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Quaint Historic Log Cabin Overlooking The James River.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom With Mountain And River Views.

The Squirrels Nest is a quaint, historic log cabin overlooking the James River in Buchanan, Virginia. It is available as a vacation rental with a two (2) night minimum stay. There are three bedrooms and two baths and can accommodate up to six (6) guests. Bedroom 1 has a double bed, Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and Bedroom 3 has two twin beds. The Kitchen is fully equipped and there is a large flat screen TV in the living room. Covered picnic area at the rear of the property overlooking the river and Town of Buchanan.

The Squirrels Nest is located near many local attractions that are within walking distance such as Antiques shopping, the swinging bridge, fishing, canoeing, tubing and kayaking on the James River. Other attractions not too far away include The Natural Bridge, Safari Park, and Zoo. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and numerous hiking or biking trails. We are located thirty minutes from Downtown Roanoke and Downtown Lexington.

More Details

Owner
Faye Hambrick or Debbie Rickman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 12, 2017

About Faye Hambrick or Debbie Rickman

My mother purchased this little cabin after extensive renovations were done in 2006. She lived and loved this home and enjoyed showing it off to anyone who wanted to come in and see until her passing in November 2012. Wanting to keep the home in the family we have decided to follow in her memory of sharing this home with others and make it available for others to enjoy. Her name was Shirley and the grandchildren called her grandma Squirrel. Hence the name Squirrels Nest.

Faye Hambrick or Debbie Rickman purchased this cabin in 2006

What makes this cabin unique

This home was originally located on the Blue Ridge Parkway and many years ago was moved to its current location by a mule drawn wagon. The home is now on the National Registry of Historic Places.

Amenities

Buchanan Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Quaint Historic Log Cabin Overlooking The James River.
average rating of 4.575 based on 40 reviews
4

Great location and views

  • 4 of 5

The house had everything we needed for our short stay. We enjoyed the downtown area which one can walk to or jump in the car and drive. If you drive you miss the foot bridge across the James River. The store across the street was nice for treats for our boys. The house is well kept but attention to detail and a more through cleaning be recommended. My wife use to clean vacation homes so I might be being a little picky. Would we stay at this property again, absolutely and we would also recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Great little cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this quaint little cabin. It was clean, comfortable, and cozy for the 4 of us. Has a great backyard which overlooks the town and has a wonderful view of the mountains. The owners were very accommodating in every way. Would be happy to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the perfect little cabin for our family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to off of 81 nice country store right across the street that has a little of everything

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, comfortable and perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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5

Great stay !

  • 5 of 5

This place is absolutely adorable. Very roomy , love the layout of the house and it's history . Neighbors are all friendly . Love the hometown feel you get from the neighbors . Will definately return here again. The store being directly across the street is very convenient .

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Such a cozy comfortable cabin! Ample linens & a well equipped kitchen. Will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend in the heart of Buchanan, Virginia

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Roanoke Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Brink of the James Restaurant
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Botetourt Country Club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 81 and US Rt. 11
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Brink of the James Restaurant

We are within walking distance to one of the best river guides and river tour companies along the James River. Twin River Outfitters can provide you with kayaking, canoeing, tubing and guided trips down the Maury River as well as the James River.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Receive a 20% discount from "Twin River Outfitters" for any of their river rentals, canoes, kayaks, tubes. (Not good on guided fishing tours). Call them to reserve your fun in advance mention you are staying at the "Squirrels Nest" to receive this discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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