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Enjoy country life in a beautiful mountain horse farm setting

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Two character-filled one bedroom cabins offering expansive mountain views.

Turtle Brook Farm is home to some half dozen Morgan horses and offers visitors equestrian opportunities, but its accommodations are equally suitable for hikers, fishermen, birders, mountain bikers or anyone else looking to getaway to the heart of Bath County's unspoiled mountain splendor. An expert fly fishing guide/instructor on both public and private waters is available by request.

Each of our two single bedroom cabins can comfortably accommodate a family of four or two couples. Each has a fully equipped kitchen, grilling facilities, pleasant living areas and porches and decks to take in wonderful farm views. Both are very comfortably and tastefully furnished.

All bedding, towels, linens, kitchenware are provided. The Goldfinch cabin has a large campfire pit for cool summer evenings while the Corn Flower cabin offers a cheerful chiminea experience.

Should you want to bring your own horses, our facilities include two 12 by 24 run in sheds with paddocks, a working ring, pasturage and close proximity to several thousand acres of U.S. Forest land across Cobbler Mountain into Hidden Valley. We offer riding lessons as well as meaningful equine interaction for young children who may be up close to these beautiful animals for the first time. It is amazing what close contact with a horse can do for a child's self-confidence.

Our private 127 acre environment is a wonderful blend of meadows, pasture land and mountain trail access all of which is open to our guests. Across the fields from our 1840's farm house is a small pond with a picnic area ideal for youngsters' fishing fun. A second stream fed pond below the house provides another peaceful setting and fishing opportunity. Adults will enjoy the hammock and deck overlooking the bull frog laden pond and watching the colorful dragon flies that lend their name to the site. There are multiple lovely walks throughout the farm and serious hiking on Cobbler Mountain and throughout the county.

The bird and game populations on the farm are profuse and greatly varied ranging from Baltimore Orioles to Red Tail Hawks and from deer to black bear and foxes. Night skies are dark and filled with a brilliant display of stars above and, in summer, filled all around you with thousands and thousands of industrious fireflies.

If you read Turtle Brook Farm's reviews you will find that most guests come here to escape the rigors of their crowded urban or suburban lives. Their are plenty of good books to read and games to play and sights to see, but cell phone service is sketchy except at the farm house. And the Warm Springs library is set up for any and all computer needs as well as the Hot Springs Starbucks coffee shop.

Your hosts, Lea and Claudia Campbell are always ready to answer questions, offer advice or resupply your cabin, but we know you have not come here to visit us and that you relish your privacy. Once on the farm, you are in your own world.

Turtle Brook is conveniently located on U.S. 220, just two and a half miles north of the county seat of Warm Springs and eight miles north of The Homestead Resort. Lake Moomaw and Douthat State Park are within a 45 minute drive and many other natural attractions of the Allegheny Highlands are within easy reach.

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About The Owner

Lea and Claudia Campbell have been a part of life in the western Virginia mountains for nearly 30 years. Lea is a retired newspaper man who for almost 20 years owned and published The Recorder, the county seat weekly for Bath and Highland Counties. Claudia is a lifelong horsewoman and mother of three grown children. Her equestrian interests have grown to include certification as an equestrian body worker with a special emphasis on equine myofacial release therapy. Through her efforts the farm's central theme is the maintenance of a small herd of Morgan horses which are used for trail riding, riding lessons and occasional breeding.

Claudia traveled extensively while growing up as the daughter on Naval parents. After graduating from Radford University, she went into the music/entertainment business.

Lea is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He taught school for several years before beginning his more than 40 year commitment to journalism.

The couple built the rental cabins almost 10 years ago as a retirement project and have taken great pleasure in sharing the farm with the many guests who have visited in that time. Both agree that being hosts to visitors appreciative of our environment from all around the region has added much to our own appreciation of the place we call home.

The Owner purchased this cabin in 1998

Why The Owner chose Warm Springs

I first came to this area when I was sixteen, some 58 years ago. I drove from Charlottesville Virginia to Monterey in Highland County where we had lunch at the Monterey Inn. I knew as soon as we crested Jack Mountain and wound down to the village, this was a place to which I would return. And throughout my career, I did. Time and time again.

