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High Lonesome Cabin...Elevate Your Soul! Peaceful Seclusion

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4 in beds)

Hi Folks! BEFORE YOU CONTACT US (and if you get past this paragraph we encourage you to!) we have a 4 adult maximum and a 2 night minimum.....sorry, no exceptions. Children are very welcome but should be supervised or old enough to be responsible. Click the calendar tab to see if your desired dates are currently available. We require 4 wheel or ALL wheel drive vehicles due to the steepness of the gravel driveway, not because of weather. Rates are posted under the reviews section a little further down on this page, or you can click the rates tab above. If you're still interested, please read on and be sure to read our unsolicited GUESTS REVIEWS....our wonderful guests are so much better than us at describing the experience. (and we're pretty biased, anyways) Thanks!

High Lonesome Cabin was built in 2008 in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains. This rustic cabin sits on 20 secluded acres high on a steep finger of the Priest Mountain near the Appalachian Trail in Tyro Va., minutes from Crabtree Falls. When you stay at High Lonesome you have a mountain all to yourself, and you may never feel the need to start the car again until you have to leave. But if you do venture out, wineries, orchards, stables, golf, rivers, antiques, lakes and trails are all within minutes of the long gravel driveway.

***FOUR-WHEEL/ ALL WHEEL DRIVE IS REQUIRED***

This is a small cabin (technically all cabins are small by definition) and we don't have swimming pools or hot tubs or jacuzzis or saunas, but you can get all that at a Holiday Inn. What we do have is the Tye river right across the street at the end of our long, gravel driveway, home to some of the east coast's best fly fishing, as well as swimming holes and the AT swing bridge. Sherando lake is a short drive away and offers swimming, fishing and kayaking in a surreal mountain/beach setting.....a must see! The Appalachian Trail is a short walk away, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is very close as well. And if you haven't seen Crabtree Falls, it's a must.....highest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. Our 20 acres are surrounded by National Forest and protected land, so you actually have more like 100 acres of privacy! Outback in a small clearing is a stone fire pit where you can enjoy marshmallows and the starriest skies you've ever seen. There's also a picnic table and a charcoal grill, as well as a shed to keep extra stuff in. Cornhole and horseshoes are provided, as well as a hammock and even a guitar for fire pit sing-a-longs......(musical talent not provided....but inspiration is guaranteed) In winter, Wintergreen ski resort is about 20 minutes away, offering the best skiing/snowboarding Virginia has to offer....there is also tubing and ice-skating.

The main attraction of the High Lonesome is definitely outdoors, but the inside is pretty cool, too. Once again, it's small, but cozy, so you'd better like the person/people you're staying with...or at least plan on liking them by the time you leave ; ) ..... There's a porch with a great view, ceiling fan, rustic natural log columns, rocking chairs and outdoor speakers....or just listen to the birds and the Tye river off in the distance. *Just added* --new deck for totally private sunbathing....or you could eat breakfast, lunch or dinner there too. Moving inside, there's a small table for dining or cards, a dartboard, a wood stove/ fireplace, plenty of seating to watch a movie on the plasma TV, gorgeous stonework with cedar and pine walls/floors, a decent sized kitchen with cookware and utensils provided, small bathroom with shower only..... we're thinking of adding an outdoor shower, but feel free to use the hose for now! In the back is a small but cozy master bedroom with a very comfortable queen-sized bed. Both areas have ceiling fans and there is a wall mounted heat pump unit for AC/heat. Up the spiral staircase is the loft with a queen-size and a double bed...there's a TV with dvd player and a Gamecube and lots of video games. Usually the kids like to be upstairs, but they're welcome to pitch a tent and sleep outside if they're brave!

Some modern conveniences are furnished, but this is not a ginormous luxury log home masquerading as a “cabin”. The spectacular view, total privacy and mountain setting are its finest attributes….ones that only Mother Nature could provide. If a serene mountain escape is what you seek, High Lonesome Cabin will elevate your soul and clear your mind.

Keywords: rustic cabin, mountainside retreat, woods, camping, hiking, firepit, mountain top, forest, private, serene, scenic, peaceful

More Details

Owner
Robb
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2017

About Robb

We have been visiting the Virginia Blue Ridge mountains for over 30 years and have always dreamed of owning a place here. We have a deep love for nature, art and music, so we wanted something semi-rustic with a down to earth, 'blend in with the surroundings' feel. Also something that offered complete privacy.

Robb purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Robb chose Virginia

While we have enjoyed staying at many different types of beautiful places, from very luxurious 'cabin-style' homes with every possible amenity, to some of the cabin 'communities', (places where there isn't as much privacy as sometimes advertised) we immediately fell in love with the peaceful seclusion and tranquility that 'High Lonesome' offered. While sitting privately on 20 acres on the mountainside, it is surrounded by national forests and steep slopes of private land assuring that it will always remain secluded.

