Angels Rest and Scrapin Blessings are loft apartment accommodations located in the town of Fries, near the New River Trail. These apartments can be rented separately or together for 10 people to enjoy an unforgettable scrapbook retreat!

The Blessings apartments offers a full-scale scrapbooking paradise! You and your friends, (up to six people/one full bed in a private bedroom and four privacy bunks), can gather to scrapbook or just enjoy the splendid view of New River. The great room is the perfect gathering place for family or friends.

Angels Rest is fabulous for the weekend getaway, with nightly rentals available.  There are two privacy bunks and a private bedroom with a full-size bed, sleeping four people. Both apartments have a brand new observation deck overlooking the New River Dam.

You will fall in love with such a quiet, peaceful retreat, in the middle of a sleepy little town!

Call 540-580-7203 or visit their website for more information.

Enjoy these overnight/weekly rental accommodations, located 2/10 of a mile off the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway, near mile marker 214. Make yourself cozy by the fireplace, or sit in a rocker on your own private deck and enjoy the mountain views while watching deer, turkey, and other wildlife roam. Group discount to rent both cabins. Call 276-233-3436 or 276-233-5884 to reserve today!

This historic farmhouse on Elk Creek,  (circa 1890), is on an active beef cattle farm. Elk Creek runs through the property and it is centrally located to the outdoor recreation of Grayson County. The home is convenient to the New River Trail, The New River and the Jefferson National Forest.

The house has been remodeled into a duplex or it can be used as one house. It has four bedrooms, three baths, two kitchens with adjacent eating areas, two living room areas and laundry facilities. Great for large families or two to share!

Also, the owner's rent another home nearby for larger groups.  Direct Television is available. Please feel free to call 276-655-4413 or email for more information.

This quaint, mountain-top, two-bedroom, one-bath cabin is located on five acres in the beautiful Elk Creek Valley of Grayson County.  It provides the perfect backdrop for relaxing and disconnecting from technology and the "busyness" of life.  Bear Necessities has a full kitchen, grill, fire pit, sheets and towels.

Enjoy a taste of country living while exploring the highest peaks in Virginia, the oldest river in the country, the New River, and endless outdoor activities!  Blackberry Hill offers two fully furnished rentals that can accommodate up to four people per unit. Each unit has two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, including a dishwasher, washer/dryer and linens.  The rentals which have high speed internet, are open year-round for your convenience.  

Enjoy all four seasons on the New River from Black Dog River Retreat.  Located approximately thirty yards off the river and ten miles from Main Street, Galax,  Black Dog is a peaceful destination.  Enjoy the riverfront views, take a kayak ride down the river, witness wildlife, or just relax by the campfire on this delightful piece of property.  This quaint river house is the perfect place for couples looking for "alone time" or a family wanting to make some memories. The property is within walking distance (30 yards) to New River and is equipped with concrete steps into the river. Enjoy a quiet, peaceful and relaxing vacation today at Black Dog River Retreat!

Beautiful mountain views from the front porch and back patio of the 5 BR 2.5 BT home. Withing walking distance to the historic courthouse, restaurants, and shops. Enjoy the New River, Oak Hill Academy, Grayson Highlands, Galax Fiddlers' Convention, Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival. Great place to stay during weddings and other events. Find us listed on Airbnb and HomeAway.

Enjoy this comfortable home that is fully equipped with all the modern conveniences, including a dishwasher. Relax and unwind on the front porch as you listen to the creek. This is the place to enjoy Grayson County, Virginia! Call 276-579-4093 to reserve today!

Creeper Trail Nightly Rental is a duplex home located adjacent to Creeper Trail Bike Rental in Whitetop, VA and across from Whitetop Food and Gas. (4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, full kitchen, living and dining area, washer & dryer) Sleeps 8 with the option to rent half of the house. Call for pricing (one queen, one full, three twins, one hide-a-bed in living room). Book direct: Kaye Hensley 276-388-3235 or email

"Days to Remember at Grannys" is convenient to Galax, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Airy, The Crooked Road Music Trail, VA & NC wineries, New River and the New River Trail. Enjoy the 100+ year old farmhouse that has the feel of a "bygone" time, hence the name, "Days to Remember".  Though the name implies past memories, new ones can be made here.  Home is completely furnished with everything you will need to enjoy your stay, including a picnic area, grill, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and all linens.   Contact us at 540-330-6028 or  to learn more!

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