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Peace, quiet & relaxation! Family friendly home.

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, sunroom, wrap porch, beautiful views year-round

Authentic Southern two-story farmhouse, completely remodeled interior with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen with refrigerator, range, dishwasher and all you need to create great meals if you so choose. Dining room features country style dining. Sun room provides the perfect setting to enjoy just relaxing. Wrap around porch provides a wonderful gathering for family or a great place to read and enjoy the quiet atmosphere and gentle breeze. Fenced side and back yard for extra enjoyment with small children.

Bonita Jones
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Bonita Jones

We are retired and enjoy traveling and spending time with family. We've enjoyed remodeling this home and furnishing it for your pleasure. And now, after being out of the vacation rental market for almost two years, we are happy to open Granny Branch to the public.

Bonita Jones purchased this farmhouse in 2013

Why Bonita Jones chose Mount Rogers National Recreation Area

I've loved this house since before we bought our house in this community. It is just down the street from where we live and is a piece of history in itself, being at least a century old. Living in the Camp community is like stepping back 50 years. Life is slower paced. People are friendly and neighborly.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This home sits nestled near the Jefferson National Forest, a very quiet, peaceful rural area. Relaxing on one of the porches in the mountain breeze, or having breakfast outside are real treats. Come check out a slice of country living for yourself!


Mount Rogers National Recreation Area Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 2nd floor
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor; one twin, one twin extra long
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2nd floor, antique pineapple double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2nd floor master bedroom with full bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Great location to just relax or as a hub for the area's many activities and attractions, including hiking, biking and other outdoor activities. Lots of unique local restaurants as well as fast food chains within a reasonable distance. Services of a private chef are available with prior arrangement. Area entertainment includes Virginia's State Theater and a dinner theater. Wonderful setting to see change of seasons.


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Peace, quiet & relaxation! Family friendly home.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Savannah, Georgia

Perfect farmhouse getaway!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a charming, authentic farmhouse getaway, this is the place! We evacuated from Hurricane Irma with kids, dogs, and rabbit and the Joneses and the Camp community were exceptionally gracious hosts during our stay. They really allowed us to make the best of a stressful situation and simply enjoy our time exploring the Virginia mountains! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of Granny Branch! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return again!
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Great country get-away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a relaxing time at this country home. It was clean and comfortable. We also enjoyed the complimentary brownies that the owner baked for us. She was very friendly and nice. We were glad that the property was pet friendly as we had 2 small dogs along.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place great price and great place to bring my dog.

  • 5 of 5

The home was so lovely and comfortable. We wish we had more time to just relax. The owners were so nice and very flexible. I would love to come back and spend more time.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed the weekend to attend our family reunion in the area. The house was very comfortable and relaxing. The brownies were a huge hit, especially with the children. There were two dogs who came to visit, they were very friendly. The owner was friendly and helpful. If you want to relax and sleep well this is a great spot! We wanted to go to the the drive in theater in Marion but didn't realized that the movie showing changed the night before and was not a kid-friendly movie so we played miniature golf there instead, they have an ice cream parlor also.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Downhome Place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a few nights while hiking in the local area. It was a real pleasure to come home at night to a quaint and quiet house in the heart of a small community. The house is very historic and furnished in a beautiful country style. The old porch was a perfect spot to have a cup of coffee and enjoy the countryside. And the inside breakfast nook was a treat. The owners live nearby and were the nicest folks!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rural Retreat, VA 24368

Cozy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Our family chose this as our annual birthday get away retreat! It was so comfortable, cozy and downright enjoyable! The owners are a dream to deal with! Loved the welcome brownies as well!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Tricities, Tn
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Interstate 81, Rt 11-10 mi, Rt 21-7 mi, Rt 16-7 mi
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Joey's Country Kitchen, Rural Retreat, VA
Car: necessary

Jefferson National Forest, Appalachian Trail, Lincoln Theater, Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theater, Hungry Mother State Park, Back of the Dragon, Creeper Trail, Grayson Highlands, New River, New River Trail, Galax Fiddler's Convention, Bristol, Raceway, Mount Rogers, Konnarock, Hillsville Flea Market, US 21 70 mile Yard Sale, Museum of the Middle Appalachians, Settlers' Museum, Claytor Lake, 70 mile Yard Sale, Rural Retreat Heritage Day, local farmer's markets, trophy trout fishing, hunting, fitness centers, outdoor and indoor pools, walking tracks, various local festivals, celebrations, concerts, and gatherings, and more




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $60
Tax Rate 10.3%

Non smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.