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Susan Pierce

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Restored Double Log Cabin on 400 Mountain Acres

57 Reviews
Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Samuel Miller House Rental Photos and Description

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. This 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.

Immerse yourself in the ambiance of yesteryear on 400 mountainside forested acres. Hand hewn 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.

Sleeping arrangements:

Hand made period quilts cover all beds.

The arrangement is perfect for two families to occupy with semi-privacy.

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: www.commonwealthhomedesign.com/1870s-log-cabin-restoration-virginia

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Susan Pierce (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Susan Pierce

We are Virginia natives with family in the Charlottesville area. We've been making trips to this neck of the woods for 50 years.

Susan Pierce purchased this house in 1953

Why Susan Pierce chose Virginia

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.

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 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 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, golf, fine dining, and much more!

Reviews

4.9
based on 57 traveler reviews

Restored Double Log Cabin on 400 Mountain Acres
average rating of 4.894737 based on 57 reviews
4

Beautiful home among the trees

  • 4 of 5

Stayed her with a bunch of friends and family to attend a wedding nearby. Very beautiful home - the owner was very communicative and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at your house. It was a perfect weekend. The cabin had plenty of room and it was rustic and charming and it also had all of the amenities you need to be comfortable while on vacation. The location was ideal and close to lots of great places for a group to have a fun time. This was the second time there for some of us and it will not be the last.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend with 14 of my cousins and aunts. There was plenty of room for all of us. This cabin was so beautiful. The lovely quilts on the beds, claw foot tubs, antique stoves were so quaint. We all fell in love with it. The scenery was beautiful as well. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and rocking in all of the rocking chairs. One night we made smores out back in the fire pit. What fun! The owner responded to all my questions very promptly. I want to bring my husband and kids back in the fall. Thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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AWESOME!!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this beautifully restored home. It was well stocked and so very comfortable for our group of 14 women! I'd definitely go back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fell in love

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was used by 17 ladies for a bachelorette weekend at the wineries in late June - everything was absolutely perfect! All of the girls fell in love with the cabin! It was well-equipped and the owners seem to have thought of everything! It was so cool to be away for a weekend in such a secluded spot and in such a fabulous house. Absolutely stunning! Word to the wise though, simply getting up the steep gravel drive at the end was very hard for any sedans or SUV's without 4WD so I would highly recommend 4WD if you go all the way up the driveway - we were able to figure out parking for 9 vehicles but getting everyone turned around and back down the drive on Sunday was a bit challenging. Still, a wonderful spot & highly recommended! Owner is great at communication, the price is very reasonable, and it is quite close to several vineyards in the area. Great time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're in love with the place too! Most of the driveway is level or very gently sloping and 4WD are not necessary. The last short section (30 yards or so) up near the house is a bit steeper. Several of our vehicles are two wheel drive and they handle it well (one is a Prius). Alternately, there are several parking places on the level section, and it's a short walk up the driveway or a little path.
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Fantastic mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience at the double log cabin. The house provided us with a central location for our golf trip. It was more or less a central hub to most of the local courses. We golfed all day then came home to a relaxing spot where we ate dinner and drank adult beverages in a comfortable, scenic environment. Since the weather was nice, we availed ourselves of the porch every night. The porch has a lovely swing and a bunch of cozy chairs. The cabin comes stocked with firewood and a fire pit which we put to full use.

The rooms were well apportioned with comfortable beds and nice linens.

Our first night there, we had an electrical issue in one of the rooms. It turned out to be a bad circuit. We communicated the issue to the owner, Susan, who was very responsive. She had an electrician out first thing the next day and the problem was resolved by the time we got back to the cabin after a day of golf.

My only suggestion to improve upon this great vacation home would be the acquisition of a more functional kitchen sink or relocating the existing one. The existing sink, while very charming, is oddly located. We were able to work around it just fine but it was the one thing we found a bit odd. But, ultimately, it was a minor inconvenience in an otherwise enjoyable stay.

I highly recommend this vacation home for anyone looking to get away from the modern world while still enjoying all of its conveniences. What a great place!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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20 minutes to Wintergreen Ski Resort, 20 minutes to University of Virginia, football game weekends, Graduation weekend, Monticello, University of Virginia, Observatory, Wine country, apple picking, strawberry picking, orchards, vineyards, college, Skyline Drive for fall colors and hiking

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Rates & Availability

Samuel Miller House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter 2017
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$470
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,500
 
 
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,450
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$495
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning/linens $150
Pet Fee $0

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Amenities

Samuel Miller House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - tub
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bunk Area - 3 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
private hiking trails, bird watching, wildlife, fire pit

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