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Restored Double Log Cabin on 400 Mountain Acres

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Great Room, fireplace & folding glass doors to porch. Addt'l seating not shown.

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Charlottesville house description

Escape the city or suburbia to the robust frontier setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville. Cozy up to a crackling fire in any one of the wood stoves, fireplace, and fire pit. Enjoy a week or weekend with family and friends in this authentic restored 1880's double log cabin.

Immerse yourself in the ambiance of yesteryear on 400 mountainside forested acres. Hand hewn logs, reclaimed wood floors, restored antique stoves, furniture, and claw-foot tubs, - all contribute to the historic atmosphere, while folding glass walls, spacious rooms, central heating and air conditioning, and modern appliances provide the comfort and ease of modern day life.

The Great room features a wood burning stone fireplace, TV / blue Ray DVD with satellite (no local channels), folding glass doors at both ends so your entertaining can spill out onto the front porch or the back yard. A long front porch is ample for dining and perfect for swinging on the antique porch swing and relaxing in rocking chairs.

The kitchen has modern appliances, and an antique wood cook stove as an option for the adventurous sort. However the stove is best used for ambiance on a chilly morning, while bonding over your morning coffee. The kitchen is arranged as the early kitchens were, with the table in the middle of the room.

An outdoor fire pit provides hours of entertainment for young and not-so-young alike.

This house is made up of two log cabins, one moved up from a lower location on the same mountain, and another moved in from another property, joined together by a great room. There are four bedrooms plus a bunk room, three full baths plus another with sink and tub only.

Sleeping arrangements:
Hand made period quilts cover all beds.
Two bedrooms are located on each end each with their own stair, making it perfect for two families to occupy with semi-privacy.

Bedroom 1 (main floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 2 (main floor) - 1 full & 1 twin bed (direct access to bath)
Bedroom 3 (second floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 4 / loft (second floor) - 2 double beds. This is a large room with a private stair. There is no door, but it feels quite private. (This is my favorite room.) and there is an adjoining sink and tub (no toilet)
Bunk area (second floor) - 3 twin beds. Kids love this room with its unusual doorway

Bathrooms furnished with restored cast-iron sinks and claw-foot tub showers, and modern water-saving toilets.
Bathrooms 1 & 2 - main floor
Bathrooms 3 & 1/4 - second floor

The joined cabins are both 100+ years old, restored in 2009.
Note that cell phone reception is sometimes sketchy.
We suggest you grocery shop before arrival as the nearest full grocery is 25 minutes away.

Come glimpse the best of life of our early settlers!

For a description of the architectural features and systems in this house, copy and paste this link into your browser: www.commonwealthhomedesign.com/1870s-log-cabin-restoration-virginia

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Note that the property is not child-proof. For instance, wood stoves get extremely hot during operation. There are no stair gates nor outlet covers. Walls are log, which can cause splinters, etc....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Dogs only....moreless

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Two bedrooms and bathrooms on main level. Exterior rear door is only 1 step up from grade. Doors are wide. Does not meet ADA requirements....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17, Beds for 13-17

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • private hiking trails, bird watching, wildlife, fire pit

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Games:

                    Board games. Horseshoes outside. ...moreless

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Satellite, no local channels....moreless

                  • Television:

                    Moderately large flat screen....moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic

                  Attractions

                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Live Theater
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Winery Tours

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Approximately 1500 foot elevation. Winter views....moreless

                  • Rural

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 12 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Parking:

                    2 spaces beside cabin, others along long driveway....moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine:

                    High-efficiency front load....moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace
                  • Wood Stove

                  Kitchen

                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    Antique log eat-in kitchen. Stocked with cast-iron and modern equipment....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Pantry Items:

                    Some spices, sugar, non-stick spray, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent, paper towels, dish towels, trash bags...moreless

                  • Refrigerator:

                    Antique 1928 Westinghouse Double Door Cabriolet leg porcelain refrigerator. Separate modern under-counter freezer....moreless

                  • Stove:

                    Electric range/oven. Plus, an antique cast-iron wood stove for the adventurous....moreless

                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Balcony:

                    Front porch with rocking chairs and porch swing....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    James River launch site and boat rental 30 minute drive. ...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Fire Pit. Portable grill and utensils. Bring your own charcoal....moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Wintergreen Ski Resort 20 minute drive....moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.9
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  UVA Graduation Weekend
                  May 20 - May 23, 2016
                  4 night min stay

                  $2,300
                  flat fee
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $375 $540
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                  • Pet Fee $35
                  • Taxes Included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                  Location

                  20 minutes to Wintergreen Ski Resort, 20 minutes to University of Virginia, football game weekends, Graduation weekend, Monticello, University of Virginia, Observatory, Wine country, apple picking, strawberry picking, orchards, vineyards, college, Skyline Drive for fall colors and hiking

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1953

                  About the owner: We are Virginia natives with family in the Charlottesville area. We've been making trips to this neck of the woods for 50 years.

