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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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
High Lonesome Cabin came as advertised - a secluded cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains a short distance away from the Appalachian Trail and Crabtree Falls. The cabin was equipped for all seasons and has nice guitar themed decorations.
There were 3 beds - 2 queen and 1 full. Linens were provided IF you washed, dried, and put them back where they are regularly stored. Our group chose to bring our own linens so we didn't have to worry about doing laundry while packing up.
The kitchen is stocked with essentials and a few extras - glassware, plates, bowls, wine glasses, coffee mugs, a coffee pot, a pot, an electric griddle, cutting boards, spices, and condiments. I wish we brought a hand towel for the kitchen because we ended up using one of our shower towels to dry our hands and dishes.
It took about an hour or so to cool the cabin down when I arrived. *It was quite hot for a weekend at the beginning of September. Directions on how to turn on the AC units and where the fan switches were located were details in the cabin's binder.
Cleaning up at the end of our weekend was easy - all cleaning supplies were provided.
During our stay, we enjoyed the porch rocking chairs and picnic table for star gazing and talking well into the night. Bug spray was necessary. We also watched a DVD, played board games, and cooked a couple of great meals at the cabin. On Saturday, we hiked Crabtree falls in the morning, enjoyed a few hours at Veritas winery, and ate dinner at Blue Mountain Brewery.
We had a great weekend trip and highly recommend this cabin for small groups of friends, one or two couples, or families with up to 4 children (who can stay upstairs).
No doubt about it, the driveway is steep and a four wheel drive/awd vehicle is a must. But once you make your way to the top, the true definition of a Blue Ridge Mountain getaway will be waiting. We loved this cabin and all of its mountain charm, especially the front porch. Stop at the grocery store first and you shouldn't have to leave this place. If you feel like exploring the local establishments, they have list of restaurants and doings happening in historic Nelson County.The owner was easy to contact before our arrival. The summer Olympics were happening and we tuned n every night of our stay with ease. I'm looking forward to visiting in cooler weather after the leaves have fallen. Firing up the wood burning stove in cooler weather in this place will be a new adventure. We will visit this little piece of heaven again.
I selfishly do not want to share this review because I fear this little slice of heaven being overly booked in the future! This cabin was absolutely adorable - it is a storybook cabin from the outside, small and cozy inside but with loving detail with every little thing - the owner's make the process extremely easy - the porch outside, the fire pit so many wonderful things! Crabtree falls is a beautiful hike right down the road and a few breweries not too far for food. Keep in mind to do your shopping before you come there is not anything very close! You will not regret costing HLC!
Star-gazing, outdoor firepit sing-a-longing, relaxing, relationship renewing
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