On the Windfall is a 215 acre mountain top farm. Granny Mandy is one of 3 cottages privately located on this large parcel of land. Enjoy long range mountain views at nearly 4,000 ft in elevation. Fish in our stocked trout pond, gather farm fresh eggs, explore the forest and ridge along marked hiking trails. An assortment of farm animals on the property. This is a true rural escape. This amazing vacation cottage is comfortable and roomy. Relax on the large covered porch by the outdoor stone fireplace (one inside too) or on the stone patio overlooking Big Horse Creek Valley, Mt Rogers and Whitetop Mt. We are just 15 minutes from the VA Creeper Trail and 25 minutes from West Jefferson. This is a beautifully, hand crafted, built green, romantic, mountain cottage. 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 baths, (3) queens, (1) triple bunk, well appointed kitchen, stone fireplace, smart TV, Netflix, satellite, internet, assorted games, washer/dryer, hot tub, air conditioning, charcoal grill and smoker. No pets. Property is managed by the family that owns it.
Hot tub, Private, Farm, Hiking Trails, Stocked Tout Pond, Long Range Views
George and Carole Ford
- Calendar last updated:
- 15 Jan 2019
About George and Carole Ford
Greetings! We are the Ford Family. We discovered and purchased this property in 1996. As our young family grew, we camped, hiked, and fell in love with this rural, mountainous terrain, with abundant wildlife, and amazing wildflowers. We were weekenders with a dream to become full time residents and to share this lost province with others. In 2007 our family crafted 3 private cottages in carefully selected sites within this property. George was a builder north of Charlotte before relocating to the Lansing area. Carole loves to garden and manages the cottages and new venue on the property. We are slowing bringing it back into an Appalachian farm as it was over 100 years ago. We raise sheep, grow sunflowers and work on an endless supply of projects while maintaining the integrity of our natural surroundings. Most of the materials used in the construction of the cottages were harvested from the property. We welcome new guests and enjoy friends returning each year.
George and Carole Ford purchased this Cottage in 1996
Why George and Carole Ford chose Lansing
This area of the Blueridge is truly a well kept secret. A lost province. This is so much more than just renting a cabin. We are a true rural retreat. With marked hiking trails, farm animals, a stocked trout pond with a newly constructed log and stone building with a 6 foot fireplace, restrooms, lawn games, and a wonderful rocking stone patio.
What makes this Cottage unique
This 215 acre property is at an altitude at almost 4000 ft. Cool breezes in the summer, a light show of fireflies, and an amazing starry night skies are part of your experience. Autumn brings warm colors and a chill to the air as you sink in a bubbly hot tub after a scenic hike to the ridge. Winter wraps us in white with a quiet splendor. Spring welcomes us with trickling waters, new wooly lambs, and the symphony of frogs as the mountain come to life. Then it starts again and again.
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Beautiful mountain retreat
Carole and George have put so much thought and love into creating a peaceful mountain retreat. The cabin was well maintained, beautifully decorated, and well equipped with many amenities. The views are gorgeous. We hiked to the ridge each day and enjoyed the hammocks and rope swing. Our kids enjoyed feeding the ducks and donkey. We will be returning!
Amazing family getaway!
The cabin was gorgeous and very clean. The pavilion on the property in itself was worth the trip. We all had a wonderful time.
Wow! There are no words that can describe how lovely this place is.
Thank you so very much for one of the best vacations ever! Immaculate and spectacular!
Beautiful property- enjoyed it very much
Awesome in every way!!
House was beautiful and the view was heavenly. Loved the pond area too. Owner was onsite and very responsive to every need. It was about as perfect weekend as one could have for an active short vacation with friends. Did the Creeper and the Grayson Highlands and both exceeded expectations. Incredibly beautiful part of NC and Virginia.
George and I loved having your group as guests. It’s wonderful to have guests with an appreciation of both the home and the outdoor activities located in this wonderful part of the world.
Hope to see you back!
We stayed at this cottage as part of our anniverasary vacation. This property was amazing and had everything we needed. It is close enough to Lansing and West Jefferson but is a very secluded property. Wonderful owners to deal with and they have done an amazing job on this cottage and their farm. We will definetly return.
Thank you for your kind words and for visiting us as part of your Anniversary trip. We do hope you will visit again!
George and Carole
Just 15 minutes to the Virginia Creeper Trail, Grayson Highlands, the New River, and Appalachian Trail
Additional pricing information
Rental Policies Two Night Minimum is required. Holidays & peak season may require 3 nights. Weekly stays are Sunday to Sunday CHECK-IN is after 3PM daily. CHECK-OUT by 11AM daily, so our staff has time to clean for the next guest. Tenants must be 24 years of age. Absolutely no house parties. Occupancy is strictly enforced. Guests must obtain prior authorization from the owners for visitors to the property. Facilities including the Pascova at the pond are for On the Windfall guests only, unless you have rented the facility for an event. Guests are asked to leave the home in the same condition as it was found, including cleaning of grills if used. If departing on a week-end or holiday, trash may be left outside in metal trash can. Otherwise, and if you have stayed more than three days, you are expected to drop your trash off at one of the convenience centers in the county. (Directions are provided in each home) Our Staff will remove ashes from fireplaces. Cancellation Policy: if we can re-rent on the same terms as your lease, we will refund all monies paid less a $75 processing fee. If you vacation in the High Country during the winter months, please come prepared to drive in snow and/or ice to reach your destination. We do recommend chains or 4-wheel drive, as our homes are located on secondary roads. We are unable to refund any money due to bad weather.