About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms + Bunk Area, 3.25 Baths, (Sleeps 13-17)
Escape the city or suburbia to the robust frontier setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville. Our log cabin is the perfect cure for cabin fever. Enjoy a week or weekend with family and friends in this authentic restored 1880's double log cabin.
Popular for getaway weekends for winery tours (centrally located to area wineries), family reunions, special birthdays, wedding groups/family, guys or gals weekends away, Charlottesville historic sites, UVA reunions, UVA game weekends, Foxfield horse races, Monticello tours, college sports and tour weekends, Frontier Culture Museum, and much more.
Centrally located to area wineries. 6.6 miles to Pippin Hill Vineyards. 10.4 miles to Delfosse Vineyards and Winery. 14 miles to Bold Rock Cidery, Nellysford. 15 miles to Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton. 15 miles to Veritas Vineyard, Afton. 19 miles to Roseland Farm Vineyard, Crozet. 19 miles to Blenheim Vineyards. 21 miles to Jefferson Vineyards. And MORE!
Immerse yourself in the ambiance of yesteryear on 400 mountainside forested acres. Hand hewn chestnut logs, reclaimed wood floors, restored antique stoves, furniture, and claw-foot tubs, - all contribute to the historic atmosphere, while folding glass walls, spacious rooms, central heating and air conditioning, and modern appliances provide the comfort and ease of modern day life.
The Great room features a wood burning stone fireplace, TV / blue Ray DVD with satellite, folding glass doors at both ends so your entertaining can spill out onto the front porch or the back yard. A large comfy sectional sofa has been added (not shown in photos). A long front porch is ample for dining and perfect for swinging on the antique porch swing and relaxing in rocking chairs.
The kitchen has modern appliances, and an antique refrigerator (and an antique wood cook stove for the adventurous sort - though best used for ambiance on a chilly morning while bonding over your morning coffee). The kitchen is arranged as the early kitchens were, with the table in the middle of the room.
An outdoor fire pit provides hours of entertainment for young and not-so-young alike.
This house is made up of two log cabins, one moved up from a lower location on the same mountain, and another moved in from another property, joined together by a great room. There are four bedrooms plus a bunk room, three full baths plus another with sink and tub only.
Hand made period quilts cover all beds.
The arrangement is perfect for two families to occupy with semi-privacy.
Check-in 2:00 pm, Check-out 11:00 am
Bedroom 1 (main floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bedroom 2 (main floor) - 1 full & 1 twin bed (direct access to bath)
Bedroom 3 (second floor) - 1 queen & 1 double bed with a working antique wood stove for ambiance
Bunk area (second floor near bedroom three) - 3 twin beds. Kids love this room with its unusual doorway
Bedroom 4 / loft (second floor over kitchen with its own stairway) - 2 double beds and a narrow couch. This is a large room with a private stair. There is no door, but it feels quite private. (This is my favorite room.) and there is an adjoining sink and tub (no toilet). Air mattresses would fit it this room for extra people.
Bathrooms furnished with restored cast-iron sinks and claw-foot tub showers, and modern water-saving toilets.
Bathrooms 1 & 2 - main floor
Bathroom 3 - second floor
Bathroom 4 - second floor with sink and tub only
The joined cabins are both 100+ years old, restored in 2009.
Note that cell phone reception is sometimes sketchy. Verizon nearly always has a signal, especially in the kitchen and porch area, and often all over the house.
We suggest you grocery shop before arrival as the nearest full grocery is 25 minutes away. Kroger in Charlottesville at the intersection of Rt 29 and Rt 250 is the closest full grocery.
Come glimpse the best of life of our early settlers!
For a description of the architectural features and systems in this house, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://commonwealthhomedesign.com/1870s-log-cabin-restoration-project-in-virginia/
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Susan Pierce
We are Virginia natives and our family has lived in the Charlottesville area for several generations.
