|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Escape the city or suburbia to the robust frontier setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville. Cozy up to a crackling fire in any one of the wood stoves, fireplace, and fire pit. Enjoy a week or weekend with family and friends in this authentic restored 1880's double log cabin.
Immerse yourself in the ambiance of yesteryear on 400 mountainside forested acres. Hand hewn logs, reclaimed wood floors, restored antique stoves, furniture, and claw-foot tubs, - all contribute to the historic atmosphere, while folding glass walls, spacious rooms, central heating and air conditioning, and modern appliances provide the comfort and ease of modern day life.
The Great room features a wood burning stone fireplace, TV / blue Ray DVD with satellite (no local channels), folding glass doors at both ends so your entertaining can spill out onto the front porch or the back yard. A long front porch is ample for dining and perfect for swinging on the antique porch swing and relaxing in rocking chairs.
The kitchen has modern appliances, and an antique wood cook stove as an option for the adventurous sort. However the stove is best used for ambiance on a chilly morning, while bonding over your morning coffee. The kitchen is arranged as the early kitchens were, with the table in the middle of the room.
An outdoor fire pit provides hours of entertainment for young and not-so-young alike.
This house is made up of two log cabins, one moved up from a lower location on the same mountain, and another moved in from another property, joined together by a great room. There are four bedrooms plus a bunk room, three full baths plus another with sink and tub only.
Hand made period quilts cover all beds.
Two bedrooms are located on each end each with their own stair, making it perfect for two families to occupy with semi-privacy.
Bedroom 1 (main floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 2 (main floor) - 1 full & 1 twin bed (direct access to bath)
Bedroom 3 (second floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 4 / loft (second floor) - 2 double beds. This is a large room with a private stair. There is no door, but it feels quite private. (This is my favorite room.) and there is an adjoining sink and tub (no toilet)
Bunk area (second floor) - 3 twin beds. Kids love this room with its unusual doorway
Bathrooms furnished with restored cast-iron sinks and claw-foot tub showers, and modern water-saving toilets.
Bathrooms 1 & 2 - main floor
Bathrooms 3 & 1/4 - second floor
The joined cabins are both 100+ years old, restored in 2009.
Note that cell phone reception is sometimes sketchy.
We suggest you grocery shop before arrival as the nearest full grocery is 25 minutes away.
Come glimpse the best of life of our early settlers!
For a description of the architectural features and systems in this house, copy and paste this link into your browser: www.commonwealthhomedesign.com/1870s-log-cabin-restoration-virginia
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We are Virginia natives with family in the Charlottesville area. We've been making trips to this neck of the woods for 50 years.
Elizabeth Bennett purchased this house in 1953
This property was purchased by our Grandfather in 1953 as a working apple orchard. As a local Charlottesville businessman, he wanted to create a country getaway on the mountain. We've made his dream a reality. Our extended family spends holidays and long weekends here.
When you really want to get away from it all, this is the place. This double, restored log cabin is located on 400 acres of forested mountainside. Wildlife abounds; bear, variety of bird species, raccoons, deer, flocks of turkeys. On a clear night the sky is dense with bright stars (UVA conservatory is located close by because light pollution is so low). Once or twice a day you can hear a train whistle far in the distance, to take you back a century.
Charlottesville is so close by that in 20 minutes you can be at a UVA football game or graduation, or at the historic mall complete with its outdoor pavilion and live performances. It's the same distance in the other direction to Wintergreen Ski Resort. There are many activities within easy distance along scenic local byways; historic locations such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville and the Frontier museum in Staunton, cultural experiences such as Blackfriar's Shakespeare Theater, outdoor adventures such as tubing and canoeing on the James River and hiking, apple and strawberry picking, Skyline Drive for fall colors, antique stores, wineries, golf, fine dining, and much more!
My family and i stayed in the cabin for a week. We had a great time! The cabin is a good mix of old antiques and new creature comforts. We did have problems with heat in one area of the house but the owner was very responsive. The only criticism i would have is that the living room seating situation is not the greatest. Otherwise we had a great time. We enjoyed walking in the woods and having fires in the pit and fireplace thoroughly.
We had a fabulous weekend in this well maintained cabin in the woods. The cabin had great amenities, and although there was some griping, we were happy there was little access to the outside world.
The cabin had everything we needed for the 13 members of our family. The decor was perfect and in perfect harmony with the log cabin. The kitchen was more than adequate, and the large dining room table allowed us to enjoy communal meals with fabulous views of the woods. What did we enjoy the most?
