Log Cabin w/Private Dock on Lake; 14 Acres Overlooking Lake, Mountains & Trail
Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager
About Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager
Debbie, the owner, grew up in the New River Valley, and after living all over the world, came back to the most beautiful place she knew of, The New River Valley, to build the cabin as a family getaway from a hectic lifestyle in DC. It was hard to leave again once Lost Horizon was built, so she focused on landscaping around the cabin & on the lakefront, writing, organizing events, enjoying friends & family and producing air shows. Debbie is a published writer and photographer/videographer in newspapers, magazines and TV throughout the US. She flew around the country with Greg Poe Airshows promoting his sponsor and shooting air-to-air photography for a few years; now, as the owner of Always Eventful, LLC – events company is now back to doing what she does best… planning celebrations & watching guests have fun. The cabin is a full time vacation property because Debbie likes sharing the joy (and it helps pay the mortgage). With a flair for making events personal and unique, Debbie has earned the reputation from Hawaii to Europe to the Middle East as the person who can make good things happen in any environment, under any circumstances… In any Event - It will be Always Eventful! (Get it? Like Always Eventful, LLC).
Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager purchased this Cabin in 2005
Why Debbie Seagle Owner/Property Manager chose Hiwassee
The bottom line is written on a sign from her son that hangs above the downstairs fireplace “Family is everything.” Anyone who has been to the cabin has to agree that nothing is better than being at Lost Horizon with a cozy fire in that fireplace or eating on the deck surrounded by fall foliage reflecting on the water, maybe snowed in, or pushing your big brother off the dock then jumping into the canoe to paddle away... Lost Horizon is a place where family and friends gather, people come to celebrate or be alone, find romance or start a new chapter. Lost Horizon is where memories are made.
What makes this Cabin unique
Lost Horizon’s name is inspired from a 1933 novel by English writer James Hilton. It is best remembered as the origin of Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery high in the mountains of Tibet. President Franklin D. Roosevelt named the Presidential hideaway in Maryland after Shangri-La. (It has since been renamed Camp David.) The novel is said to be a loose basis for the film Star Trek: Insurrection. In the novel, and at Claytor Lake, Lost Horizon is where one finds inner peace, love, and a sense of purpose and whose inhabitants enjoy unheard-of longevity and a true sense of utopia. Utopia was a name coined by Sir Thomas More meaning 'no where' in Greek. But you will find that ideal places can and do exist. They may only be forgotten or lost lands which you have found. May you find your utopia at Lost Horizon.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Ashtrays are outside only
We love ours too, but pets are not allowed.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
My boyfriend & I, along with another couple, took a weekend getaway here. We were looking for seclusion & this is it!! No one was around us & we were able to enjoy the outside & inside. The beds slept good & the kitchen & living space was perfect. We had the best time & plan to go back. I definitely recommend if you are looking for a private getaway.
Heaven. Absolutely amazing weekend for the family. Pictures do not due this place justice
Everything from booking to departure was very smooth.
Diamond in the rough
Awesome house with all kinds of nice finishing touches. We enjoyed staying after dropping a daughter off at college.
The house was amazing.
My family enjoyed our vacation at Lost Horizon. The house was absolutely amazing and had everything we needed. I wish it had been easier to get to the lake from the house. My boys just wanted to fish and the fish were non existent while we were there. They did enjoy kayaking and playing in the mucky mud too. I wish the lake had been deeper at the end of the dock so they could have enjoyed swimming more but they put on life jackets and swam out farther to enjoy the water. Overall it was a very enjoyable vacation.
Such an enchanting home, beautiful in every way , such relaxing surroundings.
We will come back.
Lost Horizon is a favorite destination for parents of Virginia Tech & Radford University students. We provide a private dock on the lake with deck furniture, grill, open window bar, 2 canoes, paddles, life jackets, rope swing, horse shoes & bonfire pits.
Fish or launch a boat/canoe/kayak from the dock. Or, walk (or swim) to New River Trail State Park a few hundred yards from the Flamingo Cantina Deck at Lost Horizon for 57 miles of hiking, biking, cross country skiing, horseback riding & Geocaching - the trail leads through beautiful scenery along the Claytor Lake & New River to quaint Cafes, shopping, local music events, fresh produce, etc – right off the trail! Details will be in your Guest Book at LH.
Some of the great festivals in the area include:
Trail Days, Damascus, May 17-19, 2014
VA Highlands Festival, Abingdon, Aug 2-11, 2014
Old Fiddlers Convention, Galax, Aug 5-10, 2014
Radford Highlanders Festival, Oct 12, 2014
Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival, Oct 13, 2014
Nearby activities are abundant!
Live Entertainment, Horse Shows
Spelunking & Cave Tours, Tree Climbing
Paintball, Bowling, Laser Tag
VT & Radford University, Art & Culture.
Wineries & Wine Tasting, Shopping, Antiquing, Flea Markets, Wildlife & Bird Watching
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Fishing, Tournaments, Hunting, Water Skiing, Boating & Boat Rentals, Kayaking, Tubing, Sandy Swimming Beach
Dinner Theatre, Mountain Biking, Waterfalls, Fly Fishing, Fishing Guides, Artisans, Crafts, Shopping Malls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Fall Foliage, Marina Dining, Outdoor Restaurants on the Lake for romantic and family meals with live music on summer weekends
Fine Dining & Adventure all over the New River Valley near Lost Horizon – all within a 50 miles radius!
Just 1 ½ hours to Winterplace Snow Ski Resort.
We will provide you with maps, addresses, and contact numbers for these & many more things to do during your stay at Lost Horizon... or you may just want to enjoy your peaceful, comfortable accommodations and relax around the 15 acres you’ve claimed for your amazing vacation in the Blue Ridge Mountains.