Nestled on the banks of the New River​


Check Availability


Learn More


Learn More


Learn More

New River Escape

As the sun rises over the surrounding mountains and illuminates the New River, it reveals the High Country’s greatest kept secret. A place where time seemingly stands still with weekend getaways in the loft, where intimate weddings are only rivaled by your storybook imagination, and where events and retreats with family, friends, and coworkers are as magical and serendipitous as sharing stories by the campfire. Welcome to New River Escape

Experience New River Escape

We drove in late at night during sleet and snow to the most beautiful sight. The barn was lit up and was just as beautiful inside and out. Your attention to detail, from the decor, fresh flowers on the table to the most comfortable bedding, made for a wonderful stay.
The kind communications with my husband and your most gracious hospitality are greatly appreciated.
Thank you both so much. We look forward to our next stay at this very special place.

Julie and Todd

Truly enjoyed our stay with this awesome family. We will certainly be back to float the river & bike next time!

Trish and Melissa

What amazing and beautiful serendipity. I was here with a friend for a yoga retreat. The experience was just what I needed. I could live in this room as my home. It was perfect!
Thank you for the garden bathtub. It was so luxurious and much needed! I hope to return! Thank you AJ! You’re a good spirit and hostess!


This place is magical! We would have loved a month in the yellow Garden Gate heaven, relaxing in the luxurious bedding, laughing in the gazebo, watching the glory of the fall season… You have created a welcoming, peaceful haven with every attention to detail.

Stacee and Karen

The name says it all – This really is an escape! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful barn with us. I haven’t slept so well away from my own bed in years. Your attention to every detail of the total hospitality experience is second to none! We’d love to keep this place a secret, but it’s too good not to tell our friends about!

The Despeaux

Thank you AJ & Shane, Lovely Spot! Great riding, thoroughly enjoyed your dogs, cat, Adirondack chairs, swing & especially the flowers and fireflies.

Patt and W Davis

Your property is lovely, the apartment was delightful. We truly enjoyed our stay.

Sanuel and Laura

Best 30 Year anniversary ever!! We love Garden Gate, definitely our kind of place. Your attention to detail was amazing. Loved the fresh flowers!!! We hope to come back again sometime. We definitely made a wonderful stay and on our day in West Jefferson.

Terry and Ellen