- Fantastic walks through the wild and expansive property
- Plenty of bedrooms and beds
- Lovely quilts
- The kids especially liked discovering the room we called the 'Hobbit' room
- Plenty of cut wood for the fire pit
- Hot water and heat
- Beautiful cabin
- Great porch with rocking chairs
- Huge amount of windows for views
Suggestions for improvement?
- More comfortable seating in the living room
- More history on how the property and cabins were built
Thanks so much for allowing our family to enjoy your lovely cabins!
Jon & Sue
FYI: Our pictures will be posted to www.admiralstudios.com
I couldn't recommend this place more.
The cabin's location is the perfect mix of accessible and remote. It's right on Heards Mountain with lovely ridge views and privacy... Not too far away are dozens of vineyards, breweries, and antiques stores. We didn't make it up to Charlottesville but it would be an easy drive. The cabin itself is truly remarkable -- modern comforts and rustic charm. We were all very impressed at the working (!) antique icebox and wood stove. The firepit is next to the house, and perfectly appointed with logs and Adirondack chairs.
The owner was extremely accessible and communicative, and she sent information about every small detail, instructions for operating the various fixtures in the house, and even information about the property's many trails.
Thank you for an amazing reunion weekend! We will definitely be back!
I was so thrilled to find this beautiful mountain home. I talked to the owner, Susan many times and she was so helpful.
There were 13 of us siblings that stayed there very comfortably. 4 couples and 5 of us that did not bring our husbands. We were in town for a wedding, but wanted a place to stay after the wedding. It was the perfect place. We went in different directions all day, and then came together at night to talk about our adventures around Virginia.
The bedroom off the kitchen was the perfect spot for my 87 year old Mom. It was on the main floor and the bathroom was connected.
We all found the room that worked the best for us. I took the loft with my 2 sisters because I get up early, and did not need the privacy.
The bedrooms are all decorated so beautifully with homemade quilts on each bed.
My brother and his wife choose the "Goldilocks" room because they did not want to share a room and the three beds and little door gave them the privacy they wanted. He and his wife loved it!!!
We shopped for groceries at the Krogers in town on our way to cabin. The refrigerator worked well as well as the freezer. What a nice touch to have a dishwasher.
The cabin was well stocked with sheets, towels, washcloths, kitchen towels, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, and spices. We thought we would run out of TP, and paper towels so we purchased more. We did not need them, so we left them behind. Also, there was a dispenser of bottled water in the kitchen with many spare bottles outside. This was not advertised, but what a special treat!!
Speaking of outside.....the porch with rocking chairs and swing were the perfect place to gather for morning coffee, or at night to share memories. We did not take advantage of the fire pit as it rained the nights most of us were there. I took so many beautiful pictures around the yard of the changing colors on the trees.
My brother was the only one who had cell phone service, but, I did not even miss it because of the wonderful time we were all having. I had service as soon as I hit the highway. That was soon enough!! I LOVE my phone, but it was good to just put it away.
I'm trying to think of a reason to come back to stay in this cabin. I was so sad when I locked the door for the final time!!
Thank you for having such a wonderful get away in such a beautiful setting!!!
Getting together with the people you actually care about is so rare and this cabin took that experience to another level. It is a huge space. We spent the entire day in the shade of the back yard or rocking on the porch. Then fire pit set up is amazing. Its sleeps everyone comfortably and has every cooking amenity you would need. I really can't imagine a better place in the area. One person remarked that this cabin is straight out of Pinterest. It was a total summer camp experience, we all bonded, and made memories. It may sound cliche, but this cabin truly made the trip. Can't recommend it enough.
This glowing review is a little overdue, but that's not a reflection on the amazing stay myself and 10 other lady friends had here back in May. We had a lovely time pot-lucking and sitting around the campfire and visiting the local wineries and restaurants. We were all immensely impressed with the amenities provided in this adorably rustic cabin. The owners thought of everything, from firewood, to kitchen tools, to hair dryers and satellite cable (not that we turned the TV on even once!). I would definitely recommend this spot for family vacations and hope to go back again with my own now that I know what a find it is.
I will say to beware the very end of the driveway going up to the house. If you are not confident with the incline and gravel, or unless you have 4-wheel drive, you might want to park just before the steepest part and walk the few yards up to the house. One of our vehicles got stuck ;)
The owner/manager was friendly and communicative and pleasantly prompt with returning the deposit. An all around wonderful stay!
20 minutes to Wintergreen Ski Resort, 20 minutes to University of Virginia, football game weekends, Graduation weekend, Monticello, University of Virginia, Observatory, Wine country, apple picking, strawberry picking, orchards, vineyards, college, Skyline Drive for fall colors and hiking
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Feb - Mar
Feb 4 2015 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 20 2016 - May 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|