                  Why the Owner Chose Charlottesville:
                  This property was purchased by our Grandfather in 1953 as a working apple orchard. As a local Charlottesville businessman, he wanted to create a country getaway on the mountain. We've made his dream a reality. Our extended family spends holidays and long weekends here.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  When you really want to get away from it all, this is the place. This double, restored log cabin is located on 400 acres of forested mountainside. Wildlife abounds; bear, variety of bird species, raccoons, deer, flocks of turkeys. On a clear night the sky is dense with bright stars (UVA conservatory is located close by because light pollution is so low). Once or twice a day you can hear a train whistle far in the distance, to take you back a century. Charlottesville is so close by that in 20 minutes you can be at a UVA football game or graduation, or at the historic mall complete with its outdoor pavilion and live performances. It's the same distance in the other direction to Wintergreen Ski Resort. There are many activities within easy distance along scenic local byways; historic locations such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville and the Frontier museum in Staunton, cultural experiences such as Blackfriar's Shakespeare Theater, outdoor adventures such as tubing and canoeing on the James River and hiking, apple and strawberry picking, Skyline Drive for fall colors, antique stores, wineries, golf, fine dining, and much more!


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                  Photos

                  • Great Room, fireplace & folding glass doors to porch. Addt'l seating not shown.

                    Great Room, fireplace & folding glass doors to porch. Addt'l seating not shown.

                  • Great Room (there is more seating than is shown here)

                    Great Room (there is more seating than is shown here)

                  • Stair to large loft/bedroom over kitchen

                    Stair to large loft/bedroom over kitchen

                  • Bedroom 4/loft over kitchen. Sink and tub behind door.

                    Bedroom 4/loft over kitchen. Sink and tub behind door.

                  • Antiques everywhere.

                    Antiques everywhere.

                  • Kitchen prep area. Bedroom 4/loft above, Bedroom 2 door at right.

                    Kitchen prep area. Bedroom 4/loft above, Bedroom 2 door at right.

                  • Bedroom 2 on main level with adjoining bath. Two twin beds.

                    Bedroom 2 on main level with adjoining bath. Two twin beds.

                  • Hand made quilts on every bed

                    Hand made quilts on every bed

                  • Front porch.  Folding glass doors open fully for entertaining.

                    Front porch. Folding glass doors open fully for entertaining.

                  • The bathrooms are adorable. Antique cast-iron, claw-foot fixtures.

                    The bathrooms are adorable. Antique cast-iron, claw-foot fixtures.

                  • Stair to bedrooms.  Washer and Dryer are under the stair.

                    Stair to bedrooms. Washer and Dryer are under the stair.

                  • Big loft over kitchen. Adjoining bath with sink and tub (no toilet) off to left.

                    Big loft over kitchen. Adjoining bath with sink and tub (no toilet) off to left.

                  • Two cabins joined with a great room and front porch.

                    Two cabins joined with a great room and front porch.

                  • Kitchen antique stove and 'fridge (plus a new stove, not shown)

                    Kitchen antique stove and 'fridge (plus a new stove, not shown)

                  • Main floor bedroom with parlor stove.  (Cabin has central heat and A/C)

                    Main floor bedroom with parlor stove. (Cabin has central heat and A/C)

                  • Exterior of uphill side.  Two cabins joined by a great room.

                    Exterior of uphill side. Two cabins joined by a great room.

                  • Front Porch with swing in background. Fire pit is off to the left.

                    Front Porch with swing in background. Fire pit is off to the left.

                  • Bedroom 3 on second floor
One Queen and one Double bed (out of view to the left)

                    Bedroom 3 on second floor One Queen and one Double bed (out of view to the left)

                  • Bath 2 adjoining bedroom 2 and great room. Other baths are similar.

                    Bath 2 adjoining bedroom 2 and great room. Other baths are similar.

                  • Stairwell to Bedroom 3, Bunkroom, and Bath

                    Stairwell to Bedroom 3, Bunkroom, and Bath

                  • Great room looking toward dining area.

                    Great room looking toward dining area.

                  • Front porch with antique swing and rocking chairs.

                    Front porch with antique swing and rocking chairs.

                  • Folding glass doors open for fair-weather entertaining.

                    Folding glass doors open for fair-weather entertaining.

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                  Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

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                  4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 17

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                  Speaks: english
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                  4 BR  3.5 BA  Sleeps 17

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