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Log Cabins on 'Natural' Farm & Aerial Adventure Park & Zip Lines

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Charming Log Cabins nestled on a real working 'natural' farm,minutes from the Sandy River Fishing Reservoir, Twin Lakes State Park, Gallion State Forest, High Bridge Trail State Park, Sailors Creek Historical Battlefield State Park and more...Stroll the farm, meet the animals, challenge yourself to a tree top adventure on our new high ropes course & zip line park...there is plenty to do in the area, or you can simply relax on your back deck and enjoy the nature surrounding you.

The cabin has everything you need to take a break from the weight of life's demands. Enjoy a walk along our creek, a camp fire, or just grilling out on your own spacious back deck.


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Keywords: Newly built log cabin, next to the Sandy River Reservoir, 5 min. from Farmville, Twin Lakes State Park and the Gallion State Forest, High Bridge Trail State Park, sailors Creek Battlefield State Park, Pet friendly accommodation, situated on a real farm, with sheep,miniature donkeys, vegetables,and free range chickens. Close to fishing, hunting, Hampden Sydney College, and Longwood University. The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat, High Ropes Course, Zip Lines Virginia, Come enjoy a country getaway in a real hand-crafted log cabin. Farm Stay Virginia

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Mark and Candice Smith. Mark, originally from Virginia Beach, has a construction company that specializes in building these log cabins, as well as all other types of restoration, remodeling, and new construction. Candice, originally from South Africa, has worked in the hospitality industry for ten years. She trained in England, and worked on luxury charter yachts throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the US. Both Mark and Candice are actively involved on Meadowview Farm, where they raise natural lamb, vegetables, and free range chickens, for eggs.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 2008

Why The Owner chose Virginia

We built this log cabin in 2008, so everything is in fantastic condition. We love the area, being only minutes from Farmville, and 45 minutes from Richmond and Lynchburg. Charlottesville is 1 hour 20 minutes and Virginia Beach is 3 hours away. The Heart of Virginia is the place to be.

What makes this cabin unique

Home away from Home


based on 23 traveler reviews

Log Cabins on 'Natural' Farm & Aerial Adventure Park & Zip Lines
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
Mitchellville, Maryland

"Back To Prince Edward County"

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Sandy River Retreat was nothing short of Fabulous!! We were extremely satisfied with every aspect of our visit. Candice really understands "Great Customer Service". The cabins are set up perfectly, with everything you need! I've deemed it our home away from home. I'm originally from the area; and visit family there at least ten times a year, now finding out about Sandy River Retreat - I know where we'll be staying on those visits to Farmville. I've already recommened the property to family members; locally and from out of the area. We look forward to our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sandy River for 5 nights. We also had our pet with us. We had a perfect experience in every way. Candace, the owner, was very welcoming and happy to answer all our questions. She has included everything you could possibly need in the cabin, and we enjoyed the peaceful setting. Candace answered her cell phone each time we called (she even had to let me in the cabin early one morning when I locked myself out when I went jogging, and she was happy to do so). This is a great place to stay to visit the numerous historic sites within driving distance. I would happily recommend this property to friends or relatives.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chesapeake, VA

Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Sandy River Retreat for family weekend at my daughter's college and it could not have been more perfect. Candice was very welcoming and the accommodations are fabulous and included organic fresh eggs in our refrigerator!! My family enjoyed walking around on the farm and seeing the chickens running freely. The setting is picture perfect and oh so relaxing! We will definitely be staying at the Sandy River Retreat again!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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hampton roads, virginia

Charming Cabin with Great Hostess

  • 5 of 5

Candice met us at the cabin with some fresh eggs from her farm. She showed us the ropes of the cabin and the farm. We chose the cabin with 3 bedrooms mainly for the porch and the fireplace. Candice goes the extra mile by providing coffee, spices, and dishwashing products. The towels are fluffy and the mattress was good. My husband and I chose this because we wanted to ride the High Bridge Bike Trail in Farmville but didn't want to stay in a hotel. The pictures on this site are just as the property is. Choose this location if you want peace and quiet yet only 5 minute car ride into Farmville. Thank you Candice for a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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norfolk va

Better than home,

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here at sandy river retreat and it was wonderful, I have stage 3 COPD, and i never felt so good, When i am at home i felt so sleepy and short of breath , But when we vacationed at sandy river i felt so alive and good, Everything was so clean, and fresh air, WOW!!! The beds are wonderful, so comfy,

i slept so well, our 7 year old grandaughter is already say when are we going back, There is so much to do, animal,s to see, and even a welcome wagon from sam (golden retiver) if you like, We loved sam coming and greating us , He was so sweet!!! Hick we on had to buy food,

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elizabeth City, NC

Perfect for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Sandy River Retreat. Our family of 4 stayed in the 2 bedroom cabin. We loved every minute of our vacation! We were amazed at the beauty of the cabin and the friendliness of the owners. My two young children loved playing on the farm and swimming at the nearby lake. Our daughter cried when we said goodbye to the donkeys, chickens and goats. I can't even count how many people I have told about our wonderful vacation?,

The cabin was perfect and it had everything we needed for the week. We brought groceries and our clothes, everything else was taken care of. From fresh vegetables when we arrived, to fresh eggs brought to our door. Very comfortable beds, soft towels, kitchen spices, shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom were all great surprises. It is perfectly located close to Farmville for grocery shopping, but far enough away to enjoy the quiet of the farm.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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The Adventure Park at Sandy River Retreat - 52 obstacle high ropes course with 13 zip lines. Guests staying at the retreat, receive 20% discount off ticket prices.


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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 5.3%

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Rice Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) Comfy mattresses with cuddle down mattress toppers., Baby Cribs (1) Pac-n-play available, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Fold out sofa-full/queen size.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming

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