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Milepost 180 Blue Ridge Parkway; Fresh Air, Quiet, Lakeview, Family-Friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 768 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse


About the property

Three 2BR suites w/private bath in farmhouse and lake cabin

Our most popular rental is the new lake cabin, which is independent and sits across the lawn from the featured white farmhouse. The cabin has 2 bedrooms - one with a new California King bed that can separate into 2 long twin beds, and a queen bed in the second bedroom. There is also a new daybed in the living area for a 5th individual, and cots to add if there are extra beds needed. The cabin has its own kitchen, bath with shower, dining area, and private lakeview deck. Ceiling fans in every room circulate our "mountain air conditioning".

In the White Farmhouse, there are 2 rental units: the Master suite 2nd floor with private bath and balcony, queen bed, ceiling fan and an adjoining room with 3 singles; Another rental unit in the white farmhouse is the large front "quilt" room which has a new king bed and a single bed in one bedroom, with an adjoining bedroom across the hall with a double and single bed; each of these 2BR suites has common areas of kitchen, dining, sitting, and living room downstairs in farmhouse. Common side porch for sitting and quiet reading or playing lawn sports in the side yard. Ceiling fans in every bedroom accompany the central air conditioning in farmhouse.

More Details

Anna Marais
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Anna Marais

This mountain property has been in our family since 1976. It was an active Bed and Breakfast for 10 years, from about 1984-1994. The owners, Harold and Trudy Spangler, were from Greensboro, N.C., where he worked as a pediatrician for 30 years before they both retired to be a mountain couple, and eventually agreeing to be hosts of a B & B. 5 children and 13 grandchildren have their fondest memories sleeping, playing, and passing a cool summer day and evening on the lawn and in the houses, seeing the fall foliage in the autumn, and enjoying getting away from the city.

Anna Marais purchased this farmhouse in 1976

Why Anna Marais chose Meadows of Dan

This property is right on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and leads to Roanoke, Christiansburg, Blacksburg, and many historic sites, including Mabry Mill, Rocky Knob, Floyd, Mt Airy, Galax, Abingdon (Barter Theater), Virginia Creeper Trail, Fancy Gap, and Chateau Morrisette are close by for adventure and special events.

Stuart, and Fairystone Park, are not far away.

What makes this farmhouse unique

Clean mountain air and water. Absence of modern distractions, such as the telephone ringing and the chores of home. Time to read and enjoy the beautiful setting; stars brilliant in the night sky, sounds of birds and bullfrogs in the meadow and lake. Very close to major events in the summer and fall at nearby parkway and winery venues. Porches for sitting and rocking, decks for enjoying the lake, meadow and lawn for badminton and crocquet. Unplug from your busy home and work life to this quiet non-technological setting. Our motto is unplug and unwind. However, we have recently added DSL and have good Wi-Fi on the property.


Meadows of Dan Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 768 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom with shower and vanity.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , ceiling fan
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , with ceiling fan; two long twins become one California King
  • 2 bedrooms share adjoining bathroom. Ceiling fans both rooms. Queen size bed room #1, California King or 2 long twins if desired, daybed single in common room facing lake
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
Local historic includes Mabry Mill; scenic includes Blue Ridge Parkway; local winery Morrisette with restaurant Chateau Morrisette, and winetasting; nearby Floydfest venue, Floyd, local eateries within 10 miles


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Milepost 180 Blue Ridge Parkway; Fresh Air, Quiet, Lakeview, Family-Friendly
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Women's Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I stayed for a long weekend last year. We had a wonderful time! Fantastic location and great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to renew your spirit

  • 5 of 5

This was a 24th anniversary trip for my husband and I. We like to find little out of the way places and explore. This was the perfect place to do this. The hosts were attentive to our every need and even included us in croquette that they were playing on the property. The cabin was clean and nice. We had access to a paddle boat and canoe to get around the lake. The hosts knew all the great places to eat in the area and things to see as well. We will be coming back.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Staunton, VA

Ideal Fall Break!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a spot to go "off the grid" and this was it! Convenient to Floyd where my BFF is buried we also found it to be a convenient location for exploring. Right along the Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounded by natural beauty we wandered to Mayberry, Mt. Airy (the other Mayberry), Eden, Danville, Martinsville and Lover's Leap, all purely by accident. And every evening we came back to peace and comfort in the quiet woods with homeowners who checked in to make sure we had everything we could need to enjoy our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Dr. Lou, and Cathy, for your kind words. We were so glad to have you as our guests, and enjoyed meeting both of you, as well ask your well mannered dog, Atlas! Thank you for being so considerate and treating our place so well. Hope your travels in the future might bring you back this way. Glad Hurricane Matthew left two beautiful days behind for the rest of your trip.
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A good stop for tired bikers

  • 5 of 5

One small issue was quickly taken care of by the owners. Ann, Dave and Jerry greeted us the next morning and we took them up on their hospitality of eating breakfast with them. What a treat to sit and enjoy their company and fill our bellies before a long days ride. Thank you for opening you doors to us we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Myrtle Beach

5-Star Relaxing Get-Away in Historic Home on Picturesque Scenery

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4-day stay at this wonderful property and enjoyed the feeling of stepping back in time to Grandma's house. We slept in late under beautiful quilts, woke to fruit baskets and fresh cut vases of flowers, fished from a boat on the lake on property, and traded recipes and fireside chats in the evening with the owners who were at our beck and call. We attended The Black Dog Beach Music Festival at Chateau Morrisette nearby, stocked up on delicious wine for our holiday season, and enjoyed a dinner in the gourmet restaurant of Chateau Morrisette. We even managed to squeeze in visiting local art galleries and sites of interest in Floyd and took in the nearby Mabry Mill. Everything was just as we had hoped, and this is a property you will long to return to again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Chateau Morrisette, Jane's, Crooked Road Cafe
Car: recommended

Annual Floydfest and Winery Festivals within 15 miles, Mabry Mill historic area 5 miles, Morrisette Winery and restaurant 10 miles, hiking within 10 miles


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Protection $59

Daily rate is for rental of entire cabin, comfortably sleeps a family, or can be shared by two couples

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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