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100-year old farmhouse in beautiful valley by river! Enjoy a step back in time

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • non smoking only


About the property

historic log cabin with 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath

Reach Carla at 336.902.4878 to learn more about our historic homestead, established in the early 1900s and is filled with glimpses of the past!

Available for long-term rentals for traveling professionals. Contact 336.902.4878 for details.

This old log cabin will accommodate 2-4 guests and invites its visitors to enjoy a step back in time amid the antiques and period furnishings. This is a one of a kind old cabin with craftsmanship reflected in the handmade pine plank doors, rolled window glass, stone fireplace and much more. Old quilts, burlap curtains and accessories will carry you back in time to make your stay one of the most memorable experiences ever!

Sip wine under the stars, watch deer graze in the pastures, or just sit back & relax! The historic farmhouse is located just 5 minutes off I-77 & very close to Princeton. Why stay overnight in a hotel when this beautiful place is just a short drive away?

Things on the farm remain pretty much the way they were when great grandma lived there in the early 1900's. Guests today have a few more modern conveniences including wifi, landline, tv, and . . . a bathroom, replacing the old outhouse that once stood on the farm.

Your bedroom comes complete with natural air conditioning, made possible by raising the old rolled glass windows and propping them up with a stick. The freshness of the cool mountain air filling the room brings with it the night sounds of owls and crickets chirping softly in the stillness..

If a rain should be falling on the old tin roof, you're in for a special treat. There's nothing like listening to the soothing raindrops as you curl up with a good book or nap the entire afternoon..

Guests can go for a walk to the old barn, go fishing in the river, watch deer graze in the pastures, or make conversation around the crackling firepit while roasting marshmallows and taking in the beauty of a clear, starlit night.

Time stands still at this old farm, rusted glimpses of days gone by, inviting guests to visit and remember when life was simpler. Paradise awaits!

12% tax added to pricing; Please call or email with any questions or requests before making a reservation.We take reservations on several sites, so please make sure the farmhouse is available before booking by emailing.

Also, rates are slightly higher for holiday periods and some have a 3 night minimum.

More Details

Carla Leslie
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2017

About Carla Leslie

Our family has been in the hospitality business for over 25 years, operating a Bed & Breakfast Inn as well as vacation rentals in the southern West Virginia area. Making sure our guests are comfortable and receive individual attention is important to us. When planning your next vacation, don't stay in a hotel or motel. Experience life surrounded by peace and calm in the countryside. You will be glad you did! Both our B & B and cabins have been featured in various newspaper articles throughout the years. We are members of the Southern West Virginia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Mercer County Convention & Visitors Bureau, as well as SkiSoutheast.

Carla Leslie purchased this cabin in 1900

Why Carla Leslie chose West Virginia

This historic farmhouse and grounds sits where the Shawnee Indians once lived in the Bluestone Valley. The homestead is one of the most historic sites in Mercer County.

What makes this cabin unique

Our guests enjoy beautiful star-lit nights, the soothing sounds of crickets and owls, and when raining, the tranquil sounds of raindrops falling on the old tin roof. This setting is hard to find but certainly exists at our historic farm retreat.


Princeton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 150 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, tub, sink, commode. All towels/washcloths/soap/shampoo provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , bedroom in loft of historic farmhouse
    Bedroom 1 - Queen bed on first floor of historic farmhouse
  • One Queen size Bed (first floor), Full size bed in loft
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Sip your coffee from the sunporch and watch the visiting deer gather under the old apple tree. Wade in the Bluestone River or sit and fish on the riverbank. Quiet, peace, and tranquility await you at the old farm!


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(5 traveler reviews)

100-year old farmhouse in beautiful valley by river! Enjoy a step back in time
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Great place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

This historical cabin is so charming. It truly feels like you have stepped back in time once you enter it. Very comfortable and Carla was very attentive to our needs. We looked forward to the mornings in the sunroom sipping our coffee watching the deer graze. We enjoyed our days at Pipestem State Park, hiking, riding the tram and paddle boating on the lake. Great place to unwind!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Elizabethton, TN

Country Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting WV for a Spring Break weekend. The cabin is just as the pictures appear. It is very old but very well maintained. It reminded me of going to my great grandmother house when I was little. The quilts on the bed are just like I remember as a kid. Heavy and warm. Its is very peaceful and secluded but yet only a short drive from the interstate. We visited Winterplace ski resort and ACE Adventure Resort for their zip line. I would love to go back during the Summer months and do the white water rafting on the New River or Gauley. The only slight draw back is the beds. They could use an upgrade at some point but I definitely would go back regardless of that.We grilled out every night and ate on the back porch which is wonderful. I also enjoyed reading the history of the cabin. Our whole family gave it two thumbs up:)

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. Your care of the cabin was superb, we couldn't even tell you were there! You and your family are welcome anytime.
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Relaxing Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

