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Unique Cottage On 215 Acre Private Mountain Top Farm, hot tub, trails, views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Hot tub, Private, Farm, Hiking Trails, Stocked Tout Pond, Long Range Views

On the Windfall is a 215 acre mountain top farm. Granny Mandy is one of 3 cottages privately located on this large parcel of land. Enjoy long range mountain views at nearly 4,000 ft in elevation. Fish in our stocked trout pond, gather farm fresh eggs, explore the forest and ridge along marked hiking trails. An assortment of farm animals on the property. This is a true rural escape. This amazing vacation cottage is comfortable and roomy. Relax on the large covered porch by the outdoor stone fireplace (one inside too) or on the stone patio overlooking Big Horse Creek Valley, Mt Rogers and Whitetop Mt. We are just 15 minutes from the VA Creeper Trail and 25 minutes from West Jefferson. This is a beautifully, hand crafted, built green, romantic, mountain cottage. 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 baths, (3) queens, (1) triple bunk, well appointed kitchen, stone fireplace, flat screen TV, Blueray, satellite, movies, internet, assorted games, washer/dryer, hot tub, air conditioning, charcoal grill and smoker. No pets. Property is managed by the family that owns it.

George and Carole Ford
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About George and Carole Ford

Greetings! We are the Ford Family. We discovered and purchased this property in 1996. As our young family grew, we camped, hiked, and fell in love with this rural, mountainous terrain, with abundant wildlife, and amazing wildflowers. We were weekenders with a dream to become full time residents and to share this lost province with others. In 2007 our family crafted 3 private cottages in carefully selected sites within this property. George was a builder north of Charlotte before relocating to the Lansing area. Carole loves to garden and manages the cottages and new venue on the property. We are slowing bringing it back into an Appalachian farm as it was over 100 years ago. We raise sheep, grow sunflowers and work on an endless supply of projects while maintaining the integrity of our natural surroundings. Most of the materials used in the construction of the cottages were harvested from the property. We welcome new guests and enjoy friends returning each year.

George and Carole Ford purchased this cottage in 1996

Why George and Carole Ford chose Lansing

This area of the Blueridge is truly a well kept secret. A lost province. This is so much more than just renting a cabin. We are a true rural retreat. With marked hiking trails, farm animals, a stocked trout pond with a newly constructed log and stone building with a 6 foot fireplace, restrooms, lawn games, and a wonderful rocking stone patio.

What makes this cottage unique

This 215 acre property is at an altitude at almost 4000 ft. Cool breezes in the summer, a light show of fireflies, and an amazing starry night skies are part of your experience. Autumn brings warm colors and a chill to the air as you sink in a bubbly hot tub after a scenic hike to the ridge. Winter wraps us in white with a quiet splendor. Spring welcomes us with trickling waters, new wooly lambs, and the symphony of frogs as the mountain come to life. Then it starts again and again.


Lansing Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Rain head, walk-in, tiled showers, claw foot soaking tub.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - Queen and set of triple bunks. Jack n Jill bathroom
    Bedroom 1 - Main floor, Queen on suite
    Bedroom 2 - Queen with Jack n Jill bathroom
  • Crisp cotton linens, down comforters, and fluffy white towels
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Unique Cottage On 215 Acre Private Mountain Top Farm, hot tub, trails, views
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
Sherman, Texas

Anniversary get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cottage as part of our anniverasary vacation. This property was amazing and had everything we needed. It is close enough to Lansing and West Jefferson but is a very secluded property. Wonderful owners to deal with and they have done an amazing job on this cottage and their farm. We will definetly return.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and for visiting us as part of your Anniversary trip. We do hope you will visit again! Best, George and Carole
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New Bern NC


  • 5 of 5

Always the best @grandy mandy

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you as guests. We hope you and your family will visit again soon. Winter in the Blue Ridge is breathtaking. Spring is amazing too! Thank you for your return visit. See you soon! Best, George and Carole
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, mountain solitude. A place to renew your soul.

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved On the Windfall! George and Carole are wonderful hosts. Granny Mandy is a beautiful, warm home. The pascova was great for relaxing and gathering as a family. We enjoyed hiking up the mountain, using the swing and relaxing in the chairs and hammocks.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Bern NC

Absolutely the best place we have stayed!

  • 5 of 5

Carole & George are the best! Fabulous time was had by all in this magical cottage. The property is spectular, we loved hiking to the rope swing & ridge where million dollar views! We shall be back! Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the farm, cabin and location. Great place for a quiet relaxing getaway

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just 15 minutes to the Virginia Creeper Trail, Grayson Highlands, the New River, and Appalachian Trail


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

June thru October require a 3 day minimum stay
Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay.
Rate is based on 6 people max. Additional guests, including children are $50.00 each.
This is a one time charge, not per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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