The SpaceOur little 600sqft bungalow offers a living/kitchenette area with a microwave, mini refrigerator, Keurig single coffee/tea maker with desired assorted sweeteners, creams and a toaster. Additionally, there are two modest, but comfortable bedrooms; one with a queen size bed and the other, a set of twin beds, both with cedar closets. Whether the weather be cool or just down right cold, we have you covered with all the bed gear you'll need to keep you comfy cozy and warm! The bungalow is heated with a VERY safe propane wall unit and will warm you up in no time. There is wi-fi available, as well as a TV with DVD player and Roku player if you just want to kick back and stay in for a movie night... OR perhaps you are a puzzle person! We have you covered there as well! For the "wee ones" we have some coloring books, crayons and the Uno card game, along with some good bedtime stories.
The full bath is just a short walk from the bungalow to the main house back door; only about 35'. It is just off the laundry/mud room and is most comfortable, with plenty of towels, washcloths, soaps and other sundries if you've left yours behind. The washer and dryer are at your disposal as well! Please note though, the dryer randomly picks items to rough up a bit. It seems it likes towels most, but just want to put you on alert! We can't be responsible for any damaged items placed in the dryer.
There is a grill available for use located on the side porch, between the bungalow and main house. It's a bit temperamental, but we are glad to show you how to light up safely! Guest AccessWe hope your stay at Orchardside on Ott's Creek is a time filled with relaxation, chill time, exploration, taking in the surroundings we have to offer here at Orchardside! Whether you just want to kick back, read a book on the bungalow porch or by the creek, cook out, have a picnic or explore the property, or if you are a knitter, please join us in the yarn shop! We welcome and encourage you to make yourselves at home. Trout are in the creek, so fish to your hearts content...just please throw your catchings back after you've experienced the thrill of the catch! ... AND you will need to bring your own fishing rod! Interaction with GuestsCarole and I (Bryan) are most times, readily available and most definitely, approachable! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions as to the who, what, when, where... have concerns OR just want to have a chat. We are happy to help and look forward to getting to know our guests, wanting your stay to be a memorable and pleasureable experience.
If you are a knitter, we have late night in the shop on Thursday evenings until 8:00pm. We also have a Thursday morning bible study in the yarn shop beginning at 8:30am, so if you're here, we would love for you to join us! The NeighborhoodSo many things to do during your stay at Orchardside! You can just stay here and relax, knit... or head out for a run/walk, take in the sites just down the road at Wade's Mill, a continuously working gristmill since 1780 and gourmet kitchen shop, enjoy daily wine tastings and music (on select weekends) at Rockbridge Vineyard or head to the quaint town of Brownsburg, only 5 mi down the road, to visit the Brownsburg Museum or Old South Antiques. There are hiking trails close by and quite simply, it's just fun to drive all the country roads. Who knows where you'll end up! You can be reassured that wherever you do, it's countryside bliss!
Should you decide to venture out, historic Lexington and Staunton are only 20-23 miles (south or north) from Orchardside. Both have their own unique charm, offering great shopping, eclectic and "down home" eateries, historic museums and tours, theatre, music and seasonal events. None to be missed. All at your fingertips in a short hop, skip and jump onto 81-north or south...OR we'll give you the scenic route directions! Getting AroundThere is no public transportation, taxi or Ubur in our area, so plan accordingly and drive safely! Other Things to Note1. Smoking is not allowed inside the bungalow; however, on the bungalow porch is permissible.
2. We are on septic and a well; therefore, we ask that you please do not flush ANYTHING but toilet tissue! Thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness and consideration.
3. We have a sweet and friendly Bichon Frise. Emma is 99% welcoming to other dogs, with the very occasional exception. We are open to the idea of your SMALL dog coming with you; however, there is an additional $15/dog, 2 max, paid at check-in! We ask that you inquire about bringing your dog(s) prior to confirming your reservation.