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Charming, secluded turn of the century home ideal for a relaxing family retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Main house has 4 b.r. and 2.5 baths sleeps 8, cottage has full bath and sleeps 2

Conveniently located near the crossroads of I-77 and I-81, The Glade is a charming and secluded fully updated turn of the century Victorian farmhouse, located on 62 private park like acres, ideal for a relaxing retreat, or a romantic escape. There are two rental options available, the main house with 4 b.r. and 2.5 baths sleeps 8, and the cottage with a full bath sleeps 2, both have decks with gas grills overlooking spring fed Reed Creek and can be rented separately or together. RATES SHOWN ABOVE ARE FOR THE MAIN HOUSE ONLY, reduced cottage rates apply when both are rented together, cottage will not be rented seperately when farmhouse is rented. Located only 5 miles from interstate and town, with shopping, dining, and all essentials including medical care close by. Close as The Glade is to town, once you cross over our 135' bridge you have escaped the outside world and will immediately feel your pulse slow. Both the cottage and the farmhouse have high-speed wireless internet.

Getting There: Located 71 miles from Roanoke Virginia's airport, 75 miles from Bristol Tennessee's airport, and only 120 miles from Charlotte North Carolina's airport The Glade is within reach.

From Wytheville exit 70 on Interstate 81, continue right on Highway 52 N / Stoney Fork Road for 2.7 miles to State Road 664 / Glade Road on the left, continue 2.3 miles on Glade Road to the address and sign on the left. Follow the road along the cliff side continuing past brick house on the right to the bridge on the left. Cross the bridge and continue to the right +- 400' to the parking area, which is adequate for 4 vehicles. The private 135 foot bridge is the only access to The Glade as Reed Creek meanders for 1 mile around the property and the steep ridge in the back renders it virtually inaccessible otherwise. You will notice having crossed the bridge you are now on a peninsula created by Reed Creek which makes a hard right turn just past the bridge as it continues it's flow downstream to The New River.

The Accommodations : The 1910 restored and updated Victorian Farmhouse and cottage are located on a 7 acre peninsula. It features a large porch on two sides with rockers facing the gardens and the 4 acre manicured lawn on the bottom land where the vegetable, herb garden, and berry patch are located. The grassy lawn is suitable for a variety of sports activities from frisbee golf, and croquet, to touch football. On the creek side of the Farmhouse is a multi level deck with built in benches, a gas grill, with a beautiful long view of Reed Creek all conveniently located off the kitchen an arrangement ideally suited for enjoyable outdoor meals. The cottage which we call the 'Sugar Shack' is located next to the Farmhouse with a queen bed, full bath, it's own private deck, propane grill, mini fridge, and is ideal for a couple. With 4 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bedrooms in the Farmhouse, and a bedroom and full bath in the Cottage. There are 4 queens and 1 king sized beds providing comfortable accommodations for 10.

The Property: 'The charm of the property is impossible to describe, but anyone who visits feels it's enchantment. The charm lies neither in its architecture, though it has a certain rural 'kindness', nor in it's formal plan but in the site itself, the variety of spaces and experiences and the way people from one family have made themselves at home here for five generations.'

The Glade's sixty two park like acres are varied in terrain, with steep creek side ridges, open meadows, heavily wooded forrest trails, and pastoral grassy paths alongside a wide spring fed creek. Your visit may be relaxing, active, romantic, or a family reunion with multiple generations getting together. You can be assured with absolute certainty your time at The Glade will be a very special memory for all.

Suitable for weddings, and other large affairs, The Glade has accommodated up to 200 guests on it's manicured 4 acre lawn. Please inquire regarding any future events.

More Details

Owner / Caretaker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 7, 2018

About Owner / Caretaker

I am a native Floridian 'Flat Lander' who fell in love with this property and decided to purchase even though my wife and I were not ready to live there yet. I am an avowed nature lover and have been able to earn a living as such in the wholesale nursery business for the past 35 years. I am now enjoying the opportunity to beautify and dabble on the magnificent canvas that is The Glade. A previous owner was a landscape architect and began the gardens, we are now enlarging and enhancing them with both ornamentals and edibles in an effort to create more of a permaculture on the property. This area of the country being so different from my native environs I very often find myself in my spare time simply doing a lot of walking with my dog, enjoying the solitude and natural beauty that is found here.

In years past, I have spent lots of time in Costa Rica and specifically for the last 20 years on The Osa Penninsula in an area known as Matapalo, where the diversity of plant and animal life is overwhelming. I find the feeling I get at The Glade very similar to that which I feel in Matapalo, a sense of calmness as I am removed from the intrusion of the modern world and am able to easily live in the moment, enjoying simple pleasures we all seem to typically overlook in our day to day lives. I hope all who choose to spend time at The Glade will find the same calmness, I and others have found here.

The map below shows the entry to The Glade crossing Reed Creek via our bridge then leading to the farmhouse. The Glade is wrapped by Reed Creek essentially on five different frontages.

Owner / Caretaker purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Owner / Caretaker chose Wytheville

When I came across this home I was amazed by the property and how it is essentially a peninsula surrounded by Reed Creek accessible only by our bridge. After 5 years of 'sprucing up' the farmhouse, and cottage are perfectly restored and now we are focusing on enhancing the grounds both aesthetically and sustainably with vegetable

gardens, berry patches, and fruit trees. I view this property as an Appalachian eco- retreat given the diversity of plant and animal life that we protect and enjoy, and have just recently chosen to share this special place with others.

What makes this farmhouse unique

This property is a private park. With the varied terrain and trails one could spend hours hiking and not see all the the beautiful spots it has to offer. The farmhouse with its large front porch and rockers is a great place for a cool drink after exploring, and the back decks offer a great spot to have meals and watch the creek flow by.


