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Stunning BR Pkwy Views, Historic Log Cabins, Private Lrg Yard, Wineries, Fishing

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View of Rocky Knob, Blue Ridge Mountains and yard

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Last updated: 07/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Tsuga on the Ridge offers the classic vacation escape… Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Parkway and valley below are enjoyed from this well-appointed mountain top vacation home on seven wooded acres. The home borders National Forest land providing plenty of privacy and has a large open yard area, perfect for kids and dogs to run and play. Tsuga on the Ridge was the summer home of Burke Davis – an award-winning southern journalist, novelist, and nonfiction writer. He was best known for his popular war histories and biographies. He and his lovely wife Juliet Burnett Davis “re-claimed” two 1800s vintage log cabins, using them as bedroom wings of the modern central home. The kitchen, living and dining areas, one guest bedroom and bathrooms are located in the new construction which joins the two cabins.
As you step inside your eyes are immediately drawn to the wall of sliding glass doors. Sweeping mountain views take your breath away. The stars at night are incredible. The wide plank heart pine flooring and vaulted ceiling create an inviting space for family and friends to enjoy watching TV with surround sound or playing board games late into the night. There is a well-equipped galley kitchen, and numerous cookbooks to read.
The Master bedroom in the Master cabin overlooks the Blue Ridge Parkway. The room is furnished with family antiques and a king sized bed covered in lovely linens. The hand hewn logs of the cabin add to the ambiance.
A guest bedroom with a queen size bed is located off the hallway which joins the guest cabin to the central living area. The guest cabin has a downstairs bedroom with twin beds. A hidden stair case leads to the fourth bedroom, perfect for kids and located on the second floor of the guest cabin. This bedroom is appointed with twin beds, antiques and art from a renowned regional artist.
The beauty of the Blue Ridge may be appreciated from anywhere on this mountain top escape. Guests may also enjoy picking blueberries, hiking the QD Conner trail, hiking to the top of the High Hill (at 3400 feet the highest point in Patrick County) or fishing at nearby Three Ponds. (All are owned by the Tsuga on the Ridge owners.) A lower deck provides a spectacular setting for an al fresco dinner overlooking Rock Castle Gorge.
Offsite activities include breakfast at Mabry Mill, hiking the numerous trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting Rocky Knob, dining at Chateau Morsette, sipping wine at Villa Appalaccia Winery, gazing at Lover’s Leap or indulging at Nancy’s Candy Factory. Golfers may enjoy playing at Olde Mill Resort, Primland Highland Course, or Great Oaks. Come relax, and unwind and enjoy all this wonderful Blue Ridge property has to offer! If you want to see a live webcam photo of the view from Tsuga on the Ridge copy this link into your browser: https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/Opsciboy/2/show.html

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1860 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $25 per day for the first pet and $15 per day for each additional pet. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a wheelchair ramp on the exterior deck which can access all of the rooms except the second floor bedroom in the guest cabin...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    This room has a 39 inch flat screen HDTV....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    This room has a 32 inch flatscreen HDTV....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    This large bedroom is located in the 2nd log cabin....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    This room is accessed thru the 3rd bedroom. It is upstairs....moreless

  • Bedroom 1 with the king bed is located in one of the authentic cabins with a private attached bath....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    The washer and dryer are located in this bathroom....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hall/guest bath....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Some - mostly cookbooks....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blueray and DVD in the Living Room with surround sound....moreless

  • Stereo:

    You can plug your ipod, ipad, or iphone into the stereo for music....moreless

  • Television:

    3 televisions. The living room TV is a 45' flat screen 1080P HDTV with cable services. The two additional TVs in bedrooms 1 and 2 have exterior antennas for over the air HD signals....moreless

  • Video Library:

    We have a number of children's dvds....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Beautiful views of Rocky Knob, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Mountains...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The Pottery Barn table seats 8 but with the extentions you can seat 10 to 12. There are also 4 bar stools....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    The only working fireplace is in the living room and it is wood burning....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    We have a yoga mat for use....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central heat, with additional base board heating, and a gas space heater in bedroom 1....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone:

    Local calls only....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Place settings for 12....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items:

    Some spices like curry, onion powder, garlic powder, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Decaf and regular coffee for the coffee pot....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Purchased new in March 2014. Side by side with water and ice maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    An upper deck and a lower deck with beautiful views of Rock Castle Gorge...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have a 22'" Weber charcoal grill for you to use, but you must bring your own charcoal. We have a charcoal fire starter....moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer/Fall Season
May 24 - Oct 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$245 $275
Fri, Sat
$1,650
Winter Season
Nov 15 - Feb 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$199
$1,200
Spring Season
Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$245
$1,475
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$275
$1,650

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $125
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10.3%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until quoted. No refunds for early departure.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

