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Quiet and comfortable rural mountain retreat

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin with mountain views

2 bedrooms - one queen bedroom downstairs, two twin beds in loft, queen pull-out couch in den, 1 bath with tub/shower, full kitchen/dining area with oven, microwave, refrigerator and all of the utensils you might need , living room with woodstove, den w/DVD player, 2 decks, washer/dryer, outdoor charcoal grill, hiking trails, stream, located on 140 acres with small sheep farm, plenty of access to the outdoors and our wonderful mountain community.

Sue Cornelius
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin around the McDowell around the Highland County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • queen sleeper sofa in den
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • churches
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking


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(40 traveller reviews)

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Quiet and comfortable rural mountain retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 40 reviews

Wonderful, peaceful property!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was perfect. Very cozy cabin surrounded by beautiful scenery. The trails were great, the views were amazing, and the hosts were very welcoming. Perfect spot for us to get some r and r!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, welcoming, great trails, fascinating mushrooms

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was clean, comfortable, had everything we needed. Sue and Bob were welcoming, Eden the dog made sure we knew the way on the trails. We had phenomenal views of the stars at night. It's way out there and quiet, just what we wanted. We even managed all the VA/WV hills and curves without car sickness. Easy to get to Senaca Rocks, NRocks (ziplining), Cass railroad, Green Banks observatory. We got our money's worth and then some! Sue warned us beforehand to come with groceries, she was right! But the very small stores in McDowell, Monterey and Franklin were fun to poke around in.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cozy cabin, very romantic

  • 5 of 5

My stay was everything I wanted and more. Sue and Bob were the perfect hosts. I look forward to seeing this place again.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of Virginia's Best Kept Secrets

  • 5 of 5

I lived in Northern Virginia for 5 years before stumbling across Highland County last year, and I'm still sad it took me that long.

Our stay at Faraway Farms was amazing and Sue and Bobby are perfect hosts. The cabin was clean and inviting and the property was beyond amazing. When we arrived Sue and Bobby walked down from the house and introduced themselves, made us feel welcome, answered any questions I had, and generally set us up for a great experience.

This property is perfect for anybody who is comfortable being away from their phones and computers for a few days (although they do have a landline in the cabin and WiFi at the main house for guest use if needed). We didn't feel inclined and my kids and I made abundant use of the books, games, and movies in the cabin when we weren't outside exploring or driving around the county. I knew that options would be limited in the area so I brought food to cook and found everything I needed in the kitchen so don't worry about brining pots, pans, or cooking utensils, unless it's a specialty item. There is a general store 5 miles away from the cabin that has some limited groceries if needed, but come prepared. Also, don't expect to be able to use your GPS to find directions while in the area, so either bring your own printed maps or you can utilize the many maps of the area that Sue has in a very helpful welcome binder in the cabin.

Our favorite part of the stay was our walks around the 2-3 miles of well maintained trails on the property with Sue and Bobby's dog Eden, who is the best guide folks could ask for.

Overall I highly recommend this as a great family or couples destination. I look forward to visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

One of the best! Quiet location with excellent facilities and most hospitable owners.....Bob and Sue went out of their way to make sure we had an enjoyable stay. Would recommend this cabin and location to any of my friends or family.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation for our family of six!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had the best time staying at this cabin! Sue was such a wonderful host and made sure we had all we needed to accommodate our family of six. There was plenty to do for our children ages 4-12, such as walking the trails around the property, feeding and visiting the sheep, and playing with Eden the dog! We visited the Seneca Caverns and recommend the tour and restaurant there. We also walked the trail up to Seneca Rock and our 12-yr-old son said it was his favorite part of the trip!

The kids all slept in the loft area and enjoyed the toys and games provided in the cabin. We enjoyed our private bedroom as well and had a good time cooking and eating in the kitchen. I recommend bringing along groceries, for the market down the road does have limited food options. Make sure you visit the Sugar Maple Country Store - the maple syrup is delicious and the owner will really take his time to explain how he makes the syrup. We even got a tour of his operation and the kids were super-excited!

We enjoyed our stay so much and can’t thank the owners enough for a trip we will always cherish!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

25 minutes from Monterey, home to small shops and a few restaurants. 1 hour from the Homestead Resort, 90 min to Snowshoe, Canaan Valley, or Whitegrass.


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Refundable Damage Deposit £37.68

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