Welcome to the Dudley at Half Moon. The name reflects our grandfather who built the cabin and aptly describes the face of Half Moon Mountain seen only from this property (enjoy the hiking to the top in the link below).
This newly updated two story modest cabin is perfect for your getaway! The cabin features an open floor plan and is perfect for a couple's romantic weekend, a group of friends, or for family gatherings! The 58 acre grounds offer you plenty of space to unplug and enjoy a cabin version of "glamping".
Stop at Food Lion or Woodbine Farm Market for groceries on the way in and cook nice dinners in a fully equipped kitchen. We provide condiments so you don't have to. Enjoy dinner on the covered front porch. Make homemade pasta with the pasta maker. Or unwind with a glass of wine (a complimentary bottle is provided for reservations of 4 nights or more!) in the outdoor Pavilion.
The next morning, relax with french press coffee or expresso (we provide!) on the front porch at sun up and watch the deer graze after a sound night of sleep in our comfortable and luxurious beds. You'll never get a better night's sleep. Or walk the property as the sun is coming up - it truly is stunning.
Put dinner in the crockpot and spend the day at Cedar Creek Winery or enjoy nearby hiking (you can throw a rock to the GWNF). Vance's Cove is a short walk away. Paddy Gap (a stocked trout stream) runs through the property - bring fish home for dinner on the grill. There is an Archery Camp not far away as well.
After dinner, lie around in the evening in our fully reclining seating to watch movies or play games on the card table. Cable TV allows access to a full selection of channels and to keep up with the world - although you won't want to. A pool/ping/pong table provides hours of fun for the competitive. Or settle in with a good read from our stocked book case.
Walk the paths for a gorgeous view of Half Moon; first thin in the morning with fog rolling off the fields (coffee in hand) is the MOST spectacular.
Nature and wildlife are all around. Listen to the whippoorwills call at night, or view the brightly lit stars. Eagles, hawks and bluebirds to name a few. Fishers (a mustelid mammal) and turkeys add to the list of wildlife not seen in the city!
The water sometimes has a sulfuric smell and although treated, we personally prefer not to drink for coffee, drinking, etc.... Please be prepared to bring water - we do share what we have but only in base amounts. Alternately, feel free to leave yours behind.
The property is gorgeous and quiet so allow the stresses of the city to fall away. You will hate to leave and want to return soon - just 1 hour from Northern Virginia!