About Scott Fox
We purchased this property in 2015. It was a foreclosure in need of a lot of love and attention, but it cast its spell on us all the very first time we saw it. Even through the layers and dirt and grime, rotten railings, and bad paint, its charm was undeniable. We have spent a full year cleaning, repairing, upgrading, furnishing, and painting. It's been a huge amount of work, but such a rewarding process watching this diamond-in-the-rough shine again. It's so peaceful and beautiful here that even a day of hard physical labor seems more like a vacation.
Scott Fox purchased this Cabin in 2015
Why Scott Fox chose Millboro
We wanted a family getaway in the mountains of western Virginia, and it doesn't take much wandering around Bath County to make you fall in love. We have horse owners and trail riders in the family, so we also wanted a place where we could keep horses and that adjoins the national forest. Finally, we wanted a log home with enough acreage to be completely private. We wanted our getaway to be exactly that.... away from everything..... so it was important not to be able to see another house from the property and not to have traffic passing the property. Finding a property that has all these features is hard enough, but finding one that we could afford proved impossible for a long time. So when we stumbled onto this property, we jumped. Sylvan Keep is everything we dreamed and more. We invite you to come and share her magic and beauty.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Words hardly do justice...
The Keep was everything and more one could expect to have for an amazing getaway!! The time my now wife and I, and friends spent there was nothing short of magical. The cabin is something straight out of a magazine as is the property!! We will definitely be returning any chance we get!!
We are so happy that Sylvan Keep provided the perfect start to your happily ever after! We enjoyed having you as our guests, and we appreciated the great care you took of the property and the great notes left in the guest book. It's always wonderful to hear that people find it as magical and refreshing as we do. There's just something about the Keep that's hard to explain until you experience it for yourself. Now that you've got the bug too, we look forward to having you back soon! (Christmas at the Keep is gorgeous. Open presents in front of the stone fireplace, under the 12' Christmas tree, and sip hot chocolate by the fire while you watch the snow fall outside. Hint... hint... nudge... nudge :)
Thank you very much allowing us to stay at your beautiful cabin. We have not been that relaxed in a long time . The place was very clean , cozy, welcoming . We enjoyed the trails behind the house and the fire place . What an amazing weekend overall . We will be back again next year .
Mike and Aileen
We were so happy to have had you stay! Thanks for being great guests and for commenting on the things you liked best. Glad Sylvan Keep provided the perfect place for relaxation and break from the stress of everyday life. It certainly does that for us, and we enjoy sharing its magic. Hope you had a fabulous birthday, and we look forward to seeing you next year!
The cabin was absolutely beautiful! My family really enjoyed the trip. The cabin was beautifully decorated and stocked with every essential anyone might need. It was the nicest cabin I have ever stayed in, and we have stayed in several. Thank you so much and we do plan to come back for another stay!
Wow, what a nice thing to say! We really appreciate the compliment, and we always love to hear that stock and furnishings made your stay convenient and enjoyable. We look forward to having you back soon!
This cabin is fabulous with everything you need---even a well stocked kitchen for the little things that might be needed. It was a quick visit for us but perfect to celebrate my son graduating. About a 40 minute drive to Lexington and an easy drive and GPS takes you straight to the cabin---even for guest who gathered to celebrate my son (they had no problem finding it). Loved the fire pit and out door space. Great communication from the owners about arriving and checking out. Loved how all the extra bedding was labeled that we used for the pull out couch. :)
Highly recommend. Hope to visit again to relax and unplug from the fast pace of life. Thank you!!
Thanks very much for the comments, especially those relating to Lexington, travel, directions, etc. We receive a lot of inquiries about this during graduation season and other family events at VMI and Washington & Lee. We appreciate your post about how well this works out despite the bit of a drive.... but what a lovely drive it is! We really appreciate your notes that will benefit and inform future guests.
Sylvan Keep was even better than described! First of all - Heather and Scott were fantastic. They are excellent communicators and went above and beyond in giving information and options to make our stay a 5-star experience. We enjoyed sitting outside, listening to the creek, grilling out, listening to albums, watching movies - and being without internet!! We lost count how many times one of us said - "I can google that, or I can check the weather, etc." - but then remembered we could google nothing and we didn't get caught up on our mobile phones! Refreshing! We enjoyed nice meals inside at the table - had everything we needed in the kitchen, and we can't wait to come back and experience Sylvan Keep in the fall. Great memories we made indeed! Thank you Scott and Heather!
Luxury Wilderness Escape
I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to escape. Sylvan Keep is welcoming and has all of the comforts of home and then some. Pulling up in the drive you’re immediately impressed by the Keep’s rolling forest with a mature forest and whimsical botanical gardens.
The house is clean and open, fully stocked with anything you could ever want. Leave it all at home and bring your clothes and groceries. Big fluffy towels and over the top comfort await your arrival, and a master suite with a jetted tub on the ground floor off the kitchen is a plus. No matter what room your choose you have beautiful views all around.
We woke to the sound of nature outside our bedroom window and were able to step right outdoors with our coffee and our dog, Olivia, to enjoy mikes of trails along the creek and National Forestland. The area is peppered with hiking trails and vistas, including our favorite Doubthat State Park close by.
The people in town are as nice as can be and I didn’t miss the shopping/strip malls and stoplight traffic of home one bit. As birders and outdoor enthusiasts Sylvan Keep and the surrounding area are perfect in so many ways. We cannot wait to return!!
Thank you for generously sharing your beautiful home, Heather and Scott!!
We are so glad Sylvan Keep was perfect for your needs! Thank you for the specific comments on things you enjoyed most. We think the hiking trails right outside the front door are a big bonus too. You were certainly perfect guests and we look forward to having you again soon!