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Bedrooms 4
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 full baths, Twin Daybeds in loft and basement, Sleeps 10

The 1/2 mi. somewhat rocky drive often provides excellent wildlife viewing and may lead you a million miles from Monday. When you reach the home, parking is no problem (plenty of space). As you enter, the custom cedar is the most noticeable feature. The living area to the right has comfortable seating and a HD flat screen TV. The dining area is open to both the kitchen and living areas. The table seats 8 or 10 good friends with an additional 3 counter seats. The fully equipped kitchen has lots of counter space, coffee and spices for home cooked meals. The master bedroom has a 32 inch TV and a king bed, . Upstairs there is a twin bedroom with trundle and another with a queen bed .The loft has a daybed and large game table with leather chairs..The basement has a pool table, foosball, and a big screen TV with a DVD player and DISH TV

Outside there is a hot tub on one of the decks with rockers provided for the usually excellent stargazing. In the yard the fire pit has some wood provided.

Big recent NEWS from Spring Creek Cabin:

!, We now have high speed internet and WiFi

2, The High Bridge on High Bridge Trail State Park is open. (all 34 miles)

3. A branch of the Museam of the Confederacy has opened in Appromattox.

4. Free long distance phone service is now available.

Shopping/Churches: The area has many of the national chains, including most restaurants, Wal Mart, and Lowes within 20 miles. The big store in town is Green Front Furniture in Farmville which occupies 12 huge warehouses with upscale items from around the world. Numerous antique and flea markets dot the area and an auction or estate sale occurs almost every weekend. Lynchburg is about 40 miles to the West and Richmond is about 70 miles to the East.

There is a large Amish population in the area and churches of most denominations are close by. The biggest of them being the Thomas Road Baptist in Lynchburg..

Nature: Deer and turkeys are plentiful and often seen from the decks or on the driveway. Rabbits and squirrels are also in the area. Birds from the occasional eagle or hawk to sparrows can be seen. Much more rare are bear and fox sightings.

The home is quiet inside and outside except for the sounds of nature.

The night sky is a treat for city dwellers. No man made lights can be seen from the rear deck and our own spiral galaxy, the Milky Way, is often visible as a faint band of light across the sky.

The 34 Mile High Bridge Trail is open to horses, walkers and non motorized bikes. It follows the old Norfolk & Western rail route through Farmville and over the Appomattox River as part of the rails to trails program. The trail's Western end is in Pamplin VA about 3 miles from the house. An easy horse ride on marked roads.

Relaxation: The comfortable beds are nice but the jetted tubs and the outdoor hot tub can help even the most stressed traveler. Even in the depths of winter it is worth a short sprint across the rear deck to experience the bubbles and water of the 98-104 degree jets.(easily adjusted to your liking)

A game of pool,foosball, cornhole, a video game, or a movie ( DVD player available) on the big screen is also available'

If quiet is your preference this is the spot for you. The nearest neighbor is about 1/2 mile away. Besides the crickets, about all you can hear is the occasional faint rooster or cow..

The new DISH HOPPER TV system allow you to watch any primetime show for the last 8 days. If you wait one day there is a selection that will eliminate the commercials for you.

More Details

James F. Booker
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2017

About James F. Booker

I am retired and spend time improving the cabin and surrounding property.Our plan is to move there eventually though our condo requires considerably less upkeep.

James F. Booker purchased this house in 1830

Why James F. Booker chose Central Virginia

The land has been in my family since before the civil war and my grandparents home (over 100 years old) on the property is being rehabed and may eventually house additional rental beds.

What makes this house unique

Renters seem to find a variety of things to enjoy about the place. I put considerable sweat equity into building the cabin and am very biased so perhaps reading the reviews may give you a more balanced view.


