Cabin – Off the Beaten Path

4.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

From $125.00 per night

There’s no place like home, except here!  Just ‘Off the Beaten Path’ is our latest Vacation Getaway.  Located about a mile up the creek from our Cottage, the Cabin is everything rustic you’d want in a cabin with all the comforts of home.



Located just off  Burks Fork Creek, near Buffalo Mountain in beautiful Willis (Floyd County), Virginia, this intimate cabin is secluded in the woods with all the comforts of home along with plenty of hiking, fishing and relaxation. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Floyd’s famous Buffalo Mountain are minutes away. Sit back and relax on the wraparound porch with a good book, a glass of wine or just enjoy the breeze. With great views and plenty of family-friendly activities, you’re next vacation home is ready. Remember, at Buffalo Mountain Getaway, ‘There’s no place like home, except here.’.

Getting here is half the fun!


  • Cabin is located on the other side of a shallow stream.
  • Low vehicles may not be able to pass without scraping. (Standard sedan, i.e. my personal Ford Fusion, crossed fine.)
  • Owner NOT responsible for any vehicle damage.

Plenty of room to relax in the living room with two couches and an extra large chair.  Flat screen television with DVD player and stereo are sure to keep you informed.  For those cold days and nights, light a fire in the wood stove.  There are two bar areas with seating and a full kitchen.

The dining room, just off the living room area, includes log table with seating for four.

Ready for a little something to drink?  How about assorted coffee, tea and cocoa at our Keurig Brew Station?  Or how about a nice glass of wine or sparking grape juice?  Either way, we’ve got it covered!

The master bedroom has a full size cozy bed.  Located just off the living room, it has it’s own separate entrance.

Two Oversize Twin Beds

Double trouble times three!  Upstairs has six twin beds with room in between for games and reading.

Beautiful shower with fresh linens and essentials for your stay.


  • Check-in time 3:00 pm
  • Check-out time 11:00 am

Additional information


3 – Sleeps 10, 1 Double Bed, 6 Twin Beds, 2 Couches


1 with shower


with Microwave, Stove and Full Size Refrigerator and dining area


Keurig Brew Station with coffee, creamers, cocoa and tea


cereals with milk and OJ include


WiFi, Netflix and Local Cable


Essentials and linens


Natural Gas Monitor Heat, Wood Stove, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans inside and out


Wrap around decking – both covered and open, Outdoor Gas BBQ grill, Outdoor dining area, Picnic Area, Wheelchair accessible




with Permission


1003 Hylton Hollow Rd SW
Willis, VA 24380

Just ignore your GPS! 🙂

From I-77 Hillsville-Galax, Exit 14
Turn onto Carrollton Pike/US-58 E/US-221 N toward Hillsville. Continue to follow US-221 N for 3 miles.
Turn slight left onto US-221 N/Floyd Pike. Continue to follow US-221 N for 13.6 miles.
Turn sharp right onto Buffalo Mountain Rd SW/VA-758. Travel for 3.2 miles.
Take the 1st left onto Burks Fork Rd SW/VA-784. Do not cross the bridge, but turn left just before.
CABIN – OFF THE BEATEN PATH CABIN – Drive 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Hylton Hollow Rd. Drive .5 miles.
Turn left into driveway, through gates. Bear to your left and follow the drive. WARNING — You will need to cross a shallow creek. Lower vehicles may scrub. Owner is not responsible for any vehicle damage.
From I-81 Christiansburg, Exit 114
Turn onto VA-Rt 8 South. Continue to follow VA-8 for 19.7 miles to the Town of Floyd.
Turn right onto W Main St/US-221 S. Continue to follow US-221 S to the Community of Willis. Travel 13.9 miles.
Turn left onto Buffalo Mountain Rd SW/VA-758. Travel for 3.2 miles.
Take the 1st left onto Burks Fork Rd SW/VA-784. Do not cross the bridge, but turn left just before.
CABIN – OFF THE BEATEN PATH CABIN – Drive 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Hylton Hollow Rd. Drive .5 miles.
Turn left into driveway, through gates. Bear to your left and follow the drive. WARNING — You will need to cross a shallow creek. Lower vehicles may scrub. Owner is not responsible for any vehicle damage.

