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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Space 1,860 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Charming 4 bedroom 2 bath well appointed mountain top home.

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

More Details

Owner
Clara Miles
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Clara Miles

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!

Clara Miles purchased this house in 2013

Why Clara Miles chose Blue Ridge Highlands

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.

What makes this house unique

Mixes authentic log cabins with new construction conveniences and killer views!

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's an incredibly beautiful place, and seemed even more special to us because of the history of your husband's extraordinary grandmother and step-grandfather. What a fascinating couple they must have been, and what a beautiful home and gardens they created on their mountaintop. (And what a great cook Judy must have been, judging from various herbs still surviving in her herb garden and the unusual selection of baking and cooking utensils in her kitchen drawers!) I just ordered a couple of Burke's books, and I'm looking forward to reading them.

Thanks again for making your cabin so lovely, inviting and comfortable. It was wonderful to gather with our family in such a special place!
May 2014
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Amenities

Meadows of Dan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1860 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The washer and dryer are located in this bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall/guest bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This room has a 39 inch flat screen HDTV.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This room has a 32 inch flatscreen HDTV.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , This large bedroom is located in the 2nd log cabin.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , This room is accessed thru the 3rd bedroom. It is upstairs.
  • Bedroom 1 with the king bed is located in one of the authentic cabins with a private attached bath.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Stunning BR Pkwy Views, Historic Log Cabins, Private Lrg Yard, Wineries, Fishing
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in a wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely amazing and the pictures do not do it justice! We recently stayed for 3 nights and did NOT want to leave. The house is so original with the cabins being tied together with the spacious and spotless living space. The outdoor yard provides AMPLE room to roam and explore and for kids and our dog to play as well. The view from the lower deck is priceless and a great place to unwind. Very close to Primland, which was our reason for staying here. We did some pheasant hunting and fishing there with our boys and then explored Fairy Stone State Park, about 45 mins away...and let's not forget the local winery right down the road! The owners were extremely responsive and helpful. The house was beautifully decorated and spotless. The kitchen was well stocked with everything you need to cook. We WILL be back this summer and HIGHLY recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Purple Mountain Majesties

  • 5 of 5

The view is magnificent and the home is beautifully appointed. Hope to revisit in the future. The owners called shortly after our arrival to make sure we were comfortable and to see if we had any concerns.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC
5

Amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

A very rustic, secluded home perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. We were greeted with a nice welcome gift when we arrived and were thrilled to find shampoo and soap in the bathroom and a well stocked kitchen. Would definitely recommend that you hit the grocery store on the way in if you plan on cooking your meals. The view from the main area is just beautiful during the day and the fireplace makes for a cozy night playing games in front of the fire. It is a very welcoming home!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Gorgeous views, fantastic home, beautiful backyard

  • 5 of 5

I can't express how helpful, kind, and caring the owner's were with our stay at this lovely house. It's a large house, with mountain cabin charm while also being clean and equipped with modern amenities. Outside in the back you'll find a nice deck and a giant yard where you'll find gardens, trees, and a walkway that leads to another deck over a cliff. I'm just not sure you are going to find a better house and owners in this part of Virginia. We were lucky enough to have our wedding reception here as well and we could not have been happier with the accommodations.

Seriously, treat yourself and stay here- you'll find out what I'm talking about.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh
5

Wonderful visit to Tsuga

  • 5 of 5

Clara and Brian are very gracious hosts and their home is very comfortable and inviting. I have rented many homes and have never visited one with such an organized and well stocked kitchen. I felt I had arrived at a 4 star hotel.There was good hiking nearby as well as around the property. Clara even arranged a double rainbow for our last morning to make up for the foggy weather.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Our stay at Tsuga was great. The cabin is beautiful and the views were wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

Will definitely have it on our to do again list. We were so impressed with the amenities that were provided, such as, the soap, shampoo, facial cleansing products, etc. We felt very spoiled. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with us. I would suggest one thing. It would be helpful to have a broom and maybe a mop of some sort for your guests to use to get crumbs up, etc.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Meadows of Dan House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125
Tax Rate 10.3%

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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