Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (6 Guest Maximum)
About Tannya Hughes
We honeymooned at “Pilot’s Perch”™ when we were married in April 2014. We so enjoyed our time here, and were so relaxed and refreshed after our stay, that we knew we would have to come back some time. That return visit happened in November 2017. During our stay this second time, we were presented with the most wonderful opportunity of potentially purchasing “Pilot’s Perch”™ log cabin as our very own personal vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. How cool is that?!?! We thought it would be very cool to own the place where we honeymooned!!! We were very excited about this opportunity and began extensive conversations with the then owners of “Pilot’s Perch”™, Clint and Roxanne. Since we loved “Pilot’s Perch”™ so much, we decided to make it our very own home away from home. It has given us much joy to make this purchase and we are looking forward to having such a quiet and peaceful place we can go to and get away from all the stress of our normal, daily lives and relax and unwind. We are looking forward to making many beautiful, new and happy memories at the cabin. We are blessed to be able to share “Pilot’s Perch”™ with you and hope you will enjoy the cabin as much as we do and make many beautiful, new and happy memories here as well. The cabin is beautifully furnished and decorated with all the conveniences of home, but we will continue to update and add amenities to enhance our guests' mountain log cabin experience. You will find the only negative thing about “Pilot’s Perch'™ is having to leave it to go home.
Tannya Hughes purchased this Cabin in 2018
Why Tannya Hughes chose Fancy Gap
That view!!! We chose the Fancy Gap cabin for its breathtaking views and close proximity to our Virginia family as we live in Fort Worth, Texas. It is also great that we are minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Pilot’s Perch™ is really close and accessible to many area attractions. The cabin is 25 minutes from Mount Airy, NC to the south (Andy Griffith's hometown) and 25 minutes from Galax, VA to the north (lots of antique stores and quaint shops). There are several wineries nearby: Chateau Morrisette (our favorite), West Wind Winery, Shelton Vineyards, Old North State Winery and Villa Appalacia. Mabry Mill is just a short scenic ride down the Parkway and the New River Trail State Park is only a short drive up I-77. 'Pilot's Perch'™ is located in an area in which you can always find something to do or you can just relax and enjoy doing nothing.
What makes this Cabin unique
'Pilot's Perch'™ has two large decks, both of which offer amazing views of the Piedmont and Pilot Mountain, the cabin's namesake. On clear days, you can actually see the tops of the skyscrapers in Winston-Salem, NC which are approximately 52 miles away. The cabin is furnished with some really unique furniture and accessories that were hand-picked especially for the cabin. We have also tried to provide all the conveniences of home. Chances are, if you have it at home, you'll find it at 'Pilot's Perch'™. The development in which the cabin is located has 2 ponds for our guests' enjoyment. (You should see the size of the catfish in one of them!) There is a covered bridge over a nearby stream with picnic tables where visitors may enjoy a picnic lunch. We have waterfalls for you to enjoy climbing, and it is an everyday occurrence to see wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife around the cabin and in the development. You might even spot an occasional black bear!
Pool / Spa
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Peaceful and Relaxing Getaway
Pilot’s Perch was everything as advertised. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the panoramic valley views which included the lights of Mt Airy at night and Pilot Mountain during the day. We saw several deer in the backyard while there and multiple firework shows down in the valley on the Friday and Saturday following July 4. It was exactly the relaxing weekend we were looking for and I look forward to returning again.
Owners are a joy to deal with. Communication was second to none and accommodations were exactly as promised. The cabin is beautiful...sitting in the hot tub underneath the covered porch and outside fireplace with a view to die for....don’t get no better!!! Highly recommended!!!
We are thrilled to hear you were satisfied with the cabin and enjoyed your stay. It brings us great joy to provide satisfying stays for every guest. We agree that the view from either deck at the cabin is to die for. It is so beautiful, ever changing, and peaceful and calming at the same time.
Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us and your stay at Pilot's Perch, we truly appreciate it. We look forward to the next time you and your family are able to return to the cabin.
~Tannya and Blake
Stunning view and cabin
This was the absolute best VRBO experience we have ever had! The view and cabin were beautiful and I am already hoping we can come back again! Highly recommend this place.
We strive to give every guest the absolute best experience, so we are pleased to hear you had a great experience! We would love to have y'all back at the cabin anytime your schedule allows. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Pilot's Perch, we truly appreciate it.
