A doorway to wilderness trails, mountain streams, peaceful meadows, the Shenandoah River, and the “still point” within. Our space is perfect for mountain getaways, quiet retreats, nature study, exploration, family renewal, & group engagement on 35 acres bordering a 1400 acre wilderness preserve with 23 miles of marked hiking trails, and intersection with the Appalachian Trail. Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), mid-sized groups, and doggie friends.
A solid, comfy, rustic log house in the woods with modern amenities like satellite internet and indoor plumbing. Folks who love hiking, camping, nature in all her glory, and don’t mind the occasional critter, insect, or cranky water pump will feel right at home on our deck overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, tucked in with a good book in our separate Library Cottage, or doing yoga on our pond’s floating dock.
The cabin has a large covered deck overlooking the Shenandoah River Valley
Outdoor fire pits are available; you must collect your own wood
If you feel like pitching a tent there is plenty of camping space
We have wifi with satellite-dish internet connection (Note: It can be a bit fussy when the weather is bad)
Accommodates 8 comfortably, stretches to 13 (if including some youth guests) with dorm space and guest cottage – Guests bring only bed linens, towels & food
First-floor bedroom: Sleeps 3 with 3 twins (or 1 twin and a king, as 2 twins can be made into a king)
2nd-floor Master bedroom: Sleeps 2 with queen
2nd-floor Small bedroom: Sleeps 2 with two twins
Additional sleeping arrangements can include:
2 foam fold-out beds for children
A partially-finished basement bunkroom with 2 bunk beds plus 1 fold-out sofabed
The “Writer’s Cottage”: Outdoorsy book-lovers find this separate outbuilding cozy, though primitive. It contains a large library of spiritual and art books, a picture window facing the woods, and a futon sofabed sleeping 1 or 2. The space can be musty from old book mold in warmer months, but a fan can clear the air. The window a/c or a space heater work well here for year-round use An outdoor adjacent closet has a composting toilet, but most come in the cabin for bathroom use.
Kitchen has electric stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, and everything needed for food prep and serving.
Our place is located on a hill at the end of a steep gravel road. You will need the gate code and house code for self check-in. Once you come through the gate you will come to a hard left turn at which point the gravel road goes up. Access is via gravel roads with a couple steep sections toward the end; 4WD vehicles are recommended but not necessary unless it is snowing. We can let you know current road conditions at the time of your booking.
There is a lovely spring-fed pond with a dock.
To access the river it is about a 20-minute beautiful hike. We do not have boats.