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Secluded Artisan's Cabin in Blue Ridge Mountain Holler

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Front view, looking up the holler


Last updated: 09/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact manager
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Bedford cabin description

Nestled in a secluded dell, this log cabin boasts interior walls of polished cherry wood harvested from the nearby forest. A cathedral ceiling and meticulous craftsmanship welcome you to the interior of a jewel box. Sit in the spacious shade of a wrap-around porch and watch cloud shadows play across a facing mountain. Barbecue dinner on the rear brick patio. Listen to the songs of whippoorwills and katydids in the night, and see what the heavens look like miles away from light pollution.

This cabin affords privacy, but is only minutes away from the D-Day Memorial, a five-star restaurant, and cultural events sponsored by the Sedalia Center. In less than one hour, you can be kayaking or canoeing on the James River. Viewing Roanoke from the top of Mill Mountain. Strolling the campus of Liberty University.

This is a year-round facility. In winter, you can snuggle up in front of a wood fire and sneer at the wind fretting around the corners of this tight and well-insulated home. In spring, watch the dogwoods and redbuds bloom, and hike to the top of the nearby Peaks of Otter. Summer time, and the living is easy. Uninvited people and problems will have trouble finding you. In fall, the air is crisp, clear, cool. The leaves turn colors.

And a special someone will multiply your delight in the beauties of this setting.

~~~ Accidental Breakage Insurance. Please read carefully ! ~~~

1. We no longer require a damage deposit is $500.

2. Instead, we now charge guests a flat-rate $49.07 accidental breakage insurance fee. This shows up as a 'Shipping' fee on the bill.

3. To reserve your place, pay for it using our secure online credit card merchant account. We will e-mail you the link. If you cancel with less than 30 days notice, owner may keep the rental fee, but will refund the accidental breakage insurance fee. Please call if circumstances compel you to change your plans. Owner will reschedule if an alternate date is available.

5. CANCELLATION: All cancellations must be in writing. Cancellation must be received 30 days prior to arrival or rentals paid are forfeit.

Keywords: Cabin

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


          • Pets Considered:

            $50 cleanup fee per pet is deducted from the damage deposit refund. ...moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 3-6

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Queen size Beds (1) The master bedroom comes with an attached private full bath., Double Beds (2) The two upstairs bedrooms share the full bathroom between them., Baby Cribs (1)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available
          • Kitchen
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave


          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

            No sanitary hookups, but room to park....moreless

          • Wood Stove:

            This is supplemental heating....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided


          • DVD Player
          • Music Library
          • Video Library
          • CD Player


          • Broadband Access:

            Verizon-provided DSL, as reliable as their customer service....moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Verizon-provided DSL, as reliable as their customer service....moreless

          • Free Long Distance:

            Calling card provided....moreless

          • Telephone

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

            Brick patio behind the cabin, with free standing fire pit. ...moreless

          • Lanai / Gazebo:

            Spacious wrap-around porch....moreless

          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

              • Mountain View:

                A brief walk up the hill behind the cabin will let you see the Peaks of Otter....moreless


              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Festivals
              • Horseback Riding
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Antiquing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Kayaking
              • Hiking
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking


              Write a review 4.1
              from 7 traveler reviews
              $150/night .. $750/week
              Pet cleanup fee: $50/pet.
              Accidental Breakage Insurance: $49.07
              Local and state taxes: 10% of rental fee.
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              Last updated: 09/14/2014
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              35-minute drive to Liberty University, 45-minute drive to Natural Bridge and its zoo, 20 minute drive to D-Day Memorial, 15-minute drive to Peaks of Otter, 30-minute hike to Jefferson National Forest, 30-minute drive to Thomas Jefferson's octagon house Bedford Forest


              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2005

              About: Tom Smedley, a veteran urban and regional planner, retired to Wheats Valley to raise apples, cattle, sheep, and children. A passionate outdoorsman, he enjoys welcoming people who share his appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountains.

              Why Bedford:
              What can be achieved with local materials? Can you build a cabin with all the modern amenities from poplar logs and cherry lumber harvested and milled on site? If you have ever longed to build your own cabin in the woods, come see what a fulfilled dream looks like. Of course, you'll need to find a talented framing carpenter who can also do finish carpentry, then cabinetry.

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              Yes, you can see for miles and miles while sitting on the porch. However, this house is invisible from the road. A quick climb out of the dell, and you can hike for miles, all the way up to the Jefferson National Forest -- and beyond.

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              Speaks: english, french, turkish



              • Front view, looking up the holler

                Front view, looking up the holler

              • Kitchen counter

                Kitchen counter

              • Spacious front porch

                Spacious front porch

              • Patio, barbecue, back deck

                Patio, barbecue, back deck

              • Cathedral ceiling, woodstove, decks

                Cathedral ceiling, woodstove, decks

              VRBO #254886

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              This listing was first published here in 2009.

              Date last modified - Tuesday, September 09, 2014


              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/14/14
              Email manager

              +1 (540) 586-1467
              9 am to 9 pm Mon.-Sat. and 6 pm to 9 pm Sun.

              Speaks: english, french, turkish
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              3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 6

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