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Secluded Quiet 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Cabin Mins to Lynchburg / Amherst

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,550 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

7 acres with 300'+ of frontage on the James River

Welcome to Peace and Quiet! This secluded Renovated home is just 15 minutes to Downtown Lynchburg and is located in Historic Amherst County on the James River. The Water is just a short hike down the hill and you can fish on the bank, or launch a boat for more fishing, jet-skiing, or even water skiing on the River at the Monacan Park boat ramp about 3/4 Mile upstream and just a 4 minute drive away.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail, National Forest Recreation Opportunities, Fishing, Antique Shops, Wineries, Breweries, and Fine local Flair restaurant are all within a short drive. Within 25 minutes are 6 Local Colleges including Liberty University, Randolph College, Lynchburg College and Sweetbriar College.

The home boasts a Completely Remodeled Kitchen complete with Hickory Cabinetry, Stainless Steel Appliances, Gas Range, dishwasher, and side-by-side fridge with ice / water dispenser. There is seating for 6 at the Farm Table, The living area is open and the leather furniture is comfortable. This area accesses the full length covered back porch perfect for enjoying Nature in total seclusion. A gas grill is installed along with a porch swing and a number of comfortable chairs. There are 3 bedrooms including an open loft Master bedroom w/ Queen bed, & 1/2 bath. The Main Level Bedroom is Small, but includes a Full under Twin Bunk Bed and closet space. The M/L Full bathroom also features new tile and hickory vanity. The 3rd Bedroom is on the terrace level which also houses a full bathroom with patio access under the covered back porch. Amenities include Direct TV satellite service Hi-Def Flat Screen in living room, Blu-Ray and internet access via satellite service. New in 2015, a 10X10 deck on the River, A number of fish were caught here including a 10-LB Flathead catfish Summer 2016! Trail to river is somewhat steep, but worth the hike!

The property is located on 7 acres of forest land that borders the James River. There is a wide variety of wildlife that calls our acreage home as well including deer, turkey, squirrels, turtles, lizards, snakes, bees, wasps, mice, and countless insects. We do our best to keep the wildlife out of the cabin, but be aware that there may be some that gets in during your stay.

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Karl Miller
Member since: 2010
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This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Karl Miller

Karl and Alys Miller reside in Lynchburg along with their 2 children. When they are not serving the community through work or volunteering efforts, they enjoy creating Great Memories with their family in the Outdoors of South Central VA or a travel destination! The Entire family loves to Ski, and travel. Alys is a Master Naturalist and frequently volunteers at The Claytor Nature Center, Camp Kum-Bu-Yah, Dunbar Middle school and RS Payne Elementary. Karl is a Local Real Estate agent and enjoys helping his clients achieve their Home Ownership Dreams. His hobbies include Running local trail races, reading, and travel.

Karl Miller purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Karl Miller chose Madison Heights

This is the perfect getaway spot! Comfortable with a complete kitchen and fully furnished with cookware, linens and towels. Nice furniture and a bathroom is on every level! Property is so conveniently located to town if you have family, events, or attractions on your To Do list while in the area. Fine Local restaurants are just 15 minutes away in either Downtown Lynchburg, or in the town of Amherst about a 20 minute drive away. National Forests Recreational Opportunities are endless and this house is right in the foothills off RT 130. almost in the shadow of Tobacco Row Mtn. If you want to fish in the river, a short hike down the trail offers great fishing off the bank or dock. Another option is to bring your boat and launch free at the Monacan Park Ramp just a 4 minute drive away! There is room to park a trailer here too.

What makes this cabin unique

This home is a bit Rustic, but very Comfortable. A full length covered back porch overlooks the trees that showcases wintertime river views. A New gas Grill and New Gas range are easy to cook with. There is a fairly strong cell signal here and there is a 39' Hi-def TV complete with Dish-network service. Wi-FI Internet is also connected, but is on satellite service so it's suitable for email, social media, etc, but not for gaming or streaming movies due to slower speed and limited data. Some guests Bring cell serviced 'hotspot' tablet or phone and Verizon has a fairly good signal here to stream with.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Madison Heights in Amherst County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Level Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , 2cd Floor Master Bath includes a single Sink vanity
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Terrace level Bath convenient for guests using downstrs Bedr
  • All 3 bathrooms have been completely renovated. The Main Level Master bath has a tub / shower, tile floor and walls. The upstairs 1/2 bath has a single sink and toilet and the downstairs features a 2cd Full tub/ Shower bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Sleigh Bed, 2 closets, 1/2 bath. open loft on 2cd floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Wood Frame Bunk with Twin over Double. Closet, Main Level
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Carpeted Bedroom in Terrace Level. Closet and Dresser.
  • Master Bedroom is in the open Loft upstairs. Features a Queen Sleigh bed and 1/2 bathroom plus 2 closets. The Main level bedroom is the smallest but has a Full bed / Twin bed Wood Frame Bunk and a closet. The Terrace level has a 3rd bedroom fitted with a Queen Bed, closet, and dresser.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
This is truly a sweet getaway, Neighbors are out of sight and there is a trail down the hill to the river. it is a good hill down, but fishing options are right there on the bank for you. Monican Park is a beautiful recreational area about 3/4 mile upstream and a 4 minute drive away where you can launch a boat or canoe. Rustic Getaway. Currently there is NO internet or TV but decent cell phone service so a tablet or mobile wireless device should have service. Especially Verizon's signal is strong there.


