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Authentic Log Cabin on 250 Acres with Fabulous 360 Mtn Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms +, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Unforgettable! This cabin is everything you want an old log cabin to be... historic, rustic, modern amenities, in the country, close to town, romantic & on beautiful land with knock-out views.

The main part of cabin dates c.1860 & was moved onto this farm many years ago. It has a 'modern' additions ie kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, rear deck & central heat & ac. And, don't forget the stone fireplace with supplied firewood in season.

From the windows & the back deck you can lookover woods, one of four hay fields, watch the sun set & relax with your feet up & something cool to drink.

There you will also find a gas grill, picnic table with umbrella for your entertainment time along with 2 Adirondack chairs for you to supervise the grilling.

This cabin sits at the end of an internal farm road so you will be surrounded by quiet, chatter of birds, an abundance of wildlife, even summer fireflies!

For an experience you will not forget come spend time on this magical land & leave feeling like a new you!

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Antonia Albano
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Antonia Albano

Barney & I both love rolling farmland & mountains. After spending several decades in California we left for a ten year circumnavigation by sailboat. We were ready to cross 'the pond' after 6 years aboard, when we discovered Lexington. We loved the farmlands, the universities, the seeming slower pace & drop back of 50 years. It is both lost in time & up-to-date. We love the juxtaposition.

Antonia Albano purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Antonia Albano chose Buena Vista

When we had the opportunity to purchase this farmland we did not hesitate. It was love at first sight. As an equestrian for several decades I had always dreamed of a country life, close to town, with hayfields & old log cabins. Barney was raised on farmland. The Shenandoah Valley is hard to beat. We stopped sailing & shipped the boat back to California where we visit her a few times per year. Our love is the land, the old barns & the people who come visit us instead of us continuing around the world visiting them.

What makes this cabin unique

I think our favorite thing to do on the land is to walk through the woods & up to the highest hill where there is a 360 degree view of the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountain ranges. Many guests say they have walked up early in the morning, some at sunset & sat with a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread & cheese & watched the sun rise and/or set. We agree, it is hard to beat. Sitting on the back deck of the cabin with your loved one, sipping a cool drink watching the sun either rise or set is a memory you will take with you. Listening to the rain on the old tin roof, the smell of a wood fire in the fireplace & the occasional howl of a distant coyote for its mate are the sensory 'candy' that we need to remind us to slow down & connect with ourselves & those we love. It reminds us of priorities & wraps us in the stories this old place could tell...

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a lovely time and appreciated all the lovely special touches like the bathrobes, wine, music, magazines. The cabin was everything we hoped for and more - and a good 'base camp' for hiking the AT and Mt. Pleasant, which is what we came to do. We would love to come again. We were blessed!
Dec 2010
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Buena Vista Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Complete with antique claw foot tub, custom made mirror frame & lots of light. Family style toiletries are supplied & many extras.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Single - 1 twin/ single , simple, no door, no dresser in room. A very comfortable bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The back main bdrm has 1 Queen bed, private deck with french doors & lots of light: 1-2 people; The front bedroom has 1 Full bed with antique brass frame: 1-2 people: The 1 S bed is in a small sweet side room with no dresser in the room. Perfect for one young person or one with a sense of adventure.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
You will enjoy a seasonal view of the Maury River, view of hay field, a private deck off the main bedroom & wood supplied in season. The farm hilltop has fabulous 360 degree, eight county views including House Mountain. Guests need to be comfortable with the dark as there are no lights at night on farm. We ask our guests to leave the cabin in cleaned condition as it was found with the bed sheets & the towels gathered, dishes washed & put away. Any damages or excessive use of supplied wood will be charged back on credit card supplied.


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Authentic Log Cabin on 250 Acres with Fabulous 360 Mtn Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our one year anniversary! The cabin was in excellent condition and very cozy. We had a great time taking the suggested walks, grilling out, and sitting in front of the fire. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay & our property! We are thrilled to hear that this sweet cabin & the land provided the perfect setting for your anniversary. Any time you are called to return - we'll be here!! Many Blessings, Antonia
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Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my time in this very natural setting. Cabin was authentic but with enough updates to meet the needs. I hiked the property and took several side trips to the Blue Ridge Parkway which was very close. If you are looking for a place to unwind or recharge then you will not be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time on the farm and able to take a relaxing break. The land has gifts for each season. We welcome you back anytime:)
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love it

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place. Loved all the little details in the cabin and the special touch with gift of local wine.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kevin, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here and hope you return soon. Each season has its gifts on the farm:)
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a PERFECT country getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I were looking for a comfortable, quiet, getaway to escape the craziness of the city and couldn't have found a better spot. It was exactly what we were looking for. Close enough to Lexington, Buena Vista and the blue ridge to have plenty to do...and far enough out that we didnt NEED to do anything if we didnt want to. Perfect. The property is beautiful and the house is clean, cozy, and boasts a great fireplace. We'll be back.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the cabin. Please come back again soon. Every season has its gifts on the farm:)
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  • 4 of 5

Truly peaceful yet anything you need is 10 minutes away. Cabin is very rustic and charming although it could use a little spiffing up, dated. Beds super comfortable plenty of pillows and blankets whatever you may need is at your fingertips... We loved it.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our DeHart Cabin. It has been a guest favorite for many years with guests returning year after year. We hope you will become one of our "back door friends" and return often:)
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Roanoke (ROA)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Vista Links
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Southern Inn
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Car: necessary

Only 8 miles from an Appalachian Trailhead, 8 miles from entrance to Blue Ridge Pkway, 10 minutes to Virginia Horse Center, 4 miles to downtown Lexington, colleges, 35 minutes to live Shakespere theater


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Any damages to contents, building, property will be charged. PLEASE NO CAMPFIRES anywhere on property. Everything is wood & much very old wood. We ask that cigarette butts be completely out & disposed off properly. No cleaning of fireplace be done in case of 'sleeping' embers/logs. Thank you for helping to protect your family's safety & our beloved property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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