Wytheville Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental agreement must be filled out completely and returned, upon which time a countersigned agreement will be returned to secure your rental dates.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • River ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Secure Parking
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , separate cottage
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shared with 2 upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , provide toilet facilities for ground floor bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Newly remodeled in 2015 and overlooks creek
  • The two full bathrooms in the farmhouse have beautiful antique claw foot tubs, and the master bath has a great view of the water from It's second floor windows, 4th bathroom is in the cottage which is a separate from Farmhouse. The cottage may be preferable for those unable to go up stairs, as it is all on ground level and is a complete suite with a modern bathroom and large tub / shower along with it's own deck and gas grill and mini-fridge.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Downstairs BR - 1 queen , ground floor but no bathing facilities, only powder room
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , up stairs separate bathroom shower & claw foot tub
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , up stairs shares bathroom and bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , up stairs shares bathroom and bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , separate cottage with full bathroom
  • 3 of the 5 bedrooms are upstairs, one of the bedrooms is in separate cottage all are queen with the exception of the master which is a king size bed. Cottage which is a separate rental but one of the five bedrooms listed is a ground floor bedroom with full separate bathroom and bath, ideal for those who cannot climb stairs easily.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Along with multi level decks overlooking Reed Creek with built in seating, chairs and table, there is also a wrap around porch with rockers that overlooks the gardens and lawn on the opposite side of the Farmhouse. The Glade has an on site property manager, Mr. Bill Mello (B. Mello), who is familiar with all aspects of the properties history, amenities, accommodations, and fishing holes. He has recently been declared 'The nicest man ever by recent guests, and who would argue with three young ladies!


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Charming, secluded turn of the century home ideal for a relaxing family retreat
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Our Thanksgiving Stay

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to relax! We enjoyed every minute of it as well as the dogs. I have never seen such tired dogs at the end of the day. With the house being back off the road the dogs could and run til their hearts content. Since I grew up on Reed Creek, having it run right behind the house was perfect. The house was very spacious and well kept. We definitely will consider staying here again. Perhaps in the summer when the kids can get wet without being scolded! A little cold for swimming this time. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Three couples rented this great house for a long weekend. Although we rented this house for the Va Tech/Tenn game in Bristol on Saturday the 10th.. we would have had a wonderful time without the game!! We hiked some trails nearby and also hiked a trail on the property!! We had a nice dinner at a local restaurant in Wytheville, came back and had a campfire by the river. It was a very nice, peaceful weekend at The Glade!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, superbly maintained house on gorgeous grounds

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for a long weekend, family reunion. We had several adults and children (aged 8-10). What a fabulous location. I'd highly recommend to anyone wanting to get back to nature but have the comforts of modern living. Close enough for a day trip to the Virginia Creeper bike trail. Lots of time enjoying the river that horseshoes around the property. The caretakers are pleasant and helpful but never intrusive. The owner is a gem to work with--rapid responses and clear communication. We just stumbled across this by searching VRBO and consider ourselves quite lucky to have found it. One couldn't ask for more! Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beginning to Summer

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Glade as an alternative to a hotel while visiting family with our daughter and 3 granddaughters. It was ideally located close to Rural Retreat family and was a perfect place to be able to have them visit us. It had plenty of space to host 20 family members for lunch, it was so nice to be able to sit on the deck and porches and catch up. Chrissy and her husband made sure we had all we needed to be comfortable. Chrissy also showed us the asparagus bed and we picked enough for dinner. Our girlies loved the kayak, wading in the creek and Buddy the dog. As others have said the property is beautiful and the house is lovely and well equipped! We will definitely stay again on our next visit to Virginia.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memorial Day Weekend with Friends

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Glade for Memorial Day weekend - six adults, three children and a dog. We had a wonderful time - the house is lovely and very comfortable. The property is beautifully landscaped and well cared for. We found the house very clean. The kitchen is very well appointed - we did a lot of cooking and found all the dishes, utensils, etc. that we needed. All of us could eat together around the big dining room table. The kids had a great time playing in the creek. Jack was prompt and easy to communicate with and the on-site caretakers were great - they even loaned us their kayaks for the afternoon and gave some of our group a shuttle up the creek so they could paddle back down to the house. We would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a fantastic graduation weekend for our daughter from VT. We had 8 of us and The Glade was a wonderful place to spend time together away from the business of Blacksburg. The house and cabin were super clean and inviting. Everyone had enough space and the grounds were beautiful. We appreciate the simplicity that Jack gave in renting the property. Chrissy the caretaker was exceptional. We anticipate spending time there again.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, I was glade to hear that The Glade worked out for you and your group and am sure it provided a welcome refuge from the events of that week. Hope you return. Thanks, Jack
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Roanoke, Virginia / Bristol, Tennessee
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
numerous in Wytheville
Car: necessary

Wytheville is at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-81 and I-77 and is known as 'The Crossroads of The Blue Ridge' located about halfway between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia. The Glade is within easy driving distance of Jefferson National Forest, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, New River Trail State Park, Crystal Springs Recreation Area, and other outdoor activities. There are several wineries and vineyards nearby, along with the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater and the Log House Restaurant both in Wytheville which offer entertaining and interesting dining alternatives to the norm. However, most guests find themselves spending most at their time here actually on the property itself, as it has been described as a private park with Wi-Fi. The road that is shown crossing the creek on the Google map, is our entrance road and the bridge over to The Glade.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Farmhouse cleaning $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

There are two rental options on the property, the 1910 Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and the cottage next to the Farmhouse which has a queen bed, a new full bath, deck with propane grill, and mini-fridge. Rates for the cottage are $300. per week, $50. weekday nights, and $60. per weekend nights, cleaning fee of $30. The cottage will not be rented if the farmhouse is rented by others to insure privacy to all.


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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