Until next time, take care.
~Tannya and Blake
The view from the back deck was breathtaking. The amenities were great, the owner was very attentive. The hot tub was enjoyable, and the view from there at night was amazing. It rained on the second day and was very foggy, so we took the time to just lay around and be lazy and get some much needed R&R. We will definitely be coming back and staying again.
Thank you so much for such a positive review about us and your stay at Pilot’s Perch!! We don’t think the view could be any better, day or night, than that from the hot tub. We are so pleased at hearing your stay was so enjoyable and that you were able to find the rest and relaxation you needed. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy day to review us and Pilot’s Perch. We appreciate it very much. It would be our pleasure to have you and Mike back at the cabin when your schedules allow. Until then, take care.
~Tannya & Blake
Pilots Perch is a little bit of heaven even on the cloudy rainy days!
There are no words to express the beauty of this little bit of heaven! The owners are so thoughtful and attentive!!
We had a lot of rain and heavy fog with occasional clearing and sun! Even in the heavy clouds we felt like we were on cloud nine!
There is beauty in every moment. We enjoyed every one of them and made great memories with friends.
Looking forward to our next visit!
We are so pleased y'all enjoyed your stay and made great memories!! You are so right, there just isn't any bad day or bad moment at the cabin, no matter the weather. Thank you so much, Mary Ellen, for taking the time to review us and your stay at Pilot's Perch. We truly appreciate it and we look forward to having you back at the cabin in the future!
I wanted a relaxing weekend getaway, and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect cabin. Everything was clean, comfy, and worked great! The hot tub and fire pit on the lower deck was my favorite spot. It was actually snowing/raining all weekend, so we had zero view off the deck since we were in a thick cloud the whole time (but it was actually really cool and I didn't mind). Taanya (the owner) was so helpful and checked in on us to make sure we were happy with everything. We're already talking about coming back and enjoying the view another time!
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at the cabin despite the snow, rain, clouds and fog. That is definitely one good thing about the cabin; you can enjoy it no matter the weather as it is so cozy and charming, and the hot tub and fire pit are covered on the lower deck. It's exciting to hear you're planning on returning, as return guests are the best! Thank you ever so much for your very kind words. We do appreciate your reviewing us and your stay at the cabin. We look forward to having you back at the cabin when your schedule allows. Take care. ~Tannya & Blake
About 15 miles from Mount Airy, NC (Mayberry USA); Conveniently located to Parkway attractions, including Blue Ridge Music Center; Chateau Morrisette (our favorite winery); Meadows of Dan; Mabry Mill (one of the most photographed places on the Blue Ridge Parkway); Levering Orchard (outdoor theatre); Cana, VA's Applewood Music Center; Olde Mill Golf Course; Historic Hillsville; Rex Theater; Raft & Kayak at New River Trail State Park 15 minutes North on I-77; Whitewater Rafting in Beckley, WV; and Snow Skiing at Winterplace. Special events nearby: FloydFest, Hillsville Flea Market, Annual Mayberry Days, Autumn Leaves Festival (Mt. Airy) and the Annual Fiddler's Convention (Galax).
If you enjoy wine tasting, nearby wineries include: our favorite, Chateau Morrisette (tours, tastings, special events & great fine dining restaurant); Shelton Vineyards; Old North State Winery; Villa Appalacia (live music) and West Wind Winery.
Maximum Guest Limit of Four per Stay. Owner Must Approve Any Additional Guest(s) - Never to Exceed Six. Additional Person Fee Applies to 5th and 6th Guest, if Approved by Owner. All Weekend Stays Require a 3 Night Minimum Stay. Limited Sunday Check-Ins. Two Night Minimum Stays Only Allowed on Weekday Nights (Tuesdays and Wednesdays When Stay Will Not Interfere with Weekend Bookings) - Excludes Holiday/Special Event Periods - Contact Owner to Verify Holiday/Special Event Dates, Inquire about Rates, Minimum Nights Requirements and Limited Sunday Check-Ins Not Listed on Website. Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund unless we are able to re-reserve the nights of your stay. If we are able to re-reserve all or a portion of the nights of your stay for the exact same price, we will refund you for the nights we were able to re-reserve.
**Reservation is Not Finalized Until Signed, Initialed Reservation Agreement and Photo ID Is Received by Owner and Owner has had opportunity to Personally Speak with Potential Guest on the phone.**