In the spring of 2012 my wife retired. She purchased a new car. A road trip was in order. So off to the New River and to River House we went. The Creeper Trail is not far. We rented bikes and pedaled up to the trail head and coasted down on a grand cool spring day. There are miles of trails nearby for those of us who enjoy hiking. The proprietor, Gayle, is a charming woman who has had an equally charmed life. Her heart and her intellect appear to have fused in the formation of this pleasant retreat. You can sit on the porch which overlooks the New River. You can drink wine and read a good book. You can have great food in the intimate dining room at the main house. Go out for a stroll, a hike, an all day hump should you be so inclined. If you are looking for luxurious lodging, you may need to look elsewhere. Ours was appropriately aged with a large selection of older books, which I love, and a bed comfortable enough for us. Overall, a great escape for us. Thanks, Gayle.