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Restored Double Log Cabin on 400 Mountain Acres

Sleeps17
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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.

Sleeping arrangements:

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

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More Details

Owner
Susan Pierce
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

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 Central 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 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, golf, fine dining, and much more!

Amenities

Afton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 17
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • 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:
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Check-in 2:00 pm, Check out 11:00 am. Private hiking trails, bird watching, wildlife, fire pit

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Restored Double Log Cabin on 400 Mountain Acres
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 67 reviews
5

Rustic, beautiful cabin living!

  • 5 of 5

We had a bachelorette group stay here and we had a wonderful time! The cabin fit us all comfortably and we were within 30 minutes of a couple wineries. I'd love to bring my family back next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous weekend for me and the girls!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What a neat cabin! I was planning a "Weekend in the Woods" themed Bachelorette Party for my sister and found this to be the perfect location. The cabin was very remote which was nice but also within a 30 minute drive of wineries, breweries, restaurants, and downtown Charolettesville! The cabin was a great size for a large group of people and had everything we needed for the weekend stay. The owners are fully stocked on all the necessities. I loved how cozy the cabin. We spent a lot of time of the front porch since our weekend weather was fantastic. The fire pit was a hit in the evening and the dining table was large enough for all 10 of us to eat together. I would highly recommend the cabin for anyone looking for a rustic stay. The cabin's decor was just so quaint! Thank you for a fabulous weekend and memories to last a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing cabin and great secluded location.

  • 5 of 5

We definitely book again. All was as advertised.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful weekend family retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house. Secluded location. Two families along with two dogs comfortably shared the space for a long weekend. Enjoyed the local sights (Charlottesville, Monticello and Winery), relaxing in the cozy family room, hiking and fires both inside and out. Communication with the owner was fast and easy. Wonderful rental! Hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cabin Christmas 2016 - December 23rd thru January 1st

  • 5 of 5

Christmas 2016 was spent in this beautiful cabin. For years, we've been thinking about a rustic Christmas. My family of four, including two teenagers (and even our dachshund). Along with my sister's family of three, with a seven year old, as well as our senior parents (and their schnauzer) all stayed comfortably in this lovely cabin on the mountain. We were able to make a full Christmas feast easily with all of the kitchen supplies on site. Susan, the cabin owner, had a Christmas tree waiting for our arrival with a few decorations. We brought our own tree topper, lights and some supplies to make decorations, now the scene is set.

My brother-in-law grew up in nearby Charlottesville, his mother and eldest daughter came over on Christmas day to celebrate with us. The day after Christmas, we took a day trip to Washington DC, which is a GREAT day to go as all the museums etc. are open and the crowds are extremely light. We also went to Monticello, Frontier Village, Lauray caverns, the downtown mall, and a drive on Skyline drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. It was everything we hoped for and then some. The cabin owner was available and eager to make our stay as comfortable as possible. I will warn you, your mobile service may not be available. My family has AT&T and about half way up the road, we lose service. However, my sister has Verizon and she had spotty coverage in the cabin and on the grounds. No service meant my teenagers had to learn to live without the internet while we were in the cabin, which is something we all actually enjoyed. It was great family bonding time. We made a few fires in the pit, sat on the porch swings, played games and reconnected as a family.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect mountain escape!

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted and grateful to be able to enjoy a wonderful long weekend at this gorgeous and lovingly restored log cabin. Everything about this place exudes warmth and charm - from the antique wood-burning cookstove and cast-iron cookware to the magical "children's nook" hidden away at the top of the stairs and the clawfoot tubs in each bathroom. Although the house has plenty of rustic appeal, it is also incredibly comfortable with plenty of modern upgrades - like central head and AC (although no wifi, which turned out to be a blessing for us). The setting is also spectacular, nestled in the mountains with stunning views and winding trails to explore. It the perfect place to escape the hustle-and-bustle of the city, reconnect with friends, cook amazing meals, laugh, play games and enjoy nature. We hope to make it back soon!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Afton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
$2,450
Flat fee
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,620
Flat fee
 
 
4th of July Weekend
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Columbus Day Weekend
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,485
Flat fee
 
 
Veterans Day Weekend
Nov 9 2017 - Nov 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
$540
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
$495
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$375
From
$540
Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/linens $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $0

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.

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