A hidden mountain-top retreat from whatever ails you, featuring your own award winning private chef.
The "cabin" is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath small log home nestled in a 20 acre wooded parcel in a community abutting 10,000 acres of protected wildlife preserve. 2.5 hours from DC, it's 20 minutes of winding mountain gravel from the nearest paved road, offering nearly complete isolation. The nearest full time neighbor is 2 miles away. The view is a mixture of mountain and woods and the elevation is just enough to offer the perceived effects of "mountain air." It's great for relaxation and deeper sleep. We have spectacular sunsets to help you settle into the right evening mood, and clear night skies of star-gazing to help keep you there. During the day, the wildlife is varied and abundant including everything from many different types of deer to bears to wild turkeys, and some of the best bird-watching in the area with peregrine falcons, hawks, hummingbirds, even frequent sightings of the elusive scarlet tanager. You're welcome to enjoy it all on a rigorous hike or right from the comfort of the cabin. Either way, this is not a very touristy place to be, so come intent on long country drives to see anything else or just settle in for some true relaxation.
BED AND ... BREAKFAST?
Before coming to the country, I was an award winning chef, cookbook author and DC restaurateur featured in the single edition Celebrated Chefs of DC (DC's top 50 chefs). Food is included. For breakfast, lunch and snacking there is almost always cereal, yogurt, fruit, cheese and crackers, microwave popcorn, coffee, tea, something for lunches and some kind of chocolate. The grocery store is quite a drive and restaurants are few. You're welcome to what's in the house, or to bring additional items you want around. For dinner, please let me know any dietary requirements or preferences you have and I'll work something up. I can accommodate any special diets and am happy to cook for you. There's some regular home cooking in the pictures.
The room is a small private walk-out with a double bed. There is a guest bath for your exclusive use.
You have full access to the entire house and property including entertainment features like Wifi, wireless printer and 36" flat panel TV with Netflix, Amazon Prime and major network streaming news channels. Come and go as you please at any time of the day or night.
Historic Moorefield is a small city surrounded by farms and a little manufacturing influence. If you're into photography and scenic drives, the farms dotting the landscape are a great opportunity. Petersburg and Romney are both within driving distance for a day's trip if you're intent on hunting down history, but if you're coming to relax then park the car and pretend you don't know how to get anywhere (because you won't).
I change the sheets and generally clean before and after each guest. As this is remote, the grocery store is about 40 minutes away and I make a trip for each reservation to make sure everything's topped off. Rather than raise the nightly rates, there is a one time "cleaning fee" of $40 no matter how long the visit to cover all of that. The $30 extra per night for couples covers food.
Smoking is allowed outside only. You're welcome to drink, but it's a BYOB situation and please be prepared to take any left-overs with you. Otherwise, everything's pretty flexible! Feel free to inquire if you have any questions.