Main house has 4 b.r. and 2.5 baths sleeps 8, cottage has full bath and sleeps 2
Owner / Caretaker
- English, Spanish
About Owner / Caretaker
I am a native Floridian 'Flat Lander' who fell in love with this property and decided to purchase even though my wife and I were not ready to live there yet. I am an avowed nature lover and have been able to earn a living as such in the wholesale nursery business for the past 35 years. I am now enjoying the opportunity to beautify and dabble on the magnificent canvas that is The Glade. A previous owner was a landscape architect and began the gardens, we are now enlarging and enhancing them with both ornamentals and edibles in an effort to create more of a permaculture on the property. This area of the country being so different from my native environs I very often find myself in my spare time simply doing a lot of walking with my dog, enjoying the solitude and natural beauty that is found here. In years past, I have spent lots of time in Costa Rica and specifically for the last 20 years on The Osa Penninsula in an area known as Matapalo, where the diversity of plant and animal life is overwhelming. I find the feeling I get at The Glade very similar to that which I feel in Matapalo, a sense of calmness as I am removed from the intrusion of the modern world and am able to easily live in the moment, enjoying simple pleasures we all seem to typically overlook in our day to day lives. I hope all who choose to spend time at The Glade will find the same calmness, I and others have found here. The map below shows the entry to The Glade crossing Reed Creek via our bridge then leading to the farmhouse. The Glade is wrapped by Reed Creek essentially on five different frontages.
Owner / Caretaker purchased this Farmhouse in 2006
Why Owner / Caretaker chose Wytheville
When I came across this home I was amazed by the property and how it is essentially a peninsula surrounded by Reed Creek accessible only by our bridge. After 5 years of 'sprucing up' the farmhouse, and cottage are perfectly restored and now we are focusing on enhancing the grounds both aesthetically and sustainably with vegetable gardens, berry patches, and fruit trees. I view this property as an Appalachian eco- retreat given the diversity of plant and animal life that we protect and enjoy, and have just recently chosen to share this special place with others.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This property is a private park. With the varied terrain and trails one could spend hours hiking and not see all the the beautiful spots it has to offer. The farmhouse with its large front porch and rockers is a great place for a cool drink after exploring, and the back decks offer a great spot to have meals and watch the creek flow by.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Amazing Farm House
Wow where do I start. Chrissy the caretaker is amazing and so accommodating. The farm house was more than we expected. The location is perfect and the drive to Virginia Tech wasn’t too bad. A great relaxing break and would highly recommend.
Thanksgiving at The Glade
Our family spent Thanksgiving at The Glade and we had a wonderful time.The house was the perfect setting for our family celebration. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were and there were plenty of bathrooms for everyone. The kitchen was very well equipped and we were able to prepare our meals and enjoy them around the large dinning room table. Jack was super easy to work with and had helpful recommendations. We look forward to our next visit to the Glade.
Weekend at the Glade
We used this as home base for our Fall motorcycle weekend and it was great. We pretty much use it to have coffee on the porch in the morning, and hang out after dinner in town. It is a beautiful old house, with the sound of the creek all around. Even though we did not cook, the kitchen seemed well equipped. The owner and caretaker were great!
I can't begin to find the words to describe the past week.It was one of our most amazing vacations ever!The home is so welcoming.The space is perfect to enjoy all kinds of activities. We had on going art projects, worked puzzles, card games, fishing and more fishing!The kitchen has everything you need.We had campfires every night, hiked..front porch rocking perfect with that morning coffee,evening deer watching or night time star gazing.The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms clean and tubs are great for soaking! This is our second visit and we will be back again and again!
Lynn, Thanks for your kind review, and indeed I hope you and yours do return again and again.
Fun by the creek!
We had a great time at a fantastic location! The house was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. The setting was lovely. We enjoyed sitting by the creek and walking on th trails. Luckily, we got lots of rain this week and were able to do some extreme tubing! Super fun. The best part was that we were secluded in a peaceful setting so it was just us and our family playing together. This was a great rental location, and we recommend it. We would definitely rent here again.
Relaxing family getaway - Loved it!
This property was the perfect getaway for us. It is nestled in a beautiful rural setting that made us wish we could stay there even longer. The house was charming and was very clean. Chrissy, the caretaker, was really nice and helpful. We loved the history of the place, and enjoyed exploring on the property, fishing in the creek, playing games in the large yard, and just slowing life down for the week that we were there. It was just what we all needed. Highly recommend!
Wytheville is at the crossroads of two major interstates, I-81 and I-77 and is known as 'The Crossroads of The Blue Ridge' located about halfway between Roanoke and Bristol, Virginia. The Glade is within easy driving distance of Jefferson National Forest, the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail, New River Trail State Park, Crystal Springs Recreation Area, and other outdoor activities. There are several wineries and vineyards nearby, along with the Wohlfahrt House Dinner Theater and the Log House Restaurant both in Wytheville which offer entertaining and interesting dining alternatives to the norm. However, most guests find themselves spending most at their time here actually on the property itself, as it has been described as a private park with Wi-Fi. The road that is shown crossing the creek on the Google map, is our entrance road and the bridge over to The Glade.