Modernized 3 Bed/2 Bath Farmhouse in peaceful park-like setting close to Roanoke
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Pets allowed - $60 per dog, limit 2 dogs, weight limit 65lbs$60 per dog, limit 2 dogs, weight limit 65lbs
No smoking - May smoke outside, no smoking inside the cottage.May smoke outside, no smoking inside the cottage.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- 7% Botetourt County Lodging Taxes will be billed to you after your reservation. VRBO can only collect the Virginia Sales Taxes of 5.3% at booking.
- Due to COVID-19 we will manage reservations to ensure at minimum a 24 hour no access period after housekeeping has been completed before your arrival.
Enhanced cleaning practices
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
This was a FANTASTIC Property ! The property owner were amazing and the property was so clean !
It was a great experience from check in to check out ! I could not have asked for a better experience for the first time using VRBO .
Kudos to you for trying something new! We are glad that you had a great experience staying with us especially during this pandemic. Thank you for trusting us to provide a safe environment away from home for you especially having two small children with you. We already miss you!!!
Virginia Country Cottage at the Black Twig garden
We take extensive COVID-19 precautions as the safety of our guests is paramount. Thank you for trusting us to deliver the "perfect" stay experience for you and your family.
Extraordinary hosts in relaxing farm setting
This property was all that prior reviews started and more. Sybille and Mark are extraordinary hosts that went above and beyond to prepare the house and a warm welcome for us. Sybille is incredibly organized and created a specific protocol to ensure the house, air ducts, linens, and kitchen accessories were cleaned and disinfected according to best practices. Sybille communicated everything (check in, house details, local attractions, and more) very clearly to us upon booking, and was available the entire visit for support and questions. It's an amazing property with direct access to the Appalachian trail and we took advantage of the garden fruit and veggies almost daily.
The recommendation to visit Blue Ridge Vineyard was an excellent one. The views are spectacular!
We had an amazing week during these trying times, and we cannot recommend this property enough!
Welcoming our guests to a safe, peaceful, and beautiful environment is a high priority for us. We strive to exceed the CDC COVID-19 guidelines for short term rentals to ensure our guests comfort and safety during this pandemic. Blue Ridge Vineyards is a fabulous winery with incredible scenery and awesome hospitality- a guest favorite for sure! Thank you Meredith and Julia for sharing your stay experience on VRBO. We loved having you and are already looking forward to welcoming you again!
Home Sweet (away from) Home
From the moment you pull up and walk in the door you feel like you are at home. I have stayed at many VRBO rentals and this one is the best. The hospitality and attention to detail is off the charts. My son and his family moved to Virginia three years ago and I am so excited I have found a home away from home to see yet for our visits. Thank you Sybille & Mark
We enjoy hosting families in our cottage on our farm. Creating a warm and inviting atmosphere is important to us in welcoming all of our guests. Thank you so very much for posting your recommendation of us on VRBO. We are already looking forward to welcoming you again!
This cottage will spoil you
My wife and I have stayed at quite a few rental houses over the years. This cottage was one of the best, if not the best, we have visited. Sybille and Mark have gone above the normal regarding all the small details that soon add up (fresh eggs in the refrig, fresh bagels and cream cheese, assorted chocolates around the house, various entertainment options, well stocked kitchen, fire pit,and it goes on). Being that we stayed on Christmas, having a lit and decorated Christmas tree was even more special. If you are tired of staying at hotels, you should treat yourself to this place as you won't regret it.
We see The Virginia County Cottage as an extension of our home on our farm and we consider it a privilege to welcome all of our guests. Fred- thank you so very much for writing such a nice recommendation about your stay with us!
Hike on Appalachian Trail, 5 min walk
Drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 7 miles
Wildlife and Birding Trail, 1 mile
Deschutes Brewery, 8 miles
Fincastle, Blue Ridge , and Virginia Mountain Vineyards
Daleville Farmers Market, 2 miles
National D-Day Memorial, 25 miles
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, 42 miles
Greenfield Recreation Park, 3 miles
James River for canoeing/kayaking , 14 miles
Attic Productions, live Theatre, 7 miles
Historic Fincastle, 7 miles
Mill Mountain Star, 18 miles
Natural Bridge, 28 miles
Carvins Cove Kayaking/Mountain Biking, 7 miles
Claytor Lake, Boating/Swimming, 53 miles
Smith Mountain Lake, Boating/Swimming, 28 miles
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About Sybille Nelson
My husband Mark and I purchased our little farm from his parents in 2004. We are the third generation to own and live on this property. I moved here from Germany almost 40 years ago and worked in the banking industry for most of my professional career. Mark’s career was primarily in the machine tool industry. Both of us decided to leave our traditional corporate careers to focus on our farm related businesses and community. We now spend our days raising Labrador Retrievers to primarily become Service Dogs, gardening, and volunteering as Pet Therapy Teams in our community. We always wanted to have a Bed and Breakfast venue on our property as we enjoy meeting people from all over the world and love to travel ourselves. When it was time to renovate the original cottage we decided to convert it into a vacation rental as we have loved staying in these venues ourselves more than traditional hotels. We are looking forward to sharing our “little park-like farm” with others and hope to provide a great experience for all our guests!
Sybille Nelson purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why Sybille Nelson chose Troutville
When new visitors come on the property we often hear “wow, I never knew this place was back here, it feels as if you are out in the country in a park but you are so close to everything”. Our driveway is only 1 mile away from interstate 81 at exit 150- B making it extremely convenient to get to Roanoke and the surrounding areas. We are a short drive from lakes and rivers, Breweries, Wineries, The Blue Ridge Parkway as well as numerous other attractions. We are also a convenient location when visiting the Universities: Virginia Tech, Radford, Hollins, VWCC, VMI, and Roanoke College. The property offers many opportunities to relax and just enjoy nature and the great outdoors. Our 30 acres border the Appalachian Trail, which can be used to walk to a local Coffee house or local Brewery. You can explore our large garden or just sit in our swing house and sip wine. The Virginia County Cottage Welcomes You!
What makes this Cottage unique
We love living in Botetourt County of Virginia. Our family ties, friends, and an environment rich in history are our roots. Our little park-like farm and visitors fill our hearts! The Town of Troutville, is a designated Appalachian Trail Community, where Trails Days are hosted in the Town Park every year in the month of June. AT hikers can be seen all around town throughout the hiking season from March to October. We are located just a short distance from some of the most spectacular view points of the Appalachian Trail: McAffee Knob, Dragoons Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs. The town is also part of the Roanoke Regional Rail Heritage district and as such an occasional train will pass through the town. Come and visit with us in the Town of Troutville, and experience a “small town with a big heart”!