The SpaceThis fully furnished, fully stocked, approx. 600 sq ft cabin has a full (yet super simple) kitchen, full bath, and 3 semi-private separate sleeping areas. (One semiprivate bedroom, and 2 open sleeping lofts (best accessed by the agile and nimble/and comfy with treehouse like camping experience) that are built across from each other in the great room-- so not a 3 bedroom in the traditional sense. re: the lofts ---NOT good for small children. NOT safe. But for a creatively built tiny cabin, it's 3 separate sleeping areas with plenty of space to spread out...) The semiprivate bedroom features a full sized bed. The lofts are accessed by pull down attic ladders. Each loft has a window, foam mattress (approx 3" thick), and recessed lighting. The wood finishing details in this room are gorgeous.
There's also brand new a/c unit, hunter ceiling fan with light, large leather sofa and matching chair.
The huge 10x30 covered front porch has a large teak table and chairs. There's also 2 zero gravity chairs you can put out and use on the porch. Please put them back in the house before you leave. it'll keep them in better condition much longer.... The porch is where I find we spend a lot of our time when there... (There's also 2 smaller 4x8 covered porches...) Guest AccessYou will have the place to yourselves. This area is very remote/rural. You may/will see wildlife both large and tiny, and your dogs may smell something great and run off... Please be very mindful and keep them under your control out here. Interaction with GuestsI'm based in Alexandria, VA, and will NOT be onsite, however I'll only be a phone call away. There is a hard line phone in the cabin, as cell service is a no go in the forest. My cell number is on the phone in the kitchen if you need to call me. If you use the phone for anything else, I ask you please keep it short, and use the brass honor box in the kitchen, leaving a bit of cash if used. Local and Long distance calls are both charged for out there. The NeighborhoodQuaint hand built cabin in a low holler of George Washinton National Forest. Wildlife/Hunting is abundant out here -- bear, turkey, deer, and squirrel. Sitting on the huge covered porch, with morning coffee, listening to the echoes of birds waking up, is amazing...
There is a TV with DVD player, and a few old comedy movies (put in this past winter to pass the time on bad weather days, or chill evenings with wine :), But no internet, no cell service, no microwave, iron/ironing board,etc - On Purpose! Come here to relax, slow down, and do things the old school way. Enjoy the simplicity and peace. Respect this is also my personal getaway that I regularly use to get back in touch with nature.
Many things to do: hiking (Big Schloss, Seneca Rocks, tons of spots), hunting, pretty drives, look for antiques, explore area vineyards, very affordable horseback riding in Lost River State Park (Hidden Trails Stables), Trout Pond Park is five minute drive (swimming, fishing, etc), the Guest House at Lost River is a mile away, and is an amazing place for drinks or dinner on the weekends-- reservations highly recommended. The Lost River Yoga Barn is right down the road. A fantastic crew runs it, and it's a great morning practice... Moorefield, Wardensville, and Petersburg (great kayaking, tubing, etc) are also good places for exploring/day trips. If you a very experienced biker (motorcycle), this a great destination. Beautiful drive. And if you're a mountain cyclist, this is a great starting point. Please note that approx last tenth mile of the drive will be on an unpaved, gravel road.
Please note: You may hear dogs, Especially prior to and during hunting seasons. This is an absolutely prime area/location where people bring their hunting dogs to train and work... Getting AroundYou will need a car. And in winter, 4 wheel drive. Other Things to NoteBig House Rule -- **Leave no trace.** Bag up all kitchen and bathroom trash and take it with you upon your departure... There is no trash service out here. If that's not your style, you may want to book elsewhere. I sincerely thank you for understanding.
I will provide bedding and basic towels. A set of each will be placed on each mattress.
****Please be VERY mindful of water conservation when using sinks and the shower. The ONLY water source here comes from rainfall collected into a cistern.
Bring your own food and drinks, including the drinking water.
- Please, help yourself to the books, arts and crafts, while you are here. Work on one of the vintage needlepoints, play a game, use a coloring book, etc.
- A note about the phone. Once you pick up the receiver, it'll take a few seconds before you get/hear the dial tone.