My parents rented this fantastic log cabin for a month in August. I was fortunate enough to be with them for a few days to help them get settled in. The cabin was immaculate and very well stocked. It is much larger inside than it appears in the photos. We loved the log cabin construction and the attention to detail. It was a trip back in time. They had a very relaxing stay sitting on the front porch glider, reading on the sunporch, going for walks, and watching the deer in the yard in the mornings and evenings. They even roasted hot dogs in the fire pit. There are great mountain views all around. Carla was easy to work with and very helpful. We will definitely stay at the Country Cabin again and highly recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Charming, great location, a real treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is an absolute treasure! We feel so lucky that the family rents it out and shares it with others! The cabin is immaculate when you arrive and is very cozy. We stayed for 3 nights to ski at Winterplace and the location is great! A 20 minute drive and you are at the ski mountain! Very easy access to I-77. For those who appreciate craftsmanship, this cabin is a real treat! It is a shining example of log cabin construction. It is in remarkable shape for being close to 100 yrs. old. It is solid as a rock with not one warped board or log! The owner has a very interesting history of the cabin and her ancestors that she shares with guests. It makes you feel like a special visitor---or even one of the family!! We loved the "back in time" ambiance of the cabin, but must admit the WIFI and sat. TV are a nice addition!!! Communication and booking through the owner couldn't be easier. We are VRBO owners and rent almost all of our vacation accommodations throught VRBO and this has been one of the best by far! A fabulous experience you shouldn't miss!!

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wilmington, NC

What a beautiful old place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at this old cabin. We especially enjoyed waking up in the early hours, sitting on the sunporch and sipping coffee, listening to the birds and watching the deer eat apples from the tree in the back yard. Great vacation! The owner went out of the way to supply us with things to see and do near the cabin. It is a cozy old cabin that had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Princeton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 12.0%

Rates are based on 2 person occupancy. Absolutely no more than 2 people are allowed in this historic property without permission from owner.

During ski season, we issue no refunds in the event of cancellation. However, we will work with you to reschedule your visit so you won't lose your money.

During holiday periods, we charge by the day and have a 3 night minimum (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, MLK, Valentines & President's weekend (Feb.),Easter, July 4th, Memorial & Labor Day. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Mercer County Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Pipestem Resort
Nearest Train
24 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt. 19
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Ski
14 Miles
Winterplace Ski Resort

Our historic farm retreat is near many sites and activities visitors enjoy in southern West Virginia, including:

Winterplace Ski Resort - has dozens of trails from the beginner to expert! Snowboarding and tons of winter fun!

Pipestem Resort State Park

is only 13 miles from The Country Cabin with horseback riding, indoor/outdoor pools, a tram that takes you deep into the Bluestone Gorge for a great dining experience! There are all kinds of hiking trails to enjoy.

Bluestone State Park, Bluestone Lake and Bluestone Dam - These beautiful scenic spots are located 8 miles past Pipestem State Park. Guests can rent a boat at the Bluestone Marina or simply enjoy an outing at the park, with a great outdoor swimming pool and lots of hiking trails. Bluestone Dam is open for tours from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Great hunting and fishing is available year round at the Bluestone Wildlife Management Area.

Camp Creek State Park - is located just about 12 minutes from The Country Cabin and is wonderful for hiking and outdoor enjoyment and equestrians.

New River Gorge Bridge - Worlds longest steel arch bridge. Experience Bridge Day in October where base jumpers parachute off the bridge.

Other nearby State Parks - Pinnacle Rock, Grandview

Historic Districts - Hinton, Bramwell, Bluefield, Lewisburg

Outdoor Dramas - Theater West Virginia, “Hatfields & McCoys”, “Honey in the Rock”

Dining - Great restaurants are located near The Country Cabin. Princeton is just 7 miles away where one can find Applebees, Shoneys, Bob Evans, Outback, Texas Steakhouse, and a variety of family owned restaurants. Outstanding restaurants and are found on the premises of Pipestem State Park. Seafood buffets and prime rib special. Also, The Oak Supper Club is also a favorite dining place. It is located just past the entrance to Pipestem State Park.

Horseback riding – Pipestem Stables

Swimming – Pipestem & Bluestone State Parks, Princeton City Park pool & waterslide

Whitewater Rafting – 18+ area outfitters

Professional Minor League Baseball – Princeton Devil Rays, Bluefield Blue Jays

Zip line and canopy tours in the New River Gorge - Great fun for all ages!!

Car Racing – Princeton Dragway, Beckley Speedway

Exhibition Coal Mine – Beckley

Caves & Caverns – Lost World Caverns, Organ Cave

Rock Climbing – Hard Rock Climbing Services

Golf – Championship course at Pipestem, Glade Springs Resort, Saddlebred Country Club, Willowood Country Club.

Fishing – Best fishing east of Mississippi found on New River, Greenbrier and Bluestone

Lakes & Boating – Bluestone Lake, Bluestone Marina

Hiking – Dozens of trails at Pipestem and Bluestone State Parks, New River Gorge National River Trails

Amtrak – Ride the Cardinal into historic Hinton, WV

Museums – Veterans Memorial Museum, Hinton Railroad Museum, The Graham House Museum, Saunders One-Room Schoolhouse Museum, Coal Heritage Museum

Mountain Lake, Virginia – Where Dirty Dancin’ was filmed!

The Greenbrier Resort & Casino - This 5-diamond resort is among the top 10 in the world. The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier's classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778. The Greenbrier bunker, once the secret emergency White House for the President and his cabinet, is now open for tours. Spectacular!

Tamarack - You will find the 'Best of West Virginia' here, crafts, handmade everything, along with a wonderful southern cuisine provided by the Greenbrier Resort chefs, including our personal favorite, the fried green tomato sandwich!! Mountain entertainment is plentiful in the theater on the premises. Spend a day at Tamarack.


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