Susan Pierce purchased this House in 1953
Why Susan Pierce chose Afton
This property was purchased by our Grandfather in 1953 as a working apple orchard. As a local Charlottesville businessman, he wanted to create a country getaway on the mountain. We've made his dream a reality. Our extended family spends holidays and long weekends here also.
What makes this House unique
When you really want to get away from it all, this is the place. This double, restored log cabin is located on 400 acres of forested mountainside. Wildlife abounds; bear, variety of bird species, raccoons, deer, flocks of turkeys. On a clear night the sky is dense with bright stars (UVA conservatory is located close by because light pollution is so low). Once or twice a day you can hear a train whistle far in the distance, to take you back a century. The cabin is centrally located to the area's wineries. Charlottesville is so close by that in 20 minutes you can be at a UVA football game or University of Virginia graduation, or at the historic mall complete with its outdoor pavilion and live performances. It's the same distance in the other direction to Wintergreen Ski Resort. There are many activities within easy distance along scenic local byways; historic locations such as Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville and the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, cultural experiences such as Blackfriar's Shakespeare Theater, outdoor adventures such as tubing and canoeing on the James River and hiking, apple and strawberry picking, Skyline Drive for fall colors, antique stores, wineries, breweries, horse shows, golf, fine dining, and much more!
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
This place is amazing
We were celebrating my wife's 40th birthday with friends and everyone loved the cabin. It's really comfortable and near wineries and the breweries in the area. This place would be great for a quiet getaway too. I'd strongly recommend this house.
A group of life-long friends got together to celebrate 70th birthdays in this lovely cabin. We had plenty of room to both get together and to have private time. For a bunch of city girls, the cabin seemed very remote but it was only 30 minutes to Monticello and Charlottesville, and it was also an easy drive to the wineries. The owner was very responsive and the cabin was very clean. Overall, an awesome experience.
Beautiful cabin in the perfect location for winery tours!
Stayed with a group of girls for my sister's bachelorette party and it's amazing! It has everything you need and a beautiful open concept with the windows opening up all the way on the porch! Definitely recommend and hope to return someday!
Charming and inviting rustic cabin
I took my daughter and 7 of her friends to Charlottesville for her 40th birthday. When we first arrived, we were wowed by the spacious yet homey feel and the views from the many windows. It was all it was advertised to be. So many small things were carefully attended to. The owners had left firewood for the outdoor fire pit and the indoor fireplace. The kitchen was well stocked. More than sufficient blankets were provided. There was even a beginning supply of paper goods. Because there are so many antiques in the house, directions were thoughtfully posted in convenient locations. Susan herself couldn’t have been nicer or more responsive. There were a lot of wineries nearby and the drive into Charlottesville was a little over 20 minutes. We were invited to walk the trails around the property and we did. Just lovely. I have stayed in many vacation rentals here and abroad and this is one of the nicest by far. I highly recommend it.
We had a great time hanging around the cabin. Grandpa had fun taking the grandkids on nature hikes. The cabin was great, had everything you needed.
It was a quiet relaxing time sitting on the porch and watching the kids run in circles.
The snow flurries on the last day was the icing on the cake.
Will definitely go back for another visit.
Huge place and nice property. It has excellent hot water, plenty for our big group. We really enjoyed sitting around the fire pit and visiting wineries and breweries in the area.
20 minutes to Wintergreen Ski Resort, 20 minutes to University of Virginia, football game weekends, Basketball, Graduation weekend, Monticello, University of Virginia, Observatory, Wineries, Breweries, Wine country, apple picking, strawberry picking, orchards, vineyards, college, Skyline Drive for fall colors and hiking, Virginia Film Festival
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations received prior to 60 before scheduled arrival will receive a full refund. Cancellations received prior to 30 days before scheduled arrival will receive a refund less 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 30 days will receive no refund unless property can be re-rented during that time frame. If so, then a refund will be made, less 25% of the rental fee. The refund will be processed after the check-in of the replacement tenants.