Welcome to the great outdoors! Our (narrow-wheelchair friendly) home is a cozy, sweet, creative mountainside home, overlooking the lake. The whole of the first floor and the awesome outside are available to you (no one else lives here)!
Enjoy swimming/canoing campfire circle, moss-laden paths, a cascading waterfall and easy hikes. Down the mountain is the Rapidan Wildlife Refuge, and our land abuts peaceful Shenandoah National Park.
Scroll through the photos, then come play!
Kids are welcome! Dogs are welcome outside in a vast wooded, fenced area. There is no leash law here, but you'll want to be respectful of others.
We raised our children here and they love returning with friends or alone to play, cuddle up, play in the lake, ponder life and walk the peaceful paths.
Zugang für Gäste
Airbnb space is the whole first floor. We have ramps into both entries; however, we need to use a narrow wheelchair, as some interior doorways are a bit snug.
Relax outside, or in the living room with its locally made wood-joined, carved rocker or the double recliner, and the wood-stove with the old home-made table.
The main bedroom (ours) has a king bed. The bedrooms are both rather small and pretty boring! But you'll sleep soundly there, in the deep dark of the mountain, then get up and go play!
If it's gorgeous weather, you are welcome to use the screened in porch loft, which has a twin bed, but I do ask a $12 extra charge to use the bed up there (see photo). Only children over twelve and adults may use the loft. However, you can choose to use only the loft, instead of one of the inside bedrooms, for the same base fee.
Bring your food and prepare your meals in our sweet kitchen. Help yourself to spices and condiments, cabinet goods, etc. You are welcome to the BBQ on the house length deck, or to cook over the campfire, down at the lake.
You may enjoy eating at the outside table, overlooking the lake or on the screened-in porch (at a table I made), or at the broad, funky kitchen table, painted by happy kids.
This home is a lovely space for playing games or just enjoying each others company.
Though we won't be here, we welcome you.
Interaktion mit Gästen
Unfortunately we won't be here to welcome you, or host you personally. You should be able to text me at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), or my husband at (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) with questions or concerns.
I have an Airbnb listing at my home in Durham, North Carolina, but this mountain home is where we raised our kids. My husband was living here until he fell quite ill. I have moved him to Durham, near Duke University Hospital and our son's family, for safety and ease of care.
I do apologize for not being able to be here. I want to show you the best paths through the woods, and where to look for the kingfisher, and show you the bow and arrow...
Weitere wichtige Infos
We are offffffff onnnnn a mountainnnnnn siiidde.
It is a lovely drive, but you'll probably want to get any perishables at stores along the way: Madison, Orange, Stanardsville or (URL HIDDEN) we are totally off the beaten path! You are welcome to use foodstuffs (if you use the last of anything, either replace it, or let me know and leave a bit of cash for me to replace it). Don't drive out for just one thing; really, use what's here!
Come ready to stay and ready to play. Find peace here.
- Dogs are generally welcome only outside; we have a HUGE fenced wooded area for dogs, with a heated water bowl. If you hope to bring an inside pet, it must be "mat trained" and will require a $250 deposit, with $50 of that deposit not refundable.
- Using the wood stove is fun, but of course there are safety concerns. Please don't burn our house down! Never leave any combustible items on or within two feet of the wood stove. Use the ceiling fans when the stove is on, to move the air throughout the house. Bring wood in each day to dry so it will be ready for the stove, you do not want to use wet wood. You will be required to buy wood for the stove. When opening a hot wood-heat stove, gently open the wood-stove door just an inch or so, leave for about a minute and then open the door fully. In the morning, do this and leave it for about five minutes to see if the fire catches. Then you just need to add wood.
- This is a mountain lake. Of course water is a very real danger. Children must be supervised at ALL times; of course, you are responsible for your family. You may use the canoe, but only with life jackets.
- No smoking of any kind is allowed, anywhere.
- You are welcome to use the games, books, movies, etc. Also, feel free to use condiments and such in the kitchen! If you feel you've used "too much," of any particular item, let me know and it'd be nice if you leave enough money to replace it. If you break something, please let me know. Have fun! Give us a call if you have questions.
- The screened in porch loft is a delightful space for hanging out or sleeping, but is only available for those over age twelve. Use assumes adult supervision and is at your own risk (it is $12 per week extra, per bed, for the screened in porch loft use, but just playing up there is free).
We are pretty easy. I'm just one little person, trying to make the world a bit sweeter. Hosting seems the natural thing to do. My husband and I enjoy meeting new people, and will open our hearts as well as our home to you.
There is so much to do, and you are welcome in the living spaces in your "down time."
At this point in life, I'm working on a campaign to help a little eight y.o. South Sudanese amputee. I met him while I was volunteering as an English teacher in his war-torn African country.
Most of my days, for now, are focused on caring for my kind husband Sebastian, as he struggles with a grave illness. Still, I find joy.
Hmmmm, a life motto? Maybe one would be "Love your enemies, it really gets them confused."