was nice to get away from the “hustle and bustle” of our normal work schedules. The S’s


We had a fantastic time this weekend! The cottage is delightful....very well appointed and extremely comfortable. We'd like to come back and will be in touch with you about availability. Thank you so much for everything. L.S

We loved our stay here, the cabin is outstanding. We didn’t need for a thing—it was all here and we thank you for that! You do a wonderful job of providing for your guests. A& D


We had one of the best vacations ever. We spent the mornings visiting such places as Virginia City, Radford, Blacksburg, and the other small towns, and spent the afternoons on the New River Trail. We averaged about 22 mi per day. We stopped and took photographs of a lot of places. We saw many deer, a few ground hogs, rabbits, a snake, and the beauty of the area. There is more to see on the New River Trail than you can possibly do in one trip, so we definitely plan to be back. The cabin was perfect. Clean, and we had everything we could possibly need. We had so much fun we ended up staying an extra day. Thanks. B & A


We had a great visit! We hiked Peaks of Otter, visited the Natural Bridge and Virginia Tech. We kayaked down the New River between Bridle Creek and Independence. Just watch out for the waves just after the class 3 rapids! The cabin was simply perfect for us! We enjoyed several meals cooked out on the grill and had family game night each evening. We treasured the close family time. Thank you so much. D, D, J, K, & E


What delightful cottage! We had a fantastic time and would love to come back. Than you for making us feel at home. M & L


Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. We love your cottage and had a great time bonding. My sister and husband joined us and so did my daughter. We totally bonded! We will be back. My wife did a great job cooking, loves your cottage. It must be a good feeling to know that eventually you get to retire here!! The D's


Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us!! What a wonderful weekend to spend our 34 th wedding anniversary. Your cottage is so charming and perfect! Everything we needed was supplied. We enjoyed the New River Trail. We rode about 15 miles on our bikes, very refreshing! We would love to come back and enjoy your wonderful and charming cottage. Once again, thanks for sharing with us! J & R


Our only regret was that we had not booked at least a week! You have done a masterful job of decorating and appointing—we had everything we needed. It’s a lovely place, a lovely location. It was a great family time for us. We look forward to coming back! The T’s


Thank you for a wonderful stay. It is beautiful country providing wonderful inspiration. The cottage was very warm and comfortable in making our stay very special. Last night we sat on the porch and enjoyed a most spectacular sunset. I took some photos and will mail them to you. Once again, thank you for a much needed rest. R, J, & M


We’ve stayed in many a cabin/cottage over the years, but this has been the absolutely cleanest one by far! Very well equipped, comfortable bed, and superb location. Everything was perfect except the outcome of the MU vs VT game: VT-41, MU-14. It did rain on us while we were here, but nothing comparable to the trouncing we received at the stadium! We shall return! Thank you. C & E


We had a wonderful weekend at your cottage. We had a great ride on the trail and some great meals at the cottage; a really good family bonding weekend. I love all that knotty pine! I will be calling you again in the spring. RD

We had a wonderful time at the lake, perfect weather, easy drive, and a beautiful cottage. Thanks for your help in making my Mothers Day memories great. We would love to come back. Thanks again. P&R. C.

Your cottage was very warm and welcoming. The early morning hush air and haze were refreshing and the clear nights were relaxing. We have really enjoyed ourselves while on the New River and Claytor Lake. We went fishing both days and had a nice boat from the state park. We got to see an eagle, red tail hawk, a raccoon, and of course deer. We will be back again. Thanks! The C’s


What a great cabin! We enjoyed the Blue Ridge Mountains and the New River Trail We’ll be back. Thanks! The S’s


Thank you for providing such a wonderful place to stay!! We came here to attend a graduation at Virginia Tech. What fun we had! There were five of us that stayed here and there was plenty of room. We had everything we needed. We will be back, I’m sure. The W’s


This place is outstanding! All is beautiful, comfortable, homey, well-furnished! It’s like staying at someone’s home rather that being at a rental. It’s also immaculate. I sat on the porch last night and listened to the night sounds. I saw fireflies too--the first ones of the season. It was wonderful! I also slept like a log. I was so warm and comfortable that I didn’t want to get up. The location is fantastic and has a gorgeous view. Good luck and thanks again! A.W.


Thank you very much for everything. The place is absolutely beautiful. Hope to meet you in person!. Happy Memorial Day! R. W.


Many thanks. We are coming back. We could possibly be your best referrals for this wonderful get-away spot! The rhythm of life here is what so many of us are craving— T.C. and E.D.


Had a great time. Spent much of the time hiking and biking the bike trail to Foster Falls -a good ride. Spent a nice day tubing & horseback riding & canoeing. The kids loved it. Beautiful ride on trail to Pulaski. There are seven tressels to cross. Highlight of the trip was a hike up Catawaba Mountain to McAfee Knob. Amazing! Thanks for the beautiful cottage. The B’s


Thank you so much for hospitality. The cottage has been just as comfortable as home. Everything is so clean and cozy. A mountain vacation is just what we needed for some good quality family time! We enjoyed Foster Falls horseback riding. We enjoyed the trails and we had a great day at Claytor Lake boat riding. We also enjoyed the Virginia City Gem mine and the Big Walker Lookout! We just had an absolute great mountain vacation. Thanks again! Many blessings! The S's


Thank you for a wonderful stay! We celebrated the 4th of July with over 35 of our relatives that we hadn’t seen in years! The cottage is beautiful and our home away from home. We hope to be back soon…. The P's


Beautiful cabin—gorgeous view in misty mornings! We will be back with bicycles to tour the trail. The M's


The cottage is beautiful. From the moment we walked in we felt at home. Everything we needed was here. We spent a lot of time at Claytor Lake State Park fishing and swimming. The kids had a ball. We went to see the Pulaski Blue Jays play twice. Coming from a city with the Pittsburgh Pirates we were pleasantly surprised that it was affordable to take the whole family. All in all we really had an enjoyable time. The P's