2BR Cabin Vacation Rental in Amherst, Virginia

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Updated on Jul 20, 2020

Historical Dogtrot Chestnut Log House

Located in: Amherst
Maple Spring Farm is located in the gorgeous foothills of Amherst County, VA. Very close to Piney River, wineries, breweries, hiking, and fishing, in a lovely private setting. This Dogtrot Cabin was built in the 1860's and restored to its original glory and then some. Updated for modern day living, this log home features two queen bedrooms upstairs, and a large full bath on the main floor, as well as two fireplaces(one working) and a full kitchen with seating for four. The living room is very cozy with fireplace and rockers. Granny's feather stuffed sofa make you feel like you have gone back in time. There are sitting areas and period furniture throughout the cabin for quiet reading and conversation nooks or just relaxing. Out back there is a beautiful stone patio with a grill, picnic table and furniture. In the front is a shady porch for viewing the sunset or enjoying morning coffee or an afternoon beverage in the shade.
We welcome up to four guests per night. Dogtrot log houses are rare; This home was built by an African American man from New York after the Civil War, originally it had two chimneys, one of which collapsed years ago and now sits an addition in its place with a full bathroom. The other chimney is fully restored and lined for use today. The landscaping is in keeping with traditional plantings of the era with a few extras. We even have a few artifacts to show from the excavation of the patio and old fireplace foundation.
There are plenty of trails to explore on our farm on foot or mountain bike. The main house is 400 feet up the hill where we welcome visitors and enjoy meeting our guests! You can pick up the keys there.

There is a campsite which can accommodate up to 10 people in 2 tents or 2 RV's. Power, water and a porta-potty included for extra fee if available. Contact owner for more information.
Our family includes four friendly dogs and three cats that might come down for a visit if you're outside and love to go on walks around the property.
This property is quite unique and cozy, and we are sure it will satisfy your outdoor getaway needs! At the end of the road, traffic is well, there is none other than us.
There are plenty of activities available in the area. The George Washington National Forest has several access points nearby. There are several breweries, wineries, a couple distilleries, food establishments within 15-30 minute drive. There are swimming and fishing lakes in the county that are free for public use. Three golf courses in the county including Poplar Grove and Wintergreen just up 151 north in Nelson County. Trout fishing and hunting are close by in the National Forest lands. Piney River Rail Trail is 4 miles away and is 14 mile roundtrip. Bicycles, horses, dogs and humans welcome.. There are three small convenience stores and a dollar General with in 5 miles. Food Lion Grocery in Amherst or Lovingston which are 15 miles either direction.
If you need any concierge services or a driver please contact Suzy.
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