Maggie's Farm is a RUSTIC country log cabin that was built in the 1840's and has been kept largely as it was built, in a "dogtrot" style. If you seek a quiet, UNPLUGGED getaway in which to relax, rest and enjoy old-fashioned family time, you need look no further. Maggie's Farm has two fireplaces, a large stocked, family-style kitchen and living area, with two sleeper sofas. A full bath is on the main level as well. Upstairs is a master bedroom with queen and single bed, and a bunk room with queen, double and two single beds. Located on 30 acres with two creeks on the property, as well as trails to walk leisurely, porch swings to enjoy owls, turkeys, whipporwills and other birds and animals. Maggie's Farm is a step back in time to a slower, gentler way of life. A large fire pit for evening campfires awaits you, as well as horseshoe pit, badminton and a swing set for children after a wade in the creek. The cabin is 20 minutes from the Harvester Performance Center, roughly 25 minutes from Philpott Lake with Army Corp of Engineer swimming areas, and is about 30 minutes from Floyd, with its weekly music jams and popular Floydfest each summer, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is ten minutes away as well. The cabin makes an ideal gathering point for family reunions and , football weekends at Virginia Tech, , and it has a 20' x40' covered, lighted outdoor pavilion. It is five minutes from Ferrum College, and is on the Crooked Road Music Trail. Friendly, well-behaved pets will be considered on an individual basis. Spring and fall are especially pleasant, with cool mornings and evenings to experience.
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- Min Stay2 nights
Two bedroom, one bath rustic cabin surrounded by mountains, creek and wildlife
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 26, 2018
About Libby Legg
We (Kerry and Libby) are retired and live on the property adjoining the cabin, which we bought to preserve its historic presence. The original owner built the cabin and raised ten children there before leaving home to fight for his country in the Civil War. He died at Gettysburg and was buried there, although there is a marker in the family cemetery located on the hill above the cabin. The property is in the process of becoming a working farm again, and work is the operative word! Between the two gardens, chickens, cats and Sarge, the rescue dog, not much "retiring" goes on in this holler, but we hope you'll enjoy the respite and slower pace as much as we do.
Libby Legg purchased this Cabin in 2017
Why Libby Legg chose Ferrum
The cabin sets beautifully between the mountains, and affords its occupants the chance to slow down, listen and absorb the sounds of the creeks, the crickets and other wildlife. Maggie's Farm is an opportunity to unwind, unplug and mend. While it does have modern "amenities" like electricity and plumbing, it doesn't have cable, wifi or other distractions, giving ample opportunity for families to regroup, revive and renew their relationships.
What makes this Cabin unique
The outdoor covered area would provide a wonderful area for groups to pursue a mutual hobby such as quilting or other crafts, and is well-lit with new electrical outlets for equipment and projects. Evenings on the front porch swing or on the glider on the back porch are sure to be a favorite time, before gathering around the fire pit to share tales and beverages.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a quiet and lovely "antique" ! Livable in the 21st Century!! Also a reminder of the austere, but peaceful life of its builders. Very gracious owners that provide very nice amenities for those passing through! Highly recommend enjoying this treasure from the past. Great facility for family/friends gathering.
Jean and her family were wonderful guests, glad their extended family came for a picnic and made use of the gathering area.
Historic cabin with great grounds. Wonderful hosts.
Ruuuuuuustic, which we loved. It offered what we needed. Such a cool piece of history. Totally unplugged. We were welcomed with a prepped fire pit and marshmellows ready to go. Each day started with a visit from Kerry and his dogs that included suggestions for the day, weather forecast and a bit of a history lesson. The surrounding area is beautiful. An easy trip to spend the day in the really cool town of Floyd. The grounds are great for walks and hanging by the fire pit. Be prepared, off the grid is really off. No cell service, no WiFi, no TV and no land line. There is a DQ nearby with free WiFi open very early and very late for when you need to look something up or check in with the world. Bring an old school folding paper map. It would be a tough area to be lost in.
Overall it was what we hoped for with some nice surprises. A little more of a haul to get to Virginia Tech than we expected but that didn’t take away from our experience. Great hosts, great prpoperty. So glad we had a chance to experience it.
Unique, historical cabin in beautiful setting
Staying here was an experience! It's a 'real' cabin, built before the civil war, originally to occupy a family with 10 children (or something like that, I don't remember exactly). The original owner fought in The Civil War for the Confederate Army. Maybe that is why there is a Confederate Flag hanging in the woods. We are from Pennsylvania, so I may not fully understand the culture and meaning of that flag for southerners, which may be different than it is here, but I did want to mention it because I didn't know what to make of it and felt uneasy.
The grounds are beautiful. Lots for the kids to do. They played horse-shoes, corn hole and make-shift badminton (rackets & ball, no net), biked on the long driveway, made fires in the amazing fire pit, we sprint raced as a family of all things, played a board game on the porch, and enjoyed the quiet. My kids did not want to leave, and really want to come back!
The 5 star rating is because this is an incredible experience to stay in a piece of history, and have exceptional outdoor country to enjoy at the same time. Also, the owners were very helpful and pleasant to deal with. You will come across a few bugs (flying ants), but I think that is something we have to accept if we want to stay in a real, historic cabin. It can't be perfectly sealed. The temperature was great for us during memorial weekend. Cooler in the countryside, big upstairs window for cross ventilation, and there is a fantastic, whole-house fan on the first floor, situated in the exterior wall of the hall between the 2 sides of the cabin. It's fairly quiet and does a terrific job of pulling air down from the second floor, through the house.
At least one door did not lock, and also didn't latch for me, either (though it stayed closed fine). I would have liked to lock the doors at night. I grew up in the country without locks on our doors, but being visitors in an unfamiliar place, it would give peace of mind. We don't know if there are animals that could wander in, etc.
There are a bunch of beds, but only 3 or 4 are comfortable enough to sleep in, which was enough for our family of 4. I'm a very picky sleeper, and I would say there is one 'very good' bed, and 2 or 3 that are 'good enough' (equal or better than the mattresses at our state park cabins).
A piece of history
It was great. The ax marks on the logs when they were originally and the wooden pegs in the rafters tell of its age.
Beautiful spot to get away from it all!
This cabin was a great place for us to take a 'tech free' weekend! The setting is beautiful and the hosts were incredibly accommodating (they even had the fire in the fire place and fire pit ready to go!) Its not close to much, so be sure to bring your food & supplies with you! Near the Blue Ridge Parkway, lots of hiking, and the super cute town of Floyd is close by too!
Just remember, it is rustic!
We spent an anniversary trip at this authentic, historic cabin. It was well equipped to accommodate our needs for the weekend. We especially enjoyed the peace and quiet along with total privacy. Our mornings were spent relaxing on the porch; our evenings were spent around the fire pit. Also, Kerry and Libby were great, considerate hosts. I highly recommend a trip to Maggie's Farm!
We are 15 minutes from the Blue RIdge Parkway, about 30 minutes from 3 wineries ( Villa Appalachia, Amrhein and Chateau Morrisette). All are excellent little trips, and can easily be done in one afternoon. Floyd offers music every weekend, and has great shops in a quaint town setting.