Pamplin House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , middle floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , basement
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , jetted tub , top floor
  • Spacious bath on middle floor has well lit double sinks,rain like shower and six foot jetted tub so even tall people can enjoy a soak. Top floor bath has corner jetted tub (not as big) that maintains water temperature, Please no splashing in that area. Basement has basic tub shower combination. Some towels and starter soaps are provided..
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , with 32 In. DISH TV
    Stars ans Stripes bedroom - 1 queen , Small DISH TV
    Yellow bedroom - 2 twin/ single , trundle bed that pulls out to an uneven Queen
    Basement - 2 twin/ single , trundle (pulls out into an uneven Queen) and Big Screen TV
    Open Loft/Gameroom - 1 twin/ single , twin day bed
    Blue bedroom - 1 queen , adjustable bed with 'magic fingers'
  • King and Queen room upstairs have DISH TV. Fifth bed area is twin daybed in loft or another in basement with big TV. 3 zone heat and AC with back up generator and fireplace insures comfort throughout. The bedrooms combine with the decks to provide numerous getaway areas for reading or other quiet activities. Linens, including towels, are provided. Recreation areas are provided in both the basement and loft with some board games provided in addition to pool and foosball. The side and rear elevated decks provide attractive sitting areas in addition to the large front porch which has fans for warmer days.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
If something above is a deal breaker lets talk. We strive to provide most expected amenities and a few more. A circular fire pit is available with wood provided. The Hot Tub is kept hot and chemicals may be necessary after a few days. Instructions provided, New DISH Hopper system As to suitability for the elderly or disabled the middle floor provides all necessary facilities once the 5 entrance steps are dealt with or the basement with some sleeping options is walk in with no stairs. SEE 50 ADDITIONAL PICTURES with Link to 'Pictures' Just Above 'reviews' Section Below. Ipod dock available

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(91 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.967033 based on 91 reviews

Fantastic place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is amazing. It is everything and more than advertised. The pictures do not do it justice. My thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Booker for their great hospitality. We will definitely be back. Randall and Lorraine Moran and family.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic country living

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip to the Spring Creek Cabin was as great as our first. We had a total of four adults and four small children aged 6, 3, 2, and 1. Our plan was to get away and stay at the cabin for a five day weekend, and that is exactly what we did. The cabin is well equipped with everything you need for cooking, cleaning, laundry, coffee, trash bags and everything you can think of for the maintenance of small kids. The outdoor space is awesome with plenty of space for the kids to run around, play ball, and explore the woods and creek with the grown ups. Hot tub is clean and works great, fire pit, horseshoes, corn hole and the peaceful, beautiful scenery kept the adults happy. Inside is fully upgraded and comfortable, and the TV/WiFi allowed us to watch as much football/movies as we could have wanted. Fire pit was great with plenty of firewood. We plan on making this an annual trip for some great R&R!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Love the motto "Million Miles From Monday"

  • 5 of 5

An extremely relaxing weekend with all the amenities you could wish for. Watching the stars from the hot tub was amazing, saw deer in the front yard, plus an eagle and song birds. Beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location to unwind!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful home and very private. It provides plenty to do both inside and out. It is very clean and well-kept. We will come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home to spend a week with your family.

  • 5 of 5

The home is so much better than the photos. If you want to get away and relax, this is the house for you. Have coffee on the front porch or gaze at the stars on the the back deck.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great place to get away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here Labor Day Weekend. The cabin was exactly as described! We relaxed , played games, went in hot tub and had a great time. There are things to do within driving distance. However we chose to just hang at the cabin! My boys explored the property and kept busy. We would definitely stay here again! Plenty of space and separation for large families as well!! Thanks for a great mini vacation !

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Manor in Farmville
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
VA Rt. 460 bypass and Rt. 460 bus. Pamplin
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

The Farmville/ Appomattox area can provide a secluded,quiet, and restful experience if that is your wish. However great antiquing and furniture shopping by the acre is available at Green Front Furniture. Longwood University and Hampden Sydney College provide many events. athletically and otherwise.Appomattox Court House where our civil war ended, is the center of this history rich area. The newly opened Musem of the Confedracy is now open in Appomattox.

Wildlife is abundant from bears to birds.

The rural location provides excellent stargazing. The more active can walk or ride through the rough trails of the 100 A. property at their own risk, but the Western end of the New 34 mi. High Bridge Trail is just minutes away. The High Bridge of High Bridge Trail State Park opened to the public in early April 2012.

The newest additions include a hammock, horseshoes, cornhole and WiFi for those of a more leisurely bent.

Other Activities: The new Branch of The musem of the Confederacy opened in Appomattox in April of 2012.

Many nearby state parks provide hiking, boatong, fishing and picnicing oppertunities.

Golf: The Manor golf course in Farmville is highly rated and open to the public

Ski: The Wintergreen resort/ski area is a bit over 60 miles from the cabin and while it is not the Rockies, it can provide a fun day trip for a family.


Rates & Availability

Pamplin House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
LONGWOOD Graduation
May 17 2017 - May 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Light cleaning 4-7 guest $100
Tax Rate 5.3%

25%surcharge for holidays, homecomings and parents weekends.
5.3% Virginia Tax

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