8 reviews for Cabin – Off the Beaten Path

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chiree said….
    October 2016
    We arrived in the evening (and in the rain) so it was extra helpful that Pat provided more accurate directions than our GPS, otherwise we would have been in trouble! The cabin is exactly as pictured, comfortable and CLEAN. We got rained in unfortunately; however, we went grocery shopping before we arrived and had everything we needed to make the stay worth while. Definitely would come back given the opportunity, thanks Pat!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rob said…
    October 2016
    Off the beaten path was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Pat was a very gracious host, and even had a bottle of wine waiting for us for our anniversary. We would certainly recommend this cabin for anyone looking for a secluded getaway.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Christie said…
    September 2016
    We had a great stay at the cabin in the woods. There were 6 of us and we had adequate space. The cabin is very nicely decorated and very, very secluded. It has the hunt club feeling, but with the extras that make it quite comfortable. The hostess was very accommodating for our extra needs. We plan to return!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joel said….
    July 2016
    I’m not sure where to start. What an amazing place and an awesome host. Make no mistakes, “Off the Beaten Path” is quite accurate. This cabin feels so secluded, even though you’re just a hop skip and a jump from the farm and a short drive into downtown Floyd. There is plenty of exterior lighting to help when you’re coming in after dark, or if the pitch darkness of the woods, isn’t your favorite thing. The cabin was great. The first thing you see when you come up the drive is the large deck. I wish we would have had even more time to just sit on it and enjoy the view of the woods and creek. We also got to get a glimpse of some local wildlife in the woods above the cabin. There’s a nice grill sitting in the back just ready to go. The interior of the cabin is great. It just makes you smile as soon as you walk in. Pat really took the time in getting all of the details just right. It just makes you feel at home. Because there was only 3 of us, we lived in the downstairs, but of course we did some exploring. The upstairs is simple and cozy. with plenty of room for 6 others. My toddler son slept on the couch right outside of the master bedroom and it worked out wonderfully. The bathroom is small, but has everything that you could need and is spotless. The towels are awesome. The kitchen was just the right size and immaculate. There’s a full size stove and refrigerator, a microwave, and toaster. The water tastes clean and fresh and the refrigerator has an ice maker. There is plenty of space to eat for a whole cabin full. Pat set us up for breakfast with a full selection of cereals, milk, and orange juice. The coffee/tea/hot cocoa/sparkling juices bar in the house was crazy amazing. I could have just left my wife sitting there at the table beside it and she would have been perfectly content. Talking about details, my son was so excited when he found the candy jar. It’s the little things, and Pat has thought of them all. The living room has comfortable couches, so we lounged together in the evenings when we were winding down. We did a lot of reading, but there is plenty to keep you entertained. There is internet access, Local TV, streaming and even a cool selection of games upstairs. The bedroom was a great size. The bed was a little more firm than we’re used to, but our last mattress purchase makes us a little biased! After one night, we were perfectly happy. The bottom line is that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Pat checked in with us to make sure everything was okay for us and it certainly was. We look forward to visiting Off The Beaten Path Cabin again. Thank you Pat for making our trip so special.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rona said….
    June 2016
    I joined Airbnb on a Sunday, and within a few minutes found what I needed in the “Off the Beaten Path Cabin”. The listing was very reasonably- priced… in a tranquil and private location, and that was just what our family needed during a difficult time! Everything was in perfect order, and all the amenities and little ‘extras’ welcomed us, making life easier during our three day stay. Pat was very communicative and available throughout, by email or phone, and when we slipped a wheel off the road during a rain storm, she and her family used their tractor to pull us out! Cooking out on the covered deck during the rain, we found ourselves perfectly dry, enjoyed a movie at night, and slept well in perfect comfort when air-conditioning was needed. We look forward to return trips to this cabin in the woods, and have recommended it to extended family and friends! Many thanks to the Pat and her family!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer said…
    July 2016
    This is by far the best place I have ever stayed at. EVER. As a busy introverted mom who hasn’t vacationed in five years, I was craving quiet and Off the Beaten Path delivered just that. It’s literally the quietest place I’ve ever been. It’s the perfect blend of peaceful nature and modern convenience. Pat’s communication and service was stellar. It’s clear she spent a lot of time setting up this wonderful cabin. There were so many thoughtful touches in the decorations, the furniture, the fridge and pantry, etc. Really can’t say enough good things about my experience. It was like a dream come true. I’m already planning my next stay there.

  7. Sydney said…
    March 2017

    Pat’s cabin was absolutely wonderful! I threw my best friend’s bachelorette party at the cabin with a few other girls, and everyone was obsessed with the cabin and the location! It’s quaint and clean, with all kinds of adorable personal touches. It’s small, but the space is utilized so well that it doesn’t feel that way. Pat left the kitchen stocked with coffee and cereals, which was a wonderful little touch. I can’t say enough about the location of the cabin! It was private and so unbelievably quiet. The girls went on and on about how peaceful the place was. It is definitely “off the beaten path”, so that was an accurate description. We were a little concerned about the directions (as I have absolutely no sense of direction, and was driving by myself, which makes reading directions difficult) but Google maps will take you to the road that you turn off of to get to the road the cabin is on…so further than you would expect. I didn’t have any trouble finding the place once I saw the turnoff for the actual cabin. There are not enough words to describe how happy we all are with our weekend stay. If you’re considering a place out this way, seriously, look no further. You’ve found it right here. We will definitely be back! Thank you, Pat!

  8. Miguel said…
    April 2017

    Great place and it is definitely off the beaten path which delivered on expectations. We highly recommend the Cabin. It was well stocked and plenty of room for a family or two. Thanks for the great hospitality Pat! Cheers, Miguel

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