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Secluded Quiet 3 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Cabin Mins to Lynchburg / Amherst
average rating of 4.6216216 based on 37 reviews

It was great.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to get away from it all. The cabin was clean and very well furnished. There is plenty to do in the area as well.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and beautiful cabin complete with furry friends

  • 1 of 5

Upon arrival we were not sure there wasn’t someone else still staying there. There were open containers of food (chips) and a messy jar of pb in the cabinet, toenail clippings were on the bottom section of the coffee table, towels were scattered throughout, and the beds were not neatly made. The unfinished bedroom downstairs in the basement was unusable because of the horrible musty smell. No one wanted to sleep down there. We stopped to buy groceries prior to settling in at the cabin and noticed the next day that our Oreo package had been knawed through and several cookies had been nibbled on. We also killed several insects mainly spiders and wood roaches. Upon inspection we discovered evidence of mice in the kitchen cabinet. After buying several sticky mouse trap pads and setting them out before bed we successively caught three mice three nights in a row. Unless you especially enjoy being awakened in the middle of the night to squeaky rodents furiously trying to unstick themselves from sticky pads, I’d find another place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric. I am sorry you did not have a pleasant experience. There is no excuse for a cabin not clean when you arrive and we have addressed this issue with our cleaning crew. Regarding the other items. It had rained almost every day prior to your arrival. We have had no mice in the cabin at this year until the week you arrived and this is a rare accurance. As you know my wife Alys met you the next day and addressed all the issues she could while you were staying and even cleaned the basement inscects that sought shelter. Any moisture is remedied by running the dehumidifier downstairs and window unit AC. When you departed we had professional exterminators service the home and perimeter. This is a cabin in the woods, and it is in nature's environment. We keep the unwanted guests if nature outside out the best we can but if doors are left open for extended periods of time, they find a way in. Again I am sorry you did not enjoy your stay, we strive to insure all guests are equipped to relax here and enjoy nature in a good way. Karl
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Older cabin in need of a thorough cleaning

  • 3 of 5

Pros: Owner was responsive and curteous. Also the kitchen and the supplies were well stocked.

Cons: As mentioned, the place needs to be taken off line and thoroughly cleaned.

The pillows need to be replaced; they and the sheets down in the unfinished basement stink badly. The rugs are dirty. I suspect the carpet in the basement is likely mildewed. That happens in unfinished basements.

If it were mine I'd rip all of the carpet out and finish the basement and put laminate in, then put new area rugs in it that can be replaced.

Both of the air conditioners are filthy. I had to clean the filter up in the loft, but it needs a good cleaning. The hardwood floors need to be cleaned.

I live in a wooded area and know the challenges of keeping cabins up. Just telling it like it is.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

It was very secluded and beautiful and quiet. Just what we needed during a hectic wedding week.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin for Christmas!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great experience spending Christmas at the cabin. The owners even had Christmas decorations set out! My husband and adult son and I enjoyed a great 6 night stay. The hike to the river was not too long, but very enjoyable. The kitchen is well-stocked and we cooked many meals while we were there. It is very convenient to Lynchburg, yet secluded at the same time. The Corner Market nearby had everything we needed to make our meals. We took a day trip to Monticello which was fun. We had a very memorable trip!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing fun getaway

  • 4 of 5

Enjoying nature is one of our favorite things to do! The front and back porches are amazing and allow so much time to just sit and listen to nature in all of its glory! The fire pit is a blast too!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Lynchburg Regional. (LYH)
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Winton / Poplar Grove
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrack Lynchburg VA
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
RT 130
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Lynchburg / Amherst
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Wintergreen Resort
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Madison Heights, USA

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £49.13
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.16

All fees include linens and towels, use of firewood and all items in home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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