About this Listing:
$140/night single/double occupancy
Sleeping & Living Arrangement:
1 Queen bedroom on 2nd floor
NOT Child friendly; NOT dog suitable
Bathroom with claw-foot tub/shower
The Property: Cabin
Check In: Anytime after 3pm
Check out: 11am
2 night minimum stay*
*3 night minimum on holidays
and special college weekends
3-6 nights: 10%
7 days – 3 weeks: 24%
Monthly discount: 40%
14 days prior without penalty
Writer's Retreat Cabin
A perfect sized cabin for an “unplugged & recharged” weekend or longer. Bring a good book, favorite music or your well worn hiking boots. This rolling Shenandoah farmland is perfect for inspiration, contemplation, reflection. With 250 acres & many high energy spots you will find your cares dissolving away. This sweet one bedroom rustic log cabin dates from early 1900s. Modernized & fully outfitted with coffee, teas, amazingly comfortable bed... a gas grill, Adirondack chairs, a sweet sitting porch & country fresh air. How does it get better than this?!
Only 4 miles from downtown Lexington, Washington & Lee University & Virginia Military Institute, this sweet cabin is the perfect place to reconnect with yourself, loved ones & the natural environment. Spa robes, family style toiletries, very comfortable beds with quality bedding await you.
This cabin has a natural sinkhole to the east, a hayfield to the west and an acre of mown meadow to the south. 360 degree panoramas of both the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountain ranges are awaiting your short walks on this land. Perfect for 1-2 adults. The Milky Way & a sky full of more stars than you have probably seen in a long time are visible here. Fireflies flicker like stars in the warmth of a summer's eve creating even more magic!
This 250 acre country retreat has 5 authentic, rustic, historic log cabins that have been brought onto the property over a 30 year period and situated with plenty of room between them so that, if indeed you can see another cabin, it is far enough away to almost be unnoticeable. This land is beautiful, healing and a step back into a quieter way of life. Much love and care has gone into each cabin, it's décor and the bedding offering our guests the best stay possible. We have kept the rustic feeling as much as possible so its history is not lost. We hope that you will appreciate the balance of old and new.
Twice a year we harvest each of the four hay fields. Watching the harvest and the huge circular bales of hay left on the fields warms the heart. The farm also has 110 acres of hardwoods. We have planted approximately 1000 trees since 2003 and they are growing tall.
The highest hilltop, named Mount Grace, has almost a one acre modern day labyrinth available for our guests and retreat groups. The ceremonial flags of saffron and crimson fly high on special occasions. For those interested there is a diagram of the walk directions and written understandings of each of the Geometries of Love ...sacred technologies for the new millennium sculptures as Antonia understands the messengers.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
This cabin is part of a 'self catering' retreat. We have no interaction with guests unless requested. We honor your desire for quiet & solitude.
You may see or hear the mower on some days or see general maintenance being handled. If you are lucky to be here when the hayfields are being harvested you are in for a treat! Your time here is private. We are always available should there be a need.
THE LAY OF THE LAND
We love the beautiful rolling farmlands of this county. The vistas are stunning, the mountain ranges soft & inviting. The farm is close to many places of interest both in town & the outdoors. Walk the land & marvel at the beauty everywhere you look. The views from the farm hilltops are stunning 360 panoramas. You will want to watch the sunrise & the sun set from here. Awe inspiring!
There is no public transportation. A car is a must here. In the case of snowy weather you will want to be driving a car that is fine on a slight grade of dirt & gravel. The farm roads are plowed if the snow is more than a few inches. The county plows the roads soon after heavy snowfalls though you will want to give us a call for updates. We rent all year & winter offers a special quiet that many love. A car really is a necessary unless, of course, someone delivers you & you do not need to leave the farm before being picked up.
Even though we are a 'self-catering' retreat property we still have our Bed & Breakfast mindset so we supply much more. We want our guests to have everything reasonably possible already at the cabin so clothes, food and personal items are all that is needed.
* kitchen ware: silverware, pots/pans, dishes, glasses *linens/4sleeping pillows * dish soap
* towels/person for a 2-3 night stay *Essentials: bath soap, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner
* dish soap * toilet paper * paper towels * basic condiments * hairdryer * hangers
* 2 robes * iron/board * CD player/cd library * central heat/AC *baseboard heat & AC units*1-2 fans * laptop friendly workplace
* free parking * 24 hour check-in ** note: mobile reception; no internet
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Guests need to be comfortable with the dark & the country. We like to say that “this is not your hotel experience!”. One can often see the Milky Way without interference from city lights! We do our best to be good country neighbors and 'keep the country in the country' by asking that all outdoor lights be turned off at night. Bring a good flashlight and comfy shoes. The cabin is supplied with 'starter' coffee, teas, cocoa, condiments, dish soap, paper towels & toilet paper etc. If you need more than we provide you will find a grocery store only a few miles from the cabin.
This farm is a retreat space encouraging folks to 'unplug' & reconnect with themselves & the natural environment. We have no parties on this side of the farm & ask guests to keep music, loud noise indoors. Smoking is outdoors only & disposed of properly as to prevent fires. Maximum 2 cars, No ATVs.
ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPFIRES ON THE PROPERTY.
IMPORTANT: Please have a terrific time & come back soon! Thank You