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Authentic c.1860 Romantic Log Cabin Experience

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brought here 30+ years ago from Stuart, and reassembled adding new features ie plumbing, water etc

Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cabin Holiday Rental
4 miles from downtown Lexington on 250 acres. The DeHart Cabin c.1860, is our only 2.5 bedroom cabin. The main room, the original cabin, is a 'all-in-one' with walnut and chestnut logs, a fireplace of river stone, a sleeper sofa, kitchenette, antique farm dining table and sideboard. Overhead is the 'loft' with drop down stairs for an adventurous youngster. The loft, seldom used by modern folks, would have slept an entire family in 1860. The main bedroom has a Q bed, antique dresser and double french doors opening onto a private deck with seasonal views of the Maury River. The front bedroom has a Full bed with a 1917 solid brass frame. There is an additional Single bed in a small side room (no door) ideal for a child or younger person. * Dog friendly with prior approval only and full agr...4 miles from downtown Lexington on 250 acres. The DeHart Cabin c.1860, is our only 2.5 bedroom cabin. The main room, the original cabin, is a 'all-in-one' with walnut and chestnut logs, a fireplace of river stone, a sleeper sofa, kitchenette, antique farm dining table and sideboard. Overhead is the 'loft' with drop down stairs for an adventurous youngster. The loft, seldom used by modern folks, would have slept an entire family in 1860. The main bedroom has a Q bed, antique dresser and double french doors opening onto a private deck with seasonal views of the Maury River. The front bedroom has a Full bed with a 1917 solid brass frame. There is an additional Single bed in a small side room (no door) ideal for a child or younger person. * Dog friendly with prior approval only and full agreement with our dog policy. Surrounded by woods, meadow and a hay field, DeHart is at the end of an internal road. Fully furnished and outfitted it is ideal for a couple or a shared stay with children or good friends. $175 / night single/double occupancy, $20 per person for more than two. No more than four people. Satellite TV/DVD/CD. Kitchenette: 3/4 stove, refrigerator, microwave, drip coffee maker, dishes, pots and pans, stainless steel gas grill and firewood supplied during the season - everything you need. With an acre of mown meadow to the north, woods to the south and a hay field to the west, this cabin will give you just what you are coming here for... relaxation & tranquility. The private back deck has two Adirondack chairs with footstools, a picnic table with an umbrella and gas grill. Sitting on the back deck watching the sun set over the hay field is pure delight. A nice walk up an old farm logging road will take you to our modern day labyrinth with stunning 360 degree views of both mountain ranges. This is not to be missed! Across the entry road to the farm is the 7 mile Chessie Trail. Only 4 miles to historic downtown Lexington, excellent restaurants, gift shops, Virginia Horse Ctr and much much more. The 250 acre farm is magical! Come stay & receive its gifts ...
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No parties, no events, no ATVs, no campfires anywhere on property. Respect the quiet of the farm. Enjoy the gifts :) Dog suitable ONLY upon prior approval and agreement to our dog policy
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Double1 Single
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Heartstone C
Hosting since August 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsWe are a self catering retreat property with contactless check-in. Unless someone is present when you pick up the info packet with driving directions and cabin key. it is unlikely you will meet us, unless of course you wish to do so. We live on these 250 acres. The hayfields are harvested 2-3x per year, grass mowed during the season… we value your privacy. We are a phone call away.

