About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- May 24, 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...
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a PERFECT country getaway
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.
We are so glad you enjoyed the cabin. Please come back again soon. Every season has its gifts on the farm:)
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.
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:)
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
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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.