The Virginia County Cottage at the Black Twig Garden is adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and Route #76 Biking Trail. Located in the Shenandoah Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains it is nestled on a 28 acre farm with access from the Town of Troutville, a designated Appalachian Trail Community. Easily accessible via I81, one mile from Exit 150B.
This 1940 farm house has been fully restored with all modern conveniences and outfitted with fine furniture. The farm is enclosed by actively managed forestry sporting much wildlife: herds of deer, turkey, squirrels, and an abundance of birds, butterflies, and honeybees. The Appalachian Trail is just a short walk from the cottage. The orchard entails many heritage apple and pear trees. The Black Twig Garden is a ¼ acre enclosed organic working square foot garden for growing a variety of vegetables, berries, and flowers.
Local activities include hiking, birding, fabulous dining, wineries, craft breweries, Greenfield Sports Center, Attic Productions, and historical sites within short driving distances. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the James River and boating on Claytor Lake are the preferred watersports. Hollins University, Roanoke College, Virginia Tech, and Radford University are easily reached via I81.
The Cottage has one formal Monticello inspired Chippendale porch and one casual porch outfitted with a Master Grill. Campfire opportunities can be made available on top of the orchard overlooking the property. The first floor entails the Queen Size Bedroom with double sized closets, Full Bath with walk in shower, Dining Room, Kitchen with Nook, Living Room, and Den with game table/writing desk. The upstairs has a large King Size Bedroom with a walk in closet, a Twin Sized Bedroom with two beds, and another Full Bath with a skylight.