Country Farmhouse Getaway
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Farmhouse
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Beautiful renovations are complete and room by room, the house is opening up to guests. The entire first floor is ready for your visit, as is the second floor except for the last, small bedroom. We can now sleep 8, with two full baths. Scroll through the photos for a peak into this lovely old house. Then, book your stay for a relaxing weekend in the country.***
Enjoy the charm of a country farmhouse in the Bullpasture Valley, where a taste of the country life is right outside your door. Depending on the season, experience making hay, pressing apple cider, harvesting vegetables, gathering eggs, or making maple syrup. The Bullpasture River offers catch and release fishing for rainbow trout, brook trout and smallmouth bass, wading, swimming, and other outdoor fun.
Vance's Country Guest House is cozy enough for two and spacious enough to sleep eight. Amenities include a full kitchen, dining room, living room, two full baths (one with jetted tub), propane heat, ceiling fans, and screened porches.
Member since: 2013
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Guests can enjoy a variety of country fun, including stargazing, fishing, wading, & swimming in the river, hiking, bird watching, gathering eggs, and seasonal activities like the vegetable garden pressing cider, making hay, and making maple syrup. Hiking trails on the farm provide hours of great time outdoors....moreless
- Away From It All
- Health/Beauty Spa
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Lawn / Garden:
Screened porches are great for relaxing. Gather fresh vegetables for your meals from our garden. Don't forget wading, swimming, and/or fishing in the river, plus all-around outdoor fun on the farm....moreless
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $75
- Tax Rate 7.3%
Rates listed are for one to four guests.
For five or more guests using both the first and second floors, the nightly rate is $175.00.
Until confirmed through a rental lease, rates are subject to change without notice. Email or call for more information.
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Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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McDowell is located in eastern Highland County, in the western highlands of Virginia. Vance's Country Guest House is just two miles south of McDowell, a rural mountain community. A pristine Civil War battlefield is just east of the village, where Confederate and Union soldier clashed in May 1862. The Highland County Museum, also in McDowell, is a destination for genealogy and local history research.
The Highland Wildlife Management area is two miles from Vance's Country Guest House, where hiking and hunting are available to the public. Fishing is also an area attraction in clean mountain streams.
In Monterey, 12 miles west of McDowell, visitors will find shops, two restaurants, a swimming pool, and a weekly Farmer's Market during the summer.
Regionally, skiing, snow tubing, and summer activities are available at Snowshoe Resort in Pocahontas County, WV, along with Cass Scenic Railroad and the Green Bank Observatory. Bath County, VA, to the south, boasts The Homestead Resort where skiing, golf, and other resort activities are available. To the east, the historic city of Staunton, VA is less than an hour away.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: Nancy and Robin Vance will make you feel right at home at Vance's Country Guest House. Robin has lived on the Bullpasture River all his life and is a wellspring of information on local history. He works as a herdsman for a purebred Black Angus herd of cattle. Nancy grew up in Union, WV, graduated from Concord College in Athens, and came to Highland County in 1982 for her first job as an elementary school librarian. Thirty years later, in 2012, she retired from that same job! Nancy and Robin thrive on the country life. They raise a garden every summer, and when February rolls around you'll find them busy tapping trees and making pure and delicious maple syrup. They live only two miles from Vance's Country Guest House.
Why the Owner Chose McDowell, VA, USA:
Robin's great-grandfather built this house in 1885, and his father was born and grew up here. Nancy & Robin acquired the property from Robin's aunt and uncle in 2004 to keep the farm in the family and preserve its rural setting. They began work on the house in 2010 with a dual goal of restoration to preserve the historic integrity of the structure and renovation to provide modern comfort and convenience. Now, with renovations complete, folks can once again experience the peace and contentment of a country home.
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Vance's Country Guest House is furnished with a comfortable mix of newer pieces and antiques, many of which have been in use here for generations. Beautiful views surround the house, and on a clear night, the stars provide quite a show without interference from city lights.
- Primary: (540)396-3370
Links to more information:
'You're home at our place.'
Sleep well in the first-floor Parlor bedroom.
First Floor Full Bath
Grandmommy's Room, second floor.
Lohr's Room, on the second floor, has two double bed.
Second Floor Bath with whirlpool tub.
During the summer, guests can enjoy fresh vegetables from the garden.
During the summer, pick your own fresh veggies from the garden.
Enjoy a fire in the backyard.
Welcome to Vance's Country Guest House!
Enjoy family meals in the dining room.
Sweet dreams await in the queen size bed.
Guests are welcome to use the washer and dryer.
Crib available in Grandmommy's room.
Second Floor Bath
Second Floor Bath
Robin will show you how!
Digging potatoes in the garden.
Twilight is a magical time at the Guest House!
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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