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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

**3D Tour just added! Scroll down to photos and click the 3D tour link....SUPERCOOL!**

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:
March 17, 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!

Amenities

Tyro Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

High Lonesome Cabin...Elevate Your Soul! Peaceful Seclusion
average rating of 4.952941 based on 85 reviews
5

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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Fredericksburg, VA
5

Our new favorite place!

  • 5 of 5

High Lonesome Cabin is a hidden gem! Absolutely the most wonderful and cozy place to disconnect and enjoy nature. My wonderful husband surprised me with this weekend getaway for my 40th birthday. I can't imagine wanting to go anywhere else now. Our first evening there we went ahead and booked another 3 nights for our anniversary in July. This cabin is so thoughtfully equipped...although we did donate a hand mixer to the cabin's very well equipped kitchen so I could make a birthday cake. Lol.. Everything was so well thought out to ensure each guest had everything that could be needed. The view is extraordinary as well as the wonderful piece of land this cabin sits on. Close to all the local brewery's, distilleries and numerous amazing hikes and trails. The AT practically runs through this property. We could not have wanted for anything more and CANNOT wait to return in July! Thank you for sharing this wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Winter getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time and we had a wonderful stay! We love the location (so close to breweries, hiking, restaurants etc). The cabin is cozy and perfect. We went with our best friends and they want to go back next month!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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caeson, va
5

A mtn top paradise--great place to unwind

  • 5 of 5

Charming, compact cabin. Very homey. The owners are not kidding about needing 4-wheel drive. Everything around the cabin is up or down. Great views.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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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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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