|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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.
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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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
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.
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!
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!!
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!!
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!
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!
We had a family gathering at this beautiful cabin and were absolutely pleased with everything! Isolated location away from the hustle and bustle. No Wi-Fi brought us closer together and allowed us to enjoy nature and have a break from our all to busy lives. Look no further, this is the place!
We stayed in these co-joined rustic log cabins for our daughter's graduation from UVA. The owners are clearly devoted to preserving the charm and authenticity of the original structures and have spent a great deal of time and effort doing so. Signature appliances like the oversized wood burning oven are beautifully preserved and (we understand) in fine working order, although we chose to use the modern version also in the kitchen. We were most impressed with the details, from the cast iron tubs to the period artwork. The cabins are fully equipped with modern conveniences that have been (rather subtly) added, which made our stay comfortable and convenient. A modern stove, upgraded plumbing and heating/air conditioning made the home as comfortable as we could have wanted -and the rain on the tin roof was an added bonus!. Although the bed frames are authentic, the mattresses are new. The very comfortable living area that connects the two cabins became the interior heart of the home for our stay.
The oversized back porch, however, stole the show. Our three generations of family could all rock to our heart's content, overlooking a fire pit where the kids roasted marshmallows and hot dogs.
We did not get much hiking in due to the rain, but there are trails and old roads that beg to be explored. Our stay was everything advertised and much more. A perfect mountain getaway and one we will be repeating.
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
UVA Graduation Weekend
May 18 2017 - May 21 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|