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Tiny Off-Grid Cabin ~ Glamping & Fantastic Views

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With a view over the ocean of trees and towns below, enjoy the breathtaking vistas, constant breezes, and privacy from this historic property.

Come & enjoy the beautiful countryside, fresh mountain air and stress-free environment at the Jefferson Sea Cabin. Propane heater added for cozy nights.

The space
Perched on a ridge under mature cedars, our cabin offers uninhibited eastern views from the Southwest Mountains, which is the first mountain range west of the Atlantic. The views are big and far. Some say you can even see Portugal! Bring your binoculars and count how many water towers you can see during the day and in the evening, watch the stars and look for Mars and Venus from the comfort of rocking chairs on the deck.

The "Jefferson Sea"Cabin is named after the Jefferson Sea, a description many attribute to the nations 4th President, Thomas Jefferson, who enjoyed the sea-like view from his home at Monticello, a world heritage site that shares a similar view from the Southwest Mountains.

Wake up relaxed and enjoy the vistas and natural beauty of bucolic farm land with towns below. Here, constant breezes and wild life are abundant including eagles, hawks, turkey, fox, rabbit and numerous wild birds. At night, because no chemicals are used on these lands, you can enjoy an evening show of blinking fireflies, not to mention a full sky of stars where on a clear night you can easily see the Milky Way and much more. Our farm was the site of a Civil War battle and we can tell you where both Union and Confederate troops mustered. Since then, a Richmond tobacco baron made this his summer estate. You can enjoy the giant Ginkgo Biloba trees, boxwood gardens, colossal Tulip Poplars, and Osage Orange trees he planted that are now thriving. Enjoy walks through the trees, fields and rolling hills and eat a handful of wild organic raspberries in season.

LOCATION & THINGS TO DO
Just down the hill is the historic town of Gordonsville with perhaps the best BBQ on the east coast, a French restaurant, wine tasting room, quaint cafe, smattering of restaurants, a brewery slated to open in August, a grocery store and much more. Within minutes are Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier and some of the nation’s finest vineyards, including Barboursville Vineyard and many others.

Numerous rivers, lakes, reservoirs, parks and trails are minutes away for swimming, kayaking (we offer kayaks available for rent), standup paddle boarding (SUP), fishing, hiking, mountain biking & more. The Blue Ridge Mountains, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, the University of Virginia and downtown Charlottesville are within 30 minutes. ATV trails are within an hours' drive. It’s just an hour to Richmond or Harrisonburg and less than two to Washington, DC, or 3 to Virginia Beach.

THE CABIN
The cabin interior is a 10x10 space that is brand new and freshly painted. With two double-hung windows and screens along with a 6’ wide sliding glass door with screen, you get plenty of views and breezes to boot. Even if the weather becomes unruly, you can stay dry and comfy and still enjoy the views and breezes.

The cabin interior is furnished with a comfy Queen-size firm foam mattress and boxspring along with fresh linens and plenty of pillows perfect for lounging with a view. There are two small tables with drawers for storage. Two wooden rocking chairs mostly sit on the deck, but work inside, too.

A propane heater has been installed to help keep you toasty during the upcoming fall and winter evenings.

RESTROOM & SHOWER FACILITIES
The loo is a portable hospital potty chair with arms and a safe, secure and comfy seat that sits inside a small tent for privacy. Special compostable bags that hardens any waste are provided and you will toss those bags into the trash & take the trash with you when you go.

The Solar Shower will be filled & left in the sunshine to warm for you and we are happy to refill it as often as needed. Towels are provided, too.

FIRE PIT
Camping just wouldn't be complete without a campfire! Enjoy a campfire in the outdoor fire pit where you can cook, make s'mores or just enjoy the ambiance. The first bundle of firewood is complimentary & add'l firewood is available for a nominal charge on site via the honor system.

CLEANING
We are very COVID-conscious! We comply with all COVID cleaning precautions which includes cleaning all linens and sanitizing all hard surfaces with spray & anti-bacterial wipes between guests. Hand sanitizer, soap & water, fresh linens & towels are provided at no additional cost.

PETS
We love dogs & know they're your family! Friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Prior to making your reservation, please email us & tell us about your dogs describing their breed, size, temperament, owners ability to control dog, confirm that dog will be leashed and under your control at all times and that all vaccinations are up to date. There is a $25 pet fee per dog with a maximum of 2 dogs. Please see our Pet Policy for additional details.

