The Space"Drennen Ridge Guest House is a one-story home with a large, open living space that includes a living room, dining area and fully equipped kitchen. The house sleeps 4 guests. The large master bedroom has a queen bed and ensuite bathroom. Two additional guests can be comfortably accommodated in the second bedroom, which also has a queen bed, and full bath immediately next to it. The two bedrooms and baths are quite separate from each other, which accommodates two couples comfortably. A pack and play is available - let us know if you need it. Well-supervised children are welcome. The house is stocked with family games, books and jigsaw puzzles, as well as a Smart 48" flat panel smart TV. There is not cable, but the house has a large library of movies, as well as Roku. The house has WiFi, which should support your own Netflix or Amazon Prime membership. There is no phone at the house, but you are welcome to use ours. There is a washer and dryer. Guests may enjoy interacting with our 4 draft horses - 2 Belgians, 1 Suffolk and a B/S cross who live directly across the driveway; there will be apples or carrots in the fridge, if you want to make friends with The Big Boys. There is extensive lawn and outdoor space around the house, with croquet, ladder ball and cornhole games available in season. Grocery store, gas, pharmacy, liquor store and several local restaurants are one mile away.
You will find light breakfast provisions for your first morning in the house - coffee, tea, cocoa, orange juice, bread or muffins, jam, fruit. The kitchen has some basic cooking staples for your use if you choose to cook during your stay (flour, sugar, oil, condiments, etc.), and is extensively equipped.
If you are coming to ski Snowshoe, rental packages (skis/board) are available at two places. Ski Barn, located at the base of the mountain, offers equipment for 1 day = $35/38, 2 days= 70/72, 3 days = $105/114 - these rates are weekday/weekend, and if you reserve ahead, they give 10% discount. Be sure to specify Snowshoe, as Ski Barn is a chain. Rates on the mountain are the same, without the discount. Check Snowshoe's website to buy tickets ahead, as they sell limited numbers for each day at slightly reduced prices, also in daily increments. You save a little $$ and time over waiting until the day you are skiing. Phone number for Snowshoe is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), then listen for the extension.
Guests are welcome to enjoy our perennial gardens and pond at the farmhouse during their stay. Artists enjoy painting the flowers and views. Guest AccessThe house will be your private residence during your stay. Our farmhouse is within view across the horse meadow, and we will arrange access when you book. There is an attached garage, where you may park motorcycles and store sports equipment. Bicycles, canoes and kayaks are available as rentals in our nearby village. The porch has two steps and both bathrooms have bathtubs, so the property is not wheelchair accessible.
We love animals, but can not accommodate pets in the guest house, as others may have allergies. You will see Wilson, our friendly little dog, greeting you whenever you come in, as well as a few other neighbor pups and kitties. Our check in and out times are flexible if the house is available. Interaction with GuestsWhile we live within view of the guest house, we value privacy and will leave you to enjoy your vacation time. You are welcome to come by to chat, to talk about what to see in the area and to enjoy our extensive perennial gardens in season. We love living here, and can point you in the directions where your interests lie. If you are looking to just get away, we respect your privacy and space. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood is tiny! There are only 4 houses on Drennen Ridge, which means no traffic and a quiet setting. You may awaken to birdsong in summer or the cows lowing in our neighbor's field, and our horses will ask you for treats when they see you outside. It's country. Getting AroundThere is no public transportation. That said, our roads are good, and we can point you in endless directions for lovely drives and day hikes. If you enjoy Nature, there are infinite beautiful and interesting places to see within a short drive. Other Things to NotePocahontas County is a year-round natural playground. Snowshoe Mt. Resort is 25 minutes north - a short drive for a day of skiing, with privacy and quiet when you leave the slopes; most summer weekends offer events in the Snowshoe Village. In milder weather, you can fly fish, hike, kayak and bike to your heart's content - the Greenbrier River Trail offers 76 miles of 1% grade, and access is a mile away. This trail was voted number one running and walking trail in the Blue Ridge for 2015. Bird watching is a rewarding activity in this natural setting. At night, settle back on the deck and watch for shooting stars and meteors in our pristine skies, with little light pollution. Cass and Durbin Scenic Railroads and Green Bank NRAO offer interesting visits and are close by, as well as a growing number of artisan shops. There are two local golf courses; Raven is a Gary Player designed course at Snowshoe that offers challenging play and magnificent topography. Locally, Pocahontas Country Club is a 9 hole local course that is enjoyable, friendly, rarely crowded and is inexpensive to play.
There is plenty of room to stretch in the mountains - your body, your interests, your friendships and your activities. Local people are friendly and helpful, and there is plenty to keep all ages and interests busy. If you are looking to unwind and recharge, quiet and solitude abound.