Main house has 4 b.r. and 2.5 baths sleeps 8, cottage has full bath and sleeps 2
Owner / Caretaker
- english, spanish
About Owner / Caretaker
I am a native Floridian 'Flat Lander' who fell in love with this property and decided to purchase even though my wife and I were not ready to live there yet. I am an avowed nature lover and have been able to earn a living as such in the wholesale nursery business for the past 35 years. I am now enjoying the opportunity to beautify and dabble on the magnificent canvas that is The Glade. A previous owner was a landscape architect and began the gardens, we are now enlarging and enhancing them with both ornamentals and edibles in an effort to create more of a permaculture on the property. This area of the country being so different from my native environs I very often find myself in my spare time simply doing a lot of walking with my dog, enjoying the solitude and natural beauty that is found here. In years past, I have spent lots of time in Costa Rica and specifically for the last 20 years on The Osa Penninsula in an area known as Matapalo, where the diversity of plant and animal life is overwhelming. I find the feeling I get at The Glade very similar to that which I feel in Matapalo, a sense of calmness as I am removed from the intrusion of the modern world and am able to easily live in the moment, enjoying simple pleasures we all seem to typically overlook in our day to day lives. I hope all who choose to spend time at The Glade will find the same calmness, I and others have found here. The map below shows the entry to The Glade crossing Reed Creek via our bridge then leading to the farmhouse. The Glade is wrapped by Reed Creek essentially on five different frontages.
Owner / Caretaker purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Owner / Caretaker chose Wytheville
When I came across this home I was amazed by the property and how it is essentially a peninsula surrounded by Reed Creek accessible only by our bridge. After 5 years of 'sprucing up' the farmhouse, and cottage are perfectly restored and now we are focusing on enhancing the grounds both aesthetically and sustainably with vegetable gardens, berry patches, and fruit trees. I view this property as an Appalachian eco- retreat given the diversity of plant and animal life that we protect and enjoy, and have just recently chosen to share this special place with others.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This property is a private park. With the varied terrain and trails one could spend hours hiking and not see all the the beautiful spots it has to offer. The farmhouse with its large front porch and rockers is a great place for a cool drink after exploring, and the back decks offer a great spot to have meals and watch the creek flow by.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking only outside please
Prior approval and additional fee for pet.
Please read agreement regarding children.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Rental agreement must be filled out completely and returned, upon which time a countersigned agreement will be returned to secure your rental dates.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Wonderful historic house in the mountains.
Beautiful property in the mountains, near by restaurants and activities. Rooms perfect for all. Kitchen had everything I needed. Creek and wildlife fun.
We had a wonderful time and my whole family was raving about how beautiful the place is! You will definitely get peace and relaxation at The Glade! The caretaker was very friendly and helpful as well.
This was the perfect setting for our extended family of 7 adults and children ages 6, 3,2, 4 months and 2 months. The low, stonefilled creek offered hours of entertainment along with walks in the woods and fields. Chrissy the caretaker and Jack the owner were very friendly and immediately responsive with questions. Thanks!
For the past many years my husband and I, along with another couple do an annual motorcycle trip. We have always spent the week somewhere in the Smokeys loving the scenery, the people and the winding roads, especially the Dragon's Tail. This year we decided to ride the Back of the Dragon in Virginia and the Head of the Dragon in West Virginia, as well as making our way into Kentucky and N. Carolina, so we made The Glade our home for the week. We lucked out out with sunny weather so we were out every day, and coming back from those day-long rides to a beautiful house and zen-like property was heaven. My husband would go right down to the creek to fly fish and the rest of us would sit, watch and listen to the rushing water with a glass of wine in hand. We've fallen in love with the area and have decided hands down, it's our favorite place to ride and favorite place to stay. Thanks to Jack for sharing his piece of heaven and being so helpful with all my pre-trip questions, and also to Chrissy and Bill who work so hard making The Glade such a special place for all.
Relaxing and Beautiful Gem
My extended family and I had a lovely stay on this relaxing and beautiful property. We rented both the farmhouse and the cottage and it was the perfect size for 8 adults and 4 kids (3 of which were under 2.) It was also a bonus that the owner allowed us to bring our 2 senior dogs so we didn't have to kennel them.
The house is charming, the grounds are beautiful and the swimming creek a short walk away was enjoyed by all, especially the kids. We had fun exploring the property further on the hiking trails, picking blueberries and plums that were growing on the property, having a bon fire and roasting s'mores one evening and just in general relaxing and enjoying each other's company. We had some afternoon showers a couple days, but the covered, wrap-around porch allowed us to all gather together outside and enjoy the outdoors while remaining under cover.
This is the perfect place to unplug, enjoy nature and get away from it all. If you want a low-key vacation where you don't have to go anywhere or see anyone else, this is the spot.
Amazing Farm House
Wow where do I start. Chrissy the caretaker is amazing and so accommodating. The farm house was more than we expected. The location is perfect and the drive to Virginia Tech wasn’t too bad. A great relaxing break and would highly recommend.
Wytheville is at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-81 and I-77 and is known as 'The Crossroads of The Blue Ridge' located about halfway between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia. The Glade is within easy driving distance of Jefferson National Forest, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, New River Trail State Park, Crystal Springs Recreation Area, and other outdoor activities. There are several wineries and vineyards nearby, along with the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater and the Log House Restaurant both in Wytheville which offer entertaining and interesting dining alternatives to the norm. However, most guests find themselves spending most at their time here actually on the property itself, as it has been described as a private park with Wi-Fi. The road that is shown crossing the creek on the Google map, is our entrance road and the bridge over to The Glade.