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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What time is check in?

A: Check in is at 4:00 pm.  If you would like to request early check in, please call Beth-Anne Norman at (571) 918-1268 and she will discuss options with you.

Q: What do you supply?

A: We supply all towels, sheets, bedding, kichenware (coffee maker and filters, silverware, cups, pots, pans, plates, etc.).  We also supply dish soap, small shampoos, soaps, bodywashes, etc.  We do not supply charcoal nor lighter fluid, we do have a grill you may use but you must bring your own coals.  Our property manager sells firewood and payment is in cash upon request.  

Q: Is there wifi available?

A: YES!  We now offer wifi in the community area called The Priest View Lounge.  Enjoy re-connecting via WiFi while enjoying a complimentary hot drink (coffee, hot coco, tea) and/or small snack.  This lounge also has a TV with DirecTV that you may watch.  

Q: Is there cell phone service?

A: No, there is no cell phone service on the mountain.  There are also no landlines in the cabins.  In case of emergency, you may use the guest phone. 

Q: What time is check out?

A: Check out is at 11:00 am. 

When I arrive, how will I know which cabin is which?

Each of the cabins is clearly marked with a sign indicating the name of the cabin. Upon your arrival go to the address provided in the directions and look for the sign indicating the cabin you have reserved.

Do any of your units offer queen beds?

Yes. For the sleeping comfort of our taller guests, Richard's Retreat, Tony's Place and Barb's House offer a queen bed.

Are there telephones in the units?

A telephone is available for use by guests in the cabin office during the day and up until 9 p.m. in the evening. You may also be reached in case of emergency at the office. The number is 540-377-5058.

Are there snakes?

We are in the woods, in the mountains. There is every type of wildlife, including snakes. The poisonous variety includes rattlesnakes and copper heads. Caution should be used when walking through the woods especially in high grass and underbrush. Be careful which lifting rocks or logs as snakes hide under them. Make noise when walking through the woods to give snakes a warning that you are coming. They are as afraid of you as you may be of them. If you happen to encounter a snake, give it space and allow it to leave, then proceed. If you are hiking in the backcountry you may want to take a snakebite kit with you. If you are bitten, go immediately to the nearest rescue squad or the clinic in Lovingston for treatment.

Do you get television reception in the mountains?

Short answer, "No". The only units with television reception is Richard's retreat and Barb's House which features satellite television. The TVs are provided in each unit for viewing DVDs, which are available for rent from the office. Or, feel free to bring DVDs with you.

Are linens, towels, dishes etc. provided?

Yes. The units are fully equipped with most everything you will need for basic cooking and dining. Also, sheets and towels are provided as well as personal amenities (bath soap and shampoo).

Is firewood available?

Yes. There is chopped firewood available for a modest fee. Feel free to pick up any small sticks and branches which are dead and down to use as starter for your fires. Please do NOT cut wood from the trees, it is green and will not burn properly and it will harm the trees.

What time is check-in and checkout?

Normal check in time is 4:00 p.m. and checkout is 10:00 a.m. This allows our staff time to prepare the cabins for our next guests. If there is no one occupying the cabin immediately prior to your stay you may be able to check in early. If there is no one staying in the cabin immediately after you, you may be able to check out late. Please check with us just prior to your trip if you would like an early check in. Check with us the day before your departure if you would like a late check out. We will be happy to accommodate you if possible.

What is there to do up there in the middle of nowhere?

Yikes! What is there not to do? Check out our Things To Do section here on the web site. You can do almost anything up here. Sightseeing, antique hunting, shopping, dining out, golfing, fishing, biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, riding the Parkway, you name it. Or you can do nothing at all. Try sitting on a rock in the middle of the Tye River and just contemplating life! Or build a campfire and roast marshmallows or hot dogs. And if the peace and quiet starts to drive you nuts, bring along some DVDs and watch your favorite movies.

Ca you see the mountains from the porch?

Yes. From Tonys, Jacks and Annies. Tall trees block the view of the mountain from Barbs.

Can you see the river from the porch?

Only when there is no foliage on the trees. Although the river is only about 100 yards away, the foliage of the trees blocks the view, but not the sound of the water rushing over the rocks, which can be heard from the porches.

Where is the nearest grocery store?

The Food Lion on US Highway 29 in Lovingston is the nearest supermarket. There are some small convenience stores in the area, the closest being about 4 miles away at Montebello.

Are Pets Allowed?

Yes. In Tony's Place, Annie's Cabin, Jack's Place and Barb's House. We regret that pets are not allowed in Richard's Retreat. Any damage that results from pets will be the responsibility of the pet owner.

What can I say about the Cabins that hasn't been said already? It was an amazing weekend getaway with my partner. DC life can be hectic and the Cabins were a perfect escape. BethAnn was always accessible and a wealth of knowledge from where to get the best BBQ to fun and unique spots to visit. We can't wait to visit again! -Jessica S. via TripAdvisor