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Pre-civil War rustic cabin on 30 acres ten minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two bedroom, one bath rustic cabin surrounded by mountains, creek and wildlife

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.

Libby Legg
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 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.


Ferrum Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:30 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Respectful gatherings are welcome, we encourage you to enjoy your stay, and ask us in advance if you have an event, so we can help make it a success!
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , both couches on the main level are sleeper sofas
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 double , 3 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Pre-civil War rustic cabin on 30 acres ten minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Quaint Peace

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean and her family were wonderful guests, glad their extended family came for a picnic and made use of the gathering area.
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A piece of history

  • 4 of 5

It was great. The ax marks on the logs when they were originally and the wooden pegs in the rafters tell of its age.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spot to get away from it all!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maggie's Farm is a gem.

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely LOVED our stay at Maggie's Farm. It was such a unique place in a completely peaceful location. We were spoiled with so many details taken care of on our behalf .... a ready-to-go fire built both inside and outside, trails to explore around the property, fresh strawberries straight from the garden, plenty of wonderful seating options on both porches, lots of things to entertain the kids..... and NO TV/WI-FI! Just what we needed. Thank you so much for sharing a bit of your hearts with us. We give you the highest recommendation.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests! We know the cabin isn't for everyone, but sure enhoybwhen guests find value in the history and "authenticity" of a restful getaway. Thanks for your kind words and respect towards the cabin. Happy trails!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Roanoke Regional or Greensboro,NC
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Rocky Mount, VA
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Dairy Queen
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Philpott Lake, several beaches
Car: necessary

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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $25
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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