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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: 04/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 3-6)

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.

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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english, french, turkish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21. We once made the mistake of renting to Sherri from Moneta -- and her crowd of rowdy partiers thoroughly trashed the place and damaged the furniture....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Some of our guests are young families with young children who have fallen in love with this property. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    But the porch offers a shady, breezy place to relax with "the noxious vegetable."...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $50 cleanup fee per pet. Much less expensive than boarding the beast, and Fido doesn't come home with "Kennel cough." ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Bedroom 1 (downstairs). Has own attached bathroom and a queen-size bed. Bedroom 2 (upstairs). Has standard double-bed. Bedroom 3 (upstairs). Has standard double and single beds. The upstairs bedrooms share a bathroom between them. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • What most impresses most guests? The PEACEFUL atmosphere.


  • Books:

    Including some written by Smedleys!...moreless

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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking


  • Dining Area


  • Linens Provided:

    Of course. We may not be a motel, but expect to find the beds made when you get here after your drive....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

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

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet:

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

  • Wood Stove:

    This is supplemental heating....moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Everything you'll probably need....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Of course. You're not camping out!...moreless

  • Kitchen
  • Microwave


  • Bicycles:

    I'm a fanatical cyclist, with several favorite routes of varying lengths and difficulty. I have a spare mountain bike, if you'd like to join me for a ride!...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Spacious wrap-around porch....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $50

Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/12/2017
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2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Mill Stone Tea Room -- FIVE STAR !!!

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, the Elder, veteran urban 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. Tom Smedley, the Younger, is living his dreams as well. After a career in technical writing, he landed his PhD in Communication Studies and now teaches online classes from his home office with a view of Overstreet Creek.

Why Bedford, VA, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, turkish
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 04/12/2017

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  • Front view, looking up the holler

    Front view, looking up the holler

  • Kitchen counter

    Kitchen counter

  • Spacious front porch

    Spacious front porch

  • Early spring, rhododendrons (rose tree)

    Early spring, rhododendrons (rose tree)

  • Refuge at the road's end

    Refuge at the road's end

  • Cathedral ceiling, woodstove, decks

    Cathedral ceiling, woodstove, decks

  • Patio and back deck  (we have a chimniara now)

    Patio and back deck (we have a chimniara now)

VRBO #254886

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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