Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and featured in Savor Magazine as one of the "Best Places to Go Glamping in Virginia," this cabin is a respite from the busyness of life. Located on 2.5 acres backing onto a mountain stream, our cabin is minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, Glenwood Horse Trail, countless hikes, and several ultramarathon courses. Our cabin is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and people from all backgrounds are welcome.
“This place is awesome. It pretty much has everything except a TV (which honestly on a vacation in the mountians you don't really need to spend time watching). Sprint users won't get any cell service out here so keep that in mind. My wife and I were able to stay here with our 1 1/2 yo daughter. We had to be careful around the loft and ladder, but the place was actually pretty baby proof over all. The stocked kitchen was great. We enjoyed going down to the creek, roasting marshmallows, traveling to natural bridge, and opening the windows to listen to storms. Few things to definitely highlight: the roads to the cabin are rather rough. You turn off of blue ridge parkway onto a fire road that has had gravel put on it. A sedan can certainly make it through, but take it SLOW until you get a feel for the roads. If you have a lowered car, I'm sure you would get stuck or bust your car up bad. The place is or at least feels off the grid. Be ready to 30-45 minutes to get to civilization and some of the attractions in town (but the drive is half the fun!) Water/power/landline are connected, so if there is a storm it is possible to lose all three of these at the same time (happened to us). Lastly, the fridge is small, but really, it's fine just plan ahead. Overall this cabin is so cool, very well built and designed. It is a great experience staying there.”
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“Another wonderful stay at the hobbit hole! The interior was as gorgeous as we remembered from our last visit, everything was pristinely clean, and the garden has been expanded and looks great in full bloom. We grabbed the takeout german sampler from the Edelweiss Restaurant near Staunton on our way down, and enjoyed a delicious meal with beer as we watched a Thunderstorm roll in across the hills from the safety and comfort of the hobbit hole porch. After it cleared, we sat out and enjoyed the firepit and listened to the bullfrogs by the pond. The next day we enjoyed a leisurely day, hitting up Pure Eats in Lexington for burgers, and after visiting some of the many lovely wineries in the area, with terrific views of the rolling hills. After, in a doubtless vain attempt to make up for all the treats we'd been eating, we walked along the Mirkwood Trail that winds its way along Randy and Linda's farm. We enjoyed following all the twists and turns and surprises along the way. Even got to stop by Jeremiah's farm and check out all the chickens and guinea fowl! For dinner we ordered takeout from Macado's in Lexington (their bang bang shrimp tacos are great) and then in the evening we moved the Buckleberry Ferry halfway across, so it sat in the pond by the fountain, and just enjoyed watching the sun set to the sounds of the virginia countryside. On our final day, after a relaxing breakfast of donuts purchased from Pure Eats in Lexington the previous day (and coffee!) we checked out at 11, and then proceeded to one of the more incredible experiences for me - participating in the forge workshop at Randy's (incredible - I'm jealous!) facility. In less than two hours, with lots of patient and careful guidance from Randy, I was able to make a halfway respectable poker! Certain to be of use in defending against any marauding goblins. Randy was an excellent teacher and it was pretty amazing to be able to shape the heated metal; I highly recommend that part of their workshop package if you happen visit - which you absolutely should! We loved our trip and will definitely be back.”
The Willow Cottage is a three-bedroom, two-bath single floor house located 1 mile from the Natural Bridge, 12 miles from Lexington, VA and close to many family-friendly activities. The house overlooks an idyllic pastoral scene: cows graze in the fields cut through by a winding mountain stream. The wide porch provides a perfect place to enjoy sunrises with a cup of coffee or to count the stars with a glass of wine. It is truly a place to come relax and feel refreshed.
“What a great place, and such thoughtful hospitable hosts! Everyone was really responsive and Erin had great suggestions on food and things to do. We arrived to freshly ground coffee and juice boxes for the kids. The guest book had tons of info, the toys and games were perfect and they have many books and dvds as well. We woke up every morning getting to say hi to the cows from the porch, and every night we got to see actual stars. When at the house, we stayed on the porch a bunch because that’s where the view is. Tons of room to do yoga out there too. The place was sparkling clean with everything you could need to cook, and stay comfortably. The arrival and departure directions were super clear. This place is literally 5 minutes from the Natural Bridge, 15 minutes from Lexington (take out and grocery stores), and less than an hour from many great hiking spots along the Blue Ridge Appalachian. Fun fact: you can hike to the large round white weather station at the top of Apple Orchard Mtn, which you can see from the porch! We’re already talking about coming back to come hang in the fall. It was hard to leave.”