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Restored 1790 Cabin, Secluded, Near Blue Ridge & UVA

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom (Sleeps 8), 3 Bath - Pet Friendly

Built in 1790 and beautifully restored, The Old Peddler's House has 2 bedrooms (sleeping 8), 3 full baths, a living/family room and dining room, a large kitchen with eating area and a laundry room with washer and dryer. There is a fireplace in every room with the living room fireplace usable. There are comfortable rockers on the front porch and a large deck with a dining table/chairs and Adirondack chairs overlooking a creek. The setting is peaceful, quiet and secluded, surrounded by woods and meadows and located at the end of a mile-long gravel lane.

The house was built in 1790, the same timeframe as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg. It was originally a humble single-room farmer's cabin with a fireplace and a narrow staircase to a second room above. In 1830, a mirror-image cabin was built adjoining it, doubling its size. A smaller rear "shed" addition was added in the early 1900s. The cabin has been lovingly restored to keep its historical features intact and tastefully add modern conveniences, including washer & dryer, dishwasher, television and Internet.

The Old Peddler's House is a scenic hour's drive from the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the homes of 3 Founding Fathers/Presidents (Jefferson, Madison and Monroe) and many Civil War battlefields (Appomattox, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Petersburg). It is a little over a mile from fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the scenic James River and is about 2.5 hours from Colonial Williamsburg. It is 40 minutes from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. There are 6 wineries within an hour's drive, including Donald Trump's and Dave Matthew's on Carter's Mountain, along with apple picking. Several apple cider places, including Bold Rock Cider, are about 40 minutes west.

The cabin is part of a 250-acres working cattle farm, home to grass-fed cows, horses, free-range chickens and friendly cats and dogs. The farm has a swimming pond and a children's' fort built in a copse of trees overlooking a creek for kids to explore and enjoy.

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Tom Woodward
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 18, 2017


Scottsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , In bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Downstairs bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , In bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed adjusts to 2 singles or king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed adjusts to 2 singles or king
  • Full bath and fireplace in each bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Restored 1790 Cabin, Secluded, Near Blue Ridge & UVA
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews

Just simply lovely!

  • 5 of 5

This restored cabin is more like a home. It's bright, airy, well appointed, comfortable, clean and basically is a return to destination. All rooms are a nice size and the beds are comfortable. Not only is the house lovely, with a very deep and interesting history, the land is enjoyable with walking trails, a brook, forested land, and 2 welcoming outdoor areas to enjoy. The front porch is inviting and the back deck is perfect. This home is part of a larger piece of property with many interesting and enjoyable details. The owners are wonderful people who obviously care deeply about their property, rentals and especially their guests. This is a wonderful getaway location.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Another wonderful stay at Woodhaven

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at Woodhaven, but first in the 1790 cabin. Loved having the extra room to spread out and the location is the ultimate in relaxation. Creek in the back and huge meadow out front. Penny the puppy was able to roam to her hearts content. The whiper-or-wills at night were amazing -- even if a bit loud at times. By the second day you already fknowyou didn't' book a long enough stay so that you could both just be total sluggard for a few days and see even a few of the interesting places in the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Retreat! Memorable Family Time! Delightful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you, THANK YOU, Tom and Alicia. After our experience at the Old Peddler's House, I feel like we are family now :) I echo every review about the comfort, cleanliness, and charm of this home. Our family enjoys exploring our beautiful country and national parks and have stayed in VRBO homes in almost every region of this country. This home ranks #1 in our book! Our family of five (three children age 11, 13, & 15), in addition to my mom, stayed comfortably at the Peddler's House for several days to get away, connect, and relax. Alicia was so welcoming when we arrived. She showed us around and shared the history of their beautifully restored, historical home. We immediately felt welcome to explore their property, see the animals, and hike. My children loved feeding the calf and collecting fresh eggs, and we all enjoyed the wonderful breakfast we made with them. The day after we arrived, we had unexpected car trouble. When we contacted Alicia, she immediately drove to the Peddler House to help us connect with a local, trusted auto repair shop. We had the car towed, and settled back that evening to enjoy our time, despite the unforeseen circumstances. The next morning, Tom brought us his truck to borrow while our vehicle was being repaired. He even assured us that if we could not check out on schedule, he had a back up home on his property for us to stay. Alicia and Tom's flexibility, willingness to help, concern and positive attitude ensured that what could have been a stressful experience had little impact on our family time together. If you are looking for a comfortable, quiet retreat to connect with family or friends, or as a home base to explore the local area, look no further! You will love the home and meeting Tom & Alicia, the most delightful hosts we have had the pleasure of meeting. Thank you both for taking care of us during our stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful home with very welcoming owners. Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

House was very well loved and accommodations were wonderful. We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, relaxing, perfect!

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a place that's relaxing, laid back, and pretty much awesome...this is the place. Alicia and Tom have done a great job restoring the cabin. We felt at home and our dogs loved running around the property. We did not want to leave and we will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Old Peddler's House was amazing! Every inch of the 1790's cabin was perfect! Tom and Alicia are wonderful hosts!! We were booked for two nights and liked it so much we extended our stay another night!! Beautiful location! Pictures don't do it justice!!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Tavern On The James, Scottsville
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Hatton's Ferry
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Virginis Rt. 20
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Virginia Beach
Car: necessary

The Old Peddler's House is within an hour of the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the homes of 3 presidents (Jefferson, Madison and Monroe), many civil war battlefields (Appomattox, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Petersburg). It is less than a mile from fishing, canoeing, kayaking and tubing on the James River and is about 2 hours from Colonial Williamsburg. It is 40 minutes from Charlottesville and the University of Virginia and there are 6 wineries within an hour including Donald Trumps new winery on Carter's Mountain.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100

Long term stays are available.

Refund given only if reservation is cancelled 60 days prior to check in date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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