When three decades later the opportunity arose to purchase The Recorder, I found a way to make it happen. It meant leaving a successful corporate career, moving from a new home we had just built in Chapel Hill and convincing my water oriented wife that here would be a perfect place to rear or three young children. No easy task, but we have never looked back. Montana likes to tout itself as "the last best place." Maybe, but we would suggest that title belongs to the completely unspoiled vistas of Bath and Highland counties.

What makes this cabin unique

There are many beautiful places surrounding our farm, but none more comfortable and welcoming than Turtle Brook. From the long range views of distant ranges to our east and south to the intimate relationship with Cobbler Mountain rising from our back yard we are blessed with a daily visual feast. Throw in rolling paddocks and pasture land, burbling Turtle Brook and deep forest cover and we truly live in a natural wonderland. That we have been able to create both a vacation business and a working horse farm that enhances this extraordinary setting rather than exploiting it deepens our knowledge that we are fortunate to be stewards of this place.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Warm Springs in Huntersville

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 18:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • High quality mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Our premise is that most of our guests want to come here to find peaceful seclusion as a contrast to their busy lives, but for those who want to leave the farm on day trips there are endless ways to enjoy the area. A nap in the hammock after exploring our 127 acres is a great way to enjoy yourself too.

Reviews

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Exceeded our Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely property, and what hospitable owners! When we arrived, Lea promptly greeted us and gave us the lay of the land. The home was just as we'd hoped, with wonderful views from both porches (one for morning coffee and sunrise and one for evening wine and sunset), a well-placed hammock, and a fire pit which came in handy under the stars in the cool evenings. Our children loved exploring the property, visiting with the horses (Cammy was their favorite, but Little Guy was pretty cool too), and accompanying us on hikes around the various trails and loops that the Campbells have maintained in the wooded areas behind their property. Claudia was out of town this weekend, but Lea was a friendly presence, always there to help, offer a friendly greeting, and answer any questions we (or our kids) might have, without ever being overbearing. What a great place, and we look forward to returning sometime soon!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kind words. It was a pleasure having you here and watching Sammy and Jake take a bold first step in a relationship with horses. We love having families here who appreciate this very special part of Virginia. I hope you will be back one day and the boys can take step 2.
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Relaxing stay in a beautiful mountain setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend in one of Turtle Brook Farm's two cabins. Lea and Claudia were extremely helpful, and guided us to several of the many nearby hiking trails. The cabin was very comfortable and well-equipped, and we enjoyed hiking, cooking, sitting on the porch watching and listening to the abundant bird life, and sitting under a night sky full of stars. Looking forward to our next visit!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this peaceful property! It was clean and had everything we needed. The farm and surrounding area is beautiful. Claudia told us where the great local spots were. We could not have asked for a better vacation spot.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful beauty

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cute, the environment beautiful, and Lea and Claudia were very kind. Lots of little touches, like the wood in the fire pit being all stacked and ready for a even campfire, gave the experience a sense of luxury.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Great place for us as we fished throughout the area. Clean and peaceful cabin with just about everything you might need. Great local hiking as well as other outdoor activities close by. Claudia and Lea couldn't have been nicer!

Note: no cell/wifi so be prepared

Highly recommended!!!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little cabin with awesome views and great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. A great place to get away. The owners were very accomodating and the cabin has everything you need. It doesn't have TV but we did not miss that at all. Lots of hiking to do and a great lake nearby to kayak. We would love to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Roanoke
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Gristmill
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
The Omni Homestead
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Clifton Forge, Amtrak
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Gristmill
Car: necessary

The world renowned Homestead Resort and Natural Retreats luxury country getaways give Bath County a veneer of sophistication, but the great majority of the county is a vast unpopulated and unspoiled mountain paradise. More than 50 percent of its 500 square mile boundary are public lands offering the recreation of lakes and rivers and wilderness exploration. Beautiful Lake Moomaw offers wonderful fishing, boating and camping. Kayak and fish the renowned Jackson River. Enjoy the many outdoor activities at Douthat state park.

The lovely county seat of Warm Springs is home to about 270 residents and the entire county holds fewer than 5,000 people. If you are looking to get away from it all but want access to multiple outdoor activities along with great restaurants and entertainment, Bath is the place to be. Just north of Warm Springs, Turtle Brook Farm is central to everything Bath has to offer, but offers its own beautiful, historic and comfortable mountain horse farm atmosphere that may keep you close to home while you are here.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Warm Springs, Virginia

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
£214
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£600
£1,543
 

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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