CAMP PROVISIONS
In addition to providing fresh linens, towels & pillows, we provide a few solar & battery powered lights; (2) 5 gallon jugs of water; trash & recycling containers; outside bench & table with a view; folding chairs; outside solar shower bag with water; outside dry storage area; hand sanitizer & toilet paper; cards and a few games; an outside fire pit with grate; lighter and first bundle of fire wood for your first campfire.

All you need to bring is YOU! (and some flashlights, bug spray, sunscreen, food & drink)

We do require a 2-night minimum for weekend stays throughout the fall - it's gorgeous here & we are sure you'll find plenty to do in the area.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS (via Venmo or cash on site)
$10/night Kitchen Package includes: Coleman 2-burner stove with gas; long spatula, fork & tongs; a tea kettle and French Press to make hot water and coffee; small & large pots & frying pans; cups, bowls, plates & silverware; sharp knife & mini-cheese grater; large bowl; wine/bottle opener; dish soap & sponge; & a smattering of other items.
$5/bundle for extra fire wood on the honor system on site.
Other available extras include: 45 quart cooler ($3/night); Fresh ground organic Hazelnut coffee ($5/half-pint jar), fresh flowers in season ($5), a tent for the kids (children under 6 are free), & local wine ($25).

Guest access
Park nearby & walk ~50 feet to the cabin. There is plenty of space to enjoy in & around your campsite, which is partially fenced. You are free to walk around the area, enjoy the views & watch the stars from the top of Gingko Hill nearby or walk down the hill & through fields & trees to the reservoir. We are in the heart of wine country & there is lots of hiking, water play (tubing, swimming, kayaking/SUP, fishing) & other activities (gorgeous views along Skyline Drive, ATV'ing, mountain biking & more) nearby & we are happy to provide additional information on anything you might be seeking.

Other things to note
PET POLICY

We love dogs & know they're your family :) Friendly and well-behaved dogs are welcome but we have these rules out of necessity.

Prior to making your reservation, please email us & tell us about your dogs describing their breed, size, temperament, owners ability to control dog, confirm that dog will be leashed and under your control at all times and that all vaccinations are up to date. There is a $25 pet fee per dog per stay with a maximum of 2 dogs (payable through the "extras" or venmo). We would be happy to provide a dog bed and bowl at no charge upon request.

Guests may allow their dog off leash for short periods while supervised by owner after we meet them. Please be respectful & wipe dog paws before allowing your pup inside the cabin and keep your pup with you, as they should not be left unattended at the cabin or cabin site.

Owners must clean up after their dog within 25 yards of any building or seating area. An additional fee will be incurred if we have to provide clean up services. If your pet causes any damage, the owner will be responsible for all associated costs, including cleaning and repair. Under no circumstances is any dog allowed to chase any animal whether wild or domesticated, including our much loved pet goats & if they are injured, there will be a minimum fee of $750 per injured goat in addition to vet fees. If your dog chases or shows aggression, you may be asked to leave and no refunds will be issued. All dogs must be up to date on vaccinations & licensing. We appreciate your understanding that these restrictions are to ensure the safety of all involved.
With a view over the ocean of trees and towns below, enjoy the breathtaking vistas, constant breezes, and privacy from this historic property.

Come & enjoy the beautiful countryside, fresh mountain air and stress-free environment at the Jefferson Sea Cabin. Propane heater added for cozy nights.

The space
Perched on a ridge under mature cedars, our cabin offers uninhibited eastern vi…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Essentials
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Gordonsville, Virginia, United States

The cabin is just 2 minutes from the quaint town of Gordonsville, which offers a smattering of restaurants, antique stores, grocery & liquor store. There are lots of activities in the area including hiking & biking; water activities such as swimming, tubing, kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding; fantastic wine trails, breweries & cideries and great restaurants and we are happy to point you in the right direction.
The cabin is just 2 minutes from the quaint town of Gordonsville, which offers a smattering of restaurants, antique stores, grocery & liquor store. There are lots of activities in the area including hiking & bi…

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Hosted by John

Joined in December 2016
    Co-hosts
    • Merritt
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      Things to know

      House rules
      Check-in: 14:00 - 19:00
      Check out: 11:00
      No smoking
      No parties or events
      Pets are allowed
      Health & safety
      Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
      Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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