This log cabin, early 1900s, was remodeled as the landowner's personal retreat. The unique cabin sits in its own private glen & has large verandas on 2 sides. The Great Room is filled with natural light by the surrounding windows, has a Knabe grand piano & stone fireplace. The modern kitchen has a poured-in-place concrete counter with quality appliances & is fully outfitted. No one nearby to disturb the silence! Magical 250ac country setting.
This cabin is a unique space lovingly remodeled & added onto several years ago. It is our largest & most modern cabin in addition to our personal retreat space, therefore it has some decor that is upgraded from what might normally be here. Two verandas & a side deck each with chairs for relaxing were added to the once small cabin. A great room was added with lots of windows & glass doors, comfy sofas, large chairs. stone fireplace & a grand piano. There is no Wi-Fi on this side of our farm & no cable for TV. The flat screened TV is set up for DVDs & computer compatibility. There are two fireplaces here for a touch of luxury with the mantels cut from our managed timber. Our split wood is cut only from fallen trees & leftover lumber from farm construction. You will find this cabin in its own private glen with a large mown meadow, a Meso-American Pyramidal Love Seat, a natural sink hole we call The Chalice Grove & a long private entry drive. Perfect setting for a totally quiet relaxing time here. We hope that you will love this glen & magical cabin as much as we do!
Guests are invited to walk on the fire roads & walking paths on the 250 acres. There are some breath taking panoramic views, a modern day labyrinth & much wildlife to enjoy. Our farm is above the confluence of the South & the Maury Rivers. Across from the entry road to cabin is an access to the Chessie Trail - a 7 mile walking/jogging trail between Lexington & Buena Vista. The cabin is close to many attractions, an AT trail head, the Blue Ridge Pkwy, VA Horse Ctr, Natural Bridge plus many others. We ask that the guests in the other cabins are respected by keeping your viewing etc at a distance.
If you walk on the farm and/or to the hilltop please be sure you leave plenty of daylight for your return trip & take a good flashlight.
All our cabins & studios are 'self catering' spaces. We have no interaction with guests unless requested. We honor your desire for quiet & privacy. You may see or hear the mower on some days or see general maintenance being handled. If you are lucky to be here when the hayfields is being harvested you are in for a treat! We are only a phone call away.
NOTE: 12% taxes are included in the quoted pricing making this rate a discounted rate from our website. Enjoy :) Guests need to be comfortable with the dark, the country & from perceived separation from civilization. One can often see the Milky Way without interference from city lights! We do our best to be good country neighbors & 'keep the country in the country' by asking that all outdoor lights be turned off at night. Bring a good flashlight & comfy shoes. The cabin is supplied with 'starter' coffee, teas, cocoa, condiments, dish soap, paper towels & toilet paper etc. If you need more than we provide you will find a grocery store only a few miles from the cabin. We supply 2 towels for each person for a 2-3 day stay. Of course, should you need an extra they are available. Our gift to you is a bottle of wine. If you do not wish to have one please let us know beforehand. We know that everyone does not drink alcohol & might prefer to not have it around.
* The electric panel, should you need it, is in the homeowner's closet in the great room.
ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPFIRES ARE PERMITTED anywhere on property.
NO CHILDREN; NO PETS; SMOKING is OUTDOORS ONLY. This farm is a retreat space encouraging folks to 'unplug' & reconnect with themselves & the natural environment. We have no parties or groups of people on this side of the farm & ask guests to keep music, loud noise inside. Thank you for turning off all outdoor lights before retiring.
Thank you for respecting the grand piano by not putting anything on its lid. It is a special possession for us. If you play piano please let us know so that it can be unlocked for you!
All smoking is to be outdoors & disposed of properly so as to protect the property from forest fires. Maximum 2 cars for this cabin. No ATVs. If you are thinking about entertaining here you will need to call us to talk about another space to do that. We have a remodeled dairy barn/event facility that is perfect for you & a larger group :)
While we appreciate your thoughtfulness we ask that the fireplace coals not be cleaned/dumped from earlier fires as what may look 'cold' may not be so. There is a metal bucket on the back deck that the ash & coals can be put into. Thank you for helping protect this property.
IMPORTANT: Please have a terrific time & come back soon!
I am currently a co-owner/co-operator of a vacation cabin & event facility on 250 acres in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is amazingly beautiful here. My husband & I moved here after several decades in Sausalito/Sebastopol CA & 6 yrs sailing & living aboard our deep sea sailing vessel. I love water, mountains, the natural environment, travel, good restaurants & fun coffee shops. I am totally intrigued with sacred geometry, design sculptures, facilitate workshops, have had & continue to have a colorful, incredible career & life path. Life is more than good!!