Authentic Log Cabin on 250 Acres with Fabulous 360 Mtn Views(2 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Cabin
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms +, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)
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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Member since: 2011
- Max. occupancy 4
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only:
one small to medium dog. Must be picked up after outdoors, kept off all furniture & bedding & not left alone in cabin without a kennel. No deposit though $40/hr for any cleanup due to your pet. Most guests have been fabulously considerate...moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- 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....moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- 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. There are additional cabins (2-4 depending on the cabin) for larger groups. The opposite side of the farm has a unique restored dairy barn for rent for events. We are a 'self-catering retreat space' & definitely are not your hotel experience! 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....moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
There is no direct mountain view but the back deck of the cabin backs onto woods with a seasonal view of the Maury River, borders a hay field (with mtn views) & is fronted by an acre of mown meadow....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Equestrian Events
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Mobile Phone:
- Towels Provided:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
A very functional though small eat-in kitchen. Antique farm table for 4. A double sink, micro-wave, coffee pot with coffee & teas provided. Condiments ie cream etc are responsibility of the guests...moreless
full double door refrigerator with condiments in the door for your use & convenience. Thank you for leaving them there for the next guest. If you need anything add'l there is a grocery 4 miles away...moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $150
- Tax Rate 12.3%
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.
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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
Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: 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.
Why the Owner Chose Buena Vista, VA, USA:
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
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...
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Early morning fog lifting from one of the hayfields
A welcome bottle of wine unless you tell us not to leave one :)
main bedroom looking onto woods & back deck
2nd bedroom with double bed. Antique brass bed from turn-of-the-19th century.
quiet sitting area in all seasons though fall is especially special
back deck with picnic table, umbrella, grill & adirondack chairs
vista from the Blue Ridge Pkwy only 8 miles from our farm
Lexington by night. photo by Jennifer Young
scenic drives on slow curving country roads
The Maury River, one of two rivers bordering property
view from the Blue Ridge Pkwy looking down onto farm
amazing views of the unique cone mtns of Buena Vista
DeHart Cabin c 1860 found in Stuarts Draft & moved here to farm. 2.5 bdrms, 1 ba
private deck with grill off main bedroom
great old farm table, ladder back chairs & an antique buffet
Great cubby hole with super comfortable single bed, no door, dresser
view from the freshly mown meadow
Modern Day Labyrinth with 360 degree views, eight counties
The Maury River... one of the two rivers that border our 250 acres
A beautiful walk. The Chessie Trail along the Maury River. Entry from of farm
early morning in spring on one of the farm meadows
Hayfield #1 in early summer after first harvest
Nearby Rockbridge Vineyards for wine tasting
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017
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