What makes this cabin unique

It's location is also ideal. Far enough away from the more 'touristy' areas of the mountains yet close enough to get to them if you desire. The only possible issue for some will be the steepness of the gravel drive, but the new driveway is in and working out well. For us, a small price to pay for the seclusion and privacy that comes along with it. While every stay in this beautiful area is a fantastic one, what we offer at High Lonesome is location....and if you are seeking a truly private, peaceful getaway with post card views and more stars than you'll see at a planetarium....you will love it!

Reviews

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(82 traveler reviews)

High Lonesome Cabin...Elevate Your Soul! Peaceful Seclusion
average rating of 4.9512196 based on 82 reviews
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Fantanstic Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had planned a trip back in March which had to be cancelled so we were very excited to finally be able to make it up to High Lonesome. What a great place! Sitting atop a mountain, the cabin has beautiful views and tons of privacy. The cabin is small, but perfect for 1-2 couples or a small family. All the modern conveniences make the stay comfortable and stress-free. Most of all, you can tell that the owners take pride in what they've built and have a true love for the surrounding area.

During our stay, we hiked Crabtree Falls (just down the street) and visited Devil's Backbone and Wild Wolf breweries - the rest of the time we relaxed by the fire, listened to music on the cabin's surround sound system (a nice modern touch) and watched the snow storm cover the mountains outside.

Two recommendations - first, make sure you bring a stocked cooler, prepared to cook your meals in the cabin. We spent a little too much time in the car making trips to restaurants or grocery stores - everything (at least what we found) was 20-40 minutes away so this added up. Second, use Robb's directions to the cabin - we used GPS and again spent more time in the car than we needed.

Overall a special cabin in a great location. We hope to make HLC an annual destination and have already recommended it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you guys made it this time. You've described your experience very well, and we appreciate that as we're so biased it's good to hear other people's reactions and how they share their experience. Thanks for the tips for future guests, and especially thank you for the referrals.
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peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5

A lovely property. It rained the whole tine we were there, but we had a great time hanging out around the fireplace.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful! The location is perfect. It's close to hiking, apple picking, breweries ect. It was the perfect get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Our favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

Our third year visiting the cabin in the fall, and it was wonderful as usual. The perfect getaway with close access to great hikes, breweries [bold rock!], apple picking, swing bridge/creek walking... just awesome. Not to mention lots of relaxing with fires, football, and harry potter movies on the TV. We will be back again next year!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never wanted to leave!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for Labor Day weekend and I can say that High Lonesome Cabin was quite literally the best cabin I have ever rented. From the very beginning, Robb was so helpful and kind. We were warned of the steep driveway, but we had no problem getting up it, and when we rounded the corner at the top, we were certainly not disappointed. The cabin is perfectly situated on a high mountain away from any noise. From the front porch, you can stare off into the wooded mountains, and listen to nothing but the calming sounds of nature, and the rocking chairs are a perfect way to enjoy that! My boyfriend and I have spent many hours talking about how we need to come back to High Lonesome for every season, several times a year.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Was exactly as pictured - comfortable and cozy! Excellent location for hikers.

  • 5 of 5

This little cabin is perfect for those who like to hike the mountains but don't want to camp. The Appalachian Trail intersects right at the bottom of the driveway. Crabtree Falls is just a few miles away along. While we didn't hike, it was still a perfect location for me to photograph the falls, and we loved exploring the suspension bridge on the Appalachian Trail. The house was clean, had everything you needed including wonderful views, wifi (there is NO cell service in this area with Verizon), satellite tv, and dog friendly! The exterior settings of this cabin were just as nice as inside - loved the campfire seating area, enjoyed dinner on the porch picnic table and destressed in the rocking chair. There is a Food Lion about 15-20 minutes from the cabin - we brought breakfast supplies the first night after figuring out we didn't want to drive that far for each meal. Great communication from the owner - let us know that a routine power outage would be happening during our stay which I really appreciated. Bottom-line, this is a great spot to just chill or as a basecamp for exploring the George Washington National Forest - we ended up mixing a little of both.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crabtree Falls
"Less than 5 minutes up Crabtree Falls highway.....a MUST see!!"
AT Swing Bridge
"Right across the street on Appalachian Trail. Great spot for picnic or fishing"
Priest Mountain
"Appalachian Trail is short hike from cabin, experienced hikers might want to head up to Prie..."
Swimming Holes
"There are numerous swimming holes along the Tye and North Fork Rivers. We haven't mapped the..."
Sherando Lake
"About 25 minutes away, this lake also has a beach and a gorgeous mountain view. Great for sw..."
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
"This brewery and restaurant is a favorite for locals and visitors....highly recommended!"

Star-gazing, outdoor firepit sing-a-longing, relaxing, relationship renewing

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Amenities

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Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
Notes:
Outdoor firepit, cornhole set and some other outdoor games, dartboard, guitar for firepit sing-a-longs, outdoor hammock with mountain/starry sky view, lockable outdoor shed for fishing poles, snowboards, ski's, hunting gear, etc....rocking chairs on porch, outside speakers on porch, private hiking on mountain (seasonal), 360 degree panoramic mountain and valley views, complete privacy at end of private gated drive.....4 wheel drive required due to steep gravel driveway.

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