Log cabin retreat on thirty acres with spectacular and unobstructed views to the Shenandoah Mountains in the adjacent 30,000 acres of the George Washington National Forest.
Secluded and updated rustic retreat -- up in the clean and clear mountain air. Serene and private location allows a total respite from urban life.
You may cocoon yourself in the cabin or strike out to explore the hiking trails, barn quilt driving tour or maple festival. The scenery around every turn is breathtaking. Fly fishing in the local mountain streams can be arranged with a local guide
The cabin comes completely furnished for your stay.
The living room features comfortable furniture and a large flat screen TV. Cabin has satellite TV service, internet wi-fi and a dvd library of movies and children's favorites.
The kitchen is well equipped for cooking meals with pantry staples, kitchen towels, paper towels, dish soap and dishwasher soap provided.
The master bedroom's new queen bed will be made up with freshly laundered 500 thread count linens. The bathroom has towels, soap, shampoo and toilet paper.
There is a loft sleeping area with twin beds and a second bathroom on the main, living area level. The twin beds in the loft may be pushed together to accommodate a couple.
The cabin is equipped with landline telephone, air conditioning, internet WiFi, satellite TV and dvd player. Although the cabin is out of cell phone range, most cell phones can be enabled for calling and texts through the cabin's internet WiFi.
The cabin's private thirty acre parcel borders the George Washington National Forest which has hiking trails and spectacular scenery. The George Washington National Forest and the adjacent Jefferson National Forest combine to form one of the largest areas of public open land in the Eastern United States. Together, they cover 1.8 million acres in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia.
Highland County Virginia is the southernmost area of the United States that produces maple syrup. The Maple Syrup Festival in nearby Monterey, Virginia is a popular yearly event. The Barn Quilt driving tour provides a guide to wonderful scenery in the area of Virgina known as "Little Switzerland."
Area attractions include the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia; Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia and Poplar Forest in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Highland County highlights:
Highland Maple Festival 2017 Dates March 11/12 & March 18/29
In March, enjoy the "opening" of the trees, as taps are placed into the local sugar maples.
Take a sugar camp tour and watch as maple sugar is processed into maple syrup.
Save room for pancakes so you can try out the freshly made syrup. The festival has been designated a "Local Legacy" by the Library of Congress.
Mountain Mama Road Bike Challenge
In August, bring your bikes for breathtaking scenery and a choice of four routes with mileage varying from 27 miles to 100 miles. A route for every skill level.
Blue Grass Valley MusicFest
In August, join music lovers at the Puffenbarger Farm nestled among picturesque mountains in the heart of the Blue Grass Valley. Contact us for 2016 dates and info.
Highland County Fair
September brings this old-time country fair steeped in tradition. Celebrating 65 years the Highland County Fair opens with a hometown parade in historic Monterey on the Wednesday preceding Labor Day.
Hands and Harvest Festival
In October, celebrate the beauty of autumn at the annual Hands & Harvest Fall Foliage Festival. Held on the second weekend in October, come and observe the mountain forests transformed into a palette of russet, gold and scarlet. Local treats to sample include; apple dumplings, apple butter and Allegheny Mountain Trout, both fresh and smoked.
Explore the back roads and scenery on the Highland County Scenic Driving Tour or Barn Quilt Trail or try a horse drawn wagon ride.
Early December week-end offers an old fashioned, small town Christmas scene right out of your favorite Hallmark Channel movie. Browse in the nostalgic shops, sip on hot chocolate, watch the Tree Lighting and visit the "Cookie Walk" event. Wintertide Dinner at the Highland Inn has two seatings; reservations are required.