75 Miles
Nearest Airport
Roanoke and Greensboro are both about 1.5 hrs away
16 Miles
Nearest Golf
Primland Resort
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Highway 58 goes through Meadows of Dan

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: Tsuga on the Ridge is owned by Brian and Clara Miles of Niceville, Florida. The mountain property has been in Brian’s family since 1956 when Brian’s Grandfather, the late Oscar W. Burnett of Greensboro, North Carolina bought the land to build a cabin for weekend retreats with his family. His criteria for the summer retreat was that the property be above 3000 feet elevation, with natural creek or springs to support the construction of one or more ponds and within a two hour drive from his Greensboro home. Oscar Burnett died in 1970 and Judy remarried Burke Davis, an award winning author of over 40 books, in 1982. Burke’s love of the outdoors led to an almost immediate desire to live part of the year with Judy in the mountains. Noting that the cozy 540 square foot weekend cabin at Three Ponds wasn’t big enough for extended living, Burke and Judy set about designing and building a new mountain top home. Burke wanted the design to reflect the marriage of old and new, and the home reflects that. After significant searching, Burke found and purchased three 1800’s vintage log cabins in North Carolina, had them disassembled, parts numbered and carefully reassembled and re-chinked on the mountain top as bedroom wings of the central modern living space of Tsuga on the Ridge. While in college, Brian and Clara visited Three Ponds and Tsuga on the Ridge numerous times. Judy and Burke lived at Tsuga most summers where Burke wrote several books. After Burke’s death in 2006 Judy continued to enjoy Tsuga on the Ridge with family and friends. After Judy’s death in 2011 at age 97, her son Tim cared for the property until Brian and Clara bought it in December 2013. We are committed to preserving this beautiful home and its grounds for our families and are very pleased to share it with others. We hope that you have a wonderful experience at Tsuga on the Ridge and come to love it as we do!

Why the Owner Chose Meadows of Dan, VA, USA:
Tsuga on the Ridge is special for many reasons. The property has been in our family since the 1950s, and it backs up to land owned by the United States Forest Service. The main living and dining areas of the home look due North towards Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Parkway – simply stunning views. Burke’s and Judy’s vision to take two vintage log cabins and use them as the “anchors” for the house combine the best of two worlds – authentic cabin feel with modern amenities. Set on 7 acres you feel like the world is a million miles away, yet just a short drive away to shopping and dining.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Mixes authentic log cabins with new construction conveniences and killer views!


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Photos

  • View of Rocky Knob, Blue Ridge Mountains and yard

    View of Rocky Knob, Blue Ridge Mountains and yard

  • Plenty of seating for all family and friends with mountain views and fireplace.

    Plenty of seating for all family and friends with mountain views and fireplace.

  • Google Earth ESE view looking at Tsuga on the Ridge from the Blue Ridge Parkway

    Google Earth ESE view looking at Tsuga on the Ridge from the Blue Ridge Parkway

  • Sliding glass doors face north for maximum mountain views.

    Sliding glass doors face north for maximum mountain views.

  • Dining area.  The table seats 8 and can extend to seat 12.

    Dining area. The table seats 8 and can extend to seat 12.

  • Just bring your food, we have everything else you might need.

    Just bring your food, we have everything else you might need.

  • Queen bed.

    Queen bed.

  • The stairs lead to the second floor of the guest cabin.

    The stairs lead to the second floor of the guest cabin.

  • View looking towards the kitchen and master bedroom cabin.

    View looking towards the kitchen and master bedroom cabin.

  • Master cabin on the other end of the house for maximum privacy.

    Master cabin on the other end of the house for maximum privacy.

  • Hall bath.

    Hall bath.

  • Get away from it all at Tsuga on the Ridge!

    Get away from it all at Tsuga on the Ridge!

  • Welcome to Tsuga on the Ridge!

    Welcome to Tsuga on the Ridge!

  • Copy the link from property description into your browser.

    Copy the link from property description into your browser.

  • Bring your own Badminton or Volleyball net and enjoy the yard

    Bring your own Badminton or Volleyball net and enjoy the yard

  • Looking towards the dining area and kitchen.

    Looking towards the dining area and kitchen.

  • Well appointed galley kitchen.

    Well appointed galley kitchen.

  • The door at the end of the buffet leads to the guest room and guest cabin.

    The door at the end of the buffet leads to the guest room and guest cabin.

  • Guest cabin with twin beds.

    Guest cabin with twin beds.

  • Upstairs of guest cabin with twin beds.

    Upstairs of guest cabin with twin beds.

  • King size bed in the master cabin.

    King size bed in the master cabin.

  • New flat screen TV.

    New flat screen TV.

  • The 7 acre property has plenty of open yard for dogs (and kids!) to run and play

    The 7 acre property has plenty of open yard for dogs (and kids!) to run and play

  • The Milky Way over Tsuga on the Ridge.

    The Milky Way over Tsuga on the Ridge.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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