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Reviews (5)
SavvyTaveler
SavvyTaveler
60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absoutely perfect! A relaxing, magical, peaceful hideaway
Our stay in the DeHart cabin was just fantastic! Although built in 1860, it was very well appointed and extremely comfortable. We loved everything - the layout (one floor and all opening on to a center living room / kitchen), the kitchen, the fireplace (the BEST fireplace!), the location. Lots of hiking and walking opportunities, easy to get to lovely Lexington but the best was walking under the stars or sitting in front of the fire. We went with friends who stayed at other cabins and shared wonderful meals and evening games. We will definitely return to this beautiful place.
Visited February 2021
Written February 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Anna Mae A
Anna Mae A
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect family getaway! (but beware of the rat poison)
My husband and I booked the DeHart cabin just outside of Lexington for a long weekend. We adored everything about the cabin and the setting, and were thrilled to find a pet-friendly option. The only issue we encountered was the rat poison left under the beds in two guest rooms, which our dog found immediately upon arrival. We hope in the future the host will warn guests bringing pets of the rat poison, or remove it prior to their arrival. We have already recommended the cabin to friends!
Visited November 2017
Written November 14, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Antonia A
Antonia A
Hello Anna Mae, We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at our DeHart Cabin. It has been a guest favorite for many years. Thank you for your feedback about the mouse deterrent. Maintaining a barrier between our guests and an occasional field mouse seeking warmth can be challenging this time of year. Though effective, we are already looking for ways that are more "green" and family friendly. The safety of our guests both 2-legged and 4-legged is of utmost importance to us. We hope to welcome your family again to our "piece of Shenandoah heaven". Each season has its gifts to explore here on the farm:)
Written November 15, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vacationer676759
Vacationer676759
2.0 of 5 bubbles
A bit too rustic for us
I have to say, we we're a bit disappointed in our rental. After picking up the rental keys at the office, we got to the cabin only to find out they gave us the wrong keys. So, I had to make a call and have them bring keys that worked. Upon entering the cabin, we realized that it was definitely more rustic inside than what we thought it would be from the cabin pics on the website. The front bedroom smelled like a mouse had died in it, there was a very strong foul odor. We were told that stinkbugs had been a problem this year. Stink bugs, dead mouse, who knows. As we sat down for dinner Saturday night a huge mouse scurried from under the couch and went under the kitchen refrigerator ( a refrigerator that was barely cold inside). The look on our faces was priceless. The water pressure in the shower was almost nonexistent. The back door deadbolt would not lock. So, overall, I guess it was a step above camping in a tent. Don't think I'll be going there again.
Visited October 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written October 24, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Antonia A
Antonia A
Dear Guest, I am so sorry your stay with us was not as hoped. I wanted you to know we value your feedback and make every effort to provide a safe, welcoming and peaceful stay for each guest. All of the issues that were raised have been addressed starting with the replacing of all locks on the cabin. We do appreciate you alerting us to the water pressure issue. Upon investigation, we found that one of the underground pipes had broken... a first in thirteen years. It was fixed immediately. Please know that this was not a usual guest experience. We have consistently received rave reviews for many years with steady guests returning year after year. Best, Management Team
Written November 2, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

K U
K U
Woodbridge, VA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cute cabin with everything we needed
My daughter and son were the ring bearer and flower girl in a wedding at Big Spring Farm. We needed accommodations for three nights and three bedrooms. We are so happy we found this amazing cabin! The kids loved it and it felt so much more like home than a hotel! The kids could run around outside while we cooked dinner on the grill. The location is great with rivers to swim in near by as well as trails. The kids did not want to leave! It was such a peaceful retreat compared to the hustle and bustle of the city we live in!
Visited May 2016
Written June 27, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Antonia A
Antonia A
Thank you very much! It sounds like a good time was had by all. We hope that you will consider making this farm a destination stay for another visit in the future. We appreciate your business :) Antonia
Written July 1, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary L
Mary L
Ayer, MA48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Already have plans to return.
My husband and I had previously stayed at one of the other cabins owned by these people on the same farm. WE enjoyed ourselves so much we decided to return but stay in a different cabin. We were not disappointed. This one is just as quaint but larger. It has a wonderful, private back deck we took advantage of. My husband is in the military and is stationed away from home, so we really enjoyed the fact that we could cook our meals together, just like at home. The kitchen lacked for nothing. Again, there was a lovely bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival. The peace and quiet is soothing.We fell so much in love with this cabin that we plan on staying here for some together time in the fall, just before he deploys for one year. That should tell you how much we love it here.
Visited May 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written August 22, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Antonia A
Antonia A
So glad you returned to us and tried another wonderful historical cabin. DeHart Cabin is my family's favorite when they come to visit. Nothing like stargazing with the grandchildren on the back deck:) We look forward to welcoming you again. Warmest Regards, Lesley Management Team
Written August 24, 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Outdoor amenities
  • Deck
  • Private yard
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Parking
  • Parking available
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Countryside area
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cable television

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About the neighbourhood
Our 250 acre farm is bordered by two rivers. Frankly, The area is amazingly beautiful. Views of both the Allegheny's and the Blue Ridge in a setting of forest and meadow. From the top of our tallest hill 360 degree views reach all the way to the end of the Shenandoah Valley. Walk along the Maury River on the old canal path or explore the cliff walk on the farm. Ten minutes to historic Lexington or Natural Bridge Monument. Come, Relax. And Renew.
Getting around
You will need to have a vehicle. In order to protect your privacy, that of other guests and our property from town residents, we ask you not to have food delivery service or any vehicle service dropping you off. Thank you.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Our cabin guests will pickup the information packet at our in-town home/office. Address given 4 days prior. Clipped to the front door by 3pm. Written driving directions, cabin key and other useful info in packet. Cabin is 4 miles /9 minutes from downtown Lexington GPS will not get you to the cabin. Please follow the written directions exactly :)
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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