The building of this authentic Appalachian log cabin has been traced back to the late 1790's. The cabin served as the family home to the Carr's for nearly 150 years. The last member of the family to live here was Annie Carr who left the mountain in the 1970s. Annie sold the cabin and some property to Jack Thomas, a Norfolk, Virginia, school principal. In the early 1990s, Barbara Otto, who did additional renovations and modernization, began operating it as a guesthouse.
This is an authentic log cabin! In spite of modernization, it remains much as it did when built in 1798. It is built of native timbers and consists of one room downstairs and one upstairs. The downstairs room is a living area with a sofa and chairs, a gas furnace (which is the only source of heat) and a TV with a DVD player for watching movies if you desire to bring any (no satellite). (Note: There is no cable or satellite hook up and TV can be used only for viewing DVDs. DVD rentals are available in office.) There is a kitchenette along one wall and a farm table and four chairs for dining. The kitchenette contains a very small refrigerator and a microwave oven, a four-burner stove with a small oven and a sink with hot and cold running water. (Basic pots, pans and tableware are provided.)
In the 1800s, there was no indoor plumbing and toilets were in an outhouse. The 1990s renovation included the addition of a simple toilet and shower room in the corner of the first floor. (The only sink is the one in the kitchenette.) Guest towels are provided.
Upstairs, there are two double beds and one single bed. There is also a comfortable cushioned rocking chair with a side table and lamp for reading. Linens, blankets and pillows are provided. The roof of the cabin is made of exposed wood beams that are covered with tin. If you have never slept to the sound of rain hitting a tin roof you are in for a treat! There is a window fan and a ceiling fan to keep the air circulating and cool down the upstairs, but the upstairs still gets pretty warm on a hot sunny afternoon!
There is a long, narrow back porch and a wider front porch with Annies old rocking chairs and porch swing. The front porch offers a wonderful view of the mountains, and you can listen to the sound of the Tye River rushing over rock below! Near the front porch there is a stone fireplace for building campfires. (Chopped firewood is available for sale at the office.) There is also a picnic table in the front yard for dining alfresco when weather permits. Finally, there is a Weber Smokey Joe grill and grilling utensils for barbecuing. The yard of the cabin is beautifully landscaped and contains numerous flowering plants and fruit trees and is nicely maintained.
For all weekends we do have a two night minimum for each cabin (Thursday and Friday, Friday and Saturday, Saturday and Sunday).
To see our Cabin Availability, please click "Book Now" under any Cabin page. Clicking this will bring you to our calendar (dates in blue are dates that are available... dates in white are already reserved).
Annie's Cabin rents for $152.25 per night, with an additional $19.94 taxes (Nelson county 5% & VA State 7.8%) for a total of $171.74 per night.
There is NO CELL PHONE RECEPTION on the mountain. There are no phones in individual cabins. There is a guest phone available for use located outside the Priest View Internet Lounge, located beneath Tony's Place. Please plan accordingly. Complimentary wifi is available in the internet lounge.
If you are looking for an authentic Appalachian cabin that takes you back to another era, this is the place for you. If you are looking for all the modern conveniences of home, try Jacks Place, Barbs House or Tonys Apartment.$171.74/night BOOK NOW
Includes Virginia State Taxes (7.8%) and Nelson County lodging tax (5%) for a total of 10%. Pets are welcome in Barb's Tony's Jack's and Annie's with an additional $25/night surcharge. Guests are responsible for pet related damage. All deposits are fully-refundable until fourteen days prior to stay, after which, deposits become non-refundable. Minimum stay is two nights, but most weekdays can be booked as single nights. Contact us for details.
Thank you so much. Our stay was perfect! We are thinking about coming back over the summer with family.Ruth